Friday, July 19, 2013

Mint Mani for Talia Joy♥

Hello! Today I have for you a very special mani, in memory and honor of Talia Joy. As I'm sure you all already know, Talia was a wonderfully positive, talented beauty vlogger, who recently lost her long battle to childhood cancer. I confess I did not learn of Talia until fairly recently, but I found her fighting spirit to be very inspirational, and I was very sad to hear of her passing. The beauty blogging community has come together to post mint manicures in honor of Talia's last Instagram post, and I am happy to participate in this wonderful tribute

As for the mani itself, I wanted to do a heart leopard print, which is something I've wanted to try for awhile but didn't know if it would turn out nicely. I started off with China Glaze Highlight of My Summer, a bright neon-ish minty creme, as my base. I then used Cult Nails Tempest, a white creme, to create the spots, and then Essie Mojito Madness, a grassy green creme, to do the heart outline -- all with my dotting tool. I finally topped it all off with Enchanted Polish Djinn in a Bottle, a holo topcoat, because a little extra holo sparkle is always good :) Take a look!

outdoors, sun - RIGHT
outdoors, shade
 On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
3 coats China Glaze Highlight of My Summer
-dotted- Cult Nails Tempest/Essie Mojito Madness
1 coat Seche Vite
1 coat Enchanted Polish Djinn in a Bottle
1 coat Seche Vite

Overall I really like this mani! Although I wish the hearts looked a little more heart-like -- I actually included a shot of my right hand below, I like how it turned out a bit better -- the overall effect is really nice and eye-catching. Mostly I am just happy I could participate in a tribute to Talia -- if you would like to as well, please add your blog link to the list below! The more people the better :)

outdoors, sun - LEFT

 Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. Love the mani!! What a great way to remember someone that was lost too soon.