THE K-BEAUTY SQUAD
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 W2Beauty 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 W2Beauty as fanatical product testers contributing editors, so expect to see exclusive articles and product reviews from them on W2Beauty.
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 W2BEAUTY 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, 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 Soju Ambassador 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.
Alice Bang, Chief Product Tester (aka Director of Brand Engagement)
As the founder of W2Beauty, Alice has an encyclopedic knowledge of K-beauty brands. Yes, this includes the industry scoop, the insider know-how, even the timeline of every single Korean celeb repping each beauty brand over the years! Ask her a question at [email protected].
Miranda Rico, Beauty Traveler & Tteokbokki Obsessive (aka Social Media Intern)
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 @mirandaxrico.
OUR CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Megan Bursey, Jjimjilbang Convert
Rebecca Ipe, K-drama Queen
Ethel Navales, Contributing Instagram Stalker
Neng Neng, Road Shop Addict
Anna Kim, Lip Tinter Extraordinaire
Read more about the team and mission of W2Beauty here.
Got a question about beauty, your skincare routine, our favorite eyeliner, pretty much anything? Email us at [email protected].
And if you’re interested in joining our team, email me at [email protected] with your resume and three writing samples (on beauty-related topics, of course).