You’re addicted to your phone so why not make it work for you? Whether you want an on-demand beauty infusion or are out of booze, we’ve tried, tested and sourced our favorite apps that make our life easier.
Chic Sketch – In case you haven’t noticed on instagram having a custom sketch done of yourself is all the rage. And with the Chic Sketch app they will convert photos into an Instagrammable fashion sketch within minutes for $9.99. Plus now with their new updates you can watch a time lapse of the sketch being done.
Lookbooker – For when you’d like to schedule that bikini wax at work without having the entire office overhear (or just about every other beauty service, hair, nails, facial, massage…) you can book over the app or website! You can make appointments or change them with your favorite salons or discover new spas/services all from the comfort of your phone, no phone call required.
Priv – Book an at home blowout, hair cut, makeup, workout sessions, massages, manicures, spray tans, and appointments for your man with one app. The one-stop destination for all your beauty and wellness needs, PRIV brings your favorite services, along with our highly-vetted professionals directly to you; anytime, anywhere (as long as your office/apartment is within range). Tip: Also check out BeautyBooked and GlamSquad for on-demand beauty services.
Soothe – The number one rated on demand, mobile massage service now available as an app for in advance or in-the-moment booking. Soothe delivers hand-picked, background checked, certified & insured massage therapists to your home, office, or event space in 1 hour. Tip: No need to! Gratuity is included. Get the sports massage, it changed me life!
MassageNow – MassageNow partners with local spas to let you book same-day massages and other spa services (like massage, facials and waxing) from your phone based on what area you’re in. So if you need a last minute fix and looking to score a deal, this is the app for you.
Refined Aesthetics – Not an app but a house call away, Refined Aesthetics is a new luxury concierge service in NYC offering physician administered cosmetic injections and IV infusions to clients in the comfort and privacy of their own home, office or private event.
IV infusions, also called intravenous therapies, is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein and takes about 30 minutes total. IV infusions are popularly used among athletes and celebrities but is beginning to catch on among the general public. IV infusions can be used for a variety of reasons that include restoring your vitamin levels, rehydrating your body, bolstering your immune system, fighting jetlag. But lets be honest this is the rich kids cure to a hangover.
Classpass – For $125/month the world is your oyster or at least most major dance, cycling, gym, yogam barre and fitness studio. This is the most fun way to try a lot of different studios and find the workout best for you. Unlimited classes are offered but you can only book 3 at the same studio a month. The ultimate fitness explorers app.
Also on our radar is Nike+ Training Club, Charity Miles and Beautified
RetailMeNot – A marketplace for online coupons and deals. No need to print or coupon clip; easily search for stores you frequent or check our Today’s Hot Deals or by category. Tip: Bookmark your favorite stores for easy access when shopping.
Depop – Instagram meet Ebay! Depop makes is easy to buy or sell clothes with the snap of a photo. With social media integration, you can share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and follow friends to see what they sell, buy or like.
eBay – Not sold on Depop yet, feel free to continue your eBay shopping addition with their app that functions as an extension of their website.
Shyp – Never go to a post office ever again. Snap a photo of what you’re mailing, input the destination and return address and a bike messenger will pick up, package and ship your stuff, providing in-app tracking.
TaskRabbit – Feeling lazy or unqualified for certain household tasks? Outsource your chores to a TaskRabbit specialist for very affordable prices. From moving help to handymen, cleaning, shopping, delivery and more, TaskRabbit will hook you up with a professional to get the job done. They can even send someone to stand in line for you. Dream come true!
Postmates – Craving food from another borough or want your groceries delivered? Postmates delivery platform connects customers with local couriers, who purchase and deliver goods from any restaurant or store in most major cities.`
WHA – Work Hard Anywhere (WHA) helps you find a cafe or work space when you’re on the run or in a foreign city.
HotelTonight – You’ve seen the commercials but have you actually used the app? We have! Whether it’s a spontaneous trip or your already-booked hotel isn’t up to par, HotelTonight has last-minute hotel deals that you can book whenever and wherever you are.
Waze – Goodbye Google Maps and hello Waze. Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Drivers in your area share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time, gas and money. They find the best route based on time taking into consideration roads closed or accidents instead of merely by distance which is not always the fastest route. They can also help re-direct you if you’re in heavy traffic.
Blacklane – For those of you who want a more fancy version of Uber, there’s Blacklane. The car service that has drivers who wait for you at your terminal gate, carry your luggage and treat you like the royalty that you are from the moment you hit baggage claim.
Arro – First there was Uber and Lyft which all cost more then a cab in NYC. Problem solved with Arro, the yellow cab app that lets you order a taxi or pay for a ride that you’re already in by entering in the cab number. The best part? There’s no surge pricing!
Hooch – If you’re a bar hopper or a whiskey conneseur, Hooch wants you to join their “cocktail society”. For only $9.99/month you get 1 free drink at any participating bar. For those of you who live in NYC where one cocktail is $15…do the math.
Minibar – Whether it’s girls night in or you’re hosting a dinner party and run out of booze, Minibar delivers wine, spirits liquor to your door in under an hour. Cheers to that!
Did we miss any awesome life-changing apps you can’t live without? Leave a comment below or tweet us @prettyconnected.