Category Archives: Fashion

Q mobile M6 – The power you need

I fell in love with Pakistan’s biggest smartphone brand Q mobile ever since I got my hands on the NoirZ12 (reviewed earlier) and then moved on to the then best, Q mobile NoirZ14. Still using the later one and no complaints what so ever. If there’s anything that a smartphone and social media enthusiast craves for in Android smartphones, it has to be a long lasting battery and no one is understanding this need better than Q mobile. 

The new addition to Q mobile smartphones family is a power packed M6 Android smartphone which is equipped with the most powerful battery. With 5000mAh battery this phone is going to be a must have. How I wanted to get rid of carrying that bulky power bank everywhere. 

At the biggest bridal fashion week of Pakistan- Q mobile Bridal Couture Week 2017, the most stylish Pakistani smartphone brand Q mobile displayed Q mobile M6 for a first hand user experience. From celebrities to common people everyone was discussing the power of M6. Fashion captured through the lens of M6 looks even better. 

The smart finger print sensor makes it even more desirable. QMobile knows the pulse of smartphone users and with such advanced features their smartphones are going to be the super power in your hands.

Look at the specifications of Q mobile M6. Hard to beat price (M6 has been launched for Rs 29,500) with such powerful battery. I am so willing to get it now. 

Q Mobile M6 Specifications:

  • CPU: 2.0GHz Octa-Core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio P10
  • OS: Android 6.0 MarshmallowSupported 
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
  • Display: 5.5” Super AMOLED with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory:RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal: 64 GB
  • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
  • Primary:13 MP, f/2.0, face detection autofocus,
  • Secondary: 8 MP, screen flash, beauty mode
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, Infrared blaster, USB OTG
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh with fast charging support (comes with 18W Turbo Charger)

Are you the one underestimating a Pakistani smartphone brand so far? Take my words, you’ll not be disappointed with the power of Q mobile Noir series as I have personally used it for over an year now and so looking forward to get my hands on the power of M6. 

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. 

About first ever #OriflameBloggersMeetup and Product Review

The invite of first ever Oriflame Pakistan’s Bloggers meetup came in as a sweet surprise to me because I haven’t seen them very active on social media platforms before. In fact their direct selling method is the one which keeps you wondering about them. Few of my relatives & friends  are already working with Oriflame as their consultants and keep informing me about the new offers & products. So, it is a kind of household name to us. 

The products need no fake praises because everyone knows that they’re worth every penny. Also, the ingredients are cruelty free & natural, making their skin care range one of the best out there. But that wasn’t the goal of this unique bloggers meetup. I was excited about going there to actually know what makes them go active on social media. Glad that I went and met Oriflame Pakistan’s enthusiastic team with some amazing fellow bloggers. It was one of the best meetups that I have been to. 

We were greeted by Fahad, Sufyan & Gul afshan at the meetup as we’re like their family. It was all about the vision behind Oriflame Sweden’s birth & then how it spreads globally. Oriflame Sweden aims to fulfill dreams of their employees(basically the resellers, whom they call consultants and managers). 

Oriflame Sweden is almost 50 years old & one of world’s few certified direct selling companies,  providing employment opportunities to people from the comfort of their homes while having no compromise on the quality of their products. In fact they are proud of the way they operate. 

In past 8 years Oriflame Pakistan has managed to become a family of 12000 consultants Countrywide. As per standard procedure Oriflame products came in catalog offers to their respective consultants for buyers. You’ll get them sometimes with a discount too when there is a promotion going on. The key is to keep an eye on offers. 

Product review- Oriflame Products that I’ve tried so far:

I’ve used Oriflame’s 5in1 facial foam, Tea tree based blemish corrector, The ONE spa care lip balm, Giordani Gold bronzing pearls(In Natural peach shade this bronzer is a bomb) and eye liner way before this meetup happened. This was the first time that I’ve tried their complete makeup range and skin creams. The goody bag (even the invite) was surprisingly a generous one with lots of winter essentials. 

I’ve used their The ONE illuskin foundation in Ivory shade. It has a very light, non greasy formula that spreads evenly on your face giving medium coverage. Somewhat similar to a BB cream or fit me foundation. With a pressed powder  you can get a perfect base for a formal look or you can easily carry it without powder for everyday look. The foundation has SPF 20 protection & the pump dispenser comes with a twist n lock head. That’s a plus. 

The oh so heavy jar of Milk & Honey gold nourishing hand & body cream is my favorite product these days. The cream is quite pasty n thick, easily manageable, not an oily one & gives a softer hydrated feel. O Gosh it makes your skin smell like just out of a dessert bar. Perfect winter companion. 

Pure color Lipsticks didn’t impress me with their pigmentation & packaging. They are pretty glossy & have low staying power. 

