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Friday, 20 March 2015

Adorable embroidered towels at Babyshop

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Putting together a nursery or looking for a great baby gift? Check out these cute embroidered towels I spotted at Babyshop this week.

Perfect for a blue themed nursery
How cute are these little frogs?


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Spotlight: Saman’s Salon Clifton

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Saman's Salon Clifton
Saman's Salon in Clifton has become one of Karachi's go-to salons

Saman Nomani’s signature salon has quickly become one of Karachi’s go-to salons. The Clifton salon is a model of contemporary chic – all dark wood and natural stone. The salon has Thai-style massage rooms and a luxurious bridal studio for makeup. It also has a dedicated area for manicures and pedicures with plush leather seats and calm, zen-like atmosphere.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

5 snacks to rev up your metabolism

Snacking throughout the day isn't the worse thing you could do. Eat when you like if you're watching your weight, but make the switch from fattening sugary foods to foods that will speed up your metabolism. 

making healthy choices

Here are five snacks that you shouldn't feel guilty about indulging in. Don't worry - there aren't any names you've never heard of, or things that aren't available at your nearest supermarket!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Valentine's gifts for him and her from around Karachi

Looking for the perfect gift for someone you love? Whether you're making a huge declaration or looking for a jokey gift, we've got some great ideas.

Valentine's day gifts for him and her
Karachista's picks of great Valentine's gifts from around Karachi

And yeah, we all know that Valentine's Day doesn't mean anything but it's still nice that someone's taking the time to say "I love you" - plus who doesn't like getting flowers, chocolates and prezzies?!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Yoga, Zumba, Boot Camp - Which one's for you?

Made the decision to get fit but don't know where to start? With different fitness classes to choose from, it may be difficult to decide which one is right for you. Yoga, pilates, zumba, boot camp, TRX, aerobics - there is something for everyone.

yoga, boot camp, zumba workout


Friday, 6 February 2015

5 Habits to Kick in 2015



5 habits to kick in 2015

Refresh in 2015 by letting go of those everyday little things that are bringing you down.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Antique Hunting in Karachi


Looking to add some vibrance to your interiors? Don’t add something new, add something old. Well-chosen antiques can add depth, vibrance and a touch of character to a room. Even the most contemporary décor can benefit from the addition of an antique piece.

 
carvings, statues antique
Antique Hunting in Karachi


Friday, 23 January 2015

Perfect Hair & Skin - Two bottles to keep in your shower


Looking for frizz-free hair and soft, supple skin? This simple tweak to your beauty regime can work wonders. Sometimes it's not what you use, it's how you use it. Slap on these two products before you step out of the shower and you'll see an instant improvement in your hair and skin.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Competition winner Laiba Khan and Karachista enjoy customised Kerastase hair treatments #Kerastase

Kerastase treatment for great hair
Kerastase is a hair care regime that claims to be different
I’m in danger of becoming a Kerastase junkie. On of the lovely perks of my job is that you get to try all sorts of fabulous treatments and the folks at Kerastase have let me try their rituals not once but twice. I have to say I’m a total convert and am considering buying some of their home care products with my hard-earned cash.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Essie's signature manicure pedicure at Mint Beauty Solutions - salon review

Essie Nail colours

Essie Spa Manicure Pedicure
Essie's luxury signature Manicure Pedicure is now available in Pakistan
Obsessed by Essie’s gorgeous nail colours? Essie has just upped the ante by launching their signature manicure and pedicure in Pakistan. The state-of-the-art manicure/pedicure is based on their unique hydra-resurfacing system, which is a combination of exfoliation and moisturisation.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

20 Pakistani Life and Style Instagram Accounts worth following

Pakistan Instagram Accounts

Pakistanis are still dipping their toes into Instagram but there are some awesome Pakistani accounts out there. These are some of the best, in no particular order:

1. @tapujaveri – One of Pakistan’s top photographers, Javeri’s Instagram is gorgeous and witty. A brilliant mix of fashion, artistic images from around Pakistan and candid shots, this is one of the best Pakistani Instagram accounts. Javeri is more than just a photographer – he’s a designer, Radio-Jockey and jeweller. His myriad interests and humour make his Instagram endlessly fascinating – along with the fact that he knows just about everyone in Pakistani Fashion.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Ten-Minute Guide to Instagram – everything you need to know to get started

