I had planned to show you the last of the beautiful Shimmer swatches this morning, but instead I've decided to join in on Nail Polish Wars' fantastic idea to post mint manis in honour of Talia Joy Castellano. Talia was an extremely talented 13-year-old makeup artist and YouTuber, who was battling two kinds of cancer (neuroblastoma and preleukemia) since she was diagnosed at only 7 years old. Despite all this, she still managed to keep upbeat, motivated, and overwhelmingly positive. She passed away on Tuesday morning, and since her last Instagram photo was of a mint manicure, we have all joined together to do mint manis in honour of Talia.
I pulled out what has become one of my favourite summer cremes, piCture pOlish Honey Dew. I added a double-accent nail with BM-322 and Essie Good As Gold, and put a gold square stud (which I found in a clearance bin at the drugstore) on all the other nails. It's all topped off with two coats of Poshé top coat.
I really love the combination of the bright minty green with the gold, there's something very classy but modern and stylish about it. In other news, I'm getting used to the round nails and they're growing on me a bit. I'll still go back to squares though once I have enough length at the sides.
You can share your mint manis for Talia on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, etc. with the hashtags #MintManisforTalia and #TaliasLegacy. You can also add your mani to the Inlinkz collection below. I'm excited to see what everyone else has come up with in honour of this beautiful girl. Keep Talia's family and friends in your prayers! <3
The Inlinkz for this event is after the jump, since there have been over 200 entries! Click below to have a look.