Saturday, 31 October 2015

INSTAmonth October 2015

Another month is over
2015 has got only 2 months left ahead...
SCARY!!!!

Anyway
this is my

#INSTAmonth

for the month of October

here some significant moments from my

Instagram account

during the month of October

I hope you enjoy, and if you have an Instagram account, please add me ;)

ciao

Mika xxx











Friday, 30 October 2015

TOO FACED Chocolate Soleil Bronzer REVIEW


Hello everyone!!

Today is time for me to show you my love for this bronzer by

TOO FACED

their

Chocolate Soleil

I've got the shade
Medium / Deep Matte

and it is the right colour for me to give myself some colour in those cold days

I love the packaging first of all
Plastic gold colour with a good size mirror
The packaging is very steady, which is good for traveling.

The bronzer itself is amazing
firstly
THE SMELL
it does smell like my 
Too Faced
Chocolate Bar Palette
a beautiful cocoa scent
which makes the application even more enjoyable

This bronzer is so soft
super easy to blend
if feels high quality product
(well it is actually since it isnt a drugstore product)

Anyway
I really enjoy this product.

So if you like bronzer, and you like cocoa scent
you have to get this product!!!

Have you already tried it?
Let me know your thoughts...

Also let me know what's your favourite bronzer!

ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 29 October 2015

My Tights Collection | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hey everyone, today is about tights,
I love tights so much, especially for seasons like Fall and Winter, 
I didn't realise to own so many pairs... 
anyway here is my collection!

Hope you enjoy it ;)
ciao!

My Shoes Collection




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Business Email
michelaismyname@yahoo.com

PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Finished & Reviewed #12 | Pictures


Hey everyone, welcome back.

Only 2 days ago I have uploaded a new video
which is another of my Empties
or as I called it

FINISHED & REVIEWED

If you haven't see the video and you are curious to see my thoughts
on those products in the pictures above
watch the video down below


This time I had to throw out many nail polishs which I loved
but they don't work anymore so it is time for them to go.

Some others makeup products
and some skin care as well

Check the video out to see what I think about these products.

Hope this video is useful :)

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

MAC Matte Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous REVIEW


Hello everyone!!

Today I'm showing you a lipstick I've been loving lately

It is a

MAC Cosmetics
Lipstick

from their
Retro Matte
line

and it is
Flat Out Fabulous


This lipstick is part of MAC permanent line
on their website is described as a
BRIGHT PLUM MATTE

I love it!

I must say it is a little dry to apply
as you can see from the swatch on my arm, it looks a bit patchy
but if you take your time to apply it well on your lips it won't show up like that,
as you can see again from the picture of the swatch on my lips

I can anyway recommend you to apply a bit of lipbalm on the lips
before apply this Retro Matte lipstick

I Own other Retro Matte by MAC but it looks like Flat Out Fabulous is possibly one of the driest, anyway, the colour is so beautiful, that I don't care ;)

Right shade for fall, but also for any seasons
Do you own it?
Let me know?


ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 26 October 2015

Finished and Reviewed #12 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hey everyone, back today with my Finished & Reviewed (Empties) video,
this time I've got a lot of stuff, since I'm leaving

(already left by now actually)

for Northern Ireland, I needed to throw out all the empties in my bathroom,
so that's why this time I've a lot more products.

Hope you don't mind :)

If you have tried any of those products, let me know your thoughts, leave me a comment

ciao!
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Business Email
michelaismyname@yahoo.com

PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Sunday, 25 October 2015

KIKO VELVET MAT SATIN LIPSTICK 603 Warm Brown REVIEW


Hi everyone.
Welcome back to my blog.

Lately I was able to try out few
KIKO
lipsticks


One from this bunch which I really liked was this one from their

VELVET MAT SATIN
line
in the shade

603
Warm Brown

First of all the packaging is so different
It comes in a rose gold metallic case
with a push up system

The shade reminds me the classic teenage years of my life
(since I was a teenager in the 90s)

Very "Kelly Taylor" from Beverly Hills 90210 style


Since the 90s vibes seems to be back
might as well embrace this shade by KIKO

What's your favourite 90s vibes lipstick??
Have you tried this one by KIKO?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Saturday, 24 October 2015

L'Oreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Manga Punky REVIEW


Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog.

The other day I realised to have totally finished my current mascara,
so I decided to finally start using this one by 

L'Oreal Paris

which I've bought last April, and still till now I didn't use it

I'm talking about their

Mega Volume
Miss Manga
Punky

Mascara
in black

I was blown away since the first application
it was love at first sight

First of all, this mascara is really black
I love the wand, it gets all the lashes and makes so much easier the application
I'm a fan of rubber wand so I love this one!

The mascara itself is amazing

I don't know what it is but I love the formulation
It deviates each lashes adding volume but not only, I love the fact that it opens up my eyes completely making me look much more awake than usual :)

My lashes look longer with only one coat
as you can see on the picture

I definitely will buy this mascara again and I'm recommending it to all of you
especially if you don't want from a mascara the "natural effect"

Have you tried this one already?

Let me know your thoughts...

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 23 October 2015

VLOG: My New Hair | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel..

Today once again, I'm taking you with me to my hairdresser salon, 
I didn't think I was going to vlog but then I decided to anyway :)

I hope you enjoy! 
Let me know if you like the new hair :)

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ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 22 October 2015

BIK BOK Beach Surf Spray REVIEW


Hello everyone and welcome back!!

Today I wanted to share my love for this little product by a Scandinavian brand called

BIK BOK

I was totally unaware of this brand since my super lovely friend Jessica
gifted it to me in Rome last year, when we met in real life...


Back then I have really long hair and a product like that wasn't totally the one I needed to style it..
so I din't use it that much

Since I cut my hair recently
I started adding this product to my routine
for texturizing my hair
adding extra volume
and creating "beach surf" effect

I love it!!

I love the smell, the packaging and look at the colour!!!!!

It looks like sea water

I've never tried a product like this, 
I have to thank my friend Jessica :) for giving me the chance to try it!

Now I don't think this brand is super easy to get if you live outside Scandinavia
so...................

I don't know... 

pity!

I'm glad though to have gotten the chance to try it once :)

And you? Do you know this brand?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

GRWM Fall 2015 | Pictures




Hello everyone!

Welcome back!

Today I'm back for showing you some close up pictures of my last video
which was a 
GRWM

actually I will leave you here the link in case you haven't seen it


I went for a makeup look which I'm wearing nearly every single day.

I did my base slightly different
using the baking techniques, which I'm really enjoying lately.
For the eyes, I went for a brown base with MAC Paint Pot in Quite Natural
and on the top I applied a beautiful eyeshadow by Topshop which has a duo chrome effect

Then of course I have to add my wing liner
(I cannot stay without it)

For the lips I went for a mauve dusky pink
from Sephora one of their
Lip Cream

I went for my usual hair style which is straight down
using my beloved GHD straightener 

so I hope you like the look

let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

GRWM Fall 2015 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Today is a GRWM!
Me getting ready in the morning, where features some of the products I have been really loving lately.
Hope you enjoy it :)
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ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 19 October 2015

KIKO Eye Shadow 131 Caffè Satinato REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back!

The other day I re-discovered one eyeshadow I used to love by KIKO
I used it and I decided to share a blog post with you all about it.

I'm talking about the

KIKO
Eyeshadow in 131
Caffè Satinato
(which means Satin Coffee)

It is a beautiful warm brown, perfect as a transition colour
it is slightly satin, as the name might suggests, the tiny shine is also visible from the swatches above
as you can see,  but to be honest, on the lids it looks totally matte.

It is a MUST HAVE shade, in my opinion
one of those colours that can be useful for so many looks
this shadow can also be apply (very gently) as a bronzer
I tried it once and It looked perfect!

Anyway a very inexpensive eye shadow which mixes low cost and high quality

You can get this at KIKO website
and right now you can get it for only € 2.90

here is the LINK

Ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Top 5 Drugstore Lipsticks For Fall 2015 | Pictures/Swatches



Hello everyone!
Welcome back and happy Autumn!!

Finally Autumn is here
and with its arrive I felt the need to pick my 5 favourite lipsticks (from the drugstores)
and film a video for you :)

Here are the my Favourites
in order from Left to Right

Maybelline Superstay 14 hr in Always Plum
Sleek True Color Lipstick in Mystic
Rimmel London Kate Moss in 30
Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte in 107
B. is For Beautiful in Gothika

Look at those swatches!!!

These lipsticks are so amazingly pigmented... 
perfect for Fall

and you?
Let me know your favourite lipsticks for Fall from the drugstore

ciao

Mika xxx



Saturday, 17 October 2015

Top 5 Drugstore Lipsticks For Fall 2015 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone!

Welcome back :)

Today is time to share with you my favourite drugstore lipsticks for this Fall 2015.

Here is a video I filmed last year where I showed you my best "dark" lipsticks



If you want to see swatches of the lipsticks mentioned in the video
I will leave you the link of the reviews from my blog below:

MAYBELLINE SuperStay 14HR Lipstick 260 Always Plum REVIEW 

SLEEK MakeUp True Colour Lipstick in Mystic REVIEW 

RIMMEL Lasting Finish by Kate # 30 REVIEW 

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick Wine 107 REVIEW 

B. is for Beautiful Lipstick in Gothika REVIEW 

Hope you enjoy it :)
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ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 16 October 2015

NOTD // BLACK and SILVER GLITTERS nails


Hi everyone!!

Today I'm back with a nail style.. actually I don't even know how to call it...

Basically
a mix of nail polishes to achieve an effect


Today I felt that I needed Glitters 
I love glitter polishes
I don't have a huge collection of them but for sure my 
favourite one it must be this one by

SINFULCOLOURS PROFESSIONAL

in

Queen of Beauty

If you love glitter polishes, but stay away from them because you hate 
the struggle that comes with it at the time of removing it...

well check this video out
where I review this amazing base coat from MUA
the Peel Off base coat



AMAZING PRODUCT!!!!

Anyway
I wanted a black base under my silver glitters
and today I've used this one by

Maybelline

in the shade

Blackout

I think that the final result is pretty cool

I love it!

What do you think?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 15 October 2015

MAC SELECT COVER-UP NW20 REVIEW


Hi everyone
and welcome back to my Blog

Today I'm going to show you my love for this concealer / corrector by 

MAC

I've bought this product a while ago, but since I owned so many concealers I always put it aside

But over the last few weeks I've been using it regularly
and I must say I love it :)
I'm talking abou the

SELECT COVER-UP

in

NW20

This is what MAC claims on their website

Liquid camouflage for the skin. 

Texture-free, virtually invisible. Comes in a tube.

Blends in. Brightens and lightens dark areas,

erases spots, evens-out skin tones.

Makes skin flaw-free.

Use pre-foundation, or on its own. 11 shades.

Don't reveal it, conceal it!

I feel to agree with the description
I love the packaging 
it is very easy to get the right amount of product without any wastage

It is super creamy
easy to blend
and if you do set it right
it doesn't crease, even under my eyes (which are full of expression lines)

I like this shade for me
it is perfect to brighten up any areas
I mostly use it under my eyes
and  I'm very happy with the effect

So far this is the best MAC concealer I have ever tried

But still I'd like to try some other ones
Any suggestions?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

OOTD Fall 2015 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone!

Welcome back :)

Today I'm back with a Fall Outfit.

Since it is still warm at times this outfit looks more for a warm day rather than a cold..

Anyway here is what I'm wearing:

sunglasses | Ray-Ban
nail polish | KIKO Power Pro in Verde Smeraldo
lipstick | KIKO Marrone Caldo
bangles | Asos - Primark
necklace | Avon
jacket | H&M
top | Primark
jeans | H&M
shoes | Asos
bag | H&M



Hope you enjoy it :)
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ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

B. is for Beautiful Lipstick in Gothika REVIEW


Hello everyone!
Welcome back :)

Today I want to share with you one of my favourite lipstick for fall

This beautiful berry shade by

B. is for Beautiful

I wasn't aware of this brand for a long time
mostly because is exclusive to Superdrug
and not all the Superdrug carry it
I only know that it is a vegan friendly brand,
so it is a bonus!

If you want to shop from this brand you can do it from Superdrug website
(within the UK)
Anyway, 
there is a downside about this product
it came out last winter
and it was in a collection.. so I don't think you can get it anymore...
sorry!!!

Anyway this lipstick is called

Gothika

and it is super creamy super dramatic
and super fall appropriate
as you can see from the swatches

It is a cool toned burgundy colour

I'm in love with this lipstick

I'm wearing it every day

It is comfortable on the lips, and also it has a great staying power

The perfect Autumn Lipstick

I love it!

What's your favourite fall lipstick for this year?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 12 October 2015

NOTD // Barry M​ - CATRICE |​ Blue Mood


Hello everyone, welcome back!

Today I was in a 
Blue Mood
and I decided to paint my nails with these 2 beautiful
shades of blue

One by Barry M
422 Blue Grape
from their Gelly Hi Shine line
a beautiful bright blue
super glossy and fun

then I decided to make a accent nail using another blue
this time from Catrice
Blues Brother Vol II

I love the final result
something different
something super easy, but still interesting, I think :)
what do you think?

let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Grocery Haul (IT) #2 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone!

Welcome back, today I'm back with another grocery haul, from Italy,
since you seemed to really enjoy the first one I did a month ago..

Well today I've bought different items to share with you.

Also As you requested me,
I will start making more recipes and what I ate today videos soon...

well enjoy this haul!!


ciao!
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ciao

Mika xxx



Saturday, 10 October 2015

NEVE COSMETICS PASTELLO Melanzana/Purple REVIEW


Hello everyone!
Welcome back to my Blog.

Today I'm back with a short review about a product by

NEVE COSMETICS

I didn't buy this product but it was sent to me by Glossybox a long time ago.
I'm not a big fan of eyeliner pencils so I have never really start using this product till now

This is one of their
PASTELLO
line

They are well known for their Pastello Lip and Eye products

I don't own any lip liner by NEVE
but loads youtubers seem to love them
Anyway
This pencil I've got here today
it's in the shade
MELANZANA / PURPLE
and if you can see from the swatches 
this shade is very beautiful
kind of a metallic shimmery purple

Perfect for green eyes

It goes on super smooth
it is very creamy and easy to blend

You can use it on the waterline or as a cream base for your eyeshadow powder

The only issue I have got with this product is the packaging
I HATE, pretty much all pencils that need to be sharpened

It is such a waste of product, and also it is very hard to find a good sharpener
able to sharpen the pencil without breaking it all the time!

Are you like me, do you hate like I do old fashioned pencils?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 9 October 2015

The Power Of Make... ps. be aware Scary images :)


Hi everyone
and welcome back!

Last video I did was the
Power Of Makeup
(tag)

I just wanted to share with you these 3 pictures
of the power of makeup

hey which side is better??? ;) :P

OMG I have never realised how desperate my face looks like without makeup
Everything is different
the shape of the eyes
the shades of my skin
the brows

I really look sick without makeup compared to with it.

I'm also sure the age is not helping
let's face it, as we get older everything start looking sadder
the smile lines, the under eyes, the eyes themselves
the discoloration of the skin, full of sun damage

I guess when I was younger I could have walk out without makeup
and not looking sad and sick

Nowadays I'm glad there is makeup, especially if I committed myself of a life 100% REALITY
and being truth to myself
without using any helpers, such as Botox fillers... etc.

So  I've got a very hard future ahead of me

but that's life...

thanks Makeup for making me look decent ;) 



Please Do this video tag

You will be surprised!


ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 8 October 2015

NOTD // LIME CRIME Parfait Day



Hello everyone!

Today is about nails once again!

And the star of this blog post is
by

LIME CRIME

and it is the shade

PARFAIT DAY

Now, a little disclaimer, I know that over the last months there have been a bit of controversy with this brand, if you want to know a bit more about it, just type on youtube Lime Crime Controversy
and you'll find plenty of videos which will explain what were or are still the issues with this brand.

Personally I own only 3 products by this brand
One lipstick and 2 nail polishes
I purchased these products over 3 years ago.. 

I used my money so If I want to write a blog post about them... I will do it, in fact I'm doing it :)

This colour is lovely
it is so different from any other "baby pink" I own
it is a very dense consistency
it goes one easy and even one coat (at least for this shade) would cover the nail completely
but in this case I applied 2 coats

If you like pastel colours I think the Lime Crime line offers the best selection
they retails for about 7.00€
and HERE is the website in case you want to have a look

Do you own any Lime Crime nail polish?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx