Tuesday, 30 June 2015

OOTD Summer 2015 #1 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hi everyone! 

Today I'm back with my first summer outfit of the day!

I hope you enjoy!!

Here's what I'm wearing:

Sunglasses|Ray Ban
Lipstick|Debby Lip Chubby Mat in 06 Magenta
Nail polish|Models Own Polish for Tans in Beach Bag



Mika xxx

Monday, 29 June 2015

NYC Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain Unforgettable Fuchsia REVIEW

Hello everyone
and welcome back.

If you have seen my blog post of yesterday, well today blog post is pretty much similar since I'm reviewing the same just with a different shade.

I will leave you the link of the review of the 
NYC Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain in On Everyone's Lips which I did yesterday in case you haven't seen it and you want to have a look :)

The shade I'm showing you today is called
Unforgettable Fuchsia
and as you can see from the picture it is pretty true to what the name is
Beautiful, vibrant, bright fuchsia

I personally found that this shade in particular is far more long lasting than
On Everyone's Lips
probably because it has a stronger pigmentation
I'm not sure why but it lasts longer
and it is a bit a pain to get it off

But if you like to have your lips vibrant and perfect for all the time you are out, without being worried about checking them every now and again for reapplication
well this little product can be very useful

Especially now in the Summer
Pool parties
Beach parties
High temperatures
well you want to wear something Smooch Proof that last all day and night

check this out

You won't be disappointed
and for only less than few pounds... it's a MUST!

I love it!

Let me know if you try it.. and what's your thoughts on it.

take care


Mika xxx

Sunday, 28 June 2015

NYC Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stain On Everyone's Lips REVIEW

Hi everyone
and welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm talking about this new product by NYC

NYC is a very affordable drugstore brand
and I must say things like mascara, liquid eyeliners, nail polish and bronzers
are very well loved from the beauty community

So since the price range is very cheap any time I see something new by them, I'm tempted to try it

So I picked up a couple of their new
Smooch Proof
Liquid Lip Stain

The one I'm showing you today is called

I must say this name is very smart, since this colour is what we all say
"your lip colour, but better"
so that's probably why they named it like that :) I guess?

Anyway it comes in a "lip gloss packaging"
transparent tube which is great so you know which colour you are going to get
and with a dofer applicator

It goes on very smooth and easy
at first is kind of water consistency 
then it gets slightly more solid like a "non sticky gloss"
for then becoming stain 
which stays on a long time
even after drinking or eating
without feeling uncomfortable at all.

To be honest for few pounds this product is very good
I recommend it!

It comes in 6 beautiful vibrant shades
the other one I picked up is Unforgettable Fuchsia
but I will talk about this in my next blog post.

If you like Lipstain
without the mess of a lipstain
well check this out!

Let me know what you think about this product if you have already tried it
or leave me a comment if you have any suggestion about other similar products in the market

talk soon


Mika xxx

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Bad Attempt at Nail Art | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hi everyone! I tried my best to attempt at nails art.. and I must say.. I faild!

Tell me to apply a simple coat of nail polish.. I can do that!
but any nails art.. even the easiest, like the one I have tried to do today...
I can't!

I still wanted to share it.. and most importantly I would love if you would share with me your version (which I'm sure It is going to be much better than mine)

Hope you still enjoy the failer ;)



Mika xxx

Friday, 26 June 2015

COLLECTION Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner in Hustle REVIEW

Hello! and welcome back!

I don't know why but when summer comes I feel more "outgoing" and festive with my make up.

Even in an everyday situation I like to add something extra to turn a boring makeup look in something more.

I think that glitter liners are just the right thing

You can add a little bit on the inner corner of your eyes, to add a sparkly highlight


as I like the most doing is tracing a paralleler liner on top of my usual black eyeliner to add an extra level to the make up

like this

for doing this look I've been using this product by

COLLECTION COSMETICS (or as we all remembered once called Collection 2000)
in Hustle

In the past I have tried another colour from this line
the silver one called

they only retails for £ 2.99 (a bargain)
and their quality is FANTASTIC!
super pigmentation (with couple of layers)
it dries super fast
it doesn't move
and it adds a glamorous touch to a boring more conventional make up

Next time I really want to get few coloured ones
in case you want to pick this up I leave you the link from COLLECTION website

This product has become a must have for summer

Do you like glitter liners?
what's your favourite?

let me know


Mika xxx

Thursday, 25 June 2015

GRWM Pictures

Hi everyone and welcome back.
As I promised these are the pictures of my latest Get Ready With Me video

actually if you haven't seen it I leave the link down below

This is my usual makeup look
(of course without the glitter added at the end.. I just wanted to make the look more festive!)

I mostly use my Sleek Ultra Mattes Vs Darks for the eyes
My foundation routine is basically the same of my "foundation routine video"
and once again if you haven't seen it I leave you the link down below to watch it

I love using the liquid liner this time
and I must say this product is become one of my favourites to get a very sharp and dark liner
I'm talking about the Miss Sporty liquid Liner..

I have a REVIEW here on my blog of it.. I leave the link HERE

and Nude lips!

I hope you like this makeup look

I'm not a make up artist, I just love to play with make up


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Hello everyone!!

Today blog post is a little bit different than usual because the product I'm going to talk about isn't either a makeup or beauty item.
It is something that has really helped me during the worst headaches.

I'm talking about the 


I'm new to this product, I only purchased it the first time last time in Belfast airport (last April)
in Superdrug.

I suffer with mild to severe migraines especially during THAT week of the month
but at the same time I'm totally against taking any tablets

I feel that even a "simple" paracetamol is very bad for me,
so if I can avoid I stay away from taking any pill.
But get real, if you have to work, or you have to go to a party
or anything involving going out and being around people
it is impossible having a decent time if you are having a strong headache


I always look out for "naturals" remedies

That's why I wanted to try the Tiger Balm

I wasn't fully bought by it.. I didn't think it was going to work
I was wrong!

This product does help to calm down my headaches or any kind of muscles pain
(I get these mostly on my neck and my shoulders)

I don't know how, or why but this thing works!

Tiger Balm is actually a trademark for a hot rub
and since I found it super interesting reading about it, I will leave you the Wikipedia article about
with the origins and anything you need to know.

The one I have bought is the Tiger Balm White
which is recommend it for headaches
which is the "Cold"

the other alternative is the Tiger Balm Red which is stronger and "Hot"
I'll definitely check this out next time. 

The composition is very basic
there are a very small amount of ingredients
Cajuput Oil 13.0%
Camphor 11.0%
Levomenthol 8.0%
Clove Oil 1.5%
and also it contains Dementholised Mint Oil and Yellow soft Paraffin and Hard Paraffin

it comes in a small glass jar with 19 g of product

Have you ever tried it? or the Red one?
let me know if it works for you.. leave me a comment


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

GRWM | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hi everyone!

I wanted so much to go back in filming makeup looks it has been a long time since my last one.. 
so I thought that making a get ready with me video would be a fun way to get back into "tutorials".

I hope you enjoy the look I came up with.

Pictures of this makeup look coming soon.....

Blog Posts about products featured in this video:

L'Oreal Perfection True Match Crayon Super-Blendable Creamy Concealer REVIEW 

The Balm Bahama Mama REVIEW 

MAC Paint Pot Collection REVIEW

Miss Sporty Pump Up Booster Waterproof Eyeliner REVIEW

NYC High Definition Mascara REVIEW 




Mika xxx

Monday, 22 June 2015

NOTD // MODELS OWN Polish for Tans in Sun Hat

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog.

