All That Glitters Is Gold!

I normally don’t look at MAC’s seasonal sets, but this one really caught my eye after in store makeup artist Ollie introduced me to the range and  I’ve wanted several of the colours for a long time.

I explained to Ollie that I was going on a first date that evening and wanted something special. My criteria was this: I wanted to look amazing and sparkly, but still keeping it fairly understated and wanted it to feel a bit festive.

Challenge accepted…Ollie sat me down and told me he’d make me look fabulous!

So he got out the new Nocturnals: Pigments and Glitter set in Black & Gold


They are five stackable jars of highly pigmented colour which apply evenly and blend well.

The shades are Naked, Museum Bronze and Copper Sparkle and then the glitter comes in black and gold.

Ollie started by applying a base, then topped it with ‘Naked’ and blended out into the creases and then he swept a few strokes of ‘Museum Bronze’ over my eyelid. He then dabbed the gold glitter on top and applied a few coats of super black mascara to my top and bottom lashes and voila!


I have to say that this set is very good value for money for the amount of product you get and is great for anyone who really loves their highly pigmented colours.

After giving me a quick dab of blusher to make my cheeks look all rosy and glowing I was ready to go…


Amazing as a Christmas gift or as a treat for yourself.

Needless to say, I looked amazing and ended up getting a second date…result!


The Drinks Are On Me…

So the wonderful people at DISARONNO sent me a bottle so that I could try out the amazing cocktail that is…DISARONNO SOUR!

A combination of sweet and sour, the potency of this drink will definitely warm your cockles on these cold evenings. The added bitterness from the lemon cuts through well, adding a slight sourness to the drink, I put slightly less than half a lemon and actually added a bit of sugar to taste as I have a massive sweet tooth.


The best bit of all, it tasted like a liquid Bakewell Tart… anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE anything that looks, sounds or tastes like something that came from Mr Kipling’s house.

My only gripe was that the second the ice started melting it diluted the flavour quite quickly, next time I would just use a chilled glass instead!


Overall I would give this cocktail an 8/10 for flavour and flare!

Unleash DISARONNO’s star quality with your own DISARONNO Sour… Sweet and punchy, simply shake all ingredients with ice and lemon and you’ve got the ultimate carefree cocktail to relax with on these winter evenings.

  • 1 part DISARONNO
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ½ lemon squeezed
  • Crushed ice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice filled glass. Garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry.


Treat yourself this festive season as DISARONNO have teamed up with MOSCHINO to bring you a limited edition and very stylish new patterned edition to add to your drinks cabinet.