Very Inspiring Blogger Award


This is kinda exciting. I’ve been nominated to do the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger’ award. I didnt even know this existed – possibly because I’m a ninny. It looks verrrry similar to the Liebster Award I did a while back, you have to share 7 facts about yourself and nominate 15 others in the bloggersphere. Before I get going, a big thank you to Wilmke Boersma for the nomination.

The Rules

  • Share the rules with the ones you have nominated so they know how it works.
  • Give whoever nominated you a big shout out and link to his/ her blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself with your followers.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers of your choice.

7 Facts about Moi

1. I’m allergic to eggs, but I can eat cake and egg fried rice which is coockoo.

2. I truly believe Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty is the most terrifying Disney villain. When I was a child I was petrified of her.


3. I love 60s inspired trends. Lana Del Rey you got it going on giiirl.



4. Ready for a bit of mush? I have been with my significant other for over 2 years and he is beyond amazing – I wouldn’t change him for the world. I think he knows me better than I do.

5. You will never catch me without nail polish.

6. I could recite the whole script to The Lion King from start to finish if you asked me to – possibly meaning somebody needs to confiscate this film from my clutches.

7. My favourite director is Sam Raimi – but as much as I love horror films, I can’t watch any directed by him without hiding/ going pale with fear. Sorry Evil Dead, I won’t be watching you again for many years.



Who I Nominate

  1. Tiffany –
  2. April –
  3. Brittany –
  4. Lucy –
  5. Grace –
  6. Jess –
  7. Becky –
  8. Ree –
  9. Hope –
  10. Reshma –
  11. Cheenie –
  12. Beauty Lit –
  13. Gossip Girl –
  14. Rose –
  15. Hatice –

And there you have it, congratulations to everyone nominated and don’t forget to send me your links.

Have a lovely weekend you delightful bunch xx





40 Beauty Questions | TAG


Hope you all had an amazing Easter and I trust everyone ate their weight in chocolate/ saved some for me. Relly’s back with another TAG. This week I’m doing the 40 Beauty Questions TAG. Now 40 is a lot and you know how I like a good ol’ ramble, so I’m just gonna dive straight in.


How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice. Once in the morning before I put on my makeup, and last thing at night before bed.

What skin type do you have? (dry, oily, combo)

Ooooh boy, my skin is oily. In fact you could save money on oil when frying chips if you catch my drift. I’ve found a way to keep it at bay which seems to be working for me though so I won’t complain.

What is your current facial wash?

At the moment I’m using the Clearasil Superfruits Oil and Shine wash, but it changes all the time.


Do you exfoliate?

Yup, once on a weekend, usually a Saturday morning. I used to exfoliate everyday but that’s baaaad apparently – naughty Relly.

What brand do you use?

I don’t stick to any one brand, I get bored. But I do use a lot of Simple and Garnier products as they don’t seem to break me out at all.

What moisturiser do you use?

I switch this up quite a bit as well, but it’s always an oil balancing one. At the moment its the Boots Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Shine Control Day Moisturiser.


Do you have freckles?

Yep, very fine ones on my cheeks.

Do you use eye cream?

Ooooh yes indeedy. I always use it before bed and sometimes in the morning. I’m using the Elizabeth Arden Visiable Difference one at the moment and its great, it brightens up my dark circles a treat.

Did you or do you have acne prone skin?

Not really. I get the odd zit here and there and blackheads around my nose. Although I do have a few blemishes left behind from old spots.

Did you ever have to use pro active?

Whaaat? I don’t even know what this is – can some kind person shed some light?


What foundation do you use?

I only really use the NARS Tinted Moisturiser, but I do love a bit of NARS Sheer Glow.


How about concealer?

Under my eyes I use MAC Pro Longwear in NW35. On the odd blemishes around my face I just use the Collection Lasting Perfection in Medium – cheap and cheerful.

Do you know your undertone colour?

