Friday, 28 February 2014

Meeting Essiebutton in Rome!!!




It was Thursday the 21st of February and I was boringly checking my facebook

and a second after a post by Essiebutton came out

saying



and I went......  What???????

I HAVE TO GO.....................

so I did

and as the title of this post might suggests,

yeah indeed I meet 

the super pretty, smart, funny from Youtube

Estée more known as ESSIEBUTTON

and of course her partner Aslan

also along with them there were a good group of girls 

some from Italy and some from the US

I met some lovely girls from Rome

Anyway it was a very nice experience to meet them

and I'm glad I went

also... being in Rome I felt I couldn't help with not going to Sephora and to MAC

I did it.. and I made some damages....

but that would be in another post...

take care

ciao

Mika xxx


ps. by the way, Estée's skin is like porcelain she is so glowy and even more perfect than on video
(I felt I had to say that, cause that really impressed me) 

Thursday, 27 February 2014

February Favourites | MichelaIsMyName ♥


Another month is ending......
February is the shorter month on the year but even with 28 days 
I was still able to fall in love with a lot of products

here my February Favourites

what are yours???

Mika xxx

Monday, 24 February 2014

KIKO Eyes Clics 04 Look // Pictures






These are the picture of my last make up look
if you haven't seen the video you can check it out HERE

also if you want to see the video of the first impression review you can check it out HERE


I created this look by using the Kiko Eye Clics 04

lately KIKO came out with this new idea where they sell the empties palette which come in different format
01, 03, 04 (which is the one I have got), 09 e 024

and then they came out with single (already depotted) shadow called Infinity

I like this new idea by Kiko

these are the colours I was given



anyway with the colours contained in my palette I created this look

since the eyes were pretty dramatic I decided to go for two different lipsticks

one more Natural/Nude
and one (which is the one I actually prefer)  Bold lips

which one do you prefer??


I hope you like this look

ciao

Mika




Sunday, 23 February 2014

NOTD // Deborah Milano PRET A PORTER Nail Polish in 79



Hi everyone 
today I felt the need of spring
and for that reason my choice as a nail polish have been in this colour by 

Deborah Milano
Pret a Porter Nail Polish in number 79

and it is a very nice peachy colour

This polish comes with a fat brush that makes the application super easy

quick and precise

two coats and you are ready to go

I'm not sure if Deborah Milano is available outside Italy, but I'm sure nowadays
a lot of other brands make the same shade

Hope spring comes soon

ciao

Mika xxx


Saturday, 22 February 2014

KIKO Eyes Clics 04 Look | MichelaIsMyName ♥



New make up look
check this out and let me know what you think

ciao

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Collection Blush&Highlight Cream Duo 2in1 in Strawberry & Cream






if you follow me from a while you might already know that I'm a huge fan of cream make up

blush highlight

and this little product from Collection (former Collection 2000)
is the perfect due to carry with you for any occasion

I'm talking about their Cream Duo 
2in1
Blush&Highligh

in Strawberry & Cream

I love this little one

first of all the price

so cheap under 4 £

the quality

amazing for how little you pay

the highlight is so beautiful and leave your skin so moisturised

I love the blush sometime I use it as a lipgloss/stain

If you like cream products like me

grab this up and give it a go

Mika xxx 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

February MBB [Mika Beauty Box]




Finally I decided how to call this series 
instead of calling it Mika Beauty Box (which I said sounds too much presumptuous

so then I decided to call it

MBB :D


what do you think?

anyway these are the pictures of the 5 items I picked for this monthly beauty box

let me know if you want reviews about any of the items

take care

Mika xxx

Monday, 17 February 2014

Mika Beauty Box February | MichelaIsMyName ♥


Second Month of 2014... and second Mika Beauty Box
let see what I have picked this month...


I hope you find this useful

ciao

Mika xxx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

NOTD // KIKO Quick Dry Nail Lacquer in 811 Prugna



Today I'm wearing this shade from KIKO
another ones of theirs quick dry nail lacquer
in number 811 Prugna (in English means Plum)

Once again this is another great shade for this time of year

As I have already written in the other NOTD when I mentioned the other 2 shades form the 
KIKO Quick Dry line
I love the formulation of these nail polish
super quick to dry (for real) and also super glossy so then you dont even need to apply your glossy top coat if you are in a hurry

give them a go

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 14 February 2014

Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 eyeliner & shadow


Lets talk about this lovely product by 
Jelly Pong Pong

this one was one of the lucky items I received during my subscription with Glossybox Italia

and probably this was the second item received from Jelly Pong Pong, I'd say I got to know this British brand through Glossybox

anyway today I'm talking about their

2-in-1 Eyeliner & Shadow

in the shade Plum

you can shop from their website here on the LINK

it comes in 4 different shades, and I have to say I'm very happy the Glossybox team sent me the plum colour cause I believe it is the perfect shade for green eyes

they retail at £ 10.50

and I love the fact that it is so creamy and soft to blend
apparently it is made with pure beeswax 
(italian beeswax, if it makes any sense, well that is what it said on their website)

another thing to mention 
jelly pong pong 
is well known to be cruelty free :)


Mika xxx



Wednesday, 12 February 2014

YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation Review





Finally after more than 3 months I have filmed this review
actually as it happened I filmed it twice, for the reasons I explained in the video itself

If you haven't seen it this is the LINK to it, have a look ;)
As I already said 
I LOVE this foundation to pieces
I know it is in the hight end (costing between 40 and 50, depends where you get it)
but seriously, it is worth the money

You can see from the demo in the video how it applies, how it looks but just for a better reference have a look the the pictures down below, 
my face with half of foundation on

to me is so visible the difference between the two sides
with or without 
the brightness that the Youth Liberator gives is amazing
and I love the glow effect without being oily at all



It is a foundation to try if you are over 30 and you want to bring back in time your face

let me know if you try it

ciao

Mika xxx


Tuesday, 11 February 2014

YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation Review | MichelaIsMyName ♥


here my review

I hope you find this useful

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 10 February 2014

NYC Big Bold Bronzing Powder in 602 MetropolTan






Hi Everyone today I want to show you this new product
which I have bought last month for my Mika Beauty Box
(which is basically a replacement of Glossybox)

Anyway, I'm talking about 

NYC Big Bold Bronzing Powder
in the shade
602 MetropoliTan

This product only come in two shades
here the Link on their website

and the shade I've bought was the darkest from the two

I love this bronzer, because the finish is not matte, as you can see from the swatches
it has got a satin finish leaving your skin glowing without looking like a disco ball... (who wants that?!)

I think for the very affordable price it retails, this bronzer is a good buy if you are in a hunt of a good bronzing powder and you dont want to spend a fortune

give it a go

ciao

Mika xxx


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Balance Me. Shine On Tinted Lip salve in Super Soft Beige


One thing Glossybox Italia did well
introduce me to this brand

I'm talking about 

Balance Me.
Natural, high-performance, paraben and sulphate free
made in the UK
They cover so many different areas for all different issues of the skin

I'm a HUGE fan of theirs
Radiance Face Oil from their Extra Care Line.

but I will talked about that in a separate post

today I'm here with their Shine On Lip Salve
in Super Soft Beige

it is a very light weight lipgloss/balm
It is more like a light oil on the lips rather than a sticky gloss

the colour that you see on the tube is barely visible once you apply on the lips (well at least mine, since I have pigmented lips) maybe if you are lighter than my skin tone you would be able to tell the hint of colour but after all the pigmentation is not too high
it is more a shear formula

 I love how it leaves my lips soft and calm

also I love even more the fact that this product is 100% made from natural origins :)

give it a go if you can

talk soon

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 7 February 2014

NOTD // Kiko Quick Dry Nail Lacquer 818 Fumo Di Londra



Hey guys happy weekend :)

today I'm showing you in this post my nail polish for the day

and it is my

Kiko Quick Dry Nail Lacquer 818 Fumo Di Londra

fume di londra means in English
smoke of London

anyway it is this pretty grey colour

and it is from the KIKO line

Quick Dry Nail Lacquer

which I rather like

it is very fast to dry and super shiny

very handy if you are on the go but still want to have a nice decent manicure :)

I really recommend you to try out some of these polish by the Quick Dry line


ciao

Mika xxx



Thursday, 6 February 2014

Empties: Products I've Used Up! #13





these are some of my empties, just few make up items
but still 

I hope you enjoy the video

here the LINK

let me know what you think

ciao

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Empties: Products I've Used Up! #13 | MichelaIsMyName ♥


Another empties..

I hope you like the video

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

LIP ENHANCER Illusion Lip Liner by ModelCo









Today I'm showing you a lip liner by ModelCo

this one was, once again, inside one of my old Glossybox (I still have so many items to test out and review from my Glossybox experience, I will do all of them, I promised)

anyway

this lip liner is not like a regular lip liner it is as the name says

a LIP ENHANCER 

it comes with a very handy sharpener (insert in the cap)

this is a perfect shade for cheating the shape of your lips
if you want with this pencil you can draw a fake fuller lips and get away with it without nobody notices

it is true

you can use it on its own or before applying lip gloss or lipstick whichever you want
the effect of fuller lips or even lips (in case you have uneven lips) will be fixed

I have never tried a product like this before

I like it

it is a nice tool


what do you think?

let me know

Mika xxx

Monday, 3 February 2014

EMITE Micronized Eye Shadow in Nect




this product was in one of my Glossybox back in I think November 2013
and it is by a brand called EMITE

which I think it is a Swedish brand.. BUT I'm not totally sure about it...

the colour is Nect and you can find this at Emite Website if you are interested


anyway I like this shade it can be used as highlighter or all over the lid colour

it is pretty, it reminds me MAC Brule but with some shimmer in it

it is very buttery and easy to blend

I will include this shade in my make up routine for sure


have you ever tried this brand??

let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Essence Gel Tint in 02 Deep Red






I've been testing out over the last few weeks this new product by Essence, well at least new to me, I'm talking about the Essence Gel Tint

here is the LINK on the website, the Gel Tint comes in 4 shades

01 Hot Red
02 Deep Red (which is the one I have)
03 Flashy Apricot
04 Pink Exposed

This is a water based jelly tint formula, it is so light on the lips and it doesn't dry the lips at all, in fact 
I feel this product keeps my lips moist after applying it

for the price you pay it is a good product especially if you have never tried Tint products


I'm not a huge tint lover myself, but sometimes I like to wear it for a more fresh juicy lips


give it a go and let me know what you think



ciao

Mika xxx