Vibrating Brush? Celebrity MUA Gives Fast Glow With The Sonicblend Brush

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My GLOW is Resting Bitch Face from Entitled Beauty Cosmetics

If you’re looking for something new to give a makeup lover I have an item for you. It’s called the Sonicblend Brush from Michael Todd Beauty. Today on Makeup & Martinis, Johnny and I play with a fun summer makeup look for a highlighter lover using the Sonicblend, NARS and Benefit cosmetics. Let us know what you think about the GLOW on Makeup & Martinis.

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Baby (in my New Orleans voice) Johnny is feeling himself. So, that means he like the ending results and so do I. So run to your nearest Ulta store to pick up your Sonicblend Makeup Brush.

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HGTV Magazine Block Party In New York

img_9558Bloggers, if I can share with you anything it’s push yourself everyday if you want to your blog to be successful. I’ve been there with abandoning my blog because of everyday life just took precedence. When I was named “15 Awesome People To Follow During The Golden Globe” by AOL that really got me going. When I changed over to WordPress in 2015 I lost my followers and how to do my SEO that has been so discouraging. But at yesterday HGTV Magazine Block Party the panel got me fired up in a good way. I’m on the right track with my blog because it’s authentic, my blog is about me my life as a Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert. The tips and advice that was given by the panel really helped a lot. I just have to have someone look at my SEO because I didn’t correctly do it so I’m losing money and not getting the bookings that I should be.

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Ilse and I met up at Grand Central before taking a cab over. It was a rainy day but we didn’t want to miss this event for anything so we both commuted and this rain storm because we wanted to get some blogging feeding. On our way over we talked about the great lineup and who we looked forward to hearing their stories. Can I just say, we were not disappointed.

At 12:50 PM Sarah Patterson, the Editor In Chief of HGTV Magazine welcomed the invited guest.

1:00 PM The Interior of Influence: Powering Your Design Business with LIKEtoKNOW.it, Influencer panel including TB-FAB, Gold a la Mode, Nesting with Grace moderated by Sarah Bertness, Global Content Strategy, LIKEtoKNOW.it

2:00 PM The Everygirl, Branding with a Mission – And How to Stick to It! 

3:00 PM West Elm x LIKEtoKNOW.it Brand Collaboration Conversation, featuring Jess Ann Kirby

4:00 PM Shea from Studio McGee, Studio to StoreFront: Behind the Build of Our Blog and Business

5:00 PM Justina Blakeney of JUNGALOW, Cultivating Creativity and the Social Media Scene

6:00 PM Reception (presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka)

8:00 PM Event concludes

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Looking through West Elm catalog to get some ideas for my dressing room at home.

Being a makeup artist, I love colors so looking through Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast Wall was inspiring. Always looking for new colors for Entitled Beauty.

Alright Guys! Let the after party begin. Thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka everyone was able to enjoy a quality and delicious vodka.

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That’s A WRAP! Goodnight HGTV & New York, it’s time to head back to Connecticut.

 

 

Getting Maite Perroni Makeup Ready For Proactiv Back To School Event

img_6443When you have an early morning call time in New York for 6am and your coming from Connecticut it means your getting up at 4am. Then if your client is the beautiful Maite Perroni, you have to go in looking fabulous with hair and makeup. What I love about working with this amazing woman is her energy and she loves for her glam squad to look just as good as she does. By 4:30am my hair is slaying and my face is beat. Now off to New York City I go to glam up my girl.

I got to Maite hotel at 5:45am, it’s so quiet so you know what I did, I had a photo shoot in the hotel. So let the photo shoot start because I only have 15 mins so I had to strike a pose.

 

It was so good to see my girl Maite. I feel like we are in the beginning stage of a friendship.

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Both Maite Perroni and I wearing Anastasia Liquid Lipstick from Entitled Beauty

I always enjoy talking with her as well as getting her makeup ready for her events. Upon entering her hotel room, Maite gave me a long hug. I couldn’t wait to catch up with her to see what all new things she’s working on that she has not shared with her loyal fans. Then I was able to share with her all the new things I’m working on including me launching Entitled Beauty Cosmetics back in November. I knew she was going to love it because she loves makeup just as much as I do. And she’s a business woman so she would understand all my ideas and what I’m trying to do with the brand. As we were talking we both realized that we are flirting with spending time in Los Angeles around the same time.

img_8663So why was I in New York doing Maite’s makeup? As many of you know that she’s one of the spokespersons for Proactiv. And Proactiv was having a big event called Proactiv Journey for Back To School. Proactiv along with the fabulous team from Lippie Taylor agency put on a great event for kids returning to school. They set them up for success by providing them with a starter backpack of school supplies ranging from; pencil pouches, 12-pack of pencils, a pack of note cards, highlighters, binders, packs of paper, folders, and so much more. The best items that was added to the backpacks were the Proactiv Limited Edition Gift Bundle that included the 3-piece system featuring Adapalene, their most advanced system to date; Deep Cleansing Face Wash, Daily Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30, and Adapalene Gel 0.1%

So now the kids can treat their skin to retinoid, without a prescription. The great thing about the 3 piece system is that it includes moisture and sun protection, from what I hear it’s highly recommended with the use of retinoids.

It was an elaborate event that catered to all ages from kids, teens and adults. At the candy station is were you could find me when I wasn’t touching up Maite’s makeup.

I am so here for the Limited Edition Hello Kitty brush kit. You can find this item at your local Ulta Beauty store very soon. Check with your local store or follow Proactiv on Instagram so you can hear the launch date. It will make for a great holiday gift so make sure you pick one up before they run out. I wasn’t gifted with the brush kit but I did receive the 3-piece system and I am so honored for it. Being a celebrity makeup artist living with lupus, I’m always worried about my skin and how it looks. I wear a full face of makeup everyday because I hate the texture of my skin. I have oily skin with large pores and moles on my face. So, I can’t wait to see if my skin texture change in 3 months. Adult acne is a thing and I see so many of my clients suffering with it more then when they were a teenager. Proactiv is not just for teens, us adults we need some Proactiv love also.

 

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Here are the makeup items from my makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics I used on Maite. We are both rockin the same lip color, cuz we FLY! By 12 noon it was a wrap!

Spotlight Highlighter: Resting Bitch Face on her cheeks

Spotlight Highlighter: Pretentious is a bronzer and on her eyes

Liquid Lipstick: Anatasia on her lips

Celebrated My Wedding Anniversary This Weekend

img_9075This weekend I celebrated a special day with my hubby and best friend of 21 years. We been together for a long time knowing each other for 29 years.

Starting out long distance while I was in New York and he was in New Orleans. Being on the road working did not hurt us it actually made our relationship so much stronger.

Even now with my health he has been there never saying “I Didn’t Sign Up For This” cuz it’s one thing saying vows for sickness and in health but to actually really mean it is another. If you have never had to care for someone with 3 auto immune diseases, know it’s not easy. At one point he would have to feed me, bath me, dress me, and so much more. Even now we still have some bad days especially during the winter time. He’s been there through it all. So, I can really say, I’m a lucky girl.

It was nice that Michael took the weekend off, if you think I’m a workaholic he’s worst.

So three days of just us was so overdue. No work and no adult kids.

Our stay at The Marriott Stamford was close to home but it was a quick getaway from the house. Of course his staff called him 3-5 times a day but I couldn’t complain and wouldn’t complain.

For lunch we went to Northern Lights Bar and Lounge, a premier spot located in Downtown Stamford. It had a sexiness to it during the day so I’m sure at night it’s a nice spot.

On our wedding day we both wore BVLGARI fragrances so on our anniversary we shower in BVLGARI, we wear BVLGARI lotion and perfume. 21 years its time to replenish for the next decade because we have a few drops left.

For dinner we went to Saltaire Oyster Bar and Fish House in Port Chester, NY.  I love seafood and I can never seem to find that perfect location yet. So we are trying this spot out for the first time.

img_9188The next day we had brunch at Sam’s American Bistro which had a very casual atmosphere and the food style was American. The rest of the day we just relaxed put the phones up, talked about our updated future goals and just watch the sun set while enjoing Rose’ and jumbo boiled shrimp.

Britney Spears Bitch Where You At, Entitled Beauty Has Summer Lip Colors For You!

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Remember when I told you that we have our new summer lip colors here’s the video to show you what they look like on. If you haven’t gotten a chance to try them hopefully after watching the video you will see a summer color you like. Entitled Beauty metallic pink shade called “Gurl Bye” is the one we want to send to our friend in our head, Britney Spears. This color is inspired by our love for Britney Spears. What do you think? After watching the video do you think Britney Spears would slay in “Gurl Bye” from Entitled Beauty Cosmetics?

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On National Lipstick Day I Teamed Up With The Lupus Foundation Of America

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Dupless wearing “Orchid” from Entitled Beauty Cosmetics

It’s National Lipstick Day and I could not have collaborated with a better organization. When the Lupus Foundation Of America reached out to me to see if I would like to team with them on #NationalLipstickDay I was so honored. With so many Lupus Warriors out there, for me to be on their radar meant a lot. So, of course I said YES!

Being a Celebrity  Makeup Artist, and the Co-Founder of Entitled Beauty cosmetics and having a lipstick color from my make line called Orchid for Lupus awareness means a lot to me.

Below you will find my beauty tips for us Lupus Warriors about lipsticks for #NationalLipstickDay

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Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Prep For Danbury Fashion Week

Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis looking at tear sheets

As Danbury Fashion Week’s first annual fashion show in Danbury, Connecticut is near, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis sits in her Executive Suite at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury, getting inspired by hair and makeup looks for her glam team. Gomez-Duplessis is a hidden gem that lives right here in Connecticut. She has worked and lead numerous fashion shows from Mercedes Benz Fashion Shows in New York and MiamiNew York Fashion WeekHarlem Fashion Week and Project Runway. This weekend she will be backstage at Danbury Fashion Week guiding her hair and makeup team to trendy and eclectic looks to complement the local designer’s collections.

“I wanted to be a part of Danbury Fashion Week because this is my community” When PJ Prunty President/CEO  of Greater Danbury Chamber Of Commerce shared with me that Meagan Neville from Workspace Collective was in talk about putting together Danbury Fashion Week I instantly knew I had to be on the committee,” Brandy Gomez-Duplessis said.

Founders Of Entitled Beauty Cosmetics Brandy Gomez-Duplessis and Johnny Luoma

Another fun fact is that Brandy Gomez-Duplessis’ and her business partner Johnny Luoma’s, makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics will be the Official Makeup Sponsor for Danbury Fashion Week. Their Bold Liquid Lipsticks will be perfect for the runway this weekend and their Spotlight Highlighter will have the models glowing radiantly.

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On Saturday, Danbury Fashion Week’s fashion show will be a new and unique experience for Fairfield County, Connecticut residents to come out to see. Tickets are on sale and you can purchase your online at Danbury Fashion Week.com