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Acceptance: British Royal Family and Meghan Markle

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And who should I choose to be my Valentine?

And who should I choose to be my Valentine?   Ask this question of anyone and every man and woman will take the name of

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Arafah

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Attending the Q Mobile Hum Style Awards 2017

Attending the Q Mobile Hum Style Awards 2017

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Banana Ice Cream

Banana Ice Cream

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Cherry Yogurt

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Chicken in White Sauce and Garlic Rice

Chicken in White Sauce and Garlic Rice   Today I am sharing with you a recipe that is a hot fav of my family and

Clean Snacking!

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Clients

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DIY Infused Water

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Nothing is more beautiful than a healthy, glowing skin. Contrary to popular belief, glowing skin is more than mere genetics. It is also and actually

Dude Shoes

Dude Shoes

So the post today is about men’s shoes ……   It is at a tangent from what I usually write but it just occurred to

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

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Eid Files: Easiest Mutton Karahi Recipe

Eid Files: Easiest Mutton Karahi Recipe

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Eid Files: Kitchen Savvy Makeup

Eid Files: Kitchen Savvy Makeup

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Empowered or Enslaved?

One of my main reasons for starting to write after a long gap of about 25 years was because I thought that the opinion and

Epic Red Carpet Fails IIFA 2017

Epic Red Carpet Fails IIFA 2017

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Evening Makeup Tutorial

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Extreme Hair Care

Extreme Hair Care

So I grew up with knee length tresses and a braid thick, long and black brown. Back when I was a teen coloring hair wasn’t

Feeling blue this Valentine’s day?

Feeling blue this Valentine’s day?

Feeling blue this Valentine’s day?   True that Allah has made us in pairs. Even truer is the fact that we are hardwired to accept

Fish Pie

Fish Pie

Today I am sharing a recipe which has been a favorite of my family for the longest time and has been passed down to me

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken ranks very high up in my food dictionary. Therefore it is no surprise that I have a recipe or two for it up

Garlic Cheese Dip

Garlic Cheese Dip

Garlic Cheese Dip   Oh we all love fried stuff whether it is kebabs or fries, samosas, pakoras or tempuras! I atleast just love to

GeoStorm

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Gharo

Gharo

Gharo   If you like to drive and if your kids enjoy a ride….. Sorry that came out wrong! Our kids want us to pile

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Glittery Looks! Part 1 (Lips)

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Glittery Looks! Part 2 (Eyes)

Glittery Looks! Part 2 (Eyes)

  So here we are at Glittery Eye Festive Looks at the end of 2017! This post is Part 2 of a series of four

Glittery Looks! Part 3 (Cheekbones)

Glittery Looks! Part 3 (Cheekbones)

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Glittery Looks! Part 4 (Hair)

Glittery Looks! Part 4 (Hair)

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The Golden Globe Acceptance Speech of Oprah

The Golden Globe Acceptance Speech of Oprah

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How I got rid of my Sugar Cravings!

How I got rid of my Sugar Cravings!     Sweet tooth anyone?! Tired of binging on sweet calorie bombs and ruining a carefully thought out

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

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Half Girlfriend

Half Girlfriend

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Happiness and I

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We spend our lives looking for happiness. The paths we choose might be different or the ways in which we seek it might vary from

Head Bands Trend 2018

Head Bands Trend 2018

  All throughout last year there were some comebacks here or there of this 90’s fad! Primarily in the form of cat ears that was

Healthy Rosy Lips

Healthy Rosy Lips

Healthy Rosy Lips   Lips are probably our most visible facial feature after our eyes and in today’s world of stress and pollution keeping your

The Highest Grossing Pakistani Movie of all Times!

The Highest Grossing Pakistani Movie of all Times!

The Highest Grossing Pakistani Movie of all Times! We certainly loved   Heck I still got the music on my playlist but the announcements being

Organic DIY Moisturizers

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HOMEMADE PIZZA

HOMEMADE PIZZA

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House of Zunuj

House of Zunuj

Not being too big on Lawns I was pleasantly surprised when I came across the new Zunuj spring summer 2017 collection. With lovely cotton net

Hua Kuch Yoon

Hua Kuch Yoon

is a depicting the fictitious account of two love stories. Showcasing them in the past and present day it depicts the trials & tribulations of

Inspiration

Inspiration

I have always been a fan of Desi Art and have a love our regional crafts. Even though my décor preference leans more towards the

Jab Harry Met Sejal

Jab Harry Met Sejal

  Jab Harry Met Sejal     Opinion of the movie depends upon every individual viewer’s expectation. After all it is a ShahRukh Khan flick!

