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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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Pink glitter and star stickers! I’ve been doing a lot of purple lately, which one of my daughters and I share a love for. My other daughter loves pink and kindly asked me to do them pink this time. It’s a bit hard to see the pink glitter but I swear it’s there! On my ring finger, I still tried to incorporate purple through a lilac polish and a star sticker stolen from my kids collection.

I think it turned out super cute and definitely kid approved! 💖💯💖


If anyone is wondering, you CAN use actual stickers, assuming they fit your nails. If you want to try, I recommend laying down your polish of choice and letting it dry at least overnight before putting on a sticker. The solvents in the polish eat away the adhesive and they stop wanting to stay on your fingers. Once fully cured, clean the nail with rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth before applying the sticker and sealing with quick-dry top coat. I’ve only tried this with foil stickers though. I’ll try paper ones next. 

 

Cross posted on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

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I think these totally remind me of childhood for some reason @JoSometimes ?!?!? Polly pockets?!?! It's good to know you can use regular stickers... overnight tho... 🫠 the patience you have 🤣

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@jaaayp I didn’t even think about Polly pocket! One of my daughters came up to me and asked so politely to make them pink and I couldn’t say no. She picked out the pink and the glitter. I keep thinking fairy princess. 

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@JoSometimes Very very pretty!

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Thank you @Samtian! 😊

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@JoSometimes Pretty! Pretty cool trick with the stickers. Looking forward to how it works with paper ones. 

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Thank you @Samtian! I’ll be sure to post it when I try. 

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@JoSometimes  I love this colour story! The sticker is perfect! It’s great to know you can use a regular sticker! I’ve never used a sticker before but I’ve used the plastic confetti pieces! 

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Thanks @ather! I just liked the two colours together. I haven’t tried printed paper stickers yet. We’ll see how that goes when I get to trying it. 🤞

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Excellent first mani for this month's challenge @JoSometimes 🥰 💗

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Thank you @CynthieLu! 😊

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I am loving this mani so much @JoSometimes ! Those polishes have delicate but intense colors and look amazing together. And that cute sticker is the cherry on the pie! 😍

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Thank you @Saradestin! It’s really cutesy but I can’t stop checking out. 😊

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As I wait for the @JoSometimes's lovely next June challenge of child at heart. Last hurrah to the flowers!

 

Another sincere apologies for my crusty right hand 🤣

 

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@jaaayp  These flowers are beautiful! 

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@ather thank you 😊🙏💓

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Gorgeous art work @jaaayp 😍

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@CynthieLu thank you! 😊 

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@jaaayp 😮 whoa!

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@Samtian hehe 💓 

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This is SPECTACULAR @jaaayp! 💚💚💚💚 I’m speechless!😵😵😵😍😍

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