Sunday, 31 May 2015

My Foundation Routine 2015 | Pictures



Hello everyone
and welcome back!

Today I'm back with my foundation routine
and all the list of products I've been using and loving over the last few months.

If you have already seen my video update on my foundation routine you probably already know what products I've been enjoying lately
but in case you haven't well I leave the link of the video down below


Here is the list of all the product I have used and I love

Primer | Garnier 5 Seconds Blur
Foundation | YSL Ink Fusion
Face Brushes | Real Techniques Powder Brush/Blush Brush/Setting Brush
Blush | Sleek 
Brows | Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade
Lip Balm | Vaseline Queen Bee








Let me know your Foundation Routine
leave me a comment

ciao

Mika xxx

Saturday, 30 May 2015

FACIAL LOOFAH PADS by Superdrug REVIEW


Hi everyone
and welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm back with a small review about a product I have never tried before.

LOOFAH pads

Before writing this blog I didn't even know what Loofah or Luffa was.
I had to do some research on the internet to find out what it was...

I had an idea that this product was a natural "thing"
but thanks to WIKIPEDIA once again today I have learnt something new

that's what Luffa is quoting wikipedia article

"...Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber (Cucurbitaceae) family.
In everyday non-technical usage, the luffa, also spelled loofah, usually means the fruit of the two species L. aegyptiaca and L. acutangula. The fruit of these species is cultivated and eaten as a vegetable. The fruit must be harvested at a young stage of development to be edible. The vegetable is popular in China and Vietnam.[2] When the fruit is fully ripened it is very fibrous. The fully developed fruit is the source of the loofah scrubbing sponge which is used in bathrooms and kitchens. Luffa are not frost-hardy, and require 150 to 200 warm days to mature...."

Anyway this Loofah pads are available in Superdrug, and I'm not too sure if you can get them somewhere else, I only seen it there.

These are natural scrubbing pads

I keep one of these in my shower and I use it when I'm in there
wet without even a cleansing product
I feel that the steam of the water and this loofah pad softly and gently help my skin to get clean

It feels so soft
It is nor harsh at all, not painful
something in the past I used to use harsher "sponges" to exfoliate
this is no gentle it doesn't feel like you are actually exfoliating
It doesn't irritate my skin
and it leaves it super soft

Once I use it I wash it and leave to dry

I would recommend it to all of you who struggle with scrubbing/exfoliation
with a very sensitive skin

I love the fact that I'm using a 100% natural product 

have you ever tried it?

leave me a comment and let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 29 May 2015

My Foundation Routine 2015 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone, and welcome back to my new video.

Today I decided to make my new foundation routine video, I did one before back in June 2014, and it is so different to the one I'm loving right now.

I hope you enjoy this new routine.

If you use any of the product I'm using, please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts on them.

I leave you the link of my OLD foundation routine, in case you want to have a laugh ;) 



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ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 28 May 2015

NOTD // MODELS OWN Polish for Tans in Flip Flop



Hi everyone
and welcome back!!

Nails of the day today... and look at this colour!!!!

Okay, maybe if you are e bit conservative, and like your nudes/pinks.. you will absolutely hate this polish, and never wear a green colour.

As it happens, I love green nail polish, especially acid green like this

This colour is so fun to play around especially at this time of year

I'm talking about the

MODELS OWN
Polish for Tans
FLIP FLOP

The Polish for Tans collection is such an amazing one
I basically love each of the shades they make

I think though, those colours, and this one I'm wearing today in particular, is totally appropriate for summer time
and even myself, I don't think I would wear it any other time
because it very brave...

also this colour calls for flip flops..........meaning showing your feet

and painting your toenails with it!!!

It is vibrant, and if you don't want to be seen, well, don't wear this colour...
You'll get notice even if you dont want to ;)

But who cares? after all we are only talking about nail polish..
have some fun..
play with colours
especially this summer

I am :)

do you like this colour?

let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

SCHWARZKOPF got2b Powder’Ful REVIEW


Hi everyone
and welcome back!

Today I'm going to talk about a new hair product I've been testing out lately.

This is the first time I've bought a volumiser product
Usually I don't care about having volume to my hair
I actually prefer it pretty flat down..

but I was in Superdrug and I wanted to try something new... so that's why I picked this up

This is the

GOT2B
POWDER'FUL
by

Schwarzkopf or Testanera (in Italy)
and this is their volumizing styling powder

As I said I have never tried a similar product, apart from dry shampoo, which tend to achive a similar effect.

I've been using this product on my last day of "dirty hair"
Usually I was my hair twice a week, and I noticed the day before to wash it
they get very oily on the roots
Applying either a dry shampoo or this, volumizer powder helps a lot

Bring back volume to my roots, kind of camouflage the unclean hair
as long with of course the volumising effect!

This comes in this fun packaging
easy to carry and easy to use
You get 10g in the tube and it claims with this you get up to 50 application

The powder is super fine
unscented
and kind of wet... yeah! weird feeling when you apply on the back of you hand.

As the instructions says
Get a small amount on the palm of your hand
rub it together with your hands, till the powder disappears.
The distribute into dry hair, focusing of course, on the roots.


It is pretty magical
it does what it says
it works!

I've noticed that loads of other brand are starting including similar products in their line
so I guess this will  become soon a commun hair product such as hairspray :)

Have you ever tried something similar?
Do you like your hair to be flat of full of volume?

Let me know, leave me a comment!


ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

SLEEK True Colour Lipstick in Heartbreaker REVIEW


Hi everyone
and welcome back to my blog!

My blog post today is about a lip product
this beautiful lipstick by
SLEEK Makeup

This is in the shade

HEARTBREAKER
and it is in a Matte Finish

This colour is so beautiful and long lasting
comfortable on
for being matte
it is still very creamy and doesn't leave your lips dry at all

I think this colour is very appropriate for summer
It is a pinky coral shade
and looks lovely when you have a bit of tan

Sleek lipsticks have a very good quality
still being inexpensive 

They come with so many different shades
and 2 finishes
Matte and Sheen

I'm sure you'll find the right shade you are looking for in their selection

I only own 3 shades
and

I can see myself adding more of these lipstick on my collection

Have you ever tried one of these?

let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

OOTD Spring 2015 #3 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi guys, here I am today with a new outfit, spring edition 2015.
Since I'm back in my home land (Italy) spring time here feels more like summer some days... 
like this day!

Here is the list of what I'm wearing:

Jacket | H&M
Leggings | A Wear
Top | Primark
Bag | New Look
Boots | Blowfish
Sunglasses | Specsavers
Necklace | Topshop
Ring | Asos
Nail Polish | ModelsOwn Polish for Tan in Shades


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ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 25 May 2015

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded REVIEW


Hi everyone
and welcome back.

Today blog post is about this pretty
Maybelline Color Tattoo
in 

Barely Branded


I'm a huge fan of the Colour Tattoo
in fact I own a pretty big collection

My favourite, from their finishes are the shimmer one

Like this one today.

This is, for me, a dupe per
MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study
(which I own as well)

but for half a price


The pigmentation is super
and also the staying power

You wouldn't know which is the high end from the two.

In fact if you want to try Bare Study, but don't want to spend the MAC price, well I suggest you get 
Barely Branded instead

It does work as a base
but also you can wear it on its own


or even just as a highlighter
in the inner corner of the eyes, to open up your eyes
or just on your brown bone
to lift your eyes

It is very versatile

I really recommend it

Do you own this color tattoo?
what do you think?

let me know


ciao


Mika xxx

Sunday, 24 May 2015

BarryM Nail Polish Collection | Pictures






.

My cool tone ones


.

My warm tone ones

 


Hi everyone

Do you love nail polish?
Do you love colours?

I do!

As you can see from these pictures taken from my BarryM Nail Polish Collection video.

It was fun filming a video focused only on one brand, I think I will do more in future of these kind of video, what do you think?


Anyways
 here's the video of my
BarryM Nail Polish Collection


In case you haven't seen it

which of these colours is your favourite?

Let me know

ciao


Mika xxx

Saturday, 23 May 2015

BarryM Nail Polish Collection | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone!!

Today's video is about my BarryM nail polish Collection.

Since the beginning of this year I've been buying so many new BarryM nail polishes, and some of you start asking me to share my collection... 

so if you are interested to see how many BarryM nail polish I own keep on watching this video!

PS: if you want to suggest me some colours to be added to my collection, don't be shy, I will certainly get so more especially from their Gelly Hi shine line.. I love it!


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ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 22 May 2015

L'OREAL Paris Age Perfect Extraordinary Oil Facial REVIEW


Hi everyone :)

Today's blog post is about skin care

In particularly about facial oil.
I'm a massive fan of facial oils, my skin is dry to combination (Tzone)
so I feel nothing makes my skin feel more lovely than oils.

I can see that facial oils aren't that appropriate for day time
(when you are running out to work and need to apply your make up)
but I find applying them, especially at night time after a warm shower, amazing!

My skin loves it

This one in particular is a new buy of mine from L'Oreal Paris
and it is their Facial Oil from their
Age Perfect Extraordinary Oil line.


I already tried out their Oil Cream
which I love and I wrote a review about it, I leave you the LINK in case you haven't seen it.

Anyway
I love this oil especially combined with the Oil-Cream
The scent is so soothing and calming
Thanks to the 8 essential oils
LAVENDER
ROSE
MARJORAM
CAMOMILE
ROMARIN
ORANGE
GERANIUM
LAVANDIN

It does help me relax at night.

I like to massage it in to my skin, taking my time
treating myself like in a SPA

My face feels so smooth and soft afterwards
without being "greasy"
This oil absorbed very quickly
I believe this product would be good also for who has got oily skin

Check this out if you like facial oils
but you have a pretty small budget

This product is very affordable
and it can give you a luxurious experience for less than 20 €
here I leave you a link from Feelunique where you can buy it

Totally recommend this product.

If you have tried it, please let me know how you got on with

ciao

Mika xxx






Thursday, 21 May 2015

NOTD // Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Kiwi



Hello everyone!
and welcome back to my blog :)

Today is another
NOTD
post

I love changing nail polish
and today once again is another polish by

BarryM

this is another of their
Gelly Hi Shine
formulation, which I ABSOLUTELY love and recommend

The shade I picked up today is this pretty green called

KIWI

This colour is so pretty
very vibrant
and festive

I own loads of green nail polish but nothing quiet similar to this

anyway I've filmed my BarryM Nail Polish Collection

The video will be up soon

keep an eye on my YouTube page
if you are interested to see my collection of BarryM Nail Polish


ciao

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Makeup Revolution Mono Eyeshadow in Good Life REVIEW


Hi everyone
and welcome back!

Today's blog post is about a new mono eyeshadow I recently bought
from Superdrugs

Makeup Revolution single eyeshadow in

GOOD LIFE

I cannot stop saying how amazing these single eyeshadow are
for only £ 1.00
the pigmentation is fantastic
they apply so easily
super buttery
it feels like cream

OMG

If you haven't try any product by Makeup Revolution I totally recommend you to try their mono eyeshadows

Good Life
is a shimmery/metallic shadow
I would describe the colour as a mix of champagne and taupe 

It looks lovely on its own all over the lids
or blended with other shades

I love this colour!

have you ever tried Makeup Revolution eyeshadows?

let me know what you think..


ciao

Mika xxx

Last BEAUTY HAUL from NORTHERN IRELAND | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone!!

Welcome back.

Today's video is (unfortunately) my last Northern Irish beauty haul..
(for now at least)
I'm back in italy now, and this is the last video you will see filmed in NI.

I've bought some essentials, and some new make up stuff..
if you are interested in seeing what I've bought, well, keep on watching!

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ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer in Dare REVIEW



Hi everyone
and welcome back!

This blog post is about one of my
MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer

If you are not aware I've filmed a video of all the swatches applications
of each of the colour I've bought.

In case you haven't seen this video I will leave it down below


This post in particular is about the new edition that recently came to add the original colours

and it is

DARE

From the picture Dare looks very similar to Funk
but in real life I can assure you they are very different to each others


Dare is slightly purpler thank Funk
more blue toned
and maybe more brave

I'd put Dare in between Kooky and Funk

I personally love this kind of plummy shades
for winter and fall
but
why not you can wear it during summer as well


I also recommend this shade as well!

Being only £3.00 each really, there are not excuses
You should get them all :)

I really hope they will add more shades in future
this Luxe Velvet formula is fantastic

If you like matte lips
check this out!

ciao


Mika xxx

Monday, 18 May 2015

NOTD // MODELS OWN Polish for Tan in Shades



Hi everyone
and welcome back.

