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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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Oooh this is phenomenally fun! I love how you used the glitter. 😄 (I will defintley try that at some point. 😉) and it's a rainbow 🌈 perfect! @RGbrown 

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Thanks so much! Nothing beats rainbows and sparkle 🌈

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@RGbrown Love the glitter, love the rainbow, love this mani! I like that you concentrated it as just a line of glitter down the centre. Definitely stealing that idea someday!

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Thanks so much! And steal away! 💖

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💫June is glitter for me 💫

I updated my mani with my sparkle rainbow toppers. One is big circle pieces, the other is rainbow glitter and halo pieces. 


A sun lit photo was not in the cards today,  we're supposed to be getting thunderstorms and the cloud cover isn't breaking.  ️ but when I move my fingers it's glittery rainbows everywhere! 🤩

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Ahhh, fabulous update, glitter is always a welcome addition! 💖

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Thank you 😊 @RGbrown  I'm always down to sparkle 💖

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Cuteee! Glitter is always fun @CynthieLu 🥰

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@jaaayp So fun to use,  but sooo hard to clean up. 😉 Sparkles love to hang around forever, lol. 

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@CynthieLu That is really pretty!!

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Thank you 💖 @Samtian 🙂 I was very exited to try to boost up my glittery-ness for this challenge.

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They already look like fun @CynthieLu! I can’t to see what it looks like in full sun!

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I know,  the clouds are taking away from my sparkly fun 😉 Lol, naw. We totally need the rain, but it didn't decide to come down today.

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@CynthieLu  These are so pretty!! Too bad the sun isn’t shining! 

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Thank you @ather 💙 It was so overcast today but it never stormed like they were calling for.  

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I love glitter @CynthieLu , so I can just imagine how gorgeous your mani must be now with those toppers, sparkly rainbow beauty! 🌈

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 Thank you! @Saradestin 💖 I'm really colorfull and sparkly atm and I'm totally happy about it 😋

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Someone said stamps???????????? 🤪🤪🤪

I was sent a Sally Hansen polish from Influenster and  I have been testing it these past days. It is Xtreme Wear in Concrete Jungle. The application was terrible, going on thick, gummy and uneven. And even doing my nails like I have for the last decades, it generated bubbles on each coat. Bad. But the lasting power is very impressive!
I ended up “fixing” the bubble mess by adding some stamping (surprising, isn’t it?
😅) and top coat, which evened out the texture.
The pattern is very cute and I would love it if I 
were a child, (and I felt like one while applying the stamps for sure! 😊), so I found it appropriate for this months challenge.

I used Maniology M093 spamming plate. So cute!




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This turned our amazing! Totally winnie the pooh vibes 😌 💕 @Saradestin 

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@Saradestin AHHH I am obsessed! I'm fangirling over here. 

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😁 Thank you so much @Samtian !! They are cute!! 

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