WIN: An incredible Mother’s Day hamper from our favourite mom-owned brands!

Here at Becoming you we are celebrating Mothers this May.

Aren’t mothers just awesome!?

We certainly believe they are worthy of celebrating. There are so many different traits and skills that mothers use daily for the benefit of their children.

We love that every mother is different and that every mother “mothers” in her own unique way.

Sometimes it takes becoming  mother yourself to truly understand your own mother!

 

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln

 

This Mother’s May we celebrate mothers:

  • For their commitment and dedication
  • For their time
  • For the many, many thoughts and deliberations over decisions
  • For their practical help and assistance
  • For imparting wisdom
  • For emotional support
  • For teaching daily life skills and life lessons
  • For always being supportive
  • For endless patience
  • For endless sacrifices
  • For sharing their talents and skills
  • For being a spokesperson and advocate
  • For their care, compassion, concern and kindness
  • For thinking of solutions and sharing ideas
  • For their shopping, cooking and cleaning
  • For keeping a family together
  • For being the calendar planner
  • For all the unseen errands
  • For their passion
  • For saving the day at the last minute
  • For their planning skills
  • For their tenderness
  • For taking the time to have long chats
  • For their expert skills at balancing commitments to family and work
  • For their unwavering love

 

Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday 12 May and we hope that all mothers will be celebrated and acknowledged on this day.

To celebrate moms this May we have collaborated with a few incredible mothers in business to bring you some awesome insight into mothers who are making work “work” for them and to encourage you to spoil your mothers with some of the fabulous products from these mom-led brands!

We are also offering a wonderful prize in a special Mothers May competitions.

 

Mothers May prize

  • R800 voucher from Faithful to Nature for spending as point on their online store
  • A Cape Island Luxury Fragrance Diffuser in their iconic Clifton Beach scent
  • A stunning set of personalized jewellery from Tora Grace consisting of a Samsara Bracelet Stack (silver, rose and yellow), a Tora Grace horizontal Reminders Necklace, a Tora Grace Petite Necklace
  • Inoar Kálice Hair Care set valued at R1 460 including their Kálice multifunctional oil with vitamin E and 7 precious vegetable oils which can be used for hair, body, and face
  • A skin care gift set from Aloe Unique

*Terms and conditions apply

 

To find out a bit more about these incredible mom-owned brands, read on below…

Faithful to Nature

The Mother

Robyn Smith started Faithful to Nature in 2006, in her words, “I started this business because I really wanted people to find a haven in our hectic world where they could shop in peace. I am deeply passionate about ethics and rights. I believe that you deserve to be able to purchase products where full product description is enclosed from a honest ingredient lists; to country of origin and the cruelty-free status of the item. The products that we choose to buy have a massive impact on the health of every creature on our planet, including our planet. It’s a really big deal that we are empowered to make the best purchasing decisions that we can.” She currently lives in Kommetjie with her husband and has two sons, Kojo and Cassian.

The Brand

Faithful to Nature is an online shop that offers 1000’s of organic, wholesome, earth-friendly products from toiletries to cleaning products. Their website offers hassle free shopping that really is faithful to nature! They also promise that they scrutinize the ingredients on every product and never compromise on quality. Head over to their store to browse their lovely selection of products.

Follow them on Facebook or Instagram

 

Cape Island

The Mothers

Cape Island is a luxury home fragrance brand that was founded in 2015 by a pair of dynamic South African women. The team has grown since then but it’s still an all-female team almost all of whom are mothers and friends. Karin Wood and Suzanne Snowdowne lead the team in conquering the world of retail decor from a cosy home office while juggling their respective, but equally busy families.

The Brand

Cape Island is a South African luxury lifestyle brand whose products are inspired by the beauty of the South African landscape. The company designs textile, décor and fragrance products using locally sourced and manufactured materials.The Cape Island range is classic with a touch of opulence and is 100% locally made with a strong focus on natural ingredients, micro-batch production and reusable packaging. The mission of the brand is telling stories through their products. Their unique fragrances (Clifton Beach, Constantia Heights and Safari Days) tell the story of Africa and so does the dramatic artwork adorning their packaging. The goal is that each item will connect you to the landscape and the many cultures woven into it – and offer a moment of luxury.

With perfume oils sourced from France, organic coconut oil in their body products, and elegant reusable glass packaging, Cape Island is committed to creating a luxurious experience from beginning to end.

The complete range which includes scented candles; reed diffusers; soaps; lotions; and scented sachets is available from selected retailers, interior designers, and hotels throughout South Africa, as well as online at www.capeisland.co.za

Follow them on Facebook or Instagram

 

Tora Grace

The Mother

Tamarin is a Garden Route-based mom, juggling 3 kids and 2 businesses! She has a passion for pretty packaging, quotes, fonts and marketing. Tora Grace, a brand founded during her pregnancy and named after her daughter, allow her a creative outlet and the ability to convey her love for the finer details through a growing collection of unique jewelry and accessories.

The Brand

Tora Grace began with a love for collecting pretty and unique jewellery and accessories as Tamarin needed a place to share them. The Tora Grace online store and journal is a place where she can combine and share her love for travel, family, friendships and the pretty little keepsakes she finds along the way.

All the treasures on their site are carefully chosen, personalized and packaged with care and love. They put extra effort into the finer details, whether it be on the jewellery pieces themselves or creative elements on the packaging. The online shop offers ready to order pieces, as well as items that can be personalized. We just love the uniqueness and heart behind this lovely jewellery brand.