Not 100%. The lovely people on the MAC counter say I have pinky undertones but I remain unconvinced. All I know is that when choosing concealer (especially drugstore), a lot of them go an ashy grey colour underneath my eyes.

What do you think of false eyelashes?

I will wear natural ones on very special occasions, but I really don’t like long ones, they resemble spiders to me. Ewwwww

Did you know that you’re supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yes, although I only buy a new one when my old one has run out, if that’s over the 3 months then slap me on the wrist.

What brand of mascara do you use?

Maybelline all the way! I love love love The Falsies, I don’t think I’ve ever found anything I love quite as much.


Sephora or MAC?

MAC. If we had a Sephora in the UK, maybe I’d be swayed – who knows.

Do you have a MAC pro- card?

Nope. I would love one though.

What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?

Brushes all the way, I’ve never been into sponges, so I don’t see myself jumping on this Beauty Blender hype anytime soon. I use my fingers to work my undereye concelaer in though.

Do you use makeup base/ primer for the eyes.

Not day to day. I love using the Urban Decay Primer Potion though when I need my makeup to last all day.

For the face?

No, I’ve never really tried it. Maybe if I was to try it id be a convert.

What is your favourite eye shadow colour/ shade?

Don’t ask me questions like that, I can’t choose one as I feel mean on the rest. I’m getting a lot of use out of Shale by MAC at the moment, but all the shades in my Naked Palettes are still waaaaay up there.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Gel to tight-line and to get my signature flick, but pencil on the lower waterline.

How often do you poke yourself in the eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

How often is all the time!?

What do you think of pigment eye shadow?

They look gorgeous, but waaaay to messy/ time consuming for me.

Do you use mineral makeup?

I’ve never tried it.

What is your favourite lipstick?

Blankety by MAC. I love a nude lip and Blankety is the perfect very cool pink nude shade.

What about lipgloss?

I like Tanya Burr’s lipglosses in Just Peachy and Afternoon Tea, other than that I don’t really wear lipgloss.


What is your favourite blush to use?

I’m not a big fan of wearing blush at all to be honest.

Do you buy your makeup off ebay?

Nope. I like to go in store and see for myself before buying.

Do you like drugstore makeup?

Yes, you can’t go wrong with a few drugstore goodies.

Do you go to CCO’s? (Cosmetic company outlets)

No, I don’t think there is any near me, but If there was I’d be there in a shot.

Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

No, I use YouTube for that.

Are you clumsy in putting makeup on?

Not really, I’m quite careful in applying makeup, however I’m a clumsy person so I could drop anything. I mean just look at the state of my powder!

stay matte

Name a makeup crime that you hate?

Hmmm, there’s so many that spring to mind. I’m going with harshly drawn on eyebrows, bright you’ve been Tangoed orange foundation and spider lashes.

Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick or eye shadow) or neutral ones?

Neutral. I’m not brave enough to use anything bright.

Which celebrity always has great makeup?

Lana Del Rey. I love her vintage/ modern 60’s style and she rocks tonnes of winged liner.


If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would it be?

Mascara, at least my eyes would look partially alive and not resemble the Evil Dead.

Could you ever leave the house without makeup on?

Yes. I don’t wear makeup for the gym or just popping to the shop.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

I wouldn’t say I looked good without makeup but I don’t really think I look that bad either. I just prefer looking bright eyed and bushy tailed.

In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?

Oh dear, another question Relly can’t answer without a ramble. Urban Decay and MAC are my favourite for eye shadows, but NARS has my vote on face makeup.

What do you think of makeup?

I love it. It brightens up the face and makes me feel so much more confident and put together. Having said that, I don’t think we should hide behind tonnes of the stuff and completely change how we look with it, just enhance certain features and work with what your momma gave you.

Phhewwww that was a long ramble, sorry guys. I hope you enjoyed reading it anyway and I TAG all of you who get this far. Dont forget to Like/ Comment and Follow blah blah blah you know the drill. Until Thursday Relly out.







