The Zoe Report


Erika Veurink

Erika Veurink is a writer living in Brooklyn by way of Iowa. She received her MFA from Bennington College. Before grad school, she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work has appeared in Brooklyn Review, Cheap Pop, Hobart, Midwest Review, Fairy Tale Review, and elsewhere. Offline, Erika is likely reading an essay collection, calling a friend on a walk in Prospect Park, or compulsively checking eBay for men's Gucci loafers. You can write to her at or follow her on Instagram at @erikaveurink.

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I Tried Lumecca IPL Photofacial Before My Wedding – Here Are My Thoughts

Virtually no downtime? I’m in.

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My Honest Review Of The Buzzy New Saie Hydrabeam Concealer

Spoiler alert: I might never switch back

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I Tried This TikTok Famous Lip Cream To Channel My Inner Kardashian

It’s a modern take on matte.

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I Tried MAC’s New Mascara In Pursuit Of Crazy Long Lashes That Last

Dramatic length, sans clumps.

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Tatcha's New Sunscreen Made Me A Mineral SPF Convert

Silky, ultra hydrating, & zero white cast.

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I Finally Found Products That Give My Fine Hair That Ultra Glossy, High Shine Look

Detoxing and hydrating shower essentials.

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Beauty Editors Are Freaking Out Over This New Clean Foundation

So I gave it a whirl — and wow.


Made-To-Order Clothing Is The Antidote To Fast Fashion

Only buy what you will actually wear.

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I Wanted Full, Feathery Brows Without Lamination & This Cult-Favorite Product Delivered

Would you expect anything less from Anastasia Beverly Hills?

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Finally, A Moisturizing CC Cream With Plenty Of Coverage For Less Than $20

It can even benefit acne-prone skin.


How To Dress Like A Nora Ephron Character

The ‘90s are back.

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Tower 28's Tinted Sunscreen Is *Almost* Too Good to Be True

Mineral sunscreen plus anti-redness benefits.

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Can Olaplex's New Purple Shampoo Resuscitate My "Bronde" Hair?

I put it to the test.

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Patrick Ta Just Made The Mascara Equivalent Of A Party Heel

I tried the high drama formula for everyday wear

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I Tried To Fake Lip Filler With This TikTok Famous Plumping Gloss

A dermatologist-designed formula with big promises.