Find out How to Pursue your Passion with Jaclyn Colville on the Deep Beauty Podcast!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 0 0

Deep Beauty Podcast with Jaclyn Colville

 

Hey all! So I’m back with the 2nd episode of the Deep Beauty Podcast!! So exciting guys, still can’t believe this is actually a thing. I have so many more exciting interviews to share with you all, but this first one is truly a gem. I got to interview one of my best friends, Jaclyn Colville!

 

Deepa Berar Jaclyn Colville

 

You guys know Jackie from my Bella Trois days and a bunch of other moments in my life. We’ve been friends for a while now and it’s been so exciting to watch her career progress over the years. We’ve all been able to see her passion for decor and her eye for it, we’re just so happy for her that she has actually turned it into her career!

 

Jaclyn Colville Decor

 

Just look at how gorgeous her decor is in the new home her and Ryan bought! On another level. Her road hasn’t been all sunshine and butterflies though, she has put her all into it which is why I knew I wanted her to be my first interview.

 

Jaclyn Colville Home

 

One of the things I admire most about Jackie is that she doesn’t wait for doors to open for her. She absolutely, 100% kicks them open and sometimes even create her own. Someone you definitely want to learn from ;)

 

Here’s the interview! Make sure you subscribe on iTunes to stay on top of all the new episodes.

 

Also who else do you guys want me to interview? Let me know in the comments :)

 

Talking Hair Styling Tips for Alopecia on CHCH Morning Live

Monday, September 4, 2017 0 0

Hair styling tips for Alopecia on CHCH Morning Live

 

Did you catch our segment on CHCH Morning Live today? Host Annette Hamm and I talked about my journey with Alopecia and I shared some hair styling tips for Alopecia. I recently stumbled upon Toppik, a series of products designed to give your hair the appearance of fullness. I collaborated with them to show viewers how to get a little bit of that confidence back seeing as it’s Alopecia Awareness month.

 

Hair Styling for Alopecia using Toppik Canada

 

Toppik Canada is being so generous to all of the viewers and to you guys as well! They’re gifting everyone 10% off of almost ALL of their products for the month of September!! Just use the code “Toppikten” on their website and shop away ;)

 

Hair Styling tips for Alopecia using Toppik Canada by Deepa Berar

 

Here’s the segment. Also I’ll be doing a full tutorial using the products very soon, so watch out for that.

 

 

Thrift Shopping Fun at Value Village Burlington

Friday, September 1, 2017 0 0

Value Village Burlington Shopping Fun

 

Can you believe that before last week I had never been to a thrift shop? Not on purpose or anything, just never been. So when I got invited to the grand opening of the Value Village in Burlington, I was immediately intrigued. Well what had really happened was I got that Macklemore “Thrift shop” song stuck in my head, and then I was like hey, that’d be fun!

 

Value Village Burlington Shoes

 

So glad I got to go! The store is MASSIVE. I had no idea there would be sooo many items for sale! There was so much clothing and shoes and bags and home stuff too! Kinda reminded me of Winners, and if you guys know me you know I LOVE Winners.

 

Value Village Burlington

 

I couldn’t believe that there were so many shoes and handbags for sale. I didn’t know much about Value Village before, but I have to say I’m really impressed. They purchase used goods that have been donated to non-profit organizations and then sell them to the public. They’re like the o.g. Nastygal. Like when Sophia Amoruso first started.

 

Value Village Burlington Purses

 

The great thing about their organization is that they support local charities by paying them for their donations and they help keep more than 700 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year. 700 mill!!! I’m starting to think the whole fast-fashion movement needs to slow down a little.

 

Value Village Burlington Deepa Berar

 

My mini shopping spree. So fun. It was so hard to narrow down what I wanted, I must’ve spent over an hour in that store!

 

Value Village Burlington Thrift Shopping

 

I ended up getting this black winter coat here. It was perfect because it’s nice and thick and will actually keep you warm and cute at the same time. Totally guilty over here of not dressing for the weather and then complaining about it. Hey, it’s a Canadian thing.

 

Value Village Burlington Winter Coat

 

Also got this super cute military style jacket with leather sleeves. I mean how could you pass this one up? Actually when I was trying it on at the store I caught a few of the other ladies eyeing me so I kept it close until I got to the register.

 

Value Village Burlington Fall Jacket

 

I also got a 3D puzzle (LOVE 3D puzzles), leggings and a book by Warren Buffet. Totally fascinated with books by entrepreneurs. I just love the mindset! They say you are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with. If you can’t be around those people then consume everything they put out there. Read their books, listen to their podcasts (looking at you GaryVee) watch their interviews. You get the idea.

 

All in all it was a great experience and I’ll definitely be going back :)

 

Question- Have you guys been to Value Village and if so how did you like it?

Our Wedding Reception Part 2!

Friday, August 25, 2017 6 1

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Deepa and Derek

 

Got part 2 of our wedding reception for you guys! There were literally so many pictures to share with you guys that one post just wasn’t enough. You can see the first post here. This one here is a little introduction to my gigantic Indian family. Like 38 first cousins huge.

