Challenge: Show us your country – CONCLUSIONIzziv: Predstavite nam vašo državo – ZAKLJUČEK

Majority of your votes in Show us your country challenge went to Diana. :happy:

Let’s take a look at her manicure.

Diana Show Us Your Country on parokeets blogMy inspiration were the typical things that are used to make my country recognizable for foreign people, the images that are used on postcards or you can see in souvenir shops. So I made my own water decals of those things.

My country is well known for their cheese so I have a piece of cheese on my pinkie. On my ring finger I have a farmer girl in traditional clothing on wooden shoes holding a mill. A lot of foreign people think that everyone in my country walks on wooden shoes (clogs) but it is just part of the old fashioned traditional clothing of course there are still people who walk on wooden shoes, but that is mostly in the country life. My country is also famous for their tulips, so I have wooden shoes and a red tulip on my middle finger. On my index finger I have a mill, that is also something that can’t be missing. My thumb has a black and white cow on it. You can identify my country by these five things, they all have a connection. You often see them together on photo’s or postcard…then you see a scenery of tulips with cows, mills and farmer people on wooden shoes. And the milk from the cows is used to make cheese. On the tip of my nails I’ve stamped (Konad M44) the colors of my country’s flag.

I’m from Holland (The Netherlands), can you tell? :wink:

Beautiful manicure brought her prize you see bellow.

Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country prize

Enjoy your new goodies.

And big thank you to all the other ladies that participated in this challenge – we were impressed with your creativity. :bow:

Največ vaših glasov v izzivu Predstavite nam vašo državo je dobila Diana. :happy:

Poglejmo si njeno manikuro.

Diana Show Us Your Country on parokeets blogMy inspiration were the typical things that are used to make my country recognizable for foreign people, the images that are used on postcards or you can see in souvenir shops. So I made my own water decals of those things.

My country is well known for their cheese so I have a piece of cheese on my pinkie. On my ring finger I have a farmer girl in traditional clothing on wooden shoes holding a mill. A lot of foreign people think that everyone in my country walks on wooden shoes (clogs) but it is just part of the old fashioned traditional clothing of course there are still people who walk on wooden shoes, but that is mostly in the country life. My country is also famous for their tulips, so I have wooden shoes and a red tulip on my middle finger. On my index finger I have a mill, that is also something that can’t be missing. My thumb has a black and white cow on it. You can identify my country by these five things, they all have a connection. You often see them together on photo’s or postcard…then you see a scenery of tulips with cows, mills and farmer people on wooden shoes. And the milk from the cows is used to make cheese. On the tip of my nails I’ve stamped (Konad M44) the colors of my country’s flag.

I’m from Holland (The Netherlands), can you tell? :wink:

S prekrasno manikuro si je prislužila spodnjo nagrado:

Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country prize

Uživaj v novih pridobitvah.

Zahvala pa gre tudi ostalim udeleženkam izziva, ki so nas navdušile s svojimi kreacijami. :bow:

Challenge: Show us your country – PHOTOSIzziv: Predstavite nam vašo državo – FOTOGRAFIJE

Today we’ll leave the “floor” to 13 ladies with original ideas and steady hand. They will introduce us their country through nail art and make-up masterpieces. :stars:

The winner of the Show us your country challenge will receive this prize:

Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country prize

Let’s take a look at photos and descriptions.


1. 21stCenturyHippy (Canada)

21stCenturyHippy for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country

I live in Canada, but since it is such a big and diverse country I chose to just focus on my favourite part, the North! I decorated my nails with a dogsled team, one of the most famous tourist attractions here.

Although cars have pretty much taken away the need for dogsleds they are still popular for use in sport; there are dozens of dogsled races held annually. The dogsled is also a symbol of Inuit culture, one of the many Aboriginal groups in Canada, and one of the most unique.


2. Rins (Philippines)

Rins for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryMy inspiration for this nail art comes from the fact that the Philippines is rich in culture and attractions. We have some of the most beautiful tropical beaches in the world. Our country is also a diver’s paradise as we house an abundant marine life is many of our islands. But most importantly, we take pride in our people. Filipinos are known to be one of the friendliest and happiest people in the world. We can find joy in the simplest things.


3. Diana (Netherlands)

Diana for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryMy country is well known for their cheese so I have a piece of cheese on my pinkie. On my ring finger I have a farmer girl in traditional clothing on wooden shoes holding a mill. A lot of foreign people think that everyone in my country walks on wooden shoes (clogs) but it is just part of the old fashioned traditional clothing of course there are still people who walk on wooden shoes, but that is mostly in the country life. My country is also famous for their tulips, so I have wooden shoes and a red tulip on my middle finger. On my index finger I have a mill, that is also something that can’t be missing. My thumb has a black and white cow on it. You can identify my country by these five things, they all have a connection. You often see them together on photo’s or postcard…then you see a scenery of tulips with cows, mills and farmer people on wooden shoes. And the milk from the cows is used to make cheese. On the tip of my nails I’ve stamped (Konad M44) the colors of my country’s flag.

I’m from Holland (The Netherlands), can you tell? :wink:


4. Sabbatha (Poland)

Sabbatha for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryI’m from Poland. My inspiration was colors from our national flag – white and red. On my ring nail is our flag. On the other nails I stamped a pattern with our national flower – corn poppy. Our national colors are very important for evere Polish citizen.


5. Ulmiel (Slovenia)

Ulmiel for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryFor the challenge I decided to combine our national symbols with the symbol of my home-town, Ljubljana. In Ljubljana’s coat-of-arms a green dragon is painted, and since dragon is one of my favourite fantasy creatures, my Chinese year symbol and one of my favourite marks of Ljubljana is the Dragon Bridge, it seemed obvious I try to do a sketch of a dragon on my nails. The torso being on my index finger, the tail on my thumb and the fire it breathed on my middle finger. For accent finger I used the scotch tape design with inspiration from Chloe’s Nails, under the rays are our flags colours and on the little finger is our national coat-of-arms. I used 14 different colours for all of this, everything, with the exception of my accent finger’s rays, is drawn by hand. I paid attention to all of the colours (except the base wine red) being holographic or metallic, but sadly there was no Sun to prove that on the picture, so I guess you’re going to have to take my word for that. :)


6. Orlica (Poland)

Orlica for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country“I’m proud of being Polish, so making this mani was a real fun for me. At first I’ve made a Polish flag on each nails – that’s a background. On my index finger I placed Poland’s shape with Wisła, our the longest river. On my middle finger you can see an eagle with a crown, Polish symbol from our national emblem. I think you know who is on my ring finger – it’s one of the greatest Poles in the history – yes, John Paul II. And these “things” on my pinkie are something more local – my town, Toruń, is famous because of gingerbreads what are produced here, I’m pretty sure that you know “Kopernik” – it’s a Polish brand of the best gingerbreads under the sun. ”


7. Andayn (Romania)

Andayn for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryRomania is a country with talented people, who love everything that is beautiful, people full of life and proud of their traditions. I drew the little nails Romania flag, I tried to the other nails reprezin people dressed in national costume, and this country specific art: panpipes – a musical instrument, hand painted vases and rugs woven by hand.


8. Helena (Slovenia)

Helena for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country

My theme is the sea with all the different colors we can find within:
blue, green, white, yellow, even gold, orange and red. I have chosen
it as my theme, because I come from a region in Slovenia that is the
only one with sea. So it is also the first thing that comes to my mind
when I think of my region. And since my presentation had to look
pretty I did a mermaid(ish) interpretation of the sea.


9. Akuma Kanji (Portugal)

Akuma Kanji for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryI am from Portugal. A very good country if you are a tourist, a very bad one if you are living here. In Portugal everything is about football (soccer), beer and heavy food and caloric sweets.

My manicure was inspired by some typical Portuguese things, the flag (thumb nail), a pastry specialty called “pastel de nata” also known as “pastel de Belém” (index nail), a Portuguese monument by the sea which is “Torre de Belém” (middle nail), a Portuguese guitar which is the main instrument played in Fado (Portuguese style of music… usually very melancohlic) (ring finger nail) and the symbol/logo of the most famous Portuguese football (soccer) team which is SLB – Sport Lisboa e Benfica (commonly known as Benfica…. it is also my football (soccer) team ) (pinki nail).


10. Prescillia (France)

Prescillia for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryMy country is France your can see the effeil Tour, a braid “french baguette”, a bottle of vin, and a lys flower which is the symbole of french history!


12. Kory (Romania)

Kory for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryI live in Romania a country located in Europe! The inspiration for this design came from 4 things:

-our national flag which has a combination of three colours (red, yellow and blue)

-the Bran Castle also known as Dacula Castel.This castle is a national monument and landmark in Romania

-another important character that was a inspiration is Dracula known as Vlad Tepes!Bram Stocker named him Dracula because he used to kill peolple in his own way!the nickname of Vlad is related with the fact that he was a bloodthristy because he like killing people..here the resemblance to a vampir!