Today blog post is about NAILS

As you might know I love changing nail polish regularly
and I'm not scared of bright colours

Last summer I made a huge order from Models Own Website

and from the polish I've bought there was the one I'm wearing today

this is Shades
from their
Polish for Tan collection

"The first-ever collection designed to enhance and compliment a natural tan. Ten essential summer shades chosen to highlight golden skin from sunrise to sunset. The ultimate collection for beach babes!"

as it claims on their website

well I must say it works

even without a tan, as soon as you apply this colour, or any other of the collection, your hands or feets look suddenly more tanned


Talking about this collection this year they added new amazing shades, which I will have to get for myself soon or later, they are all beautiful


this is actually the shade you helped me to pick from my Instagram


I love this shade, but as you can see from this pic above, I've got so many other amazing shades from Models Own to try out and blog about

Do you own any of Models Own Nail Polish?

let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk REVIEW


Hi everyone
and welcome back!

This blog post is about one of my
MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer

If you are not aware I've filmed a video of all the swatches applications
of each of the colour I've bought.

In case you haven't seen this video I will leave it down below




This post in particular is about the brightest pink shade I've got

and it is

FUNK

There are other 3 pink shades in the collection

I would describe Funk as a deep fuchsia colour

This colour was the first one I've bought for the Luxe Velvet collection

It is a perfect colour for all year around

It is not as bright as Criminal, so if you don't like extremely bright pink lips and you prefer a more
deep  fuchsia colour
this is perfect.

Once again, super comfortable to wear
it doesn't feel dry
and it last a long time (if you dont eat)

Totally recommend it!


Mika xxx

Sunday, 17 May 2015

What I have bought in Primark


Recently I've been to Primark
and I made some shopping
here some of the items I've bought







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




ciao

Mika xxx

MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer in Reckless REVIEW



Hi everyone
and welcome back!

This blog post is about one of my
MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer

If you are not aware I've filmed a video of all the swatches applications
of each of the colour I've bought.

In case you haven't seen this video I will leave it down below



This post in particular is about the red shade I've got

and it is

RECKLESS

There is another red in the collection called Atomic
but it is a more warm/orange red
(which I avoided completely since I know myself, I'm not a fan or warm toned lipsticks)


Reckless instead is blue toned red, kind of raspberry red
perfect for a night out
it is a statement lip colour that you are looking for.

Makes my teeth super white
and I love it!

If you like strong red lips
and you are more a fan of a blue toned red
well you are going to need this colour in your collection

let me know if you have tried it, and what you think about it

take care

Mika xxx

Saturday, 16 May 2015

PRIMARK HAUL | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone!!

Today I'm back with a PRIMARK HAUL video.

When I'm in Primark I always loose the concept of time, and end up spending hours inside, getting in and out from the dressing room several times..

I love to get my basics in Primark, bras, underwear, tank tops socks etc...
but also few pieces to add to my wardrobe.

I hope you find this video inspiring and let me know which piece you prefer the most.

Hope you like it.

ciao

___________



Mika xxx

Monday, 11 May 2015

Finished & Reviewed #7 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hello everyone, I'm back again today with another of my Empties, 
which I renamed "Finished & Reviewed"


I already done 6 of these, wow, it means I finished a lot of stuff, good!


Anyway, if you want to see what I finished this time, and what I think about each of the product, 
keep on watching this video.

If you have used any of these items, please let me know your experience with them, in case you have different opinions.

Hope you like it.


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ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 10 May 2015

MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer in Kooky REVIEW



Hi everyone
and welcome back!

This blog post is about one of my
MUA Luxe London Velvet Lip Lacquer

If you are not aware I've filmed a video of all the swatches applications
of each of the colour I've bought.

In case you haven't seen this video I will leave it down below




This post in particular is about the darkest shade I've bought, as also the darkest shade I own
and it is

KOOKY

This is the darkest colour in the collection.
I was a bit sceptic to get this shade
since is really DARK
but for £ 3.00
I said, why not!
and weirdly enough I don't mind too much how it looks on me

This is a colour I would wear ONLY at night time though

it is too much for me, maybe some of you don't have any problems with it

I like it!

If you like dark dramatic colours
you HAVE to get this one!

I really hope that MUA will keep up bring new shades 
of these Velvet Lip Lacquer
because I will collect them all :)

Let me know if you have tried this colour or anything similar
leave me a comment

ciao


Mika xxx