Lit from Within: Mint Mani for Talia Joy

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mint Mani for Talia Joy

From Nail Polish Wars:  "For those of you who might not know, the beauty community lost one of it's most treasured members on Tuesday morning ... Talia Joy Castellano.  Talia was a beautiful thirteen year old girl who was battling two horrible forms of cancer, neuroblastoma and preleukemia. She was also a supremely talented make up and nail artist.  You might have seen her amazing appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, where she was also made an honorary Cover Girl!"

I didn't know Talia personally, but her story has touched me, so I wanted to join other bloggers today in celebrating her life with a mint mani.

This is Barry M. Greenberry.

Barry M. Greenberry

This is one of Barry's Gelly line - so the shine is all part of the polish - no topcoat here.  It is vibrant and gorgeous. This is three coats.  I could have gotten away with two if I had been more careful.

Barry M. Greenberry

Talia was so sparkly, I wanted to add a little sparkle to her commemorative mani.  This is Chirality Epica.

Chirality Epica over Barry M. Greenberry

This is such a dense glitter, I had to use an *almost* dry brush to get just a little on the nail.  I'm sure this could be opaque if desired, but I wanted the mint to show through.

Chirality Epica over Barry M. Greenberry

Bottle shot:  Barry M. Gelly in Greenberry, and Chirality Epica.

Barry M. Gelly in Greenberry, and Chirality Epica.

If you'd like more information on Chirality, you can find them on Facebook, and their BigCartel shop.

Talia Joy has left a legacy behind on the internet.  If you'd like to check out some of her videos, here is her YouTube channel.


  1. Really nice mint manicure as a tribute to her.

    1. Thanks, Lisa. I know no mani can really do her beauty justice, but it felt good to do a little something to honor her legacy.


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