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July 3, 2017

Independence Day Inspiration

Happy holiday week! We are spending it in Ty’s home state of Connecticut, where everything is always red, white, blue—and gingham. I love it. After a backyard BBQ tomorrow with friends and family we’ll be heading to the beach for lobster rolls, clam pizza and whatever other New England-y experiences I can get my hands on. It’s got me craving anything Americana with a twist. Hope you’re having fun in the sun too, wherever you are!

This. All of it. {Little Blonde Book}

My kind of Fourth of July nail art: minimal! {via Pinterest}

Mara Hoffman has teamed up with Madewell on the cutest cutout suits. Now if I could just muster up the courage to wear one . . .

I never met a deviled egg I didn’t like and these might be enough to for me to break out the food coloring. {}

Because if we have to work, let’s make sure it’s fun. {maddy nye for designlovefest}

Milk Bar’s Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. Which I plan to sandwich around vanilla ice cream. {Foodie Crush}

Don’t forget the sunscreen! These are a few of my all-time favorites. Read the full post here.

I’ve been trying to drink more water, and definitely would if this mint-lime-cucumber-strawberry combo were steeping in the fridge. {}

August 5, 2016

Summer Things I Want to Eat

It’s a rare summer weekend when we get to spend it at home, lounging on the deck, hitting the farmers market and cooking to our heart’s content. My needs are simple but specific: grilled corn, perfectly ripened tomatoes, and pork of any kind as long as it hits the grill. 

Summer Recipes I Want to Eat | Beauty Bets

It’s officially corn season here in MN and my body must know because I can’t stop thinking about it. Everything is better on the grill, including cobs. I usually turn it into a salad but may stop short with a schmear of herb-by or cheesy butter. Keeping the charred husked because it looks better that way on a big, white platter, yes? (Foodie Crush)

Summer Recipes I Want to Eat | Beauty Bets

Stephanie Meyer’s herby, spicy, sweet and savory Vietnamese Pork Skewers are all my favorite flavors on one plate. I’ve love assembly-required meals like this because they forces me to slow down, admire every ingredient and appreciate every bite. Also, I (mostly) don’t miss the gluten.

Summer Recipes I Want to Eat | Beauty Bets

I grew up totally spoiled by a mother and two grandmothers who baked fruit pies, crisps and cobblers from scratch (and taught me the difference). Go figure that I have never baked one myself but just might have to after laying eyes on Sassy Kitchen’s Strawberry and Apricot Cornmeal Cobbler. Because there are BISCUITS on top.

February 20, 2013

Beauty Bets, Coming to an Inbox Near You

Happy Wednesday, lovelies! Halfway there . . . the weeks are a wee bit more fun these days at BB headquarters since we launched our bi-weekly newsletter. There’s something about seeing delish (healthy!) recipes, gorgeous pins and scintillating beauty news (snail mucus facials, anyone?) in one place that’s incredibly satisfying to the lifestyle editor in me. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you’re missing out on things like this rad lipstick breakdown from Gal Meets Glam. Just enter your email address yonder in the right-hand column, click submit, and voila—goodness in your inbox. Until next time, you can peruse this week’s newsletter right here.

  • 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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