Sunday, 31 July 2016

EMPTIES July 2016 | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hello everyone.. 
Welcome back.
Today I'm back with my monthly Empties...
Now I know that over the last few months I have uploaded a lot of Empties.. but this the first in Northern Ireland.... 
I hope you still find this interesting :)

ciao!
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Friday, 29 July 2016

NEWTONS LABS T-ZONE Skincare Charcoal Nose Pore Strips REVIEW


Hello everyone!

Are you, like me a girl with a problematic t-zone???

If you are, tell me, how many nose stips have you tried in your life???

LIKEWISE...

My nose has always been a bit problematic, never as bad as it is now
I think it is true to say with ageing
your pores become bigger

I have never had any pores on my cheeks around the nose
and NOW I have a lot of them super visible :(

So I have been tried so hard to make them look smaller
or even try to make them vanished

This is the first time I have tried a Charcoal Nose Strips

and it is from this brand called

NEWTONS LAB

their

T-ZONE Skincare

Charcoal Nose Pore Strips

I've got this product in Savers
but I have never seen this brand before.. anywhere around the UK or Italy.

In the box you get 6 strips (the usual number for this kind of product)
and so far I have used 3

I don't know why or how
or maybe is just because the strip is black
when I remove it after keeping it on my nose
for 10 minutes
I see tons of white/back heads sticked on the strip..

SO?

DOES IT WORK?

I think so..

I'm really enjoying it so far..

I know other brands have come out with those
charcoal nose strips..
so you might have tried some of those already...
If you have let me know how you did get on


I'm liking it so far..

ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 28 July 2016

GRWM Copper Eyes | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hello everyone.. 
I'm back today with another GRWM.
This time I didn't chat, I didn't want another over 30 minutes video..
I fast forward instead... and put some music..

This is a very basic, everyday makeup for me..
I hope you find some inspiration to wear copper eyeshadow...


I hope you enjoy!
ciao!
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Throwback Thursday Picture - Grand Parade Library


Throwback Thursday

I can't believe that this picture was taken exactly 10 years ago..

It was summer 2006 when I started working as a librarian
at the Grand Parade Library in Cork

10 years!!!!!!!!!!
OMG where is the time going????
I guess on our faces most of it...

ahahah

Anyway, in this pictures there are 2 friends of mine with who I kept friendship over the years
even though we lived in different countries..

Minnie and Beata.. #throwback #throwbackthursday #thursday
#grandparadelibrary #corkcitylibrary #2006 #library #oldpictur
#10yearsago #republicofireland


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

BOURJOIS Rouge Edition Velvet 03 Hot Pepper REVIEW


Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Early last month I uploaded a video on my


where I was showing you my entire liquid lipstick collection

(if you haven't seen that video I leave it down below)


What I usually do when I make a video like this, before uploading it I get all the links
from my blog with each review of the products mentioned in the video

while I was doing that, I realised that one liquid lipstick
was missing its review

WEIRDLY ENOUGH

Anyway I'm talking about the

BOURJOIS

Rouge Edition Velvet

in 03

Hot Pepper

I already own other 3 shades from this collection (which I love)

This shade in particular is a very bright red
more near the orange site
and usually I stay away from those tones since it seems to make my teeth look yellower

Anyway this doesn't

I really like this formula.

Back in the days when the Rouge Edition Velvet came out
these were considered MATTE finish products

Nowadays compared with all the liquid lipsticks out there
I cannot call this finish Matte
as you can see from the swatches

If you wait a while (less than 10 minutes) the glossiness goes away (a bit) still you will never get
a total matte finish with those products

But I don't mind.

Super long lasting, and super comfortable to wear

Do you own any Rouge Edition Velvet by Bourjois?

Let me know what you think

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

ISADORA Cream Mousse Eye Shadow 32 Stardust REVIEW


Hello everyone.
Welcome back to my blog.


Today I want to talk about an unusual eye shadow product.

I used the word unusual because
I'm more used to powder or cream eyeshadows
but when it comes to a
Creamy Mousse Eye Shadow
Well.. I'm not too familiar to this formulation..
Anyway I'm talking about

ISADORA

Cream Mousse
Eye Shadow

in shade 32

Stardust

I have to thank (once again) my friend from youtube
MissJessiBel
for this product

Isadora is a Sweden Brand and it's not available neither in Italy or the UK (as far as I know)
So I was very happy to try it out.

I think this product is very special
I would say it works best as a finishing touch

If you want to highlight the inner corner of your eyes
or in the center of your lids

The "brush" applicator makes it so much easier to apply
since is so tiny

I really like this shade as well
a white silver colour..
lovely!


Have you ever tried this brand before?

Any products from Isadora you would recommend?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 25 July 2016

What I Ate Today // JULY 2016 | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hello everyone.. 
After nearly six months I'm back with one of my

WHAT I ATE TODAY 
video

It was requested, so here I am...

Showing you a very basic what I ate in a day video...

Breakfast | Chai Tea with a bit of Oat Drink - Two slices of Toast with Flora Spreading
 and Raspberry Jam

Lunch | Two slices of toast with rep pepper hummus spread on and a small avocado

Snack | Some Organic Nuts and Cup of Chai Tea like for Breakfast

Dinner | Frozen Curly Garlic and Herbs fries by Tesco, Potatoes wedges and Glamorgan sausages

After Dinner Snack | M&Ms :)


Anyway..

I hope you enjoy!

ciao!
_______


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

BOOTS Beautiful Hair Moisturise & Nourish Mask REVIEW


Hello everyone.
Welcome back to my blog.

Lately I made a Boots order online
and I was able to pick up few essentials, but also some
makeup products which I really want to try for such a long time.

If you haven't seen this Video Haul I leave it down below


Anyway my hair mask was running out.. and since my hair needs it
 I picked up a new one

This is from the brand

BOOTS

and it is their

Beautiful Hair Moisturise & Nourish Mask

with

Organic Argan Oil

This mask is aimed for Dry and Damaged Hair

It comes in a very big jar (350 ml)

The Organic Argan oil together with 
a blend of oils and conditioners
make this mask suitable for dry - damaged hair
it helps to make your hair silky soft
and also it smells really good

I really like using it also for mixing my hair toners
just to lower down the intensity of the shade :)


I'm very happy with this mask

I would buy it again for sure!

ciao

Mika xxx

Saturday, 23 July 2016

L'OREAL Sexy Balm Sheer 103 As If I REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back to my channel.

Today I'm back with sort of a new product from the drugstore.

L'OREAL

Sexy Balm

in the Sheer finish

103 As If I

This Sexy Balm line comes with two finishes
the sheer one which is obviously more sheer
and the bold, more pigmented.

This shade in particular is the second light from the 8 shades available

This colour as you can see from the swatches is a nude/pink

If you like nude lip products there is one more in this line which is more beige than pink

Anyway, these are glossy balm
I love the finish, the formulation and the smell.

I also really like the packaging.

I would certainly recommend them to you.

Especially if you want a break from a liquid lipstick regime...

These are super moisturizing
and nourishing on your lips.

It's a YES for me.

Ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 22 July 2016

BOOTS Haul / Bleach London / L'Oreal /NYX | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hello everyone.. 
After such a long time having a haul in my channel feels weird..
I haven't bought any new makeup or beauty products for a long long time..

I think my last time was back in February..
It felt like Christmas :D

I'm so excited to have bought some new beauty/makeup products..
I cannot wait to review them for you on my blog..

Anyway..

I hope you enjoy!
ciao!
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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Throwback Thursday Picture... Back in the Nineties!


Throwback Thursday
April 1995
Rome

Wow.. I was 15 when this picture was taken...
I remember that day very well, it was a day out with the school, 
we went to Rome to visit some museums.

At that time I used to have very long nails as you can see..

Also I used to wear Ray Ban even back then... 

I'm glad I'm covering my waist with that book, since I'm wearing the horrible
 high waisted jeans of the 90s... 
I hated them!!!

#throwback #throwbackthursday #thursday #90s #thenineties
#rayban #rome #roma #italy #italia #invicta
#schooltime #michelaismyname

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

A Very Easy Vegan Pasta... Here's what you need!


Hello everyone!

Okay.. You might know that I'm Italian
I'm not the regular Italian who would eat pasta everyday though..
I might enjoy it few times during a month..

But anyway Pasta is great!

It is filling and if you eat the right amount doesn't make you fat..
Carbohydrates are good source of energy

Anyway..

Today I made an easy Vegan friendly recipes

Mezze Penne Tricolore
with Tomato Basil sauce


It looks nice and it also tastes nice...
actually GREAT!


Here's my final word on this dish...
the testing time....


video


If you want to find out what ingredients you need
and you want to see step by step
what you need to do in order to make
this super easy pasta dish

check out the video down below


and..

Buon Appetito!

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

DAINTY DOLL Nicola Roberts Eyeliner Pencil Shade 004 REVIEW


Hello everyone.
Welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to share with you an eyeliner.

I'm usually pretty basic when it comes to eyeliner
My usual picks are
Black - Brown or Flash (for the waterline)

But sometimes you get sent from various Beauty/makeup Boxes
some alternative colours..
which you know already, they will be hard to pull off.

Like this one

from the brand

DAINTY DOLL

which is a makeup brand with the name
of the former Girls Aloud

Nicola Roberts

Don't get me wrong
this pencil
shade 004
it's the perfect emerald green
super soft
and pigmented


I really like it.. but I wouldn't like it on me

Greens eyeliner remind me a period of my life
not a particular bad one actually
but in the 80s my mother use to use green eyeliner everyday
and since even back then when I was only a child
I loved to play with makeup
the only "makeup bag" available for me
to play around
was hers..

and since then I knew green eyeliner wasn't my cup of tea.


Who knows why?

Anyway
and you?
Do you wear green eyeliners?

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 18 July 2016

VEGAN Super Easy PASTA | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hello everyone.. 
You have been ask me for more "food" related video...
well today I'm back with a very simple, fast and healthy pasta dish.
Which is also Vegan...

That's what you need

Fresh Basil
Fresh Garlic
Chopped Tomatoes 
Pasta
Salt
Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I hope you enjoy!
ciao!
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Sunday, 17 July 2016

OOTD in the Forest


Hello everyone!

Welcome back to my blog.

Today I've a

Outfit Of The Day

or a Fashion Post

A very casual day in the Forest,..
I must admit the shoes choice was totally wrong.. since we ended up walking 10km

Here's what I'm wearing

Jacket | Zara
Jeans | Bershka
Shoes | New Look
Bag | H&M
Sunglasses | Ray Ban
Shirt | Abercrombie & Fitch


I hope enjoy it!

ciao

Mika xxx

Saturday, 16 July 2016

NOTD // Nails INC London in Eton Avenue


Hello everyone.
Welcome back to my blog.

I'm back today after a long LONG time
with a

NOTD

(Nail Of The Day)

I stopped making these kind of post
mostly because I have wrote a NOTD post
of all my nail polish collection...

But the other day I was able to get a new Nail Polish from 
a "beauty" box..

so that's why I'm back with this type of post.

This nail polish is by the brand

NAILS INC London

and the shade I've got is

Eton Avenue

Which is a light blue/ lilac 


This is a mini size of course
but you can get this colour from Nails Inc website 
from their Power Pastel Mini Limited Collection

8 shades for 15.00


ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 15 July 2016

OOTD Denim Jacket Throwback | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hello everyone.. welcome back!
Today I'm back after a long time with an Outfit Of The Day type of video.
My last one I was still in Italy...
Time Flies..

Anyway here's what I'm wearing:

Sunglasses | Ray Ban
Bag | Vintage
Denim Jacket | Essenza
Vest | Primark
Jeans | Mango
Shoes | New Look
Ring | Coin

I hope you enjoy!
ciao!
_______


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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Throwback Thursday Picture - Year 2008


Throwback Thursday

Year 2008

When I look at this picture I think is not too long ago.. then I realise that it is actually 8 years ago... 
Time really flies... 

#throwback #throwbackthursday #thursday #oldpicture
#oldtimes #primark #michelaismyname
#year2008 #8yearsago

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

VIVA LA DIVA Absolutely Fabulous Lips in Laguna REVIEW


Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog.

Today I've got a lipstick to talk about.

This was a present from my Swedish friend on youtube


It is from a Swedish Brand called

VIVA LA DIVA

and it is their

Absolutely Fabulous Lips

in the shade

Laguna

This lipstick is so nice
first of all I love the shade
it is the perfect pink
 baby pink/rose pink
and pinky nude

The formulation as well is very good
comfortable on your lips
it feels more like a lip balm than a lipstick
because of the Softening Vitamin E in the formula

 I also really like the packaging

After all is a very good product.

I'm glad I've got it in my swap
Otherwise I don't think I would have ever gotten the chance to try this brand

Do you know
Viva La Diva?

If you have tried more products from it.. leave me a comment.

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

June 2016 // Ikea // Brexit // & more | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone and welcome back.
Time to talk about

JUNE 2016


Here's what happened during last month..
facts, favourites, and products I did not like..

I hope you enjoy!
ciao!
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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Monday, 11 July 2016

GRWM Makeup Look Pictures


#GRWM

Hi everyone welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm going to show you few close up pictures from my latest video.

A very long

Chatty GRWM

here's the video in case you haven't seen it



I hope you like this simple every day look


Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 10 July 2016

A Day In My Life In Pictures - 10th of July 2016






















A beautiful day out.

Today is not a normal Sunday
as it happened was my Birthday

I love spend time surrounded by nature.

I couldn't celebrate my birthday better than that.

The weather was also very pleasant.

We were in County Down (Northern Ireland)

First we went to the sea for something to eat.
It was delicious!!!

Then we went to Tollymore Forest Park...

OMG

I love it!!

I want to go back again...

Here I leave you a little bit of info about this place in case you want to visit it yourself.

"Tollymore Forest Park was the first state forest park in Northern Ireland, established on 2 June 1955. It is located at Bryansford, near the town of Newcastle in the Mourne and Slieve Croob Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It covers an area of 630 hectares (1,600 acres) at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and has views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at nearby Newcastle. The Shimna River flows through the park where it is crossed by 16 bridges, the earliest dating to 1726. The river is a spawning ground for salmon and trout and is an Area of Special Scientific Interest due to its geology, flora and fauna. The forest has four walking trails signposted by different coloured arrows, the longest being the "long haul trail" at 8 miles (13 km) long. It was listed in The Sunday Times top twenty British picnic sites for 2000. The Forest Park has been managed by the Forest Service since they purchased it from the Roden Estate in 1941"

If you want to read more about it I leave you the LINK of the wikipedia article.

Well at the end of the day I nearly forgot to have turned 37

wow!

I'm speechless

ciao

Mika xxx