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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

Really love this @JoSometimes 🥰 reminds me of like... the zodiac/horoscope almost 🤔

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@jaaayp I can kinda see that. Some of the big glitters kinda look like the stars that make up constellations.

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@JoSometimes You did a beautiful job on this one. I have so much trouble keeping things inbetween the lines 🙃

This is a happy mix, I could see My Little Pony's Twilight Sparkle in this 💜💕

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@CynthieLu I’m right handed, my left hand usually turns out better. When ever I use my left to do my right hand, it gets a little squiggly and there’s so much more clean up. I’m not even kidding, as I pull the brush towards the free edge, it becomes an “S” 🫠😅

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Ooh I can picture the difficulty @JoSometimes. I can only hope the more practice we put in, the easier it will get. 🙏🩷

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I went to Target to get some sponge wedges just for this look but I ended up not using it 😅 its supposed to be water with shells, not sure if I'm doing it the justice LOL 



Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

So cool @jaaayp! Your nail art is always magnificent! Impressive you did this without a sponge! 😍

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@jaaayp Whoa that is so cool looking!

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Thank you @Samtian hehe 💓 

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It totally has a seashell vibe @jaaayp! I still can’t believe you placed each of those on one by one! You have immense patience. Your index and middle also have a “drifting off into the horizon” kinda vibe. Love it!

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Thank you @JoSometimes ! I'm not gonna lie, I tried just sprinkling it while the layer was still sticky and it looked like 🤫

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@jaaayp At least you tired! 🤣

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Water and seashells is what I thought before I read your notes, @jaaayp , so it comes across just fine! 🌊🏖

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Aw, thank you @Titian06 ! You totally get it 🥰

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

I can feel the inspiration @jaaayp  oooh seashells 🌊🐚 I love this idea! It's so unique 😍 beautiful job!

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Thank you @CynthieLu 💕 this is what happens when you're not very good with nail art and have to rely on your creativity 🤣

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

That's me too 😂😂😂 @jaaayp lol! 

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

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Thank you @CynthieLu 💕💕

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

My beach themed nails-

Tealish color- Formula X State of the Art

Yellow- Nailtopia Glow Up


Beach nails.jpg

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

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

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

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

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