How I Do “Me Time” + Win A Beauty Hamper From Almay, Revlon & Mitchum

why self care is important

Self-care is so important to me. Without my physical and mental health, I’ll have nothing!

But sometimes it’s so hard to get the time to make time for myself… do you agree?

I recently ran a poll on Instagram and it wasn’t surprising to me that 80% of woman who answered, hardly ever gets to have “ME TIME”

I can relate at times, because besides 24 hours a day of Mommying, I have many busy work weeks, then there’s my blog I have to maintain, admin, trying to keep fit and an attempt at a social life!

But, how do I make room for everything?

I could easily cut back on the socializing and maybe even skip a meal to make some more time – it’s so easy to put self-care on the back burner. And sadly many times it often takes a wake-up call to notice what toll a busy lifestyle takes on my life.

As self-indulgent as it may sound, self-care is actually the most crucial thing for our physical and mental well-being.

I’ve  made a commitment to myself that as “busy” as I may be, I shouldn’t neglect self-care. And this is how I get my “Me time” in”.

Knowing my worth

Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with me myself and I,  as it produces positive feelings and boosts my confidence and self-esteem. My needs are important too!

Happy Mom = Happy family

Start living, not just existing

As Mom, there is so much responsibility placed on you,  but it’s important to remember that taking care of yourself is also your responsibility! Life is not just about sitting in traffic taking the kids to school, work and paying the bills. When I feel like I’m in a rut, I find that taking up a new hobby or doing some form of learning can make life more meaningful. It literally gives me one more reason to get up in the morning.

Better physical health

Self-care is not just about your mental health. It’s also about caring for your physical self. Eating healthy, getting enough sleep, taking care of my skin, not sleeping with makeup on, exercising regularly, etc.

Pamper Sessions

Little things like enjoying a morning cup of coffee alone outside, enjoying a bubble bath, or reading a book can really contribute to my daily happiness. I usually make some time for myself on a Sunday afternoon before planning for the new week. It used to be a long lush bath bomb bath, but thanks to the Cape Town drought that is sadly no longer an option.

So now, I play around with makeup, or plan my outfits for the week and maybe end off with a refreshing face mask.

Me time

The lovely people over at Revlon, Almay and Mitchum recently sent me a HUGE box of makeup and skin care products which I am currently enjoying. I’ll be trying new makeup looks, new skin care routines and just enjoy the Me Time!

I’ll be sharing reviews of some of my favourite products on the blog soon too.

Me time

PLUS, there’s something for you too – I have 1 Hamper of  Almay, Revlon and Mitchum products to the value of R1500 to give away to a lucky lady who could do with a pamper session themselves! Enter to win via the Rafflecopter below.

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** Please note the individual products in the winners hamper may differ from the products pictured in my images here.

134 Comments

  1. Anita Steenkamp February 28, 2018

    Favourite me time, is coffee, cake and a good book!

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  2. Nicola meyer February 28, 2018

    My favourite me time activity is either watching a series on Netflix or creating something with paper

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  3. Charné Ismail February 28, 2018

    I never have me time.single parent and all. Wouldn’t even know what to do with me time.lol

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  4. Angelique lin February 28, 2018

    my favorite me time activities include a proper bubble bath with a glass of wine and candles, having my coffee hot and in peace or a nap; a nap is always good! Life for a new mamma is rough, i cant remember when i last took a non rushed bath or shower!

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  5. Kelly Jennings February 28, 2018

    I love reading and swimming for my me time

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  6. Jeannette Wentzel February 28, 2018

    When the kid is asleep, curing up in bed with a face mask and a good book.

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  7. Melanie February 28, 2018

    This is a lovely prize

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  8. Candice vincent February 28, 2018

    My favourite me-time activity is to chill anss catch up on series

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  9. Adeline Pillay February 28, 2018

    My favourite me time is when the kids are asleep and it time for me to relax with a cup of tea and watch my favourite so soapie

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  10. Megan Hartwig February 28, 2018

    My favourite me time activity is walking and reading.

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  11. barbara lombard February 28, 2018

    Favourite me time is a relaxing bath and a mug of instant cappucino

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  12. Simone verhoog February 28, 2018

    My fav me-time activity is to watch the ocean. There something so calming about the waves that come and go… Therapeutic really!

