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Hautelinks: Week of 9/27/12

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* Stylelist shares some iPhone app-inspired manicure ideas – silly and cute.

* Also from Stylelist, Scrunchies, Clips, Barrettes, and Other Awkward Hair Accessories. You know you’ve worn all of these at some point in your life.

* Why Breakups Are Harder on Men, from Glamour. Very interesting, though some of the scientific reasons they cite are pretty creepy.

* Lifehacker talks the fallacy of “regrets.” Inspiring.

* Also from Lifehacker, how to get unstuck. This is fantastic!

* Sort of related: 5 Ways Your Brain Tricks You Into Sticking with Bad Habits, from Cracked. Thanks a lot, brain.

* 5 Makeup Mistakes We All Make… Without Knowing It, from Goss Makeup artist.

* From McSweeney’s, famous writers’ Cosmpolitan tips. Absolutely hilarious!

* What Your Worst Fear Says About You, from The Gloss.

* Drench is a perfect brainteaser for your study break, and it’s kind of addictive.

* Tips from a J.Crew Personal Stylist, via Babble. These are fab.

* LoveMeagan shows you how to turn ankle boots into strappy heels. Wow!

* DIY an Animal Print Trench Coat, from Teen Vogue.

* Also from Teen Vogue, Gabby Douglas speaks out about texting and driving. SO important – it’s great to see her supporting this.

* Lauren Conrad lists 10 books you should read this fall. One glaring omission: The Casual Vacancy! (Have any of you started it yet? I can’t wait to read it this weekend.)

* How to Taste Coffee, from Mental Floss. Who knew there was a “right way?”

* Racked breaks down Kelly Osbourne’s $250k Manicure for the Emmy’s. There are no words.

* Thought Catalog tells you what your favorite nerd hero says about you.

* Wow, this was pretty surprising to me: Study Shows Women Speak Less When Outnumbered by Men. Now let’s get started on changing this!

* 33 Things You Didn’t Know About Mindy Kaling, from Vulture. Could she be any more likable?

* YouBeauty breaks it down once and for all: Can Food Cause Acne? I was actually surprised by this because I had always heard it was the other way around.

* Teen Vogue rounded up 10 of the coolest nail looks from NYFW.

* We also love this fizzy bubble manicure from The Beauty Department.

* Learning to Cook Reluctantly: Chocolate Covered Oreos. Funny and instructive!

* Even more yum: 5 Tasty Fall Treats to Make, from The Glitter Guide.

* And while we’re on the subject of things to make for fall, Stripes + Sequins shows you how to decorate pumpkins with gold leaf for a luxe take on traditional Halloween decor.

* The Beauty Department shows you how to do a baroque-inspired lip.

* And speaking of beauty, Birchbox breaks down the best beauty looks from London Fashion Week.

* Hahah, oh my god – the ostrich pillow looks amazing and perfect for the lib… if you can handle all the strange looks you’ll get from fellow students.

* Can You Make It Through This Post Without Wanting to Be in Fifth Grade Again? Spoiler alert: No, it is impossible.

* Pretty art and it’s informative, too: An Illustrated Guide to the Top Fashion Editors, from R29.

* Lucky Mag did a pretty literal “look for less” post from the 2012 Emmy’s… just in case you have any super formal events coming up!

* Long but insightful: Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Perfect, from The Daily Beast.

* And one more just because you all loved it last week and Danielle is obsessed with cute things: BABY POLAR BEAR!!! You are all welcome.

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3 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 9/27/12”

  1. 1
    September 27th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    That baby polar bear was the best!

  2. 2
    September 27th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    My nerd heroes are definitely Joss Whedon and Chris Hardwick. And the descriptions were ridiculously accurate!

  3. 3
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:09 am

    That article on acne is…well, I guess they get part marks for effort.

    Coming from years of researching acne to find the cause of my own, acne, when related to food, which is not always the case, is generally because a person is not getting enough nutrients, causing an imbalance in the body that leads to an outbreak (so too much sugar can do this in some people, as can eating too many carbs without the proportional amount of proteins and veggies, as well as eating food not part of their race’s traditional diet [e.g. a Japanese person eating a traditional German diet]), or because of an intolerance (e.g. being unable to drink pasteurised milk because the nutrients that make it digestable have been killed). Other times acne can be caused by things like poor liver function (which, admittedly, can be brought on by food), constipation (trapping toxins in the body), allergies and stress (work, school, lack of sleep, excessive exercise without enough food and rest, not eating enough, etc.). Sometimes acne is actually boils.

    Acne is completely individual to the person who has it; it may be directly or indirectly related to food, but it also may not be.

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