Summer Sunshine Competition

In Cape Town the sun finally made an appearance this past weekend. Summer is here and I’m thrilled as it’s my favourite season! To celebrate I am bringing you yet another amazing blog competition . It’s a way to say thank you to all Becoming you’s loyal readers! 2012 has seen this little blog flourish and I’m so pleased, but it’s all down to you lovely readers – thanks for stopping by and sharing the love as often as you do. You’ve made my year πŸ˜‰

So I’m sure you want to know what the Summer Sunshine Competition is all about! This competition starts today and runs for 3 weeks until 26 November 2012! The line up of prizes is incredible and the best part is that one winner will take all!

A host of awesome goodies to make your summer spectacular (and just in time for Christmas too so the winner may not need to step inside a shop!)

Take a look at what’s on offer…



Here is a breakdown of all the prizes!

A hamper of multi-vitamins – MultiVitChoiceβ„’ Plus Omega-3 – from Pharmachoice worth R1000 – ensure no one gets sick this summer, there’s nothing worse!!
A sunscreen hamper from Piz Buin valued at R850 containing a summer beach bag, peak and swim bag, Piz Buin Active Spray SPF20, Piz Buin In Sun Lotion SPF30, Piz Buin In Sun Ultra Light Spray SPF30 and a Piz Buin Weekend Pack: 50ml Sunscreen and 50ml After Sun – all you need to keep your family safe in the sun!
A kiddies clothing hamper worth over R550 from lief!
A kids 4 piece stainless steel cutlery set by Zwilling (Friends or Adventures) valued at R510 from Kitchen Passion
A R500 clothing voucher from Mr & Ms – spoil yourself to a new outfit for all the celebrations you will be attending!
A R500 gift voucher to spend on water sport products of your choice at – stock up on great buys for pool safety or fun such as the Swim Fin for your kiddies still learning to swim.
A R500 gift voucher from Cosy Kids Linen to spend on any item in their latest range – their handmade cotton linen is perfect for any new baby!
A cushion and handmade soft toy – a Bookshelf Bear named Beatrice from Off the Board Design valued at R500
A hamper of beauty products from Balm Balm including: Little Miracle Rosehip Serum, a Tea Tree Lip Balm and a Fragrance Free Baby Balm valued at R457
A baby sleeping bag gift set (6-18 months) with matching flannel blanket valued at R400 from Little Fire Company
A Keep Calm cushion from Caramel & Co valued at R380 – this will make a great gift, to yourself!
A stunning Jenny Bracelet from Joya Jewellery worth R380 – beautiful colourful jewels to complement your new outfit…
A 3/4 sleeve nighty in a size of your choice from the Anna-Louise Blossom Summer Sleepwear range valued at R240
A South African murder mystery bookThe Murder of Norman Ware” by Rosamund Kendal from Jacana Media – the perfect read for your summer holiday on the beach!


Another lucky Becoming you reader will also win a summer health boost from PharmaChoice. A MultiVitChoiceβ„’ Plus Omega-3 hamper valued at R1000!

That is a haul of prizes for one lucky winner worth over R5000!!! That’s sure to bring some Summer Sunshine to your life!

To enter and stand a chance of winning ALL of these 14 fantastic prizes – log in to the competition software below and follow the steps that will offer you entry into the competition… (Please note if you are reading this in your email or on your phone you will need to enter via the blog post itself so please do pop over and enter asap! I don’t want you to forget and miss out!)

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One you have “liked” all the relevant sponsor pages on Facebook via the software above please leave a comment on this blog post answering the question:

“What I love most about Summer is…”

A huge thank you to all the sponsors who have come on board for this divine competition. I am blown away at their generosity and would like to thank them all!! I am tempted to enter myself with the amazing prize up for grabs, but obviously I can’t! I hope you will enter and tell all your friends and family to though – that way if they win you might get treated for Christmas….

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This competition is open to all South African readers over the age of 18. The competition closes on 26 November 2012 and the winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter giveaway software. The winner will be announced on this blog within 48 hours. If the prize remains unclaimed after 14 days another winner will be drawn. The sponsors will deliver the prizes directly to the winner and Becoming you takes no responsibility for lost or damaged prizes or delays in delivery. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. For more terms and conditions for competitions please read the Legal page or at the end of the Rafflecopter software.

