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March 22, 2017

Honest Beauty’s Bundle Program is Brilliant

Review of Honest Beauty's Bundle Program | Beauty Bets

After all of these years, the best beauty products are still the ones that perform while being safe, healthy and nontoxic. Add delivery right to my door and I’m practically sold. Take the new Honest Beauty Bundle service, an affordable way to test drive new green beauty items. I could see for myself how cute the packaging was, and well, everything Jessica Alba touches turns to gold. As for the ingredients, all the products are free of parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde carriers, PEGs, synthetic fragrance, propylene glycol, mineral oil, SLS and even chemical sunscreens. I couldn’t say no to Honest Beauty’s Bundle!

The online bundle service costs $50 for three products of your choice (yes, YOU get to pick what arrives in your box), bringing the cost down to a little over $17 per product. For green makeup! This is simply unheard of. You can also add on up to five more products for 25% off the original prices if three just isn’t enough. Is it ever?

Review of Honest Beauty's Bundle Program | Beauty Bets

Make sure to add an eyeshadow trio to your bundle. It’s one of their best products! I really love the Soft Sand Trio for an everyday look and the packaging makes it easy to travel with. My other favorite is the Demi Matte Truly Kissable Lip Crayon. These give a near matte appearance, but are very silky on the lips and packed with pigment. Finally, the cream blushes. Swoon! The shade Truly Exciting is versatile for everyday and is never sticky on the skin like some creams can feel.

The real kicker for the Honest Beauty Bundle is their 365 day return policy and the cancel at anytime policy for the bundle service. I’ve received a few bundles now and I have to say I am so thrilled with the products and service. I can choose how often the bundles ship and I’ve returned products I didn’t love, hassle-free.

Give it a whirl and pick out your products! Let us know if your experience is as stellar as mine!

March 20, 2017

ep. 6: Erin Telford, Breathworker

We all need healing, whether from a broken heart or a chronic health condition. Join self-help obsessed writer and founder of BeautyBets.com, Elizabeth Dehn, on a weekly spirit journey with the teachers and gurus who are transforming lives in unconventional ways. These modern-day healers will change the way you view the universe—and your ability to heal yourself.

You feel like you have it all together on paper—the job, the home, the friends. But something still feels like it’s missing. You think it must be possible to feel better than this, more joyful and energized, less anxious and uncertain—but you don’t know how. Fashion publicist turned NYC breathworker Erin Telford of has been there, done that and is here to help us uncover what’s missing on a soul level. She’ll also walk us through a breath exercise that you can do at home whenever you need grounding.


NOTES FROM THE SHOW

Radiant Heart Acupuncture
–Blog post: It’s Okay to Stop 
Spring Equinox Guided Virtual Breathwork
Working with Anger: Live Virtrual Group Breathwork
Breathwork Healer Training in LA

Thank you so much for listening! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes or join the conversation on Instagram or Twitter using #healerswanted.

P.S. Are you a healer who’d like to appear on our show or a business interested in sponsoring an episode? E-mail elizabeth@beautybets.com for more information.

 

March 16, 2017

Review: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Should you be taking Collagen Peptides? Here are some of the advantages to this wonder powder.
Collagen that you eat? It sounded crazy to me too, at first. I thought I’d give it a try after I learned that collagen is really essential for so many functions in our bodies.  The theory is that our diets are low in collagen, compared to our ancestors, because we don’t eat as much of the animal parts as our ancestors did (sorry if you just puked in your mouth a bit, but those folks wasted nothing, you know?). Adding Callagen Peptides to your diet could benefit you even if you already have a healthy lifestyle.

Collagen, like the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides I’ve been experimenting with, contains amino acids that are used as building blocks for our skin, nails, hair, bones and joints. Not only does collagen promote skin elasticity, it can also prevent injury in athletes by protecting against connective tissue damage. Skin benefits? I’m listening, now.

The most surprising thing about the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides is that they are flavorless! The product is a very fine powder that won’t change the texture of whatever you’re adding it to. I have been adding the peptides to a smoothie or yogurt for an instant upgrade, but I’ve even tried them in tea and juice for a quick boost. This powder is not only a great way to try collagen, but a sneaky way to increase my protein intake as two scoops contain a whopping 18 grams of protein. A protein supplement that helps my skin and joints without changing the taste or texture of my meal? Yes, please!

Have you given Collagen Peptides a try? We’d love to hear what you think in the comments section.

March 13, 2017

ep. 6: Jaimi Brooks, Therapist

We all need healing, whether from a broken heart or a chronic health condition. Join self-help obsessed writer and founder of BeautyBets.com, Elizabeth Dehn, on a weekly spirit journey with the teachers and gurus who are transforming lives in unconventional ways. These modern-day healers will change the way you view the universe—and your ability to heal yourself.

When I met Jaimi Brooks nearly 10 years ago she was the founder of Fiore Beauty, a successful, buzzed about on-site beauty service in LA. But recently Jaimi returned to her original calling as a licensed therapist. Now she’s helping everyone from the burnt-out corporate executive who doesn’t know what to do with his life, to the working mother who’s struggling to to get her sex life on track, to get honest and intentional about what matters to them. This show is about the choices we make to be better, live better and feel better—with or without the help of a little therapy.


NOTES FROM THE SHOW
Jaimi Brooks
Fiore Beauty
–Jaimi’s Astrologer Gahl Sasson
The Longest Shortest Time (podcast)
Thrive by Arianna Huffington

Thank you so much for listening! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes or join the conversation on Instagram or Twitter using #healerswanted.

P.S. Are you a healer who’d like to appear on our show or a business interested in sponsoring an episode? E-mail elizabeth@beautybets.com for more information.

March 10, 2017

Weekend Reading From Women Who Make Us Better

We had so much to celebrate about women, and being a woman, this week. I’ve been graced by strong, authentic and kind (always underrated!) female friends and family, an fortunate to have such a supportive community in all of you. Here’s to holding each other up instead of tearing each other down, to compassion over competition and comparison. The world needs us now more than ever. Happy weekend reading from some of the best women I know who took the time and space to share their wisdom. –Elizabeth

Clementine Daily executive editor Amanda Carter Gomes reflects on the 10 things she learned by the time she turned 40. Let’s not wait another day or another decade to learn these lessons in self-respect and self-care, letting go of what no longer serves, and loving the heck out of life.

The ladies of Wit & Delight reflect on the life lessons they’ve learned from their favorite female mentors, reminding us that words, advice, and even a pile of french fries have the power change someone’s life.

You don’t have to be one of the more influential design blogger on the plant to know what Erin Loechner has so painfully and poignantly capture in her beautiful new book: You’re here, but you want to be there. Wherever there is. So you spend your life chasing. You need to be faster, better, stronger. But every time you get there, you need to go further. It’s not enough. It’s never enough. When will it be enough?! In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. She chooses a path that brings her joy instead of that undercurrent of panic none of us can quite put our finger on. Read this when you’re ready to start living instead of reaching. And to Erin: Thank you for courageously leading the way.

 

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    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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