The Beauty Department shows you how to make an exfoliating sugar scrub to combat rough, dry skin.
Also from TBD, tips to help you get ready in a hurry. I love the idea of having “emergency outfits” – they’ll definitely come in handy!
If you haven’t seen this video yet, click immediately! SO funny: I Ate All Your Halloween Candy. The last two kids are my personal heroes.
Ooh, this is such a cool idea: All The Buildings in New York, dedicated to whimsical and interesting drawings of NYC buildings.
DIY Glitter Heeled Boots, from a Pair and a Spare. Gorgeous.
Such a simple tweak to make a big difference in a picture: How to Achieve Dreamy Photos in One Step.
Haha, If Seasons Were Boyfriends, from Thought Catalog. The winter boyfriend is definitely the best!
Allure shows you how to avoid Lindsay Lohan’s bad blush technique. So important – stripey faces are only cute on zebras (okay, and striped kittens).
Just another reason to grab a double espresso before hitting the mall: Shoppers will pay 15% more for the same item when they’re relaxed.
Need a quick decor upgrade? RealSimple has some, well, real simple ways to transform a corner of your room.
Also decor-related: 5 Ways to Display Family Photos (or photos of your BFFs, sorority sisters, etc!)
One more decor post: DIY Carnival Marquee Letters!
Bundle.com lists The Top 10 Cities that Spend the Most on Clothes. Does your city make the list?
We heart LoveMaegan’s take on the glitter nails trend – uber chic and holiday-perfect!
For even more nail-spiration, you need to check out the “my nails” page on Polyvore – so many inspiring and cool designs.
If you want wavy hair in a hurry, why not try this easy method, involving braids and your flat iron? We’re wondering why we didn’t think of this…
If you’re an obsessive hair twirler like me, you need to read this: The Consequences of Pulling Your Strands. Yikes!
Speaking of hair, Refinery 29 shows you how to get amazing hair color from a box. Speaking from experience, ash is totally key to a non-brassy light blonde.
10 Easy Winter Styling Tips Culled from J.Crew’s Favorite Looks, via FabSugar. Absolutely love the pops of color – so fresh for the season!
Do not read this if you don’t want to develop a fear of escalators: 7 Creepy Urban Legends That Happen to be True (Part 5), from Cracked. From now on I’m sticking to stairs if I can help it.
A Beautiful Mess shows you 3 ways to dress up a winter coat. So cute!
Aaand speaking of winter fashion, Sugar and Spice shows you how to dress for work in the winter. These tips would be great for internships, presentations, etc., too.
Also wintery: Finding warm winter boots that aren’t eyesores. Not so easy to do!
R29 shows you clever ways to save money on your beauty essentials. Okay, not gonna lie – the first tip scares me just a little, but the rest sound good.
Oldie but goodie: 5 Beauty Products You Don’t Need, from Oprah.
Stressed? JacksonPollock.org has an amazingly fun tool to help you unwind and create something awesome.
On a related note, during a time of year when we can all use a pick-me-up, adorable feel-good projects like this are more wonderful and necessary than ever. (Cutest thing I’ve seen in a while!)
Beyond Barrel Roll: 10 Hidden Google Tricks. So cool! (Sidenote: Am I the only one who had never seen the barrel roll before?)
A little pricey but SUCH a cool idea: Shoes of Prey allows you to design your own custom pair of shoes! And, okay, it’s great for wasting time even if you aren’t gonna buy…
Hahaha amazing: Even more Ryan Gosling VS Ryan Reynolds… with dogs.
If you’re a Gossip Girl fan and don’t read Vulture’s hilarious recaps, you’re seriously missing out. So great.
CF reader Katy sent this in: An easy way to make potato chips in the microwave! So perfect for dorm living.
Another recipe worth trying: Hot Chocolate Bites! Mmm.
Six Little Pouches to Sew, from How About Orange – great gift ideas if you’re crafty.