Today is about NAILS

Once again this time I'm going to show you a nail polish from the brand

from their
POLISH FOR TANS collection

the colour I'm wearing today is this beautiful barbie pink called


2 coats without glossy top coat

I love this polish is perfect for summer, it is girly
fun and pretty
it enhances your tan
making you look perfect for this summer season

if you like pink nail polish
you must get this one

I love it!

what's your favourite pink nail polish?
let me know


Mika xxx

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Knight & Wilson COLOUR-FREEDOM Silver Blonde REVIEW

Hi everyone
and welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm going to share with you my thoughts in this product by



COLOUR-FREEDOM in Silver Blonde

As you might know from the beginning of this year
I've been testing out different colours for my hair
non permanent solutions to change my hair colour without any regrets.

This Colour-Freedom Silver Blonde

is an
  ultra vibrant
non-permanent hair colour
with Shea Butter and Argan Oil

It comes in a very young fashionable packaging
in a 150ml size (which is very generous)

In this line there are 8 different shades plus a Pasteliser which can be use with any shade to as the name would suggest make more pastel the colour you want to tone your hair with

I didn't try the Pasteliser
so I cannot really tell you how good it is

I've only tried the Silver Blonde
I like it but I didn't love it
as far as colour changing this product didn't do much for me
the change was minimal, barely noticeable
nothing like my beloved Jerome Russell BBlonde Silver Toner
(I also have a blog post about this product, but because I loved it so much I also have a video with full application, I leave it down below in case you haven't seen it)

How to use this Colour-Freedom Silver Blonde?
Simple as the BBlonde by Jerome Russell
you first wash your hair with a shampoo
then you put the product on your hair for up to 30 minutes
then you wash it off

and then you are done, you don't need to apply any conditioner.. 

so it is very VERY simple

The Colour-Freedom Silver Toner feels very nourishing though
probably because of the Shea Butter and Argan Oil

I like the smell and I like the feeling of my hair once it is dry, super smooth and silky
but as far as the silver colour... 
I must say, I was disappointed

At least for me didn't work.

I heard from other Youtube people that this product works better if you have completely bleached hair, mine isn't so I would probably attribute this failure on my original stage of blonde

I guess if I was fully bleached it might have worked better...

not sure though!

I wonder if any of you have tried this product or any other colours from Colour-Freedom 

I would love to know your experiences

I feel that I still want to recommend this product (especially if you have bleached hair)
because if it didn't work for me it doesn't mean that the product doesn't work

so please leave me a comment in case you have tried it..


Mika xxx

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Cross My Heart TAG | MICHELA ismyname ♥

I was tagged by my friend Jessica (Missjessibel here is her CHANNEL )
and this is her VIDEO

The questions:

1. How often do you poke yourself in the Eye with your mascara?

2. How often do you put your hair in a bun when you don't feel like washing it?

3. How often do you go to bed with makeup on?

4. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?

5. Do you put your fingers in your cream products? Without a makeup brush?

6. How often do you put anti-bacterial hand gel on your hands before you put you makeup on?

7. Do you toss your makeup products that has an expiration date that has past?

8. Do you wash your face in the morning and at night?

9. Do you use heat-protection on your hair when using blow-dryers, hair straighteners, curling irons and so on?

10. Do you brush your hair when it's wet?

11. Anything else you want to confess?

I Tag everyone who wants to do it! Enjoy :)



Mika xxx

Friday, 19 June 2015


Hi everyone
and welcome back!

The product I'm going to talk about today
made my favourite of the month of MAY 2015

actually in case you haven't seen that video I will leave it down below
in case you are curious to see what else made my favourites

This is the Coconut Oil from Superdrug

Last summer I was reading in a magazine about how good for you coconut oil can be

It is good for your hair, your skin and also for your cooking

This one by Superdrug cannot be use for cooking though, you can get coconut oil (in case you want also cook with it) in most of the grocery stores

This product is very interesting
Originally when I've first got it came in a solid form, then at the touch of my fingers (my body temperature) it would turn into an oil

but now since I'm here in Italy, and the temperatures are crazy hot, it is not solid anymore (as you can see from the picture)

I love to use to moisturise my body and on my face (at night time only though)
for day time purposes I don't thing you can pull it off, since it takes a while to absorb completely
so you are left for a good while with a greasy face, which smell of coconut though ;)

I also used it for my hair.. but I found it too rich for me.

