Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Are you having uncomfortable conversations with your friends? https://anchor.fm/brandy-gomez-duplessis/episodes/Are-you-having-uncomfortable-conversations-with-your-friends-e1442bp
Since I’ve became an empty nester during the pandemic I needed something to love on and to care for so I started buying a variety of plants and propagating them. It took a few weeks to a month to learn what they like, how much light and water they needed. Each plant is like a child, they definitely have their on personality. So, once I learned that, I had a routine of how to care for my new babies. Nothing like seeing a new leaf bloom and seeing them getting taller and fuller. I LOVE Fiddle Leaf Figs Trees, Monstera, Philodendron, ZZ Plants, and Aloe Vera plants.
I keep my babies cleaning and their leaves shiny by using Miracle Gro Leaf Shine every 2 weeks on them. I usually clean them on Sundays because I’m off and I can take my time lovin on them. I use a soft white towel and I spray directly on the leaf and gently wipe. I find this product not only keeps my babies pretty but it helps with their growth and healthy large leaves. If you’re heavy handed spray on the towel a good amount in then wipe the leaf so you don’t spill any on the floor or carpet.
What plants do you fan out on?
Hey My Fabulous Peeps!!!
Are you looking for a new highlighter that gives a beautiful and radiant glow? Well, I have one just for you. It’s from my makeup line, Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. It’s my favorite “Resting Bitch Face” and I paired it with “Pretentious” to warm up my skin. When I created “Resting Bitch Face” I first wanted it to have a name that would be iconic and I wanted it to be my Best Seller. I knew it would be an item that I would wear everyday and I wanted the color to brighten my face on my full cheeks. Because, I smile a lot I knew on my cheeks you would see that glow.
Below you will find the highlighters & lipsticks colors that I have on. On my lips is another favorite from my All Nighter lip collection called, Yes Bitch” and “Gurl Bye” from the metallic collection. With “Yes Bitch” when I finally was able to apply it on at the lab, the first thing that came out my mouth after checking myself out was “YES BITCH” and I knew that was going to be the name. Because when my Entitled Babe also put it on they were going to say the exact same thing (lmao). So, that’s how I come about with naming my items.
This weekend all I saw on the news and on social media was media coverage about the Spring Break crowd in Miami, Florida. When I was of age, early 20’s under 25 let me stress that I particpated with friends getting together and traveling during our break. Of course this was years ago and not during a pandemic. As I got older whenever my girlfriends and I wanted to get together for a break or mini vacation we planned accordingly and did private lodging. We never went anywhere with the attitude of destroying places /things and being violent with others while on holiday. It was so sad to see the young adults this weekend be so disrespectful to the city of Miami, Florida.
I have a 23 year old son who visited Miami, Florida when he was 21 with his friends and the energy and his experience was totally different. They partied with respect, they enjoyed the beautiful culture, the delicious food, drinked high end drinks, danced until the morning light came up and made it back to their hotel safetly.
Before moving to Hawaii I would always do fun getaways with friends like renting an island or go on a fancy glamping trip. Be creative and take time with your planning so that you can do fun and luxurious destinations trips. Traveling should be rewarding and if you need to get away during a pandemic, do it safe and keep it fabulous! So, I kept the same energy as I got older and now I enjoy my private beach and living the lifestyle I want here in Hawaii.
As a woman, an adult, and a mother it was defintely creepy watching the older crowd mingling with the kids out there. I still think anyone that’s 26 and older that is out in Miami during these kids Spring Break should be ashame of themselves. Do you agree with me?
Happy New Year Guys! So excited about today being the first Monday of the week. I don’t know about you but I have been waiting for 2021 to happen and to start a new year. As I have gotten older, I dont write resolutions anymore. All I will say is that I plan to use my time WISELY. I do like to read and print out my Chinese New Year astrology for the year. 2021 is the year of the OX and with that being said a lot of great things is going to happen for many of us.
I don’t know if any of you follow the Chinese New Year, if not I am going to share with you the chart so you can see your Chinese Zodiac sign and years. My Chinese Zodiac Sign is The Year Of The Dog, because I am a 1970 baby. I have been following this chart for some time now probably around the time that I fell in love with Feng-Shui. It’s been spot on so many years so I continue to follow it.
|ZODIAC SIGN||CHINESE NAME||ZODIAC YEARS|
|Rat||鼠 (shǔ)||1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020|
|Ox||牛 (niú)||1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021|
|Tiger||虎 (hǔ)||1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022|
|Rabbit||兔 (tù)||1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023|
|Dragon||龙 (lóng)||1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024|
|Snake||蛇 (shé)||1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025|
|Horse||马 (mǎ)||1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026|
|Goat||羊 (yang)||1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027|
|Monkey||猴 (hóu)||1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028|
|Rooster||鸡 (jī)||1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029|
|Dog||狗 (gǒu)||1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030|
|Pig||猪 (zhū)||1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031|
I hope everyone an amazing NEW YEAR and that soon we will all be back to a normal lifestyle.
I feel like crap but I feel crap everyday because of my Lupus so on Friday I thought it was just a regular day. I knew I would be driving with ALOHA so I left for work early so I could give myself time to get there on time. As I sat in my car I knew I did not have enough energy to get out the car. I decided to check my pressure to see what it was looking like. I carry my mobile machine with me and I check it in the morning and again when I’m on lunch.
I manage to make it inside to work but not for long. Before I knew it I was helped to one of the managers office with two coworkers holding me up. My body was shutting down. I managed to call my doctor and she advised me to go to the ER because of my heart being irregular. My husband was called and I was taken to the hospital near my home. One that I’ve been to before where they have my records in the system.
At the hospital I was checked in outside, the typical questions and the wellness check was given. I was wheeled straight in after my pressure was taken. They started working very fast on me with; Basic Metabolic Panel, CBC w/diff, Part Throm Time (PTT), PRO BNP, Prothrombin Time (PT) Sedimentation Rate, Troponin T Gen performed 3 times, Urinalysis, Complete, Reflex to C & S, CT Head without contrast, EKG 12 LEAD, XRAY Chest AP Portable.
What I found out was that my body has been struggling since I returned back to work on July 6th. Struggling from wearing a mask everyday at work. Because of my Lupus, Asthma, RA, and having high blood pressure I wear a mask in sometimes gloves at work to stay safe because of my health, being that I have a compromised immune system. Wearing a face mask for 5 -6 days a week for many hours a day I’m not getting enough oxygen to my brain. So my heart and lungs has been working hard and on Friday it had enough. I noticed some chest pains, difficulty breathing, getting dizzy, and feeling confused but I thought it was perimenopause since I’m 50, so I over looked it. I didn’t think it was because of me wearing a mask.
So, what do I do?! I DON’T KNOW. Finding a job that I could work from home is going to be a challenge and I honestly don’t know where to begin. I’m just here stressing and I know I’m not supposed to be stressing but I need to figure out what can I do. Getting unemployment is out I’m still pending since March /April to receive. I’m actually nervous about having to put the damn thing back on but if I have to wear it I will because I have to work. If anyone have any ideas please share.
When a small online business owner finds out that their makeup is being used on Bravo TV Show Actress and TV Personality can you image what that feeling is like? Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis and Ohio Estheticians, Johnny Luoma were both thrill that the ladies from The Real Housewives were wearing their makeup from Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. Being an online brand who is competing with so many makeup companies how can they be receiving this blessing. Just recently their makeup was seeing on Dancing With The Stars and previous at The NBA All Star Weekend in 2019 & 2020.
LA Celebrity Makeup Artist, Adam Christopher who works with many celebrities uses Entitled Beauty Cosmetics and his makeup kit. This brand may not be in beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta or department stores but makeup artists are fans of this brand because of the quality and that its highly pigmented. Quality is very important these days and these two beauty industry owners knows exactly what their clients want. This duo is also know for their fun names (Resting Bitch Face, Yes Bitch, OMG, Zaddy, Call Girl) they wanted to have a few iconic pieces like NARS, TOO Faced and Tom Ford. In it’s looking that they are on their way.
Brandy says, one day their makeup will be a household name. Our fun names are catchy but the quality speaks for itself. We don’t have a celebrity endorsing us but we have the makeup artists and customers, our fans who are buying our makeup. They will continue to speak about how great Entitled Beauty Cosmetics really is and eventually their love for us will spill over to their girlfriends, sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers. Our makeup is for everyone Johnny says. We wanted our makeup to be worn by anyone who love makeup. We don’t discriminate, we know what that is like.
If you’re looking for something this holiday for a makeup lover definitely think of Entitled Beauty Cosmetics. Small business owners need us to stay afloat.
Recently I was interviewed by writer Jenn Sinrich for Sunday Riley blog called Sunday Edit. We talked about the new way of working in the beauty industry during the pandemic. I shared with her what it was like for me working as a Business Manager at Bloomingdale’s in Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Here’s the full article of Pandemic Diary Of A Beauty Professional
Living here in Hawaii on Oahu island is like being on vacation everyday. But if you’re a full face makeup wearer like myself sometimes it can be a little challenging when it comes to makeup. The weather here is summer everyday and during the summer the sun is no joke. As a boogie down brown woman I can get a really good tan just by being outside for 30 mins. So, on days when I am going to the beach I try to give myself a softer makeup look and I select long wearing products that will stay all day as much as it possibly can. The great thing for me is that I have my own makeup line, Entitled Beauty and it’s a mineral base brand so it doesn’t cause me to break out when I’m out in the sun sweating. The last thing you want to feel is the makeup dripping down your face and with Entitled Beauty the makeup feels weightless and it’s breathable. My pores are not getting as clogged and it’s not irritating my skin.
I posted a picture of myself on Instagram and Twitter and I received so many great compliments asking about my makeup so I thought I would share what makeup I had on. I didn’t take the best pictures of myself so excuse the quality but hopefully you can see what my beach day makeup look was. I was at the beach all day and evening as you can tell in the video.
From Entitled Beauty Cosmetics
- Eyes “Broke A$$” + “Rich Bitch”Social Class Liquid Eye shadows
- Lips “Side Chick” Glamxurious Lipgloss
- Cheeks “Pretentious”Spotlight Highlighter
- Glow “Resting Bitch Face” Spotlight Highlighter
From L’OREAL Paris
Hey Guys 👋🏾… quick question, what are you doing during the day? Are you…
•Binge Watching Movies
•Going To The Beach
Just wondering what others do all day while still home furlough.