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Author: Mahnoor Farogh

13 Jun

STORY TIME- BEST GIFT I EVER RECEIVED

I received a towel as my 20th birthday present. By now you know that the title of this blogpost oozes sarcasm. I will spare the detail of who sent it because that’s pretty much as irrelevant as the person themself.  (Coming to the ^ picture shortly, read below) I was in London at the time and my mother was visiting so we had a full house of very sassy ladies-including my mother’s best friend and my flatmate. Now this so called present was the hype since it was being sent to me from Pakistan and the sender just would not stop talking to me about the contents, packaging and effort put into it all. 4 days after...
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26 Apr

JET SET CANDY

I’ve always been someone who is attached to memories and sentiments and I wanted something, apart from a journal/scrapbook that commemorated my travels to new places. During my trip to New York, I went to the Bryant Park Christmas Market and came across Jet Set Candy’s pop-up shop. It was the cutest store I had ever seen. There were little charms all over the place, organized by make and countries and exactly what I wanted to fill up my Pandora bangle. Out of the little Empire State buildings and Statues of Liberty I had my heart set on the little sterling LaGuardia luggage tag for my first trip to New York. I’m not going to lie, I wanted to grab them all...
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21 Feb

THE GLOSSIER CRAZE

Glossier has been taking over the blogging and YouTube community but I wanted to see the products for myself before I bought them since there were mixed reviews everywhere. I was in New York recently and got the chance to visit the Glossier showroom on Lafayette Street. I was greeted by the team and spoke to Hailey about the brand and the Glossier philosophy.   The Glossier woman is someone who is natural and wants subtle makeup as opposed to the full on Instagram glam that has been trending for quite some time. The focus is on enhancing your natural beauty and features without concealing too much and using too many products, which makes it perfect for women on the go. What I...
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26 Nov

HAPPINESS IS HANDMADE

I distinctly remember the day my mother taught me how to colour. We were sprawled on the floor with my Cinderella colouring book and brand new Faber Castell colour pencils. We took a page each and began colouring. I was scribbling away on Cinderella’s face and enviously looking at Mama’s neat strokes. She noticed that I had paused and was observing her. Mama asked me if I wanted her to teach me and I nodded, flashing her my keen smile. I was 4 years old when I fell in love with art and just creating things that. I feel truly happy every time I am bent over my sketchbook, engrossed in my paintings or illustrations. I appreciate myself fully every time...
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