About Us

BeautyNewsNYC is the first digital beauty magazine, founded in 2003, and our loyal readership has proliferated ever since. We offer the latest and greatest in beauty, lifestyle, fashion, and more in 10+ sections. Our mission is to uncover intriguing products, places, and services and present our readers with unbiased, genuine reviews from writers whose tastes and experiences are as varied as those they serve. Helmed by executive editors & digital publishers Candice Sabatini and BK Taylor since 2011, BeautyNewsNYC reaches professional women through multiple channels: our website, newsletter mailings, and social media.

Our articles resonate with beauty junkies, hair & skincare fanatics, the fashion forward, fragrance lovers who appreciate the difference between a chypre and a floriental, home décor dabblers, spa hoppers, culture vultures, metro parents and metro men. Our city pulse section highlights what’s new in NYC. Our Spa section pampers you, and our Health & Fitness section highlights all that keeps you fit and healthy. The talented staff at Beauty News NYC is comprised of writers who curate the beautiful and the interesting, and while we do receive product samples from companies and publicists, we aren’t influenced by those samples or advertising. We don’t review products unless we truly love them.

Contact us for our media kit: B.Kim (beautynewsbk@gmail.com) and Candice (pamperedskin@msn.com).

Kim Taylor
Co-Publisher / Travel + Lifestyle
B. Kim Taylor has been an editor/writer for the New Yorker's Culture Studio, Bustle, Time Inc.'s Strategic Communications, New York Magazine, the New York Times, Newsweek International, and other media. She was a columnist for Gotham magazine and the NCI chain, contributed to The Yale Press Encyclopedia of NYC, taught advertising copywriting, delivered corporate seminars on creating strategic content across all platforms to Random House/Crown, the Media Brix agency, Mediabistro, etc. and co-founded The Copy Lab NYC and The Pop Bag NYC. She garnered a screenwriting honorable mention award at the Tribeca Film Festival, and has an M.A. in media studies. She loves to travel, has two sons, and thinks NYC is one of the most vibrant places in the world.
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Candice Sabatini
Co-Publisher/Skin Care & Fragrance Editor
Candice Sabatini, a native New Yorker, has worked in beauty and fashion as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and digital media, as well as in marketing, brand development, SEO and licensing.
As a beauty expert, Candice has been widely quoted in a variety of publications and has appeared on radio talk shows and brand videos. This porcelain skinned, natural redhead is obsessed with perfume and skin care, and her search for the ideal sunscreen is a never ending quest for product perfection. She has been associated with Beauty News NYC since 2007 and purchased it with her co-Editor in Chief & Publisher, Eva Whalen, in 2011. She looks forward to continuing to bring you reviews of the finest products and interviewing the best doctors and industry professionals. Through Candice and Beauty News NYC you will always get the scoop on insider secrets for top notch spas, salons and restaurants from around the globe to right here in the Big Apple. Candice has a degree in fine arts, with a major in sculpture, which has been a lifelong inspiration. She’s passionate about seeing the world and especially loves to connect with women from other cultures and learn their beauty secrets. She has traveled extensively on six continents which has earned her and her husband the moniker, “The Flying Sabatinis”. Candice is an expert on Paris, visits there often, and loves sharing her knowledge of places you might never discover on your own. Look for Candice, exploring the streets of New York City (in heels of course).
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Amy Sciaretto
Beauty Editor + Staff Writer
Rock n roll. MAC Smolder black eye liner. Lip gloss. Baseball. Football. Bettie Page. Mila Kunis. Moroccan Oil. Writing. Vanilla-scented things. Target. My bulldog Higgins. Those are things I love.

Also: Journalist, publicist, blogger, traveler, serial long distance relationshipper, coconut water drinker, movie buff, believer that you can mix Gap with Balenciaga, yard sale traipser, real estate follower who needs a second bathroom to house my beauty products. Ive attended 2000 concerts in my life. 17 years of bylines in rock and lifestyle mags. Blogging happily at PopCrush + more.
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Sharon Gomes
STAFF WRITER/ EDITOR
Sharon Gomes is obsessed with her rescue dog and all things home related -- organizing, cooking and decorating. Her family has raised dogs for almost 3 decades, and director Ron Howard owns one of their dogs! She works in television and has won multiple Emmys, working for channels such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS and BBC. She has also appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine. Sharon was handpicked to be the first News Anchor for MTV Networks Asia. After her tenure in Asia, she moved to New York where she produced daily news segments for MTV’s top-rated Total Request Live. Sharon won a Peabody Award as part of the team that produced Rebirth, a full-length documentary that screens at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. She presently produces children's animation and runs her own company Snow Rose Media. Contact her at editorbeautynews@gmail.com.
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Susan Romero
Spa Editor + Staff Writer
Susan Romero is an employment law attorney who also does freelance writing. Susan attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism after practicing law for 15 years and becoming disenchanted with her career. Although she still practices law to pay the bills,

Susans first love is writing about fashion, beauty and health. Her work with BN fulfills her desire to write and have fun at the same time. She lives in Manhattan with her teenage son who is a professional actor.
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Madeline Fisk
Beautyscopes Editor
Beautyscopes editor with a passion for travel, ALL things makeup and skincare and dogs. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio now but called the Chelsea area of NYC home for 3 years. I'm always on the hunt for the newest and best products on the market and will gladly offer my face to test just about anything.
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PK Greenfield
Metro Man/City Pulse Editor
PK Greenfield began his career as a copywriter at AC&R Advertising in NYC. Since then he has written several plays for the theater, corporate communications, marketing collateral and reviews on travel, entertainment, fashion and the arts.

While employed at The Wall Street Journal he worked in the editorial department for the Latin America edition and was promoted to Copy Manager creating content for all WSJ products. He was later promoted to WSJ Special Editions Editor for partner newspapers in Canada, Saudi Arabia and The Netherlands.
PK holds a BA in Communications from Marywood University and continued his education in Spanish, Arts & Culture at The University of Barcelona, Spain. His time at The San Diego Performing Arts League in San Diego, California helped develop his coverage of theater, concerts and the performing arts.

Joining the BN NYC team in 2012, PK is the Sr. Editor for our City Pulse and Metro Man sections.
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Telina Cuppari
Metro Parent Editor + Staff Writer
Telina Cuppari is a graduate from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, and holds a Master of Science in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. Originally from San Diego California, Telina speaks three languages and has lived and worked in seven different countries and traveled extensively around the globe.

After receiving her Masters, Telina worked in Scotland for three more years writing for the weekly women’s section in Scotland’s national newspaper Daily Record. Since then she has written for various publications all over the world. She has also been an ESL, French, Spanish, and German teacher for over 15 years and currently is the Editor and Publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth in New Jersey. She loves anything beauty related, cooking foreign food, and meeting new people daily. Telina resides in New Jersey with her husband and her dog Hoochie.
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Gemma Lolos
Social Media Manager + Staff Writer
Gemma Lolos is a fiercely proud native New Yorker who is devoted to the arts in all its many forms. She loves to sing and listen to music, read great literature, experience inspiring theatre and film, and stream addictive television. She works full-time as a Marketing professional in New York City and does freelance writing on the side. In her free time, Gemma tries to immerse herself in the NYC Arts scene as much as possible, eat great food, and travel whenever she is able.
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Jacqueline Zhou
Staff Writer
Jackie Zhou is a New Yorker and a self-declared foodie. She loves to travel the world and try new cuisines and experience new cultures. She currently works full-time at an international marketing agency in Brooklyn and does freelance writing on the side in her spare time. Growing up with beauticians and beauty-lovers in her family, she’s grown to love all types of skincare and cosmetics. She encourages loving and embracing the skin you’re in. When she’s not on the hunt for new products or makeup looks to try or test, you may find her enjoying some cozy board game nights with friends or heading outside to immerse herself in nature and the great outdoors.
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Alisha Racker
Staff Writer
Alisha Racker’s beauty career has spanned over a decade, beginning in the treatment room as a master esthetician, then onto the corporate world, working in PR for high-end skin care brands. A love for research and writing, coupled with her passion for beauty and wellness, blossomed into her new career: freelance writing.

