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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

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Happy Monday,

I hope you have begun to notice the topics we talk about when the seasons are changing... We are now moving full speed ahead into Fall... And with the change of Seasons my skin tends to get bit haywire, for a little bit anyway.  Then it is time for me to take a look at the products I am using and see what is working for me and what I need to  change for this new season.

One thing I need to change right now is my moisturizer.  I need something a little bit richer and moisturizing for this time of year.  Here is New England it is getting colder and more windy...  The heat is kicking on inside and the air is dryer.  All in combination it takes its toll on your skin.

Now I know there are readers out there which are blessed and live in more forgiving climates (to put it nicely) ... But I know there are things you need to change in your routine So.........

Do you want to try a fabulous Moisturizer?
Tell me,I want to know what it is the # 1 thing you need to change in your fall routine?  Do you change your face wash?  Add in an new eye cream?  Do you look for a new serum?  Are you trying any new products this year?

Do you want to try a fabulous Moisturizer?

This year I am using Vichy Laboratoires Aquslia Thermal Cream Fortifying & Soothing 24Hr Hydrating Care.   This product is great.  Feels amazing soft and smooth (not greasy) and it does not seem to be adding to my breakout issues, from the change of seasons.  Sometimes when you use spot treatments for breakouts your skin gets really dry.  Be careful of this... your skin will start to over produce oil and you will get into a nasty cycle of being dry, sensitive with breakouts...

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Happy Monday,

This Month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We here at Certified Fabulous all decided to go out and find great products that were in some way connected with a good cause. 
 

 "Sephora will donate $2 US from the sale of this product to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with a minimum total donation of $10,000 US in connection with the sale of all participating products in the Sephora/ BCRF campaign."


This Palette is Awesome!!! I absolutely love it.  The colors are great and totally on target for this fall.  The pigment levels are really nice too.  I am getting great color out of the eye shadows, and they are 

My New Favorite Palette

easily blended. It is a really cute size, it fits perfectly in my purse and I am able to take it with me when I am on the go.  Or just forced to apply my make-up at work because there was no way, by the 3rd kid melt down of the morning I was going to be able to finish getting myself ready and get them to the school bus on time...

But I digress...

The palette is great, and an AMAZING value.  How else can you get
12 lip glosses, 36 eye shadow, 6  blush, in the cutest little carry case : )

Have a great week!

Enjoy
Sara

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So while I was in Las Vegas last week for the CosmoProf Show.
I was incredibly lucky to get to meet some Amazing brands! I also got a chance to try a lot of really awesome products, some of them not on the market yet... So super fun!


One of these really great treats was my trip to meet with the G- The Body Art Professional. They have a line of professional only Glitter Temporary Tattoos.  They have gorgeous stencils... oh i wish I had taken more pictures!!! From bracelets, necklaces to I saw this girl walking around with a peacock down her back, they were just magnificent...

 
So I of course had to get something..  You know Professional research :)
 
You do not even feel them apply the stencil or the glue, it did not itch (which was my concern before agreeing to do this)... It was so fast, I could not believed it dried right away, and the best part was that it lasted almost a week. 

People kept coming up to me,  and when they would realize as I was talking to them, the butterfly was not a necklace...  Everyone I met could not believe how cool it was... I could rub it and it did not flake or crack, shower was no problem it looked the same when I came out... 

If I was getting married again, this would definitely be something I was looking for, the stencils for the necklaces were AMAZING!!!!

This will be launching this fall, and believe me we will keep you posted as to the locations...

Join our membership and get to see the video where we meet the company and you will get to watch them apply it to me and Jessica !

Have a great week.

Sara

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Happy Monday Fabulous Readers....well not sure how fabulous a Monday can be...and I actually caught a rough Spring cold...and I usually blog on Wednesday's not Monday's so today is just one of those days!

Okay this is probably why I blog in the middle of the week and not the beginning...
Hi everyone it's me, Jessica! While Sara is out and about today being her other alias of Super Mom, I decided I would take this time and tell you about another Fabulous Award Winner, remind you about our YouTube Channel and let you in on what we will be talking about in blogs to come.
CONGRATULATIONS to Natural U winning the Certified Fabulous seal of approval for both of their submitted products: All Purpose Balm and The Daily Body Rub. A wonderful UK company that was able to get all unanimous votes from the board :)

 

 

 

  • All Things Fabulous...Our 100% Natural and Organic All Purpose Balm is an outstanding Natural Moisturiser which soothes and softens dry skin on the hands, lips, face and feet!
  • Suitable for people with sensitive skin. This amazing moisturiser can also be used on babies from birth as a baby bottom balm.
  • Our 100% Natural and Organic daily body rub has an uplifting aroma of peppermint. This wonderful balm works incredibly well when used for massaging into the neck and shoulders to ease tired muscles
 
 
They are also very nice people...doesn't a purchase feel better when the people are nice too?? :)
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Did you get a chance to check out our YouTube post Friday?  Back from a short hiatus Sara and I share with you our best dry shampoos and show you how to work them!
 
View Directly by clicking: HERE
 
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What's coming up for the blog?
 
This week is Acne Spot Treatments....
The entire month of May we will talk ALL about nails, nail polish...and well any trends we find out there at the moment. So be prepared for the unusual and the best to get your hands in prime condition or have your tootsies talked about!
 
We are exploring some pretty radical notions so we hope you will leave your comments, questions and feedback...we would get bored without having you to interact with! Ask us anything or just sit back and enjoy hearing about us try all the crazy trends :)
 
All Things Fabulous...
Ohh yeah, also, Have you checked out our Pinterest Boards? You can check out all the beauty products and trends we like there too and some we like but are unsure of how to pull it off....dyed hair tips? I want to do blue! haha...http://pinterest.com/certfabulous
 
Have a great week Fabulous Readers!

Read more http://certifiedfabulous.blogspot.com/2012/04/all-things-fabulousstart-here.html

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Happy Monday Campers,

So, I am happy to report, although irrelevant to the topic of today.  The weather here has truly turned into AMAZING Spring weather!  I am SO happy.  Things are popping up in my garden all over the place, Yay! 

Let's talk about Eye liners.  There are so many forms of eye liners on the market, there is the traditional pencil, there are pens, Markers, liquid eyeliners with a thin brush, tattoos, and I am sure at least a few more I have not mentioned. 



My favorite Eye liner is achieved though Eye shadow and a Push brush, or flat head brush.  My favorite is Trish Mcevoy Brush 11 Precise Eye Lining.  I find using a brush with powder has given me the freedom to experiment with my look. 







Best things about using a brush for your Eye liner:
1. You do not need to be a professional to master using this tool!
2.You are able to easily get the brush right up to the lash line, to create a thin discrete line.  This will give the illusion of fuller lashes.
3. You can create a thicker look by taking the same tool and lightly tapping it on a larger area.
4. You can choose any color eye shadow you would like to create your eye liner look.
5. You can still create a liquid liner look, that is more bold and has longer staying power with this brush by blending your powder with Paula Dorf Transformer.

To use the Transformer:

1.  Place a few drops either on the lid of your eye shadow package or in the crook of your thumb.      2.  Take the brush and dab it into your powder color of choice.
3.  Take the brush with the powder on it and put it into a little bit of the transformer enough to get it wet.
4. Then mix it together slightly  
5. Apply a thin line to the top of your eye lid, close to the lash line, if you want a thicker line, then just apply another line on top of that one...


Check out Our YouTube Channel where you can see me use the Transformer, blend it with a shadow and how easy it is to apply to you eye lid, which will air this Friday.


If you would like any more information on how to use a Flat brush, or would like to share your favorite tips, please post your comments.

Have a great week.


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Good Monday Morning Everyone,  Sara Here!

I do not know anyone that does not like cleansing masks.  No matter what your skin type is there are product that are out there for you. They are so fun and most of them are quite colorful. There are a number of brands out there which have developed an entire business just around different types of masks. 

The list is endless of the masks that are on the market and available.   A lot of time it is difficult to tell what is right for you, just because a lot of them have very similar names. 

Rosie O'donnell in Astara

Here are a FEW ingredients that you can look for in the ingredient decks. 

1. Bentonite Clay is a combination of montmorillonite and volcanic ash. Bentonite Clay is a highly absorbent clay that pulls oils and toxins from the skin. 
2. Montmorillonite is an amazing clay for any skin with acne issues, it is detoxifying. 
3. Kaolinite (Dead Sea Clay) - Collected from the Dead sea- used for its mineral supply
4. Kaolin is a clay which is used in many types of mask, for all skin types
5. Algae- there are a number of different Algae that offer so many properties (HUGE FAN), they detoxify with out drying the skin because there are so many minerals and nutrients they are simultaneously feeding the skin.
6. Tea Tree Oil used for more oily skin types, anti bacterial and anti microbial properties
7. Enzymes - like Papaya 
8. Umbrian Clay- AHHHH the magic stuff- this is amazing in balancing even the most hormonal of skin types (I lived on it when I was pregnant with both boys)
9. There are many more... this is FAR from a complete list... I will be happy to give more information to anyone that would like it!  

Here are some of my top picks for masks as well.... they all are different and do different things...

 Fresh Umbrian Clay- this is a Cleanser

 

  

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I love body scrubs…. In my research and experience I have found that there are many different types of scrubs that I love. I guess it depends on the time of year, or maybe it is my mood…
 
There are many types of ingredients you can make scrubs from, salts, sugars, nut shells, sand, pumice, luffa, and poly ethylene (plastic). There are many sizes of granules/ particles so really you can find some with larger to very fine… a lot or a little. There are cream based, gel based, and oil based. Finding your perfect scrub can be overwhelming! There are so many to try and there are so many variables…

I find the scrubs I enjoy most are cream based with walnut shell meal, for my regular scrubs that I keep in the shower all year long. I rotate between 3 scrubs usually. I use emerginC Micro Scrub for both my face and body. It is gentle and easy to use on a regular basis. I also like Yube Foaming Skin Polish and Kiehls Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub “Grapefruit, (those are both body only)… Kiehls is creamy base with luffa granules. Yube is gel based with walnut shell granules. These are all great year round regular use scrubs. After the shower I always need to apply a body moisturizer after.  I think the level of refinement the brand chooses for the granules and the easy to wash off nature of the base are the key elements for a good regular body scrub.

Although when I want to feel luxurious, Origins Incredible Spreadable Ginger body scrub is Answer HANDS DOWN!!! I LOVE this scrub and the way it makes me feel. The second I open this jar I know I am in for a treat. The smell is incredible. You can see the oil on the Top and there is a mix of sugar and salts in this scrub. The sugar buffs your skin and as the sugar melts away, your hand continues to massage in the oil. The oil is very light and hydrating. We are not talking greasy, we are talking luxury. High-end experience & Good Quality Product. Origins incredible Spreadable Scrub is what Certified fabulous is all about. An honest to goodness, good product, a product that was created with the end user in-mind.

TRY IT AND LOVE IT!!!
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