10 Highlighters Hawaiian Girls Uses To Keep Their Summer Glow

To keep that GORGEOUS Summer Glow going successful all Fall. Here are 10 Must Have items that a POSHgirl should have in her makeup kit. Here in Hawaii we love using  these items to compliment our boogie down brown skin. Read more in Caribbean Posh magazine.

1.    ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Loose Pigments

2.    CHARLOTTE TILBURY Glowgasm Face Palette

3.    COVER FX Monochromatic Matte + Shimmer Bronzer Duo in Sunkissed Bronze

4.    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee in Heat Wave

5.    NARS Orgasm Liquid Highlighter

6.    KORA Organics Noni Glow Face Oil

7.    NYX Born to Glow Illuminating Powder

8.    Leahlani Meli GLOW Illuminating Nectar Mask

9.    Entitled Beauty Liquid Slay Highlighters

10. FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Highlighters

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Lifestyle Blogger 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 Waikiki, Waipahu, Waikele, and 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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New Orleans Peeps Enjoying Surf Day In Oahu Hawaii

img_8172Yeah buddy, the day has finally come, where the Gomez-Duplessis guys are getting surf lessons in Hawaii. We decided to go to our favorite area, Haleiwa on The Northshore.

Haleiwa is about a 45 min ride, the same amount of time to get to Honolulu from the house but the view to Haleiwa is so much better. Plus, I like the energy better in Haleiwa then in Waikiki. I call Haleiwa more bohemian, chill and laid back. Being in Waikiki is like going to Rodeo Drive flirting with 5th Ave and Times Square.

Honolulu is basically  like going downtown in your town where all the tourists have overcrowded. When we visited The Northshore last month we noticed they offered surf lessons on the beach. No appointment is needed you just show up and wait until one of the instructors is available. The crowds are also substantially lighter and friendlier than in Waikiki. The North Shore is the SURFING CAPITOL of the WORLD, learning to surf out here is about as authentic as it gets.

So today we selected to do surf lessons on Chun’s Reef Beaches with North Shore Surf Girls. The instructor offers 2 lessons, one on the beach and the other in the water. The total lesson is 2 hours and the instructors were very knowledgeable and gave really good tips and advice when your out there in the water.

They will provide surf jerseys, rashguards and surfboard.  Please make sure you bring cash, enough to pay for your services, to tip your instructor and additional cash if you decide that you want to purchase professional pictures of yourself when you’re out on the water.

 

So while the guys were doing their thing out in the water, I was having my photo shoot by myself.

A freelance photographer is out there, capture great pics of you and when you’re done with your lessons you can review the pics and then purchase the link with pics of yourself. His hustle is like theme parks, not mad at it, I like a good hustle.

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Lifestyle Blogger 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 Waikiki, Waipahu, Waikele, and 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. 

About Last Night At The Monkeypod Kitchen in Hawaii

img_6997Last Night after work we decided to go out to eat. Everyone was off at 6pm, it was early enough to go home freshen up and have a family date night.  I have been wanting to try this restaurant out because I heard how great their Mai Tai’s are. Food gets me excited but a great drink gets me more excited.

A few people I’ve met shared with me that MonkeyPod Kitchen by Merriman in Ko’Olina Center would be a spot that I would like. I guess I give off a bougie vibe or something but I enjoy a great ambience when I go out to eat. The only time I don’t look for a fancy decor is when I’m going out to eat seafood (crabs, crawfish, shrimp) then I want it to be clean but comfortable so I can go in. So everyone who suggested Monkeypod Kitchen was correct. The entre Ko’Olina Center look like me, from living to shopping to eating and having drinks.

We met up with Michael Co-Workers who also was in the mood for delicious and food and great Mai-Tai’s. We sat at the bar until our table was ready. Of course I ordered what I came for, the signature Monkeypod Mai Tai. It’s old lahaina light and dark rums, lime, house-made macadamia nut orgeat, orange curracao, with their delicious honey-lilikoi foam.

Once we moved to the table I continued with the Mai Tai’s and because I was HANGRY I ordered the following; Lobster Deviled Eggs, Fish & Lobster Pasta, and All Natural CAB Ribeye Steak.

We had a great time, beautiful weather to sit out on the patio just drinking, eating, laughing and more drinking, the last table to leave for the evening. Our chariot await so off we go on our golf cart back to the house. We will definitely return to The Monkeypod Kitchen.

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Lifestyle Blogger 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 Waikiki, Waipahu, Waikele, and 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. 

I Fell In Love With The North Shore In Oahu Hawaii

img_6198-1Since we’ve been here in Oahu Hawaii, all we keep hearing about is The Northshore, so today we decided to take a trip to The North Shore to explore what all the fuss has been about. And I’m so glad we did, we found a hidden gem of gorgeousness…is that even a word (lol). But that’s what we found on The Northshore.

The drive alone was so peaceful and the beautiful trees and views of the mountains was spectacular. It has a very country vibe and energy. You know that feel where you would want to stick your barefoot out of the windows and let your toes enjoy the amazing breeze. Maybe corny but that’s how I felt. I just wanted to take off all this fancy and expensive jewelry, remove my bra, pull my hair back and just enjoy the freedom.

We drove to a town called Haleiwa, it’s the largest or one of the largest commercial spot on the North Shore of the island. It’s a popular spot for residents and tourists, definitely a lot of tourists from what we saw. Maybe because it’s still the crowd from the 4th Of July weekend. The crowd was just as thick as Luxury Row in Waikiki so I must come back on a slower day.

We saw lots of surfers and stand up paddle boarding taking place. Food trucks for days it was bumper to bumper to even get a spot so eventually we just pulled over and walked around the old plantation town. Lots of great colorful small owned shops, galleries, surf shops lined both sides of the streets. So many great treasures I saw for the house and for great gifts for everyone on the mainland. The vibe was like an old-school Volkswagens roll past tourists with custom-made boards hanging from the hatches.  We did see a restaurant called Haleiwa Beach House   that we want to check out, the menu was of my liking and the decor was ME (lol).

It’s a bohemian and chic kind of town and I was here for it and look forward to revisiting in a few weeks.

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It’s a bohemian and chic kind of town and I was here for it and look forward to revisiting in a few weeks.

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Lifestyle Blogger 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 Waikiki, Waipahu, Waikele, and 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. 

So Glad The Rain Storm In Oahu Hawaii Is Over

img_5784The torrential  rain storm is over here in Oahu, Hawaii and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m sure all the beautiful trees needed it but I didn’t. I need the warm weather and the beautiful beach Hawaii is known for. Not some crazy ass rain that triggered this widespread flooding, scary thunderstorms and lighting that injured 3 people. Plus, all the rain did was leave us in Ewa Beach without power for 2 days. That’s not cute at all.

So tonight I’m going to sleep real good. I was worried that I was going to oversleep both days. I kept waking up to check my phone. Yes, I did set my alarm but I didn’t feel comfortable to realized on my phone alarm due to the fact that it had a very low battery. I also plan to love on my hair, wash and condition it real good, then pin curl and blow dry my hair so on Saturday for the “Shop & Play” at The Cosmetics Company Store I will look fabulous.

What kind of summer weather are you having?

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger 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 Waikiki, Waipahu, and 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. 

This Island Girl Is Having A Sexy Monday In Hawaii

 

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Today, I’m off and the beach is calling me, I can hear the waves from my house. Guess what, I plan on enjoying hours in that warm turquoise water and that flawless butter pecan sand. This is one of the best part about living here in Hawaii, having the beach and being able to just love on it all day.

Last week was busy for me so I didn’t spend a lot of time at the beach like I normally do but today I had nothing schedule, and I didn’t schedule anything because I needed that ME TIME.

 

Living in Hawaii I promised myself that I was going to be selfish with my time. I vow to put myself first and all I wanted to do today was be free and just do what I wanted to do and basically that was drink prosecco, create content, and just enjoy myself.

See for yourself…

 

 

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger 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 Waikiki, Waipahu, and 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. 

Hawaii Living: Saturday Afternoon Hanging Out In Waikiki

img_4320-1Aloha…When living in Hawaii, one thing for sure you can always find is a beautiful beach, a breathtaking hiking trail, and even a mermaid cave to hangout in on the weekend. I chose spending the day with the family in the fabulous Waikiki.

My first day in Hawaii my husband Co-worker took us to lunch at Duke’s restaurant in Waikiki and we drove passed Luxury Row. Before arriving here when I was doing digital interviews a lot of the beauty brands wanted me to work in Luxury Row. But I passed on all of the opportunities because of the distance Luxury Row is from our house. I’ve commuted so much in Connecticut to New York (1 and 45mins each way) that I didn’t want to drive 45 mins here to go to work. I guess you can saw I’m burnt out…but it’s nice to visit a few times a month.

 

You will also find Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki, another luxurious shopping mall. It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!! Inside you will find unique island boutiques, 110 distinctive stores and 30 unique dining destinations. So, if you looking to do some damage to your plastic cards, this is the shopping MEECA to do just that.

Had to walk over to the beach to check out the waves but unfortunately the waves wasn’t really happening today. It was definitely crowded with locals and tourists. Since we weren’t dressed to layout on the beach we kept it brief.

I made a quick 3 min video for you guys of my Saturday afternoon in Waikiki, I hope you enjoy.

Mahalo

Honolulu Hawaii Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger 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 Waikiki, Waipahu, and 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.