Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sweaty Bands {Review & Giveaway}


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When working out, I am ALL about the headband. If it's out there, I've tried it. Honestly, it's been quite the task to find a headband (a super cute headband, that is) that you can run, step and just plain work out in without it slipping right off your head. Let me tell you, I've come across a fabulous line of not only fashionable, but functional headbands by Sweaty Bands.

The Girl Behind Sweaty Bands

Donna, a married mother of three, has been teaching group fitness classes and personal training for 20 years. She started making Sweaty Bands as a way to supplement her income. Donna has an obsession with having the freshest tunes to keep her students motivated. Her entire paycheck was going to new music! Selling a few Sweaty Bands out of her gymbag was a way for her to keep buying music and also pay for continuing education. Her few headbands turned into a full- blown business. Now, Donna hopes you LOVE them as much as she does! 

What is a Sweaty Band?

Sweaty Bands are the hottest fitness accessory on the planet!!!  Its simple design is lightweight, but provides heavy duty hold.  Made up of hundreds of different prints backed with velvet lining, Sweaty Bands grip and hold your hair all without slipping or causing breakage.  In addition to being a must have fashion accessory, Sweaty Bands are essential for workouts. They soak up sweat without dripping and keep those wispy little hairs out of your face. 

What are Sweaty Band  Options?

Sweaty Bands are available in Thin (5/8" - 1") and Thick (1 1/2") widths. The color and style selection is amazing. Anything from Sports, to prints, to solids to metallics. There is DEFINITELY a style to please everyone. Here are just a couple of styles that I absolutely LOVE and will be purchasing in the near future.


Cute, right?

So, did the Sweaty Band hold up to it's Claim?

First, the prints, super cute. My hair is pretty long, therefore I opted to try the thicker band first. The fit was pretty comfortable. The velvet lining held the headband perfectly in place. Throughout class it definitely didn't move. As for the thin band, it performed just as well. Both are stylish enough to wear casually while going out too. In addition to Sweaty Bands, Sweaty Bandits are also available. The only difference between a Sweaty Bandit and Sweaty Band is that they are designed for a smaller head. They typically fit the head of about a 3 or 4 year old up to about a 6 year old. Perfect for my girls. Only thing that I wasn't fond of... handwashing the headband. Of course, that won't stop me from buying more. 


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Buy It 

Get your own Sweaty Bands on their site HERE or at your local retailers throughout the US, click HERE to locate one near you.

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Win It 

One LUCKY *ace and friends* reader will win this set of Sweaty Bands. Fabulous, aren't they?

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Mandatory Entry: Follow ace and friends PUBLICLY through GFC (+1) and then visit Sweaty Bands and tell me which pattern is your favorite (make sure to include your email).

Bonus Entries: After fulfilling the Mandatory Entry, feel free to earn yourself some Bonus Entries. Please leave a separate comment for each one along with your email. 

Earns 2 Entries: Follow Sweaty Bands on Facebook.
Earns 2 Entry Follow Sweaty Bands on Twitter.
Earns 2 Entries: Follow ace and friends on Facebook.
Earns 2 Entries: Follow ace and friends on Twitter.
Earns 1 Entries: Follow ace and friends on Networked Blog.
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Earns 1 Entry: Subscribe to our blog by email (top left)


Earns 1 Entry Daily: You can copy and paste the following Tweet at Twitter once per day. (leave status link) 

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Entry Rules: The giveaway is open to US residents only. Entries are valid through Monday, February 28th at 11:59 PM EST.

The winner will have 48 hours to respond via email before a new winner is selected.

[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from Sweaty Bands. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."]
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78 comments:

Michelle Saunderson said...

My daughter would love these for soccer. I follow you on GFC.

Sarabeth said...

I would love these for when I workout! I follow you on GFC (shygirlbeauty). I really like the Do The Polka Dots Skinny ~ Navy & Pink.

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I subscribed to blog via email.

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ktgonyea said...

I love the "Check Me Out ~ Red, Cream & Orange" wide band :)

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Penny W said...

follow publicly with gfc (pennywatcher). i love the money pattern.

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Jenn S. said...

I like the Just Dandy patterned sweaty band.

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

I love the Chakra Dots

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I like Sweaty Bands on facebook (Louis Here)

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Lauren said...

I like the Do The Polka Dots Thick- Red and white dots! I'm also a follower via GFC.

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Chisum Crew said...

I follow (happi shopr) and love the Do These Stripes Make My Butt Look Big? ~ Royal Blue & White. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

susansmoaks said...

i would like the Anchors Away ~ White & Red
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Cassie said...

I follow publicly! I like the Bite Me (green&pink)!
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Niecey said...

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I like the Cinnamon Latte

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Kara said...

These are so cute! I am a GFC follower.
I love the Scroll Down Your Playlist ~ Black & Red sweaty band.
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mtmomo09 said...

following on gfc.
do the pola dots skinny - hot pink and white is my favorite

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