The ONE lipsticks both matte & glossy are decent. I got Cranberry blush shade of The ONE lipstick & coral shade in matte. Both packaging & pigmentation is good for these two shades(the stain of matte lipstick stays way longer than you actually want). The Giordano range of lipsticks felt like royalty. They were so moisturizing & luxurious. 

Feet-up foot cream is on trial these days & I’ll review it after using for atleast 2 weeks but so far so good. There are lots of other items in the goody bag that I’ll be trying soon to let you all know what’s worth buying from Oriflame Pakistan. 

PS: Go through Oriflame’s love Natural skin care range as it is my favorite one so far. You’ll love it because of the tea tree benefits. 

It is good to see Oriflame Pakistan growing at a pace in Pakistan. I hope they continue to strive for the best in future too. You can check Oriflame Pakistan’s website to explore their products or ask from any of their consultants near you. 

Great Online Shopping Festival 2016 will begin from 28th September

If there’s one thing that I am addicted to these days then it is browsing through E-commerce sites & it definitely makes you buy things you often find on discounts despite the fact that you ain’t planning to buy them anytime soon. Online shopping is booking in Pakistan and I am a happy customer of various retailers. Here’s one more exciting festival that I can’t wait for. 

Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) – Pakistan’s biggest online shopping festival will be held from September 28–30, 2016 at http://www.gosf.live. The festival, supported by Google, JazzCash, Yayvo.com, Goto.com.pk and powered by Jang Media Group, will see more than 50 e-commerce partners participating.
Users can shop for jewellery, shoes, apparels, books, kids wear, gadgets, watches, computer accessories, health & fitness equipment, home decor products and a lot of other things. Expected generous discounts are up to 70% from the participating e-tailers. The shopping festival not only caters to users in Pakistan but also allows Pakistani expats living all over the world to send gifts to their loved ones residing all across country.

Great Online Shopping Festival 2016

Khurram Jamali, Industry Head, Google Asia Pacific said: “The ecommerce industry in Pakistan is doubling in size every year. With GOSF, we aim to tap into this robust growth by bringing sensational and affordable deals thanks to our partners. I encourage everyone to check out this year’s GOSF as it promises 72 hours of phenomenal shopping deals for everyone and their loved ones.”

Highlighting the importance of such online shopping festivals, Faizan Siddiqi, Managing Director, IMM-Jang Media Group stated: “The Jang Media Group is proud to be associated with GOSF – slated to be the biggest online shopping festival of Pakistan. Our collaboration with Google is in line with our commitment to promote e-commerce and e-tailing all across Pakistan. With our technological prowess, we have built the framework for GOSF and are looking forward to an outstanding response from people.”

JazzCash is the official payment partner for GOSF – a festival to promote e-commerce in Pakistan by offering merchants with an opportunity to showcase their product on a single platform. It offers the most secure and reliable payment method for customers during the shopping festival. During GOSF, customers who pay through JazzCash will get additional discounts of up to 80%. They can pay through three options i.e. JazzCash Mobile Account, Vouchers and Credit/Debit cards. Additionally, voucher payment can be done at the nearest JazzCash retailer from amongst more than 65,000 retailers nationwide.

Talking about the partnership between JazzCash and GOSF, Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, Director – Mobile Financial Service, Mobilink said: “We envision a remarkable growth in Pakistan’s e-commerce industry as more and more people are turning towards online shopping. JazzCash offers innovative e-payment methods that are not only secure but also allow a great deal of convenience for people looking to shop online. Our partnership with GOSF is a testimony to a rapid expansion of the online shopping industry and we remain committed to bring utmost convenience and reliability for people making online transactions all over the country.”

Google has previously helped to organise online shopping festivals in other countries such as Singapore and Sri Lanka. In Pakistan, GOSF is looking to drive the trend of online shopping toward the mainstream, thanks to the rapid growth of Pakistan’s mobile Internet market.

Laiqa Hasan Makeup look book for Summer Brides

Looking for Summer Bridal makeup inspiration? Need not to worry now because Laiqa Hasan, the founder and owner of Laiqa Hasan Salon and Spa, has launched her bridal summer look book for inspiration.

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Love the subtle look with cool shades and not so dramatic touches yet portraying a modern feel. Laiqa Hasan, recognized for her work in the Pakistani beauty industry, has personally worked with her team of beauticians to create the signature looks suitable for the Karachi brides for the July-August wedding season.

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“Beauty is about enhancing what you have. Let yourself shine through”, shares the makeup guru Laiqa Hasan, when talking about her bridal look-book.

“With this summer look book we are showcasing our bridal makeup range appropriate for the season – keeping it soft and subtle – to bring out the natural features of the glowing bride on her big day.”

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Shoot Credits:

Model: Yasmeen Hashmi

Makeup: Laiqa Hasan

Designer: Sanam Chaudhri

Photographer: Rizwan Baig

Jewelry: Sherezad Jewellery

For more details check their Facebook page.