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Greece

Ahhh crystal clear blue waters, beautiful islands, fascinating villages, archaeological and historical sites, what more could you want. Greece is a country that I would love to visit and one day I am sure I will. Another thing I love about Greece is Greek Mythology, I think the knowledge of these gods is pretty universal. The beauty of the stories and the diversity of the different gods definitely intrigue individuals.

Fact: Greece is officially known as Hellenic Republic which this may sound stupid but I did not know however, I do know that this was the birth place of olympic games.

One thing that we found to be pretty prevalent in Greece for beauty regimens is,
Olive Oil. This oil can be used for hair, face, body, nails, lips, hands and feet. The main reason olive oil is used is to moisturize and nourish any part of the body from hair to lips. I’ve been reading that Cretan olive oil is preferred. This oil is an ingredient in some beauty products such anti-wrinkle creams.

Face: This product can be used as a makeup remover; it even gets rid of that stubborn
makeup. I tried it yesterday and it really worked!  Climate changes can be hard on your skin but slather on some oil and this will protect and moisturize your face. Make sure to apply in small circular motions. Also, men can use this on their face to shave and it works on different skin types.

Body: Not only is olive oil used to moisture but in can also be used as an ingredient in a scrub. Add salt, sugar and olive oil together to create this scrub. For your nails, warm olive oil in a small bowl and soak your nails for about 10 mins. This will leave your nails and cuticles healthy and soft. Feet can get dry and cracked very easily, rub some olive oil on your feet, put some socks on and go to bed. By morning they will be soft and definitely will reduce the cracking.

Hair: Olive oil is a great hair treatment if you have colored, dry, damaged or even getting rid of dandruff. Massage olive oil in your hair, cover your hair with either a plastic bag or cap and leave it in for about 20 – 30 mins.They say if you use olive oil that has hint of rosemary it works for dark hair. For lighter/fairer hair use olive oil with chamomile.

Now go try these. I have the olive oil in my hair as we speak!

Love,

Elma


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