She’s had the privilege of contributing to DAYSPA magazine, Dermstore Blog and The Spa Insider, to name a few. When Alisha’s not spa-hopping, masking or investigating product labels, she can be found oil painting, planning her next book club meeting or hiking the beautiful Utah mountains, where she resides with her husband and daughter.
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Mary Ferrill
Fashion Week Coordinator
Mary Ferrill covers Fashion Week events and coordinates coverage for our staff. Reach out to her with invites & for coverage at: maryferrill5@gmail.com.
Rachelle Nones
Staff Writer
Rachelle Nones was born in Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn. She’s written product and service reviews, feature articles, profiles and news articles and once co-wrote the dialogue for an indie film. Rachelle studied fashion marketing and color and design at a private school in Manhattan, New York, before moving on to complete a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
Gesha-Marie Bland
Staff Writer
Not bland at all. Gesha-Marie is an essayist, Vanity Fair-published film and television writer, and unrepentant beauty junkie who jumpstarted her career at NYU’s Master’s Program in Cinema Studies. In homage to her beauty icons Jeanne Moreau, Dolly Parton, and Grace Jones, she is forever in search of the perfect cat-eye liner, a killer pair of heels, and unforgettable statement accessories. Currently NYC-based, this dual American-French citizen still wears all-black and has a soft spot for clean beauty, pharmaceutical-grade actives, and most ingredients sourced from vineyards in the south of France. She loves New Wave cinema, Mary Gaitskill’s fiction, Spain and matcha double-shots. After selling "The Ripper," her Alexander McQueen-Issie Blow biopic to the Cannes-winning production company Maven Pictures, Gesha-Marie remains convinced fashion and couture are the next frontiers for edgy cinematic stories.
Sophia Calderone
Staff Writer

Sophia is a native Brooklynite with a deep love for food, drink and solo-travel. Previously a techie in the agency world, she has now swan-dived into more creative endeavors. She has a strong taste for whiskey with a growing spreadsheet of past affairs and can be seen eating anything from dollar pizza to Michelin star restaurants meals. Sophia is also a cat-lover holding a TNR certification and can be found taking care of community cats or professionally pet-sitting someone’s fur baby.

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Melody Rivera
Staff Writer + Dating Editor
Melody Rivera loves all things beauty and travel. She has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2018, enabling her to work in different salons and confidently discuss beauty topics, trends, and products with an insider tone. When she’s not performing a balayage, she’s traveling the world looking for new experiences. Rivera has been to over 20 countries and can give you the best tips on what to do wherever you go. Even if you’re not going anywhere, she’ll tell you how you can have your own staycation right here in NYC. Her educational background stems from Rutgers University as a journalism major in her undergraduate studies and a digital media concentration in her graduate studies.
Elizabeth Hazard
Staff Writer
Elizabeth Hazard is a creative producer and writer with several years of experience producing content for magazines, websites, brands and artists. Liz has worked with some of the most accomplished talents in the industry to conceive, develop and produce photos, videos and written work. A published author, she frequently writes about fashion, art and cultural topics for websites and publications. She also holds a certificate in curating from Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Germany.
Haley Strnad
Staff Writer
Haley Strnad is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University. She loves writing about beauty almost as much as she loves a good chocolate ice cream cone and riding her Peloton. She’s a Cleveland native but hopes to call New York City home one day! You can find her in the mirror practicing her red lip.
Sonji Chin
Staff writer
As a Venus-ruled Taurus, Sonjirose Chin feels at home with beauty and the finer experiences of life. She knows the best red lipsticks to put on for a pretty pout, what scents can put you in the autumnal spirit, and how slowing down and smelling the roses can truly elevate your psyche. On her off days, you can find her at festivals - losing her voice from singing or hiking barefoot to a waterfall in the tropics and swimming with the current. She graduated from Borough of Manhattan Community College with a major in psychology. She’s currently focusing on her writing endeavors, creative pursuits and being twenty-something with a book in her hands. She’s open to collaborations and coverage, always.
Rebekah Star
Staff writer
Born and raised in Portland, OR, Rebekah Star started a beauty company at 23 years old. Her focus was to help women put their best face forward, believing that a great brow and skincare regimen is the ultimate foundation in any professional's wardrobe - and that in this competitive world, it must be a top priority to make regular grooming a habit. After fulfilling many years of service for happy customers, she relocated to Manhattan, opening a small boutique in Midtown. As a result of Covid, she is currently living between Atlanta & NYC, two different cultures! Loving life and sharing it with you! Rebekah's personal passions include volunteering as a reading teacher with high risk students, mentoring young women in business, and attending sports & music events.
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