Oil Wars | How I Tackle the T-Zone

Happy Thursday lovely people,

Having skin that seems to produce more oil in a day, than Mc Donalds does in a week; it’s fair to say ‘Housten we have a problem.’ Especially with summer just around the river bend. So heres how I tackle the T-Zone.


I’ve tried everything to tackle my T-Zone, from rubbing my skin with lemon juice before bed to mentholated talc – you name it I’ve done it. Nothing really worked, in fact things just got worse. Anyhoooz, I have finally settled into a skincare routine that seems to work for me so I thought I’d share it with you, and maybe it could help some of you with the same issue.

Face Wash

I wash my face first thing in the morning before makeup, then again before bed. I’m not really fussy about which wash I use – partly for the fact I get bored. One brand I always tend to go back to is Garnier, I just find their face washes give my skin a deep clean (especially the Pure Active range), not too harsh and are relatively cheap. During the week I just use a cream wash, but at weekend I like to use an exfoliater and mask.

What I’m using at the moment.

Clearasil Oil and Shine Balancing Wash – This is what I use during the week. I have to admit, this isn’t the best wash I have used. It doesn’t give me the same ahhhhhhhh fresh feeling that the Pure Active range does and it doesn’t seem to foam up at all – but it works; it’s not breaking me out, it’s helping combat the grease ball and it smells good. I got this on offer in Superdrug for £2.49, but if I’m not mistaken it usually retails around £4.


Garnier Pure Active 3 in 1 – This is what I use at weekend, and I looove it. It triples up as a wash, exfoliator and mask at the same time. If you wash it straight off its just a wash/ exfoliator, but if you leave it on, the clay hardens and leaves you with a clay mask. I apply it to dry skin, leave it for 10 mins, and then take it off. Afterwards my skin feels really tingly, fresh and soft. The only thing I will say however, is that it can be quite drying so you will need to follow up with a good moisturiser and I wouldn’t use this every day. It retails around £5 which is pretty reasonable considering it works 3 jobs.



This is one I’ve struggled with in the past, all the face moisturisers I bought (including the oil free ones) would still make me oily/ break me out. However I’ve found 2 that actually work so I tend to switch between, depending how my skin feels or which make up I’ll be using.

Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Moisturiser – Like all Simple products, it’s made with multi vitamins for sensitive skin and promises to ‘eliminate shine and maintain moisture levels.’ This really works for me, it doesn’t make my skin oily throughout the day, absorbs well and moisturises really well. It doesn’t break me out and makeup blends easily on top of it. This retails around £5.


Boots Tea Tree Witch Hazel Shine Control Day Moisturiser – This doesn’t look like a moisturiser, to me it looks like a face wash until you read it. Unlike the Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser, this is a gel formula. It promises to ‘lightly moisturise, keep skin shine free, provide a matte makeup base and calm skin’ – It does exactly that. It absorbs really quickly into the skin, visibly mattifies and the tea tree, witch hazel keeps skin clear. This doesn’t provide as much moisture as the Simple one, but if keeping oil at bay is your main goal, its perfect. This is around £3 in Boots.




Tinted Moisturiser/ BB Cream – The drugstore ones aimed at Oily skin, for example the Maybelline Matte BB Cream really do not work for me, they turn my skin some ridiculous shade of tangerine and look like someone has thrown a bag of flour over my face for a spot of baking. I stick to the NARS Tinted Moisturiser now though, as it’s the only one that stays on all day and doesn’t turn oily/ cakey. My advice on this front is to avoid any heavy products and allow your skin to breath under the makeup as much as possible.


Powder – I don’t use this every day, I only use it to touch up my T Zone if I get a bit of shine/ need my makeup to last. I use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in 001 Translucent, it’s great for touching up and doesn’t look powdery.

rimmel stay matte (5)

That’s about all I do to my skin, its not a lot but I’ve found this routine/ these products work for me to keep my skin from looking like a fat fryer. I will do a post on my full skin care routine soon as I’ve changed it up in the last few days if anyone would be interested?

Does anybody have any tips or products that help oily skin? Let me know in the comments. Until Tag Tuesday is upon us, Happy Easter and eat your weight in chocolate. I bid you farewell, don’t forget to Like/ Comment/ Follow – you know the dance.

Au Revoir



7 Sins of Beauty | TAG

Today I’m going to give the 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty TAG a whirl. I think this tag is based on the movie Se7en, which is about 7 short stories that describe 7 sins of mankind. Anyway, this cool concept has now been turned into a beauty TAG, so lets get on with it.

7 sins edit final


What is your most inexpensive beauty item? My least expensive beauty product I would have to go with my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. At £5, it’s an absolute bargain and it works so well. It covers any pesky red zits, stays put and even doubles up as an eye primer. Win win.


What is your most expensive beauty item? Hmm, I’m going to go with the Urban Decay Naked Pallets. The colour range/ pigmentation and lasting power is perfection. These are probably the most babied products in my makeup collection; I haven’t even taken them out of the boxes they came in. Costing £37 each, that’s £111 worth of eyeshadow – OUCH!




What beauty products do you have a love/ hate relationship with? The love/ hate award has to go to lipstick. I love the gawping at the colours, but I don’t have the confidence to wear any colours but nudes, and within an hour they make my lips peel. Dayymn.


What product has been the hardest to get? The Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette. I got my Naked Palettes in the complete wrong order, 2 first, then 3 then 1. Surprisingly enough, it was the Naked 1 palette that was sold out everywhere, even though it’s been out 4 years longer than the other 2. Strange.



What are your most delicious beauty products? I think this solely goes to the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. I was so excited to finally get this, as it was INSANE the amount of people raving about it. As pricey as it is at £26, it has practically given me new lips so it really justifies itself. It doesn’t smell great but it works a dream. Full review here.



What beauty products do you neglect due to laziness? Night skin treatments, hands down. All I want to do at night is lay in bed with my iPad; the idea of spending an extra 10 mins on my skin with oil and god knows what else – psssh bugger that. After the makeups off, my Duac treatment goes on and that’s about it. Dear Skin, I promise I will try and do better.



What beauty product gives you the most self confidence? The NARS tinted moisturiser. I’ve done a full review of this beauty right here. It gives just the right amount of coverage and it’s really buildable. As it’s so lightweight, it just feels like skin, rather than skin that has been buried under a ton of makeup.



What products do you lust after? The YSL Babydoll Mascara. I want to try it sooooo bad but I can’t seem to cave into my own temptation. I love my Maybelline The Falsies that much that I’m scared the YSL can’t live up to it. What’s a girl to do?



What would you most like to receive as a gift? Hmmm tough one, but I think I’ll go for Benefit Makeup. I get confused by all the product names, figure I’d be completely lost and avoid the stand. However, the significant other was nice enough to surprise me with the High Beam Highlighter, and I absolutely FREAKING LOVE it, so I definitely have my beady eye on that – maybe a wishlist is the way forward.


Now you’re up. Don’t forget to send me your links if you give this TAG a go. I’ll be back on Thursday guys, but in the meantime don’t forget to Like/ Comment/ Follow.




Taking Back the 90’s Kids


Happy Thursday peeps,
Relly’s coming back at you with something a little out the ordinary. I fancy taking a trip down memory lane, so I’m dragging all you 90’s children back with me. So heres 42 memories to take you back to the yesteryears.

Time for the time travel

1. Dancing around your bedroom to the Spice Girls pretending to be your favourite Spice – now thats ‘girl power’
Cause of my wild afro hair, I had no choice than to be Scary Spice – ‘zig a zig aaaaaah.’


2. Watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the Powerpuff Girls episodes back to back.

I didnt make the significant other download the Powerpuff Girls again a few months ago so I could relive my youth – Ok, I lied, course I did and I’m not ashamed.


3. Learning all the dance routines to Steps – come on, admit it, we all did it 😉

4. Scented gel pens. Spending an entire lesson writing the name of your crush in as many different smells as you could. Then nearly crying because one had leaked all over your bag/ books – Nooooooo that was the best scent and ruined my favourite Kookai Bag.

I remember being gutted cause I couldn’t use the coconut flavour pen to underline the date because it was white – congratulations pen company, great thinking.

5. Wearing jelly sandals to school with socks – nice!

6. Singing ‘SEGA’ every time you switched your Sega Megadrive on and playing Sonic the Hedgehog.


7. Playing Tetris for hours on end on the very first Gameboy – the black and white ones.

8. Jurassic Park was your favourite film – dont deny it 😉

9. Playing Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon and Tomb Raider on the Playstation 1 thinking it was state of the art technology.

I still have my Playstation 1 to this day – I can’t bring myself to throw it away.


10. Spending all your pocket money on Pokemon Cards then trying to find somebody who had a Charizard to strike a trade with.

I’m not admitting to still having my full collection in the vague hope they will be cool again someday 😉

11. Anyone remember Pokemon cereal!?


12. Walking around school in a Schott Jacket and being jealous of the girl in corridor that had a pink one.

13. Truly believing B*Witched were onto something with their fashion choices.

Good ol’ double denim combo 😉


14. Writing who you loved on your Dear Diary.

15. Wishing your Tamagotchi was a real pet.

16. Using a Clippercard to get to and from school – curse you Megarider!

17. Spending all your free time on MSN and feeling like you’d hit the jackpot when your crush came online and said ‘Hi.’

18. Putting hearts in your MSN name.

19. Spending hours designing your Piczo website with HTML codes.

I’m pretty damn sure mines still floating around somewhere in Cyber Space.

20. Drinking WKDS and Smirnoff Ice underage because it was cool.


21. Super slicked back ponytail held in place with a can of hairspray.

22. Believing big hooped earrings completed any outfit.

23. Downloading all your music off Limewire when that was probably what helped Woolworths and HMV fall to their demise.

24. Dial up internet connection – then your mum uses the phone – god damn you woman I was trying to Google S Club 7.

25. Buying Inflatable chairs.


26. Begging your mum to get your belly button pierced because it was cool.

27. Wearing a bandana for school and casting evils when your teacher told you to take it off.

28. Bopping around school with a portable CD player – so cool.

29. Playing the SIMS all day creating the perfect family, only for the kids to burn the house down; secretly wishing Mortimer Goff would f*** off.

30. Playing Snake on your Nokia 3210 and changing the case every week.


31. First makeup set with the crazy amounts of glitter and blue mascara.

I was a sucker for those Rimmel shadow roller balls in bright purple – does anyone remember those!?

32. Owning more VHS videos and CDs than you could fit on your shelf.

33. Reading the entire Jacqueline Wilson book collection.


34. Reading Goosebumps and actually being scared – readers beware you’re in for a scare.

I still remember hiding behind a pillow when they put ‘Welcome to Dead House’ on CBBC.

35. Digging to the bottom of a new cereal box just to get the toy – even though theres still a half full box in the cupboard.

36. Watching Grange Hill, Biker Grove and Round the Twist every night then wondering what to do with your life when the series ended.

37. Wishing you were Britney Spears when the film Crossroads came out.


38. Buying £1 worth of Fini Booms and eating them until your tongue was raw.

39. When our So…Kiss Me was the best perfume ever – thanks a bunch Superdrug.

40. Buying all your favourite songs as a single for £2.99 in HMV.

41.Watching Top of the Pops religiously on a Friday night.