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. What I love most about summer is the smell of the ocean, freshly mowed grass and the beautiful rays of sunshine beaming down on my face.

  2. What I love most about summer is spending time outside with my family and pets instead of staying indoors bound by electronic devices.

  3. I love the feeling of freedom! Less clothes on my body, finishing off the years’ teaching, looking forward to our annual beach holiday, looking forward to Christmas and seeing my children’s faces the first time we switch on the lights on the tree……..summer is the time to be with family, to be in nature and to just breathe…..

  4. What’s not to love about summer. Bronzed bodies gracing our shores. Healthy natural hair waving in the wind. Beautiful pedicured toesies digging into the sand. Fun, funky clothing and styles to choose from… What’s not to love!

  5. I love the sun, sea and sand, lazy summer days relaxing and enjoying family time, the fact that the sun rises early and sets late makes the days go longer. The blue skies, fresh smell of the ocean and feeling good from all the vitamin D the sun brings. Happy times

  6. What I love most about summer is…longer days, picnics, sunshine, beach and not feeling guilty about having an ice-cream to cool down πŸ™‚

  7. this is honestly the best combination of prizes i have ever seen .i want this sooo bad for xmas!!! wow

  8. What I love about summer is: the sun streaming into my house in the mornings, beach outings, and not getting cold when I get out of bed at night to feed my babies!

  9. I haven’t loved Summer for the last few years, but I spent this past winter losing lots of weight, so this is my special summer of turning a fabulous 40 and spending very special time with my awesome Husband and kids.
    Can’t wait!!

  10. What I love most about summer is… spending time with friends and family in the magnificent surrounds of Cape Town. Beaches, picnics and braais! Nothing beats it! πŸ™‚

  11. What i love most about summer is the feeling of starting over that it gives each one of us. Its as if there is a sense of entitlement in each of us to be better, live better and love better

  12. what i like most about summer is spending time outdoors with the people i care about!! the prize is amazing and hope i win πŸ™‚

  13. What do I love about summer…the sweet smell of Jasmine, wet soil after the rain, summer mirages on long journeys, 5001 shades of green, long lingering days….

  14. What I love most about Summer is…Spending time with my family and friends under the amazing South African sun, listening the the laughter of the kids playing outside!

    Loving the hamper – commented, shared and tweeted @RoechiStew

  15. What I love most about summer is Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts! And weekend spent with family doing beach, braai enjoying the sun. And this summer can’t wait to introduce my 1 year old to messy outdoor fun!

  16. What I love most about Summer are those carefree beach holidays with family and friends . . . Endless warm, long, happy days . .

  17. What I love most about Summer is… lying on the grass under a shaded tree with the warm sun streaming through the leaves, the long warm evenings, and the fresh air in the morn before a very hot day

  18. What I love most about Summer is… how happy everyone gets. It’s amazing how the sun makes the smiles and laughter come out πŸ™‚

    Oh, and summer craft fairs under the trees πŸ˜‰

    Thanks fora phenominal giveaway and the chance to win it.

  19. What I love most about summer is the vibrant colours, delicious fruits and lazy days at the beach!

  20. What I love about Summer is…… spending time with friends and family in the outdoors, swimming and relaxing.

  21. What I love most about summer is the atmospher and vibe all around. Everybody seems happier and it’s a time when families get together where wonderful memories are made.

  22. What I love most about Summer is that I am able to take my 4-year-old daughter to the beach! We live in Big Bay, right opposite the beach and the Winter months seem SO very long with the wind, the cold and the rain and staring at the sea the whole day on a Winter’s day and not being able to actually go to the beach is so very sad for my little one. With the first signs of it being a warm wind-free day my little Leilah usually jumps up and shouts that it’s time to go to the beach! So yeah, my best part of it being Summer is the fact that little Leilah & I can go run on the beach and play in the sand! Oh, and don’t forget eating ice-creams πŸ˜‰
    My e-mail: and my twitter name: @karientjie16
    Thx for this SUPER awesome competition! Holding thumbs I win πŸ˜‰

  23. I Like summer because: bikinis, beaches, ice cream, sunglasses, tanning, vacations, pools, waterslides, partying, no school, surfing, water fights, flipflops, boating, sun-bleached hair, paradise, watermelon, diving boards, six packs, waves and fireworks <3 <3 <3

  24. What I love about summer is that I wake up to the sound of the birds in the tree outside my window which makes me feel good when I have to wake up early…I also like driving to work in the light at 7am instead of the dark…& I love the longer evenings when I can go for a walk with my daughter & my dog & just potter around & look at the lovely houses & gardens without rushing home because it is getting dark…& I really LOVE any reason to have a sundowner from 5pm onwards!

  25. What I love most about Summer is enjoying braais on the beach, summer tan & sunshine! I have shared post to facebook and tweeted this giveaway. Twittername:online61524

  26. I love the summer breeze, the ocean, long walks on the beach, ice cream melting all over your cone, summer fruits, relaxing company, summer wear ooooooh lala those sexy dresses……summer times are the best times to make unforgettable memories.

  27. OH MY OH MY that wouldnt make my summer that would make my year and next year and the year after that, I want this prize so badly it makes my palms itch

  28. Summer, its terribly hot and humid by us but i get to swim and splash with my little boys in the pool all day and enjoy a cold drink with my hubby in the evening, its lovely.

  29. There is nothing I don’t love about summer … your washing dries in half an hour, its sunny when your littlies wake up at 5.30 am & you can still enjoy some fun time outside when daddy gets home. I could follow the summers around the world year after year!

  30. The extra sunlinght and longer days, summer dresses, swims in the sea, and how Cape Townians come out of hibernation

  31. What I love most about summer is swanning around in a sarong in the garden with my boys playing games with water and picnicking on chilled watermelon.

  32. what i love most about this summer giveaway is that its EVERYTHING a girl needs from vitamins,sunscreen,cushions and clothes!!!! I am a complete @becomingyou fan and this competition is just incredible<3

  33. What I love most about Summer is ….. SUNSHINE, WARMTH and the PASSION it inspires πŸ™‚

  34. I love the happy vibe of summer. The smell of freshly cut grass, the smell of the sand when the summer rains hit the grounds. I love the warmth in the air. People are so much more jovial. Summer brings with it bright colours. Fills the air with love.

  35. What I love about summer is the smell of the rain on the dry sand and being able to walk around the house without shoes.

  36. What I love about summer is sitting on my stoep with a glass of wine watching the sun set long after the kids are in bed πŸ™‚

  37. What I love most about summer is the smell of jasmine and yesterday,today and tomorrow in the air.

  38. I love so much about summer, smell of cut grass, suntan lotion at the beach. sundowners, walks in nature, braais, etc

  39. Summer summer summer……early morning jogs with my dogs through the sugar cane fields, swimming with my kiddies and enjoying all the lovely flowers in my garden!!!!!!!! BLISS xxxxxx

  40. “What I love most about Summer is…”

    – more time outdoors to play with my daughter and braai with friends, go camping, spend hours splashing in the pool and eating ice-creams, going for walks and seeing my garden bursting with the most amazing colours! Summer is just magical!

  41. What I love most about Summer is…

    Early mornings and evenings on the beach with my daughter -The way the city comes to life and the smiles on people’s faces –
    I love the longer days, the picnics on Signal Hill and the cocktails on the Camps Bay strip. I love the family time and the time away with friends. I love Cape Town in Summer πŸ™‚

  42. What I love most about Summer is that Cape Townians will take any & every opportunity to be outside & with friends or family. Always so many social events for free or cheap because the location & weather make anything you do awesome!

  43. Thanks for the amazing competition πŸ˜€
    I love summer, who doesn’t? Feeling the sun on my skin makes me feel full of energy, and I love being outdoors. There’s nothing better to start the day than to sit in the garden and have breakfast!

  44. What I love most about summer… is the December holidays, of course! There’s nothing better than a couple of weeks off, to do with as you please! I love going for long walks on the beach, drives along the Western Cape and going for sundowners at a pretty restaurant with a sea view. Bliss!

