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 Corona Virus Pandemic Brandy started a video Podcast called "Black Tie Stiletto" with Co-Host Anicio Michaels…Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
I am sitting here or was sitting here people watching while I wait for my next flight which is 1 hour and 15 mins. I have another L'Oreal assignment and this time I am heading to Tampa, Florida. I am getting in around 12am so I really should eat something but I ate earlier and then snacked on the plane.I know when I get in I am going to be hungry and have a migraine but I am so not hungry.
I hope this will be a great trip and the people in Tampa are a fun group that love makeup. So, Ill keep you posted and will be home on Monday. Of course…I have my camera
Yesterday I was coming in the house and you all know how my babies are they rush the door barking and jumping and crying for me to pick them up. As always my phone rangs as I am trying to get through the doors and I can hear the phone announce Heidi. So I am rushing to get to my phone. but my sensitive ass phone hung up. So I hurry to put them outside so I could call my agent back. Normally, if Heidi calls then that means work. I call the office back and Sylvia answer and placed me on hold because Keith wanted to speak with me. So I knew it was about to be something BIG. Cuz Keith is the owner. Keith comes to the phone after leaving me a message. So he comes to the phone sounding all dry in business with no emotion in his voice. So, I couldn't read his tone. He goes “I just received a call from the NBA and they want to book you for next year All Star in Phoenix, AZ”. He gave me the dates and said she confirmed me but has to get back to me about my crew. They may just use a crew out there and I will be in charge of them. So, how cool is that??? 2009 I will be The Official Makeup Artist for The NBA All-Stae Weekend 2009.
Girls…I signed a lease to a new storefront on yesterday morning!!! I am so excited about it. Now this time around I will only be doing services by appointment only. Because I am going to continue to travel with L'Oreal and other clients I don't want to get stuck at the store and limit myself.
Now I don't have a set date to open. I have a lot of booked days that @ don't have a lot of time to shop like I would like. I still have to schedule going down to city hall to get new permits. I have to schedule lights, phone and etc to be turned on. I need to order new checks and all the things it takes to open. Maybe this way I won't stress out because I am not given myself a deadline. I am so at the point in my life that I don't let all of that simple shit stress me out anymore. I am just grateful that I am able to open.
So stay tune to see how things go…this is so MAJOR!!
I must say I have been so blessed to have so many amazing woman and men in my life. This weekend has been so spiritual for me. Friday I attend the press conference for the V to the 10 event that will be coming to New Orleans in April. It was such a crazy experience to see my boy Nagin cry and also say these words…you ready? “He is a vagina friendly mayor”. I know right… Anyway, I saw my girls Trintee 3 5 7 at the press conference and they are ready to jump on the band wagon to help me become and a – list makeup artist. Wait I have to continue later….the wire is coming on and I have two mins to grab a drink. WOW…the wire and the L Word….did you all watch it.
You know I told you I had the honor to be invited to the L’Oreal 2008 Product Launch Training. Out of 250 makeup artists/stylists only 30 was ask to attend. I had to go out to Hartford, CT which was fine with me because I live to travel. I was so excited about going to the L’ Oreal storefront which was amazing. They had special edition items there that you will not see in other stores. The store is very contemporary very me bright and bold with tons of beauty items everywhere.
They had lined up speakers (Dominque Dawles) to come out to talk with us as well as had a celebrity makeup artist to do 2 looks. The makeup artist was Julia who works often with Anne Hathaway from”The Devil Wears Prada”, Lindsey Lohan, and Madonna.
I was able to room with my girl Debra from Houston…one of the girls who came down to help me out with All-Star weekend last month. Lisa from Dallas was invited out and I was so happy to see her and Elaine.
We received products and a very nice silver pendant necklace that said “EMBRACE LIFE”.
The only challenge for me was the flying because of the delays so I got in late late late.
I am sitting at the airport waiting for my flight and I am all out of breathe trying to calm my crazy ass down. I left my cell phone in the car playing around with Star. Ok, this is what happen. I went to pick her up so she could drop me off and then use my car while I am gone. We do this all the time when I have assignments out of town. anyway she was teasing me about being VIP that she went in purchased something for me for my VIP trip. We pull up to US Airways and she presented something to me as I was getting out the car. It was a large beautiful bottle of GUCCI perfume. You all know how I luv scents/perfumes. I luv to smell like I bathed in perfumes. I got so excited that I when I gave my bags to the sky caps I forgot to unplug my cell phone from charger. I get in check my bags go through security and noticed that something weird was going on with me. My phone has not rung not one time. I look in my handbag and could not find my phone. I looked in my carry on bag no phone. I started freaking out. Really freaked out because on this trip I did not bring my computer so I would not have any access to my family my emails or business. by now I am having a panic attack. I am smelling amazing but going into production not looking really VIP right about now. I asked one of the stores if I could use the phone and this lady was so sweet she let me make a phone call and I contacted Michael who told me that Star saw the phone and was on her way back to me. The airport employee allowed me to leave my items with her as I run back to drop off. I only had 15 mins to run back and get to my gate before it took off. God was with me I was able to make it back just in time to sit down and catch my breath. I am now sitting on the plane looking out the wondow as I write this blog. I am so grateful to have common sense people in my life. So when I get back to New Orleans I will take Star out to dinner and drinks. I know she will love that. Well, I gotta go have to turn the phone off.