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Our weekly scoop on anything and everything that happened last week!


 Our favorite moment at Cannes 2019: Legends united at the Palais de Festivals. Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio walked the carpet together for the screening of their flick Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and the internet surely lost it! 

 A target blast at Rehmania Masjid left two people dead and 13 injured on Friday 24th May in Quetta’s Pashtoonabad area.
Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the electoral victory in general elections.
High-altitude mountaineer Mirza Ali became the first Pakistani man to achieve the milestone of scaling seven summits in seven continents after successfully climbing Mount Everest on Wednesday 22nd May.
Five-day public holiday on Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 is likely. Usually, the federal government announces three to four Eid holidays, but as Shawwal moon is predicted to be sighted on June 4th or 5th, the government employees will likely get five holidays (June 5-7th Eid-ul-Fitr Day 1, Eid-ul-Fitr Day 2 and Eid-ul-Fitr Day 3 holidays followed by Saturday and Sunday June 8 and 9).
Cannes Film Festival 2019 is welcoming numerous Pakistani names on its massive platform this year and amongst those making the country proud is our very own activist and model Kami Sid. As per the latest reports, Kami, who has been fighting for the rights of the transgender community in Pakistan, will have her short film ‘Rani’ screened at Cannes. The short film shows Kami essaying the role of a Pakistani transgender woman who sells toys for a living in Karachi and is planning to adopt a cast off child. The story sheds lights on the numerous trials and hurdles that come her way as she sets to live her life.
The groundbreaking hit series of HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner has slammed the petition demanding the remake of season 8 as the season premiered its finale on Sunday. The season 8 of the hit series has failed to please the audience that is demanding the sensible remake of the hit series. Reacting to this, Sophie who played the role of Sansa Stark in the series broke her silence over the petition and said that it is disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years.
Acclaimed religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel after building up a weighty number of subscribers on his YouTube channel, is now using it to end scuffles on the internet between YouTube celebrities. After internet sensations Sham Idrees, Ducky Bhai, Mooroo and Zaid Ali T all got tangled in a spat over stolen content, Maulana Tariq Jameel stepped in with a new video titled “Stop Fighting” on his channel where he addressed the brawl and urged the stars to make peace.
Pakistan’s eminent fashion designer Nomi Ansari is known not just for the empire of fashion he has created in the industry but also for the star-studded and lavish iftaar parties that he hosts every Ramzan. And like every year, this year the fashionista’s iftaar party was flooded with the finest luminaries from Pakistan’s entertainment and fashion industry. Including Hania Aamir, Asim Azhar, Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain who had recently been engaged in a social media cold war. But from the looks of it, both couples seem to have cleared the air.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm ups have begun in full force. The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019.

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4 easy DIY masks you need to try with your girlfriends this Summer

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Summer 2019 is in full gear and if their is one thing all girls need – it’s to detox their skin in this sticky humid weather. Self care is essential to maintain glowing, acne-free skin. We’ve rounded up 5 Do-It-Yourself Face masks for you to try with your girlfriends this summer. Bask in the rich goodness of nutritious products working their magic, put on some music and RELAX!

  1. The Disprin Face Mask (YES, you read that right!)

Recommended to us by a friend, we were shocked at the results. If you want to achieve tighter skin and close down those pores, then apply this twice a week.

How to make it:

  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Disprin crushed
  • 1 tbsp Besan
  • 1 tbsp Yoghurt
  • Dash of Rose Water

Mix all ingredients in a bowl till it forms a paste. Apply to clean face, wait ten minutes and re-apply another layer. Let it stay another ten minutes and then gently scrub it off with water.

2. Oatmeal and vinegar mask

This mask will do wonders for you if you have oily skin. Apply once a week.

How to make it:

  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • ¼ cup of hot water
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

Wash your face with warm water to allow the pores to open up and remove and makeup. Pour the hot water onto your oatmeal and then combine it with honey. At the end, mix the vinegar and apply the mask while it is still warm. Rinse off after 15 minutes and then wash your face with cold water.

3. Citrus avocado mask

Avocados are somewhat an underdog of the fruit family with so many benefits. This mask is great for evening out pigmentation and adding a glow to your face. Apply twice a week


How to make it:

  • ½ of an avocado, mashed
  • ½ of a lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

This mask is super refreshing and will leave your face feeling smooth and skin tones evened out. Mix all the ingredients together and apply evenly to your face and neck. Rinse after 15 minutes and moisturize with your daily face cream (preferably NIVEA)

4. Chocolate Coffee Mask

Made from antioxidant-rich cocoa, chocolate has become known for its heart-healthy benefits. These beans are loaded with polyphenols, catechins, and flavonols, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin, increases blood flow to the skin, keeps the skin hydrated and maintains the skin’s elasticity.

How to make it:

  • 1 tsp of instant coffee
  • 1 tsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • Plain yogurt (enough to make a smooth paste)

Sounds appetizing right? But don’t stuff your face just yet! Combine all ingredients and spread your mixture evenly on your clean, dry face. Avoid your eyes, eyebrows, hairline and lips when you apply your mask and keep it on for 15 minutes before washing it off to reveal more beautiful skin.

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ART Alert!

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Escape Through Art II curated by Mahaa Malik. Featuring the brilliant artists from all over Pakistan!

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Here’s all the latest scoop you need on what’s been happening around town and across the globe. (June 8th – June 16th)

1 – It’s more than just a game – Fans around the world are tensely hoping the weather stays clear during the most anticipated World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan and India 

2 – The newlyweds, Iman Ali and hubby Babar Bhatti are on their honeymoon in Istanbul 

3 – Photos of KP Minister of Information Shaukat Ali Yousafzai and his fellow officials sporting cat ears and whiskers went viral on Friday night after the social media team running the live broadcast on the official PTI KP Facebook page forgot to disable the cat filter

4 – Instagram accounts turn blue as people all around the world Standing in solidarity with the people of Sudan who are being forced to endure countless horrific atrocities

5 – North west turns 6!

6 – On Saturday, Notre Dame Cathedral held its first mass since the devastating fire that tore through the building two months ago on April 15.

7 – It has been seven years since the Ghazal King Mehdi Hassan passed away but his absence failed to fade away and his ghazals rule over many hearts even today

8 – Mawra Hocane met Rishi Kapoor in New York 

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