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Mommy Bloggers Meet Organized By Palmer’s At Funderland, Delhi was indeed an Afternoon to Cherish

PALMER’S has been a colossal name when it comes to matters of skincare. A few days back this famous brand took a brilliant initiative of organizing a mommy bloggers meet at the hub of family entertainment in Delhi, Funderland.

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Mommy bloggers accompanied by their little ones joined in for this fun filled afternoon. The event witnessed a brilliant success wherein the mothers got themselves acquainted with areas like preventive healthcare, secrets of skincare and nutrition, the kids got ample opportunity to experience a lavish time exploring indoor activities in this hub of thrilling activities, Funderland

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The authoress of book, “Birthing Naturally” and mother & child wellness expert Dr. Mahima Bakshi also enlightened the parenting crowd with her valuable inputs and information.

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All mothers are usually caught up in a chain of activities and busy, demanding schedules and they hardly earn any “me time” for themselves. However taking this into consideration, the Palmer’s Mommy Bloggers Meet At Funderland made sure that every mom experiences some pampering moments in the company of engaging and entertaining chain of events.

Palmer’s has always been a popular name among all parents, with their extensive range of motherhood and skincare products. 

The maternity skincare range like stretch marks cream is well known in the mommy circle. However, it was super exciting for

the guests to be introduced to their latest Women’s Bath and Body products along with the 100% natural baby care range.

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These elevated new offerings were presented by Brand and Communications Director, Urvashi Parmar. Urvashi spoke about how she had put up this event to help various moms voice out their queries and opinions about the Brand and help them discover the new wonders of skincare. She mentioned that Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is the brand’s take on the emerging skincare category of face and body oils.

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“The new Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil Face, a multipurpose skin perfecting oil helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone and pigmentation. The unique ingredient combination of Pure Cocoa Butter, 10 Natural Pure Oils, Retinol and Vitamin C helps improve the appearance of the most troubling signs of ageing leaving your skin looking more even toned, firmer and brighter so you can put your best face forward,” said Urvashi.

She added, “Mums of all ages are keen to keep their skin looking youthful and radiant but they never have enough time for extensive skincare routine. Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil Face is a saviour, an all-in-one product that takes care of all your worries. Our absolute holy grail that experts swear by! Moreover, it’s so cost-effective that you just can’t ignore it.”

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During the event, Mayank Aggarwal, Co-owner and Senior Director of Marketing, Funderland explained the value of uninterrupted playtime in children. Not only it’s important for a child’s development, it is an opportunity for children to bond with their parents and learn valuable skills.

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“Guests can have a whole lot of FUN and can customise their experience and play a variety of activities all day under one roof. Funderland is perfect for families and friends looking for a way to have a memorable time while staying active in a safe and carefree environment. From hassle-free birthday parties to kitty events to an evening out enjoying a great meal and some friendly competition, Funderland offers more ways to have fun than you can pack into one visit!”, he said.

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Funderland helps stimulate and encourage children to think and make the most of the exploratory playtime. With separate areas for babies, toddlers and older children up to 10 comprising of giant spiral, drop and wavy slides, basketball area, ball pool, trampolines, mega multi-lane slide, mini-climbing wall, go karts as well as a relaxing restaurant space for grown ups, they offer a unique and fulfilling experience for the entire family to enjoy.

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This was followed by sumptuous lunch and casual discussions about motherhood, career and self-care. The event concluded with amazing goodies and thank you gift boxes from Palmer’s India.

The Five Most Affordable and Long Lasting Lipsticks of 2018

Lipsticks have been women’s best friend since a long time now. Be it a bold red shade for the date night or a nude shade for everyday office, lipsticks have always helped us to add an extra lustrous tint to our beauty. But nowadays for our everyday styling a lipstick that stays up to maximum 6-7 hours is becoming quite essential as it is quite a discomfort for women working in a nine-to-five office to touch up their lipsticks every hour. But not only long-lasting, the lipsticks should not create a hole in the pocket so the ‘oh-so-lipstick-obsessed’ women can fill up their make-up boxes with different shades of them—from bold red to everyday nudes.

