Enjoy Your Fall Face: The Makeup Show

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Our Fall Favorites From The Makeup Show

So, the Makeup Show came to town a few weeks ago.  One part of living in Chicago is enjoying the access to good products and services. In Arlington Heights alone, there are over 20 spas catering to personal care.  When you have so many choices it is hard to pick and choose what is best for you.  To make it a little easier, I am going to share some of the fall trends that you can wear into winter.  Even during a fickle Chicago winter, you can rock some of these looks. 

Trends in makeup change all the time with social media.  Don’t panic.  You do not have to keep up with them all.  However, there are some overall themes that you will see gracing runways that you can work into your own fall look this season.   cozzette lip synergy nude

Since we live in a harsh winter climate, you will be thrilled to know natural is back.  The past few weeks have been insane weather wise.  Going from tropical rainforest to arctic tundra in a matter of days, your face needs a break.  Good news is that this is easy to create with a soft matte.  Enjoy your skin by going sheer coverage this season.  Look for a longwear or waterproof from Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Foundation or MAKE UP FOR EVER Waterblend.  Paired with primers from Alcone or Mehron you can combat anti shine and sweat. Following this trend we love the Cozzette Lip Synergy which is a perfect nude for everyone. danessa lime alcone perfect blush

Add a pop of color to your natural face.  Go for bright eyes by using bold eyeliner, eye shadow or colored mascara.  Danessa Myricks ColorFix really is our favorite option. Also check out her collaboration with Alcone to make LimeLife Perfect Palettes.  We agree with James Vincent that it looks so good you want to lick it.  The colors are gorgeous and it works as cream shadow, liner, mascara or lip.  We also love the bold Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Bang for a lip.  urban decay

Neo Graphic Liner is easy to achieve.  It sounds super hard to achieve, but you are going for bold lines such as a cat eye.  Alternatively you can go for the updated smoky eye adding in a texture element. For both of these looks, you can use the Stillazzi Borderline Intense Gel Eyeliner.  Or Stila Microtip Stay All Day Eyeliner allows you finesse with the ultra fine tip. The tip is so fine that I didn’t even attempt to take a photo.   smashbox glitter

Also you know glitter never goes away.  Well it is still around for the fall season.  Glitter is still a great way to add some impact to your look.  Whether you are going small by highlighting the inner corner of your eyes or full on glitter eyeshadow, you can look to Mehron or our personal favorite Smashbox.  They have glitter palettes that will leave you wanting to try out glitter in your everyday look.    
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Last but not least is refocusing.  Pamper yourself by adding in a scent and intention. Go that extra step to focus on yourself or a client.  Our favorite has to be Rebels & Outlaw which is co-founded by James Vincent and Jeremy Meek.  This is something that once we experienced we knew that this was what we needed.  Preparing your space be it to pamper yourself or to work or to accomplish a task, can help you retain that focus.  Energize yourself with one of their scents or candles.  Our personal favorite is Liquid Luck.  I promise you that bottle comes more full than in the picture.  Honestly, it is by far the thing we use almost daily.  I even sprayed some while typing this post.  

Those are just some ideas for you to play with going into fall and winter.  To follow is a post of our ultimate favorite and new HG product we fell in love with at The Makeup Show

Bake With Alternative Liquids: Apple Cider Recipe

As you know here at Rosie Discovers we kind of march to the tune of a different drummer. I like to experiment with just about everything in the kitchen. You never know what I’m going to try next. At the moment that includes using different liquids to flavor dishes versus using more spices. I’ve been doing this for years now with my beer bread recipes. If you haven’t tried my yeasted beer bread recipes, you should definitely give them a go.

But I digress, we’re talking about baking and cooking with alternative liquids. I use coffee or espresso, cider, beer and other hard liquors.  Let’s talk about each. I use coffee or espresso (actually straight espresso because I rarely use anything but this to make coffee) in any chocolate recipe. I swap in coffee equally for whatever liquid is used in the recipe. This boosts the chocolate taste for all those chocolate fanatics in your life.

Cider, for which I’ll attach a sous vide or slow cooker recipe to this post, you can use in any apple recipes instead of a slew of spices to get amazing flavor. For years now I’ve always par cooked my apples before using them in baking to keep them from shrinking or causing my finished dishes to end up soggy. I do this for pies, tarts, pastries, cakes, if it’s baked you can bet I’ll be parcooking my apples before baking. But doing this does leave you with dryer apples, to combat this I’ve started adding apple cider to the cooked apples at the end of cooking with a little bit of cornstarch so you end up with perfectly glazed apples. The cider majorly punches up the flavor in your apple dishes without needing to add spices. I’ve yet to try this as the actual liquid in an apple bread, but I can imagine it will give the bread that perfect apple flavor.

Beer has been used in cooking for what it seems like forever. You’ll find recipes calling for beer from the basic brats to chilis to stews to mac and cheese, the beer enhances each of these dishes by adding depth of flavor. Baking with beer adds whatever flavor notes are present in the beer along with a bit of a sour note which I find is perfect in yeasted breads.

Lastly we come to using other liquors. Adding ice cold liquor like vodka or whisky or bourbon to pastry doughs instead of water makes an amazing flakey crust because all of that booze evaporates when baking. Using a whiskey like Piehole which comes in flavors like apple pie, cherry pie and pecan pie can bring your pastries to an entire new level. You can also use these to add flavor to your fillings. I add a splash of whiskey or bourbon to my apple dishes and even to things like homemade marshmallows.

So I encourage you to be like me and experiment in the kitchen with alternative liquids because you just might come up with a new winning family recipe.

cider in bag

Time For A Recipe

Now here’s my cider recipe. We’ve picked a ton of apples this year and Susie loves hot caramel ciders….so I thought why buy cider when I can juice and make my own using the sous vide in just 2 short hours? This way I know exactly what’s going in to my cider and also don’t get any extra added sugars.

For this recipe you’ll need a couple pieces of equipment that not everyone is going to have on hand. You’ll need a slow juicer, I found my Omega juicer almost brand new at one of my favorite local thrift stores for a steal at $30, and either a sous vide or a slow cooker, a sous vide cooks quicker with no evaporation while a slow cooker will take almost 3 times longer. Other than that and a few spices you’ll be drinking cider in no time.

Sous Vide Apple Cider
Fool proof apple cider that you make in the sous vide. Make your own cider and enjoy fall.
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  1. 8 cups freshly juiced apples, about 10-15 apples
  2. 2 inches fresh ginger, juiced
  3. 2 cinnamon sticks
  4. 1 ½ teaspoons whole cloves
  5. 2 star anise
  6. ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns
  7. ¼ teaspoons allspice berries
  8. ¼ of a whole nutmeg
  9. ½ of an orange sliced into rounds
  1. So after you juice and strain your apples and ginger, place them in a gallon ziploc bag and seal.
  2. Toast all spices in a skillet until fragrant, then add to ziploc bag along with orange slices. Water seal in your sous vide and cook at 122 degrees for about 2 hours. Remove, strain into mason jars and cool on counter before storing in fridge.
  3. If you were going to use a slow cooker, add all ingredients to slow cooker after toasting spices and cook on high for 4-6 hours. Strain into jars and cool on counter before storing in fridge.
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