Beauty, health and lifestyle Apps are everywhere. Here are 10 of our favourites to help create a better YOU at your fingertips!
A favourite of Miranda Kerr, this App has been developed using proven sleep science and years of research and development to make getting to sleep – and waking in a relaxed, easily roused state – a cinch. The results? A more rested and chilled out day. Download. Sleep. Repeat.
Makeup should be non-committal, and this App allows you to try trends and tones and trial how they work with your own facial expressions thanks to the innovative augmented images. All looks are tailor-made from the global beauty brands makeup designers so you can play with them as you please, and tutorials are on offer so you can see how the experts do it.
A team of experts in adolescent therapy have developed this ‘meditation-made-easy’ App to ensure you always have a simple tool to ensure you have a smile on your dial at all times. A not-for-profit initiative aimed at children through to adults, Smiling Mind’s mission is to create a hAppier, healthier more compassionate moment amidst the everyday madness.
James Duigan – personal trainer to Lara Stone, Elle McPherson and Rosie Huntington-Whitely – is a self-confessed fan of this App, which proves the home of multiple meal options, including those that are gluten-free and vegetarian. Nutritional information is easy to call up and shopping lists and eating planners can be created so that you can plan what you cook, without falling into the trap of extra kilos.
5. Shoeboxed Australia by Shoeboxed.com
Maximise your tax deductions and reimbursements without a paper trail teetering on your desk. Shoeboxed allows you to snap pictures of receipts and transforms them into accurate, human verified data to be instantly archived and searchable come tax time. You can also export expenses via various avenues including QuickBooks, Xero, MYOB, Saasu, Excel, Evernote to name a few.
6. Daily Yoga by Dailyyoga.com
The world’s most popular yoga App, Daily Yoga contains 50+ HD yoga classes you can undertake in the comfort of your own home (and daggy workout duds) so you get all the tummy and thigh-toning benefits without the travel – or sweaty communal mats. It also includes a choice of 18 background music options, session scheduling capabilities to maintain your momentum and various durations depending on your desired downward dog time.
Australian fitness trainer Luke Heath has developed this library of 70 complete workouts – with ten new additions added each month – which include durations of 5 minutes to long-term exercise plans. Fitness Weight, BMI trackers and the option to ‘train with friends’ enhance the interactive experience and Luke’s mentor and motivational role means you can take your personal trainer in your pocket wherever life takes you.
8. Hairstyle Makeover
Rethinking that snip has never been simpler! The Hairstyle Makeover takes any guess work out of your new style by allowing you to tap and drop the hairstyle you want using real hairstyles – not cartoonish cuts – in 100s of various options. Men and women are catered to here and you can provide your own trim by touching the parts you want to tidy.
Forget fumbling around with epic-fail fashion investments. Anyone who is, well, anyone is part of The Net Set, designed to create a shopping experience like no other. Taking you shopping with the most stylish people in the known universe (think Poppy Delevingne, Liberty Ross and Julia Restoin-Roitfield) this ‘invite only’ App allows you to create a personal profile, discover what essential pieces make up the worlds best wardrobes and where you can buy them.
10. mySkin by mySkin Inc.
Got a zit? Register it. Providing thousands of skincare product profiles to suit your complexion, this App allows you to receive personalized, non-promotional skincare advice from leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons and pharmacologists.