These Are A Few Of My Favourite Films

“Everything I learned I learned from the movies” Audrey Hepburn.

I just love movies.

One of my favourite things to do¬†is sit at home of an evening, with my blanket wrapped around me, maybe with a mug of hot chocolate and some snacks, watching a good ol’ movie with my parents, family, friends or even just myself.

Movie nights are some of my favourite nights.

I love sitting at home with my parents and settling down to watch a new film together, or showing them one I’ve previously seen before and think they would enjoy. I love going to my friends house (usually Chantal’s aka the hostess with the mostess)¬†for girlie nights in with takeaway and films. I love going to the cinema with Emily and Chantal, making the most out of our Cineworld Unlimited Cards and watching all the films that are new out, from horror to romance to sci fi to comedy.

My favourite genre of film is definitely rom-com but I tend to get on with most types. My favourite films of this year so far are Get Out, 50 Shades Darker, Beauty And The Beast and Baywatch.

As a film lover I have many favourite films and although the ones listed above are my favourites of 2017 (so far) today I will be sharing with you a list of my favourite movies of all time.

This list is in no particular order, as I love all the films equally and I just couldn’t rank them from top to bottom. That would be a job harder than running for Prime Minister!

So without further ado, these are a few of my favourite films…

Cinderella (2015)

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I’m contradicting myself here because I said I couldn’t rank my favourite films in order but I do have to say that Cinderella probably does take the top spot for me, this film would definitely be in my top 3. I love this film purely because I find it so inspiring and is there anyone¬†so sweet and pure as Ella? I aspire to be more and more like her everyday, she is¬†an amazing¬†role model with her lovely, genuinely kind personality.¬†I wish to be more like Ella and¬†I like to spend some mornings watching Cinderella clips to give me some inspiration for the day ahead. I think the world would be a better place if we were all a little more like Ella. I love this film because its so magical and romantic, with a wonderful moral to the story to always ‘have courage and be kind’. This movie also holds fond memories for me as I saw it first at the cinema with my sister Zo√ę and it was a really lovely day for us and for her birthday last year, I bought Zo√ę a bangle engraved with the quote ‘have courage and be kind’, she loved it.

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Isn’t The Holiday just the most romantic, heart-warming film ever?¬†From the first time I saw this film, I instantly fell in love especially because my favourite actress Cameron Diaz plays the lead role of Amanda! I love all films Cameron Diaz is in but this is probably my favourite because I just love the romance factor. The relationship between Amanda and Graham has me feeling all the feels, they are so sweet together. I never actually realised when I first watched this film that its considered a Christmas film and the fact that it is makes it even more magical. The Holiday is the perfect feel good romantic comedy which will make you feel all warm and fluttery inside.

Moana (2016)

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MOANA, make way, make way! Obviously Moana immediately ranks high up in my estimations because its a Disney film and with so much to love about it, of course its one of my favourite movies. Lets start with the fact the setting of the movie is just so beautiful, tropical and dreamy. Like Cinderella, the character of Moana is also very inspirational. She is brave, courageous, determined and filled with passion to fight for what she believes in. I think as a character she is definitely a great role model and she inspires me to be a little more bold and a little more fearless in the pursuit of following my passions. One of my favourite¬†things about the film¬†Moana is the soundtrack, because its so feel good and Summery and¬†makes me feel happy every time I listen. Overall the storyline of the film is brilliant with an abundance of adventure as Moana sets out on her journey to return Island Goddess Te Feti’s heart, encountering funny characters such as the Demi God Maui and the hilarious ‘I’d rather be shiny’ Tamatoa on her way, facing and overcoming struggles as she travels. This film is entertaining and joyous to watch from start to finish and I would highly recommend.

Starstruck (2010)

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Pretty Woman (1990)

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Pretty Woman is the perfect romantic comedy, being funny and witty whilst still being charming and romantic. Its a classic, iconic film which I believe everyone should see at least once in their life time. Its a 10/10 movie in my opinion and again, I know I said I couldn’t rank them but its 100% tied with Cinderella as being up there as my top favourite film.

Walking On Sunshine (2014)

o-walking-on-sunshine-facebook.jpgI’m Walking On Sunshine, woooah, don’t it feel¬†good! This film¬†is just everything, such a¬†vibrant, feel good romance film set in the¬†very beautiful Italy,¬†this film makes me feel so happy and¬†Summery. I’m a sucker for a good romance and this film really delivers in my opinion, the storyline is magical and I love the forbidden romance factor, with two lovers having to deny their feelings until finally reuniting and the soundtrack is just so upbeat and positive. 80’s music is always a winner for me so the musical element of this film really crowns it as one of my favourites.

There are so many amazing films which I love a lot, I could go on and on forever writing a whole essay on my favourite films so before I ramble on for too long, I must give a quick special mention to these movies too:

The House Bunny

Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging

Wild Child

Definitely, Maybe

Letters To Juliet

and CUT! That’s a wrap, there you have an extensive list of all my favourite movies!

Have you seen any of my favourite films? What’s your favourite movie? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you all for reading, I hope everyone enjoyed this post.

Lots of love,

Jennie.

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Shopaholic Sunday | Moana, Urban Decay, St Tropez

!Hola Amigos!

Although I’ve been doing really well with saving my money these past couple of months, I haven’t allowed that to completely stop me from treating myself a little here and there (who am I kidding when I say ‘a little’, we all know I’ve treated myself a lot). It’s been a while since my last haul, but today it’s finally time to share with you all the amazing bits and bobs I’ve purchased these past couple of months.

