Hautelinks: Week of 2/16/12

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It's that time of year again - New York Fashion Week has been going on since last Thursday (today is the last day, sob!), and FabSugar has a great roundup of the best street style looks from the Fall 2012 show-goers.

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Haha, oh this is true: Why NYC Fashion Week is Just Like Your High School Cafeteria.

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Annddd our friends at Refinery 29 rounded up their 15 favorite looks from this season.

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We always love The Beauty Department's Mani Mondays - case in point, this week's double manicure tutorial, featuring layered leopard nails AND cute art deco-y hearts.

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However, our FAVE nail look of the week has to be Adele's Louboutin manicure that she rocked at the Grammys.

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Oh my god, we love this so much: Written? Kitten! is an in-browser writing app that shows you a new kitten picture every time you write a set number of words - if that's not motivation to knock out an essay, I don't know what is.

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Haha, 10 Things '90s Kids Will Have to Explain to Their Children. Fern Gully was AMAZING! (And, um, oh my god, I googled the Batty Rap lyrics like the article mentioned... so messed up.)

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Soo cute: Sophia Grace & Rosie Go to the Grammys for Ellen. "We weren't nervous but we were hungry!!"

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Mackenzie Drazan's New York Fashion Week Model Diary, from WWD, gives an interesting behind-the-scenes look at what it's really like to walk at fashion week and still have a life.

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Cute Spring hairstyle idea: Simple but Showy Bohemian Updo.

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Rachel McAdams' 6 Most Romantic Movie Moments - aww! Have you guys seen The Vow yet? I just saw it and was surprised at how much I liked it!

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So much fun: Write custom Chanel love letters for your BFFs! Best part is it's free.

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Ooh, Hunger Games fans, this is for you: Capitol Couture is a website dedicated to covering the movie costumes and fashion inspired by the books. Seriously cool!

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This is an oldie but goodie: How to make DIY dresses out of too-big tee shirts.

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Another great tutorial that shows what you can do using just a tee shirt or two: DIY Striped Skirt.

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Hahahah, from Cracked, If Famous Websites Had Real-World Locations. My favorites are Geocities and the YouTube Comment Arena.

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How to make Cake Batter Blondies. As a big Funfetti fan, it's pretty much mandatory that I make these soon.

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See also: DIY rainbow cakes in a jar! These would be so perfect for a party.

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And on a similar note, Cooking Light lists The Most Common Cooking Mistakes - great if you're learning or just want to improve your skills.

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For those of you 21-plus, Drinkify is pretty cool - just enter the artist you're listening to and it will recommend the perfect alcoholic beverage to drink while you listen.

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Okay, fair warning, some of these stories are creepy/awful, so don't click if you're easily scared! That said, I couldn't stop reading this thread: Reddit, what is something catastrophic that has ALMOST happened to you?

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Totally random but we found it amusing to look at all the '80s duds: A slideshow of mall madness in 1989.

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The Gloss shows you how to use strawberries as facial toner.

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The best sheer and lace tights, from The Frisky - you still have a couple months to wear 'em, so enjoy while you can!

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Teen Vogue shows you how to recreate Katy Perry's Grammy beauty look.

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Graphic design/art nerds, you guys will appreciate this: The 6 Rules of Modern Poster Design. So true!!

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The Models for "American Gothic" - another one for you art nerds. I had no idea that the pitchfork man was actually a dentist!

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Okay, Valentine's Day may have already passed, but these Game of Thrones valentines are too great not to link.

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One more V Day-related post: The Top Engagement Ring Trends, from Fashionista. Even though I have NO plans to get married anytime soon, it never hurts to know what you want, right? (Those colored stone rings are gorgeous!)

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YouBeauty asks... which Girl Scout cookies are the healthiest? Of course my two favorites are the worst... (Like that will stop me!)

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If you're like me and are already buying summer clothes, you need R29's advice on wearing summer maxi skirts in cold weather.

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Also from R29: 2012's Must-Try Hair Trends. Do you agree that braids are on the way out?

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Haha, apartment-dwellers, you will understand this: The Most Entertaining, Obnoxious, or Completely Insane Notes Written to Neighbors. (Pro tip: 9 times out of 10, talking to them works much better than leaving a note.)

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Former CF writer Ally blogged about creating a table-scape on your dresser to add color to your room. Super cute!

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This is genius: What Size Am I? is a new app that will calculate what size you are in different stores - all you have to do is type in your measurements.