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On my Plate- Cafe Aylanto

Decked Beef @ Cafe Aylanto Karachi

On Tuesday I went to Cafe Aylanto for my birthday dinner I picked it because this place has never disappointed me.  I have always loved their ambiance, staff and superior service.  Cafe Aylanto is perfect for a romantic dinner this place has beautiful indoor and good outdoor setting. Let’s have a look at some pictures I took 

Decked Beef:
What a beautiful looking dish. This beef was cooked to perfection it was juicy and chewy just the way I like it. The serving size was fine too I really loved the flavor of it  but hash brown was pathetic.  

Rocket Chicken:

Rocket Chicken @ Cafe Aylanto Karachi

Rocket chicken well it looked really messy on the place but the flavors were good.  There were too many mushrooms on my plate other than that it was fine but I liked Decked beef more than Rocket Chicken. 

Chili Calamari & chili garlic Prawns
It was really good I ate every single piece of it but Chili garlic prawns were too spicy for my taste. 

Chili Calmari @ Cafe Aylanto

Chilli Calmari and chili garlic prawns @ Cafe Aylanto

Margarita @ Cafe Aylanto

Cuisines :
 Mediterranean and International
Bill for two:  
PKR 6000
Rustic European 

Five out of Five 

Tell me have you tried it? What’s your take on it?


NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska

Hello Gorgeous Readers! I believe you have been well Today you will read my review of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. After reading a lot of good reviews about this one I asked my relative to get me one in shade named Alaska from US. 

Product Claim:

“Your skin – almost bare, but better. This advanced, oil-free formula
provides a translucent veil of color and sun protection while helping to
reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots in just four
weeks. Infused with lush, naturally derived botanicals and ingredients
to immediately helps thirsty skin feel hydrated. Kopara from French
Polynesia and mineral rich seawater revive and re-mineralize skin for a
softer, smoother, and brighter natural glow. Skin is transported.”

  My Experience:

I love how classy the packaging is with a flip cap which makes this tube travel friendly.  NARS Pure Radiant Tinted moisturizer provides sheer coverage to my skin with a dewy finish. The consistency of moisturizer is little runny, I like how it blurs out imperfections and it fells very light weight on skin.  Pure Radient tinted moisturizer blends easily and smells good too, keep in mind if you are looking for heavy coverage then this product is not for you.  The product is amazing it moisturizes wonderfully stays put for good period of time and it never broke me out.  I first used this one in summers it felt a bit oily on my face( I have normal to oily skin), I kept it aside now I have started using it again and I am happy that I didn’t give this one. I still get shiny face with this one but I set it with pressed powder. 
 Its hell expensive come with the price tag of $42 for 50ml tube from SEPHORA and comes in twelve different shades. 

Here is  how it wears on me, upper picture without the application of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and the lower one after application. You can see how sheer coverage it provides and how glow-y it is. 

Tell me have you tried this one?


Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge #6 Rose Nu
 Hello Readers! 
Today you will read a review of my new favorite lip color for day time L’Absolu Rouge in Rose Nu by Lancome. I won this mini sized lipstick in a giveaway from I swear, I can not Thank You enough Shaz lets get on with the review.
Product Description:
Wrap your lips in rich, satiny color with this deeply replenishing
lipstick. Infused with moisture-boosting Pro-Xylane™, lips stay moist,
soft and comfortable for up to 8 hours. Antioxidant-rich Vitamin E helps
keep lips safe from environmental aggressors, so they’ll look and feel
healthier day after day. The stay true color won’t feather, flake or
fade, so your pout will always look picture-perfect.
Why I love it:
I love the elegant packaging of the lipstick the black tube and tiny Lancome Rose Icon printed on the top of the cap. The formula of  L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick is extremely moisturizing, very comfortable to wear as it glides on smoothly and feels very light on lips. Its very sheer as you may see in the last picture hence its perfect for a day time wear(in my preference). The wear time is not something extraordinary like 8 hours as claimed but L’Absolu Rouge lasted for good three hours on my lips. This Lipstick does not contain any specific fragrance to it plus when applied it does not flake or feather. The good part is that it has got SPF 12 and Pro-Xylane which is known to boost the moisture of your lips. As its extremely expensive I don’t see myself purchasing this one again I may buy it in different color though as I like this lipstick a lot, there is nothing really complainable except for the lasting time I really wish it lasted a few more hours on me. 
It comes with the prize tag of $29 too expensive for me, you can check out the details here. Let me know of you have tried this one.

Mikyajy Lip Fx in pink

Mikyajy Lip FX

I am sure you all must have one favorite lip shade and you all save it for special occasions. I have a few favorites too & today’s post is going to be about my all
time favorite products. This post has got less words and lot of
pictures =p

Mikyajy Claims:
Lip FX Pink
a distinctive looking lip-shaped tin containing five
fabulous products, including a lipstick, lip tattoo pen, lip gloss, lip glaze
and lip liner with brush applicator, giving you all you need for the perfect

I Love I Love I love Lip FX by Mikyajy! 
Got this as a present 2010 and since than using it with utmost care. This cute box is named Mikyajy Lip FX has got five products carefully packed in it. The box is really box looks very girly on dressing table but its not travel friendly. I have mine in the shade pink it comes in red too. The box contain
1 Lipstick
1 Lip Stain
1 Lip Shine
1 Lip Pencil with brush
1 Lip Glaze
The Lipstick is hydrating, no smell, no taste, looks divine when
applied, has got creamy texture hence it glides on effortlessly. As long as the lasting power is concerned this little baby stays put for good 3 hours without touch ups. I don’t
like how it melted and broke as it requires much more care now.
The Lip Stain is just fine I don’t use it much that’s why
it’s drying.
The Lip Pencil is good but has got very low quality brush.
The Lip Glaze is something I really love its creamy upon application & comes out matte. It very long lasting too the longest I have worn it is for four to five hours without eating or drinking.I love the applicator of Lip
Glaze, it’s of such a good size, not too big not too small which makes the
application easy and perfect.
Lip Shine is the normal gloss with some glitters in it. Once
again it has got great applicator. The Staying power is pretty good; it has got
no smell no taste. All in all it is one of the best boxes I have in my make up

Lip Stain
Mikyajy Lip Glaze, Lip Shine, Lipstick & Lip Stain

Swatches in Yellow light Lip Glaze, lip Shine, Lipstick, Lip Stain

Swatches in White light.