There’s a lot of variety in this post as I’ve bought quite a few different things recently from cosmetics to DVDs to accessories.

The first couple of things I have bought recently are two DVDs, the first one being Moana which I just had to purchase as soon as it came out. I didn’t get to see it at the cinema and I’d been waiting ages for it to be released on DVD, now I’m so glad I’ve finally seen it. I love everything about Moana, the storyline is inspiring and powerful and I love how brave and independent of a character Moana is. Of course the beautiful island settings definitely add to the films appeal, not to mention the incredible sound track which I love to listen to in the morning to put me in an upbeat, positive, Summery mood.¬†Moana is¬†a 10/10 movie and up there as one of my favourite Disney films!

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Shopping¬†in HMV for Moana, I only intended to buy the one film¬†but whilst I was there I spotted another DVD I just had to purchase – Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Oh my God, I saw this film at the cinema last year and it literally had me in tears crying of laughter. Mike & Dave is such a funny film and the perfect movie for girls night, of course it helps too that Zac Efron plays one of the lead characters. Isn’t he gorge?

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Back to Moana, I made sure to treat myself to this amazing Moana phone case which I discovered whilst having a little mooch in the Disney Store. Isn’t it the best phone case ever? Every time I pick¬†my phone¬†up now¬†I feel so happy and positive. I can’t wait to use this phone case when I go to Disney Land next month, it’s perfect.

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Moving on to accessories and beauty, anyone who knows me will know I love a good choker and in my opinion, Boots sell some of the best ones. I spotted this gorgeous tan colour choker in one of my local stores when browsing with my friend Hannah recently and even though I wasn’t intending to buy anything that day I just couldn’t resist. Isn’t it gorgeous? It goes so well with my beautiful floral playsuits and I think it’s the perfect choker for a Summers day.

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How good is the price?? Only £5 for such a good quality, pretty choker.
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Rocking the tan choker and floral playsuit look!

A few weeks ago I had to go to Debenhams to pay off the last instalment of my holiday (finally, YAY) and when there¬†I found myself a little distracted by the make up counters, which I’m sure comes as no surprise. Urban Decay was specifically¬†the brand which caught my eye, as I was after a navy blue lipstick for Electroland next month and¬†if anyone would have one it’d be them and I wasn’t disappointed. I found exactly what I was looking for in the Vice¬†range, a lipstick in the shade¬†‘Heroine’, a gorgeous solid navy blue matte¬†which is just perfect for me and although being a more ‘out there’ colour is still super wearable.¬†I didn’t stop¬†at the lippy though,¬†as whilst browsing the lip products a beautiful sparkly blue gloss in the shade ‘Ritual’ caught my eye which I thought would go perfectly with¬†Heroine, so of course I had to pick one up. This gloss is long wearing and water resistant too which is an added bonus and I’m really looking forward to wearing these lip products together when I go to Electroland.

Thinking I was done with my Urban Decay spree, I was all ready to pay when I thought a harmless look at the eyeshadows wouldn’t be a bad idea and that’s when I saw it… the MOONDUST palette. Oh my word, I knew as soon as I saw this it would have to be mine. It’s the most beautiful, sparkly, magical eyeshadow palette I’ve ever seen and it goes perfectly with my¬†Ritual gloss. The quality of the Moondust palette is incredible, from the first time I used it I was so impressed as the shades are all so pigmented with incredible colour pay off, and so sparkly too. This palette has such a great variety of colours, with the more neutral shades being ‘Specter’, ‘Granite’ and ‘Lithium’, ‘Specter’ also making for the most magical of highlighters – think Unicorn style. The brighter, bolder shades are found in the aptly named ‘Lightyear’ a colour pretty much the same as the actual Buzz Lightyear, the wonderfully electric ‘Vega’ and the pretty purple ‘Magnetic’. The shades ‘Element’ and ‘Galaxy’ are not to be forgotten either as they are both such gorgeous, strong shades which are perfect for a smokey eye blend, ‘Element’ working well with ‘Specter’ for a pretty in pink look and ‘Magnetic’ being the ultimate¬†intense smokey eye shade.

Lastly, my most recent purchases include the St Tropez¬†In Shower Gradual Tan¬†in the shade Medium and I bought three as they were on offer in Boots. I’ve never been one for fake tan as I’ve always feared I’d mess it up and it would go patchy, but oh my goodness this stuff has completely transformed my life. This tan is honestly the easiest tan to use¬†ever, I don’t even exfoliate before I apply it and it finishes so well. To use this tan, all you have to do is simply get in the shower, massage the lotion on to wet skin and wait for a few minutes¬†before rinsing off.¬†More often than not I leave the tan on for about 10 minutes before washing off as I find it develops quicker that way, by doing this I’m literally glowing like a bronze Goddess within just a couple of days. I’m so impressed with this St Tropez¬†tan¬†and I would highly recommend it, especially to those who are maybe a bit more apprehensive when it comes to ‘fake bake’ as it’s just so simple, quick and easy to use and leaves skin looking naturally gorgeous and bronzed.

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I am so happy with the fabulous purchases I’ve¬†made these past couple of months, my favourite items definitely have to be my Urban Decay Moondust Palette, my Moana phone case and of course my amazing St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan.

What have you treated yourself to lately? Have you ever used any of the products I’ve mentioned above? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you all for reading,

love,

Jennie.

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