Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Active Bands Review and Giveaway

Click this link at your own risk, but let it suffice to say that I have some wild hair. No, not a couple of curls. A wild, beastly tangle that is NOT allowed out on its own. Ever. So running is a challenge. A ponytail is a given...and then usually a bun. I tried a few different headbands in the past, but they all end up "sweating off" and either annoying me completely or just falling onto the floor.

Enter Active Bands. I wish there was some kind of heavenly gate chimes or something to accompany this post. I feel that strongly. I know there are a few "running" bands specifically designed to keep your hair in place, and I can't speak for them all because I haven't tried them all, but of every one I have put to the test, Active Bands are the only ones that work.

I read about them so much on blogs that I bought my own to try out several months ago. I purchased two, and then basically alternated them day in and day out. You probably recognize them (black and turquoise) because they are in 90% of my running/workout photos:



I hate when I forget one for a run, and I would never dream of wearing anything else for a race. So I was pretty excited to win a giveaway that sent me two more bands! I picked out a bright pink one and a blue/black zebra print one that my younger sister immediately was interested in. She got to try it on (pictures below) but I'm keeping that baby for myself! She gets the pink one though, I promise I'm not a terrible big sister. 



Those two pictures may or may not have taken 10 minutes. There were a lot of rejects. What can I say? Gotta look good for the blog. That's why you got a picture of the top of my head and not my face. You're welcome.

I swear there was a point here....oh! Active Bands! Obviously you are just waiting for me to tell you how to get your own, and I don't blame you. Active Bands have offered to give TWO readers each a gift certificate for $25. Then, you can pick which ones you like best and have them shipped to you. Here's how to win:

+1 Become a follower of my blog, or let me know if you are already (Mandatory)
+1 Tell me which style Active Band you like most from their website
+1 Spread the word about this giveaway--blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Be sure to leave a comment for each entry to be counted!

Good luck kiddos! I'll end the contest on Sunday night at midnight and pick a winner then, so be sure to have your entries in before October 17th. 

232 comments:

  1. I already have 'liked' Gourmet Runner' on FB

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  2. I like the Teal glitter headband :) It would be so incredibly pretty to see while I RUN past someone in my half that I am training for that is in April :)

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  3. I am a headband junkie and also can't run without. YES PLEASE.

    Follower!!!

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  4. *I follow you already
    *I like you on FB
    *I just liked Active Bands on FB
    *I like the black/white floral, the American Flag, the brown/pink argyle (though I'd have to get some clothes to go with that style!)And, I really like basic colors, black, navy blue, yellow, red. .
    *I shared your link on my FB page

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  5. My favorite is the black and pick flower 1 1/22 inch.

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  6. I already like you on FB

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  7. I like Active Bands on FB

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  8. I already follow your blog... hoping it gives me inspriration to enjoy running.

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  9. I like Gourmet Runner in Facebook

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  10. I shared this giveaway in Facebook

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  11. I'm already a follower, I've "liked" you on FB and my favorite active band is black glitter!

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  12. I'm not just a follower - I'm a fan :)

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  13. My hair breaks so easily that I have to wear a headband or I end up with bangs from wind-induced breakage. Cover up the roots, and it usually prevents that problem. I'm a follower and regularly comment, especially on the non-giveaway posts (brownie points can't hurt right?).

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  14. Didn't know you were on Facebook. Just liked you over there too!! :)

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  15. I have never tried active bands (boo, I know) - so I'm not sure which would be better - the thinner or the thicker ones. My hair is MUCH like yours - what size do you prefer? I LOVE the red bandana print - that's just awesome. I think the glitter ones would be fun to wear for races - but the flower ones and the black and white paisley is cute too - oh no, maybe just one of every kind :)

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  16. I follow your face off.

    Not that I expect these to work. I swear my head is deformed. Every band I try that *swears* it will stay in place slips within five minutes. Maybe I'm secretly a conehead.

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  17. I will have this posted on my blog's side bar under "win this".

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  18. I'd get the PINK solid from their website!

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  19. I already like Active Bands on Facebook!

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  20. Annnd....I like them on facebook now too!

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  21. I love the black floral print!

