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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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@Titian06 @jaaayp mine too! ๐Ÿ“บ 

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OMG you guys too?!?! I LOVE Detective rush. She's definitely vibes. A bunch of their shots are like color filtered and I was totally like ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ“บ @itsfi @Titian06 

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Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! ๐Ÿ˜ I really like them!

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Thank yooous @Saradestin I miss your nails!!

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I have zero browns in my collection but now Iโ€™m inspired to keep an eye out for one.


And that length @jaaayp! I canโ€™t believe nothingโ€™s happened yet!

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I sense it won't be long until you have some brown polishes in your collection @JoSometimes@jaaayp 

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@itsfi Maybe after September. Iโ€™m planning out a Sephora haulโ€ฆ 

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Oooh keep us posted @JoSometimes I wanna know what your getting!!! I actually have a bunch of browns @JoSometimes @itsfi ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ just wait till fall ill bust out all my browns and burgundies HAHA

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@jaaaypI have one burgundy/maroon in my collection at the moment. Weโ€™ll see what catches my eye when Iโ€™m out and about. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I wanted to do an homage to my little onesโ€™ favourite colours for their birthday. The end result gives me unicorn/My Little Pony vibes. They havenโ€™t gotten into the show (yet).


Will cross post on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

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Really love this @JoSometimes ๐Ÿฅฐ reminds me of like... the zodiac/horoscope almost ๐Ÿค”

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@jaaayp I can kinda see that. Some of the big glitters kinda look like the stars that make up constellations.

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@JoSometimes You did a beautiful job on this one. I have so much trouble keeping things inbetween the lines ๐Ÿ™ƒ

This is a happy mix, I could see My Little Pony's Twilight Sparkle in this ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•

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@CynthieLu Iโ€™m right handed, my left hand usually turns out better. When ever I use my left to do my right hand, it gets a little squiggly and thereโ€™s so much more clean up. Iโ€™m not even kidding, as I pull the brush towards the free edge, it becomes an โ€œSโ€ ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿ˜…

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Ooh I can picture the difficulty @JoSometimes. I can only hope the more practice we put in, the easier it will get. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฉท

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I went to Target to get some sponge wedges just for this look but I ended up not using it ๐Ÿ˜… its supposed to be water with shells, not sure if I'm doing it the justice LOL 




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So cool @jaaayp! Your nail art is always magnificent! Impressive you did this without a sponge! ๐Ÿ˜

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@jaaayp Whoa that is so cool looking!

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Thank you @Samtian hehe ๐Ÿ’“ 

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It totally has a seashell vibe @jaaayp! I still canโ€™t believe you placed each of those on one by one! You have immense patience. Your index and middle also have a โ€œdrifting off into the horizonโ€ kinda vibe. Love it!

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Thank you @JoSometimes ! I'm not gonna lie, I tried just sprinkling it while the layer was still sticky and it looked like ๐Ÿคซ

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