The editor


So, a little something about me…

I’ve loved all things beauty for as long as I can remember. I can’t leave the house without lipstick on, and I am addicted to collecting designer perfumes – something which I definitely blame my mother for!

I can remember back to my pre-school days, and learning the most valuable hair and make-up tips from none other than my child minder. A lady, that even to this day, is possibly one of the most glamorous women I have ever met, and one of my biggest beauty influences growing up.


 In my teens I spent years obsessing over lipsticks, mascaras, hair colours, hair cuts, nail polishes, celebrities – the list goes on!

One day I had a revelation, and realised my calling in life was to make women look and feel beautiful – in any way that I could. Although my path wasn’t always clear from the beginning, my big move across the world from the UK to NZ, quickly set me on the right track.

After landing a job in magazines at the age of 19 in Auckland, I quickly realised there was such a thing as a Beauty Editor! My life changed overnight. My mission was clear, and I knew I had to do whatever it took to secure that coveted role. Let’s just say, that after LOTS of hard work and determination, I succeeded.

I know I’m one of millions of like-minded women out there, who have the exact same passions and interests as I do. However, after talking to, and writing for ‘real women’, it’s amazing how much we still don’t know when it comes to make-up, brands, tools and application – so this is where my site, The Beauty Gloss fits in.

I wanted to create a community page that is accessible for anyone and everyone, and to share my years of knowledge and expertise when it comes to everything beauty.

Connecting with my readers to educate, support and enlighten is my ultimate goal, and I hope I can do this through my online site, youtube tutorials and social media channels. The Beauty Gloss is somewhere you can indulge, learn and connect. After all, beauty is meant to be fun! I’ve loved creating this site and I hope you love it too!

Elise x 


Just a little bit more about Elise…
With a total of 8 years media experience under her belt, Elise is now the Beauty Editor of Simply You Magazine and Editor of Beauty Directory NZ. Before that she worked as the beauty editor for both M2 Woman and New Idea magazines, and has also written beauty features for Remix and Girlfriend magazines. Within this time she has also worked as a professional hair and makeup artist running a successful Auckland based business.


Follow Elise on Instagram: @elisebeautyeditor