Thursday, 31 December 2015

INSTAmonth December 2015











WOW!!!
2015 is over... I still can't get over it..
This was way too fast as a year...

Anyway..

This is my

#INSTAmonth of December 2015

10 most important Instagrams of December

I hope you had a great year..
and I wish you all an even better 2016


ciao

Mika xxxx

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

What I Got for Christmas | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hi everyone, welcome back!

Today I decided to share with you some of my Christmas presents.
These could also be great ideas for next Christmas...
gifts to give to people!

Anyway I hope you enjoy it!

ciao!

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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Music from Youtube Audio Library

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Maybelline Master Shape Brow in Soft Brown REVIEW


Hi everyone!!
Welcome back :)

Recently I've picked up this brow pencil by

Maybelline

I went for their

Master Shape Brow

in
Soft Brown

The reason why I went for this particular one was the spooly!
To me a spooly is necessary when I do my brows, so when I can get a pencil with a spooly already in
I always go for that.

In this case I'm lucky twice
since this shade really suits me and blend seamlessly with my real hair (brows)
as you can see above in the picture.
This Soft Brown is perfect, not too warm not too cool, the perfect shade for me

The formulation is very nice as well
easy to draw on, it feels soft and waxy
but at the same time doesn't move once it's on your brows

Afterall I'm very happy with this purchase
considering that it costs only
£2.99
well.... it's a bargain!


I totally recommend it.

Possibly I will repurchase this again in future, at less I want to test out something new

Take care.

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 28 December 2015

MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Creamy Mattes Lipstick 965 Siren in Scarlet REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today is about red vibrant lips.

The red lipstick I was wearing for my Christmas Lunch

I went for red of course, and also went for matte, since I was going for a big meal.

The best lipstick for this purpose is my 

MAYBELLINE
Color Sensational
Creamy Mattes Lipstick

in

965 Siren in Scarlet

The perfect red carpet red..
I know I'm not a celebrity, but when I wear this lipstick, I can't deny,
it makes me feel more special :)

For me this is the perfect RED
a vibrant strawberry red
(with a cool undertone, which makes my teeth more white)
and seems to complement my skin tone better than any orangey or warm toned reds

ALSO this formulation is amazing
The perfect Matte finish, without feeling matte at all
so all day you are left with a super comfortable lipstick
that doesn't move, smudge or bleed

I use it without any lip pencil and I didn't feel I missed it at all

I love this lipstick... I love Maybelline Creamy Mattes lipsticks in general
I wish we were getting all 20 shades here in the UK
instead we only got 6

Anyway if you are looking for a very comfortable matte red
check this out!


ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 27 December 2015

BIG TESCO Haul | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hello everyone!!

Welcome back!

Today I've got a bit grocery haul. Loads of food, from Tesco.
Tesco is one of my favourite place to do my grocery shopping, I love the offers,
and the quality of the food.
Today I'm going to show you, piece after piece, what I've bought.

I really hope you enjoy this video!

Let me know.

ciao!

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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Music from Youtube Audio Library

Mika xxx

Saturday, 26 December 2015

SLEEK Makeup Blush in Antique REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back!!

After the Christmas time, food and celebration I'm back with the usual blog post.

MAKEUP

Today I want to talk about a new blush by

Sleek Makeup

which I have recently got, but it was something I wanted for such a long time

I'm talking about their blush in the shade

ANTIQUE

OMG, I'm in LOVE!

This blush is exactly the way I thought it was...
A taupey/rosey pink with a silver shimmer

I love it!!! I cannot stop saying that.. I know...
But look at it... isn't it lovely!!

I feel when I wear this blush, I'm done.

This shade is taupe enough to be a good as bronzer/blusher
and the amount of shine, and fine glitter
help to act as an highlighter

This product is like 3 in 1
Since, it is a neutral shade, it will suits any kind of makeup
a dramatic smokey eyes and a bold lip

If you are thinking to make an order from Sleek
I totally recommend you to pick this blush out

here is the LINK

Usually it retails for £4.49 but like today it is on sale at £2.24!!!!

Basically NOTHING :)

Let me know if you own this blush...

I love it.. as I said already several times :)
but I can't help!

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas Day Lunch 2015

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Here's my Christmas day in pictures....

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Today I went to the Manor House Hotel
A beautiful place in the country site in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland


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My classical pose in the toilet.....


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Here's the food, actually, first of all, it is not Christmas without the crackers


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Seasonal Root Vegetable Soup


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Selection from Appetiser Table

Here I went a bit wild, the plate was a bit small, so I start building layers of food..
these are skills you learn in Italy!!


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Traditional Roast Turkey & Home Glazed Ham With Herb Stuffing & Gravy


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Selection from Dessert Table
Here, once again, I picked up so many things... I couldn't finish even half.. I was way too full
unfortunately, I only have once stomach!


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Here's the beautiful Christmas Tree in the lobby of the Hotel


*
Here's a close up of my content face, after a huge meal
Noticing my leather jacket zipped up trying to hide my
"4 months pregnancy look alike stomach"


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This last picture was taken outside the hotel, with the view, in the background, 
of Lough Erne (in case you don't know Lough is the Gaelic word for LAKE)


I had a wonderful time, I hope you all had a great time for this Christmas 2015

Let me know what you have done today, what did you eat...

I'd love to know :)


Best wishes

Mika xxx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

VLOG: Ulster Folk and Transport Museum | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hello everyone!! Merry Christmas!! or happy holiday!!

Today I'm back with a vlog.
Last week I was at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
I had a very good time, so if you are ever visiting Northern Ireland I would recommend you to go.

I leave you the link of their website http://nmni.com/uftm

I really hope you enjoy the vlog.

Let me know.

ciao!

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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Music from Youtube Audio Library

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

COLOUR ON Ice Cool Blonde Semi Permanent Hair Toner REVIEW


Hi everyone! And welcome back.

Today it's time to share my thoughts on this new product.
I was looking for a new hair toner from the drugstore.
I was in Superdrug and I noticed this one,
which I have never seen before by the brand

COLOUR ON

As you might know, 2015 has been the year of silver hair for me.
I have tested out many different products and many different brands from the drugstore
such as
BBlonde by Jerome Russell and Colour Freedom by Knight & Wilson and so on.
So when I saw another brand making hair toners I wanted to test it out straight away.

This product is available at the drugstore, I've bought mine in Superdrug as I said.
It retails for £6.99 and very often you can get it cheaper, in fact right now it is sold at £4.99
I leave you the link where you can get it HERE


In the box you get a 100ml tube full of product
A pair of plastic gloves for the application
and a page with all the instructions.

The product itself is dark purple and it has a very nice scent.

This toner will help to cancel out any brassiness or yellow in your hair.
This product is aimed for natural blonde hair or blonde dyed hair
(highlighters, Ombre or simply dyed)

It works very easily

First you wash your hair with a normal shampoo
(without conditioning your hair afterwards)
Then, let your hair drying a bit with a towel
and then you can apply the toner.

If this is the first time for you to tone your hair it is suggested to do a strand test
before to go ahead and toning your full head,
in order to establish the right timing that you will need.

You can apply it all over your hair
In the box says to keep it for 20 minutes,
but if you want a stronger effect you can go ahead and keep it for more,
up to 1 hour.
Then you can wash it off, without shampooing
You will see a lot of purple water washing out,
you can stop washing your hair once the water is clear.

That's it! Super easy!


This product is ammonia and peroxide free
so it doesn't damage your hair
you can use it any time you wash your hair to keep the colour vibrant.

 I found that this Ice Cool Blonde Semi Permanent Hair Toner
leaves my hair super smooth
conditioned and with a nice scent

I really recommend you to try it out

It does what it say.

My hair stays ice cool/silver longer and also appears more healthy

I will get this product again.
A great discovery

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

NEUTROGENA Visibly Clear 2-in-1 Wash / Mask REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

I'm in LOVE with the product I'm going to talk about today!!!

I adore this product by the brand

Neutrogena

their

Visibly Clear
2-in-1

Wash - Mask

I was looking for a good cleansing product from the drugstore
I wanted it to be able to really clean my face
I was already familiar with this brand, so I decided to pick this up, knowing that it was more likely to be a good discovery than a bad one.

I was right.

Since I've bought it I have used it twice a day
in the morning to really clean my skin before to apply any makeup
and at night, as a mask, I feel that leaving this product for a bit longer is really beneficial

This product can be use  as I said, as a cleansing product
but also as a mask

I feel that once I rinse the product off my face, my skin feels real clean
smoother
and less oilier than usual

It has a slight minty scent, which I really like

Down below I leave you some interesting information about this product quoted

VISIBLY CLEAR® was introduced to the market with unique formulations including the exclusive Microclear® technology which enhances the penetration of the active ingredients into the skin. This first came onto the market in 2004 at the launch of the brand and has continued to feature in many of the VISIBLY CLEAR® products ever since

I feel that this product really get deep down my skin and really leaves my skin super clean
I'm really interested in testing out some other product from this line next time.

And you, have you ever tried this product?
If yeah, let me know your thoughts.


ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 21 December 2015

Giveaway Winner | MICHELA ismyname ♥



Hello everyone!!
Finally here's the video with the winner of my Makeup Revolution Flawless Palette Giveaway!!!

Thanks so much to all of you who entered my giveaway,
I loved to read through all your comments and finding out all new meals from all over the world.. thanks so much!

Don't be sad, I will do another giveaway after New Year's eve.

Congratulation to the lucky winner...
I'll wait on your inbox here on youtube!!

ciao

Mika xxx
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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Music from Youtube Audio Library

Mika xxx

Sunday, 20 December 2015

COLLECTION Intense Colour Supersoft Kohl Pencil 02 Birdy Song REVIEW


Hello everyone!!!
welcome back to my blog.

I'm not a huge Kohl pencil person
I don't know why, maybe just because I turned over gel liner and eyeshadows and a pencil seems kind of useless once you have these other products

But lately I was in Superdrug
and I felt the need to try a new eye pencil

then I saw this one by the brand

Collection Cosmetics

I was intrigued because I noticed that they had a cool toned brown pencil
which is kind of rare thing for the drugstore
most of the brown pencils are normally warm
and for what I wanted to use this pencil (on the lower lash line)
a cool colour is more appropriate I think, those warm brown tent to make me look more tired than a cool toned colour

so I picked this up

It is one of their

Intense Colour

Supersoft Kohl Pencil

in the shade 02

Birdy Song

It is perfect for the lower lash line
I tried to use it on the waterline as well, but it is too soft of it.. 

I like this shade a taupe brown

I like to use it instead a black liner to define my eyes less harshly

Nice discovery - I like it!

ciao

Mika xxx






Saturday, 19 December 2015

Drugstore HOLIDAY Makeup | Pictures




Hello everyone!!

Happy Holiday!

Only Yesterday I uploaded on my Youtube Channel
a new video

For the first time, since being on youtube I've done a collaboration video
with my friend from Sweden Jessica

(Missjessibel)

We decided to do a makeup look for the Holiday season
and an outfit as well.

Jessica had to use high end products and I had to use only drugstores

So these pictures above shown my makeup

I hope you like it!

If you want to see the steps I went throw to achieve this look
and all the drugstore products I have used
I leave you the link of the video down below


Make sure to check Jessica's video too!

I hope you enjoy

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 18 December 2015

Drugstore HOLIDAY Makeup Outfit [Collab with MissJessiBel]


Hi everyone!! Welcome back.

Today's video is a collaboration,
I've never done a collab before so I was very excited when my friend Jessica,
here on youtube MissJessiBel, asked me to do it.
This is a makeup look for the Holiday
(Christmas, New Year's Eve) using entirely drugstore products.
Jessica and I also agreed to filmed an Outfit for the occasion.

Jessica's video is a makeup look using highend products, here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnSjV2jHqQY&feature=youtu.be

Please, check Jessica's channel out, and subscribe to her, here's her channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MissJessibel
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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Music from Youtube Audio Library

Mika xxx

Thursday, 17 December 2015

COLLECTION COSMETICS Lasting Perfection Concealer in Cool Medium 2 REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back.

Today Blogpost is about a new concealer I've been testing out.

The word "new" isn't really right in this case, because I've tried this concealer before in the past
but in a different shade

I'm talking about the well known and well loved

Collection Cosmetics
(ex 2000)

Lasting Perfection Concealer

16hr

in the shade

Cool Medium 2

I love love love this concealer from the drugstore

It covers very well any discolorations
or dark circles under my eyes
it has a super strong staying power, and it doesn't crease too much.

What I love to do the most with this concealer is using it as a foundation

For a lazy day where I try to get ready quicker
I use this concealer under the eyes, around my nose on my chin
(mostly on the centre of my face)
then with a damp makeup sponge
I blend it all over my face

It works WONDER!!!

it gives to my face a much flawless look
without to add the heaviness effect of a foundation

have you ever used your concealer as a foundation?

Have you ever tried this one by Collection?

I love it..

I will get the lighter shade next time to use as highlighter
since this shade is a pretty good colour match for my skin and at the same time, the peachy tone to it
helps hugely to cover up the dark circles


Anyway

This is a product I recommend
and I will repurchase again

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

WITCH Cleansing And Toning Wipes REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today I want to talk about this new face wipes that I've bought in Superdrug the other day.

by the brand

WITCH

these are their

Cleansing and Toning wipes

From the name of the brand you can get that there is
witch hazel extract

and if you are like me.. needing to know what Witch Hazel is
I'm leaving you the definition from google search down below

Witch hazel is a topical astringent derived from the bark and leaves of Hamamelis virginiana, the common or North American witch-hazelshrub. Native Americans have long recognized the medicinal properties of witch hazel and used a decoction of the boiled plant parts to treat skin irritations and tumors 

In the package you get 25 wipes

I mostly got this wipes to clean my skin in the morning after cleaning with soap
but since I've tried them as well at night time, I can already tell you
that those wipes work wonder to remove any kind of makeup

I was surprised about this product
I usually don't expect too much from facial wipes, or I don't usually get so impressed by them

They leave my skin fresh and clean
and my pores appear less visible

I love to insist especially on my nose and chin
My face appear with less shine after using them
It must clean the dirt away for sure.

anyway

I like those wipes
I probably will buy them again

and you?

what facial wipes do you use?

Have you ever tried this brand?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

NOTD // BARRY M Sunset Daylight Curing in Fuchsia Generation


Hello everyone and welcome back!

Today I'm back with a new nail polish.

Once again, another

BARRY M
Nail Paint

This time I decided to pick up something new, from a line which I have never tried before.
Last Spring/Summer they came out with this line called

SUNSET
Daylight Curing

Apparently this line of nail paint from Barry M
claims to give you a gel effect manicure, without the to use a UV lamp
but only with using daylight

Of course fall/winter in Northern Ireland isn't the most sunny period ever
so I must say I couldn't test this Daylight Curing effect

But I love the shade

Fuchsia Generation

I like that even without using the daylight the finish is pretty glossy

I don't have much to add about Barry M nail polish
I love them all.

This shade in particular is a Fuchsia
but to me is more like a winter appropriate Fuchsia
(if it makes any sense)

Anyway

I like it!



What do you think?

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 14 December 2015

CLEAN & CLEAR Advantage Spot Control Treatment Gel REVIEW


Hello everyone welcome back to my blog.

A new product to talk about today.

A new skincare product by the brand

Clean & Clear

I'm pretty sure this is the first product I've tried by this brand, which is kind of weird
since it is one the most famous skincare brand in the UK

But anyway..
better later than never..

I wanted to try something to help during the time of month (if you know what I mean).

I usually have pretty clear skin but during that famous week
I get few nasties around (especially my chin and jaws)
So I'm always looking for the magic product to help me quickly to go back to normal.

I still haven't find it though.

This product, which is their

Advantage Spot Control Treatment Gel

seems to be very effective, at least it seems to calm down the redness and the "volume" of the size of the pimple (I know it is gross to talk about this kind of things, but I have to explain what I mean)

It feels nearly like that this product help to "dry" the spot quicker
which mean, goodbye spots faster!!!

The spot doesn't disappear after 4 hours, but it looks to get better...
It contain Salicylic Acids
and this is probably the reason why I see the improvement

This product is not MAGIC in a bottle
but it helps a lot.

So I would recommend it to all of you.. I'm sure we all get spots during that time of the month.

Have you ever tried this product?

Let me know your favourite spot treatment is, and see you soon!

ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 13 December 2015

What I Ate Today #2 | MICHELA ismyname ♥


Hello everyone!

Welcome back :)

Today I'm back with another What I Ate Today video.






I hope you enjoy it... 

Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY



In order to enter the giveaway you have to do 2 things

1. Be a subscriber of my youtube channel
2. Leave a comment under this video with your favourite meal.

The giveaway is open internationally and will end  December the 18th.
So you have 2 weeks to enter as many comments as you want!

Good Luck!

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Business Email
michelaismyname@yahoo.com

PS. this video is not sponsored

Music from Youtube Audio Library

Mika xxx