REVIEW TIME | Malis Cosmetics | TRYING OUT A NEW SKIN CARE LINE

Malis Cosmetics is a new Pakistani brand that has launched it’s skin care line that contains a German formula in its products. Surely I am the first one trying this out & reviewing it. I was contacted, offered the products & sent in mail by the company. I was sent their daily use cleanser & the weekly use instant glow set.

Product Name(s): Malis Facial Cleansers (For Daily use) & Malis Instant Glow Set (For Weekly use)

Ingredients: Vitamin-C, Kojic Acid, Licorice Extract, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, Vitamin-E & Fruit Acid.

Price: PKR. 1800 (For daily facial cleanser & weekly instant glow set)

CLAIMS

  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Hypo-comodegenic
  • Brightens
  • Instant Shine/Glow
  • Remedy for clogged pores
  • Remedy for uneven skin tone
  • Remedy for excessive sebum
  • Remedy for dull complexion

MY TAKE ON THESE PRODUCTS

The product packaging is pretty descent. I love it’s aesthetic.  The packaging has all the directions of use & ingredients printed on it. The best thing about the product is that it has a pump which makes the use hygienic. Since, I don’t really like the idea of a product in which you are supposed to dip your fingers into the package to get the product out. Well, this depends on everyone’s personal preferences. Besides, the product packaging says “for the glowing skin you deserve” which indicates that the product is suppose to brighten & glow. Basically, I am crazy for anything that says “brighten” “glow” “shine.” I am all about such products. Plus looking at the ingredients mentioned, makes it a to die for product.

1. Malis Facial Cleanser (For Daily Use)

You get about 50ml of product inside the facial cleanser container. The product has a liquid  consistency & comes out in a  foamy liquid form. It is a hypoallergenic & non-comedogenic product which means neither this product would cause any allergic reactions nor it would clog facial pores. It is a must have for people who have a dull complexion, clogged pores, uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmented skin, excessive sebum (oily T-Zone). As mentioned earlier, the product is supposed to open & clean the clogged pores & brighten the skin making it look fresh, bright & youthful. I gave this cleaner a fair try of about 7 days straight away. I noticed a visible difference in my skin tone & its texture. Every time I used it my skin looked extra clean & my hyper-pigmented areas looked less visible than they normally.

Malis Instant Glow Set (For Weekly Use)

You get 2 bottles of product inside an instant glow set. The packaging on each bottle directs “Step-1” & “Step-2” for ease. Each bottle contains 30ml of product.

  • Step-1: The product is creamy & white, which smells sweet & resembles the scent of Vitamin-E. A thick layer of product is suppose to be applied on to the face for 2 minutes, massaging it gently into the skin, until it is absorbed. Let it sit for 2 minutes & work it’s magic then finish by washing off with normal tap water, patting dry. After 2 minutes of patting dry the face, step-2 needs to be applied.
  •     Step-2: It contains a transparent gel that is the double action cleansing gel which smells like fresh fruits. It is suppose to be applied in the same way as Step-1. It contains Vitamin-c & Fruit Acid.

I gave the weekly instant glow set a good try of 2 weeks. Since it is for weekly use, I used it once each week. I used 2 pumps of each. Immediately post usage my skin felt baby soft, cleaner & tighter which means it deep cleanses the skin making it feel softer & look pinker, giving it a healthy glow & plumping effect. It provides skin the hydration, it loses in the daily pollution. The thing I loved about this set is that it can be used when you have some where important to go, where you need to look fresh & glowing in no time. My family complimented the skin as soon as I used it which is the sign of a visible glow on my skin. Literally, it takes less than 10 minutes to apply the entire set. I loved the results. It really is what it claims to be & really does what it claims to do. I love its fresh & sweet scent. Anyone who is all about brightening skin care range with a plus of natural & fresh scents, will definitely love Malis Cosmetic. I 100% recommend Malis Cosmetics & I will surely buy this product once I am stocked out. This is my new favorites & in the list of must haves.

My Rating & Recommendations: A 100% Pass (10/10) Loving it!!!!

P.S. Thanks to Malis Cosmetics for sending their line for reviewing. I loved the entire collection.
#ShoutOutToOurPakistaniProducts #ShoutOutToMalisCosmetics

 

JOURNEY AS A CEO – BEHIND THE SCENES

One year back, this day, The Words Craft was launched & was made functional. This is why 1st September is so important to me. Today when I look back & try to remember how it started, it seems so dramatic & I feel sentimental. The idea of having my own blogging website popped up during a phone conversation with a friend come brother. We often have long conversations about life & ideas & other creative stuff. I told him that I wanted to write. He was well-known of my writing skills as I wrote some content back in 2013-14 for his online magazine. So he gave me the idea to start my own blogging website. I was like “Yes! I can do this.” Immediately after the phone call I started jotting down the important points that he told me. I still have that notebook & that is very special to me. I made a list of things & ideas that were needed to materialize. I made a budget plan. Next I thought of a friend who has the similar interests. I called her & told her about the idea. As expected, she was by my side. Next, I started thinking of names for my blog.



At first I decided to name it same as my previous blog which I had on eblogger which was “Pen With Me.” Due to some technical issues I had to come up with another name. “The Words Craft” was the name I finalized & bought the hosting & domain on 19th July 2016. According to the list I made the next task was to design a logo. I sketched a few logos on my notebook but I wasn’t really satisfied. After several tries, the task was given to a professional designer who designed the logo for us. People ask me why I selected such a rare theme colour. The answer is, I wanted the theme colour to be purple as it represents youth, sophistication, royalty & spirituality. By the grace of Allah everything was happening the way I wanted it. Issues began arising when web-designing started. The launching of website was scheduled for the 2nd week of August, which got delayed for some reason. Everything seemed nearly impossible at that time. My morale got totally down & I stopped working, thinking that I won’t be able to do it. Meanwhile, a motivating conversation with my father gave me the courage to keep going. There was a change in plans, web designers, etc & the website got redesigned within 15 days. The test article was uploaded on 26th August & on 1st September 2016 The Words Craft was launched officially. Thanks to ZeeshSoft for being a lifesaver & making the impossible totally possible. Thanks to my besties Humal & Faraz, for being there since the beginning to this day. This one year has been incredible. We have a long way to go. I wish my entire team good luck & best wishes!

REVIEW TIME | Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks Vault of 12 | TRYING OUT DUPES

We all are familiar of a famous makeup brand known as “Huda Beauty” created by a famous makeup artist “Huda Kattan.” The brand is quiet expensive. For those who love playing with makeup & colours & those who crave brands can not afford it. Currently, “The Dupe Trend” has changed the game.

Why buy expensive brands when high quality dupes are available?!

I was offered & sent Huda Beauty Dupes in my mail by a facebook page “She Means Beauty & Business.” Tbh I was surprised to see the vault & the product’s quality. I swatched the liquid lipsticks on my arm. Moreover, I wore the liquid lipsticks turn by turn to test for the claims of 24 hour wear time to check how much water proof & kiss proof they are. Surprisingly, my take on dupes totally changed as I tried this.

Product Name: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks Vault of 12

CLAIMS

  1. Matte finish
  2. Maintains lips’ hydration
  3. Light weight
  4. Transfer-free finish
  5. Long-wearing
  6. Transfer-proof

MY TAKE ON THIS PRODUCT

The vault is extremely attractive & eye catching. As shown in the photos on internet, it is black in colour with product branding on the top.

She Means Beauty & Business” placed a note inside the vault which said “Dear Ayesha, We hope you like the product. Looking forward to a healthy
relation & a positive review. Keep shopping with us! Team, She Means Business! XO” The best thing about opening the vault was seeing this note waiting to be read, which was placed over the colourful liquid lipsticks.

The liquid lipstick container is made of frosted arcylic container with a doe foot applicator which was neither too stiff nor too soft. The doe foot applicator picks up moderate amount of product from the lipstick container.

