Beauty News // Ariana Grande For MAC Viva Glam

Say 'bye bye' now, Miley! Another teen idol has been selected as the ambassador of the MAC Viva Glam campaign and it is none other than Ariana Grande. After launching her own perfume not too long ago, this is her next step in (beauty) world domination. I have to admit that I'm not much of an Arianator; I'm not a big fan of her music or her shoes, but I must admit that she has one hell of a voice. Just take a look at her performance during the American Music Awards 2013. I am, however, a big fan of this MAC collaboration. 

Do you want to see what I mean?
Click below to see more! 

The Ariana Grande MAC Viva Glam collection will be available from January 2016.
Every cent of the sales will go to those who are suffering from HIV / AIDS.

© Images: MAC


Beauty // Nivea Essentials Micellar Water

Micellar water: a skincare product that never tickled my fancy too much, until I read some more info on it. What does it do exactly? Why is everyone so stoked about it? I tried various options and I have to admit that I also stepped into the micellar side. Nivea recently expanded their micellar water skincare range, so I thought it would be fun to write an article about it and to look deeper into the buzz.

But first things first: What is micellar water about? What does it do?

"A micelle is a particle that exists out of oil molecules that are dug into water. It works as a magnet and attracts tallow and impurities. At the same time, it hydrates the skin, keeping it balanced and nourished. Thanks to this technology, make up and imperfections on the skin will be removed in a very effective way. Micellar water cleans and purifies the skin without dehydrating it and makes the skin look fresh."
- Nivea

*This post contains PR samples*


Fashion // Balmain x H&M Official Lookbook

Okay, okay... I know what y'all thinking: another post about Balmain x H&M? I'm sorry, but I'm completely obsessing over this collection and since I documented every single news about it on the blog, the official lookbook has to go up on here as well, right? What is there left to say, other that I'm in love with almost every single piece? I'm definitely trying to get my hands on the emerald green dress and the jacket in the picture above (when are they going to publish the prices???), but so much more is catching my eye. I still haven't made my permanent selection and it's driving me crazy, since I'll definitely go bankrupt if I'll buy everything that's on my wish list. 

Anyway, I love lookbooks, since they give you an idea and inspiration on how to combine all the items. Only less than a month left! 

The Balmain x H&M collection will hit selected stores worldwide and online on 5 November 2015.

© Images: H&M

Beauty News // MAC x Zac Posen Coming In February 2016

My bank account has barely recovered from one MAC collaboration or they are already announcing another one. Next in line is none other than designer Zac Posen, whom I've always loved for his tasteful, feminine en graceful designs. I remember that I wrote one of my very first blogposts about him; which definitely shows, since I only wrote two lines, lol. A newbie in the blogging world, you can tell. 

MAC x Zac (hehe) go way back together; here's what they both have to say about the collaboration:

After dazzling women with his modern but timeless designs on the runway and red carpet for 13 years, New York designer Zac Posen presents his debut colour collection for MAC.

"Over the past 15 years I have learned a great deal from MAC about beauty. Fashion and beauty go hand-in-hand and I have always wanted to create a make up collection to complement my designs and brand. It was only natural to work with MAC to create my first ever signature collection. I wanted to keep it luxurious, a little mysterious and clean with a large dose of star wattage. "
- Zac Posen

"Zac Posen has been a part of the MAC family for over 15 years, as we've been supporters from his very first collection in 2001. Zac's classic designs and deft hand in draping, textures and overall femininity evoke a kind of throw-back glamour that still feels modern. This collection is the perfect encapsulation of both of our worlds, with something sophisticated and sexy for every woman out there."
- MAC Senior Vice President / Group Creative Director James Gager 

It looks like to collection includes:

- three lipsticks 
- a six shades eyeshadow palette
- an eyeliner
- a mascara
- a blush / bronzer palette
- a finishing matte powder
- a blush brush (try saying that 10 times in a row)
- a kabuki brush

Judging by the colors in the eyeshadow palette and the one lipstick that is visible in the picture (see it after the jump), I'm kinda bummed that they didn't release the collection for the holidays. I think that the eyeshadow palette is perfect to create a stunning look for Christmas or New Year's Eve. That being said, I absolutely love this collection and I'm putting the eyeshadow palette, the eyeliner, the finishing matte powder and maybe both brushes on my wish list. 

What do you think about the collection? Sound off in the comment box below!

The MAC x Zac Posen collection will be available in selected stores and online in February 2016

© Images: Temptalia.com and Chicprofile.com


Fashion News // Complete Balmain x H&M Collection Leaked Online?

Could it be? Rumor has it that a certain Kathryn Swartz Rees posted the entire Balmain x H&M collection on her Instagram account. Who is this mystery woman? And how did she get the pictures in her possession? So many questions and no answers. I legit can not deal with this. Anyhow, I decided to take print screens before the account and / or pictures might magically disappear. You're welcome.

If the pictures are real (H&M has yet to confirm), this is going to be one hell of a collection: jewelry, bags, shoes, dresses, trousers, T-shirts, jackets, coats and even earphones. If you want to close this shopping spree on a positive note, I suggest you all better start documenting and start putting your ultimate wish list together. This collection is right up my alley and my brain is already blocking: since I want it all, what will make it to my ultimate wish list? Again: CAN. NOT. DEAL. WITH. THIS.

The Balmain x H&M collection will hit selected stores worldwide and online on 5 November 2015.

Click below and see both the (rumored) women and men's collection for yourself.

© Images via Kathryn Swartz Rees' Instagram. Collages by Shark Attack - Fashion Blog.


Personal // Instagram & Snapchat September 2015

I'm a little late with this post; I had a busy couple of days with wedding and parties, but here's my recap of September on Instagram and Snapchat! You can follow me on both by adding me; my username is Krizia_S. I can't wait for Halloween this month. Who's excited as well?