Thursday, 25 August 2016

DFS Sofas: A Comfortable Review

I recently purchased a couple of 3 seater sofas from DFS. That sentence implies that this was a casual purchase, but actually this was probably the most exciting thing to happen to me for about 6 months. I had been BEGGING my husband to let me have new sofas as I was so sick of my old one, but I did have my doubts about DFS. I do see the occasional moan on Twitter, and the constant "DFS Sale" adverts can be a bit unsettling, but I honestly have to say that I am SO HAPPY with the sofas.

I bought 2 of the 3-seater sofas from the Revive range, both for the living room. I bought them in cream with the view to accessorizing them with a few throws and cushions. I got the sofas on finance via the DFS website which meant that they were totally interest free (why don't more companies offer this?!) and I was given an estimated delivery date as soon I had signed the finance agreement online (which took minutes and was super simple).

The store phoned me around 10 days later to let me know that the sofas were finished (they are made to order rather than being pre-made and stored in a damp warehouse for months) and to confirm a delivery date. And do you know what? THE DELIVERY ARRIVED ON THE CONFIRMED DELIVERY DATE! The delivery team was totally amazing and very clean. I was petrified that I would end up with scratches on the wall and mud traipsed through the house but the delivery guys were very polite and put down sheets to avoid making any mess at all. They fully assembled the sofas and treated them very well, and they took away all of the packaging after carefully unpacking them.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Decadence, a Marc Jacobs Review

I wanted to write a quick post to let you know how AMAZING the new fragrance by Marc Jacobs is! It's called Decadence and I've been obsessed with it since Feel Unique started shipping out testers with their general stock in July.

I have been looking for a new fragrance for ages. I usually use Giorgia Armani Code for Women, but it's pretty heavy and is more of a special occasion scent. I've fallen out of love with a few of the perfumes I used to use on a regular basis (DKNY Apple, Chanel Chance, Ralph Lauren Romance) and I was looking for something new (luckily my husband noticed the 900 hints I dropped over the course of two weeks...).


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Social Media: How to Enjoy Your Social Platforms Again

Twitter is my favourite social media platform, by far. It's very personal: you choose exactly who to follow and what sort of content you are interested in. You can pick Twitter up any time of day and find new and engaging content. I love that my feed looks different even if I refresh it 5 times in 1 minute. Twitter is the best place to expel your persistent urges to tell everybody about your day, whether they find them interesting or not. So, how can you make your Twitter experience better?

  • Twitter is NOT PERSONAL. Oh, that girl you sat next to in English in school is on Twitter? WHO GIVES A SHIT. If they aren't posting content that you are interested in then don't follow them. Twitter is essentially a newsboard with news that is completely tailored to you. I follow and unfollow new people every single day on Twitter, depending on what they're posting. It is a feed for YOU, so be selfish with it. 
  • Twitter does not facilitate comments, or "feelings" towards tweets. You are able to 'Like' tweets (Like has replaced Favourite, which always felt like too much of a commitment!) and you are obviously able to retweet other tweets. You aren't able to use those awful Facebook "Sad" or "Angry" to emote sentiment towards a tweet. Twitter is much less about 'conversation' and doesn't invite people to offer their opinions on your content. This is great if you, like me, aren't really interested in what people think about your tweets. Basically, don't be scared that you have to be funny and interesting on Twitter. You don't have to try that hard. I know loads of people that DO care what you had for breakfast this morning, myself being one of them :)

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