Fave Brand Alert: Kristin Ess

Whenever I find a new brand I love, I can’t wait to come here and share it with you guys. I’m especially excited about this one because it’s an inexpensive drug store available brand! The brand I’m here to talk about today is Kristin Ess.




Kristin Ess describes their line as an affordable luxury haircare brand, and they are hitting it out of the park! The products were created by Kristin Ess herself who is a hairdresser with over 2 decades of experience. Trust me, her experience shows! Every product I have used so far has left my hair feeling incredibly soft, manageable and shiny. Oh, did I mention that all of her products smell absolutely incredible and in colors like blush, light grey and black, these are bottles that you want to display! No hiding away these for me.


It’s tough for me to pick a favorite, but if I had to, I’d go with the The One Purple Shampoo and Conditioner. Sulfate and paraben free, they are good for the environment and my hair extensions. My hair has a natural orange-y tint to it so a good purple shampoo and conditioner is a must. The One Purple Shampoo and Conditioner make sure that my hair stays brass free and soft.


The Style Assist Blow Dry Mist is a close second in terms of favorites. I need this like I need air. I mean, who doesn’t need something that not only cuts down on drying time, but also detangles and adds shine?! I hate drying my hair because I’m so impatient so I have tried many blow dry mists and trust me, this one works!


Another favorite is the Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray. Again, I’ve tried many beach wave products and most of the time they contain salt leaving your hair feeling stiff and sticky. Not this one! Like all Kristin Ess products, it delivers exactly waht the label says and you are left with soft, shiny beachy waves.


If you are looking for something fun, you don’t want to miss out on the Rose Gold Temporary Tint. You spray this on wet hair in the shower and the result is a subtle rose gold tint throughout your hair that lasts from 1-3 shampoos.


There are SO many different products in this line so make sure you check out the site to see what else is available. I still haven’t tried everything from Kristin Ess, but I’m slowly getting there and I can’t wait to try some more!


Kristin Ess products are available in Target stores in the US and online at well.ca in Canada. Everything is less than $20.


Has anyone else tried Kristin Ess? What did you think?



My Top 5 Drugstore Beauty Buys

If you have been following my blog at all, you will already know that I’m a huge fan of Sephora and I post a lot about higher end beauty brands. However, I don’t exclusively use only expensive products, so I wanted to share my top 5 drugstore beauty products that I can’t live without. I love shopping online so all of the products in this post are available at well.ca, but you can also find them in your local drugstore.

I use more than just 5 on a daily basis, but these are my absolute favorites that I’m constantly replenishing!


Jergens Natural Glow (3 days to glow is my current favorite)


I posted about this last year as a Friday Favorites and nothing has changed. I have tried so many different self tanning products, and Jergens Natural Glow continues to be one of my absolute favorites. I need it! The color I get is always natural looking, never orange and never streaky. I love that I don’t have to be too careful when applying it (although don’t forget to wash your hands after!). I go through bottle after bottle of this.


Neutrogena All-In-One Makeup Remover Wipes


These are a must have for me and I use them every night before washing my face to remove my makeup. They’re inexpensive, easy for travelling, and they remove every trace of makeup, including eye makeup. Best part is that they are formulated to work on all skin types, including sensitive skin. There’s a reason why they are so popular!



Garnier Miceller Water


This is another daily must have. It doesn’t matter how well I remove my makeup at night, there is always traces of it left around my eyes in the morning. Nothing that some miceller water and a cotton pad can’t fix! Not only does it remove every single little trace of waterproof eye makeup, but I have bad seasonal allergies and my eyes often pay the price, so I love that miceller water is gentle and doesn’t irritate my eyes.




Essie Nail Polishes


I have tried SO many different nail polishes at all different price points, and I always end up going back to Essie. Their colors are gorgeous, their formula is thick and long lasting, and their names are super cute! They always have a limited edition collection and it’s so difficult not to buy all of them!


eos Lip Balms


This is another product that I have posted about before, but there’s a good reason for that. eos lip balms are the bomb! They are moisturizing, smell good, taste good (it matters!), 100% natural and the packing is cute AF. I always have at least one in my purse, and my office, the car, the living room, the kitchen… you get the idea!


Do you guys have any favorite drugstore beauty or makeup products that you can’t live without?



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