Meet our team of editors and writers!
Yeah, we’re the ones obsessed with commas and pull quotes, Centella asiatica and tension pacts. That’s right — we’re your dedicated team of Beautytap editors and writers, and we’re so happy to finally meet you!
We wanted to start off by introducing you to two special members of our K-beauty squad: Jude Chao from Fifty Shades of Snail and Coco Park of The Beauty Wolf.
Sure, you’ve probably heard of them. After all, Coco wrote the book (literally) on K-beauty with Skin & Tonic’s Kerry Thompson: Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare and Makeup. And her beauty blog, The Beauty Wolf, is a must-bookmark resource for great reviews (not to mention the coolest graphics) by a certified esthetician and makeup artist.
And Jude practically needs no introduction. Her blog Fifty Shades of Snail is a K-beauty skincare must-read, and her podcast, The Snailcast, brings together the genius minds of some of the best in K-beauty bloggers: Chel at Holy Snails, Snow at Snow White and the Asian Pear, and Tracy at Fanserviced-B.
Jude and Coco have both joined Beautytap as fanatical product testers contributing editors, so expect to see exclusive articles and product reviews from them on Beautytap.
The latest addition to the K-Beauty squad is the K-beauty pioneer herself, Sheryll Donerson of The Wanderlust Project. One of the first K-beauty bloggers out there (and arguably one of the first who is a woman of color), Sheryll has been in love with Korean beauty since her time living in South Korea five years ago. She’ll be writing about all sorts of topics, but especially how to make K-beauty work for women of all hair types and skin tones (not just the 21 or 23s among us).
THE BEAUTYTAP EDITORS
Anna M. Park, Chief Cushion Hoarder (aka Editor in Chief)
She may have started her career as a lawyer, but Anna found her true calling long before that, while poring over the beauty editorials and skincare how-to’s in teen magazines. Sure, the ladies at the Estée Lauder counter may have scoffed at her when she asked for an eye cream at the age of 16, but hey, she was just ahead of her time. Follow her travels on Instagram at @annanymity.
Ruth Kim, Resident Multi-Masker (aka Associate Editor & Social Manager)
Ruth is a 20-something creative with a fixation on black coffee, black boots, and the beautiful black hole that is all things K-beauty. A Southern California native, she loves to share her current skincare favorites and lifestyle inspirations on her Instagram @ruthhlesslyy.
Jude Chao, Associate Snail Guru (aka Editor at Large)
Jude writes as Fiddy Snails at the K-beauty and skincare blog Fifty Shades of Snail and can be found on Instagram @fiddysnails. Most recently named the ELLE Malaysia Beauty Blogger of the Month for June/July 2017 and one of ELLE Magazine‘s 10 Cool Beauty Bloggers to Watch in 2018, Jude loves ginseng, snail, honey, propolis, and tuna fish kimbap, though she generally doesn’t put the kimbap on her face.
Coco Park, Mother of Ferments (aka Contributing Editor)
Coco is The Beauty Wolf and co-author of the book Korean Beauty Secrets. An international lady of leisure, she is also a certified esthetician who spent well over a decade working as a professional makeup artist. She’s had a lifelong love affair with skincare, makeup, and fried chicken, and from the looks of things, graduated top of her class from Our Lady Of Resting Bitchface. Check her out on Instagram @TheBeautyWolf and you might spy a glimpse of her way too-cute family.
Sheryll Donerson, Chemical Exfoliation Pro (aka Contributing Editor)
Sheryll, the blogger behind The Wanderlust Project, is a Southern California native who has spent the past five years of her life galavanting around Asia. She fell in love with K-beauty as an ESL teacher in S. Korea and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys lifting heavy things, going to Trader Joe’s (and unsuccessfully avoiding those peanut butter cupcakes), tracking steps on her FitBit, and taking photos of her phantom poodle, Sophia Loren-Petrillo.
Jane Heur, Soju Unni (aka Special Projects Manager)
Jane is a sassy 20-something who loves anything pink, gold, and sparkly. Because of her sensitive and desert-dry skin, she’s always on the lookout for the best moisturizing products. On weekends, you can probably catch her emcee-ing at K-pop concerts, drawing on fogged up windows, or walking out of Korean supermarkets with an armful of soju bottles. Follow her journey on Instagram @beaufoomu.
Michelle Kim, Red Lip Addict (aka Content & Products Manager)
Long story short, I’m a color cosmetics addict who is ALWAYS down to try something new and crazy! Oh, and red lips only!
Miranda Rico, Beauty Traveler & Tteokbokki Obsessive (aka Contributing Writer)
Miranda is a 22-year-old writer who enjoys spending any and all of her disposable income (and time) on traveling to hunt for undiscovered beauty gems. When she’s not on the search for beauty products, Miranda can be found binge watching Law and Order: SVU and drinking copious amounts of iced tea. You can find her excessive selfie collection, travel diary, and other musings around her hometown of Los Angeles on Instagram @armbar.
Leo Louie, Chok-Chok Connoisseur (aka Contributing Writer)
Born in Korea and raised in Washington, Leo is another 20-something member of the Squad that is as committed to his love of skincare as he is to wine and cheese covered snack foods. After working as an educator and trainer in the beauty industry, he joined the team at Beautytap to continue sharing his knowledge and passion for skincare and all things chok-chok. During his free time, he’s been spotted in the wild bingeing Netflix shows, blasting K-pop while playing video games, or (much more rarely) leaving his hovel to venture forth in search of cocktails and Korean BBQ.
OUR CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Angela Son, Beauty Sleep Obsessor
Wendy Chuong, Glow Guru
Megan Bursey, Jjimjilbang Convert
Rebecca Ipe, K-drama Queen
Read more about the team and mission of Beautytap here.