  45. What I love most about summer….is seeing my boys playing outside, trips to the beach and weeks of snot-free noses and no doctor bills!

  46. What i love most about summer…is the long hot days, kids playing outdoors and the eveing cocktails by the pool <3

  47. What I love most about summer is wearing (and washing) less clothes! Clothes dry faster, as I don’t have a clothes dryer. My baby does not need to wear socks, the textures of the ground hopefully will stimulate his feet so he’ll learn to walk πŸ™‚

  48. What I love most about summer is the late evening drinks and braai while watching the sunset

  49. What I love most about summer is fresh, light food, cocktails & high heels and those nights when the air is just the right amount of cool, the sky just the right amount of dark and the smell of freshly fallen rain.

  50. Summer is a time when I can take my family to the beach and enjoy the walks on the pier.It is also a time to let your hair down and savour the taste of soft serve ice-cream with a slight breeze and sea sand on my feet.For me summer is freedom!
    It is building sand castles and basking in the sun…it’s having fun in the splashing water.It’s a time when I can wear shorts and a t-shirt and still feel good about myself. SUMMER ROCKS!

  51. what i love most about summer is the freedom , the ability to wear long dresses,high low dresses, skirts or shirts and feel completely free. I love gladiators ,bright coral toe nails, a colourful hair streak and a strikingly beautiful sun hat #thisiswhatmakesSUMMER <3

  52. summer is about the beach,about feeling the sand between your tones. Its about experimenting with different colour nail polishes, hair styles and awesome summer neons. #becomingyoublog <3 Thisiswhatmakessupper

  53. What I love most about summer is being able to go to the beach! As a born and bred joburger about to spend my first full summer in Cape Town I cannot wait for rain free summer days and as many beach trips as possible!

  54. What i love most about summer is the fact that it goes darker later, the sun, afternoon braai’s and suntanning, spending quality time together outside, swimming, going to the beach. Eating ice-cream and having fun

  55. summer is about friends happiness being content within oneself, about having home made cocktails, camping on the lawn .Kisses under the stars and sun kissed tans to keep you warm<3

  56. Listening to birds chirp the moment you wake up, being able to enjoy the sun, spending more time in the outdoors like the beach and nature, going for long walks, saving more electricity and definitely summer fashion!

  57. What i love about summer is going to the beach , eating watermelon and litchis , the loooong days (more time to make mischief) , and the festive smell in the air

  58. What I love about summer is the fact that you don’t have to wear layers and layers of clothes!

  59. What I love most about summer is the freedom of fun in the sun on your skin with the sand in your toes and an ice cold cooldrink in your hand.

  60. What I love most about Summer is getting leave to spend time with my family!
    An ideal Summer holiday would entail kissing my princess awake with kissable lips from Balm Balm, her still cuddled in linen from Cosy Kids Linen… getting her dressed in something super cute from lief! and making a summer breakfast for my family with the help of Kitchen Passion… Heading to the beach and protecting our skin with Piz Buin and playing safely with the help of Being sure we take vitamins to ensure vitality from Pharmachoice! Going on a date with my hubby, dressed in new outfits from Mr & Ms, along with a gorgeous bracelet from Joya Jewellery would make the evening even better. Then coming home, making sure my princess is cuddled with a bear from Off the Board Design and then getting myself all comfy in a nighty from Anna-Louise Blossom Summer Sleepwear, curled with a cushion from Caramel & Co and reading the latest book from Jacana Media and because a family member is shortly going to become a Mommy, a sleeping bag from Little Fire Company would make the perfect gift πŸ™‚

  61. Wow! This would be such an incredible prize to win! After the year I’ve had, this would just warm my soul! Bring on the summer sunshine and holiday fun! I Love Summer!!!

  62. What I love most about summer is.. the feeling that Christmas is around the corner.. kids are on school holidays and everyone can enjoy warm week-ends lazing around at home. Summer = fun and happiness πŸ™‚

  63. What I love most about summer is spending lots of time outdoors with my children and family. Hearing their laughter as they swim in the pool and play on the trampoline. Braai’s and late nights!

