February 8, 2013
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We Heart Valentine’s Day

Forget roses and chocolate. Give me pretty paper, impossibly glamorous pillar candles and aphrodisiac tea on Valentine’s Day. Wait. Give me those every day!  xoxo –Bets

You couldn’t pay me to be a teenager again, but Maybelline Baby Lips ($4) tinted balms take me right back to passing time and after-school dances.

Anything Kate Spade loves, I want. Including this girly coffee table book ($40) and most definitely that striped settee.

Grown-up hair ties two ways: Rock Solid studded hair elastics by Ban.Do ($20 each) . . .

 . . . and sweet heart elastics by Emi-Jay ($6.50/set)

Oh sweet, sweet Sugar Paper, you’re killing me softly with this darling gold embossed confetti card ($6).

For anyone who’s too cool for Vday school, there’s Rodin Olio Lusso’s scented candle. It smells like jasmine and neroli, burns for 85-hours, looks like a work of modern art, and costs a very pretty penny ($125). I’ll take two.
I’m officially on a tea kick, and Kusmi is next. More than one reader has sung its praises, and now I hear its the drink of choice at NYFW. Sweet Love increases physical and mental alertness and packs a pink-pepper punch of antioxidants. Spicy!
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    ABOUT BETS
    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 as a way to share candid product reviews and real beauty advice for smart women everywhere. When she’s not test-driving the latest beauty treatment (bee venom facial, anyone?) or serving as the beauty editor for Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and ClementineDaily.com, Elizabeth can be spotted running the Minneapolis Lakes with her white lab, Molly Thomas, or sipping champagne on a killer patio. Pass the sunscreen.
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