Hmmmm...I was TJ Maxxing the other day (you didn't know that was a verb, did you?) when I found a mysterious bottle of OPI there in the buckets o' polish. I already had a heads up about said mysterious bottle when I had read a post in one of the Facebook polish groups that Taylor Blue, a polish that was created to be an exclusive charity polish for the Taylor's Gift Foundation for organ donor awareness and registrations, was spotted at TJ Maxx and Marshall's here and there. Well, I have no idea how these bottles ended up at a discount retailer, as Taylor Blue was (and still is) sold on the charity's website, but I purchased one of the two bottles I saw.
Taylor Blue is a beautiful turquoise creme with, honestly, one of the most wonderful formulas I've ever encountered. I have historically had trouble with cremes. I'm not sure why they don't cooperate with me, but it sure is a pleasant surprise to get one like this! Makes me feel way less untalented.
I've heard that differences in Taylor Blue and OPI Fly are practically imperceptible, but I don't have Fly and couldn't say yay or nay. (That sounded almost like a Mother Goose line.) I used two coats and see Mr. VaNeLi in the pics, but it's not out there in real life.
While I was on a roll feeling less untalented, I decided to do some stamping. I used a giraffe pattern from MoYou London Pro XL 05 and stamped with OPI DS Radiance. The color of Taylor Blue looks quite a bit greener is this photo than in real life. The actual color is closer to the first photo.
If you're interested in purchasing Taylor Blue from the Taylor's Gift Foundation, it is available for $10. Otherwise, there's no telling if or how this will turn up elsewhere. :/
As always, thank you for reading, and have a lovely day!