Beauty // MAC 'Keepsakes' Holiday Collection

The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means that tons of beauty brands are launching their holiday collections. These collections are usually synonym to festive and exclusive packaging, tons of glitz and glam; kind of collector's items, really.

MAC also launched their holiday collection, which is perfect to give to any MAC-addict or just to any woman. Just like MAC says it, the collection consists of "chic, coordinated sets for eyes, lips and face in a variety of colour combinations to give you endless options." The theme of the collection is based on heirlooms and keepsakes, which - for me, personally - definitely can be seen in the packaging of the face and eye palettes. Perfect for underneath the Christmas tree! 

My favorites are the Plum Eyes and Smoky Eyes Palettes, the Red Lip Bag, the Natural Face Palette, the Studio Brush Kit and both of the Viva Glam Kits. What are yours?

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Random // Romantic

I'm off to a party tonight, so I'm leaving you with a super quick post of what I'm planning to wear. The theme is 'salsa' so I decided to go for a Spanish / southern look by wearing this red lace dress and big, golden earrings. As for the make up: I'm not so sure about the eyes. I don't have time to fix it now, so it will do. The red lips turned out perfect, though, so I'm happy about that. I'm loving the romantic vibe to this look, something I don't usually go for... My mom aka photographer was out all day, so I'm leaving you with these selfies that I took myself, hehe.

So, what do you think? Do you have anything fun planned for tonight?
Enjoy your Friday night! 

Dress: H&M // Earrings: RIVER ISLAND // Lipstick: MAC 'RIRIWOO'

P.S.: Don't forget that you can still win the super famous and sold out Moschino Barbie Mirror iPhone 5(s) case HERE!


Beauty // Pink & Glitter Nails

I have had artificial nails for years now - even if I'm aware that it's probably not that healthy - but it's the only way I can keep my nails nice and taken care of. My mom always told me that your hands and nails are the first thing people notice, which is why they always have to be in mint condition. My nails are very fragile and my nail polish always manages to chip one way or another after wearing it for 10 minutes, so going for artificial nails was only a logical step for me.

I've been going to the same nail stylist for almost 6 years now and I've had every color imaginable by now. I just recently switched to Shellac because they say it's healthier and I'm very pleased about it. When it comes to my nails, I usually have no inspiration whatsoever, so I usually tell my nail stylist to just do her thing. 

Today, she went for girly pink nails with a glitter touch. It's not something I would go for myself, but it's a nice change for once. I go there every 3 weeks and I thought it would be nice to share it with you. Who knows, maybe you could get some inspiration from it as well! 

My nail stylist used CND Shellac. The glitter color is called 'Silver VIP Status' and the pink is either 'Cake Pop' or 'Blush Teddy'. I forgot to write down the names since I got this idea when I got home, but I'll be sure to write down the exact names the next time! 

What do you think?

P.S.: You can win the super famous (and super sold out) Moschino Barbie iPhone 5(s) case on my blog HERE!


Give Away // Moschino Barbie Mirror iPhone 5(S) Cover

Here I am with another exciting give away for you! One of you will win the highly coveted, famous and sold out Barbie Mirror iPhone cover by Moschino. I purchased it a while ago because I just wanted to have it (hello, impulse buy), even though I don't have an iPhone 5(S). I now want to purchase an iPhone 6, so I thought it would be fun to make someone happy with it, instead of just letting it lay around. 

The cover is suitable for an iPhone 5(S) and is brand new.

What do you have to do to win?

* Like Shark Attack - Fashion Blog on Facebook
* Like Shark Attack - Fashion Blog on Bloglovin'
* Leave a comment with your name and email address

Want to double your chances to win?

* Like Shark Attack - Fashion Blog on Instagram for an extra entry. If you do, let me know in your comment what's your username, so I can check and double your entry.

The give away will end on Friday, 28 November 2014 and I will announce the winner on Facebook. 

Good luck!


New // MacBook Pro 13" Retina

For those who don't follow me on Instagram ... Meet my new love: the MacBook Pro 13" Retina. Easy to work with, in possession of all the essential plug ins such as USB (I'm still old school when it comes to plug ins), thin, light as a feather (always fun when taking your laptop with you while traveling) and a minimalistic look. As a blogger, you always have to keep various things in mind when purchasing a new tech gadget.

I share my latest purchases with my readers on a regular basis, so why not this one as well? After all, this is an extremely big (if not the biggest) part that keeps the blog going. This is whom I spend hours a day with: writing blogpost, answering emails, editing pictures, managing social media ... 

My previous MacBook was purchased 5 years ago, when I just started college and about a month before I started the blog. It was a white, plastic MacBook with a rubber bottom and my companion for years. However, it started to give up on me: editing pictures, watching YouTube-clips and editing my own ... It literally took me all day to create a new post. I also celebrated my 25th birthday not too long ago, so I asked my family and friends for money as a gift (golddigger much?). I picked up my silver baby today and this is the first post that I'm writing from my new laptop. Pure heaven, let me tell you. No more panic attacks or the urge to throw my laptop out of the window. 

I'm one happy woman now! 

P.S.: This picture is taken with my iPhone, since my cousin borrowed my camera for a big art project she's working on. I'm not sure why I'm sharing this with you; I guess it's one of those "Just so you know" situations.



Inspiration // Black

Whenever I get interviewed, I always get asked where I get my inspiration from. So I thought it would be fun to show my favorite pictures with you on a regular basis. As you will notice from the pictures in this post, I get my inspiration from literally everything: outfits, quotes, nature, animals, architecture ...

First theme? Black. If you follow my blog, you know that I'm a big fan of black; something some might find depressing, will get you called a goth or might land you in prison (just Google 'West Memphis 3'). To me, one can rarely go wrong with (all) black and I hope the non-believers will believe after seeing this post. It's usually all about the details or certain accessories.

All pictures are from my personal Tumblr-page. I'm always on the search for new inspiring pages, so if you have a Tumblr-page as well, drop it in the comment box below!

Time to get inspired.

P.S.: It's a lot ...

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Outfit // Wang


As you might have seen on my Instagram, I attended the Alexander Wang x H&M presale event in Antwerp yesterday. Not really knowing what to expect, I thought I would be able to take a look at the collection at ease, casually trying on my favorite pieces ... Boy, was I wrong! I suddenly found myself in line together with hundreds of other people: press, bloggers, celebrities, boys and girls who won various contests to win a ticket to the event ... It was MADNESS. Plus, I was wearing a faux fur leopard printed coat, skinny leather trousers and my Isabel Marant sneakers (trip alert!) -- not the best outfit for a night of pushing, shoving, running ...

Anyway, it was madness, but it was fun though! My partner in crime Michel was right by my side, I spotted some of my blogger besties here and there, Ouni killed it behind the DJ booth with an amazing RnB / rap / hip hop set and the H&M staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

Even though I wasn't convinced of the collection at first, it quickly changed when I tried on the pieces I managed to get my hands on. I first tried on the baggy leather pants, but they weren't for me; which is probably for the best, since they came with a € 250 price tag. Next up were the grey leggings and sports bra Rihanna was spotted wearing way before the collection hit the stores and even though I never thought I would: I loved them! I can even go to the gym in style now. Michel was Whatsapping pictures to my mom and she texted that they were cool and I should get them, but that I would have to go to the gym at least 3 times a week from now on. Sounds fair enough. There's also a super tight dress in the same print as the leggings and the sports bra, which I also took home with me.

And last but not least, Michel managed to get me the sweater I'm wearing in this outfit post: aren't the cut out / transparent details to die for? I'm so happy that I got it -- thanks, M.! I almost froze to death while taking these pictures yesterday, but I couldn't wait to show you how it looked.

What do you think?
Did you manage to get what you wanted from the collection?

Sweater: ALEXANDER WANG x H&M // Leggings: H&M // Shoes: ISABEL MARANT // Lipstick: MAC 'RIRI WOO'


Beauty // Christian Louboutin 'Rouge Louboutin' Nail Polish

I'm still not feeling too well and since tomorrow is my birthday, I decided to spend the day in my PJ's, trying to make sure that I'm as rested and relaxed as I can be. I'm off to Antwerp tomorrow, visiting some press agencies and attending the Alexander Wang x H&M presale event in the evening, so every bit of energy will be needed. Celebrating with Alexander Wang and H&M makes turning 25 (as in a quarter of a century) more bearable. Since my PJ's and exhausted face aren't really suitable for an outfit shoot, I do have to keep the blog updated. So here I am with another beauty post!

I present to you the Rouge Louboutin nail polish by Christian Louboutin (obviously). Ever since shoe designer and fashion icon Christian Louboutin launched his very own nail polish line, I knew that his iconic red color would be the only one to catch my attention. You all know how I can go crazy about a stunning red lipstick and the same goes for red nail polish. To me, red is a symbol for love, passion and femininity and is a color that can make an incredible statement -- something Christian Louboutin understands 100 %.

When my mom told me that she spotted the Louboutin nail polishes at the A Propos store in Düsseldorf, I literally obliged her to get the color Rouge Louboutin for me -- poor thing. We visit Düsseldorf on a regular basis and A Propos is always our very first stop: it's an amazing concept store which sells the best designer items, make up, fashion and interior books ... Just a little tip if you're ever planning to visit the city. 


Price: $ 50 / € 45

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Beauty // MAC x Nasty Gal & MAC Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus

Sorry for going MIA for the past few days, but I've come down with the worst cold and cough known to mankind which has been consuming all of my energy. After spending too much time laying on the couch with a mug of green tea in one hand and a box of tissues in the other hand, my fingers began to itch and I knew it was time to get back to work for the blog again. And I'm doing it with some exciting news from MAC! 

MAC has been killing it with their collaborations; I'm still waiting for a MAC x Kylie Jenner collab though. I can't die peacefully if I don't know which lipstick and / or lip liner she's using. And they announced two more! One with the edgy fashion brand Nasty Gal and one with Miley Cyrus for Viva Glam.

Excited much? 
Click below to see more!

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