Saturday, March 17, 2012

GlitzBandz Review *AND* Giveaway!!!

A few weekends ago I was running 15 miles with my friends Libby & Shannon when we started talking about headbands. Shannon recommended I check out GlitzBandz, so when I got home I liked the Facebook page and looked at some of the options. There were several that I liked, so I was going to think about what colors/prints I wanted before ordering. Well just a couple days later, there was a post on Facebook from GlitzBandz asking for bloggers to review a GlitzBandz and do a giveaway. I emailed immediately and Emily got right back to me.

I got to choose my favorite GlitzBandz for the review. I chose "sparkle polka dot black" which is 7/8" wide. GlitzBandz is a no-slip headband that comes in 19" (fits most youth) or 20" (fits most adults). There are tons of colors and designs to choose from between the GlitzBandz website and the GlitzBandz Facebook page. Emily also takes special orders if you need a different size or want a design she doesn't yet have. I received my GlitzBandz 2 days later, just in time for a 5k where I was trying to set a new PR.

GlitzBandz sparkle polka dot black

Self picture from above before the 5k

Self picture profile before the 5k
I love that this GlitzBandz has just a little bit of sparkle (only the colorful polka dots sparkle, not the black background) and incorporates lots of color, so it matches all of my running clothes. It felt secure at home, so I felt like we were off to a good start. My 5 year old daughter was watching me get ready and said, "I think you're gonna be prettier than all the other girls." The GlitzBandz stayed perfectly in place during the 5k and I got my PR. I'm not sure Emily is ready to promise you a PR if you wear GlitzBandz, but I'm telling you, feeling cute is half the battle! After the 5k we went to my nephew's first soccer game. The wind picked up to 15-20mph and not once did I have to pull hair out of my face.

This is my first product review. I've read lots of reviews on running blogs and thought, "Do they really like that product or are they just being nice because it was given to them?" Here's my answer to "Does she really like GlitzBandz, or is she just being nice because it was given to her?"
I now own FIVE GlitzBandz.. black sparkle dot, hot pink glitter, navy, purple floral, and peacock!

After wearing the black sparkle dot GlitzBandz that one day, I ordered 3 more! Why 3? Because each GlitzBandz is a very reasonable $10, but when you buy 2, the 3rd is only $5! I was also pleased that shipping was only a couple dollars. I'm an ER nurse and can't/don't want my hair in my face (you don't even want to know what I do in a day's work, but let's just say I don't want my hair in it!). We have to wear navy at one job, so I thought I'd go pretty neutral in design/color. The GlitzBandz stays in place for my entire 12 hour shift, and trust me, if I barely have time to go to the bathroom, I don't have time to fix my hair at work. On a side note, if you want to look younger, you might try GlitzBandz. I had 2 patients ask my age/if I was still in nursing school! It was a lucky week for me, because I donated to my friend who is doing Team in Training and won her drawing for... a GlitzBandz! That's how I got the peacock print. I wore that one on my 17 miler last weekend.

Haven't found a headband that works for you yet? Haven't ever tried one? Here's your chance to WIN a GlitzBandz OF YOUR CHOICE! I will choose a winner using random.org on Sunday, March 25th. You will earn one entry for each of these that you do (up to 4 entries). Please leave me a comment for each one that you do. The deadline for entries will be midnight (central time) on Saturday, March 24th.

1- Become a follower of this blog. (If you already are, just let me know)
2- Go to GlitzBandz on Facebook. Like them, tell them Kristi at Half Virgin sent you, AND which GlitzBandz is your favorite. (If you already "like" them, just do the other 2 parts)
3- Go to GlitzBandz, click on the pink button that says "join email list" and sign up to receive emails regarding specials or new ribbons. (If you've already signed up for emails, just let me know)
4- Tell *me* which GlitzBandz you would choose if you win and where you would wear it.

Good luck!

20 comments:

Shanda said...

I follow your blog!!!

Shanda said...

I joined the email list!!

Shanda said...

Went on glitzbandz Facebook an liked them

Shanda said...

I really like the hot pink glitter and turquoise glitter one and I would wear them everywhere but especially to work!!!

Katy said...

I did it all! And I want the white glittery polka dot one, and the one with the baseballs, and the one.....they are very cute!

Katy said...

I follow your blog!

Katy said...

I joined the e-mail list

Katy said...

I joined the FB page!

Pam said...

Those are really cute!

You know I follow your blog. :P

Pam said...

Did the Facebook thang.

Pam said...

I would choose the softball one. Because it looks like a baseball, and I want that to go with the St. Louis Cardinals outfit that I'll be wearing at RnR St. Louis!

Jackson and Taylor's Mommy said...

I follow your blog :-)

Jackson and Taylor's Mommy said...

I liked Glitzband's FB page...and said my favorite (there are alot - so I'd love to win one!)

Jackson and Taylor's Mommy said...

I also joined their mailing list!

Jackson and Taylor's Mommy said...

Lastly.....if I won, I'd probably order the Purple Floral. Thanks for doing this - very cool. I actually looked at some bands at the Rock 'n Roll expo today...but was short on time. I need one!

Elaine Hillis said...

I own 3 and they are the best!!

Charisma said...

Liked glitzbands on fb and told 'em you sent me there!

Charisma said...

My favorite is the hot pink glitter...I would ear it to work to keep my hair out of the funky stuff that I'm around ;)

Charisma said...

I just joined their mailing list...and I'm a nerd and can't figure out how to follow the blog, but I do read it :)

Charisma said...

Woohoo! I'm officially a follower of the blog :)