If you love beauty products, but hate the trial and error process or wasting countless bucks on products that don’t work for you – I’ve got news for you! Join me at INGLOT’S Pro Studio and Artist Lounge to celebrate the launch of the new INGLOT Virtual Makeover mobile app! Inglot makeover app
Inglot makeover app
The new INGLOT virtual makeover for iPad and iPhone allows you to experiment and create exciting new looks using INGLOT cosmetics famously vibrant color palette. Not only can you let your imagination run wild, but you can save yourself the agony of never having buyers remorse ever again. Simply upload your photo and try INGLOT colors directly onto your picture. Virtual color detection makes foundation matching easy and you can eve build your a custom selected Freedom palette of color.
Inglot makeover app
Want a chance to test out the app and get an accompanying makeover of your dreams? Join me on June 4th for the official INGLOT virtual makeover app launch in NYC! We’ll have makeover competitions, music, treats and great prizes including gift cards, beauty bags and more!
Space is limited and we can only accommodate the first 50 reader RSVPs today. If you’re in the NYC area and would like to attend, send your name with Subject: INGLOT Makeover App Launch via email to INGLOTstudioNYC@InglotUSA.com.
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See you there!
Looking for a little entertainment while you’re waiting in Drive Thru? Need to garner a few giggles from the kids while waiting for Happy Meals? If you’re ever in need a smile to break up your day, the new McDonald’s Mouth Off app will undoubtedly make you smile, giggle and sing “Fishy, Fishy!”
Following the release of the catchy “Fishy Fishy” tune heard in Fish McBites commercials nationwide, McDonald’s has taken the jingle “under water” with the launch of MouthOff McDonald’s. Developed by Us Two, MouthOff™ partnered with McDonald’s to create an infectiously fun mobile application that allows users to share fish fun with friends and family through Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.
With over 107,000 downloads, this free mobile app is designed for Apple and Android users, MouthOff McDonald’s allows users to choose a variety of fish mouths, such as Frankie the Fish or a puffer fish to sing along with the “Fishy Fishy” tune. Those who want to do more than just jam to the beat, can also log onto www.mcdonalds.com/fishmcbites to mix and share their own “Fishy Fishy” jingles.
Checkout McDonald’s national commercial featuring the new McDonald’s Mouth Off app and a few infectiously funny “Fishy Fishy” videos on YouTube below.
Have you tried the new McDonald’s Fish McBites yet? Are you Ba-da-da-da-daaaaa lovin it?
She’s your date night diva, your knight in shining armor and your go to girl for a night on the town – she’s your babysitter, (aka your nanny, childcare provider and sanity savior.) Anyone who knows a babysitter or nanny they think deserving of the title, “America’s Top Sitter,” can nominate that person through Sittercity’s Facebook page. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 in cash, and nine finalists will each receive a $100 SpaFinder gift card.
The deadline for nominations for Sittercity’s America’s Top Sitter contest is Feb. 26th 2013 (11:59 p.m. EST). Nominating your favorite sitter is easy! All you have to do is write a brief essay of up to 200 words that highlights the sitter’s experience/knowledge, dependability, creativity and commitment/flexibility. You can even upload a photo if you like to, but it is optional. (All photos and descriptions will be viewable on Sittercity’s Facebook page.) Once the finalists are selected, members of the Facebook community will have from March 5 to March 15 to vote for the winner. The babysitter or nanny with the most votes will win the $5,000 grand prize and title of “America’s Top Sitter.” The winner will be announced on March 20.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Timbre. – It is the character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity. It is also the name of an app, developed by Intrepid Dev, that gives users a list of concerts based on their location. Discover how the Timbre app can help you score those hard to find tickets near you. If you’re an iPhone user who loves live music, I’d say give the Timbre app a download today – discover why below…
How it works: Tap the Timbre icon. With that tap, the app finds your location and compiles a list of events near by. Once you get your list and find an artist of interest, users can click on their name, listen to a snippet of their music and get directed to SeatGeek, where their can purchase to the concert at the selected venue on their selected date. Timbre can search between a 1- and 50-mile radiuses. You can also use the search bar to browse events in other locations. This is a great feature for Divas who travel.
According to a piece on Fast Company, Intrepid Dev CEO Mark Kasdorf says the app development firm is planning to expand the app to do even more. One of these new features will be a map that will show all of the nearby venues.
With the hype surrounding Sunday’s 55th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony, Timbre created a list of category nominees. Using the app, I looked up some of them to see if they had concerts any time soon. Here are events on the east and west coast happening over the month featuring Grammy-nominated artists.
Pink at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 16th, 2013. Buy tickets.
Maroon 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 16th, 2013. Buy tickets.
Alicia Keys and Miguel at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 12th, 2013. Buy tickets.
Are there any other mobile apps you can use to buy concert tickets?
Have you tried Timbre? Still looking for Beyonce tickets? Maybe you should give Timbre a try…
Now that you’ve survived the hustle and bustle of buying and sifting through presents, spending time with family, and devouring Christmas dinner, it’s time to make plans to ring in the New Year! There are many ways to celebrate, from being with family to hittin’ the Wobble alongside other party-goers to staying in and having a quiet toast at home. No matter your choice for the night, these apps will definitely boost your celebration.
Want to watch what happens live in Times Square without leaving home? Try Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball 2013 App (Free). No matter where you are, you can join the biggest U.S. celebration of New Year’s Eve with this app. Watch the show, countdown to the midnight ball drop, enter photos for possible selection to be shown on screen and learn about the history of the Times Square NYE Celebration.
Create memorable stories using Backspaces (Free). Similar to Storify, Backspaces is a mobile storytelling app that incorporates multiple photos, geo-tags, text and other captions into a short story that can be shared via web link on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere.
Curious about NYE festivities across the US or around the world in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Sao Paulo, Montreal, and Tokyo? Check out the New Year’s Live 2013 Earth Cam ($2.99). Using popular tourist cameras throughout the world, EarthCam live streams footage of crowds cheering and celebrating the coming of 2013. You can take virtual photos in costumes from around the world, and send party favors and special sound effects to help friends and family ring in the New Year.
Send a Happy New Year’s Eve eCard with Appygraph Greeting eCards (Free). Choose from hundreds of designs that can be customized by adding your own photo. Just like sending a text message, share your eCard through iMessage, Facebook, or as an image. Cards can be printed and mailed for $1.99 (US) & $2.99 (International).
Heading out for a night of partying and want to be safe? Try the Circle of 6 App (Free). Circle of 6 lets you program your top six friends or family that can come to your rescue in an instant. They can send you an “emergency” text to help you get out of a sketchy situation or you can send a drop-pin text with your exact location to be picked up. This app can also be used to keep track of friends when you’re out partying in a group and get lost. In urgent situations, Circle of 6 can dial a national rape or domestic violence hotline for you.
Another quick way to get home is Taxi Magic (Free). Use this online taxi booking service to find and pay for a taxi ride home. This app allows map view to help track the arrival of your ride and sends an eReceipt for your records.
Need answers about what the New Year will bring? Consult the New Year’s Oracle 2013 (Free). This app lets you virtually melt a piece of lead, originally shaped as symbols of luck, into a random shape. Use the accompanying list of meanings to help you interpret what you see. Share this app at parties, save the image in your photo stream, or share them on your favorite social networking sites.
Many believe that however you bring in NYE will be a reflection of what’s to come throughout the year. Start by avoiding the NYE hangover, then follow-up with a hearty meal that will ensure good health (rice), wealth (greens & cornbread), progress (ham), and good luck (black-eyed peas). If you happen to find love, online or in-person, be sure to check them out against these five red flags. Between the apps above and the tips linked in these articles, every Diva should have a fun, festive and happy New Year!
What creative way will you be bringing in the New Year?
New York City is finally giving subway riders a high-tech option to figure out when their train is coming.
MTA has released a free app that provides real-time estimates of train arrivals so riders can better plan out when to show up at the station. The app is called Subway Time and is currently only available on the iPhone, though there are plans to release it on other platforms in the future.
Other third-party apps like NextStop and NYC Mate also provide subway arrival time estimates for New York City, but the new Subway Time app has the potential to be more accurate and useful by relying on the MTA’s signal data for train arrivals.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the MTA has spent $228 million over 11 years installing advanced signals on select train lines, which can be used to provide minute-by-minute updates on a train’s location. As a result, the app is limited to just showing train times for the red and green subway lines as well as the Grand Central-Times Square shuttle, though there are plans to add the L train in the next 6-12 months and the 7 train by 2016. Unfortunately, the app will only work when there is an Internet connection, which means it is really only useful at above ground stations and the limited handful of stations that have WiFi.
If you’re looking for the silver lining in the ever-looming MTA fare increase, why not check this app out and let us know how it works for you!
On average, there are about 300 new apps, created and released every day! There are apps to help you plan your day, meals and even step up your dating & relationship skills. If supermodel/mogul Tyra Banks is known for one thing, it’s inventing “the smize,” or the act of smiling with your eyes. Now a pop culture staple, smizing is no longer an elite skill limited to America’s top models — Tyra has decided to share her smizing powers with us all with the “Smize Yourself!” app.
