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How Pakistani girls are trained to do just as told, their entire life.

Hello my people,

So I was brought up in a middle class environment by a normal family and very loving parents. I was given everything and anything I wanted. but there was this certain pattern of training that I find myself undergoing and my siblings as well and then I see it happing very commonly among any desi families I was related to and am friends with and slowly I have realised that its the training every girl has to do undergo that all their life for example girls getting prepared to get married and live up to the standards of community.

Girls are told exactly how they should behave in order to achieve the standard of a docile environment, where their opinion is heard but not taken seriously. They would be laughed at if they come up with business ideas or wanting to pursue a serious career, because the most important thing near the parents and community is the MARRAIGE of their daughter, sister or any female related to them.

Girls are told every step of the way that their task and duty in life is to make the family happy, to make and educate their children and anything related to, being at home. Even when the girls do all of these they are still laughed at, because all they do is stay at home and take care of food, home and children and so they shouldn’t give any opinion regarding business or even the politics because how much will a woman know when she is only staying at home.

Girls are taught how to cook and clean since the childhood, which is a good manner to have, whereas in Pakistani culture I don’t see mothers teaching the same thing to their sons, they can go out with friends and stay out late whereas these rules can’t be applied to daughters because that would be just wrong, There is no certain explanation to why the girls are not given the same rights as boys, Now let me be clear, in Islam, the religion that is followed by muslims and most people living in Pakistan, Girls should be getting the same amount of respect and consideration, its the culture that has formed by the people themselves and now its corrupting the whole system.

Now as we have stepped into the 20’s, these things are becoming more outlandish and girls are stepping in and helping community and they running business successfully but even though they have every thing as a western women achieves, they have this thing inside their heads, installed and programmed since their birth, that they need to get married to become entirely successful but WHY????

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I am a women and not a Feminist

Feminism is a concept of getting equal rights for women and creating equal opportunities for women to be more compatible in the society and to fight off the common belief of paying men more for the same amount of time they invest as any other women.

when it gets bad is where the feminists start to call all men trash and how they act as pig in all their matters. I am a daughter of a very generous man and I can not accept the fact that you defy all men in perspect of what some men do.

Its like people judge Islam, a whole religion based on their view of some muslims, that’s never the way to eliminate problems. Instead of fixing the issue people start to blame the masses and it just backfires because of the majority of people involved in that circle and focus on the one’s that are actually causing problems in the society.

I believe, at some point feminism is good and it is needed in this men dominated society because women need some sort of protection and should be given the right to fight for themselves.

This era has been more about supportive environment for women so they can come out and talk about how they are being used and abused in the place called home where they should be more protected but there are still so many places where the awareness hasn’t reached and women are not sure what to do about these kind of situations. the only solution to all of this is to create more educational opportunities for women and give them assurances regarding their needs.

The problem with Feminism is that, it’s being used by the women of upper class and they are using it with what they feel comfortable with making it a joke for the rest of the community of women and we need a lot of resources and way of delivering the information and awareness to women in any class to help them figure out ways and approach the problem-solving solutions.

women need to help grow bigger and better with each other, supporting them all along. that’s one of the finest ways to create a better environment that enhances the capacity of women in any area.

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5 series to binge-watch right now

Hello my beautiful people, while I was away in South Africa, I managed to get some time out for myself and binge-watch as many series as I could have and so I came across some amazing stories that I haven’t been able to watch in some time, so some great recommendations coming ahead.

  1. Stranger things:

Fictional yet so amazingly performed and acted. I started off watching just for fun and the first 2 episodes kinda scared the hell out of me but I was soo hung up o the story that I kept on watching, its spooky but the story-line is just right on point. it is about a mind-controlling girl who had been tested in a secret lab, the story starts here and takes some great turns.

2. Riverdale:

If you want to re-live your high school experiences with some extra drama, this will do for you. the story takes some great turns about the crimes and monsters and drugs and some illegal activities in their town called Riverdale. The story is filed with, the kids fighting off all those crimes.

the story revolves around exception friendship and relationships, ups and downs.

3. Big Little Lies:

okay, this series has some real issues underlying, along with a good story going on. It’s about different families living in a town, with each house having their own problems and serious issues and how they deal with it all.

First season seems to be a little harsh but you eventually get a hold on it and once you are in the story, there is no way out. they have everything outstanding including cast and direction.

4. Jessica Jones:

It’s a fine story from Marvel, about a girl with super powers and abilities that make her some sort of Super but those abilities have came from her being a lab rat. the story is based on how she copes with it all and makes herself a hero out of nothing.

