Aloha, Welcome To Honolulu Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger and Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis blog, Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist. She shares makeup tips, how to's, on set entertainment, BTS beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with Lupus, Lyme disease, RA & Asthma. She share her life of what it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry. This Oahu Hawaii Makeup Artist and Blogger was selected by her peers as The Top 15 People To Follow During The Golden Globes. Brandy is also a Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine and is a Contributor Beauty Expert for the Today Show. This Lifestyle Blogger recently launched Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, a luxurious mineral based makeup line with her business partner Johnny Luoma. 22 years in the beauty industry, Brandy is now calling Honolulu Hawaii home. So destination brides, you now have a TOP makeup artist on the island of Oahu to get you glamxurious for your wedding day. If you come to Oahu, and is looking for a TOP Makeup Artist in Oahu, know you can get a face beat or an effortless makeup look by Brandy. During the CoronaVirus Pandemic bring started a video Podcast called "Just Girlfriends" with Co-Host Julia Rebolo…Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t have all the answers but I do live with a study guide that I call it my personal blueprint. With everything going on, it’s ok to rewrite your story from time to time. All of this new TIME is allowing me to work on self-growth. 🙏🏾 ⏰
How about you, are you finding yourself rewriting your future goals & plans?
I have a question for you, do you remember the episode when Kris Jenner’s boyfriend Cory Gamble told Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick that he would whip Penelope’s ass if she would have scratched his face?
It was a heated topic that night at the table leaving Kris Jenner crying. Today, on “Just Girlfriends” we joined in on should parents spank their kids or put them in time out. How do you feel about this?
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Starting a family hasn’t been easy for many couples. Lately, in the media we have been hearing a lot of celebrities sharing their challenges with having kids. As a result, some have used a surrogate and some have chosen adoption. On, “Just Girlfriends”video podcast the ladies share their views about the difficult decision that many couples are having between surrogacy and adoption. Girlfriends, let us know your thoughts on this topic.
We Fancy Huh…Two luxurious spots in Hawaii we can’t wait to revisit
Everyone knows that Hawaii is PARADISE! And while the first hotspot that everyone wants to visit in Oahu is Waikiki, the girls have two other upscale beach life locations that tickle their fancy.
For Aloha Friday we always like to spotlight local businesses in Hawaii that we love to visit. Sometimes, we spotlight places that tourists may not know about and sometimes we will. We’re just two girls from the mainland who is lucky to live in Hawaii.