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 reviews from writers whose tastes and experiences are as varied as those they serve. We revel in an unabashed celebration of all that is fun combined with that which is deeply impactful.

Helmed by executive editors & digital publishers Candice Sabatini and BK Taylor since 2011, BeautyNewsNYC reaches readers 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, 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 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 Editor
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 strategic copy 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, is married with two sons, and thinks NYC is one of the most vibrant and fun places in the world.
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, B. Kim Taylor, 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. I've 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
Editor + Staff Writer
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.
Sophia Calderone
Creative Strategist + 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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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.
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, Susan's 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
Staff Writer
Madeline Fisk is a writer and editor with a passion for travel, ALL things makeup and skincare, and dogs. She lives in Cincinnati, OH now but called the Chelsea area in New York City her home for 3 years. She is always on the hunt for the newest and best products on the market, and will gladly offer her face to test just about anything.
PK Greenfield
Metro Man/City Pulse Editor + Staff Writer
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 is the current Guinness World Record Holder for the Largest Collection of Pizza-Related Items and has turned her garage into a permanent pizza exhibition. She is the founder of Pizza Kindness. An independent, nonprofit dedicated to spreading kindness throughout the community with pizza-related events and campaigns to support college scholarships for students and other charitable organizations. Telina resides in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and dog Hoochie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hannah Kadyrov
Staff Writer
Hannah Kadyrov is a native New Yorker and first generation American. You can most often find her scouring a flea market in search .925 silver and vintage denim, visiting Brighton Beach to get a taste of nostalgic Russian delicacies, taking her cat on a walk in Central Park, or at the MET. She is an adventurous foodie and will never say no to a new taste. Hannah studied Fine Arts at The Fashion Institute of Technology before spending the next few years working different roles in Print Publishing and Advertising. Her current focus is reading as much as possible and writing about anything and everything.
Gesha-Marie Bland
Staff Writer
Not bland at all. Gesha-Marie Bland 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, she remains convinced fashion and couture are the next frontiers for edgy cinematic stories.
Jacqueline Zhou
Staff Writer
Jacqueline Zhou is a New Yorker and a self-declared foodie. She loves to travel the world, 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 has 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 and test, you may find her enjoying some cozy board game nights with friends or heading outside to immerse in nature and the great outdoors.
Danielle Cappolla
Staff Writer
Danielle Cappolla is a writer who loves finding new beauty and fashion trends. She was born in New York and spent most childhood weekends exploring the city's hidden gems. She attended college and graduate school in the Big Apple. In her spare time, she enjoys scouting New York's dining, hospitality, cultural, and entertainment offerings.
Melody Rivera
Staff Writer
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 is not performing a balayage, she's traveling the world, looking for new experiences. She has been to more than 20 countries and can give you the best tips on what to do wherever you go. Even if you’re not going anywhere, she can tell you how to have your own staycation right here in NYC. Her educational background stems from Rutgers University as a journalism major in undergraduate studies and a digital media concentration in her graduate studies.
Robert Frezza
Staff Writer
Robert Frezza is a New York City music and fashion journalist with years of interviewing experience. He has interviewed musicians from Lady Gaga to Kings of Leon, and designers and fashionistas in between as well. He enjoys the networking and interviewing process, so the public enjoys the read.
Mary Ferrill
Fashion Week Coordinator
Mary Ferrill is a coordinator of Beauty News NYC's Fashion Week events and organizes coverage for our staff. She is a freelance fashion photographer based in New York City. Reach out to her with invites & for Fashion Week coverage and events at: maryferrill5@gmail.com.
