We have some pictures which we have been wanting to share with you for quite a while now, but we just haven’t had the time to do so. So here is an extra long post, filled with pictures from the last couple of weeks!
The first series of pictures was taken this week. Check out Elvi’s amazing updo. All those colors… Woooow….
We went out together this tuesday, and on our way home we passed this sign. It says “Het fietsexamen” which stands for a test you can take, to prove you can ride a bicycle. No, you don’t need a driver’s license to be allowed to ride a bike here in Belgium, but if you doubt your bicycle skills, you can take this exam. And now comes the big shocker of the day: Jade is 21 years old and she doesn’t -repeat: doesn’t- know how to ride a bike. She just never learned it, and also she has no insight in traffic. It’s like walking with a monkey or a very small child, even as a pedestrian she hasn’t got a clue where she’s going. We’re all wondering how that’s gonna turn out when she starts driving a car…
This picture was taken yesterday. It’s blurry because it was taken very quickly, as it was raining like hell. Some people are setting up a fake circus right outside our school, with statues of elephants, tigers and bears, but we have no idea why. Well, whatever they’re doing, it looked cool and we had to take a picture with the elephant!
These pictures were taken more than a month ago, when the weather was actually nicer than it is now… Check out how the girl on Elvi’s shirt has the same hair as her, and check out Jade’s little clock!
Ah, the next part of our post is rather interesting– and disgusting!! Lai-Yan had gotten some free samples from Lush. Now, don’t get us wrong, we love lush. Their products are without a doubt a-ma-zing as well as super animal friendly! However this product was… not their best… And that was a euphemism. It were three little tablets, which smelled awful, and we were supposed to put them in our mouths and then they would start foaming or something and it would be like a natural toothpaste. Didn’t happen. No foam, no toothpaste. Just a wet tablet that tasted like poo inside your mouth. It was disgusting, and we actually felt quite sick after using it… BLEH! Check out Jade’s face after using it, priceless.
And last but not least, how ridiculously well do these roller skates match out outfits AND cupcakes? We would look so totally awesome…
Enjoy the weekend!
How are you all doing? We have some pictures we forgot to upload! It’s us rehearsing for the Students on Stage concert. It was super cozy, and since the weather was so nice, we went outside and had a drink on the terrace afterwards. It truly was a lovely day!
Guess what, Elvi decided to order some new colours to dye her hair and she added some ‘alpine green’ with the ’carnation pink’ and ‘rubine’ she usually orders. (All from La Riche Directions) The result: She looks like a ‘my little pony’! Which isn’t a bad thing at all, she loves it! What do you think?
Kisses from Tall & tiny
Ps. For more dyed hair inspiration, Check out Elvi’s Pinterest board HERE!
First of all, happy mother’s day to all mums!
Elvi is wearing an old blouse which here mum used to wear when she was her age! Thanks mum!
We really enjoyed the weather last week, but it’s getting colder again! It’s raining and that’s actually not such a bad thing, as we have to study a lot this week! Exams are coming up in two weeks and before they start we have to finish all our assignments. It’s going to be a pretty stressful period, because we’re going to have a lot of exams in a short period, but after that: VACATION!!
Tall & tiny
I was always the kind of girl who couldn’t help lying in the sun for hours, without sunscreen. I just don’t burn easily, and tan very nicely, so I always assumed my skin could handle the sun. However, a while ago, I saw a documentary about sun exposure, where they showed young girls a computer made picture of what they would look like 20 years later with- and without tanning in the sun. I was absolutely shocked! without sun exposure, they were beautiful women, and with sun exposure they were wrinkled to the bone!
Also, when I went to Athens with my boyfriend and his sister (and her husband, and her baby), his sister told me that everybody’s skin has a certain amount of times it can be burned. For instance, maybe somebody with very light skin can tolerate being burned for 50 times, and somebody with darker skin can stand to be burned 100 times. But once your ‘turns’ are up, you get skin cancer. So basically, every single time your skin gets burned by the sun, you get one step closer to cancer.
So, to sum up: tanning in the sun equals wrinkles and cancer. Not very pleasant, is it?
But we all love to have that golden glow over ourselves which makes us look healthy and happy! Of course, there are other ways to achieve this without lying in the sun all day. But are they all equally good? I don’t really know that, because I haven’t tried it all. I don’t like tanning beds because they are known to be very unhealthy. And I’ve always feared tanning spray because they can make you look orange!
However, I’ve read a lot about it, and using a mild tanning spray or lotion is a lot healthier than lying in the sun, so I gave it a go. You should know, tanning is never good for you. Tanning sprays and lotions are the safest and healthiest way to go though. It contains Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which will tan the upper layer of your skin (and won’t go any deeper than that, like the sun does). The only unhealthy thing about it, is that these chemicals can be harmful when you breathe them in, so be careful with that.
The product I used was Dove Summer Glow. I chose Dove because it’s the only brand I don’t associate with an overdose of Photoshop. Their models are beautiful, healthy looking women, instead of those super skinny models, who occasionally look orange. I also chose the mildest version of the product, just to be safe.
Apart from being a tanning lotion, it’s also just a good body lotion that takes care of your skin. I’ve read other reviews of this product, saying that it’s too greasy, but I don’t agree. You just need to let it sink in to your skin, and then your skin will feel super soft! You have to make sure you equally divide it over your entire body, and use circular movements. I didn’t use it on my face though, because of my blonde hair (don’t want to become Paris Hilton, I like my face to be white).
One day later, it looks very pretty. It’s just what it says it is: a summer glow. I’m not super tan, but I have a healthy glow, like I’ve been in the sun! And I don’t look orange at all. =) Also, no stripes!
I usually prefer doing things naturally, so I think I won’t use this lotion too often. But it is a good way to tan if you want to stay out of the sun. And if you do decide to go natural, check out these tips: http://www.wikihow.com/Tan-Safely.
So anyway, it’s a good product, it’s safe, it’s easy and it’s not too harmful! And also, it’s not that expensive, compared to other products!
But keep in mind, that no matter how you tan, try to do it safely. You’ll thank yourself when you’re older!
Last but not least, for those who love it naturally: melons, apricots, spinach, peppers and carrots contain carotenoids which give your skin that healthy glow you’re looking for. =) So go ahead and eat those!
My oh my, how embarrassing… Do you remember me saying “There will be lots of video game reviews on our blog from now on!” a long time ago in a galaxy far far away? Well, I haven’t really taken the time to write any of those planned reviews, but am about to now!
The game I’m reviewing is Fable 2. I had played Fable 1 on the computer before, but don’t really remember a lot of it. I remember you had to play as a guy though, whereas I prefer to play as a girl. So to me, it’s a big improvement that in Fable 2 you can choose whether you want to play as a guy or a girl. Obviously, the graphics are better than before, but not in a way that makes you go “OMG it’s like I’m actually there!”. That’s not a problem though, because that’s just not the kind of game Fable is. Fable is different from other games, because of the general atmosphere of the game. It can be scary and even sad, but also very funny and fairy-tale like. You’ll never find such green grass in Skyrim, that’s for sure. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is: the fact that the graphics aren’t super realistic is no problem at all, it suits the game.
As usual, you have the typical Fable traits: the importance of your morality, that annoying Theresa with her long non-skippable monologues, funny characters as well as references to other games and movies etc, entertaining side quests, a pretty open world and last but not least, your dog.
I’d like to take a moment to go back to the point where I praised them for their funny references to games and movies etc. In the game, I bumped into this guy called ‘Old Gregg’ and instantly looked him up on google. Turns out he is in fact highly likely based upon The Mighty Boosh’ character of Old Gregg, how great is that? It’s not just a good game, it also includes The Boosh, gotta love it.
Anyway, overall I’m very positive about the game. It’s got a good storyline, many side quests, many different area’s to explore, gameplay which can very much be personalized (based upon the way you play, for instance good or evil), good graphics and so on.
A little downside, for me, is the way your character looks. I guess it’s kind of a girly remark, but I like my character to look nice. And the thing is, it’s not about the hairstyles or the outfits, those are okay. It is however, about your character’s body. If you want to do more damage with melee weapons, you have to upgrade your physique ability. It makes you a lot stronger, but it also makes your appearance look stronger. I guess that’s good in a way, because I’ve always thought it’s kind of ridiculous when a thin princess-like girl waves around a big hammer like it’s nothing special, but still, there’s a difference between being strong and being a lump of wood. My character looked so huge, without any shape at all, just like… Well, a closet or something. So after finishing the game, I downgraded my physique to make my character look better again.
But now back to the positive! Another great thing about the game are the supporting characters. You are (or will become) the ultimate hero, but in order to destroy the evil Lucien, you will need the help of three other heroes: the hero of strength, the hero of will and the hero of skill. Each of them have their very own unique personality, and yes, I admit, sometimes they’re rather annoying (especially Hammer when she doesn’t stop talking to you and your dog), but still, I like the fact that you really get to know some people, and that you aren’t entirely alone in your quest against Lucien.
Anyway, I love the game, always have and always will. Elvi comes over to my place sometimes and then we play this. It’s funny though, because I always use guns, whereas Elvi prefers to use magic. Alas, the result of improving your gun skills includes getting very tall. Magic doesn’t get you that. : p Result: tiny being tall and tall being tiny!
I hope I convinced you to try this game out! I will be doing a Fable 3 review after the exams, but even though this isn’t the most recent game, it’s definitely worth playing Fable 2 before you play Fable 3, because it’s a real good game too. So, enjoy!
xx Jade (Tall tiny with gun)
ps: there is also a Fable for the Kinect (Fable: The Journey) but since you have to follow a certain path, and are not free to run wherever you want to, I don’t really like it. Also, I don’t have a Kinect, haha, silly me.. Also, The Journey should not be confused with Fable 4, which has not yet been officially announced!
I tried to take a photo of my character on the TV, didn’t work too well…
Now go play!!
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