Hautelinks: Week of 7/28/11

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One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two is the perfect easy recipe to have on hand when you just need sweets for two (or, more realistically, two cupcakes for yourself).

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Glamour took a page from prominent fashion bloggers to style classic denim in new ways.

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Annie Spandex has a tutorial on how to make a new t-shirt feel soft and worn-in, just like all your favorite old tees.

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We love Keiko Lynn's shady eyes tutorial - such a fabulous look for a summer night out.

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20 Cool Home Library Design Ideas, from Shelterness, will have all you bookworms drooling.

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FabSugar has 15 Smart Decorating Ideas from the 2012 IKEA Catalog - great inspiration for those of you decorating dorm rooms or apartments!

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Snail Mail My Email is such a cool idea. It's "a month-long interactive community art project which seeks to both share the warm-fuzzy feeling of receiving a personalized letter as well as inspire people to send their own snail mail." Snail mail letters are the BEST.

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How pretty is this DIY braided necklace?! Even better, it doesn't look that hard to make.

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25 Celebrities You Never Knew Were in Classic Movies (And Shows). I totally never noticed Rainn Wilson in Almost Famous!

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ELLE did a feature called America The Beautiful, spotlighting "the loveliest celebrity native from each state." Us Americans are a good looking bunch.

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In our humble opinion, Betches Love This Site is pretty amazing... and, um, I guess that means it lives up to its name.

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Fashion emergency at work? Learn how to use office supplies for quick fashion fixes.

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Refinery 29 shows you how to mis-pronounce your favorite fashion labels. Oh, Pronunciation Manual, you bring the funny.

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Dropped your favorite eyeshadow and watched it shatter? No worries! This tutorial shows you how to repair a shattered eyeshadow using simple household tools. This has happened to me too many times to count..

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This double fishtail braid tutorial would make for a perfect summer look.

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This kinda blew my mind: If the world lived like New Yorkers, we'd all fit in Texas.

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NY Mag did a retrospective of Amy Winehouse's style through the years. Her personal struggles aside, she did have an amazing sense of style and will be sorely missed.

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Suri's Burn Book is too hilarious. It's just what it sounds like: a celebrity-critical blog from Suri Cruise's perspective!

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Also from NY Mag, Kate and Pippa Middleton Expected to Cause a Sheer Hosiery Trend in the U.S. I don't know about you guys, but I still can't get down with this trend - just brings back bad '90s memories.

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This easy headband DIY is such a cool project - it really looks like something you'd buy at a store.

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Kinda similar but even cooler because it's uber eco-friendly: DIY rope bracelet from a J.Crew shopping bag.

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Another cool DIY of the home decorating variety: DIY Vinyl Wall Art. Could be great for a dorm room!

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If you've ever tried to give yourself a french manicure but could never get the lines straight, this genius nail tip will change your life! Can't believe I never thought of this!

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Are you a fan of Katy Perry's Smurfette dress? I wish it had been an inch or so longer, but otherwise it's adorable.

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Bizarre but true: You can now apply to college via Twitter. Call us crazy, but this sounds like it would be a lot harder than writing a full-length essay.

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Would you try magnetic nail polish?

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Even cooler than magnetic nail polish, if it's possible: nail polish that smells like Nerds candy!

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Aaand one more cool nail look: Lauren Conrad's ombre nails are so fun and would be really easy to replicate.

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Ever wanted to learn how to look EXACTLY like Megan Fox, Princess Jasmine, or Lil Wayne? Check out dope2111's YouTube tutorials - they're not only do-able but crazy entertaining to watch!

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The Frisky wrote an open letter to platform shoes. While we love these styles to death, a little more variety would definitely go a long way!

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9 Current Events That Will Most Definitely Become Movies, from CollegeCandy. How amazing would a WikiLeaks film be?

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These unconventional ice cubes would be perfect for summer parties.

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There's nothing like a yummy fruit smoothie to start your day off right, and Healthy Smoothie Recipes: From Foofy to Fierce is pretty much the ultimate guide to smoothie making.

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Another rad recipe: ROYGBV rainbow cake! Must. Try. This. ASAP!

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Man Builds World's Tallest Sand Castle... AGAIN. In a word: impressive.

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HelloGiggles has 4 Easy Beauty Tips to Make You Feel Like a Queen. There's truly nothing like a deep conditioning treatment to make you feel fabulous.

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Too funny: Two Brits Explore Wal-Mart for the First Time.

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If you want to save money on your coffee habit, order one of these drinks at your favorite chain.