Monday Must-Haves: Falling into Simplicity

Welcome back to Monday Must-Haves! If you’re like me, you’ve definitely been putting some thought into your new fall/winter wardrobe. I love classics with a twist that I can continue to wear in seasons and years to come. Check out some of my favorites for this week that are giving me inspiration for my fall wardrobe:Monday Must-Haves: Falling into Simplicity
Gold accessories are a must for fall and lend a warm glow to any skin tone. Also, another one of my favorite makeup look this season is wine-colored lips — I love, love love them! The strong color can appear a little intimidating for people who tend to shy away from lip color, so I would recommend starting with a light lip stain first, like Revlon Color Stay Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in Twilight. That’s what I’ve been wearing almost daily since the start of September, and I’m ready to graduate to a lip tar, which is more pigmented and longer lasting. Check out OCC Lip Tar in Vintage for a stronger look and embrace your inner fall goddess!
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Sunday Spins: Floor Hooping

Welcome to Sunday Spins! A weekly post where I share the hoop love — hope you guys enjoy!

This week I wanted to showcase a video that focuses on both gentle and athletic floor hooping, which could be good for anyone recovering from a leg injury. This is by Jenny Hoopnosis, and it shows how you can start to integrate floor work into your hooping routine. Check out her calming, yet athletic video below:

As for hoops, here’s a neat zebra print one from Etsy sure to bring out your animalistic side!

Custom Collapsible Zebra Print Hula Hoop

What do you think about Jenny Hoopnosis’ floor video? Do you think you would be able to incorporate some of her moves into your routine? What do you think about the zebra print hoop?

Nail Polish Inspiration: Mint

Time for some more mani fun! After drooling over some gorgeous Tiffany’s jewelry, I was inspired to create a mint/teal nail design. While I don’t have China Glaze For Audrey (although I have been eyeing it for awhile…), I do have essie Mint Candy Apple, and so that’s what I went with and I absolutely adore it!

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essie Mint Candy Apple + Sally Hansen Hard as Nails French White Tip

A little sloppy, I know, but I forgot to take a picture after clean up! This picture was taken indoors in artificial lighting with two coats of polish and a top coat, although it remains pretty true to color. I love how the little polka dots add some visual interest for a mid-week pick me up! I always get tons of compliments whenever I wear this color, and it lasted until I took it off over a week later! Try it out for yourself and check out what other crafty designs lacqueristas have done with this polish below:

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Polish This!| So Nailicious

Mostly Nail Polish | Fundamentally Flawless

Inspired by my mani or post? Send me a picture! What do you think about essie nail polishes? Would you wear this color? Do you think mint still maintains a firm position in fashion? Let me know in the comments below!

essie Fall 2013 Collection

Fall is finally in the air and I’m ready for autumn nail polishes! While some brands tend to go for a bright fall look (like Butter London’s Fall 2013 collection), essie sticks to the classical fall palette of muted jewel-tones and neutrals that it knows best. These colors are perfect for the September transition into fall, with enough variety to set them apart from summer shades.

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essie Fall 2013 Collection

Here’s how essie is advertising the colors:

  • After School Boy Blazer- academy blue-black
  • Cashmere Bathrobe- true flannel gray
  • For the Twill of It- rich medium brown with reflective green shimmer
  • The Lace is On- glistening jewel toned pearlescent fuchsia
  • Twin Sweater Set- vibrant crimson red
  • Vested Interest- cool gray teal

While the palette remains roughly the same as last year’s collection (below), there is enough variety to warrant picking up a few of the shades for fall 2013. Continue reading

Syria-s Business

Whether or not you like President Obama, you have to concede that he is a pretty dapper dude. Tonight he addressed the nation in a classic blue suit and powder blue tie. Take a hint from our president and stick to the basics for your next work-related event and you’re sure to look pulled together!Syria-s Business

What do you think of this take on the classic navy suit? Would you wear this to a work meeting, or job interview?

10k Views + Versatile Blogger Award

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Lots of exciting news this week! First of all, thank you to everyone who reads Aphrodite Perception — this week we hit 10k views! It’s amazing to think that this blog, which started out as an outlet for my opinions on fashion and beauty products, has turned into something that others read regularly! Thanks again to all my readers — you guys are what keep me looking for new and better ideas for posts!

Secondly, I have been nominated for my first blog award, the Versatile Blogger Award, by Corrange! Such exciting news, thank you sweet girl! From the very beginning of this blog, my goal has been to share things that make me feel great as a person, regardless of their category. I have done posts on fashion trends, favorite recipes, even printables! Nothing makes me feel all warm and fluffy inside like sharing things that I truly love, and I’m glad to see that others enjoy the versatility of my blog as well.

The Versatile Blogger Award Nominations Continue reading

Monday Must-Haves: Fall Fashion

Welcome back to Monday Must-Haves! This past week autumn has definitely been in the air, and I can’t wait! Easily my favorite season, fall means lots of soft, warm clothes and layers, layers, layers! Check out some of the fun fall accessories I love that are sure to compliment the always-trendy jewel tones of the colder months:Monday Must-Haves: Fall Fashion
If you’re looking to update your fall wardrobe, think about classic pieces that will last you for years. And for the more “fun” accessories, the key is to choose simple pieces with a twist. For example, the navy booties above are a clean silhouette and can work with jeans, a pair of tights, or even a short skirt for going out! Like Coco Chanel said, less is more!