When it comes to the liquid lipstick claims most of them are true, surprisingly even with these dupes. They have a matte finish. They are long lasting, water proof, transfer proof, light weight. There was something more that I noticed. These liquid lipsticks are scented. They have a sweet & pleasant scent. Whereas, I did not find these liquid lipsticks to be very hydrating as I already have dry lips which makes matte lipstick application alone, without any top coat or clear gloss uncomfortable for me. Since I face this issue with every other matte lipstick I use from whatever brand, therefore I am not counting on this issue much. Other than this I love the versatility of the shades. Ranging from nudes, pinks, purples, reds & browns.

I applied all the 12 shades on my arm for swatching purpose. Here are the swatches along with the shade name mentioned accordingly:



The swatch marks lasted for straight 48 hours. I used soap, cleansers, loofah & everything except makeup removers to check how long they stay. The colours definitely became dull as I used loofah but they were bright enough.

Something I heard about dupes was that they are not same as the original. They are sticky & smell like chemical. They taste bitter. They cause sores & infections. I had the same things in my mind & I was reluctant to try out dupes. But this experience has totally changed my mind & views about dupes. I would love to buy & review dupes. I totally agree with the statement She Means Beauty & Business mention regarding their product saying they are “Highest Quality Dupes at Reasonable Prices.” I totally agree with this statement. Moreover,  I would recommend people to buy dupes from She Means Beauty & Business.

You can also get upto 10% discount on your purchases by using the discount code “THEGLAMLIFEBYAISHAIQBAL” on your purchases from She Means Beauty & Business.

P.S. The video is sponsored by SHE MEANS BEAUTY & BUSINESS.

 

THE BEST REVENGE IS NOT TAKING ANY REVENGE

In life, the best revenge is actually not taking any revenge at all. It is not even holding on to any anger at all. It is moving on with your life. It is showing them that life is so much better after they are gone. It is easy to blame those that have wronged us, for just about everything that is wrong with our life. If it was not for them, I would be happy. If they did not do this, I would be where I want to be.

Most people get so caught up in blaming that they continue to blame & sabotage their own life, long after the person is gone from their life. Most people hold on to the blame because it is easier than moving on. Having an excuse or story of why they are not where they want to be gets them sympathy from others. The victim role gives them comfort & it is much easier than taking responsibility & moving on with their life. However it is not & will never be a happy place to stay happy.

Those who take responsibility for their life & are wanting to move one & put their past behind them are much more likely to gain freedom, success & happiness. There are horrible people in this world that have done wrong by others. It is not condoning other’s behaviour. It is taking back the power they have from you, when you are the one suffering long after they are gone. Who wins if you keep blaming them? Who wins if you move on, forget about them & create the best life & success you could ever imagine?Who wins if you move on? Who wins if you forget about them? Who wins if you create your best ever life, full of success & abundance? YOU WIN!!

Take back your power. Blame them for, what they have done, but do not blame them for what you have not done. Blame them for what they have done, but bless them for making you even stronger, for making you better. Blame them for what they have done, but thank them for showing you exactly what you do not want. You can blame the world for bringing them into your life, but then grateful for all the lessons it taught you, all the strengths it gave you, all the perspectives it gave you. Know in your heart that if they knew better they would do better. Know in your heart you do not need to take on any of your negative energy. How good does it feel to take that baggage off your shoulders? To focus on building your future. What a blessing! LET GO! MOVE FORWARD. NEVER LOOK BACK.

The best revenge is not taking any revenge.
It is simply moving on with your life, creating the best version of yourself.

THE BENEFITS OF CASTOR OIL

Castor Oil is derived from the seeds of the castor bean plant Ricinus communis. Records show that many years ago the plant was referred to as the “Palma Christe” because the shape of the plant’s leaves were said to resemble the palm of Christ.

Castor Oil can do wonders for your skin & body.

  1. Castor Oil is used for Warts, Skin Tags, Acne, Dry Skin, Moles & Cellulite.
  2. Castor Oil contains Ricinoleic Acid that kills Germ & Bacteria.
  3. Castor Oil contains Omega-6 Fatty Acids that soothe cracked & dry skin.
  4. Castor Oil contains Vitamin-E that fights Free Radicals & Skin Aging.
  5. Castor Oil naturally boosts immune function & speeds up healing process.
  6. Castor Oil increases white blood cells & the count of T-11 cells that acts as anti-bodies that help kill viruses, fungi, bacteria & cancer cells.
  7. Castor Oil helps balance hormones & improves fertility.

The following essential oils can be added to Castor Oil for added benefits:

Castor Oil & Tea Tree Oil for Warts

Mix 1 teaspoon caster oil, 1 tea spoon baking soda & 2 drops of tea tree oil. Apply the mixture & cover with a band-aid & leave overnight.

Caster Oil & Rosehip for Dry Skin

Mix 1 teaspoon castor oil & half tea spoon rosehip oil & apply on dry skin twice a day.

Caster Oil & Lavender for Acne

Mix 1 teaspoon of castor oil & 2 drops lavender oil & apply after cleansing of affected area.

CASTER OIL & COCONUT OIL

Mix 1 teaspoon of castor oil, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil & rosemary leaves & apply on scalp for 2 hours before shower.

REVIEW TIME | Tarte Skincare | Scrub Clean Set

Product Name: Tarte Skincare | Scrub Clean Set

The SCRUB CLEAN SET Contains: Cleansing Cutie Scrubber, Deluxe Deep Dive Cleansing Gel, Travel Frxxxtion Stick 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Price: PKR. 1900-2500

DEEP DIVE CLEANSING GEL Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Propanediol, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyquaternium-10, Fructosyl Cocoate/Olivate, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Cocoyl/Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Oat/Wheat Protein, Potassium Sorbate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Sodium Glycolate, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Cocoyl Hydroxyethyl Imidazoline, Methyl Alcohol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Algae Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Linalool.

FRxxxTION STICK Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Diatomaceous Earth, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Quaternium-90 Sepiolite, Charcoal Powder, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite, Kaolin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate.

SCRUBLET is made in China.

Formulated Without: parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without  phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten.

MY TAKE ON THIS PRODUCT

The Tarte Frxxxxtion Stick is a 3 in 1 exfoliating cleanser/scrub/mask. It is a twist up black solid product containing micro beads. The product gradually pops up as the base is twisted. It is applied on dampen skin for best results, where it converts into a gel consistency. It feels cool on the skin. It is best for sensitive skin types. I applied it on my dampen skin & let it dry for some time & then I massaged it with the scrubber. The product is said to remove the dead skin. And really it did. I left it for 15 minutes on my face & then washed it off after a good massage. My skin felt so clean, cool & even. I could see a visible difference in my skin as I have hyper-pigmentation issues. My skin looked & felt better. The packaging is simple & cute, plus it is travel friendly.

The Deep Dive Cleansing Gel comes in a cute little blue packaging with pretty flowers on it. It feels cool on the skin as I have a very sensitive skin. I use it usually when I am home after a whole day out in sun. My skin literally burns if I’m out in the sun for too long. Applying this product after a long, hot day on my skin literally feels like heavens.

Overall I love the Tarte Scrub Clean Set & I will definitely buy the complete Rainforest of the Sea Set.

My Rating & Recommendation: Pass! (10/10) Love it!

ORDERED FROM: Mum'z World
Mum'z World provides original cosmetics & skin care products shipped directly from Sephora. I 100% recommend ordering products from there.

 

REVIEW TIME | Max Factor Max Effect Gloss Cube | Hot Aubergine | 12

Product Name: Max Factor Max Effect Gloss Cube

Number: 12

Shade: Hot Aubergine

Price: PKR.950

Ingredients: Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, CoperniciaCeriferaCera, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tin Oxide, Linalool, Geraniol, [+/- CI 15850, CI 19140, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 42090, CI 45380, CI 75470]

MY TAKE ON THIS PRODUCT

The shade Hot Aubergine is a brownish-maroon colour. There are 10 different shades in total. The product packaging is simple. The name clearly reflects that the packaging is transparent cube shaped which makes it easy to see the product colour inside the container. You get a doe foot applicator with a thin wand for an easy application.

The product is itself quite thick & shiny. The best thing about it is that it does not feel sticky at all, as most glosses have a sticky feeling. It has a miniature glitter in it. The glitter is not tacky, which is a plus point. The gloss is high shine. It is not highly pigmented. Even the wear time is not that great. I was highly disappointed by the wear time which has less than 2 hours. I have an oily skin & I do not expect glosses to stay long on my lips. But this was very disappointing as there was no stain, no moisture left, literally no signs of gloss after 2 hours of application.

My Rating & Recommendation: Pass (6/10)

ARE YOU LEFT BRAINED OR RIGHT BRAINED?

THE LEFT BRAIN

Our left brain is characterized mainly by “verbal skills” & “logical thinking.”

Individuals who are said to be left brain dominant are more “sequential” & “rational.” A person with a dominant left brain is inclined to gain understanding of a situation by rationally or logically sequencing pieces or individual events together or by basing their thinking on individual pieces that make up a whole situation. This is entirely the opposite of a person who is right brain dominant who tends to process his/her thoughts by viewing the situation through instincts & visual pictures as well as by observing things in a more global/holistic perspective before even trying to analyze the minute details thereafter.

KEY TRAITS OF A LEFT BRAINED INDIVIDUAL

  • Responds well to verbal instructions/ guidelines
  • Handle issues or solves problems by analyzing by reason – and looking sequentially at the different parts of things
  • Understands information by consistently & successively considering each component of things
  • Analyzes differences in things
  • Prefers definite & established information
  • Is structured & planned
  • Prefers ranked authority types of structures
  • Prefers multiple choice questions/ tests
  • More comfortable with words whether through speech/talking & writing
  • Has a distinct ability to controls his/her feelings

THE RIGHT BRAIN

Individuals who are said to be right brain dominant tend to be more “simultaneous” & “intuitive” as opposed to left brain individuals who are more sequential and logical.

To help differentiate the more dominantly right-brained individual from a more dominantly left-brained one, here is an example: either one type will have a different way of describing directions to a certain location…

A right-brained individual will more likely to give you this kind of instructions or directions: “Follow Road 15 until you get past the mini-mart & shopping mall on your right side. Next, you will pass through 2 traffic lights & then see a blue office building on your left side—that’s Sycamore Street. Turn in that spot then go a couple of blocks more till you reach a gas station with a yellow & white sign with bold red letters. Turn left from there to Church Street & go to the second house on your left, the green one with white shades.” – A right brain person will give you this kind of visual image description to help vividly guide you to your destination.

On the other hand, a left-brained individual will more likely tell you these kind of directions: “Go eastward for 2.3 miles on Road 15 & then go south to Sycamore Street for three blocks. Next, turn west on Church Street & stop at the second house on your left.”— A left brain person will definitely give you this kind of detailed & factual information, which will be a great descriptive direction for another left brain person.

KEY TRAITS OF A RIGHT BRAINED INDIVIDUAL

  • Responds well to demonstrative/visual/vivid instructions
  • Is spontaneous & more fluid
  • Attracted to elusive or uncertain information
  • Settles issues with their “hunches” and in accordance to revealed patterns or configurations
  • Lumps things together according to essential connectedness
  • Sees likenesses or correspondences
  • Analyzes similarities
  • Comfortable with or prefers collegial-type of power/ authority structures
  • Prefers open ended questions
  • At ease with drawing or manipulating things
  • Free with expressing feelings & emotions

BENEFITS OF UNDERSTANDING THE LEFT & RIGHT BRAIN

The truth to all these matters is that every person needs to utilize both his left & right sides of the brain (each working with one another) in order to come up with the most accurate kind of mental processing or best thinking skills.

We can credit the development of these distinctive differences between the 2 brain hemispheres to the studies of Dr. Roger Sperry, a psychobiologist, who carried out extensive research on the subject during the 1960’s. Because of his findings & discoveries, he had been awarded in 1981 the honors of a Nobel Prize; & now, we can use these information to help us know not just our weaknesses in certain areas/aspects for growth, but also help us determine which areas in our lives or in which types of profession we may excel in with our innate capacities.

The main benefit of understanding which part of our brain is more dominant will assist us as well as empower us in developing some of our weaker processing styles – those that are not too characteristic of ourselves. Of course, we do not have to feel inferior about these qualities that we may not be excelling in, but rather, by being simply aware of them, it can help us more in dealing with our daily interactions.

