5 New Year’s Beauty Resolutions to Make for 2015

By Friday, December 19, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

New years resolution 2015

 

Wash your makeup off before bed.

This one might seem like a no brainer but you’d be surprised by a) how many people don’t do this and b) by how harmful it is to sleep with your makeup on. It’s during sleep that our skin has a chance to expel toxins, regenerate and renew. When we sleep with our makeup on our skin has to work extra hard because makeup is covering your pores, preventing these processes from occurring.

 

Drink 2-3 Litres of water a day.

Want clear skin asap? Drink more water. Nothing can change your skin quicker and more drastically than drinking more water can.

 

Master your concealer.

Get a concealer that provides fantastic coverage in a color light enough to brighten your undereyes. Push into your skin and set with a translucent powder to lock it in. Master this process and the rest is just icing on the cake. For a refresher on how to cover dark undereyes, watch this video.

 

Get comfortable with curling your lashes.

Want to open your eyes up in an instant? Curl your lashes. Even if you are not a makeup person, this simple trick is the one to adopt. One of my fav eyelash curlers? This one right here.

 

Try something new with your hair.

That doesn’t mean going out and dyeing it teal or chopping off 7 inches. It just means trying a different style. If you’re usually a throw it up in a ponytail kinda girl, why not add a few curls to the ends? Or if you are the leave it down type, why not flip it to one side and add a few braids like this pic?

 

deepa berar braids

 

What do you think? What will your beauty resolution be for 2015? Me personally- I’m going with the hair one. So excited to play with different styles!

My Day in Beverly Hills

By Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

Winter Wonderland event

 

If you’re following me on Instagram you’ve seen my pic at the Winter Wonderland Event in Beverly Hills. I promised more pics, and here they are!

We’ll start with the entrance- fully equipped with a red carpet and British door man and everything!

 

Deepa Berar Beverly Hills

 

My outfit- Zara blazer, Forever 21 top, Sportsgirl jeans & Sam Edelman flats. I love the color blush in the winter, super pretty!

 

 

Winter Wonderland Park Avenue Accessories

 

Came across these lovely ladies from Park Avenue Accessories. If you know me, you know how much I love anything Chanel inspired so I instantly fell in love with their cell phone purse cases. I picked up a cream colored one that I’ll post for you soon.

 

 

Winter Wonderland Blow Me Hair App

 

Blow Me Hair App was on hand doing mini makeovers. Love the concept of this company. They have an app that you install on your phone that allows you to book an artist to come directly to you when you need your hair done for whatever event you are going to. Super user friendly.

Check out my ‘do ;)

 

 

Deepa Berar Winter Wonderland event Blow Me Hair App

 

 

They had a full bar & apps that were so deelish and all in all it was a pretty fun event. Not bad Beverly Hills, a girl could get used to this kinda treatment ;)

 

 

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GRWM High School dance

By Thursday, December 11, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Bella Trois GRWM High school dance

 

The Bella Trois girls and I decided to do something a little different this time round- a teen GRWM High school dance video. We helped Caramia’s niece Madison and her friends with ideas on how to get ready for a school dance.

 

If you have any high school nieces/daughters/cousins etc, this video is perfect for you!

 

 

 

What did you think?

Toys for Tots Charity Event in Los Angeles

By Wednesday, December 10, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 1

 

deepa berar toys for tots la

 

 

Recently I attended a charity event in Los Angeles for a really great cause- Toys for Tots. The marines collect unwrapped donated gifts and give them to children that are less fortunate. Who doesn’t want to put a smile on a child’s face especially during Christmas!?!

 

toys for tots drive la

 

The event was tons of fun, there were several fashion lines on display, complimentary mani’s and even Extra TV came out!

 

extra tv

 

Priv was on hand for the comp mani’s. They did a great job!

 

toys for tots la

 

 

I discovered a really great Indian designer based out of Australia- Inder Dhillon. LOVE her pieces!!

 

 

inder dhillon

It was a really great night and I can’t wait to share some of the amazing fashion I picked up with you guys :)

November 2014 Favorites Video

By Monday, December 8, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

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It’s that time again! My November 2014 favorites video is up and this month I share with you some really great finds from hair, makeup to nail products. I am absolutely obsessed with these products, I’m sure you’ll love them too :)

 

Here’s the video:

 

 

 

What were your fav products for November? Let us know in the comments!

Bella Trois: Our Fall Favs & Fashion inspo

By Thursday, December 4, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Bella trois fall fashion 2014

 

The Bella Trois girls and I are back with another video for you guys, this one is a fall fashion inspo video with some outfit of the day ideas plus our fall makeup favs.

 

I love what the girls chose for Fall fashion! Super comfy yet chic.

 

Caramia Cameron fall fashion

 

Cara is always super trendy. Love the acid wash with the heels.

 

Jaclyn Colville Fall fashion

 

Jaclyn looks great in color! Totally love her boots.

 

deepa berar fall fashion

 

As for me, I love taller boots over jeans. Dresses any outfit up!

 

Bella Trois Fall fashion

 

Here’s the video:

 

 

What are your Fall favs when it comes to fashion/makeup?

What I learnt in 2014- How to be Happy

By Wednesday, December 3, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 1

2014 sunset

 

This is going to be a bit of a different blog post, a bit of a personal one.

With 2014 winding down, I’ve been thinking a lot about the year that has passed and how it has been, so far, the best year of my life.

I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to make a living following my passion and have been as of late receiving some pretty amazing comments and messages from you guys asking about how I became successful and/or how I stay motivated. (Which thank you so much btw, honestly I have the best, kindest and sweetest readers out of anyone!)

That got me thinking about how pretty & sparkly everything can look on the outside. What’s the saying? Everyone’s lives look better on facebook?

That’s been on my mind a lot lately and how I absolutely do not want to perpetuate that myth. I am just like everyone else, I’ve had times in my life where I’ve lost direction and lost motivation, heck I even started losing my passion! I went through a period of time where I was lost in a sea of self doubt. You know the kind that exists inside and drowns everything out, taking with it that hope and desire to make your life one you can actually be proud of.

That’s when I realized we don’t have all the answers ourselves.

I think for the most part everyone has these kinds of feelings at some point or other, I know I’m not alone in that. The thing is you don’t want to stay in that forever.

I started 2014 with the determination to go from just existing to thriving. All I wanted was to be happy. Every moment of every day. But how does one just be happy?

The answer is you need to make yourself happy. It takes work and it takes making investing in yourself a priority.

I started to think a lot more about that and through my research I happened upon Jesse Brisendine.

Jesse is a life coach who’s main purpose in life is to help other people live their fullest lives possible. I started watching his videos and reading his articles. There was something about him. I think the fact that he was so open and honest about his life and his neverending determination to look at the positive no matter what is what got me hooked.

I knew if I wanted to change I couldn’t do it alone and I had to contact him. I began working with him mid-January.

9 months and LOTS of homework later (the homework was the best part!) I found my happiness. I’ve always felt that all these things that we do on the outside- the makeup, the hair, the clothes, all these things are important as they do help you feel good about yourself. There is another half though, and that is the work that you have to do on the inside. Combine the two and you are unstoppable.

 

I wanted to share with you the 3 biggest lessons I learnt from Jesse on how to be happy:

 

1. Life is all about perception. If you look at your life or a situation in your life from a negative perspective, guess what? It’s gonna suck. Try to find any way possible to look at it in a positive light instead.

2. You have to literally bombard yourself with positive messages. That means watching the videos, following the facebook & insta accounts with the positive quotes. The videos I watch that I absolutely love are Jesse’s (obvy), Eric Thomas & Robin Sharma to name a few.

3. Find the fun in every moment. That was one of my fav lessons. The easiest way to make any task fun? Put on some music.

 

Jesse is hands down one of the best people I have ever met in my life. The thing about Jesse is that although he is a phenomenal person, he’s real. Just like you and I. It would be so easy to put someone like him up on a pedestal, but he would never let you. He’s been through the same things as the rest of us and he has the same moments as the rest of us, the difference is in how he deals with it all.

I’m not saying my life is perfect now. Trust me I still have my moments (although they are fewer and further between). What I am saying is I now have the tools to pull myself out of those moments. The reason I’m sharing this with you all is that I want you to know that you are not alone in those moments of self doubt & cynicism. We’ve all been there. I just want you to know that you can overcome it all. You absolutely can make your dreams a reality, you just might need some help along the way and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

If you want to contact Jesse, click here & follow him on facebook for tons of awesome positive messages.

