.thelittlepip. second birthday giveaway (Friday edition)

photo 5

To round off this week, I have a very exciting giveaway. this one isn’t for the babies and it’s open to anyone to enter, regardless of whether they are a mum. that said, I think this is a lovely treat for a mum, when often a lot of the spare budget goes on nice things for the children.

I am a big fan of the brand and of cheering up oneself/one’s outfit with a great lipstick. So, I am delighted to be able to give away an Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Scarlet as well as an Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm to one of you.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturising Lipstick in Scarlet Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm

Elizabeth Arden was set up over 100 years ago and the ‘red door’ references the red door of the beauty salon which she opened in New York in 1910. I have written before how one of the things about motherhood which I like so much is it ties me to the previous and next generation and I have also written about enjoying fashion and history and brands with heritage, which is why I thought Elizabeth Arden was a good fit. The Eight Hour cream was first sold in 1930. I rather enjoy the fact that I (and we) are still wearing and using products which were born in what feels like a more glamorous era.

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea perfume was the first perfume that I ever chose myself, and one which I wore consistently up until I got married. The smell defined my late teens, university and early twenties, and even now, even the slightest smell of it takes me straight back to those (rose tinted) care free days!

So, in order to enter the competition, I’d like to hear your Elizabeth Arden stories, or memories. Maybe you use their products, or your mother does, or you can tell me something interesting about the brand’s history, or a quote from Arden herself that you find interesting or inspiring. I like “It is remarkable what a woman can accomplish with just a little ambition”.

Use the widget below to enter (leave your comment in the comments box!) and I will contact a winner directly for their contact details.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions: 1. To enter the Elizabeth Arden prize draw give-away, use the rafflecopter widget above to do one (or more) of the four options 2. The prize is one Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Scarlet as well as an Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm. No cash or alternative prizes will be given 3. The prize draw will start on 27.09.13 and end on 04.10.13 4. The winner will be picked at random from all valid entries 5. The winner will be notified directly via email. The winner must reply within seven days of receiving the email or a new winner will be picked at random. 6. I reserve the right to change the entry dates at any time, for any reason.



  1. Alli September 27, 2013 / 11:46 am

    Did you know that Elizabeth Arden was born Florence Nightingale Graham? Florence Nightingale. I love that.

    • thelittlepip
      September 27, 2013 / 12:08 pm

      I did not know that, but I love it too. I also discovered that she used the business name Elizabeth Arden based on the first name of her business partner and Arden came from a Tennyson poem (or so wikipedia tells me!)

  2. Rachel September 29, 2013 / 4:35 pm

    I remember when I was little my mum used to use elizabeth arden and there is a picture of me with her favourite lippy all round my chops – I would love to treat her to a replacement all these years later! 🙂

  3. Danika Lloyd September 29, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    Ahhh, sitting at my dear Grandmothers dressing table as a little girl playing with her lipsticks and smellies (looking back I can’t believe she never told me off), feels very nostalgic and comforting to use the brand now 🙂

  4. Mary Heald September 29, 2013 / 4:46 pm


  5. Barbara daniels September 29, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    ‘everybody had the right to be beautiful’ elizabeth arden

  6. EveyBee September 29, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    My first experience of Elizabeth Arden was in the arctic circle! I took my shiny new tube of 8 hour cream with me on holiday in Finland two years ago and used it to combat the stress of the -13c temperatures and snow and it was an absolute saviour – especially in healing any lip chapping. Two years later and the same tube of cream is still going strong.

  7. Maggie Coates September 29, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Years ago, I had a Saturday job at Boots selling Elizabeth Arden cosmetics.

  8. Helen G September 29, 2013 / 6:11 pm

    I swear by EA 8 Hour cream, whenever I fly (particularly long haul) this is a must for my hand luggage. I really understand why this is such a coveted beauty product. 🙂

  9. Amy Beckett September 29, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    I remember saving up to buy my mum a lipstick when I was about 13. I felt like I’d bought her the best present in the world.

