How to Thrive during Tough Times with Jasmina Garbus | Deep Beauty Podcast

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 0 0

Jasmina Garbus Deep Beauty Podcast


Got another Deep Beauty Podcast episode for you guys!  Jasmina Garbus has been a friend of mine for a long, long time now and someone I have looked up to and admired for even longer. She is one of the hardest working, most resourceful women I know and so incredibly kind and generous.


Faraway Greens Indoor Golf


Her and her husband Gil left the corporate world to open up the Faraway Greens Indoor Golf facility in Burlington and it’s already turned into a thriving business after just a couple years. Not that we had any doubt they would succeed!


Jasmina and Gil Garbus


I was so excited when Jasmina agreed to be on the Deep Beauty Podcast because I knew she had great insight to share with you guys! In the episode she talks about how to thrive during tough times, how to be resourceful and she also shares tips on working with your significant other. Invaluable and I’ll definitely be using her advice when Derek and I end up working together.


Here’s the episode! Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes ;)


Halloween Makeup Masterclass at Inglot Toronto

Monday, October 9, 2017 0 0

Deepa Berar Makeup Masterclass


Got another Makeup Masterclass for you guys! This time we are doing a Halloween mermaid inspired look ;)


It’s taking place at the INGLOT at Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto on Sunday the 22nd of October 2017.


You will be supplied with a face chart to take notes plus the chance to ask me any of your beauty questions
Light refreshments will be provided
Gift bags will be given to every attendee! 
INGLOT is offering 20% OFF all purchases during the event
Event begins at 9:30am, doors will be closed from 10am


Places are limited!!
To sign up click the link-> Halloween Makeup Masterclass

Deepa Berar Inglot Canada Makeup Masterclass

Fall 2017 Makeup Tutorial | Fenty Beauty + Halo Eye

Thursday, October 5, 2017 0 0



New makeup tutorial for you guys! It’s been a minute since I’ve done a nice dark lip and seeng as it’s fall and all (don’t tell the weather cause apparently it has no idea) I figured it was the perfect time for a Fall 2017 makeup tutorial.

Rihanna Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Highlight

I finally got to put my only Fenty Beauty purchase to use in this vid! I got the Trophy Wife highlight which is GORGEOUS. Haven’t tried the foundations just yet as I’ve heard they are more suited to oily skin and look a little cake on drier skin. My skin is normal type and at the moment I have a few dry patches so I know it won’t work for me.


Here’s a list of the products I used:


MAC Eyeshadow- Swiss Chocolate, Sketch, Soft Brown, Brule

Fenty Beauty Highlight in Trophy Wife

NYX Glitter in Gold

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Lash Pop Lashes in Red Rari


NARS Soft Matte Concealers in Ginger

Stellar Limitless Foundation in S11

MAC Conceal & Correct Palette

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette


L’Oreal Color Riche Matte Lipliner in Curiosity Killed the Matte

L’Oreal Color Riche Matte Lipstick in Mattejestic


And here’s the vid!



Have you guys tried any of the Fenty Beauty products? Thoughts?


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How to Create a Positive Life with Seema Gill

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 0 0

Deep Beauty Seema Gill Podcast Interview


This week’s Podcast episode is so inspirational and full of amazing tips guys, so, so excited to share this one with you! I got the chance to sit down with Seema Gill, co-founder of Dala Decor an incredible furniture house providing beautiful unique pieces, Shop City of Angels a SoCal vibe clothing store in Toronto, and 5 year breast cancer survivor and amazing wife, mom and woman.


I first hear of Seema when my cousin Kelly’s husband Geet shared her blog, CMATalks on Facebook one day. She was so brave to open up and share her journey with breast cancer with the world and there was just something about the way she wrote, it was so compelling and just brought you right in.


Seema Gill and Family


It’s been 5 years since the cancer and you would think that that journey was tough enough, but she’s been hit with a lot more since. Through it all she has remained this incredible, shining beacon of positivity and strength. Anyone would’ve let what she’s been through beat them, but not Seema.


If you’re going through anything stressful and need help finding a way to develop a positive perspective, you’re definitely going to want to listen to this episode. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes ;)


How to Fill in Bald Spots & Cover Thinning Hair

Friday, September 29, 2017 0 0



Back with another hair post for ya guys! This one is all about how to fill in bald spots and thinning hair. When I first got the Alopecia I was searching for everything and anything that I could do to stop it and regrow my hair. When I finally accepted what was going on with me, I started trying to figure out what I could do if it never grew back.


Enter Toppik. Even though my hair is growing back and almost fully now, I still have one very visible bald patch right along my hairline and thinner spots in some areas. So I’ve been trying everything under the sun to fill in spots that a) looks natural and b) is easy to use.


How to fill in bald spots with Toppik Hair Fibers


Toppik’s hair fibers look almost like real hair! They come with a sifter that you can use to fill in spots, or you can get the Hair perfecting kit (which I highly recommend) comes with a pump and optimizer that allows you to be very precise with your placement. You all know how much of a perfectionist I am, so trust me when I say the kit is vital.


Toppik Hair Fibers


The colored hair thickener is amazing for bald patches. You want to color the scalp and then add the fibers to make it look as natural as possible. I do a step by step in the video below on how I get it to look natural (esp if your bald patch is right by your face like mine).


***Toppik Canada is offering 10% off most products until Oct 15th to all of you guys!! Just head to and enter Promo code “ToppikTen” and shop away!***


So anyways, I really wanted to find a solution to share with you guys since I get tons of messages from you on what you can do with your own hair. Hope this helps!


Here’s the vid!



Question- Have you guys tried Toppik? What do you think?


Find out How to Pursue your Passion with Jaclyn Colville on the Deep Beauty Podcast!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 0 0

Deep Beauty Podcast with Jaclyn Colville


Hey all! So I’m back with the 2nd episode of the Deep Beauty Podcast!! So exciting guys, still can’t believe this is actually a thing. I have so many more exciting interviews to share with you all, but this first one is truly a gem. I got to interview one of my best friends, Jaclyn Colville!


Deepa Berar Jaclyn Colville


You guys know Jackie from my Bella Trois days and a bunch of other moments in my life. We’ve been friends for a while now and it’s been so exciting to watch her career progress over the years. We’ve all been able to see her passion for decor and her eye for it, we’re just so happy for her that she has actually turned it into her career!


Jaclyn Colville Decor


Just look at how gorgeous her decor is in the new home her and Ryan bought! On another level. Her road hasn’t been all sunshine and butterflies though, she has put her all into it which is why I knew I wanted her to be my first interview.


Jaclyn Colville Home


One of the things I admire most about Jackie is that she doesn’t wait for doors to open for her. She absolutely, 100% kicks them open and sometimes even create her own. Someone you definitely want to learn from ;)


Here’s the interview! Make sure you subscribe on iTunes to stay on top of all the new episodes.


Also who else do you guys want me to interview? Let me know in the comments :)


Talking Hair Styling Tips for Alopecia on CHCH Morning Live

Monday, September 4, 2017 0 0

Hair styling tips for Alopecia on CHCH Morning Live


Did you catch our segment on CHCH Morning Live today? Host Annette Hamm and I talked about my journey with Alopecia and I shared some hair styling tips for Alopecia. I recently stumbled upon Toppik, a series of products designed to give your hair the appearance of fullness. I collaborated with them to show viewers how to get a little bit of that confidence back seeing as it’s Alopecia Awareness month.


Hair Styling for Alopecia using Toppik Canada


Toppik Canada is being so generous to all of the viewers and to you guys as well! They’re gifting everyone 10% off of almost ALL of their products for the month of September!! Just use the code “Toppikten” on their website and shop away ;)


Hair Styling tips for Alopecia using Toppik Canada by Deepa Berar


Here’s the segment. Also I’ll be doing a full tutorial using the products very soon, so watch out for that.



Thrift Shopping Fun at Value Village Burlington

Friday, September 1, 2017 0 0

Value Village Burlington Shopping Fun


Can you believe that before last week I had never been to a thrift shop? Not on purpose or anything, just never been. So when I got invited to the grand opening of the Value Village in Burlington, I was immediately intrigued. Well what had really happened was I got that Macklemore “Thrift shop” song stuck in my head, and then I was like hey, that’d be fun!


Value Village Burlington Shoes


So glad I got to go! The store is MASSIVE. I had no idea there would be sooo many items for sale! There was so much clothing and shoes and bags and home stuff too! Kinda reminded me of Winners, and if you guys know me you know I LOVE Winners.


Value Village Burlington


I couldn’t believe that there were so many shoes and handbags for sale. I didn’t know much about Value Village before, but I have to say I’m really impressed. They purchase used goods that have been donated to non-profit organizations and then sell them to the public. They’re like the o.g. Nastygal. Like when Sophia Amoruso first started.


Value Village Burlington Purses


The great thing about their organization is that they support local charities by paying them for their donations and they help keep more than 700 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year. 700 mill!!! I’m starting to think the whole fast-fashion movement needs to slow down a little.


Value Village Burlington Deepa Berar


My mini shopping spree. So fun. It was so hard to narrow down what I wanted, I must’ve spent over an hour in that store!


Value Village Burlington Thrift Shopping


I ended up getting this black winter coat here. It was perfect because it’s nice and thick and will actually keep you warm and cute at the same time. Totally guilty over here of not dressing for the weather and then complaining about it. Hey, it’s a Canadian thing.


Value Village Burlington Winter Coat


Also got this super cute military style jacket with leather sleeves. I mean how could you pass this one up? Actually when I was trying it on at the store I caught a few of the other ladies eyeing me so I kept it close until I got to the register.


Value Village Burlington Fall Jacket


I also got a 3D puzzle (LOVE 3D puzzles), leggings and a book by Warren Buffet. Totally fascinated with books by entrepreneurs. I just love the mindset! They say you are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with. If you can’t be around those people then consume everything they put out there. Read their books, listen to their podcasts (looking at you GaryVee) watch their interviews. You get the idea.


All in all it was a great experience and I’ll definitely be going back :)


Question- Have you guys been to Value Village and if so how did you like it?

Our Wedding Reception Part 2!

Friday, August 25, 2017 6 1

Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Deepa and Derek


Got part 2 of our wedding reception for you guys! There were literally so many pictures to share with you guys that one post just wasn’t enough. You can see the first post here. This one here is a little introduction to my gigantic Indian family. Like 38 first cousins huge.


I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since the big day! It was so much fun guys! Like I mentioned in the last post, Derek and I stood at the entrance of the tent to greet all the guests. Here’s Derek and I with his mom and my parents. His mom drove up all the way from Ohio! She’s so sweet.


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Deepa Derek and Parents


The ladies and gentleman. These are some of my aunts and cousins from my Dad’s side. Everyone looked stunning and I loved how they were all walking around and mingling in the yard. Perfect location for a party :)


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Berar Family


The Berar girls! Don’t they look so beautiful? You’ll recognize Monique on the left, Kelly is next to her and then on the other side of me are Mona and Reena. 2 sets of sisters with me in the middle :) I don’t have a sister so these girls have been like my sisters since day one.


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Berar Girls


The Dhillon beauties!! These are some of my cousins on my mom’s side. You’ll recognize Sweety and Seema from Kai’s party, there’s also Shishee, Tejal and Dolly with the blond hair. Loving the pose ladies!


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Dhillon Girls


The Bella’s with my mom!! Don’t they look stunning in their saris?? Such good sports! They were loving it, Cara was excited to someday wear a sari to my wedding way back when I was single lol.


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Jaclyn Colville Cara Cameron


My cousin Sam and his family came up from San Francisco for the big day! Such a treat. The last time they came up to visit was like 8 years ago, so we were all so happy to see them. They stuck around for a week so we got to see them a few times. Juhi and Tania in the middle were so awesome when they met Derek the first time. They had a wedding to go to but they still popped by one of the pubs in the Distillery District in Toronto just to meet him. In their sari’s. Too cute.


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Sam and Fam


My cousin Jyoti and her husband Parminder drove up from Connecticut for the big day. I had to include this pic of him with our grandniece (cousin’s-daughter’s-daughter it makes sense if you’re a part of an Indian family) Anahat were literally the life of the party on the dancefloor. These two have some serious moves!


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Anahat


Charan and Dipti. Dipti was amazing during the whole few days around the reception!! She helped so much and really made me feel special. We’re so lucky to have her. OH!!! And did I mention her and Dan are having another baby?! Kai’s gonna be a big brother! Can not wait to meet the new Berar baby :)


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Charan and Dipti


Raj, Jane and myself chatting away. Jane is such a gem, we met her back when I was a little kid and she’s always been so kind and compassionate and so enthusiastic about learning about our culture. Their son Robing recently got married and they did an Indian style party in a hall. Looked like so much fun!


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Deepa Jane and Raj


The boys! JT, Indeep and Diljeet, my cousins and cousin in-law on my mom’s side. It’s Indeep’s wedding next year and he was joking about how he wished he took notes during Derek’s speech on what to say haha. I’m sure you’ll do a great job Indeep :)


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 JT Indeep Diljeet


The hubs and I. Awww :)


Deepa and Derek Reception Part 2 Deepa and Derek LaVelle


That’s it! Hope you guys all have a great weekend! Oh, if you’re around tomorrow I’ll be doing a little makeup tutorial on Facebook Live at 3pm EST.


Urban Decay Naked Heat Makeup Tutorial

Thursday, August 24, 2017 0 0

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Makeup Tutorial


Have you guys checked out the latest and greatest from Urban Decay? I know, I know, there are palettes popping up every other day now it seems, but honestly guys, this one is AMAZING. Huge fan. Full of warm tones which are super flattering on South Asian/Indian skintones and just the right combo of matte and shimmery shades. Put together a little Urban Decay Naked Heat makeup tutorial for you guys!!


Urban Decay naked heat palette


Here are the products I used in the video:


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Ciate Fierce Flicks Liquid Liner

Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara

NYX Wicked Lashes in Overrated


NARS Soft Matte Concealers in Ginger & Custard

Joe Fresh Daily Boost Fluid Foundation in Almond

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

NYX Highlight & Contour Palette

NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette


MAC LipLiner in Whirl

Joe Fresh Long Wear Lip Veil in Rose


Here’s the vid-



Question- What eyeshadow palette have you been super excited about recently?