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Top Picks From Makeup City + May Monthaversary Giveaway

“Free makeup? No thank you.” said no girl ever. Unless she wasn’t really into makeup and stereotypes drove her crazy. Which I, with my extremely basic makeup knowledge and annoyance with being pigeonholed into conventional roles, can totally understand. But I would still say yes to the free makeup ’cause I’m a hoarder. Um, yeah. Anyhow, before I…

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Five Innerwear Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Let’s be real for a second – Most of us Pakistani girls grow up thinking innerwear is meant to be beige, ugly and only to be talked about in hushed tones. Not to forget that you’re in a constant competition for the Best Kept Secret Award so one accidental display of a bra strap and you’re out. The competition…

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An Epic Game of Thrones Themed Birthday Party

Hello there, children of the internet. I present to you with great excitement my labour of love for the past couple of weeks – this Game of Thrones themed birthday party. This is also the reason the blog wasn’t getting as much attention, in case you were wondering. But it was totally worth it (you’ll see!).…

Refreshing Summer Drink: Watermelon Lemonade

Sugarcane juice just conceded its crown for my Favourite Summertime Drink to this dewy, tangy beverage called watermelon lemonade. Call me fickle (if you must) but it was easy to bid adieu to gannay ka juice once I discovered this lovely drink. I mean, I haven’t completely abandoned SCJ, of course. It’s just taken the backseat for now. And…

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TGIF: 5 Movies To Watch Over The Long Weekend

If you’re like any partially sane human ever, you’re probably psyched about the long weekend. I say “partially sane” ’cause like, being just plain sane is so last century. And so is talking like this. But that’s beside the point. Let’s not lose focus of the important topic we’re here to talk about – the…

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15 Quotes By Virginia Woolf That Capture The Truth Of Life

It’s slightly embarrassing to admit that I was woefully ignorant of Woolf’s work for the first few chapters of my life. Perhaps that’s all too well because I doubt my tiny brain at age 10 would’ve grasped much of the depth that exists in her writing. Not that I can claim to completely comprehend all…

5 Things You May Not Know About The Vatican

No, this isn’t one of those “I know more than you and I shall now proceed to rub it in” posts. Come on, you know me better than that. You don’t? Well then. That’s awkward. Perhaps this post can help. Like any serious traveller, I showed up to the Vatican knowing all of two things: That it…

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DIY: Mini Potted Plants

Truth be told, I share a complicated relationship with plants. On the one hand, I harbour a special affection for them that fills me up with joy whenever I’m around them. On the other, I have a sneaking suspicion that they don’t feel the same way about me (hashtag unrequited love). If the grapevine (getit…