Marina , Beauty Writer
Before Beauticate, our Kazakhstan-born word-wizard, Marina, interned at GRAZIA Magazine, Portobello PR, and worked as a marketing assistant and stylist. After beginning a degree in Commerce, and failing a statistics class – twice! – she decided it was a sign from above to stick to her linguistic skills, and is now completing her Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications, majoring in journalism. When she’s not writing, you can find Marina reading, travelling (preferably around the Mediterranean), watching true crime, and patting all of the dogs.
Beauty Loves: Number 4 Hair Care’s Fluoro5 Elixer Restore (colourless hair oil – a must for blondes); Arcona’s Cranberry Gommage Exfoliant; and any pinkish-brown lip liner (still on the hunt for my HG).
Tess Schlink, Editorial Assistant
After obtaining a double degree in law and arts, majoring in French, Tess moved from Perth to Sydney in pursuit of a career in the beauty industry. When she isn’t in the office, Tess can be found baking delicious treats, exploring museums and galleries, or speaking fluent French with her fiancé (ooh la la!). As the epitome of elegance, Tess possesses a vast knowledge of all things Royal Family and an affection for French beauty products.
Beauty Loves: A classic red nail polish like Essie Bordeaux, Chanel’s Bois des Iles perfume (the perfect scent, as winter descends upon us!) and Japanese sunscreens to protect her pore-less, porcelain skin.
Paige Murphy, Stylist & Fashion Writer
Paige started her fashion career as an intern for Instyle Magazine, and working in fashion PR. As a full-time stylist in London, she created looks for the likes of Net-A-Porter, Asos, Selfridges and Amazon. Always wanting to further her knowledge, she is expanding upon her Bachelor’s of Business (Marketing Communications) from UTS, with a Masters in Media Practice at the University of Sydney. When not schooling us on everything fashion, Paige is traveling, visiting art exhibitions, hiking coastal walks, or being pampered at the salon.
Beauty Loves: Olaplex (a lifesaver on her bleached hair), Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort Spray, and Daisy by Marc Jacobs (her go-to scent since, well, forever!)
Kristina Zhou, Intern
Kristina’s first foray into the media world came via a news reporting internship at News Corp Australia, where she wrote across five local newspapers. While the fast-paced nature of breaking news thrilled Kristina, she also found herself curious about lifestyle/beauty journalism. Kristina is currently finishing her Bachelor of Media (Communications and Journalism) at UNSW. When she’s not feverishly writing articles for Beauticate, you’ll find her on the airwaves at 2SER 107.3FM, where she works as an entertainment reporter. In her spare time, she enjoys rolling lint balls off her clothes and braiding her boyfriend’s beard.
Beauty loves: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour cream (applied under foundation, it instantly adds a dewy sheen), Erno Laszlo Mud Soap (if you want to eliminate clogged pores, this soap is your passport to get there), and Shu Uemera Eyelash Curler (it gives the perfect lash-lift).