April 4, 2015

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PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – North Beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Custom Arrowhead (GypsyLovinLight) necklace | Sunrise Arm cuff | Arrow Bangle | Beach Bangle | Bangle Bracelet | Rings – Crystal | CuffsJames Michelle

Isabella Tattoos – Flash Tattoos

Bikini – I’m not your Type

Rings – Arrow | Mother of Pearl | SW Midi Rings

Belly Chain – Grace Bijoux

Hat – Ace of Something

Nails (Winter) – Willow Byron Bay – Use my special discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

Hair – The Nest Hair Boutique


Feeling oh so summery and festival ready in all this inspiring flash….loving the new blue tones added to the already amazing metallics from the original creators of the metallic tattoos :) Paired with some divine James Michelle gold jewels and beautifully handcrafted bikini all the way from sunny California! I’m super excited to announce my family will be trekking back to Cali this summer. We can’t wait to see our families and even more of this beautiful place we call our second home. Thanks to all who suggested some amazing places to visit on instagram recently. Please feel free to leave comments here on my blog if you have some must see sights and adventures, and any must stay accommodations you’d like to recommend.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

New moon intention

October 24, 2014

With the new moon upon us, it’s a wonderful time to plant new seeds of intention. I’ve spent these waning weeks in reflection, gaining clarity, reassessing everything! Today I feel very clear as I set forth my intention to flow harmoniously with the pace of nature. I want to really experience all the moments of my life with peace and love, rather than thinking about how to get from here to there. And rather than a need to necessarily slow down, (which I kind of need too) it’s more about finding peace within the chaos. Adjusting my sails and moving at a more natural rhythm. I’ve spent some time looking within to dissolve those threads that drive me into stress. I’ve allowed those beliefs to show themselves and gently be defused. And now I’ve awakened clearer, lighter and with even more acceptance for myself. I’ve come to realise that I want to follow my joy and passion within each moment of my day. To honour myself for who I am and all that I value. To see my worth with all the blossoming love in my heart.

Now is the time to refine our intentions for each day that we live on this amazing planet. I encourage you to spend this new moon time imagining all that brings you happiness and fills your heart with joy. Follow your passions and let us all live a beautiful, kind and peaceful life :)

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense

Location – Sorrento beach, Western Australia


Outfit Details

Adella Thin Strap Crop + Yoko Sheer KimonoTara Grace

Necklaces (Eden +  Peaceful Buddha) + Bracelets (White feather + Eden’s Wrap + Buddha) – Guilty Jean Jewelry

Denim shorts (similar)


Hat (similar)

Rings – Torchlight Jewelry |Hunter Gatherer Jewellery (Eye + Thunderbird + Eagle) | Aloha Gaia | Ernest & Joe

Huntress Cuff – Torchlight Jewelry

Flat Tummy Tea Review

July 23, 2014

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Today I have the pleasure of bringing you guys a review of a divine herbal blend I’ve recently stumbled upon that not only does amazing things for your hydration and digestive health, it also leaves you without the bloat! As the name implies, it really is a flat tummy tea.

As a naturopath, as a mother, and someone who cares a lot about what they put both on and in their body, I’m pretty pedantic about labels. I’ll always look deeper than the face value of a product to evaluate the constituents, and where/how they were sourced. When I looked at the herbal content of these teas I was pleasantly surprised. Lovely balanced formulas, with a multitude of herbal therapeutic properties specifically designed to aid the digestive system.  We often underestimate the need for proper digestion. It is here in our gut, that our second brain resides and some of the very neurotransmitters that alter our mood are made. It’s so vital to have a healthy functioning gut to improve the health of all other organs and systems of the body. Having a flat tummy and relieving bloating discomfort are simply the awesome benefits that are natural to a healthy functioning digestive system.

Here are a few basic tips I’ve learnt in my many years of practice for optimum digestive health and to keep bloating to the minimum –

  • Take a few deep breaths before every meal. Feeling relaxed and activating our parasympathetic nervous system is how we digest food most effectively. This means our body will absorb lots of nutrients with the least amount of toxic build up in the process.
  • Chew lots and eat slowly. Digestion begins first in the mouth with enzymes that help break down your food, along with your teeth…so chewing is really really important.
  • Avoid drinking with your meals. Water 20 minutes either side of your meal is ok and if you must drink with your meal, ensure you sip and don’t gulp. Drinking fluids with meals will dilute your precious enzymes and acids in your stomach that you need to break your food down efficiently.
  • Only eat until you are content. Overeating leads to putrefaction and fermentation of your food. Rather than getting benefits from all the nutrients, you create a lot of toxic junk in your gut. This can result in intestinal dysbiosis, gas build up and lots of bloating.
  • Small meals frequently are the best for your digestive system.
  • Throughout the day keep hydrated. Drink lots of water and herbal teas to do this. Flat tummy tea is a great choice to incorporate into a healthy digestive routine.
  • Keep salt, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and other diuretics to a minimum.
  • Read here for some more amazing Flat Tummy Tips from Flat Tummy Tea.

For those wanting to kick that uncomfortable, distended feeling in the gut, and at the same time enjoy the feeling of a flat tummy, I highly recommend this Flat Tummy tea. The two blends have been formulated to also taste amazing by using the natural flavours of the herbs. Fennel, Peppermint and Lemon Balm, all calmative herbs for the gut, provide a beautiful balanced flavour to please the palate without the need for anything artificial.

Here’s to healthy digestive systems and giving our bodies some loving herbal goodness. Enjoy lovelies!

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


PhotographerBobby Bense

Model/Styling/PhotographyHelen Janneson Bense

LocationLosari Home and Woman | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest


Outfit Details

Flat tummy Tea  | Instagram | Facebook 

UO Top + Bing Bang X UO midi rings | Heart + ChevronUrban Outfitters

Shorts – Vintage | SHOP Similar + here

Bracelets – Broken Gypsy

Rings – Crystalyt | Kami Lerner | Amarilo | Mania Mania crystal (similar)

Hat – Ace of Something

Necklace – Cecily London

Mug – Made with love by my beautiful niece Kira



Kip & Co

June 17, 2014

Nothing quite like curling up in bed on a rainy day, snuggling up into some super cosy velvet bedding. Thanks to the awesome Kip & Co boutique bedding company, that is exactly what I’ve been doing on these rainy wintery days. And I’m getting some of the best sleep of my life!

I’m so happy to support this awesome company, run by a few inspirational women, one being a beautiful friend of mine and fellow naturopath. I love all the bold, bright colours, contrast, textures and amazing patterns. Such a fun bedding range! There is nothing more important to your health than a good nights sleep, so with that in mind, I’m so thrilled to announce that we are giving away a gift card worth $250 of amazing bedding for you to choose from. So now you can make Kip & Co part of your home too and have a restful, luxurious nights sleep snuggled up in this luxe boutique bedding :)

All you need to do is get on Instagram to enter.


Entry Requirements

Repost this giveaway picture


Follow and tag both @kipandco + @gypsylovinlight

Hashtag # kipandcogiftcard

Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry

Winner will be drawn Wed 25th June (Perth time)


Good luck everyone!


Love and gratitude,

Helen xx


Outfit Details

Teal Velvet Quilt cover + cases – Kip & Co 

Candle – Dreamcatcher candles

Wish you were here Dress – Gypsan

Tulum India Gold Necklace – Goldbarr – Use code ‘OCEANGYPSY’ for 15% off

Rings – Seawolf | Free People | Amarilo | Karen London 

Bracelets – Peruvian turquoise wrap Kami Lerner | Free People | Turquoise cuff Freebird Collection

Hat – Lack of Color



Worldly Treasures

June 8, 2014

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Ahhh nothing quite like a good tribal treasure haul….finding those one of a kind pieces that so perfectly reflect your style. I had the pleasure recently of visiting the gorgeous Scarlet boutique in North Beach here in WA. The divine Tara, owner and curator of worldly clothing, jewels and homewares, has created an inspirational space, that feels so homely. Beautiful tribal designs, colour pops and luscious aromas all ignite the senses.

After my lovely visit, I headed to the beach decked out in some of my favourite pieces from her magical store. Paired with some incredible vintage pieces from Gypsy River and Free People and my outfit was complete.  Rich with colour, texture and plenty of captivating intricate details.

I am slightly obsessed with tribal jewellery ;) There is something so unique and interesting that draws me. The history, the culture, the story behind it. The energy. I make sure when purchasing tribal jewels that they are made under fair-trade conditions. Something to be aware of. It’s better to spend a little more on the real deal than buy a whole lot of cheap jewels that ultimately have their own much higher cost. Always check your jewels come from fair-trade sources, and know in spending that little bit more you are supporting local sustainability and the welfare of those divine beings who create these beautiful jewels.

This post is in deep appreciation and honour of all the artisans all around the world. The ones who don’t always get the recognition they deserve, and so humbly never ask for it. I thank you.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


Outfit Details

Free People top, Zoda bag + cuff, Shantique turquoise cuff – Scarlet Fashion | Follow on Instagram | I love supporting local business and perth ladies this one is golden. Make sure you visit her shop at Shop 18, North Beach Shopping Centre, North Beach.

Gypsy Ring, Flower Power Ring  + Afghan fish choker (worn as a belt) – Gypsy River

Necklaces – Lost Lover + Free People

Rings – Ono Jewellery | Embella Jewellery | Lunar Sea Gypsy

Silver hill tribe cuff – Embella Jewellery

Top – Free People

Shorts – One Teaspoon

Boots – Free People

Hat – Brixton

Gypsy Mama

May 9, 2014

IMG_6995Top – Free People | Crop top – Free People | Shorts – One Teapsoon

Necklace + BraceletsGuiltyJean Jewelry | Rings – Urban Outfitters | Wingostarr Jewelry | Sun Wrap ring | Lost Lover Elephant | Nik Dreamer | Silver midi rings | Dogeared Arrow

IMG_6880Top – Rue Stiic | Bangles – Free People | Necklace/worn as bracelet – Lost Lover | Rings – Lost Lover Elephant + Spirit | Minc Collection stacking rings


Rings – Heart Majestic | Natalie B | Vanessa Mooney | Sunahara | Lost Lover
IMG_6925Rings – Minc Collections | Seawolf | Anna Beck | Seawolf Omotik

IMG_7054Top – Free People | Necklace – Goldbarr (USE CODE ‘OCEAN GYPSY’ for 15% off) | Turkish Ring | Skin Feelings Tattoo


Bracelets – Threads (The Shine Project) | Torchlight Jewelry | Rings – Torchlight Jewelry Thunderbird + Herkimer Diamond | Kami Lerner Gold Wrap rings | Amarilo

A little post dedicated to all the gypsy mama’s out there. Some recent jewellery pics from my Instagram, along with some of my blog features this week. I have been so overwhelmed with all the love surrounding me, in the best possible way. I’m so grateful and it just fills my heart with more love that I want to share with you all!

On that note I have a very special giveaway I’m offering in partnership with ever lovely and inspiring The Fifth Element Life. In time for Mother’s Day we are giving away one Mandala ring of your choice. Check out my Instagram here to enter and for all details.


And if you want to add one these magical mandala rings from The Fifth Element Life to your collection, make sure to use your special code ‘gypsylovinlight’ for 5% off your purchase. These mandala rings bestow upon their wearer the intention and energy of each mandala. From inspiration, protection to compassion and love. They are truly beautiful just like their creator.


You can check out my recent interviews and features here –

Losari Home and Woman – an interview on motherhood, being a style blogger and life

Free People’s Sun Chaser

Kindred Spirits – 60 seconds with GypsyLovinLight

Dogeared – I’m an honorary DogearedMOM! :)


Wishing all you beautiful mamas a wonderful mother’s day. I love you all so much xxxx


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