Canadian Halal Certified Water Permeable Nail Polish Brand Gets Deal on Dragons DenWritten by Making Headlines
Tuesday in Love, a halal certified water permeable nail polish and halal cosmetics brand, was showcased on CBC's Dragons' Den's Valentine's Day edition in February.
Dragons' Den is a popular Canadian TV show where entrepreneurs pitch their products to potential investors, "The Dragons".
Being chosen to appear on the Den's Valentine's Day edition makes sense as the brand is the labour of love of Mississauga-based husband and wife Dr. Umar Dar and Farah Katchi.
According to the brand's press release ahead of their feature on the popular TV Show, Tuesday in Love was founded about six years ago while the couple was financially struggling as husband Umar was unemployed. “We had once walked past a store in the mall and some bright bottles of nail polish caught my wife’s eye,” Dar, a medical doctor by training, recalls. “Although [Farah] had admired them she placed them back down simply because we couldn’t afford to spend any extra money. I remember the look of dismay on her face and the feeling of disappointment in my heart. Later that night I decided to look up 'halal nail polish' online and after an hour or so of reading articles and studying the ingredients, I was convinced that there could be a better version. I didn’t hesitate to find some sample ingredients and begin creating my own formula. In the following weeks, every night I turned my tiny kitchen table into a laboratory, experimenting with different chemicals and compounds, hoping that I would create something that worked. Finally, it happened. The next morning I gave my wife a small bottle of pink nail polish with my unique formula. I remember the sparkle in her eyes. I remember the sweetness of her smile. I remember it was Tuesday.”
The couple walked away with a deal with one of the Dragons. To watch their segment on Dragons' Den, click here.
The couple will also be participating in the Ramadan Market in Mississauga starting on April 26, for details click here.
To learn more about Tuesday in Love, click here.
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