My Hair is a Nightmare. (GIVEAWAY!!)


I have very nice hair. When it behaves.

However, when I am doing exercise of ANY SORT, it is out of freaking control. So when Rebecca over at Bondi Band offered one of her wicking (and WICKED) headbands to try out, I jumped on it.

Out of the pretty massive selection they have on that website, I chose a plain green headband. It’s my favorite colour and isn’t the colour of one of our home teams in our derby league. (impartiality is SUPER important when reffing, yes?)

First day I got it, I wore it underneath my derby helmet at an open skate. Now that thing is already pretty tight. My head is enormous, and apparently a 3xl helmet doesn’t fit. (No, I’m not kidding. Insert “giant melon” joke here.)

It not only fit under the helmet, it nicely sucked my copious amounts of perspiration (you’re welcome for that mental image) away from my face. I’m totally used to having to wear sweat wristbands on my forearms to wipe away sweat (not always helpful) and I didn’t have to use them this time.


Before I went on our run

So I took it out for a run with the baby.

I’m notorious for having to stop and remove the bandana I normally use about 9 times on our daily hikes.

So we went on a 2.2 mile hike/jog. It was sunny outside. I perspired more than normal, because I was wise and wore a sweatshirt that I (for some reason) did not remove when it got warm.

It didn’t move. I’m not even kidding….my hair usually causes things to slip off or slide out and it’s REALLY hard for me to

After the run. Please ignore my paleness and lack of makeup.

find a headband that fits because of my enormous noggin.

But I dig these bands. A lot.

So much so, that I bought 3 more. Two for me and one for my lovely friend Ketta (her derby name…she’s an anesthesiologist, so her name is Ketta Mean) who ran my 5k with me this past Saturday.

It rained so incredibly hard during our 5k that we were completely soaked to the bone.

Even our underpants.

Rain was running down the back of my shirt, trickling down my legs….but the Bondi Band was keeping the water from running down our faces.

Before we nearly drowned while running.

So we were very satisfied.

Plus, they have some pretty radtastic sayings…Ketta’s says “WILL SKATE FOR BEER” and mine says “SUCK IT UP CUPCAKE”.

So they run about $8 a piece, come in a lighter wicking lycra (for those of you who don’t sweat buckets like I do) and a heavy-duty fabric (which is what all of mine are.)

They also sell wicking hats and towels, but I personally can’t speak to those :)

So….because she’s so awesome, Rebecca is offering one of her rad headbands to one of you! Winner gets to pick whichever style, colour and saying he/she chooses!!

“How do I enter”, you say? Good question! (US residents only!!)

MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to the Bondi Band website, check out their selection and come on back over here and leave a comment telling me which one you like the best.


  1. Follow Bondi Band on Twitter!
  2. Follow me on Twitter!
  3. “Like” Bondi Band on Facebook!
  4. “Like” Bruises in the Frosting on Facebook!
  5. Subscribe to Bruises in the Frosting (Click the “Heck Yes!” button over there on the right)
  6. Tweet this giveaway! (“Hey! @miacupcake is giving away a sweet @bondiband on her blog! Run on over and check it out! Ends 5/13“) YOU CAN DO THIS UP TO FIVE TIMES PER DAY. But please not all at once….nobody likes spam. Don’t forget to leave a comment for each!!
  7. Post this giveaway on your Facebook Wall! (make sure to link back to the Bruises in the Frosting FB page, and make the post visible to “everyone” so we can see you!)
Giveaway runs through NOON this Friday, May 13th. Winner will be chosen using Random.Org and has 24 hours to respond to notification. If winner fails to respond within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.
DISCLAIMER: FCC makes me say I received a Bondi Band to review. I did not receive any other compensation, nor was I asked to give false witness about the product. All opinions are mine, and the honest to RuPaul truth. Thanks and have a nice day.

51 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betsy @JavaCupcake
    May 09, 2011 @ 23:59:44

    I like the school girl one :)


  2. Betsy @JavaCupcake
    May 10, 2011 @ 00:00:13

    I follow you on twitter! :)


  3. Amanda (Newo15Ikkin)
    May 10, 2011 @ 00:20:00

    Hmm…. I really like the Neon Wilderness (Lyrca) headband :) This would be great considering that i’m starting on an exercise plan.


  4. alittleteteatete
    May 10, 2011 @ 04:59:15

    I don’t see it under the headband category on her site, but I LOVE the “Suck it up Cupcake” hahah cracks me up!

    lisagoneaussie (at) gmail (dot) com


  5. alittleteteatete
    May 10, 2011 @ 04:59:29

    I follow you on twitter!


  6. alittleteteatete
    May 10, 2011 @ 04:59:41

    I follow them on twitter!


  7. alittleteteatete
    May 10, 2011 @ 05:00:38

    I follow you on FB! (I’ll let you know my name if you ask lol)


  8. alittleteteatete
    May 10, 2011 @ 05:00:49

    I follow them on FB


  9. alittleteteatete
    May 10, 2011 @ 05:01:10

    I subscribed!


