Friday, 4 November 2016


 Wow, it’s been a while since I posted something on interior décors. Although I haven’t posted about interior décor on here, I have actually been re-blogging a lot of pictures on my Tumblr. If you want to check my page out and follow me [please], click here --- > TOLARAYE

To be fair, all I do on Tumblr nowadays is look through pictures of interiors, home décors and so on. I do prefer Tumblr to Pinterest just because I feel it’s less of a hassle and you get much more inspirations. To me, Pinterest is more for people who are interested in DIYs, and I think that’s like the platform for learning how to create something from scratch. Tumblr is just like looking through an album of different aesthetic photos and much more. 
[Check out FishPools Mattresses on the far left] SOURCE: FISHPOOLS.CO.UK & TUMBLR.COM
 I was looking through Tumblr the other day and I just came across lots and lots of winter bedroom photos. So I thought instead of just re-blogging it on my tumblr, why not create a mood board post on it, and share bits and bobs of how I would transform my bedroom from summer vibes to a more cosy winter bedroom. Now that it’s November, we can finally say it’s time to bring out the subtle wintery coloured throws, blankets, faux fur carpets, and more. I feel like now I am more into woollen throws rather than the faux fur ones, because it actually gives me more winter vibes than a faux fur (throw) that people would tend to go for in the summer. I don’t know, you might think differently; Let me know in the comments which one you would go for, faux fur throws or woollen throws for winter?  Overall, I think a throw is an important staple to have during winter time in your bedroom. It’s comfy, warm and makes the room look fab.

What about the bed itself? Do you guys think having a comfy bed all year round is very important? I think I totally agree with this, because who would want to be changing their mattresses every season… not me [Unless you are Kylie Jenner lol]. If you are looking into getting new mattress this year, I think the best time to purchase new ones is maybe during Christmas time [which is literally around the corner] when there are always loads of sales/discounts everywhere. I actually stumbled on a website called FishPools few days ago. I must say they sell the comfiest looking beds have ever seen, Have a look and you’ll see what I mean. You know one of those mattresses that is the perfect size and when you lie on them in a store, you don’t sink in and it’s just very cosy and comfy; and you want to take them home ASAP? Yep that’s how I felt when I saw these FishPools mattresses. Go have a look, you might actually end up buying a bed! We do need change sometimes, right?


[Okay after this paragraph I will end the post, I promise ha-ha.]

Okay I think I am also liking this wood trend that is going on nowadays, like having maybe a wooden mini stool like in the picture on here, or a wooden side table; or even dressing table. I just feel like having something wooden in your house is so in at the moment. I personally love fine wooden floors and maybe wooden cupboards in my kitchen. Remember that black wooden cupboards that Kylie Jenner had in her kitchen, I think in her first house… yeah that’s the one I want! Well speaking for some Nigerians, you can’t be having white cupboards because we make too many stews (soups) and I can’t be having stew (after cleaning) marks on my cupboards lol 
Anyways lovelies, I think I will stop here.
I can go on if you want, but I don’t want to bore you guys ha-ha.

Oh also, what do you guys think of the last bedroom pictures? Do you like the décor? Do you think it passes as a winter room? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time babes! Xo

#Disclaimer – the pictures in this post are not mine! They are all from Tumblr


Monday, 31 October 2016



HI Beauts!

So, what am I always up to on a Sunday? First of all my Sundays are always different *ish* but they are also a lot similar in most ways. I want you guys to get to know more about the girl behind the blog so keep on reading this tale on how I spend my Sundays.
On a Sunday, I usually take a break from studying, writing essays and all Uni related stuff [that is, if I don’t have a lot of work to get done]. Although some peoples’ Sundays might consist of maybe food shopping for the week, clothes shopping with friends, or doing home chores [Just a guess haha]. For me, it is TV Show binge watching day [this should be a holiday... just saying lol] because my plan is to stay in bed all day, every day! I am not moving an inch from my bed lol. 
During autumn time, I tend to watch Tv series that has a little bit of spooky-ness and drama. It just gives me that Halloween (and winter is coming) vibes, for example I like watching/re-watching shows like,

1.      Teen Wolf
2.      PLL
3.      How to get away with murder
4.      Orphan Black
5.      Desperate Housewives
6.      Devious Maids
And so on.
My sister is actually making me watch Game of Thrones at the moment, so I am kind of getting into that as well. Any GOT fans out here? Let me know in the comments! 

Let me know in the comment section if there are shows similar to these ones, that I need to check out. I am always down to discovering new epic shows.

Also whenever I am watching any of these shows I always like to snack on anything that I find in my snack cupboard. I always stock up this cupboard with sweets and biscuits like,

1.      Skittles
2.      Ginger biscuits
3.      Sweet and salty popcorn
4.      Digestives biscuits
5.      Rich tea biscuits
6.      Short bread fingers.

I was actually having these biscuits the other day and they taste sooooo good! I haven't really had this type of biscuits in ages! I am so into ginger biscuits now but I am definitely going to start eating more of these ones. YUM! They have that crunchy texture that you always want in biscuits, and what made them even taste more scrumptious is having them with lemon and ginger tea. Try it and you' ll see what I mean!
I always have to have something to eat when I am watching a TV show. If I don’t have at least one snack, I won’t enjoy what I am watching lol. SO snacks are key in my book. What is your take on this?

P.S This biscuits are all independent brand and owned by CostCutter. If you are looking to get these scrumptious biscuits, head over to CostCutter to purchase them. 

Hope you guys got to know me a little more haha.
I actually enjoyed writing this, I think I will be sharing more of this 'about me' mini tales in the future.

Anyways babes,

Until next time! Xo  


Wednesday, 26 October 2016


Hey beauts!

How has your week been?

I have been reading, studying, exercising, and food shopping, and going to lectures so nothing fun on my part ha ha #studentlife.
I think it has finally hit me that I am in 3rd year! I can’t even explain to you how anxious you get when you know you are now a finalist at University, and it’s just few months left to getting your degree. These few days has been alright considering we already have a lot to do in terms of starting dissertations, reading for assignments and so much more. 

Anyways let me not bore you ha ha. Hopefully, I will do a post on third year experience in the summer and spill all the gist on there, but for now let’s get into today’s post which involves Jimjams Spread Ft Bananas!

Every time I am reading or studying at Uni, I just always want something sweet to snack on. It gets me through it all I must say. Although sometimes eating sweets/chocolates is amazing, the sugar intake is just ridiculous! Thank God I finally found something that is not only healthy, delicious but also better than the sweets and the chocolates I consume daily, which is JIMJAMS spreads!

The Jimjams spreads comes in different flavours, milk chocolate, black currant jams, raspberry jams, hazelnut chocolate and so on. These spreads have 83% less of sugar and contains ingredients like, maltitol (contains fewer calories than sugar), natural flavouring, fat reduced cocoa and so on. The best place to get this is at Tesco supermarket or Holland&Barrett! I don’t know if there is any other places to get them but I would check their website and social media channels to see if there's any more information there. Links are down below! 

I am definitely going to use these spreads in future baking recipes, and of course I will share it on here for you guys to see and maybe try? Jim Jams spread also provided me with a recipe book and I think I am allowed to share atleast one recipe with you guys! [For more recipes, visit their website] The one I definitely want to make is the choccie & banana wrap recipe. It looks and sounds so yummy! Eating it with banana for a lunch snack this afternoon was so scrumptious, I just wanted to finish the jar all at once! NO JOKE.

The recipe from the book is as follows,

4Tbsps. Jimjams Hazelnut or milk chocolate spread. 2 Tortillas. 1 Banana

- Spread two tablespoons of jimjams on each tortilla.
- Peel the banana & slice in half-length ways. Place on the edge of the tortilla.
- Roll the tortilla up from the side with the banana.

And there you have it! Choccie & banana wrap of goodness! 
To find out more about Jimjams spread and other yummy recipes, follow the links below.

Instagram: @jimjams_spreads
Facebook: jimjamsspreads

If you decide to create other unique recipes with Jimjams spread, please post a picture on your social media channels and add #Jimjamsspread to be featured on their websites and upcoming recipe books!

P.s  JIMJAMS SPREADS are Gluten Free!

Until next time babes xo


Monday, 19 September 2016


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Friday, 9 September 2016


Hey Beauts!
Sorry for the lack of posts for the past week. I have been busy doing a lot of behind the scenes planning, and also just coming up with ideas for the blog. Its taking long but hopefully everything will be great in the end! I am very optimistic about it. 
 So, I have been reading alot lately and I just thought, why not share my new reads with you! I am currently reading 'Me Before You' and can I just say it is definitely one of the best books I have ever read in my life. it is A to the Mazing! The movie came out on [4th of July] I believe, which is great because I cant wait to see how it actually plays out on film. I have watched the trailer on YouTube and I feel like they have altered some parts in the story [I could be wrong!] but its all good. I still think it will be a great movie.
 List of New Reads: 
  1. Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
  2. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  4. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What have you been reading lately? Let me know in the comments. 
Would love to add new novels to my list! 

Until next time! xo
P.S Happy New Month! 



Thursday, 18 August 2016


Hi Babes, 
Are you currently looking for an internship, work experience or a placement? If yes, continue reading..

So I have been wanting to write this for the past few weeks now and it kept skipping my mind. Today I am going to be sharing some tips on what steps to take when you are searching for an internship or work experience to get that first-hand experience in companies/agencies that specialises in sectors you want to pursue in the future. 
I started searching for internships and work experiences since my first year at university but then I realised I was looking for them in the wrong places. I realised this when I visited different (job/internship/placement) sites and most of the vacancies posts had expired! Also, location was a problem as some places had more jobs available than the other. Sometimes these sites are very effective for graduates jobs and permanent jobs, but in terms of a month or two work experience it isn’t. 
If you have been searching and you haven’t found anything then the steps I am about to share will help you a lot, trust me.

How did I manage to get an internship with a huge PR and Marketing company?

STEP 1: The first thing I did was googling something like ‘PR and Marketing companies in XXXX’.

STEP 2: After googling this, you then look through all the companies you find that are near you and write them all down. At the same time you need to look through each company’s sites and see what they do and so on.

STEP 3: Then you write down the ones you think are suitable for you including their contact details. Although some companies have a page where you could email them through there, still try and find their contact details. This is because when you send them an email through that page, they don’t seem to get it which leads to you not getting any email from them at all.

STEP 4: You need to call up these companies! Before doing this make sure you have your CV and drafted email ready. The drafted email is basically you selling yourself further! You also need to draft what you are going to say to the person on the phone so you don’t mumble or forget anything important. I would also advise you to call them first rather than emailing them because companies are always very busy and they never have the time to look through work experience emails. Calling them first can help you a great deal because then you can get the manager's personal email for example. 

STEP 5: If you email them first and you haven’t gotten any reply for a week and half then I would say you should call them up and ask if they’ve received your email. This way they will kind of see that you are very keen on gaining work experience with them.

That’s basically it!
If you want me to write another post on my work experience interview, please let me know by commenting below! 
If you also have any more questions and you want detailed answers, email me at and I shall reply you as soon as I can!

Until next time beauts! xo

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