Sunday, 30 October 2016

NORCIA, Italy - 30th of October 2016, 7:40am EARTHQUAKE



This morning I woke up..
as usual I grab my iPhone to check the time, and on the screen
I could see some #whatsapp preview messages
from my friend Raffaella from Italy...

"7.1, this morning!...
I'm dying
I'm still crying
the house was shaking down..."

Straight away I went on facebook and realised
that another massive earthquake
happened in the center of Italy

a 6.6 magnitude earthquake
with epicenter 

NORCIA

my grandmother's town

here's a video from a vlog I filmed last year in Norcia


I grew up in Norcia
I spent many summers with my granny over there as a child
many Christmases
many good memories
up until recently
over the last few years my grandmother got Alzheimer's diseases
and less good memories are link to Norcia
only because seeing her getting worst every day
was heartbreaking

This is a picture I took 10 months ago.. 


and this is a picture of the same church this morning


other buildings were effected by the violent quake


the roman walls of the town


and other churches


also my granny's house


the front door is 1 metre down the ground
the foundations have collapsed 
The whole building is unsafe

It's heartbreaking looking at this place..
my childhood..
my granny...

:(

Here's me early 80s
next my cousin Francesca
sitting by the side of that front door.. which now is half under the ground



It's so hard to express or explain how it feels..

DEVASTATED 



xxx

Saturday, 29 October 2016

GARNIER Moisture Match Combination to Oily Skin REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm going to share my thoughts on a new skin cream
which I have been using over the last month or so.

I wanted to try something aimed for oily skin 
after years and years of using cream for dry skin.

Being on the budget can be a little bit tricker than normal
since you can't get access to all the products you would like

But to be honest I cannot complain, I always find something I like
in the drugstore

Like for this time..

this is

GARNIER

Moisture Match

Combination to Oily Skin

I have already tried from this line 2 other
Moisture Match

and

The Combination to Oily Skin
is perfect for my skin type

It's so lightweight and fresh
It absorbs so quickly
and it leaves my face moisturized but still not greasy

It contains Green Tea Extracts
with antioxidant properties
It mattifies and smoothes the look of the skin
making it feel soft and velvety all day


I totally recommend it if you have oily skin
you'll be able to add moisture to your face
without adding oils
since this cream is 
oil free.

I will buy this again for sure

ciao

Mika xxx

Friday, 28 October 2016

MAC SWATCHES - Crosswires vs Vegas Volt | MICHELA ismyname ❤️



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

MAC Lipstick Swatches Series
.
The first video I made was about two very BRIGHT shades such as
Candy Yum Yum and Pink Pigeon


The second video was about nude shades like
Cherish and Velvet Teddy



Today I'm swatching 2 coral/orange shades..

Crosswired and Vegas Volt


Do you own any of those shades?

Let me know which is your favourite..

ciao

_______


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Mika xxx

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Empties of October 2016 | Pictures


Hi everyone.
Welcome back to my channel.

Another month is gone..
and other empties I have gathered for my video

I leave you the link of this video in case you haven't seen it
if you want to know what I think about those products


Some 
HAIR products


Some
Random stuff


Some
SKINCARE products


and a couple of 
MAKEUP products


It is so satisfying throwing out empty bottles and jars

ciao

Mika xxx

Throwback Thursday - Rome, October 2014 Jessica & I



Throwback Thursday

Rome - October 2014
Jessica & I

This month 2 years ago in Rome I met my long term youtube friend Jessica from Sweden.
It was amazing meeting her in person.. we went shopping all over Rome and we filmed a couple of videos for ours channels..
Here are the links





By the way this is her youtube channel (MissJessiBel)

I have a great memory of this day... I hope to meet Jessica again... 

#michelaismyname #throwback #throwbackpicture
#throwbackthursday #thursday #missjessibel @missjessibel #rome
#roma #italy #italia #youtube #meetup #youtuberfriends #youtuber
#shopping #filmingvideos #videos #october #2014 #twoyearsago

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

SIMPLE KIND TO SKIN Micellar Cleansing Water REVIEW


Hi everyone, and welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm sharing some love for a new product
I've been using over the last few weeks.

I'm a HUGE fan of the Garnier
Micellar Water (s)
all of the types

But I wanted to try something different
since I have tried them all.

Surfing online I noticed that the brand

SIMPLE

Kind To Skin

came out with their

Micellar Cleansing Water

so I needed to try it.

So I did... and I must admit... I'm very happy with it.

Nice packaging, and nice size.
The bottle contains the same amount of product of the Garnier
400 ml

It is fragrance free, which I like, because sometimes
some fragrances like cucumbers make me sick
so I rather a free fragrance one.

It work.

It is gentle and effective at the same time.

It doesn't sting my eyes
and It leave my skin
CLEAN.


I'm very happy with this product
I recommend you to try it
and I will buy this again for sure.

Have you tried the SIMPLE Kind To Skin
Micellar Cleansing Water before?

Let me know what you think.

ciao

Mika xxx

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

EMPTIES October 2016 | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hello everyone, welcome back to my channel.
Today is all about EMPTIES.. 
This video is all my empties for this month of October.
Some beauty, some random... and a couple of makeup products.

If you have used any of the products mentioned in my video,
leave me a comment and let me know what you think about them.

I hope you find this video useful..


ciao

_______


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Mika xxx

Monday, 24 October 2016

OOTD - Blue Coat Day


Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I've got for you a fashion post
an outfit I wore few days ago.

Fall is passing and Winter is getting closer
so that's why I picked up out of my wardrobe
my blue cosy coat from

Bershka


It is a coat which looks like a jacket
how would you call it?

Jackcoat?

Maybe..

Anyway here's what I'm wearing:


COAT | Bershka
TOP | Zara
BAG | H&M
JEANS | H&M
BOOTS | Blowfish


I hope you like the outfit..

let me know what you think.

ciao

Mika xxx

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Spectrum Collection Makeup Brush D01 REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm going to feature a product, actually a tool
which I recieved on my July Birchbox

Here's the video in case you haven't seen it
and in case you are curious to see what else was in that box


This is the

SPECTRUM COLLECTION
Makeup Brush

in

D01

This is a very nice looking brush
I love the design
I love the handle
and the colour of the handle and the bristles

This is basically a dual fibre brush
made of synthetic hair
perfect for blending either cream of powder

I love using this brush
to set my foundation
I would pick a bit of loose powder 
and I would apply it lightly
on my face.

This brush feels super soft

It definitely has a more expensive look and feel to it
considering that it retails for only £3.99


I'm very happy with this new brush

ciao

Mika xxx

Saturday, 22 October 2016

I'm Going Off THE PILL - LIFE UPDATE | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hello everyone, welcome back to my channel.
This video is a bit different than any others of mine.. 
It's a chatty video, a vlog, a storytelling a life update...
whatever you want to call it..

Fact is, I'm stopping (for good) the PILL.

If you are interested to know why...
watch the video..

Please feel free to comment underneath, and add your story, your thoughts.. 

I hope this video can be useful to some of you who are thinking on doing this..
or starting the pill for the first time...

ciao

_______


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Mika xxx

Friday, 21 October 2016

Let's Talk About SPICES [SMOKED PAPRIKA - CAJUN - PIRI PIRI]


Hi everyone!
Welcome back to today blogpost.

This post is about something different than makeup or beauty (for once)
in fact is about SPICES.

Since I moved here in the UK
I have been experimenting with so many different flavours.

It is much easier in the UK to find different spices.
Back home in Italy we don't have the same amazing variety
(which is pity considering how many amazing spices there are in the world).

I've been also cooking a bit healthier
cutting on oils
so that's why the spices are so important on my diet
to add a good KICK to the food.. whatever it is.. (meat, vegetables)
to SPICE IT UP a bit...
to make it special!


3 of my new favourites are those three

SMOKED PAPRIKA

CAJUN SEASONING

PIRI PIRI SEASONING


I was already familiar back in Italy with

PAPRIKA

but I have never tried the smoked one...

OMG

I LOVE IT!


I don't eat meat anymore
and at times when I add this spice on my food
it reminds me a bit of the "scent" of a smoked bacon
I don't know what it is, but it does make any food tastes better.

I add smoked Paprika on my salted crisps
and they taste so much yummier! 


This second one is MY FAVOURITE out of the 3
(but still I cannot live without the other 2 either)

I'm talking about

CAJUN SEASONING

This guy is sensational
This is a seasoning meaning it's made 
of different ingredients


Paprika, Dried Onion, Dried Garlic, Salt,
Dried Thyme, Dried Oregano... and so on..
you can read the entire list down below.


Same for the

PIRI PIRI SEASONING

here there are similar ingredients of the Cajun seasoning
but with some extra ones


Like
Tomato Powder, Dried Red Bell Pepper, Bird's Eye Chilli Flakes,
Ground Coriander and Dried Parsley..


It's amazing how the mix of all those different spices
can make such an amazing flavour

Both Cajun and Piri Piri
are unique
and make any dish special


Have you tried any of these spices?

Let me know what's your favourite

ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Throwback Thursday - Italy December 2008



Throwback Thursday
Italy December 2008

8 Years ago I spent New Year's eve with some of my best
friends in the mountain.
It was very cold.. but the view up on that mountain
was certainly STUNNING.

Here's me (on the right) with my friend Monia.

#throwback #throwbackthursday#thursday #oldphoto #oldpic
#oldphotographs #december #2008#december2008 #bestfriends
#newyearseve #mountain #snow#nature #view #landscape
#viewfromthemountain



Wednesday, 19 October 2016

October BIRCHBOX 2016 | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.
Another month, and another Birchbox.

This month was all about the stars..
horoscopos and rising stars....

My star sign is Cancer which is from the WATER group..
That's why I've received the WATER box..

If you want to join Birchbox here's the link 

If you know any of the products in this video, leave me
a comment and let me know what you think about them.

Hope you like the video!

ciao

_______


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Mika xxx

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

GRWM October 2016 | Photos


Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm going to show you
some close up pictures of my latest GRWM look

Actually if you haven't seen the video, I leave the link down below
Just in case you want to know what products I have used


Anyway I hope you like this makeup.
A very simple look.

Wearable, and easy to do.



Mika xxx

Monday, 17 October 2016

LOC X Millie Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil Bohemian Rose REVIEW


Hi everyone and welcome back to my channel!

Today I'm going to show you a product which I received on one of my

BIRCHBOX

the July edition called

NEVER ENDING SUMMER




This box was in collaboration with

Millie Mackintosh

and the product I'm showing you today was designed and named
by Millie herself

the

LOC x Millie

Ultra Gloss

Lip Pencil

in the shade

Bohemian Rose

This is a high shine lip pencil
which provides moisture all day

The shade is a very pretty girly pink

I love wearing it to break my routine of
Liquid Lipsticks

It helps to make my lips "alive" again.

A really pretty product.


Mika xxx

Sunday, 16 October 2016

GRWM October 2016 | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.

Another month, another GRWM.

This is the makeup which I have been wearing the most the last couple of weeks..

Earthy tones..
neutrals...
warm colours..

I'm getting slowly into Autumn..
I'm not 100% there yet..
but I'm getting closer..

What's your favourite makeup product for fall??

Let me know!

Hope you like the video!

ciao

_______


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PS. this video is not sponsored

Mika xxx

Saturday, 15 October 2016

OOTD - October 2016 [Mango - Primark - H&M - New Look]


Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Today I'm back with a 

Outfit of The Day

It's the middle of October and the time is passing so fast as usual
The other day I was out and I thought
that the outfit I was wearing was very Autumnal
So here I am

showing you what I'm wearing.


Lets start from the makeup, the only product very visible and important
in this outfit for me was the lipstick

I was wearing 

Rebel by MAC

which I love for this time of year.


The Jacket I'm wearing is from
MANGO

the bag I'm wearing is from an Italian brand called
GRILLI

the top I'm wearing is from
PRIMARK

the jeans I'm wearing are from
H&M

and finally the boots I'm wearing are from
NEW LOOK


I hope you enjoy this post
Leave me a comment if you do!

ciao

Mika xxx

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Big VEGETARIAN Grocery HAUL | MICHELA ismyname ❤️


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Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.
Grocery Haul again this time..
Once again is a total Vegetarian Grocery Haul..
My lifestyle has changed lately, and I'm enjoying eating differently..
Loads of veggies.. and some vegan stuff too..

If you are a food lover, like I am.. I'm sure you'll find this video entertaining ;)

If you have any suggestion, any food I MUST try, leave me a comment...

Hope you like the video!

ciao

_______


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Mika xxx

Throwback Thursday - Rome December 2013


Throwback Thursday

Rome - December 2013

The classic Toilet Mirror Pose.
I was in Rome for an Art Exhibition Opening.
I took that picture coming back from the even.
My hair was super long.. on my lips I was wearing MAC Flat Out Fabulous

Back then I had my old Nokia phone.. and I was not on #Instagram yet

#rome #roma #italia #italy #art #artexhibition #artopening #event #nokia
#mac #maccosmetics #macflatoutfabulous #lipstick #primark #bershka
#michelaismyname #oldphotos #threeyearsago #throwback
#throwbackthursday #thursday #toiletmirrorpose

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Ciaté London with October 2016 Issue Marie Claire UK


Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Today I want to make you aware of this amazing freebie.. 


I usually get my magazine in Tesco
as I walk in the shop the first thing I'm going to check out
is usually the newsletter part
to see if there are any good worthwhile
makeup or beauty

FREEBIES 


This month is the time of

Marie Claire UK

In this October Issue there is a free Nail Polish


From a brand which I LOVE

CIATE LONDON

There are 4 different shades available
worth £9.00 each
but you can get it for only £2.50 this month!
(special discount)

Since I already own a big collection of nail polish
I only picked up one shade
(but to be honest If I can find it.. I might pick up another one too)

The shade I went for this time is the Orange/Red shade called

The Glossip

I went for this shade with Christmas in mind
but also I know that my red colour nail polish collection
is not as big as other shades


I love Ciatè Nail Polish

So I'm super excited to try this out.

If you live in the UK
don't forget to pick up Marie Claire this month

You won't be disappointed!

ciao

Mika xxx