Six Years!

Six Years!

I can’t believe my little “baby”, StyleScoop turned six this month! Can you? I guess it’s true what they say “Time flies when you’re having fun”, and I’ve had six years of it! From my very first post to the 3050 posts that followed, I’ve had such a blast learning and discovering new things, and loved having all of you join me along the way! So, I just want to say a big, fat, FABULOUS thank you to everyone that has supported StyleScoop, logging on every day from time to time to get the inside scoop! I’ve had the privilege to work with wonderful brands, meet amazing people and do what I love! Talk about being a lucky gal! If you’re a long time reader, you’ll notice that StyleScoop has had a few minor “facelifts” over time, changing up our look to keep it fresh and easy to use. So, to celebrate our sixth birthday, I hope you enjoy the newer, more streamlined design and interface that went live today 🙂 Once again, thank you so much for being a part of the StyleScoop story. xo Dimi

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Behind The Scenes: Bloggers Getting Their Own Cosmo Covers

Behind The Scenes: Bloggers Getting Their Own Cosmo Covers

Lights, camera, SMILE! The Colgate Optic White #WearASmile campaign has officially launched. You can now log onto the Wear A Smile blog and upload your best smile pics to win that chance to get your own Cosmo Cover! More on that here. Some stylish bloggers and I were invited to experience a little taste of what the winner will receive, and we each got our own Cosmo Cover experience. We had an absolute blast! A full day of getting our hair and makeup done and being styled and photographed for our very own Cosmo Cover! Here’s a little sneak peek, behind the scenes pics from the day… Enjoy xx The amazing Cheryl Parker (MUA) did my makeup, which I loved! Thank you Cheryl Makeup Artist and Beauty Blogger Bud Eloise Dreyer getting her makeup done for a change! Zoe from Beauty South Africa Bailey from Vanilla Blonde Abby from One Stiletto At A Time Liezel from The Feeling of Summer The lovely Leigh, AKA Lip Gloss Girl from Lipgloss is My Life Bailey from Vanilla Blonde and Kerri from Beauty Bulletin having some fun. Caught Bailey snapping a shot of me, snapping a shot of her 🙂 Sheri from SAFashionGirl and Samantha There’s a reason she’s called the SA Fashion…

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While You Were Away…

While You Were Away…

This week, it’s back to work and back to reality for many of you. I hope you all had a wonderful festive season; ate like kings, drank like fish and spent the holidays out in the sun being merry and just enjoying some chill time with the familia? While you were away, you might have missed out on your daily style scoop! We’ve been here all through the holidays, continuing our promise to bring you fabulous content that you can read, enjoy, inspire, indulge and share. So, to bring you up to date, I’ve re-capped some of the best scoops from December that are definitely worth catching up on! Be sure to check them out and don’t forget to enter our Levi’s giveaway, you have until Thursday this week to enter and win that R1000 shopping voucher… So Long Sweats! Cute Outfits That Will Make You Want To Go To The Gym It’s all there in the title! We’ve found a bunch of stylish ways to motivate you into losing those festive kilos. read the full post here   Beauty Products That Rocked 2012 A quick look at some of my favourite, standout beauty products of the year that was……

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Insta-Scoop: Shoe Closets, Halloween and Treats – My Week in Instagrams

Insta-Scoop: Shoe Closets, Halloween and Treats – My Week in Instagrams

Hello stylish peeps! Can you believe it’s Monday already? I thought I’d start my posts this week by looking back and letting you guys in on some of the exciting things you’ve probably already seen if you follow me on Instagram. You can follow me on Instagram – stylescoopdotcoza where I post snaps of every day stuff like my shoe obsessions, makeup and events, and on occasion, the kids (my two Rotties and two mongrels) who drive me nuts, but whom I love to death! Enjoy!  An exciting package from the cool peeps over at Levi’s…  Stila fans, if you haven’t already heard the news, Stila cosmetics are finally available in South Africa, yay! I got to sample some goodies – my first time using Stila – and I absolutely love, love, love! Check out my review on some Stila products here. Love this clever Halloween gift filled with tricks and (more) treats from Accessorize, LaSenza and Inglot. Some more goodies from GOSH cosmetics to try. GOSH like Stila, is new to South Africa, but no stranger to makeup junkies around the globe! I can’t wait to dig into this makeup and am especially keen to try the eyebrow kit and…

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Best Beauty Blogs

Best Beauty Blogs

I’m honoured to be featured in the November issue of Fairlady Magazine, as one of SA’s Best Beauty Blogs, together with fellow beauty bloggers, Victoria Tatham from Kiss Blush and Tell and Emmy Schofield from Rouge Beauty. Every year, Fairlady magazine runs their Best of Beauty Awards, giving praise to the best beauty products on the market. This year was the first time they included Beauty Blogs as one of their categories. A big well done to Victoria who took home the first ever award in this category, while Emmy and myself were named finalists. I have had the pleasure of meeting both these fabulous ladies at beauty events and am really glad to share a page with them in Fairlady. The judges for this year’s Best of Beauty included the FAIRLADY beauty team (Candice-Lee Kannemeyer, Kelli Clifton, Catherine Zachariou), TV personality Jeannie D, Idols judge Randall Abrahams, as well as FAIRLADY editor Suzy Brokensha, Dermatologist Dr. Dagmar Whitaker, Makeup Artist Linda O’Connell and David Gillson, director of Carlton Hair. Be sure to get the latest copy of Fairlady Magazine to read what the three of us had to say about our blogs. You can also see all the product winners and finalists for the 2012…

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We’re a Finalist!

We’re a Finalist!

It’s smiles all round StyleScoop HQ today! Check out our side bar, we are over the moon with excitement to learn that we’ve made it as a finalist for The 2012 Fairlady Best of Beauty Awards! This year, for the first time, Fairlady magazine has added four new awards to their prestigious Best of Beauty. These are; Best Newcomer Product, Best Iconic Product, Best Nail Product and for us, Best Beauty Blogger! Fairlady Editor, Suzy Brokensha said that through including a Best Beauty Blogger award, they “want to give a special nod to beauty bloggers, whose cutting-edge and well-informed perspectives have added a fresh and complementary dimension to our print coverage of beauty.” Finalists were chosen by a panel of judges that includes editor Suzy Brokensha, beauty editor Candice-Lee Kannemeyer and beauty assistants Catherine Zachariou and Kelli Clifton. Fab ladies who we can all agree, know their stuff when it comes to beauty. Well what can we say, except thank you to the team at Fairlady for acknowledging our beauty reviews. Isn’t it nice to know that print media supports online media and that yes, we can work together in perfect harmony, bringing you the very best of beauty. Wish us luck, the…

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Cute & Clever Storage

Cute & Clever Storage

I’m a little OTT when it comes to storing and organizing stuff. You’ll know this if you’ve seen my closet room, my makeup storage ideas (here and here) or how I store my bling rings so that I can find and see them. The only thing that was a little out of control, was my hair accessories. They were all over the place, and like most of you I’m sure, I was buying more and more. That was until I got this awesome little storage bag from the fab peeps over at SassDiva as a Women’s Day gift earlier in August. It was packed with all sorts of Diva goodies, including some lovely pastel nail polishes, fun coloured hair bands, retro earrings, studs, a gorgeous gold collar and some other fun things like a manicure set and girly earphones, all of which are available from SassDiva. When I saw how this cute and clever gift came packed, I thought it would be the perfect way to store my hair accessories. Take a look… It’s got loads of little zipper compartments, which makes storing and seeing your stuff awesome. Plus, it’s got a little hanger so you can hang it in your wardrobe or behind your…

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Get The Scoop on Your Mobile!

Get The Scoop on Your Mobile!

After months of preparation, weeks of customizing and many sleepless nights tweaking, we’re so excited to share that our fabulous new mobile enabled website is now completely ready! You can now browse StyleScoop and catch up on all the latest scoops from your mobile device with ease! No more having to scroll up and down to read content, and better yet, no more zooming and messy pages! Our mobile site is compatible with most smart cellphones such as the iPhone, Android and Blackberry, and it has a completely different, mobile friendly interface to that of the StyleScoop website. The design has been created with mobile browsing in mind, so you’ll find a few very cleverly thought out elements, like accessing our search and navigation menu from buttons that drop down and expand. If you’ve got an iPad don’t worry, we’ve made sure StyleScoop looks good for you too! I for one, cannot stand sites that have all these fancy shmancy “mobile” interfaces that pick up on the iPad as well. The iPad has a big enough screen for you to enjoy a fully functional website without minimizing it all into a mobile interface. When browsing StyleScoop on your iPad, you’ll notice…

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Happy Monday

Happy Monday

Arhhh, Mondays! Back to work after a nice long holiday for some of you, and just another Monday for the rest. Well, what ever Monday it is for you, I hope it’s a happy one! If you’ve returned from a holiday break, I hope you’re nice and tanned! Where did you go, what did you do? If you want to check out my festive table and where I picked up all my extra calories, click here. If you missed out, StyleScoop carried on throughout the holidays with our usual, daily dose of fab things to read, enjoy, inspire, indulge and share™. You can catch up on these by clicking through our pages. In the meantime, here are some blog posts I think you might enjoy catching up on. Strap yourself in Louboutin’s 2012 Trendsetters Back to Basic Bags for the Guys If you love blogs… Elle Magazine’s Hello Kitty Cover Girl Fab Finds at the I Heart Market Front Row with Amber Jones Ben Sherman Sandton Store Launch Get all your fave beauty brands online at the Beauty Store A Gem in the Hills – Brigit Filmer Spa & Skin Have a fabulous week

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If you love blogs…

If you love blogs…

You will love Bloglovin‘. It’s not really something new, in fact, it’s been around for ages, but I’ve just recently re-discovered it and it’s the only way to keep up with all the blogs I follow. If you, like me, read a lot of blogs, it’s often difficult to keep up with all of them. Remembering to log onto each website can be a little distracting, but with Bloglovin, you just add all your fave blogs into one, and read them in a simple, blog-style format. How cool! To add blogs to your Bloglovin, just search for them and click the “follow” button. StyleScoop is on there too so be sure to follow us! The description on the side will tell you what the blog is about, how many followers it has, it’s rank, and my favourite, how many times a week the blog is updated. When you click on the post title to read the full article, it takes you to the full website, but remains within the Bloglovin’ frame, so you can enjoy reading your blogs.You can also show some love, by liking your fave posts. Another feature I love is that Bloglovin’ will give you an indication…

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