Egypt

Pyramids, monuments, Cleopatra, and Nile River are some of the things I think about when I think of Egypt. Egypt is one of the oldest civiliations in the world going back to 3100 BC. Full of visual beauty and history, Egypt is definitely a country that you can never forget.

Beauty has been a big part of the Egyptian culture by looking at historical evidence. You see many images of the Egyptian people with perfect hair, dark eyes and beautiful clothing. They were definitely credited for their beauty rituals. However, this was not only used to look beautiful, it was a way to protect themselves from the climate which consisted of harsh sun. They used many types of oils, scrubs, makeup and perfumes to protect themselves. Cleanliness was very important, having hair in unnecessary areas considered to be unclean and a sign of impurity.

Egyptians are known for using body scrubs which helps to fully clean the body of any access dirt, dried skin and oils. A scrub made out of honey, natron (you can also use baking soda) and Eygptian salt (bath salts or Dead Sea salt) are added together to create a paste. The paste is then rubbed into the body and now you should have nice exfoliated skin!

I’ve loved that almond eye that ancient Eyptians created, now it has evolved into many different makeup looks. I was wondering what they used before such products like MAC charcol eyeliner was created. They used Kohl which, is a mixture of soot and galena. Red ochre was what they used to tint their lips and cheeks, this was a naturally tinted clay. The more makup you had on meant that you were of higher status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willis and I feel like watching Cleopatra now. So tootles till next time!

Elma & Willis

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We are both very creative creatures and have been since the time we were created. Our love for photography, fashion, makeup and just all forms of art has blossomed over the years. We like to be imaginative and innovative; sometimes we let our imagination get the best of us. We’re silly and goofy but that’s what makes us not take life so seriously. We like to think of ourselves to be open-minded creatures accepting everything and everyone; it’s not our place to judge. Our openness of life has widened our horizons allowing us to enjoy all aspects of what the world has to offer. The world is an inspiration. We are thrilled to share a part of our life and creativity with you. We will be sharing our personal pictures, photography from aspiring photographers, makeup and fashion thoughts, and just life in general. Just sit back, relax and enjoy! Come join us as our journey unravels... View all posts by elmaandwillis

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