There are definite perks to being a girl, some being there are no shortage of girly websites or apps.
With so much out in cyber space, everyone and everything is vying for your girly attention, and ultimately, your money. Here is a list of some of the most fun, addictive sites and apps specially made for the femme population:
Pinterest website & associated apps: with the “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting” mission, this site and apps are sheer genius and utterly addictive. Pinterest enables users to “pin” images from websites onto their self-categorized “pinboards.” So as things are “pinned” (posted) to users’ boards, friends who “follow” the boards can, view, “like”, “comment” or “repin” that item, if so desired.
Items gals frequently “pin” include:
- Pics of eye-catching, mouth watering food. Click on the photo to see the recipes.
- Pics of handmade arts & crafts. Click on the photo to see directions to make these items.
- Pics of renovated homes & gardens. Click on the photo to get tips & how-tos to achieve the same look.
- Pics & graphics with life affirming sayings or funny jokes. Click on these to get to the site where posted & to see more.
- Pics of health, wellness & exercise. Click on the photo to get related information, tips & how-tos.
Pinning is not strictly a girl thing, but one can equate Pinterest to being in a club or circle of friends where you can “pin” your interest and it’s like exclaiming, “Oh, look what I found!” Others can “repin” the item if they like it, too.
Some apps that accompany Pinterest include:
- Daily Tips for Pinterest
- PinHog for Pinterest
- Gallery+ for Pinterest
- HomeDecor.com + Pinterest + FB
- Pinfetch for Pinterest
- Pinterest Webinar App
To find out more about Pinterest, visit http://pinterest.com/about/.
Polyvore website: selected as one of Time Magazine’s best 50 website of 2011, this fashion website allows users to pick and put together “sets” of outfits and, once done, users can post to other social websites such as Facebook and Pinterest. Drag items from Polyvore’s fashion database onto a board to create a customized look. Once done, share with followers & friends on social networking sites. Polyvore is the paper dolls of the here & now. And oh, how users can tick away many hours & days on this site creating personalized, unique looks using real life clothes. If you are unsure about your selections, you can also ask and receive style advice. For more info, visit http://www.polyvore.com/.
Esty website and app: no need to roam the countryside anymore. This site provide lots of eye candy for lovers of one-of-a-kind, handmade arts/crafts & hard-to-find vintage items not made anywhere anymore. Items range from clothing, art, jewelry, pottery, furniture, pet supplies, toys, knick-knacks & bath/beauty supplies. There is even a “geekery” category where items such as “Harry Potter Golden Snitch Necklace” and “McCoy/Spock Star Trek Card” can be bought. When you find something you like, you can even mark the store as a favorite so you can browse again later. For more info, visit http://www.etsy.com/.
Goodreads website & app: definitely brings out a gal’s inner bookworm. Users search and add books (hardcover, ebook, audio) to “My Shelves” as “to read,” “currently reading,” or “read.” Users can review the selections or view other reviews. Once complete, users enter the date complete, then rate the book from one to five stars & then write a view, if desired. One can also update their progress as they read by entering comments. As with other social sites, users can follow other friends so they are updated as to what their friends have chosen to read, and be updated with current progress on their reads as well. There are various groups as well for users to join, along discussion strings and with Goodreads authors and book news. For more info, visit http://www.goodreads.com/.
As online retailers and advertisers now focus on bringing and keeping female customers, the old-school playground taunt, “You are such a girl,” no longer has the sting it once did. Today, as a strong female consumers are intent on finding personal style, voice and bring along their buying power, gals can just keep proudly thinking, “Yes, I am such a girl.”