April 2014 | Alexis Adrienne


App Review: Parcel

So I have something a little different today - an app review. I know, it's a little odd, but as a person with at least one package on it's way to me from somewhere in the world at any given time, I need a way to easily keep track. That's where Parcel comes in. It's an app where you can put your tracking code (from nearly any postage company - USPS, DHL, NZPost to name a few) and it will have the tracking information on hand on your phone. So much easier than trying to access the USPS Track & Trace page on mobile!

So, here's what it looks like with a few tracking numbers entered. The app is free, however you can pay for a $1.99 per year subscription to be able to use the website, and enter an unlimited amount of tracking numbers. Without a subscription, you can only enter three.

Here's the screen where you enter it. I find that if you've already copied the number to the clipboard, it automatically shows up in the 'Number' field above. Be sure to select the right courier - it tends to default to USPS. You can also label each number, I find it handy to put the name of the online shop I got it from. 

And here's how it looks with an entered number. The number will show under where the courier name is - in this case under DHL Express. So far, I've had no issues with this app and I love how easy it makes waiting for online shopping! I'm the kind of person that loves looking up the tracking number to see where my stuff is. I hope this app is as helpful for you as it is for me :)

Lexie xx

Parcel is available on the AppStore and Google Play.


Swatch & Review: Star Kin Jelly Bean Splat

Kia ora Girlies,

Today I have a nice NZ indie to show you! Star Kin Jelly Bean Splat is a glitter topper stuffed full of bright red, yellow, green and blue glitter, as well as some large hex black, white, and blue glitter. I've decided to show it over Essie Van D'Go, a nice light peach.

This is two dabbed coats over my base, you can see it got a bit thick on my ring finger and left some shrinkage. The only issue I found was that some of the really large hex glitters were still stuck together so I ended up with five on one nail, which looked a little odd so I redid it. Other than that, this polish is lovely to work with and even more lovely to look at. :)

Have you tried any Star Kin?

Lexie x

Star Kin polishes are available from their Etsy shop.

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