Monday, 29 February 2016

INSTAmonth February 2016

Goodbye February!

Time for my #INSTAmonth

Even with the extra day you still felt very short :)

I spent this month half in Northern Ireland and half back in Italy.

Many things have happened during this month

Here some moments from my Instagram account (michelaismyname)

I hope you had a wonderful February
Let's see what March will bring us.


Mika xxx

Sunday, 28 February 2016

SLEEK Makeup True Colour Exxxaggerate REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today I'm back with a new blog post.

A new lipstick from a brand that I really love

Sleek Makeup


True Colour

in the matte finish


This is a beautiful blue toned purple
I love the finish
It's matte but still comfortable to wear

I feel that for a shade like this, it's important to use a liner
just because it helps to define the border better

In the picture on my lips I'm not wearing a lip liner though
still it looks fine, but I have tried it with a lip liner and
the whole result is much better

If you love purple lipsticks
you must check this out

I love Sleek Makeup True Colour Lipsticks

Here I leave you the links with the reviews of the other shades I own


Mika xxx

Saturday, 27 February 2016

GRWM Using New Products | MICHELA ismyname ♥

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Hi everyone and welcome back.

Today I've got a Get Ready With Me, where I'm using new products.

In this video I decided to use just music without my commentary,
but in some parts you will understand my thoughts on certain products
from my face expression...

I hope you enjoy!

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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Friday, 26 February 2016

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel REVIEW

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to talk about a new product that I have been using over the last month.

I have never used Glycolic acid till now
maybe because I have always thought to have dry skin
and in my head glycolic acid was only to help very oily skin.

But lately, as I have already mentioned I have "discovered" to be more
especially my t zone (my nose) definitely is oily for sure!

Anyway I was in Superdrug
and one of their skin care range was having a
"Buy 1 and get the second free" offer
so since I have already tried few products by this range, and I was always happy
 I decided to get two items
One of those was the

Naturally Radiant
Glycolic Overnight Peel

Down below is the product information that you can get on the Superdrug Website

Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel is formulated with a unique energising complex infused with Kiwi Fruit and Mulberry Extracts to help revive skin's radiance and even out skin tone.
With Glycolic Acid, a powerful Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) and a Fruit Acid blend, the refreshing gel formula also refines and retexturises the skin's surface,
providing a brighter, more youthful complexion.

Features Easy to use 30ml tube.

Benefits Infused with plant extracts:

Kiwi Fruit Extract is a rich source of Vitamin C, which is renowned for its remarkable ability to help brighten and even out skin tone, while also providing antioxidant protection against free radicals.

Mulberry Fruit Extract has naturally strong brightening properties,
which can help to reduce discolouration and even out skin tone.
Glycolic Acid is an effective Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which retexturises the skin's surface,
helping to fade pigment irregularities and smooth fine lines and
wrinkles for a brighter, more youthful complexion.
Dermatologically approved. Overnight: Skin's texture feels smoother Skin looks more radiant

After 4 weeks:
Skin's texture is more refined
Skin tone looks more even
(Self-assessment user trial by 50 people)

I've been using it every single night for the last month.
At first it felt a bit weird not to apply a moisturiser at night, like I usually do.
What I've been doing it's apply my eye cream first
then apply this product all over my face and neck area
(insisting a bit more on my t zone)

The consistency is a very light gel
it absorbs very quickly leaving the skin very smooth, which it was surprising since I thought
it would leave my skin tight.

In the morning when I wake up my skin is smooth
and feel like if I had applied a moisturiser the night before.

I was shock the first day I used it. I wasn't expecting that at all.

The only thing that you MUST do in the morning after sleeping with this glycolic peel
make sure to apply a SPF
since the skin would be very sensitive (especially at the sun)

I really enjoy this product.

I will totally get it again.

A nice price range, for a very effective result

If you are in Superdrug give it a go.

Let me know if you tried it.

What's your favourite glycolic acid peel?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Thursday, 25 February 2016

NOTD // Miss Sporty Clubbing Color 145 Neon Yellow

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Today is time to change my nail polish
and usually any time I do that
I take pictures and write a blog post about it
(at less I have already done it)

Today is time to talk about

Miss Sporty
Clubbing Color
Nail Polish

This is a gorgeous neon yellow shade 145

and the name in fact is

Neon Yellow

I really enjoy painting my nail with something less winter appropriate
and embracing the neon vibes

This colour really makes me happier
It does, try it yourself
try to put on your nails a super summer bright nail polish in winter time
and you will see what I mean ;)

Two coats
plus my trusty Seche Vite
and I'm done.

I must say you get a smaller amount than usual but it is really cheap

Only £1.99

and the selection of shades/finishes is amazing

Give them a go


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Smart Beauty Express Colour REVIEW | MICHELA ismyname ♥

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Hi everyone and welcome back. Today I'm back with a hair product
I'm a huge lover of hair toners, in the last year I've tried so many.
Last time in Superdrug I spotted this new product and

So here I am today in this video showing you the before and after,
the whole application and my final thoughts.

I hope you enjoy!

Jerome Russell BBlonde Pink Toner REVIEW

Jerome Russell BBlonde Silver Toner Review

Lee Stafford Hot Shots Review/Application


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Mika xxx

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick 03 Cherry Skies REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back.

Today I'm showing you the last creamy lipstick
from my 

Liquid Suede


This one is the last one and it is the shade 03

Cherry Skies

I must admit this shade is the least favourite of mine
from the 4 shades I own.
I'm not sure why, it doesn't seem to apply as nicely as the other ones
and the shade itself is pretty basic
Nothing too unique I would say

I wish I picked up a nude shade from this line.. well maybe I will in my next order

After all I'm a huge fan of this

Liquid Suede by NYX

I leave you the links of the other shades I have already reviewed


Mika xxx

Monday, 22 February 2016

RIMMEL Wake Me Up Concealer 010 Ivory REVIEW

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm back with another review, of course!
This time I want to share my thoughts
about a new concealer from the drugstore.

Finally I was able to pick up

Wake Me Up Concealer

I already owned their
Wake Me Up Foundation
but I was so curious to try the concealer since I heard so many good things about it.

I decided to get myself shade 010


Here in the UK there are only 4 shades available

Ivory (the lightest)
True Ivory
Classic Beige
Soft Beige

I wanted the lightest shade because I want it to act as an highlighter for me
A shade such as soft beige (which is a little bit more peachier) would be perfect as a corrector
but this time I wanted the highlight effect as I said.

and it works... I must admit

as you can see from the picture down below

(from left to right)
Swatch on my arm - Concealer applied on the left side of my face

I think it is very visible the highlighting effect
it does wake up the complexion
the left side looks less tired
and more awake
for sure!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer is our first full coverage concealer that visibly reawakens and illuminates under the eyes. Completely conceals spots and other blemishes. Instant anti-fatigue effect.
With Peptides and a Vitamin Moisturising complex

Read more here 

Give it a go...

it is affordable and it works


Mika xxx

Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Last MAKEUP / BEAUTY Haul from the UK | MICHELA ismyname ♥

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Hi everyone and welcome back.
Today's video is my last makeup/beauty haul from the UK..
yeah I'm going to be in Italy, so I needed to get few things just before moving.

I hope you enjoy the haul, and I hope you can get some ideas
for your next shopping...

If you have tried any of the products mentioned in the video
please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts..



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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Saturday, 20 February 2016

KIKO Milano Tri-Bal Soul Baked Blush 01 Deluxe Coral REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back.

Today is time to talk about a new blush
my mother gifted me last week

It is a blush by

KIKO Milano

from an old collection called

Modern Tribes


Tri - Bal Soul Baked Blush

in 01

Deluxe Coral

First of all the packaging..

It is well known that Kiko limited edition collection
always have the most beautiful high ends looking packagings

This time in fact, for the Modern Tribes line
the packaging is stunning
brown real wood
with a magnetic opening (like the Inglot palettes)


A big mirror and this amazing
baked blush
with 3 different shades
in the tones of coral

You can apply each of them individually
or as I like to do
you can used them all together
to achive a beautiful coral shade
slightly shimmer
but nothing too dramatic

It is a beautiful colour for spring and summer
and I'm loving it!

Did you get the chance to get your hands in this collection by KIKO?

Unfortunately this collection is not available anymore..

I'm glad I've got this blush though!

Mika xxx

Friday, 19 February 2016

GARNIER Micellar Cleansing Water Combination & Sensitive Skin REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back to my channel.

After have tried any single Micellar Water from Garnier
I can now reveal which one is my favourite

The first one I've used was the original
Micellar Cleansing Water
with the pink packaging

Then I have tried the

Finally I was able to pick up the Combination & Sensitive skin one.

I can't say anything bad about this product.
As for all the other Micellar Water by Garnier
they all do what they claim
it all depends from what kind of skin you've got.

For me I must say that the winner is.....
PURE ACTIVE Micellar Water

and I know why, because I finally discovered that I've got oily skin
this particular one is aimed for combination to oily skin
I love this one more just because it gives me the feeling of a more deep clean skin
it does help to clear up my skin
my t zone area looks much more controlled and less shiny

If you have a normal to dry skin
I would recommend you the original one and also the combination & sensitive one
If you are like me more on the oily side, I would totally suggest you to try out the
Pure Active one

You'll love it!


Mika xxx

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Face of the Day #2 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

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Hi everyone and welcome back!
Today I'm back with another FACE OF THE DAY.
I'm showing you all the product I've used to make this look.
A very simple everyday makeup look, nothing too crazy!



L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation Review


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Barry M Bold Waterproof Eyeliner in Bronze REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back.

Today I want to show you this product by 



Bold Waterproof Eyeliner

in Bronze

I was looking for something brightening to apply in the inner corner of my eyes
something long lasting, possibly waterproof
that if I wanted I could have also apply it on my waterline.

I decided to go for this product
from the drugstore

These luxurious eyeliners apply as smoothly as a liquid with the precision of a pencil. They are waterproof and super long lasting with more than 8 hours wear!

- See more HERE 

This retails for £ 3.99 
there are 7 shades in total
and I think I already own the black shade.

The GOLD and the SILVER
are also perfect if you are looking for a product
to highlight the inner corner of the eyes.

Super affordable, next time I will pick up more shades

I really like Bronze, it is perfect to add a bit of light
I love to use it as well on my cupids bow

Have you ever tried this product, or something similar?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

NOTD // Ciaté London Paint Pots Iced Frappe

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today is time for my


This time is a bit special
since it's a nail polish from a brand which I have never tried before
and also it is a free gift from a magazine

If you live in the UK
hurry up and get yourself a copy of
INSTYLE magazine (march issues, which is available right now)
and you will get a 9£ worth nail polish for free

Not just a normal brand

Ciaté London


Paint Pots
with their cute pretty packaging
Look at it!!!!
so pretty with the black bow!!!!!

There are 5 shades available
I went for something neutral
This mauve/nude shade called

Iced Frappe

Elegant and sophisticated all around year shade
Perfect for work, for a date
for party

Just the perfect shade for any occasion and season

Two coats
and you're done!

Glossy finish, long lasting shine

I'm very impressed

I must say, I'm glad I've got to try Ciaté nail polish
I will totally get some more

This brand is very valid

and come on... the packaging!!! too cute!!


Mika xxx

Monday, 15 February 2016

EMPTIES // Finished & Reviewed #15 | MICHELA ismyname ♥

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Hello everyone...

Back today with a new video, another of my Finished & Reviewed,
or simply EMPTIES.
This time I had to include more items than usual,
only because I'm going back to Italy.... 

So I hope you enjoy this video..

What I'm wearing on my LIPS
What I'm wearing on my NAILS


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Sunday, 14 February 2016


Hi everyone!
Welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to put in black and white my thoughts on this product by




I've already uploaded a video on Youtube with my
first impression, application, before and after and final thoughts
so in case you haven't seen it, I leave it down below

Initially I've got myself the shade 12
Natural Rose

It was hard to pick the right shade from the colour available
they all looked pretty similar

I wasn't wrong completely but this shade it is a little bit too pink for me, but no worries
I have already picked up shade 11 Vanilla
which looks slightly more yellow

I will write a blog post showing the two shades together
in order to help you to choose since it was quite hard for me by looking at swatches online.


I love this product
for the same reasons I love their Infallible Base Primer
Great packaging - 5ml extra - travel friendly
good price range

This foundation has a medium texture and medium coverage
you can easily build it up but if you keep it simple with one layer
this foundation doesn't look heavy at all
it still looks like skin
It feels velvety at the touch and super light
It doesn't cake at all on me
and It does help to keep my t zone oil free better than other foundations I have ever tried
without needing to use powder

I like the fact that it covers pretty well my dark circles under my eyes
without needing any concealer

It was a great discovery for me
I'm so excited about it.

As I said in the video, for years, up until now, I thought that my skin was


and I have always bought foundations for dry skin
but apparently I was wrong

Mika xxx

Saturday, 13 February 2016


Hi everyone and welcome back to my Blog.

When it comes to Primers I'm not the best person to ask, only because
I've never really being a huge primer person

I always thought that a primer was an extra step between moisturiser and foundation
and I have never seen the point in using it
Never seem to understand the upsides

Till Now.

Of course during my You Tube Makeup Lover path
I have tried few primers from the drugstores
but still don't feel very knowledgeable about this field

Anyway only lately I've discovered this product
which made my PRIMER step essential

I'm talking about the

Mattifying Base

I've bought this one combined with the foundation
(which I LOVE as well)
If you have seen my latest video you already know my thoughts on them.. but,
in case you haven't I leave you the video down below

this mattifying base is fantastic
I love everything about it.

The packaging first of all
which is the same of the foundation.

A good plastic squeezy tube
travel friendly
with a very generous 35 ml of product
(which is an extra 5 ml compared with all the foundations/primers on the market,
since 30ml is usually the standard size)

 The primer has a water/gel consistency
it's non-comedogenic, hance it won't block your pores

Instantly transforms skin texture,
resulting in a matte finish and velvet-soft touch. 

as you can read on their Website
and I totally agree with this statement

I love this primer!

I use it everyday :)

It did change my view on primers for sure

And you, have you tried this product?

Let me know what you think!


Mika xxx

Friday, 12 February 2016

L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation Review | MICHELA ismyname ♥

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Hello everyone...
I'm back today with a pretty long video...
Sorry about that but being so passionate about the product I'm reviewing
I cannot stop talking :)

I wanted to make this video review because I found it so hard to decide
what to do with this product, also I didn't see
any mid thirty people reviewing it..
So since I'm the right age I wanted to cover up this age group.

It is so important to know what kind of skin you have...
for years since NOW I thought that I had dry skin..
So that lead me to picked up the wrong foundation all the time.. 

I'm so happy I have tried the
L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation
If you want to know what I think about it.. watch the video...


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Mika xxx

Thursday, 11 February 2016

SLEEK MAKEUP True Colour Lipstick Sheen 775 Liqueur REVIEW

Hello everyone!
Welcome back to my Blog.

Today I've got another lip product to review...
I know another one, but really I'm a huge Lip addict
and I cannot stop buying lip products.

Today a new lipstick by

True Colour Lipstick


 775 Liqueur

I'm a big fan of the Sleek Makeup
Their eyeshadows, their blushers
and their lipsticks

I have several shades by now from their lipstick line
and I love their quality/price 
affordable and super good

This time I went for something unusual for me especially in this timing

I went for a sheen finish (yeah I was a bit bored to get another matte lipsticks)
and I went for a nude shade (once again away from my latest trend of bright and bold lip products)

Liqueur is a beautiful beige nude with a bit of shimmer
(I would say it could be the lipstick dupe for Nars Orgasm blush)

I must say the shimmer is more visible swatched on my arm
than it is when I'm wearing it on my lips
Actually in real life this lipstick doesn't even look shimmery at all

I'm not a huge fan of frosty finish
but this one it's really not frosty at all.

I believe this shade would suits a lot of different skin tones

Give it a go


Mika xxx