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:

Apocalyptica:





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 www.marimekko.fi

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

Congratulations!

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

16 comments:

  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!

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  2. Kiva postaus! Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!

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  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...

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  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 ;)

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  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!

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  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.

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  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

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

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  9. Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!
    Congratulations to lucky winners!

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  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.

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

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

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  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!!

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  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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