Friday 30 May 2014

Suits - TV Show... Are you Suited?


Happy Friday! Are you glad to hear that? The weather being not-so-good makes it feel like the week has dragged on... is it sunny where you are?

Anyway, so the point of the post today is Suits. No, not the clothing - although, it's a big part of it, I guess... but the TV Show! I have heard so much about it within the last week, it now seems a must-watch. Take a look at the Trailer:

It does seem a lot different to the Revenge and Pretty Little Liars which is what I usually watch so I will definitely check it out! Oh, and both of the shows are currently on a break at the moment so I totally have more room for Suits!

Have you heard of, or even watch, Suits? 

PS. a week from today my exams will be over - can we get a YAY? ;)

Wednesday 28 May 2014

More Music!


Well, my playlist needed an update and although I downloaded a couple of songs earlier this month - which you guys seemed to love, especially 'Summer' by Calvin Harris! However, I hadn't bought myself to delete all the old songs from my playlist as I thought I'd still listen to them, yet coming to putting music on I found I tended to skip those songs anyway. Therefore, they were a waste of space and new ones were downloaded to replace them!

Ten Feet Tall - AfroJack

This song I didn't have high hopes for but I love it! 

Empire - Shakira

You may have heard this one! Shakira looks really pretty, as usual! 

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS)

In general, this band has been a new find and I love their songs! They may seem like the typical 1D boy band copy but oh well! Plus, they kind of remind me of the Jonas Brothers days! Oh the memories!  

Only Love Can Hurt Like This - Paloma Faith

Paloma is not a usual on my playlist but this song is really good! I had heard it before and not loved it - but it's definitely grown on me! 

Well, that's another 4 songs for this month - have you heard Ten Feet Tall? What do you think of it? 

Monday 26 May 2014

My iPhone Case Collection - plus Coupon to PERSONALISE your own!


This post is one I am really excited for you to see... You'll understand why VERY shortly! 
Anyway, so you may already know that I love to watch YouTube videos (don't we all?) and I've been seeing videos on shoe collections, makeup collections and.... Phone case collections? Yes, phone case collections are quite fun to watch too - it reveals a lot about ones personality - are you more edgy/rock star or more girly/Taylor Swift?

 Actually just as I had finished exporting the images, I realised that I forgot to add two other phone cases I have which were stored away - one is from Victorias Secret and the other is a rhinestoned pink peacock! Sorry! Moving on.....

The Pink Polka dot case was the first phone case added to my collection- if I remember correctly. I have the iPhone 4S and have had it for a while now. This case was on sale on Amazon and my friend bought the same one and recommended it to me. Weirdly enough, although we ordered from the same place, mine was a few shades lighter than hers! But it is totally cute and did its job.

This one is one of my favourites. I bought it from my trip to Spain last April and it is gorgeous! I love the girly touch of the roses, and the red colour reminds me of the flamenco classes we took in Spain! It was also inexpensive and I bought it at a market place in Seville. The city is beautiful!

I currently have this one on my phone, it's a bog-standard pink colour with a metallic kind of finish. As it is textured, it's quite easy to hold on to too - being the clutz that I am, it's less likely for me to drop it! Actually, my mum bought this for me from Tortoise Look as it is quite sturdy so keeps my phone scratch-free!

Finally, the newest to the collection: my baby. This one I've designed myself. I added the rhinestones by hand and love the fact I got to personalise it. I bought it from MrNutCase who sell custom phone cases and also a wide range of designs to choose from too! They have many phone models you can buy the cases for and there is no extra charge to add a customised design! The delivery was super fast too - to put it to perspective: I designed and ordered the case on Monday night and it arrived on Wednesday afternoon! 🐵 (<-- I was a happy monkey when it came through my letterbox!)

Enter coupon code: "Thanku10" for 10% off your order!! 

Well, there ya go! Have you got a story behind your fav phone case? Oh, and are you more of the edgy or girly type? 😉 

Friday 23 May 2014

Movie Watch-List - Spring 2014


If you've been watching the movie headlines out in cinema right now you may notice some that would catch your eye: Godzilla, Superman, Captain America....

Well, these two have caught my eye - helloooo Zac Efron and Cameron Diaz! How can they not catch our eyes, hey? 

Bad Neighbours
To be honest, the rating of the movie doesn't even matter (it's 7.2/10 btw) as long as we get some Zac action, it's good! haha! 

The Other Woman
When reading the description the movie 'John Tucker Must Die' popped into my mind - great movie that was and if this is anything like it, it'll be a great watch!! Rating: 6.6/10

What movie are you dying to see at the moment? 

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Healthy Nails... it starts with a File.


Happy Hump Day! With the trendy nail shades for this season being lovely, wouldn't it feel better to have nice, healthy nails to show them off in? Well, after trying out this product, you're 1 step closer - believe me!

I used to use the standard emery boards with a cute pink and yellow stripy pattern, crossing the board from one side to the other on my nails again and again until I get a nice shape. It did it's job but Crystal Nail files seem to do it better!

