Friday, July 19, 2013

Mint Mani for Talia

While today wrapped up the Comic-Con Geek Week nail art challenge, it is also a day of remembrance. Today, hundreds, if not thousands of bloggers and fans around the world are showing their love for Talia Joy.

Source: taliajoy18's Instagram

If you were not aware, Talia Joy was a beautiful little girl who was battling cancer. She was a wonderful makeup guru and adorable YouTube personality. She even appeared on Ellen and was an honorary Covergirl. She will be dearly missed by myself and millions of others who had their hearts touched by her or were inspired by her and her strength. 

Source: taliajoy18's Instagram

One of the last photos Talia put up on her Instagram was the one above. The caption said "Nail day with momma," and depicts her and her mother's hands with a mint nail polish on. While I don't own the same mint polish, I wanted to honor Talia along with other bloggers and fans with a mint manicure. 


This is one of my favorite mint polishes, so I thought it would be perfect for today. I used China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On and decided to dress it up with some studs to make it even more beautiful and interesting like Talia.


I applied two coats of Keep Calm, Paint On to each nail. While the second coat was wet, I placed the studs right into the paint. I placed one large silver circular stud on each nail along with two smaller ones. The small ones are 1mm in diameter and the larger ones are 2mm.


I think this manicure is simple and elegant, and mint just happened to be a wonderful color for today and for remembering Talia. To be honest, I will probably think of her whenever I use this polish now. 


I cannot express how sad I am for Talia's family and how upset it makes me just knowing what this girl had gone through. I have watched family members including my own mother battle with cancer, and it pains me to see anybody go through that struggle.


I express my sincere condolences for Talia's friends and family in this difficult time. She was taken way too soon and will be dearly missed, but the inspiration from her time here will live on.


1 comment:

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    Cindy xx

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