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  13. aimee Gordon February 28, 2018

    I have it tough at the moment as I am raising my baby girl on my own. Although my favorite me time should be reading a good book with a cup of tea it just so happens to be I would rather watch my little girl sleep

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  14. mELANIE February 28, 2018

    my favourite me time is reading a book at the ocean or taking a walk through the forest

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  15. Ragmat baron February 28, 2018

    My favourite me time activity is relaxing with a good book and cup of tea

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  16. Candice February 28, 2018

    I take some time out when my son sleeps to catch up on my series, as the tv is mostly about what he wants to watch when he is awake. I love a good cup of coffee whilst watching.

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  17. Eve February 28, 2018

    My me time is reading a book…making my hair pretty.painting nails..catching up on a series.

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  18. Chesna horne February 28, 2018

    In need of some pamper time 🙂 my birthday coming up in March to. my pamper time is having a cup of coffee in bed watching series lol

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  19. Nicole Naicker February 28, 2018

    I love to exercise and read a good book

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  20. Thandie Phakati February 28, 2018

    Juggling my twin boys and work as a single parent leaves me worn out and I can only dream of me time. My fairytale of me time would be a home manicure, colouring in my adult colouring book while I drink wine wit the house all to myself. They say dreams come true…

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  21. cAROLYN aUGUSTUS February 28, 2018

    Catching up on my favourite series with a bowl of tin roof ice cream

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  22. Cheryldene Coetser February 28, 2018

    My favourite me time is a nice warm bubble bath with soothing music and aroma therapy oils in my oil burner.

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  23. Terri Rosslind February 28, 2018

    My favourite me time is catching up on all my shows (thank goodness for DSTV catch-up) lol while painting my nails and eating a slab of lindt chocolate without my 3 year old nagging for it!

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  24. Losh Don kisten February 28, 2018

    My fave me time is curling on the sofa eating a decandent dessert while my baby gal gives me a “pedicure”

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  25. Anusha naidoo February 28, 2018

    my favourite me time activity is to sip on a cuppa tea and read a magazine a great way to destress and relax , I get lost in a world of fashion, cuisine, travel features, make up, fragrances and more.
    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  26. Lee-Ann roman February 28, 2018

    i have very little me time, but love to unwind with a glass of wine and a book, while my husband gives me a foot rub. I normally just flop out at night!

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  27. Zuleika essa February 28, 2018

    Just some quiet time with a cuppa coffee and a good book or good series
    Not much time or cash to go out and get pampered… #singlemom #metime #singlemumjoys

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  28. Zeenat Suliman Carrim February 28, 2018

    My favorite me time is the kids asleep,hubby gone for soccer and I get too relax with some tea and watch my series…I have a 4yo and a 4 month old so right now me time is really crucial for my sanity. I would absolutely love this hamper especially as its been so long since i have spoilt myself ❤️

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  29. Missy February 28, 2018

    My fav time is going on a girls date night or a pamper session at a Spa and all this rarely happens 🙁

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  30. fARZAANA iSRAEL February 28, 2018

    Holding Thumbs…. what more could a girl ask for

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  31. fARZAANA iSRAEL February 28, 2018

    My favaourite me time activity is reading a good book. Nothing more relaxing than this

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  32. Marshe Lesch February 28, 2018

    My me time will involve a face mask, new body wash, foot hydrating mask from Sorbet, a bottle of red wine, good dinner and Netflix!

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  33. Antoinette Pillay February 28, 2018

    My favorite me time is to read a good book with a cup of my favorite flavored tea.

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  34. Nazeera February 28, 2018

    To be honest, for me, me time would just be to chill on my bed and relax. Everything else is just another chore.

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  35. Andrea February 28, 2018

    My favourite me time is lying in my pyjamas with a good book with a bottle of red .. all alone with just my thoughts.

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  36. Kelly February 28, 2018

    I love reading or getting out to see my horse x

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  37. Tamsin February 28, 2018

    My favorite me time activity is when I’m alone and it’s quiet just put on comfy clothes, a face mask, and give myself a mani/pedi….. Aaaaaaaaah

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  38. Julia February 28, 2018

    My FAVOURITE me time is curling up with a good book or going to the beach for a WA.

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  39. Taryn February 28, 2018

    Me time for me me is anything from taking a nice long bath or shower taking time to get dressed and pampered. Making myself feel like new again, a