New Orleans Blogger & Influencer Received 3 Top Influencer Badges For 2018

It is award season so when I received my 2018 Edition Year In Review from FOHR agency I was so elated to review how I was doing as an influencer. After reviewing everything I was so impressed img_7646with how beautiful it was put together. As an influencer and blogger this is perfect to receive because it allows you to see how well you are doing within so many categories. Being that I am an Influencer and both Connecticut and New Orleans, it’s nice to see what city I’m doing better in and what I need to work on. The first two-three months of the new year I’ll be in New Orleans so I’ll be able to create more content outdoor because I would not have to deal with the cold and snow in Connecticut.  Being in a smaller market like New Orleans as a Blogger & Influencer I always feel that I have to work harder. As many of you bloggers know sometimes it’s hard to create content everyday so this is definitely motivating. The review is a perfect way to kick off the new year. It’s always nice to hear when you’re a TOP INFLUENCER and to receive 3 badges, not to shabby.

Here is the letter that was sent from James Nord, the Founder of FOHR.

Congratulations! You did it!

Hey Brandy,

Did you wake up this morning with a little pep in your step, feeling like you were doing something right? If you have been searching for a reason for that elevated mood, search no more, because we know what it is: you are a top influencer for Black Up, Yankee Candle, and BOSS for December!

Here is what that means: we track over 350 brands to see which influencers are giving them the most coverage on Instagram. Next, we rank those by the number of impressions (number of followers x number of posts) they dedicate to those brands on over a given month. Lastly, we look at the top influencer across 7 following levels and send them, well, this email.

The Instastory or Instastories attached will show which brand or brands you were a top influencer for. If you’re feeling yourself (or even if you’re not), you should throw it up on your Instastories and tag the brand (and your friends over at Fohr). I’m sure they will want to hear from you.

Keep on slaying and we will keep coming up with ways for you to flex.

Cheers,

James Nord
Founder, Fohr

In the review here are some of the categories that FOHR will give you insight on.

In 2018, your Instagram following grew to 52,086. Your 235 posts were liked 88,517 times and commented on 2,955 times.

You gained 16,538 new followers this year.

  • Your followers engage with you the most when you post at 7:00 PM.
  • Your top 9 most engaged posts.

You posted 56 #sponsored posts.

  • You mainly posted about Beauty, Fashion and Parenting.
  • Your most used colors in your photos.
  • The most used words, hashtags, and emojis in your captions.
  • Your most tagged accounts.
  • Your most tagged cities.
  • Your most tagged countries.

If you’re thinking about joining in the blogging and Instagram world definitely sign up with FOHR so you can receive your review. It’s  a great tool to have and to see where you are every year.

New Orleans Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Gomez-Duplessis is a wife and a mother of 2 adult kids living in Connecticut. In 2014, Brandy was diagnosed with Lupus, Lyme & RA.

A Glam Posh Pop-Up With Poshology

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Where are my Connecticut ladies at? Gather your girls put together your outfit and comfy shoes because Saturday is going to be a fun filled day of shopping with Connecticut vendors.

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Entitled Beauty cosmetics will be one of the 75 vendors that was invited by Poshology to attend their first annual Pop-Up Shop. Shop, sip, eat and mingle in one place with awesome Connecticut Beauty, Home Fragrance and Fashion vendors. Hosted by @poshology and @marcouxbrand 

•September 8th

•5pm-10pm

•650 Main Street, Middletown, CT

•MAC ART GALLERY

Shop, sip, eat and mingle in one place with awesome Connecticut Beauty, Home Fragrance and Fashion vendors. Hosted by @poshology and @marcouxbrand

 

 

Connecticut Blogger Collective Glam 1yr Anniversary Party

img_3359Happy Anniversary Connecticut Bloggers Collective!!!! On Monday night, 20 plus Connecticut Blogger Babes was invited to celebrate with the Founder, Nonee Ngazimbi at the first year anniversary celebration in Hartford. Nonee recognized that Connecticut was missing a blogging community and she did something about it. Now the Connecticut Bloggers Collective has around 2000 followers on Instagram and 275 members on Facebook.

Like many when I moved to Connecticut, I searched for a bloggers group and found Connecticut Bloggers.  I joined that group and only managed to attend 2-3 of their events. Then as time passed Connecticut Bloggers Collective popped up and cousin (Ilse with Live Learn & Luxe It Blog) and I jumped on that joining the group right away. What Nonee has done is brought together a diverse group of girls that was hungry and passionate for this community, The Blogging Lifestyle.

