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Born and raised in Minneapolis by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009 as a way to share candid product reviews and trusted beauty advice with discerning readers everywhere. Since then, Beauty Bets has evolved into an inspirational space where Elizabeth’s obsession with finding the perfect red lipstick and banishing her sunspots once and for all is surpassed only by her collection of self-help books and her commitment to helping others achieve self-love and acceptance. A hippie disguised in J.Crew, Elizabeth is also a crystal-carrying, amateur tarot-card reading, certified Reiki healer.

A lifestyle editor by trade and a storyteller at heart, Elizabeth has spent more than a decade creating compelling content for Target, Nordstrom, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, and other sought-after beauty + wellness brands. Her gift for curation garnered her 5.4 million followers on Pinterest and an award-winning skincare collaboration with One Love Organics. When she’s not in therapy or test-driving the latest beauty treatment (bee venom facial, anyone?), Elizabeth can be found in the kitchen with her spirit animal, Ty, or taking long walks around the lake with their white lab, Molly. Pass the sunscreen. 




A self-proclaimed style enthusiast, organization nut, and bareMinerals fanatic, Danielle Bruflodt reviews the latest products from the cult-favorite brand along with other beauty trends in her monthly posts. When she isn’t waist-deep in product testing, Dani serves as the social media consultant behind Thyme is Honey and operates her smart Etsy shop.


Maya McDonald is a social media pro working & playing in downtown Chicago. When she’s not tweeting the deets for Fortune 500 companies, she can be found over at Charmingly Styled, her fashion + lifestyle blog about the little charms in life. Maya loves trying out all natural beauty products, drinking too many caramel lattes, and searching for the best cupcake in Chicago.

Ashley Barlow

Ashley is a freelance illustrator, designer, and mixed-media artist from Minneapolis. When she’s not making Beauty Bets look prettier, she can be found on her bike hunting for the perfect plate of french fries, or gathering interior pieces to create the perfect shelfie.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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