Lauren Bullen

Who is Lauren Bullen?

Lauren Bullen is an Australian influencer and traveller who is active on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and other social platforms. She was born on 2nd April 1993 in Lennox Head, Australia. She is known for posting various pictures and travelling tips on her social media. She is known under the nickname gypsea_lust on social media.   

Early life of Lauren Bullen   

Lauren's love for travel was sparked during her childhood years, growing up in the idyllic coastal town of Lennox Head, Australia. Surrounded by stunning beaches, rainforests, and a supportive family, she developed a deep appreciation for the natural world. It was during her teenage years when Lauren discovered her passion for photography, capturing the beauty of her surroundings and sharing them with the world. She grew up surrounded by her family, but she spent most of the time bonding with her sister Ellie.   

Lauren and Ellie are twin sisters, and they grew up together, always playing outside and exploring the world. As they grew older, it became clear that they both had different hobbies which complemented each other. Ellie always loved trying out different foods, whether she was cooking or eating them. She would spend her pocket money on various sweets and snacks just to taste and rate them. Lauren's passion was travelling. While she wasn't able to travel when she was younger, she loved researching info about other countries and states. In her mind, Lauren was creating a list of all the places she planned to visit one day.   

Lauren Bullen before fame   

Once Lauren graduated, she quickly found a job as a dental assistant, which she liked. She still dreamed about travelling but didn't think about achieving it just yet. In her mind, she thought that she had to earn enough money first before leaving Australia. Meanwhile, Lauren's sister, Ellie, was already capturing her passion on social media. She visited high-end and cheap local restaurants, rating the food and later recreating it at home. Since Lauren knew a little bit more about photography, she often helped Ellie with taking the right picture for her social media.   

Suddenly, Ellie's posts began collecting a lot of likes and shares on Instagram, which earned her some amazing opportunities. She began communicating with various brands and food companies, agreeing on the right terms for their collaborations. Soon, they began sending her food samples and restaurant vouchers, asking her to rate them on her profile.    

Lauren Bullen on Instagram   

Once Lauren saw her sister's success, she began thinking about pursuing her passion as well. She already created her Instagram page, gypsea_lust, in 2011 but wasn't posting much content. She decided to give it a shot as well, and in 2013, Lauren spent a lot of time learning extra information about the art of photography. In the same year, Lauren had finally saved up enough money to be able to afford a three-month-long trip around the United States and Canada. Lauren's initial goal was to create an aesthetically pleasing Instagram which would attract new followers. On top of that, she hoped to become known and get paid for her images.   

Once she began trying and working hard, Lauren's work started to pay off. She got approached by Student Flights in Australia with an offer to go on a sponsored trip to Europe. Lauren was really excited to be closer to her dream and gladly accepted the offer. In the next few months, she spent her days discovering the beauty of Europe and capturing every beautiful moment on her social media. By 2015, Lauren started doing so well that she was able to quit her job as a Dental Assistant. She began cooperating with several travelling agencies who paid her to experience some locations first-hand. The more she travelled, the more money she got from it. Before long, Lauren became one of the most recognisable faces of online travelling.   

Personal life of Lauren Bullen  

Lauren met her ex-boyfriend, Jack Morris, in 2016 when she was visiting Fiji for the first time. They were both solo travellers and had a lot to talk about, so it was no surprise when they ended up in a relationship. Once their vacation in Fiji came to an end, Jack asked Lauren to accompany him on a trip to Bali. Lauren accepted and began travelling with Jack full-time. Besides the obvious match in travelling, they both shared a love for photography. Their relationship made a lot of things easier as they helped each other take the perfect picture every time. Together, they visited and took photos in more than 45 countries all over the world.   

Once they began thinking about settling down a little, they both thought of Bali. It was one of the most beautiful places they visited together, with a laid-back lifestyle and excellent cuisine. Since they both were earning a lot of money from their social media, they could afford to buy a large property in Bali and build a home there. Jack and Lauren were, for a few years, one of the most popular couples on Instagram, posting one unbelievable photo after another. Unfortunately, in 2021, they announced their breakup. Lauren and Jack noticed that they became more focused on capturing the perfect photo instead of living in the moment.   


While many feared that Lauren was going to lose her spotlight after the breakup, it was not the case. She continued travelling and posting pictures on her Instagram, and her fans kept liking every one of them. Lauren's Instagram shows what most just dream of waking up to a sunrise over the sea, partying in Ibiza and getting a tan in Italy. While Lauren never misses the opportunity to take a beautiful nature photograph, her fans notice that she is a great model herself. While travelling, Lauren figured out an efficient workout method so she could stay in shape. She posted her training routine on social media once she began getting requests from her fans. Overall, Lauren is living the dream and gets paid for it while always looking handsome.   

Gypsea-lust – Tone Studio App  

As she was becoming more and more famous, Lauren began receiving thousands of questions every day. People were asking her questions about her photography skills, about her camera and asking for a tutorial to take similar photos as her. Since she wanted to help her fans have similar experiences and memories as her, she helped create an app. Lauren co-founded an app called Tone Studio and released it a few years back. The app is meant for editing photos the same way Lauren and other influencers do. The main advantage of the app is the variety of vintage, movie-like filters.   

How much does Lauren Bullet earn?   

As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be over 1,5 million US dollars. Lauren's income is mainly formed by her follower counts on social media, especially Instagram. Besides that, she regularly gets sponsored by various brands that financially support her lifestyle. She is a co-founder of the Tone Studio App, which is also very popular.   

Interesting facts about Lauren Bullen  

  • As of 2023, she is 30 years old.   
  • Her zodiac sign is Aries.   
  • Her height is 5'7" or 170 cm.   
  • She grew up in Lennox Head, Australia.   
  • She has a twin sister, Ellie.   
  • Her sister is an Instagram influencer as well, but she mainly posts food content.   
  • Before she became famous, Lauren worked as a Dental Assistant.   
  • Her trip around the United States and Canada opened a lot of opportunities for her.   
  • She had been dating Jack Morris, a fellow travel influencer, for 5 years.   
  • They lived in Bali together and travelled the world.   
  • They broke up in 2021 because they focused more on aesthetic pictures than their own happiness.   
  • Lauren has over 2,1 million followers on her gypsea_lust Instagram.   
  • She is a co-founder of a Tone Studio app.   
  • As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be over 1,5 million US dollars.