Aloha, Welcome To Honolulu Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger and Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis blog, Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist. She shares makeup tips, how to's, on set entertainment, BTS beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with Lupus, Lyme disease, RA & Asthma. She share her life of what it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry. This Oahu Hawaii Makeup Artist and Blogger was selected by her peers as The Top 15 People To Follow During The Golden Globes. Brandy is also a Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine and is a Contributor Beauty Expert for the Today Show. This Lifestyle Blogger recently launched Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, a luxurious mineral based makeup line with her business partner Johnny Luoma. 22 years in the beauty industry, Brandy is now calling Honolulu Hawaii home. So destination brides, you now have a TOP makeup artist on the island of Oahu to get you glamxurious for your wedding day. If you come to Oahu, and is looking for a TOP Makeup Artist in Oahu, know you can get a face beat or an effortless makeup look by Brandy. During the CoronaVirus Pandemic bring started a video Podcast called "Just Girlfriends" with Co-Host Julia Rebolo…Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
As we are coming down from “Ray’s On The River” club (*) said she was going to open her on lounge. (S) said good then I can dance on the table and (*) said NO my club is for sophisticated people only. And (*) said her lounge will be for classy and older people. That’s when (C) said that the men the penis must smell good and if not they have to leave or go to the back of the line.
That’s when (*) just fell to the floor on the elevator and we all just started laughing. That’s when I grabbed my camera out of my purse so I can capture the rest of the conversation. Mind you, we always talk about everything…so it’s not crazy to me at least that this was the topic. (C) said instead of a VIP line we should have a PENIS line. She said she don’t care about the color or the size of the penis just it must SMELL GOOD.
The entire night we had such a great time. Because my schedule is so crazy we never get to hang out much any more. I leave this month to go on tour with L’Oreal cosmetics so I have to party hard with my girls as much as I possibly can.
Just looking at the videos and pics you can see all of the different personalities.
Yesterday was just a sucky day for me. I only had the two girls on my book’s but only ended just working on one since my son school had a mandatory meeting for parents & teachers about closing the school and making it a recovery school. My 11am client (WJ) is a long time eye lash & brow regular who has been coming to me for a few years so now I go to her. My second client would have been a new girl (KC) who was going to get eyelash extensions for her bridal pictures. But I had to cancel her due to the time the meeting was starting at his school.
I went to my regular spot to get a new brake tag for the car but Michael (my husband) never changed the personal info I couldn’t’t get the brake tag there. But they were nice about it and directed me to another place in Chalmette that do State tags. The lady said it should take u about 7 min’s to get there why it took me 15 min’s. It was looking like a road trip coming on. Finally, I found it, nobody was in line so the guy was able to put it on in 5 min’s plus in Chalmete they charge only $10.00 where in New Orleans they charge $20.00 plus a late fee. So I gave the guy a tip just $5 for lunch and headed to Downtown New Orleans.
The rest of the day I dealt with booking a model for a photo shoot in Houma, LA on this Saturday and I spoke with Andrea at L’Oreal Cosmetics about the dates of the tour. I told her to schedule me for a total of 22 days so she said she would call me back in the morning with confirmation about the hours and dates that I sent over to her. What they don’t understand is I am so use to working hard and long hours so 12 hour shifts 7 days a week is not really hard work…well at least not for me. Plus, I’m doing what I love in that’s MAKEUP. Also, I won’t have the kids to rush home to help with homework or cook nor clean so I know I can do it. oh I also ran a few errands for family members and picked the kids up from school. I tried to do a few emails but I guess they can wait…I’ll do them after the kids leave at 7 am.
Since I got in late tonight I went to Super Cajun Seafood to get crawfish shrimp fried rice and sweet & sour chicken. I ran into two parents from my school and they both thanked me for speaking up at the meetings and as I explain to them I am speaking for all of the parents. My son school is mixed and we have lots of parents who do not speak English as well as their kids. In what piss me off is this corporate men who feel like they are so much better and they judge first so they assume they can speak to a person like trash because they don’t understand. So I get so angry that I just “transform” as my husband and son like to tease me. That happened at the meeting when I went against the Director from The RSD. Basically, what is going on is the school my son attends is a charter school. They funding comes from private company and now the RSD Director wants to take the building back after opening the school on August 13th. He will not say why he want the building but after doing some research and making phone calls I was not surprise with the info I gather. MONEY MONEY MONEY…it’s the New Orleans way. So lets close down a school where the kids are passing doing very well ranking high and fire all of the out of town teachers and teachers from different parish that came here to teach. Class rooms are small ranging around 15-17 kids per class with a second teacher aid to assist. Anyway one of the parents came over after seeing her at Super Cajun to catch up on what’s our next step as parents. Talked with her for awhile before I have my last talk of the evening.
My last meeting was with someone very close to me…my 15 year old daughter which was draining but I got through it with yelling…YEAH!!
By now you must know that this week is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC and I am so down because I didn’t get any assignment to work at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I’m am upset with myself because this was a really big goal for me to complete and now I can’t scratch the shit off my “TO DO LIST”. This is why I don’t like to take breaks or stop in watch TV, do regular people things cuz I start missing out on opportunities.
Maybe I need to get a manager or something so they can do this shit. I am really feeling myself, I just knew my phone was going to ring u know. Who in the hell do I think I am, that somebody is going to call me and say “Hey BGD, we need you in NY, to work this week”. I really must think I’m the shit or something. It’s just this was suppose to be my year to work both NY & LA Fashion Week and have not gotten a call to do either. I am so at the point that I don’t care if I have to just clean brushes if it’s a paid gig with travel paid for I would take it and a heartbeat. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in L.A. is not til Oct 14, 2007 the day after my B-DAY so I do have some time.
I know one thing I need to get on my shit!!!
Ok I’m going to pray real hard about FASHION WEEK. It’s not over till the fat lady sang’s right…pray hard enough something well happen…u think?
Everybody think I live this GLAMOROUS life…well sometimes I do. But what they don’t see is how hard I really work. On top of working hard I am also rebuilding my life in a city that is still stuck on STUPID! So I wanted to do this for many reasons mainly for friends who are living in other cities. This way they can keep up and see what’s going on with me without having to wait for a phone call and/or email. Also, for friends who live here in New Orleans who don’t always understand why I can’t be out till 3 or 4 am when I have a 4 or 5 am call time. So instead of writing a book about my life they can now get a view of what my life as a makeup artist is really like as I rebuild in New Orleans.
I’ll share with you pictures and events and of course I will dish about what’s going on here in New Orleans as well as foolishness in the news. If I’m not feeling something or it do not effect me then it will not be mention in my blog. I’ll give you the dirt and promise to keep it SEXY…If you have questions or comments let me know. So every evening get a cocktail and let me take you on a tour of my life.
Don’t edit me or tell me about grammar, this is how I speak. Brandy..is coming straight at you no chaser!!!!