Dec 30, 2012

OMG! its almost 2013!!!

1. Psychic City (Clasixx Remix) by Yacht

2. Fineshrine by Purity Ring

3. Whirring by The Joy Formidable
4. NY Is Killing Me by Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX
5. Lose It (Diamond Rings Remix) by Austra
6. Teenage Crime by Adrian Lux

To get Kristin's Nylonesque cool girl hair, sprinkle No Drought Dry Shampoo by LUSH into the roots of your dry hair to absorb any oil and to add volume and texture. Section the hair and curl all over, flip-flopping the direction of the curls to create more of a messy, carefree look. Break up the curls with your fingers, then spray with Sea Spray by LUSH to further break down the curls. Lightly blow dry your hair. Flip your hair upside down and spray with hair spray and tousle the hair. A deep side part is highly recommended.
Add a little extra sparkle to your eyes with Glitterati Violent Eyes by Violent Lips. Glitterati Violent Eyes is a temporary "tattoo" covered in attention-grabbing glitter. The tattoos are easy to apply and last up to eight hours. The best way to apply them is to start with a clean eye. Trim the tattoo to fit your eye using the guide for cutting. Remove the plastic coating and carefully apply along your lash line. Very important: sure that your wings are even on both sides to prevent lop-sided eyes. Wet the paper part of the tattoo with a damp cotton ball or cotton swab. Wait until the tattoo starts to adhere to the eye lid and gently pull the paper away. It helps to use a tweezer for this step. Once the paper backing is off, use a damp cotton swab to seal the edges of the Violent Eyes. You can now apply your eyeshadow and mascara to complete your look. If any eyeshadow adheres to your Violent Eyes, use a damp cotton swab to clean the tattoo.
*If you did not get close enough to your lash line with the tattoo and there is skin showing, you can fill it in with a similar color of gel liner or eye pencil for a seamless look.

**If you'd like to win a pair of Violent Eyes, tweet "I would love to win a pair of #violenteyes  from @skinnyintern & @hollygowersmua #NYE skinny 
@violentlips " and a winner will be randomly selected. Good luck and Happy New Year!!!**

Kristin & Holly 

"Give Me The Glitters"

The long anticipated wait of wanting to share this mini editorial with all of you is finally over! 
Here it is, "Give Me The Glitters" shot by photographer, Julia Arielle, who came up with the title as a reference to "you give me the shivers" but obviously glitters was way more suitable. You can check out her blog called "What is a Gal to Do" to see more of her amazing photography and talents. 
This was such a fun shoot, I always love working with Julia. She's the bestest ever!
A big thank you to Aravany Fajardo, who worked her magic so diligently and created such beautiful looks with her killer skills in make up & hair. 

Kristin - The Skinny Intern

Dec 25, 2012

Happy Holidays
Kristin & Holly

Dec 19, 2012

Our 2012 "End of the World" playlist… Enjoy!

Ok... whether or not you believe it's going to be the end of the world, the dawning of a new age, or just another f*cking day... Holly & I have created the perfect playlist to get you through it, ride or die. 
So go ahead and take a listen! 
We've selected 12 sick tracks from some of our favorite bands and albums of all time. 
Picks by Kristin:
*Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
*Santigold - Disparate Youth
*Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin 
*Playground Lover - Air
*Bad Girls - MIA
*All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone - Explosions in the Sky

Picks by Holly:
* Today - Smashing Pumpkins
*So Long My Love - Tomorrow's World
*Let it Be - Blackmill (Featuring Veela)
*Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
*Let Go - Frou Frou
*All I need - Radiohead

See you in the New Age! ;) Or whatever... 
Kristin & Holly
The Skinny Intern.

#Track 13... Its the End of the World - REM

Dec 18, 2012

Oowah, oowah is the disco call.
 Love the Beastie Boys.

Luxury brands deserve luxurious products--Holly Gowers

Here is my most recent work on Gilt Groupe for Dolce and Gabbana starring the lovely Paulina Wyka with Women Direct in New York.
I first prepped the skin with Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer by LUSH.  Gorgeous provides the perfect base for glowing, radiant skin with the most delicious scent of fresh oranges.  I then applied a light mist of Face Atelier Ultra Matte.  It's a silicone-based formula that diminishes fine lines while eliminating unwanted shine.  I mixed the perfect shade of Face Atelier Silicone Foundation for Paulina which I applied with a synthetic bristle brush.  

