“ Brand: Barbara Daly / Type: Nail Varnish / Subcategory: Nail Polish / Suitable for: Nails „
I love to paint my nails and I enjoy using an array of different colours to suit my mood. One of my favourite brands is Barbara Daly, which I buy from Tesco's when I do my weekly shop. They are often on offer of three for the price of two and my current favourite is Yellow Zest, which is a bright summery colour I have been using all summer long. This is my second bottle of this colour though I have loads of different ones in the same range.
There are so many colours to choose from, right across the colour spectrum, including metallics. You are really are spoilt for choice.
Last time I bought a bottle of this polish it wasn't on offer and I paid £2.99 for the standard 7ml sized glass bottle. The glass bottle is transparent so I can clearly see the colour of the polish inside and this is usually an exact match to the colour it will turn out on my nails. The applicator brush is attached to the bottle top and is a good size. It's not too thick or thin and application is easy and simple and the brush strands splay out well to give excellent coverage on both my finger and toe nails.
This nail polish is pretty standard as far as consistency goes. It's possibly a little bit on the runny side though it's not a 'weak' polish it gives a good coverage and a great shine. The metallic ones I think tend to be slightly less runny and give a better coverage, however.
The polish dries very quickly and I always finish with a topcoat of Barbara Daly clear polish just to make sure the colour underneath lasts longer and is less prone to chipping. The colour lasts me around three to four days so it's good value for money. I always apply two coats of this particular polish as I find this gives better coverage and also helps it to last a lot longer.
The shape of the brush is also ideal for getting into all those awkward little spaces on my nails, especially when I paint my tiny toe nails as they are quite an odd shape.
I really love this range of nail polishes and find they are excellent value for money. The choice of colours available if fantastic and they are really long lasting and high quality.
It is quite ironic that for my birthday this year, I received several nail varnishes when in fact this is the year that I have had the least time to look after my nails as I am usually running around after my little girl. However, I was fortunate enough to receive this Barbara Daly Nail Varnish, whose range is available to purchase online at Tesco direct, as opposed to the stores, where this range appears to have disappeared. In fact, years ago I used to purchase quite a few things from the Barbara Daly range until it seemed to disappear and I just assumed the range had been got rid of. It was only when I received this gift, I realised Barbara Daly was still creating make up for Tesco. This 11ml bottle of nail varnish, costs £4.50, which is average priced.
Barbara Daly has created a range of nail varnish colours, but I was given this Purple Velvet, which I was pleased with, as purple is a colour I use a lot of, particularly on my toes. Although I don;t have a lot of time to paint my fingernails, when the weather is good, and I get my sandals on, I always paint my toenails, but that always seems to take less time and is easier. So, after my birthday, when the weather was warm for a change, I had my sandals on everyday, and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to test this nail varnish.
Applying the varnish was easy, and the consistency of the varnish helped a lot. It spread well over the nail and even after one coat, the finish looked sleek and smooth, no bumps and the nail was well covered. I was impressed with how quickly this varnish dried, as it doesn't claim to be superfast in terms of drying. Since it was toenails, I didn't bother applying a second coat on my toenail, although I always would on my fingernails, though it does state that this product only requires one coat. The colour was warm and glossy and looked lovely on my toes with my sandals.
I had my sandals on for the duration of the week that I first applied this varnish, and by day four it was still looking as good as the day it had been applied. Now, toenails don't chip like fingernails, but I was still pleased with how well they looked. Even after another couple of days the nails were looking good, but fading slightly and coming away a little more at the nail, but I didn't need to repaint, and just gave a little touch up, as I didn't have time to remove the varnish and start again.
All in all, I was very happy with this product. THe varnish lasted very well and the colour looked lovely on my toes. I was more impressed with this varnish that some of the highstreet brands that make big claims! A great nail varnish that lasts better than some of the others!
Barbara Daly Nail Polish. This nail varnish is available exclusively in Tesco. I first bought it when I was looking for some new colours to paint my nails for a holiday. These had a 3 for 2 offer on so I got a pink, purple and orange. Even without a special of they're very good value for money. The colours are great, it takes a couple of coats because after one its a bit thin but it goes on evenly and after a second coat it gives a lovely deep, bright colour. The problem I have with it is that it seems to chip quite quickly, after only a couple of days I seem to need to reapply or do a touch up, but to be honest they're so cheap I'm not really bothered if I have to buy another bottle a bit sooner that I would ordinarily have to!
I feel a bit of a fraud writing a review about a product that you may currently have some difficulty getting hold of but I can't wait to sing the praises, yet again, of another product from the excellent Barbara Daly make up range sold through Tesco.
Many people my age will be familiar with the name of Barbara Daly who has been a make up guru since the 1970s and whose name is often listed in the credits of major films and fashion shoots. She also did Princess Diana's make up for her wedding day.
When I recently visited the large Tesco Superstore in Sandhurst, the Barbara Daly make up was being sold off cheaply with the nail polishes being sold for 2 for £4. As they normally retail at £3.99 each and they had the perfect shade I'd been looking for I immediately grabbed a couple. One of the assistants told me that the products were being sold off cheaply as the range was being temporarily withdrawn so it could be repackaged and would be re-launched later in the year (which probably means the prices will rise considerably, too.)
The range of colours isn't huge but it covers the spectrum from the pales pinks to the darkest reds and purples so it's a certainty that you'll find a shade to match, and it may well be that after the re-launch, the range will be extended too. The shade I chose, Tea Rose, is a perfect pinkish brown that matches just about anything in the wardrobe and I bought my two bottles in this shade, just in case.
Personally, I don't think these products need repackaging. They are all of a simple design which is stylish in a less-is-more sort of way. The square clear glass bottle has a simple intertwined b and d in black lettering with Barbara Daly make-up written under the logo. On the reverse side are details of the shade and a warning that the product is flammable. The bottle has a black top incorporating the brush in the usual way. This top is approximately 3.5cm long which allows the brush to be held comfortably in the hand whilst applying the polish. The amount of polish is 11ml which is slightly less than for the standard sized bottle of nail varnish from other manufacturers but the quality of what you get more than makes up for that.
The integrated brush doesn't seem to have any special design to it but it fans out perfectly to allow for an even application and so far hasn't shed any bristles. The nail varnish itself is thick enough to adhere well to the bristles without dripping and the brush holds sufficient varnish to apply three strokes to each nail before needing to reload.
This polish goes on like a dream and if you were in a rush it would be perfectly possible to get away with just a base coat and one coat of polish, which produces a light even and glossy coating. However, a second coat is even better giving a slightly deeper colour and a rich, creamy looking finish with a high gloss. It dries quite quickly too, although it takes approximately 10 to 15 minues before it's completely hardened.
As for staying power, all I can say is that this is the best nail polish I've ever used. After 3 days of bashing a typewriter, washing up and even doing a spot of gardening, the polish hadn't chipped at all. Admittedly it had worn away slightly at the nail tips but required very little touching up to allow the polish to last for the rest of the working week.
To my mind, this nail polish is an absolute winner and I can't give it any less than 5 stars. Tesco may be in the process of repackaging Barbara Daly products but I do hope they won't mess with any of the formulas (or should that be formulae?) because as far as the nail polish is concerned, it's already bang on the money!
Barbara Daly make-up for Tesco Nail Polish, Rose Red
This nail polish was a lovely find for me. I was visiting a larger Tesco than my own store, and was delighted to find that they stocked Barbara Daly's make-up for Tesco range. Barbara Daly is a well-known make-up artist with an excellent reputation, and her fabulous make-up range has been exclusive to Tesco for some years now. It's usually available in Tesco's larger stores. I've enjoyed products from this range before, and am still using the wonderful face powder I bought some time ago.
Her nail polishes come in two sizes, and the smaller size is available in some very 'modern' colours - not right for me, but certainly good for the younger generation or for someone who wants a really different look. I think I might find the small bottles a bit fiddly, as the lid isn't very big and the brush might be a bit too small and therefore not give enough coverage. I haven't tried this for myself, though, so I'm happy to be proved wrong.
I prefer to keep my nails short, as I think it's a more elegant look, and I find long nails are just too over-the-top (especially when I'm typing). Because of this, I love to wear a classic red nail polish - it suits all seasons and all occasions, even when it's just me at home trying to look nice!. This polish, Rose Red, has just a hint of pink in it too, which makes it perfect for wearing in the lovely summer months that are just around the corner! I always paint my toenails, and I think it makes your feet look glamorous in all the gorgeous sandals and flip-flops that are making their way into the shops at the moment.
The nail polish comes in a square bottle, which is clear glass so that you can immediately see the colour of the polish, and it has a long black cylindrical top which forms part of the handle/brush. The design of the bottle is both simple and elegant. The intertwining letters bd are shown in large print on the front, with 'Barbara Daly make-up' below in smaller type. The label on the back of the bottle tells you the name of the colour - in this case, 'Rose Red'.
I always use a base coat when painting my nails, partly as a nail treatment, and of course partly to prevent staining as I usually like to wear dark colours. After applying my base coat, I unscrewed the lid , which provides you with the brush, primed with colour and ready to go. The consistency of the polish is good - it seems a bit on the thin side, but certainly isn't too runny . Wipe away any excess polish, and apply to your nails in three even strokes - one in the centre of your nail, then one either side. If you're in a hurry to get ready for a night out, you could easily get away with just one coat with this polish, although I don't think it would stay chip-free for very long. However, the finish is definitely better with a second coat and an application of clear top coat. It dried quickly - always a benefit for me! The colour is evenly distributed, and is a very pretty red.
At £4.50 for an 11ml bottle, I think this nail polish is truly excellent value, and is a welcome addition to my summer make-up wardrobe. I'm deducting a star simply because the Barbara Daly make-up range is not available in every Tesco store. When it arrives in my local Tesco I'll upgrade it to five stars!
(This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.)
I bought this last summer, I was due to go on holidays and wanted a purple shade to paint my toe nails. I didn't have time to go to Boots or Superdrug so after seeing this in Tesco I thought I would give it a go. Barbara Daly is exclusive to Tesco.
The nail polish comes in a square bottle which contains 7ml and costs £2.70, I had an offer of 2 bottles for £4. The bottle recommends that you apply 1-2 coats and finish with a top coat. I also used a base coat as the purple colour I bought was very deep. When I painted the first layer on my toes I was really pleased with the consistency of the nail polish. It was thinnish and applied very evenly. It took about 2 minutes to dry and I then applied another coat. After the second coat was dry (which again took 2 minutes to dry) I applied a clear top coat. The finish of the nail polish was really nice. It was very shiny and the colour was deep.
I was thrilled with this nail polish, I went away to Spain for a week and during that time I went swimming in the pool, to the beach and I walked around in flip flops the whole time. At the end of the week the nail polish was still shiny and I didn't have a single chip! I normally find that cheaper nail polishes flake off in the pool because of the chlorine, however this one didn't!
I have since tried it on my fingernails and managed to get 5 days wear out of it! I was really impressed, I would give this 5 out of 5 stars and I now own several colours. It is a great buy and you can pick it up with your shopping. There is also a wide variety of colours available so this will suit all ages.
My nails are naturally very long and I have decided to make more of an effort with their up-keep. It can be time consuming to stick to a full-on nail care routine with soaking, shaping cuticles, filing, preparing and painting. After you've gone through all that effort you want a lasting result that will make your nails look fabulous. I had heard plenty of good news about the Barbara Daly brand in various fashion and beauty magazines. This range is available to buy from Tesco supermarkets, although you may have trouble finding it in smaller stores such as Metro or Express. The make-up range is not stocked at my local Tesco supermarket as apparently it was a target for repeated incidents of shoplifting, which is a real shame. The nail polish retails at £2.70 for a 7ml bottle and I was lucky enough to get hold of a free bottle by registering for Tesco's beauty promotion online.
The bottle is sleek and simple, with a clear glass base and a black plastic lid. The lid screws off and there is a standard brush applicator attached within that you use to put the polish on. The logo stands out and has a stylish look which goes well with the minimalist design of the packaging.
The shade I have is a lovely girly pale pink colour that has a pearly sheen and is loaded with sparkly silver glitter. It is quite a sheer colour and looks natural on the nails, in fact it almost blends in against my skin tone as it is pale and doesn't catch your attention until the light hits it and you can see the colour shimmering. I would class this as more of a spring / summer shade, as it is light and flirty. The colour and effect sort of reminds me of the way that the inside of a seashell looks, and it has a nice level of depth thanks to the shine and glitter.
The nail polish itself has a very thin and runny consistency which makes it quick and easy to apply. It spreads well and you only need to use a little to fully cover the nail. Because it is so pale I needed to apply several coats before the colour built up properly and became more solid. If you want a light, sheer natural look then 2 coats would work fine, but the white tips at the end of my nails were still clearly visible through the polish. I settled for 3 coats in the end, but even this was not totally opaque and I was still able to see the colour of the nail underneath in certain lights.
The nail polish was dry to the touch very quickly, although I had to leave it quite a long time before continuing with any real activity because I had applied several layers and even though the surface felt dry it can be very easy to smudge the layers and end up with obvious marks or imprints.
My nails were left with a smooth finish and the polish looked flawless to begin with. I always start off testing my nail polish by wearing it without a top coat, but as I had three coats of polish on I thought that this should have set into a toughened layer that would be resistant to scuffs and damage for a reasonable length of time. I personally seem to find that nail polish with glitter in lasts for longer than plain nail varnish, and this one seemed to follow that rule as well. I got four days of wear before noticing any damage to the polish, and then it was only a couple of small chips around the edges of 2 fingernails. As the shade is so pale it was very hard to notice any chips and this meant I could get away with wearing the polish for a full week before I felt that it was time to take it off and start again. This is a good result in my opinion and I was impressed that it had lasted so well with only minimal wear and tear around the edges.
I think that the Barbara Daly nail polish is a good product that has lasted well and gives nails a beautiful finish. The way the colour was blended with glitter and shimmer looks very flattering and the pale shade is lovely for a natural romantic look. The only down side was that I had to apply 3 coats before I was happy with the finish, and I may have even gone to 4 if I had the time. This means that the process of applying the varnish becomes a bit laborious and extends the drying time. For a sheer look this is great, but for full dense colour it requires a lot more work. A nice nail polish that is subtle but still pretty and would suit everyday wear.
The Barbara Daly make up range is exclusive to Tesco stores. Barbara Daly is very well known in the make up industry so when I saw this, I knew that it wouldn't be a cheap, Tesco own brand product.
It isn't very often that I get to wear nail varnish due to working in a chocolate shop but I do always like to have my toe nails painted. The range of colours available in this range are much better than some of the more expensive brands. Unlike a lot of ranges that are really brightly coloured at the moment, the Barbara Daly range seems to have a colour that will suit everyone. The colour I chose was a very deep, dark purple but it doesn't have a name on the bottle. The nail polish comes in a 7ml bottle and costs £2.70. It is the only one in the range that I own but I would definitely buy more.
The first time that I used this wasn't on my toe nails but I wish it had been. I found that when it came to taking it off, my nails had a slight purple twinge to them and it took a couple of days to get rid of. I now always make sure I use a base coat with dark colours, this one especially, and it has never happened again. I would advise using two coats, even with a base coat as the first layer of colour can look quite uneven if you don't put too much on.
The polish on my toes has last well over a week so far without chipping at all but I cannot comment yet for my hands. I've just put some on tonight so will update in a couple of days to let you all know how well it lasts. This is a fantastic nail polish range available for a good price. The best thing about it is the large amount of colours available. I can't wait to buy some more.
Barbara Daly is a brand that can be found in larger Tesco stores. She is very well known in the make-up and fashion industries and started her career more than 30 years ago and now works on the most famous of faces in the business.
I first started using the range when I noticed the nail polishes and I have now been a fan of these for some time. When browsing the range, I always seem to find a colour that appeals to me and at under £3 for 7ml they're really affordable.
I have quite a few different colours now, from the brightest of pinks to the deepest velvety reds and I have recently purchased a lovely deep purple and a bright magenta colour. I also noticed a bright blue, green and yellow too so this is a great range if you like colours that a are a little out of the ordinary.
The quality for such an affordable product is outstanding. They glide on easily and offer great coverage. I find two coats is more than enough for an even colour. They dry very quickly and don't seem to stay tacky for a while like some nail polishes. After application, the polish leaves the nails looking very shiny as if a top coat had been used.
I find that they last very well also and you can get a good few days wear out of them before having to re-do them.
Barbara Daly is a make up designer that has a range exclusively sold in Tesco stores. You may expect an 'exclusive for supermarket' range to be sniffed at a second rate, however it's really been praised by the fashion press and the range looks so sophisticated no one would be ashamed to have any of the pieces seen poking out of their make up bag.
The only item from the range I have tried for myself is the nail polish, however I'm so impressed with this I may well look to this collection next time I'm looking for some make up.
I was looking for a deep red polish to go with an outfit recently and while looking at Max Factor, Rimmel and the like in Tesco my eyes fell the to Barbara Daly range which had a range of luscious looking colour polishes on special offer.
The polishes come in 7ml glass bottles with a black top. The range of colours is quite extensive, whilst there were no bright greens or neon yellow type colours, it sticks fairly largely to pink, purple, reds and naturals, though there was lovely deep blue. 'Moulin' was the colour I chose to start with as it was just the colour I was looking for, a gorgeous deep berry red. However the make up was on a 3 for 2 offer, so it would have been rude not to try a few more! I chose a strong dark grey called - Storm and a dark pink called Cardinal.
Anyone who is in to their nail polish or indeed does it professionally will gasp at this next bit - I didn't bother with an undercoat, often I don't if I'm in a hurry. I was amazed however, what good coverage it gave, even without this. The colours of these polishes are so rich that two coats is more than adequate for a pretty impressive finish.
The result was I had super glossy nails that last quite a few days. It did begin to chips a little after the second day, but then I'm not one to go about life worrying about a breaking a nail, and the nature of my job involves getting stuck in so even the most robust nail polishes I will chip!
The polish came off easily with a standard nail polish remover and of course stained my nails but that's my own fault and using a base coat of course would avoid this.
A bottle of this polish costs just £2.70, and as I mentioned are on 3 for 2 at the mo, so stock up!