July 30, 2013

Review: Yabbly!



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.

Manicurity | Yabbly! website review (and a little nail art)

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).

Manicurity | Yabbly! website review (and a little nail art)

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!

Manicurity | Yabbly! website review (and a little nail art)

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
*For more photos of this art, head to my Facebook page

Have you tried out Yabbly yet? It's FREE! If you're on there, let's follow each other!


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28 comments:

  1. Never hear of this so thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. You're so welcome!! Let me know if you make an account so we can be follow-friends :D

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  2. Great! Will check it out :D Love ur nails! :)
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  3. thanks for writing about yabbly. new to me

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    1. Yay! Thanks! Let me know if you try it out :)

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  4. I love this :)
    GIG
    http://www.betzysmakeup.com/

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  5. wow what a fun site! Gotta check this out ♥

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    1. Woo hoo, thanks! Hopefully you enjoy Yabbly as much as I do :D

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  6. Your nails look awesome. I love OPI products; they are so much higher in quality than most brands.

    http://veggiesandglitter.com

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    1. Aw, thanks! I love the OPI ProWide brush, but I don't actually find their cremes to be very opaque >.<

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  7. Thanks for sharing.. I'm sure it would come handy..

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  8. sounds like a great way to get feedback on products before purchasing!! thanks for sharing and love the nails as always!
    xo,
    Dee http://hautefrugalista.com

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    1. Exactly! It's so helpful! Thanks <3

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  9. Will have to check this out. Thank you!

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    1. No problem! Thanks for stopping by :D

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  10. The iPhone and Canon DSLR has been on my list since I can remember haha.. and I love your nails. So gorgeous! I definitely have to check it out. <3

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    1. Thanks so much!! I would be pretty lost blogging-wise without my iPhone and DSLR :3

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  11. Thx Manicurity! Just added a Beauty category to Yabbly as per your great advice. Love the nails too! -Tom (Founder and CEO of Yabbly)

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    1. Woo hoo! Thank you SO much - both for the comment and the new category :D

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  12. Will definitely check this out! :) Thanks for sharing! Love your nails so much! <E

    <3 gig

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  13. This sounds so interesting! Hope they have an app for Android. What camera are you planning to purchase, btw? I am currently using a Canon EOS 450D (I had it from way back in 2008) but I also badly want to get a new one with an articulated LCD.

    Maxinne ♥ http://flightlessangel.com

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    1. Hey! Sorry this is sort of a late response - I'm looking at getting the Canon T3i. It can also record video!

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