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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!

 

February 2024 - Love and Fortune

 

For such a short month, February is pretty busy! Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Black History Month to name a few. It’s also a leap year! So feel free to showcase manicures that are inspired by any of these lovely events. 

Lunar New Year - Red and Gold are the usual colours. Feel free to throw in anything floral too! 🧧

 

Valentine’s Day - Nothing says I love you more than red, pink, and even white! ❤️🩷🤍

 

Black History Month - Highlight black-owned polish companies. The more people know about them, the more we can support them! 🖤

 

Leap Year - It comes around once every four years. Show of designs inspired by uncommon events like this. 🗓


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

Upcoming Challenegs (*Spoiler Alert!* ⚠️ Click at your own risk!)

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March 2024 - March Madness

In Case You’re Interested In Other Challenges

 

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@RGbrown First off, congrats on your renewed HoF status!!! Woohoo!

 

Thank you, it is surprising how much can go into such a simple project 😂

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Not pictured: 24k Gold mica for the centre of the flower, applied with a dotting tool (I do not know the proper name).

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@eshoe 

Thanks so much! 7 years and 17k posts is all it took, easy peasy 🤣  I can't imagine what it'll take to max it out at HOF5 😲

It's amazing how much it can take to do one simple look! 

I've never heard a dotting tool referred to by any other name...that makes me wonder if it has some official name that no one ever uses though 🤔

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Wow has it been that long since the transition from BT @RGbrown 😳 hard to believe! 

Well there probably is a fancy name for one, but if you call it a dotting tool too, then I am totally ok with calling it that 😂

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Your flower is gorgeous, @eshoe ! 🌻🌷💖  No need for more than one when you have one that beautiful.  Love your nail polish color too. 😍

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Awwww, you're too kind, @Titian06. Chanel New Dawn is the polish I used. It's a few years old but still as good as new. The top coat (Holo Taco Super Glossy Top Coat) is near empty and thickened. Caused a few bubbles which I can see in the photo. My replacement should be here this weekend though, whew!  

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This is amazing @eshoe! I love that the tip is the grass and the flower is coming out of it! And the sparkling jewels on top! 

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Thank you so much, @JoSometimes! It was more fun than I anticipated, and also made me realise I need brushes with even fewer hairs for better detailing. I am already plotting my next flower mani 😁 

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@JoSometimes Ooh this sounds fun, thanks for the tag! I think I'll do some rose colored shades next week. 

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Looking forward to seeing it @Samtian!

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@Samtian Looking forward to it!! 😃

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I tried out the brushes to make a vine across two fingers, then added a few yellow and peach flowers. I didn’t have a nice, subtle green, so I mixed my only green (neon green) with white, which it toned down nicely. 

I also broke the rear camera on my phone (probably fell one too many times) so this was an awkward, blurry shot from the front-facing camera. 

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@JoSometimes VINES? everyone is becoming a master so quickly without me 🫥

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@jaaayp If we’re all masters now, you are a cut above! We’re all just playing catch up to you!

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Agree with everyone else here, @JoSometimes - love the color scheme you chose 😍

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Thank you @eshoe! Usually I got for fun bring colours but I wanted to try something different. 

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So pretty!!! I love your May Flowers @JoSometimes !! And the color combo looks gorgeous! ❤️❤️❤️

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Thank you @Saradestin! As much as I love fun colours, I was inspired to try something more elegant.

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@JoSometimes Looks great!! Smart thinking on how to tone your neon down. 

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Thank you @Samtian! I have Kelli Marissa on YouTube to thank for the idea. 

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Lovely, @JoSometimes ! 🌻🌷💖

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Thank you thank you @Titian06!

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