My Husband Does My Makeup!

Friday, July 21, 2017 2 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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Join me at my Makeup Masterclass with INGLOT!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 0 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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Derek’s San Diego Birthday Adventure

Monday, July 3, 2017 0 0

Dereks San Diego birthday adventure

 

Good Monday everyone! From what I understand most of my fellow Canadians have the day off today, yay. Derek was supposed to have a half day but took it off so we could spend a 4 day weekend together! Tomorrow is Independence day and I’m so excited to see just how festive everyone will be around here. We just finished recording a “My husband does my makeup” video so I figured this would be the perfect time to share his San Diego birthday adventure we went on last month!

 

Dereks bday OB

 

I don’t know about you guys, but when my friends and I were younger we would basically kidnap the birthday girl (not criminally or anything haha) and treat them to a day filled with their favourite things. So, when it came time for Derek’s birthday, I knew I wanted to do the same thing.

 

Dereks bday Starbucks

 

He picked me up from the airport, we got home, changed quickly and then the adventure began. The first stop I took him to was Starbucks. I wanted to treat him to the Lemon Raspberry loaf they have just in the summers but apparently that’s a Canadian thing. The barista felt so bad about it he gave us the Raspberry Loaf and the Lemon Loaf so we tried to recreate it for Derek lol. Not the same thing at all.

 

Dereks bday South beach bar and grille

 

Our next stop was lunch at South Beach Bar & Grille in Ocean Beach. They have this gorgeous view of the ocean when you’re sitting at the bar. Like instead of staring at a wall of bottles and TV’s, you’re staring at the ocean. Stunning. Plus they have these lobster tacos Derek goes nuts over.

 

Dereks bday Sunshine Company Saloon

 

Dereks bday Ocean Beach

 

After that we headed out to another bar in OB, the Sunshine Company Saloon which is where we went on one of our first dates. We even sat at the same table (yes I am cheese ball when it comes to all that sentimental stuff). I was wearing the Ciaté liquid velvet lipstick in Pin Up.

 

Dereks bday friends

 

After that we were onto his favourite brewery, Ballast Point. I had his best friend Mike and his family meet up with us. Derek had no idea, he was totally shocked! It’s fun surprising him :)

 

Dereks bday Ballast point

 

Ballast Point does beer flights so you get to try a few different beers rather than sticking with a full pint of one. Before Derek I had no idea there were places that did stuff like that, but the craft beer scene is crazy in San Diego. Derek’s favs are the Grapefruit sculpin, Orange creamsicle fathom and the Ginger big eye. I’m personally not into beer at all, but a few places have started doing that with wine, so can’t wait to try that!

 

Dereks bday Cheesecake Factory

 

After catching up with Derek’s friends we swung by The Cheesecake factory (actually my fav place). We grabbed a slice of the Reese’s Peanut butter chocolate cake cheesecake to go.

 

Dereks bday Ralph's

 

My plan was to create an epic Charcuterie board, Derek’s fav thing. We went to Ralph’s which if you guys haven’t hit up the cheese section at Ralph’s, you’re seriously missing out. They have these $5 bins where they put the smaller pieces of cheese that would have been tossed and you get to try out so many different cheeses. Perfect if you are just 2 people.

 

Dereks bday charcuterie board

 

We grabbed about 5 different styles of cheese, some Salami, Proscuitto, wine, gluten free crackers of course and headed home.

Such a fun day! What’s your fav thing to do on your birthday?

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Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Saturday, July 1, 2017 0 0

Deepa Berar MAC Proud to be Canadian

 

So somebody has a really, really special birthday this year..yup, Canada is turning 150 years old!! Or as some would say, 150 years young haha.

Ya, ya I know, seems like every chance I get I’m running off to our neighbours in the south, doesn’t mean I’m not proud to be Canadian, because trust me I am.

 

Canada 150 MAC Proud to be Canadian

 

I was born here and raised here, lived here my whole life. Red and white is in my blood, literally. There are way more than 150 things I could list off right now about why I’m proud to be Canadian but if you’re from the Great White North then you can probably do the same.

