Aloha, Welcome to Honolulu Hawaii Celebrity Makeup Artist, Lifestyle Blogger and Reiki Practitioner 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. In 2018, Brandy was introduced to Reiki at her Rheumatologist doctor appointment. After seeing what Reiki did for her Lupus she decided she needed to learn it. In 2020, Brandy received her calling to become a Reiki Practitioner and a Spiritual Life Coach. Her first goal was to help ALL auto immune warriors. But after seeing what COVID did to her peers, Gomez-Duplessis decided that she need to help everyone that her Spirit Guides sends to her. Gomez-Duplessis says she will use her hands once again, this time instead of making people beautiful she's going to help heal them and make them a happier person, by doing Reiki. So, follow her on this new journey as she does Healing Touch Reiki Sessions in Hawaii on residents and tourists…and yes BLACK PEOPLE do live here in Hawaii.
Today is for me, it’s one of my date days. I said, I DO to my husband, I said, I DO to my kids, and I say, I DO to ME!
I choose ME! I choose me every time. In order for me to be at PEACE and HAPPY, I have to have ME TIME! It can be a simple day or a luxe day. It consists of me doing things that makes me happy and smile. I’m not on a schedule, it’s just on my time what I want to do. I can be selfish, I don’t have to wait on anyone, I can eat whatever I want, and my favorite I laugh at myself. It’s fantastic!
It’s always a concert or production for me when I’m getting ready. Plus, I just like to entertain myself. I’m a hair flip girl, y’all know how I do 😂 so I need L’Oreal Paris to hold me down. And Queen Janet Jackson would be so proud 🤙🏾🌸🌺
Do y’all remember I use to be a L’Oreal Pro Makeup Artist so I always used L’Oreal hair products. Elnett was my go to hairspray. OMG, the scent, it should be a candle 😂
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One of the great things about living in Hawaii is when you are on bed rest the view, the breeze, the exotic birds make for bad days in bed not so bad. Then when you’re ready to leave the house it’s just beautiful anywhere you go. So, let’s go backwards, I started feeling bad about 2 weeks ago. I just assumed it’s a flare up. My body started to go down fast, very fast. I don’t know what caused the flare up but this one took me down. I don’t know if I was exposed to COVID but I was ready for a trip to the ER. I started calling the kids to make sure they know where everything was. I’m serious the body aches was unbearable, I was back to using my breathing machine because I couldn’t breathe. I was going through my inhaler. The day the got me was when I decided to wash all of the bedding. Took everything off the bed, went downstairs to the laundry room came back upstairs and half way up the stairs I fell on the stairs and had to crawl back to the room because I couldn’t catch my breath. I didn’t leave the house I just went downstairs and my body couldn’t handle it. I didn’t have any strength to put fresh sheets on the bed. I just collapsed on the bed.
I know a lot of my peers cannot understand what Lupus is and what a Lupus flare can be like. I wish I had strength to hold a camera to show what it looks like. It’s the worse thing ever for someone to go through. It’s day 2, my left ide of my ribs and back hurt so bad. It feels like I been stomped numerous of time it still hurt to breathe. I feel like I’m going through my inhalers and if it continue then I will make an appointment. As long as I don’t overdue it I can make myself look decent and nobody would ever know what went through. Working from home helps a lot because I can slowly get back to normal at my own speed. Thank God for my hair and makeup skills because I know how to fix myself up.
I may be chronically ill but I’m also chronically fabulous!…that’s my tag line!
If you’re a friend or an associate of mine you know that Lupus is one of the 4 autoimmune diseases I battle. If you been around me you know I am a pro at hiding my daily battle with wearing makeup, having big hair, and all my extraness 😂😂 only someone who’s very observant knows the truth when they look at my eyes. No matter how fabulous I dress it up I can’t hide my 👀.
May is Lupus Awareness Month. It’s the month that I usually do a lot of interviews, speaking, collaborating with organizations, posting and wearing my purple lipstick “Queen B” that I created for us Lupus Warriors with my makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics
There is one special person that will always have a special place in my heart in that’s Lauren Kimberly Burnham she attend a Lupus Walk with me because she didn’t want me to be alone. I will never forget that special offer. 💜💜
If you noticed I haven’t been on social media lately because I been on bed rest. Whenever I’m gone for to many days know I’m suffering. But I will be back more fabulous then ever, don’t worry.
If you have any family members or friends with ANY autoimmune diseases be patient with them. If at the last minute they cancel, if they can’t travel, if they don’t accept an invite, don’t take it personal. We only have energy to do just a little. In when we push ourselves we pay the price…unless you’re our caretaker it’s a lot. Sending 💜 to all of my Lupus & Autoimmune Warriors out there. This month share your story, let’s stop hiding. The medical field needs to know they can’t keep pushing us to the side, we’re important! If you wear purple this month please tag me so I’ll know that you’re here for me. 💜 🤙🏾🌸🌺
Everyone is concern for Chris Rock and what this did to the Oscar’s on Sunday night. Let me get this out the way, violence shouldn’t be on TV but we see it in TV shows, on movies and its happening in real life. 😂😂😂 I’m not here for Will & Chris. I’m here to check on one person in that’s the real victim.
How is Jada handling everything?! So many of our peers struggle with depression and other mental issues. After Sunday night I’m wondering the same about Jada. Because she has an auto immune disease she can’t be stressing because it can lead to a flare up. I know about that very well. So while everyone is laughing and talking BS, I hope they can find it in their heart to stop talking negative about her and pray that she’s healing.❤️🩹
It’s About That Time Again! Not only do I like to cleanse my mind but I also like to cleanse my body. I been using “The Cleaner” for a few years. Detoxing the body is a good thing. Everyone has their on way but I like the 14 days formula.
Use MUST drink a lot of water. Use MUST feed the body. You WILL go to the bathroom. At the end you will remove waste pounds.