Posted on Leave a comment

My Review of the Choco Monarch Cafe, JBR, Dubai

Choco Monarch review by Vogue Vista

The Choco Monarch Coffee Shop is a concept café and chocolataria emphasizing on the growing trend of café which can be easily seen in the Middle East region.

They invited me for an evening to dive into the luscious delicacies – French Crepes, Waffles, Pancakes, freshly baked cakes and array of hot and cold beverages. And being a sugar tooth, how could I say No 😉

I ordered for their speciality Monarch Waffle, a fruit bowl dessert and my favorite Mocha Frappe! And I’ll be honest, it was one of the best waffle experiences for me. They literally transported me to the chocolate heaven. The waffle was freshly baked and drizzled in a thick chocolate syrup and exotic fruits, I totally savored it. I wish you could reach right through your screen and grab a bite! Mmmm…

Strategically located in the Uptown Jumeirah in the J3 Mall and other great location such as busy business district of Deira inside the Al Ghurair Centre Mall, Bur Dubai inside the Computer Plaza & with its expansive menu to offer, Choco Monarch is a must try for the perfect blend of contemporary and innovative delights.

Posted on Leave a comment

The Unabashed Review – Lakme Eyeconic V/s Maybelline Colossal

Eyes Speak Louder Than Words

Yes Indeed! They are most beautiful part of your body – deep and intense.

Kajal makes your eyes look even more beautiful and goes far in changing your appearance. You can be creative with your eyes using Kajal – make them look soft, bolder, intense or even sensual. A day without it and people start questioning if  you have fallen sick! Certainly!

Among the various brands available in the market, your eyes deserve the best of all. And so here we are with the unabashed review of the top rated and leading brands for Kajal – Lakme Eyeconic and Maybelline Colossal. 

Both these brands are into a continuous war of winning their user’s hearts. The buddy-buddy Colossal is the first of the New Age Kohl (Kajal) to enter the market and continues to be the front runner. On the other hand is the hunky-dory Eyeconic – the arch foe of the Colossal. History says that the Lakme Eyeconic stole Colossal’s girl back in 2011 and things have changed since then!

The war between the two brands continues leaving the girls in a dilemma to pick the best option. So, let’s get down to brass tacks which will help you make your decision for your mysterious eyes easier.

1. Packaging

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

The black twisted-up packaging imprinted with a standard blue Lakme Eyeconic range makes it look really classy and appealing.

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Colossal is candidly packed in an eye-catching and pretty yellow color cover. The packaging itself magnetizes the customers at stores because of its cute color.

2. Texture

maxresdefault (2)
Source- Youtube

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

The texture of Lakme Eyeconic Kajal is soft, creamy and smooth which makes it glide nimbly on your eyes. Being intensely black, just one sweep of it stays on for a long time.

  • Maybelline – Colossal Kajal

It has an amazing pigmentation but requires at least two swipes to get the dark intense black shade in your eyes. Having a more of the matte side. It is not that smooth but not rough either.

3. Longevity

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

994424_10152107000509173_1856601022_n
Source- BeautifulHumeshaBlog

The company claims it to stay for 10 hrs, which it actually does.

  • Maybelline – Colossal Kajal

Maybelline-Colossal-4
Source- Blush

It stays for a good 6 to 7 hours, starts to fade thereafter.

4. Smudge and Water proof

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

lakme vs maybelline kajal
Source- Youtube

It is smudge proof and water proof!

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Most of the girl’s handbags witness this product and being claimed as totally smudge proof and water proof, it has become the best buddy of many girls’ make-up stash. But with personal experience, it sometimes smudges on the oily lids/skins.

5. Shades Availability

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

Lakme+EyeconicGreen+Blue+Grey+Brown+White+Swatches
Source- Everything that matters

It is available in 6 distinct amazing shades – Black, Brown, White, Turquoise-Blue, Grey and Green which makes it a far cry from others.

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal

IMG_5128
Source- Makeup and Fashion Freak

It is available in 5 shades being Black, Turquoise, Silver, Emerald and Jewelled Jade.

6. Price

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal

Easily removable with oil based removers, it is easy for your pockets. Currently available at a nominal price of Rs. 180.

  • Maybelline Colossal Kajal

The price is similar to that of Eyeconic Rs. 199 which is again pocket-friendly.

Our Recommendation – Lakme Eyeconic Kajal Vs Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Choosing the right Kajal for your eyes also depends on the type of skin you have. Since price is not a constraint in these two amazingly effective products so the quality counts.

Eyeconic takes over its competitor by providing a deep darker black shade and the number of color options it has. Whereas, Colossal being the first player in the market has an advantage of having loyal customers.

My personal favorite is Lakme Eyeconic Kajal! Do let us know about your choice!