Re:Kettlebells Blisters and Bruising
When you recive the KB go 'with' the KB i.e. don't launch it too far up and squat down a little as it comes over the top. What weight is it, sounds like it might even be a bit light; the problem usually occurs when the KB goes too far up as it were.
People usually get the bruising from snatches, if you;re having trouble here as well remember to punch through at the top of the snatch.
as for blisters this will improve but you can think about using some talc powder. What type do you have? Rubber or finished metal?