Biotique Almond Kajal Review

by Shivani on June 7, 2011 · 106 comments

BIOTIQUE ALMOND KAJAL REVIEW

I am yet to come across a girl who doesn’t like black Smokey eyes or just lots of kajal or kohl in the eyes to accentuate the look. It is said that your eyes are the mirror of your true self so who wouldn’t want them to be the most Perfect. Most of the girls in their teens start as a gloss and kajal person before turning into makeup lovers, I did and I am sure those who are reading the post also did so the importance of a good kajal increases many folds.

My hunt for a perfect dark non smudging kajal never ends( though I know there’s no kajal on this planet which wont smudge), I keep trying different brands ranging from Lotus, Himalaya, Hashmi, Avon, Amway to Biotique. I personally prefer herbal kajal  as they don’t contain any harmful chemicals . I have very sensitive eyes. I have already done a review on Hashmi Kajal. today I will share my experiences with Biotique Kajal.
Product being reviewed:

biotique

biotique

Biotique Almond Kajal.

Shelf Life: 3yrs
Ingredients (as listed on the outer carton in which the kajal came):

Almond Oil-10%
Triphala extracts-5%
Mulethi Extracts-2%
Kapoor-2%
Netranjan-5%
Kaajal-2%
Ointment-Q.S

biotique kajal

biotique kajal

What the product says?
Almond Kajal pure sesame oil, Sweet Almond oil along with extracts of Eclipta Alba and India Gooseberry nourish the eye area. This natural blend prepared in traditional Ayurvedic method improves your vision and promotes the growth of eyelashes. Made from natural extracts, you can apply this Kajal everyday to add sparkle to your eyes.
Packaging/ Price/ Quantity
It comes in a black twist up plastic case (like that of a lipstick), the cover is a little flimsy and might break if  it falls from the hand. The price is 99 INR for 3 Gms. It is quite travel friendly and there is  no need to sharpen.

My take on Biotique Almond Kajal:
I bought this kajal only for its ingredients since all of them seemed just perfect for what I was looking. It has a creamy texture and an intense black colour, just two swipes on the eyes is enough to get a nice pigmented black colour. Though it fared well on the ingredients part , as in my eyes did not sting when I applied but I was disappointed with the results, after one hour of application , the kajal had not only smeared but also it had run down on my under eye. My eyes looked like a paint brush tray in which black colour had been dissolved. It did not even stay for half an hour. These are the swatches:

biotique swatch

biotique swatch

(Top: two swipes, bottom: one swipe)

Pros of the product:
1. Creamy texture glides on smoothly.
2. Travel Friendly.
3. No need to carry a sharpener along.
4. Nicely pigmented, gives jet black colour to the eyes.
5. It has herbal ingredients.

Cons of the product:
1. Not only it smudges, it flows down the eyes( this reason is enough to stop a person from purchasing it)
2. Flimsy cover.
3. The staying power is very poor.

Will I repurchase?
It’s a big NO for me and would advice the readers also not to try it.
IMBB Rating
1 out of 5(- 4 for smearing and +1 given for the herbal ingredients)
Love,
Shivani

Also Read:
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Shahnaz Husain Herbal Kajal
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hashmi kajal
oriflame beauty kajal/coloressence bridal kajal

{ 95 comments… read them below or add one }

rids June 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

:nababana: :nababana:

so far maybelline kajal is the bestest !!!!

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:25 am

yes Rids, even i have read great review bout that one, yet to try

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Vishnupriya Anne June 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I bought this for the simple reason that it is coming in a deal and it’s herbal. Pathetic experience, it smudges a lot.
But ya i do use it when I am going out for 2 or 3 hours and in order to prevent smudging I use compact below my eyes( an advice I got from IMBB :thanks:) or use powdered eyeshadow to line the lower lash. Then it stays for 3 -4 hours without much smudging.

This kajal is also very difficult to be removed.

My fav so far was Lakme 9 to 5 Eye liner.

Want to try Maybelline Colossal Kajal :)

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Priya June 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm

:(( :(( :((

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:25 am

:nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: its toooo bad priya

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RamyaV June 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm

even i have this one…used it a few times and then bought the vlcc one…that smudges a lot too, but a bit less that this one..right now, m using the maybelline colossal one..n LOVE it.. :D

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:27 am

even am thinking of trying that Ramya, majority of the ppl are recommending.

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RamyaV June 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Do give it a try…i have super watery eyes and most of the kajals i wore came down to my face…the mayebelline colossal one has been the only kajal to a) stay on my waterline and b) not smudge/streak/feather etc.. so right now, it’s my HG.. :)

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Kaps June 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

:tremble: :tremble: :tremble:

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Tapaswini Swain June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I also have this one, its good if you use on upper lid and smudge a bit to create smoky look,its great there,But on waterline it really doesnt stay ! I am liking Maybelline kajal and lakme kohl too !

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akhila June 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I agree with you. I have the himalaya kajal, and I use it for the smoky look effect, but not on the waterline…Maybelline Colossal is the BEST so far….

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:28 am

Taps and Akhila, i think i am moving to Maybelline colossal very soon.

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nids June 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm

:nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nonono: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:29 am

:bash: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :headbang: :headbang: :bash:
:pan: :pan: :pan: :pan: bad kajal nidhi

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Bee June 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Somehow I have totallly lost faith in biotique products :((

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:53 am

HI bee, i think i will also have the same feelings if their products turn out to be disasters like this one

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bhumika June 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm

ohhh…sad shivani..me stay away..

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:24 am

:cry: :cry: dont ever try this bhumi

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Shaili June 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm

i have tried himalaya, shahnaaz n this biotique..all made me look ghostly after a while :(
currently m usin lakme perfect definition in midnight black..so far loving it :)

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:31 am

same here shaili, tried almost all brands, these daz using Hashmi one, till now quite contended with the results

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Jinal June 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm

hey try Lotus herbals kajal…its really ncie :))

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

Thanks for the advice jinnuu :)

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sugisoni June 7, 2011 at 10:46 pm

i use lakme satin.. it s very nice

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

Hello sugi, using hashmi kajal these days, quite happy with the results :)) will try lakme satin once this gets over

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Swati June 8, 2011 at 7:33 am

O:) Shivani,, you must try Maybelline Colossal or Colorbar,, they are best among others,, :balle: :balle:

:teeth :teeth Good Morningggggg :pompom: :pompom: :teddy: :teddy:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:54 am

Gd mng swati :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: so many ppl are advising maybelline colossal, i think i wanna try that now.

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Swati June 8, 2011 at 9:08 am

ya i’ve tried maybelline & colorbar both :smug: :smug: .. nd i find colorbar wala more gud coz of its consistency :specs: .. maybelline wala do smudge but colorbar to like a dream one.. :thumbsup: after one second if u want to rub(by any chance).. it won’t rub off.. swear.. :shocked: :scream:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 10:48 am

swati if it sets so quickly is it safe for the eyes ?:) ?:) ? i mean have they listed all the ingredients? :stars: :stars: cant take any risk since i apply kajal every single day :tremble: :tremble:

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Swati June 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

same here bby :haanji: .. don’t worry.. list is all there.. :teddy: I have got a free sample from them :yahoo: & im using it on a regular basis. :specs: . its seriously amazing… :jalwa: :jalwa:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Then to am getting it rite away Swati :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Swati June 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

:specs: ask them to give u a sample first.. :waiting: :waiting: use it for 2-3 days :waiting: :waiting: & then decide.. :preen: Happy Shoppingggg.. :makeup: :makeup:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm

okies :)) will let u know my experience

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ramya June 8, 2011 at 7:41 am

Good morning :)
Try the lotus one Shiv….. it is good :)

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

Gd Mng….Ramya :)) how bout maybelline colossal?

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ramya June 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

haven’t tried it yet but from what others say here it must be good…… i’ll try it next….. the swathes look very dark no?

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Sim June 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

Thanx Shivani …………..save my bit money :jiggy2:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 10:38 am

hehe….ur welcome sim.

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calicoaster June 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

haww..flows down the eys!! :panda: ….A big no no for me…

Good morning everyone!! :)

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Riya June 8, 2011 at 9:43 am

Nice profile pic cali….read your blog, it’s nice

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Sim June 8, 2011 at 9:44 am

good mornign Caliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :methinks:

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calicoaster June 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

Thank you Riya..and gooooooood morning both of you!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 10:19 am

morning cali :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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calicoaster June 8, 2011 at 10:22 am

Goooddddd morning Priya!! :D :D Howz life?? Aaj kitna accha mausam hai Bangy mein..no mood to work!!

