Fantastic Friday Finds! – Bondi Band Review and Giveaway

It’s Friday (Thank Goodness!!) and that means it is time again for another FANTASTIC Friday Find!

Today I’m SUPER Stoked to share with you my latest love – BONDI BAND!

It all started back in September when my dear friend Running Rachel, did a review and giveaway.  I’ll be honest, I’m quite smitten with Rachel and she’s so inspiring to me, so her opinion REALLY matters to me.  I desperately wanted a Bondi Band of my very own.  I didn’t win her giveaway.  And I never quite got around to buying my own, but decided it would go on my Christmas list so that Santa could stick it in my stocking ;).  In the meantime, another darling Mamavation friend, Marie,  hosted a similar giveaway and review and again my love for these darling bands was rekindled!  I was SOOOO excited to win and FINALLY have one of my very own!

I really love the idea of the slogan on the one I picked – “Suck it Up Cupcake!” and as soon as I got it in the mail, I HAD to put it on and take a picture so excuse me for being a hot sweaty mess!

Since then, I’ve worn my Bondi Band every time I’ve worked out (and sometimes when I’m just not in the mood to fix my hair) and I can honestly say that I love it even more!  Why?  Glad you asked!!!

For starters, it keeps the hair out of my face!  I am still new to running and one of the things I hate is to have my hot, sweaty hair stick to my face – YUCK!  But with the Bondi Band firmly in place, I don’t have to deal with that!

It’s made of lycra, and fits snugly without being tight – it has a gripping layer that is unobtrusive but gets the job done –  that means that I don’t get a headache from wearing it!  I have the hardest time wearing headbands even though I love the way my hair looks in them because either the headband doesn’t stay in place or is so tight behind my ears that I get a horrid headache… That doesn’t happen with the Bondi Band!!!

The downside (from my husband’s perspective anyway) is that there are so many wonderful sayings and choices, that I want to order them all!  I tried explaining that some women buy lots of purses… some buy lots of shoes… he’s getting off lucky if all I want are headbands and hats!

So here’s where it gets really exciting… Are you ready???

I get to share my LOVE for Bondi Band with you – my loyal readers!!!

The wonderful folks at Bondi Band sent me 2 of their products for me to include in a giveaway!!!  But even better, I love them SOOOO much that I went back to their website to buy something for a friend, and bought another headband for YOU!!!  That means 3 winners!

Up for grabs is:

  • Headband – Brown with Pink Writing – Phrase – “Run like a Mother”
  • Headband – Floral print – multi colored
  • Ponytail Hat (My Absolute Favorite!) – Solid Pink

Did you hear me – 3 WINNERS will be selected at random from your comments below!

Now, if you don’t want to wait – head on over to Bondi Band’s website and you can purchase the hat, headband, neck gator, PIGTAIL HAT or whatever your heart desires!  They even have items specifically for the younguns!

If you’d like to WIN one – here’s how:

Mandatory entry: I want to know which of Bondi Bands products is YOUR favorite and what makes Bondi Bands cooler than a polar bear’s toenail, so leave me a comment and let me know!

Once you’ve entered, if you want extra entries (come on guys – with 3 winners, you didn’t REALLY think I was gonna make this easy did you?) you can do any or all of the following:  (Please make sure that you leave a separate comments for each entry – so when you subscribe, make sure you leave 3 comments )

  • Follow @bondiband on twitter (1 Entry)
  • Follow Me on twitter (1 entry)
  • Like Bondi Band’s Facebook page (1 Entry)
  • Like Slightly Off Kilter on FB (1 Entry)
  • Subscribe to my RSS feed (3 Entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway and link back to me (5 entries!!!)
  • Tweet about this giveaway with something like “I entered to win a @bondiband from @momma_oz and you can too!” (1 entry per tweet – 1 per day through the end of the giveaway)

Contest ends January 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM CST

Winners will be selected using the “And the winner is” Plugin and announced on February 1st.

Easy enough? Then let the fun begin!!!

Disclosure: I received 2 Bondi Band products in exchange for my honest review & opinion and for the purpose of this giveaway.  No additional compensation was received.
UPDATE: It is officially 11:59pm 1/31/2011 and the winners have been selected using the “And the Winner Is Plug-in.  In the interest of Transparency, I would like to share with you the following:

Congrats to the winners Lori (@gutimom), Amanda (@beeacutie2) & Heather (@notdiyheather)

Thank you all for participating!  I look forward to more giveaways in the future!



