The Best Tinted Cream Makeup To Wear In Hawaii

Crema Nuda TintedI’ve used a lot of makeup brands and I’ve used a lot of tinted makeup on my clients. Just recently I had the opportunity to play with an award winning natural glow treatment with green chemistry called Crema Nuda from Giorgio Armani Beauty. It’s the new generation of tinted cream. The Crema Nuda line surpasses what BB and CC Creams performance  power. It’s a water based texture that will enhanced the glow while blurring imperfections. The anti-aging complex Reviscentalis will improve your skin radiance and will give you younger looking skin. Hyaluronic acid and mannose complete the formula by adding deep hydration with a weightless feel.

Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda Tinted Cream


Because the weather here in Hawaii is always in the high 80’s and low 90’s wearing a full face of makeup or a beatface is not what you see on majority of the women here like I’m accustomed to seeing. Crema Nuda foundation is such a unique product. it’s having skincare inside of your makeup. I noticed when applying it to my clients that it’s a corrector with a medium nude coverage that gives the skin a healthy glow. The texture is amazing, it’s silky and buildable on days when you need coverage. I like how it gives my clients an airbrush or a filter look, and it fill in the pores really well.

Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda

Living in paradise it’s nice to have makeup that gives the illusion of your lifestyle. The only two challenges that many women will find is the limited amount of shades they offer and the price point. But if women add up all the products they put on their face it adds up, so why not purchase one item that will do it all. I find that my Japanese, Korean, and Chinese ladies that live in Hawaii are is visiting Hawaii seem to buy it from me at Bloomingdale’s more. Those ladies seem to already be on the Crema Nuda obsession. It’s definitely a must have in my makeup kit and I can’t wait to share with all of my clients here in Hawaii.

For a Fancy Fashionable Treat Visit Dior Cafe In Hawaii



I’m always looking for a fancy treat and today I found it so I had to share it with you all this ultra chic eatery. If you’re ever in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, you must stop by the Ala Moana Center in visit the DIOR Cafe. It’s so very Instagram worthy that you will want to pull out your iPhone. The Collection’s signature monkeys and lions popping with delicate accent colors of blush pink and navy blue. Lush greenery decorates the cozy cafe with tasteful white seating and large umbrellas flanking the perimeter.

Dior Men's Store

The menu includes items such as coffee, teas, juices and pastries, as well as an acai bowl, an item you will find many in Hawaii love to eat.

Dior Men's Store

You can find me eating here at least 3 x’s a week., seriously.

Here’s why.

Dior Cafe 4


My Obsession…The Dior Parfait is so worth the $19 you will pay. It’s a super-rich and creamy vanilla gelato, filled with berries, fresh mascarpone cream topped with granola and a delicious macaroon. So, if you want to donate to my new bad habit you can send me a $20 gift to my paypal account.

My Day At The Byodo-In Temple In Oahu Hawaii


img_1027I’m not sure if many of my followers from my blog follows me on Instagram but if you do then you know I have a love for Buddhas. I have a fabulous Buddha outside my home and a variety of Buddhas inside my home. When we moved to Hawaii besides going to the beach one of my Things To Do was to visit the Valley Of The Temples Memorial Park. The Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii that was built in Oahu Hawaii in 1968 is one of the amazing’s landmark nestled in foothills of the breathtaking Ko’olau Mountains in Oahu. You will fill like you are in Japan with all of the rich heritage that you will find at the temple.

 Here is what I experienced with my family at the Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii. Enjoy



Living My Best Life And Not Because It’s My Birthday


So Queen B day and month has come to an end. Next year I will be celebrating the BIG 50 in October. My first birthday and Hawaii was everything I thought it would be. I don’t know how I will top it next year but I’m sure it will be filled with many fabulous treats as usual. I never thought that being 49 would be a sexy time in my life. Let me tell you, I have so much more confident and spirit. I do what I want, I live how I like and I don’t look for approval from anyone. I do live my best life EVERYDAY and moving to Hawaii was the start of doing ME!


Living In Hawaii With An Auto Immune Disease


img_1290I’m so lucky to have a beach day everyday, that’s the plus to living in Hawaii. If you have never visited Hawaii, know that  Hawaiian beaches are absolutely breathtaking. You can just stare out at the ocean for hours in just enjoy the wonderful breeze.

I always find that when I’m feeling low like a flare up is coming on and my body /joints are hurting due to my Lupus I walk down to the beach. I’m so lucky that the beach is just a 3-4 minute walk for me. If  I’m having really low energy then I drive to the beach.

Since living here in Hawaii, I haven’t been having many flare up days. My body has really embraced this move. I wish all my Lupus Warriors and Auto Immune Warriors could make a move like I did to live better and be healthier. No more suffering like I did when living on the mainland, it’s really about finding the right environment. I’m not sure about you but before being diagnosed with Lupus, I didn’t know much about the environment and environmental issues and how the body reacts.

All of this Aloha Spirit has allowed me to live life again. I even cut back on some of the meds I was taken on the mainland. My body has not reacted negatively since living here in Hawaii. It’s only been 4 months but I can definitely see an improvement. I’ve learned what my triggers are so I’m aware of what will cause a flare up and I do my best to keep it from happening. With stress being one of the things that cause my flare ups that includes negative and stressful people I now keep them away.

With Hawaii being a summer state all year round and because I am photosensitive I make sure I cover up as much as possible. I do find that I get drained if I’m out in the sun. So, I make sure I go out later in the day when the sun has gone down on beach days. Because of the sun, I’m still tired and I have joint pains everywhere. I do take CBD Hemp Oil to help with my joint pains. And sunscreen is major, I don’t leave the house without using it on my body. I also make sure that my foundation have SPF cuz everything helps.

Overall, this move has been one of the best things I could have done to help my body. I’m never leaving Hawaii, I have got my life back and life is good.

Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist And Lifestyle Blogger Share Her Favorite Makeup

img_8619Living here on the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii, makeup is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Hawaii. Usually, mentioned are Honolulu, Waikiki or  Oahu’s North Shore, the surfing mecca of the world.

When my partner Johnny Luoma and I were thinking about Hawaii with its beautifully vibrant flowers, evocative colors and consistently warm temperatures, I knew we wanted Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, our makeup line, to be deliciously vivid with long wearing heat resistant colors.


Being that I’m a makeup artist of 23 years and a Lifestyle Blogger living in Hawaii, having a effortlessly beat face is my signature look. Entitled Beauty a highly pigmented mineral based line with fantastic color and fun over the top names gives me that signature look.


Entitled Beauty Cosmetics can stand up to the heat here in paradise without clogging up your pores or melting down the face. So while on the beach, enjoying the beautiful water, or sipping on Mai Tai’s, I’m confident that Entitled Beauty Cosmetics will have you looking just as good as Hawaii’s sandy beaches.


Here are 6 makeup items from Entitled Beauty that you will always find in my makeup bag for my signature look.

Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Broke A$$” Social Class Liquid Eye Shadow
Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Rich Bitch” Social Class Liquid Eye Shadow
Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Resting Bitch Face” Spotlight Highlighter
Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Yes Bitch” All Nighter Liquid Lipstick
Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Carnelian” Glamxurious Glosses
Entitled Beauty Cosmetics “Downtown Chic” Body Slay Liquid Highlighter





Over 40 And Getting My Body Right Using Boombod

Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

Now that summer is over I’m sure it sounds crazy that I now want to work on weight loss and tightening up my body.

But I live in Hawaii where the weather is beautiful year round. So, wearing a bathing suit, cute dresses and and cup up shorts is a daily thing. Looking good in clothes is very important to me. I can’t hide in big sweaters and sweat pants like I use to when I lived in Connecticut and New York. Shit, here in Oahu, everyday is summer time so I have to be fabulous…for myself.

Being older, I find it’s harder for me to lose all this stubborn weight so sometimes I need a little help, a jump start you know, so I decided to try out BOOMBOD. What is BOOMBOD? It’s a weight loss supplements that comes in a shot form…my kind of diet. The sachet contains glucomannan, a natural ingredient that’s been extracted from a tropical plant. Glucomannan is a food additive used as an emulsifier and thickener. I decided to try their 7 Day Achiever. You get a box of flavored sachet and I selected the lemon lime flavor because I love that tangy yet bitter taste. 

Boombod Lime Flavor


So, here’s how it works.

Boombod sachet

You get 21 sachets, 7 Morning, 7 Afternoon, 7 Night. 

Empty one sachet in a glass, I use my cute Boomboddle, while stirring really fast for 5 seconds, fill your glass with 1/4 of cold water to dissolve. Drink your shot right away cuz it will turn into a gel like base. Viola, you’re now on your way to starting to get that dream body.

Here is some details about BOOMBOD, but you can visit their site and do your own research on it. What’s important to me about ingredients may not be important to you.

I’ll definitely keep you all updated on how my body is doing with me using BOOMBOD.




Honolulu Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger and Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu Island but you can find her working doing makeup in Waikiki, Waipahu, Waikele, and Kapolei. Being Hawaii top social media influencer & a Hawaii blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles anywhere in Hawaii and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu or Halewia…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii.