Nerve ranks Disney princesses from most to least feminist. Very interesting! The discussion in the comments is thought-provoking as well.
We are obsessed with Ask Amy, where Amy Poehler gives young girls advice via YouTube. Her first episode, with advice for teenagers on wearing makeup, is beyond fantastic. Episode two, on stress, is equally great. We love you Amy!
Another YouTuber we’re loving: Wendy’s Lookbook is a fab blog, but her YouTube channel may be even more amazing – the videos are excellent quality and she has some impressive fashion advice.
9 Sleepy Baby Animals That Will Totally Make You Need a Nap – aaahhhh, so adorable!
Fashionista chronicles the evolution of Team USA’s Olympic uniform through the ages.
And while we’re on the subject of the Olympic uniforms, we would be remiss not to mention the Ralph Lauren uniform scandal. Pretty disappointing but at least they’re getting it right for 2014…
Tavi Has a Bone to Pick with Seventeen Magazine… and she’s not afraid to go public about it.
In the comments section of our post on Retouching & Photoshopping, a CF reader pointed us in the direction of the film Miss Representation. It’s a fantastic documentary and a must-watch movie for women everywhere.
Marie Claire’s Fake Kate Middleton Cover: Fan Art or False Advertising? This is just bizarre.
Teen Vogue did a fantastic tutorial on making your own printed fringe bikini – it’s crazy awesome and the best part is, you can customize the pattern to fit your own sense of style.
Also from Teen Vogue: 5 Great Fitness Apps to Keep You Moving and Motivated. It’s so easy to slack on exercise during the summer – I know this well!
HelloGiggles has some lovely tips for planning your next vacation.
How to Contour Your Face Like a Celebrity, from Birchbox, makes it super easy to use makeup to create a flattering look. The chart is pretty much foolproof.
Also from Birchbox: Polka Dot Half Moon Manicure tutorial. Cute, cute, cute!
Do you suffer from eyeliner incompetence? Pretty sure we’ve all been there…
On a similar note, these natural, homemade sunburn soothers will help if you spent a little too much time in the sun.
You might also want to try these natural bug repellants, while you’re at it.
Lana Del Rey is the new face of H&M, reports the Guardian. What do you think of this choice?
This super cool DIY decorative ampersand would be perfect for a dorm and could be done with so many different symbols and patterns.
Stripes + Sequins did a DIY Rope + Crystal Spike Necklace that’s really unique and perfect for adding edge to your look.
5 Tips for Keeping Your Swimsuit in Tip-Top Shape, from FabSugar. One more tip courtesy of CF writer Shannon: Don’t wear your nicest swimsuit in the hot tub (or at least, don’t stay in too long) – the heat breaks down elastic quickly, leaving you with a saggy suit.
Three words: Sweet Valley news!!!
Haha, love this: Justin Bieber VS *NSYNC Boyfriend Girlfriend Mashup.
We’re in love with these simple DIY art projects from A Beautiful Mess – such a simple way to dress up your walls without spending a lot.
We are seriously obsessed with Eva Chen’s office – it’s pretty much a beauty addict’s Mecca.
Also beauty-related, but much, much less cool: Ever Wondered How Filthy Department Store Makeup Testers Are? (Spoiler Alert: Very.)
Wow, this is really powerful – definitely long, and a heavy read, but worth your time: Near Naked, a moving essay discussing feminism and sexual assault.
Shine shares the best natural scrubs for your skin type. Love the idea of using rice for a scrub!
How to Use Office Supplies for Quick Fashion Fixes, from DivineCaroline – you need to bookmark this! Such a great resource.
By the Numbers: How Americans Spend Their Money, from Mental Floss. Fascinating!
Loved this post from Thought Catalog: The 19 Best Moments of Being Young. Agree with number 9 (and, okay, pretty much all the others) so much.
Cute idea: DIY Makeup Brush Roll, from The Beauty Department.
Get in on the DIY shorts trend with this fab video tutorial from Stylelist.
Another fab tutorial involving dye: How to Tie Dye a Denim Shirt, via Glamour mag.
Staying Power in Fashion and Style Blogging, from Chictopia – interesting whether you have your own blog or just read lots of ’em.
Hahaha, I couldn’t stop laughing at the Bangelina pic – amazing: Celebs as Real People, from Shine.