October 20, 2011

Finally Five + Handful Bra Review & GIVEAWAY!!!

Well you guys, I saw five miles tonight for the first time since this July, the peak of this constantly-injured madness.  It may not seem like much to many of you, but when I flip back through my training log and see that two months ago I could barely make it a mile and a half without tons of miscellaneous pain, I'm pretty excited.  Equally as exciting, though, was an amazing discovery I made about the treadmills in my apartment's miniature fitness center.  Despite the primitive appearance of most of the machines, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the treadmills were way more high tech than those at my fancy-schmancy gym!  In fact, they have a tiny built-in fan to blow cool air on your tummy.  UMM YES PLEASE??  Does everyone else already know about these sweet fan treadmills?  How did I miss the memo that these existed?  Amazing.

Besides the happy distance and epic fan discovery, another thing I loved about tonight's run was that I was wearing my new Handful Bra!  Have you heard about this bra yet?  I've only had it a week and I am already in love.  I'm so excited to have the opportunity to review this bra AND share it with one of you!  So I don't know about you, but I'm not exactly well-off in the...ahem...chest area.  And let me tell you, my drawer full of compression-style sports bras does nothing to help this situation.  For girls like me, sports bras really just mean one thing: flattenning.  It's really just no good.  I mean, they do the job, but there are times I pass the mirror at the gym and feel like I look about 12 years old.  (Not that my pink shorts and headbands do anything to help the situation...)  I know working out is not about looking cute, but let's be real here.  It helps.
The Handful Bra is completely different than any sports bra I've ever worn.  First, it's completely adorable.  I LOVE the v-front and the criss-cross straps in back.  It doesn't make me feel flatter than a board, but it doesn't feel like I'm wearing some high-impact sports bra clearly designed for someone with a lot more going on in that area than me!  The trick is that it has removable pads that are not only comfortable and supportive, but they add the perfect amount of shape.
This is totally me...ummm...or not...(source: handful.com)
I wore my Handful bra this week for yoga and running.  It felt great on my run tonight--comfortable, supportive, and the straps stayed put.  I even wore it all day Sunday while running errands and babysitting.  You definitely wouldn't catch me in a regular sports bra outside of workout clothes, but I felt like I could wear this bra anytime!  I am already thinking about which color I want next...
Oh, and did I mention how fabulously personable this company is?  They replied to my emails about sizing questions almost INSTANTLY, and when I was debating between sizes, they even sent me an email of all of the stores in my area that carry Handful Bras and their addresses so I could go try one on!  Now that's customer service.
The bra also comes in this cute little mesh bag for washing.  Love.
Here's the best part.  Because they are so fabulous and generous, Handful Bra is letting me give one of these amazing bras to a reader!  Here's how to enter...(Leave a separate comment for each entry)

  • Follow Juice Boxes and Crayolas! (Mandatory)
  • Become a fan of Handful on facebook and comment that Miss Teacher at Juice Boxes and Crayolas sent you! (Mandatory)
  • Visit the Handful website and leave a comment here telling me which color bra you would choose! (+1 additional entry)
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, or twitter! (+1 additional entry)
  • Leave a comment telling me one thing you love about your body--while I didn't exactly love my flat chest in middle school, when it comes to running it certainly has its perks! (+1 additional entry)
That's a total of SEVEN possible entries.  I am so excited to share this fabulous bra with one of you, so hurry up and get going!  This giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, October 30th. 

DISCLAIMER: Handful was kind enough to send me 1 bra to review and will send  an additional bra to 1 reader.  I received no additonal compensation for this review, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

113 comments:

  1. kristidunnam@yahoo.comOctober 20, 2011 at 10:49 PM

    liked them on facebook!!

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  2. I'm bummed that they never gave me a free handful even though I did a review and talk about them allllll the time. So I'm entering this contest and I hope I win.

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  3. I would choose a nude one since I've come to love it so much that I wear it all the time!!

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  4. I love my arms! Abs. Legs. Okay, just teasing, I know you said one. But really, I love the body that I've been given and I feel comfortable in my skin. If I had to choose one it would be my legs.

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  5. kristidunnam@yahoo.comOctober 20, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    following your blog! Love the name!

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  6. kristidunnam@yahoo.comOctober 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    I would love pink! I could use a little color!

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  7. kristidunnam@yahoo.comOctober 20, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    I love my thighs and calves! Running has certainly helped them!

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  8. I like them on Facebook and commented that you sent me!

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  9. I am usually not a fan of pink but I think I would really like that shade of pink!

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  10. I have cute dimples :)
    I have had four children and nursed for years and years. I have had the whole range of boob sizes from A to DD and I must say I like the girls small again for running!

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  11. I have teeny-tiny boobies, and I like them that way. When I was pregnant and nursing, I had huge tatas (D cup), and I hated them. They were gross and got in the way all the time. I'll take my barely As, thank you.

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  12. Lady I am sooooo excited that you are running again!! YAYYYYY. of course i follow you

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  13. I like them on facebook. For some reason I am having to enter as anonymous. So, my email is sarahnw@itstriangle.com

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  14. I also love my flat chest. Never used to, but do now!

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  15. I think I'd nude colored Handful if I win :)

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  16. I like my hair! It's naturally curly and takes some work to look it's best, but I do really like it.

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  17. Posted the giveaway on my FB profile!

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  18. bheemeryck@yahoo.comOctober 21, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Am a follower of your blog!

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  19. bheemeryck@yahoo.comOctober 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Am already a follower of handful on fb

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  20. bheemeryck@yahoo.comOctober 21, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Would like a black handful, goes with everything!

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  21. bheemeryck@yahoo.comOctober 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    tweeted the giveaway

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  22. bheemeryck@yahoo.comOctober 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    posted on my fb page

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  23. bheemeryck@yahoo.comOctober 21, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    I love my legs, they don't look right in skinny jeans but they are strong!

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  24. bheemeryck@yahoo.comOctober 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    posted the giveaway on my blog

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  25. Already like their fb page but I wrote on their wall about your giveaway!

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  26. I was already a fan of Handful on fb and told them you sent me!

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  27. I would totally choose the pink one!

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  28. I used to have a large chest - but then lost weight, started running and nursed my daughter....now I have next to nothing left & I actually LOVE it!

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  29. I already like Handful on Facebook and told them you sent me!

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  30. The thing I like best about my body is my arms. I love the definition I have without even trying! They make me feel strong!

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  31. I don't like becoming a fan of anything on facebook... well, except for dead composers, really. So I can't actually win the bra. BUT I will say that I love the pink one, as well as the brown (cocoa? mocha? i forget what they called it).

    Oh, and I love my feet. They're inconvenient, but I can buy kids' rainboots for $7, and they're so tiny that they make me feel special. I like my hands in the summer for the same reason.

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  32. I follow you! I love how you said "That picture is me.. NOT!"

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  33. I'm a fan of Handful on facebook!

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  34. I would get a black Handful bra, since I've been wearing the one I have since high school, and I think it's starting to dry-rot.

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  35. What do I like about my body? My calves are pretty great!

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  36. I'm a fan on FB and left a comment!

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  37. I'm pretty happy with my legs =)

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  38. I shared the giveaway on my FB!

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  39. This bra looks great!!! I am always trying to find a decent sports bra...

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  40. New follower ... found your blog thru Pinterest!

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  41. Defintely the pink one since it's my favorite color!

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  42. I would get the pink! Gotta love some color!

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  43. I like my long torso, helps make up for short legs! :)

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  44. I like handful on fb & let em know you sent me over :)

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  45. ...annnnd tweeted this wonderful giveaway!!! :)

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  46. One thing I love about my body is my legs! I used to HATE wearing shorts but now that I've been running for almost 8 months I love my strong, athletic legs :)

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  47. I like my legs....for the most part. ;)

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  48. I like Handful on fb and left message that you sent me

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  49. linked on the side bar of my blog

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  50. I love my face and the fact that I have some junk in the trunk.

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  51. I like Handful on FB, and I said that you sent me.

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  52. I posted your give away on FB!

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  53. I love my eyes and my hair, sometimes!

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  54. I follow juice boxes and crayolas

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  56. I love my legs. They are strong, go for miles and miles, and never give up on me. :)

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  57. I just found your blog. I love it! I teach 1st grade. I'm now a follower. Can't wait to read more!

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