5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine:

if you are looking for a fun series to watch and enjoy your Saturday afternoon binge-ing, this will help you. the story is about detectives doing some fun out of all the serious situations and that is quite delightful to watch. the characters are filled with so much reality that you will just keep on watching.

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How to shop High-end in South Africa

hello my people, Long time, no see!!!

So I just back from my South Africa tour and had the most relaxing time while being there and I did some great shopping. let me give you a quick guide incase you want to go and spend some extra amount of Ching-ching buying some Branded stuff.

two of the most amazing malls where you can by anything from local to international to brands are Sandton city and Hyde park.

I actually did go to Sandton city myself and did some great shopping because of the big stores, they have much more variety but I find everything to be of great price maybe due to their location but you won’t be able to buy anything the way you can at Sandton city.

they have an amazing food court with everything from Krispy Kreme to Mug & Beans, which by the way is a splendid cafe.

you can almost find anything in there and the thing that aren’t available there is like the YSL and Valentino can be found at Hyde park.

but the major shops that are available in Sandton are;

  • Adidas
  • aldo
  • Armani Jeans
  • Boss
  • Burburry
  • bvlgari
  • Calvin lien jeans
  • Cardies
  • Carrol Boyes
  • Cartier
  • Christian dior
  • Cinnabon
  • Coach
  • Zara
  • vans
  • Versace
  • Urban decay
  • ted Baker
  • The body <shop
  • Timberland
  • Tiger of Sweden
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • nike NYX
  • kappa
  • Kurt Gieger
  • Roberto Botticelli
  • H&M
  • Hagen Dazs
  • Hamleys
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Juicy Couture
  • Gucci
  • Prada
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Gant
  • Guess
  • The cross trainer
  • Lush

these were the few stores I needed to shop in and it was an amazing experience. If you go visit South Africa, you should definitely go for a shopping haul in Sandton city and if you wanna go extra then you should definitely go to Hyde park.

I’ll be coming up with more South Africa related blogs very very soon. take care till then.

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Ramadan Karim

hello to all the beautiful people. So this is the month of Ramadan for all our Muslim sisters and brothers. we understand this the month where muslims fast for 1 month but what is the essence of it? Why do they do it? and what good it brings them? let me give you a quick insight of it all.

  • So Ramadan is basically the month in Islamic calendar that ensures that all muslims feel the same because God created us as one and so they can learn about the value of hunger and thirst and be grateful for what has offered to them. its a 30 day period and Muslims stops eating before the sun has risen and they can eat only after the sun has set, depending on their time and weather zones. It’s the month where the doors of heaven has been opened and the doors of hell has been closed, every good deed will be awarded as 10X more and all the prays will be heard by ALLAH.
  • By fasting we get to feel the pain of suffering of the people that don’t get to eat anytime of the day and so it creates the impact on people and motivates them to give more so that no one has to suffer from hunger and this kind of situation. Muslims give as much as they are capable of, during this month of Ramadan.
  • The basic message that Islam gives is that Every single being is equal to the other. No one is higher in ranks than the other and this month emphasis on that particularly.
  • During the fast muslims are not allowed to eat or drink anything except if a women is pregnant, during travelling, menstruation or if someone is really sick.
  • The basic goal of all the muslims during this holy month is to detoxify themselves from any pride-ness, self-centred and them being full of themselves, during fast you feel down to earth and you would be able to feel and being thankful for the blessings that we are not able to appreciate during our normal life.

After the month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world celebrates Eid, where we have to pay a certain amount, depending upon our income and other factors including so that people who are less fortunate can be a part of this festival.

Every muslim men prays an Eid pray at mosque in the morning and then they come home where the females have made any kind of sweet. This is the day where everyone goes to their relatives and go out and just have fun and be thankful for everything they have from family to friends and all the blessings.

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Review: The Alchemist

THE ALCHEMIST has been one of the finest pieces of writings that I have read and literally fell in love with it. I had the book for almost a year now and I just did not read it for no reason at all because maybe the time wasn’t right for me to understand the things it was suppose to convey.

Paulo Coelho is certainly one of the finest writers I have came across and I read the whole book in 2 days time, because it was so anticipating and amazing and you just want to know the end pretty bad. The book gives out major lessons that you need in your everyday life, but you need to give yourself a break to understand and really indulge into the important things the book tells you about.

OVERVIEW

The story consists of a shepherd from Spain who had a dream about finding a treasure. He was from a family where he was ought to live like his father and anyone before them, but he has decided to become Shepherd so that he can explore the world, that’s when he sees the dream, meets a king, find out about omens, true love that requires sacrifices in the middle of Egypt and coming in contact with an alchemist who teaches him a lot along the way and make him the man who has discovered himself as a different man with a lot of learnings and knowing different perspective of himself.

But does he finds the treasure, what exactly is the treasure, was he greedy in the pursuit of it? Was he able to live a life with his true love?

Have you guys read it? what do you have to say about that, were you happy with the end? Lemme know about it!!

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Wednesday Wellness- Hydration

Hello people, Hope every is doing great.

So today I am gonna Strat a series of Wednesday Wellness and the topic I have chosen is Hydration. yeah we have heard about it a lot of times on how important it is to keep yourself hydrated and how should we live on a healthy lifestyle by drinking enough water.

now I know that it is just as normal of a common sense to know that drinking water benefits aren’t just a myth but us, as a human are just some “amazing” lazy humans that avoid the facts and do what our heart please. Now I personally live with my sister who Is one classic Cola lover. she lives on Cola. Thats the kind of people I was talking about as the lazy one’s. Now I do realise a lot of groans about how hard it is to leave Cola for good but let’s get real.

if you want to live healthily and not suffer from bad health conditions that gives you problem at any age You need to start a better life N.O.W!!! and the most essential part is to Detox yourself and drink at least 2 to 3 litres of water everyday. try to drink water at any temperature you prefer. Avoid sugary drinks and juices. Try to stay persistent and regulate yourself accordingly.

I saw a meme few days back saying, Drink more water, you won’t have time to deal with anyone’s bullshit because you will be too busy going to the loo.

So think of that and keep yourself happy and hydrated. Cola ain’t worth it!

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Truth Hurts

In this world you can not just keep everyone happy and absolutely not by being honest and true.

But non-the-less stay true to yourself and to others. Lying may save you for the moment being but NEVER will it ever help your in long-term.

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Huda Beauty Melted Eye-shadows

Hello my people, so Huda Beaut came up with something really exciting and I must say creative in its on way. we have seen eye-shadows coming in various kinds and types and tones but a melted eye-shadow? Its intriguing and amazing. I have used the melted shades and I can say they are wonderful and worth spending money on if you are a working woman who likes to be glammed quickly and for someone who isn’t really good at make-up these shadows just get onto your lids so effortlessly that you don’t really have to be a pro in order to apply them.

Huda Beauty have came with a set of different shades, all of them have amazing formulae and the texture is just right on point for a daily or glammed look. These shades are pretty and have he right amount go glitter to pop your eyes, just the right amount.

The one I bought is Pink Champagne and Bubble Bath, its a nude brown color, perfect for your crease and a golden glitter color suitable enough to make you the golden goddess.

Here is a swatch;



these shadows DO NOT budge. they are sweat proof and thy won’t get ruined even if you rub your eyes.

The only problem I have seen so far is the consistency of the glitter shadows are a little too thick and if you don’t take care of them well, the applicator tend to get ruined.

but except that, I totally love the concept of melted eye-shadows and these one’s from HudaBeauty does the job really well. Tell me what you guys think about it?

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My workout play list this week.

So I have finally got back to my senses and started to workout again. After 1 to 2 months of not eating clean and not going to gym, the realisation has hit me that its about time I start gearing my game up.

Now we all know that the first thing you need to workout is the motivation and it also comes from the music, The most amazing thing about working out also includes the music I get to explore alongside.

Here is a list of songs that will go along for 40 to 45 minutes of training and they will give you motivation enough to sweat away all the stress forgetting everything but your dedication and your music.

  • Sweet but psycho- Ava Max
  • Con Calma- Daddy Yankee & Snow
  • High hopes- Panic! At the Disco
  • Sucker- Jonas Brothers
  • Toothbrush- DNCE
  • Familiar- Liam Payne & J Balvin
  • young Blood- 5 seconds of summer
  • Elefante- El Tiger ft. Neha
  • Bum Bum Tum Tum- MC Fioti
  • Cake by the ocean- DNCE
  • 7 Rings- Ariana Grande
  • Mi Cama- Karol G
  • Break-up with your girlfriend- Ariana Grande
  • Dinero- J.lo ft. Khalid

Good luck my guys and girls, have a blast and workout like never before so you can enjoy and treat yourself later.

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Happy women’s day

HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY to all the women out there striving for better lives, working on their career, getting themselves up where they want to be and loving themselves and each other to help create a better society and world.

Women olay an integral role in a society whether it’s a working woman or a housewife.