  • In any case, even if there are uniquely awesome qualities for each type of left & right brain hemispheres, knowing which traits you can develop more, as well as being aware of the activities you can do to help train the other (less developed hemisphere) of your brain, will provide you great assistance if you want to live a better, more fulfilled & well-balanced life.

WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR REFLECTS ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY?!

People like different colours. Some like red & some like blue. Ever wondered why someone is attracted to a particular colour? Colour preference reflect a lot about a person’s personality. Experts agree, also numerous studies have gleaned that color psychology is real. Of course, individuals vary & the characteristics mentioned do not hold true for everyone. Read below to gain more insight about colours:

1. Black

People who like black colour tend to be mysterious & powerful. You are dignified, refined & intelligent. You come across as calm & in control. People who like the color black tend to be deep thinkers. You may come across as intimidating sometimes but overall you are smart, capable & responsible.

2. White

White is color that indicates purity, cleanliness, independence, order & peace. White can indicate innocence as well, but white is really a color that indicates change & transformation, such as a new beginning or a change of plans. If you find yourself gravitating towards white, it can mean that you are in a time of change or transition. People who like the color white are wise & balanced.

3. Purple

People with a fondness for purple are deeply insightful about life & are often either artistic in expressing themselves or have great admiration for the artistic endeavors of others. Among purple loving people there is a common interest in striving for peace & envision a world free of war & diseases. Likewise, purple lovers strive to share the message through artistic endeavors. Purple lovers are also often attracted to mystical & spiritual matters.

4. Blue

Blue is the most commonly loved color of them all. People who like blue strive to have serene lifestyle & a sense of peace by keeping their home & undertakings in good order. Blue lovers tend to be thoughtful. The blues are very often highly intellectual. Blues can often strongly adhere to their own opinions, however they are also sensitive to the needs of others & generally manage their emotions well. Blue is associated with achievement & success.

5. Green

If you have a fondness toward green then social standing is important to you. You want people to recognize you even if it is just in a simple way. You have good relationships with others. You are steady & unchanging in your life view. People who like green often resist change & strive diligently to protect their good life & standing. People who like green, also tend to enjoy nature & have a need to connect with the earth.

6. Yellow

People who gravitate towards yellow tend to have an optimistic outlook on life. They have high aspirations & work diligently to achieve their dreams. They are well-organized, methodical & deliberate. Yellow lovers have a tendency to run out of steam though and in the long run you may not achieve your well planned goals for the lack of energy to execute them. You are not shy but may possess a natural reserve or appear aloof.

7. Orange

Those who have a love for the color orange are inclined to be outgoing & friendly. They are pleasant people, make friends easily and tend to smile. Orange lovers truly enjoy fun friendships. They can easily engage in more deep discussions with people yet they are also typically light & affectionate. You are at ease with large groups of people & meeting new people.

8. Red

The color red is very appealing to the extrovert. Red is associated with strong appetites and a desire to live life to the fullest. Red can sometimes be associated with aggression & impulsiveness. A person who likes red may be inclined to a moody personality with many ups & downs in feelings. Likewise, they tend to release your emotions quickly. Reds know that life should be happy & are quick to become upset when life challenges this. Reds can also be quick to judge.

9. Pink

Pink is associated with love, femininity, sweetness, innocence & affection. Pink people tend to be romantic, generous & sensitive towards others. People who like pink tend to be caregivers & know how to be there for others. They can often wear their heart on their sleeves, but they remain positive & are open and loving to all.

10. Brown

People who are drawn to brown are steady, hard-working & deliberate in their approach to life. Browns connect to the earth & are dependable & responsible. They are hard workers & tenacious. Browns are frugal & are often considered old souls.

SAMMAR SHAH’S HEARTFELT PAINFUL EULOGY IN THE LOVING MEMORY OF HER SISTER MAHNOOR SHABIR

She feels she owes everyone a eulogy for Mahnoor’s passing away, Sammar writes, “Mahnoor’s relapse was discovered only 2 days before she was due to return to LUMS to continue her studies & while last time she did not shed a single tear, this time she wept inconsolably. Regardless, she was admitted & she fought to her last. A cycle of chemotherapy left her depleted of her immunity & her lung contracted pneumonia. She was admitted to the ICU & then put on ventilators. She survived for 10 days then. Her lungs collapsed first & then organ failure happened & finally, a cardiac arrest took her life. I know that she fought till the end for when my father excused himself when asked to sign the ventilator consent form, I got to spent minutes in private with her. I told her what was happening & that she had to fight a little longer.”