 

I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since the big day! It was so much fun guys! Like I mentioned in the last post, Derek and I stood at the entrance of the tent to greet all the guests. Here’s Derek and I with his mom and my parents. His mom drove up all the way from Ohio! She’s so sweet.

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Deepa Derek and Parents

 

The ladies and gentleman. These are some of my aunts and cousins from my Dad’s side. Everyone looked stunning and I loved how they were all walking around and mingling in the yard. Perfect location for a party :)

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Berar Family

 

The Berar girls! Don’t they look so beautiful? You’ll recognize Monique on the left, Kelly is next to her and then on the other side of me are Mona and Reena. 2 sets of sisters with me in the middle :) I don’t have a sister so these girls have been like my sisters since day one.

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Berar Girls

 

The Dhillon beauties!! These are some of my cousins on my mom’s side. You’ll recognize Sweety and Seema from Kai’s party, there’s also Shishee, Tejal and Dolly with the blond hair. Loving the pose ladies!

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Dhillon Girls

 

The Bella’s with my mom!! Don’t they look stunning in their saris?? Such good sports! They were loving it, Cara was excited to someday wear a sari to my wedding way back when I was single lol.

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Jaclyn Colville Cara Cameron

 

My cousin Sam and his family came up from San Francisco for the big day! Such a treat. The last time they came up to visit was like 8 years ago, so we were all so happy to see them. They stuck around for a week so we got to see them a few times. Juhi and Tania in the middle were so awesome when they met Derek the first time. They had a wedding to go to but they still popped by one of the pubs in the Distillery District in Toronto just to meet him. In their sari’s. Too cute.

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Sam and Fam

 

My cousin Jyoti and her husband Parminder drove up from Connecticut for the big day. I had to include this pic of him with our grandniece (cousin’s-daughter’s-daughter it makes sense if you’re a part of an Indian family) Anahat were literally the life of the party on the dancefloor. These two have some serious moves!

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Anahat

 

Charan and Dipti. Dipti was amazing during the whole few days around the reception!! She helped so much and really made me feel special. We’re so lucky to have her. OH!!! And did I mention her and Dan are having another baby?! Kai’s gonna be a big brother! Can not wait to meet the new Berar baby :)

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Charan and Dipti

 

Raj, Jane and myself chatting away. Jane is such a gem, we met her back when I was a little kid and she’s always been so kind and compassionate and so enthusiastic about learning about our culture. Their son Robing recently got married and they did an Indian style party in a hall. Looked like so much fun!

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Deepa Jane and Raj

 

The boys! JT, Indeep and Diljeet, my cousins and cousin in-law on my mom’s side. It’s Indeep’s wedding next year and he was joking about how he wished he took notes during Derek’s speech on what to say haha. I’m sure you’ll do a great job Indeep :)

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 JT Indeep Diljeet

 

The hubs and I. Awww :)

 

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Deepa and Derek LaVelle

 

That’s it! Hope you guys all have a great weekend! Oh, if you’re around tomorrow I’ll be doing a little makeup tutorial on Facebook Live at 3pm EST.

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat Makeup Tutorial

Thursday, August 24, 2017 0 0

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Makeup Tutorial

 

Have you guys checked out the latest and greatest from Urban Decay? I know, I know, there are palettes popping up every other day now it seems, but honestly guys, this one is AMAZING. Huge fan. Full of warm tones which are super flattering on South Asian/Indian skintones and just the right combo of matte and shimmery shades. Put together a little Urban Decay Naked Heat makeup tutorial for you guys!!

 

Urban Decay naked heat palette
Stunning.

 

Here are the products I used in the video:

 

Eyes:
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Ciate Fierce Flicks Liquid Liner

Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara

NYX Wicked Lashes in Overrated

Face:

NARS Soft Matte Concealers in Ginger & Custard

Joe Fresh Daily Boost Fluid Foundation in Almond

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

NYX Highlight & Contour Palette

NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette

Lips:

MAC LipLiner in Whirl

Joe Fresh Long Wear Lip Veil in Rose

 

Here’s the vid-

 

 

Question- What eyeshadow palette have you been super excited about recently?

 

The #1 Tip to Being Happier in Life- So Simple!

Monday, August 21, 2017 1 0

#1 tip to being happier

 

Ahh happiness, that elusive, sought after feeling that seems to be so fleeting at times. Happiness and to be happy in life isn’t as hard to acheive as it sometimes seems. Sure life stuff will happen and things won’t always be simple or go your way, but I’m here to fill you in on a little secret. I have the #1 tip to being happier in life and it is so, so easy to do.

 

What is it you ask?

 

Exercise for happiness

 

Yup, exercise. 20-30 mins of any physical activity that gets your heart pumping a little harder will release dopamine in your brain which is the chemical that is responsible for happiness, productivity and energy levels.

 

It’s also the subject of my latest Deep Beauty video, I go into details as to how it all works. Also! Join our secret Deep Beauty Facebook group (ladies only) to join our monthly challenges so we can all be happier together!

 

 

Question- Are you a regular exercise, and have you experienced it making you happier?

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?