Monday, 30 November 2015

INSTAmonth November 2015

November 2015 in 10 Instagram pictures...


You can follow me on Instagram


Mika xxx

Sunday, 29 November 2015

BARRY M Satin Super Slick Lip Paint in Mauve It REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back.

Today Blogpost is about a new lipstick from the drugstore.

Barry M

is one of my favourite brand when it comes to nail polish
I own many nail polish by this brand
and I love their quality, the colour selections and the low price.

Lately I've been developing some love for their lipsticks as well

The other day I was in Superdrug and I noticed some new shades in a collection called

Satin Super Slick Lip Paint

There were 6 new different shades
but in particular one took my eyes

and it is this one called

Mauve It

"Barry M's new gorgeous Satin Super Slick Lip Paints have been formulated using Shea Butter & Vitamin E to create a lustrously dewy formula, perfect for a polished pout with intense colour pay-off.  In an array of six perfectly on trend shades, they’re easy to spot in their sleek gun metal packs."

- See more at: BarryM website

You can get this particular shade or any out of the beautiful other 5 shade
in Boots, Superdrug or Barry M website
for only £ 4.49

I love the packaging as well
mirrored and fancy :)

The lipstick as well is super moisturising (Shea Butter and the Vitamin E)
It feels like a reach lip balm on your lips

Perfect for this coming winter.

I love it!

and you, have you tried it?

let me know


Mika xxx


Here's my BarryM Nail Polish Collection

Saturday, 28 November 2015

VLOG: Studio Tour & Botox Rant part 2 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hi everyone, today it's a vlog video.. 
I take you with me to the Music Studio I've been few weeks ago..
Also I took finally the courage to film my "talk/rant" about Botox... 
if you remember 1 year ago I sort of made part One of this topic... 
I leave you that video down below in case you want to watch it..

Small Youtuber TAG

Those are just my thoughts, feel free to comment and disagree, or agree with me.. share your opinions with me about this topic..

Let me know what you think.


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Friday, 27 November 2015

OLAY Anti-Wrinkle FIRM & LIFT Night Cream REVIEW

Hi everyone!
Welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm talking about a new night cream I've been testing out for the last couple of weeks.


Anti - Wrinkle
Firm & Lift
Night Cream

I've bought mine in Superdrug

It claims to give you radiant glowing skin
along with providing soothing hydration

It contains Vit. B3 - Vit. E and Pro Vit. B5

This line from Olay is aimed to a more mature skin
the recommended age group goes
from 35 up until 55

So if you are in this group you might want to try it.

As I said I've been using it for the last two weeks
and I really like it.

It feels very soothing as you apply it on the skin
it has a thick consistency
which I love
but still it doesn't leave your skin very oily
it absorb quickly, still though leaving your with a super soft and moisturised

And in the morning when I wake up
my skin looks tighter
and less creasy

Who knows if it will erase my wrinkles.. 
for NOW....
I enjoy how it feels on my skin.

I think I will try more product from this line, like a day cream and an eye cream

Have you ever tried this product?

If yeah, let me know what you think about it.


Mika xxx

Thursday, 26 November 2015

LA Splash Lip Couture in Ghoulish REVIEW

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Today I'm going to share my love for this unusual lip product.

I called it "unusual" just because this particular shade might be not everyone cup of tea.

I was looking for a while for a greyish lip product, but it is very hard to find anything not conventional like this on the drugstores, so I waited until I made an order on 

I have never tried before anything from this brand.. but I'm pleased to know that they make so many lip products and shades

I'm talking about

LA Splash Cosmetics

I picked up one of their

Lip Couture

in the greyest shade possible...



I love this Creamy Lipstick so much!!

This is the shade I was looking for..
and the staying power... AMAZING!!!!!

You can eat, drink.. kiss...
and the product doesn't move or smudge
It is like tattoo.

But still very comfortable on the lips.

As you can see from the pictures, it has got a velvet finish
and super pigmented with only one application

I really want to get more shades from this brand

If you are in the UK
you can easily get if from

other wise from their website

I love this shade, I love this lip product!

And you, have you ever tried LA Splash?
What's your favourite unusual Lip colour?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Jerome Russell BBlonde Pink Toner REVIEW | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my channel.. 
Today I'm going to show you how I turn my silver hair into a pinkish colour.. 

Bare in mind if you want a full on effect your hair has to be fully bleached,
mine isn't therefor you won't see a huge difference on my hair.. just a hue!

Still though I recommend this product, it is fun, and easy to wash after a shampoo... 
in case the colour is not of your liking :)

here's the before and after


Jerome Russell BBlonde Silver Toner Review VIDEO


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

JOHN FRIEDA FRIZZ EASE Miraculous Recovery Shampoo REVIEW

Hi everyone!
Welcome back to my blog.

If you follow me for a while you probably already know that I'm a huge fan of


Over the years I've tried many products by this brand, and all the time I've been happily impressed.

The other day I was in Superdrug looking for a new shampoo
I knew it was going to be a John Frieda, especially when I spotted a 50% off on all their products.

My eyes went on this new
Frizz Ease


Miraculous Recovery

I have never tried it before, actually I have never seen it before either, otherwise I would have tried it.


"Reverse 75% of surface damage for 3x smoother hair*. Containing an Amino Repair complex, these new products help nourish and replenish moisture, addressing split ends, whilst still controlling your frizz. Also ensuring to repair and restore resilience for healthy hair whilst restoring shine for soft, manageable hair."

(quote from

I washed my hair with this shampoo already twice
and I can tell you that I can see a difference, between this and my old beloved John Frieda 

First I don't need any conditioner also.. my hair feels like after applying a treatment mask

My hair feels and looks so much healthier 
and silkier
with only one product!

You have to try this Shampoo, especially if like me have damaged hair by bleach

I love it!

It become very quickly my favourite shampoo!

Mika xxx

Monday, 23 November 2015

Barry M Stain Paint Lipstick in Absolute Burgundy REVIEW

Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.

How about Burgundy lipsticks?

I'm all up for it... especially for fall and winter.

One of my favourite burgundy lipstick is this one by

Barry M

from their line called

Stain Paint


Absolute Burgundy

As the name of the line would suggest, this lipstick is super moisturising but at the same time
it leaves a stain on your lips

This is the perfect finish you want to have for the party seasons..

Think about the Christmas Meal...
you're wearing your lovely lipstick, and at the first bite of the starter.... 
you end up with the horrible fading lipstick...

well with this one it doesn't happen
because although while you eat or drink
the moisture and the glossiness of the lipstick (of course goes away)
your lips will stay fully stained by the shade
So we can all enjoy our meals without thinking about touching up.. 

Another plus..
it is very affordable
being a Barry M product
you can get this lipstick in Boots, Superdrug, and Barry M website..
also here on Amazon

A sophisticated, classic burgundy red for all the party season,,,

I love it!

And you, what's your favourite lipstick for Christmas? or the Holidays?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Sunday, 22 November 2015


Hi everyone!! 
Today I'm back with a collective haul, beauty and makeup mostly from Superdrug,
with 2 exceptions which I've ordered from Love Makeup...

I hope you enjoy what I've bought,
and I hope you can get some ideas for future shopping...


Jerome Russell BBlonde Silver Toner 

GARNIER Pure Active Micellar Water REVIEW 

SUPERDRUG Deep Action Pore Cleansing Pads REVIEW 

Makeup Revolution VIVID Baked Highlighter Peach Lights REVIEW 

L'Oreal True Match Creamy Concealer 10 Ivory REVIEW 

BARRY M Speedy Quick Dry Slip Stream REVIEW

My Makeup Collection


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Saturday, 21 November 2015

SUPERDRUG Deep Action Pore Cleansing Pads REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to talk about a new product I've recently got
which I have been using during the last couple of weeks

It is a


and it is from their skincare range called


I'm talking about their
Pore Cleansing Pads

It contains 40 pads
and it claims visible result in 4 hours
Each pad is already soaked with the cleaning solution which contains
Salicylic Acids, Hazel and Camomile
this mix helps to clean the skin from excess of bacteria and helps to reduce the breakouts

I love using it in the morning
Insisting mostly on my t-zone

I feels it's helping making the appearance of my skin better
I haven't notice a huge difference after 4 hours (as it claims)
But so far I'm happy with the effect, I love the texture of the single pads 
it makes easy cleansing from any impuity

I'm very happy with this product

Have you ever tried it?

What's your holy grail spots treatment?

let me know


Mika xxx

Friday, 20 November 2015

Makeup Revolution VIVID Baked Highlighter Peach Lights REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today I'm back with another Makeup Review.

I've bought this product very recently in my local Superdrug
and it is by the brand


I already tried few things in the past by this brand
a lipsticks and 4 eyeshadows
and I must say for being a low cost brand the quality it's very impressive

I love the eyeshadows in particular
But this time I wanted to try something for the face
So I went for one of their

VIVID Baked Highlighter
in the shade
Peach Lights

This product retails for  £3.00 in Superdrug, but you can get it easily on


I don't own anything similar to this shade,
this is the perfect pink/peach highlighter
more pink than peach I would say
it is a much more cool highlighter then a warm

I use it for strobing
and to highlight my cupid's bow
and sometimes when I'm really lazy on my eye department
I use this highlighter as an eyeshadow and I love it!

I want to try more things from Makeup Revolution
as I said everything I have tried so far didn't disappoint me

And you?
Have you tried this brand?

If yes, let me know your thoughts.


Mika xxx

Thursday, 19 November 2015

What I Ate Today | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hi everyone!!
This video was highly requested... 
so I really hope you like it... 
I'm back with "What I Ate Today" :)






After dinner


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

GARNIER Pure Active Micellar Water REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today I want to talk about a new love of mine, 
when it comes to cleans my skin and remove my makeup.

In the past I have tried so many products, cleansing lotions, cleansing toners,
wipes and micellar waters.

Particularly when it comes to micellar water there was one that I really loved
and it was from Garnier.

Today 8 months ago in fact I wrote a review about it
here on my blog (here's the LINK)
and it was about their first micellar water (with the pink cap)

Last time I was in Superdrug I decided to try a new version of their micellar water
since over this time it looks like there are 2 new types.

This time I wanted to try the PURE ACTIVE one

It comes in the same packaging of the regular one
only the cap is different, since this is white.

Same size, same direction

So what's the difference
well this Pure Active one is specifically made for combination and oily skin
and along with cleansing the skin and removing the make up
does purify as well
helping especially the T zone

As I'm getting older it feels like my skin is getting more combination than dry, which is weird to me, since I thought getting older meant more dry and wrinkly skin..
well, it does mean that too (unfortunately for the wrinkles)
but I really noticed a big increment of pores and oily skin (especially on the T zone)

I have never had it so badly

I can say that this is helping to achieve a clean skin, and erasing all the nasty greasy on my nose and surrounding areas... (I know it sounds gross but this is reality)
without mentioning the fact that the make up goes away like magic

One cotton wool and you are done..

So I'm very happy with this

Pure Active
Micellar Water

Next time I will try the other one


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

NOTD // NAILS INC for GLAMOUR Grosvenor Crescent

Hi everyone and welcome back!

It has been a while since my last NOTD (NailOfTheDay)
the fact is because I've been wearing the same nail polish all over again for the last few weeks.

Maybe it is because the season makes me do it... or I don't know why
but since I've got this nail polish by


I have only reached for that.

This was a free gift in last issue of Glamour Magazine (UK)

There were 4 shades available and I only picked this up thinking it was black...

and I was wrong.

It might look black on these pictures but in real life it is a very super dark aubergine colour

so different, I don't own anything like it, I love it!!!

Ahhh I nearly forgot to mention the name

it's called

 Grosvenor Crescent

(after the very elegant and super expensive part of London)

I love Nails Inc nail polishes
especially when you get them free in magazines ;)


Mika xxx

Monday, 16 November 2015

OOTD fall 3 2015 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hello!!! and welcome back :)

Today another Autumn Outfit Of The Day (fall edition 2015)
bare in mind this video was filmed in Italy where fall sometimes feels more like a cold summer day...
Hope you like it :)

Here's what I'm wearing:

sunglasses | Ray-Ban
necklace | Primark
jacket | ZARA
top | H&M
jeans | Bershka
shoes | H&M
bag | New Look


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Sunday, 15 November 2015

CATRICE Lip and Cheek Colour in Bed Of Flowers REVIEW

Hello everyone and welcome back.

Today blog post is about a cream blush by

CATRICE Cosmetics
Limited Edition
Lip and Cheek Colour


Bed Of Flowers

I know, it is a limited edition of a couple of years ago,, and you cannot get it anymore..
but since I reached for this blush over the last weeks, I thought it was a good thing writing a post about it, otherwise when?


a very nice creamy texture blush
I use it mostly for my cheeks since on my lips the colour doesn't show up too much (having quiet pigmented lips already)

Pretty dusky rose pink

It help to achieve the natural flush
without looking unnatural

No shimmer but it leaves your skin a little bit dewy (which I like especially for colder months)

What's your favourite drugstore blush?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Saturday, 14 November 2015

ANASTASIA Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe REVIEW

Hello everyone!
Welcome back.

Let's talk about brows.

For more than 30 years of my life I have never thought that
I needed to apply "makeup" on my brows.

Of course, YOUTUBE made me do it....

The first years on Youtube playing around with makeup, uploading makeup looks and stuff like that
I have never thought about filling my brows... 

like you can see in these pictures below

Then one day (mostly because of Sam and Nic Pixiwoo) I decided to give it a go...
and I UNDERSTOOD straight away the powder of BROWS.

It is only less than 2 years that I'm filling my brows and I have mostly tried drugstore products...


last year in a Sephora store in Toronto I've picked up this

Beverly Hills
Dipbrows Pomade
in Taupe

pricey but WORTH

This product change my life (brows wise)
making my step in another lever
define long lasting natural looking brows

I love it!

The perfect product for the brows.
It comes in so many different shades (11)
to match any hair colour possibility

The Taupe colour is probably the most versatile
not too dark
and very close to my natural hair anyway.

Since this is an high end product, if you don't want to spend that much but still achieve a good result
you could try
Maybelline Colour Tattoo
in Permanent Taupe

here is a video when I apply it on my brows

I love the
Anastasia Dipbrows Pomade

Have you tried it?

let me know


Mika xxx

Friday, 13 November 2015

Small Tesco Haul | MICHELA ismyname ♥

Hello everyone!
I went to TESCO the other day and picked up a few things.. 
so since it was a long time that I filmed a Tesco Haul I thought this was just perfect timing
to film a new one.

I hope you enjoy!

I love food ♥


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Thursday, 12 November 2015

MAC Matte Lipstick in Mehr REVIEW

Hello everyone!
Welcome back to my blog :)

Today time for another lipstick... 
yeah, I'm a lipsticklover
and as you saw my recent makeup collection video... 
yeah... I own a lot of lipsticks and I still buy them.........

I need to stop! probably, but I won't thugh ;)

Anyway today is time to share the love for this

Matte Lipstick



YEAH, I was one of the thousands who bought this lipstick after
the gorgeous Lily Pebbles mentioned in severals of her videos.

This is the perfect shade to match the Mac Lip Pencil in SOAR

Mac describe this shade as a

"Dirty Blue Pink"

I love it!!

It is a nude but not nude shade.. a pink but not pink, a brown but not brown..
the perfect 90s lips

Perfect for everyday
It has a comfortable matte finish
and the staying power is quiet good

Do you own this shade by MAC?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Here's my makeup collection (in case you haven't seen it)

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation REVIEW

Hello everyone!

I decided to write this blog post about one of my favourite foundation.

I'm not a huge high end foundation collector, just because first of all the cost issue, and secondly, really I only have once face and going through all my foundations will take ages already as it is.

But for some reasons the only 3 high end foundations that I own are from

Yves Saint Laurent

my favourite is their

Fusion Ink Foundation

I'm in the shade 

BD 10
Beige Doré

It comes in a beautiful glass bottle of 25 ml 
(5 ml less than a usual foundation)
It has a fancy golden mirrored squared cap
that you have to remove in order to open the foundation (it doesn't screw)

I mostly apply it using my finger tips
it gives the best finish
being a water based foundation it goes on so easy like a serum

It has an SPF 18 / PA +++

It retails at £ 31.50 (which is a lot... but it's worth!)

FUSION FOUNDATION contains a combination of sensorial and volatile oils which, upon contact with the skin, evaporate away – leaving only a veil of perfect pigment behind. These oils also make application a deliciously sensorial experience.
Strengthened by the Yves Saint Laurent laboratory’s colour cosmetic expertise, the formula is bursting with pure, milled pigments each with a micro-coating that merges effortlessly with the surface of the skin, thereby extending the colour hold of the foundation as well as ensuring that the pigments maintain their radiance as the hours tick by.
Combined, the actives are able to identify and cater to the specific needs of the skin. The actives work in unison to both mattify and hydrate simultaneously, ensuring extreme long-wear, regardless of heat, humidity, night or day. The complexion remains fresh and free from imperfections from morning to night.


I love this foundation so much
it feels like skin but still leaving you looking flawless

I recommend it to all of you.. at least ask at the YSL counter for a free sample
that's how I discovered it myself, and decided to invest over 30 £ for it..
Because I was able to test it out and fall in love with:)

Let me know if you have tried it.

What's your favourite high end foundation?

Let me know


Mika xxx