Cross Stitching

Cross Stitching

Sep 03

Cross stitching is a form of needlework that most anyone can pick up. It’s popular for its simplicity and inexpensive entry costs.

That is not to say that it’s for amateurs. Cross stitches can also be complex and beautiful. It all depends on how detailed your pattern is, as well as the cloth you are stitching on. Most commonly, cross stitches are stitched onto Aida cloth, which is loosely woven fabric that helps you keep your stitches lined up. Depending on the weave’s spacing, your stitches will be bigger or smaller, with tighter spacing requiring more complex stitching.

We <3 cross stitching!

We <3 cross stitching!

Like I said, cross stitches can also be very complex. I’ll leave you with this beauty:

cross stitch floral

Stick it In: Micro Needling and Hair Extensions for Looking Your Best

Stick it In: Micro Needling and Hair Extensions for Looking Your Best

Jun 27

Looking your best at all times is hard work, but for a lot of people it is necessary for personal and professional reasons. Studies show that attractive people are more likely to be successful in both because of the boost of confidence as well as having a positive impact on other people. How better to look your best than by having smooth, young-looking skin and a head-full of healthy hair.

One can always have Botox or facial treatments to improve skin appearance, but an experienced and updated Des Moines plastic surgeon would probably recommend a procedure called micro needling. It sounds painful, but certainly no more than having any other skin-rejuvenating treatment especially since topical anesthesia is applied prior to the procedure.

Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy is the newest technique in skin rejuvenation in which collagen production is encouraged by pricking the skin using tiny needles. Discomfort is minimal, and the patient recovers in as little as 24 hours. Because there is always the danger of infection even with pinpricks, it is recommended that the procedure be performed by a reputable plastic surgeon or dermatologist.

Another way to look great is to get hair extensions. Because it can be a drag to have long hair all the time, or genetics may not be so generous with the head covering, hair extensions are a good way to supplement what you have. Hair extensions are also a good way to protect natural hair from sun exposure, and a Houston hair salon will know all about how to go about it. There are several options open for those wishing for more luxuriant locks, ranging from the clip-on to weaving, depending on the client’s needs. An experienced stylist will explain the pros and cons of the available methods.

These are all non-invasive methods to looking young and healthy. It’s just another was to grow old gracefully and gradually.