42. Blobby…Mr Blobby!


Ahhhhhh I miss those days! Let me know if I missed anything out guys – theres probably loads. Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed a bit of time travel. Dont forget to Like/ Comment/ Follow and i’ll be back next week.
















I Heart Spring Tag

I heart spring TAG front image

Happy April you lovely bunch!

Due to my shoddy internet connection, this post is a day late – sorry guys. Anyway, I thought I’d banish my blues and give the I Heart Spring Tag a shot. So lets go…
What is your favourite spring nail polish?
I don’t really follow seasonal trends with nail polish, I usually just go with what colour I’m feeling that week. But I’m digging the paler colours at the moment, so I’m going to go with my favourite one at the moment which is Tanya Burrs Penguin Chic.

tanya burr penguin chic

What is your must have lip colour this spring?

I’m a nude lip gal, so I’ll be sticking to my usual pink toned nudes. My favourite at the moment is Maybelline’s colour stay in Tantalizingly Taupe.


Show us your favourite spring dress!

I only got this a few days ago but I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of it. It’s quite a bold choice for me, I normally shy away from dresses that aren’t black/ grey but there was something about this one that obliterated any reservations.


What’s your favourite flower?

Haha good one, I don’t know flowers at all. I quite like pink Tulips though.

pink tu

Favourite scarf/ accessory?

I’ve got waaaaay too many scarves to possibly choose a favourite so I’m going to go with my favourite jewellery. I got this bracelet and necklace combo for my birthday, and I’ve been loving them recently, they go with all my outfits and are simple and classic.


What spring trends are you most excited about this year? (makeup, fashion or both)

Makeup: I’m quite looking forward to embracing a few neutral eye looks. The other day I tried MACs Naked Lunch all over the Lid with Toasted from the Urban Decay Naked Pallette through the crease and it looked really summery and fresh.

Fashion: I like to rock a few different coloured jeans at this time of year, pale oranges, blues and mint. I think what I’m most excited about wearing though is my KEDS, as soon as the weather permits, I’ll be busting these babies. Come on Mother Nature – you know you wanna stop making it rain ;-).

Favourite Spring candle?

I really like the Airwick Colour Changing Candle in Vanilla at the moment. I find it relaxing watching it gently change colour and Vanilla always smells good.


Favourite body spray/ perfume for spring?

My favourite spring perfume (Ana Sui – Flight of Fancy) has been discontinued – god damn it! I think this year I’ll be reaching for Taylor Swifts – Taylor perfume, it smells fresh, fruity and summery.


What is spring like where you live?

A bit strange in the weather department – its not really cold, but one minute its glorious hot sunshine and the next it’s hammering it down (hail stone the lot). Aside from that there are plenty of flowers in bloom and because of the indecisive weather, rainbows.


What’s your favourite thing about spring?

Being outside. I like going for walks without freezing to death. My favourite place for a nice stroll is Digley Reservoir in Huddersfield – the water is clear and calm, and the hills roll on for miles. Bliss.


Are you a spring cleaner?

I wish.

Any plans for spring break or upcoming vacations?

The significant other and I do a little 2 day break in Alton Towers – we’ve done it every year and it’s something we always get excited about. Bring on June!


Me last year in Alton Towers


And that’s a wrap guys! Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to like/ comment/ follow all that jazz.

PS – Your all TAGGED 😛 send me your links if you have a go, I wanna have a nosey at your answers.



Its a Miracle | Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Hello again lovelies,
All I will say is all you YouTube/ Bloggers made me do it. Relly has fallen victim to yet another beauty cult classic – not that I’m complaining. In fact, I applaud you.
In 1930, a small cold planet known as Pluto was discovered. Back on earth, a skin protectant going by the name of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream was born. Still a staple in makeup kits, this moisturiser remains closer to the sun than Pluto could ever hope to be.
The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is possibly one of the most hyped up moisturisers around. I’d lusted after this beast for months, with all the raves about it, how can a girl resist? It’s designed to treat extremely dry skin, and oooh boy, it does exactly that.