Follow them on Facebook or Instagram

 

Inoar

The Mother

Inoar is a business founded and run by Inocência Manoel in São Paulo, Brazil. In SOuth Africa the brand is owned by mom of 2, Hendrien Kruger.

“Being a business owner and mom at the same time, is not always easy, but I believe if you give your business and kids to the Lord, work every day, do what you must and can, the plan will unfold along the way. Be on the lookout for ‘analysis paralysis’ and like Richard Branson says: “Just do it!”.

Time management is important as well as setting priorities, and working your way through from what is most important to what is least important, but doing everything and getting things done with a positive spirit. As that is what you need to have to keep momentum going both in the work place and at home with my kids.

My family comes first, especially my daughters. They are my everything. I have amazing support structures at home, a powerhouse team at the office, and I spend a lot of time on my knees, of course. When I am not working, I love spending time at home, preferably around a fire surrounded by my husband, kids and family.”

The Brand

Inoar can be summed by their mission statement “To offer innovative beauty products and services that promote well-being and satisfaction, and that focus on quality, effectiveness, safety and socio-environmental responsibility, with superior quality and an affordable price for all of our consumers.” They offer the most exquisite luxurious range of hair care products which are the perfect pamper gift for any mother!

Follow them on Facebook or Instagram

 

Aloe Unique

The Mother

Heading up Aloe Unique is Welmie Laubscher along with her husband Jan. They reside in Cape Town along with their young son. Welmie is a qualified beauty therapist while Jan and his family have more than 20 years’ experience in the South African aloe industry. Her passion of the beauty industry has been the perfect platform from which to develop this truly unique South African product.

The Brand

The goal of Aloe Unique is to create high-quality products that draw from home-grown natural elements. Every part of the business is injected with innovation, whether it’s in the recyclable packaging, the natural ingredients or the company’s collaboration with top international skincare technologists.

Follow them on Facebook or Instagram

 

We hope that you have enjoyed hearing a little more about the mothers behind these stunning brands and that you too will be spoiling your mom with some of their luxurious pampering products! I am secretly hoping that my Mother Day will contain some of the above!

 

WIN

One lucky Becoming you reader will WIN a special Mothers May hamper containing all of the prizes listed above!

As a recap here they are again…

  • R800 voucher from Faithful to Nature for spending as point on their online store
  • A Cape Island Luxury Fragrance Diffuser in their iconic Clifton Beach scent
  • A stunning set of personalized jewellery from Tora Grace consisting of a Samsara Bracelet Stack (silver, rose and yellow), a Tora Grace horizontal Reminders Necklace, a Tora Grace Petite Necklace
  • Inoar Kálice Hair Care set valued at R1 460 including their Kálice multifunctional oil with vitamin E and 7 precious vegetable oils which can be used for hair, body, and face
  • A skin care gift set from Aloe Unique

 

To enter the giveaway please completed the form and leave a comment about which trait or skill you appreciate (or appreciated) most in your own mom and wish to celebrate about her!

Keep your eyes out for some of the above mothers who will featured over the next while in a continuation of our Women at Work Series. It is always lovely to be inspired by mothers who are making waves in the world with their work!

 

Competition Terms and Conditions

The competition runs from 2 May 2019

The competition ends on 8 May 2019 and the winner will be announced on 9 May 2019.

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for almost 7 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!

9 Comments
  1. Hi there,
    My mom is the best always there for us, if it is 5 am or 5pm
    I can not ask for a better mom.
    I would love to win something for my mom this year to show her how much i
    Love her,
    She have been in icu for 9 weeks and still in hospital it has been 11 weeks now and i think she only deserve the best had her birthday in hospital anniversary and now mothersday also i would love to spoil her
    Thanks so much

  2. I appreciate my mom’s respect and selflessness. I am the woman, a mother that i am today because of all her guidance and patience. My mother is the best because she is the pillar of strength, she is the glue that keeps the family together. She is the foundation where we build our dreams. Her shoulders are broad enough to carry all our problems and she has the ability to turn any mountain of a problem into a molehill. She is the best because in her world and eyes I exist with such perfection, she loves me unconditonally and she shares that love with others. She is the best because she is not just a mom but a supermom.

  3. Celebrating my mother’s strength!!! She had two surgeries ( hip replacement and knee replacement) in 2018 and still stayed positive and strong, she sowed our family wat courage is! I’m so blessed and grateful to still have her in my life!

  4. Celebrating my mother’s strength!!! She had two surgeries ( hip replacement and knee replacement) in 2018 and still stayed positive and strong, she sowed our family wat courage is! I’m so blessed and grateful to still have her in my life!

  5. She made sacrifices when we were young to make sure we were happy in whatever endeavour we were pursuing at the time. She stood behind us when it was appropriate, but also made sure we learned that all things we do are not necessarily something worthy of supporting. But most of all she shared her never failing faith in God with us through her things she does for us.

  6. Celebrating my phenomenal mom who has taken over the care of her 4 year old granddaughter for the past two years. It had been an emotional rollercoaster for her and she has not been well through all the stress. Yet she still smiles and shows us all how to be positive loving and caring human. She is a selfless mother and always puts her family’s needs first. I too am A mother of a beautiful 7 year old boy and everything I know I have learnt from my mother. Thanks mom for being such an amazing and inspiring role model. You make me want to be the best mom I can be. I do make mistakes…but I will keep trying harder. Huge love and respect. Xx

  7. My mom has the ability to always stay positive and look on the bright side of things, even in the face of adversity. She is the best role model any daughter could wish for!

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