February 27, 2015

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Hey hey hey, I'm what's happening!

Actually no, what's happening is I'm here to announce the Nuella Jewelry Giveaway Winners, as well as the Savvy Chic Hair Butter Giveaway Winner. All winners were selected randomly using Random.Org's random number generator.

DUN DUN DUN!

Great Minds - The Return of the Power Puff Gurls

Last weekend, I woke up early-ish, knowing I had a brunch date with my friends (remember, we ended up at Mico's Chicken and Waffles). Usually, I try to plan my outfits ahead of time, so that I'm not scrambling around trying to figure out what to wear. On this day though, I hadn't decided what I would wear, and I didn't even have an idea. You know how us women can be - closet full of clothes, and yet nothing to wear. I was having that moment.

Anyways, I decided to get on Instagram while lazing about and I saw that I was tagged in a comment. I went over to see what it was, and this was it...

We unconsciously keep wearing similar outfits! @stylefash25 stop it o! Were we twins in another lifetime? This is the 3rd time it's happening o. Madam what is going on? @berrydakara come and see something mbok.

February 26, 2015

Berry Lovely Links

Hi Dahlings!

Hope your week's going well. Mine isn't.


February 24, 2015

BLOG TALK: Blogger Envy

If you are a blogger, than chances are that you have had a case of Blogger Envy at least once in your journey. What is Blogger Envy you ask?


Well, it's this nagging feeling that gnaws at you when you visit one blog or another, and all you can think about is how that blogger is better than you. It can manifest itself in different attributes...

That blogger has better content...
This blogger has better photographs...
That blogger has more followers...
This blogger gets more comments on their posts...
Those bloggers have a wider audience...
This blog has more entertaining posts...
That blog is more intellectual than mine...
Her blog design is so much better...
She wears more high-end clothes than I can ever dream of owning...
His style blog is so much cooler, street-style wise...
That blogger's makeup is always on point...
This blogger is always so happy...
Their spouse is so much more supportive of their blog...

And the list goes on and on and on and onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

February 23, 2015

GIVEAWAY - Savvy & Chic Hair and Beauty Hub

Hiya!

The Giveaways keep rolling in!

This time, we've got lovely shea butter cups from Savvy & Chic Hair and Beauty Hub. They opened about a year ago, with the intent to promote HEALTHY HAIR. The salon is an offshoot of Dab's Naija Hair Can Grow blog, so this goes to show you what blogging can do in the long run. Anyways, one of the features of the salon was their Whipped Shea Butter for hair and skin. It came in different flavors/scents, and now they are available for sale for just N800 per cup, or N2500 for a box of 3!

Don't they look edible?!

Berry Southern-Polka Weekend

Hello Double D's!

It's Monday again! Are we saying "Booooooooooooo" or "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay?" I guess it depends on what your week ahead looks like, and whether you like, love, or loathe your job. Whatever your situation, I hope you have as good a week as possible. :)

So, what did I get up to this weekend? Well, Cakes and I had plans on Friday for a hawt date. I was going to get home after work, relax a little bit, get refreshed and wear somn flirty. Then we would get dinner, maybe have drinks afterwards, and catch a late night movie. Well, life happened. We went to visit my aunt who I lived with during my NYSC year. There was a bunch of traffic afterwards, so we just chose to go and grab dinner at Four Points Sheraton. Since we didn't go home, there are no pictures from the buffet dinner at Brazzerie Restaurant in Four Points. Sawry :( I enjoyed the food though, as it was Seafood Night.
Since I don't have pictures from Friday, manage this one from yesterday

February 20, 2015

GIVEAWAY - Nuella Michaels

I've been promising a Giveaway for about a week now, and it's FINALLY HERE! Not only is it here, but I shall be giving away 4 (FOUR) ITEMS!!!! This giveaway comes courtesy of Nuella Michaels, which is an online jewelry, accessories and beauty store. I was actually contacted by them, and they said they wanted to send me a gift. Well, not only was I sent a few gift items, they also sent gift packages to give to my followers!!! I really wasn't expecting much, so I have to say a huge THANK YOU to them.

They didn't even ask for any terms for the giveaway, so I've decided to choose 1 winner each on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and here. Rules will be given below the photos of what was sent to me.

Nuella Michaels stocks costume jewelry, skincare, beauty products, and more. They are really affordable, with prices starting from just N600!!! They are currently having a promo where if you order before February 28th, you'll get a free gift with your order (terms and conditions apply). You can visit their website, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; or call them at +2348026260999.


February 19, 2015

Berry Lovely Links

Hi Dahlings!

I missed last week's edition because I've been feeling overwhelmed at work. Sawry!!!

grandpa saves granddaughter from ebola, female celebs plus size, how to live up to 115

February 17, 2015

Guy Code

Guys are so weird... the following convo happened while I was at my friend's desk at work last week. Let's call my friend JD (as in Johnny Depp).

*Guy comes to meet JD...*

Guy: How far with that document?
JD: What document?
Guy: You were supposed to send a document.
JD: No I wasn't.
Guy: Don't you remember?
JD: *looks confused for a second* Oh wait! I remember. I sent it already.

*Guy says okay and turns to leave*

JD: Oh, by the way, this is Berry.
Guy: Hello, I'm RG (as in Ryan Gosling)
Me: Nice to meet you. JD, why were you confused? You weren't supposed to send a document, but you sent one? :-S
JD: Yeah I remembered what it was. 
Me: You're so weird.
RG: Thanks again, bye Berry.
Me: Bye :)

*10 seconds after he leaves...*

JD: Berry you know you're the document, right?
Me: Huh?? :-S
JD: "Document" was code. You were the document. He wanted an introduction. :p

Hehe, guys are so cute! 

P.S. Guys names have been changed to protect their identities.

P.P.S. RG didn't know I was married, so don't be offended. I wasn't.

P.P.P.S. My other friend E.B.N. is not happy that the code was divulged to me and is certainly less happy that I'm sharing this here. :D But it's too funny not to share!!!

P.P.P.P.S. Going forward, I might refer to myself occasionally as Berry "The Document" Dakara.

February 16, 2015

Berry Sweet Valentine Weekend!!!

Hello dahlins and lovers!!!

How was your Valentine weekend? If you're single, what and what did you do? If you're hooked up, what did you buy and what did you get? Tell me in the comments :)

Well, if you follow me on Instagram, you already know what I did for Cakes, and if you're not on Instagram you'll find out soon enough. We had a decent Valentine sha.

February 13, 2015

All I Want for Valentine's Day are...

Hello dahlings!!!

How's your week been? I hope it's been lovely and a half! And if not, I hope you have a doubly lovely weekend :)

Let's do a little bit of house-cleaning before I tell you what I want for Valentine's Day.
  1. The Luxe Beauty Lounge Giveaway is still on until Monday, so you've got 3 more days to participate and win a Love Box from them :)

  2. Black and Gold Events has great Couples Weekend Getaway Packages from now until the end of March, so give them a call. 
Erm, I think that's it. Meanwhile, I do have other giveaways coming next week... hint hint - jewelry and body products. 

Now, onto the main business...

February 10, 2015

BLACK & GOLD EVENTS: COUPLES WEEKEND ESCAPE

Hiya!

If you don't know that Valentine's Day is around the corner, then you must be living under a rock. A very big one. Not the diamond kind of rock either - although now's a good time for diamonds :p If you've been reading this blog for a little while, it shouldn't be a surprise to you that Valentine's Day is one of my favorite "holidays." In fact, left to me, it should be an actual holiday. But it's on a Saturday this year, thankfully, and BLACK & GOLD EVENTS is offering several packages to couples every single weekend in February and March.

Their romantic weekend getaway packages include stays in Lagos or Calabar; African escapes to Accra, Zanzibar or Cape Town (which are on my Travel List); or intercontinental rendezvous in London or Dubai!

Picture this: you, your lover, champagne, massages, gifts, romantic dinners, cooped up in a luxurious hotel room/resort for the weekend. You can even go on a mini tour of whichever city you choose - or decide not to leave your hotel room, for erm, BAKING delights *wink*


If you haven't made plans for Valentine's Day, this is a quick and easy solution to get your romance on! Check out one of their many sample packages below...

*SAMPLE PLATINUM PACKAGE*
     Executive Chauffeur Pick up and Drop off in Airport.
     Trip to exclusive resort in Dubai, Zanzibar, Cape Town OR London, UK. 
     Champagne, Chocolates & Bouquet of Roses on arrival.
     Luxury Valentine’s gift hamper for couple.
     Invigorating Spa Session for two.
     Manicure & Pedicure session for two.
     Makeover session for the lady.
     Romantic dinner for two.
     Exclusive tour of the city.

     BONUS: Free Proposal Consulting & Management

Oooh, and guess what? The first 3 couples that make a reservation will get a COMPLIMENTARY BOUDOIR photo shoot with BLACK & GOLD BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY. Doing a tasteful, sultry photo shoot is something that I put on my 30 List - don't worry, after I lose this weight, Cakes might be getting a sexy present (hides face).

Anyways, if you and your honey have a free weekend between now and the end of March, contact BLACK & GOLD EVENTS for more information at:

PHONE: 08034804955, 09095610617
EMAIL: cweonline2015@gmail.com, blackandgoldonline@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Couplesweekendescape
TWITTER: @cweonline


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The Boy/Man Who Likes Me

Yesterday afternoon, on my way home from work, I noticed a status on someone's page that read...

"Questions to ask when you meet a lady...
Are you single?
Are you engaged?
Are you promised to anyone?
Are you betrothed?"

I immediately remembered one of my very first posts from 2 years ago titled, Married Until Proven Single. The post basically talked about how I was being propositioned by men who were unavailable for one reason or another, and so I came up with a questionnaire for us girls to ask men who claim interest.

February 9, 2015

Berry's Me-Time Weekend

If you thought last weekend was boring, then you'll cry on my behalf for this weekend. At least, last weekend I managed to leave my house. I think I should just stop making plans because recently they've just been falling apart. After planning to spend the weekend with my girls, cos Cakes was out of town, our wonderful government decided to postpone the elections, causing disruption and some protests around where I live. Safety comes first, so our girly weekend plans were squished like a bug!!!

Well, that meant that I had some by-force Me Time, so I had to find ways to keep myself occupied and busy. I'll share with you, some of the things I like to do when I have time to myself.

February 6, 2015

Don't Text While Angry - Berry Good Advice from Moi

Yo yo yo!

How's your week been? What's the weekend looking like for you? I will not promise any fun things in case they fall flat like last weekend. So let's just say Imma chill this weekend.

Anyways, I kinda heard from an old old old friend (let's call them Allison) this past week. We haven't spoken in years! We used to be very very close, and yet somehow managed to have the biggest fights ever! I'm talking yelling, screaming, cursing at each other. Even our mutual friends knew that we would eventually make up, get into another fight, then make up and fight again. Why did we stay friends if we fought that much? I dunno. We eventually drifted apart a few years ago - probably after yet another fight, and no zeal to patch things up.

But getting the message reminded me of one particular quarrel. You see this thing called "Technology?" It can get you into a whole lotta trouble. If you're not careful, you might accidentally post something awfully embarrassing somewhere, or mistakenly send a mass email or broadcast something that makes you look terrible. In my case, I was with Allison, and we were bickering about something - I can't remember what it was. But I was really irritated and decided to text my other friend saying something along the lines of, "Allison is just such a *^(*&%^$. Totally sick of being here. Imagine the nonsense &(^(&%^$(^ said. I can't stand Allison!!!!!!! So stewpid." I sent off the text and eagerly waited for my other friend's response.

Imagine the rude shock I got when Allison asks me, "What's this text message from you about?" I was confused for a second, before realizing that in my anger, I mistakenly typed Allison as the RECIPIENT!!! There was absolutely no way to recover from it, so of course, we ended up in another screaming match.

I was very embarrassed to say the least. Since then, I ALWAYS double-check the recipients box before I send out a text message.

*Oh and of course, I don't send mean texts vent about people anymore, even if we're in the middle of a fight*

#OkBye

February 5, 2015

February 2, 2015

Berry Bleh Weekend?

Hi dahlings!

First of all, TOM BRADY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSE!!! BILL BELICHICK FOR SECRETARY OF STATE!! MALCOM BUTLER FOR PRIME MINISTER! AND THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ARE THE BEST TEAM IN ALL OF SPORTS HISTORY OF ALL TIME!!!
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*I'm still celebrating MY TEAM's Super Bowl 49 victory, so bear with me*

February 1, 2015

GIVEAWAY: Luxé Beauty Lounge Valentine's Gift Box

Hey everyone!

So I've got a very fabulous giveaway from Luxé Beauty Lounge. Luxé Beauty Lounge, based in Lagos, is a full service beauty company which caters to all beauty needs ranging from hair care to makeup, and their new luxury handmade bath and body products. They have decided to team up to hold a Valentine's Day Giveaway to residents in Nigeria, and I'm sure every lady (or gentleman who's looking for the perfect gift for their boo) would be thrilled to get a chance at this wonderful gift!

For starters, let's check out some of their products, shall we? Just so you know, some of the products are made from chocolate, milk, fruits, even champagne! They look yummy, delicious and delectable but please DON'T EAT THEM!!!

Body Soufflé, Sunny Side Up Soap, and Lotion Bars

GIVEAWAY: 6 yards of fabric from O & G Pieces

Hello!!!

Yup, it's ANOTHER giveaway! Maybe Valentine's Day should come every month, right? :D

This time, we've got 6 yards of very lovely floral fabric from O&G Pieces.