Thursday, 30 June 2016

Throwback Thursday October 2014

Throwback Thursday

Canada October 2014

I was in Canada - Ontario
We spent few days in Toronto and few others in Niagara on The Lake.
Here in this picture I'm actually quite close to the Niagara Falls.. 
I think the best time for visiting Canada is Fall.

Look at the beautiful shades of reds on the threes.. 

I love Canada, I hope to go back one day

#michelaismyname #canada #toronto #ontario #niagara #niagaraonthelake #niagarafalls #throwback #thursday #throwbackthursday #oldpictures #october2014

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

KIKO Makeup Milano Pigment Loose Eyeshadow 10 Light Taupe - Mixing Solution REVIEW

Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm sharing my thoughts on this product (combo) by

KIKO Makeup Milano

I'm referring to their

Pigment Loose Eyeshadow

in shade 10

Light Taupe

and their

Mixing Solution

I've bought those products a long time ago..
possibly 3 years ago? who knows..

Luckily this line is till available right now on KIKO website
and I'm glad to see that shade 10 is not discontinue

You can check out the other shades available here

I usually can't be bother with loose pigments
they are way too messy for me.. and since I'm messy by myself I don't need extra mess

I hold on to this one though because the shade is so beautiful
so I'm trying to force myself to use it up... 
(probably I will need a decade...)


If you are intending to purchase this product I suggest you to pick up the mixing solution too
especially since it's so cheap, right now it retails for less than £2

As you can see from the swatches
using the shadow dry or wet is a totally different experience 

(the top picture is a swatch of the pigment dry,
the bottom picture is wet using the mixing solution)

Anyway a very good product
I love the pigmentation and the shade
so much!!

Give them a go..


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

ARTDECO Glam Stars Eyeshadow 679 Soft Lilac Star REVIEW

Hi everyone.
Welcome back to my channel.

Today I want to show you this single eyeshadow from


I received this product (once again)
in a very old Glossybox
but because I own so much makeup (for only one person)
I have never got the chance to try it

This is their

Glam Stars Eyeshadow

in the shade 679

Soft Lilac Star

 A super soft, creamy buttery consistency eyeshadow
is a pleasure to apply

It goes on amazingly
it adds that shimmer that is so eyecatching

The shade complement my eye colour as well

Perfect as a highlight if you feel like it
it works very well on the mobile lids as well

If you are like me and wear every day a black liner without too much eyeshadow
this product will turn your look around

I love it!

Mika xxx

Monday, 27 June 2016

TESCO haul | MICHELA ismyname ❤️

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TESCO TIME everybody!!
I went to Tesco and I have bought few things.. 
I want to share them with you.
I have been experimenting on my diet, trying to eat less animal product as possible.. I'm not Vegetarian or a Vegan.. I'm only trying to see what is right for me....

How about you? are you a Vegan? Want to be a Vegan?

let me know


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Mika xxx

Sunday, 26 June 2016

HELEN - E Cosmetics Long Lasting Lip Colour in Coral REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to show you a very pretty lipstick by the brand


this is their

Long Lasting Lip Colour

in the shade


There are a total of 19 shades in this line
creamy and pearlised

This shade in particular is very suitable for me
even though the name is coral, I don't see a true coral in this lipstick
maybe just a hint

To me this is a perfect beige/nude lipstick

Super creamy and comfortable on the lips
and indeed long lasting

I was lucky to receive this product on a Glossybox back in the days
because before that I was unaware of this brand.

I know that it is a British brand
and the good thing about them is that any order that you make from them
25p are donated to the
Cancer Research UK

If you want to check some of the other products from this brand I leave you


Mika xxx

Saturday, 25 June 2016

WET N WILD Coloricon Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treament REVIEW

Hello everyone!
Welcome back to my blog.

Today I have a super pretty eyeshadow palette to talk about.

From the brand



Coloricon Eyeshadow Trio

in the shade 

Silent Treament

3 pretty shades

A light shimmery shade which is perfect for the browbone
and it can also be used as a highlight on the inner corner of the eyes

A deep brown colour with a satin/matte finish
it is perfect for the crease and it helps to instensify any look 
in order to achieve any sort of smokey eyes

The last shade is a beautiful taupey brown
very very similar to MAC Satin Taupe.
This one is perfect for the eye lids but I would also love
an eye look just using this shade by itself

It is the perfect ONE Eyeshadow LOOK colour

I love the quality of these shadows and I love the selection of colour.

Perfect for travel
perfect for everyday look

I recommend it!

Mika xxx

Friday, 24 June 2016

MAY 2016 | MICHELA ismyname ❤️

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Hello everyone! 
Welcome back... I'm SUPER LATE this month...
but I have been so busy and so many things have happened over the last weeks..
that I couldn't have any time to upload this video earlier than today.

Anyway here is my May 2016..
what happened during last month..


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Mika xxx

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Throwback Thursday Pictures

Throwback Thursday

Today I'm throwing back this picture of mine, from year 2012.
It was the 30th of June 2012 a day after the amazing concert of 
I was in Lucca, beautiful city in Tuscany.

Here in this picture I'm holding a Tom Petty's plectrum..
as you can see, while I'm under the stage..
It was an amazing concert...
Great Memory!

#tompetty #tompettyandtheheartbreakers #lucca #luccasummerfestival
#michelaismyname #italy #tuscany

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

BOURJOIS Rouge Edition Velvet 02 Frambourjoise REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Recently I have filmed a video collection of all my Liquid Lipsticks
and among those there was one that I have never shown here on my blog before

It is probably the first "liquid lipstick" that I have ever owned

I'm talking about


Rouge Edition Velvet

in the shade 02


I already own 2 other shades from this line

Pink Pong (my favorite)
Red Pepper

This shade is a perfect strawberry red
All these Rouge Edition Velvet
are extremely comfortable on the lips
they have a velvet finish but not drying at all

You still can see a bit of shine on your lips

I love this product

This shade is very pretty
and you can eat and drink with it and
it will stay on without fading

I might try some more shades from this line..

Any particular suggestions?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

LISE WATIER Ménage à Trois in Rosé REVIEW

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to talk about this product by the brand


This is a Canadian brand
I firstly discovered this brand from a very sweet
friend of mine on Youtube
She sent me a few year ago a box with loads of beauty goodies
one of those was this blush called

Ménage à Trois

(blush powder trio)

in the shade


This product comes in a beautiful luxurious packaging
A mirrored packaging
inside there is a nice mirror and under the blush itself there a brush

The blush itself come with 3 different shades

A highlighter
A coral blush
and a Pink blush

all of the shades are slightly shimmery

I love use these 3 shades mixed together to achive the best
flush and glow 

But if you prefer you can still use it each colour individually

It's a very nice product
and funny enough is made in Italy

Have you ever tried this brand?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Monday, 20 June 2016

LIFE UPDATE Moving - STRESS - Parents - New Start | MICHELA ismyname ❤️

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Hello everyone! 
Finally I moved, actually it was exactly a month ago when I left Italy.
It was hard, in many ways, but I'm glad I have done it... 
Let's start with a new beginning :) 


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Mika xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2016

LUMENE Lingonberry Lip Stain & Balm REVIEW

Hello and welcome back to my blog.

Well today I want to talk about a product by the brand


(which I think it is a Swedish brand, correct me if I'm wrong)

I received in a swap with my friend MissJessiBel their


Lasting Lip Stain & Balm

in the shade 15


This is a two steps lip product

All the time I get the chance to try a lip stain, I always would love to love it..
but unfortunately it's not the case this time too..

It's not that I don't like this particular brand, the problem are my lips..
they are so pigmented that any lip stain would not write..
or colour (maybe is better saying colour)

It is frustrating, I have tried many shades from many brands but the same story all over again

Lip Stains seem not to colour my lips.

This shade is beautiful, don't get me wrong, but maybe it's a little too close to my natural colour

if you can see on the swatch on my arm.. the colour is beautiful and visible
instead of the swatch on my lips...
it looks just like my lips...

I must say though I love the balm step
it is super moisturising
and glossy

I love the feeling on my lips once I apply the balm
and the look as well.

To me this is a good product, but I would not repurchase in future
just because it doesn't seem to work on me.

And you? Any luck with Lip Stain?
Do you get the same issues of mine?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Saturday, 18 June 2016

RIMMEL Scandaleyes Eyeliner in 005 Nude REVIEW

Hi everyone.
Welcome back to my blog.

Today is time for me to talk about a product
that changed my idea of eye makeup.

Usually I'm always for the black waterliner
or anyway very dark brown

till I have tried this product by



Scandaleyes Eyeliner

in 005


OMG, I have tried different nude eyeliner for the waterliner in the past
but none of them did it for me
I still would have prefer using dark liner on my water line

but this one by Rimmel

is SO good.

I don't know what it is, but you can see from the picture of my eye..
this nude shade is perfect to awaken the whole look

It is not too dark or not too white
It's the perfect shade for me

I love it!

 I have been using it ever single day over the last week..

I love the AWAKE look that gives me

what do you think?

Are you a dark or light waterline girl?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Friday, 17 June 2016

The Last EVER EMPTIES from ITALY | MICHELA ismyname ❤️

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Hello everyone!



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Mika xxx

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Throwback Thursday

Time for my Throwback Thursday.

This time is year 2013 at the Mercantile Dublin

Me and my sweet friend Beata enjoyed taking pictures in the ladies bathroom

Don't ask me why :)

#throwback #throwbackthusday #thusday #oldpictures #friends #dublin #themercantile #michelaismyname #ireland #republicofireland


Mika xxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

MAX FACTOR Smoky Eye Effect 06 Purple Dust REVIEW

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to talk about a product by the brand


I totally forgot about this product, in fact I can't even remember to have used it at all..
Anyway, now I have found it and I'm here to tell you what I think about it

I'm talking about their

Smoky Eye Effect

in 06

Purple Dust

This is a 2 steps cream eyeshadow

Apparently you apply step 1 first (which is this case is a plum/purple colour)
then on top you finish up with the step 2 (which is this BEAUTIFUL green/golden colour)

From this line you can get many different colour duo

The product is very nice and creamy, easy to blend with your fingertips.

The longevity is also very good.

To be honest I'm very impressed, and I wish I used this more in the past..

Now I have found you... and I will use you ;)

have you ever tried this product?

Let me know if you have.. and your opinions about it.


Mika xxx

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Hi everyone, and welcome back to my blog.

I was lucky enough the last week to spot a great deal
down to Tesco I picked up the Instyle Magazine
with a free makeup product inside..

from the British brand


The product I picked up is their


Liquid Eyeliner

in the shade

Pitch Black

My liquid eyeliner was running out, so I thought it was a good timing for me to pick this up
especially since I paid a fraction of the full price
(which is about £12)

Now it has been few days that I have been wearing this product
and I have already made up my mind.

The things I like first

The packaging
the doffer applicator
and how easy the application is..
to make the application so easy there are 2 factors to take in consideration
the doffer applicator is one
very fine and flexible
but also the formulation
Apparently there is an ingredient called
Sodium Hyaluronate
which makes the formula to glide on super smooth

Unfortunately there is one thing I don't like about this eyeliner
the formulation makes super easy to be remove
so in one way it is not a pain in the back to remove at night..
like some of my other favourite liquid eyeliners.

When I remove my makeup at night this liquid liner goes off with simple water..
which in a way is good,
but really is not
I was out the other day and it was raining..
a drop of rain when on my eyes and .....................


my eyeliner was all gone..
smodge all over
making an unwanted
smoky eye / panda eye effect

so be aware..

To be honest this is not what I look in a liquid liner
I want it to be super long lasting and super waterproof..

I dont care if it is a pain to remove at night..

I rather to wear something that during the day doesn't make me look CRAZY...


No thank you, I stick to my beloved drugstore liquid liners..

Still, I'm happy to have tried it..

and you?
Have you tried this product?
Did you experience my same concerns?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Monday, 13 June 2016

My Flat Tour | MICHELA ismyname ❤️

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Hello everyone!
Finally after a long time of being asking to film this video,
I come around to do it...
The reason why I didn't film it before,
well I'm explaining it in the video..

So I couldn't leave Italy and sell my flat
(which hasn't been sold yet)
without filming the Flat Tour Video.

I hope you enjoy it...

BTW now you can really see how SMALL my flat was....


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Mika xxx

Sunday, 12 June 2016

TESCO Walnuts - Hazelnuts - Macadamia Nuts - Almonds | When You Crave a Snack

I'm NUTS about NUTS....

Lately I totally turn my snacking habit.

Usually in the past I enjoyed snacking on Crisps or salty snacks
like pistachios..

I decided to go for a more healthy raw way..

So I order from Tesco 5 different kinds
which have different benefits for the organism..

Hazelnuts contain heart-healthy fats that can protect heart health. Specifically, they are high in healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats and low in unhealthier unsaturated fats. Hazelnuts are a good source of oleic acid. Oleic acid can help to lower levels of bad cholesterol, LDL, and can raise levels of good cholesterol, HDL, in the body. This makes hazelnuts a good addition to salads and baked muffins.
Hazelnuts have a high amount of vitamin E in addition to B vitamins, including folate. Vitamin E is important in maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. The B vitamins are important in proper cell and energy metabolism. Hazelnuts are also a rich source of potassium, calcium and magnesium. The minerals provide many health benefits, including regulating a healthy blood pressure. Unlike unhealthy snacks such as chips and refined products, hazelnuts can provide the body with a rich supply of nutrients for good health, says Smart Heart Living.


Almonds contain high amounts of several important vitamins
and minerals, including:

Vitamin E: This antioxidant is essential for immune function and red blood cell formation. Almonds are one of the world’s best sources of vitamin E 
Vitamin B2: Also known as riboflavin, vitamin B2 is important for growth and red blood cell production 
Magnesium: This mineral is essential for all living organisms. Magnesium is important for blood pressure, bone health and many other important processes
Manganese: This nutrient is needed for the immune system, reproduction, digestion and bone growth
Phosphorus: This mineral is very important for teeth and bone health
Iron: A metallic element that serves many important functions. It is an essential component of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body

Macadamias are a rich source of Vitamin A, iron, protein,
thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folates.
They also contain moderate amounts of zinc, copper, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
Macadamia contains antioxidants like polyphenols,
Amino acids, flavones and selenium

Walnuts are a rich source of fibre, antioxidants,
and unsaturated fatty acids, particularly alpha linolenic acid,
an omega-3 fatty acid. These are the nutrients that give
walnuts it's stress fighting properties


Pick up something healthy to snack on.. instead of garbage...

You will feel better, fuller and your body will benefit from it..

What's your Healthy Snack?

Let me know..


Mika xxx

WYCON Velvet Lips 01 Nude REVIEW

Hello everyone!
Welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to show you a new (to me) lip product.

My mother actually gave this to me, she bought it for herself but she didn't like it..

Anyway, I'm not sure how many of you are aware of the Italian brand


Wycon was established in year 2009
so it is a fairly new brand
At the moment there are about 120 shops across Italy 
and some around Europe
I would say that their stores, their packaging and their price range
reminds me a lot of KIKO Milano

Anyway, even though in my town there is a Wycon store,
over those years I didn't get the chance to try anything from this brand..
so thanks to my mother for this

This is their

Velvet Lips

in the shade 01


This is a super comfortable, moisturising
Liquid Lipstick

It has a more of a shiny finish than any liquid lipsticks I have ever tried.

The shade is very pretty, true to the name...

I love this product, because it doesn't dry your lips at all.
and it stays on pretty well throughout the day

Also I like the applicator a lot, it has a flat dofer which makes the application super precise

Have you ever been in a Wycon store?

Let me know


Mika xxx

Friday, 10 June 2016

Medium layered haircut / Mena Suvari Inspired | MICHELA ismyname ❤️

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Hi everyone! 
Time to visit my hair salon once again. Last time I went was about 7 months ago..
here's the vlog of that day

Anyway this time I was looking for a layered haircut..
I look online for some ideas, and I ended up really liking this one from

Mena Suvari

I still wanted my fringe, because I cannot see myself without it..
anyway I also wanted to do a pastel hue of pink...

just for a change..

So if you want to see the before and after.. watch the video!

What do you think?? Let me know :)


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Mika xxx

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

In this #throwback #thursday I'm going to show me as a child.
This picture was taken in Italy about 1984/85.
I was wearing my favourite dress...
OMG I loved that dress so much, any time I wore it,
I felt like a little princess...

A very happy child... :)

#throwbackthursday #throwback #oldpic #theeighties #michelaismyname


Mika xxx