Posts tagged ‘summer’

July 9, 2011

Stila Sparkle & Glow Summer Collection 2011

Stila Sparkle & Glow Summer Collection 2011

One Step Bronze ($36)

Stila’s new One Step Bronze is oil-free and melts right into the skin and dries down, creating a gorgeous glow. This revolutionary new formula contains three illuminating bronzers:

Matte Bronze with Copper undertone – to bronzeBronze with Pink undertone – to enhance skintone and illuminateKitten – to brighten, illuminate and help diminish the appearance of sun spots

Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners ($22.00)

Introducing Stila’s new Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners, color-rich, vibrant, easy-to-use waterproof eye liners infused with twinkling multi-pearl micro-glitter that stays on all day and night.

Shades are:

Royal – Purple sparkleCuracao – Bright blue sparkleBora Bora – Electric blue sparkleElectric – Bright green sparkleFlash – Olive sparkleRock Candy – Brown sparkleStarry – Charcoal grey sparkleSequins – Black sparkle

Lip Glaze ($22.00)
Turn on the shine and you’ll be turning heads with Stila’s most popular lip gloss.
Shades are:Amaretto – Deep, reddish-brownCotton Candy – Cotton candy pinkBubble Gum – Purple-y pinkMulberry – PurpleHoneysuckle – Caramel brownAngel Food – Peachy pink

Forever Your Curl Mascara ($22.00)

Stila’s NEW revolutionary Forever Your Curl Mascara “perms” your lashes immediately and over time! You no longer need an eyelash curler.

Tags: charcoal grey, Collection, eyelash curler, night shades, Step, Stila

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July 7, 2011

How To Refresh Tired Summer Hair

Spending the day in the sun is obviously fun, but it can drain the life out of your locks. After sand, sweat, chlorine and harmful UV rays, how can you spruce up your hair for a night out? If you need some quick fixes for tired, limp summer hair, we have some great tips on how to refresh summer hair so you can look as vibrant as you feel.


How To Refresh Tired Summer Hair


1. Dry shampoo. If you don’t have time for a full-on shower, dry shampoo is an amazing, underrated alternative to washing your hair. Ojon Full Detox™ Rub-Out™ Dry Cleansing Spray instantly cleanses and refreshes your hair and scalp without water. The invisible formula is ideal for all hair colors.


2. Leave-in conditioner. If you know you’re going to be out in the sun all day, using a leave-in conditioner is a great way to prevent locks from getting dry and frizzy. Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner is formulated without silicones, so it smoothes hair without weighing it down.


3. Hot oil treatments. If you have a big dinner or event coming up, it’s easy to make hair look radiant overnight. Comb a small amount of hair oil like Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Hair Oil through your locks and wrap your head in a hot towel. Leave in overnight, and you’ll wake up to healthier-looking, more lustrous hair.


4. Hair sunscreen. As another preventative measure, use a sun protection spray before spending the day outside. Shiseido Refreshing Sun Protection Spray SPF 16 is light, refreshing and protects hair and scalp from harmful UVA/UVB rays with no sensation of stickiness or heaviness.


5. Revitalize & refresh. If your hair is curly or frizzes in the heat, use a product formulated specifically for your locks. A hair refresher like Ouidad Botanical Boost® Moisture Infusing & Refreshing Spray provides a blend of proteins and botanical extracts to preserve moisture, prevent frizz and enhance shine anytime throughout the day.


6. Tie it up. If all else fails, you can always wear your hair up to mask any drabness the day has put brought upon it. Check out our 8 Hair-Tie Alternatives to Up Your ‘Do and throw that hair tie out the window. If you’re looking for a cool tool to try one of the styles, we love this Madewell Plaid Prints Scarf.


What is your best summer hair refresher tip? Tell us in the comments.


July 2, 2011

Special Olympics Summer Games 2011: Day five: Pakistan reach impressive heights

Pakistan have bagged medals in a number of event including bocce, cycling, badminton and table tennis and are certain to at least win a silver in the basketball event. PHOTO: SAIMA MOHSIN

KARACHI: 

Pakistan athletes reached unprecedented heights on an impressive fifth day of the Special Olympics Summer Games 2011 in Athens when Bakhtawar Gul and Ayesha Iftikhar bagged the top two positions at the girls’ 100-metre race, while Adeel Ameer secured a gold medal in the high jump event and Ali Sakhawat grabbed a silver medal in the men’s 200-metre race.

Rabia Saeed won the badminton women’s singles title and Mehwish Iftikhar won gold in the women’s singles table tennis event.

Eleven-year-old Gul covered the distance in 17.37 seconds while nine-year-old Ayesha followed her squad-member to bag a silver medal with 17.90 seconds to finish second. The athletes outran five other competitors in their division, as Bahrain’s Nayla H Aalathem came third with 18.12 seconds.

Meanwhile, Ameer won the gold medal in the high jump event when he covered 1.35 metres to outplay Switzerland’s Alfio Lorenzetti (1.25 metres), and Argentina’s Dario machuca (1.20 metres).

Similarly, 22-year-old Sakhawat Ali won the silver medal when he covered the distance of 200-metres in 25.53 seconds, losing the first place to China’s Bayaer Haosi with the difference of 11 seconds. Jmaica’s Owen Reitchie finished third with 25.72 seconds on the clock.

“We had an exciting day here with a lot of celebration and a major disappointment as well,” athletics coach Javad Arshad told The Express Tribune.

“Rahimullah Baig had almost won a silver medal in the 800-metre race today, but he got disqualified. We couldn’t believe it. The officials said that he entered into the race from a wrong position and ran before the signal.”

On the other hand, Saeed defeated South Korea’s Han Ui Lim 2-0 in the women’s badminton singles final. She had outplayed Netherlands’ Celine van Parijs 2-0 and China’s Chenxue 2-1 earlier in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, cyclists Billawal Aslam and Mohammad Nazeer Ahmed grabbed bronze medals in the five-kilometre men’s time trial event.

Aslam covered the distance in nine minutes and 5.62 seconds outrunning seven other competitors, losing to Colombia’s Carlos Gonzales (eight minutes and 39.89 seconds) and Greece’s Panagiotis Kontos (nine minutes and 4.84 seconds). Ahmed finished third in his division with 10 minutes and 17.69 seconds.

Meanwhile, the women’s basketball team continued with their winning streak when they defeated the UAE 31-10 in the semi-final.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2011.

July 2, 2011

Jessie J cancels summer festivals

Jessie J


Jessie J has promised to “make it up” to her fans for cancelling a string of appearances after she broke her foot in two places last month.



The star needed surgery on Thursday and was ordered to rest after having the operation.


Among the shows affected are T In The Park, Lovebox and the iTunes festival.

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I was so excited about the summer and I’m as upset as you all are. But unfortunately these things happen. I have to remain positive and I promise I will make it up later in the year

Jessie J

She said: “Sorry doesn’t feel enough to say, I am devastated for my fans that I know have been waiting to see me and working hard for tickets.”


Her injury didn’t stop the singer performing at Glastonbury last weekend.


Jessie J ignored doctors’ advice to skip the festival and performed through the pain as she appeared on a specially-made gold throne on The Other Stage.


T in the Park festival director Geoff Ellis said: ‘I am gutted. She was someone I was really looking forward to seeing and I’m sure a lot of T in the Parkers were too.


“We wish her a speedy recovery and hope to welcome her next year.”

‘Remain positive’

The star found out she had a broken foot last Thursday, two weeks after falling off a stage platform while rehearsing for a London concert.


She was originally told that she had ripped a ligament.


“I was so excited about the summer and I’m as upset as you all are,” she added.


“But unfortunately these things happen. I have to remain positive and I promise I will make it up later in the year.”


In a tweet she added: “I’m still in hospital. I had major surgery not a in and out thing 😦 in alot of pain still.”


Jessie J begins her own headline tour in October.


She’s then supporting Katy Perry on her California Dreams US tour in November.


The singer went to number one earlier this year with her single Price Tag featuring American rapper B.o.B and also topped the BBC’s Sound of 2011.

July 1, 2011

How To Refresh Tired Summer Hair

Spending the day in the sun is obviously fun, but it can drain the life out of your locks. After sand, sweat, chlorine and harmful UV rays, how can you spruce up your hair for a night out? If you need some quick fixes for tired, limp summer hair, we have some great tips on how to refresh summer hair so you can look as vibrant as you feel.


How To Refresh Tired Summer Hair


1. Dry shampoo. If you don’t have time for a full-on shower, dry shampoo is an amazing, underrated alternative to washing your hair. Ojon Full Detox™ Rub-Out™ Dry Cleansing Spray instantly cleanses and refreshes your hair and scalp without water. The invisible formula is ideal for all hair colors.


2. Leave-in conditioner. If you know you’re going to be out in the sun all day, using a leave-in conditioner is a great way to prevent locks from getting dry and frizzy. Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner is formulated without silicones, so it smoothes hair without weighing it down.


3. Hot oil treatments. If you have a big dinner or event coming up, it’s easy to make hair look radiant overnight. Comb a small amount of hair oil like Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Hair Oil through your locks and wrap your head in a hot towel. Leave in overnight, and you’ll wake up to healthier-looking, more lustrous hair.


4. Hair sunscreen. As another preventative measure, use a sun protection spray before spending the day outside. Shiseido Refreshing Sun Protection Spray SPF 16 is light, refreshing and protects hair and scalp from harmful UVA/UVB rays with no sensation of stickiness or heaviness.


5. Revitalize & refresh. If your hair is curly or frizzes in the heat, use a product formulated specifically for your locks. A hair refresher like Ouidad Botanical Boost® Moisture Infusing & Refreshing Spray provides a blend of proteins and botanical extracts to preserve moisture, prevent frizz and enhance shine anytime throughout the day.


6. Tie it up. If all else fails, you can always wear your hair up to mask any drabness the day has put brought upon it. Check out our 8 Hair-Tie Alternatives to Up Your ‘Do and throw that hair tie out the window. If you’re looking for a cool tool to try one of the styles, we love this Madewell Plaid Prints Scarf.


What is your best summer hair refresher tip? Tell us in the comments.


July 1, 2011

Summer camps dismay students in hot, dry weather


Summer camps dismay students in hot, dry weather
Islamabad: Summer camps that are aimed at keeping the students in touch with studies are now annoying for majority of them because of the scorching heat and dry weather.


Different educational institutions especially private schools arrange summer camps to help students in studies and stimulate their creativity.


Amir a parent of a school going boy said children dreamt about summer vacation during which they have a lot of time to play games, go for outing, watch movies and sleep when they want to. “We wonder why summer holidays are announced when we have to trudge through summer camps with all notebooks and text books to write, memorize and do all the burdensome math exercises and quirky science questions,” a student Zaheer said. Summer vacation are inevitable as sun burns hot in months of June, July and August and for students it is difficult to continue studies in unbearably sultry rooms and travel in high temperatures. An official told APP that Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) would not hold summer camps this year due to the severity of weather.


FDE used to hold summer camps in the past while some private schools came up with the idea of arranging online classes so that students could keep in touch with their studies while staying in the safe environment of their homes.


However, while expressing his views a student said: “Holidays are holidays and what satisfaction there is even if they are told repeatedly that summer camps are for their own good as practice makes perfect and the effort will result in good marks in examinations.”


Teachers have best interest of students in their mind but even that sincerity is not enough and students and parents are divided over the issue.


Some think holding classes in summer camps help students to retain the knowledge gained in the past months. But the critics say summer camps are a kind of over schooling and they believe that children need two three months of holidays to relax.


In this time students also keep away from problems they face in schools where they often have to bear teachers punishment, and stress while making effort to come up to the expectations of others in studies and examinations.


A portion of students wants to spend vacation on their own but schools have different plans.


Shagufta, a private school teacher said the camps are organized with very specific activities in mind.


The camps are mandatory for students, who had to appear in board examinations of fifth, eighth and matric classes, she added.


Most parents approve such camps but many have reservations about camps for little children at montessori level or early stages of schooling.


Like in everything, it comes to what kind of resources you have to plan summer vacations for kids.


Expensive schools offer fun filled and interesting activities like painting classes, swimming and games during summer camps.


But while at home, children can do a lot, they can remain glued to their television or play all the video games with all the super heroes fighting evil while going through holidays work at a leisurely pace.


And if nothing is satisfying enough, families can pack their bags, check list of relatives that they can visit and take off. app

June 30, 2011

Special Olympics Summer Games 2011, day two: Pakistan’s medal bag gets heavier

Cyclists Fajar Zaheer and Sana Javed bagged silver medals in the 1000-metre races in Athens. PHOTO: SAIMA MOHSIN

KARACHI: 

Pakistan extended their impressive form on day two of the Special Olympics Summer Games 2011 underway in Athens, Greece when cyclists Fajar Zaheer and Sana Javed bagged silver medals in the 1000-metre races while the bocce team bagged the bronze medal.

Twelve-year-old Zaheer secured the silver medal in her division when she covered the distance in two minutes and 45.20 seconds, losing the first position to Czech Republic’s Denisa Kmentova, who bagged the gold medal with two minutes and 17.34 seconds, while Costa Rica’s Maricruz Marin finished third.

Meanwhile, 14-year-old Javed also bagged second place in the 1000-metre race in division F02. She covered the distance in three minutes and 0.86 seconds, while Mexico’s Julissa Colorado took the first position and India’s Samriti Sethi secured third place with a difference of 18 seconds.

Zaheer and Javed will now participate in the five-kilometre (km) time-trial event, while gold medallist Billawal Aslam will compete in the 10-km road race today.

“Our cyclists are doing very well and I believe that Aslam’s gold medal has motivated others as well,” coach Ishrat Zehra told The Express Tribune.

“ Zaheer and Javed had confidence issues in the beginning but they performed very well.”

Meanwhile, on the men’s basketball front, Pakistan defeated Nigeria 34-7 after losing their first match to Indonesia.

Pakistan’s bocce team also won the bronze medal after losing to Faroe Islands 120-40 in the semi-final.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2011.

June 30, 2011

Special Olympics Summer Games 2011, day three: Pakistan shine with golden glory

Pakistan continue their winning streak on the third day of the Special Olympics Summer Games 2011. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: 

Pakistan cyclists continued their impressive form on the third day of the Special Olympics Summer Games 2011 underway in Athens, Greece when Sana Javed bagged a gold medal in the five-kilometre (km) time-trial event while Billawal Aslam bagged bronze in the 10-km road race.


Fourteen-year-old Javed covered the distance in 14 minutes and 2.90 seconds to secure the first position as she outran India’s A Marymanda, with a difference of one minute and 10 seconds.


Javed clinched her second medal at the Games, having previously bagged a silver in the 1000-metre time-trial event.


“I’m so happy with this extra-ordinary achievement,” Javed told The Express Tribune.


Meanwhile, 17-year-old Aslam bagged the bronze medal as he covered the distance in 19 minutes and 7.53 seconds, being two minutes and five seconds slower than Germany’s Christian Zinserling. Colombia’s Carlos Morales secured the second place in the event.


“I’m very proud of our cyclists, they’ve proved that they have more spirit than the athletes with normal intellectual ability,” said cycling coach Ishrat Zehra.


“Both Javed and Aslam have two medals each and they’re beaming with confidence.”


Meanwhile the men’s basketball team defeated Uruguay 24-6 in a one-sided encounter. Similarly, the women’s team maintained their winning streak when they outplayed Turkey 13-7 in the qualifying matches.


June 30, 2011

Majority of Pakistanis feel summer gets hotter each year: poll

Gallup survey noted that year-on-year, people exclaim that ‘it is never been this hot’.

A majority of Pakistanis think that this year is hotter than the last year, unearthed a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan.

A sample of men and women from across the country were asked the following question:

Do you think the heat has increased, decreased or is still the same compared to last year?

In the poll results, 74% people said that heat has increased this year, making this summer hotter than last year’s. Nineteen per cent said that there was no difference in the heat and only 9% people said that the heat, this year, has decreased.

At the same time, Gallup noted that each time the survey is conducted, a majority of people state that the current year is hotter than the preceding.

The survey was conducted to a sample size of 2696 men and women belonging to urban and rural areas from all four provinces of Pakistan.

Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95 per cent confidence level.