Thursday, 29 September 2016

Throwback Thursday - somewhere in Republic of Ireland


Throwback Thursday

April 2007 - somewhere in Republic of Ireland

Back in the days the younger 27 years old me
still was addicted to sun..
I used to worship the sun.. and I regret it so much..
for health reason and for a more superficial reason which is my skin..
It's true as you get older you don't just gain wrinkles but you also gain wisdom...
Nowadays I stay away from the sun.. and more importantly I wear high SPF..
which I didn't used to do in the past..

silly me!

#michelaismyname #converse #bershka #ireland
#republicofireland #2007 #year2007 #april #sun
#sunworkshiper #27yearsold
#throwbackthursday #throwback #thursday


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

OOTD September 2016 | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.
Today I'm back with an OUTFIT OF THE DAY!
It has been a while since my last outfit video... hopefully from now on I will be able to make more outfit videos.. I love Autumn season :)

What I'm wearing:

Sunglasses | Ray Ban
Bag | New Look
Jacket | Bershka
Scarf | Do not remember..
T shirt | The Who concert live in Cork 2007
Belt | Bershka
Jeans | Bershka
Shoes | H&M
Lipstick | MAC Rebel
Nail Polish | KIKO

I hope you like it!

ciao

_______


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

OOTD September 27, 2016


Today, September 27 2016

Location | NORTHERN IRELAND
Sunglasses | RAY BAN
Jacket | BERSHKA
Bag | NEW LOOK
Jeans | DV8
Top | H&M
Shoes | CONVERSE

#michelaismyname #ootd #outfit #fashion #style #northernireland
#rayban #raybanwayfarer #bershka #newlook #dv8
#endofseptember#autumn #fall

Monday, 26 September 2016

CAILYN Gelux Eyebrow REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

I have never been so excited about a makeup product lately.
And I have to thank

LOVE ME BEAUTY box

(here's the video of the unboxing in case you haven't seen it)


since through them I was able to discovered this product

I'm talking about

CAILYN Cosmetics

their

Gelux Eyebrow

in the shade

Cocoa

This product doesn't only look super pretty
in its pretty rose gold packaging
with an inbuilt brush on the cap of the pot
but it's also so good.

I've decided to go with a darker shade
since even though I have blonde hair my natural roots and my brows
are much darker

I'm very happy with the shade COCOA I think it matches my natural hair really well

I have used it only on the tail of my brow
to achive a more defined look
as you can see from the picture before and after
with only a very little amount the brow looks so much better
I love it!!

This is my best product for brows
at the moment!

In case you want to purchase this
I leave you the link of Cailyn website
it retails at $22.00 so it's not super cheap
another reason I'm so glad to have received it on my Love Me Beauty Box

Have you ever tried it?

What's your favourite brow product?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 25 September 2016

BIRCHBOX September 2016 | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.
Today I'm back with

BIRCHBOX

This is their September box..
5 pretty products, 1 full size makeup products which I was able to choose...

I'm very happy with Birchbox so far.. This is my 4th box and I'm excited to keep receiving them.

Have you ever tried Birchbox?

Here's the link of Birchbox UK https://www.birchbox.co.uk/
in case you are tempted to try it out..

I recommend it!

ciao

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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Nails Combo - Ciaté Iced Frappè & ESSIE A Cup Above


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.

It has been a while from my last "Nails" type of post
I've stopped buying new nail polish.. 
since I have a huge collection already..
and in the last time I've been wearing nail polish from my collection which
have been already featured here in my blog


But Today I decided to painted my nails with
two of my favourite nail polish
and I felt inspired to blog about them


The are my nails

I used all over my nails two coats of

Ciaté Iced Frappè

A stunning milkshake colour
a dusky rose type of shade
which I think looks very nice especially in this transition seasons time

and then on my ring finger nail I have used two coats of

ESSIE A Cut Above

A beautiful antique pink glitter 
nail polish which looks stunning on my accent nail

what do you think?

Let me know if you like my manicure :)

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 23 September 2016

What I have got from my recent BOOTS Haul




Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog.

If you saw my latest video on my Youtube Channel
you know that I've made an order from BOOTS

If you didn't know.. means you haven't watch the video
I leave it down below for you


Anyway I've bought plenty of hair product
a couple of hair toner
that I'm going to test out as soon as possible
(filming a hair tutorial video, as I usually do for hair toners)

I've got some "boring" essentials, like toothpaste, tooth brush and 
makeup removers

then finally I gave myself the pleasure to pick up
few makeup products which I really want for a while..

I was very happy with my order

I love BOOTS
I can always find anything I need

and you, do you shop from Boots online?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 22 September 2016

BOOTS HAUL | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.
Today I'm back with a beauty/makeup Haul!!

a
BOOTS HAUL

Last time I did a Boots haul was a couple of months ago..
so it was time for me to order few essentials.. and some extra bits..

I hope you enjoy this video..

Don't forget to like it, and subscribe!

ciao

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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Throwback Thursday Year 2006 - Somewhere in Republic of Ireland


Throwback Thursday

Year 2006 - Somewhere in Republic of Ireland

I remember it was a summer day (one of the few sunny day during that summer 2006)
This picture was taken 10 years ago.
I can't believe that I still own that dress...
Now I don't wear it as a dress anymore.. (too short) I wear it as a vest with leggings.. I was 27 years old... TIME FLIES.

#throwback #throwbackthurdsay #thursday #republicofireland #ireland #10yearsago #oldpictures #27yearsold #michelaismyname #summer #2006 #timeflies

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

GRWM September 2016 | Pictures



Hello everyone and welcome back to my channel.

Only a couple of days ago I've uploaded a video on my
a

GRWM

In case you haven't seen it I'm going to leave you then video down below


To make this look
I have used few new makeup products
most of these are from
Birchbox and Love Me Beauty Box

I love to be subscribed to these kind of boxes
only because you get to know brands that you are not aware of

So I hope you like this makeup..

Let me know what you think!

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Mist REVIEW


Hi everyone welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to talk about a new hair product
which I have been using over the last month or so.

I discovered this product from a friend of mine
I was near her and I could smell this beautiful scent
so then I asked her what fragrance she was wearing

She showed me her fragrance, but it wasn't the scent I smelt..
then after a bit she said...
"oh, maybe it's this..."

and it was

this product by the brand

OGX

smell like a fragrance
a coconut fragrance...
delicious

it's their

Weightless Hydration

Coconut Mist

Product description
An exotic and enticing blend of lightweight coconut oil to nourish strands along with hydrating bamboo extract for hair that is soft, touchable and healthier looking with each use.

How to Use
What You do... Apply Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist generously to clean towel
dried hair and style as desired. Can also be applied to dry hair to tame
fly-a-ways and add shine throughout your day!
For best results use in conjunction with other Coconut Oil products.

If you want to read more about it and you want to purchase this product
here's the link from Boots

I've bought mine in TESCO
it was in offer, for only £4.99

Perfect!

I love using this on wet and dry hair
this formula gives such a moisture without 
adding weight to your hair
without looking greasy

I love this mist
it's perfect for coloured hair
because most of the time people who colours their hair have very dry hair
only in the part which is coloured.. and on the roots they might have a more normal
hair

Mine can be at times oily so adding an hair oils can be very bad for me
this product is perfect because it doesn't aggravate my roots still helping my dry damaged ends

It adds hydration only where it needs it.

I will repurchase this product again
and
I recommend it!

Go and give it a sniff.. you'll fall in love with!

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 19 September 2016

GRWM September 2016 | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.

Today is a makeup look.

A   GRWM type of video..

This is the makeup I'm wearing more often during this time...
as usual my cat liner look is a MUST...
then this time I went for a very bold lips combo..

A sort of bold eyes and bold lips.. But still I think it's a very wearable look.. what do you think?

I hope you like it.

ciao

_______



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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Sunday, 18 September 2016

NYX Lingerie in Exotic REVIEW


Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today it's time to show you another of my

NYX LINGERIE

this shade is the more "reddish" in the collection
and it's called

Exotic

I have already shown you 2 liquid lipsticks by NYX
from their Lingerie Collection
I leave you the video with the swatches on my lips
in case you haven't seen it


As I already said this shade, along with another one 
is the less NUDE shade from the collection

I guess it really depends from your skin tone
but for me this colour is more like a rosy, dusky red

It's beautiful

Very nice to apply
very long lasting
and super comfortable on the lips

So far I cannot stop recommending you
Nyx Lingerie
they are affordable
they look nice
and each shade is unique


If you don't particularly love Nude lip products
You will love this one, since it's very far away from the classic idea
of a nude lipstick

I really like it.

