Hair, Skin + Nails

January 14, 2015


Playsuit | Hat | U Bralette | Coin necklace (similar) | Tribal necklace/body chain | Belly chain | Rings – Larimar | Snake midi | Silver stacking set | Sputnik midi | Lotus | Wolftress Native Roots ring – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout

KimonoBikini | Necklace | Rings – SW Kiss me in the Rain + Out of the DarkEmerald Omniverse | Double Crystal | Crystal Chain | Stacking Ring | Nails (Utopia)

Davines Products

Hair by The Nest Hair Boutique

Bikini | Kimono | Moon Phase Chain Necklaces | Crystal Necklace | Rings – Cross rings | Lotus | Crystal | All seeing Eye | Mandala

Top | Shorts | Hat | Crystal Necklace

Rings – Aletheia & Phos X Mimi Elashiry Rutilated Quartz + Soul Protecter set + Et Cure | Tibetan Quartz | Moon ring | Midi ring | Nails (Bonsoir)

Bikini – Jaipur Sky Top + bottoms |  Arm Cuff | Tribal Cuff | Rings – ‘Connection’ Mandala | Labradorite

ALOHA GAIA Jewelry – Nova Pendant Obsidian | Labradorite Luna Cuff | Fire/Water midi | Strong midi | Luna | Luna midi | Nova Obsidian

Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for 15% off all Aloha Gaia Jewellery

Tribal Cuff | Rings – ‘Connection’ Mandala + Labradorite

ALOHA GAIA Jewelry – Nova Pendant Obsidian | Labradorite Luna Cuff | Fire/Water midi | Strong midi | Luna | Luna midi | Nova Obsidian

Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for 15% off all Aloha Gaia Jewellery

Bikini | Necklace | SW rings | Bracelets – Samantha Wills + Broken Gypsy | Amarilo fine crystal rings | Five & Two midi rings | Ernest & joe gold twistie ring

SW rings | Bracelets – Samantha Wills + Broken Gypsy | Amarilo fine crystal rings | Five & Two midi rings | Ernest & joe gold twistie ring

You guys asked and here it is….my hair, skin and nails post and how I create my look. I’ve been obsessed with beachy blonde boho hair, tanned skin and white nails for as long as I can remember. It’s a style that just screams summer holidays to me and makes my everyday feel like a holiday…even when I’m running errands and taking care of my 2 kids.

Starting with HAIR. My amazing hairdresser, Charlie, from The Nest Hair Boutique, creates my blonde locks and keeps them healthy each time we lighten them using Olaplex treatments and the amazing Davines Melu range of hair products. The Melu serum is probably the best hair product I’ve ever used. Any slight frizz or dryness and this glides on smoothly without weighing my hair down or making it feel oily. I love this product more than any other hair serum I’ve ever used. Hands down the BEST!

To add volume and extra length Charlie uses BLAKK Tape Extensions which fit in so naturally and seamlessly with my hair that they are hardly noticeable. They are also so lightweight, easy to manage and create more of that mermaid look I’m obsessed with ;)

I style my hair using either my GHD (great for mermaid waves) or my Babyliss from The Nest Hair Boutique (perfect for voluminous curls). Once I’m done curling my hair, I rub a tiny amount of the serum through my hair to finish the style. Too easy. Read more from a recent post about this wonderful boutique salon that has brought health and vitality back to my hair and happiness to my heart.

Ok now for my SKIN secrets. I get a lot of comments about my skin. From my tan to the glow of my skin. I must say that dry skin brushing and a hydrating diet (water, lots of alkaline foods, veggies, fruit) go a long way to keeping my skin glowing and healthy. Apart from that I do have some little tricks I use to enhance my skin’s glow. I’m obsessed with exfoliation and then lathering on body lotions. Lately it’s been even easier with this amazing smoothing body oil mist. Spray and you are done. So perfect for dry skin after consecutive days spent in the salty ocean.

As for my tan, firstly I don’t spend hours baking in the sun to achieve a tan. I tan very easily from simply living a healthy outdoors lifestyle, where I spend small amounts of time in the sun at the beach each day.  To enhance my colour I use J Bronze self tanning mousse, as I have found this has the most natural colour of all the self tanners I’ve tried. It also goes on so effortlessly once you have exfoliated and keeps my colour just how I like it. I start with the medium early in summer and then switch to the dark as my tan darkens. When I have events and photoshoots, I use the J Bronze Illuminiser to add a golden glow to my skin. I am quite obsessed with this shimmer. It makes my skin look completely flawless. It also adds more bronze, darkening the colour. I feel completely transformed into a sun kissed goddess when I wear this. For my face I use the J Bronze Flawless Face tan. It’s gentle and doesn’t increase the colour dramatically, so I feel very confident using it. I’m still working on improving my facial routine and make up ritual so these details will be in another post once I’ve finished testing out new products.

And lastly my NAILS. I’ve finally moved away from the days of constant shellac and acrylic appointments and let my nails grow naturally now. They break every now and then, and they are often different lengths, but when I get spare time (amidst being a busy mum and blogger!) I give myself mini manicures at home as a little pampering treat. I’ve also recently made the switch to an eco friendly, vegan nail polish brand called Willow Byron Bay. I wasn’t sure at first whether the colour would last or how the quality would be, but after many months of use I’m absolutely converted and hooked on how much better these polishes are than the regular brands I used to use. And NO NASTIES! I don’t wear anything else anymore. Their white (winter) is the best. I simply can’t get enough :) The soy based nail polish remover is amazing too. It leaves your nails feeling moisturised instead of stripped and smells like lemon myrtle. You won’t smell that nasty chemical smell you normally get when you open up a bottle of this nail polish remover. TIP – Let this sit on your nails for a minute before trying to rub off otherwise you will need a little bit of elbow grease ;)  I also highly recommend using the base and top coat when applying these polishes. Though not necessary, it will make your colour last longer. When I’m not being lazy and I do the whole lot, I manage almost a week with my colour in tact. Doing crazy busy mum stuff each day, that is quite the miracle ;)

Hope this post has been helpful in some way. And you guys find some products that you love as much as I do. I find taking care of the little things, like my hair, skin and nails, is a good way of showing myself a little love and nurturing.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx


Product Details


Colour/Treatment/Extensions – The Nest Hair Boutique | BOOKINGS | Instagram | Facebook


Davines Melu Shampoo + Conditioner

Davines Melu Serum

Babyliss Pro




Body Scrub

Body Glove

Body Oil Mist

Flawless Face Tan

Self Tanning Mousse (Medium + Dark)

Illuminiser Shimmer



Willow Byron Bay Nail polish – Use discount code GYPSYLOVINLIGHT at checkout for all Willow Byron Bay polishes

My Favourites – Winter (White) | Harmony (Peach) | Bonsoir (Dark Iridescent Blue) | Utopia (Pale Light Green)

Base + Top coat

Soy nail polish remover

Manicure Skin Renewal Scrub

Manicure Soak

Manicure Buffing Tools


Photography – Bobby Bense

Model/Styling – Helen Janneson Bense

Location – Western Australia



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