Monday, 9 April 2012

Birthday Celebration: MOM STYLE!

So it was my mum's birthday recently and I thought I might tell you guys what me and Estée got for her and what we did on that day. 
Obviously flowers are a must for any sort of celebration that involves a female but Estée suggested that we get a plant instead of flowers as a plant can flower for much longer. 
It's the gift that just keeps on giving in my opinion! 
With spring in full swing I thought this was a good idea and we went over to 'Wild at Heart' (located at the main entrance of Liberty) and got some purple hyacinth plants that came in this rustic looking bucket. 
 The whole thing does look perhaps a little too 'farmer' at the moment but I am hoping that when the flowers are in full bloom it will look cute.
 But that was not our only task at Liberties that day. 
We decided to kill two birds with one stone and get my mum her present there too. 
Estée was the mastermind behind the idea; we decided a Mason Pearson brush would nice as my mum is big fan of haircare and this seemed like the perfect little hidden English gem. 
We got her the 'Popular' type, which is a large brush with a mixture of nylon and boar bristles. 
An in-depth review of this hairbrush should be on my beauty blog SOON, so keep your eyes peeled!
The brush was a big hit with my mum but I think she was a little underwhelmed with the flower bucket.
We're both convinced she'll love the plant once it starts blooming, though!
 Anyway, it was her birthday and we didn't really have anything planned so she made the decision of going to the Victoria and Albert museum. 
I think the fact that Estée had never been there was the motivating factor there; speaking of Estée here she is in front of some giant wall of Jesus bling.  
We saw probably half of the normal displays and also went in to see the special exhibition about the pictures of the Queen taken by Cecil Beaton. 
I actually loved the exhibition & I'm not normally a Queen-lover. 
Some really beautiful photos that really cause your imagination to wander. 
It was great, but that artifact saturation point hit us and we decided to get out of there and head over for some lunch. 
We went for some Lebanese cuisine at the Comptoire Libanaise branch near South Kensington station. There was a bit of a queue but the wait was worth it; they have some of the most delicious drinks there and great food. 
I absolutely LOVED & I mean LOVED the fresh mint & rose tea! Delicious! 
Here is one of their best creations 'Mira' a.k.a. frozen mint lemonade.
This mint lemonade is one of the most unique things I've ever tasted!
We spotted this amazing creation after lunch. This guy was just riding this ridiculous thing down the road when he suddenly jumps onto the curb and pulls up by the door of this cafe and starts to hit on the girl. SWAG. How could she resist?
The rest of the day was a little painful for me as my mum decided that we were all going to see Titanic in 3D at the cinema.
Goddam you James Cameron for your greed! Why not just let sleeping dogs lie?
Its not that I hate the movie, its just that I have already seen it about 5 times.
My mum and Estée seemed to enjoy it though as they were both crying their eyes out at the then end. 
I didn't actually get the point to the 3D part of this video. In fact, I hate 3D movies.
They give me a headache & it's no different than a normal video.
That being said, it hit me as hard as the first time I saw it! IF NOT WORSE!
 I did get to see Estée with 3D glasses on though which is hilarious since they are way too big on her.

That was it for the day. I think my mum enjoyed it, we managed the pack in the perfect trio (in her eyes): culture, emotion and a meat heavy meal in one day. 

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Goose & Button Have a Relaxing Day!

Our DEEPEST apologies for not posting in ages! Yeah sorry about that, I'm just not used to having much internet responsibility.
There really is no excuse except sheer laziness! 
Aslan has been working quite a bit lately and I (Estée) am trying to tie up all of the loose ends from Uni!

Today we decided to keep things quite low key which is our favourite thing to do. Seriously, low key is the way forward. If you're idea of a great day off ends starts with shopping and then ends with clubbing then we cannot be friends. On the other hand if you like to browse, drink tea and watch useless TV then we can talk!
We started off the day VERY slowly. 
Woke up at around 10AM & browsed the internet in bed & chatted about nothing for awhile.
Just look at those worn keys, oh yeah.
THEN I forced Aslan to go down to the kitchen & get me my favourite sweet snack of the moment!
(Belgian waffles! They have big chunks of sugar inside MmMmMm!)
There was also a nice old cup of tea, but I managed to spill it all over the bed. WOOPS! I got mad, I dont know even why because it wasn't even that bad. Nothing a little asswipe (as Estée's Mum calls it) couldn't fix.
Eventually, we both knew it was time to wake up & get crackin'.
I had a nice long shower, dried my hair & put a little makeup on!
One thing to mention about a shower though is that it doesn't have a great air flow so its always fun finding the right balance between an unenjoyable short drench or everything is dripping with condensation. 
Our room is VERY messy at the moment.
My makeup table is always in complete disarray & I couldn't take it anymore!
QUICK little tidy & I felt a bit better!
It may still look cluttered, but at least I know where everything is!
Gotta love NEOM candles, too (this one's rose)!
If you want to see some of my rose-scented products, click here!
Quick little shot of my outfit!
Nothing special, but I got the cardigan from Monki (I really like it!) in Amsterdam awhile ago.
Have you ever read our post about Amsterdam? It's actually on my beauty blog, so if you want to see more about that crazy trip CLICK HERE!
Here's Aslan (Goose) looking gorgeous!
He was starving & that's a good thing because we were headed to a delicious Italian restaurant called Pellicano which is in Chealsea. RITZY!
His mum's treat of course! 
Tried to do a full outfit shot, but failed miserably. 
LOOK! You can see our bathroom (aka the condensation station)! 
Here's Aslan peering over at someone on the tube.
I have no idea what he's looking at, but he seems quite unimpressed. Bloody tourists.
I absolutely LOVE his shoes/boots! They're from COS I believe!
We met up with Aslans mum & sister & took a stroll into my new favourite store called Heal's!
I've never heard of this place, but there is some AWESOME stuff in there!
Oh, what it must feel like to have an unlimited cash supply!!
Here I am doing a fox/skunk face. So cute!
Then we headed off to the movies! We saw Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. 
Not my personal favourite, but everyone else seemed to like it.
We walked a little down the road from Heal's and went to the Curzon Cinema which is nice as it makes a change from the ODEON/Cineworld chains, the Chelsea Curzon has a nice screening room that has a sort of nostalgic grandness about it. Reminds me of wide cut suits, skinny ties, smoking inside and women wearing bright red lipstick. 

The movie was directed by a Turkish director named Nuri Bilge Ceylan who has made some great art-house films. The film was pretty good, but it is definitely not something you should watch expecting a neat story or something easily accessible. It is a story about how a murder investigation unfolds over one night; nothing really happens, yet it makes you think about almost everything. 
& that's it! That was our day!
Waited at the tube station for a few minutes & we were on our way back to the comfort of our bedroom!
Nothing TOO interesting, but a lot of you have been on my case about posting! 
Yeah sorry about that ladies and gents, will try to make more of an active effort from now.