Victoria Buri, Founder/CEO
I am currently a senior attending Manhattan College. I have a deep passion for skincare and beauty. I’ve had many different and beneficial experiences in the beauty industry. Formerly, I was a beauty intern at BPCM. I have been studying skincare and beauty for many years and have a natural love for everything beauty!
If you are here to browse, enjoy! Please check out all the wonderful articles that myself and the other contributing writers have written!
My Instagram is @skincarediaries_
Nina Haines, Contributing Writer
Nina Haines is a Gender & Sexuality Studies major at NYU, where her focus lies in rape culture and its intersection with sex tech. She has been working at Unbound for over a year as an intern, specifically assisting with social media influencer marketing, partnerships, and events. As Community Manager of the Women of Sex Tech, she considers herself a connecting bridge between the over one-hundred sex-positive women, femme-identifying and non-binary individuals that are a part of the community. On top of her passion for championing female sexual health and wellness, she is an avid skincare junkie and loves to sit at home watching The Bachelor with a face mask on and a glass of wine in hand.
Kara Mavros, Contributing Writer
Kara Mavros is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. When not reading or writing, she spends her time visiting museums, doing yoga, and watching reality TV – usually while wearing a sheet mask. Kara holds a B.A. in Editing, Writing, and Media from Florida State University.
Jaclyn Gruenbaum, Contributing Writer
I am a 20-something year old living in New York City and working in the beauty industry. I’ve worked for some amazing cosmetics brands over the years, which has turned me into a total beauty junkie. While I love to experiment with makeup, skincare is my favorite – nothing makes me happier than trying out a new face mask and sharing new beauty favorites with friends!
Amanda Klein, Contributing Writer
I am currently an Executive Assistant/Department Coordinator at Condé Nast. I went to the University of Delaware and received my Masters at NYU in Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapy (yep, totally not what I’m doing now!). I live in the East Village, and being surrounded by fashion and beauty at nearly all times in this incredible city, my love for this industry grew into an intense passion that I had to pursue professionally. After grad school, I worked for a luxury fashion accessories magazine and from there landed a role at Condé. I am obsessed with all things beauty and skincare, and I still haven’t found a word strong enough to describe how happy it makes me to open up my medicine cabinet and use my products or learn about what graces the spaces of others’ shelfies.
Find her on Instagram, @amandaa_klein!
Olivia Paladino, Contributing Writer
Olivia Paladino is a Communication major at Manhattan College with a concentration in journalism and a minor in English and Digital Media Art. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the college’s first women’s lifestyle magazine, Lotus. She is also a licensed cosmetologist in NY State (but no longer practices after one too many haircuts gone wrong). Olivia is passionate about puppies, mimosas and fighting the patriarchy. Find her on Instagram, @livyd00dle!
Joan Lee, Contributing Writer
My name is Joan Lee and I live in New Jersey. I am a currently a Vascular Sonographer with a Masters in Heath Science. For undergraduate studies, I went to Pace University and have my BS in Biology. I love all things skincare and makeup! Beauty is my passion project and I love trying new products. I love to eat and would love to travel all over the world to explore culture, cuisine and, of course, beauty goodies!
Taylor Lane, Contributing Writer
Taylor Lane is a freelance beauty writer and editor living in beautiful New York City. While working in fashion at magazines such as Glamour, Taylor discovered her love for all things beauty. When she is not learning about the newest products and beauty trends, Taylor spends her time in barre class, and training to become a holistic health coach.