Wednesday, May 9, 2012

GIVEAWAY: L’Occitane Mom & Baby goodies worth R665!

AND THE WINNER IS: Nicola Meyer! Congratulations!

-- this competition is now close --

It’s an understatement that being the Lionheart’s mom can be exhausting. Throw a six-month-old baby brother in the mix, and frankly, this mommy could do with a treat now and then!

Mothers’ Day has come early for me with these luxury spoils from L’Occitane’s Mom & Baby range. How cute are the zoo animals on the label? I’ve been hooked on this classy French brand since January, and keep a travel-size tube of the Shea Butter Hand Cream in my handbag – it’s an extremely rich formula, and the drier the highveld winter air becomes, the more I’ve been using it.


L’Occitane Mom & Baby Cleansing Gel (R265 for 300ml)
This left both my boys’ skin soft and hydrated; Travis especially as I’ve found his skin gets especially dry in winter, and he has a rough, red patch in the crook of his left arm. I’ve read online reviews that say that the L’Occitane Mom & Baby range works well for kids with eczema as it is hypoallergenic and the shea butter is moisturising, so it should clear it right up. For baby Ryan, I usually use the same product all over him in the bath, and this cleansing gel is for hair and body – I worried the shea butter might leave his thin hair oily, but it foamed gently, washed out and his hair was extra fluffy afterwards.

L’Occitane Mom & Baby Hydrating Lotion (R400 for 300ml)
My first thought was: “Wow! This costs the same as my favourite champagne!” Now THIS is what I call a treat. The bottle says for ‘mom and baby’, but I’ve got to confess, I almost didn’t want to share. With 5% shea butter content, I was expecting the hydrating lotion to be as heavy as the hand cream, but it’s lightweight and has almost no fragrance. It also contains liquorice extract, which has soothing properties, and it absorbed quickly into Ryan’s skin when I massaged it in after bath time.

Win! Win! WIN!
I have an L’Occitane Mom & Baby duo to give away to one of the Lionheart readers. All you have to do to be entered into the competition is comment below, telling me what your wind-down ritual is after a long day. If you like, you can also...

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Terms and conditions: This competition is open to SA citizens only. The winner needs to be able to collect her prize from one of L’Occitane’s stores in Hyde Park, Melrose Arch, Menlyn Mall, Gateway, V&A Waterfront and Cavendish. The winner will be drawn randomly, and announced on Friday 25 May at noon.

30 comments:

  1. Not the most creative ritual, but a warm bath with a book makes me human again after toiling away all day.

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  2. I windo down with a hot cup of tea in bed, catching up with the rest of the world. A chat with my husband, Facebook & Twitter on my iPhone... All the while hoping my 1 year old stays asleep!

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  3. Sitting outside with a book and a glass of red or a cuppa of Java...

    Sounds fabulous!

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  4. Mmmmmm I don't wind down �� I suppose it would be when I get into bed and kids are asleep, David is packing his bags and for 10 minutes no one needs me. I update my turns on the iPad or read.

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  5. My wind down starts once my hubby takes our precious angel to the bedroom for her nighttime routine...I get to sit, put my feet up on our lounger chair and just let the day slip away...Once our Angel is asleep, my hubby slinks through to come and sit next to me. We chat about our day and basically reconnect.
    I must say, I am definitely going to try and get some of the above...my Jadakins suffers from eczema and I try everything...

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  6. Winding down normally happens as soon as I put the kids to bed. It normally finds me in a horizontal position on the couch watching series whilst my hubby tickles my neck. It’s one of my favourite past-times. If I’m feeling indulgent we’ll eat Melrose cheesies, pickled onions and tobacco popcorn too

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  7. Once Tyler is asleep, i make my husband and myself some tea with honey. We chat, watch TV then i usually go of to bed. A quick check on whats happening on FB and Twitter and then i'm off to sleep :)

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  8. Series, series and more series. Have particularly loved Supernatural Season 7 and Shameless of late.

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  9. After dudie goes to bed, I either lie on the couch and catch up on series. Or make myself a cupa cake(one single serving in a mug) or fool around with Dude! Hehehe

    I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

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  10. Spending at least half an hour on the bed cuddling and playing with the dogs.

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  11. A long, hot shower followed by some quality time with the idiot box makes me feel human after a hectic day of making a living in Joburg.

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  12. I don't have much of a winddown ritual, usually either watching TV or I fall asleep putting the toddler to sleep. Every Tuesday we braai with friends so after the kiddos are asleep I can relax with some wine and hubbly and good conversation.

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  13. To wind down I read my favourite blogs with a glass of wine and I let my soul out in mine.

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  14. Moms are always on the run,,Only they can do multitasking, and with everyones tummy full and had a bath, I will read them stories and then it's me-time,, Relax in a bubble bath with candels and hot milk with honey, just let things go and unwind and plan tomorrow,,No wonder my household runs smooth daily, Very organized and clean. And then a good face routine before bedtime. Love my life and family.

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  15. The half-hour after our lion heart's bath and before bed is the best therapy... (even if it's because I'm so relieved another day is over). He bestows upon us "death by kisses", which is a bit like being strangled, plus oodles of drool, hair pulling and plenty of teeth marks, but it's still awesome!! After that I opt for sheer escapism (series!!!)

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  16. Having adopted Emma two months ago, wind down time is a new necessity in our home ;) once little Em is in bed we like to sit on the couch together and chat about our day. If we are totally exhausted bed and a book ends the day;)

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  17. I wind down by going for a stroll with my dog. This time of year is lovely because it starts getting dark halfway through our walk and there is a little nip in the air- bliss. Then a hot bath, wine and a book :)

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  18. A long hot bath with all natural products. A little bit of foam bath and a good read is SOOOO relaxing!

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  19. I just re-read my post and I said tobacco popcorn. I totally meant tobasco popcorn LOL

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    1. I read that a few days ago and had a good giggle.

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  20. I wish I had a glamorous wind down routine (candles, bubble bath, wine, imported choccies, relaxing music, latest novel etc) but generally I wind down by snuggling in bed with my little girl (until she and sometimes I drift off to sleep) and then watching TV cuddled up on the couch next to my hubby, which is just perfect for me. That being said I do love showering with L'Occitane's Fleur Cherie and applying the body lotion afterwards.

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  21. WOW! Look at all these entries. You won't be sorry - I'm loving these products. Ryan and Travis smell like a million bucks. Okay, a million bucks in unused bills.

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  22. Mmm, I have a few ways of unwinding after a rough day:
    (a) lie on the couch starting blankly at the TV
    (b) read blogs while drinking wine (and smoking, don't judge me! :-) )
    (c) lying in the bath with a good book while topping up the hot water!

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  23. REHANA SEEDAT
    EMAIL: dseedat@telkomsa.net
    Twittername: online61524
    Have liked both facebook pages as recommended above.
    My wind down ritual after a long day. Nothing better than a bathtub full of bubbles ( with steaming hot water especially during these cold days! and ebb away my days stress!

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  24. After a tough day I like to wind down by taking a warm bubble bath with scented candles while listening to soft music. Then I usually climb into bed and read all the beautiful blogs and websites I love reading everyday.

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  25. Lighting a Yankee candle and settling down with a good book. Crossing fingers! I love their products.

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  26. Music helps me wind down after a long day.

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  27. To wind down after a long day I have a cup of tea with my husband and ask him all about his day, we also discuss about what the kids have been doing and anything that might be coming up in the week or the weekend.

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  28. I watch my favourite soapies then walk 15min on the health walker.

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  29. A hot shower or a cup of tea never fails to do the trick :)

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Thanks for sharing, Lionheart readers. ROAR!