Sabrina (1954) – Film Review & Pampering

Before I begin about the plot, I must mention Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe for this film… it was PERFECTION. Givenchy was the designer and this was the very first film collaboration with Hepburn, and he delivered! The two outfits below were my absolute favorite!

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The Film (SPOILERS)


A romantic comedy set on Long Island – The  Larrabees, a rich family with two sons. Linus (Humphrey Bogart), the older brother, runs the family business, and all in to his business. The other, David (William Holden), a charming ladies man, is always chasing the next dame. Now, who is Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn)? Oh, well she’s the daughter of the chauffeur, who was imported from England. She is coming of age and a bit lonely, she only watches all the lavish Larrabee parties from a tree, and is never invited.

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Sabrina was in love with David, who didn’t seem to notice her, but all that was about to change. Her father wanted her to pursue her passion for cooking (and also to get her away from David, to get over her crush and love that was never meant to be). After leaving Long Island, to study culinary arts in Paris for two years, Sabrina returned a fashionable and more mature (and with a cute dog named David). David finally took notice, and almost forgot he was marrying another. He wanted to break it off, but his family had other plans. You see, a big business deal was very much dependent on this engagement and soon to be marriage.

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In order to “fix” the situation, Linus decides to distract Sabrina from David. Sabrina always saw Linus as a business man that couldn’t be with a woman, and seeing this side of him threw her off. To find out what happens next, check out the film. 😉

It is available on Netflix USA. If you are in another country, you can download Hola on your Chrome browser, and ask it to make you appear to be in the US, and you can view this film and others. I found that with the US Netflix, I was able to see loads more classic films than on the UK one.

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Altogether, the film, adapted from the Sabrina FairA Woman of the World” play by Samuel A. Taylor, is lovely and highly recommended! Now lets get on to what pampering treatment you should do!

Pampering


Some may feel like they can never put “food” on their faces or their hair for the purposes of beauty treatment. I believe that it is so much better to put some avocado on your face and allow its goodness to make your skin more beautiful, than slathering on some super toxic store brought “beauty” mask. Not all beauty products are as “natural” and “organic” or good for you, as they seem to all claim.

With that said, I have been battling with some serious adult acne (for me), enlarged pores, and redness on my cheek area. I have no clue what could be causing the redness, but I know the acne is hormonal. I am doing all I can to be healthy, but hey – ho.

I have a huge collection of DIY beauty recipes for masks, creams and more, I have yet to try and see which work best for me. I will share one recipe I found for troubled skin. And yes, you will be watching a fabulous film with a mask that looks like alien vomit, but your skin will be lovely afterwards! 😉

Egg White Face Mask

Egg White Face Mask

Ingredients & Benefits

  • 1 egg white – draws out oil, skin tightening, closes pores, removes dead skin, and kills acne causing bacteria
  • 3 tablespoons oatmeal – anti acne properties, skin calming, moisturizing, cleansing, toning
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice – reduces scars and age spots, heals and reduces acne, brightens skin tone, and exfoliates
  • cotton balls or cotton rounds – keeps the mask on your face
  • small container to put the mask in to

Directions

Have a freshly cleansed and dry face.

Wear a shirt you don’t mind getting some sticky face mask on AND maybe a towel to catch any rogue bits.

Separate egg white from yolk, into a small bowl.

Whisk egg white until frothy.

Add oatmeal and mix.

Add lemon juice and mix.

Apply to face. You will notice it is VERY runny.

Separate your cotton to form flat thin pieces. Scoop up the mask with one side of the flat piece of cotton and “stick” on your problem areas – I applied these to my T Zone and cheeks (You can check out the photo on my Instagram)

Leave on for at least 15 minutes. Since you’re watching a great film, why not leave it on for the whole thing?

Rinse with cool water. As you’re rinsing, use circular motions with your hands to increase the exfoliating effect of the oatmeal.

Follow with your favorite moisturizer or facial oil.


I hope you guys enjoyed this movie night and pampering! Let me know what you like to do while watching a favorite classic film!

the vintage cat

xx

 

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