 

MAC Proud to be Canadian

 

From the amazing health care system to the politeness of our people and our ability to live among mutliple cultures symbiotically, there is no greater land that exists in this world.

 

MAC Proud to be Canadian lipstick

 

Only thing missing are palm trees and a temperate climate haha. But hey, I couldn’t imagine having grown up anywhere else. Who else feels me!?! Btw who else is feeling MAC’s special release lipstick Proud to be Canadian? The perfect red.

 

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GenBeauty Vlog Toronto 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017 0 0

Deepa Berar GenBeauty Vlog Toronto 2017

 

Did anyone else get a chance to make it out to GenBeauty in Toronto last weekend? It was seriously so much fun and a whole weekend event. I know you guys have been asking for more vlogs from me, so I am trying my best! Still getting used to the idea of filming myself in public, but I figured an event like GenBeauty would be the perfect place to get used to vlogging as we were surrounded by other creators doing the exact same thing!

 

GenBeauty Toronto 2017 Creator Day

 

We started off the weekend at Creator Day which took place at the Corus Media building by the waterfront in Toronto. Such a cool spot! The walkway by the water is so picturesque and the building is huge and has this giant slide right in the middle.

 

Deepa Berar AlbInWonderland

 

I got to meet a bunch of creators that I’ve connected with on Instagram and some I’ve seen at other events. There was a donut wall (yes people were eating the donuts), brand demo’s and panels to learn from. The highlight was definitely listening to Michelle Phan speak!

 

After all the fun filled day was the cocktail party. This year it took place on the rooftop of the Thompson hotel. You might remember the Thomspon from the episode of the Kardashians I was on. I love that spot!

 

GenBeauty Toronto 2017 Urban Decay Naked Heat

 

The party was so much fun and the goodie bag was RIDICULOUS! So many fun things to try out for you guys. Oh! I almost forgot to mention one of the best gifts we received from the weekend was the new Urban Decay Naked Heat palette! Literally was waiting under our chairs after we returned from lunch. Guys, it’s seriously sooo beautiful. I will def do a tutorial for you.

 

GenBeauty Toronto 2017

 

The next day was GenBeauty at the Metro Convention Centre downtown. So. Many. Brands. It was like a dream. We got to meet the PR reps for each brand and preview some of the new products coming out. Guys! You are gonna die when you see the new Benefit concealers. You can use it over your concealer and it makes everything look flawless. I’ll share more, promise!

 

Deepa Berar MAC GenBeauty Toronto 2017

 

Fav booth of the event? MAC of course! It was so exciting to see MAC at GenBeauty. You all know I worked with them for 6 years, and trust me leaving was not an easy decision. But everyone has to move on at some point. Anyways, it was just good to see them embracing the whole social media world. I even saw my friend Tamara and my ex assistant manager Michael Ho who is incidentally a trainer now!

 

So onto the vlog, oh trying my best to step up my editing game so please let me know what you think!

 

 

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Kai’s 1st Birthday!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 0 1

Kais birthday Kai Berar and parents

 

Hello everyone! How are y’all doing? Can you believe it’s been an entire year since I posted about our trip to San Diego when Kai was born? Time flies wayyy too fast sometimes. If you follow me on snap you would’ve seen the behind the scenes of the party we threw for his 1st birthday at Sagan banquet hall in Mississauga. Talk about a fun night. My brother & sister in-law went with a Hawaiian theme for the party since they are obsessed with Hawaii. Who can blame them! I’m just looking forward to having a crash pad in Maui one day haha ;)

 

Kais birthday Entrance table

 

Onto the party! The lobby was decorated with Kai’s monthly birthday pics. Will never get over how adorable he is. We had so much fun getting ready for the party. I did my mom and Dipti’s makeup and we all got our hair done by Fefe in Milton. It had been so long since we had good quality girl time with Dipti so it was really nice to catch up :)

 

Kais birthday Leis

 

Derek and I greeted the guests as they came in. So fun to see everyone and catch up! The kids were all given lei’s to wear to go with the theme. So fun.

 

Kais birthday Deepa and Derek

 

The hubs and I. Yes I’m one of those cheesy folks that likes to be somewhat matching so I made sure he wore a grey shirt lol. He’s such a good sport! I wore MAC Girl About Town lipstick, the Modern Renaissance palette on my eyes and NYX Wicked lashes in Exposed. Have you guys tried NYX lashes? They’ve got a great range of styles and so inexpensive!! I got Fefe to put a bunch of extensions in my hair as it’s been a minute since I had a full head of hair. It felt really nice.

 

Kais birthday Decorations Sagan Mississauga

 

The tables were decorated with Hawaiian flowers and green napkins to tie in the theme. Don’t you just love a themed party? So festive & fun!

 

Kais birthday Grandparents

 

My parents in front of the backdrop. Dan & Dipti wanted everyone to take fun pics so they had all these props and we put up this backdrop.

 

Kais birthday Kai Berar

 

The man of the hour!! Love that he wore an Indian outfit. He looked like a little prince! Fun fact- Dan & Dipti’s wedding had a purple & gold theme, cute little tie in.

 

Kais birthday Hawaiian Dancers

 

The Hawaiian dancers. They really got the party going! All the kids gathered around to watch and then participated. The dancers did a great job of including the kids and getting them to do fun dances. Dan and Kai had a little solo bit at the end. Kai was such a good sport! My brother is not a little guy, he’s actually 6’4″ and Kai was not scared at all being up so high on his shoulders.

 

Kais birthday Family

 

The fam! All in all it was such a fun night. We didn’t do a lot of dancing as most of us hadn’t seen each other in a while so it was a lot of talking (& drinking of course!) but we all had such a great time. Family parties are the best!

 

Kais birthday Dhillon Sisters

 

Here are my cousins Seema, Sweety, her daughter Jasleen and Preethi. Love Jasleen’s pose in this pic ;)

 

Kais birthday Alisha Sood

 

My mom and my cousin Alisha Sood. Alisha was one of the finalists on Masterchef Canada! She is such an amazing cook and did a great job on the show. We are all so proud of her. If you haven’t watched her season, you have to! She handled herself so well :)

Until the next one..

 

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Our Wedding Part 2!

Thursday, June 8, 2017 2 5

Deepa Berar Wedding Deepa and Derek LaVelle

 

Hellooo people! How’s everyone’s summer going so far? I know technically it’s not summer yet, but don’t tell the weather that because it is beautiful outside! So as I promised in our first wedding post, I have part 2 of our wedding for you all! We had the ceremony on April 13th, but the reception won’t be until later in July. Kai’s party was the day after the wedding and we didn’t want to take away from it so we decided to do the big party later in the summer. But. We did do a small lunch reception after the ceremony and here are the pics!

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Jewelry

 

Who else is obsessed with hand jewelry? I can’t get enough! This piece is from India, I just love how big and blinged out is and how it totally goes with the henna design. I found a similar one for you guys here.

 

Check out my handsome hubby!! I’m so lucky :) Not only is he tall and handsome and all that fun stuff, but he is one of the kindest, most considerate, fun people I’ve ever met. Oh and I was obsessed with the boutonniere we picked out for him, I opted for a maroon calla lily instead of a rose cause it just looks so chic!

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Chef Derek LaVelle

 

This definitely wasn’t your traditional wedding at all. We opted to have lunch at Tandoori Flame restaurant in Mississauga instead of traditional langar. If you guys are in the Toronto area, you have to check them out. It’s a buffet style restaurant and the food is so, so good and they have so much selection! Plus the decor is gorgeous, we booked one of the rooms just for our friends & family.

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Toast

 

We did a little toast with everyone which was nice. Here’s my cousin Juhi raising a glass :)

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Juhi Atwal Toast

 

We all ate till we were stuffed! The great thing about indian food is there is so much selection that is gluten and dairy free, there’s no shortage of things to eat. Plus there’s so much flavour in everything.

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Tandoori Flame Mississauga

 

If you’ve been to an Indian wedding, you’ll know that at some point the bride and groom take pics with each family there. Ours was no exception. I’d love to post every pic for you guys, but this blog post would never end haha. So here’s one of Derek and I and my family. Doesn’t Kai look adorable as usual??

