beauty,  review,  skincare

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream // Sample Sunday


Here’s the deal, kids:

I’ve got a lot of samples. Samples from blog events, samples from magazines, samples from subscription boxes.. I want to get them used up for when I move house in July. Otherwise I’ll end up chucking them in the bin rather than having to pack them all, bring them to my new house and have them sit in the draw of limbo for months on end.

I need to use them, review them and get over them.

So I’ll be doing a new series for the next few weeks. I’m stealing India’s idea and doing a sample Sunday post every Sunday in an attempt to clear out some of my junk.

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Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

The first product to step up is Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream.

I got this in a subscription box months ago. I decided to try it one morning, I put it on and thought it felt… odd. So I tried to remove as much as I could. I was running late for work and didn’t have time to wash it off properly.

I did my makeup, went to work and basically felt like I had used butter on my face all day. My skin was shiny and horrible. I hated it.

I decided to never touch the stuff again.

Oh, I know I’m a dick. You don’t need to tell me.

I read another blog post was like ‘YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG’.


Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Not a face cream, but an intense moisture repair cream that’s great for things like chapped lips, dry knees and elbows, cuticles and hangnails.

It’s good for dry patches on your face – but you should apply to the dry area at night and it’ll be gone by morning. I’ve also seen people say it’s great for sunburn, people put it on spots when they start coming up, on their dry heels and use it for keeping their brows in place.

It seems like it’s pretty similar to things you would use vaseline for.

I’ve heard some people complain about the smell. It does have a distinct smell – it’s herbal and reminds me of how a steam room or aromatherapy room would smell in a spa. Or something you’d rub on your chest if you had a cold.

I like it, but don’t really want to smell like it, if that makes sense.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

I’ve been using this on my lips for the past few days as they’ve been quite dry – I’m guessing from all this half-marathon training I’ve been doing.

Speaking of which – my half-marathon is TODAY. Please wish me luck, I’m terrified!

Even though I was reluctant to try this again, I’m glad I have. It’s a great way to clear up dry areas quickly. Although it might seem expensive, it has a product life of 36 months and you don’t need to use a lot, so I would imagine a full size tube could last a long time!

Have you tried this before? What did you think?


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