Vegas Vlog 2017- Girls Trip!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 0 0

Vegas Vlog 2017 Sonalee Ghelani Deepa Berar

 

Vegas Vlog is finally up! Editing this video had me wanting to go back so bad lol. It’s probably because all of the wedding stuff is over and plus Sonalee left this morning. It’s been 4 years since I had seen her last and it was such a treat to have her around. Long distance life is sooo hard and I’m so amazed that we’ve been able to maintain our best friendship despite the fact that we’ve been living on opposite sides of the world for 12 years now!! I give her all the credit. I am so not a phone person at all and she definitely makes a ton more effort than I do. I promised her I’m going to step up my game though, and I’m going to stick to it!!

 

Vegas Vlog 2017 Shopping

 

This trip was a ton of fun because Sonalee is a makeup artist now! Makeup shopping was so much fun and it’s always so fun to try out your friend’s products. I fell in love with her Huda Beauty rose gold eyeshadow palette. If there are any readers in Melbourne looking for makeup, hit her up. She’s really talented!!

 

Vegas Vlog 2017 Deepa Berar Snapchat

 

Gotta love those snapchat filters haha. If you don’t follow me- link is on the sidebar. I post pretty much every day and you get to see a behind the scenes into my life.

 

Onto the vlog! Hope you guys like this one ;)

 

 

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Affordable Beauty on CHCH Morning Live

Monday, August 7, 2017 3 0

Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live Ilona Santa Deepa Berar

 

Happy Civic Holiday to my Canadian fam! Hope you guys are enjoying your day off today. I was up super early and at work this morning. The news never stops. Oh well not complaining because this morning I was on air as well! We were talking affordable beauty. I’ll link the segment below for you guys ;)

 

Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live Joe Fresh Beauty

 

I teamed up with Shoppers Drug Mart to show you guys Joe Fresh’s beauty line! My sister in law who just moved to Canada texted me the other day asking where in the world you get your beauty needs from since there’s no Target up here. I was like Shoppers of course!  I didn’t even have to think about it, it’s just always been the go to.

 

Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live

 

We decided to show Joe Fresh Beauty because everything is priced from $6-$18. That’s it. I’m not kidding. You can’t beat that!! I mean who doesn’t love good quality, reasonably priced beauty products? I’ll be posting a $25 makeup challenge on my youtube channel hopefully this weekend so stay tuned for that ;)

 

Affordable beauty on CHCH Morning Live Annette Hamm

 

Always a fun time on set with Annette Hamm. A big thank you to Ilona for being my lovely model again! You can watch the segment below.

 

 

Question- What’s your go to store for everything beauty?

Vegas Girls Trip 2017!

Friday, August 4, 2017 4 0

Vegas 2017 Deepa Berar

 

Hey hey! So I am back! What a whirlwind the past couple of weeks have been. The reception went off without a hitch and was just so, so much fun. I promise I’ll post pics as soon as I get them, can’t wait to share all the wedding magic with you guys! In the meantime here’s pics from our recent Vegas girls trip..so fun :)

 

Vegas 2017 Deepa Berar Wynn

 

I headed to Vegas after visiting Derek in San Diego and met up with my bestie, Sonalee and her cousins and friends there. Girls trips are always so much fun! This trip was a little different as we’re all more grown up now so the things we enjoy doing are a little different from our past Vegas trips.

 

Vegas 2017 Encore Eggs Benny

 

Like fine dining was huge for us this time. Absolutely LOVED all of the restaurants at the Encore/Wynn hotels. Had these gluten free Lobster eggs benedict, just as delicious as it looks. Already told Derek that we have to try and recreate it. Then we came up with the idea of doing a whole lobster filled weekend. Gotta love a theme haha.

 

Vegas 2017 Encore

 

Honestly I’ve been to Vegas like 15 times now and I never get sick of it. People always ask me why, and it’s the hotels really. Everything is just so grand and gorgeous and the decor is always changing. How can you not fall in love with this giant vase of flowers?! Stunning.

 

Vegas 2017 Canal Shoppes

 

So if you know me, you know that every day at 2pm I’m watching General Hospital on ABC. Been watching since the summer I turned 17 and will probably never stop. What you might not know is that I’ll watch a little bit of The Chew before hand if I have time. So when we were walking through The Venetian and randomly stumbled upon chef Mario Batali’s restaurant, Otto, you know I convinced the girls we had to come back for dinner. Here’s the charcuterie board we had. Delicious.

 

Vegas 2017 Otto Charcuterie

 

So Sonalee wasn’t here for my bachelorette party (she lives in Australia) and she wanted to make up for it. I was a little hesitant cause I’m not into the typical stripper/Thunder from down under thing, it’s just never been my thing, but she knows me well enough and guess what her and our friend Bijal surprised me with? Tics to the Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show!! The best surprise ever :) In all my trips to Vegas I’ve never been to a Cirque show and let me tell you guys, you have to go. It was incredible! And the music, he really was a legend.

 

Vegas 2017 Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil

 

Another thing I had never done before was ziplining. Bijal found out that they do zip lining in Old Vegas so we bought tics and headed over there. The area of Fremont Street is not really my scene, but zip lining was crazy fun!! Not gonna lie, I was freaking out a little cause you’re so high up, but I tried to act cool cause the other girls seemed totally unphased while we were waiting.

 

Vegas 2017 Deepa Berar Zipling Fremont Street

 

At the end of the ride, the cable jerked to stop us which I had no idea it was gonna do and we were dangling above the ground for what seemed like 5 minutes until it slowly brought us into the offloading area. That scared the you know what out of me. They need to warn you about these things!! Regardless it was so fun and I’ve already told Derek we need to go back ;)

 

Vegas 2017 Ziplining Fremont Street

 

So even though our trip was a little more mature, we still partied 4 out of 5 nights, lol. Hey I guess that’s what happens when your friends are all moms and want to maximize their time away from their kids! Not complaining, it was so much fun. On our last day we decided to take it easy though and had dinner at Katsuya which was in our hotel. We stayed at the W which was inside the SLS hotel. Really pretty. Had gold leaf caviar sushi, so fancy and so good. If you guys have the chance to go to Katsuya (they have several locations around the world) definitely go.

 

Vegas 2017 Katsuya

 

So ya our plan of taking it easy was demolished as soon as the girls heard that Snoop Dogg was performing at Drai’s. Long story short we had an amazing time and I mean how can you not when you’re watching Snoop perform and the Bellagio is the backdrop?? LOVE Vegas.

 

Vegas 2017 Snoop Dogg Drais

 

 

I’ll have our Vegas Vlog up for you guys soon! How many times have you guys gone? What’s your favourite thing about Vegas?

 

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My Husband Does My Makeup!

Friday, July 21, 2017 4 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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Summer Lip Trends 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017 0 0

Summer lip trends 2017

 

Hello peeps! Currently chillin at the San Diego airport, waiting to board my flight to…Vegas baby!! It’s been a hot minute since my last girls trip, dunno why but I’m sure glad we got our sh!t together and made it happen again. Seriously, girls trips are so necessary. I mean your man isn’t going to want to dissect the Bachelorette to death (although did I mention I got Derek to watch this season with me??) or the latest summer lip trends.

 

Which is what this post is all about!

 

Summer lip trends 2017 Lancome Matte Shakers

 

There’s no denying how far lip art has come. Some of the lip videos on Instagram are seriously on another level! Which is why I was so excited when Lancome sent over the latest in their lip shaker series, the Matte collection.

 

Summer lip trends 2017 Lancome Lip Art Matte Shakers

 

They come in 7 different shades and you can create the coolest looks with them! One of my fav looks is to take 2 different colours that are close to each other and wear one on the top lip and the other on the bottom. So fun.

 

Summer lip trends 2017 Lancome

 

That and the ombre lip trend is really cool too. You take one color, apply it as you would lip liner, and then apply a different color to the center of your lips. Layer, blend, and voila!

 

Ok, time to board, promise I’m going to record a little vlog for you guys ;)

Would love to know when was your last trip and where did you go?

 

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Join me at my Makeup Masterclass with INGLOT!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 2 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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