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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 Canadian mani, @CynthieLu ! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ  I love your attempt at a maple leaf! ๐Ÿ  Happy Canada Day! โœจ๐ŸŽ†

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Thank you so much @Titian06 ,  it's awfully messy but I'll get better eventually lol with practice ๐Ÿ™

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@CynthieLu Those are some really pretty colors! I love it! Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends!

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Thank you @Samtian ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿคโค๏ธ

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@CynthieLu Gorgeous Canada Mani! I wanted to do my nails yesterday but I ran out of time!

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I hear you,  the day can fly by sometimes. @Mellmars1185  I was up pretty late doing these but they'll be soo fun to wear today. I've got lots of festivities for me and my kiddo today, so it's coffee for me *lol* and than lots of fun if the weather co-operates ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿคโค๏ธ๐Ÿคโค๏ธ

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@CynthieLu I hope you guys have an awesome day and the weather cooperates!

I have to give shout out to @lmaster for bringing my attention to the Native brand!

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I decided to do a take on the Pan flag for the pride month challenge.I also decided to just add two neutral colors at the end. 2 coats for each. George helped of course. Got blue on my favorite shirt ๐Ÿ˜• Guess I should have taken a picture that shows the colors in order, oh well. 

Pink- Revlon Fearless

Yellow- Nail's Inc. Living Your Best Life

Blue- Smith & Cult Exit The Void

Neutrals - Essie Respond with a kiss 

 

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@Samtian Beautiful mani!

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@Mellmars1185 Thank you!

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@Samtian I love your pan flag! The colours are so bright and fun!

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@JoSometimes Thank you!!!

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This is still the same black and blue manicure from last week (didnโ€™t have time to change it up like I wanted). It gives me fireworks vibes though with the black and rainbow glitter. Kind of like after itโ€™s exploded and is kind of trickling down. 

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I love your fireworks update @JoSometimes ๐Ÿคฉ

I can totally see them sparkling down โœจ๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Thanks @CynthieLu! I was really surprised at how much the topper changed on a dark colour. 

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It really let's all the colors in the topper come to life ๐Ÿ˜„ @JoSometimes 

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I agree! This is totally screaming fireworks! Always early to the party @JoSometimes !!!

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@jaaayp Thanks! If only it were like that in real lifeโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜…

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It's been a while but I haven't forgotten this challenge!

I did the first one is reminiscent of the 90s toys and charms and I somehow managed to glue on these gems without nail glue (I'm definitely gonna be ordering some)

 

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Tbh, I really didnt like this and removed it within 2 days. So I attempted the challenge again but this time to include rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ for PRIDE but I fell in love with how the clouds looked and just went with it. So another fail ๐Ÿ˜‚

 

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I must have not been a true child ๐Ÿคฃโ€ƒ

Re: Monthly Manicure Challenge 2023

Your manicures are always first rate @jaaayp! These are no exception ๐Ÿ˜ I love the charms and the clouds - so creative! 

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@itsfi thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š I try. You guys are definitely inspiration! I'm gonna try to do my own take of your UHMAZING watercolor nails!!!

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