October 27, 2015

Ask Me Anything Post

Erm, I might end up regretting this post but honestly, I'm bored and I feel like I have nothing to write about (which is a lie, because I have 2 posts in my drafts that I've been postponing for weeks - plus 1 or 2 collaboration posts that I simply haven't had time to write out).

Anyways, because I just feel bored, I have decided to do this "Ask Me Anything" post. So, from now until midnight on Thursday, feel free to ask me anything [within reason] in the comments. It can be about me, about life in general, my opinions on topics, etc. Whatever question you ask, I will copy and paste into the post and answer it.


  1. Please don't ask rude questions. I try to be polite as much as possible, so kindly treat me in the same manner.
  2. If you will not answer the same question you're asking me on a public platform, chances are you shouldn't ask me that question. E.g. utterly specific questions about my marriage.
  3. Have fun! 
P.S. I almost want to insist that you don't ask anonymously, so that any trolling is prevented, but let's see how it goes.

Q&A begins....................NOW!

Berry Cake and Lace Weekend

I'm sooooooooo bad! I'm sorry! This is the third week in a row that my weekend update is late.

*hiding face, bending down and asking for forgiveness*

Sorry o!!! See what had happened was on Sunday, I practically spent the whole day out, and by the time I got home, I was weary. Do you know what it means to be weary? As in, I could barely even smile. I walked into my apartment and straight to my bedroom. Unfortunately, I didn't sleep for a few more hours, but yeah... I was just beyond tired. So please, forgive me. Next week I shall be on time!!!

October 23, 2015

Special Event coming up!!!

Hey everyone!

How's your week been? I thoroughly enjoyed my time on radio with Uwanma and Valentine on Inspiration FM 92.3 on Wednesday. I'm sorry I gave such short notice... it won't happen again.
Which is why I'm thrilled to announce that in collaboration with Tuke Morgan and Cassie Daves, we are having a Meet and Greet event!!! 

I'm telling you ahead of time now o. Saturday, November 14th is the day! The time, venue and other details will be communicated soon. We've got amazing gifts from some great sponsors already - so much so that I'm actually jealous of the people who will win. If you'd like to sponsor a gift from your company or brand, please email tbcconnect@gmail.com and let us know before November 7th

If you're in Lagos, I fully expect you to be there! The price is just N1000. I'm sure you can sacrifice less than a movie ticket for me :p

To indicate interest please email tbcconnect@gmail.com or leave a comment here saying "I want to Meet and Greet!"

Sending all my love to you and yours!

October 21, 2015

Berry Dakara on Radio TODAY!!!

Hello dahlings!

So I'm here to announce that yours truly shall be on radio this afternoon/evening. It's the August Meeting with Uwanma show on Inspiration FM 92.3. The show starts at 5:00pm (West African Time) so please make sure you tune in.

Uwanma is a fun personality and I started listening to her either late last year or early this year. And then we followed each other on Instagram, and the way we comment on each other's posts, someone would think that we've been friends for a while... and we haven't even met!

Anyways, the show's topic is usually centered on Dating and Relationships. Today's particular topic is "What Do Women Want in Mr. Right?"

It should be an interesting show, innit? It's interactive, so please please please listen and call in to the show. If you're in Lagos, it's 92.3. If you're outside Lagos, listen by clicking here or try one of them radio apps.

And just for fun if you can't call in, why don't you tell me in the comments what you're looking (or looked) for in a partner?

October 19, 2015

Berry New Beginnings Weekend


How are ya? My Monday's off to a funny start, but I'm praying for a great week regardless. What did you get up to this weekend? Mine was full of new beginnings for friends of mine - I went to a baby shower on Saturday, and yesterday was one of Cakes' best friend's introduction. For non-Nigerian readers, an Introduction is held after a guy proposes to his girlfriend - his family is required by tradition to visit her family to introduce themselves and make their intent known. It's pretty funny because it's usually stated as, "We're from so-and-so... our son was passing by and saw a very beautiful flower in your garden... we want to pluck the flower with your permission." LOL! It isn't usually a big event, but these days, affluent families are turning it into mini-weddings with canopies/tents, catering, new outfits for everybody, etc. For OUR introduction, I wasn't even there. I was in Lagos, and I heard about it afterwards. Oh well.

I don't have too many photos and didn't take any of myself this weekend - for some reason, Cakes and I "disagreed" quite a bit this weekend, so I did a lot of sulking. And sulking ain't cute, so no photos of me *hides face*

October 16, 2015

Berry Lovely Links

Hello everyone!

I hope you've had an awesome week. Mine's been so-so and I'm definitely looking forward to relaxing this weekend.

October 14, 2015

BERRY BEAUTY: Eyebrows Class at Luxe Beauty Lounge

Eyebrows on fleek anyone?

If you're social media conscious, and into makeup and beauty, you know that one of the "greatest" achievements is getting your eyebrows looking as fleeky as possible. Lol, that didn't sound right but you get the gist. In Nigeria here, where women are generally image conscious, you see a lot of us doing everything possible to look good - eyebrows on fleek, check; winged liner on fleek, check; matte lips on fleek, check.... it's all about the fleekdom. *rolls eyes*

Anyways, a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the free eyebrows class happening at Luxe Beauty Lounge in Lekki. The last time I went to a makeup class was st Stella's Addiction's studio. While I learned a lot there, I still felt (and feel) that I need more practice and help. I watch tutorials on Youtube sometimes, but there's nothing like having a live teacher in front of you. A lot of makeup classes are springing up all over Lagos and Abuja, but I find that most of them aren't hands-on. I think the best way to learn these skills is via classes that allow you to practice at the same time. I'm not knocking classes where they show you and you watch, but that's only slightly better than watching Youtube videos.

October 12, 2015

Berry Edo Weekend

Hello my dahlns!

I started to type this post yesterday (Sunday) night, and then Cakes saw how tired I was and forced me to go to bed. He's such a tyrant! But when I woke up this morning, I thanked God that I had been forced to sleep because I woke up sooooooo refreshed. How was your weekend? I hope you had a nice one.

If you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram (BERRYDAKARA for both media - and also Periscope too), then you saw all the fun I had this weekend. Cakes and I had a traditional wedding to attend in Edo State. Since he was making the traditional wedding cake, that meant, you guessed it, another road trip! I've gone on several road trips this year (see here, and here). I hope I don't have to go on more than one more this year. I mean, they're fun but they can be stressful. Maybe that's why I'm sitting at my laptop now, feeling under the weather.

Anyways, let's talk about the trip shall we?

October 9, 2015

Berry Lovely Links


Sorry o. Every week, I mean to put up these links and then I end up not doing them. My apologies. :(

October 8, 2015

Straight Hair versus Coily Hair


Before anybody starts thinking this is a natural hair versus relaxed hair post, it's not. It's simply me trying to decide which of my Nazuri Curls hair I prefer.

nazuri curls, protective styles, clip ins, natural hair

October 6, 2015

Serious Dilemma!!!

I've been having this issue for a while, and I think I'm coming to my wits end! 10 years ago, I didn't have this problem. It's something that seemed to materialize within the past 2 or 3 years and I cannot for the life of me decide how it came about. I think I need your help in deciding how it started and what I should do going forward.

The issue is...

heels, high heels, shoes, high heel shoes, jessica simpson mules, isaac mizrahi, nine west sandals, pumps, payless shoes

October 5, 2015

The Ofadaa Giveaway Winner is...

Last week, Ofadaa, a review website for restaurants across Nigeria sponsored a giveaway on the blog, via Twitter. It's a nice resource for people looking for real life ratings and reviews of restaurants and it's very easy to sign up, use and post your own ratings. I've used it and recommend it.

Anyways, there were 12 valid entries...

12 @bukola_amosun

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The Ofadaa Team ran the number through Random.com and the winner is DON'T TOUCH THE HAIR!

Congratulations to her, and I hope she enjoys her dining experience at the B-Hive Cafe. Follow ofadaa on Twitter @ofadaa, Google Plus +Team Ofadaa , Facebook

Berry Indy Weekend

Hello Double D's!

I'm specifically calling you DD's today because on my last post someone referred to my large nose, and I responded with the fact that my nose isn't the only big feature on my person. :-| *chuckles to self*

Soooooooo, what did y'all get up to this weekend? My weekend started off packed, and was supposed to be full up until Sunday. And then, I went and ate chicken pie from a fast food place on Saturday afternoon... let's just say that by Saturday night, I was wondering if I was about to die. I was dizzy out of my mind for hours, and ended up throwing up in my friend's house - so embarrassing! Because of that, I canceled my plans and spent the whole of Sunday at home. Anyways, let's get on with the weekend shenanigans aye?

October 1, 2015

BERRY BEAUTY: Beyond Beauty Lip Gloss

Hey everyone,

This is my first ever beauty post. Well, like "proper" beauty post. You know with the swatching and things. I have to say this: Beauty Bloggers are trying!!! I never thought about how much work went into reviewing beauty products! Especially things like lip colors and eye shadows. Not only do you have to swatch, but you have to apply the product, take it off, and redo with the different colors. Shouts out to all the beauty bloggers! Keep your faces up :D