  10. Aneesah September 29, 2013 / 6:33 pm

    Well, i have not yet had the chance to experience Elizabeth Arden but it seems like a sophisticated and luxury brand, and i hope i one day have the opportunity of trying it for myself

  11. Alison Joyce September 29, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    I like this Elizabeth Arden quote “I only want people around me who can do the impossible.”

  12. Emma H September 29, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    Elizabeth Arden is my mothers brand, she always gets a gift set at christmas. Even though I’m an adult now I always think of it as a grown ups brand.

  13. ELLEN WARD September 29, 2013 / 7:01 pm

    The first time i experienced Red door was 21 years ago and i was 17 ….it was love and now i have to have a bottle every year.
    It is the most distinctive scent that could not be mistaken for any other perfume and i often get people asking me what i am wearing.
    I lovel Elizabeth Arden and the glamour that goes with the brand.

  14. Wendy @ Red Boots September 29, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    My mum has always used Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, so the smell instantly makes me think of my mum, and her getting ready to go out with my dad on their weekly date night!

  15. Farhana September 29, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    Its my mums favourite brand

  16. Cheryl Edwards September 29, 2013 / 10:32 pm

    My Mum and my Grandmother both used Elizabeth Arden and passed the love of it to me.

  17. Catherine Reynolds September 29, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    First perfume I ever brought for myself (out of my own adult money as well) was the green Tea by EA 🙂

  18. Stephanie Whitehouse September 30, 2013 / 12:19 pm

    I just love the classic quality feel. It’s a way to say I value myself.

  19. Amy Ripley September 30, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    I love the 8 hour cream!!! Its such a treat!

  20. Cindy A. September 30, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    While cleaning out my grandmother’s house I found a White Shoulders sample card tucked away in one of her favorite books. There was no date, but it looked to be from the 1950s. The amazing thing was the scent had lasted all those years. It was faint, but you could still smell it.

  21. Kat Lucas October 1, 2013 / 1:57 am

    I remember watching my Grandmother apply Elizabeth Arden and she never looked less than fabulous, even in her last days, she had to smell lovely and have her “face on”…

  22. donna clinton October 1, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    The first time i tried an Elizabeth Arden product was when i received a perfume from my sister in law for christmas,it was lovely and i always buy a new bottle when i run out!

  23. Ash October 1, 2013 / 9:53 pm

    My first experience of Elizabeth Arden was when my partner bought it me for my first Christmas together. I was pregnant at the time, and safe to say hormonal! but I loved the scent, so he got off lightly that day 😉 x

  24. Sue Harrison October 1, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    Goodness ! The scarlet lipstick really reminds me of my Mum. She had that lovely red Elizabeth Arden lipstick, but only wore it on special occasions.

  25. Caroline H October 2, 2013 / 10:59 am

    My grandmother was the most terrible snob about absolutely everything and refused to entertain any other make-up but Elizabeth Arden. That made me think it wasn’t really a brand for me – until I was given a gift of eight-hour cream, and never looked back!

  26. Kelly Hooper October 2, 2013 / 11:51 am

    My mum always had Elizabeth Arden lipstick and I do remember getting a fair few tellings off when I was caught playing ‘grown ups’

  27. Maria Jane Knight October 2, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    I was first introduced to Elizabeth Arden when an older lady my dad used to garden for left me her makeup in her will. I had always been in awe of her cherry red lips and her immaculate eye makeup and when I received her makeup box inside was a beautiful sweet peach blush. Ive never looked back since Elizabeth Arden all the way.

  28. Hil Newberry October 2, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    I’ve used Visible Difference moisturiser for years and swore by it. When I was 7 months pregnant I got chicken pox and I rang my mother in tears one day because it my face was covered in spots and I looked awful. My mother told me not to worry, to put my moisturiser on and they would be gone in the morning. I thought she was mad but I did it any way. I woke up in the morning and they had virtually gone. I am not sure if it was the Visible Difference but I told that story for years

  29. Amanda Milton October 2, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    My favourite perfume is Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden,It smells so gorgeous and I it always reminds me of Summer

  30. leanne williams October 2, 2013 / 3:40 pm


  31. ClairejB October 2, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    I have never actually tried Elizabeth Arden but I have heard good things about the products – I would love to give them a try and find out for myself. 🙂

  32. Claire OBrion October 2, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    The 1st thing I remember is Elizabeth Arden Red Door.

  33. Ruth Worthington October 2, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    I remember wearing Elizabeth Arden 8 hour miracle cream all the time when I was a teenager, using on lips, brows, cheekbones, I was one shiny kid, and when I smell Elizabeth Arden products now it really does remind me of my youth

  34. Sarah Mills October 2, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    My mum has always used Elizabeth arden since I can remember!

  35. Joanna Sawka October 2, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is my favorite cream

  36. Wendy Tolhurst October 2, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    I remember my step grandmother loved Elizabeth Arden perfume – she was a very down-to-earth lady and always made me laugh. I can remember that the perfume was very delicate, which seemed at odds with her heavy framed, practical approach to life.

  37. Joanna Coleshill October 2, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    I love the lip balm, I used it to get my lips in perfect condition for my wedding day, and even now it’s an affordable luxury.

  38. phillippa lee October 2, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    Elizabeth Arden was responsible for establishing makeup as proper and even appropriate for women. Before she came along make up was used mainly by the lower classes and prostitutes.

  39. angela sandhu October 2, 2013 / 10:24 pm

    My mum uses EA and I now use the 8 hour cream

  40. Sarah Parker October 2, 2013 / 11:26 pm

    I love Elizabeth arden lipstick 🙂

  41. Sarah McIntyre October 3, 2013 / 12:05 am

    My mum showed me how to apply lipstick with her Elizabeth Arden 🙂

  42. Helen T October 3, 2013 / 12:08 am

    Elizabeth Ardens’ new lipstick shade for fall 1948 was called Crimson Lilac.

  43. Bianca Rogoveanu October 3, 2013 / 11:22 am

    I am lusting after EA products for sooo long ! Never tried them, but i would love too !

  44. Julia Wulff October 3, 2013 / 11:26 am

    I use the 8 hour cream for any kind of blemish or dry skin. It truly is a great product.

  45. Hayley Bolt (Larley Haylar) October 3, 2013 / 11:46 am

    My mum has always used Elizabeth Arden so it reminds me of her and when I was younger everytime I see it

  46. laura avery October 3, 2013 / 12:06 pm

    I have never tried them, out of my price range sadly they look so stylish though x

  47. clare d October 3, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    elizabeth arden always remind me of my mum who always used it and always try to steal them all of it as i use it when its bought for me but wont buy it for myself- and the red door bottle reminde me of her too as was her fab perfume x

  48. Helen October 3, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    Before my wedding day in 1981 my mum bought me some gorgeous Elizabeth Arden products; I’ve never looked back and have been using them ever since.

  49. Julie Picton October 3, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    I can remember by Mum using Elizabeth Arden, she’s still got great skin now

  50. Faye Huntington October 3, 2013 / 3:54 pm

    I grew up watching my mother use Elizabeth Arden makeup. We’d go to the theatre on a Saturday night and in the car on the way there I would watch her put on her lipstick using a tiny mirror.. very happy memories for me! With love, Faye xx

  51. Jenny Newby October 3, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    “To be beautiful is the birthright of every woman” – Elizabeth Arden

  52. Kate October 3, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    I love Elizabeth Arden, i always remember my mum using it when i was younger and now i use it!

  53. Rachel Butler October 3, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    Elizabeth Arden always reminds me of my mother as she always used her foundation! Toasty Beige compact was the very first foundation I ever bought and I saved up my pocket money for a few weeks to buy it! I have loved it ever since 🙂 x

  54. Louise Hart October 3, 2013 / 11:36 pm

    when I think of Elizabeth Arden, I think of my mum using the scented powder at her dressing table

  55. Laura October 4, 2013 / 10:39 am

    EA 8 Hour cream was the first ‘grown up’ beauty product I bought myself as a treat, just for pleasure. I’m also one of those odd people who adores the smell of it – it’s become synonymous with comfort to me!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.