Christmas truffle recipe

by Olivia Cartwright,

 

Christmas is a time of indulgence, filled with food, fun and of course lots of chocolate. We love to make our own treats so we know exactly what's gone into them without compromising on taste. This is a great, simple recipe for the whole family to enjoy. They also make great treats. 

  • 240 ml light coconut milk
  • 300 g dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
  • 1 handful of desiccated coconut
  • 1 handful of mixed nuts , such as pecans, hazelnuts, macadamias
  • 2 tablespoons quality cocoa powder
  1. Pour the coconut milk into a small pan over a low heat and heat through.
  2. Snap the chocolate into a bowl, add the coconut oil, then pour over the coconut milk and stir gently to combine – it’s important not to mix too quickly.
  3. Stir in the vanilla, then cover the bowl with clingfilm and place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours.
  4. When the truffle mixture is almost set, toast the desiccated coconut in a dry frying pan over a medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly golden, then tip onto a plate.
  5. Return the pan to the heat, scatter in the nuts and toast for 2 minutes, or until golden. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then finely chop and place onto a second plate.
  6. Spread the cocoa powder over a third plate.
  7. Using a teaspoon, scoop out little balls of the truffle mixture and roll in the palm of your hands, placing them onto a tray
 

Radiance Recommends - Beauty Edition

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Radiance Recommends - Hero Natural Beauty Products 

Skincare is confusing territory, and I for one have been sold more than my fair share of expensive products that have stripped and damaged my skin in the long term. Then on the flip side there is the massive industry of beautifully package but ineffective natural products that might as well be facial olive oil. Here are our round-up of our hero products, made from natural, ethical brands that not only WORK but have changed my skin for the better. 

 

  1. Esse Probiotic Serum - Having suffered from dermatitis and sensitised skin that was triggered by years of playing with products filled with harsh chemicals, this product single-handedly restored my skin to it’s former glory. Esse is one 3 companies that work with topical live probiotics, repairing your skin's microbiome and strengthening your dermis. It is also quite thick and rich, making it perfect for this time of year when your skin craves a little extra moisture.
  2. Pai Oil Cleanser - I like to use an oil cleanser as my first cleanse and remove all the makeup and dirt. This is not too harsh and removes every scrap of mascara without the need to rub!
  3. Botane Whipped Cleanser - The refreshing cucumber scent and gorgeous milky texture makes this perfect for your second cleanse. The formula leaves your skin feeling really clean whilst not being too ‘stripping’.
  4. Synergie Vitamin B - Skincare is all about the A, B, C’s. A for anti-aging, B to boost strength and C to clear & brighten. I personally think Vitamin B is the unsung hero of the three and is perfect for any skin type. I love this one from Synergie, it’s a ‘clean’ brand from Australia and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
  5. Odacite sculpting tool - You will of seen these Gua sha tools all over and it might seem like a fad but if you can commit to using it regularly you will see great results. It lifts, tightens and reduces puffiness.
  6. Sodashi rejuvenating moisturiser - For some reason, I find moisturisers I like incredibly difficult to find. Enter Sodashi, hailed as being the purest skincare range in the world. This is the perfect consistency, leaves your skin baby soft, makeup goes on flawlessly and keeps dryness at bay.

Black Friday Early Access

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

  

Not to be dramatic but you don’t want to miss this…

Black Friday has come early!

Black Friday is the day we all love to hate… but secretly we all love because who doesn’t love a discount code?

It’s the last Friday of November and this officially marks the start of silly season. Like an internet shopping version of turning on Oxford Street’s Christmas lights. The world goes wild on the 29th November. It couldn’t come at a better time for your pre Christmas cleanse. Enter party season feeling your best and with all the extra energy to help you power through your Christmas shopping. You can order as far in advance as you like if you’re the organised sort!

We are pleased to offer you 15% off everything sitewide with the code BLACK15! And, don’t say we don’t spoil you, we are giving you early extended access from Sunday 24th Nov until 1st December. One day just isn’t long enough.

You are welcome.



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