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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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That's me too 😂😂😂 @jaaayp lol! 

But seriously you have skills girl, I love your mani 😊

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Thank you @CynthieLu 💕💕

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My beach themed nails-

Tealish color- Formula X State of the Art

Yellow- Nailtopia Glow Up


Beach nails.jpg

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These are pretty beachy and fit right in with sandy back ground @Samtian 😀

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@CynthieLu Thank you! I wish it was a real sandy background haha. 

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It totally fooled me! @Samtian 😃🏖

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Oooh @Samtian ! I haven't seen that shade of teal in so long, it's refreshing, I love it! 😍 

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@jaaayp Thank you! It's a really pretty color.

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Love your beach manicure @Samtian! I really love that teal colour.


I think you mentioned before that you need to remove your polish before going to work. Have you ever tried water-based polishes? They’re supposed to just peel off you’re done wearing it. I got some for my kids and then found a few that were geared more towards adults. It generally lasts about a day for them and then peels off at night as they toss and turn. 

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@JoSometimes I don't think I have. I remember as a kid the kind you peel off. But I have plenty of polish right now. Thank you!

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@Samtian Fun beach nail look 🌞🌊!

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@Mellmars1185 Thanks!!!

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Ooooo, I love this combination,  @Samtian ! 💖💖💖

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@Titian06 Thank you!

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I wanted to do something inspired by floral Hawaiian shirts that seem to be in style this summer. My kids said this manicure was “very stylish!” 😊🩵💜


The other hand is the inverse of this and cross-posted on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

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The art work is soo pretty @JoSometimes Your kiddos are right, this is looking stylish 😎 I love your theme inspiration of Hawaiian shirts! 👕 🍍 

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Thanks @CynthieLu! It legit surprised me when they said that. I’ve never heard them call anything else stylish before. 😂

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Take it and run @JoSometimes 😉

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Totally reminds me of hawaiian shirt @JoSometimes ! I agree! It is very stylish 😎 👌 

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Thanks @jaaayp! I’ve been tempted to buy a shirt for myself but it’s hard to say if it’ll still be in style next year.

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Here’s the inspiration for my beach-themed manicure. I do have polishes that more closely match Simu Liu’s/Ken’s beach outfit but I wanted to try the highlighter green.


Cross-posted on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

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