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Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Is a widow's peak a flaw?

February 02, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


When I wrote about my large forehead, I didn't mention that I also have a widow's peak. Nevertheless, I never saw it as an imperfection. Growing up, I was surrounded by family members who shared this trait, thus I did not see it as a flaw. As a child, I was so used to widow's peaks that I used to find perfectly straight or rounded hairlines a little odd. 


widow's peak hairline


The name widow's peak comes from the hairline's likeness to the hoods that used to be worn by widows. In 18th century England, women mourning their husbands wore hoods or caps with triangular points that extended into their foreheads. For this reason, having this trait was considered an omen of early widowhood. In reality, this type of hairline is neither a bad omen nor a flaw!


A widow's peak is a dominantly inherited V-shape that dips down near the centre of the forehead. Female celebrities Marilyn Monroe, Alyson Hannigan, Fran Drescher, and Kourtney Kardashian also have widow's peaks.


In males, a receding hairline can sometimes result in a widow's peak hairline. For men that haven't had a widow's peak, if the hair thins at the temples, a receding hairline can take on that shape.


If you have a widow's peak, you can style your hair whichever way you like. The best way to show off your widow's peak is to slick your hair back or pull it into a ponytail. If you can't embrace your widow's peak, try side-swept bangs or a fringe to help conceal it. A pulled back ponytail parted down the middle can help balance the widow's peak's appearance. 


Do you have a widow's peak too? If so, do you consider it a flaw?


xoxo, Cosette



Friday, December 03, 2021

Christmas movies that remind me of my childhood

December 03, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


It's already December; many start watching Christmas movies this time of the year. Christmas movies help us get in the spirit of the season and are generally well-loved. 


Many people watch certain holiday movies each year. Some because they are classics, and some because they have an element of nostalgia. To put it simply, they remind us of our childhood Christmases! 


For me, the Christmas season begins at the beginning of December. Personally, I think that November is way too early for Christmas. Besides, in Malta November, is known as "the month of the dead"! 


I will start decorating soon and will also watch my favourite Christmas movies. I watch many TV Christmas movies each year, but most of them are just romantic comedies. The movies I included in this post are different because they remind me of my childhood. 


warm and cozy popcorn and coffee


A Christmas Carol (1984) 


A Christmas Carol is a British-American film adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous 1843 novella of the same name. The film closely follows the structure of the original book. I also read the novella every year! Dickens is one of my favourite authors.


Home Alone (1990)


Home Alone is an iconic 90's Christmas movie that needs no introduction. Eight-year-old Kevin is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Paris. At first, he is happy to be alone, but when two burglars try to break into his home, he puts up an epic fight.


Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)


One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of burglars, he accidentally finds himself lost in New York City. He then bumps into the same burglars, who plan to rob a toy store.


The Santa Clause (1994)


When Scott Calvin accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place! Now, he has to deal with a suspicious former wife while trying to keep his secret safe.


Miracle on 34th Street (1994)


This classic tale centres around a department store Kris Kringle who spreads the joy of Christmas by making a little girl believe in Santa Claus.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)


This is the live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr Seuss. The Grinch goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by Cindy-Lou's generous holiday spirit.


Walt Disney Pictures logo


My father always loved Disney, so naturally, my brother and I grew up watching Disney movies. We had a huge collection of VHS tapes!


These are two of the tapes we watched every holiday season as children:


Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)


The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.


Disney's Sing-Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs (1988)


I vividly remember singing along to these Christmas carols as a child with my family.



Certain movies make it feel like Christmas, don’t they? Are there any movies that make you feel like a child again?




Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Six (6) must-watch ghost movies for a scary evening

October 27, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


There are only four days left till Halloween! After six (6) books that will get you in the mood for Halloween, today I will share six (6) must-watch ghost movies for a scary evening!


I watch all kinds of Halloween-related movies, from the spooky and scary to the comedic and family-oriented. I love Halloween and am also a horror fan; however, gory, slasher movies are not my favourite. Two of my favourite genres are psychological horror and supernatural horror, especially ghost movies!


There are so many must-watch ghost movies. Today I am happy to share six (6) of my personal favourites with you.


TV and popcorn

So without further ado, let's begin:


The Orphanage (2007)


The Orphanage (2007) movie poster


The Orphanage (Spanish: El Orfanato) is a 2007 Spanish gothic supernatural horror film.

 

A woman returns with her family to the closed orphanage, where she grew up, with the intent of reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.


Fragile (2005)


Fragile (2005) movie poster

Fragile (Spanish: Frágiles) is a 2005 Spanish-British horror film.


Haunted by memories of a patient’s death, a nurse takes a job at an antiquated hospital for children. Soon she learns that the kids fear a ghost that prowls the floors and will not allow anyone to leave. Amy tries to protect them and convince the other staffers of the evil that lurks there.


Saint Ange (2004)


Saint Ange (2004) movie poster

Saint Ange, also known as House of Voices, is a 2004 French-Romanian horror film. 


In 1958, in the French Alp, Anna, a young servant, arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage. She meets the last orphan, Judith, left behind because of her mental problems. Anna finds that Judith also hears voices and footsteps of children.


The Others (2001)


The Others (2001) movie poster

The Others (Spanish: Los Otros) is a 2001 English-language Spanish gothic supernatural psychological horror film.


Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.


Stir of Echoes (1999)


Stir of Echoes (1999) movie poster

Stir of Echoes is a 1999 American supernatural horror film.


After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl’s ghost who he later learns is, a 17-year-old that disappeared from the neighbourhood six months prior.


The Innocents (1961)


The Innocents (1961) movie poster

The Innocents is a 1961 psychological horror film based on the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw by the American novelist Henry James. 


A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

In my previous blog post: Six (6) books that will get you in the mood for Halloween, I included The Turn of the Screw. In fact, I read the book right after I watched this movie!


If you are not into scary movies, you should check out the classic TV shows The Addams Family and The Munsters. You can read more about these two classics in this post: The Addams vs The Munsters.



Alright, there you have it. Six must-watch ghost movies for a scary evening. So grab some popcorn and enjoy some of the best horror films out there.


What are some of your favourite horror movies? Leave a comment down below with your absolute must-watch.