I have had the craziest week, guys. Like, super crazy.
Between social events (cancelled due to severe weather), blogging events (thankfully not cancelled), a trip to St Andrews (cancelled due to severe weather), furniture due to arrive left right and centre (they didn’t, because severe weather), and snow everywhere causing the severe weather, I needed to take some time off the blog to get everything sorted, because crazy weather.
In fact, it’s still bloody snowing.
Of course, the above all means I have lots of new content for you all, so hooray! Though my office still hasn’t been set up (waiting for my desk to be delivered) so taking photos at the moment of products is complete chaos.
I also have a new monthly feature coming soon, launching on Thursday, which I am very excited about. You may have noticed a new category in the menu above too, which is all in preparation for this exciting new content!
But firstly, before talk of events and the inevitable discussion around shoes (coming on Tuesday) let’s talk skincare, because who am I even if I’m not talking about shoes or skincare?
Unless you’ve been in hiding and unable to access the internet, then you’ll be familiar with Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream. I can’t even recall how I first heard of this “magic” cream, but I do know it’s been sitting on my ASOS wish list for several months now.
According to their marketing:
Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream “The People’s Choice” is a phenomenal healing balm with legendary powers due to its unique mixture of all natural ingredients derived only from living plants and organisms. Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream has been on the market since August 1991 with a solid track record, a loyal word of mouth following, and twice the healing power for half the price of conventional skin creams.
Now, as the blurb above says – this is a balm. It is not a cream, and you shouldn’t be expecting a cream. Made with olive oil and beeswax, it’s never going to even look or act like a cream. It is a balm.
In fact, the ingredients are:
Olive Oil, Bees Wax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Bee Propolis & Divine Love.
No additives, preservatives, fragrances, chemicals nor parabens, not tested on animals.
These ingredients are like the holy grail of natural ingredients for skin care and health, being anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, super hydrating, and full of anti-oxidents – goodbye aging!
I’m not sure what divine love does for the skin, but I’m assuming its cruelty free and 100% natural like the rest of the ingredients.
Now, with that aside, let’s investigate a little further.
Egyptian Magic balm is quite firm, which is to be expected, but melts beneath the touch and emulsifies gloriously into the skin. It’s easy to smooth across your skin, across your face, neck and décolletage, and a little goes a long way.
I actually really like the formula for this, as I find it all toO easy when using creams to apply tOo much. Because of the firm consistency of this balm, it means you’re applying the perfect amount every time, and it desn’t create that horrible white film so many creams do should you apply too much.
Given the ingredients, I realised this likely wouldn’t make a good day cream but an excellent night cream, and so I applied this as part of my usual evening skin care routine.
In the morning my skin felt very soft, very smooth, and despite having very sensitive skin, I had no reaction at all to the natural ingredients in this balm. However, after using it in place of a cream, I think I might prefer to add this after a night cream, and before my usual rose hip oil, as an extra step.
Because there is no such thing as “too much” when it comes to my skin ?
Anyway, Egyptian Magic has no discernible fragrance which is geat if you’re like me and prefer your skin and makeup fragrance free. I want to smell like my perfume, y’know? Not like rose scented this, or something else scented that. Although, if this were fragranced I imagine it’d smell like sandalwood. I love sandalwood. In fact, most of my perfumes contain sandalwood as a base note! And vanilla. Yum. Anyway, that’s another post!
So, this stuff keep getting better by the way! It can be used for your hair as well, although my hair has enough magic potions for the moment, so I might skip this for now, but hey! multipurpose!
At first glance, at £29.95 a jar, it seems a little bit on the pricier side, but when you realise it’s almost 120ml of product, that’s more than reasonable.
A warning though, as the ingredients are very bee heavy, if you have any kind of allergy to bees avoid this!
I’m not sure if this is going to be added to my Beauty Bible, but it is definitely worth a repeat purchase and a place within my routine. I am pretty impressed and considering it’s all natural and cruelty free? Well, to me that’s a very good price for beautiful skin.
xx Bry Jaimea