Romantic pampering for one

So today is Valentines day and I am going to be sitting alone tonight as my husband is working. Now we don’t really celebrate Valentines day in a big way anyway, but for some reason it sort of feels wrong not to celebrate it a little bit despite being alone. Kind of like when I was on the couch alone being sick this new year, it just didn’t feel right to waist a perfectly good celebration.
So I have come up with a plan for tonight to have an evening of pampering, so if you are alone this evening or having a girls night, this might be for you. But don’t let this be just a pampering night on valentines day, make sure you always make some quality time for your self, because if you are not nice to your self, then why should other people be.

Now I am still trying to be more healthy, so I have found a few snacks that are still a treat, as no good pampering night is any good without treats, but these are just a bit more on the healthier side. I will be having Booja Booja ice-“cream” that is a good alternative to dairy ice-cream, that is organic, soy and gluten free, made without refined sugar and taste incredibly yummy. There might also be a few of BeyondDark chocolate buttons involved in tonights pampering…….or not might, there will be! (read more about them by clicking Here).

That is the treats sorted out, now on to the pampering part of the evening. 
I have planned:
A relaxing bath with The Eco Bath London, Muscle and joint pain Epsom salt bath soak, this stuff is so good and really relaxes all my muscles and my back, making me very relaxed.
Apivita, express beauty with pink clay mask, with is a gentle cleansing mask. 
A few candles and dimmed light is a must to get really relaxed 
And to keep hydrated and taking care of beauty from the inside, a green lemonade, click Here for recipe.

Time for  pyjamas 
Followed by Origins Drink Up Intensive mask, for ultimate hydration 
Then a little pampering manicure with my No.7 polishes in the colour Beanie. This is actually one of my favourite high street nail polish brands, as the base coat and top coat make the manicure last a long time, the brushes are rounded making them easy to apply, and the Beanie colour is the most used colour during winter, as it just seems to go with everything.  
My current favourite hand cream from Raunsborg.

For tonights entertainment, I have picked out 3 of my favourite romantic movies to choose from, Amélie, Chocolat and Roman Holiday. They are all perfect if you are having Valentines alone, because it all involves women who are independent, but who finds love, might be in different ways, but love non the less.

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines day.

Film of the month.

I have always been a passionate film watcher as far back as I can remember, I just love getting lost in a good film, to the extend that quite a few people have made funny remarks on my “obsession”.

I don’t know what it is and why this is such passion of mine, but for some reason I am just a bit of a walking film dictionary, completely unintentionally. So much so that my father in-law often makes the remark that if he was ever on who wants to be a millionaire and got a film question, I would be the first person he would call.

But it isn’t just the actual films I like, I loved my short film makeup carrier, despite the unpleasant experiences with makeup designers and stressed out film crew, I loved every minute of standing I the rain with mud up to my knees, and was so fascinated about the whole process behind how a film comes together.

I don’t get an opportunity to go to the cinema as much at the moment because of house renovation taking up time and money, even though it is possibly a perfect night out for me, to go and see a really good film at good cinema.

But currently we have the big LoveFilm subscription, which allows you to have films at home via mail and lets you watch movies online as well.
I have tried out Netflix, but found that most of the series where not up to date and there weren’t a lot of new films on there either. So as I have seen a lot of films in my time, I had already seen most of the stuff on Netflix, which made LoveFilm the better choice for me personally.

I want to start doing a film of the month review  on this blog, of a film I have watched that month, from an old film, to new on DVD or one I have watched in the cinema.

But this month I will just do my top 5 current favourite movies.

The Station Agent. I have watched this film to many times to count, and I don’t think I will ever get tired of it. I do have a hard time explaining what it is about, because there isn’t really a big plot or lesion in this film, essentially it is about 3 people there are a bit lost in their own ways, and how they come together in a bit unusual way. Really sweet and life confirming.

Amelie. But who doesn’t like this! It is just a really sweet film that is made in the most amazing way, with the colours and the way it is put together with camera angles and clips.

La Vie an Rose. I grew up with my mother listening to Edith Piaf as it reminded her of my grandmother, and I went to see it with my mother in an old cinema in Denmark that is like an old theatre. The cinema was filled with elderly ladies all wearing a lot of old fashion perfume, which smelled like I would imagine old Paris would smell, so this was a real experience for all the senses. But on top of my first experience watching this film, I just love Marion Cotillard performance and the amazing makeup in this film.

Lock stock and two smoking barrels. I like the cheeky English humour in this and the way the story evolves. But most of all I like the way the film is shot, that way only Guy Ritchie does so well, and the use of muted brow colours that dominate the film scenes, really setting the mood for the film.

Willow. Now I love a good fairy tale movie, and this is by far my favourite one. It could be that it is because it is one of the first films I remember watching in the cinema, but I still get dragged in watching it today. It is just a really good example of how a fairy tale movie should be, and it is made in a way, that despite being able to see the special effects, they don’t make you cringe compared to today’s standards.

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