Excuse my cuticles at the moment, they're horrendous! Stress has a big impact on me, with brittle nails and spots all over my face, exams are not doing me much good right now! For a quick fix, I just shaped up my nails with the Healthy Nails file and it was so much quicker than the emery board! Literally! And the end result was a lot cleaner.

The Crystal Nail file I got was by Healthy Nails and came with a little case! It's so much better to keep in your bag, and is neat and tidy (plus the pointy end won't hurt you). 

The pointy end may be a bit dangerous if you leave the file laying around but it does come in handy reaching the corners of your nail. This is perfect to achieve the trendy pointed nails out right now!

You can buy this one from Amazon and check out their website here.
Oh, and there's a fun little video created about the History of Nail Files, FYI:

Have you tried a Crystal Nail File yet? 

Monday 19 May 2014

Bullying: Can it Really be Cured?


Happy Monday! This post is going to be something a little different. Normally you would see a 'Motivation Monday' or something positive on here yet today I wanted it to be an eye opener. It's nothing negative (that's not the way we roll), but a video to show life outside closed doors.

You may have seen this before and if you follow Lizzie V. (Who I've mentioned in this post) then you may have heard of this story. I'll also link Lizzies video here:

Lizzie mentioned such a good point: 'There'll never be a cure for Bullying' and I believe it completely. Being a realist, I don't think there will be a complete stop in bullying. Yet we don't realise how much of an impact it is to our world. To the little innocent people who get affected by it and the other people just watching it happen.

No matter how much we want it to stop, there'll always be someone being bullied somewhere and we shouldn't just let it slide, and we definitely not be the bully! A childhoods saying that I love is: 'if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all' we're not going to be fond of everyone we come across in life, so we can just keep our distance.

This young girl who was verbally and physically bullied, told to commit suicide and came home with bruises, is just one of many people who has been through bullying. I hope that she realises it does get better and I hope anyone else in the same position realises that too.

Have you seen the video before, and what are your thoughts?

Friday 16 May 2014

Apologies, Coconut & Desktop Roses!


First of all, I do apologise that I haven't been able to reply to your comments recently! I love reading them and have read them all as I get an email on my phone too. I reply to them in my head but don't get a chance to type that out haha!! That sounds silly but to put it into perspective: This is the first time I've turned my laptop on for the last 2 days (that's a lot for me!)! Less than a month to go until exam season is over, though!!! :D

Well, you know that I haven't been able to reply to comments, but I can't leave you hanging on not doing a Friday post, therefore, this needed to be written!

So, the sun is finally out full blast since Wednesday and everyone in England seems to be loving it!
The grass was cut, hedges trimmed in the garden and a fresh coconut split into pieces to enjoy! I love coconut.. everything! I've made coconut cookies and a post on coconut water! So, you can imagine how happy I was to consume raw coconut!

Also, I changed my desktop picture! I blurred out the files and folders but it looks so lovely! Changing things up is super fun and with it being Spring and the sun popping out, I loved how the roses looked: Fresh, Pure and Girly. Link to image HERE

Okay, obviously I don't have much going on in my life right now but exams, hence the post was a bit boring! But mainly I wanted to apologise for not being able to reply to you! Expect posts and soon I'll begin replying again too! Thanks for sticking with me!

Well, I hope you enjoyed it, now the Laptop is turning off again! But tell me: what's your desktop background at the moment?

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Summer Playlist: Recently Discovered


It might be pouring down with rain this week but that doesn't mean we can't listen to summer music, right?! Seeing it's May and everything it's totally appropriate!!

1 // 2 // 3

It was about time I updated my playlist and these three songs are new discoveries!

1. Summer - Calvin Harris

If this isn't a summer song, I don't know what is! 

2. Nobody to Love - Sigma

3. Waves - Mr Probz

Any Summer Playlist recommendations?? 

Monday 12 May 2014

Motivation Monday: Cherish the Days


Happy Monday! I hope you're well and as happy as you can be no matter what stress you may have, or what burden may lay on your shoulders. As I mentioned in my last post, it's the stressful Exam Period for me and many others in the UK (do you have exams on too?), and I felt this post was much needed - to keep us grounded!

So with the title of the post, you would've released the theme of this post: Cherish The Days.
Well, with life I think we all come to a point where we realise how short our life is. Who knows what's going to happen tomorrow? Who knows how long we have?  (okay that sounds really serious and a bit sad, but lets be real!!)

Life will have good things in store, but I always tend to live in the future. It's nice to be seeing things more clearly the way it is now than wishing it was something else, or, like the quote: Waiting for something else. Lets cherish now!
As well as living in the future, you may find that you may live in the past too. We can't change what happened yesterday, let's cherish those moments and create new ones today! Its like the quote from Kung Fu Panda:

My driving instructor used to say this all the time and whenever I think about it, I remember how lucky we are for today - oh gosh, that does sound cheesy but it's so true!! 

Well, although it may seem like life will start after the exams, after something happens but no, life is always going, so cherish the days! 

Hope you have a lovely day and tell me: are you living in the past, future or the present? 

Friday 9 May 2014

BerryWeekly: Weddings, Lashes and Bill Gates!


I hope you're having a fab Friday (or weekend, or tuesday or whenever you're reading this!). If you're like me, all you hear and think about right now is EXAMS. For those of you in the UK, you'd know that although May is the season the sun pops out, it's also the time of year to stay in and STUDY.
Although, on the positive side: it'll be over before we know it!

Last weekend, I had a VERY important wedding to attend: the eldest of my first cousins got married! It was a super fun weekend and I want to do it again!! Anyway, considering I had dressed up for it and all, a selfie (or few) had to be taken, ovi*:

Secondly, the new mascara featured in this post is amazing!! I have been loving it and have received a few compliments so far! It's amazing!

Finally, a quote to keep you inspired, and possibly make you chuckle:

Well, that quote reminds me that exams are not everything - so stress less and be happy!

I hope you all had a fabulous week and tell me: any exam tips?

*ovi= obviously 

Wednesday 7 May 2014

Purchase of the Week: Rimmel Kate Rockin' Curves Mascara + Goodie Bag!

Who doesn't like free Makeup Goodie Bags?! 


Happy Wednesday! Shopping always makes the day better, especially if it's a haul like this one! The Kate Moss by Rimmel Mascara came out last week and seeing as I run a beauty blog and the fact that I needed a new mascara - obviously I had to pick it up! With it's weird shape of wand, I was a bit skeptical but intrigued nonetheless... 

That's the shape of the wand and after trying it out today, I can truly say I already love it! It gives great volume and length, making your lashes look fuller and lovely! I used it with a mascara base by Kiko and it worked wonders!

So, I had mentioned a 'Goodie Bag' earlier and you might be wondering how that came about... Well, Boots and Rimmel had a scheme whereby the first 180 people to order the Rimmel mascara were to get 4 products from the Kate Moss line for FREE! I was in awe and really wanted the product now more than ever! As soon as I got the e-mail from Boots that I am now able to purchase, I went for it, and 3 days later, I had this baby in my hands! 

The goodie bag was packed with great stuff! It had a lipstick (pictured above) which is a lovely baby pink shade. A green gel liner was also included, which I am super excited about!! As well as a lovely bronze shadow stick (I think it's waterproof :O) and a peach/nude shade nail varnish - all of which I'd use! 

Want an in depth review of the mascara? Leave a comment! 

Have you tried anything from the Kate Moss line?! 

Monday 5 May 2014

Manicure Monday - the Brightest of Purples


Happy Monday! I hope you're well and enjoying the Spring Weather (or Winter weather, depending where you are in the World)!
Considering that it is Spring in London, I wanted to pick a colour that would suit the season and my preferences! I love deeper colours and this one really was exactly what I wanted!

This Barry M shade caught my eye, and it turned out beautiful! 

I did put on quite a few coats as I like the colour to be opaque, yet one/two coats would have easily been enough!

I love the shade range that Barry M have, a lot of which I have acquired in my collection!
I love that the shade is perfect for this season and suits my preferences!

What's your favourite nail polish brand? 

Friday 2 May 2014

BerryWeekly: Road Trips and Sweet Things!


It's been a long time since a BerryWeekly has been on the blog, the last being about the City of London!
That being said, I took a pretty amazing snapshot, may I say so myself, on the way home from our Road Trip  and wanted an excuse to share it with you!

I had the chance to go to Cornwall for a day, which I was extremely excited about! Little did I know, it was a 10 hour road journey and I was to do it in a van! Not only that, but an accident on the motorway made it an extra hour longer! Nonetheless, it was a fun trip and I loved every minute of it! 

This was the picture I had mentioned earlier! I love the sunset in the background. For the record, I took this picture if the side mirror and was pretty proud! :)

This was taken about 40 minutes later from the picture above and you can see the mirror properly now!

With the occasional AMAZING weather now and again in London - making to most of it is important, right? So I took advantage of it and lay in the garden reading an ebook on my laptop! Btw, have you tried the iBooks App now available on apple products? I use it on my MacBook to read books... You can purchase them online and it's added to your online library. And guess what? They never get dusty! Yay! :D

It was my mums birthday the other day so our family went out to dinner - and after dinner means dessert, right?! Of course! All 4 of us shared this yummy looking waffle - it was my first time having a waffle. It was warm with whipped cream on top and chocolate sauce with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream: Yum! Honestly, though, I wouldn't say waffles are my fav dessert ;)

Oh, and because it was Easter the other weekend, it meant that chocolate was on sale a day after - and knowing my mum, she was going to buy the entire shop - and she got me some! YAY! This white and milk chocolate bunny from Thortons was super yummy!!! 

I hope you had an amazing week and have a fantastic weekend!
What's your highlight of the week, and any fav chocolates from Easter?