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Berar Family

 

The paparazzi were out! Kidding, it’s my aunt ;)

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Pimmi Chachi

 

Everyone kept trying to steal Kai, Monique was probably the most successful at keeping him occupied. Doesn’t he look so cute in his outfit?! I wanna eat those cheeks!!

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Monique Berar and Kai

 

Loved this pic that the photographer got. Everyone was such a good sport! We had such a great time that day, can not wait for the reception!! Hope you guys enjoyed this post ;)

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Family

 

Talking Wedding Beauty on CHCH Morning Live!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 0 0

bridal beauty trends with Deepa Berar on chch morning live

 

We are continuing the wedding beauty trend discussion with my latest appearance on CHCH Morning Live!  Guys, these TV appearances are so fun to do. Lots of work, lots of coordinating and lots of planning, but so much fun. My CH fam are always so fun to work with and host Annette Hamm helps keep these segments so fun and fast moving!

 

Goody Fountain Flip Make Up For Ever Ultra HD

 

We did a hair demo and a makeup demo this time and talked about the hottest wedding beauty trends for 2017. You guys are going to LOVE the hair demo, we used the Fountain Flip kit from Goody and it is literally so, so easy to use and makes your hair look all fancy and stuff ;)

For the makeup we talked Make Up For Ever skin boosters and Ultra HD products which are so good especially for weddings. Loving the HD Foundation sticks, we did a little contour demo with those and talked about how to help your makeup artist make your skin look its best for the big day.

 

Goody Hair and Make Up For Ever on CHCH Morning Live

 

If you guys follow me on snap (@deepaberar) you would’ve seen a little behind the scenes from the day. So fun.

To watch the video, click here.

Our Wedding Pt 1!

Friday, May 19, 2017 2 1

Derek and Deepa LaVelle

 

Ok ok I know I promised you guys a wedding post and it’s only taken a month (5 weeks and 1 day to be exact but who’s counting). Life’s been a bit busy can ya blame me! I’m currently sitting in sunny San Diego, enjoying the warm weather, the sunshine and dying for Derek to get back from work so we can hit the beach!

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Chanjara

 

So let’s go back to April 13th, the day I officially became Mrs. LaVelle :) You are not gonna believe how crazy that day was! I literally picked Derek up from the airport at 6:30am, brought him home so he could shower and then whisked him off away to the licensing office to pick up our marriage license!

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Derek LaVelle

 

He was such a trooper. As long as you get some coffee in him with the promise of beer later on, he is good to go haha. Honestly, I have no idea how I got so lucky, he’s always such a good sport and up for pretty much anything!

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Deepa and Derek LaVelle

 

We headed to Dunwin Gurdwara in Mississauga, Ontario. It was Vaisakhi, but luckily we were able to book a hall for the ceremony. Derek wanted to wear the whole traditional outfit with the achkan (knee length jacket & fitted leggings) and pagg (turban). I have to say, I have never seen a more perfectly done pagg on a groom before in my life. The man who tied it did such an amazing job!

 

Derek had never been to a sikh wedding before so I sent him a bunch of youtube videos that explain the whole ceremony. It’s so great that videos like that exist! If you guys are looking for one, here’s the best one I found.

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Dunwin Gurdwara

 

I walked into the hall with my brother, sister in-law and nephew. Honestly guys, this was the most low-key, casual Indian wedding I’ve ever been to and we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Father passing Chunni

 

Once we were seated, my Dad came over and handed me one end of the chunni (scarf) Derek was wearing. Derek held onto the other end and you aren’t supposed to let go until the ceremony is completed. Both of us held onto that chunni so tight!

 

After that we completed the 4 lavan which is where you walk around our holy book clockwise 4 times with each round signifying a part of the marital union. Derek was a pro! I was so proud of him. The last lavan had me a little emotional, I was just so happy and grateful to have him in my life :)

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Derek signing

 

After the lavan were completed we signed the official documents. Here’s Derek signing his life away haha!

