The Beauty Department talks applying foundation in the correct direction – are you doing it right?
Lifehacker has a great list of common grammar gaffes to avoid. The comments also contain some great advice.
Filmography is such a cool tumblr, dedicated to finding the places where famous movie scenes were filmed.
Hahah, Glamour has “the best photo of the Downton Abbey cast out of costume. EVER.“
The Gloss breaks down their 10 favorite red carpet looks of the year. (Confession: I’m still thinking about the Gwyneth cape…)
51 DIY Ways to Throw the Best New Year’s Party Ever, from BuzzFeed. I’m not throwing a party, but I kinda want to tape huge confetti to my wall anyway…
Teen Vogue shows you how to recreate Lucy Hale’s smokey grey eye makeup.
These DIY holiday beauty gifts, from YouBeauty, are perfect if you have a small gifting budget – just be sure to make them right before you gift to avoid spoilage!
And if you’re not so much of a DIY-er, Lucky has 25 gift ideas under $25.
Wow, this is fantastic and surprisingly profound: Princess Marty, The Party Princess, via NPR.
Equally profound: If finals have you feeling frustrated and uninspired, take a break and watch the documentary “Caine’s Arcade.” Don’t watch it in the library; there may be tears!
Here’s another video to get you through finals. You can never be too inspired.
Also great for finals, especially in loud dorms: Rainy Mood, which simulates storm sounds.
In case you didn’t know, Santa isn’t the only holiday character in town! Mental Floss lists 9 holiday characters from around the world… and they’re only mostly horrifying.
10 Things the ’90s Taught Us About Love, from Thought Catalog. Aaaaah number 3 is so true – I didn’t realize it until now!
Lauren Conrad has 5 quick tips for “greening” your holidays. Love a little newsprint wrapping paper.
The 7 Most Ridiculous Things About Calling Out Fake Fangirls, from Cracked. Love this part in particular:
If you’re calling someone out as a fake fan, what’s your victory condition? Preventing someone else from liking things you like? When your plan is “prevent people from enjoying Superman,” you’re a Hostess snack cake villain, and even more irrelevant to the modern world.
Also from Cracked, 5 Ways High School Really Does Suck (According to Science). Just another reason to appreciate college! (Sorry, high school readers….)
And for you fangirls (“fake” or not), here are 100 things you didn’t know about the Lord of the Rings.
Disney TV Movies That Need Sequels. Yes, yes, yes to Brink! I will always love you, Erik von Detten….
We’re all guilty of taking “selfies” (and, okay, sometimes posting them on Facebook). Well, this imgur gallery takes the concept to a whole new level… and it’s amazing.
25 of the Best Quotes of 2012, from Glamour. Oooh, it’s tough to pick a favorite!
One more from Glamour: The 14 Funniest Auto-Correct Dating Fails of the Year.
Okay, I do not believe that this is real, but it is pretty hilarious: Please Move the Deer Crossing Sign.
Everyone’s favorite troupe of holiday high-kickers, the Rockettes, share their beauty secrets with Fashionista.
Stripes + Sequins shows you how to make a pretty velvet hair bow – this would be perfect for holiday parties.
The Gloss asks: If You Could Unbreak Your Heart Using Science, Would You? Apparently, it may someday be possible, though it sounds like serious sci-fi stuff.
Do you have a 2013 calendar yet? If not, R29 recommends some adorable options.
This peppermint hot chocolate (with candy cane stirrer) looks in-cred-ible.
So fab: Studies show more women are becoming hardcore gamers. Though, to be fair, it’s a little annoying that they cited “Angry Birds” as an example…
And finally, this photo will completely melt your heart.