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Top 3: Sleep Beauty Routines

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, May 27, 2016

Did you know that your body repairs itself while you’re tucked up in bed at night? So make sure you’re giving yourself a helping hand when it comes to sleep beauty, because your slumber hours play a vital role in how you look.

Suitable night time habits will improve your chances of having a healthier day-to-day appearance:

  • Moisturise your skin

When it comes to body repair, a good moisturiser will make sure it replaces the lost water in your skin.

Moisturiser

  • Double up on pillows

Using two pillows means fluids won’t build up under your eyes or around your face.

Pillows

  • Try a leave-on exfoliator overnight

Applying an exfoliator gives the cream’s ingredients time to absorb and correct daily damage to the skin caused by UV exposure.

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Get the Trend: Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

Posted by Feather & Black, Monday, May 23, 2016

2016's Pantone Colour of the Year is a blending of 2 shades; Rose Quartz and Serenity, which represent calm and relaxation. The colour selections are said to aid general well-being, as well as provide an antidote to modern day stresses.

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

Would either of these colours suit your bedroom? Let us know in the comments.

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How to: Sleep better during Hay fever season

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, May 20, 2016

Did you know that two-thirds of Hay fever sufferers continue to experience symptoms while trying to sleep? Research reveals some are losing more than an hour of sleep a night as they struggle with streaming noses and itchy eyes during warm summer evenings.

Minimising your Hay fever reactions can be difficult, but keeping your windows shut is vital if you want to limit the amount of pollen in your bedroom. Another tip is to avoid drying your bed linen on an outdoor clothes line – bed sheets pick up a lot of pollen if dried outside, so try to keep them indoors on a radiator or clothes horse if you can.

Pollen

Showering before going to bed can also prove useful because it helps to wash away the pollen that has accumulated in your hair and on your skin during the day.

Your pets can also carry pollen on their fur after they’ve been outside, so washing them regularly will help avoid the build-up. Even putting on a dab of Vaseline just under your nose can be effective because it can catch pollen before it hits the lining of your nose and triggers a sneeze or two.

Updating your mattress and pillow will also help you sleep better during Hay fever season, especially if it’s triggered by dust mites. A dust mite resistant cover would be handy too; providing protection from allergy-related symptoms. 

Let us know in the comments if you suffer from Hay fever and what you do to manage it during Summer.

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Competition: Win a luxury bedding bundle

Posted by Feather & Black, Monday, May 16, 2016

Feeling fortunate?

Then why not enter our competition to win a luxury bedding bundle, worth £345? Prize includes Goose Down king size duvet, a pair of Goose Down pillows and a Cotton Quilted king size mattress protector.

Competition closes on Tuesday 31st May 2016.

Enter here: po.st/snqzid

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My Perfect Bedtime

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, May 13, 2016

This week we spoke to Spirit FM presenter Kate Goddard as she talks us through her #perfectbedtime:

Kate Goddard, Spirit FM

F&B: What’s your perfect bedtime routine?

Kate: Clean sheets on the bed, shower, fresh pjs, cuppa tea and a choc biscuit in bed in front of my favourite programme on the telly.

F&B: What or who is your perfect bedtime partner?

Kate:  I like the bed to myself so I can stretch out, but if I have to share then cuddles are a must.

F&B: What’s your perfect nightwear?

Kate: My comfy pj bottoms and a black vest top

F&B: Where would be your perfect place to fall asleep?

Kate: On the beach in Aruba with the sound of the sea in the background.

F&B: Where would be your perfect destination to wake up?

Kate:  In the shade by a pool on holiday and handed a freshly squeezed fruit juice or fruit smoothie.

F&B: What’s your perfect kind of bed?

Kate: A queen size bed, one I can lay across and not be able to touch the sides!!  A hard mattress and lots of pillows.

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Our Pick: Henley Nickel

Posted by Feather & Black, Monday, May 09, 2016

Henley Nickel’s traditional castings and impressive finials give the bedstead a rather grand appearance. Our favourite metal bed is a popular choice for a range of bedroom themes and is also available in Antique Brass.

From: £475

Henley Nickel

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Top 3: Books to read before bedtime

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, May 06, 2016

Don’t turn off the light straight away as reading before going to sleep can enhance your quality of sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a regular reading slot can help prepare your body for sleep and also aid your mind separate your ‘sleep time’ from the stresses and worries of daily living.

With this in mind, we’ve ranked our top 3 bedtime reads.

1. The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

To mark the 20th anniversary of Bryson’s classic Notes from a Small Island, he makes a brand-new journey around Britain to see what has changed in The Road to Little Dribbling. The perfect bedtime read if you want to rediscover the charm of the country we live in, via a route the author dubs the ‘Bryson Line’. Currently number one in WH Smith’s book chart.

Reading

2. Make Me by Lee Child

Lee Child’s latest book in the Jack Reacher series, Make Me, follows Reacher on a journey leading him to discover the most hidden depths of the internet. With detective, rom-com and thrilling duel elements, this book has something to suit everyone. 

3. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

The Sunday Times best-seller follows Jenna as her past catches up with her with gripping consequences. Desperate to start afresh, she moves to the Welsh coast but is still haunted by her grief from a night that will stay with her forever. A real page turner that will have you tempted to stay up late and turn the pages quickly! 

What are you reading at the moment? Let us know in the comments or on our social networks.

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Get the Trend: Weathered Oak

Posted by Feather & Black, Tuesday, May 03, 2016

For the most refined of bedroom looks, try exploring the weathered oak trend. With its soft curves and beautifully crafted edges, a weathered oak theme can inspire your next interior makeover.

Pair with earthy tones and light-coloured accessories for a co-ordinated look.

Annecy

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How to: Get up earlier

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, April 29, 2016

Waking up early is either a privilege or a pain; depending on what type of person you are. Some of us just love to get up early and enjoy the peace and quiet, while others want to keep hitting their snooze button. Making the change from a serial snoozer to an early morning riser is really tough, so we’ve collected some handy tips from around the web to give you some help.

The best method is to do it gradually – 10-15 minutes earlier for 2-4 days, until you feel used to it, and then repeat. For example, if you get up at 9.00am normally, it’s best to try 8.45am first rather than suddenly change it to 6.00am. Sudden changes of an hour earlier or more in your waking time are difficult, and not likely to last.

How to get up earlier

Sleeping patterns are difficult to change, and so the gradual method works much better. The same could be said for other patterns, such as eating habits or exercise routines. If you want to get fit, you wouldn’t start off by running a marathon on Day 1!

Another good way to help you get up earlier is to put your alarm clock away from the bed so that when it goes off, you’ll have to get up to turn it off. Also, when you get up, try drinking a glass of water immediately, this should help you feel more awake. You are dehydrated from not drinking enough through the night and so this will help you feel more alert.

Do you find it difficult to get up in the mornings? Let us know in the comments.

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Our Pick: Noah Midsleeper

Posted by Feather & Black, Monday, April 25, 2016

The reversible Noah Midsleeper combines fun and practicality for little ones; ideal for children who are growing up too fast.

The Midsleeper is not only one of our favourites, but one of our best-sellers too.

£799

Noah Midsleeper

Leave us a comment if you think that the Midsleeper would suit your child!

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