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Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Welcome to the Monthly Manicure Challenge! Thereโ€™s a lot of great manicure ideas and inspiration here on BIC. I find challenges are a great way to channel that inspiration, push me out of my comfort zone, and try new styles or colours I wouldnโ€™t normally go for. Itโ€™s a great way to grow in skill and artistry. I hope youโ€™ll join me on this journey.


All are welcome, whether youโ€™re a pro or a novice like me, or if you have a favourite manicurist that is the only one you trust with your hands. Youโ€™re welcome to post as often or as little as you like, post late, or skip challenges completely. And feel free to post them on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 too!


December 2023 - Happy Holidays: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, New Years!

December is finally upon us! Pretty soon, many of us will be celebrating the holidays. For some of us, it means some quiet time with loved ones and for others it means an endless list of parties and get-togethers! Either way, itโ€™s the perfect excuse for a holiday mani!



See My Original Post That Started This Challenge Here


Iโ€™ve been a part of BIC for a while now. Iโ€™ve seen makeup, skincare, and photography challenges, which have been great for giving me inspiration, but nothing for maniโ€™s. I love Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023 because itโ€™s given me lots of inspiration, pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow in my skills and artistry. Iโ€™d probably be stuck doing the same looks if it werenโ€™t for that. I know we have Show Me Your Nails 2.0 which has been a great source of inspiration. I donโ€™t want to take away from it but rather give myself and others a way to narrow down all the great ideas from it and get outside of my comfort zone (which has been bright colours and sparkly toppers lately)


Would there be any interest in starting a challenge for maniโ€™s? We could have a different theme every month or even twice a month so that people can wear their maniโ€™s out without worrying about missing one. People could always revisit themes if they miss them but still want to participate. Iโ€™m happy to organize it and if people have ideas for themes, Iโ€™m happy to work them in. What do you all think? Let me know if we should go one or twice a month and any themes you might want to see. 


Tagging some people but feel free to tag others who I missed or who you think might be interested.

@RGbrown @Titian06 @itsfi @CynthieLu @ather @jaaayp @Saradestin @Mellmars1185 @WinglessOne @Samtian 

Previous Challenges

May 2023 - May Flowers
June 2023 - Child At Heart
July 2023 - Fireworks/Canada Day/Fourth of July
August 2023 - A Day At The Beach
September 2023 - We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Program: TV/Movie Inspired Manicures
October 2023 - Trick or Treat! Halloween-Inspired Maniโ€™s
November 2023 - Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Upcoming Challenegs (*Spoiler Alert!* โš ๏ธ Click at your own risk!)

Weโ€™ve read the final month! Iโ€™m happy to continue this next year if people are willing. Iโ€™m open to changing things up or adding bonus challenges. If you have suggestions, please let me know!

In Case Youโ€™re Interested In Other Challenges


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This is amazing @eshoe! I love that the tip is the grass and the flower is coming out of it! And the sparkling jewels on top! 

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Thank you so much, @JoSometimes! It was more fun than I anticipated, and also made me realise I need brushes with even fewer hairs for better detailing. I am already plotting my next flower mani ๐Ÿ˜ 

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@JoSometimes Ooh this sounds fun, thanks for the tag! I think I'll do some rose colored shades next week. 

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Looking forward to seeing it @Samtian!

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@Samtian Looking forward to it!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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I tried out the brushes to make a vine across two fingers, then added a few yellow and peach flowers. I didnโ€™t have a nice, subtle green, so I mixed my only green (neon green) with white, which it toned down nicely. 

I also broke the rear camera on my phone (probably fell one too many times) so this was an awkward, blurry shot from the front-facing camera. 

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@JoSometimes VINES? everyone is becoming a master so quickly without me ๐Ÿซฅ

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@jaaayp If weโ€™re all masters now, you are a cut above! Weโ€™re all just playing catch up to you!

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Agree with everyone else here, @JoSometimes - love the color scheme you chose ๐Ÿ˜

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Thank you @eshoe! Usually I got for fun bring colours but I wanted to try something different. 

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So pretty!!! I love your May Flowers @JoSometimes !! And the color combo looks gorgeous! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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Thank you @Saradestin! As much as I love fun colours, I was inspired to try something more elegant.

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@JoSometimes Looks great!! Smart thinking on how to tone your neon down. 

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Thank you @Samtian! I have Kelli Marissa on YouTube to thank for the idea. 

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Lovely, @JoSometimes ! ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’–

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Thank you thank you @Titian06!

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Lovely work and gorgeous finished product @JoSometimes ๐Ÿ‘Œ โค๏ธ 


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Thank you @CynthieLu! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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May ๐Ÿ’  Flowers 

I picked colors that reminded me of a bright pink tulip. But I also decided to try using a tooth pick to draw little tiny flowers and gosh my hand is not steady,  I have no idea how you guys accomplish these,  one finger was sooo hard and it's  a bit rubbish. I already appreciated all of your skills but I do even more now! ๐Ÿ˜…




My plan was to do both thumbs but I don't think my non dominant hand is up to the task ๐Ÿค”

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Ahhhhhh, I love your update to your mani, it looks amazing! ๐ŸŒผ 

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Thanks๐Ÿฅฐ @RGbrown

 I didn't want to just give up so after a break I went in again lol determined. I knew it would be a challenge but much harder than I thought it would be. Woah that tiny toothpick is hard to aim ๐Ÿ˜‚

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