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Tête à Tête with Shehla Khan

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Skincare is now seen as self-care. What is your opinion about that?

In my opinion, taking care of your skin should be your utmost priority as it’s the largest organ of the body and needs your time and effort. Personally, I consider my skin my most important organ. I make sure it looks and feels healthy as it is a representation of how I am taking care of it.

In simpler words, what you see on the outside is what you are giving inside and self-care for me begins with skin for sure.

How has your relationship with your skin changed since the start of your professional career?

Since childhood, I have always had good skin and I believed that it had more to do with genes. However, as the years passed by, I started learning more about skin and realized that we start to age the day we are born. It was mind-boggling for me at first. However, slowly and steadily I started to understand how important it was to take care of one’s skin.

Not just by applying different products but strongly taking care of one’s wellness from the inside as well.

For me, the secret to good skin now is a healthy diet, ample water intake, physical activity, knowledge of your skin type,and correct skincare routines meant for your skin.

Do you see skincare as health?

Your skin is a representation of your good health. For me, both go hand-in-hand.

What motivates you to have a skin-care routine, personally? Is it because it’s a part of your job?

For sure, this profession has changed my perspective on life. However, with or without this profession, I am and will always be a skincare junkie.

My motivation for skincare is the confidence it radiates. It is a whole different and empowering feeling when you feel super confident in your own bare skin.

What do you suggest for busy people who don’t have a lot of time in their schedules but want to have good skin?

Investing in a good face wash and a sunblock that is meant for your skin and staying hydrated.

Do you believe anyone can have great skin, or do you think genetics plays a big part in determining skin quality?

I believe anyone can have great skin, it only needs commitment and consistency.

Some people are blessed to have genetically good skin but trust me if they don’t take care of it the right way, their skin will visibly age too.

It’s just as simple as when you buy a brand new car, you ensure its regular servicing. That’s what your skin needs too.

What is your skincare mantra?

Clean Skin leads to Healthy & Glowing Skin.

How has the pandemic affected the way you’ve thought about skincare and beauty?

Pandemic did not affect my thoughts about skincare and beauty. The importance of it in one’s life and well-being is undeniable.

Industry and business-wise, the pandemic has been one of the worst phases ever experienced by skincare professionals. The industry was shut for straight 8 months, clients shifted to homecare they barely knew of, post-pandemic client dropout was massive and what not.

 

How far do you think has the beauty industry has come in Pakistan? Are you happy with where we stand now?

The beauty industry of Pakistan has definitely come a long way. We now have high-end product ranges. Reputable international brands are investing here and we are definitely growing.

As to where we are standing on the ground, I believe we still have a long way to go. The beauty industry is not meant to be money-making only. It’s high time it should become the owner of the responsibility we have on our shoulders as beauty experts. One needs to understand the client needs not the business needs alone.

A few things that I am implementing in order to bring a change are through providing constant education to clients about their skin and the treatments I perform on them. I make sure I set their expectations according to the deliverables I can actually provide instead of over-promising. Another aspect that I make them understand of is how both I and the client will have to work hand-in-hand throughout the process of attaining healthy skin.

Teaching our clients and staff is really necessary which I believe 90% of the industry is not doing.

What does beauty mean to you?

The confidence and empowerment to flaunt your bare skin.

I never promise my clients of crystal clear, white skin. I make them believe in healthy and glowing skin.

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The Launch of Burger Lab’s latest invention – Burger Lab Innovation Kitchen

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Every time we head out of the house for dinner – there is one dreaded question that we ask each other, where are we going to eat today? Well, living in Karachi, we are always overwhelmed by so many options that it is hard to choose where to dine out, so we’re here to give you some suggestions as to where your next dinner or lunch should be. It should definitely be at the new Burger Lab Innovation Kitchen!

All of us have been eating from Burger Lab’s scrumptious burgers for as long as we can remember – so what’s so different in this new innovation kitchen, you might ask? Well, as the name suggests, this new outlet by one of the most famous burger franchises in Pakistan is all about innovation! Located at Khayaban-e-Seher, with a chill, cozy, yet fancy vibe, Burger Lab has introduced an Innovative Menu, and it is oh so good. Believe us when we say, there hasn’t been any place in Pakistan that makes you want to keep going back for that Honey Glazed Burger (our favorite from the menu). The other items in the innovative menu also include Honey Glazed Chicken, The 3 Musketeers (sliders), and Bounty Shake.

 

 

As you can tell, the Burger Lab Innovation Kitchen will be our weekly meal stop for a while. The idea behind the new place by Burger Lab is so amazing, as they will only be offering the products in the innovative menu for a few weeks after which, they will introduce a new set of products – how tempting is that? And oh, don’t worry if you fall in love with an innovative menu item that might be leaving soon, they will be launching the innovative menu items that people love nationwide across 29 other outlets!

 

So, what are you waiting for? Head to the Burger Lab Innovation Kitchen and tell us what you think!

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KASHMIR Are All Ready to Release a New Single ‘Ayi Bahaar’

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One of the greatest discoveries of Pepsi Battle of the Bands has to be the 2017 Winners of the competition KASHMIR, an alternative rock band from Karachi that really came and conquered. The group which consists of 6 members has been making headlines with their music ever since. They finally satisfied their fans with their debut studio album ‘Khwaab’ last year. The album was critically acclaimed and reminded us of all of the reasons as to why we fell in love with this band in the first place.

Well, after much anticipation, it looks like KASHMIR is finally putting out new music once again and we are genuinely thrilled. The band teased the arrival of a new single ‘Ayi Bahaar’ on their Social Media, and fans have been patiently waiting for the single to drop on the first of October.

 

The name of the song is enough to tell us that the song might somehow be related to everyone’s favorite season (Spring aka Bahaar!) and so we have reason to believe this is going to be a fun and funky song. The cover art for the single looks amazing too and we can’t wait till we can listen to the song.

 

KASHMIR has managed to rise to fame in this very competitive music industry with their original sound and beautiful lyrics. Since Pakistan has started to see some growth in the music industry – it is extremely rewarding to see how this new band is taking center stage and bringing us some brilliant music while they do that!

 

 

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Kinza Razzak to Star in Sports Drama ‘22 Qadam directed by Anjum Shehzad’

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The rising young actress Kinza Razzak who has made her mark on the small screen in a short period of time is coming back on our screens in an exciting sports drama ‘22 Qadam’ soon.

Kinza Razzak has proved her mettle with distinct roles in several television serials, telefilms, and advertisements. This time, the young actress will be seen in a completely different avatar in the sports drama. Details for the serial have not yet been revealed, though the drama is on the floor and is expected to release soon.

 

The young actress was last seen on the screens in the hit drama serial Log Kya Kahain Ge alongside Faisal Qureshi and the critically acclaimed web series Ek Jhooti Love Story with Bilal Abbas Khan. She has been gracing our screens in challenging roles since 2017 and has a knack for choosing her projects wisely. This time, the actress is once again ready to star in a project that sounds like a completely unique story.

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