Here we are listing five budget-friendly and long lasting lipsticks of 2018 that will help every woman enlighten their face a bit more:

  1. Lakme 9-to-5 Matte Lip Color

Lakme is the best cosmetic company offering different shades of matte lip color in an economic range. Lakme 9-to-5 matte lip color is a perfect choice for everyday office use. They can stay up to 4-5 hours at a stretch. Most importantly even being matte lipsticks they do not make the lips dry.

  • Good pigmented texture.
  • Gives smooth and good intensity color in the first coat.
  • Pocket friendly—available in different price range online.
  • Costs around Rs. 250-400 for 3.6 gm.

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  1. Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstck

This lipstick comes with a travel friendly safe packaging that costs Rs. 575 for 4.2 gm. It easily fits in any make up pouch. These ranges of lipsticks, being creamy matte, have a very velvety finish which moisturizes the lips for hours.

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  • The lipstick is available in 12 gorgeous shades—both nudes and dark colors.
  • Great color pigmented smooth texture.
  • Contains oils that give a sensuous tone to the lips.
  1. Elle 18 Color Pop Lipstick

The Elle 18 Color Pops that range from Pinks to nudes to Lilacs are your best companion for a beach party or a romantic date night. It also comes in a highly affordable price of only Rs. 100 for 4.3 gm.

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  • Available in wide color range.
  • They have a moisture core inside that helps to keep the lips moisture for minimum 4-5 hours.
  • More prone to breakage if not stored in a refrigerator.
  • It has a bubble-gum like smell.
  1. Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick

Another pick from the Lakme cosmetic range, comes with a price tag of Rs. 750 for 3.7 gm. Though a bit to the high-end but it is a tailor-made one for everyday use.

  • Available in great color range.
  • Gives a gorgeous matte finish.
  • Long lasting.
  • High pigmented colors.

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  1. Lotus Herbals Pure Color Lipstick

A pocket friendly product that comes in Rs. 340 for 4.2 gm is offers a great range of moisturizing lip colors. Their packaging is really simple and travel friendly.

  • They come in 22 sophisticated shades.
  • Contains Herbal Aloe Vera and Jojoba extracts that gives the moisture a lock for hours.
  • Has a uniform pigment dispersion.

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The “Must Present” Summer Essential For Your Skin

The summers are in the harshest moods and neither me nor my skin is quite liking it. To be very honest with you readers, though summers seem to be much better friends to the skin rather than winter, but tackling the heat is also not a pretty easy job. There are not only issues of dryness, but along with it you are also invited into a world of problems like tanning, lack of glow, too much of moist skin due to perspiration and many more.

What is essential at this hour is a good cleansing partner for your skin. Though, today I am going to mostly speak about scrubbing issues, but my chosen product would suffice both the dual purposes of scrubbing and deep pore cleansing.

INatur is a brand that I have previously relied on for my face wash during the summers. In case you want to know it’s feedback, you must visit here.

But today, I am going to speak about the De-Tan 3 in 1 from the family of INATUR Herbals. This is a “Must Have Essential” in your Summer Bag since it thrives the triple purpose of

  1. √ Cleanser

  2. √Exfoliator

  3. √Mask

However I have some other reasons to vote for this DE -Tan Magical Mask. Unlike other face exfoliators, it does not make the skin dry, rather goes easy and gentle on the skin. Its combination of papaya, apple, cucumber, peach,strawberry makes it a rich fruity mask to indulge in.

My Experience with INATUR DE Tan Mask

To be very honest and impartial about my experience, this scrub proved to be a great friend to my skin. Post wash, it not only gives a cleansing effect on my skin but also brings about a gentleness. Unlike other scrubs, it’s not harsh and does not cause cracks or roughness in the skin.

In fact the mask is so good that even my husband has also become a regular user of it.

Coming in a tub worth 475 INR, it can last as long as 2-2.5 months if used on a regular basis. Isn’t this the most affordable skin essential?

So readers, I’ll be again back with my series of other experiences. Till then, stay tuned to my blog and show some love for it in the comments or likes section.

Meghna Beauty Parlor Completes 40 Happy & Successful Years with Sincerity & Dedication

Hariet Tubman had once quoted “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

And a recent visit to Meghna Parlor in Green Park, Delhi made me believe in this quote from the core of my heart. Meghna Parlor recently celebrated its 40th successful anniversary and the occasion was truly grand.

Since the last 40 years, this beauty property has been serving I was fortunate enough to meet the shapers behind this prosperous venture. Meghna Beauty Parlor is a plush property that began its journey through the hands of Mr. and Mrs. Goel, two passionate dreamers who believed in the core mantra that dedication and determination can overpass anything. And their dream baby completed 40 glorious successful years with all charm and might a few days back.

I happened to be a part of the celebrations and learn a lot about this journey. Meghna Beauty Parlor named after Mr. And Mrs. Goel’S daughter Meghna, had been started 40 years back just as a small dream and an equally small set up. With only two staff as the team, Mr. And Mrs. Goel themselves, Meghna Parlor seemed a hard dream to pursue. In the words of Manish Goel, the renowned television actor, Mr. Goel’s son, Continuing Meghna Parlor was challenging but Mr. Goel had a single mantra; Never to return a single customer from the desk.” Mr. And Mrs. Goel were both the beautians, the hair stylists, the laundry staff, the cleaners at once. At present Meghna Beauty Parlor boasts of a huge team of minimum 100 staff with an elaborate setting of three spacious floors.

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Moreover when asked about Meghna’s plans about extending franchisee into other cities, Manish Paul said that Meghna is like a baby that has been nurtured by his parents since the last 40 years and hence passing it’s legacy to somebody else’s hands would not be a wise decision.

This parlor situated in the bustling hub of Green Park has been the reason for beautifying thousands of people. Generations after generations have been their customers and the only reason for their success is the humility and dedication with which they offer their services.

Beginning from usual beauty treatments to a host of other treatments like nail studios and make up packages, Meghna believes in providing an array of services in the most affordable ranges.

We wish Meghna Parlor many more years of success just like this. May your magical hands continue beautifying people just like it has been doing since the last 40 years.

Shining Black Hair Even In Her Late Fifties: Thanks Indus Valley

The Amazing Hair Color That Colors With Care

Belonging to that group of individuals who happen to be sensitive enough to encounter a number of side effects and allergies due to the use of chemical hair colors, hair colouring had remained a distant dream in the times to come. I have often come across people who complain of several hair issues post their coloring sessions and thus it’s a disaster to take the correct decision for a great hair color.

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With ‘Indus Valley Gel Black 1.0 hair Color’ becoming a popular name in the present times, I decided to give it a try, most importantly for my mom-in-law, because it was an organic hair color that is Chemical free. Since I have already tried a burgundy highlight on my hair, i thought of going for a trial with my mom-in-law’s hair.

Her hair had recently developed quite a number of grays and thus my concern was to get the perfect coverage through a healthy and yet safe color.

Let me share an honest feedback about this product.

Words fall short to express what a blessing this product has been, for this excellent herbal hair color is definitely much more than an ordinary herbal hair color. A plenty of Bio-Organic colors are available in the market that promises to color the strands in an absolutely natural manner, but where ‘Indus Valley Gel Black 1.0 hair Color’ leave their unique mark is that this amazing product also makes for a brilliant solution for a variety of hair and scalp related problems that comes under the name of ‘Indus Valley Gel Black 1.0 hair Color’.

Here I provide you with my personal review of this amazing hair color that has worked as a complete solution for her tresses apart from coloring them in the most natural manner.

‘Indus Valley Gel Black 1.0 hair Color’ Review:

This excellent natural hair color provides for a brilliant colouring experience with innumerable benefits that get attached under its name.

 

  • Ingredients:

Aloe Vera- Helps to maintain the pH balance of the scalp and works as a completely natural conditioner.

aloevera powderAmla- Promotes hair growth and Amla being rich in Vitamin C provides for the required nourishment of the hairs that is needed for maintaining the proper health of the scalp and the hairs.

Jojoba Oil- Helps in hair re-growth and helps to control the excess of oil in the hairs and scalp.

Sunflower- Being rich in Minerals and Vitamins like, Vitamin A, B, C, E, Potassium, Calcium and Iron, sunflower is extremely beneficial for the proper hair growth and hair health. It also provides for UV protection in case of the tresses.

Henna- This imparts a natural color to the hairs while working as a brilliant conditioner that conditions the hair strands deeply right from their roots. It is a natural remedy for dandruff.

Basil: Repairs brittle hairs as basil is known to strengthen the hairs in an excellent manner. It improves blood circulation and helps to combat a number of scalp issues like itchy scalp etc.

 

The other ingredients include herbs and herbal extracts and other essential oils that are known to work wonders in respect of hair care and this makes for the ideal solution for the tresses.

  • My Experience

To be honest, I never expected this natural hair color to be such an excellent product for hair care that comes under the tag of a hair color. My mom-in-law could color her tresses without the pungent smell of Ammonia that she often used to face for other hair colors.

Added to that  there is a beautiful orange aroma of the hair color that makes it a great user-experience.

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This herbal hair color caused no damage unlike chemical hair colors. In addition, my tresses got the ultimate nourishing solution which is exactly what my sensitive hairs needed in the present times of pollution, stress and the number of hair care products that causes damage.

  • Availability:

You can opt for it online from Indus Valley’s website, or sites like Amazon, etc.

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  • Price:

It costs 575 INR for the complete hair color kit.

  • PROS:
  1. 100% Chemical Free. NO PPD, No Ammonia, No Hydrogen Peroxide, No heavy Metal, No Added Synthetics.
  2. 100% Herbal.
  3. 100% Safe and causes no allergies and has no side effects.
  4. 1st PHAB free technology hair color.
  5. Doctor recommended. Certified by Bio Naturals.
  6. Can be used for multiple applications.
  7. Comes in a complete hair care kit.
  8. Recommended for both men and women.
  9. Suitable for all hair kinds.
  10. 100% organic hair color that colors with care.

 

  • CONS:

I couldn’t find any cons for the matter.

  • Ratings: 5/5

Well, the color is available in 12 brilliant shades so you can make your pick as per your choice.

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Considering their hair color to be so great, I have plans to try out their other products very soon.

 

 

 

 

Skin Detoxing Routine With The Incredible Goodness of Charcoal

Hello Social Family,

How are the winters treating you? Well, for me it’s not quite a pleasant weather. I am not quite fond of winters especially for the damage it does to your skin and hair. For a working mother like me, devoting extra hours to beauty routines become quite burdensome as well as demanding. I usually do not follow a long and detailed beauty routine like scrubbing, cleansing, massage etc. since I don’t have ample time for the same.

Hence I am in the lookout for products that give me a comprehensive solution without any added hassles and my good luck that a few days back I got my hands on this Charcoal Face Peel Off Mask by Beauty Botanica.

Initially I was a bit skeptical about going for it, but now I am head over heels on this product and here are the reasons for the same.

A Sheer Pleasure To Apply

The best part of this Charcoal Peel off Mask is that it is absolutely smooth in texture. It glides on your skin without any added hassles and sits on your face without added interruptions. Its texture stands out to be an absolutely lovely experience since it’s neither too sticky nor too slim that would slip off your skin easily. It is an amazing experience to indulge in pampering your skin.

Peel Off As Easy As Shelling Peas

Well, most of the peel off masks turns out to be hassling enough since the peel off process is extremely troublesome. It sticks to your skin and during the process of peel off, it becomes extremely troublesome to pull it off. Therefore regarding the Beauty Botanica Peel off Mask, there had been initial hitches that whether pulling off the mask would be smooth or not. The best part is that peeling the mask off was an extremely even process without any damage to my skin or hairs. Usually when I have used other peel off masks, the hairs of my eyebrows used to come off due to their extremely sticky texture.

Thanks to Beauty Botanica, it understands the needs of your skin and the peeling off hassles usually involved.

The Wonder Effects of The Mask

Well, this is the most favorite part of my experience. Ever heard of the phrase “Black is Beautiful?” Well, this Mask will surely make you feel so. After you peel off the mask, what waits for you is an instant, fresh, magical glow to your face. Sounds like a dream? But, it’s true to the core. It gives you fresh, bright and radiant skin without any inconvenience and is a great alternative to expensive and time consuming facial sessions.

A Natural and Safer Solution

Well, while we rely on products loaded with chemicals to flaunt a glowing skin, we usually tend to ignore the unsafe side associated with it. Opting for Beauty Botanica proved to be a safer choice because it is parabens and sulfate-free and filled with natural ingredients like Activated Charcoal, Aloe Vera Gel, Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel Water, Jojoba seed extract, Rosemary Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Peppermint Oil,Calendula,Oat Kernel Extract,Grape fruit Extract, that are truly a bliss for the skin.

Probably it is the only Peel off Charcoal Mask that boasts the presence of so many natural ingredients.

After such an amazing experience I look forward to try its sister brand, Teal and Terra which also boasts the amazing presence of incredible organic beauty products like Onion Oil serum, Argan oil etc.

Thanks to the curator Miss. Upma Kapoor whose brainchild happens to be Beauty Botanica and Teal and Terra.

How Was My Urban Clap Salon At Home Experience? Is it Overhyped or truly an incredible

Hello Social Family! Hope you are enjoying your Winter sessions. Well, for me I am not an ardent lover of winter and hence ai face quite a number of difficulties regarding my skin and Haircare sessions. Somehow I feel too lethargic or out of enthusiasm to scrub or cleanse myself. Moreover, cutting, filing and polishing nails also seem to be a huge task for me. And hence, during the last week, I decided to call upon the Urban Clap personnel for a “Salon at Home” session, the most commonly advertised one which I happened to come across number of times on social media.

Is it Expensive?

Considering this to be my first experience, I booked for a minimum range, the “Party Ready” Package that costed me around 899 INR. Well, they have other tailored solutions too as per your requirement and the booking gets done on those parameters. Urban Clap isn’t an expensive experience rather it’s quite affordable with a host of options and much lesser expensive services than a usual parlour.

How hassling was the Booking?

Well, though I was in two minds before going for the service, but then on a spur of the moment, I booked it. After an hour or so, I got a notification that Mrs. Manju Chaudhary has accepted my “Job”. I was shared her details much before my session. Moreover I also had the flexibility to choose from a multiple range of timing slots. I had a very smooth and easy booking experience and I was truly looking forward to it.

What Services Were Offered To Me?

Well according to the package, I got services like 🤗Face & Neck Detan 😇Cut, file polish Nail 🙂Full hands and full legs with underarms waxing 😄Threading ( upper lips and eyebrows)

My Urban Clap Session

So, after Mrs. Manju Chaudhary’s arrival completely on time, rather much before time, the entire session worked out to be wonderful. She maintained all hygiene measures by firstly cleaning her hands with the sanitizer.

Thereafter she took her seat on the portable stool that all Urban Clap professionals carry along with them. With utmost care and sincerity, she executed the waxing process. While parlor waxing causes extreme pain, well my session was conducted with minimum troubles. The Detan session was also done with an amazing professionalism. In fact I was so impressed with it that I asked for an add on Clean up too.

