Apps are all the craze and everyone is raving about how much easier/simpler/faster it’s making their lives. For every girly girl out there or girl who has no clue about being girly but wants to try, here’s a simple guide to 8 beauty relevant apps you will love. Of course, being a little bias towards Japanese beauty, I’ve included 2 Japanese apps for the girl with a little gyaru in them.
Gyaru [Gyah-roo] [ギャル]: Japanese fashion /culture style derived from the English word Gal.
App #1 totalbeauty.com
If you’ve ever tried searching for beauty tips online, one of the websites that pops up the most often is totalbeauty.com. It’s a website jam packed with hair, makeup, skin, nails and all sorts of information you would need if you’re a beauty addict or otherwise. In case you didn’t know, they’ve also got a Youtube channel, Facebook Page and in their latest addition, their own app! Now you know which app to turn to if you need some help picking out products on your next shopping trip.
By the people behind dailyglow.com, my favourite place to go to when I need beauty tips of any kind, is the super handy Dailyglow Beauty Tips app! The app, like the website, is choke full of tips that you can access either immediately without a category filter or browse by an expansive list categories. As if that isn’t enough beauty information, they’ve even got a Blog segment that lists more than enough featured posts and blogs on the boring train ride to work.
Now, this is for the girls who’re as in love with Japanese styles as I am. A free app with an impossibly long list of short, medium and long Japanese hairstyles. The featured styles are decently updated and it’s a very easy app to use. Select the category then choose the hairstyle you like. From there, you can either -wait for it- try on the hairstyle or save it into your photo album. Or you can just do both.
Die hard fans of OPI nail colours would definitely know of the younger sister to the world famous nail brand. For those who don’t, Nicole by OPI is a young, fun and fresh line by OPI that caters to the well, young, fun and fresher crowd. Just like her big sister, she’s got an app too! Try on Nicole by OPI’s range of colours, stay up to date on new collections, nail art and celebrity trends. Fun Stuff!
If you live and breathe fashion, follow all the latest trends, styles and each season’s runways. Here’s an app you’d die to have, but since it’s free, your walk-in closet won’t go to waste. Fashion Network brings together ALL the fashion houses into one super nifty app. From Roberto Cavalli to Zac Posen to Cheap Monday, you won’t need a first row seat to revel in fashion’s best.
Japanese fashion lovers rejoice! Even though this app is only the lite version, it’s got 2 months worth of street fashion with each outfit detailing the Points in each set.I love how they have a calender mode and the current time on display. Super cute. The only minus point is since it’s in Japanese, if you don’t speak the language, the break downs on the outfits will be lost to you. This is one app I would definitely pay to have, but that’s just me.
Everyone loves Lookbook, whether it’s for outfit inspirations or fashion trends around the world, it gets pretty addictive. What’s greater than the Lookbook trend, is the Lookbook app. I like how lazy the app is; pull down to refresh, immediate outfit details and filter settings on every page. With an incredibly chic, urban-esque design featuring multitudes of user images in easy to view collages, nothing-to-do moments just got a lot more inspiring.
If you’re a fan of some of the best fashion bloggers on the web, here’s an app you’re bound to love. Featuring websites like The Sartorialist, Jak and Jill Blog and altamira, it’s the perfect app for casual inspirations or photography muses. This is also another fuss free app with no clutter and all focus on the images. The filter settings also makes it easy for nit-picky users to select their ‘preferred’ bloggers. – Share the love, Emily L.