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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

I don't pull out my stamping stuff as much as I should anymore, but my pastel mani felt unfinished, so it got a floral update last night 🌼







Base colors: (all Morgan Taylor) Tinsel My Fancy, Light Elegance, Magic Within, Do You Harajuku?


Stamping stuff: Maniology M178 plate, stamped with MT Little Black Dress

Flowers filled in with People of Color Calypso (orange), Londontown Daisy Chain (yellow), Londontown Mistletoe (green), MT Arctic Freeze (white), OPI OPI Red (dark pink), Revlon Vivacious (light pink), MT Scene Queen (silvery white)

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Whoa. 🤩 The updates you made with the floral stamps are phenomenal @RGbrown! I’m particularly loving the ring finger nail on the left hand. 😍 The yellow flowers looks beautiful! 💛

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Thanks so much! It was nice to put some of my stamping stuff to use for once 🌸

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@RGbrown, I hear ya! I need to get back to stamping … at some point. 😂 

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@RGbrown oh... my.... gawsh? THESE ARE SO CUTE!!!! ❤️😍❤️😍❤️ WTHECK @RGbrown!!!!! 

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@jaaayp @Samtian 

Thanks so much y'all! These were a blast to make 💖

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@RGbrown oh my gosh I am obsessed with these!!!

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…and taking it to another level, @JoSometimes …is @RGbrown. The bleeding heart stamp, wow, that is gorgeous. I’ve never tried that technique and frankly, I just want to admire it because I do not need another rabbit hole to fall into 🤣

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Thanks so much! And I totally get not wanting to fall in the rabbit hole 😂

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Ha! And I just noticed another of your nails is stamped lily of the valley 🌟 You are so talented!!

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Woooooow!!!! Your stamping is on another level @RGbrown !!! Spectacular!! 😍😍😍 Such a gorgeous way to give your pastel mani a twist!

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@Saradestin @CynthieLu @Titian06 

Thanks so much y'all! 🌸

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Your stamping is sooo pretty! @RGbrown 

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Your stamping looks awesome, @RGbrown ! 🤩🌻🌷💖

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Wow @RGbrown! The manicure already looked amazing as it was. These stamps are next level! I especially like the yellow daffodils (at least that’s what I think they are…)  

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Thanks so much! Stamping is a great way to up the wow factor of a mani, especially for the artistically challenged folks like myself lol, but I have a hard time making myself pull it out lately, so it was nice to use the challenge as a reason to do so 💐


And yep, that's a daffodil! I bought the plate specifically for the zinnia, but have to say it's probably my least fave of everything here. I maybe should have skipped the dark pink and gone a little lighter with that one, it turned out a bit dark overall since that design has so much black to it.

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Well, I am cheating completely because this is the Monthly MANICURE Challenge and here I come with a PEDICURE one 😅. But let me tell you, it is more challenging for me to show my ugly feet than any challenge itself. But here it goes!

As a base I used Mooncat Space Cowboy, a gorgeous cobalt blue with pink flakes. I applied 4 coats because I always over do it, but two would have been enough for decent coverage (three for full full) Then I added the cute flowers inspired by @JoSometimes , using Orly White Tips and Sassy Sauce in Vibin. My left foot was to experiment and I didn’t like the result so I improved it on version 2.0 right foot. 😁




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Your pedicure is making me think of Hawaii @Saradestin! The pink & white just pop so beautifully off that gorgeous blue! 🩷🤍💙 Such a fun look. Not cheating at all - a pedicure is manicure (for the feet)! 👣 

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Thank you @itsfi ! 😊 I really liked the intense blue and how the flowers popped, it was a beautiful combo

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Ooh a summer pedi! ☀️ It's perfect for the beach. 👌  @Saradestin I don't know how you could manage such pretty flowers on your toes! Awesome job on them  👏 

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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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