Love Heals X Eight Hour Limited Edition

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition with James Goldcrown

As Elizabeth Arden‘s cult Eight Hour Cream celebrates its 88th Anniversary this year, the message is all about spreading love to people of all colours, genders and nationalities around the globe, adding beauty to everyone who touches it. Elizabeth Arden has collaborated with Internationally acclaimed muralist James Goldcrown, (best known for his insta-famous #lovewall, to create a unified message of love and healing through the new Limited Edition Love Heals X Eight Hour Collection.

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LOVE HEALS
James Goldcrown is a self-taught graffiti and photographer who promotes spreading a graffiti gospel of hope and positivity through his colourful heart-filled art. His murals sold out within two hours of the opening of his first show in Miami Basel and since then his murals have moved on to cult status, 28K followers on Instagram and #lovewall public hashtags.

james goldcrown

Why did you collaborate with Elizabeth Arden on this limited edition?
I was really excited by the opportunity to create this collection with Elizabeth Arden. Eight Hour is a product that is so universally loved all over the world, one that I”m very familiar with as my mother and sisters were always using it growing up, so I can’t wait to see my designs on the packaging. I’m also working with a great team, and am getting to travel with them to create murals in New York and my hometown, London.

What was your inspiration in creating the design for the Love Heals X Eight Hour Limited Edition Packaging?
I wanted to keep the design simple and fresh – I feel this is what Eight Hour represents. It was important to convey it through the packaging for this collection.

How do you use Eight Hour Cream?
The Eight Hour Cream is something my mother has always used and loved, so I’m really familiar with it. In working on this collection I have also become a fan and use it on my hands- as an artist whose primary medium is sprayed paint I’m working with my hands a lot, so it’s helpful to have it in my bag for when they’re dry or cut. The clear Lip Protectant Stick is also great for chapped lips, and the SPF is essential as I live in LA.

What message do you expect people to take away for this collection?
I take away calmness and good vibes from this collection, but I think it’s hard to predict any specific reactions to it. Realistically, this will mean something different to everyone who experiences it, but the one thing I hope it will bring to people is a little love and happiness.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition with James Goldcrown

Originally created by Ms Arden, The Eight Hour Cream Protectant is just as relevant and sought after as it was when first created way back in 1930. Thanks to its renowned soothing and healing abilities the cult product is a must-have and found in the bags of models, celebs, bloggers all over the world. I’ve raved about it on countless occasions and blog post read here.

As part of the celebratory Limited Edition Collection is the Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF15 for dry chapped lips enriched with vitamins, intensive moisturiser and SPF15.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Limited Edition with James Goldcrown

Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant R299
Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick R235

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Cath

FIRM FAVOURITES: My beauty must-haves

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FOUR OF THE BEST

Despite trying out a variety of cosmetics and beauty products on a daily basis, there are a few I go back to regularly as they are, quite simply, my must haves!

I decided on a huge clean up this weekend and I’m embarrassed by the number of products I have accumulated, not just on my bathroom shelf(s), but in the bedroom too! Products I have tried and tested and loved, scraping every last drop out to some that don’t quite do what I had hoped they would, but hung on to just in case! Whilst sorting and decluttering, I realised there are products I absolutely love, buying them time and again; if they’re good enough for me, then maybe you too would like to try them! There are heaps more, but thought these four were worth a first mention:

SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF50

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm

Caribbean Tan Cinnamon & Coconut Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

Chanel Le Vernis Rouge Noir

EYE WONDER

SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF50 is an amazing product I came across as one of the judges for Marie Claire Prix de Excellence awards two years ago. I cannot remember if it won an award in the skincare category, but it got a huge thumbs up from me! Not only is it ophthalmologist-tested, but contains a sunscreen suitable for the entire eye area and because of its non-migrating formula is safe to use right up to the waterline, without shifting or irritating sensitive eyes. When I’m tired, my eyes tend to look ‘bruised’ on the outer side and this tinted eye cream covers these aswell as the inevitable dark circles I’m sometimes prone to! Ceramides nourish the thin delicate eye area while creating a smooth canvas before applying makeup. I always feel bright eyed and ready for the day once I have applied this eye wonder!

SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF50
R475
Available from www.skinmiles.com, www.dermastore.com and selected spas and salons countrywide

MULTI PURPOSE

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm is my all time favourite multi purpose product! For as long as I can remember I have always carried Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant Cream in my bag as my ‘go to’ for cuts, scrapes, minor burns, dry skin, cuticle softening, lip balm and even sunburn. My son sometimes gets a neck rash from his wetsuit after surfing and this soothes and clears the rash within a day or two. I even applied it to my dog’s ‘weepy’ eyes and within a fortnight his eyes were back to normal. When Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm came out a few years ago I added it to my bag as my ‘new’ go-to multi purpose item; just as good as the protectant cream, but in a tub. A pot costs R245, lasting for ages as you only need apply a teensy bit.

RUB-A-DUB-SCRUB

I am swayed by anything coconut and the combination of cinnamon is just heavenly in Caribbean Tan Cinnamon & Coconut Skin Smoothing Exfoliator. (I actually have these two ingredients with my morning ritual of coffee: I consume a teaspoon of coconut and add a sprinkling of cinnamon in my coffee, so I guess if it’s good to ingest it’s also good for the skin!) The grainy consistency of Caribbean Tan Cinnamon & Coconut Skin Smoothing Exfoliator is perfect for a real great scrubbing down! It actually goes hand in hand with Caribbean Tan’s self tans as a good exfoliation before applying your self tan. As a precautionary measure, be extra careful when in the shower as I find the scrub makes for a slightly slippery floor! But oh, your skin feels so damn smooth, soft and delish smelling and the price point is real value. LOVE!

Caribbean Tan Cinnamon & Coconut Skin Smoothing Exfoliator R49,95 for a 450ml tub

NAIL IT

Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction wearing Chanel Noir /Vamp Nail Polish

Chanel Le Vernis Rouge Noir nail polish is my all time favourite shade. Remember Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction who pulled the whole dark haired bob and red nails look perfectly for her character Miss Mia Wallace? When “Pulp Fiction” was released in the UK a three month waiting list arrived along with it for Chanel Le Vernis Rouge Noir nail polish! Yip, it’s been around for a good twenty odd years! Chanel’s original nail colour (later re-named ‘Vamp’) was created to be the exact colour of dried blood and in its first year alone sales grew to $1 million dollars. I love painting my nails in blues, greens, grays, in fact, most shades but this is my favourite for winter and summer, as it just makes me feel cool and grownup!

Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction wearing Chanel Noir Rouge or Vamp nail polish