By Nature

New Zealand’s by nature skincare range, made in Christchurch, was born out of a mission to create simple, honest and uncomplicated products that work in harmony with our skin. Free from harmful preservatives and parabens, by nature skincare products are infused with naturally inspired fragrances, rich and hydrating yet gentle enough to use everyday.

If you would like to go into the draw to win one of five packs of the by nature skincare range then all you need to do is the following:

  • Like by nature on Facebook
  • Leave a comment below telling us about your funniest experience with ‘nature’. For example, one of my many involves myself as an eleven-year-old, taking pity on somebody’s tangled up pet-goat while on my paper-run and ending up chasing an escapee ungrateful goat around the suburban streets of Dunedin…sigh…your turn.
  • (Please note to be eligible to win you must ‘like’ Mums on Top on Facebook or be a member of the Mums on Top Community)

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  1. Rach B

    June 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    My worst moment was when I was about 8 I think I was eeling (as it was a part of the christmas fun at the camp ground we were in). Somehow I managed to go head over heals into the creek as my line was thrown in. I then scrambled up the bank to be met with the laughter of my aunty.

  2. Tina Bothma

    June 16, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Ha ha – some funny stories to read!
    I’m trying to pick just one…I think I’ll have to go with my father-in-law though. We’d stopped for the night on a road trip in South Africa. One always has to be aware of the baboons…I had managed to avoid any close encounters on previous visits, but this place was swamped with them & they were enormous! Sweeping through the grounds, a large group were screaming & tipping the bins over & we were meant to be packing the car to leave…I was terrified & wasn’t’ overly helpful. Suddenly we heard a huge commotion outside the door & hubby’s dad was seen shooting off into the bush shouting – he soon returned (& wouldn’t usually recommend running into the bush of course!!!) – but a baboon had climbed into the back of the car & stolen his best shoes! Funny a short time later, but not so much at the time.
    We’ve since had many encounters with baboons & none of them have been pleasant ;o) ‘Tis the joy of travelling I guess…

  3. Lisa B

    June 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I remember a time when I was younger and was at the beach with some friends. We were swimming in the sea when a big wave dumped us. Unbeknownst to when we resurfaced my togs had become slightly dislodged in the process too! Not a fine moment to be reminded of by friends many years later!

  4. Cara Thompson

    June 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I still remember going on a bushwalk with my Uncle when I was little. He had to take an urgent pitstop, so went off behind a tree leaving myself & my sister waiting. After waiting for what seemed like forever….he came screaming out of the bushes with his pants around his ankles & ran straight for the river where he plonked himself down & sat for ages whimpering. We found out later he used leaves to wipe him bum on, but picked the wrong ones & used the type (can’t remember name) that burns like hell. When he finally got the courage to go walking again, he always carried toilet paper ;o)

  5. Belinda

    June 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

    When I was in Thailand on a trip, the bus would stop off at different points for photos and toilet stops. One of the many toilet stops was a concrete slab which people squatted and did their business to have the rain wash it away.

    One time it was pouring down and I just had to go on one of the concrete slabs. I tried holding an umbrella over me while pulling down my undies with leaches sliding towards me. Moving around the slab trying to keep away from the leaches, squatting down with an umbrella over me and holding my undies was just too much and I landed off the concrete slab onto (you know what)!!! Funny now, but not when on a bus trip!

  6. Joan Elwin

    June 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Back as a child my family would rent a bach for holidays. There was no sewerage system on the island we were staying on at the time so long drops in sheds were the go. This particular summer the long drop itself was in need of repair so we spent a week having to squat over the bucket behind the bushes at the back of the property.
    Come around 2am i had the need to go toilet, so armed with a torch i ventured down back. Looking out for spiders and crickets i quickly got into position to go when a rat ran past which gave me such a fright i lost balance, fell back on my bum and landed on a prickle bush – or so i thought. The ‘prickle bush’ had legs and scuttled off in one direction whilst i fled, pants around ankle, and a very sore butt in the other.

  7. Kate Nisbet

    June 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    On a road trip up north I was desperately needed to pee so we stopped at the first spot we could see to pull over and did a mad dash out of the car behind a building and over to a grassy spot. Whilst trying to balance and not pee on myself I wobbled a little and so reached out to grab a nearby fence to balance myself, not realising it was electric!! I got such a shock that I got a little um..wet…!! I went back to the car quite mortified but in a fit of laughter and of course told my partner what had happened. And now your are the only other person Iv’e told that embarrassing “nature” story to!! :)

  8. Kylie Morete

    June 9, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Funniest moment (now not then) with nature was when I was six. We were living in Brisbane taking a shortcut home with Mum through the hospital grounds. I saw a bird’s nest on the ground, picked up an egg and ran to show Mum (as you do at age six). Mum screamed “drop it and run” in horror as the mother bird was about to dive bomb us and attack. We ran dodging, screaming, trying to keep under the trees all the way across the vast lawn to safety. We laugh about it now but I have never touched any birds nest again.

  9. carol hattie

    June 9, 2014 at 11:16 am

    That’s sappouse to say I said.

  10. carol hattie

    June 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

    My funniest has to be when I was outside making a garden for my son. We were flipping the dirt and we planted the plants and it looked great real great. Then I was walking away and remembered I had my house phne ,moble phone and keys in my pocket. Looked around and relised we burred them so I carefully removed the plants and got digging as I was doing this my son thought to help it would be good to use water. He turned the hose on and had it pointed at me I go dredge and muddy. He loved it laughing and playing then goes oh mummy why were we doing this? And u said I lost the keys and phone in the dirt. And he said no you didn’t I stuck them in the letter box. Omg covered in mud and thinking why didn’t I just ask you son.

    • carol hattie

      June 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      There are some spelling mistakes sorry.

  11. Aimee Wilson

    June 9, 2014 at 10:55 am

    It has to do with my son almost 4 but was about 2 at the time. We were at the gardens and he saw the biggest tree. He was goin to climb it he gave it a good go but got very upset that he could get up and sit on the branch it was so funny but very cute this little guy trying to climb it it was a huge tree i have a photo would love to share it

    • Mums on Top

      June 9, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Share the photo, we’d love to see it. xo


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