Fantasy fiction book review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

There are two reasons for me to write a book review: either I love it or hate it. The ones in between…meh who cares? Kidding. Three Dark Crowns was on my reading list for quite some time for the sole reason of it being a fantasy fiction. Even before I read it, I knew I was going to write a book review of it. It contradicts my earlier statement but sometimes you get that feeling right, where you just know…

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Pakistan won the CT17 and we are over the moon

pakistan c17

So the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 (CT17) was finally over on Sunday and not only did Pakistan make it to the finals, IT DEFEATED INDIA!!! If anything could make the final victory sweeter, that was it, especially after the humiliating defeat we suffered at its hands in the first match. The cherry on top? Pakistan defeated India from a bigger margin than the latter beat us from. 180 runs, say what? Everyone was over the moon, including the Pakistani Twitterati,…

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My department store cosmetics haul

department store cosmetics

When it comes to daily makeup regimen, spending on department store cosmetics is the most sensible thing to do. Why go to an expensive store when you can get them cheap right? With this thought in mind, I took a trip to the department store where I wandered around, peeking at rows of shelves while my mom bought the boring stuff. Here is what I ended up buying: (Note: None of the brands are endorsed) Face wipes   These are…

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Exfoliate your skin with a homemade sugar scrub

We all like to pamper ourselves. What we don’t like though, is spending tonnes of money on products. This is where homemade sugar scrubs come in as wallet saviours. The ‘recipes’ I’m sharing here are of sugar scrubs for lips, hands, and feet. And all it’s going to take is a 5 minute trip to your kitchen, a few ingredients, and glass or plastic jars. Sugar and honey lip scrub Ingredients: Petroleum jelly – 1 tsp Honey – 1 tsp…

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Heatwave in Karachi: 7 measures that can keep you safe

  It’s mid-April and Karachi is already on fire. Weather wise, I mean. Right now it is 38°C according to BBC. Yesterday it was 41°C. According to the Met department, the heatwave would match that of 2015, which killed hundreds of people.  Pretty scary…but not so much if you take adequate measures. Here’s a list of steps you need to take to protect yourself from the scorching heat. Stay indoors Avoid going out, especially during the day. Do not underestimate…

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How to boost productivity? 6 habits that will make you efficient

Nothing wastes more potential than a lack of productivity. The failure to make the MOST of our time tarnishes our abilities and it doesn’t take long for us to feel demotivated. Being the laziest person alive, I am trying to work really hard to get on top of my work. I’ve started with making a list of habits, easy habits, that I can incorporate into my daily routine and increase productivity. But since I’m also a very generous soul and…

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Vitamin C Glow Boosting Dermabrasion – fresh skin in Karachi is possible!

Living in Karachi, the dream of smooth and fresh skin is just that: a dream. Every time I saw commercials of ‘beauty products’ that swear they will make you look like you just descended from Heaven, I wanted to smash my TV screen. Liars! All of them! Or so I thought till I stumbled across the Vitamin C Glow Boosting Dermabrasion scrub. I visited The Body Shop outlet to buy some tea tree oil thanks to the sudden break out around the wedding…

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The Woman in White – 8 Mr Fairlie’s quotes true for people who are sick of the world

Some quotes deserve to be framed and hanged on your wall. Literary characters define life so accurately you can’t help but stop reading, stare at the wall in wonder at how someone who doesn’t exist can understand your situation so well. Here are some of Mr Fairlie’s quotes that describe the life of everyone who can no more deal with this world’s BS. When the world just won’t leave you alone It is the grand misfortune of my life that…

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