beauty · travel

Asos summer fashion haul

Here are a few things I’ve picked up from Asos as I get ready for the much awaited summer vacation! Asos is new to me and I have to say I am very happy with the quality of their clothing. The sizes are true to size for the most part, but I had to size up for one or two pieces. The best part about their site is the cat walk feature where you can see the item of clothing in action! Be sure to use this feature:)

I hope some of these pieces inspire you and Hello Summer!

Here are links to all the items, all of which are still available. The first Navy dress is now only available in plus size, but I am sure you can find similar styles on the site:

Navy printed off the shoulder dress

Black Tassel shorts

Scuba skater Midi Dress in Nude

Romper with Pom poms 

Denim Romper 

Off the shoulder black romper 

Cold shoulder dress – I got mine in hot pink

Have you shopped at Asos? What are some things you’ve been loving from them? I’d love to know!

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

Sincerely Surleen





nars velvet matte skin tint SPF 30 and radiant creamy concealer

UntitledI am so excited to right this review since I had been waiting to try this skin tint/foundation for quite some time now. My sister was the one who got it first and I remember how good her skin looked when she sent me a photo of herself wearing this (in the same shade as me- st. moritz). So what took me so long to get it? I had to get through a few other foundations which I had been very happy with as well. I still love my Estee lauder double wear and double wear light...and I had been hooked on dior skin for work. But oh my gosh, this Nars skin tint is amazing!

I would describe it as a very buildable, your skin but better foundation. I find it has much more coverage than say bare minerals complexion rescue, which is also a tinted moisturizer/ skin tint, but at the same time it lets the natural sheen of your skin come through. It isn’t excessively matte, which I like because it looks natural.

This skin tint is perfect for work, running errands, summer days, and probably year round though I have yet to see about that. I also love that a little bit goes a long way and I can use my finger tips for a natural finish. I don’t need to set with a powder, which makes it fuss free which I appreciate at 6:30 in the mornings.

To go along with it, I had to pick up my beloved Nars radiant creamy concealer in custard. Reunited and it feels so good! Why did I ever stop using this concealer? It is creamy, not cakey, brightens the under eye area like no other and doesn’t crease- yes I’m saying it- this is my ride or die concealer.

I know for sure that my summer makeup look will not be without these two Nars heroes.

What is your summer makeup must have?


current makeup loves


I’m writing this blog post with my sister in mind. She has two boys and is super busy so she doesn’t really have the time to try out products like I do. Whenever we compare beauty notes, we are always telling each other one or two things that we just have to get. But I thought it would be helpful to make a list of all the makeup products that I’ve been using for a while now, which I now work well together for our Indian skin tones. If I were to get on a plane tomorrow, this is what you would find in my travel makeup bag. I kinda wished someone would make a list like this for me when I started developing an interest in all things beauty related!

These are the products I have been reaching for again and again as I get ready for work. They have made my morning makeup routine foolproof. I like that the end result is natural yet put together and I like to mix high end makeup with some trusty drugstore products. I love all of these products so much and have repurchased most if not all of them. What are some of your ride or die makeup products?

My current makeup loves:

Estee lauder double wear light foundation in 3. 5

Estee lauder bronze goddess in medium 

Too faced pink leopard brushing bronzer 

Maybelline fit me concealer in medium 

Elf under eye setting powder

L’oreal paris infallible eyeshadows in bronzed taupe and amber rush 

Revlon colorstay eyeliner in black 

Benefit gimme brow gel in medium/ deep 

Better than sex mascara 

YSL lipstick in pink in confidence

Clinique lip laquer in sugar pop 

Hope you’re having a fabulous Sunday!