  64. what i love about summer is the extra long days and being able to sped more time with friends and family

  65. What I love most about summer is the sense of freedom that comes with it! The feeling of your future being right in front you and the smell of happiness all around. Sand in my toes, wind in my hair, happiness in my soul!

  66. What I love most about Summer is waking up to sunshine in the morning, sharing an ice-cream with my daughter. I love seeing her little three-yr old toes and the pitter patter of dirty little feet that scream of a fun day. Seeing our bodies slowly turn from pale to bronzed. Being able to take a walk, at any time of day and watch the sun set whilst lazing on white sand. I love the later nights and lying under a whirring fan whilst having an afternoon nap. I love being able to sit outside with her under the stars and talk about the moon and where the stars go when the sun comes up. πŸ™‚

  67. What I love most about summer is being able to be outside, smell the flowers blooming and watching beautiful sunsets while having a braai.

  68. what i love most about summer is days like today, i woke up, took my horse on a nice sunrise ride through the vine yards, i then had a kauai smoothie and now i am lying by the pool with a big sun hat on just soaking up a good book and even better summer vibes<3

  69. I love the extra long days that can be spent at the beach with family or at home, just braaing till late.

  70. I love the longer summer days as well as the start of our single moms camping season. We have an absolute ball with our kids always somewhere in the sun near a river!

  71. What I love most about Summer is getting to dig out my bikini from the back of my cupboard, and relax on the beach with family. Playing in the sea sand with my baby and feeling the sun on my skin is priceless. πŸ™‚

  72. What I love most about summer is…
    Sunshine, Sea, Sand, Shorts, Sandals and stunning sunsets πŸ™‚

  73. What i most love about summer the is raceing after the ice cream truck with my friends. skinny dipping, road trip,possibly camping, bonfire on the beach. Watch the sunset and wake up and watch the sunrise.Go to Summerfest and shops.Staying up all night.Never staying at my house more than a day.Laying out in the sun.Drive endlessly.Take lots and lots of pictures.Buy new clothes.Relaxing and having fun. πŸ™‚

  74. What I love most about Summer is…
    that summer is the season for relaxing, fun and romance – mysterious and fascinating.

  75. what i love most about summer is my sisters kids pool parties. sweet wrappers every where. lilos and plastic dolphins in the pool, the smell of sunscreen lotion in the air and watermelon filling our bellies<3

  76. What I love most about summer is bare feet, sunny days, long evenings, watermelon and the smell of suncream.

  77. What I love most about summer….is that sun-smitten feeling us South African’s take for granted x

  78. What I love most about summer is sunshine and spending time with friends and family outdoors. And cute summer clothes πŸ™‚

  79. What I love most about summer is long days, beach time, holidays, feeling warm, christmas, time with family, to name a few things.

  80. I love that summer time is generally holiday time, summer rain, the sun, and chilling by the pool.

  81. What I love most about summer are the smells. The smell of sunscreen and the braai. The smell of mosquito coils and cold hunters.

  82. The feeling of the sun on my arms when I go walking, the healthy glow on my skin, swimming, the beach, outdoor activities as opposed to vegging inside, alfresco meals outside, hiking, jumping into rock pools, fun with family and friends, living, laughing and loving life!

  83. What I love most about Summer is… the sunshine, the long warm days, the beautiful sunsets, time spent at the beach, swimming, having picnics, going for hikes in the mountains, early morning rising, wearing shorts & slip slops and spending every sunny moment outdoors!

  84. What I love most about Summer is that feeling you get after a day spent at the beach….cant quite describe it but its an all round healthy happiness from having sun kissed skin, swimming in salt water and the good de-stress and pure relaxation of reading your favourite mag or book….its my pure bliss :o)

  85. What i love most about summer is.. long summer days and stunning sunsets. VItamin D and summer clothes πŸ™‚

  86. What I love most about summer is finally some time off over Christmas and the New Year! My schedule is crazy throughout the year, and when this time of the year approaches, the time has come to take a month off and fly to Portugal to see my family and my love! =) Of course, in Portugal it is Winter and not summer, so maybe that doesn’t really count, but this is my honest answer.