It is amazing for the cuticles of the nails
and sometimes I love to massage it on the plant of my feets
especially after a long day wearing heels

You can do so many things with it..
and a little goes a long way

Have you ever tried coconut oil in your beauty routine?

let me know


Mika xxx

Thursday, 18 June 2015

VASELINE Spray & Go Body Moisturiser REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back!

I've been using this product by VASELINE
since I've got it
every day after my shower this has been my favourite moisturiser
and now that I'm "hitting the pan" (in a figure speech) 
I felt it was the right time to write a blog post about it.

First of all, 
the packaging
so sleek and handy to carry with you, like a can of hairspray
This new compset of spay lotion is just genius!

I feel it is far more hygienic than a jar
and more easy to use than the regular body lotion "bottles"

you spray the right amount 
and then you massage in

I love, it is not sticky, it absorbs straight away
without leaving your skin "greasy"
I love this product especially for summer
when you need to moisturise your body but since is super hot, the feeling of creamy/heavy product on the skin isn't the best

so this Vaseline Spray & Go has become a MUST for me..

unfortunately Vaseline isn't available in Italy

so I will have to wait till I go back in the UK....

This product by Vaseline comes in 3 different scents
Cocoa Radiant (the only one I have tried so far)
Aloƫ Vera
 Essential Moisture

I will definitely check these last two out next time.

Have you ever tried this product by Vaseline?

Let me know your thoughts


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Northern Ireland [Co Armagh - Co Down - Co Antrim] | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Last year (yeah!) I asked if some of you were interested in me making a slide video with pictures from Northern Ireland (my second home)
and I remember back than loads of you wanted me to make it...
well I apologise if it took me so long!

Better later than never though...

I hope you enjoy this video, and if you have any question about any picture in the video
(like if you want to know where it is and the name of the place)
leave me a comment with the time and I will get back to you ;)



Mika xxx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Finished & Reviewed #8 | PICTURES

Hi everybody
welcome back!
Few days ago I uploaded one of my Finished & Reviewed video, 
actually if you haven't seen the video I will leave the link down below in case you want to watch it

This is number 8 and for the first time I collected mostly items which I didn't particularly like.

Apart from a few, most of the products shown in this video are negative experiences for me.

As I tried to explain in the video, this doesn't mean that those particular products are bad,
it only means that from my experience
I wasn't too impressed.

So Please! if you had opposite experiences than mine, I would love to hear from you


I hope you find this video useful

let me know


 Mika xxx

Monday, 15 June 2015

Makeup Revolution Mono Eyeshadow in Promised Land REVIEW

Hello everyone
and welcome back to my blog!

Today blog post is about another mono eyeshadow by
and this time I'm showing you the shade


This is another amazing shadow by Makeup Revolution
great quality for only £1.00
fantastic colour pay off
great application
amazing staying power

This colour is super buttery
it feels like melting on your lids..
I don't know what's the secret of this shadows, but I'm totally hooked!

This is my 4th colour
I really need to get some other shades..
All the other colours I own are fantastic
if you have missed the reviews for the other 3 shades
I will leave it down below

If you havent tried yet any mono eyeshadows from Makeup Revolution, you should!

You can get buy their products HERE

check it out!
it is totally worth!


Mika xxx

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Finished & Reviewed #8 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hi everyone!

Today I am back with another of my Finished & Reviewed serie.

This is number 8, and unfortunately it looks like this time I managed to finish mostly products that I hate... well sometimes this can happen :)

I hope you'll enjoy this video, and if you have tried any of those products yourself, let me know how you got on.

See you next time!



Mika xxx

Saturday, 13 June 2015

RIMMEL Lasting Finish by Kate # 30 REVIEW

Hi everyone.
Welcome back to my Blog!

Today I'm going to show you this amazing lipstick by
Rimmel London
one of their super affordable
Lasting Finish
by KATE (Moss, of course)

This is the number 30
and it is the most beautiful dark barry shade

It goes on so smooth, being so nourishing and pigmented

The colour pay off is AMAZING
the longevity of it is pretty good, to make it last longer though 
(since it isn't a matte lipstick)
I like to apply it in layers
first layer, then I use a tissue for dabbing some of the colour, then second layer, tissue again
and the finally 3rd one... TISSUE,  I'm good to go

Also don't forget to do the "Lipstick finger trick"
this lipstick is super beautiful, but being so creamy and pigmented always goes on my teeth (which is not the best look) so make sure to do the "finger trick" before to go out.... it is essential!

I love this colour, especially for winter/fall
but why not this is certainly a sexy colour to wear anytime you want, for a special date ;)

What's your favourite Lasting Finish Lipstick by KATE??

leave me a comment


Mika xxx

Friday, 12 June 2015

NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Pearlized Black REVIEW

Hello everyone
and welcome back to my blog.

Today blog post is about this NYC
Liquid Eyeliner
in Pearlized Black

I must admit 
when first I bought this product, I was so upset, because I meant to pick up the regular Black colour
By mistake I ended up with the Pearlized Black

Only now I can say I'm happy with the mistake
Since I didn't own anything similar to it.

This is very black with an hint of shimmer

I love wearing it without any eyeshadow
I feel since this liner is shimmery the best makeup look is with natural lids, but sure you can do whatever you like, I just prefer this look.

I love the brush
super long which makes it super easy the application in one go

I'm only stepping out from my comfort zone lately, since I've been a fan of gel liners, but I must say I can see why loads of people are into liquid liner

they are much easier

I totally recommend this product
If you like black liner but you are looking for some something extra
 I'm sure Pearlized Black will be perfect!

Have you ever tried this product by NYC?

Let me know your thoughts


Mika xxx

Thursday, 11 June 2015

OOTD Spring 2015 #4 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hi everyone!

I'm back today with another OOTD (spring edition) and since down here in Italy is getting hotter I think this might be the last spring one...

anyway I hope you like my outfit, let me know if you do!

Here is the list of what I'm wearing:

Trench Coat | Asos
Jeans | Primark
Top | Pull & Bear
Bag | Primark
Boots | New Look
Sunglasses | Specsavers
Ring | H&M
Nail Polish | Models Own Polish for Tan in Flip Flop
Lipstick | Revlon Moisture Stain in Barcelona Nights



Mika xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

My Summer Lipstick Picks | Pictures

Here my picks for summer 2015

ops! if you haven't seen the video I will leave it down below....

Hope you like the lipsticks I have picked for this summer


In the same order of the video.











Let me know which of these 10 is your favourite :)

and please let me know what's your favourite lipstick for summer 2015

take care

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

REAL TECHNIQUES Miracle Complexion Sponge REVIEW

Hi everyone
and welcome back to my Blog.

Today blog post is about this product by

I'm talking about their alternative to the well known "Beauty Blender"

This is called
and not only comes with an unusual bright orange colour (instead of the classic pink)
but also the shape of this sponge is designed to make blending super easy for all of us!

I've bought this last year in Boots, but I didn't get the chance to try it yet

Finally I did.

I love it,
I use it to blend my foundation and also my concealer

It does leave my skin flawless

it is amazing!

I've been trying in the past some of these Beauty Blender dupes, but this one by Real Techniques is totally the best!

If you don't want to spend too much for a beauty blender sponge, get this one

I love Pixiwoo since the very beginning
I love to support their work, also cause anything they make, is amazing!!

Anyway have you tried this product?
Let me know


Mika xxx