Friday, March 21, 2014

Becca Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector

I love anything rose gold

Yep! Anything! Especially makeup! This is my new favorite highlighter. I've been using it on the top of my cheekbones and a bit down the bridge of my nose. It is absolutely beautiful - not to mention the makeup itself is amazing to look at. I love that it gives you a subtle bronze glow - the perfect color! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Gloss Guide's Closet

Check out my new Poshmark store!

It's a shame to let all my beautiful clothes/accessories/shoes collect dust in my closet when someone could be out looking fabulous in them! With a 6 month old baby I'm not hitting the town too much these days! Most of the items have only been worn once or are brand new. Check out my page and be sure to share with you friends - you might find just what you've been searching for!

Brands I'm Currently Listing:

Louis Vuitton
Tiffany & Co.
Dolce & Gabbana
Tory Burch
Alice + Olivia
French Connection
Badgley Mischka
Donald J. Pliner
Nicole Miller
And more!!

Visit me here!!
(make sure you signup at

Or search: KatieEssary


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Beauty Tip of the Day

Be nice to your hair

Use this wide tooth comb to detangle wet hair. Never use your regular brush - it will break and pull hair out! Stealing this Conair comb from my sister was the best thing I've ever done. Start at the bottom and slowly work your way up to the roots. I never, ever use a regular brush on wet hair! Happy brushing!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Lip Obsession

It Ain't Called The Gloss Guide For Nothin'

I have an unhealthy lipgloss addiction! That's how my whole makeup obsession started. I'm always on the lookout for the perfect gloss and lipstick. I came across this combo from Celebrity Makeup Artist Patrick Ta. I couldn't believe my eyeballs!!! He has found the most perfect pale peach lip ever in the history of lips! I couldn't get out of the house fast enough! I had to have this miraculous combo in my possession. Thank you Patrick Ta - you are truly a makeup genius. Be sure to follow him on Instagram and Facebook for some truly amazing makeup looks - a true talent! 

I mean...I can't...I just can't...
Photo Cred: Patrick Ta via Instagram
Drum Roll Please......
1. Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Color in Brigitte
2. Bobbi Brown Brightening Lip Gloss in Peach #3

Here's a look at these products! 

*I paired this with Mac Subculture Lip Liner - but would work with any nude liner! 

Yay for pretty lippies!! xoxo

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Gloss Q&A

Back to bloggin in 2014...

Hi Loves!!

I want to take a teeny moment to apologize for my lack of posts! As some of you may know- I am a new mommy to a beautiful baby boy! Try as I might - sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to get my posts in! This silly little beauty blog brings me so much happiness - in 2014 - I vow to be a better beauty "guru"! Thank you so much for continuing to read, check-in, and ask beauty questions!
Look at this face! Could you blame me?!
So - in honor of 2014 and of my attempt to be a better blogger today is a Q&A post! These are a compilation of Instagram comment questions, Facebook messages, texts from friends, etc.! Here we go!

1. What eye creams do you use or recommend?

The best bang for your buck is hands down Clinique All About Eyes. Here is a post on eye creams I did awhile back - click here

If you want to go the uber expensive route - I recently got a sample of Cle de Peau Intensive Eye Contour Cream....MIND BLOWN! I've never used a more luxurious eye cream in my life. You may have to mortgage your house to pay for it, but if money is no object buy this now!! My eyes were looking beyond amazing for one incredible week. And then the sample ran out....
click here to find it!

2. What brand is your at home laser hair removal system and does it work?

Oh how I despise bodily hair! I have spent soooo much money on professional hair removal and it never would fully go away. I randomly saw the BellaLite by Silk'n at Costco one day and decided to give it a try! It was around $500 and that is about the price of 1 or 2 professional treatments. This system works just as well as any laser treatments I've had - truly - it works! You can use this in the privacy of your own home and laser places no one has to know about! Ha! The cartridges do have to be replaced every now and then. They run around $75. I've had the system for 2 years and have only had to buy 2 packs.

*note: They no longer have the BellaLite - this is the new version that is very similar:
click here 

3. What products are you using on your face?

This is what I am currently using on my face. I have oily/acne prone skin. I did a post not long ago on my routine. It is the same for the most part - minus my daily moisturizer. You can see how I use each product here 

This is just what personally works for me! 

I took this on my iphone in my bathroom- so professional ha!
Proactiv Plus Pore Targeting Treatment
Proactiv Skin Smoothing Exfoliator
Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 20
Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator
Bliss That's Incredi-Peel Glycolic Resurfacing Pads
La Mer The Eye Balm Intense
Skinceuticals Phloretin CF
Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion

4. Can you recommend a good night face cream?

Why yes, I can! Here are some of my favorites:

Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Oily. Find it here

Katie Somerville Deep Tissue Repair Cream with Peptide K8
(any skin type) Find it here

5. What are some of your favorite makeup products right now?

Click here to see some of my must have products! 

Along with those - right now I'm really loving:

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara (I'm super picky about mascara and got a sample of this - obsessed!)

6. What is the best concealer? 

Personally, I am obsessed with Cle de Peau and have been for years now! It works hands down better than any other concealer I've ever tried. It is listed above with my must have products.

7. What products do you use in your hair?

My favorite daily shampoo and conditioner is Pureology Essential Repair. It leaves my hair sooo soft and silky. 

I also love: 
It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
L'Oreal Elnett Hairpray
Bumble & Bumble Dryspun Finish

(Stay tuned for a full post on hair products)

8. What curling iron do you use?

I use the Amika 4P Interchangeable Barrel Curler Set

Click here for my full post on this iron! 

Thank you so much for reading!!!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow

Winged Liner For Dummies

Do you suck at applying winged eyeliner? Me too. This is why I'm obsessed with this shadow stick! It's fool proof. Since it's meant to be a "shadow" it's super easy to apply without perfect precision. You can take a liner brush and kind of form it into the winged look. With normal liners they pretty much dry on contact and you're screwed if you mess up. This is a bit more user friendly! It has the smoothest application on the planet & this amazing cooling sensation. Even better - it's longwear - so once it's dried you're good to go! Usually I would put a shadow over this to lock the liner in place - but there is no need with this!

Color shown: Black Stream
Get it here!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What's Inside Jessie James' Makeup Bag

Exclusive to the gloss guide

It's here ladies! By popular demand - a look inside Jessie James' very own makeup bag. With a new hit show on E! and a baby girl on the way - she's got a full plate - so it was beyond sweet of her to share this with us. Now we can be totally creepy and run out and buy everything she uses - because let's face it - she's smokin hot! 

Let's take a closer look at these products!

1. Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara in Loud Black. Find it here
2. Lorac Creamy Brow Pencil in Dark Brown. Find it here
3. Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in Sand 7. Find it here
4. Sally Beauty Cricket Amped Up Tease Brush. Find it here
5. Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Foundation in Natural 4. Find it here
6. Novena Organic Beauty Breast Cream. Find it here
7. Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Celebutard (Sephora just pulled this color from shelves because of the name - but I'm sure they will rename it). Find it here
8. Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner in Black. Find it here
9. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Dark. Find it here
10. Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Palette. Find it here
11. Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel (the pink tube in her pic is the packaging). Find it here
12. Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Cocoa. Find it here
13. Sephora Collection Pro Foundation Brush #47 (the other 2 brushes are from Sephora but are no longer available). Find it here
14. Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer. Find it here

Hope you enjoyed this!! A big thank you to Jess - who is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! To find more products she uses check out her YouTube channel here and watch her personal makeup and hair tutorials. 

Peace, Love, & Lipgloss!


To see more posts like this:
Click here to see "What's In Emily Maynard's Makeup Bag"
Click here to see "What's In My Makeup Bag"