Friday, 4 November 2016

BITS & BOBS YOU NEED FOR A COMFY WINTER BEDROOM

SOURCE: TUMBLR.COM
SOURCE: TUMBLR.COM
 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?
SOURCE: TUMBLR.COM

SOURCE: TUMBLR.COM

SOURCE: TUMBLR.COM
[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 
SOURCE: TUMBLR.COM
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


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Monday, 31 October 2016

OF BISCUITS, TV SHOWS AND SUNDAYS

ON A SUNDAY…

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.
Etc.

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  


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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

UNI-LIFE UPDATE & LUNCH SNACKS || JIMJAMS SPREAD Ft BANANAS

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,

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

Method
- 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

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Friday, 21 October 2016

OCTOBER BEAUTY FAVOURITES || THE BODY SHOP, GARNIER & KISS ACRYLICS

Hey Beauts! 
I can't remember the last time I did a monthly beauty favourite post. I love doing post like this especially when I know the goodies I am about to share with you guys are absolutely amazing.

 In terms of the body shop mists, I use them for setting my makeup. At first I thought these two products will never set makeup properly like Mac, or Urban Decay sprays. How I was wrong! I actually prefer using these two products. I do use the Vitamin E more than the Vitamin C one, because it makes the face stay hydrated throughout the day. I will try and use more of the Vitamin C though, just to see how they differ; and which one I will want to continue using in the future. 
 Nowadays it is all about the acrylic french nails! Let me tell you, before I was not a fan of acrylic nails because every time you apply them they always come off like 1 hour later or so. KISS acrylic french nails are actually way better than I thought. It stays and last for weeks. No Joke. Definitely A MUST TRY. These nails does not only come with their own glue and extra nails, but they also look real! So no one will really notice that it aint your real nails. To know more about KISS Nails, Click here --> @KissProducts
Here is what the nails will look like when you fit it on your nails. You can always paint it, shape it, or leave it as it is.
It looks gorgeous both ways! 
 Lastly the Micellar cleansing water. I know this product is so 2014 but seriously guys I cant get enough of it! It is the best makeup remover ever! This literally removes all your makeup in one go. No need to be wasting 5 face wipes just because you want to remove ordinary makeup ha ha. Anyways yeah it is the best. If you dont know about this product then you should definitely look for it, buy it and try it out! P.s I have a sensitive skin, so I tend to buy the one for sensitive skin. Just thought I should add that In case you have sensitive skin like me. 
 That is everything! 
Comment below and share with us your favourite beauty product at the moment. 
Will love to see and try out new products that are out there.
Until next time babes!
xo

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Monday, 17 October 2016

UPDATE – BLOGGING WON'T BE AS CONSISTENT...

Hi Beauts,

As you might have guessed by the title, I am going to be taking a break from blogging for a bit.
There are already some scheduled posts that might be going up this month and next month, but I won’t be as consistent in uploading posts every week, for example. 

I am sure some of you would have guessed why I am going to be a taking a break, because I kind of mentioned it a lot in my recent posts. Yes, I am in my 3rd of university now. The final year as some  may call it. Basically there is a lot going on that I need to put my 100% focus on at this point in time, which then leads to me not paying attention to my blog and the social media channels attached to it. Sometimes I will pop by to write bits and bob on my twitter or re-tweet old posts, so technically I will still be on the space [kind of], just not all the time like I did in the summer. 

I am going to be back before you know it! Keep reading the recent posts if you haven’t and also keep an eye out for new posts that might pop up from time to time. Subscribe to my blog if you haven’t! This way you can be able to know first-hand if there is a new post on the blog.

Okay, so…

All the best babes!
Speak to you soon!


xoxo
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Friday, 30 September 2016

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE AUTUMN!

Autumn is almost here, or is it here already? 
I think it is too hot to be autumn now, dont you think?
Did you know that spring is my favourite out of all the seasons? To find out more about me, 
click here ---> [ABOUT]. 
I don't mind the autumn season at all, but the reason why it is not my favourite is because it is closer to winter haha. I am not a fan of cold weather, I prefer cool weather with less rain. 

Anyways, Here are the 10 reasons why you should love Autumn: 

- The Leaves on the trees are so beautiful.
- The ground is covered in colourful leaves. 
- Foggy and cool in the mornings. 
- Hot Chocolate season!
- Almost Christmas [Boxing day sales!] 
- The sun set early and the sky gets darker. 
- Cosy lie-in on the weekends, while it rains outside. 
- Halloweeeeeen!
- You get to wear comfy Jumpers. 
- Almost New Years! 

Why do you love the Autumn season? Share it with us in the comment section below, dont be shy! 

Until Next time xo 

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

ADDING COLOUR TO YOUR WARDROBE USING DYLON UK DYES

Hey Babes,

Thank you so much for the feedback from my last post on Jay Manuel Beauty! However the competition is still going, so I would definitely check the post out if I haven’t! Take a chance and apply, it ends on 1st of October.

Click this link to view the giveaway post – 10,000 VIEWS GIVEAWAY! 

Anyways, in today’s post I am going to be sharing 5 reasons why you should dye your old clothes and how you can add colour to your wardrobe using DYLON UK. Firstly, DylonUK is a company that celebrates a colourful world. That is, bringing colour to the wardrobes, homes and lives of people for over 60 years now. Dylon UK kindly sent me some of their dyeing products to try out and so far I love it. The products are well packaged and I believe the colours will definitely transform my clothes to something fabulous! I can't wait to use it on so many of my old clothes especially my white t shirts! I will be sharing a before and after post very soon, so make sure to keep an eye out for it! 


Here is a little quote from their website that describes what they represent as a dye company,

‘’Recycling is big news and people are choosing to change things rather than chuck them. As the Evening Standard newspaper recently commented “make-do-and-mend” is back in vogue and with DYLON you can make a change for the better.’’ 


Here are 5 reasons of why I think you should try dyeing your old clothes,
- Get a chance to get creative with your clothes by making it into your own!
- Saves you money from getting new clothes, when you can just dye your old clothes to look brand new again!
- You get to recycle your favourite clothes.
- The instructions are easy to follow! Not a long process at all.
- It gives your clothes great quality. 

Below are also some tutorials from a few YouTubers you could look through for help and guidance when dyeing your clothes for the first time with Dylon Dyes,


Dylon UK has a broad palette of colours that you can choose from. It is showcased on their website, so you can have a look by clicking on this link ---> DYLON COLOURS


Remember guys, Recycling and dyeing is the new vogue!
Make the best of it. Go get yourself a Dylon Dye to transform your oldies to newbies! 


Until next time xo 
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

10,000 VIEWS GIVEAWAY!! || JAY MANUEL BEAUTY

Hey Beauts!

I know it may seem like I have taken a mini break of some sort, but I have actually started my 3rd year of university. I have just been doing a lot of preparation for this semester and I literally forgot to put content up on the blog. My schedule was all over the place this past month, but I promise I will try my best to make sure everything is well organised. P.s There are a lot of fun stuff coming on this space very soon! So make sure you keep on checking daily. 

How have you guys been? Comment below! Let’s chat J

Onto today’s post!

Guess what? We made it to 10,000 views! How?!
It’s only been a year!
My goal for my blog this year was to reach 10,000 views and it happened! I can’t wait for other milestones like this. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey. Really really appreciate it!

A lot of you will probably be like, where is the giveaway you promised us for 10,000 views?
Well it’s here! Thanks to one of my friends who is also starting her blog very soon, @funtiniho <---Twitter Link. Basically, she recently received a package from JAY MANUEL. Yes, Jay the main man himself! If you are not familiar with this name, it is the guy from America Next Top Model. He basically launched his makeup line [ JAY MANUEL BEAUTY ] this year and he distributed some of the goodies to bloggers and so on.

So, do you want this gorgeous products? There is only going to be 1 winner!

Products you are going to be winning: 









Foundation
Concealer
Eye shadow palette
Mascara
Lipstick
Foundation sponge

How to win? Follow this instructions,

All you need to do is go on my twitter page @fuchsiafleur <---- click here.
Follow my twitter page.
RT [retweet] the pinned tweet.

My friend @funtiniho will be choosing the winner, so I would follow her as well for higher chance of winning!

Yes, it is that simple to win!
The competition is only going to last till 1st of October!
Keep re tweeting, and sharing!




Until next time babes!

xo

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