Saturday, 28 February 2015

Everyday Makeup Look (feat. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette) Pictures





Hi everyone
and welcome back

Today I'm back with some pictures from my last Makeup Look
called

Everyday Makeup Look (Feat. Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette)

If you haven't seen the video I will leave the link of it down below



Since I went a bit crazy and over done on my eyes
I decided to go kind of nude for my lips
but you can do what you want

I think a barry lipstick would also look very good with the rest of the make up
id you like to dare :)




for the list of the products used check out the video above.


I hope you enjoy it


ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 27 February 2015

OPTIMUM PhytoGlyc - Age Night Serum by Superdrug REVIEW


Hi everyone
and welcome back

Today I want to talk about this new product I've been trying in the last weeks
It is a skin care product by Superdrug
from their line called

OPTIMUM PHYTOGLYC Age

Night Serum Concentrate

I've got this one for free taking advantage with a Superdrug offer
Get one and the second is free
The other item is the day cream from the same line, which I will review for you in a second time.

I always like to try out different Serum
Most of the experts I heard
mostly say that a Serum is the most import part of a skin care regime

So I'm always looking to get in a love with a new Serum

This range is aimed for  age 35+
  
Their ranges come for different ages
so every woman can find something aimed for themselves

.

The Claim

Instantly skin feels intensely moisturised. Skin Looks more radiant

 My Thought

I agree totally!

.

The Claim

Improves skin's firmness and elasticity

 My Thought

After I apply it yeah, I have this feeling of smoothness but I don't see the effect to be constant throughout the day


On the box I can see that there are 4 main Key ingredients

the first is dGlyage
which is a encapsulated tetrapeptide developed to protect te cellular DNA from glucation.

the second ingredient is Prodizia
which is a unique skin detoxifying active derived from the Persian Silk Tree

the third is Vitamin E
which is renowned for its rich antioxidant properties

and the last one is Panthenol
which is well known for its moisturising and conditioning effect on the skin.


The serum is slightly scented
which does't annoy me

After All I can say I enjoy this product

I like how my skin looks when I apply it

I can't say though if it does actually improve my skin and the damage which is already on it...


so 

That's all I can say really


I would recommend it to you guys

It is a nice serum for sure


Mika xxx

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Winter OOTD #4 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Today another winter outfit of the day, this is number 4.
This is a special one because the night before was snowing, and I've got to play with the snow for a bit!

I hope you like it :)



ciao


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

‪#‎Throwback‬ - A Year Ago Today | Meeting Essiebutton in Rome



Hi everyone
and welcome back!

Today I was looking at my timeline on facebook, and I realised that a year ago I was in Rome
meeting the super amazing Essiebutton!

First reaction was... OMG TIME FLIES.....

Second I thought... why not starting this series called

‪#‎Throwback‬ - A Year Ago Today

I'm not sure who does this thing already
but I wanted to start my version of it...

and as I said

a year ago

today

I was in Rome
Piazza del Popolo
meeting the gorgeous
Estée
and of course Aslan


.




.

Also I met a lot of other lovely girls....


It was a special day..

today A year ago...


.


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

NOTD // BARRY M Gelly Hi Shine in Lychee



Hi everyone and welcome back
today I've got a new nail polish on
as usual I like to change my nail polish quite often

Today I went for something more nude and chic

I've chosen this colour from the Barry M
Gelly Hi Shine line
called

Lychee

As I have already said a million times, I love this Gelly Hi Shine formulation from Barry M
So any time I'm about to buy a new polish from them, I go straight to this line, cause I know I love it!


I love the brush
the glossiness
the colour range, every season they come out with new seasonal colors
from the brightest to the more nudish and wearable

this one is a nude/greyish colour

perfect any time of the year

just when you want to have a break from the crazy colours, I think this is elegant, sophisticated
and modern at the same time

I love to have a nude, but sometime I find nudes tend to be more warmer toned, near a peach nude, which really do not suits my skin tone

this nude instead is perfect for me, being a cool toned

what is your favourite nude?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx



Monday, 23 February 2015

About ME Tag | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Today I was in mood for a TAG.
enjoy!

I'm tagging:


QUESTIONS

1. Do you have a middle name? 
2. What is your Favorite subject in school?
3. Whats your Favorite drink?
4. What is your Favorite song at the moment?
5. What would you name your kids?
6. Do you participate in any sports?
7. Favorite Book? 
8. Favorite Color?
9. Favorite Animal?
10. Favorite Perfume? 
11. Favorite Holiday?
12. Have you graduated high school?
13. Have you ever been out of the country? if so how many times? 
14. Do you speak any other language?
15. How many siblings do you have?
16. What is your favorite store? 
17. Favorite restaurant? 
18. Do you like school?
19. Favorite youtuber? 
20. Favorite movie?
21. Favorite TV show? 
22. PC or Mac?
23. What kind of phone do you have?
24. How tall are you?


ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 22 February 2015

MUA MAKEUP ACADEMY Pro-Base Fixing Mist REVIEW


Hi everyone 
and welcome back

today I wanted to share with you my thoughts on this product I've recently bought in Superdrug.

I'm talking abou the
MUA Makeup Academy
Pro-Base
Fixing Mist


I've never owned a Fixing Mist before

and usually this is not a step I add in my make up routine
but since was cheap I wanted to give it a go


MUA is also available online
and you can get this product just by clicking HERE


it claims

Fixes your makeup in place all day long. Protects against heat, humidity, cold and windy conditions; whatever your day throws at you - your makeup will hold in place!


Directions: Apply makeup as normal.
Shake your fixing mist and then hold at arms length and spray in a horizontal swishing motion until you have your desired cover. Avoid direct contact with eyes Moisterises and hydrates skin Micro-fine mist for easy application Up to 8 hours fixing time.


I tested it out for a week

and one thing I can say about this product
when I apply my make up as usual
after the last step of powder
my skin used to look dull

since I start using the spray after the powder
my skin looks smooth and more fresh

I love it!

Now I'm not sure if it lasts up to 8 hours
but for 5 pounds

I recommend you to try it out

Basically this is the drugstore reply to Mac Fix Plus


I've never tried Fix Plus though.. let me know if you have
and let me know your recommendation when it comes to fixing mists


take care

Mika xxx



Saturday, 21 February 2015

Vaseline Queen Bee Lip Therapy REVIEW


Hello everyone
and welcome back.

Last time I was in Superdrug I picked up this Lip Therapy by Vaseline

Queen Bee

Limited edition

and if I'm honest with you I was totally hooked by the design of the jar

In the past I owned many of these Vaseline Lip Therapy

the Classic Blue jar
the Aloe Vera Green jar
the Pink jar (slightly tinted)
the Cocoa butter one in the brown jar


Only in the recent years Vaseline start to come out with limited edition version

and I think I missed a few
so when I saw this Queen Bee
I could not resist


You do end up paying the fancy design though
in fact this retail less than 2 pounds more then the classical versions

You get the same amount of product though

Anyway I like this lip therapy
It does smell like honey
and in this colder month the scent of honey acts like a soothing effect

If you don't like Petroleum jelly
and you like more organic natural ingredients, well this is not for you

Ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 20 February 2015

MASSIVE COLLECTIVE HAUL | MICHELA ismyname ♥



Hello everyone and welcome back. Today I'm back, once again, with a collective haul.. Clothing, jewelry, makeup, beauty everything together...


I went crazy with lip products, towards the end you find out why...

Enjoy!


Mika xxx

Thursday, 19 February 2015

MAKEUP REVOLUTION Mono Eyeshadow Mountains Of Gold REVIEW


Makeup Revolution
has been a discovery for me in this early 2015

I was making an order on Superdrug website
and I spotted this brand for the first time.