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Kai with the wedding rings

 

We then exchanged wedding rings. Isn’t Kai just the cutest little ring bearer you’ve ever seen in your life? We were literally so distracted by his cuteness! He didn’t want to give us the boxes lol. Guess that’s what happens when you give a toy to a baby and then try to take it away.

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Exchanging wedding rings

 

After we exchanged rings, Derek made his first official appearance on my social media. We opted for good old Snapchat :)

 

Deepa Berar Wedding Deepa and Derek

 

I had to break this post down into 2 parts as there are just so many pictures to share with you guys! Also I promise I will have a wedding makeup tutorial up for you guys soon. Have a great weekend everyone!

Ladies Night in Burlington

Saturday, May 13, 2017 0 1

Deepa Berar Ladies Night

 

Hope you guys are having a fantastic weekend so far! I am currently at the airport waiting to board a flight back to San Diego to visit the hubby for a couple of weeks! Can not wait to see him :) So if you follow me on snap, you would’ve seen our ladies night in Burlington last weekend. My friends Jasmina & Kaitryn have milestone birthdays this year so we went out to celebrate!

 

Ladies Night Wine

 

If you guys recall I mentioned letting you into my world so I’ve decided to share posts on my adventures out and about! This post took place in my hometown, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. I was born in Hamilton which is one city over but we moved to Burlington when I was 5 and I’ve lived there pretty much ever since. It’s such a great city, so pretty and clean and the people are so kind, I feel very fortunate to have grown up here :)

 

Ladies Night Martini Honey West

 

Not to mention that it’s consistently rated in the top 3 cities to live in Canada! Not a bad deal at all. Back to our girls night. My cousin Monique came over and we headed downtown to meet up with the ladies. Our first stop was Honey West for drinks. It’s a cute little spot, if you go you have to get their martinis, sooo good!

 

Ladies Night Honey West

 

The top I’m wearing is from Winner’s and the lipstick is my latest go to, Too Faced Melted Matte in Queen B. The eyes are my absolute fav palette of late, the Modern Renaissance from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I mean I don’t know of any other palette that has all killer shadows and zero fillers.

 

Ladies night Monique and Kaitryn

 

Here’s Monique & Kaitryn catching up! No girls night would be complete without a little makeup talk. Monique was showing me her recent Back 2 MAC lipstick, Purple Smoke which is a gorgeous dark purple shade.

 

Ladies Night Honey West Burlington

 

Here are Jasmina and myself. I’ve known Jasmina for years and I can say she is just one of the kindest, most caring, fun girls I’ve ever met. Totally the epitome of Deep Beauty. Her and her hubby Gil own an indoor Golf facility, FarAway Greens in Burlington which you guys have to check out if you’re close by. I’m so proud of them and all they’ve accomplished!

 

Ladies night Deepa Berar Jasmina Garbus

 

Back to the ladies night, we headed over to Downtown Bistro & Grill for dinner. I had the Bistro burger (no bun- on a bed of lettuce) with the fries. I’m not 100% on the AIP diet anymore, I’ve been working with a naturopath and she has me off gluten and my dairy intake has cut back a lot (I’m not perfect- definitely a sucker for a good charcuterie board!!). The food was great and the drinks even better!

 

We went onto the B&B downtown by the lake for dancing. Birthday shots for the ladies!

 

Ladies night B and B

 

So I have to say it. I’m officially getting old. Saying this because I was ready to head home by midnight haha. I used to be a dancing queen! Honestly, there wasn’t a dance floor I hadn’t met where I wasn’t the last person dancing. Glad we stuck around though because we would’ve missed out on Curdz..

 

Ladies Night B and B Burlington

 

Didn’t know Burlington has some good 2am spots for food! The poutine was fantastic. I had the Yolo Nacho (seriously any excuse for Mexican food) so, so good. It was gigantic, I took the leftovers home and it literally took 3 sittings to finish! Definitely recommend this place.

 

Ladies Night Curdz Burlington

 

So that was our evening! Question- when was your last ladies night and what did you guys do?

 

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