Mamma Mia

I’m really sorry to anyone that has already heard me banging on about Mamma Mia 2 (and 1 for that matter). I haven’t really shut up about it since seeing it a month ago!

I have to say, I wasn’t completely taken with it when I saw it at the cinema. It was unexpectedly sad and I had expected a feel good movie like the first. However, as time has gone on, I’ve forgotten about the emotional rollercoaster. I have spent a lot of time listening (and singing) to the soundtrack and have also been on Pinterest a fair amount (surprise, surprise).

What I have been really drawn to is this carefree feeling which, I think, exists in both films. This is partly due to the random bursting into song which is not a regular occurrence in my life, I have to say. However, I think some of it could be bottled.

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I was especially drawn to the hair & makeup and the costumes worn in the film, all of which are very natural. I love a natural makeup look and hair style, mainly because I can’t be arsed to spend forever doing it, but also because it reminds me of that summer holiday feeling that you definitely do get from watching Mamma Mia.

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Lily James’ hair is worn with really natural curls and she embraces it with confidence. Obviously, Mamma Mia is a high budget film and, in reality, they will have spent hours on their hair and makeup. But, I wanted to capture the essence of this carefree feeling and also wanted to be braver in myself and be confident with my natural hair.

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My hair is naturally neither curly or straight, which I think is the boat a lot of people are in. Because of this, I often feel like I have to do something with it so that it’s not boring.

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But, I want to embrace what I have as I think this is really refreshingly captured in Mamma Mia. What I loved was that Lily James does not have a completely model-like body. She, of course, looked amazing but her character just had a confidence that meant she could have pulled off anything. And I think a confidence in how you naturally are is a really attractive trait.

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I have not spent ages styling my hair in these photos. I have just plaited it to tame the already natural waves a bit! And, seeing the Lily James parts of this film, has given me some confidence in embracing what you have!

Thank you for reading this far if you’ve got to the end haha!!

Amy xxx

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