Chickbands review and GIVEAWAY!

by Christina @ The Athletarian on October 27, 2011

All sorts of headbands have been coming my way and I kinda love it, not going to lie.  Before I share the amazingness of Chickbands with you, let’s reveal the Sparkly Soul winner, shall we?

Congrats, Heather!  E-mail me at theathletarian [at] gmail [dot] com with your address so I can get your two bands out to you asap!

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Now you all have another opportunity to win some pretty amazing headbands to tame those sweaty hair horns of yours.  I was contacted by Kara from Chickbands a couple of weeks ago who asked me if I would be interested in reviewing her headbands.  Kara (like most of us) is a crazy runner who once suffered from burning eyeballs from all of the sweat dripping on her face during her runs.  She was on a mission to find the perfect headband…and then ended up creating it herself.  Pretty awesome, no?

She started making them for her kids, friends, and all the running moms in her community.  She now has an Etsy shop where she sells a HUGE variety of bands to suit all kinds of tastes and personalities.  Since I am obsessed with sparkles, I chose a couple of sparkly bands that really appealed to me – one in teal and the other in black.  The teal one matches a pair of Lululemon shorts I recently bought (I envision an amazing race day outfit in my future) and the black one is perfect to wear ALL the time.

The majority of Chickbands are $7 with the exception of some novelty bands.  The price tag is super affordable in comparison to a lot of other bands which run for about $10-$15.  The sparkles are imbedded into the actual fabric so they won’t fall off (if I don’t want sweat in my eyes, why would I want sparkles in my eyes?!).  The bands are backed with velvet so they DO NOT slip.  Like, at all.  I don’t get “headband headache” from the bands either.  A lot of the time if I wear a headband for a whole day, I’ve got major head-throbbing going on.  Not with Chickbands.  Pretty amazing features right there.

Kara, being the awesome woman/runner/mother/headband-maker that she is wants to give away a Chickband (of your choice!) to 3 LUCKY READERS!  YES, 3!!!!!  Holy awesomeness, right?

Here are some ways you can enter (leave a separate comment for each):

*Follow/subscribe to my blog

*Like my Facebook page

*Like Chickbands’ Facebook page

*Visit Kara’s Chickbands Etsy shop and tell me which band you would pick if you won!

*Share this giveaway however you want!  Facebook, Twitter, blog, smoke signals…

This contest will run until I get back from NYC (Sunday, October 30th)!  I probably won’t be blogging much over the next few days while I’m away.  Pray that I finish the URBANATHLON in one piece!

GOOD LUCK!

{ 188 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alexandra October 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Cool! What a fun giveaway!
I follow your bloggy :)

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2 Christina @ The Athletarian October 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

You are FAST!

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3 Alexandra October 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Haha I literally JUST got on my Google reader ;)

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4 Alexandra October 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Liked them on Facebook!

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5 Melissa @ Green Mountain Runner October 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I liked your fb page!

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6 Sarah J October 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I would sign up for this…..and I could use more….but I am giving these away right now on my blog too. I guess I’ll try to win with just this one entry. I follow you ;)

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7 Alexandra October 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

And I visited the site and am kookoo for the gingerbread man one, it’s adorable! :D

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8 Melissa @ Green Mountain Runner October 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I really like the silver glitter headbands!

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9 Jessica October 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I subscribe to your blog!

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10 Jessica October 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I like your facebook page!

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11 Jessica October 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I like Chickbands on facebook!

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12 Jessica October 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I went to the Etsy site and there are a couple that I would LOVE. Turquoise Sparkly looks awesome as does Super Skinny Pink Sparkly. I love pink and purple (even though I’m not a girly girl, what’s up with that?) I also loved the Holiday Dots. These are so cool, I would love one!

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13 Mac October 27, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I follow your blog

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14 Mac October 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I tweeted!

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15 kari @ Running Ricig October 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I follow you!

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16 kari @ Running Ricig October 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I like you on facebook!

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17 kari @ Running Ricig October 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

tweeted

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18 Mac October 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I like the super skinny pink sparkly one

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19 Sarah October 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I like you on fb!

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20 Sarah October 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I like the brown and white thin flower headband.

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21 Melissa S October 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I follow you on fb

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22 Melissa S October 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I follow your blog

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23 Melissa S October 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I like all the glittery ones but pink is my fav

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24 Jina October 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I’m a blog follower.

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25 Jina October 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I like you on Facebook.

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26 Sam @ owlmazing October 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I follow your blog of course :)

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27 Sam @ owlmazing October 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

And I like you on facebook :)

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28 Melissa S October 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I tweeted the giveaway

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29 Sam @ owlmazing October 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

& I would looove the black sparkly one but I really like the teal one you are wearing too actually!

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30 Melissa S October 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I follow chickbands on fb

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31 Lindsey October 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I like you on Facebook :)

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32 Heather@Just a Colorado Gal October 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I’m a follower of your blog :)

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33 Heather@Just a Colorado Gal October 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I like you on fb too!

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34 Christy October 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I follow your blog!

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35 Christy October 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I like you on FB

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36 Christy October 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I like them on FB

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37 Christy October 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I like the black, teal and green sparkly headbands! So pretty!

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38 Christy October 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm

posted on my FB page

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39 Christy October 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

will post to my blog!

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40 Katey October 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Oh snap! I need a headband and I follow your blog!

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41 Tink October 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Those are so cute! And I like your FB page!

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42 Katey October 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I already like your FB page!

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43 Katey October 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I liked Chickbands FB page!

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44 Beth October 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I follow you….and I really want to win some headbands!

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45 Beth October 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I like you on FB!

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46 Beth October 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I like Chicbands on FB!

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47 Beth October 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

It’s hard to chose just one, but I think I would pick the super skinny purple sparkly headband :)

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48 Beth October 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I posted it on my blog!

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49 Beth October 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I tweeted it!

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50 abbi October 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Follower!

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51 Beth October 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

And I posted it on FB….now pleeeeeeease let me win!!!!

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52 abbi October 27, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I like the black and white flower

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53 Holly October 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I would order the the black or the silver sparkle Chickband. I think all of them are so cute so this was hard to choose!

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54 Paige (The Last Doughnut) October 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I follow your blog! Love it!

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55 Paige (The Last Doughnut) October 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I like The Athletarian on FB!

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56 Paige (The Last Doughnut) October 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I follow you on Twitter!

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57 Paige (The Last Doughnut) October 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I “like” Chickbands on FB!

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58 Paige (The Last Doughnut) October 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm

If I won, I would choose the sparkly black band. I usually wear black in races, so it would complement my race outfits nicely!

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59 Laura October 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Those are adorable! I used to run with the Lululemon “non slip” bands… until I was running and one slipped right off the back of my head and I didn’t even feel it or notice it was gone ’til I got home… not impressed!!

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60 Katya October 27, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Follower of your blog

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61 Katya October 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Already like you on facebook

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62 Katya October 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I would LOVE the black sparkly headband!

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63 Katya October 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I like chickbands on Facebook!

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64 Susan October 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm

follow your blog!

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65 Susan October 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

like your facebook page!

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66 Susan October 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I love the black and white polkadot headband on her etsy page

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67 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers October 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I could use a little sparkle in my life. :) I follow your blog via email.

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68 bri October 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I follow your blog!

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69 Kim K. October 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I follow u!

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70 Kim K. October 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I like you already on fb :)

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71 Kim K. October 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I liked Chickbands fb page !

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72 Kim K. October 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm

LOVE the thickband black n white polkadots!!!

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73 Kim K. October 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I bloggy’d this giveaway!

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74 Kim K. October 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I FBK’d this giveaway!

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75 Kim K. October 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I tweeted this awesome giveaway to :) :) Have a great day!

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76 Christina @ The Athletarian October 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Thanks! You too, Kim!

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77 Pilar Monsalve October 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I follow your blog!

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78 Pilar Monsalve October 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I like you on Facebook :D

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79 Pilar Monsalve October 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I visited the Etsy an loved the Sparkly black and the pink pirate!

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80 Pilar Monsalve October 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I shared you giveaway on Twitter!

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81 Em October 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I follow your blog!

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82 Em October 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm

And I LOVE the black sparkly headband! P.S. good luck with the urbanthlon!!

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83 ~K~ October 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I follow your blog! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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84 ~K~ October 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm

i like you on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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85 ~K~ October 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm

i like chickbands on fb [username karen r m ] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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86 ~K~ October 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm

i like the pretty in pink argyle skinny! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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87 Danielle October 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I hadn’t heard of these ones!! I follow your blog of course :)

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88 Danielle October 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I like your FB page!! I love the profile pic!!

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89 Danielle October 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I like Chick Bands on FB

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90 Danielle October 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I love the super skinny pink or silver sparkley ones….or maybe the black sparkly?!!

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91 Christina @ The Athletarian October 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm

SO hard to pick, right?!?!

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92 Danielle October 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I tweeted!

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93 Maggie October 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I follow your blog!

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94 Maggie October 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I like you on Facebook!

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95 Maggie October 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I like Chickbands on Facebook!

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96 Maggie October 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

If I won, I would pick the lime green sparkly or turquoise sparkly or the autumn stripe.

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97 Maggie October 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm
98 Pilar Monsalve October 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I like Chickbands on Facebook!

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99 Haley @ Health Freak College Girl October 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

subscribed to your blog!

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100 Haley @ Health Freak College Girl October 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm

liked your page on facebook :)

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101 Haley @ Health Freak College Girl October 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm

i like the breast cancer one :)

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102 CArrie October 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm

i sub!

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103 CArrie October 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm

like yo fb page!

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104 CArrie October 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm

i like them on fb!

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105 Elle October 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Lovely. Course I follow you!

Have a wonderful time in NYC.. one more sleep?

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106 Christina @ The Athletarian October 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

YES!!! Woohoooo! Thanks, Elle!

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107 Elle October 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I like the sparkly ones the best .. turquoise is very pretty.

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108 Elle October 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Linking your post to my blog sidbar.

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109 Laura @Scribbles and Sass October 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Stalking your blog, already!

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110 Elle October 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

And I am tweeting… and that was my sidear, not my sidbar!

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111 Laura @Scribbles and Sass October 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

We have a small romance on FB.

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112 Laura @Scribbles and Sass October 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Red sparkles, yes! definitely the red sparkles!

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113 stephanie October 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm

i already follow your blog

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114 stephanie October 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm

i already like you on FB

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115 stephanie October 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm

i liked them on FB

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116 stephanie October 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm

i would get the turquoise sparkly band

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117 Jenn B October 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I want a sparkly black one! Pick me, oohhh oooohh, pick me!

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118 LaRae October 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Awesome! I love the sparkly ones! I follow and I’m subscribed to your blog!

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119 LaRae October 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I already like your page on Fb!

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120 LaRae October 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Just liked Chickbands FB page also!

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121 Diana October 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I subscribe to your blog :)

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122 LaRae October 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I would LOVE the Cheetah print one! It’s adorable!

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123 LaRae October 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Just tweeted about the giveaway !

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124 britt @ chicago runner girl October 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm

i follow your blog my dear

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125 britt @ chicago runner girl October 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

i also like you on fb

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126 Larissa October 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I follow your blog.

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127 Larissa October 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I like you on Facebook.

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128 Larissa October 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I would like any of them if they actually stay put on my head.

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129 Kim October 27, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Im a follower!

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130 Suzanne October 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Of course I’m following your blog!

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131 Suzanne October 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

And I like your fb page!

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132 Suzanne October 27, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I would love the Chickbands Breast Cancer Awareness one!

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133 Nikki October 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm

YEAH!!! I follow your fun and awesome blog!

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134 Nikki October 27, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I like the green Halloween cobweb one!

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135 Alyssa October 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I’m a recent follower, and I love the blog!

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136 Alyssa October 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I follow you on FB too!

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137 Joleene October 27, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I already follow your blog!! :)

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138 Joleene October 27, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I like your Facebook page.

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139 Joleene October 27, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I liked chickbands fb page.

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140 Joleene October 27, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I love almost all of the headbands but my two favorites are the blue glitter and the turquoise swirl.

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141 Missy October 28, 2011 at 12:04 am

I’m a follower!

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142 Alissa October 28, 2011 at 12:08 am

I’m a follower of your blog! :)

-Ali

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143 Alissa October 28, 2011 at 12:09 am

It’s sooooo hard to choose because all the headbands are so super cute, but I think I would go with either the super skinny black sparkly headband, or the thicker sparkly black like you got!

-Ali

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144 Kim October 28, 2011 at 1:17 am

I’m a follower!

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145 Kim October 28, 2011 at 1:18 am

I liked you on facebook

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146 Kim October 28, 2011 at 1:20 am

I love the pink ribbon band and the pink and white striped band. Perfect as are the sparkly ones

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147 Kim October 28, 2011 at 1:21 am

I tweeted! @oowidescrnoo

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148 Nicole October 28, 2011 at 2:16 am

I follow your blog!

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149 Nicole October 28, 2011 at 2:16 am

I like you on facebook!

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150 Nicole October 28, 2011 at 2:17 am

I like Chickbands on facebook!

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151 Nicole October 28, 2011 at 2:17 am

I would get the skinny silvery glitter one!

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152 jenna October 28, 2011 at 2:21 am

i follow your blog!

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153 jenna October 28, 2011 at 2:22 am

I also like your Facebook page!

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154 jenna October 28, 2011 at 2:22 am

Liked Chickbands’ Facebook page-

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155 jenna October 28, 2011 at 2:23 am

i love the sparkly ones but have to side with the skinny turquoise one! :) Good luck this weekend!

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156 Katie M October 28, 2011 at 2:26 am

I follow you

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157 Katie M October 28, 2011 at 2:27 am

Teal sparklies are my fave =)

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158 Jen October 28, 2011 at 10:22 am

I follow you – good luck this weekend!

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159 Jen October 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

I already liked your fb page

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160 Jen October 28, 2011 at 10:23 am

I already liked Chickbands’ fb page

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161 Jen October 28, 2011 at 10:24 am

I would LOVE the pink sparkly band

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162 Jen October 28, 2011 at 10:24 am

I tweeted!

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163 Jen October 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

I posted on fb

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164 Jen October 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

I posted on my blog

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165 Zaneta October 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I’m a follower :)

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166 Zaneta October 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I already like your fb page :)

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167 Zaneta October 28, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I like Chickbands fb page :)

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168 Zaneta October 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I would either pick the black sparkly, silver sparkly, teal sparkly, or Chrissy the trainer band lol… they are all so cute! It would be hard to just pick one ;)

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169 Zaneta October 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I posted your giveaway on my blog! :)

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170 Dawn October 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I follow your blog!

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171 Dawn October 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I like you on Facebook

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172 Dawn October 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I like ChickBands on FB also!

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173 Dawn October 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I like ChickBands on FB

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174 Dawn October 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Turquoise Sparkly Non Slip Chickband 3/4 inch is the one I would pick if chosen!

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175 Beth (Well I'll Be) October 28, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I love the super skinny brown headband!

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176 Beth (Well I'll Be) October 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I liked your facebook page!

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177 Mikey October 29, 2011 at 3:14 am

This giveaway and your site look awesome! I’m following both!!!

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178 Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel October 29, 2011 at 3:16 am

I follow!

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179 Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel October 29, 2011 at 3:16 am

I love your page!

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180 Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel October 29, 2011 at 3:17 am

I couldn’t find a black sparkly one but I would want that. Else the silver one looks good. :)

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181 ashley October 29, 2011 at 3:49 am

blog follower!

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182 ashley October 29, 2011 at 3:49 am

green and blue glitter bands are my faves!

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183 Holly October 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I’m following your blog.

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184 Holly October 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Liked you on Facebook.

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185 Holly October 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Liked chick bands on Facebook

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186 Holly October 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Silver sparkly nonslip

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187 Laurie October 30, 2011 at 1:50 am

I follow your blog

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188 Laurie October 30, 2011 at 1:51 am

I like your page on FB

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