Learn to respect them and ladies respect each other, inspire each other and live above all the doubts.

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5 Essential Tips For Improving Your Instagram Game

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In today’s post we’re going to be talking about how to step up your Instagram game! As with all of the other how-to posts this month, everything I talk about is from my personal experience – so if you’ve been doing something differently, and it works, great for you! Lots of different people use different techniques to succeed on Instagram and these are only a few things that can make a difference.

How To Step Up Your Instagram Game

1. Have A Business Account

All that you need to change your Instagram profile from a personal account to a business account is to create a Facebook page (which you don’t have to use, is quick to set up, and you can delete once you’ve switched over). This will give you access to insights, a super helpful statistics page that shows who your audience is, how many people you’re reaching, who…

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Body · lifestyle

Going Vegan for 1 week?!

okayyy.. So its going to be one of the biggest decisions I am taking these days regarding my health and diet.

I was just reading about being Vegan and how it beneficial for us and that its scientifically proven that people who lives a vegan life lived 6.1 year more than meat-eaters. I was like WOW!

I never took it much seriously on how badly we are affecting our bodies just by eating meat and unhealthy, so I am going ti give it a go, just to see how it works and how healthy does it make me feel.

Now its coming from a person that lives with a family that loves chicken, meat, beef, turkey and fishes and even myself, I have one of these food groups at least one time, every day.

So I just want to see how addictive am I to the non-vegetarian foods. being vegan promises to make you feel much lighter and healthier but you have to take a closer look on maintaining your micro-nutrients and macro-nutrients so I am going to plan my diet and share it with you guys very very soon.

Do let me know if you have trued being vegan and what you liked and did not liked about it.

See you soon loves!

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Marriages in South-Asian parts of the world

Hello my wonderful people.

So marriage is something that bonds two people together and everything ties along, their future, their time, children and everything comes along when you get married. it requires a lot of understanding and good friendship because you need to be able to share your vulnerabilities and stress with each other.

Now if you are from south-asian part of the world, marriage is totally another thing from all that. marriage here means two families bonding together due to the fact that parents find the groom or bride for you. Of course the guy had a say in it but generally girls aren’t asked enough and they are not made up to be able to take actions for themselves, so they just go along with what their parents have decided and see for themselves what it bought for them as the time progresses. Now it’s a beautiful process of how it all gets celebrated and the laughs and joy is definitely amazing because of the involvement of so many people.

In this whole process of finalising marriage guy and a girl is given a chance to get to know each other and can talk and meet formally but you certainly are able to know that person better after the marriage because of course you are living with him or her. All that time period is extremely over-whelming for both parties but luckily now we have cell phones an WhatsApp and a lot of other means to connect so it has became much better for the guy and a girl to know each other so that helps a little bit.

Now after marriage girls live in a new family with couple of strangers, there could be a separate house given, but generally the girls after marriage live in the joint family, she has never visited or been with before and the most staggering part is living with your, now husband. Reality starts from that moment and the first 2 months inn your are still learning because every house has different ways of functioning so the girl learns from others of how its been done now with all of this the most essential relationship you have to work with is your husband.

You will be needed the support and love from him to work with his family. you both need to create and maintain a strong bond that helps them both stand up straight and together through thick and thin.

I feel really bad for the guy because the heaviest responsibility falls on his shoulders to being fair with both his Mother and Wife and that too could be easy for him if the wife supports him and don’t talk bad and about everything that happens during the day. Create a much peaceful environment for him and herself too, and build a bond.

Girl has the rest of the day with the in-laws so she does not have any other option than to bond with the people she resides with now and that too is healthy to live peacefully to get to know people and their needs. it also goes both-ways, with mutual Respect and Friendship that could be achieved too.

I will be talking about it more and some self-health stuff in my next Blog, stay tuned and let me know about the marriage culture according to where you are residing.

Till then take care and get your head highs the crown doesn’t fall.

lifestyle · Makeup

The Best Nudes for y’all.

       Nudes are trendy, high in fashion and loved by majority. Isn’t!!!

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Oh okay, wait before you get to think about something, anything else let me clear your mind by telling you all, that I am talking about Nude makeup trend that is loved by majority of females from any career, field or age.

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Yeah, Right!

Of course nothing beats the red bold lips but Nude gives the clean, confident in your skin type of look, which is talked by almost all beauty gurus all over internet and Youtube. and they are popularised for a reason as they give a natural makeup look more sophisticated.

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Now I know a lot of females, including my mom thinks that Nude is not something anyone needs as they are more likely to just match your tone and mean nothing, but that’s something to do with their age and generation.

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Every female needs a Nude color in their makeup bags. Here are few reasons why;

  • Its classy and Trendy,
  • You can use it on days you don’t wanna go full glam.
  • You can wear it on days you wanna go full glam, because with black Smokey eyes, nude lips go perfectly without over doing it.
  • it gives the gradient effect of natural yet there is something that people see and gives them a beautiful effect of you.

Some pretty nudes I have and they are recommended and approved.

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Here are some Swatches;

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I don’t take any of that as a joke,

These are some of my favourite NYX Nudes, for me nudes are MY color. they go with all my moods and days.

Anastasia also have a wide variety of nudes that I adore very much but the only problem is that they don’t last very long but the shades are pretty and I wear them non-the-less.

 

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This New Fenty Beauty lip gloss is my new absolute favourite. It’s my current obsession and I wear it over all my shades. It does look pretty without any other colour but wearing it over any lip colour is just beautiful, it has right amount of glitter and gloss that looks and wears just perfectly. It has a sticky consistency and it smells divine.

The one’s I have mentioned here are:

For real Nudes your best options are;

MEDORA: Iced Coffee
RIMMEL LONDON
NYX: Tres Leches
NYX: Athens
NYX: Stockholm
NYX: Abu Dhabi
MAYBELLINE: Seductress
KAT VON D: Bow N Arrow
M.A.C: Kinda Sexy AB3

For the peachy pink Nude look;

ROGUE EDITION: Velvet 07
KAT VON D: Ophelia
ESSENCE COSMETICS
LIQUID Rebel Rose

For a clean Glossy look;

GOSH Volume lip shine gloss
Fenty Beauty Gloss bomb

What are your favourite nudes and why? lemme know in the comment section below why you love or hate Nudes?!

Till then Bye my Beautiful’s!

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lifestyle · Makeup · skin care

Mario Badescu! A pass or waste of money?

Hello to every amazing person reading this. I am going to talk about another skincare product, since everyone has some skin issues and every one continuously looking for products that can provide the best results and clear skin that everyone dreamt of.

Mario Badescu is one brand really hyped up for providing the fine skin results in minimum amount of time and leave your skin feeling splendid and all tv-like.

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I saw it while I was in England and I got really excited because of all the things said about the brand and I was extremely excited about using both the products. 

But in all honesty I am not satisfied with results at all. The DRYING LOTION is suppose to work overnight by drying out your pimples and giving them less appearance for the next day and the facial spray is just to give you a flawless sprit of all the good ingredients that it has to offer.

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Mario Badescu: Drying Lotion;

I am not happy with the results of this product. it really did not work for me as the bottle and a lot of reviews say, it does! my outbreak was just the same after using it one night. so I decided to give it a go another day. but the results did not vary. it sits on the face and leave white spots after applying, changing itself into a powdery form.

it costed me 175dkk, and I actually regret buying it!d

Facial Spray;

This facial spray smells really great and it also works really good as makeup prep and setting spray. But buying it only to get a balanced skin tone or just for your face is actually a waste. At least for me it is. it did not do anything specific and I didn’t not found any change in my skin, good or bad. so as there are not any specific cons in buying that spray you can always get a better one.

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I will be writing about the best spays you can get to help your skin rejevunate and so you could see a much better difference. 

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Tell me have you used these products and how did they work for you?!….

till then Take care, and see you all in the next post !!!!!

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DIY's · lifestyle

The perfect Body Scrub for you

And Hello to all my extremely beautiful people.

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  • Want the best scrub that works for your skin in all the weather conditions and do wonders for you?

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  • Are you tired of not achieving the smooth skin after shaving and its getting on your nerves?

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  • Is your dead skin, flaking off? irritating you endless?

EXFOLIATION is the key here. you have to get rid of all the dirt that accumulates on your skin everyday. it makes the skin healthier and much smoother. But choosing the right product is also very important. you have to be gentle to your skin and stay patient with it. 

Well your girl, right here, has got the best solution for all your skin problems with only one bottle that will help you go through all these seasons and you will feel comfortable in your own skin.

Here is the miracle worker;

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This bottle right here is the answer to all your problems.

The packaging is great, price is affordable and it smells, just divine.

I’ve been using this Rituals, rejuvenating pink salt scrub for almost a month and I have been seeing a great difference in my skin, since then. you just have to stand in a shower for a little while and then take small amounts of this scrub and start scrubbing. you just have to move your hand in alternate motions and the scrub will do the rest.

