Friday, August 02, 2013

Beauty Review: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Happy Friday everyone! I am glad weekend is just peeking around the corner. The week is just gone by really fast, it's not even funny. I went to the DMV yesterday to renew my driver's license. People told me to go online or just do it by mail, but I really wanted to get a new picture. My current one was taken about 5 years ago, and it just wasn't pretty. Luckily, DMV is just less than a minute away from my home. So I just got a number and went home for about an hour and went back, so the wait wasn't that bad for me.

My lips have the tendency to dry for as long as I can remember. I have tried different kinds of lip balm, but the my lips seem to not be able to lock the moisture for a long time. When Tanya from pixi2woo raved about this product on her videos, I was intrigued. I checked on Amazon, and it was available on prime shipping, so I got my self one.

I've checked other reviews online before I bought it, and it is a best-seller. It's not specifically made for lips, it's more a general skin remedy for sun-burned skin, rough elbows, calluses and also chapped lips. It can also be used as brow gel and cuticle care. You can read more details here.

It's mentioned on the website that a makeup artist uses this cream as a gloss. I can see that, but I don't think I would do that. When I finally got my hands on this, I didn't know what to expect really. I thought the product would be like a white liquid gel, but it wasn't. The texture is rather wet and slippery, kinda like honey but not as sticky. And the scent, ugh. It's supposed to be "fragrance free", but let me just say, it's not the best scent in the world. I don't like it, but I can bare with it if the stuff works.

For me personally, it's not a bad product. It can work as a lip balm, but I don't find it long lasting at all. I've been using it at night before I go to bed, and the next morning my lips are just as dry as before I put it on. I haven't used it for other things, really. I just am disappointed with this purchase. It may work for all of those mentioned above, but I have other products to take care of those. While having a all-purpose product might seem efficient and handy, I prefer to have several  for different uses. I will continue to use this, but I don't see myself repurchasing this one anytime soon. Maybe when I find a way to use this..

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