Get to know Youtube Guru Teni Panosian (Miss Maven)

By Friday, February 27, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Interview with Teni Panosian (Miss Maven)

 

My absolute favorite Youtube beauty guru ever has got to be Teni Panosian. This girl is so incredibly sweet and talented and her videos are so much fun to watch! I was fortunate enough to get to interview her for my series on inspirational women.

 

In the interview Teni shares with us where she gets the inspiration for her videos from and some tips on staying motivated. Here’s the vid-

 

 

Vanity Fair Social Club 2015 Part 2!

By Thursday, February 26, 2015 2 No tags Permalink 0

VFSC Vanity Fair Social Club

 

I promised you another post on my experience at Vanity Fair Social Club 2015 and here it is!

 

Like I said in the last post, we got to meet some celebs, my fav had to be meeting Billy Bush from Access Hollywood. I watch Access Hollywood Live and as a TV Host I have a lot of respect for him. He is so good at what he does!

 

Deepa Berar Billy Bush Access Hollywood

 

Armani Beauty was on hand doing makeup applications and they even brought in their top MUA, Tim Gunn. Tim is a total inspiration for all the work that he’s done and celebs that he’s gotten to work with. Plus he is so incredibly nice and fun and down to earth.

 

Deepa Berar Tim Quinn Armani

 

Armani beauty touch ups! My fav product I got to try? Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in # 6. It’s a liquid blush that glides beautifully onto the skin, blends really well and is the perfect shade.

 

VFSC Armani beauty touchups

 

Glamsquad was also on hand doing brow touchups. They used the L’Oreal Brow Stylist Designer Pencil which, btw, is a really great drugstore brow pencil for those of you looking for one.

 

VFSC Glamsquad

 

Another great moment was meeting Louise Roe & Brad Goreski. Louise was introducing her new book Front Roe: How to Be the Leading Lady in Your Own Life. I got to look at the book, super cute with some great tips like how to eat healthy when traveling.

 

Deepa Berar Louise Roe Brad Goreski

 

Ok my absolute fav donut shop in LA- California donuts brought in their delicious donuts one morning. You have to try the Reese’s peanut butter cup donut. It has chocolate frosting with broken up reese peanut butter cups on top and peanut butter filling inside. Unreal.

 

VFSC California donuts

 

Besides the donuts, there was so much delicious food and drinks all week. I especially loved this beautiful cheese board they did with baguettes, olives, honey, nuts and wine.

 

Vanity Fair Social Club 2015

 

Some of the amazing bloggers I met last week. I had the best time with them! Fantastic group of girls, I’m totally missing them this week! :)

 

VFSC 2015 Bloggers

 

My Week at the Vanity Fair Social Club

By Wednesday, February 25, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

VFSC Vanity Fair

 

Last week was arguably one of the best weeks ever as I got to attend the week long Vanity Fair Social Club in Hollywood. Every day was filled with panels of experts and people in the movie business, makeovers, delicious food and endless champagne. There was so much going on that I had to break this up into 2 posts. I’ll post part 2 tomorrow.

 

The VFSC event was held inside the We Work space in Hollywood, just 2 blocks down from the Oscars setup at the Kodak Theatre.

 

VFSC We work space

 

The first day featured a panel of Youtube All Stars- Tyler Oakley, iJustine and Joey Graceffa. These Youtubers each have millions of followers. Crazy. They were all so nice and down to earth :)

 

VFSC Youtube Allstars panel

 

We got to listen to Costume designer Colleen Atwood discuss what goes into designing a wardrobe for a film and preview her collection of handbags. Colleen is an 11 time Oscar nominee and was nominated this year for her work in the film Into the Woods.

 

VFSC Colleen Atwood

 

We listened to a panel of Movie critics discussing their Oscar predictions. It was pretty unanimous that Birdman was a front runner (it won best picture).

 

VFSC Movie critics panel

 

One of my fav moments was listening to the architect behind the annual Vanity Fair after party, Basil Walter. He showed us where his inspiration for design comes from and how much work actually goes into throwing the parties.

 

VFSC Vanity Fair Basil Walter party architect

 

My other fav moment was meeting TV Host and author Louise Roe and Celeb stylist and co-host of E’s Fashion Police Brad Goreski. Love these two! Louise Roe is the queen of the makeover show (my fav kind to watch) and Brad (he’s Canadian too!) used to be on the Rachel Zoe project and is an amazing stylist.

 

VFSC Louise Roe Brad Goreski

 

SNL’s legendary photographers Edie Baskin and Mary Ellen Matthews were also on hand discussing the behind the scenes of the celeb stills you’ll see between commercials on SNL.

 

VFSC SNL photographers

 

Bloggers at work!

