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  • Evolue Beauty's Jean Seo Shares Her Top Beauty Tips

    Evolue Beauty's Jean Seo Shares Her Top Beauty Tips

    For over a decade, the founder of Evolue Beverly Hills, Jean Seo, has curated the best collection of products to suit the needs of her discerning celebrity clients. Using her actresses as test bunnies, she created Evolue Skincare for anti-aging, and LUÉ Skin for anti-acne. Her insights will reduce your time spent primping, and enhance your pampering experience. Jean Seo's 7 Simple Tips for Enhancing Natural...
  • 3 Bloggers You Should Follow Right Now

    3 Bloggers You Should Follow Right Now

    Whenever our week starts to feel a little lackluster, one of our perk-up-quick tricks is scrolling through the latest posts from our favorite bloggers. We know we’re not the only ones who go online for inspiration, and that the world of lifestyle bloggers is vast, which is why we’re sharing three of our top picks for who to follow right now. Each of these...
  • The Surprising Story of Indian Sandalwood

    The Surprising Story of Indian Sandalwood

    [caption id="attachment_5477" align="aligncenter" width="600"] source: Pat Saltmarch, Flickr[/caption] One of the most potent, and precious, essential oils that we use is sandalwood. It’s a rare ingredient that is difficult to find now, even though it has had a long history of use in cultures around the world. This week, we’re taking you on a virtual trip to India so you can discover the history...
  • Uma's Exclusive Guide to Beverly Hills

    Uma's Exclusive Guide to Beverly Hills

    The Uma team calls Beverly Hills home, so we’re no strangers to the neighborhood’s reputation for excess and over-the-top, well, everything. To keep you away from the unrewarding tourist traps, we put together a list of our favorite places to eat, drink, sleep and more. We know Beverly Hills can seem overwhelmingly priced, but we promise these spots are worth spending extra on. Stay:...
  • Behind-the-Scenes: The Oscars Beauty Scoop from an Insider

    Behind-the-Scenes: The Oscars Beauty Scoop from an Insider

      We’ve been fawning over all the epic red carpet looks from this awards season, which is why we jumped at the chance to find out Oscars beauty trends and tips from an insider: TV host Diane Mizota.  Read on to find out her beauty secrets and her favorite red carpet beauty trends. Why are you going to the Oscars this year? Have you...
  • Why Choose Cruelty Free Makeup & Skincare: The Facts

    Why Choose Cruelty Free Makeup & Skincare: The Facts

    The point of testing cosmetics on animals - especially with all the technology and science we have at our disposal - is frankly lost on us. We can 3-D print a heart valve, but must inject a population of mice with a substance until 50% of them die - to ensure that an eyeshadow ingredient is non-toxic?! (Seriously, that’s the definition of a Lethal...
  • 7 Best Kept Beauty Secrets from Around the World

    7 Best Kept Beauty Secrets from Around the World

    Let’s face it; we all could use a little beauty inspiration from time to time, our day to day routines can start to get tired and our go-to products start to feel a little lackluster. However with the world growing ever smaller, we fortunately have a wide range of  beauty sources to draw from. From Hong Kong to Paris, we absolutely love all the...
  • Natural Ways to Fight Body Odor

    Natural Ways to Fight Body Odor

    Summer is for playtime and not worrying about underarm sweat and B.O. - or worse, about the chemicals you are exposing yourself to when using many standard deodorants that line the shelves even today! Luckily, we’ve compiled some natural alternatives to avoid these harmful substances while not compromising on your favorite outdoor activities.  First, a quick rundown on the source of body odor. Our bodies have...
  • 5 Tips to Fight Fatigue and Boost Energy

    5 Tips to Fight Fatigue and Boost Energy

    To combat low energy, fatigue and the health issues that come along with it, we suggest taking a more strategic approach to your diet – and planning the contents and timing of your meals to provide you with sustained natural energy, all day long! Here are some suggestions you can easily implement.
  • Get Rid of Laugh Lines, Keep the Laughs

    Get Rid of Laugh Lines, Keep the Laughs

    Laugh lines are a great way to show the world just how much you’ve been enjoying life – but they’re also a pesky indicator of aging skin! While injectables like Botox have become mainstream over the last decade for their effectiveness at minimizing laugh lines, they can come along with potential side effects, not to mention substantial expense! Before resorting to treatments like this,...
  • Anti-Aging Skincare – It’s Not Just For Your Face!

    Anti-Aging Skincare – It’s Not Just For Your Face!

    Most of us are equipped with an arsenal of creams, serums, and oils to minimize signs of aging on our face – but what about the other, less obvious, areas of our body that are also quick to display signs of maturing skin? Here, we’ve put together a handy guide to promote healthy, youthful skin – all over your body! Hands  Believe it or...
  • Popular Anti-Aging Ingredients, Demystified!

    Popular Anti-Aging Ingredients, Demystified!

    Wander into the beauty section of your local department store, and you’ll find an abundant - even overwhelming - selection of anti-aging skincare products, all boasting the newest and most potent of active ingredients. But, where do these ingredients come from, and how do they work? In this roundup, we’ll give you background on some of the most common players in the anti-aging game,...
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