Saturday, December 3, 2016

Day 3 of 12 Days of Carlee's Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog TEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 3 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 3 Handful Bras.


For today, DAY THREE, three winners will be selected, each winning a Handful bra of their choice.

Although there is much debate as to whether or not a runner should wear under garments on their bottom half, the need for over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders for females while running is a MUST! And finding said garment can be tricky.

I was introduced to Handful bras a couple years ago and haven't looked back since. I will be the first to admit (especially since I would consider myself a self proclaimed 'Frugal Fred'), they cost a pretty penny, but I believe they're worth every cent (and not just because I'm an ambassador, I've been rocking these bras for years before they asked me to be part of their team)! Not only do they #FlatterNotFlatten (say goodbye to the unfortunate unaboob), but they come with removable Lights Out™ pads, offer flat seams on the inside for added comfort, have performance wicking lining and can be customized with adjustable length straps and strap configuration {can be X-back, straight or tied up as a halter}.


As a part of the #SportsBraSquad (which, let me remind you, I joined very reluctantly because I am not thrilled with the way my body looks, but when it is hot and humid and you sweat through your shirt before you start your run, you've gotta do something), I am thrilled to have found a sports bra that not only looks great, but makes me feel great!


Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget below listed on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 9th at 11:59pm PST and the THREE winners will be chosen on December 10th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Just in case you aren't one of the THREE lucky winners, you can use code "CARLEEMCDOT" for 10% off your order (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book)! So go get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process!

182 comments:

Tracy said...

I'm a Victoria's Secret girl. Their sports bras are as good as their regular ones!

Cara said...

I don't have a fave sportsbra brand, whatever fits and is on sale is usually what I buy! I've been thinking about trying these though since you talk about them so much!

Krysta Jensen said...

I don't have a favorite brand, yet. Almost always a sports bra through.

Sarah Horka said...

My favorite is Nike sports bras.

Tabitha Cross said...

I haven't found my favorite brand yet but it seems like I get the best fit from lululemon sports bras! Willing to try something new though ��

Jamie Slack said...

I like the roadrunnersports bras! (Not that I need much support) 😅

Stephanie said...

I used to love the front zip Under Armour ones, but they don't make them anymore. Still trying to find a good replacement.

Jessica Mace said...

I'm having a hard time finding a good sports bra! I'm a nursing mama and I just haven't figured out how to handle these girls yet ��

Alicia said...

I don't have a favorite, I usually go with something seamless!

Beth Reitinger said...

I like underarmour but always looking for a new favorite.

Maureen Heurich said...

I like my lululemons but they are so expensive. I try to shop clearance but they rarely have any for sale!

Marti Detrick said...

I like the sports bras at Old Navy. When I purchase them half price, that makes them even sweeter!

Anonymous said...

Yes I have...the handful bra!

Miranda McBride said...

I don't have any particular brand that I love. I have a cheap one that I got at target and it's pretty good.

Liz Mitchell said...

I once bought a few sports bras at Old Navy on clearance, not expecting much, but as it turns out they've become my go to bras.

Kelley Hohl said...

I love Lululemon sports bras, but I've been meaning to try Handful!

Kylee King said...

I have found a couple Champion and danskin sports bras that I like but have yet to find 'the one' bra that does the job and that I love through all my workouts and activities.

Misti said...

Sadly I don't have a favorite. It seems I find one and then they stop making them. I need padding because hello headlights ��

Erin Ellis said...

Oooh I want to wear these! I like some Champion sports bras, but most other types are so uncomfortable.

Laura said...

Right now I wear a variety of sports bra – Nike Pro (kinda uniboob-ish, but so supportive), Oiselle, & Sweaty Betty (so far my favorite for being functional and flattering!)

Mark Posey said...

I don't wear a sports bra so I'll leave the commenting to others.

Yissel Mccardie said...

I am always looking for good sports bras. I don't do well with the super compressive ones(feel like I can't breathe) Looks like to Handful might be a good option.

Dez Fuhrman said...

I buy my bras at Walmart and target. Costco too. I have a couple of victoria secret bras, but they feel big and heavy. I have a 2XU bra that I think will work great, I just haven't ran in it yet. Handful Bras are the next ones I will be checking out.

