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.
Are you looking for a glam NEW YEARS EVE makeup look tonight? LA Makeup Artist & Vlogger Vanessa Talamantes put together a glam makeup look using Entitled Beauty Bold liquid lipsticks and our Glamxurious lip glosses. On her eyes are she’s using The Witty Lash Collection in Tease. Let Vanessa show you how she created this gorgeous makeup look.
Vanessa is wearing Princess Peach Liquid Lipstick and Sunstonegloss from Entitled Beauty makeup line.
Vanessa is wearing Reef Liquid Lipstick and Sunstone gloss from Entitled Beauty makeup line
Watch the entire video of Vanessa getting glam for New Years Eve and learn a new trick or two. She’s great!!!!
I’m like a proud mother or Madame Rose when it come to my business partner Johnny Luoma. While Johnny was home for Christmas the local paper Star Beacon sat down with him to talk about his newly launched makeup line, Entitled Beauty.
When I started my blog Sept 2007 it was because I wanted my family, friends and clients to keep up with me after Hurricane Katrina. Never did I think that others would want to read about my life on my blog, especially doing the horrible time of losing my home and my makeup studio. There have been times when I dropped the ball and wasn’t consistent with my writing because life was busy and I was trying to re-brand myself in my career so I put my writing aside. Plus, I never thought my writing was any good because I write how I speak (bad English…lol). If I knew blogging was going to take off the way that it has I would have been a full time blogger long ago. I didn’t know to keep up with my google analytics and changing over my blog from blogspot to wordpress that I would lose my numbers.
So, I got back into blogging and kept it authentic sharing about me and Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist. As the makeup industry became popular again, my blog took off again. Everyone wanted to know what was I using on the celebrities at Sundance Film Festival, at The Golden Globes, at NBA All Star Weekend and other major assignments I was working doing makeup.
Readers wanted to know details, what I was wearing, what I was eating, what makeup brush I was using, what skincare I put on clients, what hotel I was staying at. That can sometimes become scary, like when I had a stalker followed me while on a makeup tour. Yep, the police was called and everything. So, I shut down all of my social media platforms out of fear. But you know me, I was like I won’t let fear stop me ( even though it did…lol),
I started back up and my blog took off again. It got to the point where I was featured on AOL as one of 15 awesome people to follow during the Golden Globes. That one feature and features like that are what keeps me going everyday with my blog. Knowing that readers wanted to follow all of my journeys from the good and the bad. I picked up new readers when I started sharing about my health with having Lupus, Lyme, and RA. I picked up new readers when I worked on an MTV Hip Hop show, I picked up new readers when I worked with Covergirl at Ipsy Gen Beauty NYC and just recently I picked up new readers working on the Bruno Mars 24K Magic Concert Special for CBS.
So on this Throwback Thursday, what from your past keeps you motivated? Thanks AOL Editors for selecting me as one of the 15 people to follow for the Golden Globes (…they are coming up again..hint hint wink wink…lol)
Tonight I’m headed out to Connecticut Bloggers Collective also known as Connecticut Bloggers Babes, Holiday Soiree bash. I’m just so elated that Connecticut have a great group for bloggers from all over the state. When I first moved to Connecticut one of the first thing I did was look on the internet to see if there was any blogging group. I actually found one and then later discovered Connecticut Bloggers Collective. In August of this year I went to their first brunch for the bloggers in Connecticut and about 25 bloggers showed up. Tonight, about 100 bloggers turned up and out at FLORA Plant Food + Drink. Besides attending the event, we at Entitled Beauty was also one of the sponsors for the VIP goodie bag. My date for the evening was Connecticut Lifestyle Blogger Pam Rosario with PR*Love *Style* Life.
First thing first, cocktails please…I ordered the Hibiscus Cosmo and the girls all ordered the Apple Cider Sangria. My drink was ok so later I ordered my signature a glass of prosecco.
I was a little worried at first because I saw the word vegan when I looked up the restaurant because I don’t eat healthy. I was like I’m not going to find anything that I would want to eat. But I found 2 dishes that I event went back for seconds. It was the COD and the fried cauliflower. Can I just tell how delicious both dishes was. So if you see this on their menu GET IT!
