Model Bella Thomas on Self-Care, Skincare and Her Go-To Recipe

In Get Glowing With..., we talk to the women catching our eye about what they’re doing, eating and loving right now. First up is Sydney-based Bella Thomas.

I’d describe myself as… some kind of artist. I dabble in a lot—modeling, content creation, creative direction and graphic design. At the moment I’m working on a ceramics project with a close friend of mine called with___form.

Every morning, I… wake up and stretch, have a glass of warm water with lemon then head to a Pilates class.

My skincare routine always… starts with an essence and a couple of serums. I then give myself a little face massage to let it sink in and finish with a gua sha. This increases my circulation, aids my lymphatic flow and wakes me up! To finish I use a hydrating moisturiser and high protection sunscreen. At the moment my favourite products are the Drunk Elephant Vitamin C SerumWeleda Skin Food and Chanel’s 10 ingredient moisturiser. At night it’s pretty much the same, except I add in a hydrating face mask (either a sheet or a cream) and usually use my rose quartz face roller while I wind down. 


My go-to breakfast is… another large glass of water with COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost. Then I mix GLOW into some Greek yogurt and granola.  

The most important skincare lesson I’ve learned is… consistency!

When it comes to self-care, I try to… love where I’m at and never tear myself down. Every moment is part of a beautiful process.

To de-stress, I… manage it day to day as I get quite anxious easily. I enjoy ocean swim, long walks and getting out of the house. Sometimes I go for a long drive to escape the city and clear my head. I find writing everything down that needs to be done really helpful also, even the little things.


At the end of a hectic day, I unwind by... making a wholesome meal and clock off my phone and laptop.  

My favourite workout is… reformer pilates! I find it so fun and super challenging.

When I need a nature fix, I head to… the ocean, always. It brings about peace and deeper breaths.

The meal that makes me feel most nourished is… a plant-based curry for dinner. It’s such a nice way to end a long day.


In my fridge, you’ll always find… all of The Beauty Chef products—no but seriously!—and fresh almond or oat milk.  

My healthiest habit is… always having a water bottle with me.

My biggest indulgence is… pizza, a glass of wine and chocolate! But my favourite healthy indulgence is The Beauty Chef beetroot brownies (Ed note: page 243 of The Beauty Chef cookbook). They’re so, so good; I probably make them every two weeks!

The three products I always have in my bag are… WELL SPRAY, face mist and a lip balm.


Right now, I’m listening to… Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast; it’s always so inspiring.  

On my bedside table, you’ll find… The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

My secret to a good night’s sleep is… working out early in the morning and having a nourishing dinner followed by SLEEP Inner Beauty Support.

To me, beauty is... a beautiful process.


Photography by Brigette Clark
Hair & Makeup by Jasmin Lo

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