The “Smize Yourself!” app allows users to apply facial morphing technology to enhance the smizes in their own photos. Users receive training via Banks’ voice-over narration. After taking a photo within the app’s face outline, one swipe will adjust the emotion in the picture’s eyes from subtle to exaggerated. Earlier this week, Tyra stopped by the Wendy Williams show to talk Top Model, Love and “smizing” and based on some of the photos we’ve seen, a good smize could go a long way.
From smizing to sexting, the Vibease has taken sexting to a truly technical level with the Vibease app. Remember that time you really wanted to “get it on,” but your partner was thousands of miles away? A startup called Vibease recently started taking pre-orders for a new long-distance vibrator operated by bluetooth technology. The full bundle includes the free Vibease app as well as what the company calls a “massager,” for about $70.
By connecting the vibrator through bluetooth, women’s partners are able to control the type of massage received through a series of functions on their smartphone. The app also allows couples to chat, send pics or sext through a secure messaging service that requires a security pin for access.
Talk about apps meant for long distance relationships and just in case your mate is on a long business trip, the “smize” app and Vibease app can take you from first base to home plate with literally the press of a button. What will they think of next?
Ever wonder why social games like Words with Friends or Draw Something have become a huge hit with people of all ages? It’s because people enjoy expressing themselves creatively! No matter if it’s via words, music, dancing, painting or more – unleashing a person’s creativity is huge and if it’s socially or among friends then it’s even better. If you’ve not yet had the chance to try Fresh Paint, the new painting app for Windows 8, it’s available for free in the Windows Store and has over a 4 star rating (out of 5). In short though, it’s a revolutionary paint application that has a level of realism that has to be seen to be believed. I blogged about it back in August but having played with it more, and seen my daughter fall in love with it, I wanted to know some more about the magic behind the application.
Fresh Paint is about tapping into and expressing your creativity. Whether it’s through our online posts, blogs like this one, photos, doodles and sketches, or something else, we all have an inner creative. The Fresh Paint team was curious though about just how many people felt like they were missing a creative outlet, a way to express their ideas, inspirations and thoughts. So we commissioned a global survey designed to find out how many people are looking for ways to express their creativity. The research shows that a large number of people are looking for creative outlets in their lives. The majority of people surveyed wish they had a creative outlet. In the U.S. alone, 87% of people surveyed said they wish they had a creative outlet.
Hair is a lifestyle! We’re definitely dedicated to bringing you the newest technology to support your specific lifestyle needs. If hair takes as up as much time in your life as mine does, if you just want to keep up with the latest styles, or have been pondering how that celebrity hair style would look on you… I have just the app for you!
Coming this November an iPhone app specifically for making a big decision on hair changes. The Big Chop app is a hair makeover iPhone app for women of color who have natural hair and would like to try out other styles without having to fuss or risk with their own tresses.
Users will be able to choose from corn rolls, up do’s, twists, twist outs, dreadlocks, braids, head wraps, curls and various other styles. It’s for women considering doing the “big chop” and want to get a preview of themselves before grabbing the scissors or letting a stranger play in their hair. It’s for long time naturals who are interested in switching up their look, by trying a new style or accessory. Future versions will include other eclectronic accessories like vintage eye-wear and jewelry, natural men’s styles and styling tips with product recommendations.
It’s simple to use. Once you install the app to your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can take photos of yourself, grab a photo from your Facebook profile, use a photo from your album or try a new style by using one of the models available in the app. Once you center and straighten your face, you will be able to choose from over 250+ natural hair styles with varying colors. You can then save the new style you have created to your album, send it via email or share your new look on Facebook or Twitter.
The inspiration for the app comes from another great technoloy/lifestyle mash-up innovation. “I have been a Mac fan for decades and with the rise of iPhone’s and the use of mobile devices, I saw a lack of apps being created for women of color. There were tons of makeover apps designed for middle America, but none that represented me or my vision of beauty. So instead of complaining I decided to create my own.” says creator Arsha Jones.
Shortly after The Big Chop app launches, Android and iPad versions will be making their way to the surface. CapCityApps will also be working on a makeover app featuring black celebrity hairstyles which will feature relaxed/straight styles. For 2013, there’s a long list of projects that will be in the making, including a few educational, funny, inspirational and beauty related apps – designed from the African American perspective.
About the creator:
CapCityApps is created and run by web designer Arsha Jones, who has been in tech related fields for over 13 years. “I have always wanted to design iPhone apps, but never knew what kind in order to make an impact on an already saturated market. As a natural girl myself, I found there was a definite need in the natural hair community for an app like this. So I made this project first of many more to come.”