Handbag Hero | Bioderma Make Up Removing Wipes

Handbag heroes. We all have them. You know the one I am talking about, the product you keep in your handbag and would be lost without. Some of us also buy them in batches and keep them in all our handbags, our car, and our desk. 
When the girls in Escentual asked me was I interested in trying the new Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution Make Up Removing Wipes, I said yes, but I was very skeptical. I know Bioderma products have become a very well known, their reputation precedes them, but wipes are just something I have always been skeptical of. 
Wipes for me just don’t do it. They are never moist enough, there is never enough of the wipe and they always, ALWAYS, leave my very feeling rather delicate. And not in the way my current face products do. The majority of wipes I have used in the past have left my skin stinging. Especially in my under eye area.
These wipes did not do that. And the first thing that hit me about them was that they were a good size but also that there was so much moisture in them. I literally just needed one to clean my whole face and it lasted the whole time without drying out.
Why, you may ask,  does this make it a handbag hero? Well first off it was the ideal product to have while I was away at my cousin’s wedding. Crawling up to your room drunk at 5 or 6 in the morning does not normally mean you are in the mood to fully cleanse and wash your face. However these wipes did the job of removing most of my make up without leaving my face feeling sore and tender the morning after (my mum did drunkenly steal an use about half of the pack though).
I also find them great for throwing into my handbag when I am heading off out for whatever reason. You can’t always rely on the house you end up bunking in having the necessary tools to remove and cleanse the oul war paint off, so having a few wipes on hand just make it that bit easier. And they don’t particularly take up a lot of space either.
www.escentual.com is my go to site for premium beauty brands and are always the person I turn to when I want to try a new product, often having products to pre order before their general release. They will keep you in the loop with anything exciting about to be released.

What’s your handbag hero? 

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Pay Day Haul

Hi Guys
I got paid during the week and in typical Lynn Jo fashion spent way too much money on things I don’t really think I needed.

I thought I would share my purchases with you. I only have intentions to post reviews of two of these so if you want to see anymore please do let me know!

As you can see I got some essentials, deodorant and dry shampoo but I also got a brush as the brush I was using was definitely more suited to my longer length hair than the shorter length I am rocking now.
I also got a 3 step system from Clinique to try as I wasn’t quite happy with my skin care anymore. I always use products for spot prone skin but the consultant said I should be using something more for oily skin which I am now trying. I will post a review on this in a number of weeks. I got a free gift of eye make up remover and mascara when I bought these.
I was starting to run out of concealer so I bought a Natural Collection green tinted concealer to try cancel out any redness in my skin and also a Revlon concealer in fair to conceal under my eyes and also to give a highlight effect.
I bought a Soap and Glory bronzer and highlighter in place of not being able to get a contour palette here. I am enjoying these as they give a very natural contour effect which is more suited to work. I also got a powder brush to apply my highlighter.
The final product I got was Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Browas I have been dying to try it out. I got a brush to us with it also. This is a product I have been lusting after for a long time and I will post on it during the week.
Have a great week guys!

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La Roche Posay Rosaliac CC Creme | Review

It’s been a well known fact that lately I have been having a lot of trouble with my skin. Between spots and my complexion it’s the one thing I have yet to find a viable solution for. I spend a fortune on skincare and foundations and still have yet to settle for one I like. To be honest I’m sure ya’ll are sick of me talking about it. 
The lovely people over at Escentual got in touch with me recently to try out and review a product on their behalf. Quite a few companies have been in contact with me lately and not amounted to much so I was quite afraid this could turn out to be the same. I have to say the lovely Emma was a pleasure to deal with. Everything was arranged in such a quick efficient manner and I had the product within days. 
I just realised I haven’t mentioned what product they hooked me up with (bar in the title) but I was really damn excited to try it out. I use La Roche Posay products when I can, they are the only products that really improve my skin, or have any effect on it to be honest. I have tried pretty much everything but never a CC creme. They have such high promises, cover and correct is a pretty big promise, and one I fear that can’t be kept. This particular CC creme is from the Rosaliac range of La Roche Posay products though. 

For those of you who don’t know Rosaliac is La Roche Posay’s range of products which combat redness in your skin. Because my skin is so sensitive my cheeks are nearly always ROARING red. Especially after I cleanse my face. This has become a bit of a problem for me because I have yet to find a foundation that combats the redness without being utterly caked on to my face. I like being able to see my freckles but no make up that lets that happen camouflages the redness of my skin. The Rosaliac CC creme comes in a universal shade and whilst that may seem a bit daunting or like an empty promise it seems to be just that. I put the product on my skin and it looked SO good. It gave me the coverage I needed to hide any redness but it was so light and natural that you could still see my freckles and it looked like I had very little make up on. This isn’t a look I thought I would go for but I have been wearing it to work and such and it has been so nice. That and my face has felt make up free and the air could get at it which was even better. 

Throughout the course of trying this product I had a few events/nights out on so I did want more coverage than the CC creme  offered me. On these occasions I used the creme as a base for my make up. Although they say the creme should replace your skincare/foundation I found that it worked just as well as a base. It really is an ideal dual product. Especially as you use so little when applying it. You would get AGES out of the bottle. And the best bit, because it is La Roche Posay it doesn’t affect my sensitive skin at all. PERFECT!!

I want to say a big thank you to Emma over at Escentual for sorting me out with this product. As great as it was to get involved and review something for a company, it was so nice to get to review (and keep) a product that works for my skin and actually helps me on my quest to find the perfect foundation.
Escentual is a one stop shop for all your beauty needs, you can check them out HERE!

Wearing the CC creme with some powder on top.

My next post is going to be up tomorrow and is on my Easter Beauty Box that I got from the lovely Helena 😀 

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