The Hotlegs Runner Gear Review and Giveaway: Bondi Band | The Hotlegs Runner

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gear Review and Giveaway: Bondi Band

Before anything else, if you're a GUY reading this, don't go just yet!  I think you should know first that Bondi Band is not solely for us women.  Yes, they do have a line for the dudes too - wicking hats and headbands.  No pink floral design. Promise!  Haha!

Ok moving on...I first saw these pretty bands at the Disney Health Expo, the day before my half mary.  My friend, Gail, was able to buy one that said, "Marathon Momma".  I was digging frantically into a pool of colorful bands -- there's just so much to choose from!  We were in a hurry so believe it or not, I wasn't able to get any!  I was choosing between these 4...


Umm...you think I like pink?


And they don't only make headbands.  They also have swim caps, wicking hats and neck gators, pigtail and ponytail hats and wraps.  So, can you just imagine how confused I was.  I WANTED IT ALLLL!!!
And in the end, i wasn't able to get any.  What a loser!

So when Bondi Band agreed for me to do a review and giveaway for this, can you just imagine how chipper I was?!  It's funny because it took me a while to respond to their email when I was asked to choose a design.  Yes, I still couldn't decide!  I know... it's not brain surgery!

A few hours later, I finally came to a decision and a few days later, I got it in the mail.

Tada!

"Bondi bands are a comfy, colorful and creative way to hold your hair back whether you're riding in a convertible, rushing out the door to get your kids, or getting some exercise.  Bondi Bands are an easy fix for your hair.  Check out our wicking fabric bands; they will absorb and evaporate buckets of sweat."

When I go out for a run, I usually have this silver Goodie pin that holds my bangs in place, preventing the short strands from flying all over the place.  Then I use a Nike visor which absorbs the sweat on my forehead.  Or I sometimes rely on my bushy eyebrows to do that too.  Just kidding.

But with this Fit and Fabulous Bondi Band I didn't need to wear my pin and my visor.  Goodbye extra weight!  I'm not a sweaty person, but when I do sweat, it's all situated in the head area.  The Bondi headband was able to catch all of it and my band stayed dry.  I also like that the material they use. It is thin and light-weight, so the pores on my forehead can actually still breathe-- leaving my forehead feeling cool.

Lately, I cut my own bangs a little too short. Duh! So I've been using this headband a lot to hide them, er, keep 'em in place. =)  Thank you, Bondi Band for keeping my hot head cool, dry, and looking neat!

Oh, and I think you should also know that they make headbands for babes and furry friends too!  AND...they take custom orders if you want your logo or saying printed on any Bondi Band product -- ideal for schools, bachelorette parties, team logos, events, etc.  How cool is that?! 


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GIVEAWAY

Bondi Band was generous enough to throw in two headbands -- meaning, there will be TWO winners for this giveaway.  This is open to anyone around the world.

I will announce the winner this coming Sunday, Nov. 14.


Please remember to leave a separate comment for each of the things below.  1 comment = 1 entry.  I suggest you do everything specified below to increase your chances of winning.  If you do all 11, that's 11 entries!

Mandatory:
1.  Must be a FOLLOWER of my blog. I'm doing this because it's my way of thanking you for being one! =) Click the Follow button located at my right sidebar. And let me know that you are following already by posting a comment here like, "I am a follower" .  I am always happy to see new people following. = 1 entry

 2.  Visit the Bondi Band Website. Let me know which headband design you would like. Post it on my comments again. = 1 entry


Extra Credit
1.  Follow me on Twitter (@HotlegsRunner) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
2.  Follow Bondi Band on Twitter (@bondiband) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
3.  Like the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
4.  Like Bondi Band on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that lets me know you already do. = 1 entry
5.  Post this giveaway on your blog, Twitter and/or Facebook.  Let me know when you've spread the word. Leave a comment for each. = 3 entries
6.  Add me to your blogroll. = 1 entry
7.  If you were to customize your headband, what logo or saying would you want to print on it? = 1 entry

Good luck!

Disclaimer:  I did not pay for this Bondi Band.  They were sent to me and in exchange, I post an honest review of it.  I was not compensated nor was I encouraged by the manufacturer to post a positive review.  This review is based solely on my experience with this product.


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30 Days of Thanks (Day 11)

I am thankful for COFFEE! I just need one cup of joe to give me a much needed jolt to start my day. It is an important part of my morning as I am unable to function without this.  Think: brain dead! LOL! I am also thankful for preset coffee-makers! I just love waking up to the smell of coffee brewing in our kitchen.  Trust me, in every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee! :p

Julie

165 comments:

  1. I like the Bondi flower hat (black w/ white flower)

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  2. Posted the giveaway over on my blog :)

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  3. I like the "Run Like A Mother" and "Run Now, Wine Later" headbands, but now I have to go back and check out their swim caps!! I need a cute one so bad!

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  4. I like a ton of the Bondi Bands, but one of my favorites is the Run Like a Mother. I love the one you have too...it's on my list of ones to get.

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  5. Linked your giveaway on my blog sidebar!

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  6. You are on my blog roll under Rae's Reads!

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  7. If I could design my own...which be an awesome feature..I would get 5K Rae of course!

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  8. I like the pink and brown swirly design!

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  9. I LOVE BONDI BANDS!!
    I love the one you chose, you are too cute!!
    I have the 26.2 one but I have really wanted the "in my dreams I am a Kenyan" or maybe the could add the word hungry on the runner girl one!
    What an awesome giveaway!
    You are already on my blogroll, I kind of like stalking you!
    I am linking your giveaway on my blog this afternoon!

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  10. and i think i'd want the bondi band that s the bubbly zebra haha!

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  11. Went to their website and my favorite headband is "will run for chocolate"

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  12. I too struggled to pick only one - torn between the running / ponytail hat and the headband that says: live, laugh, run...

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  13. I now follow Bondiband on twitter

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  14. I like the color peace sign on light lycra which is saying something since I make my own headbands! I do usually wear a Bondi Bands when I run outside since I have lots of hair.

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  15. I now "like" bodiband on facebook

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  16. If I was to customize a band it would read, "Whether you are first or last, it's the same finish line"

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  17. I love all the pink headbands - especially love the pink one w/ black hearts

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  18. If I could customize a headband, it would say "Catch me if you can!"

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  19. I like the white headband with the pink breast cancer awareness ribbons on it (and I like the dog collars!).

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  20. I posted your giveaway on my blog! ;)

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  21. You're on my blog roll! Love it!

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  22. I would put something like "Want to change your life? RUN!" because that is what happened to me!

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  23. I like the ponytail hat "1/2 marathon girl"

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  24. On my head band i would wrote on "German Lightning" That's my nickname

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  25. I would love to try the wicking hats with the ponytail whole. I have so much thick hair that it's so hard to find has that will stay on my head and look decent with a poinytail in!

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  26. If I were to custom my own, I would love to have HTFU on it! LOL.

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  27. Hi! i'm a follower of you blog!

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  28. I like the "Mulan" light wicking headband - although - the hats would be great for training this winter!

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  29. If I were to get one customized, I would get something like "Like Father, Like Daughter" or something... I'm running my first marathon with my marathon dad next June.

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  30. I added your giveaway to my blog!

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  31. I like the "Will Run For Sanity" band.

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  32. I already follow on twitter (@knitterphd)

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  33. I follow bondi band (@knitterphd)

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  34. I posted the giveaway in the sidebar of my blog!

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  35. I posted the giveaway on twitter (@knitterphd)

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  36. My custom bondi band would say "Do Your Work"... its a long story, lol

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  37. I actually want a plain red one to finish off my snow white costume for the princess half!

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  38. i think i'd go with "slow is the new fast" :-)

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  39. I like the wicking ponytail hat the says "ice bath :)" Cause if I'm running outside in Wisconsin, in the winter, well... it'll just be cool!

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  40. I like the run like a mother one the best
    so many good ones...the in my dreams I am a Kenyan would be hilarious for me, I am beyond white it is almost blue..canoot tan at all!!!!

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  41. I've been trying to win a Bondi Band forevah! I'm a follower :-).

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  42. customize would be : Tall mom running!

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  43. I'd pick just plain black - heavy wicking if possible.

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  44. I linked to this in my giveaway section.

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  45. I have put the link for the giveaway on my blog

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  46. If I were to personalize...hmmm...I think I would get my name!

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  47. I have twitted (is that a word) the link to the giveaway

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  48. Yes, I am a faithful follower:)

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  49. I like anything with black or hot pink:)

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  50. I will link your giveaway to the end of my blog post!

    Great giveaway!

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  51. yeah for coffee and bondi bands!!!
    xoxo!

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  52. I like GIRLY SKULL - Purple ink headband :)

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  53. I like the Hotlegs Runner on FB!

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  54. Shared the giveaway on my FB!

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  55. I like the runner girl band :)

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  56. Lame, but I like the solid black. Matches everything...

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  57. If I won I would definitely pick the "Dance with Me" BondiBand!

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  58. This has been posted on my latest post and it is on my sidebar.

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  59. I am already a Hotlegs follower in Twitter.

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  60. I am already a BondiBand follower in Twitter. I love BondiBand!

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  61. They already have a perfect logo for me..."I Run So I Can Eat"...and I own it! That is my entire running moto, I swear!

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  62. I have tweeted about this giveaway.

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  63. I am a follower ( and hopefully a winner)

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  64. I am about to go like you on FB!

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  65. I would take the black and white polka dot band - my daughter would love it :).

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  66. I saw the "In my dreams I am Kenyan" on a t-shirt from One More Mile. So hilarious!

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  67. I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks for sharing with us your thoughts and experiences about running. :)

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  68. If the contest is also open for guys, I pick the "Solid Black Heavy Sweat Wicking" headband. Thank you.

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  69. SO many to chose from! I like the Run like a mother ones. But the prints are so pretty too!

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  70. I've been following you on twitter :) me = @cheapassmama

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  71. I love the headbands that say "Dig Deep." Always appropriate.

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  72. I am now following @bondiband on twitter. :)

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  73. Customized headband? "Run to your Health"

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  74. I posted your giveaway on Twitter. (Did I already say that?)

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  75. If I were to customize, I'd go the twitter route, find more runner tweeps!

    @cheapassmama

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  76. I like just a solid pink bondi band...I'm a simple girl :)

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  77. I would make one that says

    "Strong is the New Beautiful"

    I have a Nike workout T that says that & I love it!

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  78. I love the "run like a mother" sayings!

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  79. I follow you on Twitter

    @momtobradyn

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  80. I think the saying "Pain is temporary -- Pride is forever" would be perfect for a headband. :)

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