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Instant Perfect Inside Google Maps

Tired-looking and lost? Have I got a solution for you!  Sisley Instant Perfect is a skin enhancing product that will help erase that look of exhaustion that comes from navigating through the airport, and with the introduction of Google Inside Maps you can get there with ease.  Besides other geeky girls like myself, I felt an article combining beauty and technology products would be beneficial for the geek-chic as neither item is gender specific and both are useful for stressful lifestyles.

Instant PerfectInstant PerfectFrom their anti-aging collection, Sisley's Instant Perfect is an all-purpose product which cleanses, moisturizes and smooths the effect of wrinkles on your skin. Its silicone gel contains a soft-focus powder which improves optical light diffusion on the skin surface for a more unified complexion. Based in France, Sisley collects natrual ingredients from all over the world to provide gentle solutions for your skincare needs. Instant Perfect uses a soy peptide extract to stimulate collagen providing a youthening, smoothing affect on frown lines, wrinkles and the look daily stress wears into our faces. It helps reduce shine, dilated pores and dark areas around the eyes. The product is light weight, does not leave a residue on your skin and can be used with or without makeup.

Instant Perfect is ideal for a quick and easy pick-me-up during the day especially while traveling or  working late hours on a deadline or project. A number of high-end retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and Saks Fifth Avenue carry the Sisley product line but today we are going to go to Bloomingdale's via the new Google Maps user-friendly interface.BloomingdalesBloomingdales

Over the years Google Maps has changed the way we travel in the car, via public transportation, riding a bicycle, on foot and now how we navigate inside buildings.  With retail areas getting larger and larger, it is no longer adequate to just get to the destination, it is also important to find out where you are within the complex. Google's goal is to provide an online directory of where to find stores within the mall or shopping center so that, in theory, you may never have to desperately search for one of those Directory signs again!

Using Google Maps on-the-go is easy and intuitive, simply search for a location as you generally would and zoom in.  In this example we're choosing Bloomingdale's on Third Avenue in New York City. As you near Bloomingdale's, you may want to know which entrance is closest to the department you are looking for and this is where indoor Google Maps comes into play!
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Zooming in on Bloomingdale's will provide a detailed map of the store and as you continue to zoom in on your smartphone you will see a floor indicator on the right side of your screen. If you wanted to pick up Sisley Instant Perfect, it is easy to see that you need the first floor for the Beauty department. However, after sampling Instant Perfect and seeing how amazing you look, you may decide to visit the Intimate Apparel department and you will be able to easily check floor by floor on your Android phone to find it is located on level 4 before ever leaving the makeup counter.IntimatesIntimates

It is easy to see where Inside Google Maps will provide a great benefit within a department store as large as the Bloomingdale's in Manhattan, but initially where this gizmo will really shine is with larger areas that are not visited frequently like IKEA or major metropolitan airports. Not only will Google Maps show you how to get to your gate, but it also will indicate where there are Wi-Fi hotspots, ATM machines and restrooms. Face it, with most airlines no longer providing food, sometimes it is necessary to stop at a dining location en route to your gate.  Google Maps will provide you a way to determine which direction to go before you're even off the plane. With Verizon's exciting new big screen phones like the Nexus Galaxy, Rezound and RAZR pinching in on a map has never been more simple.LASLAS

Google Maps 6.0 is currently not available on the iPhone or Blackberry devices. According to their blog Google has initially partnered with some of the largest retailers, airports and transit stations in the U.S. and Japan, including:

•    Mall of America, IKEA, The Home Depot, select Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Daimaru, Takashimaya and Mitsukoshi locations and more. Watch an IKEA demo here.
•    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Narita International (NRT), among others.
•    JR and Tokyu Corporation

Indoor Google Maps is available with Google Maps 6.0 for Android and is currently in Beta but you shouldn’t have to use it at the airport to find baggage claim because Instant Perfect is small enough to fit TSA’s standards for carry-on.  Just like texting and social media made us hope for red lights, Google Maps may actually have us crossing our fingers to be tarmacked!

 

Liz LeFleur
The Beauty and Geek Blogger
InventorSpot.com