Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Long Lasting, Party Proof Lipstick Using Setting Powder - Video Tutorial

I'm sharing this make up industry secret to party proof your pout! 

Use Le Keux Cosmetics Pin Up Powder to set and mattify your lip base for the best method to ensure all night stay, trust us, this technique works like a dream for pin up perfection this festive season.

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I'm also wearing my Unique Vintage Iconic by UV Black Floral Jaquard Carnaby Holiday Swing Dress, which I absolutely love! Unique Vintage have done it again with gorgeous multi-wear strapped party dress, it's so lovely a fitted to the bodice will a lovely full skirt which flares out beautifully without the need for a petticoat, just lovely!

Diablo x

Thursday, 20 August 2015

JORD Woodwatches

I got the Sidney Series Maple and Rose Gold watch, you can see all the watch specs on the website, but in a nutshell its a chronograph, natural wood watch, with little inlaid Swarovski crystals around the watch face, and sapphire crystal glass; to say I feel fancy when wearing this watch would be an understatement!

It comes packaged up in it's own wooden box, wrapped around a cute little pillow with all the instruction pamphlets, Jord even resized it to my own wrist measurements before shipping so it was all ready to go. I'm so impressed with the customer service and experience with Jord so I can't recommend them enough if you'd like to own a piece of quality handcrafted workmanship!

 Jord have also been kind enough to let me run a competition to win three gift vouchers for $75, $50 and $25 off your purchase, just follow THIS LINK to enter the competition, good luck!!

Diablo x

Monday, 10 August 2015

Sorry for the hiatus!

I've totally got out of the blogging habit lately, but I'm trying to get back into it now to keep everyone up do date with all the goings on! 

I'll be trying to catch up on some outfit posts and size guides etc of some of my new favourite things, and some old favourites too!

In the mean tie you can catch up on all my latest goings on on Facebook or on instagram at @diablorose

Thank you

Photography by Claire Seville .

Diablo xx

Monday, 17 November 2014

REVIEW - Lucky Lou Shoes Rockin' Tiki Heels

This week I'm reviewing these beautiful heels from Lucky Lou Shoes, they are the Rockin' Tiki with leopard ankle strap and I am in LOVE, not only with the style but with the craftsmanship, quality and comfort! 

First up heres a bit of info on who Lucky Lou Shoes are and what makes them so special…

Lucky Lou Shoes was started in 2004 by Linda Lou von Hochtritt as a direct result of her love of all things vintage and beautiful.  Having purchased several pair of shoes in San Francisco with little palm trees and huts carved into the wood heels, Linda Lou researched these designs and discovered they were called 'Bahaykubo' ('little village') and had been carved during World War 2 by craftsmen in the Philippines for Allied soldiers to bring back to their wives and sweethearts as souvenirs.  Although the shoes Linda Lou bought were beautiful and intricately-carved, they were not very comfortable.

Upon moving to Austin in 2002, Linda Lou spent a year finding the descendants of the original carvers from the 1940's and asked them carve shoes for her new company, Lucky Lou Shoes.  Her original designs included a faithful homage to the original 'Bahaykubo', as well as designs including cherries, Lucky Charms (dice, horseshoes and clovers), anchors, a flaming heart and the classic Rockin' Tiki.  These carved wood shoes were now comfortable, with padded vamps and rubber soles. 

So on to the review! The shoes came in their box, wrapped up in their own red shoe bag with padding to the front strap so they were really well protected and means I can keep them nice and safe when they aren't being worn. It's great when companies put that extra thought into the packaging and made them feel all the more special!

The shoes themselves are lighter than I thought they'd be (which makes them really easy to wear) and are incredibly well made. Looking at the soles, joins and the AMAZING tiki heel they just scream craftsmanship and quality, I spent a while just looking at them to be honest rather than the usual tearing through the packaging and whacking them straight on. I've never owned shoes like these and I almost feel like making a special shelf just to display them proudly!

So onto the main attraction; the heels! These are awesome, they are such an eye catching design, look really impressive and well basically are just cool. The heel is 4"which sounds like a lot (to me anyway) but are totally walk-in-able. I'm rubbish in heels and these gave me no trouble, even with not much movement in the sole, it's perfectly curved to make walking nice and easy. The sole is also padded for extra comfort and the rubber base gives that extra grip, which I love in a pair of heels! 

I went for the ankle strap version of the Rockin' Tiki because as I said I'm rubbish in heels and thought I'd take the extra help with the strap! I've glad I did as the shoes totally hug my feet, keep them in place and feel secure when I'm walking in them. The straps are nice a soft across both the ankle and toes. I was going back and forth with the plain black leather and the leopard so I asked my sister/boss at Le Keux which one she'd go for, she basically said, DUH, go for the ultimate it tiki: leopard print, and I'm so glad I did. This combo makes perfect sense and they are totally a go to statement shoe! 

So as you can tell I pretty darn pleased with these shoes, not only in terms of them being gorgeous but I'm thrilled to feel confident in wearing them out and about in comfort. Well done Lucky Lou, for making beautiful shoes with a nod to the past with all the modern comforts, you're awesome! 

Diablo x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

REVIEW: Vivien of Holloway Geisha Bloom Sarong Dress

Vivien of Holloway are famous for creating the ultimate pin up hourglass shape with their boned halter neck dresses, they do wiggle dresses, full skirt and my new favourite; the sarong dress. Up on my review list this week is this incredibly gorgeous dress from Vivien of Holloway, it's the Geisha Bloom Pink Sarong Dress with matching bolero and the print is out of this world illustrated beautiful perfection!


I'm going to talk about this print first, it's a limited edition fabric and feels so very special it reminds me of an illustrated painting, it's full of roses, blossoms and lots of lovely delicate details. The fabric itself is quite light and soft, yet firm enough to hold it's shape too. As soon as I saw this print it was love at first sight, it's something you don't come across to often and feels so very 1940s elegant!

The top is fully boned which nips in at the waist and curves around your bust and accentuates it at the same time with a sweetheart neckline; wonderful! The halter neck strap is also really flattering for anyone who has concerns over armpit bulge (I wish there was a more ladylike term for that but you know what I mean!) as it is placed just below the curve of the bust and skims over that area comfortably, see the picture below for what I mean...

The skirt part of this dress is like I mentioned, in a sarong style which skims beautifully over the stomach area and gathers on the hip, which I think really flatters anyone who may be a little conscious of their tummy area. The sarong style allows for a little more movement in the dress, it's split to a very modest area so no worries about flashing either! The skirt then tapers down to create a beautiful hourglass shape. 

Oh plus it comes with this gorgeous matching bolero which is cut perfectly to suit the dress, it sits just on the waist and has a little collar and capped sleeves, it's such a nice touch to add that extra bit of glamour to the ensemble, also if you prefer to cover your back a little or tops of your arms it's well, perfect!

All these details, style and shaping is why you buy from Vivien of Holloway, they know how to cut a dress to create a fabulous shape on EVERYONE, we've had their dresses in our salons and as part of our pin up photo shoot wardrobes for years and believe me even the most unbelieving customer has been completely converted by these dresses! So if you've ever thought about it, you just need to trust in me when I saw you won't regret buying from Vivien, one word of advice though; make sure you measure yourself correctly as they work on a bust, waist and hip measurement, they also are slightly different to high street sizes so just make sure you measure up before buying!

Thanks for reading!

Diablo x

Hair flowers (perfectly matching may I add) including the orchid with waterfall blossoms are from the lovely Rosie Alia

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