Online shopping doesn’t get any easier than having an app downloaded to your phone waiting for you to hit ‘check out’ with a tap of your finger. If you’re wondering which ones to add to your device, here is a roundup of eight of the best beauty and shopping apps that will rock your mobile world.
Sending gifts from your phone can be completed in just three easy clicks thanks to Gift-a-Gram. This gift giving app will help you find the perfect present for every occasion from birthdays to graduations, and especially for that hard to buy for person. The best feature of this app is that you can arrange to have presents sent to your family, friends and colleagues using just their e-mail address and phone number. Brilliant! App designed for iPhone.
Are you a savvy shopper constantly on the hunt for designer deals? Sign up to Gilt, install the app onto your phone and get access to the world’s most exclusive brands for men, women, children and your home at to-die for prices, up to 60 per cent off. App designed for Android, iPhone and iPad.
Hudson's Bay Gift Registry
Planning a wedding can be stressful but brides-to-be can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to Hudson’s Bay Gift Registry app which allows you to create and manage your gift registry on the go. Plus you get access to special gifts, offers, deals and inspiration to begin building the home of your dreams. App designed for Android, iPhone and iPad.
Indigo, Canada’s favorite purveyor of books, released its mobile app with a stunning design and easy-to-use interface allowing book lovers to shop on the go for their favorite reads, gifts and tech. The app also allows you to build wish lists, scan items and check out what’s in stock at a store near you – it’s APPtastic! App designed for Android and iPhone.
Lyst allows you to shop on your phone from your favorite designers and stores using one online source. Partnering with thousands of the world's leading brands, boutiques and department stores, Lyst allows you to follow brands, build a list of drool-worthy designer finds and be notified the instant it goes on sale. App designed for iPhone.
Maybelline MAKEUP EXPRESS
Don’t go to the cosmetics counter without Maybelline New York’s MAKEUP EXPRESS, an interactive mobile shopping app for beauty lovers. This innovative app gives you access to the latest beauty trends from the runway, makeup tutorials and shade finder which will help you nail down the perfect foundation color for your skin. App designed for Android and iPhone.
Fashion dilemma alert! You’ve found the perfect pair of Mary Jane heels but don’t know if you should buy the black or navy ones – help! In comes Postelio a fashion app which allows you to ask for opinions from your friends and family by snapping a pictures and sharing it online. Plus, you can find out what’s trending around you and discover hard to find products and boutique stores. App designed for Android and iPhone.
Look to THE OUTNET, NETAPORTER’s online shopping outlet, where clothes, shoes and accessories from more than 200 brands can be had for an unbelievable steal, sometimes up to 65 per cent off – no really we kid you not! App designed for iPhone and iPad.