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The Mindful Missy

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Paperazzi’s Publishing Editor Meher Tareen has created a superb platform – The Mindful Missy – A safe space to discuss real life issues we face as a society ruled by unrealistic standard of beauty.

This instagram account talks about the experiences, struggles and triumphs of real people and promotes authentic discussions to enable people to learn and grow.

They have now published their first digital cover featuring unedited pictures that promote a body positive image and encourage people to talk about mental illness. [Featuring Stylist Anaum Hammad]

Earlier in 2018, they started the ‘COME AS YOU ARE CAMPAIGN‘ which also highlighted similar issue.

It’s about time someone introduced such a platform! People should be encouraged to accept their flaws and believe nobody is as perfect as they seem, because we live in a world where social media bombards us with edited images and near to perfect lifestyles that leave a lot of people feeling ‘Not Good Enough’.

We wish you all the best and pray you continue breaking more barriers and spreading all this love!!!

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10 Beauty Tips For This Winter

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You may notice that along with rosy cheeks, winter also results in dry, cracked or chapped skin. Winter air is drier and humidity is lower.This weather change, coupled with dry indoor temperatures from heaters, zaps our skin’s moisture. Here are a few tips to retain some of that moisture:

1. Moisturize Daily

Cold weather and cool winds aggravate dry skin condition. Moisturizers and cold creams are a must during winters. Tone and moisture after each cleansing to preserve and replenish the moisture in your skin. Use a moisturizing night cream every evening. Apply a daytime moisturizer around your eyes and on dry areas EACH morning!

2. Lip Balm

Keep lips covered with a good balm applied several times during the day. Lip balms are now commonly available with an SPF factor. Make sure the lip balm contains SPF 15 or 20. Other ingredients to look out for while buying a lip balm or chap stick are vitamin E and shea butter. Avoid licking your lips and don’t bite the skin on the surface of your lips.

3. Apply Sunscreen

On bright winter days, the sun’s rays increases your risk of exposure. And don’t be fooled by darker, dreary days in winter, either. The sun’s harmful UV rays can permeate clouds and still cause damage. Before you go outside, apply a moisturizing, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher to all exposed areas of your body.

4. Lemon and Water

Squeeze fresh lemon into a mug full of hot water and drink when you wake up. This helps flush out and purify the body internally, potentially reducing toxins and bacteria in the small intestine that can lead to acne. You know how your diet can sometimes make you break out? This is like the reverse of that.

5. Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is easily available and comes very cheap. It can be used on dry skin, dry lips, and cracked heels – the remnants of winter on our body. Petroleum jelly is an emollient and has skin moisturizing properties. It helps to get rid of the above-mentioned dry skin conditions. But if your skin is prone to breakouts, do not use this remedy.

6. Olive Oil And Egg Yolk Face Mask

Add 3-4 drops of olive oil to 2 egg yolks and whip them to get a stable mixture. Apply it on your face and keep it on for 20 minutes. Wash off with water. Olive oil is rich in natural antioxidants and vitamins E and K. Egg yolk contains vitamin A and lecithins that nourish the skin and treat dryness effectively.

7. Milk Cream And Honey

Milk cream or malai is one of the best natural moisturizing creams that you can apply on your skin to make it supple and soft. Trust honey to clear your skin off the bacteria that are responsible for the growth of pimples and acne on your face. All you need to do is to take a tablespoon each of milk cream and honey in a bowl and mix them well. Apply the mixture on your face and skin and leave it for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Pat dry your skin and see the result; your skin will feel moisturized like never before.

8. Avocado And Honey Face Mask

Mash the avocado and add the honey to it. Apply the mixture on your face and neck. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with water. Avocado and honey are both humectants and help cure dry skin problems during winter. Avocado contains healthy fats, vitamins E and C, and carotenoids. They protect the skin from free radical damage and keep it hydrated.

9. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil makes the skins softer and provides moisture to the skin naturally. It is rich in fatty acids and prevents moisture loss. During the winter months, apply coconut oil at night before going to bed.

10. Banana Mask

Mash 1/2 banana and add 1 teaspoon honey. Mash the banana well so that no big lumps remain. Apply this on your face and keep it on for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse with water. Banana moisturizes and nourishes the skin with its vitamin C, B6, and A content. These help in retaining water in the skin and keeping it hydrated. An additional benefit of using this face mask is that banana also possesses anti-aging properties and will smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

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BEAUTY EXPERIENCES BY BEYOND BEAUTIFUL

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BEYOND BEAUTIFUL TO CREATE BEAUTY EXPERIENCES WITH MASTER CLASSES

Beyond Beautiful is ready and set to bring a change in the beauty industry of Pakistan with its movement, “Beyond Beautiful” . The purpose of this movement is to enforce that beauty isn’t dependent on age, skin tone, body shape and the other stereotypical standards set by the society. Expected to be held from 26 to 27, Beyond Beautiful will break just these barriers and will open new doors for the health and wellness industry.

Bringing aboard geniuses from the sector, Beyond Beautiful will be hosting a Master class that will introduce new ways of grooming and styling one’s self. From skin training to skin care routine and from styling to grooming, this Master class will be covering multiple areas in the field.

The event will feature Master classes from multiple maestros of the sector, including, Zeena Feygina, who is the creative director and Makeup trainer. Feygina is best known for enhancing the natural beauty and bringing out the best in people’s true selves. She will be educating everyone on how to improve their makeup skills or to polish the ones they already have. Not only Feygina, but the bests of the bests from the industry will also be taking part in the Beyond Beautiful Master classes. Saba Ansari from The Sabs Salon will also be creating multiple makeup looks depending on different features and skin tones. Her skill lies in her hands, she crafts perfection and this is why her focus will mainly be on telling everyone how to use makeup to enhance your natural features and not to undermine them. Another name in the Beyond Beautiful Master class list is none other than Nabila. She knows no introduction, as her experience and contribution in the field cannot be summarized in few words. It is enough to tell that even the best in the makeup industry want to learn from her and how she creates magic that transforms everyone for good.

“Beyond Beautiful is not just an event; it is a movement to celebrate and enhance beauty. I’m very excited to introduce the first of its kind beauty experience. I have always enjoyed my role as a pioneer in the fashion industry and I think this annual event will bring great brands and their capabilities to the forefront as well as introduce the latest beauty trends in the global market for the consumer as well as connect all these businesses on one platform.” Catwalk Event Management & Productions is hosting Beyond Beautiful Awards & Expo under its initiative Catwalk Cares, which aims to empower beauty and education by sharing the life-changing techniques and giving out self-grooming sessions and scholarships to those who deserve.

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Nailed it: shockingly easy manicure trends for 2019

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If you think that nails are something that can be ignored in your overall look, you are wrong.

Well done nails are the little details that can add or take away value from the way you look. A good manicure can go a long way and makes you look polished, neat and clean. But we all have busy schedules and manicures can take a lot of time.

Thank goodness for these new trends that can be done at home and barely take more than five minutes. Try some of these latest trends for this year and thank us later.

1- Minimal
Just a few lines with black and white. This manicure will match every dress.

2- Glitter Cuticles
A little sparkle never hurt anybody.

3-Coloured Dots
Use any colours you like and you’re good to go.

4- Half & Half
Unique and fun! Save time and save your nail polish.

5- Pastel Tips
We love pastels but you can go bold if you prefer.

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