Sunday, 30 March 2014

The Perfect Palette TAG

here are my palettes for the Perfect Palette TAG

Perfect Palette Tag Questions:
1. Best Packaging
2. Best Color Payoff
3. Most Versatile
4. Best for Traveling
5. Biggest Regret
6. Best Color Names
7. Least Used
8. Most Used, Most Loved, Desert Island

You are all tag!

Mika xxx

Saturday, 29 March 2014

The Perfect Palette TAG | MichelaIsMyName ♥

Perfect Palette Tag Questions:
1. Best Packaging
2. Best Color Payoff
3. Most Versatile
4. Best for Traveling
5. Biggest Regret
6. Best Color Names
7. Least Used
8. Most Used, Most Loved, Desert Island

You are all tagged


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Make Up Swap with MissJessiBel

these are some pictures of all the goodies I've got from my Swedish Swap with my YT friend Jessica

I was so happy to see all the items she sent me

now I can start making videos looks and reviews

if you have ever used some of these brands or products let me know your thoughts

and if you have any request as usual let me know on the comment

Super happy about my goodies :D

and I'm so excited that in October Jessica will visit Rome and probably we will meet up :D

super happy about that too

anyway if you didnt see the video here is the link


Mika xxx

Sunday, 23 March 2014

My Hair Before and After | MichelaIsMyName ♥

New hair cut..
nothing dramatic but still I wanted to show you

what do you think?


Mika xxx

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Look Testing Out New Products

here some pictures of my last look using a few new products

I guess this look is very spring inspired

very pink

I like the effortless eyes (I mean for me, because I usually always use a black liner)

fresh skin

and bold lips

I hope you like it


Mika xxx

ps. if you haven't seen the video I leave you the link

Friday, 21 March 2014

TMI Tag | MichelaIsMyName ♥

I did join the club of the TMI Tag

it is a funny video to get to know me better

hope you like it


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Look Testing Out New Products | MichelaIsMyName ♥

New video
it is a very quick look using some new products
which I wanted to test out

I hope you like it

pictures of the look coming out soon


Mika xxx

Monday, 17 March 2014

March Mbeautybox International with BeautyChemCam

Hello everyone
today I'm showing you what was in my International (from Germany) MBeautyBox

basically a lovely swap I made with my long time friend on Youtube Kitty (BeautyChemCam)

She got me so many chocolates.... which I'm a fan of :D of course :P

so the budget we established was about 15 euro (similar to nearly all the subscription beauty boxes)

and that's what she got me:

Shower gel by LUSH Happy Hippy
My Beloved Sheer Blonde Go Blonder by John Frieda
Double ended Kajal eyeliner by Alverde
P2 glitter nail polish
Dresdner Essenz (for bath)
and a simple size Lush body butter

I love this swap/beauty box

I was very excited


I leave you her her video with the items I've got her

ps. here is the video in case you haven't seen it

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Hi everyone
finally today I'm posting the pictures with all the swatches
from my beloved 
Chocolate Bar by Too Faced

actually if you haven't seen the video review of the palette check out the video

as you saw for that video review I'm totally in love with this palette
and all the shades in it.

As you can see from the swatches
which I made on my arm (and I have pretty dry skin)
without applying any primer or without wetting the brush

so basically in the very basic level you can see that only a few shades are harder to show

mostly the the couple of dark/matte
but I tried to use them after this video with a primer or a sticky base and they go on much evently 

For me this palette is the essential for any look I create
I'm mostly a fan of natural neutral shades and in this palette you get a huge variety

you get bronze shade taupe shades and pink shades

that's why I think this palette seems to be for me a good mixture of the 3 Naked by Urban Decay

with a nice POP of colour (the purple shade)

the last but not least 

yeah it smells like Cocoa

not only smell

it tastes like Cocoa

it is 100% Cocoa

and I can tell you this claim is true


I totally recommend this palette

get it and you will not regret it


Mika xxx

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Clarins Mineral Eyeshadow in 09 Lavender Tea

Last Christmas my mom gifted me with this lovely mono eyeshadow by Clarins
I know it is nearly 3 months after but I always believe, better later than never!

This is Clarins Mineral Eyeshadow and the shade she picked for me is in the colour 09
Lavender Tea

and as you can see from the swatch
it is a taupe with an hint of lilac 

it is a satin finish but more in the matte side

what I mean with this expression, you can really only see a very tyne shine when you apply on your lids so it is not overly dramatic with shimmer

it feels more matte than satin

also it is like butter

it blends super well on the skin 

This is what highends eyeshadows must feel :D

I dont own many of these.. actually I think this by Clarins is my only highend eyeshadow

they retail for 16,90 € on Sephora website

here the LINK in case you want to get it

I'm glad my mom picked me this colour 

It is a very versatile shade for everyday make up


Mika xxx 

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

TOO FACED CHOCOLATE BAR PALETTE [Review/Swatch] | MichelaIsMyName ♥

I hope you like the video

the pictures of the swatches coming up soon

keep an eye on my blog


Mika xxx

Monday, 10 March 2014

Empties #14 [Pictures]

Another month has passed
and it's time for me to throw out some of my empties

so today I showing you what made till the end with me
some Hair products
some Skincare
and unusually plenty of Make up this time

I feel kind of proud any time I'm able to throw out make up and empty the whole package

I dont know why :)

I hope you liked the video I filmed and if you haven't seen it
here is the link

see you next time


Mika xxx

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Empties: Products I've Used Up! #14 | MichelaIsMyName ♥

Empties # 14


Mika xxx

Friday, 7 March 2014

My Favourite Highlighters [Pictures/swatches]


As I promised, even if I've been quiet late
I'm posting today the swatches of my favourite highlighters.

A little disclaime
 when I filmed this video I didn't own an highlighter powder which has become one of my favourite.....
I'm talking about Soft and Gentle by MAC

anyway I hope these swatches will make clear for you what could be one highlighter good for you

I will post a review of Soft and Gentle in another time, but it is amazing...

See you next time


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

My Favourite Highlighters | MichelaIsMyName ♥

here my favourite highlighters
swatches coming soon


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Miss Sporty Dr Balm with Royal Jelly

Winter and Spring can be the coldest months here in Italy
those seasons I see myself reaching for lip balm more than anything else

I have a huge selection of lip balm from so many different brands

this one is by 

Miss Sporty

and it is their 

Dr Balm with Royal Jelly in the shade 02

as you can see from the swatches it is slightly tinted

but even if you apply layers and layers of it the pigmentation is really just shear

which is fine this is a lip balm not a lipstick ;)

I like the scent (cherry scented but not over the top)

and it does leave my lips moisturized and soft

helping me a lot through this winter/spring

what lip balm would you recommand me?

let me know


Mika xxx

Monday, 3 March 2014

My February Favourites [Pictures]

These are some pictures with the items that made my February Favourites
There are a couple of hair products, skin care, nails and also make up of course.

This month I wanted to mention also non make up or beauty related items
the Organic Refreshing Infusion by Clipper in the flavour Red Fruits and Aronia Berry
the Digestive by McVitie's
and the Olbas Oil

These are the products (from the left to the right) swatched 

MAC Crosswires
NYX San Paulo
Deborah Milano Extra Pearly Stick Eyeshadow in 03 Resolute Brown
Collection Blush and Highlight Cream Duo in Peaches & Cream
On the bottom the combo between Crosswires and San Paulo

If you haven't seen the video here is the link

Hope you like it

talk soon


Mika xxx

Sunday, 2 March 2014

NOTD // MaXFactor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish

Today I'm wearing this nail polish by Max Factor
and this is the first nail polish I've ever tried from MaxFactor

This was a gift from my friend Helen

Unfortunately I couldn't figure out the name of the polish

it is a satin sort of due chrome shade


I would say

I like it

I normally go for creamy shade with not shimmer finish
and yeah probably this wouldn't be a shade I would pick up, but I'm glad I was given this one

cause even if it is out from my comfort zone (nail wise) I still like it a lot.. surprisingly

what nail polish are you wearing today?


Mika xxx

...finally...the CHOCOLATE BAR by Too Faced!

it is not a dream... it is reality!!!

I finally find the famous and super wanted


It has been over 2 months I've been craving this guy, all the youtuber from the US
showing to us swatches and looks you can create with this palette...

I went to Rome last week to the Essiebutton Meet up
and walked in Sephora... 

and now it is mine

coming soon 

swatches pictures.. video review and of course a lot of looks

take care

Mika xxx