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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

 

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@ather Thank you!

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Great rose-like colors, @Samtian ! 🌹  These colors are very pretty on you!

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@Titian06 Thank you so much!!

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Beautiful color choices @Samtian ! 😍 They really remind me of roses 🌹 and L’Oréal polish name is so appropriate!

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@Saradestin Thank you! I agree about the name!

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Love the colors you choice for this gradient mani @Samtian! The different shades and tones of rose look beautiful. I forgot Ellen Tracy made nail polish. Did you find them to be long wearing?

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@itsfi Thank you! They did pretty good. I don't think they chipped the 3 days I wore them. 

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I love these colours @Samtian! They give off rose petal vibes. 🌹

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@JoSometimes Thank you!! That was what I was hoping for. 

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@Samtian 

Fabulous colors and a gorgeous mix! 🌹

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@RGbrown Thank you!!

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@Samtian THE COLORS ARE SO PRETTY! definitely screams flowers without actual flowers 💐 

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@jaaayp Thank you! I really like these colors. 

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 In love with my mani!😍 Shoutout to my incredibly talented nail artist

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Gorgeous manicure @juli2121 ! 😍

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@juli2121 Those are really cool!!

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That looks so cute @juli2121! Your nail tech is amazing. 

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I don't pull out my stamping stuff as much as I should anymore, but my pastel mani felt unfinished, so it got a floral update last night 🌼

 

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Base colors: (all Morgan Taylor) Tinsel My Fancy, Light Elegance, Magic Within, Do You Harajuku?

 

Stamping stuff: Maniology M178 plate, stamped with MT Little Black Dress

Flowers filled in with People of Color Calypso (orange), Londontown Daisy Chain (yellow), Londontown Mistletoe (green), MT Arctic Freeze (white), OPI OPI Red (dark pink), Revlon Vivacious (light pink), MT Scene Queen (silvery white)

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Whoa. 🤩 The updates you made with the floral stamps are phenomenal @RGbrown! I’m particularly loving the ring finger nail on the left hand. 😍 The yellow flowers looks beautiful! 💛

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@itsfi 

Thanks so much! It was nice to put some of my stamping stuff to use for once 🌸

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@RGbrown, I hear ya! I need to get back to stamping … at some point. 😂 

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