Heading To LA To Work The NBA All Star Weekend

img_1538-1Heading to Los Angeles and I couldn’t be more excited, warm weather and chill energy. Like music group Tony Toni Tone sang, “It Never Rains In Southern California”. This will be my 10th year working The NBA All Star Weekend and my 2nd year being the HEAD OF HAIR & MAKEUP DEPARTMENT. So many reasons why I’m so anxious this year; My team and I will be using Entitled Beauty cosmetics on the talent and dancers. I have an old girlfriend, Jessica Deben working on the team with me. I’m going to see my little sister Star this weekend. 10 years of working with the NBA Team I get to see everyone, their my friends in my heart and lastly I’ll have warm weather for 5 days and 4 nights. Honey, I don’t know how to act to getting out of this cold weather up here in Connecticut. My body will catch a break, my lupus hate winter, it slows me down.

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I was excited to see that Jetblue was showing “The Wizard Of Lies“, I have been wanting to see this movie since it came out in May of last year. I’m so curious about how Bernie Madoff, pulled off this Ponzi scheme robbing his peers of $65 billion. Both, Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer did an amazing job. Definitely a movie worth watching especially if you love films about Wall Street.

I made it, I made it to my hotel, The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles. I’m not going to say nada about this glamxurious hotel. I’m going to let the videos and the pictures speak for me. This should be my residence when I return to LA. Yes, I’m flirting with moving to LA because the cold weather is literally killing me.

Getting some work done by filling out gift cards to everyone that will get a Entitled Beauty cosmetics lipstick. These are going in the NBA goodie bags and I have to hurry to write them because Jeff is about to deliver the bags.

Made it to the Staples Center, The Microsoft Center and the Convention Center. Had to set up the hair & makeup room and learn how to get around the tunnels. Grabbed a quick snack from my room since I haven’t eaten since yesterday. Good ol Funyuns and a Mountain Dew did the trick. When headed back to the hotel I shared a ride with Marion & Willie (he’s the man).

Still more Entitled Beauty work to get done and more bags to fill, these last four was for; Fergie, Kevin Hart wife, Andra Day, and Queen Latifah. While in the production office I grabbed a small snack, couldn’t resist.

Now that I’m off, I was craving fish tacos and I found Chicas Tacos, one block away from the hotel. So, I walked over there for dinner and order 3 fish tacos and a Mexican street corn spread with sour cream on top. Ok, can I say DELICIOUS!!!!

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Now it’s time for some ME TIME. I been waiting all day to get myself in this wonderful tub. A glass of rose champagne and silence is all this girl need.

After I brushed up with Terra & Co Charcoal Toothpaste and flossed with their charcoal dental floss, I was off to bed. Tomorrow is the first day of NBA All Star Weekend and I want to get at least 8hrs of sleep cuz after tomorrow I won’t sleep until Tuesday.

Hotel Review On Hotel Zero Degrees In Danbury Connecticut

Whenever your visiting Danbury, Connecticut or have family and friends visiting and your looking for the best place to host them in the area. I always recommend Hotel Zero Degrees, it’s my favorite hotel in Danbury. This boutique hotel has everything you and your guest would need while away from home. Not only is the hotel fabulous but the staff is so welcoming and accommodating. Anytime I personally need to check in a hotel this is where I go.

Hotel Zero Degrees boutique hotels offer a wide variety of complimentary amenities to make your stay more exceptional:

  • Warm breakfast buffet
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Daily newspaper
  • Starbucks coffee available 24/7
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-parking
  • Local shuttle service throughout the day
  • On-site Grab & Go market
  • Award-winning restaurant and catering partners
  • Unique public spaces
  • Business Center

And Ladies, they have the best bathroom space ever! I’ve stayed at many hotels and I’m always working out of hotels with my celebrity clients and my biggest complaint is the lighting and bathroom space. Well, the designers at Hotel Zero Degrees got it right, because I can do my makeup and hair very well in the bathroom.

Come inside and see for yourself the Executive Suite, my favorite room when I’m at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury.

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Entitled Beauty Makeup Photo Shoot At Hotel Zero Degrees in Connecticut

img_5538What a dream come true when 21 years of working in the beauty and entertainment industry being on set for numerous photo shoot. Sometimes I would daydream and think that one day I would be my own Owner and Creative Director for my makeup line. I have an eye and ears for greatness and I just had to wait my turn when GOD said it’s your time. I have always believed that you can’t rush it, success…it takes time and when it’s your turn it will happen effortlessly. And that is what happened with Entitled Beauty makeup line. I’m just relaxed and letting everything fall into place. Today my dream came through on set at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury. We didn’t have all 12 of the lip colors, guess what they arrived 2 days after the shoot. And we also now have our new collagen lip glosses but again they were held up but the show must go on right. Our girls came through, Mindy a lifestyle blogger with Finding Silver Linings and model Lauren gave us the energy we needed to capture the looks we wanted. Come take a peek to see what Johnny and myself is up.

Johnny looked amazing on set rockin his COACH scarf

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Entitled Beauty makeup set will always have Mionetto prosecco and some Britney Spears…just sayin

Caught me working doing both hair & makeup…I do it all!

I’m so honor that Mindy is one of our models for Entitled Beauty first photo shoot

My heart was definitely full when this shot came together.

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Entitled Beauty Holiday Look I’m obsessed with…thanks Lauren

Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury is a perfect place to call home when your away from home. I stayed over the day before the shoot in the Executive Suite to get everything organized so that our day would go smooth. The staff at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury was so very helpful with all of my needs. They treated me like I was a VIP guest because they were so swift on anything I asked for. To keep my body up I was able to get 24/7 access to hot tea, yes there is Starbucks coffee but I’m not a coffee drinker. I was also able to get all of my emails and look at all of our pics on their high tech computer, luv that they have high speed WiFi in their business center. A perfect setup for any business owner and lifestyle blogger like myself. One of my 2018 goals

Stop by Entitled Beauty Instagram page to see all of the lavish pics we took.

A Lovely Evening At Terra Of Danbury Restaurant

After spending a glamxurious day in New York with some of the most sophisticated women at The Plaza Hotel eating, enjoying an eclectic playlist of music while sipping on champagne and playing with makeup I ended my evening in Connecticut.  I met up with my besties makeup artist Johnny Luoma and Business Sales Specialist at Microsoft Randy for dinner at our favorite restaurant in Danbury, Terra of Danbury inside Hotel Zero Degrees. I luv that they scratch cook their food and the Old & New World Northern Italian dishes is why I enjoy this restaurant. Of course the ambiance and top customer service is always top notch.

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American Kobe Beef carpaccio

Truffle Fries-missing

Tomato Sauce Pizza

Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp

Certified Angus Beef 8 oz filet

CRÈME BRULEE