I’m a stationary girl. I love to create beautiful words on note cards and send them to my girlfriends for any occasion. There is something intimate and personal about hand written notes on beautiful paper. One of those special occasions that women love stationary for is their wedding day. Brides are now so creative with elaborate wedding themes that having nontraditional wedding stationary has become a trend. Why be limited with standard invitations when anything your mind can think of can be created with Basic Invite customized stationery. This is a perfect way to design wedding invitations have that special touch. If your style is timeless and classic or contemporary and rustic, Basic Invite is the best place where you can create your memories. We personally send a handwritten note card with every purchase of our lipstick line Entitled Beauty and Basic Invite helps me create that moment for all of my ladies.
I have weddings scheduled in 2018 so I’m elated about sharing Basic Invite with my upcoming brides and my followers who are looking for something uniquely beautiful when it comes to custom stationary. Seeing your stationary in real time as you create it is one of my favorite features.
Who is BASIC INVITE
A small team of passionate stationary lovers who is located in Utah. They found a way for you to create beautiful stationary with their unique technology. So your now able to create anything and everything your heart deserves. And color is not an options, you can choose from over 160 lovely colors that you can review instantly. Where else can you do that? Plus, they offer free Peel and Seal Envelopes with most cards orders. Planning for your wedding stationary’s is no longer a task, it’s a fun step that you can enjoy from home. It’s like a one stop shop for all of your needs when it comes to; collecting mailing addresses, manage your RSVPs, and sharing all of the important details your guests will need on a single, easy to use site.
Checkout one of my personal favorite, their new clear collection, and their added rose gold they have in their foil line, and Basic Invite just introduced foil place cards. How exciting is that, beautiful modern wedding invitations that your guests will love to collect as a keepsake.
Here are others reasons why brides love Basic Invites and sets them apart from other stationary companies.
Extra Pop Of Colors For Your Envelopes
NEW Foil & Wood Invitations
Complex Script Fonts
Pocket Wedding Invitations
Matching Wedding Suites; Save The Dates, Programs & Thank You Cards
Free Wedding Websites
Free Address Collection Services
Keepsake Guest Books
Below are some of the different stationary from Basic Invite that I like that you can create to fit your style and I’m not even a bride.
Look what I have, my “Glamxurious Lipglosses” from Entitled Beauty. Their infused with collagen peptides to rapidly increase cell renewal to enhance lip size naturally. Not only will you enhance your lip volume it will also reduce lip wrinkles while working as a lip moisturizer especially during the winter month. We wanted something that was lightweight, not to sticky and messy in texture. I’m so excited to get them to you.
What a dream come true when 21 years of working in the beauty and entertainment industry being on set for numerous photo shoot. Sometimes I would daydream and think that one day I would be my own Owner and Creative Director for my makeup line. I have an eye and ears for greatness and I just had to wait my turn when GOD said it’s your time. I have always believed that you can’t rush it, success…it takes time and when it’s your turn it will happen effortlessly. And that is what happened with Entitled Beauty makeup line. I’m just relaxed and letting everything fall into place. Today my dream came through on set at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury. We didn’t have all 12 of the lip colors, guess what they arrived 2 days after the shoot. And we also now have our new collagen lip glosses but again they were held up but the show must go on right. Our girls came through, Mindy a lifestyle blogger with Finding Silver Linings and model Lauren gave us the energy we needed to capture the looks we wanted. Come take a peek to see what Johnny and myself is up.
Johnny looked amazing on set rockin his COACH scarf
Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury is a perfect place to call home when your away from home. I stayed over the day before the shoot in the Executive Suite to get everything organized so that our day would go smooth. The staff at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury was so very helpful with all of my needs. They treated me like I was a VIP guest because they were so swift on anything I asked for. To keep my body up I was able to get 24/7 access to hot tea, yes there is Starbucks coffee but I’m not a coffee drinker. I was also able to get all of my emails and look at all of our pics on their high tech computer, luv that they have high speed WiFi in their business center. A perfect setup for any business owner and lifestyle blogger like myself. One of my 2018 goals
When your peers reach out to say they would like to feature you on their blogs and share your story to their readers it’s always an honor. Two features in one week, this time on Vine & Oak lifestyle blog. As many of you know I don’t hide my health issues so hopefully my story will give insight and inspired new peers. Read the article from Vine & Oak here.