Thursday, October 22, 2020

5 Fun Apps To Help You Choose Your Next Hairstyle

 

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Not a day goes by where I'm not amazed by the technology we have in the palm of our hands. Smartphones really are the gift that keeps on giving, providing lots of incredible uses for different situations. As you're well aware, all smartphones come with the ability to download various apps. Mostly, you download apps to aid your productivity, ones to shop, or ones to play some fun games. But, did you know you can find apps that do more than this? Specifically, some apps can be used to help you find your next hairstyle!

It sounds ridiculous, but modern technology makes it possible. How many times have you thought about changing your hair, only to back out because you don't know what it would look like? Or, even worse, you take the plunge and get a new hairstyle that looks terrible. Now, you're stuck waiting for your hair to grow back out, or you pay to fix the horrific look. 

Both of these problems will be a thing of the past if you download some of these interesting apps:

Hairstyle Try On

The name gives it away, but Hairstyle Try On lets you try different hairstyles from the comfort of your home. You'll notice a running theme with most of these apps as they use the same technology. Essentially, you open your selfie camera and let it scan your face. From here, you choose different hairstyles and watch them appear on your face. 

This app is one of the best as it provides a plethora of different hairstyles. It also lets you pick between a variety of hair colors, including highlights. Now, I read a guide on every type of highlight technique explained, and it opened my mind to the different ways you can highlight your hair. Before, I assumed there were only one or two ways of doing it! This app lets you look at all the different highlight varieties, making it easy to make your decision. No matter your style, you will find it on the Hairstyle Try On app. 

Your Perfect Hairstyle

Again, Your Perfect Hairstyle works almost exactly the same as the previous app. The main difference is in the choice of hairstyles and colors you can pick from. Personally, I like this app because it lets you tweak smaller aspects of your hair. For instance, you can play around with the fringe to see how a slightly different cut might look on you. It lets you tweak the straightness of your hair, adding subtle or obvious curls. 

Of course, like all good apps, you can change your hair color as well. It's actually very fun to use as you play around with some subtle changes or outrageous ones. The technology is very sound as well, so it matches your face with excellent precision. 

Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

Next, you have a brilliant app if you've always struggled to find the right hairstyle for your face. As you should be aware, there are a few different face shapes. You can't do anything to change yours as you are born with it. But, it does mean that certain hairstyles won't fit your face. It can be annoying, but it's good to learn what styles suit you better than others. 

The Hairstyle for Your Face Shape app will do exactly what it says on the tin. Like the other two options, this one uses a photo to get to work. All you have to do is upload a suitable selfie with your full face in view. The app scans your face and recognizes its shape. From here, it provides you with some hairstyle suggestions based on the specific shape. You can test them out on your selfie, and it should help you find a hairstyle that doesn't look out of place on your face. Be warned, it won't provide any color options, so you only see the new styles in your natural hair color!

Hairstyle Makeover

This is another app that uses the selfie photo function. Once more, you have a similar variety of styles to pick and choose from. One great thing about this app is that you can tweak the style to fit your face more precisely. Sometimes, apps like these will set a hairstyle that can look a bit big or too obviously fake. With the Hairstyle Makeover, you can minimize or increase the size to fit your image. 

Also, and this is the main reason it's on the list, it has options for men. Not only can you choose different male hairstyles, but you also have facial hair options. If any men are looking for a new style, this could be the best app to try. 

Instagram/Snapchat

Lastly, we combine two apps into one position. I've done this because both apps work exactly the same way. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference as to which one you choose. Instagram and Snapchat have a lot of filters you can apply when taking photos or videos. You open your selfie camera, and it scans your face. From here, you can choose different filters to alter your face in a series of ways. If you search for hairstyles or hair colors, you will find loads of unique filters to see what you look like with different hair. 

Essentially, this lets you film yourself with different hairstyles or colors. The benefit of both apps is that you can move your head around to get a better look from other angles. The only drawback is that the selection of styles isn't as diverse as the other apps on this list. Also, most filters are made by random people. So, some will fit your face perfectly, while others can look a bit bizarre. Either way, if you have Instagram or Snapchat on your mobile device, it can help you pick a new hairstyle. 


Isn't it crazy what we can do with technology?! If you're considering a new hairstyle, don't take any risks! Download any of these apps to try out new styles and colors to find the perfect look for you. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Win the intelino Smart Toy Train - The Smartest Train Ever Built!


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intelino Smart Train is intuitive and familiar, just like a classic playtime favorite. Yet it's a sophisticated and intelligent learning device, powered by advanced robotic technology.

Designed to Captivate and Teach, intelino created this train to helps kids get smarter and develop STEM & coding skills while they are simply having fun. STEM has never been this easy!

Kids from ages 3+ can start playing with intelino just like with a regular toy train. Made compatible with most wooden train sets from BRIO, IKEA, Thomas & Friends and many others, intelino offers new ways to experience play with the classic favorites (universal track adapters sold separately).

