Hautelinks: Week of 12/1/11

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We absolutely loved The Beauty Department's holiday gift guide - so many fabulous product recommendations!

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Speaking of holiday gifts, Design:Sponge did a great roundup of ornaments and holiday decoration gifts that will add style to any space.

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One more: Our Editors' Holiday Wish-List, from R29. Great stylish gift ideas!

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And, okay, if you have a style blog and your 'rents ask you what you want this year, direct them to IFB's list of 5 Great Gifts for Bloggers. How sick is that bag?

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This is wonderful: The Fug Girls Analyze Miss Piggy's Style Evolution, from Vulture.

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Although this is old, we hadn't seen it before & it's great for graphic design geeks: The Evolution of Corporate Logos Over Time.

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In case you didn't know, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show broadcast this week, and to celebrate, The Daily Beast has a look at a year in the life of an Angel.

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Also VS-related: BellaSugar breaks down the makeup looks from the show.

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One more: A Look at the VS Models When They Had Braces & Bowl Cuts. It's nice to know that even models go through that pre-teen awkward phase...

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How pretty is this ruffled vanity, from The Beauty Department? Doesn't look too tough to make, either.

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A Beautiful Mess shows you how to make your own Starbucks-style coffee syrup - genius!

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How to Style a Side Braid, from A Beautiful Mess - super easy and quick for exam week.

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Refinery 29 shows you 5 unexpected ways to sparkle this season.

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Computer program that shows exactly how images have been Photoshopped. Do you think airbrushed photos and ads should come with a warning? Would this change anything?

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Seeing the small: How to look at the little things, from Positively Present. Mindfulness is increasingly tough to practice these days, but so worth it.

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Got a party coming up? ELLE lists celebrity hairstyles to inspire your next night-out look.

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Speaking of hairstyles, Daily Candy did a great list of winter styles to try.

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Fellow crafters and DIY fanatics, rejoice! We just discovered Random Tutorial, the StumbleUpon of crafts. Click the red button to be whisked away to your next project!

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How adorable is this candy cane manicure tutorial? Answer: Very.

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Also nail-related, if you're addicted to Facebook, this nail tutorial may be perfect for you.

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 Okay, this is funny but requires a disclaimer that it's non work-safe and uses offensive language: Texts from Bennett, a site dedicated to texts the author exchanges with his "unintentionally hilarious" 17-year-old cousin.

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We've done a fashion inspiration post on Elizabeth Olsen in the past, so we loved this slideshow of her best looks from Marie Claire.

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If you enjoy driving around and checking out the holiday lights in your town, LIFE.com's gallery of holiday lights across the globe will be right up your alley.