  10. alittleteteatete
    May 10, 2011 @ 05:02:53

    And, finally, I tweeted! Can you tell I want this one? lol


  11. nerdrage42
    May 10, 2011 @ 07:50:59

    Ha! Run like a BAMF! Hellllllll yes! Wish they had one that said Skate like a BAMF! But I do both.


  12. CJ
    May 10, 2011 @ 10:52:34

    I entered in every way except 6 and 7…I like the silver dots one and the “one tough cookie”. My abuelo calls me Cookie. Ha!


  13. Christina
    May 10, 2011 @ 12:53:55

    Bondi Flower – Pink ink, on black fabric.


  14. Christina
    May 10, 2011 @ 12:54:17

    I already follow you on twitter.


  15. Christina
    May 10, 2011 @ 12:54:54

    I already “like” Bruises in the Frosting on facebook.


  16. Amanda (Newo15Ikkin)
    May 10, 2011 @ 14:12:01

    Retweeted again :)


  17. Amanda (Newo15Ikkin)
    May 10, 2011 @ 15:31:53

    Retweeted for the second time today :)


  18. Alysa (InspiredRD)
    May 10, 2011 @ 16:46:38

    I love the suck it up cupcake band, but I LOVE the reflective pony tail hat!!!


  19. Alysa (InspiredRD)
    May 10, 2011 @ 16:47:14

    Following Bondiband on Twitter!


  20. Alysa (InspiredRD)
    May 10, 2011 @ 16:47:38

    I follow you on Twitter :)


  21. Amanda (Newo15Ikkin)
    May 10, 2011 @ 19:56:16

    And… my 3rd and last retweet for today :)


  22. kia
    May 10, 2011 @ 22:38:35

    Solid caramel wicking please.


  23. kia
    May 10, 2011 @ 22:38:58

    I follow @BondiBand on twitter as @bodhi_bear


  24. kia
    May 10, 2011 @ 22:39:21

    I follow you on twitter :)


  25. Erin F
    May 10, 2011 @ 22:44:45

    “The Simple Life” is my fave! But it’s so hard to choose!


  26. Amanda (Newo15Ikkin)
    May 11, 2011 @ 12:32:20

    Tweeted again for today. :)


  27. cole
    May 12, 2011 @ 12:57:14

    Following you on Twitter now!


  28. cole
    May 12, 2011 @ 12:57:49

    Following Bondi Band on Twitter now


  29. cole
    May 12, 2011 @ 12:58:09

    Liked you on facebook


  30. cole
    May 12, 2011 @ 12:58:29

    and I liked Bondi Bands on facebook


  31. Tivity
    May 12, 2011 @ 13:03:52

    I LOVE the tiara one! And I’m going to have to get one even if I don’t win. I plan to start running again soon (still have to get the moolah to buy new shoes). Such a cool idea!


  32. Tivity
    May 12, 2011 @ 13:04:41

    Just liked BondiBand over on FB


  33. Tivity
    May 12, 2011 @ 13:08:36

    Started following BondiBand on Twitter.


  34. Tivity
    May 12, 2011 @ 13:08:58

    Twittered the giveaway


  35. Tivity
    May 12, 2011 @ 13:09:30

    I already like you on FB and follow you on twitter, does that count? ;)


  36. Amanda (Newo15Ikkin)
    May 12, 2011 @ 13:34:24

    Tweeted again today :)


  37. Lori
    May 12, 2011 @ 16:15:57

    I like he glow in the dark “wanna race” turtle…


  38. Amanda (Newo15Ikkin)
    May 12, 2011 @ 17:42:56

    Tweeted for a second time again today


  39. Megan @mnmspecial
    May 12, 2011 @ 22:27:15

    I like so many!! I’ll say Pain is my top pick


  40. Megan @mnmspecial
    May 12, 2011 @ 22:28:11

    I like Bondi Band on twitter.


  41. Megan @mnmspecial
    May 12, 2011 @ 22:29:17

    I follow you on twitter.


  42. Lori
    May 13, 2011 @ 06:44:42

    Will Run For Beer!! It was made for me!


  43. Lauren
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:17:48

    I’m boring and would probably just get a plain black, some of the sayings are great though.


  44. Lauren
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:19:25

    I follow you on twitter!


  45. Lauren
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:19:52

    I follow Bondi Band on Twitter!


  46. Lauren
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:20:14

    I like Bondi Band on FB!


  47. Lauren
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:20:58

    I tweeted about the giveaway!


  48. Kellie
    May 13, 2011 @ 08:25:37

    Sun Burst!
    I’m wishing I had one for the 5K I’m doing tomorrow. :)


  49. Amanda (Newo15Ikkin)
    May 13, 2011 @ 19:34:32

    Tweeted twice today :P


  50. Amanda (Newo15Ikkin)
    May 13, 2011 @ 20:42:09

    Last tweet for the contest…. and i just realized that these last couple of posts i used my gmail instead of my hotmail *facepalm* That’s what i get for using a different computer :/ oh well Good luck everyone :D


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