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Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Welcome to the Monthly Manicure Challenge! There’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 wouldn’t normally go for. It’s a great way to grow in skill and artistry. I hope you’ll join me on this journey.


All are welcome, whether you’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. You’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, it’s the perfect excuse for a holiday mani!



See My Original Post That Started This Challenge Here


I’ve been a part of BIC for a while now. I’ve seen makeup, skincare, and photography challenges, which have been great for giving me inspiration, but nothing for mani’s. I love Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023 because it’s given me lots of inspiration, pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow in my skills and artistry. I’d probably be stuck doing the same looks if it weren’t for that. I know we have Show Me Your Nails 2.0 which has been a great source of inspiration. I don’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 mani’s? We could have a different theme every month or even twice a month so that people can wear their mani’s out without worrying about missing one. People could always revisit themes if they miss them but still want to participate. I’m happy to organize it and if people have ideas for themes, I’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 Mani’s
November 2023 - Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Upcoming Challenegs (*Spoiler Alert!* ⚠️ Click at your own risk!)

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

In Case You’re Interested In Other Challenges


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Love this combo of colors, @itsfi !  🧡🧡🧡

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Thank you @Titian06; it was fun to do. I’m woefully behind - haven’t made a dent in using the gaggle of polishes I intended to use for early fall nail looks 😔 I guess I’m ahead for next year??? 😆 Will try to incorporate them later this year, though more likely next, when I may have more time.

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I MIGHT be jinxing myself here but my current mani gives me fall-to-winter vibes. I have a love-hate relationship with winter weather, so I’m hoping we don’t get too much of it anytime soon. 

Details of polishes used cross-posted on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

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@JoSometimes Ooh beautiful!

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Thank you @Samtian! 😊

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@JoSometimes Definitely see the "fall to winter" vibes here, such a great combination ❤️ 

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Thank you @QueenMarceline! I wanted to do a colour change inspired skittle but I may have missed the opportunity to match it up with what’s going on outside. 

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Our winter weather is pretty low key and mild compared to the rest of the world so I can't say much about winter weather, but I have a general idea of what you mean about not wanting to get too much of it too soon @JoSometimes. Pretty color pairing; it is a great fall-to-winter mani!

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Thank you @itsfi! We finally dipped into below freezing temperatures here. I need to switch to winter tires pretty soon… It seems like it’s just a bit later than normal though. 

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October 2023 - Trick or Treat! Halloween-Inspired Mani’s

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2 coats Zoya Cathy, topped with a few stickers from Deco Beauty Nail Art Stickers - Spooky. These are easy to apply, pretty much the easiest stickers I've worked with. 💗


Cross-posting from Show Me Your Nails 2.0 Thread

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@itsfi Super late to the party, but these sticker decals are so adorable! Love the little ghost 👻

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The little ghost is super cute, isn’t it @QueenMarceline? These were fun to use. 

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I love the cute little kitty in your thumb @itsfi!

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These are so fun @JoSometimes. I’ve noticed that their stickers are on the smaller side, for the most part. That will come in handy for my shorter nails. Wondering if they’ll expand their collection to include different sizes and more designs. Hope so. These really applied so easily and cleanly. I usually experience the sticker bunching up or clumping together. These are also cut really close to the outline of the design so there’s not a noticeable sticker portion along the edges. I like that attention to detail. 👍🏼

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Love the cat sticker of course, @itsfi !  🐈🎃👻

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I thought the cat lovers and cat parents on this thread, including you, when I was applying the cat sticker @Titian06

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@itsfi  These are so cute!

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Right @Cissy63? And these were super easy to apply. Seriously, the easiest nail art stickers to use. 

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh one of these days I'm going to remember that this thread habits are hard for me and I mostly just stick to a couple of threads on BIC anymore instead of perusing the front page to see what else is going on. Thanks for the tag @JoSometimes, it was a good reminder! 


Here's a bonus shot of my left hand with a quick and easy Halloween mani I slapped on last night  🎃



My new job has been brutal on my thumbs 😞

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@RGbrown Loving this Frankenstein inspired Halloween mani. Such a fun combination of colors and nail art 🙂 

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@RGbrown  How cute is this!  Love the purple 💜

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