Happy Friday everyone! I'm sure we are all excited for the weekend - especially for me since it is going to be Chinese New Year and it's pay weekend so we can finally shop all the sales that we want. Today I'm sharing my review of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Gift Set which I got for Christmas and have been finally using.

In this set you get 4 items; Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant - The Original, Lip Protectant, All-Over Miracle Oil for Face, Body & Hair and lastly, Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment.


I have heard so many amazing reviews of the Skin Protectant - a balm that moisturises and protects which can be used to shape brows, soothe dry hand, nails and cuticles. It is also suitable for chapped and irritated skin. This balm truly reminds me of the Dr Paw Paw Moisturising Balm, they have the same texture and has the same qualities. I use my Dr Paw Paw every day since I get irritated eyelids and it has helped immensely.

I find the skin protectant to be soothing but it's slightly thicker and more difficult to work with - I find this it tugs onto my skin and we don't want that since it will give your more wrinkles and fine lines - I usually apply a little under my eyes and I find that it does not work as well compared to Dr Paw Paw in terms of moisturising - you can see my fine lines really bad during the day when I use this underneath and my eye area does not usually do this with I use Dr Paw Paw. It, however, does work well on the lips but I reapply this quite often since the weather is dry and cold.  What puts me off this is the strong scent butI do think they have a fragrance free version.


The product is in a metal tin and has a less scented smell compared to the skin protectant. My friend swears by this hence why I received it for Christmas for me to try out. The Lip Protectant does do a good job of moisturising your lips since it does not look chapped in the morning but I really need to work the product on my lips. One thing I am not a fan of is the packaging - I know this is a gift set but why make it difficult to open - it's like those vaseline tins for your lips and does not twist up and down so you spend a few moments trying to pry it open. The other version I found is in a lipstick tube.


As the title say this is for all over body use and I only use this my face and neck. There is a slight floral scent and I absolutely love this and it has worked wonders for my skin. I really miss using a facial oil at night and this has made me fall in love again. I use the Miracle Oil as the last step in my skincare routine and only use 2-3 drops and pat this into my skin, this is not too greasy especially as it is an oil. My skin feels more plumped, soft and hydrated in the morning and very easy to apply my makeup base. I don't recommend using a facial oil in the day time especially if you have oily skin like me.


Everyone knows I am obsessed with hand creams and I couldn't wait to try this out. This is advertised as a fast absorbing non-greasy gel-cream and can last up to eight hours. I absolutely agree with its abilities, I apply this whenever my hands are feeling dry and it instantly feels softer and lasts for a few hours without the need of me to reapply. There is rosy scent but since it's not directly applied near my nose - I do not mind it. This is fastly replacing my most loved Polaar Lapland Cream and I recommend it for cold and dry weather.


Overall the products are hit and miss depending what you use them for. The skin protectant, I will only use on my lips and cuticles as I don't like the idea of tugging of my skin that much and also I don't like the stronger scent. The Lip Protectant I will be continuing using but I don't know if it's a ride or die product yet. The All-Over Miracle Oil is a firm favourite and I will consider purchasing the full size since it works wonders on my skin and lastly for all those die hard hand cream fans you need to try this cream - it instantly restores and recovers the texture of your skin. As always these are my opinions so don't be offended if these are your ride or die, if you have any other recommendations or tips leave them in the comment below!

I hope you've enjoyed this review and found it helpful!

Until next time!

Joyce x

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  1. What a lovely little gift set! I love the 8hr range especially the lip balm xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  2. These products look amazing, I need to try this brand.

    1. I know my sister loves this brand and I can see why now x

  3. Great post.
    You have a wonderful blog, would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'? Follow me and I'll follow you back.


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