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 10:24 am

life good…me still in chutti na…keep gong to work once a week types :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: i joined driving classess today :stars: :stars: :stars: so me super excited…. :pompom: :pompom:

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calicoaster June 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

Wowwwwwwww..awesssommmeeee…. he he..me too learned driving some 5-6 years back…drove a lot….even in thunder storms at night…. :P :P But then came to Bangalore and all thrill went off after facing the huge traffic everywhere!! :P :P My beshtesttttttttttttttttt wishes Priyaaaaaaaa :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 10:33 am

cali this is my third attempt :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: and all the learning vanishes when i see the traffic :dazed: :dazed: hopefully this time will actually drive :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

A v. gud mng to everyone :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: yes cali it doesnt smear, it flows down :yikes: :yikes:

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stephanie June 8, 2011 at 9:40 am

I would love to try it!

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

:stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

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Riya June 8, 2011 at 9:44 am

I have been using biotique for a while, but mosttly for a smokey eye effect! gotto try lotus.. do they test on animals?

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

I have no idea Riya ?:) ?:)

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 10:19 am

Hiiiiiiiiiiiii everyone :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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calicoaster June 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

Good morning Jomol!!! :D

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 10:42 am

Jomolayyyyyy goooodddddd marrrninnnngggg :yahoo: :yahoo: , how r u?

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 10:25 am

Good morning Caliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

jomollll :spank: :spank: :spank: check ur gmails

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calicoaster June 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

Send me toooooooooooooo ..Me want to see!!! :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 10:33 am

sending :)

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calicoaster June 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

okieeeee!! :D :D :D

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 10:34 am

ayyo…..priya…again I forgot to check my gmail :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog:

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

checked…checked…flauntmati….. :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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calicoaster June 8, 2011 at 10:38 am

I didn’t get mail!! :(

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

okay…I also didn’t get any detailed mail Priyaaaaaaas…..Cali same pinchies :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Rati June 8, 2011 at 10:51 am

good morning :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 10:53 am

Gd mng Rati :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 10:55 am

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Rati June 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

how are you Jomol? :puchhi: Where did you go gaayb? :shying:

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

my fraandssssssss from college came :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rati June 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

bt why smug?? you not happy to see them . hihihihih :tongue:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

no jawaab to me and chat with Rati :bash: :bash: :bash: me katti frm u Jomu

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

rati u changed ur dp again kya ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

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Rati June 8, 2011 at 11:06 am

nahin toh.!!! :nababana:

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 11:08 am

:toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 11:18 am

arrye nahin….actually na …one I was happy to meet :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: but there was this other one who I absoultely hated even while in college…I was just cordial cordial with her. :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake: :handshake:

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Rati June 8, 2011 at 11:27 am

I know , i can totally imagine that comfort zone going down the drain. :headbang:

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Rati June 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

you know I have used this kajal for two years straight during my college time and i never liked it too much but I guess that almond factor got stuck with me. :D :D Also i guess i was least bothered about my kajal smudging or it not staying on my waterline for long but if you ask me today, i guess I wont pick it up again. :))

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

Our make up queen not bothered bout kajal smudging :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: n ask her today, she will be particular bout all nitty gritties :makeup: :makeup:

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Rati June 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

hihihihihihihihi :P :P :P

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Radhika June 8, 2011 at 11:18 am

Why why why she no like her friends is it???? :P :P :P

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 11:20 am

I don’t like some other fraand of mine who now lives in Amrika….don;t want to take names here….jsut will tell that her name starts from R :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Priya June 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

:vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

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Rati June 8, 2011 at 11:25 am

:snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 11:29 am

and to clear more air…her name ends with A……and its like R…..A :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Sanjeev June 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

You mean Ramya right? O:)

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

hmmmmm…Sanjeevji…I meant “ummakulsum” :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 11:25 am

something bad from the Biotique stable………I tho won’t buy it for sure….thanks for the review Shivani :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

Upar kitni saari baat kari tumse jomu, but u seem to be talking only to Rati, Priya and ur fav Radhigggaaaa, not with me :waaa: :waaa:

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jomol June 8, 2011 at 11:46 am

shivaniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…………………I did say nice review….I just saw your comment upar…………I missed upar wala conversation…khikhikhi :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 11:53 am

ok we frns again, appa :handshake: :toothygrin: :teddy:

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Rajeshwari June 8, 2011 at 11:47 am

Good review Shivani, same was my experience with this..

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Shivani June 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

:thanks: :thanks: dear, this pathetic kajal should be banned i tell u

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Nupur June 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm

ohh dats a bad bad bad kajal :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:

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Shai June 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Crossing this off the list then! Am gonna buy the maybelline one once my himalaya kajal is over.

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Richa October 6, 2011 at 11:33 am

thanx 2 all d girls over here …D posts really helped me a lot
n wish u all A VERY HAPPY NAVRATRI

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