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  22. Not sure why it didn't show up but I follow you already :)

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  23. I like the Black and White Polka Dots the best! Though slightly tied with the black floral :)

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  24. I tweeted about the giveaway (@Coastalmama01)

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  25. I facebooked about the giveaway! (/arena.thompson)

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  26. I blogged about the giveaway (http://runformykids.blogspot.com) :)

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  27. I would pick the zebra as well! too cute.

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  28. Blogged about it: http://islestyleliving.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-i-love-blogging.html

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  29. I would choose the Pink and Black floral design.

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  30. I do like the glitter bands the best.

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  31. I linked your post to my blog sidebar.

    Nice pics of you and your sis!

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  32. I like the fuschia glitter. so cute.

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  33. I already follow your blog. I mean, whoever isn't is missin' out!

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  34. I blogged about your giveaway. Because sharing is caring and free shizz is rad!

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  35. I love the zebra, but anything that glitters is super fun, too!

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  36. I have about 6 of these already but I like the pink stripes or any solid color.

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  37. ahhhhhh! so excited you are doing an Active Bands giveaway! obviously i am obsessed...haha! i am a follower :)

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  38. i have liked active bands on FB!

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  39. my absolute favorite band and the next one I want is the one that is actually "steal" of the week right now. LOVE IT! (multi-colored polka dots)

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  40. I liked Active Bands on Facebook.

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  41. I like Gourmet Runner on Facebook.

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  42. I like the pink giraffe headband.

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  43. I liked Gourmet Runner on Facebook!

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  44. I liked Active Bands on Facebook!

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  45. I really liked the light blue polka dot band. Super cute!

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  46. I follow Active Bands on facebook.

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  47. I really like the teal glitter one!

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  48. I like the green zebra striped band

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  49. I like the green and brown polka dotted one

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  50. I already like active bands on fb!

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  51. I already like you on fb too! (wow I don't have to do much for this giveaway!!!) :)

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  52. I would go for the black and white zebra!
    http://activeheadbands.com/Black-and-white-Zebra-stripe

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  53. I would totally totally go for pink glitter band. so fun!

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  54. I like you on Facebook as well!

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  55. I'm a follower! What a great giveaway!

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  56. Follower - check
    Like you on FB - check
    Like AB on FB - check
    Love the girly bands - check

    I'm a dork - check

    xo
    Sarah
    Get Up & Go

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  57. I subscribed by Greader, but now I'm also a Google Connect follower!

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  58. I've followed your blog for a while and love it!!

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  59. My favorite active bands are the paisley ones.

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  60. I liked Gourmet runner on fb too

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  61. I tweeted it too @liss103 :)

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  62. i liked active bands on facebook!

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  63. I follow you on blogspot and facebook.

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  64. I looooove that pink one!
    *Susan

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  65. Liked Gourmet Runner on facebook. :)

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  66. I like Active Bands on Facebook. I need a pink one!

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  67. I have black, silver and gold glitters already, I think I'd like to have a wide band, maybe zebra.

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  68. I shared the contest on my blog

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  69. I love the sparkly ones and the Black and White Polka Dot bands! SUPER CUTE!!

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  70. I like you! BUT I also wanted to say....dang girl, you are rocking that sports bra!!

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  71. I need a purple glitter Active Band for my Disney World Marathon costume! :)

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  72. I love active bands and already follow them on facebook

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  73. I want their purple glitter one :D love or the black glitter

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  74. My favorite Active Band is the silver glitter. I would love to have that one to wear in races!

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  75. I should give these a try... I used to buy the no-slip Lululemon ones and guess what? One slipped right off my head while I was running and was lost forever... (didn't even feel it happen!)

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  76. I like the glittery fuchsia one!

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  77. LOVE active bands!! And that pic is priceless haha, oh yeah, I clicked!

    I follow you!

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  78. I like active bands as well :)

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  79. I like the thin glitter black and fuschia!

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  80. I put a link up on my blog so everyone can come find this bomb-diggity giveaway!

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  81. Since I just ordered the three pack of the glitter bands and am waiting to receive them in the mail…I think those are my fans…glitter has to make a run better and bring luck in a race :)

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  82. I really like the zebra print bands. So cute!

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  83. I "Like" Active Bands on Facebook (and let them know you sent me:)

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