Almost a year ago, I stumbled over this young girl on youtube with the most stunning eyes and warm smile, taliajoy18. I watched some of her videos and just was amazed by her story and her inspiration to inspire girls of all ages all over the world. How this brave little girl would share her cancer story, vlogs and do makeup tutorials to share with the whole world was just beyond me. And doing this with that beautiful smile and sparkle in her eyes, no wonder she got so many followers around the world.
When I saw her on Ellen I was just stunned of her courage and strength to "Just keep swimming" to fight her cancer I had tears in my eyes. Most of us deal with stress in our lives and feel that sometimes it's hard to smile to the world. And here this little 13 year old girl who was fighting 2 types of cancers kept smiling and finding joy in making videos for anyone to see. After weeks in the hospital sweet Talia lost her battle with cancer and passed away on Tuesday July 16th. She passed away with her loved ones around her.
So today in honor of her memory nail bloggers all over come together to do a Mint Mani for Talia. I think it's amazing how we can unite like this. I decided to do a manicure for Talia too, since I too have watched and enjoyed her youtube videos.
My Mint Mani For Talia:
What I used:
Essie Mint Candy Apple
Funky Fingers Partly Cloudy
Konad special polish in White
Dashica XXL SdP 2 (angel wings image) because she earned her wings.
Dashica SdP 119 (beauty & queen image) 13 years old and a beauty queen.
Fab Ur Nails FUN 12 (XOXOXO image) For the XOXOXO rings that Tiffany & Co made for Talia, her mother and sister.
And swaroski crystals
You inspired so many of all ages and all over the world, in your short life. And you touched so many hearts.
You may not be here with us anymore, but your legacy lives on forever. I know you have your wings and are smiling down at your family and friends.
This post was kinda hard to make, I lost my brother to cancer a few years ago. So loads of emotions hitting me.... So was hard to focus on writing today, and for that I apologize.
Thank you for stopping by.
Hope you all have a nice weekend.
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