It’s another super long Hautelinks list this week. Hope you’re ready to kill some time!
You Were Doing It Wrong is a fantastic Ask MetaFilter thread where people are discussing the many things they recently realized they were “doing wrong all along.” Bet you’ll find something in there you didn’t already know! (Bonus: there’s lots of spelling and grammar discussion for you writing snobs.)
Ha! Lady Gaga’s Most Crazily Dressed Fans is great. In the words of Gaga herself, “I am speechless.”
As if we weren’t obsessed enough with Gossip Girl to begin with, an appearance by Mr. Chanel himself might just put us over the top.
In case you hadn’t heard, a judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail. Personally, I can’t help but think it’s a good thing – maybe it’ll finally give her a chance to get sober?
Not sure what to think of this: Plus-sized model Crystal Renn is rapidly losing weight. On one hand, good for her if she was trying to get healthier. On the other hand, it’s sad that we’re losing such an icon in the world of plus-sized models.
Just what you always wanted: Camelfague panties “smooth out your feminine parts.” Um, I wish this was a joke.
7 Classic Disney Movies Based on R-Rated Stories. Yikes, who knew?!
Squidoo has a bookmark-worthy list of 50 Things You Can Reuse, to help you make your daily life a little bit greener.
I kinda want everything from Teen Vogue’s list of Summer Staples…
J. Crew’s Fall 2010 Collection is totally drool-worthy. Is it just me or have they been really on-point with their looks lately? The whole collection is fab.
On the opposite end of the fashion spectrum, “Awesomely bad without the awesome” is pretty much the only way to describe JWOWW (of Jersey Shore fame)’s new clothing line, Filthy Couture….
Study says women spend $25,000 on shoes in a lifetime. Is it sad that this doesn’t surprise me at all?
InStyle shows you how to find your most flattering sunglasses.
Tips for Dealing with Rejection from someone who knows all about it: an actor. Rejection is something we will all face at one point or another, and the tips on getting past it while learning from it are spot-on. Also, the “Lemonade File” idea is just genius!
InStyle lists their best accessories under $50, in case you wanna add some spice to your summer outfits.
BellaSugar has a ton of great tutorials on braiding your hair in different ways. If you have some free time on your hands, they’re worth trying out!
Also from BellaSugar, The Wild History of Lipstick. This comes with a warning, however: apparently 1/3 of modern lipsticks are formulated with LEAD, and the worst part is that the companies deny they’re using more than is legal. So please be careful!
MakeupandBeautyBlog reviews Topshop’s limited-edition polishes. Apparently, they may look pretty, but there’s a bit of an issue with the shade “Cloud.”
Lazy Girl Beauty contains TONS of great tips to help you save time in the mornings so you can snooze a little longer.
And you thought you had a large makeup collection. Seriously, Temptalia’s stash puts most Sephoras to shame.
NY Mag found a bunch of adorable beach towels in case you need a new one. In addition, there are a couple that you could probably hang on your wall as art!
In other makeup news, Alice + Olivia are collaborating with MAC. Yes, please!
Do you guys remember Dove’s “Real Beauty” campaign? (Hint: you’ve seen the ads, featuring half-naked ladies in their basic underwear, all over the place.) Apparently, the people at Dove have a limited view of what “real beauty” actually is… Such a bummer.
Kendie’s 30 for 30 Challenge is an awesome idea! Basically, the goal was to create 30 outfits out of 30 items, in 30 days. The results are really inspiring. Do you think you could take a similar challenge?
From Anderson Cooper’s blog, 28 things I wish I’d known before I started traveling. It’s a must-read!
FaveOne is awesome if you need to waste time doing something mindless. It’s simple: just click the picture of the thing you like more… Strawberries or Bananas?, Bacon or Kevin Bacon?, Burritos or Quesadillas? These questions need to be answered.
Refinery 29 shows us a new take on your birthstone: apparently, it has special powers. Even if you don’t believe the whole “powers” idea, the jewelry suggestions are pretty.
Sneak peek alert! This video gives us a preview of the wardrobe for the upcoming season of Mad Men. Apparently, it’s going to be “less glitzy” and more indicative of the period the drama is set in; this time, it’ll reflect 1960s culture and ideals.
Still don’t understand why we’re talking about fall fashion now, and why swimsuits are currently on sale? Stylelist makes sense of the madness.
Kind of interesting: Beyonce’s sister Solange declined to be involved with the House of Dereon line.
Okay, this is just cool: get a free smartphone when you try on a pair of jeans at American Eagle! We are not making this up.
In case you want to get something for your boyfriend: Short-O-Matic is a cool site that allows you to create board shorts using your own artwork. The shorts are hand-sewn, cut and printed in California, and a portion of the proceeds from each purchase is donated to Global Green USA. Very cool!
The Worst Email Habits and Annoyances You Should Avoid (or At Least Be Aware Of). I know I’m guilty of a few of these… what about you?
8 Tips on Seeing the World on a Shoestring is perfect for recent grads or anyone with the travel bug. Sign me up!
Two great posts from Already Pretty: What IS Flattering? (on redefining what “flattering” really means) and Why So Catty? (on cattiness and girl-on-girl hate, especially when it comes to appearances). Both are very worth the read!
Haha, from Crushable: How About We… Not? 8 Creative “Date” Ideas that Should Put You On Guard.
CollegeCandy lists their four favorite crafty books, in case you’re in need of a new summer read. (That rhyme was unintentional, I swear.)
Fashion Pulse Daily lists their favorite picks out of the many trendy “flats to go” products out there.
Finally, in case you missed all the drama, LemonDrop has a guide to the Jezebel/Daily Show/Emily Gould/Mothra e-catfight that should get you up to speed on all the epic craziness. Ah, internet drama – nothing quite like it.
That’s it for this edition. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below and have a fantastic rest of your Thursday!