May 20, 2012

Lip Balm Obsessed!!

I'm normally not one to buy makeup from a drugstore, but I've fallen head over heels for L'Oreal's Color Riche Lip Balm and Revlon's ColorBurst Lip Butter. They provide a beautiful, sheer wash of color AND it adds hydration to your lips. Both L'Oreal and Revlon have a wide variety of shades to choose from. 

My favorites are Creamsicle by Revlon and Pink Satin by L'Oreal. Creamsicle is a soft peachy-nude color, and Pink Satin is an ultra-feminine flush of baby pink. I'm obsessed with the dewy, no-makeup look at the moment, and both colors work very well with it. At less than $8 a pop, you have no excuse not to try them.
*L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm has SPF 15. Perfect for a sunny, summer day.
Holly Gowers

Beach Bums permitted.

Enjoying a beach day in Miami before Holly heads to New York next month. Top Secret business, but we'll be sure to fill you in on all the details as soon as we can.

We only tan on cloudy days, that explains the paleness for two Florida gals.  
Kristin & Holly

Beach day tip: Holly's favorite sun screen product, the only one she would ever recommend, is LaVanilla. Its 100% natural, chemical-free, moisturizing, and provides UVA/UVB protection. It's a little pricey, $28 for 1.8 oz, but totally worth it!

May 17, 2012

Ocean Drive: Splurge

Technically I should be in bed right now since I have to be up in less than eight hours, but I'm trying to calm the butterflies in my stomach after my makeup splurge today. 
Tomorrow I have a shoot with Ocean Drive Magazine for their annual Swim Issue out in July for Miami Swim Week. I'm doing the makeup for the cover and the swim story. I am so excited! I probably can't go into detail regarding the inspiration for the shoot, but I can tell you that it's a throwback; and the model will be wearing swimsuits. You're just gonna' have to wait. Listed below are the new products that I felt I simply could not live without. I mean, no one should.

Stila Custom Color Blush Self-Adjusting Coral: Kinda' self explanatory. It's like a mood ring blush.
Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Kitten Shimmer: Beautiful champagne shimmer. Not too pink. Not too gold. Just right.
Stila Smudge Pot in Black: For the perfect winged eyeliner...or double winged eyeliner. Shhh! No more hints.
Too Faced Royal Oil Coconut Oil Body Bronzer: Drop what you're doing and buy it. Seriously. Go.
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Impassioned: Beautiful, creamy hot/neon pink with a hint of tangerine.
MAC Eye Shadow in Antiqued: The perfect bronzey brown. My favorite color in the world.
MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy: A shimmery brown, easy to blend eye liner. My favorite eye pencil in the world.
LUSH Eau Roma Water Toner: Okay. This product is only for me. I ran out of Celestial lotion and needed a sample to tide me over for a bit. I didn't want to seem cheap, so I bought this. It smells pretty freakin' spectacular. (fresh rose petals and lavender)

Alright, I'm going to bed. I think.

Holly Gowers

Miami Magazine 2012

Holly's work (hair/makeup) in the May/June edition of MIAMI Magazine.
Photographer, Nick Garcia
Holly Gowers & Kristin O. 

May 16, 2012


Photographer, Ally Pellegrini.

She's a lover, baby and a fighter.

Kristin O.

Pink Maxi Skirt. Zara, Printed Bandeau. F21, Snake Skin Clutch. Navoh, Leopard Platforms. Steve Madden.  Denim Shorts. LF, Tank top. boyfriend's old Led Zepplin  band tee. Prada Bag, Thrifted knock off

May 11, 2012

The Orchid Boutique ~ Braids & Bikinis event.

Holly and I attended the Braids & Bikinis event last night at The Orchid Boutique. I have truly found the number one spot for swim wear shopping in all of Miami. If you're looking for a swim suit that can only be pulled off by the bold and beautiful, then you simply need to know all about the swim wear that The Orchid Boutique carries in their South Beach store location and their online shop,
Kaity Cammisa. Kristin Ondocsin. Kelly Saks. Holly Gowers.
Channel your inner Bridget Bardot with one of my favorites, this high wasted swim suit by, Seafolly.
If fringe is you're thing, then check out L*Space collection. Where you will find an overload of fringe in a variety of colors. This collection is now one of Holly's favorites after doing make up for the L*Space collection during MBFW Miami. 

Holly and I getting ready to try on some of our favorite swim looks. Follow us @skinnyintern & @hollygowersmua to see what looks we fell in love with.
The Orchid Boutique . 224 8th St, Miami, FL 33139 
Holly & Kristin

May 9, 2012

Let it burn in your chest. ( The W )

Last night of Karaoke at The W Fort Lauderdale. Sad to say that the Whiskey Blue won't be holding anymore late night karaoke sessions, but lets just say it went out with a bang!

Doing it. 

May 3, 2012

Ready for summer.xoxo

May 2, 2012


In love with my new Navoh handbag! Friday, I modeled for Navoh's fall look book (best photo shoot ever btw), and they were so cool that they gave the entire team a handbag after the shoot. Freakin raaaddd!!! I cant wait to post pictures from this shoot, their handbags are amazing!

May 1, 2012