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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

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! 🤣

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

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

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

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

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That's me too 😂😂😂 @jaaayp lol! 

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

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Thank you @CynthieLu 💕💕

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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 😀

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

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It totally fooled me! @Samtian 😃🏖

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Oooh @Samtian ! I haven't seen that shade of teal in so long, it's refreshing, I love it! 😍 

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@jaaayp Thank you! It's a really pretty color.

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Love your beach manicure @Samtian! I really love that teal colour.

 

I think you mentioned before that you need to remove your polish before going to work. Have you ever tried water-based polishes? They’re supposed to just peel off you’re done wearing it. I got some for my kids and then found a few that were geared more towards adults. It generally lasts about a day for them and then peels off at night as they toss and turn. 

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

@JoSometimes I don't think I have. I remember as a kid the kind you peel off. But I have plenty of polish right now. Thank you!

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@Samtian Fun beach nail look 🌞🌊!

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