July 1, 2021

These makeup artists in Lahore should be your go tos if your eyeliner wings rarely match

The truth is we all love makeup but not everyone is good at it. This is a safe space you can finally come out and accept your makeup skills are terrible. You apply liner with shaky hands and god, your wings never match, every time you put on mascara it ends up being all over […]

July 1, 2021

7 gifts perfect for the germaphobe in your life

The pandemic has gotten to even the best of us. Everyone is conscious about the surfaces they’re touching and is constantly sanitising their hands, but there’s no lying that some people are a bit more OCD than the rest. This article is for that one germophobe friend of yours who washes hands every five minutes […]

June 29, 2021

Pink and transparent umbrellas take over markets in cities

Over the past week, bright pink and transparent umbrellas sprouted in Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan creating colourful walkways through some of the busiest markets. The installations are part of Unilever’s collaboration with Kinetic Pakistan to create and deploy a mesmerizing OOH concept for the skincare brand, Glow and Lovely. Kinetic Pakistan, part of the global […]

June 29, 2021

7 highly skilled Karachi based Henna artists slaying the Instagram game

Whether it’s for Eid, weddings or just a lazy evening where you pick up a Henna cone and sketch an absolute disaster on your hand, Mehndi is an art form that can be used to express oneself. Mehndi for most is not just a product but an experience that brings joy. Looking at it fading […]

June 28, 2021

From Kareem Block goods to Paan Gaali sarees, every Lahori shopaholic needs to know these markets

No one can beat Lahoris at finding budget-friendly markets in every nook and cranny of the city. Where Packages Mall and Emporium made shopping easy, they took away the fun of bargaining from dusk till dawn with a stubborn shopkeeper who will keep reminding you of your age by constantly calling you a ‘Baji’. From […]

June 28, 2021

This local luxury makeup brand competes with international brands with its range of cruelty-free and paraben-free products

Remember the time when you’d ask your best friend coming from abroad to bring you Huda Beauty eyeshadow palettes or Benefit mascaras? Well not anymore. Pakistani makeup brands have been coming strong with everything the international market has to offer and better. These brands don’t just focus on the products but also their impact on […]

June 22, 2021

This online furniture store is paying its karigars above minimum wage AND creating pretty cool stuff

Whether you bought a new home or are just planning to redecorate your living space, the right kind of furniture is the one thing that instantly elevates the look. Unfortunately, in Pakistan furniture shopping means going from one karigar shop to another and looking at the same two designs everywhere. Wouldn’t it be great if […]

June 22, 2021

9 sunscreens with SPF 40 and above that will protect your skin from sun damage

If you have space for just one product in your skincare bag, fill it with a tube of your favourite sunscreen. No matter what the forecast is, as long as the sun shines your skin needs protection from its harmful rays. Using the right kind of SPF can rescue your skin from most problems including […]

June 17, 2021

11 things you can gift your Abu this Father’s Day that are not perfumes or watches

Father’s should be celebrated every day of the year but for someone who tries not to spend a lot on himself, Father’s Day is important. The problem is that Abu’s are the hardest to shop for. Another ironic thing, they believe Father’s Day is a capitalist scam. There’s nothing you can buy that won’t make […]

June 17, 2021

These online bakers are making artistic buttercream cakes that deserve to be on your Insta story

Art is not limited to a single form; some turn fabric into a canvas and others cakes. Desserts were once limited to just being sweet but now incredible artists are working their creative magic on cakes to make them look so beautiful that it’ll be hard to dig into. Most of these artists use buttercream […]

June 14, 2021

These 7 places in Karachi might just be the holy grail of loaded fries

‘Fries are the best thing anyone could possibly ever eat’ is the only opinion that has become a fact. In a world where people have opposing views, the love for fries is identical in every heart and stomach. Whether you like chunky steak cut fries or thin and crispy fries – all of them are […]