  1. Like bondiband on FB

  2. Amanda @beeacutie2 says

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  8. Amanda @beeacutie2 says

    follow bondi band on twitter @beeacutie2

  9. Amanda @beeacutie2 says

    I love the headbands because I swaet like a old man!!!! #beeacutie2

  10. I follow you on twitter too!

  11. Following bondiband on twitter.

  12. These are so cool! I love the headbands, so many cool sayings to choose from! I NEED one of these for my next workout with Leah.

  13. i like bondi band on face book

  14. i follow you on twitter

  15. i follow @bondiband on twiutter

  16. i love the believe it and you will achieve it one! there are too darn many to pick one out

    i love the idea because i go blind during turbo from sweat in my eyes because i cant tie a bandana right to keep the sweat away from my peepers! i love this idea its so freaking rad

  17. tweeted the giveaway link [not sure how to get the link for one specific tweet.

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    Subbed to your RSS #3

  25. Kimberly @christlikemommy says

    Subbed to your RSS #2

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    Subbed to your RSS #1

  27. Kimberly @christlikemommy says

    I like your blog on FB

  28. Kimberly @christlikemommy says

    I already like BondiBand on FB

  29. Kimberly @christlikemommy says

    Following you on twitter!

  30. Kimberly @christlikemommy says

    I am following BondiBand on Twitter

  31. wendy mcelroy says

    Loved your review, thanks for including a photo.

  32. wendy mcelroy says

    Tweeted! (@wendymc)

  33. I like your facebook page

  34. I like bondiband’s facebook page

  35. I follow you on twitter

  36. I follow bondiband on twitter

  37. I like the it’s all baby fat head band black and white

  38. I tweeted about your giveaway again.

  39. I Like BondiBand on Facebook

  40. tweeted.!/laughwithleslie/status/31190478938443776

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  41. I like you on FB

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  42. I like bondiband on FB

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  43. twitter follower of yours.


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  45. I love the suck it up cupcake.

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  46. @ChristiDarty says
  47. I tweeted but don’t know how to link that here. 🙁

  48. I like Slightly Off Kilter on Facebook too!

  49. I like Bondi Band on Facebook (Katrina Roets)

  50. Following Bondiband on Twitter 🙂

  51. I follow you on Twitter (@craftsbykatie)

  52. I love these headbands!

  53. I like Slightly off Kilter on Facebook!

  54. I follow you on twitter! HOLLA!

  55. I follow Bondi band on twitter

  56. I want a bondi band Yo! All the designs are cute!

  57. I tweeted about your giveaway.

  58. I have two BondiBands already and I love them. They’re so easy to wash and they stay very nicely and even cover my ears when I’m cold. I’m not familiar with that other product, so I can’t compare. I love that multi-colored print headband – pick me!

  59. I Like you on Facebook

  60. I follow you on twitter.

  61. I enjoyed reading your article. Thank you!

  62. love the Hawaiian night band

  63. Like Bondi Band’s Facebook page

  64. Follow you on twitter

  65. I liked Slightly Off Kilter on FaceBook.

  66. I followed Bondi Band on twitter.

  67. I think the headbands are my favorite; definitely something worth trying.
    Bondibands, in my opinion, seem like a pretty sweet deal. Not only do they come in some pretty awesome prints, but they’re handy and (from what I’ve heard/read) they do the trick in actually working!

  68. Of the 3 you’re giving away, I would love the pink wicking ponytail hat.

    None of the sayings are that appropriate for me – a lifter NOT a runner. If they had a “Strong is the New Skinny” or any other lifting saying I’d be over them like dead on a lift.

  69. We love the solid pink, but there are so many awesome choices! 🙂

  70. I like the solid pink ponytail hat and I like how these are designed not to slip!

  71. janine_the_great (at) subscribes via email!! 🙂 Thank you!

  72. Janine M. likes Slightly off Kilter on Facebook!! 🙂 Thank you!!

  73. Janine M. likes Bondiband on Facebook!

  74. I don’t mean to complain, but there is NO way to choose ONE favorite! 🙂 I love the solid sorbet, pink and white, and prints: boyfriend and Lovefool. Thanks for the contest!

  75. We have voted and my daughter and I pick the Caliente Camo HEadband – these are fantastic! Wick away moisture and hopefully hold our crazy workout hair!

