Aloha, Welcome To Honolulu Hawaii Lifestyle Blogger and Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis blog, Inside The Life Of A Makeup Artist. She shares makeup tips, how to's, on set entertainment, BTS beauty industry pics, bridal makeup, and beauty testimonials, all while living with Lupus, Lyme disease, RA & Asthma. She share her life of what it's like being a REAL makeup artist in the beauty industry. This Oahu Hawaii Makeup Artist and Blogger was selected by her peers as The Top 15 People To Follow During The Golden Globes. Brandy is also a Beauty Editor for Caribbean Posh magazine and is a Contributor Beauty Expert for the Today Show. This Lifestyle Blogger recently launched Entitled Beauty Cosmetics, a luxurious mineral based makeup line with her business partner Johnny Luoma. 22 years in the beauty industry, Brandy is now calling Honolulu Hawaii home. So destination brides, you now have a TOP makeup artist on the island of Oahu to get you glamxurious for your wedding day. If you come to Oahu, and is looking for a TOP Makeup Artist in Oahu, know you can get a face beat or an effortless makeup look by Brandy. During the CoronaVirus Pandemic bring started a video Podcast called "Just Girlfriends" with Co-Host Julia Rebolo…Oh, and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
The reason why I can’t stop screaming from the mountain top about Entitled Beauty makeup line is because it’s been a year in the making. Many of the days I was home in bed having bad flares from my Lupus, Lyme & RA. My amazing business partner and I would take advantage of us communicating through technology like Face Time & Skype about colors, textures, and packaging because I wasn’t able to do face to face meetings. So this baby is very special to me and this is why I want everyone to try it, I want everyone to fall in love with it because it was made out of love. Plus, it’s mineral based so it’s all healthy for the skin and for you. My health is very important to me and after sharing about my chronic illness I have met so many other women suffering with a invisible illness like myself. So, when talking with Johnny about wanting the makeup to be health he supported me. That’s why he’s amazing!
Working in the beauty industry for 21 years and using other makeup brands on my clients, on assignments, at fashion shows I now have my own makeup line to use. So I can’t wait to see it on everyone I now work on. My partner Johnny and I only have 10 perfectly matte lipstick shades for now but so much more lippies colors are coming with a new item in 2 weeks and by Spring 2018 we will have another item added to the line.
Just in time for the holidays maybe treat yourself or someone to Entitled Beauty mineral liquid lipsticks. We have a lot of great things coming up in just a few days so stay tune and stay connected with Entitled Beauty by following our Instagram page.
It’s been a day and I’m so glad it’s over my body need a break. I started first by going to do a CT Scan, then off to do the allergy test on my arms and forearms, then over to the CT Sinus Center, ending my appointment doing a Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy. Unfortunately, I have to do a lot of this often, in 10 days I’ll be repeating everything except the allergy test. At least I didn’t have to give blood this week. A lot of driving around today, I’m just glad to be home. How is your Monday going?
*IF YOU HAVE A WEAK STOMACH OR HAVE TRYPOPHOBIA DON’T REVIEW THE PICS & VIDEOS BELOW.
Today I’m not doing anything, I’m going to flaunt around the house like I do and just enjoying myself. Since I have no plans on leaving the house I’m going to just relax, snack, drink wine and nap. I have a busy week ahead starting with 3 appointments early tomorrow morning. And one more appointment on Tuesday but that one is going to be easy breeze. I haven’t been having any heart problems and it’s not time to do another EKG so I’ll be out in 10 mins. But as soon as I walk out of tomorrow appointment I cannot wait to take my meds for all these body pains. I was told that I couldn’t take anything for 3 days prior to my Monday appointments so I’m feeling everything so wine is definitely needed until then. How did you spend your Sunday?
A lot of peers always see me when I post pics of myself when I’m doing well but they never understand when I tell them that by the end of the day my body shut down. It’s hard to understand how can someone look amazing then quickly is having a hard time to breathe but it’s my life about 3-4 times a week. I decided to show you how I can go from this to the videos below. I don’t know if it’s the lupus, the lyme disease, or both but it’s definitely hard on my body. This is why my new lifestyle only allows for me to do one thing and usually work win and takes all my energy that I never have time to party or meet up with girlfriends after work. Not everyone understands and it hurts but when I give in I know I will have it bad for 2-3 days. I usually don’t like to push myself because I never won’t to be able to show up for work. So if you know anyone with an auto-immune or invisible illness please be patience with them.
I know on social media we only suppose to share glam things but this is a part of my glam life. I don’t have allergies but my body ( #lupus ) think I do. All of my sinuses are infected so I always sound congested like I have a damn cold 24/7. Enough is enough, today I’m going to fight this like I have allergies.
What do you do when you’re fighting your allergies? I’m accepting suggestions & tips..
Morning Thoughts….Start redeeming the invitation that God keep sending you.
By now you all know my life challenges and I never let it stop me from living a positive and prosper life. It’s perfect that my health does not allow me to have any negative & stressful people around me. If so, I bounce, literally. I’ve learned that nothing is worth me having a flare up. Now something things I can’t control like mother nature and the weather that’s something I have to deal with. But fulfilling myself my dreams doing what I’m passionate about is something that I can control. So I stay away from anyone or anything that’s not positive. Maybe I do live in a fantasy world wanting happiness around me. Today like everyday I’m doing simple things that makes me happy. It’s ok if it’s not for everyone but it makes me smile.
On no, not again, I just heard that my boy Nick Cannon is once again in the hospital due to his lupus flaring up. It seems like it’s a bad one because his doctors are keeping him for a few days. So Christmas Day he will be spending it in the hospital, #LupusSucks! I’ve been there, not being able to celebrate with family & friends and inconvenience others to stop in come out to visit can be a pain. I know Nick is going to come out running ready to catch up with work that he won’t rest, I know cause that’s what us Lupus Warriors do. That’s our problem we don’t know how to rest. I’m saying prayers that you get better fast so you can kick off 2017 with a bang, #Ncredible
The fabulous and gorgeous Founder and Executive Director Zulema Arroyo-Farley of Artz Cure Sarcoma was recently featured in Ocean Drive Puerto Rico magazine. The photo shoot was shot at her beautiful home on the Upper East Side in New York. Zulema is being featured because of her fight with sarcoma and how she work really hard at bringing awareness to sarcoma. Zulema and I met through a mutual friend Lifestyle Blogger Nashelly of Fabulatina. This superwoman Zulema not only is fighting sarcoma she’s also fighting lupus, so that’s how we bonded. I’m always so proud of Zulema, she just never stop, she goes hard everyday. So when she asked me to be a part of her glam team I was definitely honored. This photo shoot was so FAB, I took tons of pics & videos to share with you. If you have time check out her site because this beauty has a great story.
Learn how to create the “Smokey Eye” look this Thursday, Nov 3rd at 7pm at Whip Salon in our AFTER HOURS MASTER CLASS with Brandy. Whip Salon’s Makeup Creative Director & Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is now holding tutorials the first Thursday of each month at 7pm to help you master various makeup styles while you relax with friends. Upcoming concepts include:
Thurs, Nov 3rd – Smokey Eye Thurs, Dec 1st – Holiday Glam Thurs, Jan 5th – “No-Makeup” Makeup – Achieving the natural look
– A tutorial from celebrity makeup artist Brandy – learn to master these looks of the moment
– Bring your own makeup bag, we’ll provide a mirror and face chart – you will learn to create your look with Brandy’s guidance
– 2 complimentary drinks
– 10% off any Jane Iredale products on the night of the event
$50pp, space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.442.6444 to book. Must pay in advance and be over 21 to attend.
Whip Salon – #cutscolorsblowydrysmakeup #open7days
23 Governor Street next to Bissell Pharmacy in Ridgefield
Before heading to work I stopped at Wendy’s to get a large bowl of chili. It’s so nippy outside that I just wanted something comforting, cuz a salad wasn’t going to do today.
I only went in for a few hours to clean the display counter with Clorox bleach and to place a Jane Iredale makeup order. We are out of stock on many items from the week so I wanted to get a order together since I’m off on Monday & Tuesday.
Hubby did a great job with selecting these pink & red roses. How sweet of him. He also brought Amy flowers on Saturday at the launch party. He selected the right colors of roses that they actually matched her dress.
Before I left the house this morning I put a little bit of everything in the crock pot to make a spicy gumbo. Still needed a few more ingredients but overall it was delicious! Dinner is now served I’m ready for The Walking Dead tonight, what about you?