Stepping into Summer: Palmers Foot Care Review

The time for hiding our little tootsies away in boots is over and we are hurtling toward Summer and cute sandal season at an alarming rate. To be fair, Ireland’s weather isn’t exactly comparable to the South of France and usually features a significant amount of rain, but we will inevitably get a few pockets of beautiful, sunny weather and our feet need to be prepared accordingly for when that creeps up on us.

I’m not great at looking after my feet. In fact, feet actually scare me, they’re just so ugly. So that means when this time of year pops up, my feet usually require a bit of TLC. Enter the Palmers foot care range which is designed to moisturise, hydrate and nourish neglected trotters in mere moments. I’ve incorporated 3 products from the range into my weekly pamper routine and the verdict is in*.


The Bloggers’ Party of the Year: Kiss Summer Party with Alex Silver PR

Last week saw the return of my favourite blogging event when the lovely bunch of gals at Alex Silver PR descended on Belfast to host their amazing Kiss Summer Party at The Merchant Hotel.

Last year’s event was my first ever bloggers outing and I remember being so nervous walking in alone. But I needn’t have worried as I was soon put at ease by the wonderful gals I have since had the pleasure of getting to know (I’m looking at you Eyelinerflicks, Dotty Diamond and Passions and Preening– check them out, they be blogging pros!).

Anyway, the party last year had my jaw on the floor with how much the brand and girls spoiled us with cocktails, amazing food and a goodie bag to die for so, I naturally couldn’t wait for this years event.

On arrival we were greeted so warmly by the team at Alex Silver, Alex herself ushered me straight to the bar to pick up a delicious gin bramble before making my way on to the The Merchant’s rooftop to bask in the amazing sun and enjoy the views over the city.

My gal Emma Rose (Legally Brunette NI), who looked UNREAL may I add, and I grabbed a seat with the other blogger babes and had a good catch up as staff from the hotel circulated the room with wonderful food such as fish and chip cones, calamari, chicken bruschetta and ricotta. My mouth is watering again as I type…

Alex continually worked the room, and had me marched to the bar on more than one occasion to ensure that I always had a drink in hand.

Staff from Paddy McGurgan’s Makeup Pro Store were on hand to pamper us all with an extensive array of the stunning Kiss Nails and Lashes. In fact, we were some of the first people to see the newest ranges and styles.

I still had my acrylic nails on from a few weeks ago so was sad that I couldn’t get a new set but I made up for it by getting my lashes done using one of Kiss’ newest ranges, The Lash Couture, Fifth Avenue Collection and boy were they a hit with me! Just look at that flutter!

These faux mink lashes are considered to be the more premium lashes from the brand, and the quality really is impeccable. The band is super fine making the lashes super light to wear and not at all irritating. I was so pleased with the result that I really didn’t want to take them off when I got home!

As like last year, the girls sent us home with a goodie bag of dreams. Packed full of the various Kiss nail and lash products (at least one item from every single range!!) I couldn’t believe how well we had been treated once again.

As we were saying our goodbyes, the girls were still trying to give us more products to take home which meant that I had so many new products, that I just had to share some with you all. For your chance to win a huge beauty bundle which includes some Kiss Nails and Lashes, then check out my Instagram here.

Have you tried out Kiss Products before?

Thanks for reading!

Lynsey xox

Two Genius Products to add to your Tanning Routine

It’s that time of the year again, and by that time I mean the time when your limbs come out and you only look healthy if you’re boasting a golden glow. Or maybe that’s just me? I’m not fortunate enough to be going on holiday this year (poor me, I know) so I’m relying even more heavily on fake tan than usual.

Recently, I’ve discovered two new products that I have added to my routine and I had to share them with you all!


New Discovery: Olverum Bath Oil

I’ve mentioned before that life has been somewhat stressful recently at LLBL HQ. The result is that I can often feel like I’m drowning and the amount of directions I’m being pulled in can get a tad overwhelming. With that in mind, I have been making a conscious effort to take a little time each week just for me to do things that I enjoy and that help me to relax such as writing blog posts, playing with make up, taking product photos, having a bath etc.

