The video below shows Grace the founder of Mink demonstrating how the Mink Make Makeup Printer lets you print makeup (eyeshadow, blusher, foundation or lipstick) in ANY colour, just by using an image from your laptop, camera or phone.
Basically if you see someone wearing a cool colour on their lips, take a snap and print your lipstick in the same colour. Or snap a picture of a daffodil and get an eyeshadow in the same colour. Or look at funny cat pictures online and think that colour of fur would be great as a foundation and…you get the picture.
Grace literally prints an eyeshadow in this video.
If you think this printer looks as awesome as I do then you will want to sign-up hereto be notified when it goes on sale.
Makeup will never be the same again.
*This is not a sponspored post, I just found out about this and thought that it was really cool.
So you know the story, you want some apps for your phone or tablet but can’t think of one that you want. Well I have 15 suggestions for you.
1. WomanLog Calendar
You’re a woman, you bleed every month. It’s handy to know exactly when mother nature plans to bestow this little inconvenient gift on you. WomanLog tells you. It’s really simple, you just download the app (it’s free!) and then when you get your period you input your start period date on it’s calendar and when your period ends you enter the end date. WomanLog will tell you when you should expect you’re period next month. Now all women are different but the good thing is the more you use WomanLog the better it gets. It gets used to the rythms of your body and is will soon be 100% accurate (it is for me) in telling you when your period will start, how many days it will last and when it will end. It also has an ovulation and fertility forecast.
This is an app to give you and the people who love you a little extra peace of mind. bSafe lets you :
• Set up your own social personal safety network of friends, family and coworkers • Share locations to find each other more easily (optional) • Ask friends to walk you home with Follow Me’s live GPS trace, or help friends stay safer by walking them home from wherever you are • Use Timer Mode to program an automatic alarm that will trigger if you have not checked in in time • Use I’m Here to tell selected people where you are right now • Use Fake Call to make the phone ring when you want it to. You can even define who the call should be from • And in case you are ever in trouble, the Guardian Alert button will immediately notify your friends and family members that you need help, and let them know where you are (GPS) and what’s happening (video). It will even set off a siren (optional)
So you can nod along as if you know and then surreptitiously check you’re phone, the font of all knowledge.
4. Free English Dictionary
So you can check what ‘surreptitiously’ means and/or how it is spelled.
5. Bank balance app
If the bank you are with has an app, get it. There is nothing handier than quickly being able to check your bank balance. This is especially useful when you are in a shop and that dress that you probably shouldn’t buy is throwing itself at you.
6. Newspaper app
Pick a newspaper that you trust and get it’s app. Then next time you are bored and about to check facebook on your phone, force yourself to read at least one news story first and keep up to date with what’s going on in the world before finding out what’s going on with Stacey from highschool who was in one class with you. She’s not going to let her heart rule her head anymore, aren’t you glad you know that?
7. First Aid by British Red Cross
Like I need to give a reason why this is a useful app to have.
If you like music you probably already have this. Shazam is my favourite app, if you hear a song or tune that you like and want to know what it is you just open Shazam, tap your screen and it will listen to and identify the song. I use this all the time when I’m watching TV. Adverts and TV shows are always playing cool music that I want to add to my playlist. My most recent Shazam find is from a Thompson Holidays advert. Now I have the tune below on my youtube playlist and I have discovered The Piano Guys.
With Google Maps on your phone you will never be lost again and you will actually be able to find your way to that job interview. What is it with job interviews and getting lost anyway? Or is that just me?
If you shop then you should have this app. Here’s why :
– Search their list of retailers and view the cashback offers, discount codes and great deals you can get.
– Get online discounts with our codes
– Get access to in-store vouchers that can be used in highstreet stores and restaurants
– View the in-store vouchers on a map of your area (UK only)
– Take advantage of our Snap & Save offers and earn cashback on your in-store purchases such as groceries – a cashback site first!
– View all the latest online exclusive cashback offers
– View your full account earnings and recent transactions
– Access your Favourite Merchants list
– Update your main account details
-Send your Tell-a-Friend links so you can earn cashback when your friends join TopCashbac
11. Transport Apps
There are loads of free transport apps so if you quickly need to find out when the last train home is or you need a taxi number there is an app for that, so download it. I have the National Rail Enquiries app because I get a lot of trains. Think about the transport you use and then go find a relevant app and never be stranded again.
12. ConvertPad Unit Converter
Want to know what £50.00 is in American dollars? Or what shoe size you have in Europe? Or how many inches are in a foot? This is the app for you. It is unbelievably useful.
Books on your phone that you can read instead of making awkward eye contact on the subway plus lots of the books are free? Why don’t you have this yet?
Put simply, Dropbox lets you access everything everywhere. Never again will you say ‘you have to see this pic, oh wait it’s on my computer, I don’t have it on my phone.’
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.
You know when your birthday is coming up and people are asking what presents you want and you can’t think of anything? Well with wishlist you can archive all the cool things that you see throughout the year so that when your birthday does roll around you can just share your wishlist.
Wishlist lets you:
1. Create a personal wishlist and capture the information of your wish including image, location, price and notes.
2. View your wish in grid, in list or in details
3. Sort your wish by name or by date
4. Search your wish
5. Show the location of your wish on Google Map
6. Share your wish through various social network, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more.
I hope you have found this list useful. Do you have a favourite app? Leave a comment and tell us about it 🙂
Amazon has been carrying-out secret testing for drones that will deliver packages. CEO Jeff Bezos hopes that the drones, known as ‘Octopters‘ will be operational in 4 or 5 years.
The service is called Prime Air and it is hoped that the Octopters will reduce delivery time to 30 minutes. The machines will be able to carry items which weigh up to 5 pounds which covers more than 3/4 of Amazon stock.
Apparently the biggest obstacle to making this futuristic concept a reality is approval from the US Federal Aviation Authority. It’s my guess that the service would be launched in the US before anywhere else.
So would you sign up for Prime Air? What do you think about this? Leave a comment.
Is this a hoax? I couldn’t find any evidence that this is just a publicity stunt or a joke. The news has been reported by credible news sources such as the BBC so I am leaning towards believing that this is just one of those cool leaps into the future that once it is rolled out we won’t believe we ever lived without it, like mobile telephones. Fingers crossed.
I’ve been contemplating buying an E-reader but I really can’t make mind up. Maybe some of you can’t either so I am going to list all my pros and cons and they might help you come to a decision.
Image from amazon.com where this kindle is on sale for £69.
They store a lot of books
Portable – less bulky than the majority of books
Discreet – you could read some trashy romance on the bus an no one would know.
Instant – you can get a new book to read instantly, just jump on the internet and then bam! what you want is right there on your kindle.
They save paper.
No pretty book covers for your book shelves
Not waterproof -This is my biggest problem, I love a hot bath and a good book.
Can’t swap with your friends the way you can with books.
Can’t buy used e-books like you can with normal books – there are no charity e-book shops as far as I’m aware but feel free to correct me in the comments section.
Don’t get to use pretty bookmarks
There will be no more lining up at midnight at book shops for new release books – I did that for harry potter once (call me a geek if you want I don’t care) and there was a really cool friendly atmosphere.
No more points collecting on my Waterstones card.
You have to buy one and then buy books, with books you only need to buy the actual books.
A book is never going to run out of battery.
I think I will probably get one at some point, I’m probably just reluctant to leave books behind. Books as we know them could actually cease to exist as we move to e-books, like how videos died out when we moved to DVD’s. That’s sad 😦
What do you guys think? Any pros or cons to add to my list? Let me know in the comments section. Also, if you have an e-reader what do you think of it? Would you recommend getting one?