Our Wedding Reception Part 1!

Friday, August 18, 2017 6 0

My Wedding Reception Deepa and Derek

 

Got wedding reception pics for you guys!! I tried so hard to keep this down to one post, but there are just wayyy too many pictures and so much I wanted to share with you guys from that night! It was definitely a magical evening and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. If you missed the wedding ceremony pics, you can check them out here and here.

 

Let’s start off with my handsome hubby Derek, doesn’t he look so good in his suit?! I’m a lucky girl for sure. I had my outfit custom made from India. So for vibe of our reception, we wanted to put a laid back spin on the traditional Indian wedding reception.

 

My Wedding Reception Tent

 

We decided to have the reception in a tent at my parents place in Burlington, Ontario. They have a ton of land so there was ample room. Plus we’ve done several tent parties there so we’re kinda pros now. I loved the idea for the fact that the guests wouldn’t have to be confined to a room and could mingle.

 

My Wedding Reception Decor

 

The color scheme was supposed to be white, blush pink & champagne gold, but, my outfit that my Dad had done in India came back peach. When I saw it, that was my one bridezilla moment haha. What can you do but roll with it so we incorporated peach into the color scheme. The black was for Derek. He actually wanted the reception to be black & silver which are Oakland Raiders colors. I think he caught on early enough that that wasn’t gonna happen lol.

 

My Wedding Reception Family Mingling

 

Everyone mingling!! So happy to see that. Another non traditional thing Derek and I did was stand at the entrance of the tent and greet guests as they arrive. Most Indian wedding receptions the guests arrive and the bride & groom enter once everyone is seated. We just wanted to maximize the amount of time we could spend with the guests and make sure we had the chance to talk to everyone. So glad we did that.

 

My Wedding Reception Tent Snap

 

The evening was all posted on snap! If you aren’t following me yet, you can find me under @deepaberar.

 

My Wedding Reception Kai

 

The man of the hour, Kai! He didn’t stick around for too long, luckily he had a place to crash nearby at my cousin Daman’s house. It was so nice to have him at our place for the few days leading up to the reception! Those cheeks :)

 

My Wedding Reception Mya and Meesha Dance

 

Another non-traditional thing we did was we didn’t have a lot of performances or speeches. Everyone gathered into the house to watch the only performance of the night which was by my best friend Sonalee’s daughters Mya and Meesha. They did a dance to Bruno Mars “Marry You”. They were phenomenal! Everyone loved it.

 

My Wedding Reception Deepa and Derek slow dance

 

After the performance Derek and I had our slow dance. We danced to Al Green’s “Let’s stay together”. LOVE that song. Being with Derek has exposed me to this whole new world of music that I never used to listen to. We really love Funk and 70’s Motown stuff. Personally, I love any music that makes you want to dance.

 

My Wedding Reception Bartenders

 

So we had the dancefloor inside the house in the foyer and the food and bar outside. We were kinda back and forth all night. I do have to give a shoutout to the best bartenders ever. The guy we hired to take care of the bar was, well, not the greatest, so my cousins really stepped up to help. I’m so lucky to have such a huge family and to be so close to them. Plus I think the guys were more than happy to be hanging out by the bar all night lol.

 

My Wedding Reception Fireworks

 

My uncle brought sparklers to the party and the kids had a kick out of them! Such a great idea.

 

My Wedding Reception Deepa and Sonalee

 

The bestie and I. I told her that her best friendly duty of the night was to be the first to show up and the last to leave. Lol we make ridiculous demands of eachother but that’s just our relationship. I didn’t actually expect her to follow through, but she did!! I’m still so happy about it :)

 

So that was Part 1 guys, I’ll have Part 2 up next week for you guys. Thank you Monique & Tania for being the best photographers!!

 

My Wedding Ceremony Makeup Tutorial | Indian Wedding GRWM

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1 0

Deepa Berar Wedding Ceremony Makeup

 

It’s up guys!! My wedding ceremony makeup tutorial is live on the channel! Like I mentioned before I’ll also have my wedding reception makeup up for you in a little bit. I have a feeling you guys are gonna like this one. Tons of colour and glitter, just so much fun!

 

If you want to see some pics from my wedding, here’s the link to the posts — Part 1 & Part 2

 

Products used:

Eyes:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette

NYX Glitter Primer

NYX Glitter in Bronze

MAC Carbon Eyeshadow

Ciate Fierce Flicks Liquid Liner

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lilly Lashes in Miami

Face:

NARS Soft Matte Concealers in Ginger & Custard

Stellar Limitless Foundation in S11

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

MAC Studio Fix in NC42

L’Oreal Infallible Paints/Blush Palette

Lips:

NYX Slide on, Glide on, Stay on & Definitely a Turn on Waterproof, Extreme Color Lip Liner in Brazen

MAC RetroMatte Liqui LipColour

 

Here’s the video:

 

 

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Introducing…The Deep Beauty Podcast!

Monday, August 14, 2017 0 0

Deepa Berar Podcast

 

So guys, it’s happened..I started a podcast!! I know, I know, seems like there are a million projects on the go, but this is so near and dear to my heart. It’s called The Deep Beauty Podcast and it’s all about, you guessed it, beauty on the inside.

 

Each week I’m featuring an interview with a woman who will share trials & tribulations she’s gone through in her life, how she overcame these obstacles and advice for those of you that there going through something similar. I came up with the idea through my never ending search for life-coping strategies. It seems there’s this abundance of beauty, fitness and wellness tips out there but barely any tips on dealing with life stuff. So I figured if I was looking for this stuff, others would be to. Hence, the podcast.

The Deep Beauty Podcast

I’m so excited about this guys! I hope you like it. It’s definitely scary putting this out there, you might think I’m funny to think that since there are hundreds of pictures & videos of me out there already, but this is different. This is way more personal. If I’m going to help any of you out there, I have to put the blinders on and just take the leap.

 

So without further adieu, here is the 1st official Deep Beauty Podcast episode!

 

Question- Is there anyone you would like me to interview?

$25 Makeup Challenge- 2 Looks!

Monday, August 14, 2017 0 0


25 Dollar Makeup Challenge 2 Looks Deepa Berar

 

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantabulous weekend :) We had our annual Berar family picnic. It was a great turnout and one of the best ones so far! I’ll post pics soon. In the meantime I have the $25 Makeup Challenge video I created for you guys. I got the idea from an old Michelle Phan $20 makeup challenge video and thought it would be a great idea to do something like that since I have so many of you asking for drugstore tutorials.

 

25 Makeup Challenge Deepa Berar

 

Decided to do 2 different looks for you guys, one more focused on face and one focused on eyes. I teamed up with Shoppers Drug Mart on this one! Love Shoppers, been a loyal customer since day 1. I had never tried Joe Fresh Beauty or Essence before so I was super excited to give both brands a try!

 

25 Makeup Challenge Face

 

Ok can we mention how impressed I am with the Joe Fresh Daily boost fluid foundation?! Great coverage and only $18. Not a bad deal at all! Loving the Essence Matt Matt lipstick as well. Been looking for a full coverage matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out the lips and this one is pretty good.

 

25 Makeup Challenge Eye Kits

 

Essence has some great eye kits for only $9.99. Did my entire eyes with the Shape & Shadows kit in one of the looks.

 

25 Makeup Challenge Eyes

 

Also very impressed with the Essence Lash Princess mascara. I had heard good things about it and had wanted to try it for a while and it’s totally worth the 5 bucks. Makes your lashes HUGE, you guys know how much I love that ;)

 

Onto the video!

 

 

Question- What’s your fav beauty find at Shoppers?

 

Vegas Vlog 2017- Girls Trip!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 0 0

Vegas Vlog 2017 Sonalee Ghelani Deepa Berar

 

Vegas Vlog is finally up! Editing this video had me wanting to go back so bad lol. It’s probably because all of the wedding stuff is over and plus Sonalee left this morning. It’s been 4 years since I had seen her last and it was such a treat to have her around. Long distance life is sooo hard and I’m so amazed that we’ve been able to maintain our best friendship despite the fact that we’ve been living on opposite sides of the world for 12 years now!! I give her all the credit. I am so not a phone person at all and she definitely makes a ton more effort than I do. I promised her I’m going to step up my game though, and I’m going to stick to it!!

 

Vegas Vlog 2017 Shopping

 

This trip was a ton of fun because Sonalee is a makeup artist now! Makeup shopping was so much fun and it’s always so fun to try out your friend’s products. I fell in love with her Huda Beauty rose gold eyeshadow palette. If there are any readers in Melbourne looking for makeup, hit her up. She’s really talented!!

 

Vegas Vlog 2017 Deepa Berar Snapchat

 

Gotta love those snapchat filters haha. If you don’t follow me- link is on the sidebar. I post pretty much every day and you get to see a behind the scenes into my life.

 

Onto the vlog! Hope you guys like this one ;)

 

 

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Affordable Beauty on CHCH Morning Live

Monday, August 7, 2017 3 0

Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live Ilona Santa Deepa Berar

 

Happy Civic Holiday to my Canadian fam! Hope you guys are enjoying your day off today. I was up super early and at work this morning. The news never stops. Oh well not complaining because this morning I was on air as well! We were talking affordable beauty. I’ll link the segment below for you guys ;)

 

Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live Joe Fresh Beauty

 

I teamed up with Shoppers Drug Mart to show you guys Joe Fresh’s beauty line! My sister in law who just moved to Canada texted me the other day asking where in the world you get your beauty needs from since there’s no Target up here. I was like Shoppers of course!  I didn’t even have to think about it, it’s just always been the go to.

 

Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live

 

We decided to show Joe Fresh Beauty because everything is priced from $6-$18. That’s it. I’m not kidding. You can’t beat that!! I mean who doesn’t love good quality, reasonably priced beauty products? I’ll be posting a $25 makeup challenge on my youtube channel hopefully this weekend so stay tuned for that ;)

 

Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live Annette Hamm

 

Always a fun time on set with Annette Hamm. A big thank you to Ilona for being my lovely model again! You can watch the segment below.

 

 

Question- What’s your go to store for everything beauty?

Vegas Girls Trip 2017!

Friday, August 4, 2017 4 0

Vegas 2017 Deepa Berar

 

Hey hey! So I am back! What a whirlwind the past couple of weeks have been. The reception went off without a hitch and was just so, so much fun. I promise I’ll post pics as soon as I get them, can’t wait to share all the wedding magic with you guys! In the meantime here’s pics from our recent Vegas girls trip..so fun :)

 

Vegas 2017 Deepa Berar Wynn

 

I headed to Vegas after visiting Derek in San Diego and met up with my bestie, Sonalee and her cousins and friends there. Girls trips are always so much fun! This trip was a little different as we’re all more grown up now so the things we enjoy doing are a little different from our past Vegas trips.

 

Vegas 2017 Encore Eggs Benny

 

Like fine dining was huge for us this time. Absolutely LOVED all of the restaurants at the Encore/Wynn hotels. Had these gluten free Lobster eggs benedict, just as delicious as it looks. Already told Derek that we have to try and recreate it. Then we came up with the idea of doing a whole lobster filled weekend. Gotta love a theme haha.

 

Vegas 2017 Encore

 

Honestly I’ve been to Vegas like 15 times now and I never get sick of it. People always ask me why, and it’s the hotels really. Everything is just so grand and gorgeous and the decor is always changing. How can you not fall in love with this giant vase of flowers?! Stunning.

 

Vegas 2017 Canal Shoppes

 

So if you know me, you know that every day at 2pm I’m watching General Hospital on ABC. Been watching since the summer I turned 17 and will probably never stop. What you might not know is that I’ll watch a little bit of The Chew before hand if I have time. So when we were walking through The Venetian and randomly stumbled upon chef Mario Batali’s restaurant, Otto, you know I convinced the girls we had to come back for dinner. Here’s the charcuterie board we had. Delicious.

 

Vegas 2017 Otto Charcuterie

 

So Sonalee wasn’t here for my bachelorette party (she lives in Australia) and she wanted to make up for it. I was a little hesitant cause I’m not into the typical stripper/Thunder from down under thing, it’s just never been my thing, but she knows me well enough and guess what her and our friend Bijal surprised me with? Tics to the Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show!! The best surprise ever :) In all my trips to Vegas I’ve never been to a Cirque show and let me tell you guys, you have to go. It was incredible! And the music, he really was a legend.

 

Vegas 2017 Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil

 

Another thing I had never done before was ziplining. Bijal found out that they do zip lining in Old Vegas so we bought tics and headed over there. The area of Fremont Street is not really my scene, but zip lining was crazy fun!! Not gonna lie, I was freaking out a little cause you’re so high up, but I tried to act cool cause the other girls seemed totally unphased while we were waiting.

 

Vegas 2017 Deepa Berar Zipling Fremont Street

 

At the end of the ride, the cable jerked to stop us which I had no idea it was gonna do and we were dangling above the ground for what seemed like 5 minutes until it slowly brought us into the offloading area. That scared the you know what out of me. They need to warn you about these things!! Regardless it was so fun and I’ve already told Derek we need to go back ;)

 

Vegas 2017 Ziplining Fremont Street

 

So even though our trip was a little more mature, we still partied 4 out of 5 nights, lol. Hey I guess that’s what happens when your friends are all moms and want to maximize their time away from their kids! Not complaining, it was so much fun. On our last day we decided to take it easy though and had dinner at Katsuya which was in our hotel. We stayed at the W which was inside the SLS hotel. Really pretty. Had gold leaf caviar sushi, so fancy and so good. If you guys have the chance to go to Katsuya (they have several locations around the world) definitely go.

 

Vegas 2017 Katsuya

 

So ya our plan of taking it easy was demolished as soon as the girls heard that Snoop Dogg was performing at Drai’s. Long story short we had an amazing time and I mean how can you not when you’re watching Snoop perform and the Bellagio is the backdrop?? LOVE Vegas.

 

Vegas 2017 Snoop Dogg Drais

 

 

I’ll have our Vegas Vlog up for you guys soon! How many times have you guys gone? What’s your favourite thing about Vegas?

 

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My Husband Does My Makeup!

Friday, July 21, 2017 4 0

Deepa Berar Husband does my makeup

 

So guys we finally did it!! We recorded a my husband does my makeup video! You guys have no idea. I’ve been wanting to do one of these ever since they first became popular back in 2013. Only problem back then was I was single lol. Minor problem really haha.

 

Derek and Deepa LaVelle

 

Derek has no clue about makeup, back when we first started dating he watched a few of my videos (he still does every now and then) but really he has no clue. He did a pretty decent job though as a first timer! I was impressed.

 

We had so much fun doing this video! Derek is such a natural on camera and I swear this has been the most fun video I’ve created to date because he’s just so funny and had me cracking up the whole way through. Literally 9 minutes of me laughing.

 

Here’s the vid! Do you guys want to see Derek in more of my videos?

 

 

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Summer Lip Trends 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017 0 0

Summer lip trends 2017

 

Hello peeps! Currently chillin at the San Diego airport, waiting to board my flight to…Vegas baby!! It’s been a hot minute since my last girls trip, dunno why but I’m sure glad we got our sh!t together and made it happen again. Seriously, girls trips are so necessary. I mean your man isn’t going to want to dissect the Bachelorette to death (although did I mention I got Derek to watch this season with me??) or the latest summer lip trends.

 

Which is what this post is all about!

 

Summer lip trends 2017 Lancome Matte Shakers

 

There’s no denying how far lip art has come. Some of the lip videos on Instagram are seriously on another level! Which is why I was so excited when Lancome sent over the latest in their lip shaker series, the Matte collection.

 

Summer lip trends 2017 Lancome Lip Art Matte Shakers

 

They come in 7 different shades and you can create the coolest looks with them! One of my fav looks is to take 2 different colours that are close to each other and wear one on the top lip and the other on the bottom. So fun.

 

Summer lip trends 2017 Lancome

 

That and the ombre lip trend is really cool too. You take one color, apply it as you would lip liner, and then apply a different color to the center of your lips. Layer, blend, and voila!

 

Ok, time to board, promise I’m going to record a little vlog for you guys ;)

Would love to know when was your last trip and where did you go?

 

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Join me at my Makeup Masterclass with INGLOT!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 2 0

Deepa Berar INGLOT Makeup Masterclass

 

Exciting news for you guys..I’m doing a Makeup Masterclass with INGLOT!! Can not wait to meet you all and share some tips & tricks with you guys.

 

The event is taking place at the INGLOT at Yonge & Dundas Square (eek!) on July 16th at 9:30am. Guys it’s going to be such a fun day! There are going to be:

 

Refreshments- light breakfast and drinks
Full lesson on how to do a -Glittery Cut Crease-
Option to follow along with products from INGLOT
Q&A
Meet n’ Greet
20% off all products
Goodie Bags!!!

 

Here is the link to sign up-> Makeup Masterclass

Can’t wait to see you all!!

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