“The Dia Diaries” Holiday Hauteness

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Give the gift of glam this season with my 3 favorite “must-have” items!

Photo by: @BlountDesigns


Beauty and the Beat

For decades makeup brands have revolutionized products and application tools that aide in achieving the “perfect look” (often for a hefty price tag). Beauty blenders were at the top of the list and introduced as a tool to replace the traditional foundation brush. The trend instantly caught fire and was embraced for its ability to create a “flawless finish”.


Without a doubt, I’ve tried various brands but my absolute favorite sponges are by Kava Beauty! They are latex free and slightly larger, denser and far more affordable than their competitors. The difference in density and size means that the sponges absorb less product, while actually applying more to the skin (major key). In addition, the added density makes the sponges more durable and longer lasting!


Author/ Reality Star: Toya Wright

Makeup by: Erika La’Pearl using Kava Beauty Sponges


Kava Plum is the brands signature makeup blending sponge. Brilliantly designed with the perfect ratio of density and softness, this sponge will help you achieve flawless applications, without wasting product. Plum is best used for applying foundation and blending.




Kava Black embodies all of the fabulous features of Plum…with an edge! Black features a flat surface that’s ideal for applying contour and highlighting products.




Holiday Hair

The holiday season is a time for glamour, sparkle and shine! So ditch the boring do’ and opt for these stunning hair accoutrements. The brand La-Ta-Da offers statement hair pieces that range from $5.99-$11.99! La-Ta-Da has now launched at Target Nationwide and Target.com. Just in time for the Holiday’s!



Take a ‘Work Top Knot’ to a ‘Sophisticated Stacked Bun’ with flare and ease. Pull hair messily to the back of the head, and twist into a messy bun. Secure with La-Ta-Da’s Enameled Bobby Slides. Slightly pull hair from the top of the head to add volume, and finish with La-Ta-Da’s Jeweled Bobby Pins for the perfect combination of elegance and glam.




Ethereal hairstyles add the right amount of holiday sparkle and romance to any look. Create this classic hairstyle by gathering hair messily to the back of the head, twist into a chignon and secure with bobby pins. Put on one (or two -get creative!) of La-Ta-Da’s Head Wraps to complete the enchanted look.




This sleek high ponytail look on Katy Perry is easy to create, easy to wear - and will have you looking polished for your ‘Holiday Do’ with minimal effort required. Create a tight ponytail on the top of the head, making sure to brush down fly-aways. To add a special touch of uniqueness, tie off with La-Ta-Da’s Brushed Gold or Silver Ponytail Wrap and you’ll light up the room like a firework (sorry).


A Dash of Dazzle

NADIANDLO is your one stop shop for your holiday gifts! They pride themselves on having an expansive variety of affordable hand crafted jewelry, fit for every women of every age. Founded in 2014 by young Jewelry Designer, Lital Odelia, her love for design continuously grows, to bring her customers the most unique and exquisite pieces. As a company they also pride themselves on versatility and boldness for their original designs. Their mantra is, “Jewelry is not only an accessory, but an art. We believe that jewelry can be used to embody ones’ soul.” I’m totally OBSESSED with this company and the quality and uniqueness of their collections!




Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.


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