 

VFSC Bloggers

 

Check back tomorrow as I’ll have all the fun behind the scenes pics of the event plus the celebs I got to meet :)

 

Spring 2015 Beauty trends Revealed

By Friday, February 20, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Spring 2015 beauty trend

 

Something big is happening in the world of makeup right now. One of the biggest changes to emerge in Spring 2015 beauty trends is the shift towards a no makeup look. Now the no makeup look isn’t exactly new to the runway, what is new is how well it’s being received.

 

What does that mean for us? Exactly what it sounds like. Less contour, less glitter, less glam. More bare faced makeup. It doesn’t mean you’re still not wearing the stuff, it’s just applied to look like you’re not wearing much of it. Oh and the hair looks air dried. I’m not kidding.

 

While a lot of you might not like the idea of going back to basics, (let’s face it, we’ve gotten pretty accustomed to the uber glam, Kim K, Persian princess way of life) I like to think of it as transitioning to a more effortless glam look. Which is actually the look I love the most.

 

How to achieve this? Here are some tips on getting that effortless glam look:

 

1. It’s all about blending your makeup. Once you’re done blending, go back and blend some more.

2. You can still contour & highlight, just apply it with a very light hand. Also see #1.

3. Start off with less product and build. It’s easier to stop adding product than it is to take stuff off.

 

spring 2015 makeup trends

 

As for hair?

1. When curling your hair hold your iron in place for half the time you normally do. This will give you more tousled waves than curls.

2. For braids, loosen and pull apart pieces of your braid after it’s done.

3. Think sombre not ombre. Sombre is ombre with a more subtle color transition.

 

spring 2015 hair trends

 

What do you think, are you ready to tone down your look?

Station Hollywood Fashion show

By Wednesday, February 18, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Deepa W Hollywood

 

Last week I attended a fashion show at the W Hotel in Hollywood. It was held in the same place as the last event I went to at the W, but the setup was completely different and it was a night time event. I love how LA just comes alive at night, and where the W is situated (in Hollywood) there are just always a ton of tourists out and about, exploring this amazing city.

 

W Hollywood patio

 

I’ve always loved the W’s I’ve been to around the world, they just have this uber trendy-chic vibe to it. Like this outdoor fire pit- so gorgeous.

 

W Hollywood outdoor bar

 

Now onto the show. Emblem has a showroom in LA where they carry designers with such diverse styles. The thing I like about that is because the clothing styles are so different and fresh from what you see people normally wearing, it really opens your mind when it comes to expressing yourself through fashion.

 

Here are pics from the show. First up is Ashley Michaelsen.

Ashley Michaelsen

 

Chasensully/Locardi.

Chasensully Locardi

 

Inder Dhillon.

Inder Dhillon W Fashion Show

 

Talina Hermann.

Talina Hermann

Here’s who won the Bliss Giveaway!

By Tuesday, February 17, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

bliss giveaway(Contest Closed)

 

First off thank you to everyone who entered! This contest has by far been the biggest one I’ve done in terms of number of people that entered. I totally get why, the Bliss Fabulips Pout-O-Matic Lip-Perfecting System & Bliss Fabulips 4 Step Treatment Kit are both amazing products.

 

Alright now onto the winner, it is….

Unni Maya Gopa Kumar! Congratulations girl ;) I’ll be messaging you with more deets.

 

bliss contest winner

 

Thanks again to all of you who entered, and stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!

Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial 2015

By Thursday, February 12, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Valentines date night makeup tutorial 2015

 

Whether your going on a hot date for Valentine’s Day or having an anti V-day night out with your girls, this is the makeup look you’ll want to wear.

 

I combined a soft cut crease smokey eye look with pink cheeks & lips plus I used these amazing Eyelure lashes (they were part of my January Favorites). I think you guys will like this look!

 

Here’s the vid:

 

 

 

What are you all doing for Valentine’s?

How to Keep your Lips Soft & Healthy in Winter + GIVEAWAY!

By Tuesday, February 10, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

How to keep your lips soft and healthy in winter

 

Today we are talking how to keep your lips soft & healthy in winter (stay tuned for the GIVEAWAY announcement at the end of this post!!).

This is the hardest time of the year on your pout and it’s important to stick to a regimen esp if you want your lipstick/gloss to go on smooth. Plus if you wear a lot of matte finish lipsticks like I do, you’ll def want to pay attention to this as those can wreak havoc on your lips after a few days of continuous wear.

 

Bliss cosmetics has come out with the perfect system to take care of your lips in the winter. It’s their Bliss Fabulips Pout-O-Matic Lip-Perfecting System & Bliss Fabulips 4 Step Treatment Kit.

 

bliss fabulips 4 step system

 

Here are my healthy lips tips ;)

The first step is to cleanse the lips. You’ll want to remove any product from the lips before you exfoliate. The foaming lip cleanser by Bliss is great at removing most lip products and is pretty gentle so your lips don’t feel super dry after.

