Today’s post is in honor of the little warrior Talia Joy Castellano who passed away on Tuesday, July 16th at age 13 from cancer.

The Instagram shot above was the last photo she posted with her sister and mother and they were all wearing mint green manis. Today beauty and nail bloggers all over are posting their mint green manis on their blogs, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages as a tribute.


I didn’t know Talia but you couldn’t be in this business and not know who she was! She was a very successful YouTube makeup artist and fought neuroblastoma and leukemia for 6 years with a smile on her face. She was one of the most positive happy people I have ever come across online or in real life for that matter. To be faced with something like that for so long, yet still be able to have fun, play with makeup and help other kids with cancer is amazing.

Talia is gone now, but she affected millions of people all over the world with her adorable and positive personality, and will definitely never be forgotten.

Sonia Kashuk Fairy Princess

I chose Sonia Kashuk Fairy Princess as my mint mani because I think she would have loved it. Something about her reminds of of a little, glittery fairy princess sitting on someone’s shoulder whispering in their ear “Just keep swimming”.


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Written by Kelly
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