My Cousin’s Big Fat Indian Wedding Vlog!

Monday, September 17, 2018 0 1

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!!

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 😉

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.




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 😉

Creator Day in LA with IPSY!

Monday, April 9, 2018 0 0

Week 16 Ipsy Creator Day LA 2018


Ok we’re playing catch up with the My Life posts! Let’s take this back to Creator Day with IPSY in LA a few weeks ago. Guys, it was so, so much fun and informative and just so inspiring! First off, lets start off with how incredibly gorgeous that flower wall is? It was done by Physicians Formula and the perfect backdrop to their new Rose serum.


We started off the day with a little breakfast. There were several brands that had booths set up which was amazing. Genbeauty can be pretty crazy so it was nice to be able to connect with the brand reps in a much quieter and more intimate setting. I got to chat with the ladies at Derma E, which has been a long time fav of mine for many, many years now. I love how natural their products are! I dunno, in my mind I am a wellness girl who eats super clean, exercises consistently and doesn’t put any toxic chemicals on my face ever. Lol, so far from the truth, but hey I’m a work in progress and we will get there eventually 🙂


Week 16 Ipsy Creator Day LA 2018 Derma E


They had some amazing, informative panels this year. Last year was good too, but I really loved the studio set up session they had. The speaker was Jeff who actually works at IPSY studios and does the filming so he definitely knows what he’s talking about when it comes to lighting, camera settings, etc.


Week 16 Ipsy Creator Day LA 2018 Studio Setup 101


Here’s little old moi. I posted this pic on snapchat. I’ve been having a weird moment with snapchat lately. I hardly ever use it anymore because I use Instagram stories more, but every now and then I miss it and go post on it. I dunno, kinda feels like it’s not really relevant anymore. Anyone else feeling the same?


Week 16 Ipsy Creator Day LA 2018 Deepa Berar


Another panel they had featured Olympic gold medalist turned Makeup artist Michelle Carter. How awesome is that?! My friend Maryam and I got to chat with her after and she is just the sweetest. I can officially say I met an Olympic gold medalist. Really cool.


Week 16 Ipsy Creator Day LA 2018 Michelle Carter


Ok guys I finally got to check out Hum. I’ve heard so many good things about this company. They make vitamins that focus on beauty from within- deep beauty?? 😉

I’m definitely going to try some of their products out and I will report back to you guys!


Week 16 Ipsy Creator Day LA 2018 Hum


Ok easily my fav panel of the day was the one featuring Lilly Ghalichi!! I nearly died when I saw her name on the schedule. I absolutely LOVE her line of false lashes and yes I used to watch Shahs of Sunset. The panel featured a bunch of entrepreneurs with beauty lines (including the creator of Hum). We got to hear their stories on the many, many problems and mistakes they made while trying to launch their lines and how they overcame them. You guys know how much I love entrepreneurs, I mean it is what I went to school for!


Week 16 Ipsy Creator Day LA 2018 Lilly Ghalichi


We ended the day off with the infamous Genbeauty Cocktail party. This one was at Poppy nightclub in West Hollywood. The venue was nice, it was a little smaller but I loved how they had booths everywhere so we got to sit which is great for this old lady over here. Swear ever since I turned 40 I just can’t survive in heels anymore! Or can’t be bothered, same thing. It was so nice cause we got to meet a lot of the other creators and I got to make some new friends too 🙂


Week 16 Ipsy Creator Day LA 2018 Cocktail Party



All in all it was an amazing day as usual, I don’t think the IPSY team can go wrong, they treat us creators so well. Can’t wait for the next one! Have any of you been to Genbeauty? What did you think?


Catching up on the My Life Posts!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 0 0

St Paddys Day Vlog in San Diego


Ok so if you guys read my last post you would’ve seen me talk about how I have been struggling with being in a long distance relationship and how it’s starting to affect my life and my blog. I just wanted to be real with you guys. I’m feeling a little more settled now and decided it’s time to play catch up!


If you guys follow me on my Youtube channel you probably would have seen the vlog Derek and I recorded for St Paddy’s day in San Diego. I’ve been wanting to vlog more lately so we figured it would be the perfect day to give you all a little sneak peek into our lives. Honestly guys, we had so much fun running around the city!! Derek got pretty into it by the end of the vlog and even helped me with the editing.


Let me know if you guys want to see more of these. I’m thinking I might want to even turn the My Life posts into a weekly vlog. Haven’t made up my mind yet, plus I’m still in Canada so that kind of makes it difficult, but let me know what you guys would like to see regardless.