A little bit about it…

It says it contains petrolatum, which is a skin soothing beta-hydroxy (one of its first recorded cosmetic uses) and vitamin E. It claims to:
• Help protect, sooth and moisturize skin
• Relieve chapped and cracked skin.
• Act as a de-reddening anti inflammatory agent.
• Sooth and comfort minor weather burns, scrapes and abrasions.
The cream itself is apricot in colour, and has a thick oily consistency, but don’t let the oil put you off. It absorbs into the skin, doesn’t leave it feeling oily; and best of all it works wonders. I would recommend this stuff hands down.


The scent is very pungent and something of a love to hate/ learn to love. I don’t hate it, but probably wouldn’t sit and smell it either. It reminds me of either oregano mixed with basil or Citronella – you know the stuff that keeps mosquitoes from eating you alive.

Sounds very appealing right? I’m terrible at describing scents though so I’d go give it a sniff yourself. I do believe there is a fragrance free version too.


As you all know, I have a major issue with my dry lips – or Lizard Lips as I like to call them. I’ve used soooo many different lip balms/ treatments over the years, but nothing stopped them from peeling. Imagine a snake shedding its skin on your face daily… As a result, lipstick/ gloss became my frenemies; a pretty looking catalyst speeding up my yucky lip peeling syndrome.

I’ve only been using this beauty for little over a week, and I have already noticed one heck of a difference, I can’t actually put into words how much I love it. It may as well have given me new lips, they look and feel super smooth, hydrated and best of all they don’t peel. I apply it to my lips right before lights out, and occasionally in the morning.


If you’ve read my past posts, you’ll know I’ve been loving the Tanya Burr Lipgloss Range recently (for my full review click here). I have found myself reaching for this a lot more this week, even experimenting with lipsticks underneath – aren’t I getting brave? For the first time in soooo long, I feel like I can enjoy lipsticks again, the Eight Hour Cream has softened my lips so much that lipsticks glide over them smoothly, and my lips stay hydrated throughout the day. Merry Jigs!


Gimmie More…

I believe Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is a multipurpose wonder cosmetic, it doesn’t only work wonders on dry skin. So here are a couple of other uses people seem to rate it for:

Glow Giver

Apply a very tiny amount to the top of your cheekbones after foundation, and it will give a chic and healthy sheen all day.

Lip Scrub

Apply a dab of it to your lips and rub over with an old toothbrush to remove any traces of dead/ peeling skin.

Cuticle Rescue

Apply around dry cuticles before bed to rehydrate the skin. For dry hands and feet, apply all over the area, then sleep with gloves/ socks on; it will repair even the driest of skin. The perfect end to a mani/pedi.


Body Highlight

Use on collarbone, shoulders, knees and shins to create a healthy summer glow.

Weather Protector

Apply a dollop on your hands, let it heat up for a minute then smooth over your face and neck to fight off dehydration in harsh weather conditions.

Eye Opener

Apply a small amount to the centre of your eyelids, it opens the eye and gives it a mysterious glow. Also try applying it to the brow bone to highlight the area.

Brow Shine

Brush a bit through your brows with a spoolie. It will tame eyebrows, provide sheen and keep them in place to frame the face.


Overall, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is definitely worth the hype. It’s certainly on the pricey side at £26 but you get 50ml, and as you only use a tiny amount, it will last. The formulation hasn’t changed over the years, so it doesn’t possess the most advanced or high tech, fancy ingredients, but it delivers every time. I can safely say, I’m glad I became slave to the 8 Hour Cream. It’s like I’ve got brand spanking new lips.

Have you guys tried it, what do you think? Are there any other uses its good for?

Ps: I’ve decided to take part in the whole TAG Tuesday hype, any good TAGS floating around?

Thanks for reading people of the Bloggersphere and don’t forget to Like/ Comment and Follow.

Ciao you lovely lot