You are supposed to exfoliate your skin 2 to 3 times a week, but it mostly just depends on which skin-type you are.

you should although definitely scrub before shaving. it will give a much smoother finish since you are taking the dead skin layer on top. so it will give you a fine result and you will also get rid of ingrown hair. It also gets rid of your strawberry legs.

After getting out of the shower you will be all like;

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I have used another Body scrub and it was also one of the good one’s since it feels and smells so natural.

20181120_152929 This scrub was amazing, but what I didn’t understand is why purchase something while you can just DIY it at home.

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To DIY this scrub you just have to follow the following steps and get a body scrub from all the ingredients in your reach.

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Coffee
  • argon oil or any essential oil you have at home

just mix all these ingredients and srub your body away and rock the days like a queen you are.

To buy the whole set of Rituals.

You can buy 3 balancing bestsellers from Rituals. It includes A Foaming gel 200ml,Body cream 70ml and the Body Scrub 125g.

200.00 Dkr

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lifestyle · Makeup

Want to get a healthy skin this Winter. let’s get into it!

hello to all my people out there!!! Hopefully winter is treating you all really well. just steer clear from all the cold and flu and the rest will get going along the way.

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Skin care is suppose to be your number one priority specially since the cold weather is approaching us, its the time you take the most care of your skin from all the harsh environment. skin dryness is one of the most common factors, you will be dealing with and a good moisturiser is your best friend. so get you hands on a good moisturiser that works the best for your skin type.

So you can save yourself from situation like these;

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So I went to a happy place, which too is Sephora the other day, and came in contact with one dermatologist. we started to discuss my skin and how can I maintain a well balanced skin routine that will help get it through this winter and almost all year round!

I have been using these products and I can swear by them. but you have to pick the one’s that works and satisfy your skin needs. I have a sensitive skin and its got combination to dry skin type, so I have very mild products that can suit almost everyone but if you have more oily skin or if you are dealing with other issues then I suggest you do some re-search and try to get the products that would perform well with your skin.

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This is my 4-steps skin regime right there that works absolute wonders for me and I’m in love with these products.

Firstly, Be Consistent. you can never achieve your required results without putting all you effort and consistency in it. you have to perform the skin care routine twice a day to achieve the skin that you want.

  1. Murad Essential-C cleanser;

Murad has one of the finest skincare products in the market right now. there products are bit pricey but I would say its all worth it. the products are gentle on your skin and works exactly the way I want my products to.

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Double cleansing;

I have been introduced to double cleansing recently, its you cleaning your skin twice in a row to get better results. I would say it does the trick, since with the first wash only your outer layer of skin gets the chance to clean up, but you are leaving your pores that need some attention as well. just apply tiny amount of cleanser and rub your face gently for 40 to 60 seconds, both times and get that cleaner skin.

*I dont use a towel to wipe my face off, its much harsher for your skin try using a softer face towel or tissue to wipe your face off.

  2. Apply the Glow tonic all over your face and neck;

after you are done cleansing your face, now will be the time to get a cotton pad, wet it for some water and getting rid of all the excess water and then applying the Tonic on it and gently patting it on your skin. using water over the cotton pad is just to neutralise the tonic, so it won’t have a strong affect on your skin.

I am literally involve with this pixi, skin exfoliated, applying it gives me a very satisfying feeling, it gets absorbed by the skin and I feel my skin breathing and singing happily! I will be getting more of these because its just that good.

    3. Eye Cream;

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Eye-cream should also be one the refined steps in your daily routine, You can start this step as early as 20 years of age. It keeps your skin elasticity and removes signs of aging and improves the appearance of dark circles. I have been using the Kiehl’s under eye treatment, what attracted me the most is its essential ingredient, Avocado. I loved anything that has avocado properties. This eye cream is just amazing and apply an extremely tiny amount because with eye crams a little goes a long way.

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   4. Moisturize;

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This is a very important step in your skincare routine, specially in winter. Cleansing your face gets rid of all the oils from your face and you need to give some moisture back to your skin. my skin gets red very easily and so I thought moisturisers were not my thing but I have learned over the years that your skin needs to get some external moisturiser to look and stay healthy.

But then the struggle to find the best moisturiser, that does its job without getting too greasy is still there. Don’t worry mates, I have got you. This current moisturiser from belif is just great. It is a gel like cream that sits on your face very fittingly. it has 70% hydration and that is just perfect. I apply it heavily on my T-zone and then spread it all over my face and neck!

*Never forget your neck, its important to do everything you do to your neck as well. the most common mistake is that people often forget about their neck. take care of it!

