Radiance Recommends - Kitchen edition

by Olivia Cartwright,

They say health is 70% nutrition so what we eat day to day and what comes out of our kitchen is of the utmost importance. It may not sound that glamorous but these are our favourite household tools that help us maintain a healthy lifestyle with minimum effort. Why make life more difficult than it needs to be? 

It’s no secret that when something is made effortless you are more likely to keep it up. In the interest of making those resolutions stick beyond January these are our household life hacks we like to keep at the very front of the kitchen counter.

1. Vitamix - the Rolls Roys of blenders, this thing will really elevate your smoothie game! It really is an amazing device, you can make soups, nut milks, nut butters the list goes on!

2. Pyrex, AKA glass Tupperwear - Having healthy prepared meals and snacks that you can just reach for when hunger stricks was a gamer changer in my health journey. I like to meal prep on Sunday and Wednesday nights. Life is all about balance so see what works for you. 

3. Air Fryer - I have a confession to make. This was originally a gift and lived the first year of it's life in my garage. However, I gave it a chance and will never look back, with only a teaspoon of oil required you can healthify all sorts of things! Or you could just have crispy, healthy, chips every night of the week? Us too.

4. Spiralizer - Admittedly the spiralizer really had its moment a couple of years ago and that has since lost it's momentum a bit. We are petitioning to bring it back. It's just a great way to pack in your five-a-day and occasionally swap out pasta, potato and noodles whilst still enjoying your favourite meals.

5. Coffee Machine - My morning coffee is part of my daily ritual. It's one my greatest pleasures and I loved playing around and learning how to make it exactly as I want it at home. My coffee (oat milk flat white, thanks for asking) gets me set up for the day and prevents me from buying coffee out too!


Lisa Franklin Interview

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

Lisa Franklin is our go to skin expert. We love her full picture approach to skin health, from products to facials, to diet and lifestyle, no stone is left unturned. Lisa Franklin is a highly regarded, award-winning skincare expert and Facialist with 20 years of experience in the industry. She looks at skincare from the inside out and she has an incredible range of anti-pollution, clean products that are the perfect antidote to modern life. She has an incredible clinic in Sloane Street that we can't recommend highly enough. 

We have such a personal relationship with our skin, we are so critical of ourselves and our complexion when in reality few people notice the odd spot, but when someone really glows you take notice. The combination of Lisa Franklin facials, a good skincare routine, and regular cleanses will ensure you feel and look your best

One of the biggest improvements I notice from a juice cleanse is in my skin! This selection of beauty-boosting juices work even harder by including all of Lisa's favorite nutrients for skin. This is the perfect choice for all beauty junkies so they can take care of their skin from the inside out!

Q & A with Lisa Franklin:

Q1 How important is what you put into your body for your skin?

It’s vitally important, great nutrition always starts with what you eat and supplemented by topical skincare to optimise skin health results. 

Q2 What is your morning routine?

I start my day with a few yoga stretches and then I enjoy an açai bowl / earl grey tea whilst checking my emails and planning my day ahead. 

My morning skincare ritual starts with my phyto gel wash, then I tone with my micellar water, then I apply one of my Clinic Privé serums, depending on what I feel my skin needs, I follow this with my pollution defence cream, luminescent base, a sunscreen and my lip FX product. 

Q3 What has more value, good products or regular facials?

Both in equal measure - regular treatments can offer a unique difference to topical skincare alone. In-clinic treatments can include elements such as compressive microvibration which can’t be achieved at home but, the continued use of quality skincare products optimises any clinic results and provides for long-term benefits. 

Q4 What are your top lifestyle tips for great skin?

Follow a disciplined skincare routine, drink plenty of water, increase your antioxidant/nutrient intake in your diet and take regular exercise.

Q5  Do you have any secrets for looking your best before a big event?

Our dermalux booster session is perfect for pre-events. It provides immediate visible improvement in skin tone, hydration and overall radiance which will continue in the following days.


The Lisa Franklin Beauty Cleanse 

1. Ginger Lemonaid

2. Power Green

3. Cashew Milk

4. Golden Glow

5. Vital Green


One of the biggest improvements I notice from a juice cleanse is in my skin! This selection of beauty-boosting juices work even harder by including all of Lisa's favorite nutrients for skin. This is the perfect choice for all beauty and skincare junkies so they can take care of their skin from the inside out! Simply select these juices in a Build your Own Cleanse if you want to try! 

We are thrilled to offer you 20% OFF all Repair Recover Renew Treatments with a Skin Specialist at Lisa Franklin with the code OC20RRR. Why not book your facial while you are on your Beauty Cleanse for the ultimate glow!

Spiced Apple Crumble Porridge

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

  • Coconut oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Granny smith apples 2, peeled and diced
  • raisins or sultanas - 2-3 tablespoons
  • ground cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • shaved nutmeg - 1/2 teaspoon
  • honey or maple syrup - 2 tablespoons
  • rolled oats - 2/3 cup
  • almond milk -  2 ½ cups
  • pinch of salt
To serve
  • crunchy granola or museli  - ¼ cup (optional)
  • shredded - coconut 2 tablespoons
  • almond milk or Coyo


  1. Heat coconut oil in a medium-sized pot on medium heat. Add apples, raisins/sultanas and cinnamon and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes until apples and raisins are just starting to soften. Add honey and toss with apples and raisins to coat. (you can bulk make this for the week and add to your porridge daily)
  1. Add rolled oats, almond milk and salt and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the porridge has thickened, about 2 minutes.

To serve, divide porridge between bowls. Sprinkle over crunchy granola and coconut. Serve with almond milk (or a little coconut yogurt for a treat!).

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