Flirty Friday Working NBA All Star Weekend In LA

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The first day of NBA All Star Weekend is finally here and I am ready for it. Before I start my day, I’m on my computer checking on my makeup line Entitled Beauty cosmetics. Johnny and I talk business and go over any emails that came through since yesterday. Then I get ready for my first full day.

Today, I get to meet my team for the first time. Looking at their pics on Instagram and talking through emails and texts is not the same. I have them meeting me here at NOMAD Hotel to pick up their credentials and parking pass. Then, we will head over to the Microsoft building to set up to do hair & makeup.

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Once everyone picked up their items my assistant/intern Bailey and I was was driven over. So who’s Bailey? Bailey is an aspiring makeup artist from Michigan and she is going to go through my Beauty Blueprint program for 3 days. My goal is to teach her what it’s like to work as a Entertainment Makeup Artist. This field is different from a salon, weddings, department stores, and Instagram makeup artists. This is something a lot of aspiring makeup artists have to learn, the different types of artistry. So, instead of just asking me questions through SKYPE about the business side of makeup, Bailey is  actually getting her hands dirty and learning how much work goes into working on a live TV show. The production life is no joke and as crazy and fast pace it is I live for it. Plus, it’s nothing like seeing your work later on screen.

After getting set up, our first set of talent came to the glam room to get her hair and makeup done. First up was Lauren Braganza, what a sweet young lady who can SANG!!! We also got to meet her mom Patty, what a lovely woman. She definitely get it from her mama.

While Ira & Phoebe worked on Lauren, Jessica, Bailey and myself headed over to the Convention Center to get 2 more ready. Actress Dascha Palonca and Rachel DeMita, a former basketball player, model, Vlogger, sports host and media personality. I’m so excited that I got use my makeup line, Entitled Beauty on these FAB ladies. I used my Bold Liquid Lipsticks, my Glamxurious Lip Glosses, and my Spotlight Highlighters on their eyes and cheeks. I brought enough for all of us to use on the talent and dancers all weekend.

Everyone looking good! Why don’t you give Entitled Beauty cosmetics a try to see if it’s worth having in your makeup bag.

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We made it through the first day, Friday’s are always quiet but plentiful. Meeting more team members tomorrow. But tonight Bailey & I is going to a private viewing of Kendrick Lamar concert. Free drinks & food!!!!!!

 

This is how you end your evening!

 

 

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Let’s All Get Lit Because It’s Mardi Gras In New Orleans

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I was the Queen of Red Bull

Damn I miss that GIRL!!!! Right about now I would be LIT as the young kids say. My health was good, NO LUPUS, LYME, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, ENLARGED HEART, and ASTHMA. Today it’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans and I would be jumping on  the barricades screaming for beads & coconuts. Drinking daiquiri’s and vodka straight out the bottle. See, ya didn’t know that side of Brandy. If you think I hustle hard now, baby my hustle game was on 100 before my health issues. Mardi Gras was my favorite holiday because I’m always straight business all year long. But on Mardi Gras Day, it was that one day I could just let loose with my family and friends on Fat Tuesday. So New Orleans, Happy Mardi Gras and Turn Up for me!  We should all start drinking now, don’t wait for Happy Hour.

So here are so funny pics of me from 2009-2011 just enjoying life.

2011 Mardi Gras

2010 Mardi Gras

2009 Mardi Gras

 

 

How to Host a Summer Soirée

I’m so elated to share this great article written by my bestie Beauty & Lifestyle Influencer Ilse with Live Learn Luxe It blog. Hope you enjoy cuz I know I did!

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Last week I invited some of my best girlfriends over to see our new place and have ourselves a little summer soirée! (Can we all agree adding “soirée” to anything makes it sound super fancy?) Our guest of honor was Notable Wines because when my friends and I get together it’s all about good conversation and even better wine!

Any time I know I’m having friends over I tend to go a little overboard with preparations. I clean with a good three days in advance and I love making the event extra special for them. Trust me when I say every little detail is thought out and I’m pretty particular about my menu.

With that said, I have 3 Tips on How to Host a Summer Soirée I ALWAYS follow:

To Read The Full Article On How to Host a Summer Soirée click here

How Did You Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 

​​​It started out not looking to good because we had such horrible rain here in Connecticut. I’m a GOMEZ, I know, I know I don’t look like one but I am, so Cinco de Mayo is a big deal to me. Because I was teaching my Beauty Blueprint class here in Connecticut I knew that I would be celebrating Cinco de Mayo at home until I saw Terra Danbury posting on Instagram a few weeks ago. So we RSVP’d and was elated about it until May 5th. The crew met up at the restaurant about 5pm and the party began. Thanks Hotel Zero Degrees for hosting a great party. Being from New Orleans, hubby and I are use to partying until the sun comes up. We’re getting old so we couldn’t hang that long but we managed to stay until 10:45 pm. Johnny & Randy was the last to leave, I think they put in another hour…yes indeed.

Our drinks of choice was lots and lots of margarita’s & mojito’s until they were out so we moved on to prosecco while the guys hit the beer & hard stuff. So Randy came up with this brilliant idea to order about 7+ orders of truffle fries so that we would not wake up with a hangover the next morning.

​Next year if you’re in the area definitely spend your Cinco de Mayo at Terra Danbury. As you can see my friends and I had a fantastic time!

​Ladies, Stephanie the bartender makes a MEAN drink so definitely go see her at Terra Danbury.  So now that you know how it went down for me how did you party that evening?

* Boy, was Randy correct, I woke up the next morning not feeling ill at all. So if you go out order truffle fries if you plan on drinking.