-our national port is unique because it made by hand with different colours and some of them are with the flag colours.


13. Cris Junque (Brazil)

Cris Junque for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country


14. Nailgloss (Netherlands): Orange is the colour of the Netherlands and red-white-blue are the colours of the flag.

Nailgloss for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country


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Voting will end on 6.2.2011 at 12pm (GMT+1).

This time we encountered a lot of language barriers, misunderstandings and technical problems with analog signature … Generally at least one photo has to have analog signature, but author of the photo can decide which one will be publishes. But there are other ways to authenticate the authorship so we allowed entries without analog watermark who could prove that they are the authors of the photo.

Danes bomo me malo manj “govorile”, ker besedo prepuščamo damam z zelo originalnimi idejami in mirno roko. 13 talentiranih umetnic je predstavilo svoje države skozi poslikave na nohtih, make-up … :stars:

Zmagovalka izziva Predstavite nam vašo državo bo prejela vse kar je na spodnji fotografiji:

Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country prize

Poglejmo si najprej fotografije in opise.


1. 21stCenturyHippy (Canada)

21stCenturyHippy for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country

I live in Canada, but since it is such a big and diverse country I chose to just focus on my favourite part, the North! I decorated my nails with a dogsled team, one of the most famous tourist attractions here.

Although cars have pretty much taken away the need for dogsleds they are still popular for use in sport; there are dozens of dogsled races held annually. The dogsled is also a symbol of Inuit culture, one of the many Aboriginal groups in Canada, and one of the most unique.


2. Rins (Philippines)

Rins for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryMy inspiration for this nail art comes from the fact that the Philippines is rich in culture and attractions. We have some of the most beautiful tropical beaches in the world. Our country is also a diver’s paradise as we house an abundant marine life is many of our islands. But most importantly, we take pride in our people. Filipinos are known to be one of the friendliest and happiest people in the world. We can find joy in the simplest things.


3. Diana (Netherlands)

Diana for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryMy country is well known for their cheese so I have a piece of cheese on my pinkie. On my ring finger I have a farmer girl in traditional clothing on wooden shoes holding a mill. A lot of foreign people think that everyone in my country walks on wooden shoes (clogs) but it is just part of the old fashioned traditional clothing of course there are still people who walk on wooden shoes, but that is mostly in the country life. My country is also famous for their tulips, so I have wooden shoes and a red tulip on my middle finger. On my index finger I have a mill, that is also something that can’t be missing. My thumb has a black and white cow on it. You can identify my country by these five things, they all have a connection. You often see them together on photo’s or postcard…then you see a scenery of tulips with cows, mills and farmer people on wooden shoes. And the milk from the cows is used to make cheese. On the tip of my nails I’ve stamped (Konad M44) the colors of my country’s flag.

I’m from Holland (The Netherlands), can you tell? :wink:


4. Sabbatha (Poland)

Sabbatha for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryI’m from Poland. My inspiration was colors from our national flag – white and red. On my ring nail is our flag. On the other nails I stamped a pattern with our national flower – corn poppy. Our national colors are very important for evere Polish citizen.


5. Ulmiel (Slovenia)

Ulmiel for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryOb temi sem si zamislila kombinacijo mojega rojstnega mesta in državnih simbolov. Ker je znak Ljubljane zmaj, ki je moje najljubše fantazijsko bitje, znak moje gimnazije in še moje kitajsko leto, je bilo kot naročeno, da ga poskusim skicirati tudi na nohtu. Omejila sem se zgolj na linije, ker je preveliko bitje in bi bilo potrebnih preveč detajlov za konkretnega zmajčka. Na prstancu je njegov trup (upam, da ne zgleda preveč podoben kokoši), ogenj, ki ga bruha je na sredincu, na palcu pa njegov rep, žal nisem mogla ujeti v eni fotki še tega, tako da sem palec posebej prilepila na sliko. Prstanec predstavlja našo trobojnico, na katerem sem uporabila še nov trend, ki ga je pokazala blogerka z blogom Chloe’s Nails, delanja vzorčkov z lepilnim trakom. Na mezincu pa so znaki iz našega grba, ker je kombinacija naše trobojnice zelo pogosta, se mi zdi grb včasih edino, kar razlikuje našo zastavo od katere druge.


