Evening all. I've spend a fabulous day doing everything but sitting home and cleaning the house! Had a fantastic lunch chatting with girlfriends and my hubby even popped in for a surprise! Now I'm waiting until dinner, we are going to a delicious steak house and I can't wait to get dressed up for date night. But I figures since I already shared non-polish things I'd keep that trend going and share another post from Runner Jen. Yeah, if you haven' figured it out, that's my alter ego. I run. A lot. So it only makes sense that I'd have some related items to talk about. Unless you live under a rock you'll have noticed how popular adult color is right now. It's a stress reliever and creative outlet. Plus it's fun. I haven't jumped on that bandwagon, don't really have free time to color, but I figured since I am a Bondi Band Ambassador and this is a newer product I'd try it out. You can get Bondi Band Doodle Bands on their website or Amazon. They are $12.99 on both sites and come with a 4-pack of markers. And you can save 10% using my code RunJenRun on the Bondi Band website. Let's jumping and check out the headband!
*nothing to disclose*
Here are the 4 markers that come in the package. They are true to the color of the caps, nice and vibrant!
And here's the Mandala Doodleband. I like the colors of the headband. It's a pastel blue that gradients into a nice purple in the back. And the mandala is bright white, ready to be colored in.
Alright, I started coloring. I decided to leave some spots white because I thought it looked nice with all the other colors. I found that if I tried to color with the traditional "crayon to paper" method the fabric pulled and it was difficult. So I used the dot dot dot method to get the colors exactly where I wanted them.
You can see the colors bled through a little, but nothing transferred to my fingers when I ran them over it.
And the back of the headband, tapers in for a comfortable fit the nape of your neck. Look how pretty the colors are.
Time for the wear test. Took this baby out on a 4-mile run in the rising temperature and it did it's job of absorbing my sweat, nothing dripped into my eyes. I was concerned the marker colors would transfer to my forehead but I had no issue with that either.
After wards I rinsed it out and let it hang dry. I did see color coming off on my hand under the running water. But the headband itself looked fine. I let it hang dry and once fully dry the next morning I checked it out. Unfortunately a good bit of the vibrant color bled out and I now have a pastel mandala. It's ok though, still looks pretty. I wonder if I'd used sharpies the color would have stayed better? Hmmmmm. So knowing that the colors will bleed off will you still try out a Doodleband? I think the fun of the headband outweighs the fact that the colors faded.