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In the last week of 2012, readers and web denizens will be barraged by endless lists and roundups encapsulating the last 365 days, but we promise, this look back is something a little different. These ten stories and features were picked not by us, but by the most awesome people around — Refinery29 readers!
Yep, these are the ten pieces that you guys loved most this year. The ones you couldn't resist clicking, sharing, and coming back to for inspiration, again and again. Though a few of these are only a couple months old, they have already gone down in the R29 pantheon as some of our most popular stories of all-time. Oh, and we've got to admit, you guys certainly do have some great taste...not that we're biased, or anything.
We're not ones to keep this kind of infatuation under wraps: Refinery29. Loves. Catbird. (Oh boy, do we love it.) After all, it's Catbird that brought us ring-stacking (hello, hand party), made us fall in love with hoop earrings all over again, and popularized a certain delicate edginess that managed to find its way out of read
Conventional beauty advice has been pretty much the same for decades: Cleanse your face with something foamy, wash your hair with something sudsy, moisturize with something thick, scrub with a vengeance, occasionally use a clay mask, and paint your face with artificial colors. Ah, but the rules have changed, and some read