Saturday, 31 January 2015

L'Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil REVIEW

Hello everyone
I'm back today with another review.

The product I'm talking about is
the L'Oreal Skin Perfection
Miracle Cleansing Oil

I wanted to try a cleansing oil from such a long time
Having dry skin (apart from the usual T zone)
I always thought that cleansing Oils were the way to go

I was quiet late on this product by L'Oreal
but as the saying says:
Better Later than Never

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this product

and I mean it

I love the packaging
It comes with a pump which makes things so much easier

I only need 2 pumps
on the back of my hand
then I massage it into my skin
especially on my eyes and lips
where most of the "hard to remove" make up is
and after 1 minute 
wash it off with warm water
and the most is done

It has become the best way to remove my make up at night

On the package it claims to
Instantly dissolves all traces of makeup and impurities.
Skin feels perfectly clean with a non-greasy, non-dry feel.

and I couldn't agree more

It leaves the skin soft 
Most of the other cleansing products usually leave my skin very dry
with this one I feel like my skin finds the perfect balance even before applying any moisturiser

I truly recommend this product

It has become a must have for me

If you have tried this product let me know your thoughts, and if you have tried it after this review, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about it

also do you know any other affordable Cleansing Oils??

Let me know


Mika xxx 

Friday, 30 January 2015

BIG Collective Makeup - Beauty - Clothing Haul | MICHELA ismyname

For this haul I have collected many things during the last few weeks... some make up, some beauty related items, and some clothes... I hope you like this video.. and you wants so reviews or you have any questions, please leave a comment :) 


Mika xxx

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover REVIEW

Hi everyone
today I'm back with a new review

You know I love changing nail polish quiet often, and in the last few years
I've seen new products to make this "nail polish remover phase" much easier

Last year I discovered the KIKO nail polish remover Fast&Easy
and I liked it

Over the last month I was able to test out this one by Bourjois

Many people online have shown a positive feed back so I knew I was going to like it 

and I did

this one is even better than the Kiko one
because along with the removing property and without acetone and parabens

This one has got the nourishing sweet almond oil in it
and you can feel it on the cuticle
It doesn't leave your fingers dry 
they are more moisturised and soft
and the scent is lovely

(Red fruit and Vanilla)

This is a very fast easy and also healthier way to remove our nail polish

I'm sure many of you have already tried this one out

if you have just let me know your thoughts

and if you have another product to recommend me, leave me a comment


take it easy

talk soon


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Boots Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm REVIEW

Hello everyone
welcome back

Today I'm showing you this little product by Boots.

It was a little surprise, I have bought this item because Boots was doing one of their 3x2 offert
all over their skin care range

So I picked up my 3 items, and since I really like the Botanics Power of Plants line
I wanted to try another product form this line

This is the 
All Bright
Radiance Balm

It comes in a 50ml package

As it claims
this balm works to provide skin with an instant pick-me-up effect
promoting a brighter, fresher and more radiant complexion that last all day

and I must say after have wearing it for couple of weeks, under my foundation
or even on its own in a no make up day

what it claims is pretty true

It leaves my skin glowing
without being heavy or greasy

I only avoid using it on my nose, because I don't need a glowing effect over there,
since my nose usually gets its own glow during day, unfortunately :P

I use it as a primer kind of
I feel you need to apply a moisturiser on top of it, since this balm in my view isn't so nourishing
by itself, and it has not spf

Have you ever tried this item?
Let me know if you have tried something similar

take care

Mika xxx 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Everyday Makeup Look (feat. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette) | MICHELA i...

Today I wanted to share with you a make up which I have been wearing nearly everyday, I know it is a bit too full on, but I like it and it was fun to wear..

I Hope you like it too, mostly I have used my BELOVED Too Faced Chocolate Palette (the original)... I look forward to get the Semi Sweet!

hope you like the look

please let me know what you think


Mika xxx

Monday, 26 January 2015

Sleek Highlighting Palette REVIEW

Hi everyone
today I'm back with another make up review
If you watched my last makeup haul you already know that I was in the haunt of this product since the first time I saw it before Christmas

It is the Highlighting Palette by Sleek

I love the brand Sleek so much
everything I have tried from them I loved
so since I love cream highlighters I was ecstatic when I saw this new product by Sleek

Finally I was able to get it

It come in a very sleek and mirrored palette
a big mirror in the inside and 4 different highlighters

One of the 4 is a powder highlighter and it is the colour called Antique Bronze
which works very well as a eyeshadow (as I tested out)

the other 3 shades are from the top left
Platinum (which is a beautiful frosty silver cream highlighter)
Royal Gold (which is a frosty yellow gold)
Renaissance Gold (which is a pinky gold)