So here is the vlog! I’ll be playing catch up on the My Life post next week with our Easter festivities last week and other stuff I got upto when I was in California. Also if you want to see a breakdown on the makeup in this video, join the Deep Beauty Facebook community!



My Life- San Diego Fun + Losing My ID at the Beach!

Monday, March 12, 2018 0 0

Week 15 Pacific Beach San Diego


What an eventful week guys!! Feel like I should’ve vlogged the whole thing because so much happened. Btw if you guys ever want to see the My Life post as a vlog instead, let me know in the comments 😉


So let’s take this back to the beginning of the week. I had a surprise visit by an old friend, Amrita. Her and I went to high school together but lost touch. However, she did grow up in the same city and was friends with Sonalee. They kept in touch so when I found out she was coming to town for a conference, I knew we had to catch up!


Week 15 Lunch with an Old Friend


We headed to lunch at Puesto in Seaport which is right by the conference centre (you know the place where Comic Con happens). She was only in town for a couple days so I had to get her out to the beach as well so we hit up Pacific Beach too.


Week 15 White Sangria at Waterbar in Pacific Beach


We ended up at this new place called Waterbar which is so, so nice. A little more upscale for PB and the view is amazing because the one wall is just open and facing the ocean. This was our view.


Week 15 View from Waterbar in Pacific Beach


It was so good catching up with her and getting some good quality girl time in. I don’t know too many people in San Diego so I love it when people visit!


Ok so have any of you tried cauliflower crust pizza yet? Derek and I have been trying to be a lot healthier lately and upping our veggie intake so when we saw this at Trader Joe’s it was a no brainer. Guys let me tell you, if I only had to have pizza this way I would not be sad. It was so, so good for the fact that it was guilt free pizza. Let me know if you end up trying it!


Week 15 Cauliflower Crust Pizza


We headed out to our fav burger joint in San Diego, Balboa Bar & Grille. They only cook burgers medium. The first time I was there I was a little apprehensive, but now I won’t eat them any other way if I can help it. Strange because one of the waiters back home was telling me that you can’t specify how you want your burgers cooked in Canada. Oh, and here’s a pic of my jalapeño margarita. Yummy.


Week 15 Jalapeno Margarita at Balboa Bar and Grill SD


Had to check out the new Better Buzz coffee in Hillcrest. Such a nice place to take your laptop and get work done. Their acai bowls are pretty good, still prefer the one at Westbean in Bankers Hill.


Week 15 Acai Bowl at Hillcrest Better Buzz Coffee


Met up with a fellow Skinny Confidential mentee, Rachel aka Cold Brew Chick! Lauryn started mentoring her after the end of my mentorship and we’ve formed a little mentee club/friendship! She’s such a sweet girl, go check out her Instagram!!


Week 15 Coffee with the Cold Brew Chick


Ok so Derek has the sweetest neighbour ever in life. I saw her that morning when I left and when I got back this is what was left outside our door. You never know how much a thoughtful gesture like this can impact a person. Such a class act!


Week 15 Acts of Kindness


Saved the best for last aka the hubs 🙂


Sunday we were trying to figure out what to do, and decided to head over for drinks & appys in Little Italy, but when I went to grab my ID, I couldn’t find it!! Seriously started freaking out esp given that I’m not anywhere close to home. Derek calmed me down and got me to retrace my week and then I realized I left it at Waterbar that day with Amrita. So we called them, sure enough they had it so we headed there instead and ended up staying for drinks.


Week 15 Beach day with Derek


All in all it was a crazy, busy, fun week! Have you guys nearly lost your ID? I’m sure there are some more entertaining stories than mine out there, haha 😉


My Life- The 1st LaVelle Party + Oscars Fun!

Monday, March 5, 2018 0 0

Week 14 The first LaVelle party and Oscars fun


We’re back in Cali baby! This week was pretty quiet until the weekend which was so much fun. Not only was it my fav time of year aka the Oscars, but Derek and I threw our very first dinner party ever! Who knew adulting could be so much fun haha.


Let’s take this back to ealier this week. Derek and I headed out for dinner at Barrio Star in Bankers Hill. We’ve been trying to be more veggie conscious so we ordered lettuce wrap tacos. So, so good and the decor in this place is super pretty!


Week 14 Dinner at Barrio Star


So you guys know my brother and sister in law used to live in Cali, but other than that I don’t have much family here except for my cousin Shailly and her family which I’m so grateful for. Shailly grew up in Ludhiana, India and because we used to visit India a lot when I was growing up I got to know her and her sister Kitty pretty well. So whenever I visit San Diego, we always make sure to see each other. Usually Derek and I head up to her house which is beautiful and in a gated community up in the mountain but it was time to have them over so it kicked our butt into this home improvement frenzy.


Week 14 Dresser Before


We had been searching and searching for a dresser to hold all my makeup for EVER. We just couldn’t find anything that was perfect for the space plus the right feel. We were heading home from another unsuccessful search at Ikea when we magically found this dresser by the garbage outside. Talk about divine intervention. Not only was it the perfect size, but it was also in great condition.


Week 14 Dresser After


So we brought it home, sanded it and primed and painted it and turned it into this!! I am loving furniture makeovers. So much fun, and ever since Jackie showed me how easy it could be by using spray paint, it’s just taken the whole intimidation factor out of it.


Week 14 Dresser knob before


We even redid the knobs. With only spray paint!! How crazy is that?


Week 14 Dresser knob after


So Shailly and fam came over for dinner on Saturday night. Derek was so excited to get to cook for them. He made cuban food which was so delicious. He’s so good to my family, I’m so lucky 🙂

Can you believe it was my first time trying cuban food? I know I’m Canadian and we love to travel to Cuba and all, but I have never ever been.


Week 14 First LaVelle party


This takes us to Oscars Sunday. My cousin Monique and I started a new tradition last year, a WhatsApp Oscars drinking game. Genius right? 😛

We had so much fun last year just the two of us that we decided to do it again this year with more girls. We just grabbed some rules online- like anytime Jimmy Kimmel mentioned Matt Damon you’d have to drink. Needless to say we were pretty happy by the end of the night, haha.


Week 14 Oscars Drinking Game Whatsapp Party


So ya this was definitely a fun week. Any time I’m in San Diego with Derek is a fun week!

Question- Did you make any Oscars predictions and if so did you get them right? What was your fav pic from this year?


My Life- Decluttering My Life + Back to San Diego!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 0 0

Week 13 Travelling to San-Diego


Hello from sunny San Diego!! I’m back visiting with the hubs for a few weeks! Always so great being together. Plus I’ve got Genbeauty LA coming up in March. Is anyone else going? If you see me, say hi!

So last week was pretty hectic. Doing the long distance thing definitely requires a TON of organization. Luckily I love being organized so that helps. Still there’s a lot that goes into planning your life. I might just do a video with tips to help you guys that are in LDR’s. Let me know if you’d want to see that.


Week 13 Declutter Challenge


So we wrapped the Declutter Challenge in the Deep Beauty Facebook group! I think this was our most successful challenge so far! The ladies were really into it and we got a lot of clutter tossed. My room definitely looks a gazillion times better!


Week 13 Jackie's Daughter Evelyn Harper


I also got to see one of my really good friends Jackie and her baby Evie. I hadn’t seen them since her baby shower a couple months ago! Evie is so freakin adorable and such a good baby.  Jackie is such a good mom. She makes it look so easy!!

We got to record a blindfolded makeup challenge, so excited to share that with you guys. It’s hilarious and so much harder than I thought!


Week 13 Chef LaVelle Eggs Benedict


So I got into San Diego on Friday. It was sunny and gorgeous as usual but a little chilly. Not complaining though, I absolutely Southern California and any time I get to spend with Derek is amazing.


Week 13 Derek and I out for Indian Food


I took him to have dosa. He loves Indian food but has never tried dosa before. He loved it 🙂


Week 13 Tiramisu at Cucina Urbana


We headed out to one of our fav Italian restaurants in SD on Saturday night, Cucina Urbana. I just love the vibe there and the food is amazing.


Week 13 Charcuterie and Walking Dead


Yesterday was the return of Walking Dead!! So fun. Hubs did up a delicious charcuterie board, we had some rose and watched the show. Do you guys watch? It’s really good but I just want them to find a cure already. I guess the show would be over then. Oh one thing I’d love to do is go to a live recording of Talking Dead. That would be so much fun!!

That was my week! What show are you guys crazy about?

My Life- Berar Family Parties + Valentine’s!

Monday, February 19, 2018 0 1

Week 12 Berar Family Parties and Valentines


Happy Family Day to my fellow Canadians! Hope you guys are all enjoying this time with your families. I was at work this morning and evening, the news never sleeps.


What a week! Life definitely knocked me on my butt. I ended up catching a stomach bug and spent half the week recuperating in time for one of our infamous Berar family parties! It was for my cousin Kelly’s daughter Leeya and was so much fun.


Week 12 Alopecia Regrowth


Before we get to the party let’s start with the beginning of the week. I posted a mini alopecia regrowth update on my Insta stories. I was just sharing the different stages of regrowth and what to except. For me it has all grown back in at different stages, some patches are 6-7 inches long, some are 3-4 and some are still filling in. Just wanted to give you guys an idea on what to expect.


Week 12 Valentines Makeup


It was also Valentines this week, I did a little tutorial (the look above) which is up on the channel now. While I didn’t get any quality time with Derek this week (other than FaceTime) I did get some good quality mommy/daughter time!


Week 12 Mommy and Daughter time


The rest of this post will be pics from Leeya’s party. The party started at noon and went well into the evening. Here are the ladies singing and dancing. Too cute.


Week 12 Boliyan


Here are my cousins and I. Juhi is on the left and Mona is on the right 🙂


Week 12 Berar Family Parties


Tania and I played a few rounds of Jenga. Can you believe I’ve never played?! It was so fun! I lost, but it was still just a really fun game. I’d love to play one of those giant Jenga games you see at bars.


Week 12 Jenga


The dessert table. The cupcakes were so good. If you’re looking for a good cupcake shop in Mississauga, check out Swirls on Queen St.


Week 12 Dessert table for Leeya


Saved the best for last! My cousin Kelly and her unbelievably adorable daughter Leeya. I was telling Kelly how Leeya reminds me of Snow White. The cutest baby. Next to Kai and Rai of course. I think they’re all tied for first place 😉


Week 12 Kelly and Leeya


That was the week! What did you guys get up to for Family Day?


My Life- Family Time & Behind the Scenes at a TV Station

Monday, February 12, 2018 0 0

Week 11 Family Time and Behind the scenes at a TV Station


Back with another My Life post for ya guys! This past week was crazy busy, did some travelling out to Ottawa to visit my brother’s family, did a beauty segment on a TV station there and got to meet up with my friend Happy and watch her eat some crazy stuff…and I vlogged it all!! The video is at the end of this post, but let’s get into the week before I have to head off to CH.


Week 10 Ottawa Road Trip


So the drive there and back was pretty crazy. Everyone knows that Canada has pretty cold winters, but we really haven’t get nearly as much snow as we did when I was a kid. This winter has changed that all. It’s been nothing but massive snowfalls since I’ve been back from California!! Anyways, the drive was worth it because I got to meet my new nephew Rai! What a cutie!!


Week 10 Rai Berar


Can’t forget the O.G Kai 🙂 He’s so freakin adorable and is saying a few words now and his smile just melts my heart.


Week 10 Kai Berar


So as I mentioned, I did a little beauty segment on Daytime Ottawa which was a lot of fun! I’ve only been on my station that I work at, CH and then of course Eye on Asia, so it was really cool going to a different station. We talked Valentine’s beauty and gift ideas.


Week 10 Daytime Ottawa Beauty Segment


Whenever I’m in Ottawa I always meet up with my friend Happy. We’ve been friends since high school, and we didn’t even go to the same one! She was friends with my cousins and we’ve all adopted her into our family so everyone knows her.


Week 10 Dinner with Happy at El Camino Ottawa


We went to El Camino which is a pretty popular Mexican restaurant in Ottawa. Funny cause Derek and I love going to the El Camino in San Diego, but they’re not even the same owners or anything. Happy was so brave with her order.


Week 10 El Camino Pig's Head


She had the pig’s head taco which we couldn’t believe but they actually cut it up right in front of us (so, so happy I had already finished my food by that time) and an ox tongue taco. I mean I thought I was pretty adventurous with food, but definitely not even close to her. I could never.


Week 10 El Camino Ox Tail Taco


So I got back into town on Wednesday, spent some time with the parents and then headed out for drinks with my girlfriends Jasmina & Kaitryn on Saturday night which was sooo much fun. I hadn’t gotten to spend time with them in a while. We met up at Jasmina’s indoor golf facility, Faraway Greens and then headed to my new fav spot, Beertown 😉


Week 10 Drinks with the Girls at Beertown


That was my week! Here’s the Ottawa vlog for ya



How was your week? What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten?