Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CamBands review and Giveaway! Three winners.

 his giveaway is closed!  Thanks for participating!

I have become more of a minimalist.  I like that I have a few things I grab when heading out the door to run.  I like to have my cell phone with me and I keep my Road ID on always.  I wear my SpiBelt to carry my camera and I of course have some clothes on although I do prefer to run in just a sports bra and skirt on most days. I also have a headband. 
Of course 9 times out of 10 I don't even wear shoes but I think you knew that!
I used to have short hair but now that it is growing out I have to have those loose unruly fly away hairs pulled back out of my face. Oh or on those humid summer days when its more like swimming and your hair plasters to the side of your sweaty face....ugh.
  It is a real irritation to have my Zen focus interrupted by that hair in my eye or tickling my nose.  So I set out to find some headbands and they have now become part of my necessary few things that make up my running gear.
I started looking on Etsy and found CamBands





The wonderful Jenny sent me 4 CamBands to try out!

  Simply put,  Cambands are fantastic!  The colors, the fit, the price.  CamBands are priced at $6. each which is totally reasonable and I would even say she might be underselling considering how well they are made and what nice materials she uses.

They have a smaller elastic section that goes in the back and then the patterned fabric backed with a velvet material to keep the band from slipping. They stay in place very well and I forget that I have one on.

They come in many different colors and she offers two different widths as well.  I have the Blue Sparkle, Wheels of Flowers, a blue polka dot and the Asian Zing band.  I love all of them!  I wear the Blue Sparkle to work since it matches my nuun shirt and my favorite is the one in the picture above with the bright blue colors.

Asian Zing goes with all of my clothes that are not blue and I like the different textures to the fabric. Some are silky and others are textured more like ribbon.  CamBands are named after Jenny's daughter Camryn and after family and friends started asking her to make bands for them her Etsy site was born!

These headbands are well worth the money and did I mention how generous Jenny has been!!   She offered to give three of you a CamBand of your choice!

Here are the links to both her Etsy shop and her Facebook page.   







In order to enter this giveaway do one or all of the following and leave a comment here  for each thing that you do.
  • go to her shop and pick which band you would like if you won. 
  • Like her Facebook page
  • Blog about this giveaway, twitter, facebook status, ect.  you get an entry for each that you do, just make sure and leave a comment for each.


3 winners get to pick the band of their choice! Guys, you can enter too and the gals in your life would love it if you won this for them.  Excellent brownie points!! And if you have that long shaggy hair (which I love by the way), by all means I bet there is a style that would work for you too.  Why not. Wear a kilt, a headband and know real comfort!*
This giveaway will run until Tuesday October 5th and I will announce the winner on the 6th.
 Happy running friends!

* You fellas will someday learn that wearing some of womens styles (high heels not included in the clever styles even though some of them look cool) are practical and embrace comfort.  If you need an example, refer to the below video.
 I love Jeff Albertson AKA Comic Book Guy. 

53 comments:

Momma K and her Krew said...

Whoo Hoo! MAN its strange how the universe works. I am chopping off all of my UBER long hair- first time in my whole life- for locks of love on Friday. I was just stressing on what to do with my hair on my runs and POW I read your post. So cool. I am loving the sparkle up and the thin simply black. Thanks for the post, yo!

Momma K and her Krew said...

I liked the heck outta her on facebook.

Running Librarian said...

tweeted

Anonymous said...

Those look really cool, and I'd love to win. If I won, I'd probably get the Back to the 60s one :).

Amy Lauren
proudpatriot2007@yahoo.com

LauraElaine said...

Very cool! I just chopped my hair too and am relying on headbands for running (and cooking, and housework, and....everything else!)
If I won, I would choose Paisley Varieties

LauraElaine said...

Linked on the sidebar of my blog

Anonymous said...

I love the "Emerald Delight" and the "thin simply black". The argyle one is pretty cute too. I think I will have a hard time choosing one!

run4may said...

Would love to try gettin' stripey

run4may said...

I now like on fb

Berryfine said...

I love the B and W one- it goes with anything but has a fun pattern to make it pop!

Berryfine said...

Added this giveaway to my blog! http://fromfat2fab2009.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

Christine Jensen said...

I think I would pick Emerald Delight

Anonymous said...

I would pick B and W 2
Love these - they do look really nice!

Anonymous said...

I liked her facebook page!

Sarah AJ said...

Those are really cute! I'd probably pick rainbow dot.

Marlene said...

These are so cute! I'm loving the rainbow dot.

julie said...

I like the B&W one and the Giraffe one. I couldn't decided which one I liked better so I am listing 2.

Amy said...

I have been dying to try one of these! And for some reason this week I'm totally diggin' the pink paisley. Cute!

Anonymous said...

I would love the "wheels of flowers" headband

Anonymous said...

I "like" cambands on facebook

Anonymous said...

I linked this giveaway on my blog

Anonymous said...

I shared this giveaway on facebook

Runners Fuel said...

I like the brownie blue

Runners Fuel said...

I like her facbook page

Runners Fuel said...

posted on my blog

madeline said...

It's hard to choose because they're all so cute! But I think my first choice would be Wheel of Flowers :)

busyrunningmama said...

Love the Wheels of Flowers!

Laura said...

Lime stripe.. the brighter the better in these parts! All I can do to BE SEEN while running!

Jogging with Fiction said...

I love the x marks the spot band!

from your newest follower!

mommaof3ontherun said...

I like the chocolate stripes

mommaof3ontherun said...

like her on fb

run4may said...

linked on my blog, right hand sidebar

run4may said...

twittered about it at run4may

Angela said...

I love the sparkle up and x marks the spot head bands.

Jill said...

Blogged about your giveaway!
http://irunforthehills.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Jill said...

I like the CamBands FB page!

Jill said...

I LOVE the thin Rainbow Dots band!

Katie said...

I like the x marks the spot one!

Katie said...

I liked her facebook page

Katie said...

I facebooked about the giveaway

Katie said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/blsdwfullhands/status/26171933406

Katie said...

I giveaway is on my blog sidebar

Teamarcia said...

One can never have too many headbands! I think I'd go for X marks the spot.

Teamarcia said...

i linked you on my blog

Trish said...

Would pick Spring Delight, love the green and blue!

Trish said...

Liked on Facebook

Trish said...

linked on my sidebar

Cynthia O'H said...

Linking on my sidebar.

Cynthia O'H said...

tweeting too.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'd pick the Chocolate Swirl. With me, it's always about the chocolate. And, my hair needs all the help it can get.

Anonymous said...

i love the Mesh one!

Anonymous said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/thepajamachef/status/26267554650

Anonymous said...

i like cambands on facebook

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