Brittany said...

I like this one Champion sports bra--it's a good fit and I have it in different colors! But I recently tried the Handful bra and it's super comfortable!!

Stephanie Abdon said...

One thing I learned over the years is that even those of us on the small side need good support while running. I love my adidas bras, but I've been wanting to try handful....

KV H said...

I like the bras from zumba.

MollyKingsley said...

I'm not too picky when it comes to sports bras, but I'm always down to try new ones!

Melissa said...

I am STILL looking for the perfect sports bra. I'm excited to try the Handful bras!!

Maggie D said...

My go to sports bra is whatever fits at Marshall's. Cheap and they usually work ok!

Nikki Fahey said...

I'm always looking for something that fits right!

Fritz said...

I'm still looking, right now it's just Target ones.

laura pignataro said...

I bought this Gap sports bra a couple years ago and love it, it's so comfy. Of course now when I try to buy more it's no longer on the website! 😡

MVB said...

Still haven't found one I love!

Caitlin said...

Love these bras! I tried them after you posted about the mega sale a couple months ago and I'm so glad I did!

Jamie Theriault said...

I'm a pretty big moving comfort fan...but willing to try something new!

Anne said...

I love my handful bras! I have at least 5 different colors and wear them all the time.

Tracie Groff said...

I don't have a favorite brand, just anything that doesn't cause chafe! Would love to try these.

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

Moving Comfort has been my go to for years but now they are part of Brooks and the jury is out on how much I'll like them! I also have bras from Handful, Lululemon, Oiselle and Nike that I like.

Amanda Mangus said...

I usually wear Champion from Target, but love all the fun colors that Handful Bras come in!

Joanna Jaross said...

I have yet to find one that I like and have been itching to try the Handful Bras!

Kristin said...

I love my handful bras...they have become my go to bras.

selah said...

My go-to is the Lululemon Stuff Your Bra. Although it does flatten (which I don't really care about much when I'm running), it is one of the few supportive enough and it has pockets!

Kayley said...

I love the VS Incredible.

Amy Lauren said...

I'm still looking for the perfect sports bra. Honestly, most of mine just come from Walmart or Target.

Sarah Snyder said...

My go-to is a Champion sports bra, but I LOVE the idea of the Handful cross straps in the back!

AER-Runs said...

I've tried a bunch of bras and I tend to settle on my Ryka bras! They're really comfortable and I have a small chest so they really just need to keep them in one place!

AngelWinner said...

Yes, I love the Title Nine Bra!

Jessica Bronkema said...

Still looking for that go to bra

Jessica Spencer said...

I've tried several, and my favorite so far is by New Balance. I'm always on the lookout for a better one though!

Karin Richardson said...

I currently wear the Champion sports bra. Still looking for the perfect one for those odd sized girls!��

Tracey K said...

I am still searching for that perfect running bra!

Angela Saver said...

My favorite is the Lululemon Energy Bra. I would love to try Handful! Thanks for the chance at such an awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Since this wants to post under my husband's name and that's kinda odd...
I''m always looking for a good fitting, comfortable sports bra.

Anonymous said...

I just wear sports bras from Target :) These look awesome though!!

-Katrina J

Samantha Hopkins said...

I love Handful bras and wish they made a swimsuit version, too!

Danielle G said...

I really like the Under Armour Made For Me bras, but of course they discontinued :(

Daisy said...

I don't have a fave. My current ones have velcro straps and today the velcro came loose on one side. *sigh*

katy_dyer said...

I don't really have a favorite brand. So far, Target and Victoria's Secret are working well. I would love to try these! They look comfortable and love all the fun colors.

SD Mom said...

I love wearing Handful bras everyday. I'm a little too "gifted" to wear them while I run!

jen said...

I like Nike but don't love it. Always searching....

livinglovingrunner said...

These look great! I have seen them on your blog and at the running store, but haven't tried them. Maybe now! :)

Mai Khuong said...

I love my Champion sports bras.

Susan Russell said...

Not yet, still looking!

Kelly said...

I don't have a favorite brand. Usually just grab whatever is on sale at target. Very interested in these though!

Tami said...

I'm still looking!!

Tara Sharum said...

I love Handful bras! I have 6 and would love to add to my collection.

toolie said...

i have never tried Handful; but i do like Reebok Crossfit bras
(stacey h)

latanya t said...

no, I have not

Katie Hughes said...

I pretty much only wear sports bras but still haven't found a favorite.

caroline said...

champion has worked well for me thus far

Farrah said...

hahaha, I love the #flatternotflatten. <3 I don't have any particular brand that I love yet--the ones I have do their job, but that unfortunately includes the whole uniboob thing (sigh).

Steffany Rubel said...

I had one (Oiselle Lesko bra) but they stopped making it. Been looking for a new one. Thanks for the giveaway!

runner_girl_runs said...

my go to sports bra is pretty much anything i can find at tjmaxx!! lol

Eli said...

Still on the hunt for something I love.

Breanne said...

I haven't found one yet!

Sarah N. said...

I've been running in Brooks spots bras lately but in not really loyal to any one brand.

Tiff M said...

I've used the C9 brand since I started running but I'd love to try something different.

Sharon Hanks said...

I don't have a favorite but I have been wearing Champion C9 lately.

Angela said...

I love Nike sports bras

Juliana said...

I bought a few handful bras about a year ago and I am SO IN LOVE! They re the best for running

Helly B said...

I wear Gap sports bras that look very similar to the Handful bras (which is why my interest is piqued). For running, I use Target C9 brand.

Shannon E. said...

I'm right there with you on the "frugal fred" front which is why i don't own a Handful bra yet but I've wanted to try then ever since I first read about them on your blog.

Shannon E. said...

I'm right there with you on the "frugal fred" front which is why i don't own a Handful bra yet but I've wanted to try then ever since I first read about them on your blog.

Jessica M said...

Would love to try these bras!

Kristin Werner said...
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Kristin Werner said...

Been searching for the perfect sports bra for years and the Handful bra is definitely the ONE! Love everything about them!

Rebecca Y said...

I do not have a favorite brand, just cheaper ones because I can get away with not having anything too fancy, haha. Handful ones look GREAT!

Alisha said...

Lululemon are my favorite but too expensive to wear exclusively!

Jamie said...

I love handful and champion!

Bianca @ Mitten Runner said...

Ah! So excited about this! I bought 4 of these when you had that first awesome deal posted to Instagram. I LOVE them!!! Favorite bra ever! I'd love some in other colors.

Kristina Xoxtinao said...

I've tried moving comfort, under armour, and Nike... I'm not picky but I'd love to try these!

Vanessa Junkin said...

I actually really like the sports bras from Old Navy! I think I could be considered a Frugal Fred, too. :)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes said...

I've been loving the Oiselle sportsbras, but have been dying to try a Handful! I hear great things!

Ellen said...

I have moving comfort, champion, and new balance bras, but I'm always willing to try something new in the name of comfort!

Kristen Stewart said...

I buy whatever is on sale. Kind of embarrassing but I'm cheap ��

Shannon O'Neill said...

I haven't found any specific sports bras that I love yet.

Katrina Brockavich said...

The only decent one I have is a title nine so that's my current go-to.

Edye Nicole said...

No, I haven't found one I LOVE yet.

mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

Mrs. D said...

I actually discovered a new one at Old Navy that has worked well for me!

Kris Youn said...

Girl you talk about these all the time on IG even if I don't win I need these in my life! ����

Sadie said...

I have a few C9 bras that I really like.
Sadie B.

Janelle said...

I usually wear Nike ones but can't say that I totally love them. I'm always looking for a newer, better one and would love to give these a try!

Brandi Gilbert said...

I don't have a "go to" brand (yet). When I need new sports bras I shop various factors like comfort, fit, price, etc

disrunnerk said...

I loved the Victoria's Secret Incredible bra for running & other high impact workouts (kickboxing, HIIT classes). But they recently redesigned it to include adjustable shoulder straps, and I find it to not be as supportive as the previous version. Currently looking for a new favorite. Love the Handful Bras for lower impact workouts like yoga and barre!

Amber said...

I just tried a Handful bra for the first time and I am HOOKED! I would love a bunch more :)

Marlene S. said...

Been using water for now to hydrate but know I need more than that after my long runs!

Marlene S. said...

I love reebok sports bras!!

Amber Ludwig said...

I haven't!! I struggle with ones that always rub my arm skin the wrong way :/ So annoying!

Marissa said...

Handful! Hands down, the best. I hardly ever wear a regular bra anymore.

Sparkle & Fade said...

I'm so in love with my Handful that I have a hard time wearing it for actual workouts because I want it as an everyday option. It's flattering, SO soft and comfortable and the pattern I have is adorable!

Margaret said...

I used to swear by the Victoria's Secret Ultimate bra, until some unfortunate chafing issues. On the hunt for a new bra. I think Handful might be a good one to try!

Kristen M. said...

Still looking for a favorite though I usually default to my Target sport bra.

Natalie said...

I currently wear Champion sports bras and while they get the job done I can't say that I LOVE them. I am still on the search for a good bra.

Jennifer Boudreau said...

LL Bean

anna said...

I have not found a favorite. I'd love to try a Handful!

Adrienna said...

Mostly I wear Moving Comfort bras (specifically the Rebound Racer), and I'm hesitant to try other brands since those work. A friend gave me a couple of Victoria's Secret bras and those vary in whether they work for me.

Allison Dailey said...

Unfortunately I do not have a favorite bra, just whatever I find for the cheapest! Oops.

Terra Heck said...

I use sports bras but don't have any one particular brand that I favorite over the other. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle B said...

I wear mainly Lulu lemon TaTa Tamer. It's the only one that I have found that can control the bounce. But they are SOOO expensive. :(

fancy nancy said...

I've been a regular with the Champion sports bras from Target but sadly as the girls grow...these are cutting it any more!

Tara said...

I'm usually an Under Armour bra girl

Sun said...

I love Lululemon's Free to Be bra - just the right amount of support for my small chest :)

Megan Johnston said...

I actually love the Champion ones from Target! They hold my girls in well AND are cost-efficient. :)

Sommer Johansen said...

I ordered two handful bras a few months ago, and even though they're the most comfortable things ever I think I need a smaller size to run comfortably in them (there's more bounce than I want right now). But I just ordered a size down and I'm super excited! I've been wearing the other ones as regular bras and they're wonderful.

David Villadelgado said...

So awesome! Look fwd to this every year!

dd said...

I need a favorite but maybe I'm too picky. Moving Comfort is close though.

Jenny said...

I LOVE handful bras!!!!

Jessica Johnson said...

I do really LOVE Handful but I have only been using them for a month or so. I also love Moving Comfort and Under Armour. I still haven't found the "perfect" bra though, as depending on the day or exercise one may or may not feel the same way as it did the previous time.

Ree said...

Ive been wearing moving comfort until i ran a half and weaned my baby, then i had nothing left to support. Lol! I'm now using some amazon no brand that are surprisingly comfortable.

Kaylabee said...

No go-to brand for this girl. I always go for what's affordable. I've used C9 by Champion, Tek Gear, even Old Navy. All have been good to me.

Julie said...

I like lululemon sports bras.

Rachel Hagan said...

Handful bras are definitely my favorite sports bra for running, working out, and for everyday! I love them <3

Stephanie S said...

Love moving comfort - Juno.

robin p said...

i haven't found a sports bra that i can truly say i love. i haven't tried these but the name of them is cool! lol

Cate Law said...

I wear C9 by Champion sports bras! However, all of my favorite ones are different models because they constantly change what they offer :(

tweetyscute said...

Im still looking for my go to sports bra

Liz Mitchell said...

Hehehe! I like the name. So far my favorite brands are Champion & old navy.

Ivie Hasegawa said...

I've found some at Nordstrom rack that I like the best...but always looking for what could be better!

Brianne said...

My favorite sports bras are from Victoria Secret but I'd love to try Handful. Everyone who wears them looks so cute & seems to love them!

Erika T. said...

Still searching for the perfect one, but I've wanted to try these since I first saw you wearing them! Fingers crossed!!

Sandra Bond said...

My favorite sports bra so far is from Champion. I need good support and they have some good options.

Diana Becker said...

I bought a handful bra last month and am OBSESSED! Seriously the best sports bra ever!

nickieisis3 said...

I do not have a go to bra

Stacey said...

I've never tried Handful sports bras. My go to is Under Armor or Nike.

Renae Mathe said...

As a breast cancer survivor, I LIVE in my Handful bras. They are the only ones I can wear without discomfort. I’ve been lucky to get a few on clearance and would welcome the opportunity to add a few more to my drawer.

blew415 said...

I don't have a favorite brand

Maureen Heurich said...

I would love to try these bras!

Jordan said...

I absolutely love the Victoria's Secret sport line, but they're just SO expensive. I really want to try Handful bras, I've heard so much about them.

sarah said...

I don't have a favorite brand, usually whatever is on sale at Target.

Jodi Hipke said...

I don't have a particular brand I wear, but my last sports bra is slightly padded which I love because I don't have the flatten look. I think these seem interesting for sure!!

Latsyrc728 said...

I normally use Columbia.

Leah said...

I've never found a single brand I'm in love with... still on the hunt!

Subby SNF said...

I like the Nike because of the fit but the cheap ones (I usually get them on sale) are not padded. Heard a lot of good things about Handful bras.

Darwinsgirl said...

1. I love the name. 2 I usually wear moving comfort, as someone with a couple of handfuls, it's important to secure my goods.

Ashley Kelly said...

My fav sport bra brand is Under armour and nike:)

Emily White said...

I want to try these bras, they look great!

Katie said...

I haven't found a sports bra I looove. I have some I like more than others, but they're all cheapo

D Johnson said...

I haven't found one that I am in love with yet and that is very supportive to hold up the girls.

Tracy Richardson said...

I'd love to try these!

Rachel Whittaker said...

I love Handful! Thanks for turning me onto them! :)

Duchess said...

Nope...Under Armor doe the trick but I don't *love* it...

Vicki M said...

I like the champion marathon bra... I love the handful bras for every day wear too.

Jenny said...

These are theeee. most. amazing bras EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miranda K said...

My favorite sports bras are Nike.

Carolyn S said...

I just kind of buy whichever sports bra is on sale or at Marshalls. I am not loyal to one brand. I should try these though!

Barb said...

I am not a runner, I just do slow steady walking. I like the fruit of the loom sport bras for that. They are very comfortable.

Gwendolyn Jordan said...

I have not found a go-to sports bra

Kristin Tang said...

I'm very new to racing. I'm always looking for the best gear to wear while working out and for races. Sports bras are one of the hardest pieces to find that work well for each runner.

Ashley Kammer said...

I usually get C9 from Target. But I see these all over my Instagram feed and am very curious to try them.

jessiewynne said...

Any Underarmour sports bra! I have not found one that I don't love. C9 and marika are usually hit or miss for me, depending on the style.

Heidi said...

I like the handful bra.

meredith m said...

I have a few old sports bras that I got from walmart that are comfy

amkj2002 said...

I have not found one in recent years. My weight has gone up and down after 3 kids and some thyroid issues...I'm not sure what will work for me now. :)

amkj2002 said...

Oops! I think I accidentally listed Handful's Pinterest handle on that entry instead of my own. I'm https://www.pinterest.com/amkj2002/ . Sorry!

Jamie Williams said...

I found a cheap one at target that works ok. Its hard to find the right fit.

melissa said...

I have a few I rotate, Handful (after your recommendation!), a Nike and a Lululemon.

Jessica said...

my go to was vs sport angels, but they stopped making it this summer. TBD what I go to when I need replacements..

Lynds Fraser said...

I'm still searching for that perfect, no-chafing sports bra! Pick me, pick me!

Evelin said...

I have yet to find a proper favorite sports bra - SUPER curious about Handful!

Jennifer Marcum said...

I've been curious about Handful. I typically use Nike ProCompression.

Tabathia B said...

No I have never found a decent sports bra, I am a dd. but my daughters can wear them and they have a hard time finding a stable one

Carla Shiver said...

No I have not. None of them fit right.