Wednesday, 23 September 2015

HPB Presents: Owls In The Mist - Autumn/Fall Blog Link Up

Very excited to be taking part in my first ever blog link up with the Hobby Polish Bloggers Facebook group. This months theme is autumn/ fall, and I've decided to go for something not too challenging as it's my first time! I've really enjoyed looking through all the other posts so far, there are some fabulous designs, and a lot of different takes on the theme. My design was done using some owl stickers/decals bought for me by a friend. I think they're pretty adorable!


I started with my trusty Nail Kale basecoat fron Nails Inc, and then painted my nails with Topshop's Easy Peasy matte grey nail polish. Once dry I sponged on some of Barry M's Coconut with peices of srunched up cling film/saran wrap. Next up were the owls, I've included a picture of the stickers below, I believe they are available online. I had some trouble peeling these off at first. After about half an hour prizing three away from the backing to stick down, my boyfriend kindly provided a tooth pick which worked a treat!


Once I'd stuck down all the little owls I finished the look with my matte top coat from Rimmel. I tried a shiny top coat too but I think the matte suited the look better and really brought out the colours of the owls. Which one do you like best?!


I really enjoyed doing this link up and look forward to the next one. Please check out the other entries below, they are fab! :)

20 comments:

  1. Love the background base design of the sponged on look and those owls are so adorable!!

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    1. Thank you! I think it makes it look misty! :)

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  2. What a lovely idea to add the owls...

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  3. I love the granite marbling look you got with your grey and white. These owls are wonderful. We live in the country and at about 11 P.M. we get an owl symphony. You know, you have inspired me to use some stickers for Halloween. My problem with stickers is that I unconsciously pick at them.

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    1. Thank you :) That sounds lovely! I found putting plenty of top coat on kept them flat so hopefully that works!

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  4. This is amazing! I love the sponged background and of course I love the owls!

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    1. Thank you :D Thanks for setting this up it's been so much fun!

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  5. Ohh I love these! I might need to track down these stickers ;-)

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    1. Thank you :D They should be floating about online somewhere!

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  6. The little owls are so cute! And I love the saran wrap background, goes perfectly with the owls!

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  7. Love that you chose owls instead of the more common leaves - I thought I was the only one that thought owls were a good representation of Fall and Winter :D

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    1. Hehe thanks! I think it must be the colours!

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  8. Oh I love the idea! And the owl stickers look super cute too :)

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  9. What a romantic idea! I love owls too, and your mani stands out!

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    1. Thank you so much :D Bring on the next link up!

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  10. Very nice mani! The owls are very cute!

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