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.
What do Beauty Influencers, Bloggers, and Makeup Artists do when they get together? My girls, lifestyle blogger Ilse & makeup artist Daisy both have been doing some traveling this spring & summer so a girls day has been overdue. Ilse decided to host a girls afternoon at her home in Stamford, CT. When we’re together we love talking about blogs, sponsor post, luxurious posh items, we take tons of selfies while drinking and of course we talk about makeup & skincare products. We luv bouncing new ideas off of each others. We came up with something fun but now we just have to do some research then come up with a name. I can’t wait to share it with you.
This lumee case is giving me life. I can’t seem to put it down. My highlighter is everything today. Nicka K NY bronzer in Nectar Soleil is my all time favorite. It’s one of the best bronzer out there for brown skin women. Before you ask me about my signature lip color I’m also wearing from Nicka K NY Hydro Lipstick in Gladiola. I don’t know what’s hotter my lips or the summer heat.
Ilse came up with a great idea to stay cool this summer for adults. She likes to place Outshine Frozen Fruit Bars inside our wine glass. One, it keeps the wine at a nice temperature while outdoors. Then it also gave the Chardonnay a nice flavor. My fruit bar was mango so can you image the delicious taste that was.
When you’re with your girlfriends what do you all enjoy doing together?
Last night Remy Ma acceptance speech at the BET Awards for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist ended with; “Y’all bitches got fat while we starved/Shots in your ass, pads in your bras, y’all some liars it ain’t no facts in your songs/And yeah, that crown is coming back to the Bronx.”
I understand that was suppose to be a diss to Nicki Minaj but this particular line “Shots in your ass, pads in your bras” could be referenced to so many women not just in the entertainment industry. Is this considered a part of body shaming?
If you have butt shots and breast enhancement how did you feel when you heard Remy Ma make that comment? Just asking.
Happy Monday!!! Today I’m working from home and if any of you that work from home know that distractions happens. As I’m writing beauty articles, some material for my book, and working on wedding contracts my playlist is throwing me off. Now, I know I can turn the music off but I find it funny that today every song is my favorite song, (lol). What throws you off while working from home?
Being a Beauty Editor for Caribeean Posh magazine is the reason why I have to play with makeup, skincare, and hair products so that I can share with you what’s really good out there. So in this month Power Issue of Caribbean Posh magazine I’m sharing my favorite spring makeup items. Here are my favorites, did any of your favorites make my list?
Ladies, is it a production after you get ready? I know it’s suppose to be family night but I had to try out my new Lumee phone case.
After work I managed to get the family together after 15 texts to everyone while at the salon. It’s a lot of work nowadays to get everyone together. But as soon as I said we need FAMILY TIME everything shut down and they were all mine. So I found this spot one day on my Instagram timeline somehow. What caught my attention was the word CRABS. I’m always looking for a casual setting place that serve seafood, let me correct myself fresh quality seafood. So when B.J. Ryan’s B.AN.C House BBQ & Crab popped up I knew this would be the next restaurant for us to visit for family night in Norwalk. I’m always looking for the perfect place in Connecticut because I hate always having to take that drive to New York to eat quality food. With Michael being a GM in the food industry, I’m picky not just about the food but the ambience and customer service then the kids are picky about food portions. So the restaurant we visit have to pass all four of our test. Being from New Orleans we are all use to great seafood, I must say B.J.Ryan’s B.AN.C House BBQ & Crab passed the test on everything; quality, decor, customer service and food portion. My only challenge was the way they fix their frozen margarita. A little watery not really a frozen drink but the taste was good. It’s definitely worth more visits to Norwalk.
While in the car I had to test out my Lumee case girls I’m obsessed!
OK, back to the food…We started out with the Giant Nug Crab Cocktail, Deviled Eggs, Tempura Fried Broccoli Crowns (dip them in the sweet chili sauce).
It’s the first day of summer and I could not have asked for better weather. But guess what it’s also National Selfie Day & Stila Cosmetics “Love Your Selfie” event in New York. So guess where I’m going to be today, yep yep, you guess correctly. I’m going to be with my Stila family in New York taking selfies all day with my girl lifestyle blogger Ilse.
The event took place at Hotel Americano on the rooftop at La Piscine with panoramic city views. Stila was introducing the #STILASELFIE collection from the new fall line. The new products consist of products that will get you selfie ready. The new items consist of: One Step Prime, One Step Correct, One Step Illuminate, & the #33 Brush.
Many of my new followers may not know that I was a Stila rep back in the days. The last time I got to work with Stila talented Creative Artistic Director Sarah Lucero was May 2012 in Boston at the Prudential Center. So it was nice to see Sarah again today at this event.
The shopping was fun, see for yourself. I’ll show you the Stila goodies I got at the end of the article. I didn’t get the new items but hopefully they will send them to me. I’m stilling using my old packaging of Stila products. I’m such a fan of the Stay All Day Line. I love it for myself personally and I luv using it on set. You might remember seeing that I used Stila products last week on actress & singer Maite Perroni when I was doing her makeup for her media day.
After the event Ilse and I went down to the bar to enjoy our beautiful night out in New York City.
Heaven’s Hue Highlighter, Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in Liquid & Cream, Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Stay All Day Liquid Liner
Yesterday was perfect, I could not have asked for a better Father’s Day for my husband. Everything the kids and I planned went accordingly even the weather was perfect. My husband Michael is a very simple guy he doesn’t like a big production like myself. He prefer things simple but of great quality. So we managed to provide him with everything he enjoy including us on yesterday. His day of goodies were sports apparel, wine & spirits, cigars, and world class chuck steaks while sitting on the deck listening to his eclectic playlist of music.
While in the city all week working on Friday I picked up at Ceriello Fine Foods some chuck steaks. They have the best butcher to me for Prime Aged Beef. Whenever I know we are going to go out on the deck and grill one of Michael fav is chuck steaks. In between you and I, I think he used some of that Trader Vics as a glaze. #justsayin
Michael ended the evening finishing off both bottle of The Macallan & The Original Trader Vics Macadamia Nuts Liqueur. Well, we helped him with that Trader Vics. Ladies, it’s is an exquisite flavor of Hawaiian macadamia nuts with a roasty touch of vanilla that I found to be perfect alone and with ice cream and probably coffee. So you may want to pick up a bottle for yourself, I know I’m going to.
I have been enjoying my Saturday’s at Warren Tricomi Salon in Greenwich, CT. I spend my week freelancing and on Saturday I get to be surrounded around so many talented hairstylists, brow specialists, and nail techs. It’s a great feeling that I get so motivated.
At the salon I offer all of my makeup services; makeup applications, brow shaping, strip and individual lashes, brow and lash tinting, makeup lessons, and clients favorite, “What’s In Your Makeup Bag”.
You can book with me for your makeup applications by calling 203.863.9300 or 212.262. 8899 ext 4.
Usually, I do the makeup after hair but this time I had to do Ginger’s makeup first. I gave her a fresh spring makeup look with a glowy complexion.
Jennifer was going out for drinks afterwards so I gave her a sultry eye with a nude lip. On both ladies I used Kevyn Aucoin foundation & Molten Lip Color and I prep their skin with Caudalie skincare products.
Both Johnny and myself have really busy Saturday’s so we always luv to catch up to chat makeup, hair, & fashion. We are both slated at two luxurious upscale salons in Greenwich, CT so after work we met up at our favorite place, Terra Danbury inside Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury. The weather was perfect for spending time out on the patio enjoy their patio cocktails. A perfect hangout for adults who just want to enjoy a late afternoon out. We enjoy coming here because the staff always give such great service and their drinks and food is always delectable. You know I’m very selective about where I spend my personal time. They have been able to capture that posh aura that I get when I’m in the city.
I order the FOREST FLOOR and Johnny order the DANBURY SOCIAL. Both drinks were very mouthwatering that we ordered a few on that evening.