Rövid haj kalandok / Adventures with short hair

Szóval novemberben levágattam a hajam állig érőre. Most már kicsit hosszabb – és már azt is tudom, hogy szeretem hordani!

Hullámosra formázom sütővassal. Az első nap még egész göndör, a harmadikon már csak pár laza hullám van benne. Tetszik ez az átmenet, minden fázisban jól néz ki. Ha nincs kedvem bíbelődni a sütővassal, akkor csak arra vigyázok a szárításnál, hogy a végek egységesen álljanak, mert a hajam magától épp annyira hullámos, hogy a vége ezerfelé áll, csak arra nem, amerre szeretném.

Először csak a besütésnél tűnt egyszerűbbnek, ha középen választottam el a hajam és úgy csináltam meg körben… Aztán egyszer siettem és úgy maradt – és rájöttem, hogy tetszik, ahogy kicsit megváltoztatja az arcom! Eddig nem merült fel bennem, hogy a magas homlokommal és karakteres orrommal jól állna a középválaszték – lehet, hogy hosszú hajjal tényleg nem is lenne jó -, de most valahogy tetszik, ahogy kiemeli a vonásaim. Akárcsak a képeken látható, hasonló adottságokkal rendelkező sztárokéit!

So I had my hair cut is november to chin-length. Now it’s grown out a little – and I also figured out how I like to wear it!

I make it wavy with a curling iron. At the first day it’s quite curly, on the third, only slightly wavy. I like this transformation, every step looks a different kind of good. If I don’t feel like spending time with the ironing, I only concentrate on making sure my ends look somewhat in order after drying it, because my hair on its own does everything in its power to go in any other direction than the one, I’d like it to.

First, it was only easier to part my hair in the middle while I was doing the ironing all around my head… Than once I was in such a hurry, I forgot to move the part to the side – and it surprised me, how much I liked how it changed my face a little! I hadn’t thought a central part would go well with my high forehead and characteristic nose – maybe with long hair, it really wouldn’t be good -, but now I somehow like how it compliments my features! The same effect you can see on the celebrities on the pictures!

15 Problems Tall Girls Have

Upon continuing the hunt for a pair of leather leggings long enough for my legs in a small size… Here’s a – hopefully funny – list of problems I experienced that only model-tall girls understand!

1. In elementary school, you were the tallest in your class. You were a head taller than most of the guys. On group photos, you stood in the back, next to the teachers, who were by chance also shorter than you, oh, those lovely, petite, elderly ladies. You probably had a “funny” nickname, referring to you looking like a stick. Now when you stumble upon those aforementioned pictures, can laugh on how you looked like some starving child from the 3rd world, your knees being the widest part of your legs – but back then, you didn’t understand why people were always concerned about your weight/height.

2. You have bad posture from trying to appear shorter in your younger days. Hunching was your signature pose on photos or in group situations until the age of 16.

3. Then random strangers started to tell you, you should start modeling. First, when it came from cool-looking shop assistants in your local mall, it actually boosted your self confidence – wow, finally someone gets it, I do kind of look like one, right? But it got old pretty fast. Nice try, guys…

4. You probably came to terms with all the cutest guys being at best your height. Your date doesn’t have to tower over you. You’re a confident woman, such as Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes, Rosie Huntington-Whitley, Carla Bruni,… Oh yes, admit it, in your younger years, you spent some hours googling celebs with slightly shorter boyfriends!

5. But guys didn’t have those years to get accustomed to the situation, so they can get weird. Wow, you are tall! And you don’t even wear heels. I better draw myself up next to you! How long are those legs exactly? Are you a model? Do you mind dating shorter guys or you only go out with basketball players?

6. You get asked lots of uncomfortable/boring questions. Exactly how tall are you? You’ll never know, maybe I’m 1,78, maybe I’m not, maybe I’m just telling you I am, because 1,80 does not sound like a girl’s height… Do you play basketball? Volleyball? No. I was bad at coordinating my long limbs in high school – and I did not get better ever since. This is why I don’t go to choreographed workout classes, either.

7. About workout… You have to lift your legs so much higher to have them for example in line with your hips or bend so much further to reach your toes… And also the leverage is bigger because of you long limbs, so for you, those dumbbells are actually harder to lift. Am I right?

8. Hot sexy dancing is awkward when your lanky limbs are flailing everywhere. Especially in the presence of shorter females to whom people can compare you.

9. When you meet a fellow tall girl, you instantly feel attracted to her. You want to be friends with her. Do everything together and talk about other people being hobbits. Not feeling like a giant amazon, but like a supermodel, when you walk together on the street. In heels.

10. Have to either wear flats or feel like you’re towering over everyone. This one is a classic dilemma. You leave home in your heels, you walk the pavement like it’s your own catwalk. Then you get on public transport and you can easily look over everybody’s heads – this is when the familiar awkward feeling appears. When you’re giving a presentation or at an exam, towering over others is good, you have instant power. But in a friendly situation, it is just strange that you have to constantly look down to have a conversation.

11. Hugging short friends requires extreme knee-bending. You are in a constant squat while talking to people.

12. And if we’re at squatting and hunching… Trying to wash your hair when the shower head is shorter than you are. Looking at a mirror when it ends at about your eyes. Having serious pain in your lower back after hunching over a kitchen counter. Hitting your head on everyone’s dining room chandelier/hanging light fixture.

13. Any time you are on a road trip, plane, or any mode of transportation where the person in front of you can “recline,” it becomes the Worst Trip In The World. Excuse me? Sir? You’re on my legs. Sir? Wake up!

14. On the other hand, you feel guilty for always blocking everyone’s view when you go to a concert or the movies. But you got quite good at repressing it. You can’t always stand in the back!

15. Oh, all those wardrobe malfunctions… Pants always fit your waist/legs but not the long way. Before ankle-length skinny jeans were in style — when bell-bottoms and boot cuts were “the jeans,” this was a nightmare. More funny pictures from your adolescence to burn. Also, trying to find a maxi dress that actually touches the ground is nearly impossible. You thought about building an attitude, with what you can wear those shorter ones hanging around your ankles, with ease. Jacket sleeves and long-sleeved shirts are too short. Which is fine in warm weather, because rolled-up sleeves are cool, but the winter sucks… Rompers give you major cameltoe. Sorry, no trendy summer onesie for you.

Inspiration came from this funny article.

Igazi havat akarok. / I want real snow.

Az idei tél jól kezdődött, rögtön az első naptári napján hóval, ahogy annak lennie kell. Azóta viszont nem teljesít úgy, ahogy azt elvárnám. Legalább hétvégente lehetne rendes, szánkózható hó! Vagy mondjuk karácsonykor… Az időjárás vehetne a blogról – tavaly télen, mikor elkezdtük az egészet, bepipáltam valamit, amitől most az adventi időszakban megállás nélkül hull a pelyhes a képernyőn!

This winter started pretty well, with snow on its first calendar day, as it supposed to be. But since then, it’s not performing the way I’d like it to. There should be proper, sleigh-able snow, at least on the weekends! Or on Christmas Eve… The weather should follow the example of this blog – last winter, when we started the whole thing, I checked something in, so now snowflakes are falling unstoppably across the screen during the advent period.

Barátnős nap // BFF day

Kevés olyan kimerítő/szórakoztató dolog van, mint egész nap sétálgatni a legjobb barátnőddel és közben mindenről beszélgetni, ami eszetekbe jut. Vajon Karlie és Taylor is hasonló dolgokról beszélgetnek, mint mi, miközben végigpróbálják az összes alapozót a kézfejükön? Vajon csinálnak egyáltalán ilyet?

There are few such fun/tiring things as walking around for a whole day with your best friend and talking about everything what comes to your minds. I wonder if Karlie and Taylor are talking about similar things as us while trying all foundations on their hands? Are they even doing it?

Egészséges reggeli / Healthy breakfast

Nemrég rendszereztem a képeket a telefonomon, felraktam mindent a gépemre – eközben jöttem rá, hogy milyen reggeli-megszállott lettem a diploma-munkám készítése közben. Egyrészt nagyon jó indok volt a zöldtea-főzés és gyümölcsaprítás, hogy még fél órával későbbre toljam a kezdést aznapra, másrészt pedig szuper volt egy (többnyire) egészséges energia-lökettel indítani a napot! Vissza kéne hoznom ezt a rituálét a reggeleimbe…

I just recently organized the pictures on my phone, synchronized everything with my computer – I realized during the process, what a breakfast-maniac I became during the making of my thesis-project. On one hand, all the green-tea making and fruit slicing was a great reason to delay the work with another half an hour, on the other, it felt superb to kick-start the day with a (mostly) healthy energy-boost! I should bring this ritual back to my mornings…

Nina Garcia

Az utóbbi hetekben végignéztem a Project Runway legutóbbi évadát. Na jó, a legutóbbi hármat… Mindig is Nina volt a kedvenc zsűritagom, szinte kivétel nélkül ugyanannak a versenyzőnek a ruhája a kedvencünk – és persze minden epizódban kifogástalanul néz ki. Elegáns, letisztult stílusa van, mégis mindig praktikusnak és kényelmesnek is tűnnek az összeállításai. Imádom!

This couple of weeks, I watched the latest season of Project Runway. OK, the last three seasons… Nina had always been meg favorite of the judges, we almost always like and unlike the same outfits from the contestant – and she looks impeccable in each episode. She has an effortlessly elegant style, her clothes look super chic, yet practical and comfy. I love it!

És a lakberendezéshez is van érzéke! // And she has a sense for interior design, too!