  • Toy train reinvented for kids and train fans of all ages (rated 3+)
  • Screen-free and connected play modes
  • Develop STEM and coding skills through engaging play-based activities
  • Control train's actions like speed, steering and more with color snaps
  • Free iOS and Android app with different drive modes and Snap Editor for custom commands
  • Can run on most wooden tracks (track adapters not included)
  • What's included: 1 smart engine, 1 wagon, 20 tracks, 40 color snaps, train decals and a USB charging cable


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This giveaway is open to US ages 18+ and ends on 11/05/20. Void where prohibited by law. Good Luck!



Friday, October 16, 2020

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Win a pair of Lugz Ladies Dutch Boots for Fall! #Giveaway open to US. Ends 10/30

I received a pair of Lugz Ladies Dutch Boots to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

If you're heading out into the hills and mountains, a good, sturdy, comfortable pair of walking boots is vital.  Lugz boots have the stability I need for rough terrain and heavy loads.

Step into fall with confidence in the Lugz Women’s Dutch. This casual cool military-style ankle boot has a tough-chic vibe that is sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

FEATURES:

  • Cushioned Insole for added comfort
  • Synthetic Leather upper
  • Synthetic rubber outsole, with toecap detail
  • Lace-up closure for an adjustable, secure fit, featuring hex eyelets and classic Lugz hardware
  • Breathable lining
  • Top of shaft edged with binding for a clean finish and comfortable fit

Always an innovator and leader in footwear, Lugz first made a name for itself in October of 1993, bringing its first line of boots to market, with the initial product consisting of two styles of boots, a quilted vest and a pair of jeans. From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting styles beyond boots! From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting styles beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines.


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Monday, October 12, 2020

Back To School Fall Picture Books Giveaway from Prestel Publishing! Open US/CA Ends 10/27


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Our family is always looking for fun and instructional books to keep kids/students engaged in reading during the school year, whether in the classroom or learning at home. Check out we found for Imaginative and Educational Fall Picture Books from Prestel Publishing.


How to Spot an Artist by Danielle Krysa - (9/1/2020; ISBN: 9783791374406; Hardcover $16.95; Ages 5+) is a vividly illustrated, funny, and endlessly encouraging picture book “about being an artist, even when someone tells you not to be." 

With over 200,000 Instagram followers, Danielle Krysa has helped a lot of people overcome the fear that they "aren't creative," and in How to Spot an Aritist, Krysa wants to reach readers as kids before their inner critics arrived on the scene, using her characteristic playfulness, lively illustrations, and humor to help kids overcome negativity about their artistic endeavors--and to help them redefine what being an artist means. Every page delivers encouragement to the kid who thinks artists all live in cities, or that art has to look like something familiar, or that painting and drawing are the only way to make art. In a world that drastically undervalues creative freedom, Krysa's whimsical paintings and collages joyfully proclaim that art is essential and that artists are everywhere. Additionally, a page at the back of the book includes ideas for art projects--because who wants fewer art projects? Nobody!

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School by Britta Teckentrup (9/15/2020; ISBN: 9783791374420; Hardcover $19.95; Ages 8+) takes readers inside a busy school to follow different students through their day--in class, during free time, at lunch, and through swimming lessons.

We come across a variety of faces and expressions that reflect the enormous range of emotions and experiences that each school day brings. There are arguments and hurt feelings, encouraging hugs and deeply felt smiles. The gentle text explores issues that we've all encountered--bullying and loneliness as well as friendship and achievement. While the school in this book could exist anywhere, young readers will recognize themselves in this beautifully and compassionately wrought story by bestselling author Britta Teckentrup, whose warm and wonderfully detailed illustrations are a marvelous portal to feelings, facts, and fun.

This Thing Called Life by Christian Borstlap (

This Thing Called Life by Christian Borstlap (10/6/2020; ISBN: 9783791374437; Hardcover $17.95; Ages 5+) shows the many shapes and forms life takes all around us, from the smallest specks of life to the largest creatures.

What is life? It's constantly moving, growing, reproducing, and dying. It's happening now, all the time, and it's everywhere around us. From little helicopter seed pods that float through the air to blue whales in the ocean, the world is filled with all different types of odd and familiar kinds of life. This whimsical picture book helps young readers see the connections between all living things. Author and illustrator Christian Borstlap's furry, feathery, smooth, and spiky creatures crawl, eat, growl, fly, and interact with one another. While most of his creations are imaginary animals, they all depict real things that organisms must do to survive and thrive. Bold and quirky illustrations tug at kids' imaginations and help demonstrate complex concepts that can be hard to put into words. The book leaves lots of room for discussion and for new discoveries with each reading.

