About Me


Bethany Dean (BA Hons)

1st Class Media Studies graduate working in Marketing and Communications

Hey everyone, I started the Polished Couture adventure in November 2013. I’d describe this online space as a way to release my thoughts and opinions on beauty, fashion and everything in between. Polished Couture is my part-time hobby that I focused on in between university and now as a full-time marketer.

Here you’ll find the latest beauty reviews, travel recommendations and fashion posts. I often attend events so you’ll find a mixture of that too. I hope you enjoy visiting the blog and my content, if you want to know a little more about me, read below.

As part of starting this blog adventure, in 2015 I won PR campaign of the year at my university and was shortlisted for the Northern Blog Awards as Best Beauty Blog in 2018. I have travelled all the way up to Edinburgh and London with this blog and I’ve worked with some amazing brands along the way. In 2017 I had the opportunity to attend New York fashion week and London Fashion week. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future brings!

My favourite makeup brands have to be: YSL, MAC, Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury and Benefit Cosmetics.

My favourite fashion brands are: River Island, Lipsy, Topshop and Michael Kors.

I am possibly the biggest TV geek ever. I absolutely love Marvel and American TV shows such as Vampire Diaries, American Horror Story, Pretty Little Liars and lots more! If you have any recommendations please let me know, I’m always up for a new Netflix show.

You can also chat to me over my Social Channels!

Instagram: Bethdeanxo

Twitter: PolishedCouture

Facebook: Polished Couture

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  1. 5 July 2014 / 9:39 pm

    Hello beauty! I’ve nominated you for my Liebster Award if you are interested? 🙂

  2. stevetheman18
    4 December 2014 / 12:24 am

    Your design is very well done. Love your writing style and you’re a One Republic fan just like I am. Yeah, maybe I’m not into what you’re posting since I’m a guy but who knows, I might learn something to get for my girlfriend. 🙂

    If you want, you can check out my blog where I discuss many things. whatiliketodobysteve.wordpress.com


    • 4 December 2014 / 4:16 pm

      Aw how nice thankyou! Im glad your a one republic fan too 🙂 ill be sure to check your blog out now thanks for the lovely comment x

  3. 4 January 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Just discovered your blog and it’s great! I love the design it’s so pretty. Saw Imagine Dragons at Leeds last year they were amazing – Demons live has to be one the best experiences of my life haha!

    • 4 January 2015 / 8:41 pm

      Aw thankyou!! Omg i’m extremely jealous I’d love to see them live. That’s my favourite song I bet it was xo

  4. 6 June 2015 / 11:10 am

    I LOVE Train and One Republic! Your blog’s lovely btw 🙂 x

    • 6 June 2015 / 4:42 pm

      Aww yey! I don’t know many people who like them too, thankyou! 🙂 x

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