Tapu Javeri says he speaks in pictures - Instagram could have been made for him

If you haven’t tried Instagram yet because it seems complicated, think again. Anything this popular isn’t going to be rocket science – in fact Instagram is super-easy to use, engaging and kind of addictive.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Bridal beauty - a natural, pre-wedding beauty regime

Karachista.com is very excited to bring you our very first guest post. As someone who was juggling work and wedding planning practically until the day of her wedding, I was intrigued by Nadya Sadiq’s intense pre-nuptial health and beauty regime. If you’re a bride to-be, no matter how little time you have, it’s worth taking a leaf out of Nadya’s book and devote some time to pampering yourself. Whether you follow her whole routine or cherry-pick some great tips, Nadya’s pre-wedding health and beauty regime is full of ideas for the bride-to-be.


Bridal Beauty - the perfect pre-wedding beauty regime - Nadya on her mehndhi
Nadya at her Mehndhi

Friday, 8 August 2014

Post-Ramadan Eating Plan - Cleanse up your act!

Slice fruits into iced water for a healthy hit of hyrdration
Ramadan should be an exercise in self-control and restraint. Instead it’s the month of soaring ghee consumption, groaning iftar tables and terrible food choices. You may just have got away with eating badly thanks to daytime fasting but it’s super-easy to pile on the pounds after Eid. Ditch those Ramadan Food Crimes if you want to avoid the dreaded post-Eid Belly.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

5 Simple Yoga Poses - Simple Steps to Yoga Bliss - Part II

5 simple yoga poses anyone can do at home
In the second part of our introduction to basic yoga, expert teacher Salma Mian elucidates five easy poses that anyone can do at home. Start with 10-15 minutes and two poses, focusing on breathing correctly. Try not to worry too much about the timing. Stop whenever you are tired and remember to hydrate before, during and after each session. You can read the first part of the series here.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Simple Steps to Yoga Bliss

Balance your mind, learn to relax, enhance your physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing with yoga. Salma Mian is one of Karachi’s most trusted Yoga teachers. She trained with Sir Wajahat and went on to train further in Sri Lanka with a well-known teacher named Veeda. At the time Veeda was over eighty and yet looked no more than 50. Salma perfected her art in intense one-on-one sessions that would last hours. She continues to upgrade her skills and now offers Hot Yoga after a course in Canada. Salma uses her expertise to guide her pupils, describing each pose in depth, from the breathing to the position of each part of your body.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Fashion Gives Back - A grand charity trunk show kicks off the fashion segment of SindhFest

The iconic backdrop of the Mohatta Palace saw the start of the fashion segment of the Sindh Festival on Sunday 9th February. Shehrbano Taseer, editor of Sunday, and Rema Qureshi, who works for the UN, held a charity trunk show at the historic building. The influential duo collected donations from many of the best designers in Pakistan.

Mohatta Palace - Pakistani fashion charity trunk show for the Sindh Festival
A magnificent setting for Fashion Supports Conservation

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

What’s Hot & What’s Not for 2014

As 2014 springs into action, it's time for the traditional new year's trends prediction - what's hot and what's not for the coming year.

Instagram is in, Facebook is out

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Crafter's Expo and the British Women's Association Christmas Fair - so many goodies in one day!

Isn't it always the way? There's nothing on for weeks and then two fabulous events clash and you have to dash from one to the other or decide which one to miss. A couple of weeks ago on Sunday 15th December, craft loving Karachi-ites faced just this dilemma. In this case missing one of the events was unthinkable. The annual Crafter's Expo was held at the Royal Rodale Club while The British Women's Association Christmas Fair took place at the Beach Luxury Hotel.

Cupcakes at Crafter's Expo Karachi


Top tips for surviving the wedding season

Pakistani Wedding season survival tips
PHOTO: Rammal/Nabia Mehmud courtesy Express Tribune Pakistan

 December in Pakistan can mean only one thing – Wedding Season: a never-ending string of dholkis, mayyuns, mehndhis, nikkahs, baraats and valimas. Even if you love the colour and drama of big fat Pakistani weddings, the sheer scale of the winter marital marathon is exhausting.
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