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September 30, 2015

A New Look + A New Contributor!

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Happy hump day! By now you have (hopefully) noticed something shiny + new on the blog . . . my pretty, pretty logo! I’ve never really had one, maybe because it’s taken me six years to find myself or my voice? But when I met Ashley Barlow, a Minneapolis-based artist, illustrator and designer who’s work I have long admired from afar, I took it as a sign (they’re everywhere, you know). Beauty Bets has always been personal to me, of course, but with Ashley’s hand-rendered lettering my personality is more fully on display. What you may not know is that I am a huge art enthusiast. I can’t draw worth a darn but art of all kinds moves me to pieces. To be able to incorporate a wildly talented local artist into the blog makes my heart sing. And I love how Ashley played up the Bets, my childhood nickname, and brought my writerly background to life with this logo.

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Here’s our girl! You’ll be seeing more of Ashley in the world, mark my words, but head over to her portfolio + shop, and Instagram for immediate inspiration. Ashley will also be a regular contributor on the blog, turning beauty bits into beautiful illustrations. Because as much as I enjoy photography, the blogosphere is saturated with them. I’m so looking forward to gifting you all with some artful eye candy that pays hommage to the products, DIY ideas and personal discoveries that bring you to this blog. Enjoy!

ashleybarlowstudio{photo: Ashley Sullivan for Trouve}

  • 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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