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?

How to Cover Dark Circles

Sunday, February 25, 2018 0 0

How to Cover Dark Circles

 

New video up for ya guys! I break down how to cover dark circles, let you guys know what my absolute favorite concealers are, how to apply them and how to make it last all day.

 

I’ll be posting another video like this in a few days, but that one will be on how to cover very dark circles.

 

Here’s the vid!

 

How to Choose the Right Concealer

Thursday, February 22, 2018 0 0

How to Choose the Right Concealer

 

New Makeup 101 video is up! February’s focus is all about concealers. I’ve had a ton of you ask me questions on how to choose the right concealer so I figured that would be a great place to start with this series.

 

I break down the different types of concealers available, what to look for that will suit your particular needs and linked a bunch of my personal favs in the description of the video. I’ll be posting videos on how to cover dark circles as well so watch out for that!

 

Here it is! Let me know if you guys have any requests for videos 😉

 

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?

 

The Best Valentine’s Gift for Makeup Lovers

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 0 2

The best valentine's gift for makeup lovers

 

Ahh Valentine’s day..an entire day dedicated to love, romance and husbands freaking out over what to buy for their wives 😛

 

I absolutely love Valentine’s, like I was saying on Instagram, I get that you should treat your signifcant other like gold everyday, but there’s nothing wrong with a day dedicated to romance. Anyways, those are just my two cents, I’m a sucker for love and being a newlywed isn’t helping lol. Onto the best valentine’s gift for makeup lovers!

 

Lori Greiner Deluxe Cosmetic Organizer

 

Ok so if you guys are like me, you know what you want when it comes to makeup. You know which brands work for you, which shades suit you best and what you’re comfortable with wearing. Makes it hard for anyone to purchase the right makeup for ya. Well not to worry, I have the solution for you!

 

Makeup Organizer

 

A cosmetic organizer obviously!! I mean, what else is more perfect? We’re doing the declutter challenge this month in the Deep Beauty Facebook group, and one thing it’s got us doing is organizing!

 

Lipstick Organizer

 

I LOVE this Lori Greiner deluxe cosmetic organizer for that. It has compartments for pretty much any shaped makeup, not to mention how many lipsticks you can fit into this thing. The perfect gift.

 

Cosmetic Organizer

 

Plus it’s cute, closes to look like a mini jewelry armoire so you won’t see clutter (visual clutter ends up as clutter in our brain) and has a mirror built into the lid. Did I mention that it’s the perfect gift for makeup lovers?

 

Cosmetic Armoire

 

You can pick this up at Bed, Bath & Beyond. So ladies, copy & paste this blog post and send it over to your hubby. You can thank me later 😉

 

Makeup Armoire

 

What would your perfect Valentine’s gift be?

 

This post was sponsored by Bed, Bath & Beyond, as usual all opinions are always my own.

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.

 

TOOLS:

Oval Brush

Beauty Blender Sponge

Powder Sponge