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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 2024

Ahhh I might be familiar with this @JoSometimes 😆😆

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You did an amazing job @JoSometimes  I love these!❤️😍❤️

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Awww thank you @happyskincare! 😊

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Theme: January 2024 - New Year Newness 🎊🩷

 

For this challenge I'm embracing the theme and practicing new to me techniques. I'm incredibly drawn to magnetic polishes but getting the effect to work, show up and be consistent is haard, I haven't mastered it and it is very new to me.

 

So for this mani I attempted to do different magnetic patterns. I spent alot of time doing each layer on each finger for a few minutes each with the magnet and despite that time and effort I couldn't get the effect I wanted.

 

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The Thumb and Ring finger were supposed to be stars.

Cat eyes on middle and index.

And a vortex on my pinky.

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I still think this polish is pretty but I didn't have a successful magnetic run.🧲  But that is ok. I'm still learning 😉🩷

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2024

These look amazing @CynthieLu And I love how though we don’t always get perfect results we step out of what we’re used to! I’m sure you’ll get better!❤️ I love the polish perfect for new years!❤️❤️

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@CynthieLu  I can see your stars and cats eyes!  But not the vortex 😔.  This is a beautiful polish on its own 😀.  

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Thank you! @Cissy63 You are so right, even if I mess it up my magnets, this polish is stunning just as it is. 😀 

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@CynthieLu I can totally see stars and cats eyes! I think you did a great job on this!

 

I hear you about it being challenging. The videos on social media make it look deceptively easy. 

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Funnily enough, that Gel polish I don't know how to use or make dry by Linc Q had the best magnetic pull off ever had on any of my fingers. 🤣 It was sooo standout.

 

Thank you 🙏 I'm glad you can see them lol. @JoSometimes 

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Some new year newness! I used OPI Welcome to Barbie Land for the first time. She’s glittery but I added a topper anyway for even more pizzazz. I also cut and filed my nails into more of a squoval shape, which is also new for me. Usually, I go for a more natural or rounded shape. It’s a small and subtle change but new nonetheless. 

Will post full details on Show Me Your Nails 2.0 

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@JoSometimes  Oh I really like what you did 😀. It’s so sparkling!

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Thank you @Cissy63! I love a good sparkly topper. 💖

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How pretty they are @JoSometimes !! Beautiful color and beautiful shape!! 😍😍

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Thank you and thank you @Saradestin! 😊💜🩷

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New polishes and a new nail shape, that's excellent @JoSometimes. I like how even you got each nail. That takes patience 😉 nicely done!

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Thank you @CynthieLu. I had a bit of time to spare today while I watched Frozen for the nth time with my daughters. 🫠

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I laugh but I understand 😉 @JoSometimes 🤣

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This thread made it into the new year! Thank you to everyone who participated, whether it was posting photos of their themed mani’s or adding to the conversation by commenting! @itsfi @Saradestin @Berkeley123 @happyskincare @RGbrown @Samtian @QueenMarceline @Titian06 @ather  @PrettyPaint @furbie @Cissy63 @CynthieLu @inkluva @jaaayp @Mellmars1185 @lilymartin123 @Westcoasty @juli2121 @eshoe @HoneyEl @mishanyc @CookieGirl1 

 

I’ll try to keep going with monthly challenges. If anyone has ideas to contribute, I’d love to hear them! Hopefully we can grow this thread even more!

And here’s to many more magnificent manicures in 2024!

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Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2024

Though I joined the last month of 2023…😅 I’m so happy I stumbled upon these amazing challenges @JoSometimes  I’m definitely excited for this year and becoming more of an active member of BIC!❤️❤️

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2024

Welcome @happyskincare! There are plenty of challenges around to check out. I hope to see your beautiful work around here! 😊

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2024

Congratulations on your first year @JoSometimes !! Many more will be coming! 😃🎉

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