Talia Joy Castellano sadly passed away on July 16, 2013. She battled neuroblastoma (cancer that develops from immature nerve cells) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), formerly known as preleukemia. Talia (TaliaJoy18 on youtube and instagram) was known as a makeup guru and for her upbeat personality and positive attitude. I found out about her after seeing screenshots of her on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Ellen asked her how she remained so positive and Talia replied that a little fish told her to "just keep swimming". :)
Today, I am joining Nicole from Nail Polish Wars and many other bloggers. Because Talia's last Instagram picture featured a mint mani, we decided to post our own in order to remember her.
I used China Glaze Re-fresh Mint as my base, Love & Beauty Pink and OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips for the roses, and Color Club Artsy Crafty and Sinful Colors Innocent for the leaves. I created the roses and leaves with a dotting tool. I topped everything off with a fast-drying top coat.
Now, I would like a moment for those who are fighting cancer and those who have passed away from cancer. Rest in peace.
Take care and I will see you guys on the other side of the day.
R.I.P. Talia Joy Castellano