The Health and Beauty Apps You Need in Your Life
Posted On Jan 11, 2016
New year, new phone! Instead of constantly refreshing your Instagram and Twitter feeds, take a trip to the app store and download an app that will actually improve your life. Allow me to introduce to you, the health and beauty apps that you NEED in your life! You can thank me later.
Glow is a 20-something girl’s best friend. Glow is a data-driven ovulation calculator & fertility tracker to help you take control of your reproductive health. Winner of 2014 Webby for best Health and Fitness app, Glow tells you when to not have sex in order to not get pregnant, but can also tell you when you should have sex in order to get pregnant. Whichever end of the spectrum you are on, this app can come in handy. It also sends you reminders about when your red-headed friend is coming to town and gives you a daily percentage of your risk of pregnancy.
Indulge: The Nail Snob App
Remember that time when you got your nails done, fell in love with the color you picked but then didn’t remember the name or the brand of the color. Take that off your list of first world problems and download the Nail Snob app. It’s also the easiest thing ever, open the app and snap a picture of the barcode of the nail polish. It then retrieves the name, brand and an image and saves it to your summary feed. In case you forget by the time you re-do your manicure.
Do go to a yoga studio, have a gym membership and take SoulCycles classes? Now you can keep your workout schedule organized in one place, the Mindbody app. You can also book your classes, explore new studios, find nearby class deals and track your fitness goals.
Do you ever wish you had a glam squad at your disposal? Well wish no longer, the app Glamsquad is an n-demand beauty service app that sends professional stylists to your doorstep. Pretty much Uber for the beauty world. They take appointments in as little as an hour. Currently, Glamsquad is only available in select cities such as Manhattan, LA, and Miami, but they are expanding, and once they do, I’m sure are planning total world domination.
Meaning of Life Experiment
Do you need a daily dose of happiness, inspiration and meaning? The Meaning of Life experiment gives you access to 30 meditations as well as self-development videos and exercises. Tell the app how you are feeling in the moment and they develop suggestions and short exercises to suit your mood and help you come back to a place of peace. Namaste!
Charity Miles is an app that allows users to earn corporate sponsorships for charity while walking, running or biking. So if you are a daily walker, runner or biker you need this ASAP. And for the rest of you, if this doesn’t motivate you to work out then I’m not sure what will. You can earn up to 25 cents a mile for walking and running, and up to 10 cents per mile for biking. We all workout, so why not take it to the next level and give back to the community while we’re at it.
Are you drinking the required amount of water a day? iDrated tells you how much water you need a day based on your height and weight, and helps you track your daily goal based on how hydrated you are. Drinking the correct amount of water can work wonders on your skin, aids digestion, rids the body of toxins and helps with overall well-being.
As a Florida native and a frequent beach goer, sunscreen application is a common task. You can set an alarm on your phone for when it’s time to reapply, it tells you how harsh the UV rays are in your current location, and shows you how much sunscreen to put on. There is also a section where you can document any unusual moles and get a dermatologist’s opinion. Pretty much a beach bums dream come true.
Perfect 365 is every glam gal’s dream. You can go from no makeup to Beyoncé in under 5 seconds. Don’t know how to contour or color your eyebrows? No worries Perfect 365 can do it for you. It can also remove blemishes, under eye circles and whiten teeth. Now there are no excuses for throwing up that #TBT or #FBF. You can be on fleek every day with this app.
ClassPass is perfect for you if you’re a fitness class junkie! ClassPass is a monthly membership that gives you access to explore unlimited fitness classes in your area. Options include yoga, barre, boot camps, dance, pilates, and anything else that gets you moving. Give different exercises a try and you might find your next favorite workout.
Now that the quality of your life has significantly improved due to the discovery of these apps, download them and be the prettiest, healthiest version of yourself. Ta ta!