Sunday, December 3, 2017

Day 3 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER ELEVEN 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.

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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 do not always love 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 STOKED 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 specific 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 15% 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!

181 comments:

Corrina said...

I do love Handful bras! The other brand I've found to work well is Puma.

Nichole said...

Well, I used to love the Moving Comfort Vixen bra. But lately I really like the sports bras from Target - affordable, padded and comfortable.

toolie said...

my current fave is from Lole; however i haven't tried handful yet ;)
(stacey h)

Jen said...

I usually end up getting my sports bras from TJ Maxx..but am definitely looking for something better

Allison said...

Finding bras that last more than a few months of running and washing is tough! Right now I am like new balance bras from TJMaxx.

Reca Porter said...

Im a huge fan of the Brooks upright cross back, but I’ve been looking for a supportive bra that holds me in with thinner straps, so Handful is on my list to try,

Runmarlierun said...

I haven’t been able to find a sports bra that I LOVE yet! However, a frequent go to of mine is Old Navy

Rachel Orvis said...

I have one I like from Victoria’s Secret and one from Marshall’s that I really like but I can’t ever seem to find the same one again when I go back.

MVB said...

My fave is moving comfort, but I would love to try handful!

megan thomas said...

I would love to give them a whirl

Jennifer Kanter said...

Would love to try these!! They look so comfy!

Jessica Earley said...

I like Nike sports bras but always looking for something better.

Laura said...

The Oiselle Verrazano bra

kelly hanley said...

I have been wearing JC Penny's sports bars. I like them but I still want to find something more comfortable

Megan Warzecha said...

My almost-As can wear anything. I’m pretty sure I still have a sports bra from HS 😂. But I do love my Brooks Fine Form since they unhook like a normal bra and can be worn like a normal bra or a racer back.

Ashley said...

So far the only kind of sports bra I’ve ever tried is the standard Nike sports bra. They seem to work for me, but I’m always open to trying new things!

Stephanie said...

I typically wear Under Armour’s Armour bra but these keep popping up & I’d LOVE to try!

Jaclyn said...

I’ve been wanting to try these so bad!

Megan DalSanto said...

I’m in need of new sports bras! This would be wonderful!

~ Kristine said...

I have not found a sports bra that I absolutely love. I’ve been using the C9 ones from Target. They are decent but don’t last very long. I’ve been wanting to try these Handful bras for awhile now!

Abbie said...

I’ve been wearing the Rebound Racer from Brooks/Moving Comfort, but the fabric is not the best for wicking. I’ve heard these are great.

Sandra Says said...

I am pretty thin and have little boobs, I have thought about a sports bra until I started getting some good running ones. The support isnt something i really worry about but the wicking away of swear LOVE IT. I have been loving the New Balance sports bras lately

Sam Celera said...

I absolutely love handful bra!!! They truly are my favorite bra ever!!

Ellen said...

I wear mine way too long, it’s hard for me to toss them. A favorite is New Balance, but I’m willing to try anything M

Marissa said...

I usually wear Nike or Senita (with the phone pocket it’s amazing) but I would love to try these- Love all the fun colors!

Kelly Wu said...

I recently found a Champion bra that I love. I’m always searching for a comfortable option!

Kelli H said...

I haven’t tried these yet but they look super cute!

Unknown said...

I've only used Nike, been eyeing up handful for a while though.

Josi Barksdale said...

I usually wear under armor but I've never tried a handful bra!

Sarah N said...

I'm not even sure what brand my current sports bras are but I like them. I always here great things about handful bras. I'd love to try them.

Laura P said...

I have a couple of gapfit bras that are so comfortable, but they are from a few years ago and they don’t carry them anymore!!

Lisa B said...

I have always used Nike bras, but only a certain one- I'm super picky. I don't want any movement with the girls while I run. I have a couple Addidas bras that I use for non impact work outs.

Tracey K said...

I have a favorite brooks sports bra that is usually my go to.

tj said...

Moving Comfort Rebound Racer is the bra for me! I try other bras... love to find a cute one but my girls fed a baby & now they’re 44 years old and no longer stay where they should so, well, cute usually isn’t an option. I need zero movement!

Lauren Greenwell Adamson said...

I feel like I've tried SO many different sports bras (and I've definitely been one to jump around in the dressing room to test) my current favorite is by Oiselle (the classic verrazzano bra!)

Anonymous said...

Handful is my new favorite. I love the fabric and how it flatters and not flattens like most sports bras.

Alisha said...

Always in need of new sports bras!!

Krysta Jensen said...

I have not found the right ones yet....

Allison Bourne said...

I love Handful bras! They are my absolute favorite.

Caitlin said...

I actually really love the Handful bras. It’s nice to have a sports bra that doesn’t have the uniboob effect!

Marcheta McKinley said...

I haven't found one I just love but I do like my UA sports bras.

Sarah Snyder said...

Typically I wear Champion sports bras but I would LOVE to try Handful!!

Kristi Goes Places said...

I had a go-to sports bra but then I had a baby... Hello mom boobs. So now I am on the search for a new bra that will be my go-to.

Misti said...

Bras are like shoes...the search is never ending

Missy Santucci said...

My go to sports bra is Under Armour but I’ve been wanting to try Handful for awhile, just haven’t taken the leap yet!

chasingraffie said...

Such an endorsement! I’ve had two kids and lost a lot of weight so my boob ain’t what they used to be. I’d love something that would flatter what I have left. Also, “handful” is the best name for a bra company

Libby Kurtz said...

I've always worn Victoria's Secret sports bras but am on the lookout for a better bra since they changed manufacturers a few years ago.

Melanie Kranz said...

No go to bra, just depends on the weather and how far I am running :)

Zoe said...

I want to try Handful bras so bad!

Emily Christman said...

Would love to try one of these!

Amanda Dickey said...

I’ve really wanted to try these bras. Right now my fave ones are from Target. Haha

wvmello said...

As a slightly gifted lady I enjoy the Victoria Secret sports bras, but only on sale!

Jamie Theriault said...

Moving Comfort have been my fave so far, but I'm dying to try these!

Anna S said...

I haven't tried these bras but they look great! I love my target sports bras.

Casey Jones said...

I haven't tried Handful yet, but I've been having a love affair with Senita and their sports bras with pockets!

Mai Khuong said...

I wear Champion bras, but I'm always on the lookout for better sports bras. :)

Secluded Brumus said...

I've been wearing the rebound racer from Moving Comfort

Michelle B said...

I love my handful y-back bras and my lululemon tata tamers. (I first heard about handful from you a long time ago, so thanks!) Those two brands are ALL I run in now days.

Anonymous said...

I have not found a great one, i usually just get the target brand ones
mammoo84 at yahoo dot com

Running Down a Dream said...

I currently wear Champion but due to an odd size, I'm always looking for something better.

Allison Capps said...

Always in need of a new bar... or 3

Kaseedee J said...

Love handful and lululemon

Danielle Fogerty said...

I'd love to give these a try

Ashley said...

I've tried a ton of brands, none of which I've fallen in love with until I found this strappy Nike bra. It holds the girls in place AND is flattering if I wear a tank top when I'm not working out.

Heather Mundwiler said...

My current favorite is by Brooks Running, but I need to replace so many in my running drawer!

Brittany Artz said...

I’m always on the look out for good sports bras!

R. Zoeller said...

sigh....no, I have not found The One yet, still seeking.

Liz Mitchell said...

I like Champion bras from Target. They’re supportive and affordable. Would like to try these 😊

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

I have some old Moving Comfort Tank bras that I love. Since they are getting old and smelly, I've found some from Lululemon, Sugoi and Karhu :)

Danielle Hoffpauir said...

I’ve heard about this brand and have been wanting to try them!! So excited to hear you love them!

Gala said...

I haven’t been able to find a sports bra that I love yet

Jenn Cramer said...

I'm so small that basically anything works! Hahaha :)

D Johnson said...

I haven't found one that I'm in love with yet. I haven't found one with great support, since I'm busty, but this brand sounds really great!

Faygie said...

My favorites are from Handful & Oiselle!

Shannon said...

I like Athlete sports bras. However, since they're more expensive I only purchase about 1-2/year and stick with Nike or Under armor for the others!

Stephanie Lesco said...

I am a big fan of Handful and Oiselle bras!

Heather C said...

I have a hard time finding a sports bra support enough, but that doesn't leave me chaffed or suffocating. Would love to try these out.

Amber Harman said...

I have New Balance sports bras currently, but have always wanted to give these a whirl. They are from my stomping grounds, so how could they not be awesome?

Anna Bortz said...

I definitely need a better bra! I just get cheap ones from Target.

Anonymous said...

There used to be some great sports bras at Target with no padding, but they don’t make them anymore and I’m sad!!! �� So I’m on the hunt for a new go-to brand.

AER-Runs said...

I rotate between a few, but I've liked Ryka quite a bit!!

Anonymous said...

I like sports bras from target :)

-Katrina H

Heather said...

I haven’t found one I love yet... I usually just get them from Old Navy when they are on sale.

Daisy said...

I've had issues with sports bras. I currently am using a fiona by brooks, but I'm not entirely sure I like them. I hate bouncing.

Sarah Horka said...

I have tried all different kinds of sport bras. I've been wearing Under Armor ones, they haven't chaffed me yet.

blew415 said...

Champion are pretty good

Amanda said...

I just got replacements from a gracious activewear brand, so I’ve not necessarily need to purchase a new one, but when I do-this will be one! The only thing I need is padding and I’m set!!

Anonymous said...

I hope i win!

Jenn Voss said...

These look comfy!!

robin parker said...

i usually run in danskin, but i would love to try the handfuls because i've heard such good things about them.

Unknown said...

Not really I usually buy what's on sale. Love to try these though.

Elle Taylor said...

I wear the knockout bra from VSX.

Kimberly Jenkins said...

I've bought one for my daughter but not for myself. *here's hoping!

Running Ragged said...

These are the ONLY sports bras I wear. Can you have too many? I don’t think so! They make the perfect swim top too! I have even gifted them to my sister, niece and sis in law! A MUST in my life!

Sadie said...

I have a few Champion bras that I like.
Sadie B.

Kasey Korth-Piles said...

Brooks sports bras have been my favorite, especially the Juno. I'm a 36D and this brand is super comfy and functions well.

Michele Cupp said...

I have not found a fave sports bra yet. I have like 5-6 different ones, none make me want to repurchase.

Kelly M. said...

I haven't found a great one yet!

Sarah Jazdzyk said...

I just bought my first handful this year and LOVE it!

Lauren S said...

I have a couple Under Armour bras I like. Also the Lululemon energy bra is my fave!

Laney said...

I used to wear new balance and can’t find the model I like anymore....on the hunt for a new option.

Shaunna said...

I have ones I like, but not love

amie said...

I love Handful bras. I have several and wear them as my everyday bras.

Summer Doyle said...

These look super cute and actually functional!

Lindsay m. said...

I have not found one I like yet. :(

Debbie said...

I love, love, love Handful bras. I wear a few others, but since I discovered them, Handful is my fave.

Carmen said...

love me some Handful!

Stephanie Abdon Fulton said...

ive tried a bunch but adidas always has my heart!

Katie said...

Not really. I wear target or academy brand ones mostly. They do ok.

Elizabeth Canty said...

Handful bras work and I'm partial to the oiselle verrzano for ultras!

Ellen said...

I like Senitas bras.

Kyle B. said...

I know I'm a guy commenting on a bra post, but I do know what the girls in my life like to wear. They are all pretty much obsessed with Handful too. (Which MAY be one of the things they are getting for Christmas this year.)

Amanda Faul said...

Still looking for my go-to running bra that is supportive but doesn't cause chafing

Jennifer said...

Underarmor

Brandi Gilbert said...

I tried Handful for the first time this summer and they are all I wear now! <3

Katy C. said...

I wish that I had one that I loved, I have tried so many and still haven't found one that works for me.

Caitlin said...

I haven't find my go to bra yet

kim said...

No! I have yet to find one I love. I'm also pretty frugal and hate to think of spending so much, but after the chafing I've been getting, it's probably time to really invest.

Angela said...

I have a moving comfort bra that gives good support which I need as a breastfeeding mom. When I don't need that extra support I usually go with a champion bra from target. But I'm always on the lookout for a new brand that gives support and is comfortable!

Rachel Hagan said...
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Rachel Hagan said...

Thanks to you for introducing me to Handful bras, they are now my absolutely favorite and I won't wear anything else. I only own a couple so another one would be wonderful! :)

Sandra Bond said...

My go-to bra has been a champion bra.... I am really intrigued by the handfull bra though, but worry that they won't work for bigger-chested ladies?! It would be great to try!

SD Mom said...

I am loving Handful bras!

Amanda Williams said...

I've had good luck with Lululemon sport bras!

kirsten e said...

I've always used Champion and Roadrunner Sports sells them for $10 twice a year at their tent sale so I stock up then!

Daniell Vecchione said...

I have not found a bra I love, I just typically use the Target brand and wear two.

Alexis johnson said...

Victoria secret sport is surprisingly good if you have baby boobies. I don't have huge Tats so it's easier to find supportive sports bras.

Steffanie said...

I'm always looking for a good bra that doesn't flatten the littles! I'd love to given these a try!

Peanutruns said...

Oiselle has always worked well for me, but super curious about these!

Laura Anne Masterson said...

I need to up my sportsbra game.

Elise Matulis said...

I've always worn Lulu bras for running, not the most supportive :-( Would LOVE to try handful bras!

Ashley Donaldson said...

brooks uplift or handful Y backs!

Kristi said...

Brooks Fiona!

Meghan said...

I have several Lululemon bras that I really love but you have to be super careful ordering online as I've made some sizing mistakes with how the straps are configured!

Jolene said...

I do better when I can buy in the store, but right now my favorite bra is a cheap bra from Target.

Jenny said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Handful Bras!

Kristin said...

Handful, old navy, champion

Emily Christman said...

I currently just wear sports bras from Walmart!

Megan Huston said...

I really want to try Handful, but I'm not gonna lie, I really love the Champion ones from Target!

Melanie said...

Right now I wear the Victoria’s Secret VSX sports bras - no uniboob around here!

Erica Beitter said...

Love the look of these and am in desperate need of new sports bras!!

Lynds Fraser said...

I typically wear Champion bras but they lose elasticity pretty quickly! Would love to try another brand!

mhb said...

My favorite are the Brooks Juno, but they changed the style recently and they don't fit as well :(

mhb said...

My favorite are the Brooks Juno, but they changed the style recently and they don't fit as well :(

Anonymous said...

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Amy Lauren said...

I honestly haven't found one! I just buy the sports bras at Walmart or Target.

Kylee L said...

I really want to try these bras, up until now I’ve been using Under Armour, that’s my affordable go to sports bra!

Stacey said...

I usually use Under Armour sports bras. They're not too expensive and do the job well.

Katrin Lemmon said...

I have not yet found a go-to sports bra so I'm hoping that Handful could be the one!

Stephy said...

My current go-to is the Knockout Bra from VS. I also love the Pace Perfect bra from Lulu.

Jessica Mace said...

My go to at the moment is Target, but I’m excited to try Handful!

Nicole said...

Just starting to get back into the workout groove so I'm crossing my fingers! My post-baby self needs a better sports bra! :)

jessiewynne said...

I have not found a "go-to" sports bra yet! I usually like Under Armour, but sometimes even those are hit or miss when designs and styles change!

Unknown said...

For my big ole boobies, I love the support from Moving Comfort Juno! - Kim K.

Emily White said...

I'm still looking for a good sports bra!

Samantha Hopkins said...

I LOVE my handful bras! Seriously LOVE them!

Julie Burleson said...

I definitely love Handful bras! They are so comfy!

Farrah said...

Handful bras are my absolute favorite! <3!

Jessica Johnson said...

I love Handful and Brooks sports bras

Julie Ong said...

I love the whole idea of flatter not flatten. My boobs are small for my frame and I've always worn a bra under my sports bra. I've yet to find a go to sports bra, but I do have a few comfortable ones from Old Navy and Target

Vicki M said...

I love handful bras for everyday wear!

Kimberly VanBuskirk said...

I haven’t found a sportsbra that I love yet! Hearing great things about Handful bras though!

Goldie said...

I typically have found my favorites at places like Marshall's.

Gabriella Ring said...

Can't go wrong with the support of Nike support bras! Although I do usually get what is on sale

Kait Harris said...

I swear by Under Armour sports bras!

Toni @ Running, Loving, Living said...

i love my handful bras

Ally Bejma said...

Would love to try these!

Amy said...

Fun!

Amanda Wood said...

I usually pick up sports bras at Target or Tj Maxx, but I've never been 100% happy with them. It's time to upgrade to something really nice :D

Kristen M. said...

Sadly have not yet found a go-to brand.

Unknown said...

Sadly, not yet. But my favorite one so far has been one I got from Athleta.

Bree at Clarity Defined said...

I pretty much only wear Brooks (which is still so weird to say - I always want to say Moving Comfort). Finding a sports bra that works for... more... has been a lifelong challenge, now I don't mess it for high impact, but will sometimes venture out for low impact.

Anonymous said...

I just ran a 50 mile race Saturday and my back is a wreck from sports bra rub. I'm always looking for comfortable, supportive bras.

Christy said...

I love Under Armour! I also have a Lulu one that is cute but super supportive as well.

Jamie Komadina said...

I am pretty religious with the Energy bra from Lululemon! but I also love the "stuff your bra" that they no longer MAKE ANYMORE!!! in with the new!

Sharon H said...

Just switched to Handful bras! They are now my favs!

caroline said...

No, but I need/want to!

Jennifer Marcum said...

Nike ProCompression or Brooks SureShot.

Kelsey said...

I love the Handful bras, I ask for one for my birthday every year :)

Kelsey said...

I love the Handful bras, I ask for one for my birthday every year :)

Kristin said...

Cute enough for everyday wear!