I Love Using Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Hairspray

 

Hairspray is one of my favorite items to use when getting ready. But after having challenges with my lungs I have to be careful with items I use. I’m so obsessed with soft flirty hair it’s a must that I use hairspray to maintain it. I like using Sexy Hair, Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Weightless hairspray with argan oil. I’m a southern girl so I live for big hair and if the hairspray can help to control frizz it’s a plus. Great on extensions, weaves and wigs. It will keep the hair shining and won’t dry it out. Pick up your can if your into sexy hair.

How I Achieve A Great Blowout On My Hair Like The DryBar

 

Not everyday I get to pamper my hair with a great blowout but when I do I like to treat my hair to The Drybar in New York. There’s nothing like having your hair done by a talented hairstylist who will use products and tools that luv your hair & extensions. So when I’m not able to get soft flirty hair every week at The Drybar, I do have a few goodies from them to help me to achieve almost the look that they would give me.

 

The Drybar Sake Bomb Nourshing Shampoo
*cleanse and hydrate
*smooth frizz and add shine
*great on extensions
The Drybar Sake Bomb Nourshing Conditioner
*deeply nourish, hydrate and detangle
*smooth hair and prevent frizz
*replenish lackluster hair
The Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer
*add body and soft texture
*creates tousled , beachy waves
*nourish hair with vitamin A,B, and D
The Drybar Sparkling Soda Shine Mist
*creates a long lasting shine that won’t weigh down your hair
*tames frizz
*adds hydration
The Drybar High Tops Rollers Soft Self Grip
The Drybar Lemon Drop Flatbrush

 

What’s Your Madison Reed Hair-O-Scope

Many of you know that I’m a energy person who believes heavily on astrology. Recently I had a little fun with Madison Reed “What’s Your Hair-O-Scope”. I also took their hair dye advisor test to see what hair color they suggest for me. My hair color in Madison Reed is Perugia Black-2NAA it’s a sapphire black with a hint of blue just like I love it. Looks like Madison Reed is on track about Libra’s when it comes to our hair because I love wearing my hair in jet black with soft flirty waves. Below is what Madison Reed had to say about us elegantly fashionable yet adorably vain Libra girls.

Madison Reed Horoscope on Libra’s: Ah, the ever diplomatic and noble Libra. You are always fair-minded, and friends come to you for judicious rulings in all matters. We could write a poem about your charm, which we’re sure you’d read and adore… if you hear us over the chorus of your admirers! For a landmark change, try a rich, vibrant color just one shade deeper to convey the gravity of your personal style. Style hair with products that’s frizz free while delivering hair care benefits that add softness and shine. You’ll be immeasurably happy with your look. 

Madison Reed Swatch 

PERUGIA BLACK – 2NAA

Madison Reed PERUGIA BLACK – 2NAA

Makeup Monday: How I Keep My Hair Beach Ready

When I want to have an effortless beach look while home on Makeup Monday I like to take with me to the lake Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion and Surf Spray. To keep me cool, my face refreshed and hydrated I bring with me Caudalie Organic Grape Water. 
Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion is an oil- and salt-infused spray to create soft, sea-tossed waves with sheen. This innovative blend of tropical oils and sea botanicals softens hair and adds shine while a sea mineral complex builds tousled texture. It’s perfect for those who need extra conditioning—in or out of the sun—for a softer, touchable finish. It contains UV filters to guard against the drying effects of the sun and offers beachy, windswept texture with volume and a matte finish. Keep Surf Infusion out of direct sunlight to preserve its sea-breezy blue color and prevent fading. If color does fade, don’t fret—performance is not affected.. 

How To Use
-Shake well.

-Mist Surf Infusion on damp or dry hair, focusing on the lengths.
-Style and let dry or diffuse. 
-If desired, squeeze or twist hair to encourage more wave.


Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray a saltwater-based styling spray. This styling spray adds volume and texture to the hair to create a sexy, wind-blown feel. Its salt-infused formula adds fullness, hold, and a cool, matte finish. Salt water is no secret to editorial stylists for adding volume and texture, and anyone who has been in the ocean knows of that salty, sexy, sun-dried, wind-styled feel (that seems such a shame to wash out). So while Bumble and bumble hasn’t exactly bottled the real thing, they’ve replicated and improved it, including seaweed and kelp extracts to enhance moisture. Excellent for wavy types and landlocked surfers with winter blues, this spray adds body to fine hair and adds a nice texture for silver hair. 

How To Use
-Spray evenly on damp hair
-Style and let dry (stand in the wind)or use a diffuser
-Layer Surf Spray on top of Grooming Creme for a soft, flexible, beachy, texture

Caudalie a 100 percent grape water toner enriched with moisturizing polysaccharides and mineral salts. This 100 percent plant based water extracted directly from grapes during the harvests. It soothes, refreshes and hydrate the skin.

