Friday, July 19, 2013

NOTD -- Mint Nails for Talia

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Today's post is both a somber and joyful one. By now, I'm sure you know that the beauty community has lost one of it's most precious contributors this week. 13 year old Talia Joy Castellano was an inspiration to everyone she touched.. both for her talented makeup and nail art looks which she shared on her YouTube channel, and her optimism and perseverance while battling two types of cancer: neuroblastoma and preleukemia.

Her last post on her Instagram account was of mint green creme nails, posted just days before her death.  Nicole from Nail Polish Wars thought it would be nice for the online nail polish community to come together today and share our own mint nails in remembrance of Talia's passing.

Here are my nails! I used Essence You Belong to Me, which actually has the most impossibly subtle hint of silver microshimmer that is virtually impossible to detect on the nail. So for all intents and purposes, I'm going to classify this as a creme. 2 coats, 1 coat of top coat.

If you're on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you can use the hashtag #MintManisForTaliaJoy today to see all the manis and nail art dedicated to Talia's memory and incredible legacy.. or you can check out the InLinkz gallery below. (If you'd like to submit your own mint mani, you can find the submission link at Nicole's blog that I linked above!)

Finally, I'll leave you with a video of one of Talia's happier times.. she was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres show back in 2012, and she was even made an honorary CoverGirl Cover Girl! So amazing!

Rest in peace, Talia. Your beauty, spirit, and talent will be greatly missed. ♥

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