Nails (Transcend) – Willow Byron Bay – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout
When the stress of life seems to build and form into one giant Mavericks size wave and you feel as though you can barely stay afloat, remember to breathe, remember your family and friends, remember those who fill your heart with love and joy. Take a moment to completely stop, breathe in deeply, find that still point in between the breath, and feel your centre return. Focus your attention on all the blessings in your life and your stressful perspective will begin to melt away into peace. Feel yourself rocking and rolling with those huge waves, riding them with grace, not letting anything knock you down. Life is ours for the creating. Treat it like a precious piece of art and with each stroke paint it with love and gratitude for the amazing being that you are.
“Open your heart to the magic all around you, to the magic that you are”
Imagine yourself sitting on a warm soft cushion of silky sand, the salty ocean gently misting you, the sky blazoned in fiery red, sunburnt orange and soft peach, the water glistening with iridescence as though it’s been sprinkled with glitter, reflecting and refracting the light of the heavens. Each breath fills you with gratitude for the gifts of the moment. You allow your mind to let go of all your worries, you feel your heart expand and fill with gratitude, with love, with joy. You feel the expansion, as though there are no boundaries between you and the very ground you sit upon. You know we are all one. One heart, one beat, one being. You open your eyes and realise the magic was there all along. You just needed to refresh your focus and now all you see is magic. It’s everywhere you look and it’s YOU too.
We are all magic. Remember this on those darker days. You were born magical and that never goes away…sometimes we just need reminding.
A magical afternoon spent mermaiding along the turquoise shores of Sorrento beach. One of my all time favourite spots to spend an afternoon with my family soaking up the autumn sunshine with a view that reminds us how much magic there is everywhere we look. There’s nothing more soothing and healing for me, to help let go of all the worries of the mind, like my bare feet resting upon the warm sand. Breathing in love, breathing out gratitude, soaking up the earth’s energies.
It was such an honour and pleasure recently to step into the new Nest Boutique Salon, run and owned by inspiring entrepreneur Charlie Crothers. When I heard she was doing up a new space I was beyond excited at what she would create. And let’s just say my jaw just completely dropped the moment I entered her new salon. From the woodwork, concrete bar and innovative design of her salon work stations, it’s not just a space to get your hair done, it’s a place to inspire. You can see that every detail was well thought out. I couldn’t stop looking at everything, and admiring all the beauty. It’s even more of a treat now to go and get my hair done. If you are Perth based and looking for someone new to help you with your hair, these guys come so highly recommended from me. I’ve never been this happy with my hair, and I feel so well taken care of. It’s more than just hair with these guys, it’s a personal experience, and I’m certain you will all fall in love the way I have.
Here are some pictures I took while we enjoyed a pampering day of hair, beauty, makeup, eyebrow touch ups, raw foods and margaritas of course ;) It was such a pleasure to hang with the lovely Nest Hair Angels, @wanderlust_coconut + meet @gemma6foot6 Thanks again to Charlie and the team at the Nest for such an incredible day!
Nails (new colour coming soon) – Willow Byron Bay – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” Khalil Gibran
Nature was conjuring all kinds of magical invisible paintings with her windy paintbrush on this divine beach day. Whether it’s stormy, sunny, hot, cold or windy, I love and treasure the beach. I love to feel my bare feet hit the sand, and though I’d prefer it to be warm and calm, I’ll take any moment I can to have that connection with nature.
A beautiful beach morning spent with my love, Bobby Bense, taking photos of this gorgeous 2 piece set from Feather fox boutique. I was beaming with happiness from head to toe and deep within my soul. Sending love to you all!
Today I woke up and really didn’t feel my usual excitement for what the day might bring. I wanted to curl back up into my blanket and shut the world out for awhile. It’s been awhile since I felt this way. And I’m quite sure it has to do with overworking amongst a build up of life’s little stresses. My vitality was feeling a little on the low side and I was guided to go within and take some time out for myself today. I decided not to fight the not so pleasant feelings, to simply surrender to them. After all, life is a beautiful balance of opposing elements. Each is a gift.
So rather than working and replying to a million emails, I decided to let all thoughts of impending work go, and set myself up for a day of pampering. I filled the spa up with gorgeous bath salts from Jar Body and allowed my worries to simply melt away. This beautiful quiet space really enabled me to find my centre and recharge my energy. Spending some time taking care of my skin and nourishing my body and soul has been the perfect medicine for me today. My skin and my soul are now glowing. Today all it took was for me to simply stop, take a deep breath and give myself permission, space and time to simply be. Everything is looking bright and sparkly again and I’m super excited about the rest of my day.
Here are some of my helpers for today’s pampering session –
Self love – My daily morning mantra “I love and accept myself just as I am” has been on repeat all day :)
Jar body scrubs – You will seriously die and go to heaven when you smell how good these are. Today I used the ‘Venice Beach’ Peach and my god it was so divine! And full of absolutely all natural ingredients that you can basically eat, but maybe don’t eat them haha! Vegan, cruelty + chemical free, made in Australia with love.
Spin for perfect skin – Hands down the best exfoliator ever!! It comes with 4 different attachments to cover face, body and feet. It’s so gentle and effective and saves me so much time. Perfect pre self tan/spray tan for flawless skin. Use my discount code SPIN4HB to get the reduced price of $30 instead of RRP $100. It’s well worth it.
Willow Byron Bay Nail Polish – Once I was done with my spa I treated myself to some nail time with my favourite Willow Byron Bay. The colours are simply beautiful and the quality is amazing. Vegan, cruelty free, eco friendly, and NO nasties! To add some of these to your collection be sure to use my discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout.
And to top of my pampering day I’ve just had my first AT HOME spray tan with the lovely Chelsea from @tansbychels So happy not to even leave my home and get my tan on!
I hope you all get the precious time you deserve, and know that you are worth all the time in the world.
I’m seriously dying over all the coachella pics and amazingness that I’m seeing on social media atm. It’s sooooo good! And sooooo inspiring! I keep telling myself next year! Here’s hoping next year I make it a reality and stop talking about it haha! I can only imagine how incredible it would be wandering the desert, dancing up a storm to my favourite tunes, and styling up a bunch of inspirational outfits! Right up my alley. So next year, who’s in!?!?
Here’s a little festival outfit inspo featuring some turquoise amazingness from one of my favourites At Thursday, a bunch of labels I love from my divine sistar Turquoise Lane, the most perfect bag ever from gorgeous soul Diamond Moss + some festival must haves from my online jewellery store.
Nails (Winter) – Willow Byron Bay – Use my special discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout
It’s with such pleasure that I introduce you all to this amazing label, Midsummer Star. I’m so obsessed with all of their jewellery! So much amazing silver, turquoise and intricate details. A perfect combination of clean, simple styles with some seriously awesome statement pieces for those who want a little more.
I hope you enjoy this summery post. This set of photos were taken a couple of weeks ago, one beautiful, calm afternoon full of summertime warmth and energy. Now that autumn has really hit Perth, I find myself missing these perfect sunshine filled moments, and so grateful for the reminder.
This post is dedicated to the loves in my life – my husband Bobby and our precious children, Jade and Jacob. They are my everything. My world. My heart.
Today I would like to share with them a little love letter to let them all know how grateful I am for their presence in my life.
To my dearest family,
Thank you for being my teachers, for bringing me insights into myself. For the way you can reach into the very depths of my heart, filling it with love and joy. I’m so grateful to wake each day knowing you are all there to greet me…with morning hugs, beaming smiles that fill the room with love and light, a contagious enthusiasm that reminds me of the magic of life.
My sweet angel Jade, you are so full of compassion and kindness for others and all those little acts of love never go unnoticed. Those little out of the blue hugs, “I love yous” and gifts you make me are the highlight of my day. You may not realise this, but each time you bring me a cup of tea with that gorgeous smile, so full of happiness, you warm my heart and make my day so special. It’s one of the sweetest and kindest gestures and I’m so grateful.
My darling Jacob, your curiosity for life and vivid view of the world reminds me to slow down and see all the beauty that surrounds us. You help me see the world with new eyes, which makes me feel so light and peaceful. Thank you for those ever so gentle morning hugs and kisses, especially when I’m still half asleep. It’s the most beautiful way to wake up each day. You absolutely melt my heart.
My dearest love Bobby. There are quite possibly not even enough words to describe the kind of love and gratitude I feel for you and all that you do for me and our family. You hold us all with your huge heart and unconditional love. Thank you for always looking out for me, having my back, supporting my passions, and picking me up over and over again. I love you with all of my heart and soul.
Love always and forever, your Helena xx
A big thanks to the beautiful Alice Or Jewellery for customising and creating 3 very special diamond rings for me to represent my unconditional love for my family. These divine rings are a daily reminder to me that nothing in this world matters more to me than my family.