What this Pakistani Bride did on her Wedding Night will Shock You

A wedding day has to be one of the most important days of a person’s life. It’s exciting, exhilarating, exhausting and most of all, nerve wracking. After all, it’s the start of a new life with a new person in a new home! Everything changes after shaadi, which is why, this blushing bride chose to do something that shocked everyone!

Munawal Javed and her newly wed husband love McDonald’s and that’s why as soon as they were done with their nikkah ceremony, they headed over to McDonald’s for some delicious ice cream to celebrate! 

The wedding party, including the beautiful bride herself were decked up in their wedding dresses which made the incident even more amusing! 

Even the folks over at McDonald’s Pakistan were pretty excited that this happened. Anyways I’m super happy that girls these days are breaking the ‘sharmeeli dulhan’ stereotype and I wish Munawal and her husband best of luck for their new life. May they stay happy and keep enjoying their McDonald’s! 😂🍔🍟🍦

Did you or do you plan to do something like this on your wedding day? Let me know in the comments!

Triggered Online Feminists

Why are you so mad? Don’t you realize?

This is just a comment, a tweet, a post.

The only trigger in real life;

Is the acid meant to melt away your face

The punch that lands on your arm during a domestic squabble

The book replaced with a child’s cradle

The degree on your shelf from which you sweep away cobwebs

And what you feel walking down the street

The cold trickle of dread

That you might make it to late night news.

So relax, online feminist.

It’s just a joke.

It’s not like it can happen in real life anytime soon.

Don’t wear that, you look like an aunty

Aunty- like it’s a bad thing, growing old

Outdated. Old. Undesirable.

Like the stretchmarks on her body and the wrinkles on her face are an insult

Her silver hair, pleated in a braid

Each strand screaming wisdom and courage and beauty

Each wrinkle etched with the battles she has faced

And survived.

So please, go ahead.

Call me an aunty,

But only do it when you mean it as a compliment.

These keyboard feminists are a nuisance

Why don’t you do anything in real life?

Why don’t you speak up for what’s right?

Why don’t you help women who need it most

Instead of tweeting and posting and posing and blocking

Surely this isn’t the only

safe space

You have in your life.

Surely you have not been asked to shut up

And shut down and shit on

For asking your own family

For your rights.

Packed away, like a commodity.

SOLD!

To the highest bidder.

Before it’s too late.

Before you are free

Before they see you come home after 8 PM

Before you realize you are not incomplete

Before you start speaking up for what you want and not what you should

And before your words seep into your soul and you are no longer clay to be molded

Before you start thinking it’s safe to say the words out loud that you used to type online.

[Press Release] Xiaomi brings Redmi 4X to Pakistan in partnership with Smartlink Technologies

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With the launch of Redmi 4X, Xiaomi demonstrates its commitment to the market
One of the world’s leading technology company Xiaomi launches Redmi 4X in Pakistan on Saturday through distribution partner SmartLink Technology. The launch event took place in Lahore on Friday and was hosted by none other than the witty Taimur Salahuddin AKA Mooroo.
Audiences were provided double dose of entertainment with the hilarious jokes of Mooroo and scintillating performances by Pakistan’s leading band Noori and Nescafe Basement band with Altamash Sarver who made audiences dance to their favourite tracks. The stunning Mira Sethi also made a special guest appearance who was all praises for the newly launched Smartphone, equipped with the latest technology in an affordable price.
Smartlink Technologies Marketing Director Ahmed Butt was quoted as saying, “Majority of the Pakistani consumers prefer to purchase smartphones remaining in this price bracket and thus this bracket has always remained a key market for all brands. We have confidence that Redmi 4X will be a hit within its own price bracket, as the smartphone surely outperforms its competition in the market.”
Redmi 4X
Redmi 4X features a full metal body, is the slimmest in design at just 8.65mm of thickness and weighs a mere 150g. Equipped with a 4100mAh battery, Redmi 4X has an impressive standby time of up to 18 days! Bid those dying battery issues adieu! It will be available with a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, so users can multi-task more efficiently, having more space for their downloaded applications and images. Redmi 4X will be available in the markets from Saturday in black a price of Rs 18,900.

The smartphones will be available offline across the country and online at official mistore.pk and at authorised online sales agents including Daraz.pk and Yayvo.com.

Every Redmi 4X will ship with MIUI 8 which builds in several technology breakthroughs such as being able to clone apps and manage multiple accounts on the same phone. This means that users can have two instances of a messaging app on the same phone that correspond to different accounts, removing the inconvenience of having to log in and out on the same app. With MIUI 8, users can also split their smartphones into two accounts. This means that a different password or fingerprint can allow you to access a different home screen entirely, with independent apps and data. According to their needs, users can choose to merge certain data such as the address book and their call log history.

Key features of Redmi 4X:
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 with (Octa-core 1.4GHz)
• 4100mAh battery
• 13MP camera with PDAF; 5MP front camera
• 5-inch HD display
• Dual SIM (3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray)
• LTE support
• 3GB RAM + 32GB Flash
• Up to 128GB microSD expandable storage
• Rear fingerprint sensor
• Available in Black

About Xiaomi
Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun based on the vision “innovation for everyone”. We believe that high-quality products built with cutting edge technology should be made accessible to everyone. We create remarkable hardware, software, and internet services for and with the help of our Mi fans. We incorporate their feedback into our product range, which currently includes Mi and Redmi smartphones, Mi TVs and set-top boxes, Mi routers, and Mi Ecosystem products including smart home products, wearables and other accessories. With more than 70 million handsets sold in 2015, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand.

About Smartlink Technologies
Established in 2016, Smartlink Technologies is a brainchild of a pool of professionals whose strong vision and even stronger conviction paved the way for an exclusive partnership with Xiaomi. We believe in reaching out to both the low-end and the high-end consumers and still give out state-of-the-art and warranted products at the best possible prices. We live in an age where the digital world meanders from smartphones to smart everything – we see it all around us. Smartlink Technologies strives to connect latest technology with modern and innovative sales techniques to change not only how brands are marketed but also how they define themselves.

Get Baby Soft Skin with 3 Ingredients from your Kitchen Cabinet

I took this off a tumblr post but can’t find it anymore so rewriting.

 

1. Mix one part oil with two parts sugar. It can be any oil, I used coconut. You can even use canola oil. Add few drops of vanilla essence for scent (optional).

 

2. Take a bubble bath or a really nice long shower if you don’t have a bathtub.

 

3. Shave your legs, arms and any other areas of your body that you want. If you like waxing, do that before the bubble bath.

 

4. Get out of the shower and scrub yourself with the sugar scrub.

 

5. Use a disposable razor to shave after using the scrub. This is not to remove hair but the dead skin that you have just scrubbed off in step 4. It will look grey and quite disgusting tbh.

 

6. Wash yourself with your favourite shower gel to get the oil off and pat dry.

 

FEEL LIKE A DAMN GODDESS.

7 Reasons why you should add Oats to your Breakfast

We have all heard this at least once in our lives;
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
And yet, when it comes to this meal, most of us are hasty and careless or right out skip it. It’s understandable since mornings are the busiest time of the day and we are just looking for a quick kick of energy that we can get from a simple cup of coffee. So why bother right? Wrong. What we eat for breakfast fuels our entire day and even helps in controlling unnecessary hunger pangs and over eating.
Your standard breakfast should be quick, delicious and nutritious. You should consume a fruit, some dairy products, protein (egg is great!) and a good source of fiber. Here are 7 reasons why you should choose Oats instead of the regular bread options for your breakfast:
1. Oats are loaded with Dietary Fiber
Oats are rich in a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan. This particular type of fiber is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol.
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2. Oats help lower your Cholesterol
Oats contain soluble fibers that help in reducing the absorption of bad cholesterol in your blood.
3. Regular Consumption of Oats can help lower your risk of Heart Disease
Oats contain a a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan that helps in lowering the risk for heart disease and diabetes.
4. Oats can help regulate your Blood Pressure
Some studies suggest that eating oats is just as effective in regulating blood pressure as taking blood pressure medication!
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5. Oats are a great way to combat Obesity
Researchers believe that consuming oats not only helps in combating obesity but also increases immunity.
6. Low in Calories
If you’re watching your calories, add a cup of these babies to your diet. One cup of dry oats contains just around 300 calories.
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7. Oats are packed with Vitamins and Minerals
Oats are known to contain Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamin E along with others.
So ditch the Quinoa fad and grab yourself a pack of Quaker Oats from your nearest store since the world’s favourite oats are now officially available in Pakistan!
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When it comes to breakfast, no one knows better how to provide a nourishing good start to the day than Quaker. This winter when oatmeal season is in full swing, the world-renowned and beloved brand Quaker made its official launch in Pakistan. 
Oats are a nutrition powerhouse; a rich source of dietary fiber, a good source of plant-based protein and it helps to reduce cholesterol in your body. With these many healthy benefits and more, Quaker Oats doesn’t compromise on taste!
To showcase the delicious and versatile nature of oats, Quaker hosted a brunch at Cosa Nostra Lahore which included a buffet of scrumptious breakfast and brunch foods incorporating oats. The who’s who of the town were there to taste all the smoothies, pancakes, granolas and salads. The admired Chef Mehmood showcased five-star recipes featuring Oats: Oatfully good omelette, Oat Quesadillas and Oat crumbed fish. You can check the recipes on Quaker Pakistan (@QuakerPK) Facebook Live videos. Bellies satisfied with the tasteful food, the attendees had similar parting comments: it was a wonderful and #OatsomeBrunch.
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Note: This is a sponsored story but the facts and opinions mentioned in the piece are authentic.