I think if you are into highlighting you love this palette
It is very versatile
and because it has 4 different shades
it can really be perfect for any skin tone

If you haven't tried it yet I would recommend you to check it out

I Love it, so maybe you'll love it too

talk soon

Mika xxx

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Boots Traditional Glycerin and Rosewater REVIEW

I was in Boots the other day
and as usual for Boots, they were having 3x2 offer for all the skincare

So I picked this item

the Boots
Traditional Skin Care
Glycerin and Rosewater
Toning and Moisturising 

I already tried in the past from the same line the 
Cold Cream
and I liked it, so I wanted to try this as well

Price wise is super affordable less than 3 pounds

This feels cool and refreshing beautifier that softens and moisturises the skin.
 This toner and moisturiser is lanolin-free and works well as a toner before using a skin cream.
It can be used as well on your neck and your hands, I absolutely love the scent

I love it because it leaves my skin really smooth and soft even without applying any moisturising
(of course though you want to apply one)

Have you ever tried it?

Let me know if you have :)

take care

Mika xxx

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Boots Vitamin E Gentle Eye Cream REVIEW

Hi everyone, and welcome back

Today blog post is about my current favourite eye cream.

I've bought this in Boots, and it is part of the Boots line Vitamin E

I'm talking about the

Eye Cream SPF 15

For being a budget eye cream, I must say to be very impressed

It feels super rich, even though it sinks into my skin very quickly
leaving the area around the eyes, which is naturally thinner and delicate
very smooth and tough

I like the little packaging, I rather these kind of tubes than a jar where you are putting everyday germs with your fingers

However I haven't noticed any changes on the appearance of the lines around my eyes

But I've been using it only during the last 2 weeks, 
I noticed though as I already said, an improvement in the feeling of the skin
which is normally thinner, after I apply this cream it feels really thick and stronger
and so far I like that

Not all the eye creams I have tried in my life give me this effect
most of them are very lightweight
and after they absorbed into my skin feels like I haven't even applied it

So far so good

I will keep using it

If you have any drugstore brands eye cream to recommend please let me know

have you ever tried this products?

leave a comment


Mika xxx

Friday, 23 January 2015

Winter OOTD #2 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Another OOTD, today was a bit wet.. hance the funny face while I'm showing you my sunglasses...
Hope you like this look!

Mika xxx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

L'Oreal Color Riche Pure Red - Julianne's REVIEW

Hi everyone
welcome back for today blog post

Today is about LIPS

Only recently I've purchased this lipstick by L'Oreal
from their new Pure Red line Color Riche Julienne's

(of course named after the beautiful actress Julianne Moore)

First of all
I love the packaging of these lipstick
it is like faux leather material

I love the scent of the lipstick, which it is not fruity or sweet
it's L'Oreal scent :)

The formulation is super creamy comfortable on the lips, with a good staying power

and Finally
The Colour is just amazing, I love the vibrancy of it

The Color Riche Pure Red line comes with so many different reds, studied for every different skin tone, therefore is very easy to find one you'll love, actually more than one

Have you ever tried these lipsticks by L'Oreal?
Which is your favourite red?

let me know :)

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

MAX FACTOR Excess Shimmer 25 Bronze

Hello everyone
today another review about a product which was featured on my last HAUL
and I waited a bit before to write a review, but as soon as I applied the shadow on my lids, I knew I was going to love it

I'm talking about the new eyeshadow cream/mousse by Max Factor

in the shade 25 Bronze

I choose this particular colour because it was the one, Vivianadoesmakeup and Lilly Pebbles were raving about

They have other colours, but to be honest this was the want I like the most
but since I have tried it, and I love it, I'm considering getting other shades, Copper and Crystal in particular :)




Since I've start using it, I've been doing the same make up every day

Not only the colour is beautiful...
 called Bronze, but I think it is closer to copper than bronze

but anyway this is perfect shade for green and blue eyes

I love the consistency

it is super soft, and more like a mousse than a cream product, let say, if you think about the Maybelline Color Tattoo, this is much softer and creamy, more like a liquid eyeshadow

and finally I love the staying power

you put it on in the morning, and it does not move, smudge or crease

It is the ultimate drugstore eye product for me

If you haven't tried it yet, DO

You'll Love it too :)

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Zucchini and Leeks Tagliatelle | MICHELA ismyname ♥

After my Tesco Grocery Haul, some of you ask me to film this recipe pasta dish, it is a very simple one, vegetarian, and healthy.

I leave you the link of my Tesco Haul down below

here is a close up picture of the ingredients

You need
 2 Leeks
2 Zucchini
Tagliatelle pasta or spaghetti
Oil of Olive
Philadelphia cheese (the Sensational is the best!)

and that's the final dish

Filling, healthy and vegetarian

It is delicious!

If you make this dish, please let me know if you liked it

take care 

Mika xxx

Monday, 19 January 2015

TOPSHOP Chameleon Glow Eyeshadow in Shuffle The Cards and Wax & Wane

Hi everyone
as you have seen on my last video haul, I've been to TOPSHOP
and I've picked up a couple of make up items

Today I'm showing you the two eyeshadows I've got.

These catched my eyes straight away after I saw them display in the shop

There were a few other colours, but these two were the ones I liked the most.

I've got the shade
Shuffle The Cards
which is a Golden/Pink metallic colour

and the other one I've picked up was
Wax & Wane
which reminded me of Mac Club

These are part of their 
Chameleon Collection

and in fact that word pretty much describes these shadows

I like these shadows a lot

although I noticed, they are pretty sheer on their own
make sure to use a primer or even use them wet in order to get the max colour payoff.

Have you got these shadows?
or anything similar?

let me know


Mika xxx

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Boots Botanics The Power Of Plants - Soothing Eye Makeup Remover

Hi everyone
Over the last week I've been testing out this product by Boots Botanics The Power Of Plants

I was looking for sometime to use for removing my eye makeup
I dont usually use waterproof mascara
but on my eye makeup routine there is alway black gel liner
and even though I don't use a waterproof one, at times it is very hard to completely remove it

I was in Boots and I spotted this product by the line Botanics The Power of Plants
(which I'm well familiar with, and so far any single product I've tried it was a positive discovery)
so I kind of knew I was going to like this one too!

In fact I DO :)

This product is made with two phases
the OIL Phase, which sweeps away impurities and makeup, including waterproof
the AQUEOUS Phase which has yellow colour made by the hibiscus, helps to soothe the eye area and condition lashes.

I really like it
when I use it, my eye makeup goes away and in the morning I dont wake up with residues of panda eyes :D

It feels nice on the skin and because of the oil phase, leaves the skin soft even without applying moisturiser

Have you ever tried this product?

What do you use to remove your "difficult" makeup?

leave me a comment and let me know :)

take care

Mika xxx

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Finished & Reviewed #5 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hi everyone, another Empties.. ops.. I meant Finished & Reviewed.. I hope you like it :)

... and yeah, I've got lipstick on my tooth for most of the video :( sorry............

Mika xxx

Friday, 16 January 2015

TOPSHOP Metallic Cream Blush in Pulse

Hi everyone if you have my last video 
which is a massive makeup haul
actually I'm going to leave the link of the video down below in case you haven't seen it

Anyway, as I was saying I went to TOPSHOP
I personally love Topshop makeup line
weirdly enough all the products are made in Italy...

Anyway this time I've got myself one of their
Metallic Cream Blush in the shade PULSE

I already owned a Topshop blush, but it is a powder blush
and if you know me a bit, you know I love cream blush far more..

So I was in the shop and I spotted this one, which was a bit unusual
in fact it is a metallic cream blush

I figured this was going to be a 2 steps in 1

and I was right

as you can see from the swatch, this blush leaves a very nice shimmer finish
and when I use it, I don't need to do the highlighter step

I love the formulation, it is a lightweight cream to powder blush.

I didn't own anything like it before..

I know there is another shade, I might pick up next time I'm in town, and it is a deeper colour called Aorta 

If you like a metallic cheeks with only one step this is the product for you

I love it :)

have you ever tried it?
do you know anything similar to this?

let me know


 Mika xxx

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Chrome Yellow EYES || Rebel LIPS | pictures

I know, this look is about a makeup video I uploaded back at the beginning of December, I'm a bit late... Sorry!!

Anyway, here are the pictures of this look which I called

Chrome Yellow EYES Rebel LIPS

Mostly the two most important things of this look are the pop of yellow eyeshadow and the berry lips

If you want to see how I made this look
check out the video down below
where you will also find all the products I have used

Hope you like it!


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Massive Makeup Haul [Boots - Superdrug - Topshop] | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Today Massive Makeup/Beauty Haul.
This is a collective one, so that's why is so big :)I hope you enjoy and you find some inspiration to try some of these products, take care!

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Inglot Under Eye Concealer | Review

I've bought this concealer by Inglot last summer
Before buying I red some review online, and watch some videos, because I feel it is impossible buying a concealer or a foundation online without being able to feel it "live" in a shop, but I must saying hours of youtube videos, pictures of reviews from the beauty community can help

Inglot (at least from the website where I have shopped) seem to have 5 types of concealers
and I decided that the best for me was going to be the Under Eye Concealer

This concealer comes in 10 different shades
touching a wide variety of shades from the lightest to the darkest

It retails at 13.00£ 
which is NOT TO BAD, but still a bit higher compare to the drugstore

You get 10 ml
packaging wise it comes in one of these squeezy tubes
which I find to be the best in order to keep clean and sanitised the product

I've got the lightest shade
number 91

This concealer is specially designed to cover under eyes circles
as the name would suggested
It contains organic silicones and vitamin E
 which help to make your skin smoother moisturised and nourished

I like it!

It is fairly lightweight
and easy to blend

sometimes I feel I don't need to wear any foundation when I use this concealer 
It really help to make my face much more awake even when I'm tired

If you are making an order from Inglot and you are also needing a concealer 
try this out

and if you have already tried it, please let me know your thoughts.

take care

Mika xxx

Monday, 12 January 2015

Sleek iDivine Arabian Nights

Hi everyone
today I'm back with swatches and close up pictures of this amazing little palette
by Sleek
the iDivine Arabian Nights

This palette was a gift I received this Christmas
and since I owned already three other Sleek palettes, I knew I was going to love this one as well.

If you like Make up, you can not know Sleek 
especially their eyeshadow palettes

The quality of their shadows is much superior to the price their palettes are retailed

Anyway this Arabian Nights (which is a Limited Edition)
comes with, the usual, 12 shades
this time it comes with only one matte
the rest of the shades are a mix of metallic/satin shades

Two in particular are very interesting
the colour GOLD SOUK

the first is a metallic gold with golden glitters
(which are very noticeable at the touch)
the second is a matte burgundy shade with golder glitters
(once again very noticeable if you touch it)

This palette has god a good mix of shades
some beautiful neutrals
and some fun colourful colours like

Two greens
One beautiful Purple

One other special feature in this palette is the Black colour
which unusually is not matte
but it is satin/metallic

As I said here I love this palette, if you want to see how these colours swatch just check the video down below
in case you haven't seen it

Take care


Mika xxx

Sunday, 11 January 2015

My Favourite Dark Lip Products

Dark Lipstick seasons.... what am I going to wear now?
Do you struggle too with dark lips? let me know what are your options 

1 Essence Lip Tint in Hot Red
2 Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Plum Jam
3 Mua Make up Academy in Shade 1
4 Naj Oleari lipgloss in Absolutely Red
5 Deborah Milano Glossy Stick in 09
6 Kiko Lipstick in 392
7 Wet'n'Wild Lipstick in Cinnamon Spice
8 MAC Lipstick in Rebel
9 Christian Dior Lipstick in Hypnotic Red

in case you missed out on my video I will leave the link down below with all the swatches of these lip products on my lips

take care

Mika xxx

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Sleek iDivine Arabian Nights REVIEW | MICHELA imyname ♥

Hi everyone, today I'm back with a Review/Swatches of this beautiful little palette by Sleek which I have recieved for Christmas. It is a limited edition therefor if you like what you see, be quick to grab the palette for yourself.

I love it!!

Mika xxx

Friday, 9 January 2015

Garnier Moisture Match | Protect & Glow

Here I am today talking about
the Garnier Moisture Match
Protect & Glow

This new line from Garnier came across my mind last summer while I was reading 
Look magazine, a page dedicated to this new line with 5 different creams for 5 different skin problems

There was a little sampler on attached on the page, which I tried and liked and this was the reason why I went to Boots and got myself 2 types from this line

The line comes as I said, with 5 types

Protect & Glow
Start Afresh
Goodbye Dry
Wake Me Up
Shine Be Gone

the two I've got are Protect & Glow (which it is the one I'm reviewing today)
and Goodbye Dry (which I have already reviewed here is the LINK)

Protect & Glow
unfortunately wasn't a big success for me
I didnt like it as much I did Goodbye Dry

First of all the scent
this cream has got a very strong scent, and if you don't mind strong scent, 
then you wont be bother by this
for me it is too strong
in the ingredients there are Lemon extract and Mannose

Also the second thing I didn't like was the fact that it did stings my eyes
and I KNOW, you are not suppose to apply skin cream around the eyes, but as a human being, I know for a fact that a lot of other female humane like me, sometimes when they are lazy like to use skin cream all over.. and with the Goodbye Dry I didn't have the same feeling
it didn't sting

so at the end this cream irritated my eyes
and was too scented for my taste

I like the fact that there is 20 spf in this skin product and also I like the light reflecting pearls
which helps to make your skin glow all day.

I wouldn't repurchase this cream for myself
It is not that I wont recommend it..
try it out. maybe you like it :)

let me know if you have tried it and what your thoughts are

take care

Mika xxx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Winter OOTD #1 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

It's time for my Winter outfits :)
this is number one... once again, this video was filmed in Italy and it wasn't a very cold day :)

Hope you like it!

Mika xxx