June 10, 2021

7 spots in Karachi serving fresh donuts for the ultimate sugar hit

Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend was clearly wrong. Speaking on behalf of all the girls (boys and everyone else) it’s indeed a ‘dough ring’ better than all other rings. Glazed donuts, filled donuts jelly donuts or sprinkled donuts, people adore them all. Many options available locally are still struggling to perfect their […]

June 9, 2021

Men, this is what happens when you switch from harsh skincare by Garnier to natural products by Zen Skincare

Natural and organic is the next big thing in the skincare industry. People have now understood that a product doesn’t have to contain iffy ingredients in order to work. Men’s skincare is almost always neglected when it comes to revolutionising products. Usually, these items come in black plastic tubes with the charcoal grey minty product […]

June 9, 2021

These home chefs are bringing the taste of Burma to Karachi through their versions of Khao Suey

If you spend a day with Karachites and don’t hear them mention Khao Suey once, then they probably aren’t true Karachities. Originated in Burma, Khao Suey has now become a staple Memoni dish. This soupy treat garnished with the most delicious toppings and served with egg noodles is a perfect meal for a night in. […]

June 8, 2021

5 Desi nashta combinations you have to try this Sunday if you call yourself a Lahori

Lahoris and Desi nashta is a love affair far more interesting than Heer Ranjha. Everyone else wants to relax on a Sunday, probably plans to wake up late but Lahoris will wake up at 6 am to go have breakfast from their favourite spot. Now, that’s the amount of love, commitment and effort everyone needs […]

June 7, 2021

11 cruelty-free brands that don’t test on animals unlike MAC and Maybelline

It is shocking that many of our daily use items are manufactured through processes that support theriocide. Makeup is one such item. Brands like MAC, Nars, Maybelline and many other drugstore and high-end brands test on animals. Over 100 million animals are burnt, crippled, killed or poisoned in the US labs every year. Few local […]

June 4, 2021

7 locally available hair care products for a little TLC when you have postpartum hair loss

As your body prepares to nurture a little human, it goes through a lot of hormonal and physical changes. Most of the changes and side effects are often discussed while others are lesser-known; one such side effect is hair loss. The first-trimester stress and hormonal fluctuations might cause shedding of hair in some women. Hair […]

May 31, 2021

Here’s where you can customise your very own bridal lehanga on a budget

If your wedding is on the cards, you need to ask yourself whether you’re getting married for love or for the love of bridal wear. Nothing reflects our culture better than a good old bridal lehenga. The rich red signifies love and emotions while the unique embroidery and stitches reflect several art forms used around […]

May 31, 2021

You need to check out these places in Islamabad if you’re craving freshly baked cookies

Some things are iconic for a reason. Cookies are one such piece of heaven that God bestowed upon us in the happiest of moments. Whether you like dipping them in a mug of warm milk or prefer to munch on them on the go, cookies are a perfect gooey yet crunchy treat to satisfy your […]

May 26, 2021

7 ‘Friends’ merchandise items to get you prepared for the reunion

Ross and Rachel might have been on a break but a fan’s obsession with ‘Friends’ is never on a break. It has been more than two decades since it last aired and the fans finally managed to convince the cast to get together once again and sit in their favourite cafe. The Friends Reunion is […]

May 25, 2021

7 insta-worthy stools that are perfect to fill any space around your house from garden to lounge

Though beds and chairs are the first things that come to one’s mind when talking about furniture, smaller wooden accessories like stools are equally important to elevate the aesthetic of any space. These versatile pieces can be added to a kitchen island as bar stools, put next to the couch as footrests or used as […]

May 24, 2021

These 7 home based kitchens in Lahore are making healthy salads that won’t leave you feeling hungry

Healthy Salads have a reputation of being bland and leaving a chunk of empty space in your stomach. Most people consider eating salads an atonement for all the junk they have eaten previously. Pakistanis, in particular, have a fancy concept of eating salads as a ‘side’ to their ‘regular’ meals. But in reality, they don’t […]

May 20, 2021

These Pakistani brands have launched their summer collection for unstitched men’s shalwar kameez

