HGTV Magazine Block Party In New York

img_9558Bloggers, if I can share with you anything it’s push yourself everyday if you want to your blog to be successful. I’ve been there with abandoning my blog because of everyday life just took precedence. When I was named “15 Awesome People To Follow During The Golden Globe” by AOL that really got me going. When I changed over to WordPress in 2015 I lost my followers and how to do my SEO that has been so discouraging. But at yesterday HGTV Magazine Block Party the panel got me fired up in a good way. I’m on the right track with my blog because it’s authentic, my blog is about me my life as a Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert. The tips and advice that was given by the panel really helped a lot. I just have to have someone look at my SEO because I didn’t correctly do it so I’m losing money and not getting the bookings that I should be.

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Ilse and I met up at Grand Central before taking a cab over. It was a rainy day but we didn’t want to miss this event for anything so we both commuted and this rain storm because we wanted to get some blogging feeding. On our way over we talked about the great lineup and who we looked forward to hearing their stories. Can I just say, we were not disappointed.

At 12:50 PM Sarah Patterson, the Editor In Chief of HGTV Magazine welcomed the invited guest.

1:00 PM The Interior of Influence: Powering Your Design Business with LIKEtoKNOW.it, Influencer panel including TB-FAB, Gold a la Mode, Nesting with Grace moderated by Sarah Bertness, Global Content Strategy, LIKEtoKNOW.it

2:00 PM The Everygirl, Branding with a Mission – And How to Stick to It! 

3:00 PM West Elm x LIKEtoKNOW.it Brand Collaboration Conversation, featuring Jess Ann Kirby

4:00 PM Shea from Studio McGee, Studio to StoreFront: Behind the Build of Our Blog and Business

5:00 PM Justina Blakeney of JUNGALOW, Cultivating Creativity and the Social Media Scene

6:00 PM Reception (presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka)

8:00 PM Event concludes

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Looking through West Elm catalog to get some ideas for my dressing room at home.

Being a makeup artist, I love colors so looking through Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast Wall was inspiring. Always looking for new colors for Entitled Beauty.

Alright Guys! Let the after party begin. Thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka everyone was able to enjoy a quality and delicious vodka.

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That’s A WRAP! Goodnight HGTV & New York, it’s time to head back to Connecticut.

 

 

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Celebrated My Wedding Anniversary This Weekend

img_9075This weekend I celebrated a special day with my hubby and best friend of 21 years. We been together for a long time knowing each other for 29 years.

Starting out long distance while I was in New York and he was in New Orleans. Being on the road working did not hurt us it actually made our relationship so much stronger.

Even now with my health he has been there never saying “I Didn’t Sign Up For This” cuz it’s one thing saying vows for sickness and in health but to actually really mean it is another. If you have never had to care for someone with 3 auto immune diseases, know it’s not easy. At one point he would have to feed me, bath me, dress me, and so much more. Even now we still have some bad days especially during the winter time. He’s been there through it all. So, I can really say, I’m a lucky girl.

It was nice that Michael took the weekend off, if you think I’m a workaholic he’s worst.

So three days of just us was so overdue. No work and no adult kids.

Our stay at The Marriott Stamford was close to home but it was a quick getaway from the house. Of course his staff called him 3-5 times a day but I couldn’t complain and wouldn’t complain.

For lunch we went to Northern Lights Bar and Lounge, a premier spot located in Downtown Stamford. It had a sexiness to it during the day so I’m sure at night it’s a nice spot.

On our wedding day we both wore BVLGARI fragrances so on our anniversary we shower in BVLGARI, we wear BVLGARI lotion and perfume. 21 years its time to replenish for the next decade because we have a few drops left.

For dinner we went to Saltaire Oyster Bar and Fish House in Port Chester, NY.  I love seafood and I can never seem to find that perfect location yet. So we are trying this spot out for the first time.

img_9188The next day we had brunch at Sam’s American Bistro which had a very casual atmosphere and the food style was American. The rest of the day we just relaxed put the phones up, talked about our updated future goals and just watch the sun set while enjoing Rose’ and jumbo boiled shrimp.

Britney Spears Bitch Where You At, Entitled Beauty Has Summer Lip Colors For You!

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Remember when I told you that we have our new summer lip colors here’s the video to show you what they look like on. If you haven’t gotten a chance to try them hopefully after watching the video you will see a summer color you like. Entitled Beauty metallic pink shade called “Gurl Bye” is the one we want to send to our friend in our head, Britney Spears. This color is inspired by our love for Britney Spears. What do you think? After watching the video do you think Britney Spears would slay in “Gurl Bye” from Entitled Beauty Cosmetics?

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On National Lipstick Day I Teamed Up With The Lupus Foundation Of America

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Dupless wearing “Orchid” from Entitled Beauty Cosmetics

It’s National Lipstick Day and I could not have collaborated with a better organization. When the Lupus Foundation Of America reached out to me to see if I would like to team with them on #NationalLipstickDay I was so honored. With so many Lupus Warriors out there, for me to be on their radar meant a lot. So, of course I said YES!

Being a Celebrity  Makeup Artist, and the Co-Founder of Entitled Beauty cosmetics and having a lipstick color from my make line called Orchid for Lupus awareness means a lot to me.

Below you will find my beauty tips for us Lupus Warriors about lipsticks for #NationalLipstickDay

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Connecticut Celebrity Makeup Artist Prep For Danbury Fashion Week

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As Danbury Fashion Week’s first annual fashion show in Danbury, Connecticut is near, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert Brandy Gomez-Duplessis sits in her Executive Suite at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury, getting inspired by hair and makeup looks for her glam team. Gomez-Duplessis is a hidden gem that lives right here in Connecticut. She has worked and lead numerous fashion shows from Mercedes Benz Fashion Shows in New York and MiamiNew York Fashion WeekHarlem Fashion Week and Project Runway. This weekend she will be backstage at Danbury Fashion Week guiding her hair and makeup team to trendy and eclectic looks to complement the local designer’s collections.

“I wanted to be a part of Danbury Fashion Week because this is my community” When PJ Prunty President/CEO  of Greater Danbury Chamber Of Commerce shared with me that Meagan Neville from Workspace Collective was in talk about putting together Danbury Fashion Week I instantly knew I had to be on the committee,” Brandy Gomez-Duplessis said.

Founders Of Entitled Beauty Cosmetics Brandy Gomez-Duplessis and Johnny Luoma

Another fun fact is that Brandy Gomez-Duplessis’ and her business partner Johnny Luoma’s, makeup line Entitled Beauty Cosmetics will be the Official Makeup Sponsor for Danbury Fashion Week. Their Bold Liquid Lipsticks will be perfect for the runway this weekend and their Spotlight Highlighter will have the models glowing radiantly.

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On Saturday, Danbury Fashion Week’s fashion show will be a new and unique experience for Fairfield County, Connecticut residents to come out to see. Tickets are on sale and you can purchase your online at Danbury Fashion Week.com

KKW Beauty Vs. Wet n Wild Makeup Review

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Makeup and Martinis is back for Season 2, Summer 2018. I’m so excited to be back filming with Johnny, it’s always so much fun when we get together. I don’t know how we ever complete these videos because we giggle like high schools girls the entire time.

So today’s video is about Prestige makeup brands verse Drugstore makeup brands. The contenders were, KKW Beauty vs Wet n Wild. Johnny was my model like always and the two items we tried out were; concealer and powder. I’m a a fan of both brands, growing up with Wet n Wild. I use to think I was fly wearing Wet n Wild hot pink magenta lipstick. And everyone know how obsessed I am with the gorgeous Kim Kardashian so of course I love KKW Beauty. So this was definitely a hard one for me to do. Watch the entire video and see who I selected.

Let’s see if you can tell the difference, be honest and let me know your thoughts.

 

Entitled Beauty Cosmetics New Summer Colors

 

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Calling All Beauty Babes…Finally here, Entitled Beauty Cosmetics new summer lip colors. Four delicious shades with one of the new colors being new on our rooster that the beauty world will give it major love. Our Bold Liquid Lipsticks are luxurious that delivers highly pigmented full coverage velvety finish. Our liquid lipsticks are long wearing that will still feel hydrated on the lips. Ladies, your lip game will be tight this summer because we have something for everyone. You can purchase the new shades online, so what are you waiting for.

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GURL BYE
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