Mediterranean Tapas at Asia Live, Avari Towers

Asia Live at Avari Towers is known for hosting weekly food festivals from time to time where they bring home cuisine from all over the world so this time around we were treated to Mediterranean Tapas. Tapas are basically small and light snacks originally from Spain and I must say that this food festival was one of those where I actually had a ball devouring all the yummy snacks present for the buffet.

Mediterranean Tapas at Asia Live, Avari Towers
Mediterranean Tapas at Asia Live, Avari Towers

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Matte Formula Review

My toes have been unlucky since childhood for all my life they have just repeatedly smashed into one thing or the other.  Therefore, my poor toenails have always been cracked and they grow with cracks too. A few months back, my left foot's big toe suffered a serious injury and as a consequence, the nail bed kept bleeding for a while. Eventually, blood clotted under the nail and hence the toenail itself was separated from the actual nail bed but remained on my toe as it was bound to the blood clot beneath it. I hope it all makes sense.

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Matte Formula Review
OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Matte Formula Review
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I did see a doctor and there was not much that could be done without enduring more pain so I was given some antiseptics and medicines but the only way I have been able to get rid of the old nail is by clipping it regularly as the new nail grew underneath.

Fast forward, a month ago, I was introduced to OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener. This has been formulated with wheat protein and calcium and claims to strengthen nail by resisting cracking, peeling and splitting. Sounds perfect for my toenails, right?

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Matte Formula Instructions

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Matte Formula

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Matte Formula Claims

Well, when I started using this product, only a small portion of my old nail was left which you can see in the images below (warning: they will be gross). However, my new nail was again growing with cracks so I was in need of such a product. I used this nail strengthener as directed, so I applied two coats the first time and then one coat every other day. Apparently, this is a matte base coat but I did not wear nail polish at all during this time and did not even remove this before applying a new coat every other day. Towards the end of the month, the product buildup gave a yellow appearance so I did remove it but was amazed that my nail now looked much better and way less cracked than it previously did.

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Matte Formula Before and After
OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener Matte Formula Before and After
Do note that I only clipped my toenails once during this time since toenails grow much slower than fingernails. Both the photos are without the product applied and you can see the before and after yourself to see how much of a difference there is. Overall, I am pretty pleased with the results and would continue using it.

Price: 1200 PKR

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Curries of The World at Asia Live, Avari Towers

Once again we were back at Asia Live, Avari Towers for another round of food tasting and this time the theme was Curries of The World. I really love how they keep coming up with different themes as we get to try all the food that we would not have otherwise even known about. I personally love curry so I was absolutely thrilled to try all the unique ones that different countries have to offer. You can read how the flavours differ in each country in the photo below.

Curries of The World at Asia Live, Avari Towers

So we had a good variety of options to choose from at the buffet dinner as there were curries from ten different countries, but most of them were Asian. Yet it is still amazing to see how the taste differs across the continent of Asia. Now there's only so much one can eat at buffets so I did not try each and every dish present but I must say that from across the border I liked the taste of Goan Prawns. I could definitely tell that it had some coconut in it which was refreshing to my palate.
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