My local Superdrug doesn't seem to carry it

Anyway

I couldn't notice that it was a very low budget brand
It reminded me a first to MUA Makeup Academy

...


I decided to get a Lipstick and a mono eyeshadow

(1£ each)

Today I'm here to talk to you about the eyeshadow


Their mono eyeshadows come in a huge selection of colours
(50 shades here is the link)
with different finishes


The one I've bought is called

Mountains of Gold

and it is this rusty metallic gold

AMAZING the pigmentation (for 1£)

No fall out

and outstanding Staying Power


as it says on their website

"The payoff and intensity is truly amazing and so affordable you will want them all!"


I agree!


I need to get myself some more

Have you ever tried Makeup Revolution before??

Let me know your favourites


ciao

Mika xxx



NOTD // ESSIE Nail Polish Hide & Go Chic




Hi Everyone today I'm going to show you my nail polish of the day


I'm wearing Essie
Hide & Go Chic

This colour came out in Spring 2014 in a collection called
Hide & Go Chic


I was so lucky to find this polish in TK Maxx
and paid only 2 pounds for it (great deal!!!)


I love this unusual blue/teal colour

I think it is a very smart colour without being trashy

I usually love bright colours anyway

but this one in particular has a Chic feel to it

Fun colourful but still Chic

A sophisticated Blue :)


Good for any season really

I can see wearing this colour in winter - spring and summer

maybe not really fall shade, but who cares :D



This is what I'm wearing on my nails today


If you have any question leave a comment

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

BEAUTY UK Ultimate Contour Palette Review | MICHELA ismyname ♥


This is my Application/first impression/ review of this product by Beauty Uk, their Ultimate Contour Palette...

here's my blog post about it http://michelaismyname.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/beauty-uk-ultimate-contour-palette.html

enjoy the review!

ciao

Mika xxx



Monday, 16 February 2015

VITAPOINTE Leave In Conditioner REVIEW


Hello and welcome back everyone

Today I'm back with another short review

The product I'm going to review for you today is the


VITAPOINTE Leave In Conditioner


I recently discovered this little product in Boots

I didnt have any idea about what it was, I was only looking for a conditioner and since this was very cheap and also it was a Leave In Conditioner
I decided to get it

as I said it retails for less than 3 pounds

you get 50 ml products

It comes in a very simple, nearly vintage tube.


What I like about it is that  you can use it for dry hair
is like a cream for your hair
instead of styling your hair nourishes it

I used in the morning on my ends and all the frizzy and damaged parts

I also like to apply it more all over
before to go to bed
and sleep with it on

Like a mask


If you are not looking for something "fashionable" 
colourful and modern looking
well this is not for you

But if you are looking for a good hair cream/leave in conditioner

this is good, and worth to try since is so affordable

as I said you can get this in Boots




If you have tried this products and know more about it, leave a comment down below


ciao

Mika xxx




Sunday, 15 February 2015

NOTD // BarryM Gelly Hi Shine Passion Fruit




Hi everyone
Today I'm sharing with you my Nail polish pick of the day

and it is by Barry M

from their Gelly Hi Shine line (which I absolutely love)
The shade I'm wearing is

Passion Fruit

and it is this vibrant happy red

with an hint of pink into it

I love the Gelly Hi Shine line so much
first it comes with so many shades
second it is super glossy

I usually need 2 coats to achieve this resoult

I personally love BarryM polishes

they are super affordable and without losing the quality


What's your favourite Barry M Nail polish?


let me know


ciao

Mika xxx

What I Ate Today | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Today I decided to do a video that I used to love watching from Anna Saccone (TheStyileDiet / SacconeJoly).

She used to do a What I Ate Wednesday, and even though when I film this video wasn't wednesday, I wanted to do it anyway...
tell me if you want me to keep doing this video.. I love food :)

ps. in this video there is also a special guest Norman ;)

Enjoy!


Mika xxx

Friday, 13 February 2015

w7 In The Nude Palette REVIEW


Hi everyone
Today I'm talking about this palette by w7 cosmetics

I received this palette for Christmas.

I was very happy to get this palette, 
as you might know, I don't own any of the Naked
I never got into them, and never felt the need to justify myself into spending 40 euro for another eyeshadow palette.


So then I was happy to receive this one on budget by w7
IN THE NUDE
which is the dupe for the famous
Naked 3

The packaging is very similar
the only thing is that in the inside there is not mirror
for the rest it is the same layout of the Naked

It comes with a not bad brush, one side is an actual brush 

and the 12 shades

there are 3 mattes in this palette
and the rest are satin and shimmer shadows


My favourite shades are
Angel
Venice
Copper Pot
Sun Kissed
Coffee Cup

which are the more pigmented and unique

If you haven't seen my video
where I swatched the shadows 
 I leave the link down below for you to check



do you own this palette?
or the Naked 3??

Let me know


ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 12 February 2015

BEAUTY UK Ultimate Contour Palette REVIEW


Hi everyone!

Today I'm back with another review.

The product I'm reviewing for you today is the new product by
Beauty Uk

the ULTIMATE CONTOUR PALETTE


This product came out at the end of 2014
and since I'm a fan of cream products 
and indeed I love to contour my face

I needed to try it

I've bought mine in Boots, and I paid only 4.99£

(super affordable)

in this palette you get 3 shades

a cold toned brown 
(which is meant for contouring)
a warm toned brown
(which is meant for bronzing)
and a light cream
(which is the highlighter)

This kit is amazing

Once again especially for the money you spent, you get a very good quality product

I personally love all the 3 shades
the contour one is the best though
cause sometimes it is hard to find the perfect contour colour
most of them in the market (highends and drugstores) have a tyne more warm into it

but this one is just perfect

One thing I would say

The light shade is not a concealer
I tried to use it as a concealer but it is very sheer

so stick to the instructors and use it as a highlighter

The consistency of the cream is not the same

I found the contour and the bronzer much less creamy (but still easy to blend)

The highlighter is certainly much more creamier

If you don't know how to use these colour and how to contour

Beauty Uk was very clever to write on the back of the package
step by step 
instructions
for How to shading
Where to apply
and Which shade

so this made it even easier

For me this product is worth to try

I don't have any negative comment to say


Another great product from the drugstore!


If you have any question leave a comment

take care


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

w7 IN THE NUDE Palette REVIEW | MICHELA ismyname ♥



Hi everyone, today I'm back with a little Review/swatches of this palette by w7 In the nude. 
As I heard this palette is a dupe for the famous Naked 3.


I hope you like the video, and if you have any question, as usual do not hesitated and leave a comment down below :)


ps: pictures of the swatches coming soon


take care


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

MAYBELLINE Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser REVIEW



Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog

Today post is about a new product I recently got from Maybelline

It's their Instant Pore Eraser
from their Baby Skin line

I'm normally not a huge user of Primer
Only because it is an extra step in the morning and sometime (most of the time) being in the rush
I always neglected it

But when I've got a little bit more time, I can notice the difference between a WITH or WITHOUT
primer day


I have to admit 

I have got PORES
and more the years go by... more deep my pores become..
(I know it is quite disgusting topic to talk about but it is the truth, and I believe most of you are with me in this)

The "Issue Area" is my NOSE

thankfully STILL, my nose is the only part of my face with pores... and oiliness (gross)

Since I've got my 12x mirror these pores look even more uglier
so that was basically the reason why I decided to get this primer

Back in Italy I've got plenty of primers
but as I said I never really use them regularly 
and I wouldn't know which brand I like or stuff like that

But I cannot deny that since I start using this product by Maybelline
(only on my nose and under my eyes, to help ERASING creasing)

I can say that I see a big difference

My nose stays matte and more smooth throughout the day

It definitely helps cancel out the pores, I mean it does what it says

Now 

as I said earlier, I'm not big on Primers

So for me this product is worth the money, and it works

maybe though if you have a huge knowledge 
about highends and drugstores Primers
well you can really tell me which is better and if you like it too

Leave me a comment if you have tried this product

and if you have any recommendations feel free to tell me!




take care

Mika xxx

Monday, 9 February 2015

GEORGE BEST CITY - Unquiet Nights (Official Video)


My blog post today is not about Makeup or Fashion
It's about something I'm very proud of

the new single by Unquiet Nights
GEORGE BEST CITY

also, I made the music video....

check it out :)


"GEORGE BEST CITY" is by Northern Irish band Unquiet Nights. It is the B-side to the single "Constellations of She".

Buy the track:

Sometimes strangers give the best advice
And I'm just trying to make it through this life
Every time I needed the money to run
I always did what needed to be done
Fifty-five minutes, and it's starting to click
Just how my skin became so thick

The bravest city in the world
I hope she gets what she deserves
But I'm just trying to make it through this life
Flying in to George Best City tonight

Sometimes a place can seem a little too small
And you can read the writing on the wall
But I can't deny what I came to know
And everything about her just seems to glow
Crossing the east bridge, I was caught in the breeze
The leaves were brown and falling from the trees

The bravest city in the world
I hope she gets what she deserves
But I'm just trying to make it through this life
Flying in to George Best City tonight

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Winter OOTD #3 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hey everyone
today I'm back with another outfit of the day video

Winter #3

It was cold enough today, and as you might be able to see form the video I could blow air out of my mouth for how cold it was...

so wearing a heavy warm coat and a wooly hat was mandatory

List of what I'm wearing

Hat - Globo
Herringbone Short Coat - Mango
Jeans - Mango
Boots - Asos
Shirt - Abercrombie & Fitch
Bag - H&M
Nail polish - BarryM Passion Fruit
Lip colour - Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Frambourjoise

I hope you like this look
if you have any questions please leave me a comment down below


take care

Mika xxx

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Winter OOTD - In The Park


Hi everyone
Today I'm back with a new Outfit of the day

It is still Winter here in Northern Ireland, but sometimes we get sun too
and today was a sunny day
(cold but sunny)

I'm wearing

Specsavers Sun Glasses 
New Look Scarf
Mango Coat
H&M Backpack
Zara Jeans
Asos Boots

I love winter sunny days

It s the best time to have a walk in the park and appreciate fully the beauty of nature


Hope you like this outfit

let me know what you think

take care


Mika xxx

Friday, 6 February 2015

Max Factor Colour Corrector Stick - Under Eye Circles REVIEW



Hi everyone
today I'm back with another review
the product I'm going to talk about today is by Max Factor
and it is one of their  Colour Corrector Stick

The Colour Corrector Stick or CC
is a new product added recently to the Max Factor line

They come in six different colours

Green
Yellow (which is the one I've got)
Purple
Champagne
Pink 
Peach

each or these are designed to help correct the colour of your skin
an each of these work for different problems.

As I said I've got myself the Yellow one
Under Eye Circles

I figured since I don't have many problems in terms of discoloration on my face
but the only issue I've got are dark under eye circles the only one I wanted to try was the yellow

"The Brightener"
 This yellow stick neutralises purple tones such as under-eye circles. 

It comes in a "chubby stick" packaging
and you don't have to sharpen it
(which is great!)

The product is super blendable
creamy and lightweight

I usually use my finger tips to help me blending it

it is very easy to use
and I also use it as a highlighter
Like on my cupid's bow, or in the inner corner of my eyes
and on my brow bone

Once I apply it I always set it with a bit of translucent powder
to help prevent creasing throughout the day

I'm really happy with this product
I definitely recommend it 

have you ever tried it before?
Le me know

ciao

Mika xxx