How I Keep My Body Moisturize In Hawaii

img_2128In 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. 

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What Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Face Scrub Do You Use


So how do I keep my skin flawless and oil-free? It’s all about using the correct skincare product for your skin. Activated charcoal is a great item for someone with oily skin. I just started using DERMA E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub to exfoliate my face with. I can already see a difference and my face not being oily as fast. I feel like my face is matte longer than usual. So this is a good sign that DERMA E is working for me. It’s a natural exfoliate that is living me with a fresh, healthy, and radiance glowing complexion.

What exfoliating do you like to use on your face?



Below is a video of me trying out DERMA E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

Whole Foods Market Limited Edition Beauty Bag During Beauty Week


photo-5Guess What’s Back?…Whole Foods Market limited edition Beauty Bag. Whole Foods Market’s 4th Annual Beauty Week kicks off from March 21st-28th. Inside the Beauty Bag you will find natural beauty products that is sold at Whole Foods Market Whole Body department. Some of these beauty and skincare items are already on the shelves and now you will get introduced to new Whole Food’s favorites. The Beauty Bag will be available for sale at $20 (valued at $90.00).  I see so many great items  in my box that I can’t wait to try them all out. If your into natural organic products, mineral based items, and personal care products that don’t included: phthalates, microbeads, triclosan, BHT, BHA, aluminum chlorohydrate and more, you should pamper yourself with this bag of treats. They screen for 75 plus ingredients that’s been banned in personal care products to make sure they sell the best to their customers. So all you natural beauties, stop by your local Whole Foods Market next week to pick up your Beauty Bag and get a Whole Beauty Experience.

Because I’m based out of Connecticut my two locations I suggest going to is Whole Foods Market in Fairfield County & Whole Foods Market in Milford. I promise a great Beauty Bag as such will sell out fast because it’s an awesome bag.


Here are the curated items that was in my gift box.

Dr. Hauschka oil-free night care allows skin to breathe freely while supporting its natural renewal processes. And the Clarifying Day Oil sends a signal to the skin to reduce oil production.

This natural exfoliate lifts away micro-pollutants and impurities for a fresh, healthy radiance.

Deeply hydrates and moisturizes sensitive skin.

An antioxidant-rich blend of nourishing desert botanicals to soothe, calm, moisturize and illuminate.

Enlivens and balances skin with the nourishing and regenerating essential oils.

Intense, soothing under eye elixir hydrogels to help rejuvenate with Cucumber and Persian Silk Tree.

instantly hydrates and replenishes, soothing, nourishing and protecting skin’s own moisture barrier for a beautiful complexion.

Fruit stem cell complex and marula oil instantly nourish and plump as french clay helps stimulate circulation for a visibly lifted, firmer appearance and a smoother looking complexion.

A bright jewel-toned berry in a creamy texture and smooth satin finish, and packed with moisturizing ingredients.

Gentle mineral formula applies easily and defines each lash without clumps, flakes or smudges.

A makeup bag essential! The gentle, alcohol-free aloe vera formula makes this a favorite go-to toner for refreshing skin on the run.


6 Skin Enhancer From First Aid Beauty “Hello Fab” Line

first aid beauty hello fabBeing that I’m a makeup artistbeauty editorbeauty influencer, and blogger I’m always looking for great skincare products both for myself due to health issues (lupus, lyme, ra) and for my makeup kit to use on clients. For the last 5 years I noticed more of my clients seems to have fussy skin so I am always looking for quality products.

When I was introduced to First Aid Beauty I instantly fell in love with their skincare products. Their products gave me instant relief & results each time I used it. How FAB is it to have great skin everyday. First Aid Beauty newest collection Hello Fab is all about complexion that gives you a flawless finish with ingredients to help give the skin an instant smooth and blur appearance. The Hello Fab line also excludes petrolatum, is allergy-tested, and formulated to deliver high potency without irritation.

Here are the 6 items (skin tint, multi stick, primer, color corrector, wipes & mist) you definitely need to try if you have sensitive skin and/or looking for great affordable skincare products.


This ultra-light, breathable fluid glides easily and effortlessly onto skin for simple, brush-free, buildable coverage. Non-comedogenic and formulated for all skin types, even sensitive, this natural-pigmented formulation is available in four adaptable shades to suit a wide spectrum of complexions.


All in one, cream-to-powder multi stick that imparts a natural, lit from within glow.


Formulated with Coconut Water and other superfood ingredients, this natural, complexion-enhancing moisturizer instantly brightens, hydrates and smooths in one simple step, while helping blur the appearance of pores and imperfections.


A customizable, cushion compact incorporating blendable color-correcting pigments that help instantly erase common complexion concerns. “Green” neutralizes redness; “Pink” helps even skin tone; and “Purple” helps reduce dullness and brighten skin.


A cooling facial mist fortified with green superfoods to instantly quench, cool and nourish skin and set makeup, while helping protect against environmental aggressors.


Superfood-infused portable facial wipes remove dirt, excess oil and makeup, while hydrating, reviving and helping protect skin against environmental aggressors. Perfect for a quick pre-workout cleanse or whenever skin needs a quick, easy refresh.