6. Orlica (Poland)

Orlica for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country“I’m proud of being Polish, so making this mani was a real fun for me. At first I’ve made a Polish flag on each nails – that’s a background. On my index finger I placed Poland’s shape with Wisła, our the longest river. On my middle finger you can see an eagle with a crown, Polish symbol from our national emblem. I think you know who is on my ring finger – it’s one of the greatest Poles in the history – yes, John Paul II. And these “things” on my pinkie are something more local – my town, Toruń, is famous because of gingerbreads what are produced here, I’m pretty sure that you know “Kopernik” – it’s a Polish brand of the best gingerbreads under the sun. ”


7. Andayn (Romania)

Andayn for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryRomania is a country with talented people, who love everything that is beautiful, people full of life and proud of their traditions. I drew the little nails Romania flag, I tried to the other nails reprezin people dressed in national costume, and this country specific art: panpipes – a musical instrument, hand painted vases and rugs woven by hand.


8. Helena (Slovenia)

Helena for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryPrihajam iz Primorske (Obale, če smo bolj natančni). Za nas je značilno predvsem morje, plaže, turizem in dobri žuri poleti.

Zato sem si kot inspiracijo izbrala ravno morje. Predvsem so me navdihnile različne barve, ki jih v morju lahko najdemo (modra, zelena, bela, celo rdeča, oranžna, rumena in zlata) in ker je vse skupaj moralo tudi lepo izgledati, sem se odločila za videz morske deklice (recimo).


9. Akuma Kanji (Portugal)

Akuma Kanji for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryI am from Portugal. A very good country if you are a tourist, a very bad one if you are living here. In Portugal everything is about football (soccer), beer and heavy food and caloric sweets.

My manicure was inspired by some typical Portuguese things, the flag (thumb nail), a pastry specialty called “pastel de nata” also known as “pastel de Belém” (index nail), a Portuguese monument by the sea which is “Torre de Belém” (middle nail), a Portuguese guitar which is the main instrument played in Fado (Portuguese style of music… usually very melancohlic) (ring finger nail) and the symbol/logo of the most famous Portuguese football (soccer) team which is SLB – Sport Lisboa e Benfica (commonly known as Benfica…. it is also my football (soccer) team ) (pinki nail).


10. Prescillia (France)

Prescillia for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryMy country is France your can see the effeil Tour, a braid “french baguette”, a bottle of vin, and a lys flower which is the symbole of french history!


12. Kory (Romania)

Kory for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your CountryI live in Romania a country located in Europe! The inpiration for this design came from 4 things:

-our national flag which has a combination of three colours (red, yellow and blue)

-the Bran Castle also known as Dacula Castel.This castle is a national monument and landmark in Romania

-another important character that was a inspiration is Dracula known as Vlad Tepes!Bram Stocker named him Dracula because he used to kill peolple in his own way!the nickname of Vlad is related with the fact that he was a bloodthristy because he like killing people..here the resemblance to a vampir!

-our national port is unique because it made by hand with different colours and some of them are with the flag colours.


13. Cris Junque (Brazil)

Cris Junque for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country


14. Nailgloss (Netherlands): Orange is the colour of the Netherlands and red-white-blue are the colours of the flag.

Nailgloss for Parokeets challenge: Show Us Your Country


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Tokrat je bilo kar nekaj nekaj težav z jezikovnimi preprekami, nesporazumi glede analognega podpisa … Načeloma velja, da mora biti vsaj ena fotografija z analognim podpisom, vendar pa so tudi drugi načini za avtentikacijo avtorja. Nekatere izmed avtoric so se pa same odločile, da bi raje objavile fotografijo brez analognega podpisa, čeprav so poslale obe … kar je zapisano že v pravilih (vsaj ena fotografija mora vsebovati analogni podpis).

Parokeets challenge: Show us your countryParokeets izziv: Predstavite nam vašo državo

When we started our 2nd birthday giveaway, we hinted that we will be hosting another challenge as part of our birthday celebration. :happy:

Chosen theme is … Show us your country. We’re curios about countries you come from and we would love to know more about them.
You can take inspiration from anything you like: colors, objects, nature … but do tell us in few sentences what inspired you and maybe few words about your country. We’ll publish your text along with the photo. :yes:
Manicures, face paints … every form of make-up is welcome. :happy:

Remember Maestra’s nail art is support of our soccer team? It may not be precise but it comes from the heart.

Manicure: 2010 FIFA World Cup - Slovenia

Of course we prepared small prize for the winner of the challenge. This time Parokeets ladies are sponsors. :flirt: And guess what – earrings are made by our Maestra!

Parokeets 2nd birthday - challenge prize for the winnerBesides lovely butterfly earrings winner will also get:
Too Faced: Shadow Insurance primer;
Flormar: Quartet Eye Shadow 404 + 408, Supershine Lip Gloss101, Ultra Grey eyeliner;
Alessandro: Nail Polish – 261, 297;
Golden Rose: Nail Lacquer – 312, 344;
Catrice: Ultimate Nail Lacquer – From Dusk To Dawn;
Gosh: Nail Lacquer – Powder.
p2: Dangerous.

