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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

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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

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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 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!)

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March 2024 - March Madness

In Case Youโ€™re Interested In Other Challenges

 

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Great fireworks-themed mani, @Samtian ! โœจ

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@Titian06 ๐Ÿ˜„ thank you so much!

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@Samtian Loving this mani for the Fireworks theme! 

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@Mellmars1185 Thank you! I liked how the colors ended up looking. 

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@Samtian Wow! These are just gorgeous!

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@JoSometimes Thank you!!

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Looks cool

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Like @CynthieLu, I also stayed up late to get a Canada Day manicure in. Iโ€™ve also always wanted to red nails and now I can cross it off my list. Itโ€™s a really loud colour for nails but Iโ€™ve never shied away from colour. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

 

Details on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

I love a good red! It'll grow on you @JoSometimes  makes an outfit ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโค๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโค๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโค๏ธ

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@jaaayp I definitely want to wear this one again. Iโ€™m almost at the point where Iโ€™m planning my manicures ahead of time to match whatever Iโ€™m doing that week and also so I can get through my backlog of polishes Iโ€™ve bought but havenโ€™t tried. Iโ€™m for sure doing a Barbie manicure next week for the movie. 

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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! Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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@CynthieLu Definitely! Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ Canada's Day ๐Ÿtoday. ๐Ÿ˜„

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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 ๐Ÿ˜†

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(I did these last night so I'd have them ready for festivities today ๐Ÿฅณ)

 

Happy Canada's Day to my fellow Canucks โค๏ธ๐Ÿค

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Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Cesโ€™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! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Awww thank you so much,  I never would have tried it without your inspiration to be more adventurous with nail art @JoSometimes ๐Ÿ˜˜

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@CynthieLu I like this community. We push each other to try things we wouldnโ€™t normally do on our own. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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