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.
WOW! What a week filled with so many great blessings. For me, when I say blessings it doesn’t always mean making money. For me, it means my life was fulfilled with activities that makes me happy, that fed me with things that I enjoy doing.
Doing what I love, by now you know it’s makeup, teaching makeup with my Beauty Blueprint company, meeting about my makeup company Entitled Beauty, creating content for my social media platforms, getting things crossed of my list for the upcoming Danbury Fashion Week while still being superwoman at home as a great wife and mother.
Today, is a beautiful Sunday. Here in Candlewood Lake it’s so peaceful. All I hear are birds singing and the humming sounds from people riding on their golf carts. I’m home alone, sitting outside on the deck enjoying my bottle of white wine from Josh Cellars. It’s nice to not be on a schedule for a few hours just having a lazy relaxing day doing nothing. Maybe I’ll take a nap outside and just enjoy this lovely breeze.
What is a day like for a Beauty Influencer, you ask? Being a Beauty Influencer each day is completely different but always plentiful. Because I have 21 years of doing makeup in the beauty and entertainment industry I’m moving and shaking all the time especially since I have real A-list celebrity clients and is a Co-Founder of a 4 month old makeup line, Entitled Beauty. My day is mostly spent commuting to New York from Connecticut. I always feel like the MTA Metro North & Grand Central is my second office. I’ve learned to get a lot of work done on the train and have meetings at Grand Central Terminal. Today is no different, while on the train I managed to create content for Instagram and I got on a conference call to discuss an upcoming campaign.
I like that my train line is conducive to my needs because it’s always so quiet on my line.
Because I’m not shy, I whip out my camera anywhere I see that a great picture can be taken. I always capture great pics on the train because I get the best natural light on there.
On this day I was feeling like Jenny From The Block and wanted to capture a picture that reflected a boogie down brown girl on the train. On a 1hr 45 min train ride I have to find ways to entertain myself, right?
Right before I get off the train I do my homework so when I get to my meeting next I’ll be prepared. I wrote down additional notes and reread about the client so that I can be refreshed about the company.
Did I tell you that my train also makes for a great beauty studio? Yep, I pull out all of my makeup, my hair brush, hair spray, and perfume and I touch myself up. So I’m usually one of the last to get off the train once it pulls in.
I selected the meeting to be at Cipriani today because my train last stop is Grand Central Terminal and because Ilse, a lifestyle blogger with Live Learn Luxe It was going to meet me here at GCT after my meeting at 4pm. My favorite drink of course at Cipriani is their Bellini’s. I get this every time.
Next stop is to the West Village to have lunch at the stylish yet tiny While We Were Young restaurant. We arrived at 4:30pm before the crowd so that we could have the place all to ourselves. Ilse and I were pleasantly pleased with everyone here from the manager, waitress, chef and the owner Bradford, who is just as delicious looking as the food and cocktails they serve.
So what did I order…we both started with a cocktail called While We Were Young followed with an order of Truffle Fries. Then an order of Brussel Sprouts and my main dish was the Wild Salmon. Of course the food was all picture perfect and DE-LISH!
We met 2 other Lifestyle Bloggers here, Sara Mueller @saramueller and Noelani @noemeirowsky it’s always refreshing talking with others peers. We all get each other, all very passionate for creating beautiful content on our social media platforms. After talking about How To’s we ordered another round of drinks because we had a 6pm event to attend.
Last stop of the evening took place in Soho where a group of New York influencers were invited to attend a Brand Collaborations event. Drinks were served, music bumping, lots of conversations going, networking at it’s best. James was a fantastic host, very captivating and Sydney was such a knowledgeable BOSS BABE. I took down some good notes and look forward to using them like tomorrow as I continue to brand myself as a Beauty Influencer in this industry.
So elated about seeing Zulay, she has a podcast called Uptown Girls. Zulay invited me to be a guest on her upcoming show, how FAB! Also, check out my girl Elizabeth IG page @lizllapa and Lifestyle Curator Trisha’s page @trishapenn
It’s 10pm do you know where your children are???? We are somewhere on 86TH Street…Thanks Ilse!!!! By the time I get back to Connecticut it should be around midnight. So while on the train back I’ll go through pics from today, respond to emails and start working on my next blog. A Beauty Influencer life never stops.
This weekend Entitled Beauty cosmetics, an indie mineral makeup line based out of Connecticut will be a vendor at the 2018 Home & Leisure Show at Danbury Fair Mall in Fairfield County. The Home & Leisure Show is the state’s largest, oldest and most respected Home Show. Entitled Beauty will be doing live demonstrations all weekend long with their products. Co Founder and Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis will be there to offer exciting new trends, tips and tricks while Co Founder Johnny Luoma will help you find the perfect spring lipsticks, lip glosses and highlighters. Stop by the booth to learn everything you need to know about Entitled Beauty and the products that Gomez-Duplessis and Luoma used during Oscar de la Renta Fashion Show, New York Fashion Week, Harlem Fashion Week and at the NBA All Star Weekend.
Hello! Today’s “Ask An Expert” interview is with a celebrity makeup artist, entrepreneur and kindred spirit of mine, Brandy Gomez-Duplessis. She is one of those magical people that are simply larger than life. When she walks into a room, she owns it. I mean, you guys…
Read the full article that Lifestyle Blogger, Mindy from Finding Silver Linings blog. It was a fun interview and I enjoyed my time with Mindy. It’s a treat when your peers show you love. I hope you take some time to check it out. Her blog is fabulous you will want to subscribe and Oh did I mention she’s freaking GORG!
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
Starbucks coffee available 24/7
State-of-the-art fitness center
Local shuttle service throughout the day
On-site Grab & Go market
Award-winning restaurant and catering partners
Unique public spaces
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.
Alright guys, I just received this fab gift from Earbolts. It’s their NUB Bluetooth Micro Stereo Speaker. I’m already obsessed with it because I can just take them with me anywhere because of the size. I’m definitely impressed with the volume and the BASS that this little speakers give.
Two other great thing about my Earbolts NUB Bluetooth Micro Stereo Speakers are the built in’s
Built-in microphone for speakerphone functionality
Built-in camera shutter release for remote selfies
I’m definitely bringing my new NUB Bluetooth Micro Stereo Speakers with me to work The NBA All Star Weekend in LA
Welcome to Entitled Beauty’s Garden of Eden. Try our forbidden fruit 🐍 We offer gorgeous lip shades for every hue.
21 years of being in the Beauty & Entertainment industry as a Celebrity Makeup Artist, being called a Beauty Expert, Influencer and even a Sephora Senior Artist for Connecticut. I can now say I have my own makeup brand. That feels so good to say I must admit. Johnny, my business partner and I wanted to give you all something great. Entitled Beauty is a mineral based makeup line with 3x the pigments and I really mean heavily pigmented. The texture, I LOVE because normally matte liquid lipsticks crack throughout the day and our creamy liquid lipsticks goes on so smooth and feel so soft that you forget your wearing it.
Our first week of launching Entitled Beauty walked the runway at Oscar de la Renta fashion show. We have already been mentioned in BRIDES, Everyday Health, and on a few blogs. I’m elated about my upcoming assignment in February, where I will use our delicious lippies on the female celebrity talents in LA during NBA All Star Weekend. I look forward to sharing those pics with you.
So hurry get your hands on Entitled Beauty makeup today.
Happy New Year Dolls! I hope everyone had a fabulous night ringing in the new year, 2018. Now that our new chapter has started let’s see where it brings us.
For me I decided to work out of my dressing room responding back to emails and pitching the ideas of carrying my makeup line Entitled Beauty and salons, boutiques, and retail stores. If any of you would like to retail Entitled Beauty at their establishment please reach out to us.
I’m so obsessed with how my skin looked this morning. I have been working really hard at pampering it with great skincare products. For the last 3 months I have been using these 2 items on my face so I wanted to share them with you.
First Aid Beauty Radiant Pads they help me with achieving brightness, and it smooth out my textured skin due to my moles and hyper pigmentation due to my lupus.
Tonight I’m headed out to Connecticut Bloggers Collective also known as Connecticut Bloggers Babes, Holiday Soiree bash. I’m just so elated that Connecticut have a great group for bloggers from all over the state. When I first moved to Connecticut one of the first thing I did was look on the internet to see if there was any blogging group. I actually found one and then later discovered Connecticut Bloggers Collective. In August of this year I went to their first brunch for the bloggers in Connecticut and about 25 bloggers showed up. Tonight, about 100 bloggers turned up and out at FLORA Plant Food + Drink. Besides attending the event, we at Entitled Beauty was also one of the sponsors for the VIP goodie bag. My date for the evening was Connecticut Lifestyle Blogger Pam Rosario with PR*Love *Style* Life.
First thing first, cocktails please…I ordered the Hibiscus Cosmo and the girls all ordered the Apple Cider Sangria. My drink was ok so later I ordered my signature a glass of prosecco.
I was a little worried at first because I saw the word vegan when I looked up the restaurant because I don’t eat healthy. I was like I’m not going to find anything that I would want to eat. But I found 2 dishes that I event went back for seconds. It was the COD and the fried cauliflower. Can I just tell how delicious both dishes was. So if you see this on their menu GET IT!
What 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
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