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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


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

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!)

March 2024 - March Madness

In Case You’re Interested In Other Challenges


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Thank you @Saradestin! And thank for contributing to it! 

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Woo hoo 🎉🙌 @JoSometimes I can't wait to see what you come up with for theme's. It's going too be a fun year of beautiful nails I can tell. 😄

Hum ideas.. I'd love too see a warm weather month devoted to Neons but maybe that's not exciting enough? I just love all the beautiful neon polishes I've seen in everyone's collections 😉 and what better time than summer? 

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@CynthieLu I don’t want to get too repetitive once this thread reaches its anniversary. I think I can work in a neon theme!

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I just wish I had a real good collection of neon polishes @JoSometimes  if it ends up being a challenge I'm going to have to go hunting. 😉 I think I own 2 lol

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@JoSometimes  yay! Can’t wait to see what everyone does this year!! 

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@ather Me too! I need more inspiration!

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December 2023 - Happy Holidays: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, New Years!

Happy Kwanzaa!Happy Kwanzaa!


All polishes had a creme formula, easy peasy to apply. 3 coats each. I could have done 2 but wanted to make sure I covered all of the nail on a couple of them, so I just did 3 total on all.


Red = Olive and June CV

Black = Gucci Glossy Nail Polish 700 Black Crystal was a gift and I was eager to give it a try. Like the other polishes in the collection, this one is lovely. A little streakier than other Gucci shades on the first coat, was fully opaque with the second.

Green = Sally Hansen Insta Dri C-hill Out


Base coat (Deborah Lippmann All About That Base CC Base Coat) and top coat (Glisten & Glow), per usual.


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@itsfi That Glisten and Glow top coat is amazing. The end result is so glossy!

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Yes, it is, isn’t it? The colors I think are pretty as well. @JoSometimes 

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December 2023 - Happy Holidays: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, New Years! Happy Holidays to everyone!! 🎉🎊



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@Saradestin I so love your nails my friend! 😍 Sorry I have been gone so long!  🤗😘🤗😘

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Thank you @NiKay08!! 😘 I hope everything is ok! 

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@Saradestin Things much better now! 👍

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@Saradestin This is so beautiful! You are holiday ready. 🩶💛

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Yes @JoSometimes !! 😁 I am ready for everything that these Holidays bring!!! 

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Christmas mani! In my typical fashion, both hands are different but still come together to make a cohesive set. 

My original plan was to do a plaid accent on top of white. I laid down the stripes a bit to far from each other but it looked fine. The problems began as soon as I tried to put a QDTC. The brush pulled streaks everywhere. I wiped it off and kept them solid colours with glitter instead. I have a few ideas of how to improve if I ever try again. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know!


Overall, I’m happy with how festive these look. I even got a compliment yesterday at a winter festival from one of the employees who was dressed as a candy cane (“candy-liscious” is what she said to me)


Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄

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Happy Holidays @JoSometimes !! ☃️🎄 This mani is stunning!!! 😍 

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Thank you @Saradestin! Happy holidays! 😊🎄🎉

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The colours come together so well! What colours and brands did you use?

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Hi @Berkeley123! Here are the details on my mani.

Also, a quick tip for navigating BIC. It doesn’t automatically inform people when you reply. We use @ to tag them directly so they get notified. This way replies don’t get missed. I’m glad I didn’t miss yours. Merry Christmas! 🙂

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I’m so sad I’m seeing this the last month of the year🥲❤️ my head told me it’s too late to join but I just knew I had too! I’ve never been into badazzled nails😅😅😅 but I decided to try some festive  ones very simplistic but wow are these glossy! I didn’t have a lot of holiday colors so I just did red I decided to try the LA colors $1 base and top coat and wow it’s a glossy girl! Love these nails! I definitely will be joining this in the new year!❤️💚🎄❤️ Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!


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