My kind of movie night

INGREDIENTS:

Father of the Bride (one and two)

Somethings Gotta Give

About Time

Hitch

The Intern

The Holiday

There’s Something About Mary

Sleepless in Seattle

Its Complicated

50 First Dates

Bridget Jones’s Diary

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Along Came Polly

METHOD:

  1. Choose a movie from the ingredients list above
  2. Grab a warm cup of tea
  3. Find some Popcorn from the pantry
  4. Snuggle down on the sofa with a soft blanket
  5. Press that play button!
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My secrets to calmness

Here are a few ideas on how to de-stress during panicky and overwhelming times in our lives…

ONE MINUTE TO CALMNESS

Water that house plant of yours whilst taking five deep breathes in and out.

FIVE MINUTES TO CALMNESS

Have a piece of fruit alongside a warm cup of tea.

TEN MINUTES TO CALMNESS

Go for a brisk ten minute walk! Better yet, take a furry friend with you and try and be totally present by focusing on your breathing (and your furry friend) whilst you walk.

THIRTY MINUTES TO CALMNESS

Call your mum, or your sister, or your friend – and chat without having to ‘schedule them in’ for a quick chat – take your time and talk!

ONE HOUR TO CALMNESS

Unplug from social media (and better yet your whole phone/laptop/anything electronic) and spend one hour doing the forgotten chores in your home – try and allocate 10 mins per space – you will find you even get in a little workout by working fast!

A FEW HOURS TO CALMNESS

Pop on a fabulous Spotify playlist (I recommend Glen Miller), run yourself a bubble bath and light a candle… now grab your book and have a nice long soak!

ONE DAY TO CALMNESS

Engage in a new or forgotten hobby! If you’re struggling, try something creative… you may find you enjoy knitting or perhaps arts and crafts!

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Classic make-up routine

Taking inspiration from women of the past…

Start with a light base, perhaps a tinted moisturizer or a foundation

Sweep a dust of powder to set

Add a dab of rouge to the cheeks

Keep eyebrows natural and use a pencil to enhance, usually one shade darker than own hair colour

If you’re feeling brave enough to give eyeshadow a go, perhaps try an old trend in the 40’s was to match your eye colour to your eyeshadow, for example blue eyed girls used blue eyeshadow, brown eyed girls used brown and green eyed girls used green!

Make a statement with mascara and use dark brown or black, and go heavier on the top lashes!

And the final touch… lipstick! Choose any colour… red, pink, orange, coral – the rainbow is your limit!

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