Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bondi Bands {review & giveaway}

Finally! A way to keep those annoying flyaways out of my face and off my neck when I run. I've tried headbands {thin and fat ones}, braids - so many ways {except cutting off all of my locks which I'm unwilling to do. I always get so annoyed when my ponytail loosens and hair gets out and sticks to me all matted and gross.

I've been scouring running blogs to see what kind of stuff these women {and men} use: clothes, shoes, gadgets, etc. I kept coming across Bondi Bands. I was clueless as to what they were talking about so I did what any self-respecting newbie would do: I searched "Bondi Bands" on Google.

After debating on whether I was a chick or babe {as I was undoubtedly not a dude or buddy - FYI it's chick unless you're under 5}, I browsed through their headbands, wicking hats {regular, ponytail, or pigtail}, gators, and wraps {as I'm not a swimmer, I did not check out the swim caps but I'm sure they rock}. I had to email Rebecca {owner and super nice lady} to ask what the heck wicking was. It's the material that they use to make Bondi Bands that "wicks" away the sweat {now you know too}.

Rebecca sent me 2 Bondi Bands to try out for myself. I took my Chella print headband for a 30 minute run yesterday {and wore my aloe green one today for 20 minutes}. I was so excited to try it out I forgot my sunglasses!

Usually when I'm done running, my hair is gross: matted and sweaty and all over the place {on my forehead, neck, ears}. And during my run I am usually slowing to mess with bobby pins or clips, trying to tame the mane while sweats beads drop into my eyes {I am a sweaty beast}. Not this run. My hair was secure under the Bondi Band. I only messed with my hair once when my headphones moved it out of place. My brow sweat but the Band kept it out of my eyes. My hair was still a mess but I think I looked much better because you couldn't see it under the Bondi Band.

I'm still not in LOVE with running but I think that not having to worry about my hair helps me put more focus on where it should be.

Here's the good news. I have 3 Bondi Bands to share with YOU {the bottom 3}!

Rules {please leave one comment per entry}.
1. {mandatory} Go to the Bondi Band website & tell me your favorite fabric or saying.
2. Become an S Club 4 follower.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Follow my new blog: Randi's Runs {sorry for the snafu on that; it's now public}
5. Follow Bondi Band on Facebook.
6. Follow Bondi Band on Twitter.

Giveaway ends April 19th at midnight. Must have your email address either displayed on blog or left in comments {I need to contact you if you win}. Good luck!

Disclaimer: No monetary payments were received for this post. I was sent 2 Bondi Bands to use for this review. However, that did not sway my opinions. My opinions are my own and may vary from others who may use the product reviewed.

43 comments:

Rion said...

Hey, also, you need to set Randi's Runs so that I can follow it. Right now its set to invite only so I cant even see it. :)

I became a fan of Bondi Bands tho, cause they seem neat enough. Mainly the ponytail ones.. cause thats pretty awesome!

I didnt find a color I really liked tho, in a pattern anyway. I think the solid colors or the black/gold one that you have in your picture looks the best.. cause so many of the designs are so loud! I think if I chose one, it'd be black or white, myself.. but I think white would get stained eventually.

If theres a way to follow you on twitter without having to actually sign up for twitter, I'll enter the contest! If not, well, its still a pretty nifty thing and you are so lucky to be able to get a few free ones to try out!

Mama LJ said...

So I am now officially following you! *yey* Entry #1

Mama LJ said...

Entry #2. I went to the site...I really like the patterned ones....my favorite patterns are Gloworm, Haven, and Hero. :)

Mama LJ said...

AND i cant follow your other blog for some reason---it won't give me the option...

Mama LJ said...

Entry #3 I am not a Bondi Band Follower on Facebook...

Emma said...

That 'I run so I can eat' makes me giggle! I've still not got back into running after having Oli and it's been a year and also the 9mths when I was pregnant! Gosh now I think about it - it's been a awful long time!! :O

Running Diva Mom said...

I'm already a HUGE fan of Bondi Bands on Facebook!

Running Diva Mom said...

I'm now also a follower of this blog, too! :-)

Running Diva Mom said...

Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway -- I'm way to obsessed with Bondi Bands! I'm already a follower of Randi's Runs!

Running Diva Mom said...

I have sooo many pink patterned bands and have been trying to branch out!!

I like the following:
Chica
Collage
Doolie
Zeblue
Puff
SOOO MANY MORE!

If I could turn to pink --- ooooh I love CHEETAH GIRL and FUNKY LEOPARD!!!!

Nicole Joy said...

my favorite bondi band is the one with the crown ;)

Nicole Joy said...

I became a follower!

Nicole Joy said...

Im following you on twitter [ @njoysiscaretti ]

Nicole Joy said...

Im a bondiband fan on FB.

(Sorry if I was supposed to leave all comments in one comment box (?) I wasn't sure how you wanted it done..)

Christine Jensen said...

I love so many of them, but right now I am eyeing the Super Mom in white ink on black band! I have one Bondi Band and I won't run without it!

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Christine Jensen said...

Following you as Chris in Google

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Christine Jensen said...

FOllowing you on twitter as @stickyprints

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Christine Jensen said...

following Bondi on twitter as @stickyprints

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Christine Jensen said...

Facebook Fan of Bondi

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

CCJade23 said...

I like the jump bubble bondi band - it's such a fun pattern!

CCJade23 said...

I follow bondiband on Twitter @CCJade23

Mama LJ said...

Entry #4 its now letting me follow randi's runs :)

Ashlei said...

Following bondi band on twitter @the_vegster

Ashlei said...

I love the solid colored caramel bondi band! I'm sure that would tame my crazy hair when I run :)

Donna said...

I already follow you!!

Donna said...

I'm kinda boring...I would pick black because it goes with all my work out clothes!

Donna said...

I am following you on twitter!

Donna said...

I am following your other blog too! (I am starting to feel like a stalker) :)

Donna said...

I am now a fan of bondiband on FB!

Donna said...

following bondiband on twitter

Me said...

Entry #2
I follow your blog!

Me said...

I love "I run like a girl."
Definitely my favorite!
I think you have my email address...if not, here's my alternate (because I don't like the other one made public...)
crazed_goddess@yahoo.com

LadyBug-Kellie said...

Cute!! And oh so needed, LOL!

I love how many choices they have in the Lycra styles!! Wow!
my favorites were the Calypso & the Fresh because they are so summery :)

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I Follow bondi Band on Twitter now too! (@Kelliebug)

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I Follow on Twitter (@Kelliebug)

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I Follow you blog!

Darlene said...

I now follow S club 4

Darlene said...

I follow bondi bands on twitter too

Darlene said...

I am a fan of bondi bands on fb

Darlene said...

I follow your new blog too

Darlene said...

I follow you on twitter

Darlene said...

I'd like the Darla headband and many others too - circus stripe, city lights, mosaic, star trek

Darlene said...

my blog is myfirst5k.wordpress.com & email is dsc59@nycap.rr.com

Hope I win

happy followers