Monday, 31 August 2015

INSTAmonth August 2015

Hello everyone and welcome back!

Today is the last day of August and I was about to write a blog post as usual
when I came out with an idea, dedicating the last day of a month with the top 10 more significant pictures from my Instagram.

I don't know if you like this idea, I thought it is cool, but please leave a comment and let me know if you like it or not!

Anyway I went to my Instagram page (https://instagram.com/michelaismyname/)
and I chose the best more significant pictures from the month of August

#INSTAmonth

Here there are












Mika xxx

Saturday, 29 August 2015

MISS SPORTY Studio Lash The Miaoww Look Mascara REVIEW


Hello everyone!
Welcome back to my blog :)

Today I put a new mascara to the test.


The
MISS SPORTY
Studio Lash
The MIAWOO LOOK
Mascara

First of all, I love the packaging
with the kitty eyes
so pretty!!!

(actually this was the reason why I've bought it, lets be honest ;) )

It has a very interesting wand 
as you can see from the picture
I like the fact that it is a plastic wand compared to the old fashioned mascara

This wand really gets all the smaller lashes and combs them through each one of them
as you can see the effect that gives is a very separated defined lashes

I feels it does hold them in place
and also really give me the illusion to have an more awake look

I really like this mascara by Miss Sporty

I'm always a fan of drugstores mascara

I like to spend little for mascara because I think it is very easy to find good quality ones
 even among the drugstores

Like this one :)

What's your favourite mascara?

Any drugstore suggestions?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 28 August 2015

DEBBY Powder Experience in 03 REVIEW


Hello everyone!

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on this powder by DEBBY

Their POWDER EXPERIENCE
Mat & Fix Powder with Mineral Ingredients
in 03

Unfortunately I took the colour 03
In the store with their artificial lights the 03 shade seemed so yellow and just perfect for what I was looking for.
I wanted a yellow brightening powder to apply on top of my concealer under the my eyes

BUT

as soon as I was home with a natural light I discovered how wrong I was
as you can see from the swatch this shade is way too pink
and way darker than my skin tone :(

 Never trust the lighting in the store......... my mistake!

I love this powder even though the shade is totally wrong from what I wanted
It is soft, it blends nicely
It feels buttery

I don't know I really like the formulation
I wish I bought the right shade for me which I think it might be shade 02
(since shade 01 is white)

It comes in pressed form
in a packaging which carries 8.5 g

It does mattify very well
but right now I'm using it as a "blush" instead than a powder

I still want to find a way to use it, since here in Italy 
you cannot return products that you have already opened up...

Pity!

Anyway

I'm sure it has happened to you too to get a wrong shade once in your life :)

Let me know your experiences!

ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 27 August 2015

SEPHORA Happy Birthday 2015 REVIEW


Hello everyone!
Welcome back!

Today guys I wanted to show you what
Sephora
this year has gifted me for my birthday.

Since I ever remember shopping in Sephora
every year I get a present from them

This year was an eyeshadow trio
or just 3 single eyeshadows

Once before (maybe few years ago) they gifted me with 2 of their single eyeshadows which I still have and like.

The shades I've got this year are:

N° 72 Movie Popcorn
(which is the lightest shade a shimmery highlighting shade, 
very pretty)

N° 49 Be On The A-List
(which is a cool tone brown more like a taupe, and it reminds me Satin Taupe by MAC)

N° 80 It Bag
(which is a warm toned brown/copper, I love it!)


At first when I saw the gift for 2015 I was a bit disappointed
since I know what Sephora gives to all of their customers over the US and Canada much better gifts
with brands such as Nars.

But then after swatching this shadows I changed my mind
since their quality is very good
great colour pay off 
vibrant shades
brilliant formulation

I already used the 3 shades for a makeup look and I love them!

What did you get from Sephora this year for your birthday?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

NOTD // KIKO Power PRO Nail Lacquer 07 Pesca




Hello everyone!
Welcome back to my blog.

Today is time to show you another new
KIKO Power Pro
Nail Lacquer

Out of the 4 I received for my birthday last month
I already showed you number 10 Rosso Ibisco
and I will leave you HERE the link to check the review out in case you missed out.

Today I have chosen to wear
number 07 PESCA (which in Italian means Peach)

This shade is so beautiful!

I didn't think I was going to love this colour so much,
at first I thought about it as a "normal" peachy nail polish (which I have seen loads already)
BUT it is not so normal

This Glossy finish
(that is equal to the other colour which I have already tried,
so I guess it is the same for all the Power Pro line)
makes the intensity of the colour POP
it's so shiny
and glossy
looks like a pro manicure...
in fact a friend of mine, who is a beautician wondered if I had done some acrylic gel nail manicure.

I love this colour
I'm wearing it both on my hand and feet
the finish is amazing
can you believe? I didn't apply any glossy top coat..

with this new Power PRO by KIKO
you really don't need the top coat at all

I look forward to try out the other remaining 2 shades
but I've got the feeling I will buy some more of these Nail Lacquer...

have you tried this Power Pro by KIKO?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Questions Nobody Asks Tag! | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Time for a TAG, just to get to know each other more.
You are all tagged.

but

Kitty (https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautyChemCam)

and

Jessica (https://www.youtube.com/user/MissJessibel)

girls you are tagged in particular ;)


Questions-

1. Do you go by a nickname?
2. When driving, do you listen to CD’s, tapes, the radio or nothing?
3. Are you a window person or an aisle person?
4. How do you relieve stress?
5. What’s your favorite childhood TV show?
6.When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
7.What was the best prank you ever pulled off?
8.If you could have dinner with any three people, whom would you choose?
9.If you could get back any article of clothing you once wore, what would it be?
10.If you could hire any actor to portray you in a movie, who would you chose? 
11.If you could play any instrument, which would you play? 
12.If you could hear anyone in history give a speech, whom would you hear? 
13.If you could live in one city for the rest of your life, where would you live?
14.If you could make any fictional character come to life, which would it be?
15. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
16. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
17.If you could be any cartoon character, who would you be?
18. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?
19. Have you stolen a street sign before?
20. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
21. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
22. Do you always smile for pictures?
23. Have you peed in the woods?
24. What size is your bed?
25.What was the best concert you ever attended?
26. What is your song of the week?
27. Do you still watch cartoons?
28. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
29. How many languages can you speak?
30. Do you believe in ghosts?
31. What was your first concert?
32. Cheetos or Fritos?
33. Can you curl your tongue?
34. Ever won a spelling bee?
35. Own a record player?
36. Who would you like to see in concert?
37. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?
38. Can you swim well?
39. Are you patient?
40. DJ or band at a wedding?
41. Ever won a contest?
42. Do you have kids?
43. Do you want kids?

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ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 24 August 2015

DEBBY Lip Chubby Mat lipstick in 09 Bright Coral REVIEW


Hello everyone and welcome back!!!

Today in this blog post I'm going to show you my opinions about another shade from the

DEBBY LIP CHUBBY MAT

I already reviewed two colours

01 NUDE ROSE (here is the REVIEW)

and

06 MAGENTA (here is the REVIEW)

.

The shade I'm showing you today is

09 BRIGHT CORAL

The name chosen for the colour is just perfect, it is a bright coral with an hint of peach
BEAUTIFUL on the lips
very vibrant and fun

Perfect for this time of year
or for spring.

I love the formulation of these
Lip Chubby Mat Lipstick by DEBBY
super comfortable to wear
and super long lasting
the colour stays on all day
without smudging or moving

I will totally get some more

If you like peachy shades and you like a matte finish
(but a comfortable moisturising one)
check this one out!!


ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Finished & Reviewed #10 | Pictures


Hello everyone!

Only yesterday I uploaded a new video on my

Youtube Channel

and it was my Finished & Reviewed #10

This month I finished up 6 beauty items.

Two hair products
Two skin products
1 primer
and
1 concealer







if you want to know my thoughts on these items
check my video down below



Please leave me a comment in case you have tried some of these items
and let me know your thoughts on them

take care

ciao

Mika xxx

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Finished & Reviewed #10 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone! 

I'm back with another of my Finished & Reviewed video.. 
today 6 beauty items... 
some of my all time favourites.. 
check it out!

Some of the products mentioned which I have reviewed on my blog:

UMBERTO GIANNINI Perfect Beauty Finish Cream REVIEW 

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

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ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 21 August 2015

KIKO MILANO Nail Polish Remover Fast&Easy - Acetone Free REVIEW


Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Since I love nail polish and I love to paint my nails with different polish every week,
a product I really need to have with me is a nail polish remover.

Over the year this "product" evolved so much, back in the day you needed the acetone
and the cotton pads, nowadays there are better version than this,
that really made to us nailpolishlovers a much easier life.

This instant immersion nail polish remover is such a clever idea.
More brands have come out with this concept
like Bourjois, Sephora 
and I'm sure others.

Anyway, in the past I tried the KIKO Fast & Easy original formula
with Acetone and I did like it a lot.

This one without Acetone definitely feel better
it doesn't smell
and if feel less "invasive"

So I would suggest this option to all of you of have sensitive skin

I love it.. it is super fast and easy
in one second the polish is gone

Have you ever tried it?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 20 August 2015

MAC Lustre Lipstick in LOVELORN REVIEW


Hi everyone!
Welcome back to my blog!

Today I'm showing you another lipstick by MAC
this is my only LUSTRE lipstick that I own from MAC

Lustre finish in MAC terms is

"Demi-sheer with wet-look lustre finish.
Very slick.
Makes lips look soft,smooth, ultra-moist."

And as you can see from the swatches on my arm and my lips
it is pretty much true!

This colour called

LOVELORN

in the MAC website is described as

Emotive Blue Pink

It is lovely to wear, it feels like a balm, it is moisturising
and comfortable
It doesn't have a big staying power as you all would expect
but I still like it for a change especially after wearing all matte lipsticks I like to wear something more
light

and this is the perfect pretty shade

Do you own many Lustre finish lipstick by MAC?
Any racommendations?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

OOTD Summer 2015 #4 / Denim Dungaree | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone! 

Back today with another fashion video.

This is my summer 2015 outfit number 4 and today I wanted to style this denim dungaree or salopettes from Pull & Bear...

I hope you enjoy!


Here's what I'm wearing:

Sunglasses|Asos
Necklace|Primark
Bengals|Asos
Ring|Asos
Lipstick| Maybelline Color Sensational 910 Shocking Coral
Bag|H&M
Top|Primark
Dungaree|Pull & Bear
Shoes|Primark

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ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

TOPSHOP Contour Cream in Swerve REVIEW


Hi everyone!
Welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on a new product from
TOPSHOP Makeup
which I have been testing out over the last few days.
Well it is not really new, since it came out last February, but I was only able now to test it out.

First of all I have to say that all my Topshop makeup collection I own, I love.
I love their packaging, their lines, their colours
and also like their price range

So any time I try out a new piece from their collection I fell in love.

It was the same thing with this one I'm reviewing today.

I'm talking about their

CONTOUR CREAM in Swerve

There are available only two shade
Sweep
which is a lighter shade probably more appropriate
for super pale skins
and 
Swerve
 the one I've bought, the darker from the two


They come in the usual Topshop packaging of their blushes
with a black pot
in a robbery feel to it material
Included in the packaging there is a nice mirror
perfect if you apply on the go.

On the pot the product looks matte
but when you apply it
(as you can see from the swatches)
it shows a tiny shine
which I actually like

I don't own anything similar to this product

For me this product by TOPSHOP has a big thumbs up
if you are into cream contouring
YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS!

Let me know if you have already tried it..
and what's your favourite contour product

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 17 August 2015

NOTD // KIKO Power PRO Nail Lacquer 10 Rosso Ibisco



Hi everyone and welcome back!

If you seen my part two Birthday Haul video
you probably already know that my KIKO nail polish Collection has grown up a bit since my aunty gifted me with 4 extra polishes from the Kiko new line called
POWER PRO


here is the Birthday Haul in case you haven't seen it


The colour I'm wearing today is this beautiful coral red
called

10 ROSSO IBISCO
in english, Red Hibiscus

Anyway I must admit I'm really impressed with this new line
the Power Pro nail Lacquer
I like the packaging
I like the wider brush which makes application much easier (even on the toe nails)

The finish is super glossy
the colour is very vibrant as you can see from the picture, 
I did apply two coats, because I felt one was a little bit too sheer

Now I have it on for the last few days and I don't see cheeping at all
which is amazing!!

This new formulation is a great improvement for Kiko
I do recommend it

Actually if you have already tried one of these leave me a comment and let me know
what you think


ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

What's In My Bag? | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hey everyone!

Welcome back!

Today I finally manage to make a video I wanted to do for such a long time,
I'm talking about, as you can read from the title,
What's In My BAG? :)

Since lately I've got this lovely bag from H&M I felt inspired to film this video..

If you want to get this bag here is the LINK

I hope you enjoy having a look inside my bag :)

take care

Mika xxx

:)

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Relentlessly Red REVIEW


Hi everyone!
Welcome back to my blog!

Today I'm going to show you another lipstick from my
MAC Cosmetics Collection

The one I decided to wear today is from their 
RETRO MATTE
line and it is called

RELENTLESSLY RED

On the MAC website this shade is described as

BRIGHT PINKISH CORAL MATTE

and I think the description is right

definitely a shade that screams SUMMER :)

This particular one being from their Retro Matte line is very dry 
though as you can probably see from the picture
of the swatch on my lips

so bare in mind most of the Retro Matte I own are like this one
so make sure to apply a good layer of lip balm before and
to scrub your lips

(I didn't do this to mine so that's probably why they look so dry)

BUT

as the colour goes, I don't have any complains
I love how vibrant it is..
and I totally appreciate the long lasting power


Did you try the RETRO MATTE lipsticks by MAC?

What shade?

Do you enjoy them?
Let me know


ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 14 August 2015

YES TO Carrots Moisturizing Eye Cream REVIEW


Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog!

Today is about skin care.

Over the last few weeks I've been using constantly every day this product by

YES To Carrots

their

Moisturizing Eye Cream

Mostly at night time, when I have more time to include the eye cream step.

I like the little package it comes with
with a very handy pump
and a decent 30 ml size (which for an eye cream is very generous)

YES TO as a brand are well known to make very natural products
this one in particular says to be 98% natural product
without petroleum and SLS.

It contains Beta Carotene which helps to nourishment to the skin
and Aloe Vera which will enhance with the moisture the "glow"

I've been liking it a lot.

I really want to try some more product from the YES TO range
actually if you have some tips you want to give me and suggest me some products to try out
I will be more than happy :)

Have you ever try this brand?

Do you like it?

Let me know your thoughts :)

ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Birthday Haul 2015 Part Two | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Welcome back everyone!

YES again.. another Birthday Haul...
I promise this is the last one!


As I said already on the first Birthday Haul I was going to get more presents..
and since I think some of these items are very interesting I wanted to make a video
to share them with you.

If you have used any of these items let me know your thoughts..

I hope you enjoy this haul!

Take care

:)

___________



ciao

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

MAC Matte Lipstick in Pink Pigeon REVIEW


Hello!!!
Welcome back to my blog!

Today is about MAC Cosmetics and my love for their lipsticks...

Actually, I've been thinking to refilm a Mac Lipstick Collection, since the number of "bullets" has grown so much from the time I filmed that video on my old channel..

if you want to have a look to that video I will leave the link down below



Today I've swatched a beautiful new entry on my collection
You know I love bright pinks and matte...
so this shade is the perfect one!

I'm talking about

MAC Pink Pigeon
is a matte finish
and it is described as 
BRIGHT CLEANEST PINK

and I LOVE IT!

It is beautiful, super pigmented
blue toned pink
which makes your teeth more white..
it is a bit dry on the lips
but like with all MAC Matte Lipstick
you can get over it..
the velvet finish is amazing
and it does not move
it stays put all day..
throughout the day.. drinks.. or food


beautiful colour!


Do you like it?

Do you own it?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

WET n WILD CoverAll Concealer Palette REVIEW


Hi everyone
and welcome back to my blog!

Today I'm talking about this product by

WET n WILD
their
COVER All
Concealer Palette

I personally love the compset of a concealer palette, it is handy to carry, it takes a little bit of space giving you more options at the same time
and it is more likely to suits more skin tones

This in particular by Wet n Wild
hast got 4 sides

One of these is a pretty creamy SHIMMERY WHITE highlighter
perfect for the cheek bones, under the brows or in the inner corner of the eyes.

Then there is a GREEN side
which is for neutralising any redness.

the PINK one is for brightening some dull areas.

and the PEACHY for covering the blue dark circles under the eyes.

You get anything in one.

The quality is fairly decent considering how much little this product retails.

I certainly recommend it to try it out.

Have you ever tried it?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 10 August 2015

Birthday Haul 2015 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Welcome back everyone!

Today I'm going to show you what I've got for my birthday... 

some presents and some stuff I bought with the money I was given..

I'm not bragging about the stuff I've got,
I'm just sharing with you my presents.. 
so maybe you can get some ideas for future purchases ;) :P

Hope you enjoy!
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ciao

Mika xxx