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Violet Love {Giveaway}

Happy Monday! I’m over here battling delayed onset soreness from Saturday’s workout that is so bad that my yoga practice this morning consisted of me taking the few chaturangas I did decide to do on my knees, no handstands, no backbends, no arm balances…nadda. I did feel better after I did some stretching in the heat though. My other Monday highlight has been finally getting my AC repaired after three service calls and a hefty (but not worst case) bill. I’m so happy to finally have it fixed though. Sullie was threatening to move out on me. She’s shedding like CRAZY. Sullie requires fully functioning, arctic cold AC during the summer. ;)


I had a summery dinner last night. Blue cheese burgers with leftover risotto and roasted asparagus.


Post-yoga breakfast this morning was scrambled eggs with avocado and watermelon.


And now…I have a fun giveaway to brighten up your Monday! The team from Violet Love sent me a package with headbands for me to test and to share with a reader!


Violet Love headbands are designed by Rebecca Michaels and promise no slipping and no headaches. I was really impressed by the selection of colors and prints that they offer. I had a hard time narrowing down what styles I wanted to test but I ended up with the four above. I have to disclose that I’m not a huge headband wearer but I could not resist these bright and stylish headbands. When I do wear them it’s usually for yoga to keep my crazy hair under control. I really never wear them for running or CrossFit.


I decided to keep the orange and aqua for myself. The orange was a no-brainer for me given the amount I have to wear for work. I wore the patterned headband to yoga last week and received so many compliments on it.


I gave the teal a test drive in another super hot and sweaty yoga class on Saturday. I’m very excited to report that I didn’t spend the entire class fumbling with the headbands and they didn’t cause any discomfort. I forgot that I was even wearing them!

Now, who wants the purple and other patterned headband? Leave a comment telling me about your strategy for keeping your hair under control when you workout and I’ll choose a winner at random on Wednesday! Giveaway closes Tuesday at midnight. U.S only.

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  • 1
    Melissa July 15, 2013, 6:14 pm

    I’d so love one!! With my bangs a good headband is essential!!

  • 2
    Christina July 15, 2013, 6:15 pm

    Considering my hair is shorter now and with all the frizz from the humidity – this would be great keeping all those little fly aways off my face and out of my eyes :)

  • 3
    Lily July 15, 2013, 6:15 pm

    I’d love one! I go with a basic pony tail and bobby pins!

  • 4
    Caroline July 15, 2013, 6:16 pm

    I must have headbands on for every workout or I get little fine hairs falling out! I have just gotten used to how cute they look on, too. I would love to try these out! :)

  • 5
    Carolyn July 15, 2013, 6:17 pm

    My method of keeping my crazy fly-aways under-control is with lots and lots of bobby pins!

  • 6
    Claudia Worrell July 15, 2013, 6:18 pm

    I would LOVE one! :) With my fine hair and curls, headbands are essential! They also are perfect for yoga when I don’t want to put my hair in a ponytail but still want to keep it back and out of the way!

  • 7
    Leslie Grace Hobbs July 15, 2013, 6:19 pm

    These are gorgeous! I chopped my locks recently so no more ponies or buns. But I need a big headband that will contain my unmanageable main while I lift, spin and yoga. Plus, purple is my fave! I’m an appreciative soul to boot and would be grateful.

  • 8
    Sam July 15, 2013, 6:20 pm

    I love the patterned headband in the first pic! I use Goody non-slip headbands to keep my frizzy hair at bay during summer workouts.

  • 9
    Rebecca P. July 15, 2013, 6:20 pm

    I love headbands and wear them all the time! When I workout I wear my long long hair in a pony or bun and then always wear a head band to keep back fly always! (plus some clips to keep back other pieces).

  • 10
    Elizabeth July 15, 2013, 6:23 pm

    This are so cute!! I have to bobby pin other headbands in my hair because I can’t find one that doesn’t slip. I have been looking for a wider headband to try!

  • 11
    Katie July 15, 2013, 6:23 pm

    I’d love one of these! I currently use a visor to keep my hair under control when running, but the headbands I wear to the gym fall off my head ALL the time!

  • 12
    Virginia July 15, 2013, 6:26 pm

    I usually go with a braid or ponytail for yoga. I’ve tried lululemon headbands, but they always slip off. I need a headband that stays on because my flyaways make me look like a lion after about two minutes in the humid studio!

  • 13
    Angela July 15, 2013, 6:26 pm

    oh man, I have long hair for the first time in my life and it can really affect my workouts if I don’t take the time to control it… usually, I put it up in a big ponytail with 2 or 3 hair-ties, sometimes I braid it, and on occasion I add a headband in the mix. I think one of these would be so helpful!!

  • 14
    Karen July 15, 2013, 6:27 pm

    I usually use BIC bands. I just cut bangs today, so I have to change my strategy. We’ll see….

  • 15
    Emily July 15, 2013, 6:29 pm

    I have a handful of bondi bands and athlete headbands. Not only do they keep my flyaways and layers under control but I sweat like crazy. My trainer actually made me a necklace that says “illuminate” in a nice way of putting it nod to my infamous sweating. ;-) I’m always looking for the next best (cute!) headband.

  • 16
    Megan July 15, 2013, 6:31 pm

    I usually try to braid my shortest layers into the next layer and then up into a ponytail, but covering them up and pulled back with a new headband would be fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 17
    Liz July 15, 2013, 6:36 pm

    I love headbands but often have the problem with them giving me headaches. I would wear them doing strength, playing frisbee and just to wear around.

  • 18
    Kacy July 15, 2013, 6:39 pm

    I use bobby pins, but they hurt during handstand! I’d love to try a headband!

  • 19
    Courtney July 15, 2013, 6:40 pm

    I always wear a headband because my hair goes crazy without one! The orange pattern is so pretty!

  • 20
    Pam July 15, 2013, 6:40 pm

    During yoga I use elastic bands, clips and sometimes headbands but they ALWAYS slip off! I would LOVE one of these! I just got a Lulu purple sports bra so purple would be perfect!

  • 21
    Rachel July 15, 2013, 6:40 pm

    I recently cut my hair just above my shoulders and did the angled bob look. When running or doing my boot camp classes, I usually braid my bangs down the side of my face before I pull my hair up so they don’t fall in my sweaty face during a workout. These look like they would work great!

  • 22
    Christine@ Apple of My Eye July 15, 2013, 6:41 pm

    I ALWAYS use headbands when I workout so my bangs don’t fall in my face! I’d love the purple one :D

  • 23
    Christie July 15, 2013, 6:41 pm

    These are adorable! I have had my share of headbands. From Lulu to Goody no slip grip, I haven’t found one that I do not fidget with :( I usually grab pre-wrap at my box to throw back and whispys but other than that I am still on a search for a solution!!!!

  • 24
    Abby July 15, 2013, 6:43 pm

    oh gosh. a strategy? I just throw my hair up in a ponytail if I’m running, and a bun if I do anything else. Most of the time it creeps me out when the end of my ponytail gets all sweaty.. Ew!

  • 25
    amanda July 15, 2013, 6:45 pm

    I am growing out a pixie and am at the “cheek-length” bob stage (which is as goofy as it sounds) so I pull my not-quite-grown-out-bangs into one of those toddler, side-ponies with those baby sized elastics. Yes – it’s as tragic as it sounds! But I do crossfit and can’t stand sweaty hairs in my eyes!

  • 26
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run July 15, 2013, 6:46 pm

    cute — I’m a big fan of Lulu headbans. that’s how I maintain my main during exercise :)

  • 27
    Tricia July 15, 2013, 6:46 pm

    I usually tie my hair up into a tight but extremely messy bun and through on whatever head band I can find. My headbands are all the really thin ones and aren’t very efficient. I would love to see how a thicker band like these would work with my crazy thick/curly/frizzy hair.

  • 28
    Haylee July 15, 2013, 6:47 pm

    I have shorter hair, so sweating so much till I can slick it backwards ;)

  • 29
    siobhan July 15, 2013, 6:48 pm

    love these! i bounce between headbands, bobby pins and a hat depending on the type of workout but these look like they would be perfect : )

  • 30
    Jill July 15, 2013, 6:50 pm

    Chin length hair….so up it goes in a tiny ponytail yet all those hairs that won’t stay so I also wear a headband. Not the most stylish and attractive. :). I would like to look mor hip with my hair at 5:30am doing CrossFit!!

  • 31
    Laura July 15, 2013, 6:52 pm

    Oh goodness… I use a whole combo of hair pins, headbands and hats. My hair is all over the place right now, so much so that I catch a glimpse of myself in a reflection and laugh!

  • 32
    Karlee July 15, 2013, 6:55 pm

    i have no method for keeping myhair under control. i have a hat and some cheap walmart headbands, but most of the time i just get crazy hair!

  • 33
    Rachel H July 15, 2013, 6:58 pm

    My hair is short, so I have to wear headbands when I workout. These would be perfect for me!

  • 34
    Emily July 15, 2013, 7:01 pm

    I try and use cheap little headbands or bobbi pins, but these look so much nicer!

  • 35
    Laura July 15, 2013, 7:01 pm

    Bobby pins! But they are not good during a headstand. I love headbands but they usually slide down the back of my head and fall off. Maybe I should try one of these! I love the teal one on you, you are rocking it!

  • 36
    Megan July 15, 2013, 7:01 pm

    I love headbands and they are the only way to keep my hair under control in this humidity! So easy for a more sleek look after the gym!

  • 37
    Anjali July 15, 2013, 7:01 pm

    Those headbands look so cute! I recently cut my hair and it has been impossible taming the flyaways, these look like a perfect solution!

  • 38
    Courtney July 15, 2013, 7:02 pm

    The only way to keep my hair out of my eyes when running is with a hat or visor. I won’t even run on a treadmill inside without one. My hair is super long and thick, so the top half goes into it’s own ponytail, which is then worked into a second ponytail with the bottom, then braided, then wrapped into a bun, because I can’t stand hair bouncing on my back while I’m running.

  • 39
    Emily July 15, 2013, 7:03 pm

    I love these headbands! I can’t work out without a headband and a clip of some sort- my hair is too curly!

  • 40
    Katie July 15, 2013, 7:03 pm

    Sweaty bands!

  • 41
    Leah July 15, 2013, 7:04 pm

    Headbands! But I use plastic and are always breaking :(

  • 42
    jennyv July 15, 2013, 7:05 pm

    No fighting the curls in the summer is my only strategy — just go with them :)

  • 43
    Catherine July 15, 2013, 7:09 pm

    I am loving these headbands! I usually go for the messy bun with some sort of headband (especially if I’m doing cardio)!

  • 44
    Lauren July 15, 2013, 7:13 pm

    Since I have short hair I do a low twisted ponytail with a couple bobby pins and I love soft headbands that stay in place and these are so pretty!

  • 45
    Lora July 15, 2013, 7:19 pm

    I am not kidding. I was just thinking today that I need a wide cloth headband for those casual days when I just want to throw my hair up and not worry about my flyaways!!

  • 46
    Mary July 15, 2013, 7:25 pm

    So cute! I have a skinny goody headband that is good until my head gets sweaty and then starts slipping off. Would love to try one of these!

  • 47
    Lauren July 15, 2013, 7:27 pm

    When I was a little girl playing in the sunshine, I ALWAYS wore my PURPLE sun visor. ALWAYS! It kept the sun from my face and doubled as a keep-the-hair-out-of-the-eyes & face article that I remember fondly. Twenty five years ago, I LOVED THAT VISOR! And now, I would LOVE THOSE HEADBANDS (especially the PURPLE)! Sans headband, I do the high (high) pony tail or bun to keep all my hair up, tight and away from my face.

  • 48
    Erin @ Sugar Magnolia July 15, 2013, 7:33 pm

    I usually just use bobby pins- the head bands I have tried before always hurt my head…I would love to try these out!

  • 49
    tiffany July 15, 2013, 7:35 pm

    my hair is pretty long so if i do a regular ponytail it tuns into a sweaty, tangled mess!! i always run with a braided ponytail, hair clips, and usually some kind of hat or visor.

  • 50
    Audra H July 15, 2013, 7:35 pm

    I have bangs in the odd “growing out” stage, and always need a million bobby pins to keep my hair out of my face. One of these would be great!

  • 51
    Ashley N. July 15, 2013, 7:40 pm

    I would love to try these! My hair is so out of control, wavy/curly and with the humidity in WI, lots of frizz. :)

  • 52
    Brooke July 15, 2013, 7:40 pm

    im a bobby-pin girl all the way. i have no clue how some girls work out without their bangs pulled back! i would love to try one of these headbands

  • 53
    Kate Emmenegger July 15, 2013, 7:45 pm

    I’m actually in the market for a new headband/way to keep my hair out of my face while I workout. Haha! I have short hair that I am trying to grow out, so it’s in the awkward growing phase and is a pain to deal with when I workout. I currently am using thin plastic headbands, but they do NOTHING to hold back my hair. I’ve always been hesitant to buy a thicker band, thinking it wouldn’t stay put. Hopefully I can win these! :)

  • 54
    Laura July 15, 2013, 7:50 pm

    Those are really cute. I almost always wear a headband when running and would love to try one of these!

  • 55
    Fiona July 15, 2013, 7:51 pm

    i attempt to control it with bobby pins and a pony tail and when that doesn’t work i just rock the frizzy hair look!

  • 56
    Toni July 15, 2013, 7:55 pm

    Curly hair, summer 110% humidity…..headbands are a necessity!

  • 57
    Jamie July 15, 2013, 7:56 pm

    I just cut 11 inches of curly curly hair off, so ponytails and messy buns are out for me! I use little clips to pull it back off my face when I’m working and hot yoga-ing, and have tried bazillions of headbands but haven’t found one I’m in love with yet! Ps – purple is one if my uniform colors at work … Just sayin’ :-)

  • 58
    Erin July 15, 2013, 7:57 pm

    So cute! I wear a simple non slide black headband to keep my hair under control, but one of these would be so much cuter!

  • 59
    Mollie K July 15, 2013, 7:58 pm

    i use like 3 elastics and always rock a headband! I can’t stand when my hair is in my face!

  • 60
    casey July 15, 2013, 7:59 pm

    I’m in the military and have to wear my hair in a bun most of the work week. So when I’m exercising on my own I love wearing bright headbands or my hair in a french braid for yoga. I find buns to be especially annoying for yoga