From cleaning up the Face meticulously to the massage process, every activity was done flawlessly. The best part of the session was the “Cut,File and Polish” part. The beauty professional was carrying some vibrant polish hues and each of them was so appealing that I was in a fix that which one should I opt for.

The polish was applied brilliantly without any unattended edges along with a top coat that made my nails look great.

Before she left, she made sure that the place is kept absolutely clean just like its former position. So these are the few reasons that have made me feel to cut out my parlor visits and go for Urban Clap often for my beauty requirements.

Top Brands

All products used were from good brands like Colorbar, O3, Sara,Raaga etc.

Super affordable

Packages have been designed in an affordable way to cater to one and all’s necessities.

Complete Professionals

The beauty personnel sent over was truly an experienced one and absolutely professional in her services.

Thumbs up Urban Clap Team for bringing about the “Salon at Home” sessions. You are truly a savior for working moms like us.

The Five Best Pocket-Friendly Kajals You Must Have Today

Don’t we all envy those beautiful charismatic deep kohl lined eyes? Gone are the days when we used to think wearing kajal is old fashioned? Those deep dark lines not only pamper your eyes but give it the boldest dramatic expressions. While the market now boasts of a huge number of kajals present and ever 2 out of 5 ads might be claiming to offer you the best dramatic appeal, very few live upto its claim. Here’s a quick tutorial and a tried and tested guidelines for the best kajals that you must have in your wardrobe.

Don’t worry we have kept in mind filters like long-lasting, smudge-free and last but not the least pocket-friendly factors. At the end of the blog, we bet you will have the best names on your list for the perfect affordable quality kajals or kohl liners.

ColorEssence

A Name that sounds to be not too familiar and pretty similar to Colorbar! But on a serious note, they are poles apart from Colorbar and the kajal comes in a easy to use quick revolving stick. The strokes applied through the kajal are sharp and smooth. Yes, it can definitely be used as eyeliners too.

best pocket friendly kajalLong Lasting: Lasts till 4-5 hours

Smudge-proof: Semi smudge proof

Price: Within 150 INR

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Lotus ColorKick Kajal

The awesomeness of Lotus cosmetic range has already won millios of hearts. Their Colorkick Kajal is a latest addition to the trendy style statements and believe me you should never miss to keep this in your handbag. Comes in a beautiful mauve colored packaging, this is quite a smooth one that performs great results. Considering the price it is definitely worth a buy for smooth dark strokes under your eyes.

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You can purchase this here

Duration: 5-6 HOURS

Smudge Proof: Yes

Price: 159 INR-169 INR

Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Nobody can deny that our first fascination with smudge-free, long lasting kajals was started with Maybelline Colossal. And therefore chucking it off the list would surely be injustice. Maybelline Colossal Kajal gives you jet black eyes with beautiful appeal and smudge-free look for really a long time.

best pocket friendly kajal..Price: 125 INR

Lasts For: 8-9 HOURS

Smudge-Proof: yES

Buy it here.

Jovees Kajal

Comes in a quite pocket- friendly packaging and the best part is it isn’t a usual roll-on kajal stick which is prone to break quickly. Comes in an economic price of 125 INR, isn’t a smudge-proof one but lasts for a maximum of 5-6 hours. Jovees Kajal is strongly recommended if you are a fan of deep kohl lined eyes.

jovees kajalYou can have a glimpse of this here.

Price: 125 INR

Smudge-Proof: No

Lasts For: 5-6 hours

Biotique Kajal

If you are in love with organic products and is a prior fan of Biotique, then good news for you folks. Biotique has a great kajal that is enriched with allmond oil. This is also not an usual roll-on kajal stick like the Eyeconic or Colossal one. Leaves behind smooth dark strokes in a single application.

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Price: 82 INR

Smudge Proof: No

Lasts For: 4-5 hours

The chart has been done on the basis of personal experience. If you have anything to add on, kindly let me know in the comments. :)♥♥♥