A bath for me is a sure fire way to ensure I relax. If I take one before bed, I drift off to sleep with ease. Recently I have discovered this bath oil from Olverum* and had to share my thoughts! (more…)

Seoulista Beauty: Rosy Hands and Rosy Toes Review

It’s certainly no secret that I love a good sheet mask. My drawer at home is overflowing with them and I can’t seem to stop picking them up. A while back I was very kindly sent some sheet masks from Seoulista Beauty which I reviewed here for any of you that missed it and I really enjoyed them so when I seen that they had released foot and hand masks, I was excited to try them out.

I am not the best at looking after my hands and feet, I will admit it. Asides from my monthly manicure with Sinead at Pretty Polished, I don’t do much else which means my hands can start to look a bit neglected. My feet are an entirely different story as I’m actually quite scared of feet (they’re just hands gone wrong) so I tend not to look at mine never mind pamper them. This means they get very dry and sad looking – not a good look for Spring-Summer when the opened toe shoes come back out.


Palmers Coconut Firming Range Review

I’ve recently joined the gym. I haven’t exercised in longer than I care to admit and even walking up a few flights of stairs was becoming a bit too laboured for my liking.

Summer is the perfect time to introduce healthy changes to your lifestyle in my opinion. It’s just so much easier in the bright evenings to lift yourself off the sofa (and away from the biscuit tin) and go to the gym.

That being said, I’m far from at the point where I’m feeling toned and firm so a little extra help on that front is never going to be sniffed at by me! Enter Palmers new firming range!

Palmers are renowned for their cocoa butter formulations. I always have a bottle to hand on holiday as (a) it smells divine and (b) it injects more moisture into my skin than any other product and in turn prolongs my tan.

I particularly like that the range is natural and completely free from harsh chemicals, parabens and sulfates.


My Quest for ‘Good Hair Days’: New Additions to my Haircare Routine

My hair is a nightmare. It never does what it’s meant to. When I want it straight, it goes curly. When I want it curly, it stays straight. To add insult to injury, It is dry, damaged, limp and fine.

All of the above puts me off spending a lot of time on my hair routine. Lately I have found myself scraping it back into a ponytail most days which gets boring, quickly. I had to make some changes and that’s when I started to discover some of these fab new products that I just had to share with you all.


Latest In Beauty: Monthly Subscription Box

I will admit it- I have never once tried a beauty subscription box. I have looked into many and completed plenty of research but the element of surprise and potentially getting a load of products I had little to no interest in each month put me off.

Also, some of the subscription boxes can be seriously spendy so I simply didn’t bother. Then the wonderful gals at Latest In Beauty gave me the chance to build my own one off box to try it out, it would have been rude of me to turn it down!

So what is Latest In Beauty and how does it work?


Review: Bilou Products

Want to smell like Cotton Candy or perhaps a Tasty Doughnut? Well thanks to German YouTuber Bibi from Bibi’s Beauty Place, and her hit new bodycare brand, you can!

German brand, Bilou is well known for its unique scents and formulations and has recently arrived in the UK, exclusive to Superdrug. The range houses a total of nine different products in five delicious scents such as Cotton Candy, Fizzy Berry, Tasty Doughnut, Coco Cocktail or Pink Melon.

I was recently sent some products from the range to try out for myself and I’m ready to share my thoughts!


Moonlight: The Latest Scent from Ariana Grande

I am fussy with fragrances. I tend to stick with my trusty Jo Malone scents or my signature Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. But let’s face it, those scent choices are far from cheap and wearing them every single day can get expensive and quickly. So for that reason, I had been on the lookout for some new daily fragrances that weren’t going to run the risk of bankrupting me. So when I was kindly offered the chance to try out this new fragrance, I thought the timing was perfect!

Honestly, celebrity fragrances haven’t appealed to me in the past. Perhaps I’m a perfume snob? But when I have been browsing in Superdrug and Boots recently, I have been making a point of lifting various fragrances and giving them a whiff, trying not to judge them on the celebrity status.