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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!


November 2023 - Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice


We’re deep into fall and winter is fast approaching. Let’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 mani’s too!


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

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

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

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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Thank you so much @CynthieLu ! I tried my best and it came out quite decent. The good thing is that, as I always see my feet from the distance, I can’t see the defects 😅

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Pedicures are so underrated! @Saradestin This is too cute!!


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Thank you @HoneyEl ! You are so sweet!! 🤗🤗

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Your toes look perfectly set for summer, @Saradestin! Love the deep rich blue set off with white and fuschia flowers. They remind me of plumeria.

The Space Cowboy reference brings back happy memories of listening to Jamiroquai, so your post made me smile all around☺️

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Thank you so much @eshoe !! 🤗 It is not Space Cowboy, I made a mistake. My mind betrayed me. It is Cosmic Cowboy 😅

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Cosmic, space…it’s all about the fun names, @Saradestin 😉 Thank you, though-just in case I need to add another polish to my collection!

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UHM, @Saradestin , how cute is this?!? 🥰

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Thank you @jaaayp !! It is pretty 😊!

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Your pedi is lovely, @Saradestin ! 💙🌻🌷💙

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Thank you so much @Titian06 ! 🤗

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Amazing @Saradestin! Your flowers turned out even better than mine! I love the two-tone petals and the really deep blue you used as a base. The flowers give off cherry blossom vibes! 💙🤍🩷

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Thank you so much @JoSometimes !! I love how all the colors look together 😃

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Ahhhhhh, this is fantastic! Love love love the bold blue with the pink and white flowers! I am envious of folks that can do art on their toes, and you did a fabulous job; such a perfect beach pedi! 🏖

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Aww, thank you so much @RGbrown !! I was already in love with the blue polish (which is called Cosmic Cowboy, not Space 🤦🏻‍♀️) but adding the flowers gave it such a fun upgrade! 

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Well, flowers it is @JoSometimes - thanks for the fun inspiration to do something different with my mani!


I only managed one flower out of ten fingers. I have great appreciation for those who have time to dedicate to more intricate designs.

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@eshoe very cute!! I totally agree.. more than 1 flower will give me the jitters like 🤪

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Ahhh you get it, @jaaayp…just dabbing a petal on as I hold my breath is a lot. Kudos to master nail stylists! 🙌🏼

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@eshoe That is so pretty!  One nail detailed is perfect. 

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Thank you so much, @mishanyc! I imagine if I were ambidextrous, I might try both hands…but one is good for now. 

I hope you are enjoying your almost-summertime 😎 If you give your nails some flowery looks, I hope you get a chance to share as well!

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@eshoe This is a really cool look!

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Thank you, @Samtian - it is a “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of flair 😉

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