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Positive impact of Coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic has taken over the entire world, most of the countries have gone under a lock-down. Majority of the people are now staying at home and working remotely.

Many have stopped all of their outdoor activities and quarantined themselves at their homes as a smart decision. However, the sudden halt in everyone’s social life has had adverse effects.

Nevertheless, there may be a silver lining.

First, by being “forced” to stay inside your homes, many of you (with healthy and functional families) may be spending more than usual time with them. You can take advantage of this opportunity to bond with your loved ones, maybe over a board game, a cuppa or a comedy movie. Prior to this situation, you may have always complained about not having enough time to sit down with your family. Now, instead of focusing on the negative aspects of this epidemic, you can spend time with your children, parents or life partner and develop a strong bond.

Second, with my munchkins being at home 24/7, I have decided to train them to be independent and responsible. All the house chores have been assigned to every member of my family, which has brought us together and also lessened my burden. With my children learning to make instant noodles, wash their dishes and make their beds, I couldn’t feel any prouder. You could do the same with your children, who will then grow up to be strong and capable.

Third, you also have a golden chance to homeschool your children and become their first-ever best friend. You can start by painting together, baking a delicious chocolate cake, learning a new language or playing a sport. You can also form a trusting, friendly and comforting relationship with them. After all, the relationship of a parent and a child is beautiful, yet delicate; the connection you make with each other now will greatly impact their future.

In a nutshell, I understand that this situation is not all glitters and rainbows. Many of you may still be going out to work or may not have a loving family. However, all I’m going to say is that focus on improving your mental health and choose to look at the bright side of this situation. This too shall pass.

Food, Lifestyle

Castello Trattoria

Castello Trattoria
Exquisite Italian fine-dining experience.

 

 

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Have you ever been to a place which speaks to your heart, mind and soul in a way that no human has been able to? Such places, particularly such restaurants, feel like they’ve been made just for you, due to its individualistic vibe. In my experience, there have been quite a few which have successfully grabbed my attention. One such restaurant is “Castello”. The first thing I observed (and fell in love with) was the playlist lighting up the whole place. They pl8 Byran Adams & Lady in Red, which attracted me like a moth to a fire. Then, when I regained my senses, I looked around to take in the environment. From the seating arrangement and decoration to the placement of plants and interior design, everything was sublime, well-organized and commendable. The perfect harmony of colours all around added to the aesthetic look of the restaurant. Let’s come to the main (and the most essential) part: FOOD. They indeed did justice to this category. We started our meal with a Caesar Salad and Mushroom Al Granchio. Caesar Salad was, by far, the best salad I had ever had in Karachi. It was fresh, flavoursome and filling. Then, since I am on a diet, we asked them if they could customize our meals accordingly and, guess what? They were more than happy to cater to us, which made me a happy baby. For our main course, we had Chicken Roulade and Bistecca Verde & Grilled Jumbo Prawns. All of them were bursting with flavours, cooked to perfection and tasted heavenly. For dessert, we had bread pudding which had the perfect amount of sweetness and texture. Moreover, one would expect the prices to be sky-high due to the sizes of the portions and the quality of food. However, it was surprisingly affordable, which is definitely another plus point. To conclude, if someone were to ask me to rate this restaurant on a scale of 1-10, I would definitely give it a 100! @castellopk #Castello #CastelloPK #highlifeshenanigans #Karachi #Foodislife #foodphotography #Italian #foodporn

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Have you ever been to a place which speaks to your heart, mind and soul in a way that no human has been able to? Such places, particularly such restaurants, feel like they’ve been made just for you, due to its individualistic vibe. In my experience, there have been quite a few which have successfully grabbed my attention. One such restaurant is “Castello Trattoria”.

The first thing I observed (and fell in love with) was the playlist lighting up the whole place. They played Byran Adams and Lady in Red, which attracted me like a moth to a fire.

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Beauty, Lifestyle

The Myth of Perfect Skin

The Myth of Perfect Skin

Have you always been scared of putting up a selfie without filters or makeup? Have you been bullied because of your acne, uneven skin tone or freckled face? Do you constantly shy away from cameras due to this?

Then, repeat after me:

Perfect skin does not exist.
Perfect skin does not exist.
Perfect skin does not exist.

Because, this is the truth. The society has created these unattainable standards of how a “healthy” skin should look, i.e. clear, white, hairless and smooth. The reason behind these standards being unattainable is that no one can ever have “the” perfect skin.

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Beauty, Lifestyle

NUDESTIX: A Safe Haven

NUDESTIX: A Safe Haven

NUDESTIX: A Safe Haven

NUDESTIX: A Safe Haven

You know how we have started to become more conscious about how models tend to set the most unrealistic standards of beauty by applying tons of make-up and making the masses feel like they aren’t beautiful enough? Well, this vicious cycle has been challenged and rejected by the renowned cosmetics company, NUDESTIX.

This company aims to boost the self-esteem of women all around the world by encouraging them to accept their natural looks. The products created by this company are not extravagant and ‘heavy on the face’; rather, they simply accentuate the features of a woman without turning her face into a frosted vanilla birthday cake. They believe that a few touch-ups are enough to bring a  dazzling glow to one’s face.

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Beauty, Lifestyle, Travel

TOP 5 Makeup Stores at Dubai Mall

 

 

 

It is a hefty task to get comfortable with some cosmetic brands. I am in the same boat as you all are; I am quite finicky when it comes to make-up, hence, after years and years of rummaging shops after shops and experimenting with all kinds of brands, I present to you a list of FIVE spectacular make-up stores at the Dubai Mall, which are bound to sweep the Earth from your feet and keep you well-stocked with cosmetics, twenty-four-seven!

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