Win A Maybelline Prize Pack!

Maybelline’s pink and green tube is instantly recognizable as one of the best — and most affordable — mascaras out there. Great Lash has won so many beauty awards that, much like Meryl Streep at the Oscars, it’s getting embarrassing.
Now there’s Great Lash BIG that boasts a bigger brush for lashes Bambi would be jealous of (blink, blink). And since we’re in the holiday spirit, from November 30 through December 14, I Heart Daily and Maybelline are pleased to offer a chance to win a $75 prize pack, including full-sized samples of Great Lash BIG, single and quad eye palates, lip gloss and lipstick, eyeliner, and blush. Free makeup? How can you go wrong?

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Best Moisturizers For Acne Prone Skin

I’ve always been weary of using moisturizer on my face in fear of tempting the fate of some enormous zit. At the same time, the winter air is making my skin dry and patchy in spots. What to do?
I turned to beauty expert, Paula Begoun, founder of PaulasChoice — a site dedicated to the best in beauty and skin care.

We asked Paula what moisturizers were best for acne prone skin, and here’s what she had to say!

I Heart Daily: What makes these particular moisturizers good for acne prone skin?
Paula Begoun: Their texture is light and doesn’t contain emollients that can add to oily skin or absorb into the pore adding to the sebum content inside. They also contain state of the art ingredients that can help skin repair and feel normal.

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Stop The Hunger Pains

With Thanksgiving upon us, we’ve officially kicked off the holiday season: tinsel and lights, scary Santas at the mall, and excessive eating, resulting in tryptophan-induced food comas.
But, while we’re all carb-loading tonight on candied yams and stuffing, take note that a mind-boggling 49 million Americans — including 17 million children — are going hungry this year. That is simply unacceptable. Here are two National organizations that make it easy to help:

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Macaroons: Pretty Pieces of Paris for $10

There is something so delicate and sweet about French macarons (we call them macaroons ’round these parts). They look like glorious pastel sliders, and they’re a tiny piece of Paris that I can actually afford.
French Macaroons are made with almond flour, powdered sugar and egg whites (hello, marvelous meringue!), and the two sides sandwich a filling of buttercream or ganache. Mmm… Here’s a good recipe if you’re a culinary type.

Me? I’m purchasing these little luxuries. I suppose I could shop at Laudrée, where fancypants get their gorgeous baked goods. But I’m going with lemonadestandnyc on etsy. They charge just $10 for 6 delicious delights!

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Japanese Beauty Secret: Camellia Oil

While I may have ignored my dear mother’s pleas to take my vitamins, I do heed her beauty advice. She was raised in Japan where women are notorious for their beauty regimens, keeping their skin glowing and their hair super lustrous.
So I asked my mom for a beauty tip from the land of the rising sun, and she offered one up: “Since I was a little girl, Japanese women used Camellia oil, from the Camellia flower. You put it in your hair and it makes it look nice and shiny.”

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We Heart BUST!

Any magazine that puts Amy Poehler on the cover, has ten full pages of music-and-books coverage, and gives us DIY perfume lessons is kind of a no-brainer. We got a sneak peek at BUST’s December/January issue (on stands tomorrow), and here are five stories you can look forward to reading:
1. Poehler Express. Talking to former Saturday Night Live co-star Rachel Dratch, Amy P. makes us love her even more when she says, “Girls between the ages of 9 and 13 keep reminding me of how fun it is not to care about what other people think.” Yes! We love her Smart Girls at the Party.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dating a Werewolf

Truth: I am firmly Team Jacob, and I’m psyched to see New Moon today (I’ve got my 4pm tickets!). That’s why I needed someone else to help out with today’s post.
As everyone who hasn’t lived in a dark cave for the past two years knows, Jacob Black has a little howling-at-the-moon thing going on. So I invited Ritch Duncan and Bob Powers, authors of the highly entertaining The Werewolf’s Guide To Life: A Manual For The Newly Bitten (Broadway Books, $14), to share some Do’s and Don’ts of Dating a Werewolf*, exclusively for I Heart Daily readers.

Do: Cook a Steak for him.
Don’t: Overcook it. Rare is better. Or don’t cook it at all. Either way.

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RED Hearts: The Perfect Environmental Internship

RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today.
Today’s RED Hearts post is from Amy Hunt, 19, reporting from Huntingdon, PA, who has an awesome internship plan:

I know what I did last summer: pretty much nothing. I couldn’t get a job and didn’t even have my driver’s license until August, a nice three-plus years after turning sixteen (don’t laugh at me). I ended up volunteering a little at a local museum and even got to DJ on the radio. But overall my summer was full of boredom and lacking in green — of both the money and the nature varieties.

Which is why I’m so determined to start now in finding myself an internship for next summer — and was so pumped when a professor pointed out to me the Student Conservation Association. It’s a great tool that lists internships at numerous national parks, wilderness areas, and other sites looking for hands-on help with jobs dealing in conservation.

Listings range from places as popular and familiar as Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park to intriguing-sounding others largely unknown (at least to me!), like the Salmon-Challis National Forest of Idaho and New York’s Clay Pit Ponds State Park. The jobs deal with all aspects of conservation: field work, education, research, preservation, and management.

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Spoofing “New Moon”

Ah! OMG! Have you heard? NEW MOON OPENS THIS FRIDAY!
Oh, guess you heard about it already.

Well. I bet you haven’t seen this! If you thought the Saturday Night Live spoof of Twlight with Taylor Swift was hilarious, then you should do yourself a favor and search for “New Moon Spoof” on YouTube. There are a lot of them — some good, and some, er, get an A for effort!

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