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31DC2018 Day 19: Galaxy – String Theory

Still continuing with the 31 Day Challenge for 2018, despite playing catch-ups. We’ve did Day 19’s Galaxy prompt. For this I chose to do a layered Galaxy mani called String Theory.  [Explore entries on Instagram #31DC2018 ]

Buff & Polish - 31DC2018 Day 19 Galaxy - String Theory


I have always been interested in the Universe, the stars, and other galaxies, so I usually look forward to this challenge. I did have another idea to execute but kept it simple (since I’m behind). Quantum mechanics, theoretical physics and string theory used to explain the universe is also pretty intriguing, thus the name of this nail art.

Buff & Polish - 31DC2018 Day 19 Galaxy - String Theory


I used a magnetic polish I won in a set from Born Pretty. I will swatch those alone if I get time at a later date, cos they are really cool. This one is called The Gravity and it shifts from teal through purple. It’s part of the Chameleon 3D Magnetic Aurora Series and needs to be used over a dark or black base for full effect. You can see it best on the middle finger where it isn’t covered with other detail.

I used several magnets to try create a feeling of galactic clouds, and then double stamped stars and moons over the top. First in a gradient of teal, blue and violet, then with a pearlescent polish to give it a more layered effect.

I completed it with some star and moon charms in gold. I’ll add the links to the items below.


Updates: I am getting ahead with the posts, and will try to get back on track sooner. I have yet to pick the images, but at least am up to date with the nail art prompts and have shot the ones I was a little behind on. Mainly behind with the posting now. Hopefully I can get on get a few up this evening, but definitely over the weekend as was the plan a few days ago.


And that wraps up my 31DC2018 Day 19: Galaxy – String Theory mani.

Please read my Intro Post to see what goals and aims I have set for nail art in this year’s 31 Day Challenge. And how to join us or post your links so they appear in the group photo grid (InLinkz) below.

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  • BP-MA03 The Gravity – Born Pretty: @bornprettystore  @bornprettynailart
    ITEM NO: 42398 – Feel free to use my code BUFFQ10 for 10% off your order (full priced items) 😊
  • Moonshine – Hit The Bottle (😁😁 LOL, I’ve been a walking adverstisment for this brand this month, but with good reason!)
  • Turquatic – @hit_the_bottle
  • Honolulu Blue – Hit The Bottle
  • Amethyst Sizzle – #hitthebottle


  • BP-A09 Deep Cosmos plate – from a limited edition set – Born Pretty: @bornprettyreview @bornprettynailart #bornprettystore

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