As the temperature rises with each passing day, surviving in jeans gets tougher and tougher. Unlike women, men don’t have many clothing options to get through the heat. In such a situation, cotton shalwar kameez comes in for the rescue. This pair of clothing is the most versatile, practical and fashionable more so during the […]

May 20, 2021

These businesses have started taking pre-orders for premium quality mangos

Mangos are rightly named ‘The King’ as they are one of the most widely consumed fruits. It’s that time of the year again to move aside all other kinds of fruits because you’re loyal to the ruler of the empire. Unfortunately, finding the perfect kind of mango in the market is a struggle, some are […]

May 18, 2021

7 local brands catering to your tie and dye needs this summer

Fashion trends come and go but there are only a few that stand the test of time. Tie and Dye styles are one such example. Recently, this dyeing technique hit the market strong with a fusion of lots of fun colours and patterns. Major fashion houses such as Prada, Supreme and Off-White launched their collections […]

May 17, 2021

11 mild and sulphate-free shampoos that won’t strip your scalp of moisture

Although commercials, in which someone is seen using a shampoo with endless foam, seem pleasing, the chemical that creates this foam is probably damaging your hair. Most shampoo brands use sulphates in their formulas as foaming agents. It is known to be the bad guy that strips hair of moisture and colour, leaving the scalp […]

May 12, 2021

9 organic kitchen essentials from ghee to jams for a healthier lifestyle

The popularity of organic food seems to be on a constant rise for the past few years. Apart from being healthier and tastier, it’s also far more sustainable. Organic food has a much lower carbon footprint, it contains no artificial flavours, colours and additives that are harmful to the body and nature. Although our mothers […]

May 11, 2021

These 7 businesses in Lahore are helping celebrate Eid in lockdown by making homemade desi sweets

What’s Meethi Eid without lots of sweets? The process of making the perfect sweets by hand with your family and then having it is a traditional way of celebrating this festival. With the third wave still going on, this eid is all about protecting your loved ones but that does not mean you can’t enjoy […]

May 10, 2021

Here’s where you can order power packed breakfasts from Bagels to Halwa Puri in Lahore

Breakfast is considered the most essential part of the healthy human diet yet we often skip it due to our busy schedule. If you don’t sleep every night dreaming about the sunny-side-up eggs you’ll have in the morning then I am sorry you’re not a true foodie. Sometimes, basic breakfast gets boring but thankfully there […]

May 7, 2021

These 7 homemade ice creams in Karachi are giving Walls a run for its life

It is unfortunate that some of the good tasting ice creams cost a fortune and the ones that are reasonably priced taste like sugar syrup. Homemade ice creams are fresh, flavorful and pocket friendly because they don’t contain unnatural stabilizers that keep store-bought ice creams fresh for days.  Here’s a list of places from where […]

May 6, 2021

This Islamabad based artist digitally designs truck arts onto luxury cars

A year ago, when the pictures of Tesla Cybertruck have launched, a desi at heart thought what we all didn’t; if this is the truck of the future where will the truck art go? Everyone is intrigued by luxury items and for some reason, no one has incorporated culture into them. While creating a few […]

May 5, 2021

9 Mother’s Day gift ideas under Rs. 3,000 to celebrate your mom

Mum’s are special beings that deserve only the very best. With mother’s day fast approaching, you must be struggling to find a perfect present that suits your mother’s personality. Thankfully, there are many online shops ready to ship ideal gifts to you for your mom. Here are 9 locally available gifting items for every type […]

May 4, 2021

Is coffee good for you? This is what science has to say

There’s a reason why the internet is rife with memes on coffee: over time caffeine has become an essential part of everyday life, be it before a meeting or just as a pick-me-up in the morning. The booming caffeine industry has also been accompanied by an increased interest in caffeine itself, making it one of […]

April 29, 2021

7 local businesses selling abayas for every occasion

Where representation is concerned, the Pakistani designer fraternity has mostly ignored the needs of women who like to keep it modest. Surviving this country’s heat in tacky and cheap-quality jersey abayas is a task you don’t want even your worst enemy to perform. To solve this problem, many online small businesses have taken the initiative […]

April 28, 2021

7 home-based bakeries delivering cakes, cupcakes and more in Multan

The city of saints might be known for its delicious desi sweets but there’s only so much Sohan Halwa you can eat. Multan has many talented bakers who are serving people with an array of homebaked items. These bakeries offer delicious and the finest quality cakes, cupcakes and more that can be customised to the […]

April 28, 2021

7 home-based kitchens making fresh desi meals in Lahore

Meal prepping is fun until you get bored of cooking the same two things. Good thing it isn’t 2019 anymore, lockdown made numerous home chefs channel their talents on a commercial scale. If you’re overwhelmed by your workload or simply miss ghar ka khaana, home chefs are coming to your rescue. They offer diverse and […]

April 27, 2021

11 styling tips inspired by hip hop’s most famous rappers

Defined as laid-back yet boujee, hip hop fashion has always been the top runner of the fashion leagues. Then a style adopted by only a few male African American New Yorkers is now adopted by people of all genders, races and age groups. Oftentimes, I scroll past Stormi Webster’s pictures and sigh. You will do […]

April 22, 2021

9 things you need to adopt for a boho-chic lifestyle

Let’s be honest, we all have pinned tens of boho-chic inspired posts on our Pinterest accounts. This laid-back and unconventional style is an amalgamation of colourful yet subtle designs. Originally influenced by Czech culture, the bohemian style has now become a mainstream aesthetic. The reason bohemian is never going out of style is that there […]

April 21, 2021

These 7 local businesses will get you started on your eco-friendly lifestyle on this Earth day

April 22nd is Earth day, where everyone celebrates the magnificent planet we reside in. Unfortunately, as consumers we use disposal items daily, that usually end up in our seas and landfills. Our oceans now have 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste. Adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t just protect our planet but also keeps us away from […]

April 20, 2021

These 7 businesses make insta worthy serving plates your dinner table needs

How many times have you stopped your friends from eating because you didn’t capture an Instagram worthy picture of your meal? You clear the table of any tissues, wipe the sides of your plate and adjust the angle; it is just so annoying when all of this effort goes to waste. Although the food itself […]

April 20, 2021

7 businesses that are making learning from home fun with their activity kits

Need a way to make the learn-from-home process more entertaining for your kids? Lockdown has been extremely tough on kids. It restricted them from going to school which wasn’t only a means to education but also an area to socialise and develop emotionally. Activity kits are one of the solutions to this problem. These kits […]

April 19, 2021

Here are 7 probiotic alternatives to Lassi for Sehri this Ramadan

Your body is home to numerous types of good bacteria that are crucial for human health. These bacteria improve digestive health, brain health, immunity and many other bodily systems. Doctors recommend that adding probiotics to your diet is one of the ways to keep them thriving. With Ramadan going on, we often forget to take […]

April 14, 2021

Here are 7 online stores in Lahore that deliver customisable Ramadan baskets to your doorstep

The holy month of Ramadan is not just about fasting, it is also a time to celebrate all your blessings. With lockdown in place, Ramadan might feel a bit different. Although virtual connectivity has made this period much easier for all of us, nothing beats a special real life gesture. This Ramadan, send your loved […]

April 14, 2021

7 organic deodorants to try this summer

Did you know that Aluminium is an active ingredient present in most drugstore antiperspirants? Researchers suggest that aluminium-containing antiperspirants hinder nature’s process by blocking sweat pores. Natural deodorants won’t stop you from sweating but they are designed to keep you smelling fresh for hours. For this reason, many people are switching to organic deodorants. Here’s […]

April 13, 2021

25 wardrobe essentials from LAMA

A new season is a great excuse for a wardrobe refresh. There’s a lack of local stores in Pakistan that make high street fashion wear. Pakistani’s are usually seen running after their aunties and uncles living abroad to bring them clothes from Zara. If you’re one of those people, look no further. LAMA (@lamaretail) is […]

April 12, 2021

Here are 9 NGOs worth donating to this Ramadan

It is said that those who spend on charity will be richly rewarded. Throughout decades, people have searched for ways to contribute to the society they live in. The holy month of Ramadan is one such opportunity. Muslims around the world donate to the less fortunate. It can be intimidating to choose from lots of […]

April 8, 2021

7 local stores making the perfect chutneys and achaars to pair with Iftaar snacks this Ramadan

Every cuisine has a condiment that can be paired with any food item. The Chinese have hoisin sauce, Arabs have hummus and for the people of the subcontinent, it is achars and chutneys. Every dinner table of a desi household is incomplete without a jar filled with achar or chutney. This Ramadan brush aside all […]

April 7, 2021

Karachi’s famous donut shop opens pre-orders in Lahore

After a year and a half of having a successful run in Karachi, O Donuts (@od_pk) recently announced the opening of a branch in Lahore. For anyone who hasn’t heard of them before, OD is well-known amongst Karachities and has 12 outlets all over the city. Although it has a diverse menu that includes savouries […]

April 6, 2021

These 9 highly reviewed and locally made moisturisers will save your dry skin from the changing weather

Have you been battling patches of dryness and chapped lips these days? People from around the country have been complaining about sudden changes in the texture of the skin for some time now. There are tons of reasons why your skin may feel flaky. One reason is the significant drop in the level of humidity. […]

April 5, 2021

A short guide on where to find men’s footwear from Kohati to Peshawari chappals online

Traditional footwear is a must-have in any closet. Not going to lie, there are no other types of shoes that look equally good with kurta shalwar. We are sure that your shopping cart is filled right now with lots of ethnic wear for Ramzan. But wait have you thought about your shoes? We believe that […]

April 1, 2021

11 paintings by local artists to kicksta rt your art collection

No room is truly complete without artwork. Sculptures, prints or photographs fill empty spaces giving your home a unique personality. Paintings have been the choice of art for most people. It is the expression of ideas and emotions in a two-dimensional visual language. There is plenty of unique artwork available for you to buy.  We […]

March 31, 2021

7 different cuisines you can try from these home based kitchens in Islamabad

People often travel around the globe to explore different cuisines. Now exploring the world has become tough. The pandemic has confined us within our homes and restricted us from travelling the world. What if we tell you that you don’t have to get on a plane to enjoy the pleasure of global cuisines in their […]

March 30, 2021

Periods are a pain, but much less with these eco-friendly hygiene products

Taking care of yourself is usually taken synonymous with what we eat and put on our skin. It is rare that someone speaks about the health implications of using pads and tampons. People who menstruate have been using these for decades, but only recently have started questioning what pads and tampons are made out of. […]

March 25, 2021

Enjoy a vegan lifestyle with these 5 local brands that make dairy-free products in Karachi

Opting to go vegan due to personal preferences or health implications in Pakistan is very difficult because of the lack of vegan-friendly available options. Saying goodbye to milk, cakes and ice cream is a tough task but don’t give up on going dairy-free just yet. You can still enjoy your favourite foods while adopting a […]

March 25, 2021

Check out these 5 home-based kitchens in Karachi making delicious dumplings

If by any chance you’re a fan of dumplings then consider this a very good time to be a Karachite. We are sure that you too, like us, are guilty of eating dozens of dumplings in one sitting. This ultimate comfort food is a delightful thing, born of thrift and culinary ingenuity, that can easily […]

March 24, 2021

5 must-try online bakeries in Lahore for gluten free desserts

Gluten is a seed storage protein found in most of the foods we like to eat, even though it provides no essential nutrients. People choose to avoid gluten due to a number of reasons including diseases. Although going gluten-free is the right thing to do for people suffering oftentimes that means you can’t enjoy a […]

March 22, 2021

Are these fresh fruit popsicles a healthier and better alternative to Jet Sport?

There is no other summer treat that is as iconic as ice lollies. These frozen desserts take us back to the playground days when we licked off a dripping ice lolly from our arm while playing. To make you reminisce about your childhood, we have curated a list of healthier versions of these popsicles.  These […]

March 22, 2021

Lotus lovers, here are 5 bakeries in Lahore for you

Ever since the rise in popularity, Lotus biscuits have been incorporated into numerous desserts: ice-cream, cheesecake, mini donuts, shakes and so much more. If you’re a fan of Lotus biscuits and are always looking for a new place to try out different infusions then look no further. We’ve curated a list of 5 highly reviewed […]

March 18, 2021

7 different cuisines you can try by ordering from these home based kitchens in Lahore

One can only be identified as a Pakistani if they’re a hardcore foodie. With the copious amounts of talent we withhold, it’s no surprise that so many cuisines are accessible to us. It’s only when you experience food in it’s most authentic form, you encounter it in it’s true essence. In Lahore, “different cuisines” have […]

March 17, 2021

5 proposal ideas under Rs. 5,000 for the Lahoris in quarantine

Is 2021 the year where you’ll finally seal the deal? If so, don’t embarrass yourself with just a basic proposal. 2021 is all about showing more affection and going an extra mile for the love of your life before putting a ring on it. Channel your inner romantic with these 5 proposal props that you […]

March 16, 2021

5 places to order smashable piñata cakes in Lahore

If you live on the same planet as we do, you must have seen your friends smashing cakes on Instagram. Chocolate smash cakes, a hollow chocolate casing filled with a surprise (usually, candy) that are cracked open and consumed with glee, have been quickly gaining popularity among the people of Lahore.  We have listed our […]

March 15, 2021

5 homegrown brands offering Kurtas to keep you cool this summer

When the forecast predicts temperatures of 30 degrees and above, the thought of wearing anything but an easy summer kurta isn’t always the most appealing. For this reason, Lawn has become Pakistani women’s best friend. The beginning of March saw many famous brands launching their lawn/summer collections. This year we plan to go a bit […]

March 13, 2021

5 highly reviewed and locally made vitamin C serums for brighter and glowy skin

Finding a handful of skincare options in the market can be a little overwhelming. If you are new to the world of skincare and need a quick solution to all your skin problems, a Vitamin C serum is your best bet. Skincare enthusiasts and dermatologists rave about its benefits – because it really works! Vitamin […]

March 12, 2021

7 Local Brands Making Cloth Masks That Can Easily be Worn in the Summer Heat

Key? Check! Wallet? Check! Mask??  The pandemic made masks a permanent member (at least for now) of our wardrobe. Now that masks have become an integral part of our daily attire, they should also be tying our outfit together. Just like any true accessory, they should only amp up your style game. Swipe down to […]

March 12, 2021

9 Health Benefits Of Coffee You Probably Didn’t Know

As much as we all love freshly brewed coffee in the morning – and multiple times during the day after that – most of us don’t know its benefits beyond the fact that it gives us a much needed kick of energy to stay on top of our never ending to-do lists. Did you know […]

March 11, 2021

Our 7 Go To Local Brands for Hand Painted Fashion

Are you tired of wearing the same old printed clothing every year? Because we are. Many local businesses have taken the initiative to hand paint simple fabrics and transform them into graceful sarees, dupattas and kurtas. You might have witnessed celebrities such as Mahira Khan, Sadaf Kanwal and Mansha Pasha donning hand painted sarees on […]

March 9, 2021

5 Eateries in Lahore That Deliver Keto Food to Your Doorstep

If you’re looking to kickstart your fitness routine before summer, the ketogenic diet is the best option for you. Social media influencers, marketeers and nutritionists swoon over it, but have you ever wondered why? By replacing the intake of carbs with fats, our body gets accustomed to burning fat efficiently. Although keto has been the […]