The Future is #Flawless: Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum

#flawlessfutureWho doesn’t want flawless skin? We see commercials every day for products claiming they are giving people flawless skin but you never really know.  I consider myself very fortunate because my skin has always been pretty clear.

fresh faceGrowing up I had friends and family members with acne or other skin problems, I found myself lucky.  I have always taken pretty good care of my skin though.  I wash my face approximately 2 times a day, try and take off all of my makeup every night (though I do not really use concealer, blush or foundations), use a face wash at least once a day and I try and drink plenty of water throughout the day.

 The Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Caplet Serum has been a great addition to my skin care routine.  So I decided to share my morning routine and how easy this product is to use.  I also wanted to be able to show my readers that it does make a difference.The morning grind

My Morning Routine:

  1. Gym Session
  2. Shower
    • Wash my face with Clean & Clear
  3. Use Clean and Clear Anti-Blemish Lotion
    • I typically only use this in the dryer winter months; in the summer my skin is naturally oily so I avoid adding additional lotion to my face.
  4. Do My Hair for the Work Day
    • This really depends on the amount of time I have.  If I go to the gym then I typically braid back my hair or curl it.
  5. Put on my Make-Up
    • This typically consists of:
      • Mascara
      • Eyeliner
      • Dark Circle Remover
  6. morning routineMorning Coffee/Tea with Breakfast
  7. Get Dressed
  8. Use Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Caplet Serum
    • I use approximately 2-3 pumps of the stuff and it adds that finishing touch everyone is looking for.

I have been experimenting with using lotion vs. the serum vs. using both.  In the above day I just choose to use both.

#flawlessfutureWhat I really like about the #flawlessfuture serum is that it is very light weight.  When you first put it on initially it has a At the end of the day my skin can sometimes feel extremely oily based on what products I used in the morning but what I like about the Elizabeth Arden version is that it doesn’t give off that feeling.  When I first received the product from Influenster and researched the product I thought – a product for wrinkled and tired skin? Why would a 22 year old need that?  But it is a lot more than a serum for old-age because it allows for your skin to look refreshed which is what a lot of twenty year olds need because they tend to work long-hours, being going to school and studying late at night or for any other reason – every 20 something could use a little refresh.

Think you may be interested in this product, check it out #flawlessfuture for more information.

"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."**I received this product from Influenster for testing purposes.  I have expressed my own opinion regarding the product.**

#VitaVoxBox

#vitavoxboxWhat does the word VITALITY actually mean? When I received the news that I would be receiving the Influenster #VitaVoxBox I had to stop and think about what it could actually contain, what products would I be testing and reviewing. Would it be all health and wellness items? Would it be make-up that makes you look younger? Would it be fitness related? What did Vitality mean to Influenster?

Well I loved the box that Influenster came up with for this campaign; however, I am extremely jealous of those who received the Keurig box which included the new Keurig 2.0! I really want to try that new brewer because I make 2-3 cups a day with my single cup Keurig but it can get expensive using multiple K-cups to satisfy that caffeine addiction. But I digress! Included in the #VitaVoxBox was a nice range of products that complimented each other very well. You had things like Playtex Sport Fresh Balance Tampons (you can never have enough of those if you are a girl), Elizabeth Arden Serum for younger lively looking skin, First Degree Burn Cream, a SoftLips cube, Bikini Ready energy gummies, and Pure Leaf Tea.

tamponsI am a big proponent for girls getting free tampons and when they are the ones I use….even better! As an active girl, you really cannot go wrong with Playtex Sport and the Fresh Balance adds a nice soft odor to a sometimes…uncomfortable situation.

#loveofleavesAs a caffeine drinker I like to switch it up between tea and coffee depending on my mood and the day. I have tea K-Cups as well as coffee ones because you never know in the morning if it will feel like a tea kind of day or a big cup of coffee kind of morning (The work world is complicated!). So receiving the Pure Leaf bottle of tea was welcomed because it gave me a nice option to bring iced tea to work and have it during the afternoon slump post-lunch.

Energy GummiesThe Bikini Ready gummies were not something that I would necessarily ever buy myself; I would however, look into trying out the protein powder that they also have in their product line. I love coming home and making a protein shake or smoothie after a nice hard work-out so that would definitely be something I would use. I am hoping that I can earn a top spot in that badge so that I can try out the other products in the line and make a better judgment on the brand as a whole.

The First Degree Burn cream is #burnshappenawesome though I haven’t had to use it yet which I am not complaining about! I have my own aloe plant that Brian and I use if we burn ourselves typically but having an actual cream that you can apply is a nice safety net. We now keep the burn cream in the bathroom for my hair straightener accidents which is super convenient. I cannot count the times I have unfortunately burned my finger with my straightener because I have to keep it on the hottest setting because of my thick hair!

#flawlessfutureI never would have thought that I liked the Elizabeth Arden products but I really like the appearance it gives to my skin. It is not super oily which I tend to have a problem with when using certain products like this because I have naturally oily skin but this works very nicely. It takes approximately two pumps of the serum to cover my whole face. Not that I am trying to make my skin look younger but giving it a fresh look is something every girl wants to have.

Finally the last product in the box – the SoftLips cube! I have carried this with me practically everywhere. I have taken it with me to concerts, to work, to training and to the gym – it is great! My only complaint is that it is an awkward shape to take out in a little clutch or wristlet but if you have a big purse you are golden! It keeps my lips super hydrated and does not make me feel like I have to keep applying more and more like certain other brands who shall remain nameless.

#getcubedI am such a fan of Influenster and the work they are doing serving as a market research distributor to their network of bloggers and social media users. It is such a nice tool for companies to be able to utilize and I am so pleased that I am a part of the process. This is my fourth box so far and I hope to receive many more in the future! I love that I really feel that the box is geared towards me and my interests because as a marketing person, I feel like that is exactly what companies want when they give out free trial products, they want their target user to try the products and get hooked!

*I received these products complimentary of Influenster for marketing research purposes!*

"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."