Do you own Exotic?
How many Nyx Lingerie you own?

Let me know your thoughts

ciao

Mika xxx

Saturday, 17 September 2016

BIRCHBOX July 2016 Never Ending Summer REVIEW


Hello everyone.
Welcome back to my blog.

Today I want to show you what was inside my

July 2016

BIRCHBOX

I know now it's the middle of September
but I have never found the time to write a blog post about this pretty box
so even if it's way overdue, here's 

Never Ending Summer

box

futering

Millie Mackintosh

If you have missed my video where
I'm unboxing this Birchbox
I leave it down below


Good full sized
this month
I'm totally hook with Birchbox

I like their packaging
and the selection of products
I also really enjoy their little book inside the box
so explanatory, full of everything you need to know
about each of the products inside.


I Love Birchbox..

This July box had
3 makeup products
1 skin care
and 1 hair product

for a total of 5 products
of which 3 full sized!!

Great stuff

Keep an eye on my blog if you want to know more about those products
I will all review them here.... 

thanks for your time

ciao

Mika xxxx

Friday, 16 September 2016

Storytelling: My Eating Disorder | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.
Today I'm back with another

STORYTELLING
video

If you missed my first one Here's the link



Today I want to talk about a very important topic,

Eating Disorder

I think that more or less every woman in earth has been through it, once in their life...
We all know how hard it is to love "ourselves".. 
Turning into a woman from being a child is a very difficult transformation to go through,
especially when the society we are living want us PERFECT all the time,
forever young, forever skinny...
model look alike, with no flaws.

We should love our FLAWS, embrace them.. 

I think, actually I HOPE that sharing my story could help somebody else..

If you have been there yourself, and you want to add your story,
leave me a comment down below.
If you have any questions that you want me to reply, same,
leave me a comment...

Thanks for listening, I know this video is WAY TOO LONG, again..
Italian Passions Personality comes out when I talk about Important topics to me...

ciao

_______
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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Throwback Thursday - With My Cousins in the 80s


Throwback Thursday
Italy early 80s

Me with my cousins Simona and Sabina.
(they probably would kill me if they know that I have upload this pictures)

Anyway I was about 2/3 years old in this picture..
I have good memories of that times..
I loved spend time with my two grown up cousins
(they are 9 years older than me)

I was always spoiled in the family since I was the youngest.

Time Flies.

#michelaismyname #the80s #cousins #family
#eighties #throwback #throwbackpicture #oldpictures
#throwbackthursday #thursday
#Italy #anniottanta

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

BENEFIT Dream Screen REVIEW


Hi everyone, and welcome to my blog.

Today I want to talk about a product
which I received in my June Birchbox called

Paradise Found

I've been testing out this product for the last few weeks 
now and I can tell you what I think about it.

I'm talking about

BENEFIT

Dream Screen

SPF 45 PA +++

this is a oil free sunscreen
It has a very lightweight formula
it feels like applying milk on your face (I love it)

You need to apply this on top of your moisturiser
right before to go outside.

I must say being in Northern Ireland it could be hard to try
this product in a very hot day, since there are not many hot days, but
September (luckily) so far has had a few fairly hot days

I applied it before my makeup
and to me it improves the appearance of my skin
my natural shine seems reduced
To me this product acts as a shiny control

I was outside all day painting the shed
and I notice I didn't burnt

Usually I never burnt but my nose get very red after a few hours under the sun
I must say my nose is not red.. 
So I'm confident to say that this sunscreen works :)

The full size of the Dream Screen by Benefit
retails at £25.00

I'm not sure if I would buy, but the fact that it improves 
the appearance of my skin
keeping it oil free
and it has a very high spf of 45 PA +++
It's very tempting..

Overall I'm glad I was able to try out this product by Benefit.

Do you know this product?

If you have used it, let me know what you think.

Ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

MAYBELLINE Lash Sensational Mascara REVIEW


Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog.

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post about mascara.

Lately I have been using this mascara by

MAYBELLINE

and it's their

Lash Sensational

in Black 

Before getting my hands on this product
I heard so many people bragging about it
on the internet
...so I was dieing to try it...

Did this mascara live the expectation?

to be honest no...

But don't get me wrong, this is a very good mascara
super dark, super lengthening
if you watch the picture of the before and after
you can easily see how this mascara is able to open my eye
making me look a bit more awake..

the problem is when you think that a product is going to be
10 out of 10
and then you try it and it's more like 8.5/9 out of the 10
you still feel a bit disappointed..

I would have love to try this mascara before hearing so much about it online
I might have LOVED IT..

But since the expectation was so high...
it felt a bit like a miss

over all it is a very good product
a good affordable mascara from the drugstore

Have you tried it?

let me know what you think

ciao

Mika xxx

Monday, 12 September 2016

MAC SWATCHES - Candy Yum-Yum Vs Pink Pigeon | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.

I filmed this video couple of weeks ago, thinking that it could be useful
for some of you that are about to buy

Mac Lipsticks


I own a nice collection of them,
but if I think about it some shades are very similar to others,
and if I knew this before, and I was able to watch those shades
swatched one by one, I might have just bought one of the twos...

Anyway...

today I'm going to start with two of my favourite MAC lipsticks

Candy Yum Yum
and
Pink Pigeon

Both super bright, both super pink..
but then when you swatch them one by one..
you can really see how different these are..

I hope this video can be useful for some of you out there..

Do you own any of those shades?

On the left to the right
Candy Yum-Yum and Pink Pigeon


and on my lips side by side



Let me know which is your favourite..

ciao

_______


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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Sunday, 11 September 2016

TWININGS Comforting Liquorice REVIEW


Hi everyone.
Welcome back to my channel..

If you like Tea,
and you like Liquorice..
you MUST try this tea from

TWININGS

their

Comforting Liquorice


"It's no wonder Egyptian Pharaohs treasured the aromatic liquorice root.

Know for centuries for its soothing properties, it has a sweet, yet refreshing, aniseed flavour that lingers on the tongue. Surprisingly, this sweetness purely comes from the root - where all the goodness is locked away. We think it's the perfect balance of rich sweetness and mellow spice.

Made with pure, all-natural ingredients - nothing more, nothing less. Naturally caffeine free with no added sugar, enjoy it anytime of the day."

see more here 


This tea is so good
and it's so sweet 
you don't need to add extra sweetener
I usually drink it without adding any milk
I leave the tea bags inside the cup for a more intense flavour  


I have never seen a Tea that could be "dangerous" for you..
I personally have low blood pressure but
if you suffer with hypertension
this tea might not be for you

*Contains liquorice - people suffering from hypertension
should avoid excessive consumption. 
For all consumers we recommend not
exceeding 1 cup per day.


One a day is fine.. so


Enjoy it, like I do
usually after dinner
if I crave something sweet
this will do for me..
Also it helps your digestion.



ciao

Mika xxx

Saturday, 10 September 2016

REVLON COLORBUST LACQUER BALM 110 Coquette REVIEW


Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm going to share my thoughts on this lip product by

REVLON

This is their

Colorburst

Lacquer Balm

in the shade 110

Coquette

I've purchased this product a long time ago.. and I totally forgot about it.
The other day I picked it up and use it.. and I enjoy it so I thought to write this review, 
since I didn't do it before.

Back in the days Revlon was one of the hottest brand out there..
they rebranded the brand lately but still I haven't bought anything from them recently.

Anyway this lip product is one of the several colorburst I own
the only Lacquer Balm though..

This finish meant to be very pigmented and very shiny at the same time.

I haven't reach for it in a long time, due to the fact that lately I've been only
wearing matte finish lipsticks.

Anyway I like this product, the shade is very bright (as I like)
and the formulation is comfortable to wear,
for the first time I have noticed silver glitters blends in the colour
which probably help the shiny/glossy look of this Lacquer Balm

Don't worry about the glitters, they are not visible, 
I only noticed them after taking a picture of a swatch and zoom on it very closely.

The only "issue" I have with all the Colorburst by Revlon is the scent.

I hate it.
It makes me sick.
It is a minty scent.. but very overpowering..
and it doesn't please me at all.
I wish all this line was scent free.. 
or maybe vanilla scented instead of this chemical minty scent.


What do you think?
Does the scent bother you too?

Let me know

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 9 September 2016

Vegetarian Grocery HAUL | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hello everyone! Today I'm back with another grocery haul.
Real quick one.. 
and I noticed at the end of editing the video that I've bought vegetarian food only..
so might as well named this video "vegetarian grocery haul" since it is :)

Hope you enjoy...

ciao!

_______


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Business Email
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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx