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Our stay at Hampton by Hilton Blackpool

We just got back from our holiday. We spent our half term week in Blackpool and it was a lot of fun. It was our first time visiting Blackpool. We have heard a lot about the lovely place and have been dying to visit. It took us a little over an hour to get to Blackpool from Cheshire, and we enjoyed the short road trip. We have stayed in Hilton Hotels before, it is usually our preferred hotel chain so we kind of knew what to expect with Hampton by Hilton Blackpool.

 

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Check in and first impression

We got to the hotel for 3pm, which is peak time for check ins, so we had a short delay. There were 2 people at the check in desk so it took a bit to get the check in done. When we finally got the room keys, we headed to our room. We were on the first floor, so we didn’t have to go to far up, which was great.

 

What we liked

We got a room on the first floor with a great view. The view was amazing and we enjoyed it. I really liked the shower cubicle. It is a lot bigger than your average shower cubicle. We also liked the room size. There was plenty space for our luggage, shoes and all the extra baggage. It didn’t feel cramped like some other hotel rooms we have stayed in.

I also found a particular staff member extremely helpful. She was in the restaurant and she went above and beyond at dinner time and while we were having breakfast as well. I have forgotten her name now, but she made our stay very pleasant and I hope she gets the recognition she deserves for her amazing customer service.

 

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What we didn’t like

We found the room quite dusty. My husband complained about this and asked for the room to be properly cleaned on the next day but this didn’t happen. The room was still very dusty especially the curtain area and my husband ended up with a cold thanks to the dust.

The room didn’t have a fridge and there was no room service. This made our stay very uncomfortable as we had to go down for everything. I like having a fridge when holidaying especially with the kids. There is always a snack or a drink left unfinished we may want to store in the fridge. Also, room service is a hotel essential for me, as we usually prefer eating our dinner in the room.

There were hardly any toiletries left in our room. The bath wash was never topped up, but thankfully we had ours with us. There was also no shower cap, which was a pain, and only 1 toilet roll was left for a family of 4 to share on our last day. The towels were not white, they were cream and I didn’t really like that.

We also found it a little tricky to find a parking space as Hampton by Hilton Blackpool parking space is really small. But we found a good spot in the end.

 

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Overall, our stay was good. We enjoyed exploring Blackpool. I will be sharing a post on all what we got up to soon. We visited Pleasure Beach and Nickelodeon Park. So look out for my next travel blog post.

Have you ever stayed in Hampton by Hilton Blackpool?

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Product Review – Vaseline Intensive Care Body Oil

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I have been using Vaseline Intensive Care Body Oil for weeks now. Body Oils play a major role in my skincare routine so I am never without one. It was my first time trying this Vaseline product. I got it from my local Boots store the other day and I have used it almost everyday now.

 

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Product Description

This Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Body Oil with pure cocoa butter locks in moisture in other to repair dry and dull-looking skin. The body oil absorbs fast for a non-greasy feel. It contains Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Styrene/Butadiene Copolymer, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, and Fragrance.

Here are my thoughts on this body oil

 

PROS
  1. It is easily absorbed into the skin. So no mess with this body oil.
  2. I love the light Cocoa Butter fragrance. It smells amazing.
  3. It moisturising my skin really well. I have been using this body oil for weeks now and I love the glow it has given my skin. My skin feels moisturised the whole day after using this body oil after a morning shower.
  4. I love the texture of this Body Oil.
  5. It is quite affordable at £5.49 (as at time of writing) for a 200ml bottle.
  6. I like the fact that it works great for the sensitive skin.

 

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CONS

None.

 

I really like this Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Body Oil. It is a great body oil and I know I will be using it over and over again for years to come. It is one of those skincare products you just fall completely in love with. I knew I was going to love it. I have used Vaseline products many times and they always perform brilliantly so me loving this body oil came as no surprise.

 

What do you think of this Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Body Oil? You can grab it here.

Importance of contact lens hygiene and care

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If you don’t follow your doctor’s recommendations about lens care, you could be damaging your eyes.

Without the right methods and hygiene, you could end up with a blurred vision, redness, itchiness, loss of vision, corneal abrasions or a fatal infection.

 

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Now while these are extreme cases, you need to know what can happen if you don’t care for your lenses properly.

 

  1. Acanthamoeba keratitis

This parasitic infection was first discovered in 1973. Usually found in pools, hot tubs, tap water and contact lens solution, this parasite can infect anyone who comes in contact with it. Their perfect breeding ground is the space between the contact lens and the eyes. Once they latch on, they can burrow down into the cornea and destroy your vision. To avoid this from happening, do not keep your contacts in for longer than necessary. Take them off before you shower, swim or get into a hot tub. And, never ever wash your contacts with plain tap water.

2. Bacterial keratitis

This is a grave bacterial infection of the cornea and can destroy your vision in little less than 24 hours. Because it progresses so rapidly, this is a serious problem with contact lens wearers. The risk increases when you wear your lenses overnight or do not use enough lens solution to disinfect the lenses. Superficial keratitis can happen at the top layers leaving no scar but deep keratitis can leave scars in your cornea.

3. Fungal keratitis

An infection caused by any of the 70 fungi, fungal keratitis grows from the cornea into the sclera causing infections that are extremely difficult to treat. This can lead to vision loss and even loss of the eye. This can happen when the eye is injured and can be accelerated by improper lens care.

 

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Now that you know how serious it can get, let’s get into the right care for your lenses:

  1. Wash your hands: Always wash your hands before and after handling lenses
  2. Use a lint-free towel: To avoid getting any foreign particles from getting into your eyes, you should always use a lint-free towel.
  3. Don’t go to sleep wearing your lenses: Avoid doing this at all costs. Not only can your lenses get stuck behind your eye, but you are also at risk for infections.
  4. Colored contacts without prescription: Don’t buy colored contacts without a prescription. They are medical devices just as much as your corrective lenses and the wrong fit can scratch your cornea. If you are looking for good colored contacts, try hidrocor quartzo from the solotica lenses usa collection.
  5. Do not use powder based makeup: Anything that can fly into your eye can cause an infection. Avoid powder-based makeup and try to use hypoallergenic makeup that is specially made for contact lens wearers
  6. Do not top off your lens solution: If you have a little bit left in your lens solution bottle, do not try and top it off. It already has bacteria build up in it and by topping it off, you are only going to keep using contaminated lens solution.
  7. Throw out your lens case: Every 3 months, you should replace your lens case to avoid any build up.

 

 

 

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