My Cousin’s Big Fat Indian Wedding Vlog!

Monday, September 17, 2018 0 0

My cousins big fat indian wedding vlog

 

Guys I have another video up for ya! First off if you haven’t subscribed to my youtube channel, what are ya waiting for?! Now that we have that out of the way.. if you guys remember back to earlier this summer, Derek came up to Canada for my cousin’s wedding. He stayed for an entire week!! My birthday also coincidentally fell on that week as well as Canada Day, so you can imagine it was a fun packed and crazy busy week. To the point where I got sick on the last day before he left!!

 

Derek and Deepa LaVelle

 

Oh well, we had a great time and my cousins were kind enough to let me vlog the entire thing! If you’ve ever been to an Indian wedding, you’ll know that it is first off over several days and second, so much fun. Onto my cousin’s big fat Indian wedding vlog!

 

 

If you guys like this kind of content, let me know in the comments and I’ll keep recording them for you! Congratulations Indeep + Kiren!!

Daniel Pillai on Coming Out in the South Asian Community

Monday, September 3, 2018 0 0

Daniel Pillai on Coming out in the South Asian Community

 

Hey hey, I am back with another Inspirational interview & Deep Beauty podcast for ya guys! This one I have been trying to make happen for so, so long. I’ve known Daniel Pillai for quite some time now and he has always been so kind and warm and I knew I just wanted to share him with all of you!! Daniel has been such an inspiration, and shares his story and advice on coming out in the south asian community. For those of you that are from our community, you know that this can be such a tough thing to go through and what an amazing thing to have someone like Daniel who not only carries himself with integrity and class, but who is willing to put be vulnerable and share his story with everyone in hopes of helping just one person going through the same thing.

 

Oh! And thank you so much for baring with me guys as I settle into my new life in San Diego! For those of you that don’t know, I finally got the green light from the Government to come and live with Derek in Cali. Finally. What a long road. I have half a mind to record a “How to survive a long distance relationship” video but I feel like I need to get Derek to do it as he was the saint through all of it. Sigh. Anyways, onto the video, here it is!

 

 

You can get in touch with Daniel through his website, danielpillai.com and follow him on Instagram! Also don’t forget to Subscribe to the Deep Beauty Podcast on iTunes ;)

You’re Looking at the Newest Member of the Bramalea City Centre Style Squad!

Monday, July 23, 2018 0 0

Deepa Berar Bramalea City Centre Style Squad

 

Guys, so in case you aren’t following me on social media, you would’ve missed the exciting project I’ve been working on. You are looking at the newest member of the Bramalea City Centre Style Squad! If you follow BCC on Instagram, you might have seen the takeover we did when I went on a fun shopping spree at Bramalea. I shared a bunch of my fav goodies, so if you haven’t watched, head over there once you’re done reading this ;)

Fun Fact: I started my makeup career at the MAC counter inside the Bay at Bramalea 13 years ago! I remember how exciting it all was and I remember shopping in the mall during my lunch breaks, there were always great finds there!

 

Bramalea City Centre Shoppers Drug Mart Mascara

 

Back to my takeover: The first place I headed was to Shoppers Drug Mart and Sephora to do a little makeup shopping, my fav thing in the whole world. I picked up some of my staples as well as some hot new items like the Stila Glitter & Glow liquid eye shadow in Enchantress. The perfect color for summer.

Next up, Forever 21. They have such a good range of sizes, which is great because you  can always find something super cute, trendy and affordable. I found this really pretty romper with the tie up in front! Perfect for those hot summer nights.

 

BCC Style Squad Romper Forever 21

 

After that I headed over to another store I love, H&M. I like that their sale section is huge and there are so many great finds there. I put together this outfit- dressy black shorts with a black and white striped tank. The tank top criss crosses in the back which is a nice little detail and the shorts have a bow at the front.

 

BCC Style Squad Shorts and Tank H and M

 

I was on the hunt for some nice active wear and knew I’d be able to find something at Bramalea City Centre! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen the workout challenge I’ve been doing on my stories. My reward for sticking to it was some new, cute activewear and I found the nicest store, Hyba! It’s a division of Reitmans. They have such great selection and even better prices. I picked up some blush pink and olive green tops and bottoms, which go perfectly with the new blush pink runners I got from Sport Check (you’ll have to check out the BCC IG takeover for those- they are seriously so cute!).

 

BCC Style Squad Athletic Wear Hyba

 

Last but not least, cute sleepy time wear. One of the things I have been trying to implement lately is to only wear things that I feel good in. When you feel good on the outside, it makes you feel even better on the inside which is what Deep Beauty is all about. Anyways I headed over to La Vie en Rose and picked up a variety of sleepy time shorts and t-shirts and the great thing is you can mix and match them so you actually end up with a ton of different outfits!

 

BCC Style Squad Summer Pj La Vie en Rose

 

That was most of my shopping spree, to see the full haul head over to the BCC Instagram stories. Oh and stay tuned for a Giveaway I’ll be announcing on my IG soon ;)

Best Friend Tag- 20 Questions to Get to Know us Better!

Friday, July 20, 2018 0 0

Best Friend Tag Deepa and Sonalee

 

New video is up for you guys!! Ok so, confession time..my amazing, lovely, beautiful, shiny MacBook which I’ve had since 2010 and has seen me through so many blog posts and video editing sessions is now on its last legs. Sad to say the day has finally come that I need to upgrade. Only thing is I won’t be able to do that until the end of next month.

 

Why am I telling you guys this? Well cause you might have noticed some glitches in my videos as of late and noticed my curious absence online lately. I have so, so many ideas and videos that I want to share with you guys but we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer for all of that. So sorry!!!

 

In the meantime I’ll try my best to post what I can, but I have to say thank you in advance for all of your patience guys, you have all been so terrific and supportive, I promise it’ll all be worth the wait. Please don’t mind the glitches on todays video. Love you for watching!

 

I think you guys will love today’s video, my bestie Sonalee and I sit down and do the Best friend tag video! We answer 20 questions about each other, it was so much fun to record. Here’s the vid ;)

 

 

Australia Vlog- Surprising My Bestie!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 0 0

Australia vlog Surprising my Bestie

 

Hey, hey, back with another video for you guys!! So I feel somewhat settled back into a schedule now being back home in Burlington. We’re coming close to (hopefully- fingers crossed!!) the last few months of this long distance journey so I’m just trying to hold it together until Derek and I can finally be together permanently.

 

So here’s what I decided- I’m going to be posting a new video once a week on Mondays and a Podcast episode every other week most likely on Wednesdays. Oh and the My Life posts are switching over to Day in the Life videos of which I’ll probably be posting once per month for now.

 

This is what I can manage realistically because as you can imagine, it is a LOT to move your entire life from where you grew up to the other side of the continent. I just want to always keep you guys up to date and let you know what to expect from me. Once I’m moved and settled, I can not wait to get back to sharing a ton of tips with you guys!! Literally makes my life to help you all :)

 

Anyways, here’s part 1 from my Australia vlog! You get to see the reaction on Sonalee’s face when I surprised her. So fun.

 

 

Love and Loss with Ashini Desai

Thursday, June 7, 2018 0 0

Love and loss on the Deep Beauty Podcast

 

Ok we are back with another Deep Beauty podcast episode! I am planning on posting them every other week for the next little while, just seems to be more manageable with my crazy schedule. Anyways, today’s episode is a pretty heavy one and so important to listen to. We are talking with Ashini Desai about love and loss.

 

Ashini Desai on the Deep Beauty Podcast

 

Ashini’s story is an incredible one of love that started off in high school, where she met her boyfriend, Tyler. They ended up going their separate ways after school ended as many people do. A while later Ashini received the heartbreaking news that Tyler passed away tragically in a car accident. They were no longer together at the time, but the impact it had on her was huge and she wanted to share her story with all of you to show you that it is possible to find moments of beauty and happiness after loss.

 

Love and Loss the Deep Beauty Podcast

 

Seriously, such a sweet girl. Thank you so much Ashini for being on the podcast and for being so brave as to share your story with the people that need to hear it. If you want to reach out to Ashini, you can message her at ashinindesai@gmail.com.

Don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes!

What I Eat in a Day AIP Meal Ideas

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 0 0

What I Eat in a Day AIP Meal Ideas

 

Back with another what I eat in a day AIP video for you guys! A bunch of you have been requesting more of these, and I will try my best to record more. If you haven’t heard of the AIP diet, it is known as the autoimmune paleo or protocol diet. It’s an elimination diet meant for people suffering from autoimmune issues as it removes all foods that can cause sensitivities in the body, allowing you to heal and test which foods you react to.

 

It’s what I followed when I was going through alopecia and lost most of my hair. I definitely don’t eat this way anymore as it is a very restrictive diet, but it’s also not something that you’re supposed to be on forever. I would like to however get back to a cleaner way of eating. Baby steps. I just barely made it back to the gym!! You can follow along with my 1 month gym challenge on my Insta stories, and join me if you like ;)

 

Here is the video. Hope it gives you guys some good meal ideas.

 

 

Very First Day in the Life Vlog!

Monday, May 28, 2018 0 0

Very First Day in the Life Vlog Deepa Berar

 

Ok so I’m finally posting this, it’s my very first Day in the Life Vlog!! I’ve been wanting to record one of these for so long and thank you to all of you that voted on my Instagram poll!

 

Still humbles me that 100% of you voted yes to me recording one of these. In this video I get into what I’ve been going through lately and how I try my best to stay positive. 2018 has been a pretty tough year for me, not going to lie, but the difference is I’ve learnt to use certain tactics to prevent myself from spiralling out of control. I just want to share this with you guys in hopes of helping any one of you!

 

Let me know if you guys want to see more of these. Here’s the vid ;) Oh! Please like and subscribe.

 

 

How to Get Fit With Sonia Jhas

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 0 0

How to Get Fit With Sonia Jhas

 

Ok guys we are finally back with another podcast episode (and blog post for that matter) for you guys! I was having podcast issues- honestly the hardest thing I’ve had to figure out when it comes to this whole, online/social media world, plus travelling to see Derek and now..to Australia to surprise my bestie for her 40th bday!

 

Don’t worry I’m vlogging the whole thing so you guys will get to see all the fun. Anyways back to the podcast episode. You guys might’ve seen the Youtube video I posted of the interview I did with South Asian fitness guru, Sonia Jhas. Guys I’ve been wanting to meet this girl forever. She is killing it in Toronto, like you literally see her on every station.

 

Sonia Jhas on the Deep Beauty Podcast

 

Also I wanted to bring back the Inspirational Interviews series. I figured why not take the audio footage from the video and put that up on the podcast?! I’ve seen GaryVee and Oprah do it, so if they think it’s a good idea, well then why not.

 

I hope you guys enjoy the interview, it really is such a good one. Sonia goes into her journey with body dysmorphia, eating disorders and how she fought through all of that to get to where she is right now, which I have to say is pretty smokin hot and according to her, does not take nearly as much of a sacrifice as you’d think.

 

How to Stop Binge Eating with Sonia Jhas

 

Without further aideu, here’s the video and the podcast audio is as usual, at the bottom of the page. Don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes!

 

 

My Life- Berar Family Shenanigans!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 0 0

Week 17 Berar Family Easter 2018 Shenanigans

 

Happy Tuesday guys! Hope y’all are doing well. I’m headed off to see the kiddies in Ottawa tomorrow and you guys have been asking for another My Life Post so I thought I’d get one up for you before I headed over! This one is from another one of our fun Berar family parties back at Easter. I had just gotten back from my last Cali trip and it was really nice to see family again.

 

Week-17-Berar-Family-Easter-2018-Rai-Berar.jpg

 

My brother and fam came down for the weekend which was really nice. We got to spend some good time with Kai & Rai. Isn’t Rai just adorable?! They both are too cute for words. We headed over to Little Monkeys play gym in my hometown Burlington on the Saturday. Ok seriously I was totally wishing I was a kid again cause that place is way too much fun!! So much for kids to do and climb and play, why didn’t we have things like this when I was a kid?!

 

Week 17 Berar Family Easter 2018 Little Monkeys Burlington

 

The family was coming over on Sunday around noon so we figured we’d get up and ready a little early so we could shoot some family pics.

 

Week 17 Berar Family Easter 2018 Berar Family

 

My Dad put his Panama hat on Kai. Too cute for words! He just turned 2 this past weekend, I have no idea where the time goes. It honestly feels like just yesterday we all headed down to San Diego when he was born. That day was so much fun, my parents, me, Dipti’s parents and her brother Hemant all hung out at an Indian restaurant across the street from the hospital while he was being delivered. As soon as we got the green light we headed over to the hospital to meet the little guy! He was the first grandchild in both of our families so we were a little excited. Ok a lot excited.

 

Week 17 Berar Family Easter 2018 Kai Berar

 

The family arrived and the fun began! For my makeup I decided to recreate the Deepica Mutyala makeup tutorial I followed for the YouTube video I posted a couple videos ago. I can’t get enough of this look!! It’s basically warm browns on the eyes, cheeks and lips.

 

Week 17 Berar Family Easter 2018 Deepa Berar

 

It was so nice to see everyone. Distracted me from missing Derek for a few hours. Here are my cousin Daman, his wife Charan and our cousin’s daughter Pia. The nicest people!

 

Week 17 Berar Family Easter 2018 Family Fun

 

The guys being silly and my Chachi. We definitely had a good amount of drinks that day for sure. Everyone was in a fun mood that day!

 

Week 17 Berar Family Easter 2018 The Guys and Lady

 

Ok saved this little princess for last. I mean. How cute is Leeya?! Swear she is so photogenic and looks even cuter in person if that’s possible. She’s definitely giving me a run for my money in the selfie department :)

 

Week 17 Berar Family Easter 2018 Deepa and Leeya Dhillon

 

So that was Easter! We are catching up slowly yet surely. Still having podcast issues plus I’ve been sooo crazy busy lately!! Have any of you started a podcast? Drop your links in the comments, I’d love to listen ;)