Today's Mani Monday is a bit of heavy one as all around the world, people inspired by nail artist Ane Li pay tribute to her life and incredible contribution to the nail art community. You may not have known the girl behind the manicures, but her work has been absolutely everywhere with my favourite design being her dandelion nails.
I pretty much followed Ane Li's tutorial on Instagram, but instead of a white, I decided to use Avon's True Color Multi Benefit BB Nail Enamel in Perfect Pink* (12mL/$9.00 CDN) as my base. After applying three coats of Perfect Pink, I used black acrylic paint to attempt hand-drawing these dandelions. It's not easy! The little seeds are so fine that having just a touch too much paint on your brush can take away from the delicacy of the manicure. I sealed everything in with a matte top coat and that was it.
Ane Li was so incredibly young and I cannot imagine what her friends and family must be going through, but she touched so many with her creations and I know her memory will live on as she is laid to rest today. There is so much we could all say about what has happened, but the bottom line is that a wonderful, sweet young girl is no longer with us and though I didn't know her personally, she made her mark in the nail art community and will be dearly missed.