For a few of you, Consumr got a lot slower as more people submitted reviews to the app (100,000 new ratings will do that to your database). Update to the latest version of Consumr Barcode Scanner to speed up your experience.
While we were at, we added some pretty cool stuff:
Location Aware Categories: So you’re standing inside Trader Joe’s. Don’t you wish you could instantly see all of the top rated products at TJs? Now you can with location aware categories! We’re adding new stores weekly. Try loading up Consumr the next time you’re shopping at Trader Joe’s!
Books & Appliances: You asked for books and appliances, and now they’re officially part of the new update. More reviews will be added over time by users like you and from third party sources, but play around with them now and let us know what you think.
Friends: We like how everyone is so friendly, so now you can see who follows you and who you follow easily by tapping on your friends count on your profile. Go ahead, make a new reviewer friend!
Smarter Quick Rate: We crunched some numbers and improved Quick Rate. Now you’ll be able to train our recommendations by quick rating products tailored to you.
We also fixed a lot of bugs. Hopefully your bug was in there. If it wasn’t, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get right on it.
Hair chalk has caught on this spring, riding the tail of the bright hues gracing celebrities’ locks. Since bleaching and dyeing hair to achieve bold colors is super damaging, hair chalk can give you a pop without wrecking your tresses.
Australian hair king Kevin Murphy’s Color Bugs hair chalks just got a new, sparkly sibling in Shimmer Bug, which adds bronzy-gold highlights to any color hair. Just swipe the powder over dry hair, then work through to distribute. The gleam lasts until your next shampoo.
Until July 15 in North America, Shimmer Bugs may contain a golden ticket to win a MacBook Pro. Enter the contest!
Instagram photo by _BellaCruz_
Our workerbees are hard at work certifying the reward winners for our May Leaderboard (it’s not a diet, so no cheating)! In the meantime, here’s what’s up for grabs in June for topping the leaderboards in Consumr for iPhone:
June Great Reviews: Kindle Fire HD ($199 Value)
June Total Points: Nike Fuel Band ($149 Value)
June Total Reviews: $75 Whole Foods Gift Card
June Barcode Scans: $50 Target Gift Card
With Books and Movies added to Consumr this week, it’s even easier to share your opinions about your favorite things! So get writing, scanning, rating, liking, following… well, you get the idea!
Today’s breakfast is brought to you by our second loaf of this bread, which is neither life-changing nor particularly bread-like — it’s more like a big loaf of nut-and-seed cracker than anything? — but that we’ve liked okay enough (JMM more than me) to make twice, since after all, the recipe is just stir, wait, and bake.
If you decide to make it: 1. use roasted nuts and seeds instead of raw ones, since even an hour of baking won’t make the weird uncooked fattiness of a raw hazelnut toast into nuttiness, 2. toast the slices really deeply to enhance the crackeriness of it all, 3. consider using two tablespoons of olive oil/ghee instead of three since most that third tablespoon mostly ended up oozing out on the baking sheet, and 4. ask me for the required psyllium husks, since they’re only sold in the world’s most enormous containers at Whole Foods and I have enough for the rest of my life now.
May 31, 2013, 8:58am
Why isn’t more food blog writing like this.
Creamy concealer and jelly-shine eyelids — courtesy of an unorthodox lip gloss application — were deployed by Nars artists to give a “modern medieval” look at the Rodarte SS13 show.
Adding gloss to the center of each eyelid is a flapper trick from the 1920s to add sparkle and depth to the eyes. While surely shiny, the way lip gloss or Vaseline travels makes it less than ideal for real-life wear. Adapt the trend with a newfangled eye gloss or shiny shadow applied wet for more gleam and less goo.
Apply concealer to clean dry eyelids to create a base; then swipe one of these all over the lid:
Clinique Quick Eyes in Sparkling Nude
Jane Iredale Eye Gloss: brown for blue eyes, grey or green for everyone else!
If you can’t live without that super jelly shine, shell out the $46 for Rouge Bunny Eye Gloss in Angel’s Play, either alone or over color.