Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Metallic Smoky Eyes // Pictures

this look has been inspired by this season Fall and coming winter
it is getting fairly cold here in Italy and even if it sounds weird changing in weather can also mean changing in make up :)

anyway today i wanted to make this Metallic look by using an amazing palette I've got from BornPrettyStore.com

it has so many shades (all metallic/gemstones)

I also wanted to make two version for the lips 
a natural one and a more bold ones 

day and night :)


The Eyes

The Lips


Hope you like it

Mika xxx

Metallic Smoky Eyes | MichelaIsMyName

new video

pictures coming soon...


Mika xxx

Monday, 29 October 2012

NOTD // Layla Nail Polish Ceramic Effect 57

my nail polish today is by LAYLA

and it is from the CERAMIC EFFECT line

the colour is number 57 and it is this beautiful baby pink

so pigmented with only 2 coats

nice one again I got this polish for free in an Italian magazine a few months ago

normally Layla (basic) nail polishes retail at about 8,00 euro

this colour is a perfect spring shade, but as you might know, i dont follow season rules with nail polishes 

hope you like it


Mika xxx

Sunday, 28 October 2012


I recently bought these two lipstick by AVON Colortrend line
which out of all the AVON make up lines is the more affordable

Lately Colortrand made a change in theirs packaging to ugrade itself a bit
so there was a launching offer on all the make up, their lipsticks were only 1,95 euro each

I wanted to try 2 colours, and i've got Passion and Doll Pink

I must say i was very impressed with the quality of these lipsticks, both very pigmented and with a long staying power.

when you first apply they feel moisturizing, during the day, even after a meal, they stay on, as a stain

i really love them, and i think i will go back to get myself more shades, there are so many 

have you ever tried this product?

let me know


Mika xxx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Estee Lauder Vs Lancome, who wins?


Recently I made an update video regarding my thoughts about very expensive products

if you havent seen i'm going to leave here the first video back in 2011 and my last update one


During the last year i have been testing these products out, 
investing a lot of my money, cause these are very expensive items

If there is a battle between Estee Lauder and Lancome, for me the winner is Estee Lauder (always)

the price range of Genifique and Advanced Night Repair is the same, over 100 euro for a 50 ml

the result, for me is not the same, i didn't like Genifique at all, it felt like a watery clear gel, sitting on my skin without sinking in or doing anything to make my skin feel different

very disappointed

Advanced Night Repair is very good (as you can see from the picture) is a tanned color gel less watery than the Genifique, also, when you apply on to your skin, it doesn't feel like it sits there without doing anything, after a while you blend it in, you can easily feel the skin getting thicker and more smooth, it gives you the effect that the serum it actually sank in

(making you feel less guilty to have spent so much money in a small 50 ml bottle)

the only thing i dont like is the scent..... a very weird scent, not too strong but you can still get it... but it leaves as soon all the serum is blended in

what about Perfectionist by Estee Lauder?

it is a serum, with for me feels like a very expensive primer
covers up the lines the spots the discoloration of your skin
also makes the make up going on so smooth and lovely on top, but when you wash it down
it feels like everything goes away.... so

I don't dislike the product at all, i dislike the price, and the fact that i have to choose where to "wast/invest/spent" over 100 euro for a 50 ml bottle of serum/primer

as i said in the video, if i was very very rich i will keep buy this too, but i have to make a choice in what for me is more important to have and i think that the winner is

Advance Nights Repair

bare in  mind, it isn't botox, it doesn't do any miracle, if you are waiting on your skin to change drastically

it wont happen

so take it day by day, enjoying the fact that the skin (my at least) seems to like it

always if you can afford to spend over 100 euro every 3 months

it will last you that long if you use it only at night time

my advice, well it isn't a MUST HAVE, 

it is something worth to try once


try and let me know

PS if you know other products from other brands that you think are good as any ageing
please let me know, i'm always looking for something new to test out :)


Mika xxx

Friday, 26 October 2012

Estee Lauder // Advanced Night Repair & Perfectionist [CP+] UPDATE | Mic...

I just wanted to make an updated video after the one i made a year ago

a year after my thoughts
Mika xxx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Jennifer Lopez // rings

hi everyone today i want to show you my last jewellery buy

I've gotten my self two rings by JLO (Jennifer Lopez)
I mostly bought them cause there was a HUGE discount in the shop, so they really costed me nothing!

less then 5 euro for both :)

that's a bargain 

I must say i really like them, and once again for so little money is a pleasure to buy

what do you think?


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

OOTD // If I Could And You Ever Would | MichelaIsMyName

some pictures from this OOTD

(song is by Unquiet Nights "21st Century Redemption Songs" // If I Could and You Ever Would)

hope you like it


Mika xxx

Monday, 22 October 2012

NOTD // Sinfulcolors Professional Social Ladder 924

this is my nail polish today!

I've bought this polish along with another colour, but i wasn't really sure about this shade, normally I HATE shimmery/frosty nail polish, i go more for mat/creamy colours (i like glitter polishes but not shimmer ones)

but in this case it is different as you can see this nail polish called


is a frosted pink with some shimmer to it

very very delicate not too strong or over the top... for my liking (over the top with shimmer i mean)

i think it is very elegant shade to wear in work, or for a ceremony

chic and classy

what do you think?

btw i love Sinfulcolors Professional Nail Polish (my collection is getting bigger)


Mika xxx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Limited Collection Fall 2012

I'm so happy to have been able to grab myself these two Color Tattoo limited edition fall 2012
I really love these two shade.

One is called Pink Gold number 65
and the other is called Metallic Pomegranate number 70

here in Italy we only got 2 shades, I believe that in the US or somewhere else 
Maybelline released  more colours

Both of these shades are shimmer, Pink Gold is a very creamy shimmery pink, with a gold hint
very lovely for an every day look to apply all over your lids.

Metallic Pomegranate is less creamy and easy to blend but it is a lovely shade it is less shimmery but it seems to have some silver glitters as you can see from this picture below

I love these two colours
I really recommend these!


Mika xxx

Friday, 19 October 2012

SLEEK Shangri - LA Collection Palette RESPECT

This Palette is from a Limited Collection by Sleek


Shangri - LA Collection

the one I've got is called RESPECT
and was 13,50 euro

along with the palette there was also a lip product that i was feature in the next post!

the collection is made by 2 palettes (and 2 different lip product)

the second one that i didnt get was called SUPREME 

and it comes with a lot of blue/ish shadows that i dont really like so thats why i went for RESPECT 

I love it!
any shade is great so pigmented

my favorite shade is James Brown (it is a duo chrome colour the second on the top)

the pink on the bottom reminds me so much the shade of Flamingo blush by Sleek, I might put the two swatches together to see if they are actually so similar

I'm very happy with this palette
there is a beautiful selection of nudes and also there are mostly matte shades in fact there are only 4 shimmer shadows

I really recommend this palette to anyone

good value for money


Mika xxx

SLEEK Shangri - La Collection RESPECT Review | MichelaIsMyName

hope you like it

swatches are coming soon..


Mika xxx

Thursday, 18 October 2012

NOTD // MUA Make Up Academy Nail Varnish shade 19

This is the nail polish I'm wearing today, and I'm very happy with it, if you think that it costs only 1£

it is the MUA Make Up Academy Nail Varnish shade 19

a beautiful pale beige shade

in these pictures I've only applied two coats and as you can see it doesn't cover fully

I did apply a 3rd  coat and the result was much better, well for one pound this is acceptable!

I probably will try more shade from MUA

they have a huge selection of colours

have you ever tried any of the Nails Varnish by MUA, let me know :)


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

SLEEK Oh So Special Night Version [Pictures]

The Eyes

First Option


Second Option


As I promise these are pictures coming from my last video

(if you haven't seen it you can have a look at it here)

anyway i decided to play a little bit more with this beautiful palette that i have received as a Christmas present from my friend DorthyMarie (actually thanks again!)
Anyway, I did already a day time version using the more light colours in the palette

here the video if you haven't seen it

I decided to make two options for the lips because the eyes are pretty dramatic

so first I applied Sleek Pout Polish in Frosting

for a more wearable look

then i wanted to use a lip stain the one my friend Kitty 
BeautyChemCam sent me 
by Palladio

and I must say I really love this product, stay all day :)

so this is the look

hope you like it


Mika xxx