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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream


For such a long time I wanted to try the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, it seemed to have such a huge cult like following but I am always a little wary of this. You can never be quite sure if it has gained its loyal followers from being a great product or from nothing but hype. Because I had never come across a sample I never got around to buying it, £25 is a lot of money to waste if you hate the product and unless I am sure I really want something I don't often take the chance.

Earlier this year I received a sample tube in my Glossy Box, I was beyond excited because I would finally get the chance to try out this apparent wonder product. Just in case you aren't familiar with it, it is a cream that claims it can be used all over your body to help with many different issues from minor burns to even shaping your eye brows. My first thought on opening the sample was that it isn't a cream consistency, it is more of a sticky gel type product. After squeezing some out of the tube and rubbing it on the back of my hand I was more than sure I wouldn't be using this on many parts of my skin! I have had some friends tell me that they even use it some morning as their moisturiser...that thought doesn't sit well with me at all! I kept using the sample for a few weeks up until I lost it -still don't know where!, and I did manage to start liking it enough to buy the full size.


I have found that it is the most amazing lip balm I have ever tired, and I have tried too many a few, It isn't at all as convenient as a normal lip balm with them coming in tiny twist up sticks and this being a rather large squeeze tube but on days with especially harsh weather I think its worth keeping in your bag. I can have quite dry lips if I don't use any sort of balm on them, and in the colder weather they have get quite bad, this product does a great job at keeping this at bay. Putting it on before bed also helps if you can sometimes have dry lips when you wake up. The other nice thing about using it as a lip product is that when on, it looks like a clear gloss, so it is even quite pretty on top of lipsticks for added moisture. Apart from my lips I have only used it for two other things. First I had a dry patch of skin on my ankle, this did seem to do the trick and clear it up. And the other was dabbing it on cheek bones after applying make-up for a natural shine, a tip I picked up online. With both of these, I can't say it is something I would do very often. I know it does work for some people, and it did for me too but I just can't get past the consistency. It doesn't feel nice on my skin and that is very important to me, it just feels far too thick and sticky to be comfortable. Also the fear of it clogging up pore on my face is a big concern.

So essentially what I have bought is very expensive lip balm, but I am happy with this. It is a large 50ml tube of product and if I am only using it for my lips it is going to last me a very long time and as a lip balm it does the job excellently!

What do you think of this product? Do you like it or have any ways you prefer using it?


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  1. Thanks for sharing this! I've never heard of this product! I think I have to try it :)
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    1. Thanks Alena. I will go check out your blog :)

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  2. I love this product the same as you! It's amazing quality and great for the winter months! Thanks for the review! :) XX.

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    1. Yeh it is now one of my must have for Winter, great product :)

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  3. This looks and sounds great! I love the look of it. I tend to use these kinds of consistency lip products during the fall and winter :D

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    1. Yeh I think they are great for the colder weather, I think the thicker consistency really helps.

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