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Can't live without... Top 3 beauty apps

Monday, 24 November 2014



I love me an App. I can't remember a time before google maps, even with them I'm perpetually late. I can't remember a time before Whatsapp, when sending an actual text message was the norm. And I can't remember a time before mind-numbingly boring tube rides could be made fun, all by crushing pieces of candy.

But still, scrolling through the App Store can be a bit of a minefield, especially if your on the look out for the Angry Birds of the beauty world. Although the market is saturated with apps for almost everything, good beauty apps are hard to come by. So, here I have the top 5 beauty apps that I regularly use, and are well worth a download...


  • Boots app - I love this little app from Boots. You know the obnoxiously big machines that you can find in store (why do they have to be so big? *mind wanders* ) - the ones that print out offers trailered to you and your advantage card? Well this is that giant machine, but on your iPhone. And quite a bit smaller. All of the offers are saved in one place, you can download them as vouchers straight to your phone, and even check up on your advantage card points balance. And who doesn't love checking their points balance?! Mine are currently building up quite nicely - it's a shame you can't pay your rent with an advantage card.
  • Perfect 365 - is a virtual makeover app, where you can try out different make up and hairstyle looks. Just take a selfie, or pull up one your photos from the device - and work your magic. After selecting the main points of the face, you can then apply a wide range of make up, from foundation to lipstick, eyelashes and even countouring. You can also try out a new (albeit very unbelievable) hair colour or style. I like to sneakily cover up a blemish post picture, but there are loads of options within the app and it's fun creating different looks.
  • Wahanda - Wahanda is my number one beauty app, and I could sing its praises all day. It's basically a huge directory of salons, searchable by treatment, location or even cost. Once the app knows where you are, it can find you exclusive last minute discounted appointments - allowing you to book and pay, straight from the app. You can read reviews of all salons and treatments before you decide, and wahandas customer service is brilliant. If there's any problem with a booking they usually call you, and if not, it's easy to get through to a lovely person. I love the ability to pay directly on the app, as you can plan and pay for treatments in advance. The app then adds the appointment straight into your phones calendar, and emails you all the details of your appointment! There are often promotions for £10.00 off your booking (currently it's the code 'app10'') which comes in handy when it's time for a trim or a manicure. It's by far my favorite beauty app ever, and I've discovered so many great salons by using it.
Any beauty apps that I'm missing here? Anything I'm currently living without but shouldn't be? ;)

Let me know in the comments!


14 comments:

  1. I haven't even really considered even using beauty apps, but I will definitely be checking these out :)

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    1. I'm on the lookout for more, I'm suprised more beauty companies don't have their own apps aren't you x

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  2. aha at first i didnt know you were talking about candy crush at first so I was like ?? lol i think my friends and I used the perfect 365 to give eachother horrible clown makeovers once, but i see its benefits as well. great post!

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    1. Haha! Crushing actual peices of candy on the tube wouldn't be quite as fun, would rather eat them! :) x

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  3. The last one sound interesting! x

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    1. Wahanda is amazing, I can't live without it! (Slightly melo-dramatic, but honestly, it's that good)

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  4. I love the new boots app, it's so much easier to use than the massive machines in store; and I can check my offers before I even decided whether to risk my wages by going in! I'll have to check out the other two, I've heard good things about Wahanda but never got round to trying it for myself.

    Sammy xo.

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    1. The boots app is so great isn't it! You have to try wahanda, Its so so handy and keep an eye out for the discounts the first time you try it. Thanks for stopping by x

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  5. Wahanda sounds great. Is it UK based only?

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    1. I have a feeling it is UK based, and limited to a few of the major cities in UK :( I wonder if there are any internationally! If not, that's a gap in the market and you should start one!

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  6. The Boots app kills me, all the offers and all the discounts, I just want to spend spend spend x

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    1. Tell me about it.... It's a killer! :) x

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  7. I love the Boots app! One of my favourite apps as a whole! Haven't tried the other ones so will give them a download! xx

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    1. Julie try out Wahanda, I don't think i have booked an appointment any other way for months since I've been a customer. It's fab. X

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