Here’s to an amazing 2015!

The best Red Lipsticks for Indian Skintones

By Tuesday, December 2, 2014 4 No tags Permalink 0

deepa berar red lipstick mac cosmetics

 

Today’s post is all about lips. Red lips in particular. With it being the holiday season and all, there is no other time when this vibrant shade is more popular than now, yet a lot of women just don’t seem to think that red suits them.

 

Well I’m here to tell you that you absolutely can wear red, it’s just a matter of finding the right shade for you. That’s why I compiled a list of the top red lipsticks for Indian skintones.

 

 

red lipsticks for indian skin

 

Ruby Woo

My personal fav although it can be a little drying, it is the perfect bright red.

Russian Red

A true classic red- perfect for beginners.

Lady Danger

Has a strong orange undertone, great for those of you looking to dip your toes into red.

Relentlessly Red

A gorgeous vibrant red pink.

Dubonnet

My fav dark red tone.

Diva

Perfect for those of you that are looking to go a little more on trend with the dark burgundy lip look.

 

These are all MAC Cosmetics shades. To get the look from the pic above, check out this tutorial.

Do you have any favs you would add to the collection? If so, please share with us in the comments!

Meet Indian YouTube Beauty guru Kaushal Beauty!

By Monday, December 1, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Indian Youtube beauty guru Kaushal Beauty

 

Ok so you guys have no idea how excited I am about this interview..meet Inidan Youtube beauty guru Kaushal Beauty!! She definitely has raised the bar when it comes to youtube videos (my videos are definitely inspired by hers) but I think it’s her positivity that I love the most. Not only is she super pretty (aren’t all Gujarati girls??) she is a genuinely nice person and it definitely comes across in her videos, her posts and even Kaushal beauty’s boyfriend’s posts (which I LOVE to read btw).

 

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am Indian, Gujarati to be precise. I grew up in England and did move to the USA briefly but have been back in the UK ever since :)

 

How did you end up creating a YouTube beauty channel and how did it grow to over 200,000 subscribers?

I have blogged for years in my spare time and after about 3 years of blogging I decided to start making some videos here and there (which are sadly deleted because they were really bad, and I was clearly very nervous in them!) LOL. I’m not too sure how I’ve got over 200,000 subscribers now?! I feel like I closed my eyes and opened them to that! It’s been a crazy few months, I’ve gotta say!

 

Kaushal beauty

 

What are your 3 can’t leave home without beauty products?

Hmmm, three beauty products I can’t leave the house without… That would have to be SPF, Mascara and blusher! Okay and some tinted lip balm! And maybe some concealer… I think this goes to show how much of a beauty junkie I really am!

 

You do a lot of tutorials on Bollywood looks. Who is your fav bollywood actress & why?

My all time favourite has to be Madhuri Dixit. She is beautiful, elegant and not to mention an amazing dancer! I used to dance to all her songs growing up. Now-a-days, it will have to be Deepika Padukone – she’s such a babe!

 

Kaushal beauty quotes

 

You have done an amazing job creating a career out of your dreams, congratulations on all your success! Do you have any advice for other girls when it comes to living their dreams?

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do. The best advice I could give to anyone is, work 10x harder on your dreams than you are now. All the hard work you put in, will help in the outcome. One last thing I would say is always stay positive about your dreams too. Try not to create too many doubts that stand in the way of them :)

 

 

All about Kaushal Beauty

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I don’t even know what I’ll be doing in 5 days time, let alone years hehe! But I would like to be married, living somewhere sunny with a life filled with lots of love and happiness :)

 

Thank you so much Kaushal for being so generous with your time and answers! To watch Kaushal’s videos click here and don’t forget to head over to her blog for more Kaushal Beauty! For more interviews from my Inspirational women series, click here.

What’s in my Professional Makeup Kit

By Saturday, November 29, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

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So a lot of you have been asking me to post a video on what’s in my professional makeup kit and I finally got to recording it!

First off my kit is a Zuca that I got from MAC. There are a number of reasons why I love it, but mostly because of how durable it is. Plus it has a ton of compartments and pockets for organization.

 

 

Mac Zuca

 

 

I break down how I organize all my stuff and all the essentials for your kit in this video. Check it out :)

 

 

 

Oh and I figured out what that thing is called- a spatula. And the arts supply store that I go to is Curry’s.