Mikimoto Pearls – The Advent of Cultured Pearls

Pearls are a result of natural phenomenon occurring in the mollusk shell. The process is dependent on a variety of factors which obviously are beyond the control of a man. This definitely proved to be a major hindrance for people engaged in pearl jewelry. The growing demand of pearls needed a controllable arrangement in which the process could be sped up and more pearls could be made to satiate the demand of jewelry industry. It was a noted jeweler in Japan, Mikimoto Kokichi, who invented the idea of cultured pearls. This is why; cultured pearls are known as mikimoto pearls.

Pearls from Mikimoto are branded beauties

The ‘M’ initial on Mikimoto pearl jewelry is the mark of excellence and satisfaction. These pearls are actually the cultured forms of all popular pearl types such as Akoya pearls. South Sea pearls, Tahitian pearls and etc. The cultured forms of these pearls are quite in similar to the naturally grown ones, but sometimes can have much better luster and strength. Since all the shortcomings of the natural pearls are removed while culturing, Mikimoto pearl looks awesome and free from all sorts of dirt and debris.

Accentuates all jewelry extra tastefully

The jewelry made using pearls need no other addition. It is the brilliance of pearls that they have found place in some of the most coveted jewel pieces like Miss International crown. The ideal size of pearls starts from 8mm and their surface is blemish-free. One can enjoy the rarity of perline accent if the shade achieved is one of the rarer ones. Also, perfect round shape, tear drop shape and even baroque shape are some of the perfection exemplified options that can make any jewelry look class apart.

Choose on the basis of ratings

The noted jewelers get all their pearls certified from the approved evaluating agencies. Mikimoto pearl, because of the perfect size, luster and shape, stands higher in ratings and offers added peace of mind while buying jewelry. The higher ratings justify all the investment that Mikimoto pearl demands and let you revel in the classiness of pearls with the assurance of quality.

Give Your Bed the Layered Look

If you want to update your bedroom without a full-on redecoration then accessorizing is the key. If your bedding has that tired look then it’s time to treat yourself to a new set. Give your bed the layered look and instantly revive your bedroom with sophisticated star-studded style. It’s really easy to achieve, and the effects look beautiful and give your bedroom a pretty focal point. Below I have chosen two of my favourite styles that will look simply awesome in any bedroom.

Kylie Minogue Alice Bed Linen

Giving your bed white bed linen is a great way to lighten up your room as it has a bright reflective finish making it perfect for naturally dark bedrooms. Straight from the creative designs of the pop princess herself, this bedding features a pretty pleated design studded with sparkling jewels that add that extra elegance and star quality.  You’ll feel like you need to have your best dress, earrings and Oakley glasses on with bedding this good! Made from 100% cotton this bed linen has a super soft 200 thread count which makes any night’s sleep that much more comfortable. Each of the pillowcases and duvet cover are sold separately and to complete the beautiful layered finish like that in the picture to the left we also have the matching throw and cushions. This would give a pretty finish with a splash of sophisticated style and colour that will definitely draw attention and become the feature point to your bedroom.

Kylie Minogue Audrey Bed Linen

The pretty floral design of this Kylie Minogue Audrey bed linen looks great all year round. With a crisp white finish, it features an embroidered floral pattern over the top of the duvet cover and across the matching pillowcases. It has a beautiful finish that will work with any bedroom décor or style from classic to contemporary. It has a pretty summer feel and is made from 100% cotton so will keep you cool during the warmer months and warm during the winter months. The bright white palette will instantly brighten up your bedroom with a beautiful soft finish and will become an attractive part of your home. This bed linen looks gorgeous on its own but looks even better when finished with the matching bed throw and cushions for an elegant layered finish. The matching grace throw has a beautiful beaded finish that adds texture and style with a classy tasselled fringe.

How to Create Your Own Style Layered Bed

When creating your own layered bedding design there are a few things you need to think about. The first thing is you need to decide on a colour palette as you want each of the items to match so using complimentary colours is essential, you wouldn’t want to mix pretty pastel tones with bright neon cushions. Introducing patterns is a great idea but try not to use too many as they will start to clash so if you have a plain coloured duvet set liven it up with a few patterned cushions or throw. Use a throw to finish as the top layer of your bedding they are great for bringing eye catching detail and you can even use then as an extra layer in the winter or as a thin duvet in the summer. Remember to be practical and choose items that you can use for a while and that can easily be mixed and matched with other duvet sets otherwise you will get overloaded with different accessories for each bedding style.

Wearing a Headscarf with Style During Chemo

Losing your hair during cancer treatment is both emotionally and physically draining. Many women choose to shave their head when it starts falling out, and replace it with a wig, during their cancer treatment. This can help them to boost their confidence, control how and when they lose their hair, and stay one step ahead of cancer.

But it is impossible to wear a wig all the time, no matter how comfortable your wig is. The more you wear your wig, the more likely it is that it will tangle, or succumb to everyday wear and tear. For this reason, many women choose to wear headscarves when they’re at home, or on days where their wig feels a little uncomfortable. Thanks to the headwear collection by Joseph’s Wigs, choosing a stylish headscarf is now easier than ever. But how do you wear it? Here’s everything you need to know about tying, styling and wearing a headscarf with style during your cancer treatment:

The Benefits of Headscarves

Headscarves are light, comfortable, and come in a wide array of different patterns and colours. Chemotherapy can make you skin feel incredibly sensitive, and many women find that this can make even the most comfortable of wigs feel so itchy that they simply can’t bear to wear it. If you find that your wig irritates your scalp at a time when you’re already experiencing more pain and discomfort than you expected then it could well be that a head scarf is simply a better fit for you.

As well as being light and fun, head scarves are also surprisingly easy to put on. No mess, no fuss, just tie your scarf around your head and you’re ready to go. You can also pick the thickness of the scarf you choose depending on the weather: opt for a thin pure cotton scarf to keep you cool during the warmer months and a thicker cotton and wool blend scarf to keep you warm when the temperatures drop.

How to Tie a Headscarf

Decided that a head scarf may well be the right choice for you, but have no idea how to tie it? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are two of the most popular headscarf ties and how you can quickly achieve them yourself at home:

The Bandana Tie

This headscarf tie is best achieved with a square shaped scarf, and is one of the easiest and most stylish ties to create. Simply take your scarf and fold it in half to create a triangle. Position the scarf on your forehead and then drape the long sides of the scarf either side of your head (take the time to position the scarf exactly where you want the front to lie once it has been tied). Bring the two ends of the scarf round to the back of your head, twist, and then tie in a small knot at the nape of your head. For a dressier and more formal look, once you have twisted the scarf at the nape of your neck, pull the length back to your forehead and tie in a smaller knot at the front of your head instead.

Either way, this whole tie will take just a couple of minutes, and it is easy and simple to create. This is the perfect tie for someone who has never worn a headscarf before, because it’s almost impossible to get wrong.

The Twisted Crown

If you want to create a glamorous headscarf tie that will look great for formal or special occasions then the twisted crown is the perfect choice. This is a tie that is best achieved with a rectangular scarf. Start by taking your scarf and placing the center of it across your forehead with the length spreading across either side of your head. Pull the width of the scarf to the back of your head, and then pull the length to the front, twisting it and wrapping it around like you would when tying a towel around your head. Twist this length as tightly as possible and then wrap it around your head, creating a crown that winds all the way around your head. Tuck in the ends of the scarf under the crown you have created (or hold this in place using a bobby pin if needed) and you’re ready to go!