8 Ways to Use Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Hello! If you follow me on twitter, you'll know I did plan to post every night this week. This lasted for one day. *SHAME ON ME*. I had a crazy, crazy day yesterday. I left the house at 9am and got home at 10pm with a huge list of things I still had to do. I'm back on track today though and will continue to blog every day this week! (I promise this time!)

How to use Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream

I was given this little pot as a gift and although it doesn't smell too
 great, I would definitely repurchase this. 

So here's how you can use the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. 

1. Lips - Critics have called this a 'glorified vaseline'. I can only assume that they haven't used it properly because you,critics, are wrong. I use Vaseline throughout the day and love it, but my 8 hour cream is on another level. I use it at night, after a lip scrub and by the morning, my lips are SO soft. With Vaseline, my lips feel moisturised on the top layer only. As soon as the Vaseline has worn off, my lips are dry again and I need to re-apply. With 8 hour cream, I can really feel how well the product has been absorbed and how the condition has improved. 

2. Eyebrows - Forget clear mascara or brow gel, this is great for keeping eyebrows in place. As a finishing touch to your make up, lightly apply the formula with your finger over the brows and they will stay in place all day! 

3. Cracked heels - Typing those two words together gives me a slight shiver. Anyone else mentally scarred by that advert with the horrible feet? Anyway, everyone needs to take care of their feet in the summer. Cover your feet in 8 hour cream before bed, pop on a pair of socks and by the morning, they'll look and feel ten times better :-) 

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream review

4. Dry skin - I've read that a lot of Eczema sufferers swear by this and I can see why. I would apply this to any dry patches around an hour before bed time, to make sure it has time to absorb some of the product and you avoid having a slimy bed. (sorry, horrible thought)

5. Highlighter - For a natural and dewy look, I dab this lightly over the top of my cheekbones. This reflects the light and gives a lovely, natural highlight! 

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream review

6. Cuticles - Lots of products and harsh chemicals can leave my nails feeling dry after a manicure. I massage 8 hour cream into my cuticles and around the nails to keep them hydrated and prevent the skin from cracking.

7. Pre-tanning base - A good way to avoid patchy knees and elbows, is to lightly apply 8 hour cream over elbows and knees before putting on your fake tan. This stops the tan from sticking to these areas and making them darker than the rest of your body. 

8.  Healing spots/preventing discoloration - I've only started using the cream for this recently as I have to admit I was wary of using this formula on my face. It's quite thick,so I imagined it would clog my pores. The trick is to use it on spots that are in the process of healing. This should prevent the spot from scarring and speed up the healing process. I've heard good things about this, so I'll keep you updated! 

This product has to be the ultimate multi-tasker and perfect for travelling. 

For a tub in my size, its around £20.00. You can see the full range here.

 It's available in lots of different forms including a simple lip balm stick and handbag-size hand cream. I have the small tub which is perfect for me as I only use when I'm at home. 

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream review

 The only downside to the product is the smell - a bit like 'old lady' perfume. 
There is an unscented version available but I've heard its only slightly less overpowering - a bit like an 'old lady' body spray. 

For me, it's not a big deal. It's a small price to pay for a great product!

3 comments on "
8 Ways to Use Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
  1. I do love 8 hour cream, it is a miracle for everything isn't it! I haven't tried it on my brows but I will give it a go :)
    I find that it woulds really well on hair too. I just smooth a little bit into my palms and then run it down the length of my hair & it smooths all the flyaways, makes it really shiny and nourishes the ends :)
    Poppy | far away

    1. I actually thought about using it in my hair when I was writing this, I'm going to try that out :) xxx

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE 8 hour cream, my friends mum used to work for vogue and said it was the miracle last minute product put on models before photoshoots!

    Amazed more bloggers dont hype about it really, I stick to the un perfumed version as like you said the normal version smell isn't the nicest xo


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