Fun Day On Set For Starbucks Photo Shoot In Connecticut

My makeup set up for Sarbucks photo shoot

It’s always fun when you get to work alongside your bestie at work…The talented hairstylist & makeup artist Melissa Paldino

Luv my First Aid Beauty
Getting talent Nick skin ready using First Aid Beauty

Always trust Sexy Hair & L’OREAL Paris hair products when I’m on set
Sheldon my second talent about to get sexy hair

Melissa turned me on about Kevin Murphy hair products
Keeping Nick curls sexy

Have to keep my talent skin safe…Banana Boat & L’OREAL Paris sunscreen

Having fun with Melissa

What’s more delicious…the Starbucks Frappucino or the lips shades from DIOR Beauty, Stila Stay All Day Lipstick, Sephora Collection, Absolute New York Crystal Shine

One of the cute things we have in common…we both luv The Golden Girls

It’s a wrap

Hair Tip Using Alterna For Extensions & Wigs

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I always get complements on my hair and so today I thought I’ll let you in on a hair secret. My hair tip today comes from  Alterna. I’m such a big fan of their  Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist. It helps to control frizz and gives a natural shine to my extensions. The mircomist is an ultra light weight mist leaving my hair with a satin finish. When wearing hair extensions and or wigs you have to be careful about using oil on the hair and I find the micromist gives me just the look I need until my next hair appointment with Maisha Teacher at Bibi Salon NYC

Beauty Happy Hour: Allure Magazine Private Event Feat Nexxus Hair Care

I’m always elated when I receive an invite in my email from Allure Magazine for one of their private event. Their current beauty event was for Nexxus Hair Care products being hosted at Salon SCK in Columbus Circle. Tonight event was for Nexxus Celebrity Hair Color Expert Aura Friedman. Aura did a great presentation showcasing the hair products from Nexxus and sharing pictures from her recent work on actress Molly Simms. The great hair stylists from Salon SCK offered new hair trends by appointments to the attendees while the others sipped mini Moet Chandon bottles and eating macaroons. 
Hosted at Salon SCK in Columbus Circle

Greeted by 2 handsome guys, mini Moet bottles from Chandon

Enjoying my bubbly

The full collection of Nexxus Salon Hair Care at Salon SCK
Complimentary Copy Of Allure Magazine August 2014  issue
Aura Friedman Hair Presenation using Nexxus Hair Products

For Color Treated Hair-Nexxus Color Assure Color Care
Styling Products For All Hair Types-Nexxus Superior Touchable Hold Collection
For Fine Hair-Nexxus Hydra Light Product Line
Social Media Hashtags for the evening
Allure Magazine Raffle Suitcase value $2,000…I want this!

Saneeta Harris of Chic Inspector meet for the first time we both follow each other on social media…luv it!!

Effortlessly Nude Look For A Donna Karan New York Video Shoot

One of my favorite designer is Donna Karan New York. I can go on for days with my testimonial on why I’m obsessed with her clothing. When ever I get a call to do makeup at her showroom it’s a treat because I get to go shopping in my head. This recent assignment Curtis called me to do both hair & makeup for a video for The Resort 2014 & Cashmere Collection. Because I saw the collection while doing makeup during market week at the showroom I knew what the collection looked like. After talking with Curtis we both channel going nude for the first half of the day with the makeup and effortless hair. Here a sneak peak from the video shoot. I hope you enjoy because it’s a great fall/winter makeup & hair look that is is simple to achieve.
Hair Products: L’OREAL Paris Hair Tools: Nicka K NY Skin: Erno Laszlo Makeup: Stila, L’OREAL Paris, Nicka K NY, X Compound
Model Andressa Junqueira and I always have a great time on set. She’s my makeup muse 🙂
My makeup palette of choice to create my Effortlessly Nude look 
For this makeup look I skipped on the eye liner & blush 
I used my fingers to pull her curls out, flipped her head over gave her a generous spray using L’OREAL Elnett hairspray

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS

Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy is a hidden gem makeup artist in New York, who recently partnered with Erno Laszlo Institute. She recently did makeup for: Hillary Clinton, Ralph Lauren Fragrances for Esquire Mexico October 2013 issue, Polo Player Nacho Figueras. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, 2x Olympic champion Gymnst Aly Raisman, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Alysia Reiner, Chiqui Delgado, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy also created looks for Theodora & Callum summer & fall makeup look for their upcoming video shoot, and created makeup looks for Donna Karan Resort 2014 Collection during market week. Brandy recently worked on The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weeken, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort.

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Makeup Monday: Theodora & Callum Summer /Fall Video Shoot

#WaysToWear 
Recently, I was called to give Theodora & Callum’s Summer & Fall Video Shoot a pop of glamxuriousness. I coordinated a variety of makeup looks from summer makeup to day makeup, evening makeup and date makeup. I packed a lot of goodies from air-brush makeup, L’OREAL Sublime Bronze, plus my STILA Stay All Day Foundation, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, Shadow Shields and so much more. 
Theodora & Callum scarves have been donned by fashionista Rachel Zoe, Kerry Washington, Hedi Klum, and even style icon Mick Jagger have been seen rocking these exceptional accessories. As thanks, I was given a scarf at the end of the shoot. I love surprises!  Stay tuned to their website, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram page to see how fabulous the girls looked and all the collection. Until then here is a behind the scene look of makeup with hair from the talented Brenden at Dream Dry Salon,

Storyboad of the #waystowear Theodora & Callum Scarf
A few of the makeup looks I gave Brittany
Giving Nash bling lips from Stila Cosmetics
Now that Brittany is makeup ready Brendan is giving her Victoria Secret hair
Marisa hair is EVERYTHING!!!
Marisa played the part as a fab jet setter so I gave her natural effortless makeup

On set having a great time with Brittany keeping her lips yummy with L’OREAL Paris lipstick
I’m obsessed with purple on NASH
L’OREAL Paris Colour Riche leGloss for those obnoxious lips
ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS 
Danbury, Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Queen Latifah, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Ellie Goulding, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, Brad Goreski, Ne-Yo, Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz, Phillip Phillips, 2 Chainz. Brandy recently worked on Donna Karan Market Week, The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot, E News, MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Brandy is a L’OREAL Paris Makeup Artist and the Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine. Brandy is also a high demand bridal makeup artist in Connecticut, bridal makeup artist in New York, and a bridal makeup artist in New Orleans. She had been hire to do bridal makeup at many destinations weddings in Jamaica at Half Moon resort. Brandy is now represented by: The Michelle Agency felita@themichelleagency.com 213.300.8916

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How I Kept Brad Goreski Flawless For His Old Navy Segment on Katie Couric

It started out really ugly and I was a little disappointed because I got up to do my hair and makeup really glamxuriously for Brad Goreski. I thought I left ugly weather in Connecticut it was ugly, but by the time I got to New York it was uglier. Regardless how much Elnett satin hairspray I sprayed in my hair, it just wasn’t cute any longer. I arrived at Old Navy in SOHO and set up my area before Brad arrived. I’m a fan of Brad so I knew what products I would need to groom him for the “How To Upgrade Your Style With Old Navy” segment with Katie Couric. I selected all of my to go to men products from L’OREAL Paris and my favorite hair products. For makeup I selected Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day HD Foundation and I used L’OREAL Paris True Match Powder.
The L’OREAL Paris products I used to groom Brad Goreski with

I knew Brad had entered the store because I could hear his voice as he was greeted by the ladies from Old Navy. When they introduced Brad to me he was more fabulous than on his Bravo Reality TV Show, It’s a Brad, Brad World. He was wearing this amazing fuchsia Burberry trench coat, purple shirt, eggplant bow tie and black fleece pants. A look that only a trendy stylist like Brad could pull off…so a’ la mode.http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js_uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();
Brad Goreski at The Old Navy store in SOHO, doing what he does best…STYLING!
It’s a wrap…Finished filming. Brad Goreski is really fabulous!

ABOUT BRANDY GOMEZ-DUPLESSIS
Danbury, Connecticut Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis works in New Orleans & New York City. Brandy has worked with celebrities like: Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Hutton, Kerry Washington, Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Michelle Williams, Julianne Nicholson, Jordin Sparks, Angela Bassett, Barbara Walters, Edie Falco, Robert Redford, TV Personality Free, and Reshma Shetty. Brandy recently worked on NBA All Star Weekend 2013, Brad Goreski, The View, MTV 10 On Top, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Mob Wives Ramona Rizzo, Project Runway 2012, Project Runway All-Stars Season 2, Lifetime “Project Runway” Promo Photo shoot,  E News,  MTV TV Show Hip Hop Pov, Ralph Lauren and Victoria Secret New Angel Cris Urena, Ebony Magazine, Real Simple Magazine June 2012 issue, Stila Beauty Event, Fox and Friends Saturday, NBA All-Star Weekend 2012, Donna Karan Fashion Show, DKNY Fashion Show, Keva J Swimwear Look Book, Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival 2012, VH-1 Divas, Real Simple Magazine Holiday Pop Up Store in Bryant Park, GLAMOUR Magazine #WOTY, OPRAH O YOU, L’OREAL Paris, Project Runway 2011 Finale, VOGUE TV, Sperry Top-Sider, Burberry Beauty, International Latino Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, New York Post and more. Keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist” or follow her glamxurious tweets.