Aloha, Welcome to Honolulu Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist and Lifestyle Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis blog, Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist. She shares makeup tips, how to, on set entertainment, BTS, beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, RA & Asthma. This Oahu Hawaii Makeup Artist and Blogger was selected by her peers as The Top 15 People to Follow During The Golden Globes. Brandy also launched Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, a luxurious mineral-based makeup line with her business partner. In 2020, Brandy started studying to work as a Spiritual Energy Healer and Life Coach. So, follow her on this new journey…and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
I’m a stationary girl. I love to create beautiful words on note cards and send them to my girlfriends for any occasion. There is something intimate and personal about hand written notes on beautiful paper. One of those special occasions that women love stationary for is their wedding day. Brides are now so creative with elaborate wedding themes that having nontraditional wedding stationary has become a trend. Why be limited with standard invitations when anything your mind can think of can be created with Basic Invite customized stationery. This is a perfect way to design wedding invitations have that special touch. If your style is timeless and classic or contemporary and rustic, Basic Invite is the best place where you can create your memories. We personally send a handwritten note card with every purchase of our lipstick line Entitled Beauty and Basic Invite helps me create that moment for all of my ladies.
I have weddings scheduled in 2018 so I’m elated about sharing Basic Invite with my upcoming brides and my followers who are looking for something uniquely beautiful when it comes to custom stationary. Seeing your stationary in real time as you create it is one of my favorite features.
Who is BASIC INVITE
A small team of passionate stationary lovers who is located in Utah. They found a way for you to create beautiful stationary with their unique technology. So your now able to create anything and everything your heart deserves. And color is not an options, you can choose from over 160 lovely colors that you can review instantly. Where else can you do that? Plus, they offer free Peel and Seal Envelopes with most cards orders. Planning for your wedding stationary’s is no longer a task, it’s a fun step that you can enjoy from home. It’s like a one stop shop for all of your needs when it comes to; collecting mailing addresses, manage your RSVPs, and sharing all of the important details your guests will need on a single, easy to use site.
Checkout one of my personal favorite, their new clear collection, and their added rose gold they have in their foil line, and Basic Invite just introduced foil place cards. How exciting is that, beautiful modern wedding invitations that your guests will love to collect as a keepsake.
Here are others reasons why brides love Basic Invites and sets them apart from other stationary companies.
Extra Pop Of Colors For Your Envelopes
NEW Foil & Wood Invitations
Complex Script Fonts
Pocket Wedding Invitations
Matching Wedding Suites; Save The Dates, Programs & Thank You Cards
Free Wedding Websites
Free Address Collection Services
Keepsake Guest Books
Below are some of the different stationary from Basic Invite that I like that you can create to fit your style and I’m not even a bride.
Yesterday bridal event at Pottery Barn at Danbury Fair Mall was a success. Brides arrived alone, with mom’s and their fiances. Brides were able to speak with Pottery Barn specialists about their registries, plan a menu with Celebrity Chef Silvia, discuss wine selections with Robin and talk makeup with Brandy. Chef Silvia from William Sonoma, Robin from Max Wine & Spirits, and Brandy Gomez-Duplessis from Sephora were the invited vendors. Chef Silvia featured healthy shish kebab, Robin showcased 5 wines that was selected by owner Rick E. and Sephora Senior Artist Brandy shared with brides how to use the virtual artist app where they can try on makeup looks. Deirde Jorda, Pottery Barn Store Manager, made for a perfect host. She made sure that everyone had a great time while connecting the brides to the vendors. She is already planning for next month bridal event, she hope to see you there. Read the full article here
Once a month on Wednesdays, Pottery Barn in Danbury Fair Mall will be hosting a premier Bridal Event. Come take a look at new items and speak with a specialist to help create a custom registry on the spot.
Nowadays registries are so much more sophisticated, it’s no longer about signing up for good china. Couples are actually enjoying attending bridal events together to both having input about items for their home.With so many home décor shows on HGTV like Fixer Upper and Flip Or Flop, couples are now making their registry list together.
Pottery Barn’s Store Manager Deidre Jorda at Danbury Fair Mall says “She’s noticed a different with the attendance in who’s doing the registry. It’s no longer the bride and her mom or girlfriend. The guys definitely are more hands on.”
Other vendors that will be in attendance is; William- Sonoma, Sephora, and Max Wine & Spirits. Come out and see high end cookware and kitchen accessories from William-Sonoma, talk with Sephora Senior Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis about bridal makeup for your engagement pictures and of course your wedding day, while sipping on fine wine from Max Wine & Spirits who can help you select what type of wine and cocktails to serve at your wedding.
The day has come, one of the most important days in a bride’s life, is her WEDDING DAY. A topic that will come up throughout the planning by many is TATTOO’S, should it or should it not be covered? Many brides fight with this challenge if they are inked up and or if their wedding party is. Tattoo’s showing at a traditional wedding are sometimes not too popular amongst parents and their friends. With destination weddings and more eclectic weddings, tattoos in the wedding party are a creative way for the bride & groom express themselves.
On your wedding day if it’s a must to cover up your creative personality then here are a few options that have been popular choices amongst brides and their makeup artist.
My personal feeling as a makeup artist that has covered many tattoos’ on brides and their bridesmaids is to let your ink show. I think if you have tattoo’s and you and/or your fiance want your wedding to be about you, then I feel that it’s ok to let them show. Everyone that will attend your wedding has already seen your tattoos and they love you for you. So if they accepted it when they first met you, I feel they will not want to see you hide a part of you. Just know when thinking about getting your first tattoo that somewhere down the line you may be asked to be in a wedding or that you will be a bride one day. So, love your ink and enjoy your day inked up or not.
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.
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.
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