December 30, 2012

New Year’s Eve Beauty Essentials

I don’t care what anyone says. New Year’s Eve is always one of the most magical nights of the year. I get to stay up late, drink champagne, kiss Mr. Bets and wear as many sparkly things as I want, thank you very much. Normally we do a fancy multi-course dinner party with friends but this year we’re headed out for a night on the town. Although I have NO IDEA what I’m wearing, preparations are well underway for all of my accouterment. So far my NYE essentials include:

  • something sleeveless and fabulous
  • a glittery gold clutch
  • piles of sparkly vintage jewelry
  • my new favorite deodorant*
  • nail polish, in red or bright pink—depends on the outfit
  • one tube of glossy nude lipstick
  • q-tips for smoky eye touchups
  • purse-size fragrance
  • mints for midnight

*Do not underestimate the power of good deodorant! Especially if you’re planning to party like it’s 1999. I didn’t know it was possible to love a deo, but I do. The same Dove Go Sleeveless Chamomile Deodorant that inspired me to get my arms in shape has become a highlight of my morning. Just wait until you get a whiff—you’ll see. It also soothes shaving irritation, softens skin with those famous Dove ¼ moisturizers, and provides 48-hour protection. So the estimated 50 percent of you who are going sleeveless this holiday season can wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care.

Any NYE beauty tips + tricks we need to know about? Do tell. 


September 20, 2012

Fall Beauty Essential #4: Red Nails

Last year I would’ve said red lipstick. This year it’s all about statement nails. Barely there nude shades are still around, but do your mood a favor and paint on something punchier. A glossy, classic red like Essie Too Too Hot on short nails can make you and your outfit look instantly more polished and pulled together.  Admittedly I go through shamefully long periods of bare nails. Who has time for a manicure?! My version involves keeping a couple bottles of polish in the car so I can slap some on at stop lights in the parking garage before heading into the office. This fall I am DETERMINED to do so more regularly.

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    Hello lovelies! I'm Elizabeth Dehn, a beauty writer + lifestyle editor who's equally fanatical about lip gloss as juice cleansing. I live in Minneapolis with Mr. Bets and our white lab, Molly Thomas.

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