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.
Today is for me, it’s one of my date days. I said, I DO to my husband, I said, I DO to my kids, and I say, I DO to ME!
I choose ME! I choose me every time. In order for me to be at PEACE and HAPPY, I have to have ME TIME! It can be a simple day or a luxe day. It consists of me doing things that makes me happy and smile. I’m not on a schedule, it’s just on my time what I want to do. I can be selfish, I don’t have to wait on anyone, I can eat whatever I want, and my favorite I laugh at myself. It’s fantastic!
One of the great things about living in Hawaii is when you are on bed rest the view, the breeze, the exotic birds make for bad days in bed not so bad. Then when you’re ready to leave the house it’s just beautiful anywhere you go. So, let’s go backwards, I started feeling bad about 2 weeks ago. I just assumed it’s a flare up. My body started to go down fast, very fast. I don’t know what caused the flare up but this one took me down. I don’t know if I was exposed to COVID but I was ready for a trip to the ER. I started calling the kids to make sure they know where everything was. I’m serious the body aches was unbearable, I was back to using my breathing machine because I couldn’t breathe. I was going through my inhaler. The day the got me was when I decided to wash all of the bedding. Took everything off the bed, went downstairs to the laundry room came back upstairs and half way up the stairs I fell on the stairs and had to crawl back to the room because I couldn’t catch my breath. I didn’t leave the house I just went downstairs and my body couldn’t handle it. I didn’t have any strength to put fresh sheets on the bed. I just collapsed on the bed.
I know a lot of my peers cannot understand what Lupus is and what a Lupus flare can be like. I wish I had strength to hold a camera to show what it looks like. It’s the worse thing ever for someone to go through. It’s day 2, my left ide of my ribs and back hurt so bad. It feels like I been stomped numerous of time it still hurt to breathe. I feel like I’m going through my inhalers and if it continue then I will make an appointment. As long as I don’t overdue it I can make myself look decent and nobody would ever know what went through. Working from home helps a lot because I can slowly get back to normal at my own speed. Thank God for my hair and makeup skills because I know how to fix myself up.
I just started using my Singing Bowl on Jan 1st. I know that the Buddhist practitioners started using it for greater amount of peace and intuition in their daily lives through meditation. I know that singing bowls are found outside the temples and monasteries of the Himalayan mountains. They are used as tools for meditation or alternative treatment for various illnesses like chronic pain. As you know I suffer with 4 auto immune diseases. So learning and mastering this technique is very important me.
My goal is to bring relief to myself so I can start helping others on my journey.
Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Why Y’all Really Mad About Erika “Pat The Puss” Jayne from The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills? Would love for you to chime in after listening to my podcast. Share how you feel and what do you think will happen with Erika Jayne. Will Bravo keep her on the show, will she get endorsements, will she go to jail?
Hunty!!!! Let me tell you about this Eucalyptus Shower. It’s the best self care thing you can do during the pandemic. It will take you to a place of peace and relaxtion. The best way to treat yourself after a long drama day at work especially if you have to deal with these non mask wearing people. Come home pour yourself a nice glass of wine turn on your shower to a temperature of hot and midly warm and just stay in that shower until the water go cold. Another thing you can do with your eucalyptus bundle is put them around the house in a vase. For me, it helps to promote relaxation and because it make for a stunning plant when bundle together. Who need an air puifier when you use the eucalyptus as a plant. In the fragrant is divine, it’s also great for congestions and colds. So a win win indoor plant.
How To Take A Eucalyptus Shower
Gather the branches with the cut ends down.
Clear the stems. Remove leaves from the bottom of each branch so that you have room to tie them together.
Cut string or twine so that it’s approximately 24 inches long. Longer is better; too short and it’ll be difficult to tie and hang on your showerhead.
Wrap the string tightly around the stems. Tie the branches together, right under the leafy part, so that the bare stems are below the twine. You may want to wrap a rubber band around the stems to temporarily hold them together while you secure the string around them.
Use the ends of the string to attach your eucalyptus bouquet to the showerhead or another part of your shower. Make sure to tie it securely.
Position the bouquet so that it is not directly under the water stream.
Replace the bouquet every 3 weeks or until you no longer smell eucalyptus
Because, I have a second X-Large bundle arriving from Self Care Shower I wanted to see where I was going to place it and I decided that it will look great and my lounge room. It’s next to the living room and by the kitchen so the aroma could be smelled if I was in either of the rooms. Little things like this is what makes me happy. I surround myself around things that brings me happiness especially now that I’m home every day. I work from home, I don’t leave the house unless I’m going to a doctor’s appointment or I’m sitting outside on the beach. In lately that’s been rare.
If you’re looking for something that will bring happiness to a love one, definitely look at Self Care Shower. I have gifted my female loved ones with it and my husband who is into self care and working out loves it. After a good workout, coming home to a eucalyptus shower has been very rewarding.
On today’s video podcast of “Just Girlfriends” our topic is about the Queen of Beauty & Social Media, Kim Kardashian West and the Kardashian Culture. Kim is more than a triple threat. She doesn’t get the credit she deserves but for her fans, she’s proven to be a powerhouse. KKW has taken a challenging situation and created an empire. That’s a BOSS and a beautiful one at that. Now, for some this topic could get heated more heated then us talking about Spanking vs Time Out this week. Enjoy today’s podcast and we would love to hear your thoughts. 👑 👑 👑
The big day is finally here and that’s Makeup Date at Bloomingdales in Ala Moana Center. Bloomingdales nationwide is celebrating Makeup Date today on November 16th. I was so honored to be here in Hawaii and working as the Business Manager for Armani Beauty. Plus, I get to go on stage to do a demo on skincare using Crema Nera Extrema Eye Cream and Armani Power Fabric Concealer.
Bubbly’s and mimosas was being served, gourmet doughnuts, and delicious pastries from 40 Carrots.
Hope to see you there next year.
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 Haleiwa…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii.
In Hawaii everything is beautiful, the beaches, the flowers, the food, and even the people. One of the major beautiful thing here on the island of Oahu, are the fabulous bodies.
When I’m soaking up the sun on Ewa Beach I like to make sure my body is glistening and looking radiant. I love using Java Skin Care Double Shot Body Serum because I never want my boogie down brown skin to look ashes when I get out the water. Now you too can have healthy skin while looking delicious this summer.
Why I Love Java Skin Care Double Body Hot Body Serum:
concentrated blend of botanicals super moisturizes without leaving a greasy residue
locks in moisture so you only need to apply once a day
great for problem areas and super dry patches
helps prevent premature signs of aging while brightening and softening skin
evens skin tone, smooths skin irritation, great for sensitive skin
reduce inflammation, repair sun spot damage and boosts cell turnover
All of Java Skin Care products are free from Phthalates, Parabens, Synthetic Fragrance or Color and are Gluten Free, Sulphate Free, Cruelty Free & Made in Rhode Island,
Hawaii Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis has 22 years of experience in the Beauty & Entertainment industry. Brandy is located on Oahu island in Ewa Beach but you can find her working doing makeup in Kapolei. Being a top influencer & blogger don’t be surprised to see her writing beauty articles and taking selfies for her 60K followers on Instagram on the beautiful beaches in Honolulu…and YES, there are black people living in Hawaii.
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 with 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!
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.
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.