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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

@Titian06, thank you; it was a solid first try at a beach theme mani. 

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

For this Fireworks mani I used the base shade Navy Night from China Glaze. I used a different topper on each finger.





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You nailed this 😋😁 @Mellmars1185 I loved the toppers sooo much!

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@CynthieLu Thank you! 🎆

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This is definitely fireworks @Mellmars1185 !!!! I love how it sparkles!!

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@jaaayp Thank you!! It was a fun challenge for me 🎇

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@Mellmars1185 Oh wow that is so cool!

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@Samtian Thank you so much! 🥰

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

What a great idea, @Mellmars1185 !  They all look wonderful!  My eye keeps going to your pinky. 🥰

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

 Thank you. Thatl one is called 'You Blithering Blockhead' from LBD. Lol

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OMGosh, I love the name, @Mellmars1185 ! 🤣

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Hi @Mellmars1185! I think you meant to tag @Titian06.


While I’m here, what’s on your thumb? It looks very different depending on the lighting conditions. 

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@JoSometimes @ Ah jeeze sorry I keep doing that. On my thumb is 'Goodbye to Prince Abooboo' from LynB Design

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@Mellmars1185 I love that it’s golden and has an Aladdin reference in the name! 😂🧞‍♂️

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@JoSometimes Thanks it was from the LBD Halloween Villian Set

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@Mellmars1185, it's fun to see how different toppers change the look of a polish. Do you have a favorite pairing from this mani?

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@itsfi Thank you! I put all of the polishes away so I don't have the names handy. I like the thumb from LynB Designs. It looks like it has flakes that changes from yellow to orange to red and it also has red sparkles. I feel like is screams the word firecracker. I also like the pinky - also from LBD. It is just one coat of a shimmer that changes from silver to pink in the light. It reminds me of one of those fireworks that goes up and fills the sky with tiny lights. This was too fun 😊

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

100% agree @Mellmars1185; the polish on your thumb looks fabulous! 

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@JoSometimes Thank you 🥰

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@Mellmars1185 On behalf of @itsfi, I’d like to say “You’re welcome!”


Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Hahahaha! Love it! @JoSometimes @Mellmars1185 😂🤣😂

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