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April 10, 2017

Ep. 10: Laura Harrison, Home + Life Organizer

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.

Laura Harrison is so much more than an organizer. The founder of Less Mess. More Life. in San Francisco, she’s a house whisperer who calms the chaos in your space by starting with your spirit. This isn’t about buying a label maker or getting rid of everything you own, it’s about living with less so you can have the life you want. The episode kicks off with our producer Phil eager to share his own journey of living with less—–just don’t take away his Batman VHS tapes.

NOTES FROM THE SHOW
Less Mess. More Life.
Laura’s Favorite Organizing Products
The Life-Changing Method of Tidying Up (book)
The Minimalists
ItsDeductible (tax deduction calculator)

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.

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.

 

April 5, 2017

Nontoxic Target Beauty Buys

Have you noticed all the healthier products available at Target? Here are some of my favorites!

Target is has really been hitting the bullseye lately (mic drop? no?) with its mix of nontoxic beauty + wellness products. Not only is our hometown retail hero requiring its suppliers to list all ingredients on every product, its also encouraging them to do whatever they can to remove scary ingredients from their formulas. We love seeing big boxes help more people have access to these healthy options at every price point! I’ve been scooping up some good-for-you Target buys whenever I find myself wandering the aisles, which is often. Here are some of my current favorites:

  1. W3LL People Bio Tint Multi-Action Moisturizing Foundation – Target has partnered with W3LL PEOPLE to bring nontoxic, plant-powered cosmetics to a larger market, and everything in the collection is amazing! Be sure to try the Bio TintBio Correct and award-winning Expressionist Mascara.
  2.  PLANT Apothecary Body Wash is made with organic essential oils and never any harsh chemicals, plus each scent is designed to help you feel better.
  3. Burt’s Bee’s Lipstick is a staple, floating around at the bottom of pretty much every bag I own. Affordable, feels good on the lips, and comes in a huge range of colors.
  4. Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap is a classic! And a staple in our home thanks to its 18 plus uses and therapeutic aromas.
April 3, 2017

Ep. 9: Sarah Von Bargen, Money + Happiness Guru

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.

Sarah Von Bargen is the founder of Yes and Yes, a blog about discovering what makes you happy so that you can do more of it. One of the biggest topics she tackles is the one that none of us like to talk about: money. Whether you have a lot or a little, healing your relationship with money about getting really clear about what brings you joy makes you happy so that you’re more intentional about how you spend it. P.S. If you think you need to give up Starbucks or earn dramatically more to have the life you want, Sarah is here to prove that you don’t!

NOTES FROM THE SHOW
Yes and Yes blog
More Money, More Happy bootcamp (it’s FREE!)

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.

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 31, 2017

My Favorite Skincare Products—Plus One I’m Dying To Try

Happy Friday, friends! Hope it was a week of goodness. I cannot complain after catching up on plenty of sleep, a few salt baths, and a balmy run outside at last! To top it all off, I’m back at Meg Biram’s gorgeous new site with a regular beauty blogger roundup. It’s always fun being asked to share my favorites and this month’s theme is near and dear: skincare. Head on over to MegBiram.com for the products I live and die by to keep my normal-ish but aging skin in fine form. If you are dehydrated, sun damaged or just plain picky, this post is for you! I have the Eminence mask on as I type. And if anyone has tried Herbivore’s Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment—fess up! One more reco and I’m plopping down my credit card. –Elizabeth

 

March 29, 2017

The Health Benefits of Houseplants

The Health Benefits of Houseplants and the best ones for your abode! | Beauty Bets

While I don’t have the greenest thumb (my mom got that), I do love keeping houseplants throughout our home. Living things make it feel more alive, especially during those darker months. And when you work from home, plants and pets are your best friends. Some I find can thrive with little maintenance and some I have to replace often—like my Trader Joe’s orchids that I’ve never been able to bring back to life by “cutting back” and putting in a window.

Houseplants aren’t just a beautiful indulgence that freshen up your space, some can actually improve the air quality of your home. Since plants “breathe” in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, they are nature’s perfect air purifier. Even NASA is on board: they conducted the Clean Air Study to prove that houseplants can actually help reduce toxic chemical levels in an indoor environment, including on space stations.

Many houseplants can filter common indoor chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, xylene and trichloroethylene. Some of the best indoor houseplants for cleaner air include the Boston Fern (you can pull yours inside in when temps drop), English Ivy (so romantic!) and the Peace Lily, which I keep in our bedroom and love how it fills an entire corner (interior designer tip: snip the white flowers if you like that lush, all-green look like I do).

For best results, NASA recommends in its Clean Air Study that one plant should be used per 100 square feet of indoor space. Be aware some of these plants are toxic to dogs and cats, so do your research!

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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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