If you need one for yourself you have to check the Mikyajy Counters it retails for AED 139 & comes in two more shades. Name your favorite lip shade of all time. 

Disclaimer: The Product is not a PR Sample. 


Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Lively!

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Lively

Hello Gorgeous Readers!

I believe you have been well finally I am back after Eid Madness I hope you must have enjoyed your Eid. I have been loving matte lip colors lately and Today I am going to review one of my priced possession yes its very expensive. Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Lively which is a Hot Pink Color. I won it in a giveaway (Yeah Lucky me) from Bravenz Thank you once again Leslie I love it.
Product Claim:
A follow up to the bestselling LipSurgence™ lip tint, this
hydrating formula delivers the same moisturizing results but with a
soft, beautiful matte finish.

Product Performance: LipSurgence™ matte lip tints
combine rich, matte color with natural moisturizers to glide on smooth
and soften lips. The proprietary formula effectively increases skin’s
water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance and a refreshing hint of
mint. The result is naturally fuller, rich, matte lips without any
irritation or stinging. The easy-to-use twist-up container eliminates
the need for sharpeners.

Powered By: A proprietary
blend of plant bio-nutrients, vitamins, and essential oils rich in
emollients: these antioxidant free radical fighters (vitamin C & E, peppermint & jojoba oil) prevent premature signs of aging, while
softening lips.

Why I like it:
Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip tint comes in a Jumbo Sized Pencil with a shiny silver top. I was worried about sharpening it but figured that its not required, just twist up the bottom to reveal more product, which makes it portable and travel friendly.
It has got peppermint fragrance to it plus when you apply it you will feel minty sensation for a while. This Soft
Lip Stain glides on smoothly and gives a matte finish. This product is pigment Packed and in spite of being matte it doesn’t feel dry or flaky, in fact it keeps my lips hydrated. As far as the staying power of this Pencil is concerned I am SATISFIED with it as it tends to last for good four to five hours on me without eating & drinking. It does not leave an impression on glass.
I have mine in
shade named Lively which is described as a Hot Pink but on me it looks
more of a purple/violet toned pink rather than hot pink.

The thing I don’t like is that it leaves behind uneven stain as it fades away inconsistently. If you want one for yourself check out Tarte’s website I guess they only ship within US. Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip tint comes with the price of 24$ on website. I highly recommend it , it is one of the best lip products I have found so far. 

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint

Here is how it wears on me

LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain is available in six shades.

Lucky – light pink 
Hope – warm rose 
Lively – hot pink 
Envy – mauve berry 
Fiery – true red and exclusive to Sephora 
Exposed – nude 
I really wish to try exposed too I have heard good stuff about it. Tell me guys have you tried this one? Or any other Tarte product? What are your favorite matte lip colors?

Finally Tried Porefessional by Benefit!

Porefessional the pore minimizer by Benefit

Hello Wonderful Readers! I believe you have been well I recently tried Benefit Porefessional and decided to do a review on it. After using Porefessional, I knew that its going to be an integral part of my makeup routine. I know you guys must have red thousands of reviews of it but I wanted to do my OWN version. The packaging is pretty it comes in a foil sealed tube in a cute box with a leaflet guide.

What it is:
A professional balm that minimizes the appearance of pores.

What it does:
Quickly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and help makeup
stay put with this priming phenomenon. The silky and lightweight formula
can be worn under makeup to create a smoother-than-smooth canvas or
used throughout the day to mattify shine and touch up problem areas.
It’s so translucent, no one will know you’re wearing anything!

What else you need to know:
The oil-free formula contains vitamin E, which is known to protect skin from free radicals. 

My Experience:

Its basically a pre & post balm which is supposed to minimize the appearance of pores. Thank God, I don’t have huge pores but I sure have some on my nose and inner corners of my cheeks. I dab some product on my nose and inner corners of my cheeks before applying make up to smooth out pores, redness and unevenness. I would not say that my pores disappeared completely but this product definitely made a difference. I have never felt it become oily moreover, it also keeps my T-zone matte. As you can see it appears slightly colored in the pictures but it becomes transparent upon application. It tends to wear for three to four hours on me sometimes even less. I didn’t encounter any kind of breakouts with its usage plus it smells good too. Be careful, it has got Silicon as an ingredient so if you are someone who is allergic/sensitive to Silicon, than this product is not for you. If you are someone who has got very large pores then I believe you might not like this. I really wish it lasted a little more plus it did not stop sweating. Its one good product does not completely erase pores but does a good job in blurring them out. It’s really expensive, I would suggest you to get a sample before purchasing it. I have mine in 22ml tube which comes with a price tag of PKR: 3750.

Porefessional by Benefit
Benefit Porefessional Pro Balm

Upper picture bare face down picture Porefessioanl blended. Check out the inner corner of my nose.
you can get it from any Benefit Counter it retails for $30.
My Pakistani readers can get it from Beauty Unleashed
POREfessional deluxe: PKR 1250
POREfessional (22ml): PKR 3750
POREfessional (44ml): PKR 4950 and 
My UAE readers can get it from SEPHORA. 

Tell me guys have you tried it? What do you use to minimize your pores?