OK, I know you all probably have your minds in the gutters already upon hearing of the Vibrate Massager app. And while yes, there are some apps out there specifically targeted for, ahem, other purposes, this particular one is touted as a "relaxing and portable vibrating device to let go of your knotted muscles in the office or after workout." Sounds good to me. But did it work? Find out when you read more.
Ever wanted to see what you'd look like with a sweet face tat? Or wanted to scare your friends by making it look like you went out and got sleeves? Well, now you can with a new app called Tattoo Shop ($2). The app lets you select from a wide variety of ink organized in categories like "Animal," "Love," and "Fantasy," then apply them to pictures. It also comes with tattoo skins for your phone, if you're into having the entirety of your Apple product tatted up.
It's not the kind of thing you'd spend more than a couple of bucks on, but it's definitely fun to check yourself out with a bunch of funny tattoos. At the very least, it's a nice way of seeing whether that four-leaf clover you were considering getting on your shoulder would actually look good.
The only drawback is that despite the thousands of spas, some pretty big guns aren't in the database. (Two of San Francisco's most popular spas, Bliss and Burke Williams, are nowhere to be found.) But compared to the things the app does do, it's a pretty small complaint. So if you're frequently gripped by a need to spa, spa nearby, and spa now, get thee to the App Store.
While I wouldn't spend more than a dollar for it, you'll get a good giggle out of adding multiple 'staches to your mug, with easy-to-maneuver graphics inspired by the likes of Magnum, P.I., Charlie Chaplin, Hulk Hogan, John Travolta, and George Michael. You can even deck yourself out with a pirate patch and aviator sunglasses for a badass finish. According to my poll, most of you think that beards on a guy are OK depending upon the type, so perhaps you could use this app as a way to discover how someone would look with a little facial hair.
Due to customer feedback, OPI's working on creating a place to store your favorite shades, along with making improvements on the accuracy of finishes so that your sparkle or shimmer will truly sparkle or shimmer.
Pros: I like that you can adjust your skin's tone to match your own coloring, and that you can both search by name and by color at the wheel selector at the bottom.
Cons: It would be nice to see some trend alerts and some kind of information regarding the latest collection, but all in all, it's a fun app that's easily addictive. Have you tried it?