Content Team

The Gloss aboutSamantha Escobar, Fashion & Beauty Editor
Sam has been working at The Gloss since August 2012. She’s also contributed to YourTango, HuffPo Live, Puttenham Limited and Lovelyish, as well as The Gloss’s sister sites Blisstree and Crushable. After being a makeup artist for several years, she now enjoys sitting at a computer and typing her thoughts in sweatpants rather than touching people’s faces. She is a “cat person,” but also likes dogs and sloths more than most.

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Twitter: @myhairisblue

Elizabeth Licata, Contributing Editor
Liz was born in Chicago and studied costume design and art history at Dartmouth and Stanford. She lives in Germany but still thinks of herself as a New York-based writer and she puts avocado on absolutely everything.

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Twitter: @AmbienceChaser

Heather Cichowski, Contributing Editor
Heather is a writer who feels it is a job requirement to own every shade of nail polish. She thinks any bad day can be improved by a trip to Sephora–provided there aren’t 10 people giving themselves makeovers, in front of the new lipsticks.

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Twitter: @dressdecoding

Kristyn Filip, Contributing Editor
Kristyn Filip is a Toronto-based writer who is on a mission to meet every single cast member of Degrassi: The Next Generation. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.A. in English and French, which means she can profess her undying love for Khloe Kardashian in two different languages. She likes reading, kayaking, drinking matcha green tea, and eating smoked salmon (all at the same time).

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Twitter: @kristynmf 

J.Assita Camara, Contributing Editor
J. Assita Camara is a freelance writer from North Carolina. She has written for xoJane, Thought Catalog and For Harriet.  When she’s not writing about fashion, culture and identity she is somewhere obsessing over Solange Knowles’ instagram looks or doing the “I woke up like dis” dance.

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Twitter: @AssitaWrites 

Kelsey Manning, Contributing Editor

Kelsey is a NJ/NYC based writer and book publishing person, meaning that she works in the publishing industry, not that she publishes her own books (yet). She is a regular contributor at Levo League and her work has appeared on Fast Company, Business Insider, and Refinery 29. She takes pride in her Sephora VIB card, unabashed love of crop tops, and willingness to try any trend once.

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Twitter: @KelseyMManning

Sara Steinfeld, Intern

Sara Steinfeld is a recovering Jonas Brothers addict with a penchant for chicken nuggets and correcting other people’s grammar. She graduated from Colgate University in 2014 with a BA in English and a minor in Toothpaste. Likes include the men of MTV’s Teen Wolf, fat corgis, and April 25th, because it’s not too hot, not too cold—all you need is a light jacket. Dislikes include excessive heat, Teresa Giudice’s hairline, and any combination of the two.

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Twitter: @callmesarar

Jenni Maier, Managing Editor for The Gloss, Crushable, Mommyish and Blisstree

Despite being born with an allergy to pickles and an addiction to stalking celebrity children, Jenni Maier managed to overcome the odds and get a fulltime bloggin’ job. During the rare times when Jenni Maier isn’t writing fan mail to Jinger Duggar or attempting to invent the next Pinterest so that she can retire by 30, she’s contemplating whether she should take commenters’ suggestion and get a real job.

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Twitter: @mayorjenni