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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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Some Valentines nails!๐Ÿฅฐ
Did these the other day!๐Ÿค  I used the insta dry polishes๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค I was debating between this nudish pink or a hot red but I chose this pink I prefer more light/neutral manis๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผโœจ plus since this mani was done with Insta dry polish it didnโ€™t take very long at all๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿค 


(only thing was I had to be quick on the nail hearts and dots๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฉท)


crossed posted on ๐ŸฉทShow Me Your Nails 2.0 


Happy Valentineโ€™s Day to everyone!๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฉท


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Ohhh this is so cute @happyskincare! I like your choice of a softer nude-ish pink. It really adds to the cute factor. ๐Ÿฉท

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His and hers Valentineโ€™s Day manicures. ๐Ÿฉท


Details will be cross-posted on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

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Love these so much @JoSometimes โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐโœจโค๏ธ

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Thank you so much @happyskincare! Even though the tiny hearts were a struggle, Iโ€™m happy with how they turned out. 

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This is my "valentines day" nails. I really wanna say I attempted with the little hearts ๐Ÿ˜‚






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@jaaayp  love these such a cute design too and love the color โœจ๐Ÿ’…

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Thank you @peculiarzmakeup ๐Ÿฅฐ

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@jaaayp How cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!! Itโ€™s valentines but also a starry night sky! 

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Thank yoooou ๐Ÿฅฐ It's what happens when your head and your heart has an argument @JoSometimes ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Red and gold always remind me of Lunar New Year. I have been wanting to do this combo for a while but Iโ€™ve been saving it for this month specifically. I might revisit or refresh this for actual lunar new year. ๐Ÿงง 


Will cross-post details on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

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It's gorgeous! I'm glad you saved it @JoSometimes definitely screams lunar new year! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Thank you my dear frensie @jaaayp! ๐Ÿงงโค๏ธ

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Will I be getting red envelopes ๐Ÿงง @JoSometimes ๐Ÿค”? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@jaaayp Sure! You gotta come pick it up thoโ€ฆ.

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Reimbursed via red envelope....? ๐Ÿ˜‚ @JoSometimes 

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@jaaayp Maybeโ€ฆ ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Lemme pack my bags and my cats @JoSometimes ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

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So I have had these Water Decal for Nails from Whatโ€™s Up Beauty for months. They just intimidated me.  

So I made up my mind that this challenge was a good time to give it a go


Seems you can cut out one to fit your whole nail.  Or you can cut out parts of it.  I chose the easiest way.  Cut out one whole decal. Then I cut away at the lower edge to fit it to my thumbnail. 

I put a polish under it in case I screwed up ๐Ÿ˜…


Anyway the directions were decently simple and it worked ๐Ÿฅณ. The polish under is Clionadh Cosmetics Jerome Grand Hotel from PPU 09/23

And for you @JoSometimes  I took a pic of the largest decal with a tape measure added. I know you mention your large nail size and having difficulty finding some product that covers them.  
And I have added a pic of the Olive & June press- ons and their size.  










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Ohhh my gosh! Thank you @Cissy63 ! Iโ€™m gonna study these carefully and see if theyโ€™re wide enough. Those decals look like fun!

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