How Hawaiian Locals End Their Sunday Evening

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After a full day of work it’s always nice to come home and enjoy a few minutes of the beach. Like so many in Hawaii after work I like to head over to the beach at home. I don’t even change into anything comfortable I just go as is.

My son Jordan met me at the beach, his office like he calls it. He spends a lot of time on the phone catching up with friends on the mainland, he make all of his personal calls at the beach and research schools for the upcoming semester.

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So this is how I will end my evening, it was so needed especially my feet.

 

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

This Island Girl Is Having A Sexy Monday In Hawaii

 

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Today, I’m off and the beach is calling me, I can hear the waves from my house. Guess what, I plan on enjoying hours in that warm turquoise water and that flawless butter pecan sand. This is one of the best part about living here in Hawaii, having the beach and being able to just love on it all day.

Last week was busy for me so I didn’t spend a lot of time at the beach like I normally do but today I had nothing schedule, and I didn’t schedule anything because I needed that ME TIME.

 

Living in Hawaii I promised myself that I was going to be selfish with my time. I vow to put myself first and all I wanted to do today was be free and just do what I wanted to do and basically that was drink prosecco, create content, and just enjoy myself.

See for yourself…

 

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

6 Drugstore Eye Shadow Palettes Makeup Artists Keep In Their Stashes

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written by Jenn Sinrich

With so many makeup palettes on the market, all offering an array of hues, pigment intensities, and textures, it’s hard to know where to look. Do you head to Sephora and shell out for the latest from luxe brands, or do you mosey on over to your local drugstore and scoop up a much more reasonably priced palette that very well may offer the exact same results you’re looking for? To splurge or not to splurge — doesn’t that always seem like the question? We reached out to celebrity makeup artists to find out what they use on their clients, and as it turns out, they’re big fans of the cheaper contenders. Here, some of the drugstore eyeshadow palettes pros keep in their stash.

Here is what I shared with Jenn and GLAM.comeye shadow palettes

 

3. NYX Professionals Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette ($18; ulta.com)

Celebrity makeup artists Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a major fan of NYX products because of their quality formulas. “I love that they’re highly pigmented and that the colors blend very well with either an eye shadow brush or just your finger,” she says. “The colors wear very well on all skin tones, and when I want to give my client a soft, washed-out eye, it’s very easy to use a ring finger or the tip of a beauty blender to pat the shadow on the lid.” With 16 shadows, ranging from light champagne to warm chocolate brown, this eye shadow palette is great for creating everyday looks.

Check to see if any of your favorite drugstore eyeshadow palettes made the list HERE.

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

Hawaii Living: Saturday Afternoon Hanging Out In Waikiki

img_4320-1Aloha…When living in Hawaii, one thing for sure you can always find is a beautiful beach, a breathtaking hiking trail, and even a mermaid cave to hangout in on the weekend. I chose spending the day with the family in the fabulous Waikiki.

My first day in Hawaii my husband Co-worker took us to lunch at Duke’s restaurant in Waikiki and we drove passed Luxury Row. Before arriving here when I was doing digital interviews a lot of the beauty brands wanted me to work in Luxury Row. But I passed on all of the opportunities because of the distance Luxury Row is from our house. I’ve commuted so much in Connecticut to New York (1 and 45mins each way) that I didn’t want to drive 45 mins here to go to work. I guess you can saw I’m burnt out…but it’s nice to visit a few times a month.

 

You will also find Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki, another luxurious shopping mall. It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!! Inside you will find unique island boutiques, 110 distinctive stores and 30 unique dining destinations. So, if you looking to do some damage to your plastic cards, this is the shopping MEECA to do just that.

Had to walk over to the beach to check out the waves but unfortunately the waves wasn’t really happening today. It was definitely crowded with locals and tourists. Since we weren’t dressed to layout on the beach we kept it brief.

I made a quick 3 min video for you guys of my Saturday afternoon in Waikiki, I hope you enjoy.

Mahalo

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

 

Hawaii Living: Friday On The Beach In O’ahu Hawaii

img_4265When you get my age Friday nights doesn’t always consist of wearing a freakum dress, 6 inch heels and sweating out the hair on the dance floor.

When living on any island in Hawaii and your over 40’s you will probably catch us sitting on the beach before strutting in a nightclub. Don’t get me wrong if I had family and friends in town then maybe you’ll find me somewhere in Waikiki walking it out.

But for now, my Friday’s consist of me hanging out on the beach at home in Ewa Beach, eating, drinking and enjoying the beautiful turquoise warm water. What I love about our beach is it’s secluded and we have a catering company that comes out on the weekend and sell food, drinks and snacks to the community that live on the beach. This is one of the amenities that sold me on this location. A private beach that I can just walk to. I don’t have to pay to go on the beach, if I wanted to drive a few steps I wouldn’t have to pay to park my car. The weekdays are usually empty so it’s like having the beach to myself. On the weekend I see more traffic but still not what you would see in Waikki. The beach is so big that everyone can just spread out and find a spot and still feel like you’re alone.

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Today I only wanted the fancy grilled cheese sandwich with chips and a Blue Mermaid. I enjoyed the Blue Mermaid before so this time I ordered 2. So, I didn’t have to get my lazy ass up to get another.

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Finally Prince Charming came to join me, his evening right after work consist of going to the gym or running 2 miles around the lagoon. Then he showers and join me on the beach. Not a shabby Friday, right?

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

What It’s Like Shipping Your Car From The Mainland To Hawaii Using Matson

img_3885I’m so elated about Queen B, my mature Lincoln MKZ being here with me in Hawaii. She arrived today and I can’t express how happy I am. We only been in Hawaii for 1 week so items from the mainland is slowly arriving to Hawaii. Everyday it’s like Christmas when we receive a box or boxes. The big items (Furniture) will be here between June 25th-July 9th. Everyday we check in to see if the arrival date changed. Because that’s what happen with the car, Matson Ocean Shipping gives you a tracking number so you can check on your car. The date changed a few times always fluctuating between June 3rd and 4th.

So after the photoshoot I did with United Airlines at the Honolulu Airport we went over to Matson to pick up Queen B. Matson was so close to the airport that it worked out really great. You should have saw me all antsy in shit.

Matson basically is set up like a DMV place but with a nicer staff. You give them your booking number, they pull your info up and in our case they didn’t have a release name so Michael had to call the Cargo Management Group, Inc company who picked up the car to enter our name in the system for release. That was fast and painless nothing to complain about there. We noticed how fast they were getting the customers in & out so I was getting a little worried because we been waiting for some time now.

My husband knows my personality so he went to ask how much longer because we can hear the staff talking to customers about lunch time starting around 11:45 am. Because we been there for awhile I didn’t want to have to wait until they came back from lunch.

So we found out the reason for the delay, it was because Queen B needed a jump and more gas. We followed the rules that was given to us about the amount of gas to put in the car so I was a little alarmed about why the car was on empty. Then I started thinking why would the battery be dead. So, after looking online it could be for a few reasons. When a car sit for a long period of time it can cause the battery to die. Another reason was someone from the Cargo Management Company could have left something on when they were driving the car. Another thing would cause a dead battery was if the battery was old, but mine isn’t and last bad alternator and that also wasn’t the problem.

My only concern was the 20 miles Queen B was driven and how did one of the a/c panel get broken. Because it was to many people involved it’s hard to pick who was at fault. Now that we have our keys it’s time to go get her a nice car wash because she was ashy ashy. Can’t be driving around Hawaii looking like that.

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My girl is no longer ashy I got her looking SEXY again. Overall, I was pleased with the service I received because we have heard worse nightmares from what others had experience with shipping their cars to Hawaii. I definitely would use both companies again.

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii. 

Freelance Makeup Assignment Today With United Airlines In Hawaii

 

 

 

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I’m so elated about today because I was hired to do a photoshoot with United Airlines at Honolulu International Airport. Tomorrow makes 1 week that my family and I moved to Hawaii and I’m already getting freelance bookings to do makeup and hair here. So that makes me happy that my new home will be using my makeup and hair services

The company that called me  to book me for this assignment has offices in LA, NY, DC, and Chicago. So maybe someone from the one of the offices saw my my tweets or instagram post because I haven’t done any major marketing about my move. However they found me, I’m definitely grateful. I love working and doing makeup brings me so much happiness. Living in paradise and doing what I love makes me a very blessed woman.

My call time was at 8:15am but you know I’m always early so I arrived at 7:30am and I emailed my contact person at 8am. I knew that I would have to get a guest pass to enter and go through security so I wanted to make sure I gave myself enough time to do that.

What a great welcomed I received when the contact person from United Airlines came to get me from the counter. Hugs and kisses, that was so sweet and a beautiful way to be welcome. She brought me over to the ticket counter to get a pass then escorted me through security. They asked me to bring very minimal items because of going through TSA. But you know me I’m always an over packer. The only thing I didn’t bring was my L’OREAL Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray. I didn’t have any of my mini’s on me I only had one regular size and I knew that wouldn’t get through.

They had me set up in the beautiful United Airlines Lounge. The shoot was only 2 hours with one male talent, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz. Everything went so effortlessly the company that booked me and the United Airlines staff were also so chill and professional. While the shoot was going on I sat back in read Modern Luxury Hawaii magazine. Perfect magazine to learn about all the luxurious stores and products that’s here in Hawaii.

They got the talent In & Out swiftly. Overall it was a very easy assignment and I’m grateful and blessed that I was called.

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Now I’m heading to pick up my baby Queen B.

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, and Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii.