Sweaty Bands Review + Giveaway

So fun fun fun product giveaway time!

But before that!

The other day I came home to a sweet packages from the folks down at Sweaty Band.  In case anyone is reading this and doesn’t know this about me, nothing makes me more happy than when the UPS man stops at my apartment with presents.  Granted, the Sweaty Bands came through the mail, but you get the general gist.

Presents = Happy Cheri.

1908237_10100282974818173_154770636_n (1)So this, along with a very sweet letter showed up.  Seriously, this company is great to work with 🙂

1376511_10100283203225443_1457915345_nSo almost immediately, I honed in on the band with the mustaches on it, cause that’s adorable, and I popped in on to teach my Zumba class on Tuesday night.

One thing I didn’t know about the Sweaty Band?  I have a lot of hair, so this usually isn’t a problem for me, but I know a lot of girls have issues with headbands sliding off their heads.  The band was sent with specific instructions in the letter – wear the band as close to the hair line as possible and the band shouldn’t slide at all!  Who knew?

So I wore to to teach, and wore it into Whole Foods after, were I got compliments from the girl who checked me out on the headband.  SCORE!

Pros: 

  • So the bands are really really cute, and a great alternative to those rubber bandy things you can get from Target.
  • The inside of the band is coated with this velvety stuff that hooks onto your skin/hair without tearing it.  It’s also pretty absorbent, so you don’t have to worry about sweat dripping into your eyes.
  • They’re easy to clean.  All you have to do is swish them around in the sink and hang them out to dry.
  • They don’t slip!

Cons:

  • Eh. I got nothing.

Giveaway time!!!

I’m giving away a really cute sweaty band to a reader, and it’s super easy.  All you need to do is comment below, tweet me, or post on my Facebook wall (after you follow me of course)!  Tell me what you’re gonna do with the Sweaty Band when I send it to you, and best answer gets the purple band!  The mustaches are mine, sorry!  Keep ’em coming, cause you’ve got until 3/13/14 at 12:00am to shoot me your comments.  Good luck!

Full disclosure: I received a Sweaty Band for review.  All opinions are my own though 🙂 

 

 

 

New Product Review!

Full disclosure.  Not only is Vaseline not paying me for this review, but these opinions are also my own.  Do what you will with my advice, but I’m telling you, as a general rule of thumb, I don’t lead people astray so…

Anyhoo, so I’ve been seeing this really interesting commercial for this Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer all over TV.

I thought the commercial was really cool, and why not spray and go when you moisturize, right? Put ya clothes right on – like maybe it will save me a few seconds in the morning or after a shower so I can stop running late to everything.

So last night, I bit it, and dropped the $7.99 (?!) on a bottle off the stuff, and after this morning’s shower, got to spraying instead of my usual pump the Goldbond routine.

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I dried off, and tried to do like the cute girl in the commercial.  Spray a lineeee down my legs, spray a linnnne down my arms, slip riiiight into your clothes so fast, and run out the door with your cute little hat.  

Okay, so, none of that stuff happened, and the $7.99 bottle literally saved me no time, cause you still have to rub it in, and it’s kinda like…not as cool as the commercial whatsoever.

I’m really sorry, Vaseline, usually I totally love your products and have the stuff all over.  And Lord knows I love a good fresh new cosmetic.  But save yourself the trouble, and stick to a regular pump-bottle of lotion for après-shower action.

Can I take a second to give @Amazon a shoutout?

This is gonna be a quick one, but I wanted to write on this before I forgot.

I have had many an experience with Amazon customer service and all of them have been wonderful.  And before you accuse me of being shady, I am declaring right here, right now, that this is my own opinion, and they are not paying me to say this.  Even though if they did, that would be awesome because I’m getting married and I keep ordering all this wedding stuff off Amazon.

But I digress.

Today, at the public library, I found this awesome book called Vintage Wedding Style, and once I got to flipping through it, I found a few pages that I would like to dog ear for my own nuptials coming up here in about 6 or 7 months.  So I decided it was worth it, and that I’d order the book on Amazon.  And for anyone who follows getting married, check this out, there are some awesome DIY ideas in here, including one for crepe paper flowers that I’m not skilled enough to try, but I’d love to see how yours turns out!

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I found it, ordered it, and then was forced to order two more nail polishes.  Not my fault.  But they were beckoning me.

Well, I went back to review my order, only to discover that I had had the items shipped to an apartment I hadn’t lived in for years.  And in a panic, I called Amazon, who resolved the issue literally within 5 minutes without any annoyance or hesitation from the guy on the other end.  The guy actual acted like it was his pleasure to be helping me, incompetent fool, out with her mistake.

So for best customer service of the day, Amazon.com totally gets my vote, and for as much wedding stuff as possible, I will be purchasing from them.  Thanks Amazon!  You guys made this neurotic bride’s day!