I used Face Atelier Concealer under her eyes and in any area that needed a bit more coverage.  I set the foundation with Face Atelier Loose Powder in Translucent.  Since we were staying true to the brand, the Art Director of Gilt selected a makeup/hair look fit for Dolce and Gabbana: the Tuscan Sun-Kissed Look.  I used Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in 02 Cognac Sable on her eyes, Tom Ford Wild Ginger Lipstick for the perfect pout, and dusted her entire face with Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in 01 Gold Dust.  I finished it off with another mist of the Face Atelier Ultra Matte to set the makeup.  

Hurry over to to check out 
Dolce and Gabbana as well as to see more of my work.  
The sale ends in one day! 

Holly Gowers - The Skinny Intern-- Beauty blogger.   

Dec 14, 2012

It's Friday! No time to behave.

New City, New Products _ Holly Gowers

My latest discovery...ORIBE, the luxury haircare for the hair  obsessed. 
The name alone speaks for itself amongst those who have ever used or heard about the line.  I've now been using Oribe on set and on my private clients for the past month, and I don't know how I've ever worked without it.  The packaging is beautiful, the scent is intoxicating, and the performance is impeccable. 

My top picks, and how I prefer to use them:
Dry Texturizing Spray:  Adds texture and light hold to the hair.  Effects similar to dry shampoo.  Spray ~8 inches away at the roots of dry hair.
Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray:  Medium hold that's great for curling, adding waves, or smoothing hair.  If curling or adding waves, spray on dry, sectioned hair before styling.  Adds a beautiful shine to the hair. 
Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray:  Adds texture and light hold to dry or wet hair for the perfect beachy look.  I love to use this on dry hair before I add waves to the hair.  After I spray on a nice amount all over, I dry the hair with a blow dryer before I section the hair and curl it.  Since this product already has a slight hold to it, you may not need to use any hair spray before you curl the hair.  It's also great if you're transforming polished wavy/curly hair to more relaxed/lived-in hair.  Spray all over and finger dry the hair with a blow dryer to break up the curls.  
Foundation Mist:  I loved using this product to refresh hair during a long shoot.  Lightly mist all over hair to reset.  Let air dry.  I found this spray especially helpful when I had to transform a model's hair from big and voluminous to tame, wavy hair with no flyaways. 

Sculpting Cream: Great for wet or dry hair.  Gives the hair light/medium hold and adds texture.  This product is perfect for shaping short hair.  I use this on myself every time I style my hair.  It smooths the hair shaft, creates texture and depth, and adds a beautiful shine.  Once it's applied and the hair is dry, it's very easy to finger-tousle the hair for a cool, relaxed look. 
Shampoo and Masque for Beautiful Color:  Protects your color from fading and your hair from harmful UV rays.  Paraben and sodium chloride-free.  Safe for keratin treated hair.  Leave the masque on for ~15-30 minutes.

Supershine Moisturizing Cream:  *my ultimate favorite* 
A light-reflecting cream that moisturizes dry, damaged hair.  It will make your hair manageable and baby soft no matter how much abuse you put it through.  :)

Holly Gowers - The Skinny Intern-- Beauty blogger. 

Dec 10, 2012

1..2..3..4..None of these betches look better than me - Wish List!!

Bad girl

Open back dress

Highwaisted pants

High heel booties

Alexander McQueen fur handbag
$2,635 -

Antique jewelry

Skull earrings

Kate spade

Tom ford

Dagger Rosary

Are swimwear post allowed in December?!

Well, when you live in south Florida and its 80 degrees outside, its safe to go with a yes.
Theres only 15 more days till Christmas and it feels like summer to me (Minus all the gross humidity) and I've got swimwear on my mind.
Loving this Diane Von Furstenberg bikini.

Kristin - The Skinny Intern

Dec 9, 2012

SHOP BAZAAR - Art Basel Miami 2012

A fabulous new fashion app for your iPhone or iPad called, "Pop of Color" was introduced at the event held last thursday during Art Basel. 

So this is what the app does... 
”Pop of Color,” a mobile application powered by Colorated, allows guests to shop by color. Just hover over a color or pattern with your iPhone or iPad camera and shoppers instantly receive items hand-selected by the editors-all in the chosen hues.

Great event... and I won a shirt. 
Done deal.

Kristin - The Skinny Intern

Dec 8, 2012

Danielle Nicole // Blogger Brunch

Last Sunday, bloggers gathered at Macy's Aventura, for an exclusive sneak peak at the newest and latest collection by the handbag designer, Danielle Nicole. Each of us received our very own Danielle Nicole handbag as we socialized over a light brunch. We even had the choice between two different color options. I chose the black and navy blue, so chic.
I know some of you may be thinking, I need this bag... Well, surprise! Her newest line, including the Alexa tote shown below, is under $100. 
I know, I couldn't believe it either! 

Kristin- The Skinny Intern