{ Win } Trollbeads Mother’s Day

Remember a while back I introduced you to Trollbeads? Well, I’m collaborating with them again for Mother’s Day.

Trollbeads have given me a gorgeous bracelet worth R2000 to giveaway to one lucky reader to give their mum this Mother’s Day.

Playing Card Charm

I’m sure we all appreciate our mums every single day, but having a day to spoil her is so special.

My mum, all 4ft 10′ of her, has always been there for my sister and I; through terrible teachers, wisdom teeth extractions, all of which my sister and I had on the same day, horrible History of Economics exams, and endless hours of running after ponies on cross country courses (mum is NOT a fan of horses and ponies even less). She did it all, not because she really wanted to, but because that’s what she does, and we love her for it. She also taught us both to take our makeup off every night, regardless of how tired we are, and to use moisturiser every single day. Hopefully our skins will be as good as hers when we are her age!


For this giveaway, I’d like you to tell me in the comments box below what the most important thing you learnt from your mum is. Once you’ve done that, share the giveaway on social media (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) using this line: ‘ I’ve just entered the #TrollbeadsMom #MothersDay giveaway with @RougeBeautyGirl Get in on the action here: http://bit.ly/1MzvDw6 ‘

Playing Card Bracelet

The prize consists of a classic sterling silver bracelet and a Playing Cards charm worth R2000. If you’d like to see their other beautiful Mother’s Day gifting ideas, pop over to their shop here.

The giveaway closes at 5pm on Monday 2 May 2016 and is only open to South African residents, and only one entry per person will be counted.


  • Debbie Knighton-Fitt

    One of the best things I learnt from my mom is to always try go the extra mile, and to treat people as PEOPLE (and try to remember important events, days, significant memories).
    Also, if you’re offered a plate of food (slices of cake for e.g.) to intentionally take a smaller piece, and not the biggest most gluttonous piece you can find (as a cake lover such as myself would do)…

  • Astrid Julies

    This is such a gorgeous bracelet from Trollbeads and what a beautiful way to celebrate mothers. I simply love the design.

  • Meg

    One of the most important things I learned from my mum is empathy. She taught me from a very young age that sometimes people are mean because they’re hurting, and that insight has really helped me to navigate a sometimes difficult world into my adult life. Thanks mum 🙂 XXX

  • Leanne

    The most important thing I’ve learnt from my mom is to always be yourself , trust your instincts and you will go far in life .

  • Carolyn Augustus

    I would say patience and keeping a cool head. By practicing this you tend to see things more clearly and wont over- react.

  • Bianca Balutto

    The most important thing I learnt from my mum is forgiveness. Forgiveness is very important as it helps to stop living in the past and free yourself from everything that people have done to hurt you.

  • Celeste Everitt

    The most important thing I learnt from Mum is that life has its ups and downs and you just have to keep swimming knowing that the difficulties will pass. Joy is being happy and then when difficult times come, knowing that they will pass and happiness come around again. She taught me to be strong and optimistic 🙂 I love my Mum!

  • Megan Hartwig

    The best thing I learned from my Mom was to be honest no matter how ‘hard’ it may seem at the time. In the long run, the honesty always outweighs any short term benefit. I’ve found this to be true over and over again. Such a simple but true statement – nobody believes it, until they experience it for themselves.

    I’m sure you agree, right? 🙂

  • Ruth T

    The most important think I learnt from my mum is to be kind and quick to forgive!!
    Unforgiveness only ends up hurting you and making you bitter.
    Best lesson ever!!
    Tweeted @roxyruth

  • Zubeidah Tasriet

    The most important thing that I have learnt from my Mother is to laugh. No matter how tough life can get sometimes laughter is the best medicine. And to make other people smile and laugh too is a gift to them and yourself.

  • CharlieW

    It’s a little hard to say what the most important thing is as she has taught me so much. But because of things I’m going through at the moment, the lesson that is stuck in my mind is this… sometimes you have to let go and move on. And not feel guilty about it. Whether it’s toxic relationships, past pain, failures or even some dreams. It’s not about giving up, it’s about opening yourself up to new and better things. Anyway… Freaking love the bracelet!! Fingers crossed.

  • Gaelyn

    My mom taught me about grace. Being able to stand tall with my chin up and head held high during times of immense strain and pressure. Remaining dignified and gracious no matter what life throws at me. And always being a woman of integrity and honesty.

  • Sharleen

    My beloved Mom taught me that we are all different and always said “Never throw stones at people in glass houses”. That sticks with me so love each other for who and what they are

  • Lauren

    My mom has taught me so many things that it would be hard to narrow them down. However, the thing that stands out for me is the importance of family. My mom is truly the glue that keeps us all together. Oh, and also not to cry or whine or she’d give me something to cry about 😉

  • Jassika

    Aaaw mums – they are so wise! My mum has taught me to love myself, believe in myself and respect myself. This has made me an exceptional woman!

  • Roxanne Chutthergoon

    In the inspiring words of mother: “No matter how tough life may seem, never give up or give in, YOU are tougher!” This has taught me to always persevere and never allow any circumstance to allow me to throw in the towel, I have achieved so much as a result of this.

  • Sara Nkoenyane

    Love to be loved! Sounds simple, but I’ve learned that you should love everyone around you, give them as much love as you would like to receive, if not more.

    Shared on FB & twitter 🙂 x

  • rehana seedat

    Change with the times.
    Don’t try to repeat the past.
    Don’t revisit old wounds.
    Move on, find new joys everyday.
    You have to find your niche all the time, not just in your youth, so keep going. In other words, change is inevitable, so go with the flow. Be proud of who you are. There is no need to live by anybody’s expectations nor is there a need to compare with others. My mum always reminds me that the happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything. Mum is God’s gift to me. From her, I learned everything that I needed to survive in this challenging world. Mum taught me the real meaning of love (outside of emotions and beyond words) forgiveness, patience and grace. She always told me “Respect and accept people for who they are”

  • Ciska Kruger

    my Mother, Cecile Kruger is THE BEST. She has always made a plan to overcome the challenges thrown her way and showed me what it takes to be mother and carer. She has taught me never to give up, but keep on finding a way to improve you situation. She is a warrior. And I love her with all my heart, the way she taught me how to love.

  • Zasha De Lange

    My mother taught me that no matter how bad things seem, or how much people struggle, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and you can always change your circumstances. You are never too old to try a new adventure! These are things that I hope my son learns from me aswell.

  • Whelan Fielding

    My mum has been a free spirit and breaker of social norms her whole life. This was never easy on me growing up but, I’ve come to see her as an integral person in my life for advice and support. She has taught me that life is not always easy, but there’s never a reason to give up.

    She has also been given a honoury nature conservation officer status, which comes after her love of the local mountains and wildlife and many, many years of hiking. I’ve definitely got that from my mum – the mountains of hiking gear will attest to this.

    I’m very proud of her.

  • Chevonne Poole

    The one thjng and best thing my mama taught me was to never fight with my hubby infront of my kids and to never ever let my husband come home froma long day at work to no food,even when we fighting.

  • Linda Laing

    She taught me to be thankful for what I have and to do the best I can with what I have at my disposal without complaint and trying to please others.

  • Losh kisten

    Her valuable life lessons are priceless – My Mum taught me Positive words can influence your household and teach your children and family members how to use kind words to impact the world….Spread Kindness wherever you go….:-) ….#My Mum#My Greatest Blessing # Shared via social media…:-)

  • Aatikah

    My mum has taught me how to be beautiful. Not facial but deep inside. She taught me how being beautiful on the inside can make me happy. This has worked and I am so happy & fulfilled in my life.

  • Ingrid

    My mom always used to say, stop rushing and take time to smell the roses. Great advice as we really do rush through life without appreciating what we have.

  • Lauren Fischer

    The most important thing my mother has taught me is how to be a mom. As a mom now myself to twin 20 month boys, life is crazy beautiful! In the past year and a half my own mother has taught me what it means to be a mother…and i have a new found respect for her. She has advised me, held my hand and guided me through this new chapter of my life. I could read 1000 parenting books and nothing would be able to teach me the things she has. She has taught me these things through her own mothering and for that i am eternally grateful. We may not always be the best moms but we can always try our best 🙂 i love you mom


    My mum taught me the real meaning of love from every aspect of inside and outside of emotions and beyond words forgiveness, patience and grace. She always told me to respect and accept people for who they really are.

  • Susann

    The most important thing I learnt from my mom is to give more than I receive, give a helping hand and not wait for a applause.

  • Colin

    Learn to cook, because you might end up with a wife that would rather put on a suit than an apron…

  • Daniela Cardoso

    The most important thing my Mom has taught me is to never underestimate my inner strength, to always stay positive about live no matter what it may sometimes deal you and to never ever go to bed angry at someone. One of the most important sayings from my Mom which I use as my motto for life is “Do not walk along the narrow path of life, you need to open your mind and your heart to the endless possibilities that the world has to offer you, you need to find your passion in life and let it fuel you and never ever settle for less than you deserve”

  • Cathy Badenhorst

    My Mom taught me that I should never let my past or upbringing define me as a person or let it dictate my future, to never allow a man to raise his hand at me, protect my children from harm at all costs, be independent and courageous. “Be a Girl with a Mind, A Woman with Attitude and a Lady with Class”