// Just Say No To Chub-Rub! (and YES to giveaways!)

What a strange post title, yea? Well, unless you're a victim of dreaded chafing. In that case, you know all you want to know (and probably more) about this not-so-fun experience. Louise Hung wrote a really great XOJane article about chub-rub a few months back and she even included some of her own homegrown remedies. I've heard everything from deodorant to Monistat gels and baby powder. The (well, my) problem with all of these is simple: you have to reapply. And reapply and reapply. Imagine walking around an amusement park and feeling the sting resurface. You don't want to just bend over and start applying some strange salve to your lady trunks right? Haha Awkward!
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Since I hate that aspect of those remedies, naturally I would gravitate toward bike shorts or Spanx under my dresses. Have any of you been to Tennessee in the summer? It's like walking around in a sauna. Hot and humid! All of that added moisture does us curvy folk no favors. This year it's simply been too hot to squeeze myself into contouring tube of Lycra. Normally I just do my thing in my dresses and let that be that (and then sometimes waddle my way into bed by the end of it all. Hey, we're being honest here, right?!) 
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Anyway, once Julia from Bandelettes got in touch about sponsoring LCH I became intrigued. Bandelettes are stretchy lace "anti-chafing" bands that have two rows of "stay up silicone" that help keep them on your legs. They come in both nude and black. She wanted to send me some Bandelettes to try for myself and see if it was the right fit for blog. I took my thigh measurements and sent them in to Julia for her to send me the appropriate size garments. 

I wasn't sure if something so simple would actually be beneficial honestly. I'm a natural skeptic. However I wore mine around for a couple of weeks and actually found them pretty comfortable. Certainly much more comfortable than suffocating Spanx or nothing at all. They're designed to be quite sexy, even though that's the last adjective I'd use to describe me. You can wear them so they peek out under your shorts/skirt, or you can keep them hidden. As silly as it sounds, I don't stress over a small gust of wind if the lace shows for a moment. It's kind of a sexy/fun thing to wear under casual dresses.

Now Julia and her teams wants to give FIVE of y'all some Bandelettes of your very own! Sweet!

Just check out their site and leave a comment below letting us know what color you'd choose if you won!


If you'd like additional entries: Like Bandelettes on Facebook and/or Follow Bandelettes on Twitter! (just leave a separate comment for each entry!)


5 of you will be chosen at random next weekend and contacted shortly thereafter! Good luck to everyone who enters!

PS; If you simply can't wait to see if you won, or if you want to give Bandelettes as a gift, you can save 15% with the code 'Kaelah'.

Congratulations Mandi, Manda, Betty, Grace, and Marmeladas!

235 comments:

  1. I would love to win a pair of nude ones... but I'm also gonna use that code to buy a couple pairs in the meantime! Tennessee has caused me some super chub rub.

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  2. I would get the black ones if I won. Very classy looking.

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  3. well... the beige pair is practical and the black pair is beautiful, so i'll leave that decision to lady luck ;)

    mooransh @ gmail . com

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  4. i follow on twitter @MoranSha

    mooransh @ gmail . com

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  5. i follow on FB
    mooransh @ gmail . com

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  6. I would wear the nude version! I work in a job that keeps me both in a cool office, and outside in the heat and humidity of New England. I've had to decide between wearing a cute skirt, and waddling to keep my legs from sticking together...which is the exact opposite of what I'm trying to evoke when I'm attempting to look professional and pulled together! I actually just bought a pair of cheap longish cotton shorts to wear under skirts (I finally realized why you were wearing bike shorts all the time!), which has worked well, but it also a whole other layer! I'd love to try something different, and this sounds like it would work for less voluminous skirts and fancier occasions!

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  7. Love the black, but I think I might go with nude for all of my light colored dresses. Thank you, these are such a great find!

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  8. Totally love this product and why have I not heard of it before! For years I would cut leggings into shorts to wear under dresses before I discovered shorts slips that I've worn for 2 years now. But these would be great for really hot days! I think I would like the beige best since I wouldn't have to worry about the color showing through :-) thanks for the info!

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  9. Oooh these sound intriguing! I would love to have the black pair.

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  10. What a fantastic idea! And they're so pretty!
    I like the nude ones :)

    alittleteapot3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. That's such a good idea. It's funny, I almost immediately knew what the title was as I read it. I have always opted for shorts under skirt and dress but this is way cuter!

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  12. ooh, nice. black for me, please

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  13. Black :)

    email: samra_softic@hotmail.com

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  14. Follow on twitter: @kardiomioptija

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  15. Oh, I would love to have a pair of these! Either color. If I win a pair, I'll probably buy another in the other color. NC weather causes chub-rub, too.

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  16. The black are pretty, but nude would work better under all my dresses :)

    blu_grrrl@yahoo.com

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  17. I have seen these popping up all over Pinterest for the summer. I'd love to try a black pair.

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  18. I liked Bandelettes on Facebook :)

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  19. Following Bandelettes on twitter :)

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  20. I've also written an article about Chub Rub and my secret- Anti- Monkey Butt Powder! I love Bandelettes, such a great product!
    http://www.xovain.com/skin/how-to-prevent-chub-rub

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  21. I'd go for black. At first I thought nude so it'd be hidden but then I thought about your "gust of wind" comment and I realized that it really wouldn't matter if they were hidden or not. Other than a gust of wind the only other people to see them would be my husband or I and well, black is definitely sexier.

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  22. Oh my gosh, you have no idea how much this excites me!! My boyfriend and I made a trip to Arizona last week and I was sooo worried about chaffing in that heat (and sweat, haha). It turned out to be fine, but I really could have used these. Especially here in Iowa - it's sooo humid and hot! Sometimes it feels like I'm swimming, haha.

    I'd love either pair - they're both so useful! :)

    xo Madie
    madie.fiedler@simpson.edu
    girlnamedfiddy.blogspot.com

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  23. The beige is the most practical but I love them both!

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  24. I follow them on Facebook! :)

    xo Madie
    madie.fiedler@simpson.edu
    girlnamedfiddy.blogspot.com

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  25. I follow on Twitter! :) (@girlnamedfiddy)

    xo Madie
    madie.fiedler@simpson.edu
    girlnamedfiddy.blogspot.com

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  26. Nude ones for sure.

    I suffer with this SO BADLY. and spanx are so unsexy when on a date!
    gah.

    kellisavill@gmail.com

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  27. I'd choose black.

    I never have much trouble with thigh rubbing (even though I've got large thighs), and when it is warm out, baby powder does the trick for me, BUT I have a hell of a time getting thigh-high stockings to stay up, and I think these would be great for that!

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  28. Wish I could edit my comment... Do your giveaways usually have a set end time? I don't usually see an end time listed on your giveaways, and I was curious.

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  29. I would love black!
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  30. My prayers have been answered! I have been after a "fix" for chub rub for as long as I can remember. I have tried everything, and I mean, everything. I would love to try Bandelettes! I think they would look both sexy and classy in black! :)

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  31. I follow them on Twitter!
    @sincerelysara22
    ~Sara

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  32. Ugh, i would just kill for a pair of black ones. I know my boyfriend would like them too. Aside from that, i work retail and am walking around on marble floors for 8 hours a day and even get the chub rub in the air conditioning. These would be a god send!

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  33. I would love to win a pair of black ones. I'm sure my boyfriend would too :) aside from that, i work in retail and am walking on marble floors for 8 hours a day and still get chub rub even in the air conditioning! These would be a godsend.

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  34. Ugh, i would just kill for a pair of black ones. I know my boyfriend would like them too. Aside from that, i work retail and am walking around on marble floors for 8 hours a day and even get the chub rub in the air conditioning. These would be a god send!

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  35. I would get the beige option because it would be the most versatile. I'm in Texas and man does it get hot and humid here. Something like bandelettes would be fantastic here!

    gracekretschmer@gmail.com

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  36. I would love the beige; they would go with everything!. I live in Atlanta and go back home to Florida several times a year, so I more than understand this problem.
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  37. Liked on FB!
    nicoleriale@gmail.com

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  38. I'd love the black ones!
    bittersweetbrandy08@gmail.com

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  39. It's so hard to choose, as both colours would definitely come in handy!! But the beige ones seems so universal!
    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  40. I'd love the nude! They'd be perfect for my daily walks at work when wearing dresses or for flea marketing :)

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  41. These are awesome!!! I'd looove a pair of the nude ones! I have to wear shorts under my dresses at all times (I definitely have thighs on the larger side, and it can be so troublesome), and these would be an amazing alternative!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  42. I NEED these. Chub rub isn't as bad as stepping on a lego, but it's up there. I would definitely get black! And then probably go back and buy the nude ones.

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  43. ...And followed them on Twitter! :) Thanks!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  44. I need this more than I need air. Not only do I get the WORST chub rub even after an hour of wearing a dress, but having that soreness and trying to be intimate with my girlfriend is awkward. Now, I could get rid of the pain, redness, and rub but also look sexy doing it completely reversing my problem. If I had a choice, I'd definitely get them in the nude as I wear a lot of white dresses.

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  45. Oh how clever! I would choose the nude version if i were so lucky to win!

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  46. Following on twitter as well! Fingers crossed!! :)

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  47. ahh chub rub! I too am skeptical of lace as a chub rub cure but i do love the idea of something more sexy!

    xo
    Kristina
    TweeValleyHigh.com

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  48. OMG this is amazing! i would probably get the black ones

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  49. I'd choose the black ones ;-) megthecoolgirl@hotmail.com

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  50. Beige! Because in the winter I already wear black tights under all my dresses :)

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  51. I'm a major skeptic too. But I will try anything that might help. Summer sucks because of it.

    I'd definitely go for the black ones.

    chloe
    www.bythelock.com

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  52. I'd love the nude ones so I can wear them under any of my dresses.

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  53. HOLLA.
    Dude, the black ones are h-o-t. I JUST saw these on pinterest and filed them under my "things I super need to buy for the wedding" list. Because, really, a big, poofy taffeta wedding dress is gonna get hot & rub like no other and Lord knows that's not sexy on your wedding night.
    ;)

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  54. I saw these on another blog recently and thought I'd buy some soon--but I might as well try to win some, first! I like the nude ones! jkdemilt(at)gmail.com

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  55. Love this. I would definitely get black!

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  56. Follow on Twitter: @maryhassound

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  57. Awesome awesome awesomeeee! I think I'd definitely go with the black!

    heart, Mel

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  58. Liked them on facebook : )

    heart, Mel

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  59. Following them on Twitter now : )

    heart, Mel

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  60. It's always black for me. I really like this idea. My bike shorts are starting to get a little worn out.

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  61. I love the black pair, but I would probably get the nude pair for practical reasons.

    Even if I don't win, definitely going to be adding these to my wishlist.

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  62. I started following them on twitter.

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  63. This is a simple & sexy solution! I'm a girl that loves to wear black so... Black all the way!

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  64. I am intrigued! I always buy cotton leggings and cut the legs off (hey, cotton absorbs sweat... gross but it helps... until they ride up). I would love love love to win a pair of the black ones!

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  65. oh my god this is effing genius. I love my big huge thighs and my boyfriend loves them too....this is so perfect!!! I'd get black just to be a sexy curvy lady.

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  66. These look perfect! I want them in black- gorgeous!

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  67. and i follow them on twitter

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  68. I would love love a pair of nude one! I had a baby recently so my chub is at an all time high. I just bought some bike shorts... but I would gladly trash them to wear these!

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  69. I'd definitely get the black pair!

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  70. Hmmm... I could use both black and nude! Black would probably get more wear though.

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  71. I would get the black, for sure. I've seen so many bloggers rave about these, I'm so curious to see for myself how comfortable these are and how well they stay up!

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  72. I would get beige so I could wear them under all my dresses.

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  73. I heard about these recently and they sound fantastic. I'd love a black pair if I'm lucky enough to win :)

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  74. Chub rub is the worst :( and applying baby powder in public is prettttyyy awkward. Both colors are great but I think I'd choose the beige ones!

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  75. I follow on twitter!

    Cbgb_girl17@hotmail.com

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  76. I like on Facebook!

    Cbgb_girl17@hotmail.com

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  77. So cool! They're kind of sexy too! I'd die for a black pair.

    mintedtea@gmail.com

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  78. That is brilliant!! I'd want black! Such a good idea, been away from the blog for awhile but I've missed it terribly and had to come back now that life has settled down. :)

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  79. This is such a brilliant idea!! I would definitely want black...and maybe this would get me into wearing all the cute dresses I have! I've been away from the blog for awhile but I'm super excited to catch up now that life has settled down. :)

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  80. Umm, brilliant! I was having the bike shorts dilemma in the 100 degree weather today - these would be so much better. I'd get a pair in black at least to start with.

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  81. Love this idea! I would get the black ones if I won, though both are nice.

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  82. I would love to try them in black <3

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  83. What?!? Why haven't I heard of these before? I have a lot of darker dresses so I'd probably opt for the black.

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  84. Definitely the black, black lace is pretty spicy. ;)

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  85. I would choose black if I won. I could see my boyfriend being very happy about these. ;)

    -Lindsey

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  86. How could anyone ever say no to black lace? I've never heard of anything like this and now I'm excited to try them.

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  87. Beige for sure. These are intriguing. Most things like that would bug me but I'd love to try them and have them prove me wrong!

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  88. what a brilliant idea!!!! i've been resorting to bike shorts and spanx for years! I would choose beige to be practical.

    Leah
    www.cheerupoldbean.blogspot.com

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  89. Oooh! Nude for me!

    N.hanson at live.com

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  90. I would love them in black!! =)

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  91. Oooh! Nude for me!

    N.Hanson at live.com

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  92. Oooh! Nude for me!

    N.hanson at live.com

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  93. I liked Bandelettes on Facebook!

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  94. Ooohh, this is such a fun idea! Chub rub is the worst. I'd take black, too! :D

    xo Michelle
    creaturetype.com

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  95. Ooohh, this is such a fun idea! Chub rub is the worst. I'd take black, too! :D

    xo Michelle

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  96. I also follow them on twitter. @runawaytaxicab

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  97. I also follow them on twitter. @runawaytaxicab

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  98. i like the black, but beige definitely goes with more clothes. :) Probably beige.

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  99. Both! Haha. Beige would go best with more outfits though. :)

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  100. I liked them on facebook! (/superiorsoprano or Jessica Flagler)

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  101. I followed on twitter! :) @jflag07

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  102. I wore a long skirt in 110 degree weather today. I was walking like a cowboy from noon onward! Love the black!

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  103. they both look great, I'd totaly get them both! I guess i'll go with nude now cause it might be more versatile, thank you!

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  104. followed on twitter as @thebettyboing

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  105. and liked on fb too! (Benedetta betty barucco)

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  106. Oooh, this would be perfect! I hate chub rub so much!
    I would like the black ones! :)

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  107. A pair of black ones would be awesome!!

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  108. Oooo chub-rub! A ruiner of hot summer days and short dresses. The black ones are my favourite! If these work, my prayers have finally been answered! :) xx

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  109. I think the black one a super sexy, but in a classy way. Sexy and functional? I'm in!

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  110. gosh, this would be my savior for summer!!! I would love them in beige.

    Anja
    www.aheartandsoulstory.blogspot.com

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  111. I follow on Twitter. @ashlmull

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  112. I would get the black ones if I won...

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  113. Definitely beige....what a great idea...I've been looking for something like this...

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  114. Woo! This is a great idea! I would get the nude pair if I won :)
    anastasia21_11@yahoo.gr

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  115. Ever since you linked to these last week I have been dying to get my hands on some! I'd get a black pair, since most everything I wear is black and I think they look kinda awesome.

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  116. Black! You might as well go for it!

    katofdiamonds@comcast.net

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  117. Black! You might as well go for it!

    katofdiamonds@comcast.net

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  118. The black ones are just so sexy. I would love to own a pair!

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  119. Ahhhh the dreaded chub rub! Definitely a victim of it today. I'd love to win a pair of black ones :) bethanyhunt[at]live[dot]com xx

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  120. Holy Moley, if they work as well as the reviews say these things would be perfect. I would definitely get black.

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  121. Holy Moley, if they work as well as the reviews say these things would be perfect. I would definitely get black.

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  122. I'd have to have the beige ones to be practical. I hate the chub rub! I always wear leggings and luckily I live in Scotland so heat isn't a huge issue ;-)
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  123. I'd love to have the nude ones!

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  124. I love the black ones! These bands sound like such a great concept.

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  125. I need these! It is far too hot in Georgia to wear spandex shorts. So pretty, too! I would get them in beige. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!
    melarossa at gmail dot com

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  126. This is really cool. I would probably want one in both honestly. But I would probably try black first!

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  127. UGH crub-rub. I hates it, precious.

    These looks really cool. I love that if you accidentally showed your thigh you'd see pretty lace instead of awkward spandex. I would probably do either nude or black; but if I had to pick I'd pick black.

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  128. Black, black, black! I love this. They'd be so cute peeking out of a pair of shorts or a cute little skirt to make it a little edgier!

    tulipstokissyouwith(at)gmail.com

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  129. This is an amazing idea! I would love them in black but hope they come out with white ones as well.

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  130. What an amazing idea!I have always done the deodorant but worry about the re-apply.. I would love them in black. I hope they come out with white and some pop colours.

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  131. I would choose the nude. adriannebraun at yahoo dot com

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  132. FINALLY! So excited!
    I can't walk sometimes after walking in the heat. And spanx always make me feel too much like a sausage.

    Thanks for promoting this!!

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  133. I would totally LOVE the nude pair! They are way better than spanx in Texas heat! :) Luke.erin.schmidt@gmail.com

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  134. I always resort to biker shorts, but a pair of these in black would be wonderful!

    Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  135. I followed Bandelettes on twitter! (@Ellie_Eclectica)

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  136. I liked Bandelettes on FB (Eliza P./Ellie)~

    Once again, thanks for the great giveaway! :)
    Most likely going to use the code to buy a pair of these to make this hot Texas summer more bearable.

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  137. This is literally exactly what I've been looking for forever! If I were to win I would love a pair in black!

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  138. I'd love the black ones. Such a great idea!

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  139. I followed on twitter! @badluckbetty

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  140. Girl, you know I'm all over this post! Chub-Rub is a total jerk and ruins the warm weather for me. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I win, but if not, I'm totally buying a pair with your discount code (thank ya kindly). I'd get a black pair if I won because I wouldn't mind a little lace peakage. Thank you for this awesome post and giveaway!

    Love,
    Ashley Wolfe
    tammygoestanning@gmail.com
    twitter.com/kdktwelve

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  141. Girl, you know I'm all over this post! Chub-Rub is a total jerk and ruins the warm weather for me. I'll keep my fingers crossed that I win, but if not, I'm totally buying a pair with your discount code (thank ya kindly). I'd get a black pair if I won because I wouldn't mind a little lace peakage. Thank you for this awesome post and giveaway!

    Love,
    Ashley Wolfe
    tammygoestanning@gmail.com
    twitter.com/kdktwelve

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  142. I follow Bandelettes on Twitter too..

    Love,
    Ashley Wolfe
    tammygoestanning@gmail.com
    twitter.com/kdktwelve

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  143. These look awesome! I would love to win a nude pair!

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  144. Nude pair for me please! I will buy the black for myself with the discount! :)

    jodieapperson@yahoo.com

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  145. I follow on FB

    jodieapperson@yahoo.com

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  146. I follow on twitter

    jodieapperson@yahoo.com

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  147. I'd get them in black! So sexy :)

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  148. I'd love a pair of the black ones! Can't wait to try these out and conquer chub-rub once and for all :P

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  149. I'd love a pair of the black ones! Can't wait to get my hands on a pair of these and conquer chub-rub once and for all :P

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  150. So awesome!
    I'd probably get the black!
    manda.m.rave@gmail.com

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  151. follow on twitter as ladyunlaced

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  152. I'd love the black for dress up, but it would be fun to have the beige for more everyday/casual dresses. SO hard to chose!

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  153. I would totally get the black! Looks like thigh highs without having to wear stockings in the summer

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  154. Totally the black. Looks like thigh highs without having to wear tights in the summer!!

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  155. i'd definitely get the black ones

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  156. Black! can't wait to try these :)

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  157. this is genius! i would love the nude ones!

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  158. What a tough choice! I'd probably go with the nude, so I could wear them under anything.

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  159. These sound like the answer to such an annoying frustrating problem. I would LOVE to give them a try in the black please! :)

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  160. What a freaking amazing idea. I love the sexiness of the black color!

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  161. THIS IS A GOD-SEND! I'm so tired of having red, irritated inner thighs! SO NOT CUTE! And the little walk you get when you're trying to avoid major chaffage? Awkward..

    I love both colors, but I'd probably go with nude so I could wear them under white dresses:)

    Thanks!

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  162. I also followed on twitter! Thanks for the giveaway!

    @jadorealaura

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