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My Bright Smile #ColgateArtContest17 winners from Pakistan 

Art knows no boundaries and age and I gotta know it as soon as my kid started to treat my apartment walls as canvas for her imagination. S little guidance & platform like Colgate Art contest can boost kid’s confidence to pursue art as a career. 

Colgate Palmolive’s “My Bright Smile”™ Global Art Contest has, since past 17 years, given children across the globe a platform to express their creativity and showcase their artistic talents. The unique Global Art Contest is held under the umbrella of Colgate’s Oral Health Education Program “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®”, which not only provides a platform for children to let their inner talent shine, but also educates them about the benefits of good oral care.

Participants, aged 6 to 9, from schools across Pakistan are invited to participate in this global contest to help them showcase their talent. The contest usually receives thousands of entries from across the country. This year too, the “My Bright Smile”™ Global Art Contest received an overwhelming response from children across Pakistan, with 115,595 entries from schools nationwide. 

On 23rd May, 2017, an exhibition displaying several shortlisted entries was held at the Alliance Française Art Gallery in Karachi. The judges for the contest were present at the occasion including Ms. Nahid Raza, renowned artist and President’s Pride of Performance award winner; Ms. Riffat Alvi, Director VM Art Gallery; Mr. Munawar Ali Syed, Visual Artist & Teacher at Indus Valley Institute of Art & Architecture and Visual Studies Department, University of Karachi; Ms. Nurayah Shaikh Nabi, Arts & Crafts Professional; and Ms. Rumana Hussain, Illustrator and Author. Prizes will be distributed to the 100 best entries by young artists, and the following 12 lucky winners have been selected for their exemplary pieces of original art:  

  • Syeda Kissa Fatima,The Smart School, Cantt. Way Campus,Karachi 
  • M. Shameer, Stanmore Public School,Karachi 
  • Samama ,Delsol -The School, Karachi 
  • Ansa, Bahria Model School & College, Karachi  
  • Zainab Kashif, Generation’s School, Karachi 
  • Khadija Khan, Generation’s School,Karachi 
  • Batool,MSB Educational Institute,Karachi 
  • Hafsa Akram, Lahore Grammar School, Lahore 
  • Nimra Iftikhar, Silk School Of Tomorrow, Lahore 
  • Eman Aqeel, The Educators – Jinnah Campus, Lahore 
  • M. Abdul Hadi, Sherri Public School, Faisalabad 
  • Nabiha Saif, Sherri Public School, Faisalabad   

To acknowledge the hard work and participation of all the contestants, each one will be awarded a Colgate “My Bright Smile”™ Certificate. 

The next phase of the contest involves the top 12 entries to be sent to Colgate Palmolive’s Global Head Office in New York, to represent Pakistan and compete against the entries received from other countries. The 12 best entries from across the globe will be showcased in the “My Bright Smile”™ 2018 Calendar and each winner will receive a Colgate Palmolive grant of US $250 while their respective schools will receive a grant of US $500.  

#SayItWithASmile to be a millionaire

Lays Pakistan has always been my favorite when it comes to engaging campaigns and innovative ideas to get customers hooked to the product apart from the taste of it. I bet you can’t eat one is the most apt tagline when you think about lays. Lays as a brand has grown with millennials and catered to their approach in unique style. From engaging Messi and Wasim Bhai TVC to last year’s Lays #PassASmile fever with so many cash giveaways, the brand is definitely a consumer favorite. 

Good news is that they’re back this season with another quite engaging campaign called #SayItWithASmile. Watch the latest TVC of lays Pakistan featuring none other than Shahid Afridi who grabbed some lays to spread smiles. 

There are times when we all want to smile in a different way. Like when you’re watching movies with close friends or siblings and there’s a horror scene during which you want to terrify your most darpook sibling, you’ll need a vampire smile. Hehehe. I am so sure she/he’ll be hell scared but will also enjoy the smile. It is kinda new Bhaoo lol. 

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Lays has brought 25 unique smiles belonging to multiple movie characters/genres to let your creativity flow.  Add smile flavor to any situation with new Lays packs and have fun. With these filmy, comical and movie character smiles, you can create fun situations at odd times. 