Lying there gasping for breath, she gave me a thumbs up. She fought but then the fight became too much to ask of any human being.

“What can I tell you about Mahnoor? For once I am at a loss for words. She was like that… She could render the gushing of the river to silence. Her laughter was loud, her emotions intense, her personality was extreme. Her charm was her polarity. Her laugh could set birds to flight & her temper could ebb lightening. She was smart & intuitive & before the diagnosis, she knew she had cancer & before reports, she knew she had relapsed. What can I tell you about that girl? She was magic with the frame of a fawn & the strength of 10 men. She fought for what she believed & acquired everything by pursuit & not by privilege.”

She bore the burden of this infliction with grace & dancing at her cousin’s wedding she did not look cancer-stricken.


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“She endured the side affects of treatment with ease & confidence. Her goodness & sense showed in her reclusiveness & she was the beloved of God. She was my baby sister… Our little Mahnoor! This day all I hear is white noise & nothing anyone says makes sense. I can only hear the rustle of poplars at Kakul Road & the din-din of cars. But any words of sense I can not register. Sometimes I go to your whatsapp, hoping to catch you like I would when you would not reply. Sometimes I call your name to hear how it sounds to the ear but all I can hear is ringing. I know it will get better. We will learn to endure. Your parents are happy your suffering is over but they miss you. We all miss you. You have been coming to me in my dreams sometimes asking about Shahmeer & sometimes telling me to feed the fish.”

I hope you are not lonely. I hope you have met Abu. And I hope you are together happily forgetting the pains you have both endured.

“But remember us. We are sick with grief. Your parents are sick with grief but they’re trying to be brave like you. You are the bravest person I know. It has been an honor to know you. Meri jaan! Mera bacha! Who used to come to me and talk about the things you could say only on the opioids they gave you for pain relief. When I would tell you the way of the world you would say ‘No Sammy, I want to know what you think. What is your opinion?’ & that made me feel so special. Mahnoor all our childhood flashes in my mind in a vague blur & when I see your friends, I feel your presence amongst them laughing with your mouth open & clapping your hands.”

I wish you could know how the entire world took your story so personally & wept for you.

“I wish you could know how much you are loved. I wish you could tell Shireen that it’s okay. That she is still a hero for giving you her cells. I wish you could tell Daud & Ismail, how brave they are. I wish you could kiss Baba & Ami goodbye. Your Versace noir still lingers in the air. It is a smell we will never forget. I wish you could tell Ami every little thing that bothers you & not bear in silence. I wish you could tell Yousuf that our suicide squad is still intact but most of all, I wish you know how special & beautiful and magical you are. Shahmeer asks about you every single night & he still prays you will get better. I don’t know how to tell him his favorite is gone. I will miss our late night movies & foodpanda. I love you my dearest, darling. You are my child. I wish you could still root for Tender Heart. Your friends come to see you every day & they came to say goodbye, just like we all did. I guess it’s goodbye. You will forever live in our hearts. I wish we meet again someday.”

Mahnoor, wherever you are, I hope you’re happy and peaceful.

“Snuggling with me under the blankets you told me you did not want to die but you have left nothing incomplete. But there is one dream that you dreamt the past 1 year, of a cancer foundation to fund treatment of poor cancer patients and we will see that to completion. I promise we will see that many cancer patients have the privilege that you did. We will never forget. Please meri jaan, don’t ever forget!”

P.S. Don’t forget to say prayers for Mahnoor, Sammar & their family along with every patient & their loved ones who have undergone the terrible trials of Cancer.  May their soul rest in peace. Aameeen!

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Also, pray for the SHIFA of all other patients who are suffering from any sort of disease & fighting for their life. May Allah bless them with a healthy, happy & long life. Aameeen! 

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