May 26, 2020

Do You Use Apps To Shop Because I Know I Don’t

Ulta is currently offering 100 points on a first time purchase using their app and I’m all, “Keep the points!”. Do you use apps to shop online? The Sephora app? Ulta’s app? Everyone has one! On a rare occasion I purchase items from the Sephora app and the Amazon one but it’s pretty rare.

I don’t like apps.


Because I find it difficult to navigate via an app. I find browsing Sephora, Ulta, Amazon, etc…easier on a desktop and faster. I can locate what I am looking for much faster on a desktop and I feel like I get a better view of the product versus staring at a smaller version on my phone. Am I weird and alone in my refusal to shop via apps? Probably! But I just don’t like to use apps for shopping.

How about you?

Do you utilize apps for purchasing products? Especially makeup ones?

Do share!

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  • kimkats

    NO!!! You are SO not alone!!! I don’t like either sephora’s or ulta’s app (or pretty much anyone else’s for that matter) And – why should I take up the memory space for the damn app when I can just snoop around on the website? That’s never made sense to me, other than for the app to track your info. no thanks.

    I knew we were more than skin twins, Muse!! 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      I think I’m old because apps just don’t do it for me when I shop. I like having a ton of tabs open when I shop and with an app you have to keep switching back and fourth. It’s a pain! Thanks but no thanks ;-D hehe! We are indeed!

  • Jackie Elliott

    I love using the apps because they help me figure out rewards and points and help me manage my credit cards easily!

    • Isabella Muse

      I def like credit card apps but shopping ones not so much!

  • Laura

    I use the Sephora app, mostly because I get tired of opening the site in a mobile browser and having it ask me DO YOU WANT TO VIEW THIS IN THE APP every time. I need to shop for clothes on a desktop, though, because I hate scrolling so much to find what I want and zooming into the tiny pictures on mobile. But for Sephora skincare and makeup, I usually already know what I’m looking for, and my checkout info is saved in my app.

    • Isabella Muse

      I just don’t shop at all on mobile. I like desktop because I can open a ton of tabs at once and explore a bit easier for some reason!

  • Joyce B.

    I may look the price of something up on an app but I’ve never done any shopping on one. Too small for my old eyes!

  • Violet

    I do all of my browsing & shopping on my iPad from the comfort of my loveseat & a lot of the websites can get glitchy on safari, so I’m forced to use apps from my favorite stores. I do not like to shop on apps either for the same reasons as yours, so I only use them if the website is not cooperating with me. For the past week, I had to use Ulta’s app cos every time I click on something on the website, I get a blank page with a pop up that says either there is a problem processing my request or my browser direction is bad. Frequently Macy’s will not add items to my cart nor let me me look at reviews.

  • kjh

    Always, but on iPad; I’m one of the 2-4% that does not have a phone. It’s hardly perfect. Seldom use laptop. But I google the sites. Installed the S app, when it was first out, but hell no. Terrible. So as to a mobile dedicated app for Ulta, I doubt it would improve googling Not that the .com sites don’t need improvement, but…

  • Michelle

    I do use Sephora’s app for shopping, but Ulta’s won’t download on my phone nor on my tablet.

  • Natalie

    I really don’t like buying things on my phone at all, I will use it just to browse but if I’m actually going to buy I use my laptop. Probably a good thing, less impulse buying!

  • Penny

    I will use the Amazon app as well as the QVC app to shop, have never been interested in using the Ulta app to shop. But overall, I enjoy using my desktop computer for a great deal of my online shopping.

  • Jesi

    I am totally with you when it comes to shopping using apps. No thank you! I much prefer desktop websites!