The SPF-infused Drugstore Makeup You Need To Try This Summer

Once again I was invited by the Today show to offer a beauty testimony. Today’s content is on SPF -infused drugstore makeup. As a makeup artist, a beauty expert, and a beauty influencer it’s why I work hard and always give my best artistry because it’s an honor to be asked.

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You already know that sunscreen is a summer essential, but what you might not realize is how many different ways you can shield against sun’s harmful rays. While you should always start with traditional sprays and lotions as your base, mineral powders and, yes, even foundation can help protect your skin while looking flawless.

You don’t have to travel far to score summer-friendly face makeup; many of the best formulas are available at your local drugstore. From SPF-infused foundation to BB cream, these are the protective products to stock up on right now.

Read the full article on the TODAY Show page by clicking here

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis did makeup on singer Ellie Goulding for her performance at the NBA All Star Weekend & makeup/hair on Actress Allison Janney at Sundance Film Festival

Photo Credit: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

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Beauty Enthusiasts Skyping With An Agency From London About Makeup & Skincare

On Monday I received an email with an invite to be a part of a research project in NYC for a major manufacturer of skin care products. We set up a Skype interview to chat with the Senior Consultant on Tuesday morning. The company is based out of London and they thought that I would be a perfect fit for an exclusive expert private dinner in New York. I will take part in an informal 2-3 hour discussion with 5 other beauty/skincare enthusiasts in New York to discuss beauty trends and make up techniques (particularly the eyes).

The interview went very well and it look like I may be doing a private Beauty Happy Hour makeup class with the company a day before to educate the staff on the beauty products. I always love speaking about beauty to an audience who also love it. The last 3 years I have really been focusing on branding myself as a public speaker and it’s been happening.

Look forward to sharing more with you next week after I attend the event.

 

How to Host a Summer Soirée

I’m so elated to share this great article written by my bestie Beauty & Lifestyle Influencer Ilse with Live Learn Luxe It blog. Hope you enjoy cuz I know I did!

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Last week I invited some of my best girlfriends over to see our new place and have ourselves a little summer soirée! (Can we all agree adding “soirée” to anything makes it sound super fancy?) Our guest of honor was Notable Wines because when my friends and I get together it’s all about good conversation and even better wine!

Any time I know I’m having friends over I tend to go a little overboard with preparations. I clean with a good three days in advance and I love making the event extra special for them. Trust me when I say every little detail is thought out and I’m pretty particular about my menu.

With that said, I have 3 Tips on How to Host a Summer Soirée I ALWAYS follow:

To Read The Full Article On How to Host a Summer Soirée click here

I’ve Learn You Have To Live Your Life

img_4668Morning Thoughts….Start redeeming the invitation that God keep sending you.

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By now you all know my life challenges and I never let it stop me from living a positive and prosper life. It’s perfect that my health does not allow me to have any negative & stressful people around me. If so, I bounce, literally. I’ve learned that nothing is worth me having a flare up. Now something things I can’t control like mother nature and the weather that’s something I have to deal with. But fulfilling myself my dreams doing what I’m passionate about is something that I can control. So I stay away from anyone or anything that’s not positive. Maybe I do live in a fantasy world wanting happiness around me. Today like everyday I’m doing simple things that makes me happy. It’s ok if it’s not for everyone but it makes me smile.

Spending my day with the lovely Beauty Influencer Ilse from Live Learn Luxe It. ​Using Stila cosmetics to get makeup ready while sipping on Mionetta Prosecco.

Stila Stay All Day Foundation inTan

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Coma

Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Eye & Check Palette in Tan Deep

SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Featherweight Complexion Brush #90

SEPHORA COLLECTIONPRO Mini Airbrush Sweep #53.5

Beauty Influencer’s Who Enjoy Working Together

 

img_4175-1When I start my week with my cousin (inside joke) Ilse then I know my week is going to be a prosper one.

What Ilse and I enjoy doing is working together brainstorming with each other on business and our blog. We love creating content together and we have hours of fun doing it.

Ilse has a fantastic blog called Live Learn Luxe It and we motivate each other when it comes to pushing one another on how to enhance our blog.

Being a Beauty Influencer takes a lot of work and commitment. She’s definitely more discipline about posting daily. I’m getting there you probably noticed that I do a lot of my posting all day on Sundays. Tomorrow I’ll post an article that Ilse did on her blog. You might remember me talking about it.

Wait…what do you think about my purple hair? Is it a Hit or Miss?

 

 

Fashion Night Out In New York

img_4226​When you get invited to attend a Fashion Focus Group in New York inside the Gregory Hotel given by Caravan Stylist Studio you know it’s going to be a fun filled glamxurious evening. The event was hosted by Claudine DeSola founder of Caravan Stylist Studio, actress Alysia Reiner, and designer Tabitha. It was a large group of women talking about something we all have in common…our LOVE FOR FASHION.

I met up with my gorgeous date for the evening Mindy at Grand Central. Mindy and I met some years ago at a photoshoot. Mindy was one of the Connecticut Housewives models for the magazine. While doing her makeup we just clicked talking about makeup and our blog. Mindy’s blog is called Finding Silver Linings. I luv how we both have grown at the same time as a Beauty Influencer.

Having fun on the train

 


 

Girls Day With Connecticut Beauty Influencers & Beauty Bloggers

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What do Beauty Influencers, Bloggers, and Makeup Artists do when they get together? My girls, lifestyle blogger Ilse & makeup artist Daisy both have been doing some traveling this spring & summer so a girls day has been overdue. Ilse decided to host a girls afternoon at her home in Stamford, CT. When we’re together we love talking about blogs, sponsor post, luxurious posh items, we take tons of selfies while drinking and of course we talk about makeup & skincare products. We luv bouncing new ideas off of each others. We came up with something fun but now we just have to do some research then come up with a name. I can’t wait to share it with you.

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This lumee case is giving me life. I can’t seem to put it down. My highlighter is everything today. Nicka K NY  bronzer in Nectar Soleil is my all time favorite. It’s one of the best bronzer out there for brown skin women.  Before you ask me about my signature lip color I’m also wearing from Nicka K NY Hydro Lipstick in  Gladiola. I don’t know what’s hotter my lips or the summer heat.

​Ilse came up with a great idea to stay cool this summer for adults. She likes to place Outshine Frozen Fruit Bars inside our wine glass. One, it keeps the wine at a nice temperature while outdoors. Then it also gave the Chardonnay a nice flavor. My fruit bar was mango so can you image the delicious taste that was.

When you’re with your girlfriends what do you all enjoy doing together?