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Monthly Manicure Challenge 2024

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!


April 2024 - April Showers

I’m sure we all know how the idiom goes: “April showers bring May flowers.” So let’s see your water themed manicures this month!

 

And it doesn’t have to be typical blues for water either. Feel free to try techniques that involve water in some way! Hydrodipping, water marbling, droplet effects, etc… Feel free to try any of these and show us the results!

 

See My Original Post That Started This Challenge Here

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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

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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
December 2024 - Happy Holidays: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, New Years!
January 2024 - New Year Newness
February 2024 - Love and Fortune
March 2024 - Spring Cleaning

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

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May 2024 - May Flowers

In Case You’re Interested In Other Challenges

 

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Try #2

 

Tried to get fancy again and MEEEEEHHHH ugly clouds

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Ok, so I saw the assignment "April Showers" but as you can see... I didn't get the assignment 😂

 

I tried to do chrome water drops but it turned out like alien octopus 👽 🐙 

 

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Just wanted to show off my new blue and green mani! I was very proud haha 😂 💚💙 

I had to do it over the pink because I forgot to get nail polish remover because I never have painted my nails! 

another tip 

wipe off brush on lid to prevent drops this will save polish (I promise ill follow my tip next time) I also posted this in the nail thread 

 

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@peculiarzmakeup those are really cool 

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I decided to go with the spring cleaning theme and use up the colors I have and later post the teal combo I’m looking to try it was very fun doing these I also used 

Dior Nail Glow Polish 0.3oz / 10 mL  to top them off! My nails have grown longer then they’ve ever been 😊 

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@peculiarzmakeup  I love these! Glad your nails are getting longer! 

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Thank you!! My next venture is alternating blue and green can’t wait! And yes they’ve never grown this long before! Progress! 💙💚💕 @ather 

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@peculiarzmakeup   Any tips or tricks to help my nails grow like yours?

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Growing short nails long is so difficult, congratulations on getting some new length! @peculiarzmakeup 🎉

Wow, the D'ior gives you some really great shine! 🤩🤩

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Thank you so much! I know it’s a nice glowy shine! So neat! Yes I’ve been having fun tapping on things haha @CynthieLu  🙂🌸💕

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@peculiarzmakeup Yesss to tapping on things. My brain is like “more… so satisfying…”

 

Your nails are so cute and the colours are so fun! 🩷❤️

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Thank you so much! I finally got my blue and green polish gonna post the look for the monthly mani soon! 💚💙 @JoSometimes 

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I’ve been shopping my stash a lot more and buying a lot less. (It does help that work is no longer near a Marshall’s/Winners…) This week is just a simple red and white mani. 

Cross-posted the details on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

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@JoSometimes  Great mani! 

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Beautifully done Mani! @JoSometimes ❤️👌

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Thaaank you thank youu @CynthieLu @ather!!!

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This is such an amazing thread @JoSometimes

Beautiful Mani! I like the idea of shopping the stash, that is such a great concept! I am just starting out my polish collection! I think keeping things organized is very helpful and planning ahead! 💅

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@peculiarzmakeup Please feel free to join in on the fun! 
And storage is definitely helpful if you have a growing collection. Amazon has a few options or you can DIY.

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I definatley will! I definatley am gonna pick some up today 😊 @JoSometimes 

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Less spring cleaning and more shopping my stash. I’ve had these Mini Luxe polishes lying around for some time now, just waiting to be used. 

Mini Luxe Plum PearlMini Luxe Plum Pearl

Mini Luxe Plum Pearl as base with Mini Luxe Smokey Topaz and Mini Luxe Lilac for nail artMini Luxe Plum Pearl as base with Mini Luxe Smokey Topaz and Mini Luxe Lilac for nail art

Base color is Mini Luxe Plum Pearl, a medium purple with a pearlescent finish. This one applies brighter on the nails than it looks in the bottle. 

 

Nail art was done with 

💅  Mini Luxe Smokey Topaz, a smoky, bronzy brown with a pearlescent shimmer;

💅  Mini Luxe Lilac, a dusty lilac purple creme; 

💅  and a dotting tool. 

 

💅  Base coat is Canmake Nail Hardener 

💅  Top coat is Glisten & Glow 

 

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