Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist, Beauty Expert & Beauty Influencer Brandy Gomez-Duplessis share makeup tips, how to's, on set entertainment & BTS beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with living with lupus, lyme disease & RA. She share her life of what it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry. Brandy is also a Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine and she writes for the HEARST CT News Blog called Beauty Happy Hour and is a Contributor Beauty Expert for the Today Show. Brandy recently launched Entitled Beauty, a luxurious mineral based makeup line with her business partner Johnny Luoma
Such a beautiful day it was yesterday here in Danbury, Connecticut that Johnny and I decided to meet up at Terra Of Danbury for what you asked, Happy Hour, of course! Got a chance to talk with one of my girls at Hotel Zero Degrees about some upcoming things we’re working on. So once I got business out the way let the drinking begin!
Both Hotel Zero Degrees and Terra of Danbury restaurant are two of my favorites spots here in Danbury. Normally, I only enjoy my time in New York but these two spots are stylish, it’s bright and very glam without being gaudy…so ME!
Both Johnny and I needed to get some ME TIME in because we never really have time together to just let our hair down. It’s always WORK Work Work Work Work Work. We have been really good at keeping everything separate, Friendship, Business and Mentor-ship. So today it was nice to just enjoy each other company. Randy met us after he wrapped up at work so he also managed to make it before Happy Hour was over.
My drink during Happy Hour was the Lavender Spa Lemonade until the bartender said they were out of the Lavender so we ended up getting a bottle of red wine. Of course, their Truffle Fries was going to be order followed by their Certified Angus beef carpaccio. We go hard for those two dishes, it’s always going to be ordered.
What a way to end a great evening in Danbury, Connecticut… Terra Of Danbury
You are cordially Entitled to attend Glam, Glow, & Gloss with Entitled Beauty cosmetics, a luxurious mineral makeup line . Come meet the C0-Founders the talented duo Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis and Beauty Expert Johnny Luoma. The brains and beauty behind the brand.
Entitled Beauty is a indie makeup line that can only be purchased online for now. The Co-Founders wanted a healthy makeup line because of Gomez-Duplessis health issues living with Lupus, Lyme and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The founders wanted something that would not irritate her skin and cause any flare up’s so they were very selected about the ingredients that went into the makeup. Have Brandy show you the Lupus Awareness Lip Color she created, it’s a bold violet lip shade.
Come shop and try out their awesome products Saturday, June 9th from 10am-4pm at Ciao Bella Salon in Ridgefield.
Being invited to attend Fresh beauty event was such a treat and I made it just in time because I had BEAUTY 2 beauty event the same day. What a way to end my evening by being around beautiful cut fresh flowers, Veuve Clicquot, great skincare products from FRESH and the lovely and talented illustrator Blairz. To finally have my own piece of art work from Blairz I can now scratch it off my list. Blairz designed the Soy Face Cleanser limited edition bottle for FRESH and it’s fabulous! Are you #SoyObsessed
Connecticut Bloggers, Press, Influencers, and Photographers are you ready? It’s Danbury First Annual Fashion Week. So, Save The Date for Connecticut Bloggers & Press Day Kickoff Party on Friday, July 27th, because you don’t want to miss this.
Start planning your wardrobe for the evening because they will have a Best Dressed Competition.
Cone out to meet the local designers who will be showing their collection at the Fashion Show on Saturday, July 28th
Follow Danbury Fashion Week and learn more about the line-up.
As Nicki Minaj would say, I Been On…In 2007, I was interviewed by Strive Magazine on rebuilding my brand in a new city after losing my home and 3 makeup studios in New Orleans. Being an entrepreneur has always been my thing. Besides being a Celebrity & Entertainment Makeup Artist, I am also the Co-Founder of Entitled Beauty a luxury mineral makeup line, and I’m the Founder of Beauty Blueprint, where I teach aspiring makeup artists/ hair stylists the business side of the industry and how to elevate them to work in their field. Being on social media with 47,400 followers on Instagram, I’m also being called an Influencer.
A Boss is something I’ve always been and I have never let my health (Lupus) stop me. Using words like “I Can’t & I Don’t Know How” is not allowed in my home and I don’t have sympathy for someone who cries about a headache or upset stomach. Being an entrepreneur is only for hard working individuals. I still have a few more things under my belt. With one being joining the committee for the first ever Danbury Fashion Week here in Connecticut, so I’m on the board and of course I’m handling Hair & Makeup, and A Blogger Kick Off Party. This is taking place July 24-29th and I’m so proud of it.
Can’t Stop One Stop, my old boss Diddy taught me that…oh peep the hair in 07 💇🏾♀️💜
Thanks Sam for putting me in your magazine ❤️
So my question to you is, when did you know that you were going to be an Entrepreneur?
As you know it’s #lupusawarenessmonth and I live with this horrible disease, Lupus. When I sat with my business partner to discuss our first set of lip shades I knew I wanted a violet purple shade for #lupusawareness so at Entitled Beauty we launched a lipstick color called “Orchid” and my goal is for everyone to own a product that means a lot to me. On Friday, I would like to see all of you wearing “Orchid”. Tag me @bgdmakeupartist and @entitledbeautyworldwide with your lipstick color on. Don’t let me down. 💜💄
It is Lupus Awareness Month so I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m back in the hospital with a flare up, this is my glam life.
I always say my body is like playing a game of cards because I never know what I’m going to get when I wake up in the morning. Because I’m not a person that go to the hospital for every little pain I get I’m always in bad shape when I get to the hospital. I won’t take off from an assignment I have learned how to manage and still do beautiful work while in pain. When I do say I need to go to the hospital the pain level is over 10.
This time my flare up was in my left hip and leg. It was so swollen, had redness/inflamed, and painful to walk. My day started with going to the doctor with hopes of getting a shot for the pain. Right away my doctor said, WOW, you have septic joints. Before I can get dress the ambulance was being called, and a wheelchair brought in the room. Like my doctor said, I’m so vain, I turned all that down, Oh Hell To The No!!! Then they try showing me how to use crutches, turned that down also. I promised my doctor that I was going to go to the ER, went home and waited for my husband and son to come home so they could escort me.
So now I’m at Danbury Hospital, my second home…smh. Lots of blood work was done as usual and X-Rays to see what was going on. I was given some strong meds to calm down the flare up. I’m not a fan of pills because I don’t like the way it makes me feel. Give me a cocktail any day because I’m in control and I know my limit. They gave me Naproxen, Diazepam, and Oxycodone. I now have to go see a Orthopedics to make sure I don’t have any damages with my joints/muscles from walking for a long time without seeing a doctor.
So, I’m on bed rest for 2 days and I’m thinking positive that everything is ok and no blood clotting while traveling on Friday. Because of my history in the past I use to clot so I wasn’t able to travel for some time.