Win It with a Smile:

To make every lays consumer a happy consumer there’s not just smile packs. Lays Win It with a Smile promo has also been launched by the brand to make sure every customer stays happy for long. 

What you can win? 

  • Samsung S7 Edge Smartphone(Daily) OMG! 
  • 1 million rupees (Weekly) OMG +OMG. 

How You can win?

  • Buy lays Smile packs. 
  • Make someone smile. 
  • Scratch the promo code on the back of the Lays Smiles pack. 
  • Send promo code in SMS to 9005. 
  • 1 SMS counts as an entry. 
  • Wait for the lucky draw. 
  • Get lucky and Keep Saying It With A Smile!

Don’t forget to pray for me that atleast I win something. Won’t mind a phone over a million rupees or both, maybe. Good luck to you too. 

#GiveBack a precious memory to your mom this mothers day

Every year just when Mother’s day is around the corner, you’ll find so many tempting deals and discounts. However, the best presents has to be the personalized ones rather than buying something on discounts. You/your mom will cherish a personalized gift for a long time. 

Mother’s Day this year falls on 14th May which means it is high time to get something for Mom. While on Facebook I’ve stumbled upon TCS Sentiments contest post with a touching line that says, “It’s time to #GiveBack the things that she gave up for you”. I was so touched that I can’t stop myself checking out what TCS sentiments is offering. It is all about the connect a brand makes with you. 

Mothers Day #GiveBack campaign

BTW, there’s a contest still running on their Facebook page to share an image recreating a memory when your mom gifted you something. You can win a shopping spree by TCS Sentiments. So do participate coz winners are being announced everyday. Check TCS Sentiments Facebook page for more details. 

While listing down the best personalized things that you can get for mom this mother’s day, I’ve narrowed down my choices to this wonderful box by Tang via TCS Sentiments with 20% off if I pay through Jazz Cash. It’s a win win situation. 

The best personalized gift it is coz you can send a message to mom in a bottle. We often can’t describe our love for mom and this is the best way to do it. 

Don’t shy away from sharing your emotions and Gift her the best out there. The box won’t cost you much but your mom is going to cherish the memory it will create for a long time. 

Rai Manzoor Husain Nasir Named Pakistan’s First Integrity Idol Winner

Before a crowd of more than 500 national officials and dignitaries at the National Library of Pakistan, including high-level political party representatives, foreign ambassadors, public servants, and engaged citizens, Rai Manzoor Husain Nasir was named Pakistan’s first ever Integrity Idol winner today. Chosen from hundreds of nominees, Nasir’s dedication to serving citizens and carrying out his duties honestly has earned him the respect of his colleagues, superiors and most importantly- Pakistani citizens.

“I feel very gratified that the team of Integrity Idol recognized my honesty and diligence”

said Nasir at the ceremony, noting that the award also belonged to all officials who are working to serve the public.

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Siraj ul Haq, the Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, applauded the efforts of Accountability Lab by stating,

“Integrity Idol is a one of its kind contest which will help bring transparency and integrity to the public sector and ensure good governance across our country.” He congratulated all five nominees and this year’s winner saying: “these Integrity Idols are role-models for all of us.”

Rai Manzoor Hussain Nasir has become well-known for giving his personal mobile phone number to citizens so that they can call him at any time if they face problems; for creating a sense of community among his staff; and for making sure every rupee of public money is spent in a transparent way. Nasir added: “Satisfaction comes from serving people…the respect of every human being comes first. This prize means everything to me because it comes from the Pakistani people. My message to young people in this country is to join the civil service and serve with honesty- you will win respect”.

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Now a global initiative, Integrity Idol began in Nepal as a way to recognize and inspire upstanding government officials three years ago. The four other finalists in the 2016 competition in Pakistan included Farukh Attique, Deputy Commissioner of Mastung, Balochistan; Meher Un Nisa, the Media Coordinator for the Planning and Development Department of Sindh; Fida Hussain, a lab assistant in the government post graduate college in Mardan; and Imtiaz Khan Khichi, Assistant Commissioner of Depalpur. The nomination process for Pakistan’s 2017 Integrity Idol will open next week.

