Tuesday, April 16, 2013

TAYLOR BLUE - OPI (with Fly comparison)

Today I have a wonderful polish for you from OPI called Taylor Blue. The polish was named in honor of 13-year-old Taylor Storch, who was killed in a skiing accident in 2010. After her death, Taylor's family decided to donate her organs, which went on to help five people in need of transplants. In her memory, her parents also started the foundation Taylor's Gift to help spread awareness of the importance of organ donation.

How Taylor Blue came packaged
I had one big reason to pick this polish up. Since I have been 16, I have been registered as an organ donor. I would have done it sooner, but in Pennsylvania you are able to register when you get your driver's license, so that's how I became involved. My dad has had his organ donation designation on his license since I was little and he always explained why it was important to become an organ donor. 

Bottom of Taylor Blue

I picked up this polish from the Taylor's Gift website here. It's a great website and it gives a lot of great facts, like only 40% of adults over 18 are enrolled in state organ donation registries. That means a lot of people are going with out life-saving organs. Right now there are currently over 100,000 people on waiting lists for organ donation.

Three coats of Taylor Blue

I ordered my polish on March 29. And it came on April 11. That's pretty awesome considering Taylor's Gift got hammered with a ton of orders. It came in a cute little cylindrical tube with turquoise and white confetti. It was $10 with $4.50 for shipping and handling. All proceeds go to the foundation.

I know some people have commented on how this polish can run the gamut of teal, blue, turquoise and green. I definitely seem to catch it as a turquoise blue. It's really pretty, and as you will see later a great formula!

A picture without the flash to show the greenish qualities some people are talking about
I can see that this polish will get a lot of wear. And, when people comment on my nails, I will tell them the story of Taylor and why it is important to be an organ donor. If you want to learn more, head over to the Taylor's Gift website at taylorsgift.org and check out the entire story and the facts on donating your organs.

Paint it Forward

I know a lot of people have been asking about comparisons to OPI's Fly from the Nicki Minaj Collection. While I would have purchased this polish for the message alone, I want to show some comparisons for those who have asked.

Fly on Left; Taylor Blue on Right

In the bottles they do look identical. I tried taking several shots in different light to capture what looked to me to be a small tinge of green in Fly. I will say I like the Taylor Blue formula more, because it doesn't seem to be as thin as Fly.

I think you can see the tinge of green in fly on this one, but maybe it's just me
I did a swatch of both polishes on one hand.

Left: Fly, Taylor Blue, Fly, Taylor Blue
They look very similar, but if you love OPI polish or love the message that Taylor Blue sends, then it doesn't really matter. I know I love this color, so having an extra bottle is awesome. I use it for my toes and fingers a lot in the summer. I have yet to take off Taylor Blue, so I don't know if it stains like Fly yet or not. But it is a small price to pay for such a pretty polish!

Taylor Blue - Paint it Forward!

Puppies and Pawlish gives Taylor Blue four paws up!

Thanks for stopping by! Next time, I will have pictures from Zeke's day in jail during the Beggin For Bail fundraiser through our local SPCA!


  1. I don't have fly, so this special polish will be a great fit for my collection!

    1. I hope you like it! It's such a great summer color!!


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