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I had a lot of fun creating my last halloween look that i wanted to do another one. If you missed that post, click here to catch up...i shared a Sugar Skull Makeup look. That look and this one are both so easy to create and i only used a few products from the makeup i already had. It can also work great if you have a halloween face paint set and also contact lenses can make these looks look so cool :)

I did also film this look on my youtube so click here to see that :-) What are you dressing as for halloween this year? What will you be up to? I'm gonna be in Australia myself :-D

Makeup Items used...

Aveda Foundation
Concealer - Primark
Rimmel Powder (stay matte)
Sleek eyeshadow palette (I-Divine Au Natural)
Black eye pencil - Primark
Rep lip liner - Topshop 

Catch up on my last blog post HERE - 1 Week until Australia - Preparation & Plans

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G'day mate, hows it going? ;-)

OMG 1 week until i fly to Australia! I've been counting down for ages, every day I'm aware of how long i have left and now it's finally here (well almost) :-D

This will be my last Australia post update and then i should have time to share some posts when i'm over there but the most of it will be captured in vlogs so go follow my youtube channel to see them, make sure you subscribe (and click the bell icon) to get notifications when i upload, I'm so excited to share everything with you. Obviously on here tho i will share some amazing photos i take and also upload them to my Instagram too (@CarlyCx)

The weather is looking amazing right now in Australia :-)

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As i'm writing this post i actually have the programme called Nothing To Declare on in the background which is a show about people going through border control in Australia and i keep getting moments when my tummy flips cos I'm SO excited that i will be there soon!!!

I've always wanted to go to Australia, it looks like the type of country i could live in and the lifestyle that i want! I just never thought it would actually happen...i'm worried that I'm not gonna wanna come back. It's gonna be sooooooo hard coming back to a really cold England and going back to work (roll of the eyes)

I have also decided that when i come back i am gonna start bikini prep again for a show next year so i have been keeping up with the gym and actually focusing more on getting in some good weight workouts. My diet hasn't been that healthy as i do keep allowing myself treats (maybe a bit more than i should) but it's ok, i never wanted to be that strict on myself...that can wait for when I'm on 12 weeks out (prep life) lol If you didn't know, i do have a Bikini Competitor facebook page so follow me there if you like: click here

So tomorrow i'm off work so i'm gonna start planning outfits i'll be packing and then figure out any extra bits i need to buy. Eeeeekkkkkk!!!! 🙊😎🐨☀️I hope your as excited to follow my journey Down Under ;-) as much as i am to share it with you. Be sure to follow me on my social media to keep up with things, you can find all links just below :-)

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Winter can be a tricky time for hair care. With all the cold and wet outside we often don’t feel like being proactive with our looks. The cool temperatures and harsh breezes can also damage strands and lead to frizz and dryness. That is why, despite our preference for wrapping up warm and ignoring hair chores, it’s important to keep your hair healthy during the colder season. To help you do just that here are our top tips on everything from locking-in moisture to protecting hair from the elements. Read on for a handy guide!

Moisturising: many different options

Due to the cold, wet and windy weather it’s absolutely vital to maintain the moisture content in your hair over the Winter months. Moisture makes hair supple, meaning it’s less likely to frizz or break. To make sure yours is glossy and soft whatever the weather there are a few different options:

1. Deep treatments. These tend to be thick creams that are applied to the hair and left for a few minutes at a time. Do a deep treatment 2-3 times a week during Winter, applying in the shower immediately after washing.

2. Everyday conditioners. On those days when you are not deep treating your hair, use a regular conditioner which is appropriate for your hair type.

3. Leave-in conditioners. Spray conditioners are particularly good for giving your hair a top up before facing the cold weather. Leave some by your front door and give your hair a good spritz right before you leave.

Cover your hair from the elements 

Keeping your hair healthy during Winter is all about protecting it from anything that will affect its condition. This is most likely to be the wind and rain so be sure to have suitable, hair-protecting garments like a coat with a proper hood and a sturdy umbrella. Sometimes damage to hair doesn’t just come from the natural world however. During the long Winter season, it can be tempting to do a lot of heat styling, for example with straighteners or curling tongs. Try not to do this too often as it can damage the hair strands. If you still want to rid yourself of curls without the risk of heat damage, learn how to straighten hair without heat here.

Avoid really hot showers

Although it’s tempting when you’re really cold, overly hot water can also damage the hair strands. Try taking a slightly cooler and shorter shower to show your hair that extra bit of love this Winter. It really will make a difference in the end.
Those are the top haircare tips for the cooler months. Be sure to protect yourself from the elements and condition well. Learn how to straighten hair without heat tools and keep your locks in good nick and you’ll be ready to enjoy the Spring sunshine when the season changes next year!


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