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Sara

Sara grew up in and around the beauty industry and quickly developed a full-fledged passion to learn how ingredients work in synergy to make the perfect beauty product. Helping to establish F.I.N.Y and currently serving as Vice President of the company she’s truly the mastermind behind understanding what components are required to make each and every item effective and alluring.  


Sara’s education in accounting, business and economics combined with public relations, retail and brand management experience equate to her frank understanding and passion for the chemistry behind making women look and feel fabulous. Certified F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S readers and members love tapping into Sara’s candid counsel to learn a little more about “how and why it works.”  eHow.com features Sara Bumby as a Skin Care advice presenter in a series of web videos. To see the videos, click HERE.



SKIN TYPE: Normal to Dry with T-zone Issues 
HAIR TYPE: Straight, Flat, Smooth, Thin 
HAIR COLOR: Blonde 
COMPLEXION TYPE: Fair with yellow undertones. Prefers Cool Color Pallets for Makeup. 
EYE COLOR: Light Blue 
BEAUTY ADDICTIONS: Protocell Cream, Nail Polish, Tweezers, Klorane dry shampoo, Kombucha cleanser, Carmex lip Balm, Nivea Body lotion, Smashbox eye lid primer, Tri leave in Conditioner, Nars seasonal eye shadows

The LAY/N/GO Cosmo (20")

Do you travel a lot? I do… Do you share your bathroom with at least one other person? I do… So when my friend gave me a lay/n/go, I was really excited. This cosmetics bag is amazing! 

lay and go bag

I do not know about you, but when I travel to any hotel, I do not like my personal belongings (my skin care, make-up or especially my tooth brush) to touch the vanity in the hotel bathroom.  The lay/n/go is quick and easy solution, you throw all of your products into the bag, pull the cord and go.  The bag has a lip on it so when you open it up, all of your belongings do not tumble everywhere. I recently found out, the lay/n/go is available in different sizes, small to X-Large… no more legos all over my floor (man, legos hurt when you step on them).

Did I mention the best Parts? 

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Galvin & Galvin Dubble Trubble 2 in 1 Shampoo & Body Wash equals bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!!!! The Strawberry Scent is Amazing! My children both have very sensitive skin and are able to use this to wash with or bath with out it overly drying their skin!  

In the excitement of getting new soap for the bath, my children decided to work together :) For those of you with children we all know what this can lead to...

We have detachable jets for the bath, they rest over the edge of the tub and turn a normal bath into a Jetted Tub, which we all happen to love... 

They wanted to see the distance these bubbles would go, so the jets went on and the bubbles went in... and then some more.... and then some more... until an empty tube hit the floor...

When I came to check on my children (following the laughter) to see how bath time was going. I opened the door to a sea of bubbles covering the entire room. They were a bit difficult to see over all the bubbles, the little one had to stand... their laughter was contagious...

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ORogold 24K Cleansing Kit 7.3.13ORORGOLD Cosmetics is a line of products which incorporates actual Gold into their cosmetics line. The form they use is E175, which is the same Gold used in cake or chocolate decorating, according to the US FDA and the European Union this form of gold is edible.

The OROGOLD 24K Cleansing Kit has 2 beautiful products in it. There is the 24K Milk Cleanser and the 24K Purifying Toner. The Milk Cleanser feels amazing, it is soft and moisturizing, and Yes it did clean my face. The directions are to apply the cleanser to a cotton ball and then use the cotton ball on your face to remove impurities and make-up. It did. I used the cotton ball and when I looked down there was my make-up.  It came off quite easily actually. Milk cleansers are not my favorite because I usually have a tough time removing my make-up, but the Orogold 24K Milk Cleanser did a great job!

Orogold 24K Neck-Lift Cream 7.3.13I also tried the OROGOLD 24K Neck-Lift Cream. This is a firming moisturizer. It had a nice rich texture to it and you definitely feel the firming. The Sodium Hyaluronate is going to plump and smooth out the textrure of the skin. There are some great brightening ingredients in it as well, like Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) and Panax Ginseng Extract (Ginseng). Overall with regular use, the Orogold Neck Lift Cream should improve the tone and texture of the skin on your neck. 

The Orogold Products are beautifully presented and would make a wonderful gift. Husbands do you want to give your wives something that she will be impressed with??? These are the kind of product you put out on your display shelf. They should never be under your sink... The packaging is beautiful and definitely something you are going to want to show off. 

Have a great day!

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Biotera Color Care Shampoo, Conditioner and specifically the 3 minute deep conditioning treatmenthave saved my hair!

Jessica convinced me to go back to my old ways of Super Blond...  Great idea except I started this 03252013 Biotera utlra care color certified fabulousadventure on my way into winter... which we all know is super hard on your hair to begin with.. put them together and I started to see a lot of breakage, dryness, and frizz... I actually referenced my hair to the feeling of straw :(. My hair is usually extremely soft and very fine.

I started using these products about a month ago and noticed a difference right away.  I am always nervous around the deep conditioning treatments, even for color treated hair, because I have in the past watched (literally) my color go down the drain...    So when Jessica (she is always trying to do something with my hair, LOL)  gave me this product to try... we crossed our fingers.  

