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. Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
As a makeup artist or a makeup lover, what makeup item are you looking for under your tree?
2 of my new favorite makeup items that I’m enjoying are from Absolute New York. I am so lucky to have their luxurious Icon Eye Shadow Palettes. Each palette holds 12 gorgeous colors and it comes with a large mirror and a dual-ended eye shadow brush. I have the Twlight & the new Smoked palettes. The third palette is called Exposed. I luv that the eye shadows are pigmented and the shades are to die for. I luv using them wet & dry taking any look from day to night. These eye shadow palettes from Absolute New York is definitely a must have.
Another relaxing and enjoyable Christmas with the family. We didn’t have any family members come up to visit. The cold weather & snow is something that keeps them away. It was just us 4 but with all the laughter, music, drinks being poured and food eaten you would have thought we were hosting. My tradition is mimosa and a bake good before we start unwrapping gifts, then we make our way to the living in sit by the fireplace. For Michael and I it always feel like our babies are still babies. We enjoy watching them opening their gifts. I don’t care how old our kids get we luv having them home for the holidays. So I do go all out for them while they are still home. Once they start their own family there is no guarantees that they will continue to celebrate with us. So I’m getting my time in.
Of course BGD (Brandy Gomez-Duplessis) has her own personal champagne glass.
My babies; Envy & Jordan
Daddy thought it was time for an upgrade
My next gift for Envy are classes because she does a great job playing by ear but with a few lessons she could be a rock star. #justsaying
Time to move on to something harder….Jalapeno Margarita
Dinner is ready
Even though I have a fab time with my family, I always have a moment for girlfriend Chiquita SimmsChiquita Simms who I lost on Christmas Day in Atlanta while preparing for a big Christmas event. She passed due to a brain aneurysm, leaving behind a son. I’ll never forget the day I found out, I was home in New York. I never thought I would be able to enjoy Christmas ever again. LOVE YOU CHIQUITA!!!!
Then later in the day when I finally decide to check my texts & emails I see breaking news of George Michael passing on this day. This is why I try to enjoy each in every day stress free & no drama. Because we never know when it’s our last day.
My day started at the salon from 10am-3pm. It was a fun filled day with over 50+ appointments. Co-Owner Rebecca Sullivan Baglio of Romeo Baglio Design was my first client this morning. A girl always need makeup & lashes for the holidays right? Rebecca also gifted me with a bottle of Champagne & a bottle of Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath. She’s a girl that knows my heart, thanks Rebecca! My last client of the day was the fab Laura & Charlotte Cantwell. I always enjoy chatting with Laura, she’s a cool lady!
Before the day was over we had to do a Whip Salon photo shoot with the staff
Ended my evening sitting by the fireplace while sipping on wine. We waited for Envy to return home before we started our Christmas Eve celebration. By 11pm I was out that I didn’t help Michael wrap the kids gifts. So he was solo, thank goodness he’s reliable because I definitely dropped the ball.
It’s Flirty Friday Ladies, if you haven’t booked you Christmas & New Year’s makeup appointment just yet I’m still taking appointments for both glam days in Connecticut.
This is the perfect time of year when going all GLAMXURIOUS with makeup is ok. Plus, this is the time when you want a professional getting you ready. At Whip Salon we have made it so easy to book your appointments, you can either, book online or give us a call at 203-442-6444.
What I love the most about using beauty blenders is that you don’t need face makeup brushes in your makeup bag. This cute pink sponge will give you a flawless makeup finish. We have the original, the white for sensitive skin, the black if you use dark colors and long wearing foundation, & the mini greens are great for concealers, highlighting & contouring.
On no, not again, I just heard that my boy Nick Cannon is once again in the hospital due to his lupus flaring up. It seems like it’s a bad one because his doctors are keeping him for a few days. So Christmas Day he will be spending it in the hospital, #LupusSucks! I’ve been there, not being able to celebrate with family & friends and inconvenience others to stop in come out to visit can be a pain. I know Nick is going to come out running ready to catch up with work that he won’t rest, I know cause that’s what us Lupus Warriors do. That’s our problem we don’t know how to rest. I’m saying prayers that you get better fast so you can kick off 2017 with a bang, #Ncredible
I’m such a kid at heart, I live for this day. Being in New York City with the family, drinking hot chocolate & viewing the window displays on 5TH Ave. I have to be very careful so I make sure to layer my clothes so that I don’t have a flare up. I hate having this much clothing on but I do what I have to do to stay healthy.
Here are some of my favorite windows. I wish I could have taken more but my hands were freezing.
A much needed girls night was needed with Ilse & Daisy. After work I met up with my girls at Mezon Tapas Bar & Restaurant on Mill Plain Road in Danbury. Ilse selected the spot because she always pick the best place for girls day or girls night. We had a lot to celebrate, Daisy birthday & her dream job becoming a M.A.C makeup artist. The other topics was business, business, & business for 2017. The next day I texted Annya with all the notes because she wasn’t able to meet up with us on short notice. I’m so glad we managed to get together before the new year to organize our blueprint.
My Daisy is 21 years of age, she’s legal to drink now!
It’s the season for Holiday Glam makeup and I’m so elated. This week I have been doing so many gorgeous makeup applications, on fleek brow shaping & flirty lashes at Whip Salon. Here are a few of my must have to getting my fabulous ladies makeup ready.
ABSOLUTE New York FABU Lashes
FIRST Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer
The fabulous and gorgeous Founder and Executive Director Zulema Arroyo-Farley of Artz Cure Sarcoma was recently featured in Ocean Drive Puerto Rico magazine. The photo shoot was shot at her beautiful home on the Upper East Side in New York. Zulema is being featured because of her fight with sarcoma and how she work really hard at bringing awareness to sarcoma. Zulema and I met through a mutual friend Lifestyle Blogger Nashelly of Fabulatina. This superwoman Zulema not only is fighting sarcoma she’s also fighting lupus, so that’s how we bonded. I’m always so proud of Zulema, she just never stop, she goes hard everyday. So when she asked me to be a part of her glam team I was definitely honored. This photo shoot was so FAB, I took tons of pics & videos to share with you. If you have time check out her site because this beauty has a great story.