What I Eat in a Day AIP

Thursday, November 9, 2017 0 0

What I eat in a day AIP Diet


Ok guys, I know you’ve been requesting this one for a while now and Derek and I finally got to recording it, here is my very first What I Eat in a Day AIP video!!


I know the Autoimmune Paleo diet is a really tough one to be on, so I hope this gives you guys some great ideas on what to eat. I promise there are some great meals you can still have and you don’t need to feel deprived while treating your autoimmune disorder


Here’s the video!



Let me know if you guys have any requests and please subscribe ;)

Putting the Pieces Together After Sexual Assault with Vaidehi Gajjar | Deep Beauty Podcast

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 0 0

Vaidehi Gajjar Deep Beauty Podcast


So I have a very important Deep Beauty Podcast episode for you guys today. We are talking sexual assault. I think most of us know how taboo talking about this topic is in the South Asian community, but it’s a crime that knows no face, no race, no sex, no boundaries and the only way we are going to make things change is to talk about it.


Which is why I was so impressed when Vaidehi Gajjar wanted to be on the podcast to share her story on how she put the pieces together after she was assaulted 3 years ago.


Vaidehi Gajjar Deepa Berar


Vaidehi has been spreading awareness through her writing for several publications, namely Brown Girl Magazine, the Odyssey Online and Women’s Republic. Writing has been a BIG outlet for Vaidehi and has allowed her to navigate through the depression and anxiety she experienced as a result of the assault.


Vaidehi Gajjar on the Deep Beauty Podcast



Despite everything she’s been through, Vaidehi remains resilient and positive and is on a quest to help as many people out there as she can. We are so fortunate to have women like her in our community. Follow Vaidehi on Instagram and check out her articles online ;)


Listen to the episode below and don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes!


The Easiest Way to Customize your Lip Color

Monday, November 6, 2017 0 0



Happy Makeup Monday everyone! So when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to share with you all today, it hit me. Whenever I create a look, I almost always start with the way I want the eyes to look first, and the last thing I think about is the lip color. When I’m in San Diego I obviously don’t have all my makeup that I have to choose from at home. Not having a million colours to choose from, you have to get creative. Which is where the Pop Beauty Rouge Mix lip & cheek cream palette comes into play.


Pop beauty lip palette


Having a lip palette with 0ver 2 dozen lip colours to choose from makes creating any look super easy. Plus if you don’t find the color you want to use, you can mix and match different shades to customize the look you want. If you’ve ever seen me doing makeup applications at CHCH you’ll know that I almost always mix 4-5 different lip colours together to get the perfect shade for our news anchors and on air guests.


Pop Beauty Pout on Point Lip Liner


Plus I love how richly pigmented and creamy Pop beauty’s Pout on Point lip liners are. If you haven’t tried their products, definitely give it a try. Plus you’ll love the price point ;)


Are there any lip colors you guys are super excited about?


I Ran a 5K! My Running Experience & Current Exercise Plan

Friday, November 3, 2017 2 0

Deepa Berar 5k Snapchat


Yup you read it right, moi, Deepa Berar, the not so athletically inclined ran a 5k. And guys, it was sooo much fun!!! If you haven’t done it yet, I highly suggest it. Not just for the fun, getting fit part, but for how proud you feel afterwards. So worth it. Plus running gives you crazy endorphins and we all know what Elle Woods said about endorphins ;)


Deepa Berar 5k Breakfast


So what brought this all on? Well ever since the Alopecia I’ve been on this health quest. It started off strong, then slowed down as the hair started growing back in, but it has been ongoing and I will not turn back to my old habits. I didn’t grow up eating healthy or exercising consistently, I was always so lazy, but I am really starting to enjoy it. More so for the mental health affects than anything else.


One healthy habit I’ve implemented is starting my mornings off with some gluten free toast, almond butter and a cup of coffee. Has totally cut my cravings for sugary cereals or eggs. You have to make small changes that you are excited about otherwise you won’t stick to it.


Deepa Berar 5k Turkey Trot


So why running? Well I always wanted to run a 5k and the whole committing and paying for it, it’s a great way to motivate yourself to workout as, well, you’re gonna have to run 5km with all these other people.


Deepa Berar 5k Burlington Turkey Trot


So I signed up for the Burlington Rotary Turkey Trot! For 2 reasons really, one, my cousin Monique (you guys all know Monique) runs 5k’s all the time and mentioned that one which happened to be right down the street from my house. Second, my friend Jasmina is on the board so I wanted to come out and support her.


