Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Multi-Tasker - Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Every girl should own one of these… thats a big statement to start with but fo'real girls, this is a must have. Its a classic cult product thats been around since its first appearance in 1930 (yes I've been doing my research on this super cream). 

So what is it? -  To sum it up its basically like a better version of vaseline, in a tube. It has the texture of vaseline and smells rather strange but i can get past that (there is a non scented version too if you don't like the original, so smell before you buy!). This is the small version that i got in a set but it has lasted SO long and I'm not even half way through! 

How do you use it? - Personally I love using it as a intensive lip balm when my lips are really chapped, just squeeze a tiny bit out because a little really does go a long way and smooth it straight onto your lips and thats it! 
You can also use it on any dry skin patches on your body like elbows or your hands, wherever you need it really. 

Top tips that worked for me - My favourite way of using this little wonder is as a dewy highlighter. This is how celebs and models achieve that super dewy make up look, especially on runway models. You know when they look like they have flawless radiant and dewy skin but somehow look like they have no make up on. Well thats when this bad boy comes in.. dab a tiny amount onto your finger and apply it to the high points of your cheeks and rub it in. Be light handed tho you don't want to look greasy. But there you have it.. a lip balm and highlighter all in one.

Come on, one more top tip? -  Go on then i'll share my last favourite tip when using the 8 hour cream. Now this may seem slightly odd and I'm not claiming this will work for everyone but it certainly worked on me. You know when you've got a pesky spot on your face and when you apply make up over it you get those really dry patches around it? well yeah i have a tip that will solve this over night (or over two nights if I'm being realistic). How to do it.. 
If you see a spot coming, or if its already popped up on you unexpectedly, just dab a little bit of the 8 hour cream on it at night before bed. When you wake up in the morning you should see that you don't get that dry skin around your spot.. but stick at it a few nights if it doesn't go straight away. Also i have found that it works wonders at actually reducing the spots over a few nights. 

Hope you liked this, leave a comment and let me know if you have tried the 8 hour cream and how you use it :)

Amber x