 

healthy lips tips

 

After cleansing it’s time to exfoliate any dead skin cells away. The Pout-o-matic by Bliss is fantastic for exactly this. It’s a tool with a rotating head (think like an electric toothbrush but slower). You apply the Sugar lip scrub and use the pout-o-matic to work it into the lips. The rotating action sloughs off any dead skin cells, and the jojoba seed, olive oil, shea and coconut butters in the lip scrub leave the lips feeling nice and smooth after.

 

bliss pout o matic

 

 

how to exfoliate lips

 

Now that the lips are nice and smooth, it’s time to plump! I mean who doesn’t want Angelina Jolie lips? The Bliss instant lip plumper volumizes your lips using a cork tree extract & peptide complex.

 

how to plump your lips

 

The last step is to moisturize with the softening lip balm.  The lip balm contains ingredients like shea butter, jojoba and grapeseed oil & Vitamin E to keep the lips nice and hydrated and seals in moisture which is essential after exfoliating.

 

how to keep your lips soft

 

Ok now for my GIVEAWAY announcement! Bliss cosmetics has been kind enough to offer one lucky winner this complete system!

 

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

 

bliss giveaway

 

Good luck! Contest ends Tuesday February 17th at 12:00am EST.

 

Valentines Gift Guide for Her 2015

By Friday, February 6, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Valentines Day gift guide 2015

 

It’s that time again! You know ladies the day your man is supposed to be the most romantic out of the whole year (shouldn’t every day be like that??). Anyhow in the spirit of the big day I’ve put together a Valentine’s gift guide for 2015. Just copy & paste the url to your guy, I’m sure you’ll be happy with what he gets ya  ;)

 

1. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette $64. This is a great complete kit with 6 eyeshadows, a bronzer, blush, lipgloss, mascara and UD’s 24/7 pencil. Like with all the Naked palettes, this one is fantastic and all the shades are wearable.

 

2. Too Faced Melted Long Wear Lipstick $21. Who doesn’t love the melted lipsticks? Too Faced did a great job with this product. It’s a 3 in 1 lip product- you get the intensity of a lipstick, lasting power of a stain and it shines like a gloss. Amazing.

 

3. Women’s Ariella Collection Cutout Ring $28. This ring is absolutely gorgeous and perfect to go with a ton of different outfit options.

 

4. HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Palette $67. A cult hit, hourglass’s ambient lighting palette contains very softly diffused highlights and is super smooth to the touch. It’s designed as a finishing powder to leave the skin with a flawless finish, but you can use the different shades to highlight as well.

 

5. Maison Martin Margiela in Untitled $198. Ok I know there are a ton of fragrances out there it can get a little overwhelming at times, but this one made the list because it is my personal fav of the moment. I’m totally obsessed with this fragrance!! It contains frankinsence & white musk.

 

6. NARS Virtual Dominance Cheek Palette $75. 3 different blush options, a highlight and their infamous laguna bronzer, this is a pretty great complete cheek palette.

 

7. Women’s Tory Burch ‘Small York’ Cosmetics Case – Light Oak $95. Ok so now you need something to hold all this stuff in, right?? I am in love with this Tory Burch cosmetics case, especially the light oak shade. So pretty and classic.

 

These are some of my fav things, what would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

Fifty Shades of Grey Makeup?!

Fifty-shades-of-grey opi

 

Ok unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 2 years you’ve heard of the book/movie Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m sure most of you have probably even read at least the first novel and probably half of you are counting down till the movie is released (umm I don’t blame you, I mean have you seen Christian Grey??!)

 

What you probably haven’t heard of is the slew of Fifty Shades of Grey makeup products that have been released in anticipation of the film’s release date. So I figured I’d share some with ya!

 

Introducing the Fifty Shades of Grey OPI collection. As with most OPI theme collections, they have the full sized polishes as well as the mini kit. I love the mini kits because you get to try all the colors without committing to a full bottle.

fifty shades of grey opi nail polish

Makes sense that it would consist primarily of shades of grey. Think about it.

 

Next up we have Makeup Forever. These guys went nuts and created 3 different fifty shades of grey beauty kits.

The first is the Desire me Cheek set.

 

fifty shades of grey makeup forever desire me

 

It contains 2 blush colors and a highlight shade from their artist shadow collection. Plus you get an angled brush and cute satchel. Pretty.

 

For those of you looking for a more complete makeup collection, Makeup Forever also has the Give in to me set which contains eyeliner, mascara, a quad shadow set, lipstick and gloss. The shadows are pretty, you could definitely do a sexy soft smokey eye with these shades.

 

fifty shades of grey makeup forever give into me

 

For the lip lovers out there, Makeup Forever also has the Tease me lip sets with their infamous long wear aqua rouge lipstick, gloss and liner. There are two different color combos available- a Berry Set & a Nude set so you get a decent selection.

Make-up-for-ever-fifty shades of grey tease-me-berry Makeup forever fifty shades of grey tease me nude

What do you think, will you be picking up any of the sets?