Love the turkey. He, along with a couple other people, got us all stretching before our run.


Deepa Berar 5k Racers


There was a 5k and a 10k that day. I’m so new to it, I couldn’t imagine running 10k! Maybe one day. For now my main goal was to just finish. I’m not at the point where I can run 5k non-stop just yet, so I just wanted to finish.


Deepa Berar 5k Smartfx drink


They were giving out these delicious SmartFX drinks (so yummy!), along with pancakes, fruit, granola bars and post run soup. I had no idea 5k’s had all that! I had my toast at home because I was sure the pancakes wouldn’t be gluten free and I wasn’t about to take any chances that morning!!


Deepa Berar 5k Bronte Creek


The view from the trail at Bronte Creek was beautiful. We live in the country so my training has been pretty much that same view, but it never gets old. The whole run was so fun and it was nice to just go at a pace you were comfortable with. Monique finished 3rd place for her age group! So proud of her. I finished in 48 minutes. I know that isn’t the greatest time, but like I said, I was just so proud for finishing. Plus my bib number was 48. Coincidence? I think not :D


Deepa Berar 5k Post Drinks


Post run drinks! We headed to Turtle Jacks after for brunch and celebratory drinks. Monique’s friend Jessica ran with us so her hubby Darren came out to support. He was the jacket guy and had waters all ready for us after we were finished! So nice. My cousin Reena met up with us afterwards to support us which was so nice of her and Jasmina joined us when she was finished :)


Deepa Berar 5k Celebration


And if you’re wondering about my 5k makeup..well normally I don’t wear any makeup when I workout, but I figured it was a special occasion ;)

Brows- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Lashes- L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Concealer- NARS Soft Matte Concealer in Ginger

Lips- Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm


So that was my 5k running experience! I want to run more, the next goal is to run it non-stop so new plan is I’m focusing on tons of strength training as my knee felt a little sore after the run. Plus I want to do stretching exercises like yoga and take my time training for the next 5k.


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The Easiest way to Boost your Confidence

Thursday, November 2, 2017 0 0

Easiest way to boost your confidence


Ok I know what it feels like. You see that girl that seems to literally walk on air. She’s gorgeous, feels great about herself all the time and seems to have all the confidence in the world. Well my friends, let me tell you, you too can feel that way. I promise it’s way easier than you think. That’s why I’m here to tell you about the easiest way to boost your confidence!


Yup, you read it right, affirmations. Your brain is a really tricky organ in that it believes anything you tell it. So if you tell it your nose is too big and your eyes are too wide, well it’s going to believe your nose is too big and your eyes are too wide.


If you tell it you don’t want pizza and donuts, guess what you’re gonna be craving? Pizza and donuts. You get the idea.


That’s why it is so, so important to inundate yourself with POSITIVE messages. The easiest way to do that? DAILY POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS. We are currently doing a 21 day affirmation challenge in the Deep Beauty Facebook group, you all are more than welcome to follow along. Here’s the rules:


Come up with 3 affirmations about yourself or your life. How to write them? Start off with “I am” and then insert a positive statement of what you want to happen. So for instance, you want to be more confident (this is actually one of mine). You would write:


I am becoming more confident every day.


Now repeat this out loud at least once in the morning and once at night in the mirror. Bonus points if you recite this all day, errday. Think about it, if you keep thinking that all day long, eventually your brain is going to believe it. Your brain believes anything you tell it, so just..


Fake it till you make it baby! 


Anyways if you want to join our challenge, apply to join the Deep Beauty Facebook community here. We’d love to have you ;)

How to Quit your Job and Follow your Dreams with Akansha Agrawal + GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 0 0

Akansha Agrawal Deep Beauty Podcast


Back with another episode of the Deep Beauty Podcast! In this one we get to hear from Akansha Agrawal, founder of Citrus & Gold, a fitness, wellness and healthy eating blog with a South Asian twist. She gives us amazing insight on how to quit your job and follow your dreams. Stay tuned for our GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post.


Akansha Agarwal Deepa Berar


Akansha has been on a health journey of her own for several years now and decided to share her findings in her blog. While her blog started off as a side hobby, she recently left the corporate world to pursue it full time.


Akansha Agarwal Citrus and Gold


It takes a lot to leave the kind of security she had at LinkedIn, but we couldn’t more proud of her and excited to see where she takes Citrus & Gold!

Deep Beauty Giveaway

Also! We decided to collaborate on a GIVEAWAY on this episode!

WIN a 1-on-1 Wellness consultation with Akansha, and a 1-on-1 Beauty consultation.

Here are the rules:

1. Download Akansha’s ebook - 7 Ways to jump on the Turmeric Train here.

2. Join the Deep Beauty Facebook community - Join here, only open to women (sorry guys!)


That’s it! Without further adieu, here is the podcast episode-

Happy Halloween from The LaVelles!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 0 0

The LaVelles Halloween


It’s Halloween guys!! Who else loves this time of year? Ok so while I love Halloween, Derek actually loves it more, which is why we made sure I would be in San Diego at this time. It’s been a fun filled few days, but my fav part was Derek letting me do a sugar skull makeup on him. So, so fun. Couples who makeup together, stay together as the saying goes (or something like that) haha.


Also, got some Halloween makeup tips for ya guys ;)


Scary Pumpkin


We carved a scary pumpkin, have been watching tons of scary movies and have almost finished season 2 of Stranger Things (so, so good!).  One thing we’ve been pretty good about it not indulging too much in the Halloween candies, we’ve actually been reading The Paleo Mom’s new book Paleo Principles and getting prepped to record a “What I eat in a day- AIP” vid for you guys so watch out for that ;)


Deepa Berar Sugar Skull Makeup


Anyways I have some Halloween makeup tips for you guys! My top adhesives for glitter & jewels.

1. Shimmer- INGLOT Duraline. Mix some shimmer into a drop of duraline to get a super pigmented shine.

2. Glitter- NYX Glitter Primer. Apply a dab to your skin and press the glitter on top.

3. Jewels- Spirit Gum. Apply a drop to the back of the jewel and hold the jewel onto your skin for about 10 seconds.


Hope that helps! What are you all dressing up as?


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Halloween Bad Beti Makeup Tutorial

Saturday, October 28, 2017 0 0

Halloween Bad Beti Makeup Tutorial


Got some fun Halloween makeup for you guys today! Have you seen the #badbeti hashtag floating around on IG? I think it was started by Jasmine Lakhesar and it just totally took off. It’s kinda like Halloween sugar skull meets Bollywood, so fun!


So I decided to give it a try, so here is my Halloween Bad Beti Makeup Tutorial :)


Products used:


Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

NYX Vivid Brights Creme Colour in Love Overdose

MAC Eyeshadow- Carbon

Morphe 35O palette

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Lash Pop Lashes in Red Rari


Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette in 30

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

INGLOT AMC Eyeliner Gel in #77


NYX Vivid Brights Creme Color in Love Overdose

NYX Glitter Primer

NYX Glitter in Red


Here’s the vid ;)


If you guys have any requests, let me know in the comments!


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How to be Self Reliant with Sonalee Ghelani

Thursday, October 26, 2017 0 0

Sonalee MUA Deep Beauty Podcast


Guys..so I have a really special Deep Beauty podcast episode for you all..meet my best friend Sonalee Ghelani!! Sonalee and I have been in each other’s lives for over 20 years now and it was basically best friendship at first sight. She is one of the most strongest, most capable women I know and she shares how to be self reliant despite what life throws your way on this episode.


Deepa Berar and Sonalee Ghelani


Sonalee and I have seen each other through everything from boys to breakups, from marriage to divorce, from living within 20 minutes of each other to living within 20 hours of each other. We’ve been through it all and even though she lives on the other side of the world (Melbourne, Australia to be exact) it hasn’t changed the commitment we have to our friendship, it’s only strengthened it.


Deepa and Sonalee MUA Australia


I knew I wanted to have Sonalee on the podcast because I wanted to share her positivity, strength and self reliance that I have gotten to benefit from for the past 20 years. Really this is such a great interview and if you have any self doubt or are lost as to how to get through a tough situation, it’ll be gone by the time you’re finished listening.


Deepa and Sonalee Vegas


If you guys are looking for a makeup artist in Melbourne, get in touch with her here, she’s amazing!! Don’t forget to follow her on Instagram. Thank you Sonalee for being my best friend and my rock. Love you :)


How to Deal with Alopecia Emotionally

Friday, October 13, 2017 0 0

How to deal with alopecia emotionally


Back with another Alopecia vid for you guys! This one has been requested by many of you and to be honest is one that I’ve wanted to record for you for a while now. We are talking about how to deal with alopecia emotionally.


It’s a lot to go through and process and deal with. I am by no means an expert on mental health, all I know is what helped me get through it and if I can help any one of you, well then that makes going through it all worth it.


Here’s the video. Please subscribe to my channel!