Chic Jozi – Your guide to shopping, fun and fabulousity

Chic Jozi – Your guide to shopping, fun and fabulousity

I was so excited when I first heard about this book – Chic Jozi. Let me start by saying, I’m a big fan of books that have the inside scoop and little secrets on how to live a fabulous lifestyle, be it fashion, style or beauty. I can spend hours reading these types of books again and again, because they make me feel fabulous and inspired – Just like a good book should!

View Post

GHD – grooming the world’s finest hairstylists

GHD – grooming the world’s finest hairstylists

Like Google has become the international code-word for searching online, ghd has become the term everyone uses when straightening hair. So it’s no surprise that ghd is such a hot hair brand, but it’s also great to see them literally at the forefront of fashion. Last night, my fabulous new contributor (who I will introduce to you officially next week) and I, attended the ghd Expert trade show in Durban. This show is held once a year and aims to empower hairdressers around the country (there are shows in Jo’burg and CapeTown too), grooming them into ghd hair styling experts. The event was held at the very stylish DLI Hall in Durban – home of the Durban July official after-parties. The setup was sensational, complete with pink feathers, glitz and glam; you literally felt like you were at a high profile fashion show, combined with an uber trendy nightclub. The ambiance was delightful and the entertainment, models and food were all top notch. Inside the jam-packed venue were Durban’s finest hairstylists from every salon that mattered, and they were there to learn new ways to weave their ghd magic wand from leading local and international ghd hair experts.

View Post

Ed’s-Best: Mascara’s

Ed’s-Best: Mascara’s

After testing out 15 different types of mascara’s for my Star Beauty Review this week, I can safely say that all 15 products lived up to their claims.  However, there were five mascaras that I really made an impact, so I’m giving them my standing ovation, and naming them as my best-mascaras, each for different reasons.  So, here in no particular order of choice are my top 5 mascara must-haves

View Post

Fab Find Friday: A year in high heels

Fab Find Friday: A year in high heels

I discovered this FABULOUS little book packed with lots, and lots (and lots) of little bits of interesting information, to inform and inspire the goddess in you. A Year in High Heels written by Camilla Morton, bestselling author of “How to Walk in High Heels” is a must have for every bedside table.  With that said, if you don’t have this book – go out and get it.  It will take the diva in  you from zero to super-diva in 500 pages flat.  Educating and informing you with social intelligence, fashion and style, history, culture, facts and challenges, and give you everything you need to know about, well, just about everything. Published in June 2008, A Year in High Heels is the ultimate guide, taking you through a monthly chapter, filled with fascinating stories, interesting ideas and sensible advice. Discover how to learn French, be an artist, get a taste for the opera, tease or write a postcard.  Lean to deal with moths, customise your cakes or make a face pack. In each month, Morton pays tribute to a monthly Muse – Iconic women who inspire our sense of style, beauty and fabulousity – from Jacqui Kennedy to Elizabeth Arden,…

View Post

The Lash Review – Beads and beyond

The Lash Review – Beads and beyond

This week I’ve upped the Glam factor a bit and tried out lashes that are a bit flashier than the rest.  Long and sexy, the 009 lashes have tiny pearls attached to the end.  Check out my review and stand the chance to win this week’s lashes.  As always, this lash review is brought to you by  Eyelash Central, who stock a full range of fabulous lashes for any occasion.   The Review: Dimi Says: These lashes kind of remind me of the lashes Cindy Nell is wearing in the South African version of Strictly Come Dancing.  The tiny beads on the ends really make your eyes sparkle.  The lashes themselves are long and pretty, getting longer toward the end of the lash line.  The thick black line that sits against your lash line means you don’t even need to apply eyeliner as it’s all built in.  However, I would suggest that you still blend a bit of liner onto your lash line to make the lashes look more authentic. In terms of application, these are so far the easiest to apply See for yourself:

View Post

Star Beauty – Natural Beauty

Star Beauty – Natural Beauty

Want to look perfectly made up this summer but don’t want to look too done up?  The natural look is very sexy.  It enhances your face without adding too much dramatic colour.  Ditch the thick, black liners and clumpy mascaras.  Keep your heavy foundations and red lip sticks away.  Think simple – Products that match your skin-tone and add a hint of colour, without changing your natural complexion too much.

View Post

The Lash Review – Purple passion

The Lash Review – Purple passion

This week I “lashed out” a bit and decided to go for a set of colourful, playful, purple lashes to review in the weekly feature.  The feature, by the way is brought to you by Eyelash Central, who stock a full range of fabulous lashes for any occasion.  Anyway, it seems as though I am getting better at applying the lashes – by my 8th week, I’ll probably be a pro! The Review: Dimi Says: I really liked wearing these ones.  The purple is very subtle, but very effective and are not much of an in-yer-face change.  When I asked a friend, who had seen me with the first pair of black lashes we reviewed, she said that the purple ones looked more natural.  So Either my application skills are getting better, or it could be the finer lashes (and less volume than the black ones), that made these appear to be more natural looking. See for yourself: Oh, another tip when using the glue – instead of dropping it onto the lash, rather slide the lash across the glue wand.  The glue that comes with these lashes has a wand applicator, which makes it really easy!

View Post

The Lash Review – Basic black

The Lash Review – Basic black

Lashes to lashes – Lust to Lust, fabulous false lashes are a must. I was given the opportunity to review the fabulous (really, really fabulous) lashes collection from Eyelash Central I have received eight pairs, and every Thursday, starting today, I will be reviewing them as part of my “Beauty and Brains” feature. In addition, I will be taking photos of the lashes – before and after, and each week, Eyelash Central will be giving away one pair of the reviewed lashes to a lucky StyleScoop reader – so make sure you enter the competition (every week – details below and on the WIN page).  If you can’t wait for the end of the week, then check out their website www.EyelashCentral.co.za and order them online. This week’s review

View Post

Stay in Style! Join the list

Join the StyleScoop Community and receive curated content in your inbox.