Sunday, December 6, 2009

Independence day & the winners are...

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää! Alla muutamia suomalaisia perinteitä/suosikkejani, en niitä sen enempää käännä :) Lopussa arvonnan voittajat! Seuraava (isompi) arvonta tulee viim. keväällä, ehkä Hong Kongin reissun jälkeen.

6th of December is a inportant day here in Finland: it's our independence day, 92nd this year! It is traditional for many Finnish families to light two candles in each window of their home in the evening. See here our candles:

Another tradition is that our president is having a huge ball in President's Castle :) Here is picture our president, mrs. Tarja Halonen, & her husband:

Picture is from here.
Funny thing is that our summer house is quite close to president's summer castle and I've seen president's husband jogging there, with handsome bodyguards of course :D

I also want to show a few Finnish thing I especially like:


If you like finnish rock/metal music, one interesting new band is called Doom Unit!

Kalevala Jewellery:

Picture is from here.
I'd love to buy this beautiful one called Pohjantähti (Northern Star) but it's available only in gold or white gold... And the price is around 2500€. But usually they have also bronze and silver versions, those are not that expensive :D

Lumene cosmetics:

Picture is from here.
My favorites from Lumene are for example lipgloss, Excellenght mascara, nailpolishes...

Marimekko fabrics & clothes:

picture is from

And of course Nokia Mobile phones:

Picture is from here.

I had to use white & blue in my EOTD today, of course:

-Detrivore primer (& Fyrinane Pixie epoxy on lower lash line)
-Stardust Cosmetics Wings (lid)
-Stardust Cosmetics Lady of the Lake (crease, lower lash line)
-black gel liner (MAC)
-Lash Stiletto wp

And this day is also perfect for my blog's giveaway :D

1st prize: BeautyBabe
2nd prize: MermaidBird
3rd prize: Nooru


Next (bigger) blog giveaway will be in spring, maybe after I've visited Hong Kong or in May to celebrate my 3... 25th birthday ;)


  1. Everything in Finland is so beautiful! Happy Independence Day! I love the blue and white eyeshadow on you, it looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing a bit of Finland with us!

  2. Kiva postaus! Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!

  3. wow!! this is very informative about ur country...oh yeah my very first nokia phone was made in Finland.. now i dont know why i seldom see a nokia phone that's made in Finland =( it has a very good quality.. i love the Kalevala Jewellery...

  4. I think only the most expensive Nokia phones are made here anymore... :/

    Thank you Lyndsey :)

    Kiitos Inkivääri, pian saakin töllätä toisella silmällä linnan juhlia ;)

  5. Congratulations to the winners, and to you for The Independance day!

    as thriszha said, this post is very informative:)it's always great to know other countries!

    love ur make-up too!

  6. I can't believe I won!! Wow! Thank you so much! :) I'll contact you.

    This was a really nice posting, happy Indepence Day Finland! :)

    You're white and blue makeup is really fresh and pretty, looks good on you.

  7. Congrats to the winners!

    Kohta alkaa mekkojen kyttäämisprojekti. Karpelahan oli ilmoittanut etukäteen tulevansa hieman avoimemmassa asussa, vähän pelottaa kun ei se yleensäkään ole kroppaansa pahemmin verhonnut! :D

  8. Congrats to the winners! Nea, very pretty look!:) And thank you for sharing some things about where you live!

  9. Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!
    Congratulations to lucky winners!

  10. Kiitos Nea,
    ihana postaus ihan meille suomalaisillekin! Ei tule aina ajatelleeksikaan, mitä kaikkea hienoa täällä on saatu aikaan ja viedään maailmalle.
    Suomen itsenäisyyttä kannattaa aina juhlia. Asiat voisivat olla toisinkin.

  11. I love learning a little about your country. I can proudly say that all my phones are Nokias! :D

  12. Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää, ja onnea voittajille! Congrats to winners! :)

  13. This is obviously coming very late! I hope you had a great day on Independence Day. I didn't know your giveaway was only for a day (I knew it was starting 6 Dec)! Silly me! I'll make sure I participate the next time you have one. :)

    I love this post - very informative and interesting. Apocalypta's Path with the cellos is amazingly cool! The jewellery piece from Kalevala is soooo beautiful. And that was a very appropriate EOTD!!

  14. Witoxicity: It was open over a month, I just published the same message. But don't worry, there will definitely be a new one in spring! Maybe even earlier, I like giveaways (and buy to much anyway :D).

    I love Apocalyptica <3


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