Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mint Mani for TaliaJoy

I'm a day late with posting this, but I really wanted to take part in Nail Polish Wars' wonderful idea to create a mint manicure in honor of Talia Castellano aka TaliaJoy18. If you have not heard of Talia, she was a beautiful 13 year old girl, a talented make-up and nail artist, honorary Cover Girl and an all around sweetheart who never stopped smiling. Sadly, she lost her battle with cancer last Tuesday. Her last Instagram pic was a mint manicure, so to honor her here this is my mint mani...

I remember watching Ellen DeGeneres' interview with Talia and when Ellen asked her how she stays so positive despite what she is going through, Talia replied with a smile on her face "a little fishy told me 'just keep swimming, just keep swimming...'" A great lesson for all of us.

Although my little fishy does not look like Dori from Nemo who originally spoke those encouraging words, I at least tried to get the coloring right...

For the manicure I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet followed by a coat of Maybelline Express Finish Sunlight for a bit of gold shimmer. I stamped the seaweed pattern from Bundle Monster plate BM-225 using Barielle Sweet Addiction.

I stamped the fishy from Shany plate SH19 using Essence Stamp Me! Black and colored it in using acrylic paint...

Rest in peace Talia Joy!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


  1. It's amazing to see all these designs dedicated to her memory.
    Your mani is lovely. <3

  2. LOVE your fish and the stamped bottom grasses!

  3. Thank you very much ladies! It means so much to me to know that you like this design..

  4. Lindas!!!
    Parabéns pelo blog!

  5. Wow!Wow! I have not any words to say how it impressed me! It is so delicate disign and seem so rich... so i want to by a mint polish too!

  6. @Olechka, thank you so very much! I'm so glad that you like the design. I think mint would look fantastic on you :)

  7. @Raggio di Luna, Thank you! That really means a lot to me!!


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