My First delve into IT Cosmetics*

A little while back I almost collapsed with excitement when I seen an email from IT Cosmetics in my inbox asking if I would like to try some products! The brand had been on my radar for quite some time and I had always meant to try it out any time that I was in the States. When I had seen that it had finally launched in the UK, in store at Boots , I had already been planning my purchases.

The brand very kindly sent me out two of their products to test out for myself:  the Naturally Pretty Matte Luxe Transforming Eye Shadow Palette and the Hello Lashes 5 in 1 Mascara.

So, were they hits or misses?


What’s New at Sleek?*

Sleek have been one of my favourite budget discoveries this year! Their products are super affordable but they don’t skimp on quality. The brand is one of the fastest ever growing beauty brands and it seems like there’s always something new being launched. That being said, I thought I would share some of the most recent launches with you all.

So what’s worth checking out?


Lip Fillers: My Experience with Therapie Clinic*

I’ve disliked my lips for years. I mean, they were okay, but they were naturally thin and my top lip would disappear pretty much entirely should I give a toothy smile – not ideal. I had toyed with the idea of lip fillers for quite some time, but always panicked and chickened out when it came to the crunch.

Since working with Therapie Clinic recently with my course of Image Peels, when the brand wanted to continue to grow our relationship and offered me the chance to try out fillers, it felt right.

For me personally, getting fillers was a way to increase my confidence and feel better about myself. I’m not telling you all to go out and pump yourself full of everything you can. But it’s the 21st century, if you want to change something about yourself and it will make you feel better, go for it. I’m totally supportive of that!


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…)

Travel Tips: Top 5 New York City

I love a good holiday. The buzz of going somewhere new and exciting is like nothing else. I also love a good ‘alpha city’ – London, Paris and New York are all in my favourites list for different reasons. When we travelled to NYC I spent a lot of time researching beforehand but the tips we learnt being there were actually the most useful so I thought I would share them with you all.