Hautelinks: Week of 7/3/14

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Since Independence Day is tomorrow, here are some awesome Fourth of July manicure ideas to try. (I'm going to do American flag nail stickers - will let you guys know how it goes on the CF Instagram!)

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And if you're already following CF on Insta and want even more follow suggestions, Into the Gloss recommends a few up-and-coming supermodels to follow before they hit it big.

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For photo-taking at those weekend BBQs: How to Take Photos in Bright Sunlight.

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Speaking of BBQs: What does your hot dog topping say about you? (Vegan tofu all the way!)

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One more: 16 DIY projects for your red, white and blue BBQ this weekend.

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What do Bambi, Jaws and Miley Cyrus have in common? They're only a few of the things Tim Howard could save. (We love you Timmy Howard!!)

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Adore this: Sam Smith's cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" is just perfection.

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A damaging mindset many women struggle with: Will being skinny solve all my problems? from Refinery 29. (Spoiler alert: No.)

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Also from Refinery, why being shy is working against you. It can be hard to put yourself out there, but once you learn to do it the results are SO worth it!

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LOVE: A Bro Thinks He Knows What College is Like, Jessica Williams Sets Him Straight.

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Forget the ombré hair trend... it's all about "sombré", the perfect hair look for summer 2014.

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As if I wasn't already dying to visit the updated park, Buzzfeed shares 17 Hidden Gems Every Harry Potter Fan Should Look for in Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando.

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If one of your summer goals is to improve your fitness, Teen Vogue shares a Tracy Anderson workout video designed for high school and college students.

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Cute: What Your Favorite Boy Band Member Says About You. Love the first sentence of the J.T. paragraph.

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Eeeee, this gorgeous summer braid hairstyle is making me wish I hadn't just re-upped my bob haircut. Sigh!

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16 Fashion Problems Only Disney Princesses Have, from Cosmo.

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Even if it's meant to sell products, Always' new #LikeAGirl campaign is full of win.

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42 Money Saving Tips Every Makeup Addict Needs to Know, via Buzzfeed.

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For Ed Sheeran fans, US shares 25 things you probably didn't know about him.

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A must-read for all incoming freshmen: 16 Stain-Removing Laundry Hacks, from WhoWhatWear.

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Breaking news: Beyonce is now more powerful than Oprah, according to Forbes.

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For writers: We just discovered WattPad, which is an awesome platform for sharing and reading short stories, fan fictions, or novels.

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The Fashion Spot shares 10 ways to start building your dream wardrobe.

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Strawberry ice cream you can eat for breakfast? We're there.

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The Beauty Bybel shares 11 awesome lipstick combos for summer. I've been loving the pastel pinks lately à la the second photo of her.

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How to Wear White Jeans with Any Color, from PureWow. White jeans are neutral so, really, anything goes!

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Beauty Editor did a fascinating piece on the state of beauty blogging. Worth reading just to learn what goes on behind the scenes at your fave beauty sites!

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In case you couldn't make the trip across the pond, Vogue shares the best Instagram moments from this year's Glastonbury festival.

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This is great: What Real Men Would Look Like If They Posed As Underwear Models, via Thought Catalog.

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5 Thoughts You'll Have Your First Year Out of College, from HelloGiggles.

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Cosmo shows you how to rock the slicked-back hair look without looking greasy.

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Unique concept, worth checking out if you're in NYC this summer: New Costume Institute Exhibit Has a Somber Theme.

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We enjoyed this: Yet another parody of the "strangers kissing" video, except this time with no hidden advertising involved.

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And finally... 22 photos that prove elephants make the world a better place! Best animals ever?

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Also, Independence Day-appropriate cuteness: Puppies Exercising Their Freedom to be Patriotic.

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Okay, one more - because who doesn't need more cuteness? Wet Dog is perhaps the most aww-worthy photo series we've seen.