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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!


November 2023 - Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice


Weโ€™re deep into fall and winter is fast approaching. Letโ€™s see some fall inspired manicures! They could be pumpkin spice themed, a leaf colour-change inspired skittle, or whatever makes you feel warm and cozy. And happy thanksgiving to all the American BIC members. Feel free to post thanksgiving-inspired maniโ€™s too!


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

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

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

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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Woohoo! We got our tutorial @jaaayp! ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you @RGbrown; Iโ€™m bookmarking the post for future use. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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@itsfi Thatโ€™s awesome that you found that kit at Target. Target left Canada years ago, but I couldnโ€™t find anything at other stores like Walmart or Shopper Drug Mart. I ended up ordering from Amazon.


I actually like that the lines arenโ€™t perfect. It adds a human element to it that I find charming. 

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@itsfi Whoa cool!!

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For the May flowers challenge I went with some of my rose colors. Lร“real Smell the roses on the index and middle. Two different Ellen Tracy colors on pinky/thumb and ring. 3 coats each. 

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Such beautiful colours that you picked out!! @Samtian 

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@ather Thank you!

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Great rose-like colors, @Samtian ! ๐ŸŒน  These colors are very pretty on you!

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@Titian06 Thank you so much!!

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Beautiful color choices @Samtian ! ๐Ÿ˜ They really remind me of roses ๐ŸŒน and Lโ€™Orรฉal polish name is so appropriate!

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@Saradestin Thank you! I agree about the name!

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Love the colors you choice for this gradient mani @Samtian! The different shades and tones of rose look beautiful. I forgot Ellen Tracy made nail polish. Did you find them to be long wearing?

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@itsfi Thank you! They did pretty good. I don't think they chipped the 3 days I wore them. 

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I love these colours @Samtian! They give off rose petal vibes. ๐ŸŒน

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@JoSometimes Thank you!! That was what I was hoping for. 

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Fabulous colors and a gorgeous mix! ๐ŸŒน

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@RGbrown Thank you!!

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@Samtian THE COLORS ARE SO PRETTY! definitely screams flowers without actual flowers ๐Ÿ’ 

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@jaaayp Thank you! I really like these colors. 

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โ€ƒIn love with my mani!๐Ÿ˜ Shoutout to my incredibly talented nail artist

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Gorgeous manicure @juli2121 ! ๐Ÿ˜

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@juli2121 Those are really cool!!

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