And The Winner Is…

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I used a random number generator to choose the winner of my GummiBand Giveaway:

The winner of two packs of GummiBand Hair Cords is…

GummiBand Giveaway Winner


PrettyRuffLife – please email me so I can get your prize promo code for you!

Thanks to all who entered! I wish that I was able to give you all a prize 🙂

I’ll be back on Friday with a facial cleanser review.

Disclosure: Giveaway prize provided by GummiBand. The choice to host this giveaway is entirely my own. If I did not like the product, I would not host the giveaway!


Reminder – GummiBand Canadian Giveaway!

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Just a reminder that my GummiBand Giveaway for my Canadian followers closes tonight at midnight (eastern standard time), so if you are planning on entering, please go to the original post for the giveaway details and rules to enter (here). The winner will be announced tomorrow (Wednesday, December 20th) – good luck to all who enter!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!


GummiBand Giveaway (Canadian)

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you will remember that I’ve recently tested out and reviewed the hair cords from GummiBand, a Canadian company (review is here). I’ve been using them all the time since receiving my package, and am often wearing one on my wrist in case of hair emergencies.


Well, the lovely folks from GummiBand offered giveaway prize for my Canadian followers (can be following via WordPress or via email subscription).


Details / Rules:

1. The winner will receive a discount code for two packs of GummiBands in their choice of colours, redeemable through their website, and shipped directly to the winner.

2. The giveaway will be open from Friday, December 15th (today) until midnight (EST) Tuesday, December 19th, and I will announce the winner on the morning of the 20th. I will select the winner via a random number generator. The winner must provide their mailing address within 48 hours of winning, [and if not, another winner will be selected].

3. The winner must have a Canadian mailing address. In order to enter, you must be following my blog either via WordPress, or email subscription (I will be checking every entry).

4. If you are entering, please comment with the following: “Oh Canada, I’m in it to win it!”

Thanks for reading, and good luck to all who enter!

Disclosure: Giveaway prize provided by GummiBand, but the choice to host the giveaway is entirely my own decision – if I didn’t like the company or the product, I would not host this giveaway.

Weekly Recap Nov 27th to Dec 3rd

*PR Samples*

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Just a recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up!

Tuesday, Nov 28th * Monthly Watch Club Review


Wednesday, Nov 29th * Reminder – Smile Brilliant Giveaway Extended to Dec 5th

If you haven’t entered the giveaway yet, please do!

Smile Brilliant Review

Thursday, Nov 30th * GummiBands Hair Cords Review


Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR Samples, however my opinion is very much my own.

GummiBand Hair Cords Review

*PR sample*

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You might have seen me doing a little unboxing on my Instagram Stories of a package from GummiBand. They did a call for bloggers and when I found out that they were a Canadian company, I sent them a an email to let them know that I was interested in trying GummiBands out.


I received a package with two of each of the following colours – clear, black, brunette, light pink, dark pink, teal and purple, as well as a lovely letter from the owner Kirsten. If you look at all the photos, there is one GummiBand missing because it was in my hair while taking photos! They are currently available in 8 different colours – the only one that I did not receive was the blonde.


My hair is fairly long (the longest point is just past my bra strap), thick and wavy. I’ve mostly stopped using conventional hair elastics, and was using those flat, stretchy, ribbon type hair bands – but found that they stretched out and got dirty looking after several uses.


After reading up on GummiBands, I was hopeful that they would work for me. (info in Italics taken from the GummiBands website).

GummiBand Hair Cords are:

Hypoallergenic (They do not absorb water or sweat so they do not breed bacteria)

Suitable for all types of hair (Long and thick hair? Use 2 GummiBands for extra hold!)

Gentle on hair, reducing breakage and styling damage.

Reusable for years. When the cord stretched out, warm it up with hot air from a hair dryer or hot water to return it to its original shape!

GummiBand hair cords come with a 1 year full replacement warranty

Even though it says to use 2 GummiBands for extra hold, I find that I can get away with just using one for either a ponytail or a bun – even with my thick, wavy hair!

They really do shrink back into shape when heated! I purposely stretched one out and then heated it with my hair dryer and it returned to its original shape.

I’ve been wearing mine daily since receiving my package. My unruly, messy hair is thankful! ❤


They come in a package of four, and sell for $7.99 CAD, with free shipping in Canada. As well, GummiBands has kindly given me a coupon code to receive 2 bonus GummiBands with the purchase of every four-cord pack. The code is BONUS16 (just add the code into the notes section during checkout.

A little bit about GummiBands:

-Amazingly Awesome People
-Proudly Canadian, eh
-From the land of LuluLemon and all-you-can-eat sushi… Vancouver
-100% Female owned and operated


They are very community oriented and give back!

The team at GummiBand supports women in business around the world through micro-loans on Kiva. Kiva allows us to select female loan applicants from developing countries and help fund their entrepreneurial or educational dreams. 

ALSO, they support more than 50+ local fundraisers, AND mentor female high school students.  AND they work directly with their factory to ensure fair, safe and profitable working conditions, AND directly employ 15 women in Canada, the Philippines and India.

I might be a little bit smitten with this Canadian company!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this contains PR samples and a coupon code, however my opinion is always my own!