“We saw incredible energy today from the people of Pakistan who have truly shown that they support and want to celebrate honest leaders,” noted Brig ® Musaddiq Abbasi, Chairman Board of the Accountability Lab Pakistan. “I encourage everyone in Pakistan to join us in this effort to ‘name and fame’ those who uphold the Pakistani values of honesty, integrity and accountability.”

More about Rai Manzoor Husain Nasir and the four other finalists, including short videos outlining their accomplishments, is available at www.integrityidol.org/Pakistan.

5 Reasons to be at Dolmen Malls during #DSFKHI 

Malls are the new age family hangout places. Mums can shop for groceries while dad can go find perfect pair of shoes & you can get your hands on makeup & accessories followed by a casual hangout in the food court. A perfect day out from our busy life. 

Dolmen Malls have become the most happening places of Karachi & considered shoppers paradise. They are the hub of seasonal & festive celebrations throughout the year. Dolmen shopping festival has also become an yearly ritual as the grandest of year end sales. Dolmen Mall Clifton is my favorite place to be at during such celebrations. It is grand, so lit & spacious. Basically it is ❤️

Like last year, Dolmen is celebrating “Dolmen shopping festival 2016” #DSFKHI from 16th  Dec to 1st Jan, 2017. The activities and sales on offer are just uncountable. I’ve spent 6 hours last Sunday in DMC & I haven’t been able to explore every nook and corner of it. There’s a next trip due soon. Maybe more than two trips to explore all the fun that #DSFKHI has in store. 

Here’s my Top 5 reason to be there again n again during #DSFKHI. Qasmay baar baar dekho wala scene hai. Mahinay ka akhir bhi hai zalimo Phir bhi…. 

Sunny day Brunch 

Food is my first love but I am not a morning person so brunch is my life. Sorry breakfast but ain’t you n lunch too far apart? I had a Sunny day brunch at DMC last Sunday with my friends. It was a girls day out & we decided to kick start it with some newly introduced brunch deals. 

From Halwa puri to Tender in a blanket, there’s a variety of brunch items and you should totally try them.

Sunny day Brunch will be available for this Sunday and next Sunday from 11am to 1pm with some soulful live music. 

Let's dig in. #Brunch deal of #Goldenchick at #DSFKHI #Food #Foodventrous #Karachi #EatingOut

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Check all the delicious sunny day brunch deals here. 

Khaadi & Agha Noor sale 

Agha Noor 50% off sale was unbelievable as all the racks got wiped out within an hour. Try your luck. Khaadi is having flat 15% off and the two piece pret wear is a must have. From 3-4K you’ll get a nice Embroidered dress with pretty net printed duppattas. I’ve got one in red & black & it is Ah-mazing.  

ProTip: There are some 40% sale items in unstitched too but you need to find them. 

Sale list of #DSFKHI

Match & win + Rs 1 million Grand prize 

So who wants to be a millionaire is here with no questions asked. Match & winis an interesting jackpot kinda game. You shop for 5K with Dolmen loyalty card or 10K at any retail outlet, show the slip and play match & win. Of you’re lucky as me & hit the jackpot, you’ll be getting a prize. Yaaay.

I got a menswear kurta btw which is actually good & fits thy husband. So everybody wins. 

Don’t forget to fill the form for Grand prize lucky draw of Rs1million. Every 10K spending means an entry to the lucky draw.

Beauty Lounge 

This is the best way to shop & hoard makeup for year long or giving gifts. The beauty lounge will be launched from 24th of December with exclusive discounts at beauty outlets. 

Careem Promo 

Incase, you’re excited but nobody is going to get you there, pick your phone & book Careem. They’re offering discounted rides to celebrate #DSFKHI. That’s perfect!! Isn’t it? 

Now you have no reason to avoid #DSFKHI. Go shop & have fun. There are lots of prizes & giveaways that you can win meanwhile by sitting at home & following DolmenMall on Snapchat, Insta, Twitter & Facebook. 

Best of luck, Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you all.