Inexpensive Beauty Find: Barbara Daly Pirate NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 21 - 2012

This little polish spoke to me a couple of weeks ago when I was in my local Tesco (ok, not local – I especially went the extra 3 miles so I could visit one with a beauty aisle) picking up some baby wipes.  It’s a slightly odd colour no?  A bizarre mish-mash of khaki, nude and gold with a delicate multi-coloured shimmer.

It spoke to me.  It said, “Buy me.  You know that you shouldn’t because you already have a billion sitting unswatched, but you know you want to.  Put down the Harissa Paste (what do you need that for anyway) and buy me instead.”

Coincidentally, the Harissa Paste was £2.99 (what do I need that for anyway?) and this little polish from Barbara Daly was £3.00 – fair swapsies.

As much as I like it, it’s a four-coater – which sucks when the bottle is only 7ml but I think it’s still worth the punt.  Swap it for something less tasty though, like Domestos.

Barbara Daly Nail Polish is available instore at Tesco, priced at £3 a bottle.  I think it’s currently on a 3for2 aswell.


10 Responses to “Inexpensive Beauty Find: Barbara Daly Pirate NOTD”

  1. Sydney says:

    That is a very nice toned down shade.
    It has a more autumnal feel to it – in my mind – so perhaps I will grab it for when that season rolls around again :)

  2. Maria says:

    Nice colour. I love BD stuff.
    Four coats is a lot of effort though!

  3. liloo says:

    i would just love to see a catalogue of all the barbara daly polishes
    if only leila could take a picture of the stand with her v tech camera…

  4. Jenni says:

    I have never had any luck with BD polishes. 4 coats. WTF!!

    I have no idea what Harissamcthingy is. Evidently I haven’t lived.

  5. Anitacska says:

    So funny, I’ve actually bought this today! Together with the two purple ones, on of them seems like agood dupe of the Zoya polish you swatched the other day. I think it was Zoya anyway, the purple one with delicate shimmer. ♥

  6. Oooh the colour is so unusual and grungy but in a pretty way. But four coats? Meh that’s a bit much, I don’t have enough patience. I think I can help you out with what the harissa paste is for, though. I think you’re supposed to put a teaspoon in with your couscous, think “mmmm, authentic”, put it in the fridge and forget about it, then four months later decide you want couscous again, check the jar and discover it says “Consume within three weeks”, think “balls” and chuck it in the bin. Pretty sure that’s what you’re supposed to do with it. :-) x

  7. Sara says:

    This is really pretty. I tried a Barbara Daly for Tesco polish a while back and was really impressed with it – lasted for ages without chipping.
    It’s about eight months old now and has gone a bit gloopy, but we had a good innings.

  8. Beautiful color. Is this available in the states?

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

BBLL – Saturday 6th February 2010

~ Rae falls in love with an amazingly pigmented violet eyeshadow — for under $5! — and tries it on as a blush. ~ Jeweled …

Butter London - Big Smoke NOTD

Ready for a Bobby Dazzler?  (does anyone under the age of 75 (apart from me) ever say that?) Check out Butter London’s Big Smoke! *dies* …

IMATS London 2012: Last Call!

Well, tomorrow is the first day that IMATS London is open to the general public and I shall be there (both days) with my elbows …

The Body Shop launches a charity single with Teenage Cancer Trust

This year, The Body Shop are focusing their campaign efforts on supporting the UK charity Teenage Cancer Trust.  The partnership will see the two organisations …

Innies and Outies (no, not bellybuttons)

In ~ Discovering my local CCS/CCO in Portsmouth, total kid in a sweet shop moment. ~ Garnier Hydralock, picked some of this up on offer …

NOTD - China Glaze - Ruby Pumps

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Cremes!

It’s been a while since I checked out the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Shadow Cremes* (we’re gonna need to abbreviate that from here on …

Advent Giveaway – Day 15

Palgantong One Touch BB Cream & Palgantong Theatrical Powder (love) Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 15th December.  Comments made after …

Leila is three today!

To my darling girl, Before you were born, we were terrified of the changes that your presence would mean for our lives – not ready …

Red Lips Day 5: Clarins Rouge Prodige Fusion Red

Gosh, has it really been nearly a week since I did a Red Lips day?  Time is currently moving far too quickly… that’s what happens …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads