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SAVE NOW ON PRIME DAY DEALS

Mark your calendars: Amazon Prime Day is June 21 through June 22. We’re seeing predictions that prices will be slashed on everything from home goods, to fitness gear, to electronics. The major discounts will be on Amazon devices like Alexa products, Fire tablets and TV streaming sticks. 

But you don’t have to wait to start cashing in on deals. Pre-Prime Day sales have already started. Here’s just a few random ones we found:

Click here for more great deals ahead of Prime Day

Remember, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to cash in on Prime Day. You can sign up here. But if you sign up now, you’ll automatically get a free 30-day trial. Happy shopping!

Shopping Tips:

  • If there’s something specific you want or need, create a wishlist on Amazon. Add it now and Amazon will let you know if it becomes a Prime Day deal during the days of sale. 
  • Watch for the “lightning deals.” When a deal is live, add the item to your cart right away. Lightning Deals can sell out quickly and are only available for a short period of time or when the stock has run out. Once it’s in your cart, you’ll have 15 minutes to decide if you want to make the purchase or not.
  • Download the Amazon app. On the “deals” section of the app, you can view all upcoming deals. Click “Watch this deal” to receive an alert the moment it goes live. The app will also organize the deals you’re interested in. 

Click here for more Prime Day shopping tips.

TOXIC MAKEUP STUDY

A scary warning for you and your makeup bag! A new study finds makeup may contain potentially toxic chemicals often not on labels. The study found high levels of a marker for toxic PFAS substances in 52% of 231 makeup products purchased in the United States and Canada.

Some of the highest levels were found in foundations (63%), waterproof mascara (82%) and long-lasting lipstick (62%). In addition, the study found some 88% of the tested products failed to disclose on their labels any ingredients that would explain those chemical markers, even though that is a requirement of the FDA.

A bill is now being introduced to the U.S. House and Senate following the release of the study. It’s called the “No PFAS in Cosmetics Act.” The proposed act would direct the FDA to issue a rule banning the intentional addition of PFAS in cosmetics within 270 days of enactment, with a final rule to be issued 90 days thereafter. Read more about the study here

ICYMI: Expired Makeup Warning 

The world stood still for more than a year…and so did your makeup bag! Expired makeup can harbor bacteria that can cause skin rashes, irritation and infections. If you neglect to wash makeup brushes and sponge applicators, that makeup will sit and grow bacteria, too.

We put our own makeup and brushes to the test, to find out how much bacteria is crawling all over it. You’ll want to see this experiment!

HEAT WAVE IS HERE 

A large part of the U.S. is going to be under a record-breaking heat wave. The National Weather Service is sending out the warning that more than an eighth of the population (which comes to more than 40 million people) across the western part of the country are on alert for this long-lasting, historic heat dome. For example, Salt Lake City recorded its third consecutive day of triple-digit heat on Tuesday, setting both daily and all-time records. The temperature got to be 107 degrees, tying its all-time record high, previously reached in the month of July.

DISNEY UPDATES 

Fireworks Coming Back 

This is how you know COVID-19 restrictions are really starting to lift! Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California. Here’s when firework shows will resume:

  • Disney World in Florida: At the start of July. 
  • Disneyland in California: On the Fourth of July. 

New Disneyland Policies 

Disney World announced it was relaxing its mask policies for vaccinated guests and now Disneyland is following suit. Vaccinated guests will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors or indoors. 

Disneyland Resort in California is also ending restrictions on visitors from outside California.

The theme park said there will no longer be physical distancing requirements. Instead, guests can “self-determine distancing.” Disneyland will also end its practice of temperature checks at the entrance to the parks. Face coverings will still be required indoors at Disneyland, except when dining, for people ages 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated.

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON… 

Last week, Amazon announced it’s automatically enrolling you in its new Amazon Sidewalk program. Meaning your neighbors could be using your Wi-Fi right now. Our cybersecurity expert says it’s not only an inconvenience, but it could be a big security risk. Many of you are still confused about what this program is and asking, “How do I get out of it?” I’m breaking it all down for you, nice and easy! Watch this story tonight on TV and on RossenReports.com

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