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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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@JoSometimes oooh exciting! I'll be waiting. THE SUSPENSE!!!!

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This is so so pretty!

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Thank you @Samtian! I’ve never done red before until this mani. 

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@JoSometimes I hope you do more!

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@Samtian I liked the colour and the formula of that specific red, so I will definitely be using it again in the future. 

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Red nails, ooh they are bold but oh so fun!

Lovely work on this @JoSometimes 

I knooo, we were extra tired today but it was totally worth it 😉 🇨🇦

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@CynthieLu Definitely! I’m going to try and keep these for as long as possible. Partly for the effort that went in and partly for the colour. 

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July challenge and a festive Canadian themed mani for 🍁 Canada's Day 🍁today. 😄


I used polishes by LynB Designs, Clioadh and Revlon

20230630_192901.jpg@JoSometimes I tried to do some nail art, I bought a few tools because you inspired me to give it a try, okay my maple leaf is very ink blot, but hey I'm glad I tried 😆


(I did these last night so I'd have them ready for festivities today 🥳)


Happy Canada's Day to my fellow Canucks ❤️🤍

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Ces’t magnifique mon ami @CynthieLu! Your leaf looks amazing! It has an element of realism to it. I almost thought it was a leaf sticker until I read your description.


Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦

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Awww thank you so much,  I never would have tried it without your inspiration to be more adventurous with nail art @JoSometimes 😘

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@CynthieLu I like this community. We push each other to try things we wouldn’t normally do on our own. 😊

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Great Canadian mani, @CynthieLu ! 🇨🇦  I love your attempt at a maple leaf! 🍁  Happy Canada Day! 🎆

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Thank you so much @Titian06 ,  it's awfully messy but I'll get better eventually lol with practice 🙏

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@CynthieLu Those are some really pretty colors! I love it! Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends!

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Thank you @Samtian 😄🤍❤️

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@CynthieLu Gorgeous Canada Mani! I wanted to do my nails yesterday but I ran out of time!

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I hear you,  the day can fly by sometimes. @Mellmars1185  I was up pretty late doing these but they'll be soo fun to wear today. I've got lots of festivities for me and my kiddo today, so it's coffee for me *lol* and than lots of fun if the weather co-operates 😉 🤍❤️🤍❤️

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@CynthieLu I hope you guys have an awesome day and the weather cooperates!

I have to give shout out to @lmaster for bringing my attention to the Native brand!

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I decided to do a take on the Pan flag for the pride month challenge.I also decided to just add two neutral colors at the end. 2 coats for each. George helped of course. Got blue on my favorite shirt 😕 Guess I should have taken a picture that shows the colors in order, oh well. 

Pink- Revlon Fearless

Yellow- Nail's Inc. Living Your Best Life

Blue- Smith & Cult Exit The Void

Neutrals - Essie Respond with a kiss 


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Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@Samtian Beautiful mani!

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@Mellmars1185 Thank you!

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