We Tried It

We Tried It: Snap+Style, an App That Hooks You Up with a Pro Stylist

Oct/01/2015 at 05:35 PM ET

What is it: A free (!) app where you can get real-time, individual outfit recommendations from professional stylists — you know, what to wear and how to wear it. You can also build your own dream closet, online shop really easily and get suggestions for the perfect gift to buy someone (Basically, it’s your own personal shopper)

Who tried it: PeopleStyle editors Alex Apatoff and Brittany Talarico

Level of difficulty: 2. It’s super easy to navigate and user-friendly

Louise Roe Snap+StyleHannah Thomson

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We Tried It: Sarah Hyland's Favorite Aerial Fitness Class

Sep/17/2015 at 05:42 PM ET

What is it: A full-body workout that utilizes hanging silk hammocks in a combination of cardio, strengthening and toning moves – that happens to be loved by Sarah Hyland and Jamie Chung

Who tried it: Gabrielle Olya, PEOPLE writer and reporter

Level of Difficulty: 9 (on a scale from 1 to 10 — beginners beware!)

AIR Aerial Fitness LA Courtesy Riot Media Group

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We Tried It: Olympic Gymnast Dominique Moceanu's Custom Jewelry Line

Sep/03/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

Dominique Moceanu jewelry lineCourtesy Dominique Moceanu

Who Tried It: Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor

Why I Tried It: During a massive apartment cleanout, courtesy of the KonMari method (off-topic: read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up), I unearthed a photo of a charm necklace that I’d torn out of a magazine. I’ve wanted to replicate it for some time now, and noticed on one of my social media feeds that Moceanu had a new custom jewelry biz. I took this as a sign. Read More

We Tried It: Custom-Blending a Fragrance

Aug/27/2015 at 08:00 PM ET

Who Tried It: Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor
Why I Tried It: I’ve had this job for seven years and I still don’t know how to pick a perfume
What I Tried: A one-on-one meeting with Mark Crames, the CEO of Demeter Fragrance Library
Level of Difficulty: I found it harder than I thought to make decisions — luckily, Mark knew what he was talking about so could steer me in the right direction

custom perfume reviewCourtesy Alex Apatoff

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We Tried It: FitReserve (a Workout App - Of Course!)

Aug/13/2015 at 05:52 PM ET

Who Tried It: Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director
Why I Tried It: As an attempt to find at least one type of workout class that I can tolerate
What I Tried: FitReserve, a site that allows you to book classes at tons of NYC’s top boutique fitness studios
Level of Difficulty: Zero for the process of signing up for the classes, but between a 7-9 for the actual classes (you want me to hold a plank for how long?!)

Fit Reserve reviewsCourtesy Andrea Lavinthal

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I Was Hair Model for the Kardashian Guru's $1,000+ Masterclass, and Here's What I Learned

Aug/07/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

She might not be a Kardashian, West or Jenner, but by this point, hairstylist Jen Atkin is essentially a part of the famous family. (So much so, she even has her own avatar in Kim’s iPhone game!) So, being one of the many resident Kardashian fans here at PEOPLE, when I heard Atkin’s beauty site Mane Addicts was hosting a hair seminar — and that Atkin, along with Karlie Kloss’s mane man, Harry Josh, were teaching it — I wasted no time volunteering my hair as tribute.

Also, I won’t lie, I had a lot of questions. Every day, it seems as if there’s a new celebrity, stylist or makeup artist talking about a “masterclass” fans can attend. I needed to know: Who exactly is going to these classes? Are they really worth the $450 to $1,100 to attend? And can normal people actually achieve magazine-cover-status waves at home? Here are the answers to all that, and so much more.

Jen Atkin hair projenatkinhair/instagram; Courtesy Heather Chapman

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We Tried It: A Spa Day - Using Only Apps

Jul/30/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

Who Tried It: Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor
Why I Tried It: The only thing I love more than relaxation is minimal effort and financial outlay to achieve it. So I tried these free apps to cobble together one day of pampering.
What I Tried: Three apps: OMG I Can Meditate, ClassPass and MassageNow.
Level of Difficulty: Downloading the apps was a cinch. The actual activities varied in their level of commitment.

OMG I Can Meditate reviewCourtesy

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