Friday, April 29, 2011

An apology and an ode to Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream

First of all, sorry for not writing anything the last months. I'd love to have a good excuse but I guess I was just lazy. I hope you forgive me that.
So now to the greatest cosmetic invention ever: Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream.
For those who don't know this magic cream, here a picture and of course the history of the Eight Hour Cream:

Created in 1930 by Elizabeth Arden to soothe and protect skin, it was an instant and overwhelming success. Even its legendary name is said to have come about in a remarkable way. As the story goes a loyal client used it to treat her child's skinned knee and "eight hours later" the skin looked "all better".

Maybe some of you know the movie "My big fat greek wedding"? Where Michael Constantine performs Toulas father Gus Portokalos. Gus has his own miracle cure: Windex. He spray's it on every little injury even on simple pimples and on the next day, they're gone. Well practically it is the same with the Eight Hour Cream.
Last week my boyfriend had a really bad cold and as some of you might know, if you blow your nose frequently enough, the sensetive skin between lips and nose gets damaged. He just wanted to put on a normal skin cream, but I screamed an jumped upon him and greased his face with the Eight Hour Cream. Et voilá eight hours later it was better. Since then I am an absolute freak about it.

Also it smells really good and the lip balm is in a soft pink tone.

So to all of you out there: Eight Hour Cream by Elizabeth Arden (now in the vintage edition of 1960)

xoxo May

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