Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Egyptian Magic

Guest blog written by Olivia Flink-Larsen

Let me first start with a confession. I'm not all that into make-up. As long as I have good mascara, ti nted moisturizer, and blush in my beauty bag, I'm good to go. I attribute my disinterest to my mom and younger sister, who lug around make-up bags the size of toddlers and typically travel with an extra suitcase stuffed to the brim with "product."

So I am especially cautious about adopting new items into my routine, seeing as how the women in my family have a genetic disposition toward hoarding beauty products. That changed when my masseuse, Missy Eartly, introduced me to Egyptian Magic. It is la creme de la creme! She originally told me to use it on old equestrian scars on my legs, but this all-purpose cream heals chapped lips, hydrates dry skin, treats blemishes, eases irritation from bug bits and burns...and the list goes on.

If that wasn't enough, I even use it on my dog! My Puggle has a bit of a Napoleon complex and is constantly getting into scrapes at the dog park. I apply some "Magic" to the sore spots without worrying about any negative side effects, should he manage to lick it off (and he always does). The seriously bare-bones ancient Egyptian recipe contains olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, bee propolis, and royal jelly (also from honeybees).

For those of us not fortunate enough to see Miss Missy regularly (althought I'd love it if she fit in my beauty bag!), Egyptian Magic is also sold at Whole Foods and on their Web site. If you need a celebrity endorsement, rumor has it Madonna won't leave home without it!

1 comment:

  1. These posts are why I love the blog--it's so un-makeup-like but totally essential and I wouldn't have known about it on my own.