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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


Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@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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How beautiful @eshoe!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ I love that you added a glittery touch! Gorgeous!!!

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Thank you, @Saradestin. Glitter is kind of a necessity for me 😄 

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It's a beauty! @eshoe One stands out in a gorgeous way 🤩 I love what you created for your mani!

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Thank you very much, @CynthieLu. Scouring online for ideas for my next mani!

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Squee! I love your flower, and the glitter accents kick it up even further!

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@RGbrown First off, congrats on your renewed HoF status!!! Woohoo!


Thank you, it is surprising how much can go into such a simple project 😂


Not pictured: 24k Gold mica for the centre of the flower, applied with a dotting tool (I do not know the proper name).

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Thanks so much! 7 years and 17k posts is all it took, easy peasy 🤣  I can't imagine what it'll take to max it out at HOF5 😲

It's amazing how much it can take to do one simple look! 

I've never heard a dotting tool referred to by any other name...that makes me wonder if it has some official name that no one ever uses though 🤔

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Wow has it been that long since the transition from BT @RGbrown 😳 hard to believe! 

Well there probably is a fancy name for one, but if you call it a dotting tool too, then I am totally ok with calling it that 😂

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Your flower is gorgeous, @eshoe ! 🌻🌷💖  No need for more than one when you have one that beautiful.  Love your nail polish color too. 😍

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Awwww, you're too kind, @Titian06. Chanel New Dawn is the polish I used. It's a few years old but still as good as new. The top coat (Holo Taco Super Glossy Top Coat) is near empty and thickened. Caused a few bubbles which I can see in the photo. My replacement should be here this weekend though, whew!  

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This is amazing @eshoe! I love that the tip is the grass and the flower is coming out of it! And the sparkling jewels on top! 

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Thank you so much, @JoSometimes! It was more fun than I anticipated, and also made me realise I need brushes with even fewer hairs for better detailing. I am already plotting my next flower mani 😁 

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@JoSometimes Ooh this sounds fun, thanks for the tag! I think I'll do some rose colored shades next week. 

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Looking forward to seeing it @Samtian!

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@Samtian Looking forward to it!! 😃

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