How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

Chances are that decorating a Christmas tree is no mystery to you. But wouldn't you like to know a few designer tricks? How about ways to get more lushness and drama? The secret is in the layers.

First. the Lights

Sparkle and shine comes primarily from the tree lights. Faceted glass bulbs will refract more light and appear brighter.
Small twinkle lights and colored lights also have impact when you layer several strands and pair them with ornaments having reflective surfaces.
To illuminate the tree from the inside out, string lights around the trunk and the branches.
Starting at the base of the trunk and working up, wrap the lights around every major branch, moving from the trunk to the tip and back.
Don't skimp on lights! For every vertical foot of tree, use a strand of 100 lights.
And don't be afraid to mix and match lights. There's no rule stating that you can only use one kind.

A "background" of white or clear lights can be highlighted with strands of colored lights that wrap the outside of the tree.
Experiment with different lighting schemes until you get one you like.

Second, the Garland
There are no firm rules when draping garlands on a tree (as long as you don't create a sausage effect, with branches bulging between tightly-cinched garlands).
Start at the top, stringing less garland, and work your way down, increasing the amount of garland.
Thin bead garlands look best swagged from branch to branch; thick paper, ribbon, or foil garlands look best wrapped loosely around the entire tree.
Use a variety of garlands -- from plain to fancy -- to avoid a busy look. For every vertical foot of tree, use about two strands of garland.

Third, the Ornaments 
To showcase your ornaments, start with the most important ones. Then hang the largest ornaments, spacing them evenly apart. Fill in around them with medium and small sizes, balancing the overall look.
Finish with specialty shapes, such as bird clip-ons. For interesting variety, include all shapes, from icicles to teardrops. And create depth by hanging some ornaments closer to the trunk.

Top 5 Nail Colors for Winter 2010

As the temperature gets colder, our nails typically get darker. Nail trends for this Fall are no exception. The top 5 nail colors this season are dark, sparkly and attention getting!



Metallic polishes in silver, gold, bronze and copper are a fun way to add some glitzy glam to your Winter wardrobe. These shades are perfect for all of your holiday parties! (These are my favorite colors.)

Yes, black nails are still in. Not only are they in, they’re basically becoming the fall back color for most ladies. In between manicures, it’s easy to just swipe a coat of black polish on to get you by ’til your next appointment.  (although it's not my favorite pick)


Greens of all shades are popular this Fall. Though it’s true that Fall nail trends are typically dark, light green shades are the exception this season. Light jades, primary greens and deep emeralds are all a go.


Stylists have been predicting that blue polish is the new black for some time. The problem is, the blue polishes that came out in the past were not dark enough to even be considered in the same category. This season, things are different. The navy polishes that we’re seeing might just give black a run for its money.


It’s safe to say jewel tones in general are a trend this season. Sapphire, emerald and ruby hues are all super stylish especially when they’re taken a hue darker.


Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli celebrated 40th Anniversary & Chopard's 150th Anniversary.

Chopard and Cavalli  share a close relationship and Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, specially designed a ʺCavalli 40th anniversaryʺ rose gold bracelet for all the VIP guests.

it's cold outside.. stay warm!


h&m, juicy couture (asos), zara


asos, h&m, zara


mango, promod, ugg

my yoox wishlist

armani t-shirt (25€), diesel white bag (55€), gf ferre' (215€)

Stars have been stretching their legs (to mixed effect) on the red carpet in floor-length gowns with sheer skirts in recent weeks.

2nd JYJ apparition in romanian online media

Artist nou JYJ feat Kanye West - Ayyy Girl

JYJ reprezinta o combinatie din primele litere ale numelor baietilor din trupa

Kim JaeJoong, Park YuChun si Kim JunSuYJ au facut parte din grupul TVXQ format in 2003. Tohoshinki, numele formatiei de atunci, a avut succes in Japonia insa neintelegerile contractuale cu managerii au dus la disparitia trupei. La inceptul acestui an au pus bazele JYJ.

Albumul “The Begining” a celor de la JYJ contine 7 piese si 3 remixuri. Printre producatori se numara Kanye si Rodney Jerkins.

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New photobook to come!
Jaejoong exclusive,in a way we've never seen him before!!!

Release date 15 Dec.

credit: dnbn+musickorea

[TRANS] 101130 MASTER POST - JYJ Twitter Update

This post will be updated throughout the day with tweets by Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu ^^
A time will be added with each tweet as our translators will not always be able to provide instant translations
This post includes tweets from 6am KST, November 30th to 5:59am KST, December 1st.

Midnight Snacks don't Go well with Jaejoong
(Jaejoong) Ah.. I shouldn't have eaten at night yesterday.. It must not be good to eat at night (12:47pm KST)

Kokki Kokki gets a Girlfriend
(Jaejoong) Kokki Kokki's girlfriend Kiri Kiri haha (12:52pm KST)

A photo from Ji Bin (with Yoochun!)
(Ji Bin) At the JYJ concert on Sunday with the hyungs and Narsha noona...!! Everyone's there except Junsu hyung.... When I said my voice was cracking because of puberty, Junsu hyung said "Try speaking" and then disappeared... (10:24pm KST)

Ji Bin posts a picture, Jaejoong calls himself a steamed bun
(Ji Bin) A picture of Narsha noona, Jaejoong hyung and me~

(10:39pm KST)
@Actor_ParkJiBin Ji Bin, my face looks like a steamed bun.. And bring back your voice (10:47pm KST)

Jaejoong's gaining Weight?? (Finally -____-)
(Jaejoong) I'm eating meat with our manager hyung right now ^^I must be gaining weight.. (10:53pm KST)

Jaejoong's Quest for Youth
(Jaejoong) I wish I could become just one year younger next year. I must apply lotion regularly and cut back on drinking ! (10:57pm KST)

Ji Bin envies Jaejoong, Jaejoong lies, Ji Bin catches him. Loving this bromance
(Ji Bin) A picture of me and Jaejoong hyung... I see that with handsome people, you can take a picture at whatever angle and they'll still come out well in the photo..... I'm envious...ㅠ (10:54pm KST)
@Actor_ParkJiBin Ji Bin, why must you do this.. I was just getting ready to sleep.. Now, I can't fall asleep.. (10:58pm KST)
(Ji Bin)
@mjjeje But hyung, you're eating meat right now. (10:59pm KST)
@Actor_ParkJiBin I'm so tired though because I had a glass of soju..My strength has hit rock bottom haha (11:02pm KST)
(Ji Bin) @mjjeje It must be because you're feeling less tense now that the concert is over haha But I can't bring back my voice... sorry... keke (11:07pm KST)
@Actor_ParkJiBin I'll be anticipating a cool Ji Bin now^^ (11:10pm KST)

Jaejoong is eating the infamous, delicious Heongseong Korean Beef!
(Jaejoong) As expected, Hoengseong Korean beef is the bestㅠ (11:01pm KST)

I see that Junsu is with him, Hur hur
(Junsu) Even the air in Hoengseong is nice~ Ah.....^^ (11:05pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Junsu..ㅠㅠㅠ (11:09pm KST)

Vying for a job as spokesperson for Hoengseong, Junsu?
(Junsu) Everyone, come to Hoengseong~!!!!!!^^ (11:07pm KST)

Jaejoong puts his faith in Korean beef, Let's hope he made the right choice
(Jaejoong) I heard about the foot-and-mouth disease happening.. But I'm going to put my faith in Korean beef! (11:12pm KST)

Source: [Jaejoong+Junsu+Other's Twitter]
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