BeautyNewsNYC is the first online beauty magazine. Founded in 2003 by esteemed designer Kimberly McDonald, our loyal readership has proliferated ever since. We offer the swoon-worthy in beauty, lifestyle, fashion, and entertainment, both in NYC and around the world. Our mission: uncover intriguing products, places, and services, put them through their paces, and arm our readers with unbiased, genuine reviews from a group of writers whose tastes and experiences are as varied as those they serve.
Helmed by co-EICs/Publishers Candice Sabatini and B. Kim Taylor since 2011, BeautyNewsNYC reaches professional women, and we reach this cultured, savvy and sophisticated group through multiple channels: our magazine, our subscription-based City Pulse mailings, and various social media outlets.
Our articles resonate with beauty junkies ahead of the curve, hair & skincare fanatics, the fashion forward, fragrance lovers who know or want to know the difference between a chypre and a floriental, home décor dabblers, spa hoppers, culture vultures, pet owners who pamper their darlings, metro moms and metro men. Our city pulse section highlights what’s new in NYC and offers free giveaways. The travel section jet-sets you around the world, and our Health & Fitness section highlights all that whips you into shape or keeps you healthy. Cocktails, craft beers, and organic wine bars can be savored in our Wines & Spirits section. Check out our Deal of the Day for lucky readers, subscribe to our City Pulse mailing, and watch our helpful videos.
Our staff of professional writers and editors is comprised of genuine influencers who curate the beautiful and the interesting. While we do receive product samples from companies and publicists, we’re never influenced by those samples, advertising or sponsored ads. In other words: we don’t review products unless we love them.
B. Kim Taylor
Co-Publisher/Travel & Lifestyle Editor
Publisher B. K. Taylor purchased Beauty News NYC in 2011. Prior to that, she was an editor/writer for Time Inc.'s Strategic Communications, Newsweek International, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and other media.
She was an author at Cumberland House, a columnist for NCI and Gotham, and contributed 40 entries to The Yale Press Encyclopedia of New York City. She also taught advertising copywriting, delivered corporate seminars on creating strategic content across all platforms to Random House/Crown, the Media Brix agency, Mediabistro, and other corporations, and co-founded The Copy Lab NYC and The Pop Bag NYC. She garnered a screenwriting award at the Tribeca Film Festival, and has an M.A. in media studies from Parsons/The New School in NYC.
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).
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.
Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein
Metro Parent Editor
Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein is thrilled to have been with BNNYC since its inception. She is a graduate of Cornell University (B.S. Communication) and the University of Texas at Austin (MFA Acting). After spending numerous years in the world of publishing and theatre, Stephanie returned to academia and recently graduated from NYU with a masters degree in Educational Theatre and English Education.
She currently teaches Acting and other theatre classes for the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. An actress, singer, writer, television junkie, obsessive pet owner and mother of two, Stephanie resides in the suburbs of NYC.
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.
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.
Carol VanderKloot is a long-time publicist and blogger who is dedicated to experiencing the path less visited. Working with global architects, designers, artists and hospitality brands, she has written about countless properties, restaurants, cultural attractions and noteworthy spots near and far. When not on the road, she spends her spare time seeking out art, culture and design in New York City and walking in tow with her rescue dog Birdie.
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.
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.
Patricia Wersinger grew up in France where she studied English and Art. She was always fascinated with the United States and settled in New York after a few years studying around the country.
Her interests lie more specifically in holistic beauty, how to combine a healthy approach in harmony with the environment and an understanding of who you are. Patricia believes that a big part of beauty is psychological, a matter of finding peace in and out of yourself and developing deep interests that allow you to live with passion.
When you have passion, you are beautiful and cosmetics can help heighten what is inside you. It is important to have a style of your own and a strong identity that keeps evolving with the movement of time. Patricia lives in New York but loves to leave the city to renew herself with new sights and ideas. She loves anything that is artsy, eccentric, on the fringe, picturesque and full of life. Besides skincare, she loves to write about new fashion, health and fitness, design and art.
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.
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.
Paige Stefan currently resides in Detroit where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. She loves all things beauty, fashion and is a big advocate for mental health. In her free time, she enjoys creative outlets such as music, photography and writing for her own personal blog. Paige is an ambitious and adventurous individual who dreams of one day building up her writing career into an editorial role.
Kelley is a New Yorker (currently the upstate kind), boy mama, and clean beauty fanatic. With a journalism degree and 860 hours of holistic health studies, it’s fair to say she has a healthy obsession with all things wellness and spa—she’s previously contributed to DAYSPA and Spa magazines and created content for the KORRES beauty brand. If she’s not writing, there’s a good chance she’s looking up ingredients on EWG’s Skin Deep database for fun or Pinterest-ing baking projects. Email her at [email protected]
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.
Social Media Designer
Natalia Rehman is a graphic designer with a love for astrology, exploring new places, and self-care. She currently studies at San Jose State University, where she is obtaining her degree in graphic design and advertising. Specifically, her niche is in brand identity, social media marketing, and digital illustration. Over the years, Natalia has developed an affinity for beauty and skincare products – and everything about them: the packaging, the ingredients, the benefits, the usage. In the future, Natalia aims to design for a beauty/skincare company whose values align with hers. A fun fact about Natalia: She has traveled to London, Paris, and Barcelona!