Holiday Spice…And Everything Nice
Fall is finally here you guys...one of my favorite seasons! Autumnal foliage and smell of fresh clean air, warm apple pies with ice cream, outdoor fires, s’mores and pumpkins. We return to leggings and boots. It makes my heart happy; I enjoy walking into stores and seeing the holiday decorations.
All the instant pot stews and recipes in posts on social media early in the fall season. (One attached below) Also the pumpkins spice everything. Yes, they have over done it I think but some people love it. I don’t mind somethings pumpkins spice but come on spam really?
My Top Four Reasons why I think everyone should embrace fall and my beloved orange pumpkin friend.
1. Better skin. Spending less time in the sun in the fall means less damage to the skin, even though we’d love to think everyone used sun screen (not). Your skin starts getting a break, while you are tasked with addressing all the questionable sun choices you made over the summer, we are here to help correct that problem.
2. Holiday’s. The arrival of fall means that the holidays are right around the corner. Now is a great time to get your ducks in a row for the holiday season. This starts by taking care of you and your skin. You want to look great for all the parties and gatherings right?
3. Pumpkin. Yes, I’m bringing up pumpkin again. It is so good for the skin. Its enzymes gently exfoliate skin and increase cell turnover, while its seed oil is a major moisturizer. It shouldn’t be relegated to fall; it should be beloved and used by skin care all year long. Call today for your Pumpkin Facial only available during the holiday season.
4. Fall fashion. As soon as it is unveiled, fall fashion inspires us all to step up our style game. It also stirs up new color palettes and beauty trends and brings up are spirits again.
I hope this inspires everyone to fall in love with fall. May your autumn season be filled with family, friends, festivity, fortune, holiday spice and everything nice? Make sure to take care of your skin with our Epionce products.
Decadent Hot Chocolate
Creamy, rich, and decadent slow cooker hot chocolate made in the crockpot!
6 cups whole milk (1% or 2% are OK)
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened natural or Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
toppings: marshmallows, chocolate candies, candy canes, chocolate syrup, salted caramel, etc
Place all of the ingredients into a large slow cooker.
Vigorously whisk to get the cocoa powder as mixed in as possible– you don’t want it all floating on the top. Keep whisking for a minute or 2 until it’s all combined.
Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. Make sure you whisk it every 45 minutes – 1 hour to make sure the chocolate isn’t burning on the bottom.
Serve warm with marshmallows or other optional toppings. Store leftovers in the refrigerator and warm up on the stove or in the microwave.