Monday, 29 April 2013

Crosswires by MAC


Hi everyone today I'm wearing a MAC lipstick that I often forget to wear

I'm talking about Crosswires

this is a Creamsheen formula

which is creamy shiny and moisturising without being to heavy on the lips

On the MAC website it is described as

"A Clean Pinky Orange"

and it is pretty accurate in the description

I must say, this is not one of my favourite lipstick by MAC

I like bright and vibrant colours, and this one probably is more a "less on your face" colour

It is a spring/summer colour in my view

if you like a coral/orange without making your teeth too yellow.. (cause we all know that sometimes orange lipstick make the white of our teeth yellow, and it isnt an attractive thing)

but this particular lipstick doesn't do that
because the hint of PINK that has got

give it a go

and let me know if you like it


Mika xxx

Glow Highlighter in Polished by Topshop

this lovely pot is from TOPSHOP
and it is their cream highlighter
called GLOW in Polished

only lately they came out with a more pink version of this one called Gleam

this one retails at 9.00 £

I bought it last time I was in the UK

I really like it

It find that blends so well on the skin
leave the part so dewy

If you have a oily or combination skin I dont recommend it
cause it is so easy to melt and on my dry skin is perfect

do you have this product?

what do you think

let me know


Mika xxx

Sunday, 28 April 2013

MAX FACTOR Max Effect Trio Eyeshadow in Coco Crazy

this trio eyeshadow by MAX FACTOR was brought back to me from my parents
they know I like make up..there were in Germany and they brought me back a few pieces 

this is one of them and it is called


and as the name could suggest is a trio eyeshadows made of shades which can remember the coco nut

I wouldn't call these shadows matte or either shimmer
it is more appropriate to call them satin

they can be apply wet or dry

the swatches is about the shadows dry

once you wet them or use a primer under the colours are far more vibrant

It is a nice trio of colour for everyday make up
if you like a natural neutral look

this is the right for you

 check it out

Mika xxx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

MAC Dangerous Cuvée Pro Longwear Paint Pot

I recently bought this Paint Pot by MAC

and it is part of the new 10 pain pots which came out in the last 3 months
it retails at the same price of a paint pot (€ 18,00)
on the website it is described as 
a "Frosted Cool Grey"
and I agree with this description but I also would add an hint of taupe and mauve silver
I love it
as you can see from the swatches
(one layer on the left and two layers on the right)
It can be buildable and at the same time versatile for any occasions
whether if you are going to work in the morning and you still want a smoky eyes
without being too over the top
or for a night out for a very dramatic metallic wet effect smoky eyes

if you can get it ...DO!

I recommend it

here the video I made of the review in case you haven't seen it




Now swatches

down below with natural light

down below with flash

I really love this colour

Mika xxx

Friday, 26 April 2013

Sheen Supreme Impressive by MAC

This colour is the only Sheen Supreme I own by MAC
and I must say it is pity because the formulation of this lipstick is one of my favourite along all my MAC lipsticks

a Sheen Supreme is basically a combination of colour (of a lipstick) with shine (of a gloss) without being sticky

It is very easy to apply, it feels very light and comfortable
the only "down" side is the longevity
the staying power isn't great

but still if you like a combo of colour plus shine (without the down sides of a gloss) you must try this line

the colour I have is 


which is pretty similar (in colour not texture) to Carnation (which is an amplified)

left Impressive right Carnation

if you are familiar with an amplified you can see how more glossy an Sheen Supreme is

I need to get some more of these....

do you own any Sheen Supreme?

let me know what to get next


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

NOTD // CATRICE Nail Lacquer Purple Reign

The first time I've seen this nail polish I was alright about the idea of getting it, but I wasn't aware about how amazing and unique this colour look once it is on

I tried my hardest to make this showing on camera, but even if it does a little bit show, it is nothing compared to the real life

it is an amazing shade
this beautiful indigo blue with a lovely light blue and lilac shimmer

fantastic shade, I'm in love, if you can get your hands on this one...


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

SIMPLE Kind to Skin HYDRATING Light Moisturiser

this daily moisturiser by SIMPLE is my first ever product by brand
At first I really liked the packaging
not being a glass jar makes it far more hygienic and keeps the beauty of the proprieties

In the last few days I've been using it as a morning moisturiser
and it feels very light on the skin
without being too heavy as daily cream

also makes the make up stick much better than other moisturisers I used to use

as you can read from the box it is reach of
Pro vitamins B5
and E, both helps to improve the skin condition and also restores smooths and softens the skin

Also it contains Glycerine and Borage seed oil

and finally no colour no perfume and less bad chemicals


smile! it's simple 

as it said

have a go and let me know

ps. it is also very affordable


Mika xxx

Monday, 22 April 2013

Black Into Brown Smoky Eyes

these are some pictures from my last video

I leave you here the link in case you haven't seen it

a very easy but still effective look
to wear (especially at night) but you could also make it more wearable for a day look

smoky eyes are always in style

this time I decided to go neutral on the lips
wearing just a gloss

I hope you like it

let me know


Mika xxx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

SLEEK True Colour Sheen Lipstick in Fuchsia

This is one of the two lipsticks I've bought when I was in the UK
this is a Sheen lipstick
and it is called Fuchsia

what I love about the Sleek lipsticks is

the price... they are only 4 pounds, and they come in two finishes

Sheen and Matte

both of the finishes are so long wearing and well pigmented

this is a beautiful creamy fuchsia

perfect for summer

also being blue undertone makes the teeth whiter :)

I love this shade

what do you think?

I'm thinking to order a few other shades from the website

Sleek once again... a very great make up brand


Mika xxx


Today I'm wearing this pastel colour by Essence
another very inexpensive polish
it was only 1,99 euro

I really like the formulation of these nail polishes and the line comes with so many different shades
one for every occasions

this colour (which hasn't got a name)
is a pastel torquoise
and I think it is very appropriate for spring and summer

I love the glossy effect that leaves on the nails without top coat needed

have you ever tried this line by Essence?

let me known


Mika xxx

Thursday, 18 April 2013



My Collective Haul by MAC
as I said on the video 

I know I went a bit mad.. but I didnt buy all this stuff in one go
in the last 3 months I've been visiting some MAC story around Europe
and I have accumulated all this stuff

which I totally LOVE

actually if you have any question about one of these items let me know leave a comment and if you want me to make a review just tell me


below the lipstick swatches

left to right
Chatterbox - Girl About Town - Candy Yum Yum

I love MAC so much

hope you like this haul


Mika xxx