7 words every new mom or mom-to-be needs to know 


Caring for a baby is a lot of hard work. It is emotionally, physically and mentally exhausting. Especially if you’re a first time mom, you’re stuck with random advice from friends and family and the worst thing is, they all contradict each other! 

The roller coaster ride can be rough because as soon as you’re settling into w routine, your baby starts doing something new. So here is my list of top 7 concepts that you should familiarize yourself with, to make sure you know what to expect. 

1. Post Partum Depression/Baby Blues

Over 80% of women suffer from the baby blues right after the birth of the baby. It’s exhausting, overwhelming and painful to care for a tiny little human that depends on you, that too with a cocktail of hormones messing up your brain and post delivery injuries. If you feel like crying for no reason, don’t beat yourself up about it, it’s completely natural. But if your baby blues last for more than 15 days and if you start getting thoughts of self harm or harming the baby you should consult with a psychiatrist immediately. 

2. Cluster Feeding

When your baby is almost 2 weeks old, he/she will go on a feeding marathon. If you’re exclusively breast feeding, you will definitely miss out on a LOT of sleep and go through a lot of exhaustion. You will also hear people around you saying that your milk is not enough to satisfy your baby’s appetite and that you should switch to formula. While there’s nothing wrong with supplementing with formula, it’s best for your baby if you can battle it out and get through this time. Your baby is actually doing something called ‘cluster feeding’ which means your baby is developing well and is naturally boosting your milk supply for the months to come. 

3. Colic

Even typing this out gives me shudders. Colic is a terrible terrible thing for both baby and parents. Since it’s such a lengthy topic, I won’t go into it but I would highly recommend you try gas drops, cycling, tummy time to help ease your baby’s pain. 

4. Congestion 

The stuff of nightmares, it is a pain to watch your little one struggle to breathe through a blocked nose. Ease the pain by using some saline drops and the nosefrida, it’s a handy device that sucks out the snot from your baby’s nose without any intrusive method such as the bulb syringe. 

5. Sleep Regression/Growth Spurt

Boy oh boy. Just when your little one is settled in a routine (probably in the 6th) month, you will have to deal with long sleepless nights once again. Because your baby is learning new tricks such as rolling over, trying to sit up and crawl, he/she is building up a lot of energy and by sleep time, is either too excited or too tired to sleep. Sleep regression is often linked with growth spurts that usually happen in the 4th, 6th and 9th month. I found that massaging her tiny legs at night helped calm her down but most times you’ll just have to wait it out. Sleep regression lasts from anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks. 

6. Teething 

Although I haven’t personally experienced this one yet since Samar is in her pre-teething phase, let me tell you this. Invest in a really good teething toy that is easy to grip and made of non toxic rubber. I invested in Sophie the Giraffe that you can get off Amazon for around $10 and it’s her favorite thing in the world. 

7. Separation Anxiety 

Somewhere around the 6th or 7th month, your baby will start to notice when you leave. Sadly, since she has a terrible memory right now, she won’t remember that you always come back. She’ll think you’re leaving her and moving to Russia. This might result in extreme clingy and fussy behavior and a crying session that will make your heart wrench. Don’t worry because eventually your baby will realize that you always come back and this will end only to begin again when she’s a toddler! 

I hope you ladies do some more research on these words and you power through motherhood like queens! 

Happy Parenting 🙂

Favourites from #qhBCW 

Can you guess what time it is? It’s the time when I pretend to be a fashion critic!

In today’s edition of play pretend, I am going to show you my favourite pieces from the Qmobile Hum Bridal Couture Week.

But first, let’s talk about… Brands! So apart from the regular fashion brands who obviously have every reason to be at a fashion show we also had glimpses Sweet Touch, Interwood Mobel as well as Jdot.

Sweet touch kept it hush on social media with just some live coverage on their official platforms. Interwood Mobel created a luxury furniture setup and called it ‘Fairytale Wedding’ and kept the hype down to a few posts by bloggers and instagram fashion reporters but their hashtag #FairytaleWedding managed to trend alongside the official hashtag #qhBCW.

The official sponsors of the show, Qmobile had spectacular coverage online via their official accounts as well as key blogger engagement. It’s interesting to note that even though the official hashtag for the evening was #qhBCW, the bloggers who were engaging with the Jdot brand used an alternative hashtag to tweet about the event that was #JDotAtBCW.

Now that I’ve stopped geeking tf out, here comes the glamour!

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Wardha Saleem

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Ziggy Menswear

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Faiza Saqlain

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Qmobile Rising Star: HEM

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Aisha Imran