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Monthly Manicure Challenge 2024

Welcome to the Monthly Manicure Challenge! Thereโ€™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 wouldnโ€™t normally go for. Itโ€™s a great way to grow in skill and artistry. I hope youโ€™ll join me on this journey.


All are welcome, whether youโ€™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. Youโ€™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, Valentineโ€™s Day, and Black History Month to name a few. Itโ€™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! ๐Ÿงง


Valentineโ€™s Day - Nothing says I love you more than red, pink, and even white! โค๏ธ๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿค


Black History Month - Highlight black-owned polish companies. The more people know about them, the more we can support them! ๐Ÿ–ค


Leap Year - It comes around once every four years. Show of designs inspired by uncommon events like this. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ

See My Original Post That Started This Challenge Here


Iโ€™ve been a part of BIC for a while now. Iโ€™ve seen makeup, skincare, and photography challenges, which have been great for giving me inspiration, but nothing for maniโ€™s. I love Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022/2023 because itโ€™s given me lots of inspiration, pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow in my skills and artistry. Iโ€™d probably be stuck doing the same looks if it werenโ€™t for that. I know we have Show Me Your Nails 2.0 which has been a great source of inspiration. I donโ€™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 maniโ€™s? We could have a different theme every month or even twice a month so that people can wear their maniโ€™s out without worrying about missing one. People could always revisit themes if they miss them but still want to participate. Iโ€™m happy to organize it and if people have ideas for themes, Iโ€™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 Maniโ€™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!* โš ๏ธ Click at your own risk!)

March 2024 - March Madness

In Case Youโ€™re Interested In Other Challenges


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Did someone say glitter

6.3.2023 Glitter Mani.jpg


Danglefoot Polish is a UK-based indie nail polish brand. Danglefoot Zoltar Says Make Your Wish was part of a Polish Pick Up haul last year. It's a reflective glitter polish; this is 2 coats, before a top coat.

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I really love this polish @itsfi I need more sparkly โœจ๏ธ oranges in my collection.  This one is beautiful!

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That's a fabulous color, and I bet the reflective glitter looks amazing!

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Glitter ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ my sparkly glitter-hoarding goblin hands will be all over this thread this month ๐Ÿ˜‚โœจ



Glitter and rainbow colors, what's not to love? 






Tangentially related aside, my favorite glitter meme is twofold...yes, glitter is my favorite color, but also, um, font matters ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜‚




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@RGbrown your color choices!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Oooh this is phenomenally fun! I love how you used the glitter. ๐Ÿ˜„ (I will defintley try that at some point. ๐Ÿ˜‰) and it's a rainbow ๐ŸŒˆ perfect! @RGbrown 

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Thanks so much! Nothing beats rainbows and sparkle ๐ŸŒˆโœจโœจ

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@RGbrown Love the glitter, love the rainbow, love this mani! I like that you concentrated it as just a line of glitter down the centre. Definitely stealing that idea someday!

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Thanks so much! And steal away! ๐Ÿ’–โœจ

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๐Ÿ’ซJune is glitter for me ๐Ÿ’ซ

I updated my mani with my sparkle rainbow toppers. One is big circle pieces, the other is rainbow glitter and halo pieces. 


A sun lit photo was not in the cards today,  we're supposed to be getting thunderstorms and the cloud cover isn't breaking.  โ›ˆ๏ธ but when I move my fingers it's glittery rainbows everywhere! ๐Ÿคฉ

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Ahhh, fabulous update, glitter is always a welcome addition! ๐Ÿ’–โœจ

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š @RGbrown  I'm always down to sparkle โœจ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’–

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Cuteee! Glitter is always fun @CynthieLu ๐Ÿฅฐ

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@jaaayp So fun to use,  but sooo hard to clean up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sparkles love to hang around forever, lol. โœจ๏ธ

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@CynthieLu That is really pretty!!

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Thank you ๐Ÿ’– @Samtian ๐Ÿ™‚ I was very exited to try to boost up my glittery-ness for this challenge.

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They already look like fun @CynthieLu! I canโ€™t to see what it looks like in full sun!

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I know,  the clouds are taking away from my sparkly fun ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lol, naw. We totally need the rain, but it didn't decide to come down today.

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@CynthieLu  These are so pretty!! Too bad the sun isnโ€™t shining! 

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Thank you @ather ๐Ÿ’™ It was so overcast today but it never stormed like they were calling for.  

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I love glitter @CynthieLu , so I can just imagine how gorgeous your mani must be now with those toppers, sparkly rainbow beauty! ๐ŸŒˆโœจโœจโœจ

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