The Brighter Side

April 22, 2015

 Wearing – Dress | Hat

 Wearing – Cuff + Bracelet

PhotographyBobby Bense

Model/StylingHelen Janneson Bense


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.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx



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