Vanessa Delgado
Staff Writer
Vanessa Delgado is your average chaotic, lost college student. She graduated from Rowan College of South Jersey with a major in Education but returned to school for Languages and International studies. She's a first-generation Mexican-American. Growing up, she was the one who had to speak for her parents due to a language barrier. Advocating and speaking for her parents whenever she had to, she realized many others have trouble moving around the world without someone by their side. As a result, she has been learning about different cultures, indulging in their delicious cuisines, and planning future trips and activities worldwide. She even had the opportunity to return to her parent's homeland to experience its wonders. She loves the adventure, the thrill of the chase. She is trying the new things the world has to offer -- from food and clothing to makeup, skin products, and all earthly activities. And she wants to inform others that there is so much more to discover about oneself and the world, one new thing at a time.
Carolyn Okomo
Staff Writer
A Garden State native, Carolyn has been involved in media since the early-aughts when she attended New York University, where she studied journalism and music. She came of age professionally in some of New York’s most prominent media and publishing companies -- large and small -- and has covered finance, fashion, music, and the law. She loves capturing the spirit and individuality of the human experience in honest words and striking images. Carolyn enjoys building, food + beverages, and design, and lives in Harlem with her cat Beddy -- named after the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant where she was found.
Viva Lamore
Staff Writer
Viva Lamore is a writer and performer whose vintage style is inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Anna May Wong. Born in NYC to a Taiwanese family, she usually investigates obscure history, but she has also written about travel, food, theater, and film. She also happens to be an award-winning screenwriter, most notably a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Slamdance Screenplay Contest, and the Berlinale Talent Campus. Viva's articles have been seen in New York Magazine, Messy Nessy Chic, and Berlin Loves You. She currently hosts the web series Viva Lamore's Forgotten History in vintage drag.
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Veronica Graff
Veronica Graff began her career in New York as a financial journalist and has been in love with the city ever since. She has written for Bloomberg, Dow Jones and PBS, spanning topics from health care to corporate credit and projects varying from features to producing primetime television. Originally from Newport Beach, California, Veronica is a first-born American growing up in and Italian-Argentine household, fit with four languages, the eye for fashion and a culinary savviness that comes with the territory. As she looks to make her next career move, Veronica is intent on delivering content with a keen eye for detail that leverages her financial expertise and flair for all things beauty and fashion (Mediterranean skincare secrets included).
Hannah Beinstein
Staff Writer
Hannah, an English major at Vassar College, is a captivating and versatile individual driven by her love for literature, music, and the creative arts. As a devoted reader, singer, and music enthusiast, she finds inspiration in the power of words. Within the realm of academia, Hannah passionately pursues creative writing, determined to craft stories that are both gripping and unique–causing her readers to question their preconceived views of the world. Alongside her writing pursuits, Hannah embraces her creativity, channeling it into fashion and beauty. Her keen eye for art and aesthetics allows her to curate riveting ensembles, showcasing her innate appreciation for beauty in all its forms.
Sydney Utsey
Staff Writer
Sydney Utsey is a traveler, nature lover, and lifelong student. She graduated from Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She was born and raised in New Jersey and is now a Florida resident. Sydney considers herself a child of the world. Her current life mantra is “Do what makes your soul happy." What makes her soul happy includes a plant-based diet, communing with nature, an active lifestyle, learning new cultures, and experiencing all of life’s beauty. You can count on Sydney for her curiosity about the world, its people/culture, and its nature. She is eager and open-minded, whether that involves snowboarding down a mountain, learning a new language, or trying a restaurant’s latest signature cocktail. On top of her love for the world, she’s also passionate about environmental sustainability. She is curating a path for herself that contributes to future environmental solutions. Until then, Sydney is constantly looking for ways to incorporate more eco-conscious practices into her daily life.
Peter Bialkowski
Staff Writer
Peter is a writer, singer, and Jersey boy who loves beauty and the arts. A recent Stockton University graduate, he is eager to start his career in the beauty industry! He is a Content Coordinator for Best Version Media, where he's interviewed people from nonprofit organizations - to television pioneers! He also works with Tony-Winning Producers and other theatre professionals at the immersive Museum of Broadway in the heart of Times Square. If Peter could write his life, he'd combine his love of music, beauty, and digital media into one dream career!
