APP ROUND UP :: Unicorn Dreams & Ice Cream

July 24, 2016

I always joke and say that I’m really 12 ….. Well, clearly I’m not, but I’m definitely 12 at heart! I love all things Hello Kitty, emoji and yup, you can throw a unicorn in there for good measure. So, I thought I’d share a roundup of some of my favorite apps that most of us who can still remember the thrill of scratch and sniff stickers, having the perfect pencil case and a secret special place to hide our diaries are already hip to. Why you ask? Because, all of us are young at heart …. The popularity of Adult Coloring Books and games like Candy Crush prove my point.


effiespaper-recolor app

I don’t know how I learned about Recolor, but it’s pretty awesome and I’m using the free version. You can upgrade within the app if you so choose, but thus far I’ve been happy with the color pallets and images. Stuck in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? Your flight’s been delayed yet again? I’m telling you this gem right here will help soothe your frayed nerves and allow you to relax in a way that tweeting about the election will not.

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Who doesn’t love it when an emoji captures exactly what you’re trying to convey in a text message? Well, perhaps my husband. I think I’ve maybe seen him use them 1, maybe twice. But, I digress. I’m talking about your 12 year old inner child here, right? These are my favorites du jour:

  • LOVE YOUR CURLS – If you are a curly-haired girl, then you know what a struggle it is to use an emoji while texting friends or leaving a comment on Instagram. Struggle no longer with this app here.
  • HARPER’S BAZAAR – I’m telling you all the cool kids are using these emojis. Who doesn’t want to send a Valentino Rockstud shoe to her favorite gal pal? Check them out here.
  • THE REAL HOUSEWIVES – What you thought Andy Cohen wouldn’t be all over this??!?! Come on, what better way for Bravo to continue to remind us of how ridiculous and crazy these made-for-tv characters are? I don’t watch the shows, but yes, I do use their emoji keyboard to my heart’s content! Find it here.
  • BITMOJI – Want your own personal avatar? I thought so, I mean who doesn’t? So much fun to create and then watch all of the crazy things they come up with. There’s no better way to add a little flare and joie de vivre to your text messages. Find the app here.




You too can have those awesome looking Instagram photos with beautiful text laid right on top just like the pros …. Some of my faves are: