Sunday, 31 March 2013

NOTD // CATRICE Nail Lacquer Limited Edition NEO GEISHA - Planet Tokyo

I LOVE green!

Lately I've bought some new nail polish by CATRICE

One of these is this beautiful green from a limited collection called


and this colour in particular is called


I love this shade of green
is so positive and makes me smile

what do you think?

let me know

Mika xxx

Friday, 29 March 2013

Golden Ratio Highlighter in Cool Betty by


Finally I've got to review this amazing product


It was sent to me by

and it is a 2 in 1 highlighting base and a brighting eyes make up accentuates

it comes in two different shades

PINK (the one I've got here)
and GOLD

and you can see in this link

as you can see on the application that I made in this video

I really love this product it is the perfect highlighter
it does blend very well and stays on put all day
(really without creasing)

You can also see how it looks on down below on these pictures

here on my cheek bone

and here
swatched on my arm
(on the left there is the eye shadow cream and the right it is the liquid highlighter)

If you love your skin to be dewy
this is the right product 

it also comes with an handy mirror

the liquid highlighter is in a glass jar that I really love
and it has a very handy spatula 
that makes very easy the application

either if you want to use it on its own.. or if you want to mix it 
with your regular foundation to get extra glow to your base

I really recommend it

if you want to give it a try 
here is a site-wise 10% off coupon


PS: This review is not sponsored
The company mentioned IS NOT PAYING me to make this review 
and all the opinions are mines and 100% honest!


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Golden Ratio Highlighter by | MichelaIsMyName ♥

new video review... 
Golden Ratio Highlighter
Pictures, swatches and full review coming up soon...
Mika xxx

Tuesday, 26 March 2013


This was probably the biggest happy buy of all my last UK/Irish holiday

In my last trip I visited three times MAC stores
In in Belfast and twice in Dublin
but the last ever visit before leave the country was very decisive

I was at the airport, the new Terminal 2 in Dublin (which is awesome btw)

and I spotted a MAC counter
so I went there.. I know I wanted to get Girl About Town

when I was looking the lipstick stand, and ONE in particular Caught my eyes

It was the brightest pink along all the lipsticks

I picked it up and red the name

and I Was like



the lady told me that it was a re release of the very well known and loved Limited Edition

Candy Yum Yum

then I couldn't say NO

Destiny wanted me to have it :D

and it is amazing

Matte Finish by still not too drying on the lips at all

so vibrant
so unique

have you been lucky like me to get this amazing lipstick?

let me know


Mika xxx

Monday, 25 March 2013

Collection Blush & Highlight Cream duo

Something that I really enjoy any time I get to go to the UK
is a HUGE selection of make up
especially low budget

Collection or Collection 2000 (the original name)
is one of these drugstore UK brands that any now and again
brings out amazing products

This time I picked up this blush
you all know that I'm into cream blushes so I seriously got near every single stands to get cream blush
one of this was Collection

Blush & Highlight DUO

it comes in two different shades

I've got myself only one, Peaches and Cream

and basically is one side a cream blush (peach colour, hence the name)
and the other side is cream Highlighter

This product even though was very cheap (less than 3£) 
it works really well

for both or the job

Pity it is only sold in the UK
I'm craving for the other shade too

have you ever tried this?

let me know

Mika xxx

NOTD // BarryM Gelly Nail Polish Effect in Prickly Pear

Today I'm wearing this nail polish by BarryM
from their collection
Gelly Nail Polish

this colour is called Prickly Pear
and it is a pastel lilac
very suitable for spring

two coats and you are ready to go, without top glossy coat

I really like this formulation as well

I only got two colours from this line, and probably I will get some more

have you ever tried it?

Mika xxx

Sunday, 24 March 2013

My February Glossybox.... what I've got this month

Finally after over 15 days of delay the box arrived
luckily it was a good one, cause the rage was growing up day by day with this huge delay

here some pictures of the items I've received.

have you ever tried any of these?

I will probably make blog post with the one really catch my attention


Mika xxx

Saturday, 23 March 2013 [February 2013... yeah very late!] | MichelaIsMyName ♥

a very late Glossybox.....
Mika xxx

Friday, 22 March 2013

SAMPAR Essentials Peeling Equilibre Moussant

this product was a very nice surprise out one of my last Glossyboxes, I cannot remember which month it was
but I remember that when I first saw it, I didn't pay much attention
only lately I've been using it twice a day (night time) with my facial Brush (by Sephora)
to exfoliate my skin
and I really love it
to be honest the scent (smell in this case) 
It is really really strong and not really nice

rather than that 
I really like the effect which leaves it on my skin

my skin feels so smooth and clean after using it

the only important thing is that you have to wast it very well and also be very careful not to get in contact with your eyes, cause it is very strong and would hurt

have you ever tried this product?

or any other Peeling?

any suggestion for other brands?

let me know 


Mika xxx

Thursday, 21 March 2013

UK Clothing HAUL [Primark, TK Max - Dorothy Perkins, H&M] | MichelaIsMyN...

finally my last haul from the UK
I really had an amazing time shopping in the highstreet shops..
cant wait to go back 
hope you like it
Mika xxx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

NOTD // Lime Crime Parfait Day

Today I'm wearing

Parfait Day

and to be honest this is the brighter Barbie pink I have ever owned

It is so intense
probably not a very everyday colour

I think this colour will be amazing during summer time
with some tan

I still dont think the formulation of Lime Crime nail polish is one of the best I had come across

and this is not the only polish I own

it is pity cause their colour are absolutely divine

I hope in future this will improve

for now it is a cool product to see on my nail polish collection

cute packaging and outstanding shades



the formulation, not the easiest to apply

(you HAVE TO apply at least 3 coats each time, to finally cover the ugly stripes)


Mika xxx

Monday, 18 March 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer

After over a year watching this product being reviewed and loved from a large part
of the youtube beauty community

I was able once in my recent holiday in the UK 
to grab it for me :)

I'm talking about the

Corrector / Concealer

Bourjois Healthy Mix

in the shade 52

I think it comes in 3 shades, so the selection of the skin colour is pretty bad
but lucky I fit perfectly :)

what I like about this concealer
is the fact that it is more yellow toned than normal drugstore concealer would be

also I love the formulation

if you blend it very well with a brush

it doesn't crease 
and it stays put pretty well all day

(then the crease is really about fine lines, if you have got them... YOU HAVE THEM)

after all I like it a lot

check it out


Mika xxx

Sunday, 17 March 2013


Even though I bought this lipstick over a year ago
for some reason I have forgotten to share with you a blog post

like if it doesnt deserve it

but in actual fact this lipstick is one of my favourite from MAC

I'm talking about

Viva Glam Nicki

(the first that came out back in 2012)
as you can see this is the perfect barbie pink doll

it has a small amount of coral but still it is in the cool toned pink

making your teeth much whiter

the only down side with this lipstick is the finish

I normally don't mind satin finish lipsticks by  MAC but this one is more matte than satin
and this makes so hard the application

it does also dry your lips a bit
so i would suggest to use lip balm on the bare lips before to apply Nicki

after all I love this colour so much
that I don't care if the formulation isn't so great

I wish this was an Amplified instead

but still I LOVE IT

have you ever tried it?

let me know


Mika xxx

Saturday, 16 March 2013

NOTD // Oh My GOSH 024 Baby Blue Nail Polish

Today I wanted to try out this nail polish by GOSH
I dont own many Gosh products in fact this is my second
I dont know why, I believe that their make up is very good, but most of the time when I'm in Britain I must say their stalls dont catch my attention along with all the other brands available over there

also cause they prices arent the cheaper

anyway I managed to get this polish

Oh My Gosh 

Baby Blue

I must say this colour is beautiful
unfortunately the formulation wasn't too easy to work on

very thick polish and hard to apply 
as you can see even with the regular two coats wasn't good enough

I haven't taken a picture with 3 coats but I can tell you that the finish was far better..

After all is an ok polish

but I dont think I will get another one

In the market are available amazing colours with better formula (at least in my opinion)

tell me if you ever tried a Gosh nail polish
and if you had the same problem as me


Mika xxx 

Friday, 15 March 2013

UK Accessories HAUL | MichelaIsMyName ♥

Here there is a new video haul
this time no make up related

just some accessories or stuff that arent make up or clothing related

hope you like it

Mika xxx

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Cherry CARMEX Moisturising Lip Balm

This is something I consider a must have
a good Lip Balm

Lip balm are essential for me for any season
whether is winter and your lips get really sore and dry
or whether is summer and your lips have to be under sunshine all day long with very high temperatures
(especially in this country)

this one by Carmex is my new favourite
What I love about it is

first the sent (I love Cherry)
second the SPF (a good 15 spf)
third It is not sticky on the lips

and last but not least the packaging

so easy to apply without wasting the product or damaging it with exposure of air and germs (like in the old POT packaging)

of course the price is also very appealing

less than 2 pounds

try it if you haven't and let me know


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

REVLON Photoready Cream Blush

Today I want to talk about this new product that
I have recently got from my holiday time in the UK

it is Revlon Photoready cream Blush
in the shade 200 Flushed

I was happily surprised to see that this product in the UK (even with the exchange rate knowing that Pounds are stronger than euro) was still a third of the price I would pay for it here in Italy

in Italy it costs 12 € and in Belfast I paid only 4 £

crazy isnt it?

Anyway not only Revlon other drugstore brands seem to be way cheaper in the UK compare to Italy


what I love about this cream blush
first the Colour
lovely bright pink

also the consistency

it is creamy but it sets like powder without leaving on the skin any dewy residue

it is a change for me with all NYX cream Blues which are instead very dewy

so if you like creamy blushes but you are afraid to look too greasy (in case you have oily skin)

this can be perfect for you

give it a go

Mika xxx