Goooooood Evening lacquerheads!
I am very excited to let you all know that I am DONE my thesis! YAAAY! This means I am one presentation away from being done my undergrad :) Hopefully this means more time for blogging now :)
Today I am participating in Mint Manis For Talia Joy, honouring the life of the bright, young, amazing girl, Talia Joy Castellano. The idea for the mint mani theme was inspired by Talia's last Instagram posting, which was a mint manicure post featuring the hands of Talia, her mother, and her dear friend Tammy. For those of you that don't know Talia, she 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.
I started off with my current mint crush, China Glaze Highlight Of My Summer. I've worn this so much already that I may be needing a back up bottle someday. On my middle nail I started with China Glaze Glistening Snow and on my ring nail I used Cult Nails Tempest.
I freehanded the drips using Highlight Of My Summer and a striping brush then added the details using black and white creme. On my ring nail I first added the stripes with black creme and then added the large and small rhinestones because Talia loved a little bling on her nails.
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 really excited to see what everyone else has come up with in honour of this beautiful and talented young girl who was taken from the world too soon. Keep Talia's family and friends in your prayers! <3