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Hautelinks: Week of 1/2/14

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* Haha, totally love these graphs of life during your school career.

* 13 Women Who Rocked It in 2013, from HelloGiggles.

* One of our musical faves, Lorde, did a Reddit AMA and whether you’re a current fan or not, her responses will make you love her as much as we do.

* Because (let’s face it), dressing in cold weather can lead to a lot of lazy outfit repeating: 50 Winter Outfits to Copy Now, from Stylecaster.

* Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin. Wow! These are inspiring.

* Speaking of inspiring: Wind-up paper butterflies would make an amazing craft project – and would be perfect for a gift.

* The Beauty Department has a lovely updo inspired by A Fine Frenzy.

* Speaking of hair, Buzzfeed shows you the ways you’ve been shampooing your hair wrong. I had heard of most of these but a few were new! (Have any of you tried the food coloring method? It sounds good but like it has potential to go very wrong.)

* Also from Buzzfeed, which American Girl doll are you? (I got Molly – what was your result?)

* 6 Clothing Hacks for Removing Stains, from HackCollege.

* 8 Ways to Stop Overspending in 2014. So necessary.

* Top Celebrity Stylists Reveal Their 2014 Fashion Resolutions. Micaela Erlanger, I’m right there with you.

* Haha, Oh. My. GOD., so true: Ways In Which “Friends” Still Affects Your Life on the Reg.

* Also from HelloGiggles, 10 Signs Your Dog Owns You.

* Fascinating: There will soon be more Nordstrom Racks than regular Nordstrom stores.

* James Franco wrote a piece for the New York Times on the celebrity Instagram selfie.

* 29 Reasons We Fell in Love with Tom Hiddleston in 2013.

* Vogue breaks down the best street style looks of last year.

* The Food Lab breaks down the science behind making the best chocolate chip cookies. Bookmarked!

* 12 Moments That Restored Our Faith in Fashion in 2013, from HuffPo.

* Clementine Daily shows you how to make New Year’s resolutions that stick.

* Sleep and Water shares their best beauty product picks of the past year, with some awesome recommendations.

* Along those same lines, here are 33 Beauty Products HuffPo was Obsessed with in 2013.

* Tumblr breaks down the most-reblogged fashion and style trends of the year (and they now have me going down a rabbit hole trying to learn more about “pastel goth”).

* FabSugar also lists the best fashion trends of 2013. Ah, so many good ones!

* 10 Party Moments Only Sober People Understand, from Buzzfeed. So true!

* Also from Buzzfeed, 17 Strange and Creepy New Year’s Cards. What is this.

* 6 Apps That Fit Charity into Your Daily Routine, from Mashable. The first one is such a genius idea!

* My Modern Met shares the 10 best celebrity photobombs of 2013. These were too funny!

* Kind of adorable (and a tiny bit creepy), and great for a dorm: DIY animal wall clock.

* How to Up Your Beauty Game in 2014, from our friends at R29.

* Also from R29, a great piece on ways to reduce tech-induced stress. This is a fantastic resolution for 2014.

* Wow, this really puts things into perspective: When Kids from “Third-World” Countries Read “First-World Problems”, They Don’t Seem Like Problems.

* In case your break is extending into January, here are some fashion-related TV shows to binge watch with all that free time.

* Aw, this is super sweet: 5 Mantras for the New Year, from The Glitter Guide.

* And in case you’re feeling bored, play any sound clip and watch this keyboard corgi – it will magically fit!

* And finally… meet Pugsly, the kitten who regrets everything.

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4 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 1/2/14”

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    January 3rd, 2014 at 12:27 am

    I want to be able to google+ this.

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    January 3rd, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I loved the “Which American Girl are you?” – I got Samantha. :)

    The BuzzFeed article about shampooing was really interesting, too. I definitely need to pay more attention to what products I use in my hair.

    I really didn’t like the “8 Ways to Stop Overspending,” though. My biggest problem are my recent shift in lifestyle and retail therapy. It’s suggestion for how to not overspend with a change in lifestyle was along the lines of “You should’ve already been living below your means.” So it’s not really a fix, it’s something I supposedly should already be doing.

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    January 3rd, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I liked this HauteLinks a lot! I got Felicity as my American Girl doll. :)

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    January 6th, 2014 at 1:46 am

    The food dye thing does work depending on your problem. If you have brassiness in blonde hair, you can add blue or purple food dye to your shampoo and/or conditioner to get rid of it (I have done this before and it worked). I’ve had less success getting rid of green tones in blonde hair (using red food dye). I suspect it will work for green tones in brown hair, but in my experience you need beige to neutralize green tones in blondes. The effect is very gradual, so I doubt it could go very wrong for anyone. You’re essentially making a homemade tone-correcting shampoo/conditioner.

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