Annika Olives
Staff Writer
Annika is a Manila-born, California-raised, and NYC-transplanted Filipino-Spanish-American storyteller. Her writing career has spanned from content design to journalism to social media, so she can craft seamless product copy, compelling articles, and killer captions with ease. She’s a techie by day but a creative always, and she loves all things wellness, lifestyle, food, travel, fashion, arts, and culture. Because she’s a Virgo rising and eldest daughter who doesn’t understand the concept of rest, she’s obsessed with perfecting the lazy girl routine and perhaps—one day—achieving that all-elusive leisure. Her simple joys include skincare that doesn’t break you out, chai lattes, baking, a good thrift find, and building trip itineraries on Notion.
Kyrah Quilan
Staff Writer
Kyrah, a native New Yorker, embodies a unique blend of urban sophistication and creative spirit. With a background in PR and communications, she loves all things lifestyle, beauty, fashion and travel. You can find her scouring thrift shops for hidden gems, spending hours on her curly hair routine, planning her next solo trip, or curating a bomb Instagram feed.
Alison Ellis
Staff Writer
Alison Ellis is a dedicated wordsmith and wellness advocate residing in New York City. Armed with a background in both PR and journalism, she has masterfully woven narratives across a diverse spectrum – be it through the written word, podcasts, radio broadcasts, and more. Beyond her passion for crafting tales, Alison is a testament to her commitment to personal well-being. Having completed her fifth half-marathon, she's now setting her sights on conquering the ultimate challenge: a full marathon. A perpetual seeker of the perfect stride, she eagerly welcomes recommendations for the next pair of sneakers that will carry her toward new horizons.
Davianna Prescott
Staff Writer
Davianna draws her writing inspiration from extensive experience traveling and being a current English Literature college student. She loves holistic health and beauty and is always looking for ways to educate herself and others in self care. Being creative and exploring different aesthetics make up a large part of Davianna’s personality as she believes it is always fun to romanticize your life to how you want it. Speaking of, she loves to read and indulge in different realities. She has an ever growing collection of novels that she hopes to expand into a full blown home library in the future.
Cobie-Ray Johnson
Staff Writer
Cobie-Ray Johnson is a writer specializing in editorial and creative non-fiction work. She writes for multiple publications and is an artists' assistant and bike courier. She is from Virginia and moved to New York to attend Barnard College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She now lives in the West Village with her cat James.
Mackenzie Lewis
Staff Writer
Mackenzie Lewis is an aspiring comedy writer who was born and raised in NYC. She has lived in three out of the five boroughs, although now spends a lot of her time in Boston where she studies Comedic Arts at Emerson College. She is well traveled and recently spent three months studying abroad in the Netherlands.
Georgia Andrews
Staff writer
Georgia Andrews is a native New Yorker who has worked in beauty, home fragrance, and decor as a writer and editor for magazines and digital media. She's also worked as a copywriter in marketing, brand development, and licensing for home and beauty. Areas of focus include candles that transform rooms, fragrances that spur memories, skincare that’s efficacious yet easy, and dogs that bring joy. (Photo credit: Damaly)
Stefanie McLeod
Staff writer
Stef McLeod is a native New Yorker who is now landlocked and living "the good life" in Omaha, NE, where she's a writer of steak puns and a fierce Oxford comma loyalist. Armed with a B.A. in communication and rhetoric and minors in English and journalism, she worked in account services before pursuing her passion for writing by earning a copywriting certificate – where she had the pleasure of studying under Beauty News NYC publisher B. Kim Taylor. Her TV and movie obsession is mitigated only by her passion for reading, and her quarter-life travel bug has brought her to Ireland, Germany, London, and Mexico – with more destinations to come. A lover of all things Harry Potter, she prefers the company of four-legged friends (but has been known to make exceptions), is always the person who explains the rules during game nights, and welcomes new experiences when opportunities arise.