    As a cancer researcher, mainly of malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer), I spend most of the summer, when I am around, alerting everyone of the importance of wearing sunscreen. Please protect your kids and yourself! Well done of the inclusion of a sunscreen hamper amongst your prizes! =)

    And remember the ABCDE system saves lives: A – Asymmetry: lookout for asymmetric borders; B – Borders: lookout for irregular borders; C – Colour: lookout for changes in colour; D – Diameter: lookout for spots bigger than 5mm; E – Evolution: lookout for evolving spots over time. Better safe then sorry!

    Enjoy summer everyone, but do it safely! =)


  87. What I love most about Summer are long, lazy days spent around the pool and watching my 3 boys play outside rather than being cooped up inside. Also love summer fruits, salads, balmy evenings, champagne cocktails, braai’s, the beach. Some sunshine makes you feel better instantly!

  88. What I β™₯ most about summer is the hot summer days with family by the pool enjoying the outside and watching my kids play with no worry in the world;)

  89. what I love about summer is afternoon naps in the sun, swimming in the dam and picnics in the forest

  90. What I love most about summer is eating ice cream on the beach and watching my little girl have a ball playing in the sand and sea πŸ™‚

  91. I look forward to this time, as this is when I get leave – so I am able to spend time with loveed ones, do stuff for myself & soak up some sun πŸ™‚

  92. What I love most about summer is hot days on the beach with my little family…eating icecream, suntans, swimming and sunday braais!

  93. What I love most about summer is hot days on the beach with my little family…eating icecream, suntans, swimming and sunday braais!

  94. What I love most about Summer is… longer days, ice cream, family time, fruits, suntanning, braai’s! Good times with good friends!!!

  95. Balmy summer nights, sitting outside and listening to the crickets and frogs around you. We have not had a single balmy night yet.

  96. What I love about summer is the smell of freshly mowed lawn, camping trips with the kids, beach days and picnics.

  97. The smells! I love the smell of summer! The sunshine and the time to relax and enjoy your family!
    What I like most about this summer in particular? I get to enjoy my bouncing baby boy! Our first summer and Christmas together!

  98. What I love most about summer is connecting again with family and friends, spending quality time together in a festive atmosphere, celebrating the year end festivities and going into the New Year together with a renewed energy, vigour and with plans and hopes for the upcoming year.

  99. summer to me…is about traveling…its about buying a cheap 2 man tent and going camping in places you have never been before or sleeping in Back Packers .It truly is about being adventurous <3 #youth <3

  100. I Love summer because of the following reasons; Summer, friends, cocktails, mingling with the best in CAPE TOWN, laughing, trying on Ray Bans, nibbling on the finest snacks.Cape Towns incredible vibe. to jump into a lake/pool with clothes on. Midnight movies. Lay in the road at night. Blow bubbles Go night swimming. Play truth or dare. Make cakes. Hanout with my friends. Get a tan. To make tye dye shirts.To french braide my haire Race shoppping carts.Mini golf.Have a amazing Birthday! Take 1,00 pictures . Go to beach. Horseback ride. Eat a snowcone. Make s’mores . Do all nighter. Sneak out. To go on shopping spree. To kiss underwater. Take under water pictures. Lay under the stars. Watch Disney movies. Have picnic. Watch the sunset. Wake up and watch the sunrise. Go to the movies. Have a movie marathon day.Summer 2012 yesss please! πŸ™‚

  101. What I love most about summer is spending time with family, reading the Becoming You blog, enjoying cocktails with friends, lazy naps in the afternoon under a tree and off course the beach!

  102. What I love most about Summer is seeing my boys faces light up when they get to swim, run outdoors, go to the beach and enjoy the beautiful outdoors that SA has to offer!

  103. What I love most about summer is the smells, of rain freshly cut grass, the birds, butterflies, general all round well being of summer!

  104. One thing that I ABSOLUTELY love about Summer is….this Summer Sunshine competition!! Fingers, knees and toes crossed!! This is a REAL goodie bag of note!! XX

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