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?


My Life- On air at CHCH, Girls Night and Preethi’s Birthday Dinner

Monday, February 5, 2018 0 0

Week 10 Girls Night


So I am having a pretty great week so far, I’m in Ottawa spending time with my brother and sister in law! got to meet my nephew Rai- he’s so adorable!! and I’m getting to spend quality time with Kai which is always nice! I’ll post pics from my trip on next week’s My Life post, but let’s go back to last week. It was a super fun filled packed week of events, starting off with my appearance on CHCH Morning Live on Monday. Host Annette Hamm and I talked about Valentine’s beauty ideas as well as gifts. If you missed the segment, you can watch it here.


Week 10 On CHCH Morning Live


We got hit with some serious winter weather last week as well! We got about 10 cm’s of snow I think. It took forever to get home from work! Probably because I drove 40 km/hr all the way home haha. I did not care! I’d rather arrive late and in one piece.


Week 10 Snowstorm


So that was the bad part of the snow, but here’s the good. Freshly fallen snow is just so incredibly beautiful!!


Week 10 Beautiful Snow


Are you guys big into smoothie bowls? I just started having them recently but have never tried making one at home. I finally tried this week! Guys, it was sooo good. It had frozen strawberries, blueberries, half a banana,  protein powder (Vega brand), almond milk and water. I don’t like to do too much almond milk otherwise it can taste too thick. This one was great, although I’d like to try it with a different protein powder.


Week 10 Smoothie Bowl


Friday was girls night! I invited some of my cousins on my dad’s side over for pre drinks at my place. We love our little parties. We all hang out by the bar and have drinks and play music, it’s a fun time. I made some appys too.


Week 10 Cheers


For dinner we headed out to my new fav restaurant in Burlington- Beertown. The girls were making fun of me because if you knew me pre Derek you’d know I’d never touch beer. Hanging out with him has changed that. I still will only have it maybe every few months, but trust me that’s a vast improvement from before. I love the one paddle they make at Beertown- it has Erdinger, Kronenbourg, Cider and Fruli. If you’re a beer person, you’ll know from that how much of a beer person I am not lol.


Week 10 Beertown Burlington


I also had my fav, a burger with a lettuce bun, sweet potato fries and aioli dip!


Week 10 Beertown Burger Burlington


Ok, so this was probably one of the most exciting parts of the week. I beat Derek at our Fitbit challenge!! Fitbit’s track how many steps you take in a day and then you can add friends on your fitbit app to do challenges. We usually do the work week challenge and I almost always lose to him because he’s on his feet for work all day long and I am not. I was so proud of my trophy. Guys if you’re looking for something to get you moving more, seriously look into the fitbit. This isn’t sponsored by them or anything, I just really love it!


Week 10 Fitbit Challenge Win


Saturday night we went out for dinner with my cousins on my mom’s side for my cousin Preethi’s birthday. We headed over to Saucy’s in Mississauga. Great restaurant and great food! It was nice having good quality girl time, so necessary sometimes!


Week 10 Saucys Mississauga


Here’s my cousin Preethi and Shishee. The restaurant did a little gelato birthday dessert for her.


Week 10 Preethi's birthday


That was the week! How was your guys week? Do any of you have fitbits or use another step tracker? Do you love it?


Get to Know Me Q&A

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 0 0

Get to know me q&a Deepa Berar


New Deep Beauty Podcast episode is up! We’re shaking things up today, I thought I’d do a “Get to Know Me” q&a episode instead of an interview. You guys sent in your questions and I picked a bunch for the podcast. We get into questions on makeup, deep beauty and some basics as well.


Here’s the episode! Please Subscribe and leave a review ;)


My Life- Estée Lauder Event, Toronto Love & Finding My New Healthy

Monday, January 29, 2018 0 0

Week 9 Estee Lauder Event Lip Envy


Hey guys! Hope your Mondays are going well, mine has been pretty crazy so far. Worked this morning and was on air talking Valentine’s beauty (I’ll share pics on next week’s post), blogging now and then back to work for the afternoon. Plus it’s snowing like crazy outside! Snow really is a beautiful thing when it first falls. Anyways back to last week! The majority of it was pretty uneventful other than work, blogging and youtube, but the fun part of the week was attending the Estée Lauder event in Toronto!


Week 9 Estee Lauder Event Soho Hotel


It took place on the Penthouse floor of the Soho Metropolitan Hotel. Guys the room was crazyyy. 3 floors in the suite + an elevator. An elevator!!! The event was primarily about the new Perfectionist Pro line. Let me tell you, you’re gonna love the Instant wrinkle filler. It’s like magic eraser in a tube!


Week 9 Estee Lauder Event Perfectionist Pro Technology


We got to hear about the technology that went into designing these products. Apparently Estée Lauder is the first company to use System biology which is the science of studying things as a whole They used this to help them develop a product that would actually boost collagen in the skin. Pretty cool.


Week 9 Estee Lauder Event Perfectionist Pro


Ok can I say that the food spread was crazy? Took a ton of willpower to not dive into the churros!!


Week 9 Estee Lauder Event Food


My fav product I have to say was the new Aerin fragrance, Hibiscus Palm. It literally smelt like you were in the tropics, but not in an overwhelming way. If you like floral fragrances, you will like this one.


Week 9 Estee Lauder Event Aerin Hibiscus Palm


Ahh the view. You can travel the globe but nothing compares to home. Whenever I see the CN Tower, it just feels like I crawled into a warm, cozy blanket :)


Week 9 Toronto


So I was tagged by Priyanka Oza to share 5 random facts about me on IG stories so I went digging into my childhood pics and came across this gem. It’s Kabir Bedi and I back in the day. It’s funny cause I would not take a picture of him without that can of Ginger Ale. He was cool with it. Lol.


Week 9 Deepa Berar Kabir Bedi


For those of you that don’t know, my uncle, Darshan Sahota (yes from Eye on Asia) was a concert promoter back in the day and brought tons of Bollywood stars over to Toronto to do shows. So we grew up with all these crazy famous people around us. We were little so we didn’t really understand, but man I have some pretty great memories from those days :)


Week 9 The Chopped Leaf Burlington


Ok so if you guys watched my 1.5 year Alopecia update video, you’ll have heard me talk about finding a new balance with my health and nutrition. Lately I’ve been focusing on adding more healthy options to my diet instead of focusing on restricting. I feel like I’ve tried all of the fad diets out there and they’ve never been a permanent solution, so looking at it as a realistic lifestyle change centred around my health has been a game changer for me. I’m focusing on getting more veggies and fruits in and we just came off of a 10,000 steps challenge in the Deep Beauty Facebook community. Derek and I are keeping it going with weekly challenges against each other. Just do whatever motivates you and focus on adding instead of restricting.


Week 9 Fitbit Challenge



So that’s what I’ve been up to! What about you guys? Have you implemented any lasting healthy changes in your life? I’d love to hear what’s worked for you!

Makeup 101 Alternate Makeup Tools & Sponges

Sunday, January 28, 2018 0 0

Makeup 101 Alternate tools and sponges


Hey, hey! Happy Sunday everyone! What are you all doing today? I got up early to edit and post today’s video, got in some grocery shopping and am getting ready to watch the Grammy’s red carpet in a bit!


I’ve been sticking to the 2 videos/week schedule for a while now and I have to say, it’s so much fun! You guys might’ve noticed I was posting on Wednesdays & Saturdays but recently made the switch to Thursdays & Sundays. I’m just trying to post them on days when you guys want to watch them. If you guys participated in my poll on IG, thank you for the feedback!!!


Ok onto today’s video, we are talking alternate tools/brushes that are great for applying makeup as well as the different types of sponges out there.



Oval Brush

Beauty Blender Sponge

Powder Sponge


1.5 Year Alopecia Update

Thursday, January 25, 2018 0 0

One and Half Year Alopecia Areata Update


I have an Alopecia update video here for you guys! Can you believe it’s been a year and half since the Alopecia first started?! It feels like so long ago and also no time at all. I remember how terrifying it all was when it was happening. It fell out for 5 months straight and I lost 70% of the hair on my head.


The scariest part was the unknown. I had no idea if my hair would stop falling out or if I would ever have hair on my head again. Now 1.5 years later almost all of it has grown back in and still continues to grow in every day.


I share my story on what I’ve done and where I’m at now in this journey with Alopecia areata in today’s video.



Let me know if you have any requests for videos!

The #1 Tip to Crushing Your Goals with Life Coach Jesse Brisendine

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 0 0

Jesse Brisendine on the Deep Beauty Podcast


You guys might recognize that face, that’s Jesse Brisendine, life coach extraordinaire, also the man that changed my whole entire life. I worked with Jesse back in 2014 for 9 months. Back at the end of 2013 I was feeling extremely unfulfilled, stuck, hopeless and was just sitting there with all of these dream and goals and no idea on how to make them a reality.


Enter Jesse. I stumbled upon a video of his on youtube and immediately jumped on his blog and read a bunch of entries. He was doing a challenge to do 1,000 new things in a year and it was so inspiring. I contacted him and within that first Skype meeting I could tell there was something different about him.


By the end of the 9 months I was a completely different person, actually I was becoming the person I always dreamt of. I had confidence, strength and a the world is mine attitude. Since then life has only gotten better. The tools and strategies Jesse taught me have stayed with me and I know I can get through anything that life throws my way.


I’m so incredibly excited to share him with you all on the podcast, he talks about the #1 tip to crushing your goals. Please Subscribe to the Podcast and follow Jesse on Facebook, Instagram and check out his website.


My Life- Back to Canada + Kelly’s Bday!

Monday, January 22, 2018 0 0

Week 8 Back to Canada and Kellys bday Deepa Berar


Welcome back to another My Life post! We are back in Canada guys, and yes I miss my hubby already!! Trying to throw myself into my work and not to think about it too much. It’s been great being back at work and seeing my family though, you have to try your best to focus on the positives and what you have to be thankful for to get you through the harder times. Even keeping a gratitude journal helps so much..hmm I might just start doing that ;)


Week 8 Derek at Coronado Brewery


So before I left Cali, Derek and I headed out for drinks with his friends. We went to the Coronado Brewing Co. You guys have heard me talk about beer flights before, it’s the best way to try new beers without committing to a whole pint. I’m not much of a beer person at all so this is my fav way to drink it.


Week 8 Coronado Brewery Charcuterie Board


We did indulge in our fav thing on the planet, a good old charcuterie board! This one was ok. Derek and I were talking about how we feel like we’re charcuterie snobs now so everything has to be on point to impress us lol.


Week 8 Heading back to Canada


It’s funny how the landscape changes as you fly from one end of North America to the other. I woke up at one point during the flight and looked outside and saw desert so I knew I’d probably only slept for an hour tops. As we got further along, the more snow you saw. Not that I was surprised by it, it’s just interesting to watch. The weather actually hasn’t been too bad since I’ve been back!


Week 8 Back at CHCH


Ok one thing that keeps me sane while I’m home is working. It’s so good to be back at CHCH TV. For those of you that don’t know, I’m a television makeup artist. I apply makeup on the news anchors and guests. It’s a fun job and you get to meet the coolest people. Like this morning I met a sommelier known on IG as Superwinegirl and she was telling me all about how she was selected out of hundreds of people to work on a vineyard in South Africa for a month. So cool!


Week 8 Makeup 101 Videos


We’re going strong with our Makeup 101 videos, if you haven’t checked them out, head to the channel!


Week 8 Organizing


I’ve been cleaning and organizing my room as well. It just seems like it’s never ending. Is it just me?


Week 8 Me and Kelly


Friday was fun, we headed over to Scaddabush, an italian restaurant close to Sherway Gardens in Toronto. It was my cousin Kelly’s birthday so she got a few cousins and friends together for a small dinner :)


Week 8 Kellys bday at Scaddabush


They make fresh mozzarella in the kitchen that you can order as an appetizer. It was sooo good. We had it with truffle oil, honey and a balsamic reduction. Yummy.


Week 8 Monique and Kelly


The bday girl :) If you guys have been following my blog for a while you’ll recognize Monique. Monique and Kelly are sisters. We grew up a street away from each other during our childhood and were constantly over at each other’s houses. Good people :)


Week 8 Attempting to make kichadi


Ok so I’m not sure if it was the seafood in the pasta or all the travelling or what, but I woke up Saturday morning with an upset tummy. So, I attempted to make an Indian home remedy called Kichadi. It’s basically lentils, rice, ginger and some other spices that soothe your stomach. This was my very first attempt ever, can you tell?! I was really missing Derek at this point!


Week 8 kichadi


The end result looked more like soup than rice, but whatever, it tasted good and did the trick.


Questions for ya- What home remedy do you swear by for an upset stomach? Are there any foods that you are snobbish about? Would you guys want to see a breakdown of the makeup we use at CH?


Makeup 101: Advanced Eye Brushes

Sunday, January 21, 2018 0 0

Makeup 101 Advanced Eye Brushes


Ok so you guys have seen all of those beautiful eye makeup looks on Instagram and on Youtube and you’ve tried to recreate them but it just doesn’t turn out. Well, that’s because you need the right tools! So for our newest Makeup 101 video, I’ve put together a list of your advanced eye brushes.



Small Blending Brush MAC #226
(similar brush- Morphe M507)

Pencil Smudger Brush MAC #219

Small Shader Brush MAC #214

Tiny Shader Brush
(Similar brush- Morphe M408 Chisel Shader Brush)

Slim Angled Brush Art Brush


Here’s the video



Makeup 101: Advanced Face Brushes

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 0 0

Makeup 101 Advanced Face Brushes


We are back with another Makeup 101 video for you guys! In this one we go over some advanced face brushes that could be a good addition to your makeup brush collection.


Like I mention in the video, you don’t have to purchase these exact ones, this is just meant to give you a general guide as to what to look for when adding to your brush kits.


The brushes in this video are perfect for highlighting, contouring and achieving a flawless blush look.



Sephora PRO Airbrush Concealer Brush #57

CoverFX Contour Brush

Sonia Kashuk Tools No 17

Crown Brush Contour

Sonia Kashuk Fan Brush


Here’s the video. Let me know what else you would like to see me cover in our Makeup 101 series ;)