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo     So I just read that Jimmy Choo (read: in my eyes the most drool worthy shoe company in the world) was

Judwaa 2

Judwaa 2

  Umm I know the movie seems to be doing pretty good at the box office and I know Varun/Jacqueline are smoking hot but if

Jumanji

Jumanji

And…….. Drum Rolls! The much awaited Dwayne movie is out! What is it all about you ask? Nothing Actually. Nothing. It’s lame… It’s foolish… It

Justice League

Justice League

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Karachi Zoo

Karachi Zoo

Karachi Zoo   My brothers decided a few weeks back that Sunday morning has to be spent on a kids based activity. For me who

Kong: Skull Island A Review

Kong: Skull Island A Review

So I had the opportunity to Watch Kong this weekend past. The best part was that it was a date with both my brothers. The

Lasagna

Lasagna

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Lip Care

Lip Care

From matte lipsticks to glosses, from velvet finish to high shine lipsticks, wherever we turn we are inundated with uncountable choices and colors so gorgeous

L’Oreal It Is

L’Oreal It Is

L’Oreal It I And I love to experiment with my hair with ash and platinum being my fav combos. My current hair color attests to

The Makran Coastal Highway

The Makran Coastal Highway

#TheMakranCoastalHighway A long weekend saw my entire family plan a trip to Gwadar by road.   I at least was super excited as what I

Malaysia

Malaysia

The home of the Twin Towers! And what a gorgeous sight is that! I had the good luck of being sent on a three week

The Marketing Campaigns of Generation

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Generation has been around as a clothing brand for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory is of my mom getting herself a

Maternity Threads

Maternity Threads

  Being in the Family way is a journey of its own. From discovering yourself to living a miracle every day it’s a beautiful indescribable

Meethi Lassi

Meethi Lassi

      Meethi Lassi   And who doesn’t want a glass of one?!     The best time to have it is the morning

Mehrunisa V Lub U

Mehrunisa V Lub U

  Cute, funny, silly, engaging, childish, mostly juvenile with some definitely entertaining moments and with a message that is endearing because it really is the

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day   I hear people exclaim about how Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and so many others we celebrate are oh so Ferangi! They

Mubarakan

Mubarakan

  Another Friday Night. Another Movie and another stuck Mama of an Arjun Kapoor teeny bopper fan….   Shuddering inwards at the thought of two

How not to break your NewYear Resolutions!

How not to break your NewYear Resolutions!

Another New Year Alhamdulillah and another list of Resolutions.  Some like to write them down and some just make metal notes while others just give

Oil Based Cleanser

Oil Based Cleanser

 Oil Based Cleanser   To me skin is the single most important feature that takes you from ordinary to beautiful to breath taking. Beauty begins

Ormara

Ormara

And of course Bali is gorgeous as is the Maldives. And of course when we go to a beach resort most of us are looking

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats Overnight oats are all the rage nowadays and the internet is flooded with recipes. For us Pakistanis who enjoy a paratha or a

Padmavat

Padmavat

Another one of Deepika Padukone’s movie make sit to the 100 Crore Club once again consolidating her position as the number 1 leading lady of

Pakistan Paindabad

Pakistan Paindabad

  Since the last few years we are more and more focused on Aug 14 as a great day in our lives and I see

Paris Fashion Week!

Paris Fashion Week!

  Paris Fashion Week is less a week and more a collection of weeks and days put together where the , , , ,  and  the fashion week runs

Personal Style

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  Winter Office Wear   Winters and its sweaters and usually monotone colors can get a little taxing. The look I am sharing today has

Phatkiri (Alum) and its Uses

Phatkiri (Alum) and its Uses

Phatkiri (Alum) and its Uses   I have always been big on home remedies or totkas as we Pakistanis refer to it generally. All my

Phillauri

Phillauri

  One of a triple girl gang I landed at Nueplex again tonight and this time I was watching Phillauri. Since the Indie Pak tension

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean   Sorry guys this time around I really do need to give a spoiler alert            

Political Small Talk

Political Small Talk

My passion for my Country, my beloved Pakistan is immense. The anger I harbor against those in power and their abuse of the assets that

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

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Prawn Tempura

Prawn Tempura

For most people with a developed palette seafood holds a special appeal. But for almost everyone prawns are the best part of seafood. You will

Pre Prep Eid!

Pre Prep Eid!

Pre Prep Eid!   When we talk about Eid ul Azha or the namkeen Eid all we think is the long labour involved. From the

Punjab Nahee Joungi

Punjab Nahee Joungi

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Q Mobile Hum Style Awards 2017

Q Mobile Hum Style Awards 2017

  So it was the evening of Oct 21 and the stage was set for the Q Mobile Hum style Awards for the second year.

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