Bridal Makeup:Something Blue Eye Shadow

Connecticut Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
As a young girl, we grew up hearing “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.” Well, that something blue will be the new trend in 2016 for brides. Bright, bold cobalt blue will be seen more at weddings in the flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses, the brides’ shoes and even bright bold eye shadows.
Connecticut Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis working on bride photo shoot
At a recent bridal photo shoot I decided to play with NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Giove, a navy blue eye shadow that can be used on the lid for a smokey eye. Remember when wearing a strong eye you should keep the lip color very light so I selected a nude YSL lipstick and a nude Dior lipgloss. Brides your something blue doesn’t have to be hidden anymore, it can now be worn down the aisle.

Credits
Model: Jamielyn Arcega
Photo by: Fred Plunkett with Latigid Photography
Hair by: Mariah Grant
Makeup by: Connecticut Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis with BGD Makeup Artistry
Wardrobe Stylist: JL Closet

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Lipsticks: Are You A Pink Lady Or A Cherry Bomb

Two lipstick shades that will always be classic on the red carpet are pink and red lip colors. Pink ladies, whose pledge is to act cool, to look cool and to be cool, til death do us part-think pink!. Many sassy and expressive actress like Jennifer Lawrence and music artist Katy Perry has been seen in videos, and in magazines wearing bright pink lips. Bright pink lipsticks are fun and youthful on everyone. It’s a great color for day and night. Plus bold pink lips allows you to wear a strong eye.
Now cherry bombs scream Hello Daddy! Hello Mom! I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb
Hello world I’m your wild girl, I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb. Daring and sultry ladies like music artists Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera are always seen wearing there signature red lips. Bold red lips is a lipstick color that makes you feel sexy. Despite misconception, every woman can wear a bold red lipstick. It’s dramatic, it’s flirty and it calls for a double take.
L’OREAL Paris Infallible Le Rouge lipsticks Fearless Fuschia and Bold Bordeaux are two fun shades that will be great on all skintone. The Infallible Le Rouge lipsticks are bold in color, creamy, moist, and hydrating to the lips. The best part about the Infallible Le Rouge lipsticks is it offers up to 10 hours of wear without drying your lips. So Glamxuriously spoil yourself with L’Oreal Paris’ playful pinks or rich reds, whether your a Pink Lady or Cherry Bomb…. you’re worth it.
Here are others non L’OREAL Paris pink and red lip colors that I luv.
 
Pink Ladies taglines are from GREASE 2
Runaways Cherry Bomb lyrics (J. Jett/K. Fowley)

 

Football Player Brett Favre Jersey Retired On Thanksgiving Night

One of my favorite football players Brett Favre football jersey was retired on Thanksgiving night. I remember when I did makeup for Brett he was with the Green Bay Packers. The photo shoot was done at his Dallas style home in Mississippi. We had a great time on set, definitely a fun guy. Luv his humor!

 

Decor: Channeling Mardi Gras On Thanksgiving Day

The family was missing home which is New Orleans so I decided to have fun with this year table setting. I had a box in the shed that had some back home goodies in it. So instead of doing a turkey, a ham or mini hens I choose crawfish. Some of my menu came from Louisiana Crawfish, Thank God to them. I luv ordering my crawfish from Louisiana Crawfish during the summer. To see the smiles on my family face was priceless because everything was what they asked for. I’m just thankful that I was able to give them a great day because last year during this time I was in the hospital due to complications with my lupus. I just remember cooking that morning and I started to feel weird, So I’m blessed to be here with my family, friends, and coworkers. 

Going To The Pulmonologists For Another Treatment On My Lungs

 

This morning I went in to do treatments on my lungs. I’ve been actually feeling better so once I can get my lungs healthy I’ll be almost back to normal. I guess getting that flu shot didn’t hurt because I’ve been exposed to sick people the last few days and nothing happen but a sore throat. Unfortunately that sore throat for one day set me back. My lungs are weaker than it was on my last visit so I really have to make sure I stay away from anyone that is sick. So hard to do when I work around people everyday. My Pulmonologists still has me on prednisone, seem like I’ll be on it next month as well. I hope I don’t get to 200lbs because I’m almost there. Never thought I would weigh that much but if it helps me to get through the day then I’ll take this nasty pill with a smile.

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