It’s always nice to get together and chat in person with the girls and support each other. Women Supporting Women is something that Nonee has managed to make sure we all stand by, Intergity is very important and I must say we have a great group of women and at the party you can see that we all really follow that way of living.

As usual Nonee did a great job at getting fantastic sponsors for the 1yr Anniversary Celebration. Let me tell you who all was there;

@place2bect for the tasty meal and yummy drinks

@onehope for their delicious wine

@thewriteboard for hand lettering our personalized anniversary keepsake totes

@adoropaper for the cute handmade floral backdrop, it was definitely a hit

@new_england_foodie for the delicious cookies

@poshology for the goodie bag beauty treats

@shoplinajune beauty for the whipped butter

@krimsonprints the event photographer for the evening

#ctbloggersparty #ctbloggerbabes#ctblogger #connecticutblogger#bloggerevent

What a stylish and lovely event. Can’t wait to see what she has planned for the 2nd Anniversary.

Danbury Fashion Week Bloggers & Press Kick Off Party

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Connecticut Bloggers, Press, Influencers, and Photographers are you ready? It’s Danbury First Annual Fashion Week. So, Save The Date for Connecticut Bloggers & Press Day Kickoff Party on Friday, July 27th, because you don’t want to miss this.

Start planning your wardrobe for the evening because they will have a Best Dressed Competition.

Cone out to meet the local designers who will be showing their collection at the Fashion Show on Saturday, July 28th

Follow Danbury Fashion Week and learn more about the line-up.

A Glam Blogger Event At LuLu Face Company In Litchfield CT

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Finally a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Connecticut. So how did I spend it? With Connecticut Lifestyle Blogger, Ilse McDonnell. We spent the afternoon at LuLu Face Company in Litchfield, getting our personalized custom color HD Cream while enjoying our time eating, drinking and chatting with other bloggers from Connecticut. Founder Linda Temkin of LuLu Face Company spent quality time with us answering questions about her makeup line.

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LuLu Face Company is located upstairs

You will just love what’s inside this box…Inside the subscription box we received; A custom HD Defintion CC Cream, Glow All Over, Skin Illuminator, Fit and Flushed, A Lipcolor of our choice, and a A To Go brush. The subscription box comes out 4 times a year. Inside you get 3 full size bottles that is personalized for you. How, by filling out a questionnaire card that will help Linda determine the best color for you. Once your box is ready she will ship it to you.

  • Anti-aging peptides and botanicals infused into your makeup
  • Pure Minerals calm the skin with anti-inflammatory properties
  • 95% Vegan and 100% All Natural
  • Cinnamon and Peppermint essential oil as a natural lip plumper
  • Lipcolors that can be made with any finish you want and the perfect color matched just for you
  • Customization possibilities are endless to create the perfect match

The tasty food was done by Chef and owner Sam of Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar. Sam menu at her restaurant is inspired by mockingbirds. From the cocktail treats served I definitely will make a reservation to check out her other dishes.

Rachel did a great job catering to the invited guest. Luv how she pours her drinks, #plentiful

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Hope you were able to get out and enjoy your beautiful spring weekend. It was so overdue here in Connecticut. It’s now back to wearing coats and jackets. See you bye & love you mean it!

 

Finding Beauty At Barrister’s New Coffee Shop In Danbury

Barristers Coffee Shop 2On Friday morning, I visited a new coffee shop in Danbury called Barrister’s. I’m not a coffee person but I’m definitely a tea lover. Any new coffee shop would have a menu offering unique teas so I decided to stop in. I’m so glad that I did because Barrister’s Coffee Shop is a new gem in Downtown Danbury. Their decor gave me the feel of San Francisco meets New York. They offered a varied menu that anyone would find something tasty to eat and drink. My second order Kyle made me a tasty drink to my liking and I’m picky.

I was able to snuggle in their comfy leather chairs while enjoying my hot tea and working on beauty articles. The energy and the welcoming staff has made Barrister’s my favorite place to work from this year. The shop also has an area to work on your personal computer.

While sipping on tea, Caitlynn came by to offer samples of Kombucha tea. They offer Jasmine Green Tea and Black & White flavor. She explained to me that they offer Cross Culture Kombucha which is from Danbury’s first Kombucha brewery.

The JASMINE GREEN TEA flavor was very refreshing with a soft floral taste. The BLACK & WHITE flavor was very clean tasting.

What is Kombucha Kombucha is a delicious bubbly fermented tea that has existed for many hundreds of years. It is raw, non-alcoholic and made by fermenting sweet tea with a live kombucha culture. The culture of bacteria and yeast (known as a SCOBY) that is critical in brewing kombucha, is what transforms sweet tea into a beverage with completely different properties, and not just in taste. After fermenting, the beverage contains loads of healthy organic acids, beneficial bacteria, vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes. These works together in an adaptogenic tonic that supports nutrition absorption, digestion, liver function and detoxification, joint health, immunity, pH balance, and overall well-being.

So how does Kombucha tie in with beauty you ask, drinking kombucha can help your skin look fresh, healthy, and younger-looking. Dieting is a daily commitment to gut health and detoxification, and those are two areas that have the effect of making you feel younger as well as look your best says Ian Ceppos Head Brewer of Cross Culture Kombucha It  helps to detoxify, hydrate, and improve skin elasticity. Kombucha can improve the tone and clarity of your skin, and even help in the fight against wrinkles. Drinking 2-3 teas a day will definitely do a body good.

I’m so happy that I stopped by Barristers Coffee Shop this morning. Any help to keep me to looking effortlessly youthful and glamxurious while helping my body with my health issue; Lupus, Lyme and RA is a plus. So let’s all drink up and get healthy!

Barrister’s Coffee Co.

1 West Street, Danbury CT

(203)-917-4965

Hours

Monday – Friday: 7am – 3pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

How Do You Spend Your Christmas Eve

Being that my family is from Honduras we celebrated on Christmas Eve. But as I got older I changed it up just a little. So tonight we will eat, drink a lot and open a small gift.

Then on Christmas morning I get up bake cranberry muffins, serve champagne and we open the majority of the gifts. Later I’ll put dinner on but nothing to big, drink, eat dessert and watch 2 movies.

What are you doing for Christmas Eve?

Happy Thanksgiving To My Friends & Followers

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Another grateful day with my family. I got up around 8:30am to get dress and do hair & makeup on myself. I pour myself a mimosa, turn of my playlist and then I start cooking. At 2pm we were ready to sit down to eat.

This year menu was: Ham, Gumbo, Lamb, Baked Macaroni, Cornbread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Potato Salad, and a Caramel Pound Cake.

The table theme this year was a glam rustic garden.

 

This is why I work hard….FAMILY

This year table setting was about a glam garden

2 dishes I was proud of was my ham & lamb

Going to watch one movie with the family then rest of the evening is about WORK WORK WORK….being an entrepreneur and owner of a small business never stop. If you ladies are looking for a new liquid lipstick check out Entitled Beauty online store. On Black Friday & Small Business Saturday we will offer FREE shipping. Use the code: ENTITLED

A Big Day For Us Makeup Entrepreneurs

img_4427Another big day to add to my list of special accomplishments in my life. My partner-in-crime Johnny Lumoa and I are heading down to Danbury City Hall Permit Center to finish up the last of the 2 important paperwork we needed for Entitled Beauty.

So elated about this day because we both have been working hard on Entitled Beauty. Starting a business is such a special moment. Yes, I’ve done it before in New Orleans but today I’m still excited about our baby Entitled Beauty. Having Johnny, someone who believes in me and my love for makeup standing next to me as a business partner I know we will be successful.  I wish I knew how to do a back flip but just look at our smiles that should say it all.

 

 

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It’s OFFICIAL!!! We are legit…we are in it to win it!!!! I hope you give us a try.

To celebrate our big day we went to Brio to grab a few drinks and bites

OH, FYI…my lip color is ANASTASIA, from Entitled Beauty.

 

A Beautiful Fall Saturday In Greenwich, CT

What a beautiful fall day here in Connecticut. Today I have makeup appointments at Warren Tricomi Salon in Greenwich, CT. It’s always nice to see on my appointments sheet that I have  repeat clients coming to see me today.

A lot of the ladies that was coming in were attending the Make A Wish event. I was also schedule to do one of the host of the event so I had to make sure that I give her my glamxurious makeup special look. It’s always nice to be in Greenwich doing makeup on the fabulous ladies that live there. They appreciate professionalism and beautiful makeup artistry.

 

Whenever I’m in Greenwich, I luv ordering my lunch from The Granola Bar. Their Chicken Chill is to die for and the Natural Sparkling Water from Found is lovely. My obsession is The Elderflower flavor now this is water that I’ll drink everyday if I could afford it.  Ladies, if you add a little Mionetto Prosecco to it, OMG!!!