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The 5 Beauty Apps (And Sites!) That Make Looking Good Easy.

Beautiq is where beauty comes to you. Get everything from color, waxing and extensions in the comfort of your home. With services starting at $30 and up, it’s an accessible luxury for every beauties’ wallet

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With Pretty In My Pocket you can scan barcodes on products and see what people are saying about them. You can also review your faves and get connected with other product-lovers in your network:

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Modiface, virtual makeover was made for professionals. Just upload your headshot and the app allows you to precisely apply your makeup. After you’re done, choose what looks you like and the app will direct you to where you can find your favorite products.

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Byrdie is THE beauty site that goes perfectly with your cup of coffee in the morning. Excellent for inspiration and information on trends and ancient techniques.

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Perfect 365 is your beauty go-to when you want  to fake it till you make it. Upload your photo and use Perfect 355 to get rid of dark circles, lengthen your lashes, and adjust color tones.

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Our Top 5 Style Apps Right Now

We’re raving about these fashion and beauty apps right now. The technology being applied to the fashion world is allowing us to organize our closets Cher Horowitz-style and do our makeup with our phones. Take a look!
Go Try It On
Go Try It On is a social style network where you can ask the questions you need to know in the moment, “Can I wear this… with this?” Get opinions from fashion bloggers and your social media friends, instead of having to rely on sales people who may not have your best interest in mind.
POSE
Pose, a style app we’ve raved about before, is a place where you can get your fashion inspiration by looking at others’ style. You can also give your own fashion advice by uploading pics of your favorite looks. As an extra incentive to join the Pose community you can also buy and sell items.
Closet +
Closet + allows you to organize images of everything in your closet. You can create outfits quickly using their customized ‘Grid’. And, you can arrange things so you can see what looks were worn last, their price and how much value you’re getting from them. You can plan ahead, create packing lists, and, if you’re a stylist, you can have multiple closets saved.
Men's hairstyles
Men’s Hairstyles allows you to try on over 140 men’s hair cuts and get your face on with mustache and beard options. You can also get opinions, so go ahead, open yourself up to the ridicule or cheering on of your friends!
Mirror Free
Mirror Free an app for when you’re on the go, you can see how you’re lookin’. Chicest part? You can use settings for office light, evening, and daytime depending on where you’re headed.

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Upgrade Your Everything With These Easy Apps

These lifestyle apps are our go-to’s for managing stress, healthy eating, fitness, making reservations, personal stylists and more! Make the rest of the year about you taking care of your mind, body and boosting your confidence. We like to think of these apps as our best friends on our phone. Give them a try and let us know what you think. Also, what apps do you love? We’ll blog them with credit to you.

CLE CLIN

The Cleveland Clinic Stress Meditation iPhone app has 8 different meditations to help you with everything from building self-confidence to helping you to stop worrying about the future and enjoy living in the present. The app includes eight different relaxation and meditation techniques: Full-Body Scan, Self-Confidence, Guided Imagery, A Calm Mind, Loving Kindness, Letting Go, Mindfulness, and Miracle Around Us.

My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal is a free app that you use to track your calories. It’s super user-friendly containing an expansive database of foods and brands. It also calculates how many calories you burned during your specific workout routine. For a free app, this has got everything you pay for from big diet brands!

Open Table

Open Table is now expanding its features to allow you to be able to pay your bill at New York City restaurants. No waiting around for the bill. This year it will be expanding to include 20 more cities, so keep an eye out for it.

Pose

If you’re standing in front of your closet bored, not knowing how to make your looks pop, then POSE. Pose is an app that shows you shots of different outfits to inspire you. Just type in the weather and it gives you eye candy options.

Money Whiz

Money Whiz is worth the cash. For $4.99, this is the full-on budgeting app that has it all. With 300 plus features it syncs across all devices. It also allows you to split payments.

 

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3D Printed Projects to Upgrade Your Creative Lifestyle

With 3D printing all the rage we turned to the most impressive projects out there and how they could benefit our clients and candidates artistic passions. With prices starting at $1,500, 3D printing isn’t easily accessible to every creative soul. 3D Hubs is a good source for locating spots where you can print while sussing out if investing in a printer is right for you.

Scott Summit, the co-founder of Bespoke, created the first ever 3D printed guitar. The wood guitars are made from is becoming scarce, so polyamide is a progressive option. Plus, it’s recyclable.

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The One Cup A Day  project is printing one ceramic espresso cup a day for sale online. It’s an interesting project from both the consumer and creator’s perspectives.

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These 3D printed high heels were created by Pauline Van Dongen and made out of laser sintered nylon. They come in a multitude of colors and you should be the first to rock them!

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3D Printed fabric may just start edging manufactures as the fabric of the future. It’s far more environmentally friendly and requires less labor.

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What’s your favorite concept?  And if money weren’t an option, what would you print? Comment here or Tweet at us!

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The Five Wearables To Watch: 

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Sensoria Fitness has created the ‘smart sock’. Runners can track their fitness via the band. Most impressively, it alerts runners if they are racing in a pattern that could result in injury.

Intel has partnered with the fashion industry to create a smart watch to compete with The Pebble and Samsung. It’s stepping up, claiming this watch won’t need to be tethered to a mobile mobile device to work. It will also geo-locate so you can find restaurants, shopping and anything else you’re looking for on the fly.

iWallet is armed with Bluetooth technology that works with your smartphone to alert you of theft.

Voltaicsystems has a variety of solar powered laptop cases to choose from. Wearable Solar has impressively designed solar-powered workout garments that charge your mobile up to 50% as you run. Use the sun’s rays instead of the socket to give your device some juice.

The SunFriend – just in time for your summertime fun. It alerts you when you have reached maximum UVA/UVB exposure. You can set your own levels, just be… smart about it. (No pun intended).

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