03252013 Biotera utlra care color certified 3 minute deep treatment fabulousI will attest, after the First Use of the 3 minute deep treatment, my hair was restored. It is softer, shiner and overall looking great. I love the ease of it, just use this conditioning treatment in place of your regular conditioner once a week... Wash hair, rinse, put in treatment, wait 3 minutes, wash out and you are good to go... it really is that easy :)

How does it work... That is what you are reading this for anyway, right?  This particular treatment is extremely hydrating and moisturizing do to the high levels of glycerin, and fortifying through its use of soy protein, and softening the hair through hydrogenated polydecene.

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Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is a very simple ingredient almost everyone has in their home... it is either in your pantry, in your fridge, under your sink, or in your bathroom, just to name a few potential places. But this "simple" ingredient has a multitude of uses.baking soda

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is Sodium bicarbonate / sodium hydrogen carbonate.  The chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3, which is a natural  chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with a liquid.

It's most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent when making breads, muffins and cookies soft and fluffy for example.  So why am I writing about this amazing powder when I usually focus on beauty product and ingredients?  Well I am sure you have put it together that baking soda can be used in many different beauty products.

Here are just a few for your beauty regiment:

1. You may have seen on your toothpaste that it is made with baking soda to help whiten your teeth.

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    I love the balance of science and cosmetics in this article. I never really thought about the application of straight baking soda
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Blotting papers are quite simple. They are simply made from a pulp/ paper of some sort and have a powder on them to help oil absorption. You take a one of the papers from the package and simply press it to your face gently to absorb excess oil.

What is nice about  most of them is they come in small compact little packages that fit in your purse, and can be pulled out and used when needed.  This particular type of product is used by people who tend to have more oily skin types.  I myself am a normal/ combination skin type, but there are definitely times when I feel oily and then I have my go to, especially for the "around the nose" area for me...

I was recently introduced to Palladio Rice Paper Blotting Tissues.   I am a big fan of rice and the benefits as a part of your diet and skin care.  So Jessica told me to try them :)  They are great!  They have a rice powder coating on top of a rice paper, they are nice and soft, absorb the excess oil right away and do not leave you with powder marks all over your face. 

Their directions are as follows: "Use to blot off excess oil that causes skin blemishes. The Matte side (without powder) is for blotting to absorb the excess oils and the powdered side is for finishing."

Simple and fast way to keep your face looking great.

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Hydration masks are traditionally used for people with dry skin, but in actuality they should be used for all skin types. Everyone needs to make sure your skin is well hydrated... 

Hydration Masks are treatment masks designed to be used 1 to 3 times per week, depending on your particular skin type and time of year.  People tend to need and use them more during and change of season and the winter.  In the Winter the air tends to be dryer, people in general do not drink as much water (as they should) and the heat is on inside which makes the air very dry as well.   Combining all of these factors it tends to leave you having dehydrated skin.   During changes of season, sometimes your skin just gets wonky....

I highly recommend using a daily moisturizer as well as a treatment 1 to 2 times per week as needed, if you are feeling like you skin is looking dull and drab.  Having Dehydrated skin can make you look older or more tired than you are.  

The type of ingredients you are going to see and look for in hydration masks are:

Butters to soften the skin like Shea, Coco and various nuts.

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An Eye Primer's goal is to set the stage on your eye for your eye make-up to be applied.  Just like you would use a Primer or foundation for your face, it covers blemishes.  A lot of people have veins, imperfections, marks, freckles, broken capillaries, etc around their eye area.  The biggest culprit around the eye area tends to be dark circles under the eyes. 

Eye primers which mostly consist of silicone and pigment can be your answer to erasing all of those concerns you have around your eyes and even filling in those fine lines and wrinkles. Now some eye primers can only be used on the lid and some are designed for under the eye.  I personally prefer when a primer can be used for both.

I was lucky enough to be given a Lolade Cosmetics Professional Eye and Lip primer.  This is an awesome primer.  I have to say, I am so super picky when it comes to eye primers.  This primer is soft to the touch and easy to gently pat around my eyes.  After application I was left with smooth skin.  My dark circles had vanished and my lid was ready for make-up.  My make-up applied flawlessly and stayed put all day!  Job well done primer!

To use an eye primer- Pat the product onto the skin around your eye with your ring finger!!!! Do not rub or pull around your eyes. Always test the product on another part of your body first to make sure you are not going to have a negative reaction, when trying any new product for the first time :)

Say goodbye to creases of powder in/on your lids :) 

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This week we dive into the wonderful work of face masks with this week's beauty brand Montagne Jeunesse! I was given the Passion Fruit Peel Off Mask and thought it would be a perfect opportunity to explain how this works.

How Peel off masks work is pretty neat.  Through ingredients like PVP, polyvinyl alcohol and other binders and polymers chemists are made to make peel off masks that range from a gel to a creamy paste consistency. PVP when is drys basically forms a thin layer on top of the skin., so when it is combined with the other ingredients, it is able to skin on the skin dry in such a way that it literally can be peeled off the face.  Most brands will add a multitude of other ingredients to the formula to give it brightening, detoxifying or hydrating. 

To use a Peel Off Mask you should

***If this is your first time using this mask ....patch test your mask on the inside part of your arm peel-off-mask

1. Cleanse the skin

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Salon Treatments are not only fun, but sometimes it is just best to leave our beauty regiment to the professionals. Here are some instances where there may be great home products available, but I highly recommend going to a Salon.

1. Hair styling- Do it yourself hair cut is just never the same

2. Make-up for an important event (like your wedding day) and or to help you create a new look or expand your current look

3. Waxing (well at least some areas, like the bikini)

4. Professional grade Chemical Peels (find a great aesthetician)!

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