A special look into what my life looks like – my home and much, much more.

A couple of weeks ago you would have noticed I went to Melbourne! I fell in love with the city, the cafes and Fitzroy. What a cute suburb! Not only was it a fun girls trip with my sister Bec, but I had a casting call to be the face of a big brand! I’m excited to say, the casting was successful and we will be shooting later this month, but more on that later!

You don’t often get to see every aspect of my life – sure you can tune into my Instagram and get a rough snapshot of things, but I thought I would take the time to show you a special look into what my life looks like, invite you into my home, show you my stunning view (which can I just say I am so in love with) and talk you through my morning rituals. I love sharing things with you and I hope that with each of my blog posts, be it fashion or fitness, you take something away with you and gain further insight into Substance and what I am all about.


I collaborated with Manicare to show you how I prepare my mind, body and soul for big days like shoots, castings and meetings. For me, it is extremely important to feel calm and ready and focus on myself and rid myself of stress – I don’t need to take that with me on an adrenaline filled day. I like making sure I create “me-moments” of a morning because I think it’s important for your physical and mental well-being to give back to yourself everyday – like what I was saying yesterday! You’ve really got to take care of your brain as well as your physical self. So come and watch the video below to see what I am talking about!


Did I mention I have a big prize up my sleeve too? Manicare are giving away an exclusive Manicare pampering experience with yours truly. Fun right? I am so excited that I will be meeting one of you (and three of your friends) soon! You’ll get the chance to indulge in a luxurious spa treatment and a delicious lunch – with flights and accommodation included. Visit www.manicarememoments.com.au to enter.

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Manicare Facial Cleansing Brush ( Available at Priceline): I have recently started using a facial brush. It helps to deeply clean your pores and remove any makeup residue better than your hands. Using a facial brush helps to improve the blood circulation under your skin and is a super gentle exfoliant. I love that fresh face feeling!

Manicare Eyelash Curler: I always get asked about my lashes and my secret is to blast my eyelash curler with a hair dryer for a longer lasting curl. THough in saying that, I have burned my poor little lids a few times, so be sure to let it cool down a li’l before you go near your eye! Have you ever tried curling your lashes like I did in my video?

Manicare Celulite Bristle Brush: Okay, so I read a few years ago Miranda Kerr swears by this, so of course I had to start doing it. Now I do it before I shower most mornings. Its a simple way to get your blood circulating and your skin feeling as good as a supermodels.

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Manicare Mini Tweezers, Manicare Hydranail Treatment, Manicare Super Dry Towel, Manicare Disposable Mascara Wands, Manicare double-sided magnifying mirror


Lorna Jane Distinct Tights, Lorna Jane Somersault Sports Bra, Lorna Jane Mikki Tank

Backstage Clothing Jumpsuit, Lack Of Colour Hat, Country Road Bag

Filming And Editing

Big thanks to Jonathan (my fiance) who filmed and edited this project! You’re amazing.


Author: Ally Carey

Hi, I am Ally, a writer and creative at Substance. I have worked in the fashion industry for 6+ years as a model and now on Substance. Substance is a lifestyle blog about fashion, beauty, health and self-improvement; hoping to inspire you to live a life filled with Substance. For more: @AllyMayCarey

1 thought on “Manicare Me Moments”

  1. Hey Ally,

    I thought you were really well spoken in the Manicare video! You looked great and gave handy advice… now we all have to get ourselves some (more) Manicare products! 🙂


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