For more information about Prestel Publishing please visit their website. You can also stay current by connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Enter below to win the giveaway for School, How to Spot an Artist and This Thing Called Life! This giveaway is open to US/CA ages 18+ and ends on 10/27/20. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Encourage Imagination with Fall Children's Books from Pavilion for ages 3-17

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Glass, concrete, windows, walls, roofs, and more—create your own metropolitan masterpiece. Build a Skyscraper (Pavilion Children's Books; September 2020; ISBN: 978-1843654742; Ages 3-5; Set $19.69; 64 pages) by Paul Farrell is the second in a new series of graphic-designed cards that turn the image of a skyscraper into a work of art.

This pack contains 64 cards (4 x 2¾ inches) in a variety of graphic designs and bold, eye-catching colors. Clever paper engineering allows you to slot the cards together, building up and out in whichever way you like! Also included is a short 8-page booklet, with descriptions of the key elements of a skyscraper and suggestions of how to build your masterpiece. You can go traditional or get abstract and construct your own crazy high-rise!

Educational, creative, mindful, and fun for the whole family. The sky’s the limit!

The fabulous illustrator David Roberts has joined forces with his author sister, Lynn, to produce a humorous, stylish and empowering retelling of three classic fairy tales -- Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel -- in David Roberts' Delightfully Different Fairy Tales (Pavilion Children's Books; October 2020; ISBN: 978-1843654759; Ages 3-6; Hardcover $19.95; 90 pages).

A treasury of fairy tales with a difference – feminist, spunky and set in different decades of the 20th century, with funky clothes and recognizable settings.

This special collection includes a 1950s sci-fi nerd Sleeping Beauty who pricks her finger on a record player, in a story populated entirely with women and girls (no princes needed here!), a 1970s Rapunzel who lives in a tower block and whose friend plays in a rock band, a 1920s Cinderella with flapper girls, a fashion-conscious fairy godmother, and a night in an art deco ballroom.

These are all deliciously, delightfully different takes on the fairy tales we all know in a gorgeous hardback gift book with lots of period detail—it will be treasured for years to come.


From the creator of The Boxtrolls comes a haunting, beautifully told, and stunningly illustrated Santa Claus origin story: The Three Wishes (Pavilion Children's Books; November 2020; ISBN: 978-1843653868; Ages 4-8; Hardcover $19.95; 48 pages) by Alan Snow.

A young boy is herding his family’s reindeer when the boy is drawn into a mysterious cave. The cave is the holder of eternal summer, looked after by three strange characters: a wooden creature, a bird, and a fish. Once entered, the cave cannot be left without time in the outside world standing still. In his sadness at not being able to leave, the boy is granted three wishes and chooses freedom, happiness, and time. He is told that they will all be granted—eventually.

After the first year of working hard in the summer cave, the boy is allowed to see his family in the outside world. Time stands still as he visits his parents, and he leaves gifts behind to show that he has visited. As the years go by, this annual visit continues, and he begins to call on not only his parents but more and more other families…and Christmas traditions, as we know them, start to be created.

A new Christmas classic to read again and again, beautifully written and illustrated by Alan Snow, author of Here be Monsters!, the novel behind the Academy-nominated 2014 film The Boxtrolls.


Challenge Everything: An Extinction Rebellion Youth Guide to Saving the Planet (Pavilion Children's Books; September 2020; ISBN: 978-1843654643; Ages 12-17; Paperback $9.95; 144 pages) by Blue Sandford is a timely new book from a teenage environmental activist who has been called the "British Greta Thunberg" and named one of "the UK’s most impressive young activists" by The Times.

Time is running out to prevent ecological collapse. The main concern of many young people is climate change and how to combat it, and Challenge Everything offers them a purpose–what to do, when to do it and why to do it. This manifesto is the only official handbook from Extinction Rebellion Youth -- a global movement of hundreds of thousands of passionate activists from all walks of life, including splinter groups for young people, like XR Youth, XR Families and XR Kids -- and will help you to change your life and the world for the better.

Written by Blue Sandford, the 17-year-old coordinator of Extinction Rebellion Youth London who has left school to dedicate her life to preventing climate change, this book will ask you to challenge everything–challenge government (protest and take peaceful action where necessary), challenge business (decide who you want to support, decide who you want to boycott), and above all to challenge yourself–how can you change your life to make a difference.

Filled with stories, essays, slogans and inspiring illustrations, this book will cover consuming, actioning, boycotting, campaigning, striking, questioning, rewilding and reconnecting with our planet. It will help the reader to change their mindset, become independent, question everything, and challenge themselves.

For more information, visit Pavilion Books and be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Win a $20 Walmart Gift Card in the MEOWloween Giveaway Hop! #TrickORTreat #Halloween2020

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5 Fun Apps To Help You Choose Your Next Hairstyle

  Image Link (CC0 License) Not a day goes by where I'm not amazed by the technology we have in the palm of our hands. Smartphones really...