Tess Schlink, Features Editor
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 spending time with her fiancé. 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 (chic all year round), Chanel’s Bois des Îles perfume (the cosiest, luxurious scent I know), and Japanese sunscreens.
Marina Gainulina, 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).
Kristin Rawson, Style Editor
A long time friend of Sigourney’s with many years experience in the world of styling and luxury fashion and interiors magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, American Teen Vogue, and Real Living, Kristin joins us as the Style Editor of Beauticate. The highlight of her day is returning home to her children Jackson (7 years) and Billie (5 years), where they recite their days, read their readers, then have bath and bed time together.
Zoe Briggs, Features Writer
It can take our features writer Zoe a little while to work out where she’s going, but it does mean she’s doubly thrilled when she arrives. Case in point – it took both a law degree and working as a paralegal to decide law wasn’t for her, before she made her passion for stories (and aesthetics) a priority as the Real Weddings Editor for US blog Snippet & Ink. Behind the scenes, skincare was turning from an interest into an obsession, and she couldn’t feel luckier to get to call it work now that she’s here at Beauticate. When she’s not wishing she had fifteen other faces with which to try all the things, she’s making neighbours uncomfortable by stalking their dogs, and making her husband uncomfortable with her true crime podcast obsession.
Kristina Zhou, Junior Writer
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. 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. Kristina is currently finishing up her media degree and maintains a Distinction average. In her spare time, she enjoys rolling lint balls off her clothes and braiding her cat’s whiskers.
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).