Editor’s letter – mint manicures for Talia Joy

The team here at Pedicure were devastated to hear about the passing of Talia Joy Castellano yesterday morning. Talia was a shining light in the beauty community – a vivacious and insanely talented make up artist and nail artist, who at just 13 years old has sadly lost her 6 year battle with cancer. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends, as well as all those whose lives she brought joy to through her videos and posts. The beauty of the digital world is that while Talia is gone, her memory will endure forever through her digital footprints.

While her last weeks were spent in hospital, Talia still maintained her trademark spark, and her last instagram post was of her mint green manicure. Nicole over at Nail Polish Wars is leading the charge for the beauty community to all turn their nails mint green this Friday in memory of Talia. This is a really special idea, and one we will happily be involved in. If you post your mani on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/Vine, be sure to tag it #mintmanisfortaliajoy.

mint manicures for talia joy castellano
Image from Nail Polish Wars

When something tragic like this happens, it’s nice to be reminded of the community spirit that exists amongst like-minded people on the internet. I’m sure Talia would be pleased.

Yours in polish,

Elise x

PS – Talia’s charity of choice was BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation, a charity that provides support to families who are battling childhood cancer.

Elise Wright

Elise is a social media strategist from Sydney, now living in NYC, who has a long standing love affair with the beauty industry- especially the nail industry!

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