REVIEW: Elizabeth Arden 8hr Intensive Lip Repair Balm
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm* £20 | buy here
I feel really bad for not posting a 'Mani Monday' the past two weeks but things have been really hectic with the run up to Leeds Festival (more on that later) but fear not, for I am back and I'll hopefully have a Mani Monday up next week.
For the mean time I wanted to talk about this beautiful product that is the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm. I recently got this in the M id Summer Meet goodie bag and I took it to Leeds Festival with me.
When I first saw it I thought 'oh wow this will be great for winter' but then I realised that if it's sunny in Leeds then my lips could become really dry anyway. So to Leeds it went.
My lips weren't that bad at Leeds so I didn't really need this with me, but it was always nice to add a little bit of luxury to my day time look. I'm not really a festival type of lady as I don't really like the whole hole-in-the-ground toilet and no shower option. I would have preferred to camp in a caravan rather than a tent, but that's just me. Don't get me wrong, I love the camp life (the camp fires and toasting marshmallows in the moon light) I just can't handle the hard ground and minimal water supply. But Leeds Fest was an experience and I would probably do it again, but maybe not at such a big festival (I'm thinking T in the Park?)
Any who, we got a little side tracked there, onto the review!
This balm was a lot softer than I expected when I first used it. I thought it would be more like Vaseline where the product is hard and you don't get a huge amount on your finger without properly getting in there. Saying that though it did make using this easier as all you have to do is dab your finger in and you have enough product to apply to your lips.
You only need a small amount so don't go crazy! I can easily see this pot lasting me agesssss. Its very moisturising and isn't really sticky or oily. I'd say it has a weird peppermint tingle to it, but my boyfriend said that it tastes weird (so don't go and eat the stuff).
It also comes in a great little pot which is so much better than the Vaseline tins as the lid is a screw on (meaning if the product starts to melt in your bag you won't find a laptop covered in lip balm...)
Moisturising wise, it lasts all day but then again I don't have really bad dry lips. I'll see how it compares in the winter. For now though I'd give it a thumbs up.
Now, guilty blogger confession to make. I have the Elizabeth Arden Original Eight Hour Cream which I haven't used yet. But if it's as good as this Lip Balm then I'm all for it!
Have you tried the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour range?