All items are brand new.

Here are the rules:

  1. Subscribe to our blog with Google Friend Connect.
  2. Send us your photo of Show us your country themed manicure or make up look (or both if you can squeeze them on the same photo) by the end of 31.01.2011 (GMT+1).
  3. Photo size must be 300 x 400 or 400 x 300 pixels. If you don’t know how to resize to exact number, HERE are the instructions.
  4. Photos must have evident authorship, so your analog signature (your user name) should look something like THIS (click) at least on one photo.
  5. Send your photo to our email address blogparokeets.com. Subject should contain your GFC nick and name of the challenge.
  6. If you have your own blog, forum, site (non commercial only) and would like to have a link included with your photo, please specify so in your email.
  7. Photos may not contain any URL addressees, only your analog nickname is allowed.
  8. All photos will be framed with Parokeets frame (”watermarked”).
  9. Every contestant must post a link to the contest somewhere on the Internet (beauty blog/forum/site) and include a link to it in the email along with your entry.
  10. As aways – challenge is open to everybody.

We can’t wait to see what will you come up with! :happy:

Ko smo objavile 2. rojstni dan giveaway, smo namignile, da bo kmalu na vrsti nov izziv. :nails:

Izbrana tema je … Predstavite nam vašo državo. Zanimalo nas je iz katerih držav (ter delov Slovenije) prihajajo naše bralke.
Navdih lahko črpate ali iz barv značilnih za državo/kraj, raznoraznih predmetov, narave … V nekaj stavkih nam povejte kaj vas je navdihnilo ter mogoče dodajte še nekaj besed ali o Sloveniji (če si za temo izberete državo) oz vašem kraju. Besedilo bomo objavile skupaj s fotografijo. :yes:
Manikure, poslikave obraza/vek … v poštev pride vsakršno izražanje z make-upom. :happy:

Takole je npr. Maestro navdihnila naša nogometna reprezentanca.

Manicure: 2010 FIFA World Cup - Slovenia

Za zmagovalca smo pripravile manjšo nagrado. Tokrat smo sponzorji kar Parokeetke. :flirt: In veste kaj – uhane je naredila naša Maestra!

Parokeets 2nd birthday - challenge prize for the winner

Poleg čudoviti uhanov, bo zmagovalka prejela tudi:
Too Faced: Shadow Insurance primer;
Flormar: Quartet Eye Shadow 404 + 408, Supershine Lip Gloss101, Ultra Grey eyeliner;
Alessandro: Nail Polish – 261, 297;
Golden Rose: Nail Lacquer – 312, 344;
Catrice: Ultimate Nail Lacquer – From Dusk To Dawn;
Gosh: Nail Lacquer – Powder.
p2: Dangerous.

Vsi izdelki so novi.

Pogoji za sodelovanje:

  1. Registrirajte se na naš blog v Google Friend Connect vmesniku.
  2. Pošljite nam fotografijo “Predstavite nam vašo državo” manikure ali make-upa ali obeh skupaj (če ju spravite na isto fotografijo) do 31.01.2011.
  3. Fotografija naj bo velikosti 400 x 300 oz. 300 x 400 pixlov. Prispevek o tem, kako pomanjšati fotografije na želeno velikost, si lahko preberete TUKAJ.
  4. Fotografija mora biti vaše avtorsko delo, zato naj bo vsaj na eni fotografiji vaš podpis tudi v TAKŠNI obliki.
  5. Fotografije nam pošljite po elektronski pošti na blogAFNAparokeets.com. Zadeva naj vsebuje vaš GFC nick + ime izziva.
  6. Če ste lastnik bloga ali kakšne nekomercialne spletne strani in bi želeli, da se objavi v prispevku link, nam to sporočite.
  7. Na fotografije ne dajajte url poti do vaše spletne strani. Na fotografiji je lahko samo vaš “nick”.
  8. Na vse fotografije bomo dodale naš Parokeets okvir.
  9. Vsak sodelujoči naj nekje na spletu objavi (na vašem blogu, najljubšem forumu …), da je na Parokeets blogu nova priložnost za dopolniti zbirko dekorativne kozmetike. Skupaj s fotografijo nam pošljite link, kjer je vaša objava.

Parokeetke že nestrpno čakamo, da vidimo kje vse boste našle navdih. :happy: