How to finally sleep well during those hot summer nights!

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*Have fresh crisp sheets
Is it me or do they ACTUALLY feel cooler?

* Spread lavender scents
They will sooth your mind like nothing else.

* Invest in an electric fan
This is key to have some cool air flowing in the bedroom (if you don’t have AC of course) and another tip is to have prepared the room beforehand by shutting the blinds during the day. This way the room will be fresh when it’s time to go to bed. Heard that leaving a wet towel drying throughout the day was very useful. Let me know if you test this!

* Wear some cute PJ’s
When I was younger I used to sleep with a big t-shirt when it was too hot. But you end up having way more fabric on you than you would have with a cute short and top ensemble.
Plus you’ll look amazing while you sleep which is always a plus, right? 😉

* Keep the tech away
It just adds in some heat. Instead of that, opt for a nice book or a magazine, or just note down your thoughts regarding that day and your plans for the day after (that’s what I have been doing – and I have been loving it – see instagram post here)!

* Reduce the lighting
To prepare for the night and start getting relaxed.

* Put on some smooth music
Same spirit – are you relaxed yet?

* Keep your little peaking out your cover sheets!
There you go, feeling the fresh air from the fan…

I think a big part of feeling less hot and overwhelmed during those very warm nights is really to calm down and make your whole system slow down.

So most of all, R-E-L-A-X

Cheers,

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January Favorites!

Hi guys! I hope you are all doing fine!

I am so excited for this post because it is my first “favorites of the month”!

I discovered this when more active in the blogosphere and youtubesphere – Christmas 2012. I love reading, watching them. Most of the time, people chose to share their beauty favorites. As you may have noticed, beauty is a very discrete (but present) topic on P&F. I really like beauty products but it is not the field where I get completely crazy and want to buy everything. 

So my favorites are going to be really really random things that I’ve be enjying (obsessed) during the month. I hope you like seeing those and that you can discover some things you did not know about and get crazy about it too! 

Don’t hesitate in telling me what you think of all the items that I post on my month favorites! I’m curious to see if we agree, if you had different experiences with those items etc. I’m so excited!

Let’s go!

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1. Thermal Spraying Water by Uriage
I have been loving this since I bought it around Christmas. I spray it all over my face in the morning after I washed my face and apply my lotions. It feels so fresh and definitely wakes you up in the morning. After it dries, I apply my make up 😉

2. Fuzzy socks
Hmm… Do I need to say anything? These are the best for the winter time. I knew they existed but never purchased them for a certain reason… A few weeks ago, I decided to finally buy them and – oh dear – now I understand why everyone is crazy about them. 

3. Thought Catalog
I shared many times on my blog some post by Thought Catalog. I follow them here on wordpress and also on facebook. They are the best. If you don’t know this website you should definitely check it out. Basically they write posts about random things for people in their 20s (like me). It goes from lifestyle to love… it covers many different topics and I love reading it! It is written in a very fun way!

4. Stumble Upon
Best discovery ever! I discovered this while watching a vlof by Nikki Phillippi. This site is amazing. For those who don’t know it yet, check it out. Basically you enter all your interests and then everytime you click “Stumble”” you get to a website that is realted to your interests. But not a random website.. THE COOLEST SITES EVER! They are so so amazing. Really, check it out 😉

5. Juices!
My juicer has been my best friend during this month. As I already told on my blog, I started playing with it lately. And really, it is the best thing ever, fun, good for your health… Who wants more? 
Okay, I have to say my juicer is a bit less fancy but who cares! hahaha

6. Maple Syrup
Less healthy, I know. But I have also been obsessed with maple syrup after Christmas. It had been a while since last time I had some (here in Europe – at least in France and Portugal it is not the most usual thing to get on your pancakes/bread). 

7. Bath and Body Works Winter Candle
A candle that I have been burning during this month. It is amazing how smell can remind you of something. Now I am so in a February mood and when I smell that candle i feel so January! haha

Last but not least:

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XOXO,

P&F