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Wearing red makes an instant statement, especially when you don a red dress. Second only in popularity to the little black dress, a red dress lets people know you command attention. No matter which style of dresses you like best, you can either flaunt a red gown and emphasize its color or subdue it by coordinating with black and white. Whichever route you choose, red is a classic, bold color that is always in style. Read the following tips to learn all about how to accessorize a red dress.
Red wine may remind you of tropical-themed songs, snowy days by the fire or romantic, decadent dinners at your favorite bistro. An oaky, spicy or fruity red wine is the perfect accompaniment to a variety of meals. A dizzying array of red wines may leave you feeling confused about which wines are right for your parties. Choosing red wine is a little more involved than choosing white wine and pink wine because red wines often have more complex flavors. Use these tips to enjoy red wine with your favorite foods.
Summer is a colorful season. Blooming flowers, green grass, crystal blue swimming pools, vibrant beach towels, and all-day sunshine make for a constant kaleidoscope of colors. For many, the 4th of July holiday is the focal point of the summer, and few hues symbolize the sunshine season quite like red, white, and blue. As the temperature rises, you'll need some airy summer clothes to keep you cool. It's easy when you incorporate natural fiber materials to create star-spangled outfits for the whole family that are both stylish and comfortable.
July's birthstones bring rich reds and oranges to the birthstone jewelry world. Rubies and carnelians are the traditional July birthstone options, and both lovely gems make bold statements in birthstone jewelry selections such as rings, necklaces, earrings and pins. The ruby ranges in hue from pink to deep red and is symbolic of passion, love and strong emotion. The carnelian is typically bright rust orange, but it can also be red or light orange and is believed to give the wearer serene feelings. Both rubies and carnelians are stunning when set into July birthstone jewelry pieces.
Anyone with a high-end television and home theater setup is probably familiar with component video cables. They are the red, green and blue A/V cables that connect a device like a DVD player to a television. What many don't realize is that all component video cables are not created equal. Learn how to compare cable quality to get the most out of your home entertainment system.
The birthstones for August are a light green semiprecious stone called a peridot and a form of onyx called a sardonyx. Peridot is an olive-green stone similar to an emerald. Sardonyx is a form of onyx with a red hue. Peridot and sardonyx are made into a variety of jewelry pieces, including earrings, bracelets, rings and pendants and both make beautiful additions to any jewelry collection.
Keep bottles of your favorite wine fresh for years with the proper wine storage. Whether you need wine racks for your cellar or a wine storage refrigerator to preserve both red and white wines, home wine storage is available for both large and small spaces. Read on for tips on buying wine storage for your collection.
Have you received a bouquet as a gift or a single red rose from a sweetheart? Fresh flowers serve as mementos from special occasions and reminders of love and friendship. Part of their allure is their fleeting nature, but if you don't want your flowers to wilt too quickly, then follow these tips to keep your bouquets, boutonnieres, and single stems beautiful for as long as ten days.
As you prepare to woo your beloved this Valentine's Day, consider the meaning of the flowers you're about to purchase. Red roses are the most well-known floral symbol of perfect love, but many other flowers have traditional meanings that can compose a personal message as clear as a handwritten note. Increase the romance and have your Valentine's Day flowers say what you feel this February 14th. Here are a few ideas.
To bring out the pink undertones in your skin, wear a beautiful piece of rose gold jewelry. Rose gold is natural gold that has been alloyed with copper to give it a pink or red hue. It has enjoyed popularity in many cultures, including those in Russia and parts of the Middle East. Consider one or two of these top five rose gold jewelry styles.
The first televised MLB game was a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers on August 26, 1939. The game was broadcast to approximately 400 televisions in the New York City area. (The Reds won the first game 5-2, and the Dodgers won the second game 6-1.) Since then, sports broadcasting has come a long way. Today, a baseball fan can catch their favorite team's games on a number of television channels if they can't get out and enjoy the game in the stadium. In honor of America's favorite sport, here are a few ways to enjoy a doubleheader, whether you are watching it in the comfort of your own home or you're at the game.
Choosing which utensils to use for eating different types of food is similar to choosing which wine glass to use for different types of wine. Obviously, you wouldn't use a teaspoon to eat spaghetti or a fork for measuring sugar into your morning coffee. But did you know that there's a difference between red wine glasses, white wine glasses and champagne glasses? There are specific types of wine glasses for nearly every type of wine. These different wine glasses can be identified by their sizes and shapes. Read on to discover which wine glasses are right for the wines you prefer to drink.
A laser level uses red laser light to project a perfectly straight line across your wall or around a room. Laser levels provide a fast and accurate way to hang several items at the same height or angle. With the wide variety of laser level hand tools available, it's important to find the right model of level to complete your home-improvement projects.
Ranging from glowing blood-red to deep burnt orange, carnelian jewelry has a rich and luxurious appearance. Carnelian is one of the birthstones for July, but beautiful pieces of carnelian jewelry can be worn in any season. Carnelian gems are commonly set into lavish pieces of jewelry, including brooches, earrings and necklaces. The gorgeous hues of this gemstone jewelry will enhance any ensemble and give your look plenty of color. Carnelian makes an impressive gift or perfect addition to practically any dressy or casual outfit.
Lipstick can be the perfect makeup accessory for every outfit. Sexy red lip shades lend appeal to little black dresses while nice pale pinks make basic outfits feminine and flirty. When you are selecting lipstick colors, keep a few things in mind to ensure that the lipstick will add to your look and not distract from or ruin your entire ensemble. Use these tips to find the perfect lipstick color for your makeup collection.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is an annual event held by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, or AMPAS. The sizzle of Hollywood movie stars, the red carpet and the golden Oscar statuette are staples of the formal award show. The event recognizes achievements in the film industry with awards given to actors, directors, writers and others. The show is televised and shown globally in late February; in 2009 the Academy Awards were viewed internationally in over 90 countries. If you're curious about this glamorous event, take a look at the Academy Awards guide below.
We all have that one piece of furniture we love. Whether it's a blue sofa or loveseat, a red leather chair or a knotty pine wood bookcase that has seen better days, it will forever be a part of your home. If you have one special piece of furniture that you must coordinate into the rest of your decor, do it with style by coordinating colors. Blending a blue sofa into an existing living room, den or recreation area is simple. By adding colorful accents such as pillows, rugs and window treatments, you can easily integrate your favorite blue sofa into your design scheme. Look below to learn how to decorate with a blue sofa.
September's birthstone is the sapphire. Sapphires have a centuries-long association with royalty and romance, and September's birthstone jewelry incorporates beautiful sapphire gems. They're precious gemstones and a variety of the mineral corundum. Red corundum gems are rubies, and all other corundum shades are considered sapphires. September birthstone jewelry comes in many varieties and may also include lapis, which is the alternative September birthstone.
The look and feel of copper fixtures can add a classic texture to your home. Copper sinks can be particularly beautiful when properly maintained. Contrary to common belief, copper sinks aren't difficult to care for. You may simply want to know a few things to avoid when cleaning and using a bathroom or kitchen sink to avoid damaging the rich, red color and finish of the copper fixture. Here are a few frequently asked questions about copper sinks and proper maintenance.
A new bathroom sink can completely transform and update your bathroom. Whether you choose a dramatic red vessel sink or a simple antique pedestal sink, a new bathroom sink will make a big difference in the look of your bathroom. Smaller items like the best bathroom sink drain and faucet will also make a statement. Many bathroom sinks will include parts for the sink drain, but some vessel sinks will require you to select your own drain. If you choose to purchase a bathroom sink that requires a separate drain purchase, then consider these tips to help you find the right sink drain for your bathroom.
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