Top 5 Fav Highlight/Contour Palettes

Thursday, December 28, 2017 0 0

Top 5 Fav Highlight Contour Palettes Deepa Berar


Hey, hey! Few more days left until 2018 begins! What’s everyone doing on New Years Eve? Derek and I haven’t decided just yet, but there’s always so much going on. Before we wrap up 2017 I thought I’d share my top 5 fav contour and highlight palettes.


That’s one thing I get asked about a lot, and I’ve definitely tried a bunch of these so figured I could help you guys if you were looking to purchase a palette. If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that I’d rather have an entire palette than a few separate products. It’s just too convenient having everything you need in one spot.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette


Ok we are going to talk about one company that lead the way when it comes to contouring and highlighting, and that is Anastasia Beverly Hills. They nailed it with the original contour kit, the first of its kind released. Amazing. Also the first one I ever owned. The colours that come in it are great and the palette is customizable when it comes to ordering the refills. Also I want to talk about their cream contour palette. Amazing. I love to layer products so starting out with a cream contour, setting with a translucent powder, and then topping with a powder contour palette is the way I usually do things.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Palette


Ok so the Tarteist Pro Glow palette is a new find for me and I have to say simply gorgeous! The contour color is perfect in my opinion and the highlight colours are beautiful. I just wish they had a cream highlight color, but hey, the shimmery highlights make up for it.


Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette


If you are just starting out with contour and highlight and don’t want to break the bank, the NYX Cosmetics Highlight and Contour Pro Palette is perfect for you. Great colors, great payoff and great wearability, all at a great price.


NYX Cosmetics Highlight and Contour Pro Palette


If you’re looking for an all in one, everyday option, the CoverFX Contour Kit is the perfect choice. It has your foundation color, contour, highlight plus a shimmery highlight color. Can’t beat that!


CoverFX Contour Kit

My Top Tools To Help you Develop a Positive Mindset

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 0 0

My top tools to develop a positive mindset


Hey guys! Hope you are enjoying your time off from work & life! Or at least enjoying the slower pace if you have to be at work this week. I’m back with another Deep Beauty video for you guys. I’ve had a bunch of you ask me for guidance when it comes to positive thinking so I thought I would share my top tools to help you develop a positive mindset.


These are my fav books, videos and podcasts, basically the things I turn to and have turned to. It’s taken a lot of time and a LOT of work on myself to be where I am today and trust me I still have a longgg way to go. But I want you to know that it is really fun work! I know it sounds boring and a lot of people would rather turn on the Kardashians and forget about their problems for a bit, but in the end your life is always there, waiting for you.


So why not master your mind and kick life in the butt?! You only have one life, make the most of it!!! Ok ok, I tend to get a little excited when it comes to this positive mindset stuff. Onto the video..


How to Stick To Your Fitness Plans with Dee Gautham

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 0 0

How to stick to your fitness plans with Dee Gautham


Guys, guess what..New years is right around the corner! Do you guys have any resolutions? I don’t know how I feel about resolutions anymore, I just think that if you want to implement something into your life, it shouldn’t matter that it’s Jan 1st. With that being said though, I do feel like it’s super important to revisit your goals at the start of every year and to have your weekly/daily tasks figured out. Oh and also having  a strong reason why, which is something my latest podcast guest, Dee Gautham and I agree on.


Squats and Samosas Dee Gautham on the Deep Beauty Podcast


Dee Gautham is a personal trainer with the popular Instagram account, @Squats_and_Samosas (love the name). I selfishly wanted to have Dee on the podcast to answer important fitness related questions, but most importantly I wanted her to share her top tips on how to stick to your fitness plans. Super important as weight loss is one of the most popular New Years resolutions and one of the first ones to be dropped.


Dee Gautham on the Deep Beauty Podcast



Listen in and don’t forget to Subscribe on iTunes. Check out Dee’s website, she offers a 12 week coaching program and has a TON of extremely helpful videos on her Instagram page.


My Life: Christmas Shopping, Dinner at Shailly’s and Hair Styling for Alopecia

Monday, December 25, 2017 0 0

Week 4 Christmas Tree at Carlsbad Premium Outlets


Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you guys are having a fantastic Christmas with your families :) Derek and I finished opening presents, going through our stockings, I baked cookies and now he is getting started on dinner. Best first Christmas as a married couple :) If you watched my Insta stories you would’ve seen the Kate Spade purse he got me!! So lucky.


Week 4 Shopping at Carlsbad Premium Outlets with Derek


He’s so sneaky too. We headed to the Carlsbad Premium Outlets earlier that week and I freaked when I saw this bag. I was all ready to buy it myself but he insisted we walk around and look at other stuff and by the end of the day I was starving and tired and just wanted to go home. Completely forgot to go back to get it. He went after work the next day and picked it up on his way home :)


Week 4 Dr Monica Bonakdar's Christmas Tree


This week I also had my follow up appointment after I got the Botox. If you are thinking of getting it done, make sure your Dr offers a f/u appointment because things can always be a little off. For me, my right eyebrow was higher than the left (you might’ve noticed that in my past few videos) so Dr. Bonakdar just added a little Botox to the right eyebrow. She said that the muscles in your face are stronger on the side you write with. So interesting! Btw how gorgeous is this tree? It was in her office.


Week 4 Alopecia Hair Styling Tutorial


I also uploaded an Alopecia hair styling video for you guys. It had been a min since the last Alopecia video and you guys had been requesting that one.


Week 4 Christmas Shopping at Target


And more shopping..We were heading to my cousin Shailly’s later in the week so I wanted to get something for the fam and kids. I expected the crowds to be worse than they were but they really weren’t too bad.


Week 4 Goat Cheese Omelette


Derek made the most delicious goat cheese omelette. So, so good. It had mushrooms, spinach, bacon and green onions. He’s such a good cook, I did not know an omelette could taste so good!!


Week 4 Christmas Presents


Ya we might’ve gone overboard on the presents lol. We set a limit for each other but we totally went over (he went way over). It’s ok though cause otherwise we are pretty good at not going crazy. It’s been tough doing long distance for the past few years. When I’m away from home I’m not working so we have to be smart. But we make it work cause the end goal is worth it.


Week 4 Sushi Deli 1 San Diego


Wednesday called for sushi!! I’m so happy Derek loves sushi because it is one of my fav foods. When I’m home I don’t get to have it because not too many people I know are fans, so when I get back to Cali we usually head over to Sushi Deli in Hillcrest. I like it cause there are sooo many options for rolls and they’re always trying new things. Sushi Ota is amazing too if you guys end up visiting San Diego.


Week 4 Christmas Lights at First and Ivy San Diego


Love how crazy people get with the Christmas lights/decorations. They seem to do it way bigger in the States. Like whole neighbourhoods will have just the craziest displays. So fun.


Week 4 Dinner at Shailly's


Friday night we headed over to my cousin Shailly’s for dinner. She had a few families over, such a fun evening and of course dinner was amazing as usual. Shailly is a really good cook. I’m so fortunate to have them close by because whenever I feel a little homesick I can just head over there :)


Week 4 Derek and Angad


We played a few rounds of pool. It was me and Angad (Shailly’s son) against Derek and Tony (their friend). They beat us but we were pretty close!! I haven’t really played much since my university days. And that was my week! This week is going to be tons of fun, Derek is only at work for a couple days and the rest of the time he’ll be off. Can’t wait!


How was your Christmas? Any stand out presents? Did you guys bake or make anything special?

NYE 2018 Makeup Tutorial Silver Glitter Halo Eye

Saturday, December 23, 2017 0 0

New Years 2018 Makeup Tutorial


Only 2 days left till Christmas!! Eek! I’m sure you guys are super busy running around today getting last minute stuff done, so I wanted to help take another decision off your plates- how to do your makeup for New Years ;)


I put together a silver glitter halo eye with a nude pink lip for this look. It’s perfect because it’s fun and sparkly but not too in your face and will go with pretty much any outfit. If you end up having more gold in your outfit than silver, just swap the glitter for the NYX Bronze and it’ll work really nicely.


Silver Glitter Halo Eye




Anastasia Beverly Hills Dress Your Face Tamanna Palette

NYX Glitter Primer

NYX Glitter in Silver

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Velour Lashes in Trust Me Try It


MAC Pro Conceal & Correct Palette

L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation in Caramel Beige

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Your Love is King


NYX Lingerie Lip in Silk Indulgent

MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl

Here’s the vid! Derek and I are off to face the last minute Christmas crowds at the mall, wish us luck!


Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Yet!

Thursday, December 21, 2017 0 0

How to Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Yet



Guys! There’s only 10 days left of 2017! Who else is excited for 2018? I’m starting to see a lot of people posting things about how 2017 was the worst year and they can’t wait for 2018 to start. Which is reminiscent of what people were saying about 2016 a year ago. Look, your year is your year, stuff happens in life but it’s all about how you deal with it that matters. Just because the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, 2017  nothing is going to change. You will still be you, in your life dealing with the same things but it’s up to you to make the most of everything.


Make it a priority to laugh everyday, love with your whole heart and do the things you only dream of doing. Be realistic, one second isn’t going to change you whole life so don’t kid yourself. Write out your where you see yourself in 10 years, followed by 5 and then 1. Now make a list of your priorities for the year, the big 5 things that you need to make happen to get yourself on the road to your 5 and 10 year goals.

How to Accomplish your Goals

From there cut those bigger priorities into 4 and there you have what you need to make happen for the 4 quarters of 2018. I find it so much easier to focus 3 months at a time rather than looking at the entire year. You then take it from there and break it down into your weekly and daily tasks.


Then find yourself an accountability partner!! There is nothing more effective in my experience than having someone you are accountable to. If you want to check in with me, that is totally fine, shoot me an email at Good luck to you all, you got this!!

Hair Styling Tips for Alopecia Regrowth

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 0 0

Hair Styling Tips for Alopecia Regrowth


New video up for you guys! This one has been highly requested and I wanted to test out a bunch of different hair styling methods before I shared my hair styling tips for alopecia regrowth. Even if you don’t have alopecia, these tips will help out those of you that have a tough time taming frizz or just even if you want to have a polished finish to your look.

DryBar Tiny Tress Press

The tools I mention in the video:


Bellami Waving Wand

DryBar The Tiny Tress Press

GHD Patinum Styling Iron


Here’s the vid! Let me know if you guys try these tips out and what you think ;)


Learning About the Link Between Adoption, PTSD & Suicide with Antara Mason

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 0 0

Antara Mason on the Deep Beauty Podcast


Guys so we have an incredibly important podcast episode here today. Antara Mason was so kind and brave to put herself and her story out there in hopes of helping any of you that are in a dark place or dealing with the aftermath of suicide.


Antara and her brother were both adopted from Calcutta at a very young age by an American family. Antara’s brother took his life on his very first day of high school. It’s a very insightful episode, I learnt a ton from Antara, most importantly about the link between adoption, PTSD and suicide.


Adoption PTSD and Suicide


It’s taken a lot of work but Antara has learnt to pick up the pieces and wants to share her story in hopes of helping others.


Antara Mason


Thank you so much Antara for sharing your story with us. If you want to reach out to Antara, she has offered to allow me to post her email address, She would love to help any of you that need it. Here is the episode, don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes.

My Life: Travelling to California & Star Wars 3D!

Monday, December 18, 2017 2 1

Week 3 My Life Deepa Berar


Hello hello hello peeps! I am back with another recap post for you guys, this one is full of pics because it’s been a pretty busy week. Only 1 week left till Christmas! Hope you guys are all done with your Christmas shopping, I still have a bunch left to do. I know, I know, anyways onto my past week!


I headed back to San Diego this past week to spend Christmas/New Years with the hubs :)


Week 3 Flying over California


Despite how hard long distance can be, I will never get tired of that view. I mean. It’s approx a 5 hour flight to San Diego from Toronto without a stopover so it can be a long day. I love how airlines are getting better at providing onboard entertainment these days. I ordered some wine and watched War Dogs and Keeping up with the Joneses.


Week 3 Travelling to Cali


If you guys have been following me on Insta stories you might’ve noticed that I’ve had acrylic nails for the past several months. Well it’s definitely taken a toll on my real nails because when I went to get a fill the manicurist was showing me how weak they had gotten. So got rid of the tips and we’re back to short nails! So weird adjusting back, but I can definitely type a lot faster now, haha.


Week 3 Nails


Speaking of nails, have you guys entered my GIVEAWAY? Contest ends midnight tomorrow. You get to win all of these polishes from QUO by Orly. Instructions are in the pic below. Link to the group is here.


Week 3 Giveaway


Back to the week! I headed over to one of my absolute fav malls on this planet, Fashion Valley. I love it for a number of reasons, but the main one being it’s an outdoor mall. We don’t have stuff like that back home, so the first time I went (way back when we were visiting my brother in San Diego) I fell in love. It’s just like a regular mall with escalators and all, it just doesn’t have a roof.


Week 3 Fashion Valley Ornament


I mean, can you imagine palm trees in your mall?! Plus it has most of the stores you’d need like Sephora, MAC, Zara etc plus a Cheesecake Factory. My Canadian fam knows how big of a deal that is. I mean I’ve heard that it’s like a 2-3 hour wait at the Cheesecake Factory in Yorkdale. Insane. There are 2 within 10 mins of us in San Diego. Dangerous!!


Week 3 Fashion Valley


Back to our #25daysofchristmas beauty. If you watched my Insta stories this week you would’ve seen that I accidentally forgot to turn the mic on when I recorded a Youtube video earlier this week. The worst. So I scrambled to record a new one.


Week 3 25daysofchristmas beauty


In all my hurry I ended up burning myself with my waving wand. Ouch!


Week 3 Burn


Got the video recorded and edited in 1 day. My fellow youtubers will understand how tough that is to do, but I’ve been on a streak at posting 2 vids/week for the past while and I def don’t want to slow down!!


Week 3 Editing youtube videos


As most of you guys know, my hubby Derek is a chef. The thing he is most known for is his dressings and sauces. He is amazing at combining flavours together in a way that is beyond delicious! He made me a tuna salad with Wasabi dressing, unbelievable!


On the weekend we headed over to the movies! It had been at least a year since I went to the movies. I remember when I was a kid we’d go like every week. Derek and I went to see the new Star Wars film in 3D. Yes I love the Star Wars franchise, it was part of my childhood and always takes me back to that time :) We had heard it got good reviews and it was so, so good you guys.


Week 3 Watching Star Wars


After Star Wars we headed to one of our fav restaurant in San Diego, Parc Bistro. They have an amazing happy hour and are well known for their oysters. So good.


Week 3 Oysters at Parc Bistro SD



That was the week! This week is going to be super busy because Derek will be off for most of Christmas week and I want to get as much done as possible so that we can spend quality time together.


Are you guys ready for Christmas? Has anyone had acrylic nails and if so, how long did you keep them for? Who else loves Oysters?!

Classic Holiday Red Lip Makeup Tutorial

Saturday, December 16, 2017 0 0

Classic holiday red Lip Deepa Berar


Day 16 of our #25daysofChristmas beauty with a classic holiday red lip makeup tutorial for ya guys. I know not everyone wants to go super bold and glittery and colourful, this look is perfect for those of you that are looking for a more classic look.


I paired a classic red lip with a silver glitter liner. Festive and fun!


Products used:


Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario

INGLOT Gel Liner #77

NYX Glitter Primer

NYX Glitter in Silver

LashPop lashes in Red Rari


Cover FX Contour Kit in N Medium

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Crazy in Love

Pop Beauty Prismatic Pop Highlight in Gilded Light


NYX Slide On Lip Liner in Knock em Red

Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream in #20 Amore


Here’s the vid-