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This is my current skin care regime and I am completely involve with all the products and how they work with skin. Tell me what new products should I try this winter.

Till then Au revoir ladies!

food · lifestyle

Them diets

Hi to all the wonderful people out there. Hopefully you are all doing fantabulous. today I will be talking about just about every possible diet introduced to humanity. It’s just a hobby that helps me keep the weight off and look and feel much better.

So all ya all, just get ready to dive into a long journey of how it all started and what I have been doing for almost 5 years.

It all started Three years ago when I got engaged and I got introduced to a healthy lifestyle and losing weight, mostly because of my upcoming wedding I had to look good for, and I am very glad it happened because before that I actually never cared about or gave any thought to my looks or any possible health issues I might have had, well luckily there were not any. I didn’t mostly cared about it because I am one confident being and plus my height kind of filled that all, so I didn’t give a fat impression, but sure as Chubby.

But what happened was that I had to lose weight within 15 days for my engagement and everyone kept telling me how the pictures will stay there forever and I had to get myself together. what I started with, wasn’t the right option but it actually kick-started my whole system and lured me into living my life healthy.

  1. Crash Diet;

So yeah this was the first diet I tried because I got worried and that was the only solution I had left, I knew it wasn’t the best ways to lose weight and that you gain all the weight back on but because I became desperate in that time so I was willing to do whatever it takes. I wanted results and no matter how it will end I knew it was only solution.

I drank 4 to 5 litres of water everyday and only had one Fruit or vegetable, 3 times a day and that too excluding potatoes and bananas. This diet ensured that I loose 1 kg per day, and I did. I didn’t think about joining the gym that time but I knew I needed to lose that water weight so I had to do some sort of workout, I downloaded some HIIT cardio workouts for 30 to 40 minutes and I just danced around for like an hour, everyday.

well all of it did worked and did lost 8 kgs in 10 days, I was beyond happy because I have never experienced that before.

Aftermath;

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okay, so I did got engaged and for the 10 days I did not eat anything at all and when I went back to South Africa, I ate a lot more than I usually ate, resulting in getting all the weight back on plus some extra pounds, which after a certain point got me so scared and I had to think about different ways to get me back on track.

So no, Crash diets are not any good way to lose your weight unless its necessary and you promise yourself to keep your self uptight.

2. Cabbage Soup diet;

After the whole crash diet fatigue I was once again ready to get on the healthy lifestyle train. I searched a lot and came across this Cabbage diet among many others, available on the internet. This diet consists of you just having this soup twice a day with some vegetable if you want.

this diet almost did nothing for me and I got bored with it real quick, the soup didn’t even tasted worth letting it on, maybe if you know how to make healthy soup delicious, then you might get successful with this.

3. Military Diet;

After the Soup diet failed me, I got to know Military diet. This diet allows you to consume certain meals according to their time period. This diet promises you to lose 3 to 4 kg of body weight within 3 days, if you eat and follow exactly what they have given. you can follow this diet for 3 days and then eat whatever you want for the rest of the week.

This Diet does work and you will be able to see results real quick and I really liked this method because I like to follow certain given rules, make sit a lot much easier. But the only problem with this diet was that you can binge eat all the fat you have lost in those 4 days, at least I did. but if you are persistent, you can definitely try this diet and it will do wonders for you.

4. I finally started gyming;

This I would say has been the best decision of my life so far, it literally makes me so happy to talk about this. I know mostly for people gyming or working out is the biggest issue but have you tried “Group Training Programme”?

If No, then you really should because being in the group training programme is a lot more fun then doing it alone in the gym. I am so glad that  I got to know this group training bootcamp. They had variety of workouts throughout the week. I honestly, fell involve with exercising. I loved how I could feel the blood rushing through my body and I had so much control over my body. screenshot_20181114-113652_samsung-notesI got introduced to so many workouts. At G’s Boot camp, they had the mixture of Cardio, Kickboxing, Zumba, Steps and so much more blog with the qualified and the most friendly instructors ever.

I was lucky tat it was really close to my house, but honestly if I would’ve started it and it was anywhere else, I would still go there, no matter what. There is timing and sessions for different classes at G’s Boot camp, and me being addicted to it, I usually took 2 or even 3 session one after another everyday because I enjoyed it and loved every second of being there. screenshot_20181114-113710_samsung-notes

The head Trainer Gusmari, had that charisma and attitude that makes you feel enthusiastic and love what you do. You hate her first but trust me what she does is amazing, and you will be thanking her once you are done, because it is all worth it. There were mostly females there in all ages, sizes, shapes and weights and everybody had smiles and friendliness happening around, it was the positivity of that place that really attracted me. screenshot_20181114-113106_photos

I suggest you join a group training facility if you find it hard to stay motivated and don’t want to join the gym. I have been very sad since I’ve been to Europe I haven’t found a good group training facility and I do still train but it’s just not fun, I will tell you guys all about it in another blog.

5. I thought gyming will do the magic and I don’t have to get on a diet or do anything;

Mostly people think that if they have started workout and do cardio for 2 hours, they will get the body they desire. but the fact is that its 70% of your diet and 30% of workout that have impact on your overall body. that shook me and then I knew that I have to careful and considerate about what I put inside my body to attain what I want on the outside. so you unfortunately have to cutout all the carbs and sweets cravings out to maintain and achieve your body goals.

6. I got back to senses and did the right thing FINALLY;

This was when I have tried a lot and figured out how to do the right thing without just going after my required results.

you need to make a sustainable gaol, which is loosing 1 kg of fat within 15 days and you will end up losing 2 by the end of the month. that’s how you can lose weight, gain muscle and get more energy in your body. eating healthy and working out goes hand in hand and they both work simultaneously.

That’s how you can lose weight and keep it off for as long as you want. yes.gif

Verdict; PERSISTENCY is the key. its something you need the most whenever you are trying to achieve something including getting your body of dreams.

Stay persistent and keep pushing!!!

Bye my Chicas…

lifestyle

Intermittent Fasting (I.F)

Hi my lovely people!…

Today I will be talking about the diet that I’ve discovered recently. I have been married for about 10 months now and I have been completely slacking off on my diet and working out for all this time. As I am a Pakistani, and marrying as a Pakistani means family treats and attending loads of congratulating dinners from all the family and friends from all over, and as a newly wed you are in the happy bubble and you just try to avoid all the negativity, specially no food life. I mean, who wants to think about healthy eating when you are living your best time.

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But as the days are getting more subtle and the reality is hitting me I have been noticing all the bad eating habits I’ve adapted in all those months and now that I have acknowledged all of it I think it’s the time I start doing something about it.

So while googling about all the diets and natural ways to get leaner without diet and working out I came across this new diet known as INTERMITTENT FASTING or IF. 

So what is IF???

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basically this diet includes you fasting for 16 hours and eat for the other 8 everyday. you can fix yourself a time which is suitable for you to eat and then fast. luckily 16 hours also include the sleeping hours so you can fast during the night which makes it a lot much easier to fast during the longer hours.

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I have done fasting my entire life as a part of my culture so it seemed a pretty easy task to me. But turns out, it’s not that fun. you do need to practice a lot of self-control and workout is also needed in order to attain your required results. it certainly is not one of the easiest things but I have been practicing it for almost 2 weeks and trust me the difference is noticeable.

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According to the webpages and from everywhere I have read, it says that you are allowed to eat whatever you want during the 8 hour food period but I don’t see that being the case with me.

I had to restrict my food and workout a lot and then see the difference. I must say the results are slow and steady. It works, Yes. but you have to stay patient and work with your body to see the change. if you want to lose weight quicker, this diet won’t work for you.

you are allowed to drink water and a lot of water during the day plus Black coffee or green tea which helps boost the metabolism to burn fat. you can restrict your fasting period from 500 to 700 calories during your “fasting hours”. so you can eat some fruits or dry fruits as a snack to support you during the day and until your food window period starts.

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What do I do?

  • I eat from 12 AM to 7 PM and then the rest of the day si my fasting hours.
  • I drink 3 to 4 L of water everyday.
  • an hour before leaving for gym, I have a cup of black coffee to kickstart my system t burn more fat and help gain more muscles.
  • I do HIIT workout for almost 30 to 40 minutes, which increases my pulse causing me to burn and tone all at the same time.
  • Around 5 PM, I have a cup of green tea which helps eliminate all the toxins from my body and it gets you leaner.
  • I walk around the house or go down to walk as much as I can during the day.

Verdict;

I loved this diet and it surely works. this diet melts away the fat and makes you feel really good not just because of losing weight but during the fasting hours your body gets the good hormones increasing on its own which results in better skin and much better mood. in all these 2 and a half week I have lost almost 3 kg completely and the good part is that the weight does not just get put on with you eating for one day. your body loses that fat as long as you keep yourself up for it.

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There is no miracle happening without you working for it. So try this diet, it totally works. I will keep you guys updated along theway.

Till then keep your eye liner winged and enjoy.

Take care loves.

 

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