The rise of smartphones has changed the way people live and find information in the 21st century. Gone are the days of trying to find info via print or visual media, now everything you need to know is right at the tip of your fingers. Girls used to have to wait for the latest release of their favorite magazine to get the latest fashion and beauty tips, but now there’s several apps that can provide this info no matter where you are in the world. Keeping up with trends has never been easier. But just because there’s several apps you can download and use, doesn’t mean they’re worth downloading or using. Some of the beauty apps available are riddled with bugs and poor user interface, making it a chore just to complete what you set out to do. Here’s some of the best beauty apps available for smartphones.
Beauty Blog Roll
Just because you have all the beauty information at your fingertips, doesn’t mean it’s easily manageable. Beauty Blog Roll is a bookmarking app for smartphones that helps you organize all the constant stream of news and beauty tips you receive from some of the hottest fashion related blogs out today. Beauty Blog Roll comes pre-loaded with a list of twenty-five brand name blogs, from small independent bloggers with a cult like following to some of the biggest women’s magazines, that you can tailor to your exact specifications. So if you would rather read about the latest celebrity trends and fashions instead of makeup tips, Beauty Blog Roll will let you do just that. What set’s this app apart from the other bookmarking blogs is the fact that it allows users to see the entire website, rather than just the day’s hottest stories. You can also share the info you find via Facebook, Twitter, or email with the tap of a button.
One of people’s biggest complaints with beauty products today is the way they create and test them. Many of the most popular products used today are not very safe for the environment, and are first tested on helpless animals before they’re approved for human use. The GoodGuide beauty app helps to combat this by helping users locate cosmetic and grooming products that are ethical, eco-friendly, and healthy. GoodGuide has ratings on over 86,000 thousand products that many of us use today, including makeup, hair care, skin care, feminine hygiene, deodorants, fragrances, soap, men’s grooming and baby care. The app comes with a barcode scanner that you can use to search and find info on, and GoodGuide will score it right on the spot based on it’s impact to people’s general health, the impact it has on society as well as the environment. If a barcode isn’t available then GoodGuide let’s you search it’s extensive database by category, giving you the option of filtering results until you find just what you’re looking for.
Everyone deserves to be pampered every now and then to take off some stress, but finding a spa worth visiting can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. Luck for you there’s the SpaFinder app. This nifty little smartphone app lets you search for the closest spa near your present location, and even offers pricing, ratings, directions, reviews, and what type of treatment they offer. What’s more, every listed spa in the app comes with a phone number and address for easier searching, and even goes as far as letting you book your next session right from your smartphone. All you have to do is show and relax.
Carrie Reynolds is a professional blogger that enjoys providing consumers with health and beauty advice. She writes for Beverly Hills Body, a leading plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.