  76. Tweeted 2

  77. Peggy Humbracht says

    Wow, I can’t believe all the wonderful colors and how WILD colors!!! Love the Wild Pink and all the bright colors. Also the reflective bands are really neat and a safety too. WOuld love to win one of the “brights”. thank you.

  78. Tweeted!/gracegives/status/28828139132030977


  79. Blogged Giveaway 5


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  87. I like the heavy sweat headbands with the bondi flowers, or the run like a mother. I would love one of these, as my hair is layered, and a pony won’t hold and all my other headbands just fall off!!

  88. Like Bondi Band’s Facebook page = Lyudmila Sizova

  89. Liked you on Facebook


  90. Like Bondi Band on Facebook

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  93. I like Purple Diva Jungle and Sweet Cherry Pie Head Band. They are cooler than a polar bear’s toenail because I can never find a head band that I like or that fits me right. These are awesome!


  94. I subscribed to your feed via email

  95. I’m following bondiband on twitter

  96. I’m following you on twitter as @suburbanjung

  97. I liked Bondiband on facebook

  98. I liked you facebook (Angela Maa s)

  99. I would love the bondiband that says “Run like a Mother”. That’s my motto and it would rock to wear it while running (or running errands, what-ev)

  100. Wow, what a cool store! I love how many adorable headband prints they have, and how freaking cool is it that they have ponytail hats?! I love ponytails!

  101. subscriber


  103. I like the wicking ponytail hats!

  104. Tweeted 1

  105. I follow you on Twitter.

  106. I follow BB on Twitter.

  107. I like Bondi Band on FB

  108. Subscribed to your RSS feed 3/3

  109. I like you on FB

  110. Subscribed to your RSS feed 2/3

  111. I LOVE Bondi Band! When I get some $$, I’m going to get them to custom design some Fit Mom ones for me! Squeeeee!

    I love the headbands. I wear mine all.the.time. I would actually vlog more often but I never do my hair because I can just throw it back in the band. Genius!

  112. Subscribed to your RSS feed 1/3

  113. I like SOK on FB

  114. I like BondiBand on FB

  115. I follow you (duh)

  116. I follow @bondiband

  117. I love the pink skull and crossbones with the bow 😉 and I love how they stay on my head!

  118. Shari Wright says

    I follow bondiband on Twitter @ShariAlligood

  119. Shari Wright says

    I follow you on twitter @ShariAlligood

  120. Shari Wright says

    I so love the I love Running I hate running one plus they have them Glow in the Dark!! Love that for when I’m out running with my dog in the evening!!

  121. paige jagan says

    I love the “suck it up cupcake” that one made me LMAO reminds me of Jillian Michaels. These are cool because you can be stylish AND personal while working out, or just running around town!

  122. @ChristiDarty says

    I subscribe to your RSS (3)

  123. @ChristiDarty says

    I subscribe to your RSS (2)

  124. @ChristiDarty says

    I subscribe to your RSS

  125. I like Slightly Off Kilter on FB

  126. I follow you on Twitter 🙂

  127. I follow @bondiband on Twitter

  128. I love the “Suck it up, Cupcake” one! I also like their “Fit and Fabulous,” because I am!

  129. I like BB on FB 🙂

  130. I like you on fb 🙂

  131. I follow YOU on twitter

  132. I follow bondiband on twitter

  133. My favorite in their line is the bedazzled pony tail hat – RUN – and – Marathon Mommy

    LOVE all their products too! 🙂

  134. I “like” BondiBand on FB!

  135. I also follow you on Twitter!

  136. I follow BondiBand on Twitter..

  137. I love the headbands! I’ve been wearing a silly-looking bandana to work out and I need something hip and new!

  138. I like Slightly Off Kilter on FB

  139. I like Bondi Band on Facebook!

  140. Uh, let me think, do I follow you on Twitter? Yes!

  141. I follow Bondi on Twitter!

  142. I love the Biker Chick one!

  143. @ChristiDarty says
  144. I follow you on twitter!

  145. I want the one that says “Will run for Sanity”. I think after I finish my 1/2 I might buy myself one of the 13.1 ones…

    I want one because every head band I try gives me a headache! I cut my hair off, but it still gets in my face…

  146. @ChristiDarty says

    I like Slightly Off Kilter on Facebook

  147. @ChristiDarty says

    I follow you!

  148. @ChristiDarty says

    I follow @bondiband

  149. @ChristiDarty says

    I’m a sucker for pigtails! I think they are adorable, and would love to have a pigtail hat!