To celebrate summer and all the good things that come with it and the launch of the all-new Tails Of A Mermaid, I’ve teamed up with a few of my favourite brands and partners to bring you an awesome summer giveaway. Packed with items I love and perfect for the summer season, winning this prize will definitely make you feel like Christmas has come early!
CLOSED: The BIG TOAM Summer Giveaway
A selection of summer essentials worth over R13,000! Whether you’re staycationing around the pool, road tripping with the family, or jet-setting to some exotic location, you’ll be all set for the best summer ever with this awesome prize – all ready to save pictures on instagram. The prize includes Piz Buin sunscreen, a Maaji swimsuit, a set of Turkish towels from The Cotton Co, a carry-on suitcase from Escape Society, a pair of earrings from Black Betty, a voucher for Saint & Summer’s online store, a set of sleepwear from Bena Loungewear, a voucher for Jimnojean’s online store, a pair of Beats by Dre headphones from Digicape and a luxury travel pillow set from Granny Goose!
1. Piz Buin Products worth R1,300
For me, the smell of summer is locked inside a bottle of Piz Buin. I use a variety of their products, depending on the sun’s intensity and what condition my skin is in. My favourites are the Ultra Light Sun Spray and the Tan & Protect Tan Accelerating Spray. With these two in my beach bag, I know my skin will be soft, moisturised and protected from the sun’s harsh rays, while I still get a natural tan.
2. A Maaji Swimsuit worth R3,000
Made in Colombia with love, Maaji swimsuits are incredible quality and fully reversible, meaning you can mix up your look whenever you feel like it. Whether you’re sporty or feminine, their range includes the perfect fit and feel for your body type. There’s no denying that a quality swimsuit with the perfect fit can make you feel like a total beach babe. Available in South Africa online and in-store at Colourbox.
3. A Set of 2 Turkish Towels from The Cotton Company worth R760
The Cotton Company is a South African brand that works with a small family-run team of artisans in the Aegean region of Turkey to craft a range of luxurious Turkish towels. They come in a variety of beautiful designs and colours and can be used as beach towels, throws, or over your swimsuit at the beach. They are much easier to have inside your beach bag than a big beach towel and they dry in almost no time!
4. A Silver Carry-On from Escape Society worth R1,600
Escape Society’s carry-on bags are the perfect accessory for your summer travels. The polycarbonate shell is extra-durable and the 360 wheels make it super easy to haul across an entire airport. The best part is the built-in USB charging port and power bank, which means you never have to get through a long layover or land in a foreign country with a useless phone ever again.
Side note: Do you like my new website? After almost 10 years of blogging, it was time for me to give Tails Of A Mermaid a little upgrade. My friend Alex from HELLO REBEL helped me with the redesign and the updated user-journey that helped me take this site from ’20-something Natalie’ to ‘Natalie-is-30 now’. Hopefully you’ll find the site easier and more fun to use. I’ve loved creating the content you’ll find here and I can’t wait to share more with you in years to come. Feel free to look around; check out my Best Trips Ever page, find all my winelands content in one place or read one of my travel guides. And don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter…I’ve got some exciting and exclusive travel deals coming your way soon! And when you’re ready to launch your side-hustle, update your own blog or even recreate your current company website, you know who to contact. Get in touch with Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org and thank me later.
5. A pair of Gold Black Spinel V-Studs from Black Betty worth R1,500
Black Betty’s range of gorgeous jewels is inspired by founder and designer Kristin’s own journey, driven by her passions for design, travel, and mysticism. Using hand-cut precious and semi-precious stones suspended in treasured metals, Black Betty works with the earth’s hidden treasures to create stunning pieces for you to wear and love.
6. A Saint & Summer Voucher worth R500
Saint & Summer was created here in South Africa, by two Durban babes who wanted to bring to life a range of perfectly styled, uniquely designed, quality footwear for our South African lifestyle. From stunning sandals and flatforms to super cute sneakers and espadrilles, the brand creates a variety of styles for South African to wear on the daily.
7. A set of Luxury Sleepwear from Bena Loungewear worth R600
There’s nothing better than changing into a set of comfortable, luxurious sleepwear before bed. Bena’s range of summer and winter sleepwear is inspired by classic tailoring and luxury fabrics. It’s stylish and feminine and totally appropriate to wear as loungewear on your next family holiday. All designed and produced here in South Africa, supporting local industry and local community.
8. A Jimnojean Voucher worth R1,500
Jimnojean is an exquisitely curated and newly launched online shopping destination, offering an array of decor, art, beauty and lifestyle products. Almost all of the products available on the site are created and produced in Africa with a strict list of criteria in place to ensure that only the best quality items go live. The site offers brands that are not available online anywhere else.
9. Beats by Dre Headphones from Digicape worth R1500
What’s a holiday without music? These Beats by Dre headphones are just what you need on a plane, on the beach, or at work while you wish you had taken December leave. Digicape offers a huge selection of Apple products, LaCie storage devices and Beats by Dre headphones, so head over to their website if you haven’t made your Christmas list yet.
10. A Travel Pillow Set and Silk Pillowcase worth R800
Filled with snow white duck down and covered with a 300 thread count pillowcase, this is the most luxurious travel pillow you can find! And let’s face it, we need as much luxury as we can get for long-haul travel. It comes rolled up in an embroidered tog bag and is small enough to fit in a briefcase, with a silk pillowcase to protect and care for your skin while you sleep.
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T&Cs: The competition is open to South African residents only. The competition is open from Monday, 12 November to Monday, 19 November. The winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Prizes will be delivered by the brands.