Have you heard of Yabbly yet?! I love finding new, crazy helpful internet things! Yabbly is an online community of people offering advice - so like Yahoo answers, but for smart, friendly adults seeking help with shopping decisions, most often about technology (gadgets) and travel plans.
Instead of spending your time reading a bunch of product reviews (which I usually find to be either way too short or way too long and off topic), why not ask people that have already purchased the item you're thinking about targeted questions? Yabbly opens up an easy and lightning quick conversation platform to discuss different points about a product, instead of hoping you made the right decision about that expensive new thing you're thinking about.
First thing I did was hem and haw about what 10 things should make it to my coveted Tens list; it's sort of tough narrowing it down, but I did it. I finally decided on these things, all objects that I use almost daily (printer being the exception, but I am very happy to have a large format wireless printer in my closet).
Then to test out Yabbly's promise of an answer to any question in 24 hours, I asked a question about two similar Canon cameras that I've been having a hard time deciding between [because I'd like to upgrade to one with an articulated LCD screen, you know, to take better pictures of my face]. The two cameras I've been looking at offer almost exactly the same features, but differ by $200 (for the body only) and I wasn't sure which one to get. I posted a question sort of late at night (after 10pm Eastern on a Wednesday), and in about 40 minutes I had a fantastic response to my question with a link to an article that helped me make up my mind in the time it took to read it!
Currently, there's not a dedicated category for makeup or otherwise beauty related questions, but you can find quite a few in the "Other" section. Mayhaps that's an area left to be developed? I could see a whole complimentary Yabbly just for makeup topics alone (and it would be glorious!). The Yabbly website layout is really easy to read and follow, and works so well for a threaded conversation. I find Yabbly much easier on the eyes than any other forum-style website I've tried to be a part of!
Bonus: There's an app for that! Yabbly is available as an internet browser experience and/or as an iOS mobile experience, so you can ask for advice on the go! Plus Yabbly's in the top 3 search result in "product reviews" in the iPhone app store, and it was a finalist at the 2013 SXSW in the social category.
Overall, this is one of those websites that I'm really excited about!! It gives me this feeling like I'm part of something really good and important - and yes, I know it sounds reallllllly cheesy, but it's true! I felt this way when I first heard of Pinterest, too. Not saying I'm the internet whisperer but I'm not not saying that, if you catch my drift ;) Another thing I love about the Yabbly community is that the CEO is really involved; I got a really friendly email from Tom as soon as I signed up for an account that made me feel really welcomed!!
On my Nails (please note the photo has had a filter added for funsies)
- China Glaze Sea Spray as base, dots in China Glaze Bahamian Escape (blue) and OPI Call Me Gwen-Ever (orange); clouds in Wet n Wild white creme, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and white + clear
- Gradient accent using China Glaze Peachy Keen, Deborah Lippmann Lara's Theme, and Zoya Sooki and freehand arrow with white and black
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Have you tried out Yabbly yet? It's FREE! If you're on there, let's follow each other!
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