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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


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
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!)

May 2024 - May Flowers

In Case You’re Interested In Other Challenges


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I tried out the brushes to make a vine across two fingers, then added a few yellow and peach flowers. I didn’t have a nice, subtle green, so I mixed my only green (neon green) with white, which it toned down nicely. 

I also broke the rear camera on my phone (probably fell one too many times) so this was an awkward, blurry shot from the front-facing camera. 

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@JoSometimes VINES? everyone is becoming a master so quickly without me 🫥

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@jaaayp If we’re all masters now, you are a cut above! We’re all just playing catch up to you!

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Agree with everyone else here, @JoSometimes - love the color scheme you chose 😍

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Thank you @eshoe! Usually I got for fun bring colours but I wanted to try something different. 

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So pretty!!! I love your May Flowers @JoSometimes !! And the color combo looks gorgeous! ❤️❤️❤️

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Thank you @Saradestin! As much as I love fun colours, I was inspired to try something more elegant.

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@JoSometimes Looks great!! Smart thinking on how to tone your neon down. 

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Thank you @Samtian! I have Kelli Marissa on YouTube to thank for the idea. 

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Lovely, @JoSometimes ! 🌻🌷💖

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Thank you thank you @Titian06!

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Lovely work and gorgeous finished product @JoSometimes 👌 ❤️ 


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Thank you @CynthieLu! 😊

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May 💐  Flowers 

I picked colors that reminded me of a bright pink tulip. But I also decided to try using a tooth pick to draw little tiny flowers and gosh my hand is not steady,  I have no idea how you guys accomplish these,  one finger was sooo hard and it's  a bit rubbish. I already appreciated all of your skills but I do even more now! 😅



My plan was to do both thumbs but I don't think my non dominant hand is up to the task 🤔

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Ahhhhhh, I love your update to your mani, it looks amazing! 🌼 

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Thanks🥰 @RGbrown

 I didn't want to just give up so after a break I went in again lol determined. I knew it would be a challenge but much harder than I thought it would be. Woah that tiny toothpick is hard to aim 😂

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I love the colors you chose for your mani @CynthieLu , and the flowers look so pretty! I hear you, using the non dominant hand is so challenging! Let’s see how I do when I try my dotting tools with my non dominant hand 😅

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@Saradestin good luck with your mani and tools 🔧😉 I have a way bigger appreciation of the skills it takes to do those now ❤️

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@CynthieLu Those are fun! My hands aren't steady for anything like that either!

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Thank you @Samtian All the coffee I consume in a day does not help the unsteadyness lol but really,  yikes!  That's a skill that's going to take alot of cultivating I think 😅

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@JoSometimes @ather @Titian06 @jaaayp 

I did try to finish my thumbs to at least complete my vision lol.  I appreciate your support oh my gosh this was soooo hard and I can only hope I get better 😘🤣



Lol,  flowers 💐 😉

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