Monday, March 28, 2011

Ryders Sunglasses Review and Giveaway!

    I know I talk about the fact that I'm an Ocean Lifeguard on here a lot, I can't help it. . . it's what a live for.  The other 9 months of the year are just a countdown till beach season.  Okay not quite, I cherish everyday with my boys, but I cherish them even more when we're at the beach :D


     So of course when I was in contact with Devon from OutsidePR about reviewing Ryders Sunnies I was super beyond psyched :D

 The last decent sunglasses I invested in now look like this:
Two summers ago I came home from a night out, my parents had been babysitting Nolster, and found my Hobies in 3 pieces on top of my backpack.  I didn't even ask questions, I didn't want to sound ungrateful after they volunteered to watch him.

    Since the I've been wearing a variety of $5 sunglasses that are probably not doing any favors for my precious eyes.  My faves last year were gas station Wayfarer knockoffs with neon orange arms (as seen here).   They were cool for like a day and then I started hearing, "you're really gonna keep rocking those everyday, hunhh."   

    Enter Ryders to save me from the ridicule of my coworkers this summer!!
(Ok let's face it they will probably find a way to make fun of me anyway)

  I picked out 2 pairs of sunglasses, one for me and one for Matt (I had to convince him that there is some benefit to me posting bikini pics online ;)  And I was also sent another pair straight from Chris at Ryders for leaving a comment on their FB wall, what nice people over at Ryders!!  I still had a hard time narrowing down which ones I wanted, they have so many cute styles.

First Pair I chose:
I love me some huge movie star sunglasses

Plus they make me look about 70x cooler than I really am:


 Matt refuses to model for my blog so I will just say he looks crazy hot in these:
. . . and I think this color will look even sweeter (than they already do) on him once he's rocking a summer tan :D

Last Pair:
I LOVE the Blue and White (and black speckles!) aspect of these, so much fun!
Note to Ryders: I am available for modeling :)

  Things I love about these glasses
~ The curve in the arm (is that what it's called?)  so they fit nicely to your head.  (It's really embarrassing when you look down and your sunglasses fall off your face. . . and off the stand. . . 8 feet down into the sand.  Not that I've ever had to say, "excuse me sir over there, could you please hand me my sunglasses.")
~ All the awesome colors; the blue fades are so vibrant :D
~ Great price for the quality
~ Some styles come with polarized lens (Makes watching the water a lot easier)
~ Variety of styles to suit everyone's tastes and needs (performance, fun, saving lives, lookin' good :D)  My next pair will be these:


    My one suggestion to Ryders: Maybe more pics of the glasses, or someone modeling them (hint, hint ;).  It can be hard to pick out glasses online without seeing them in person/trying them on, more pics would help :)

Giveaway
    I am giving away one pair of Ryders Sunglasses.  Any style you like in the $40 range (which is any style with essential lenses).

   You do not need to follow to enter.  If you like what I post follow; if you don't,  you're not obligated :)
 
What you can do:
~ Leave a comment saying you want in (and how great I am ;) [or not])  +1
~ Check out Ryders site and tell me what you want to rock this summer! +1
~ Like Ryders on FB and tell them I sent you :) +1 for each (They do giveaways on FB sometimes, so definitely a good page to like)
~ Blog, FB, Tweet it  +1 for each

  7 ways to enter, leave a separate comment for each.  Make sure to leave an Email Addy if not in your profile.  Ends Friday 4/1 at Midnight.

169 comments:

Dash said...

You do look like a movie star in those ones! I am a follower!

Dash said...

I would rock that same movie star look as you!

Dash said...

I already like Ryders on FB!

Julie said...

You're cool...and I want some sunglasses!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Hmmmm... if they made me look 70x cooler than I actually am, I might get up to zero.

Dash said...

I linked on my blog!

Julie said...

I like flange and defcon!

Julie said...

I liked on FB!

Diet Chic ~ Jury said...

Sunglasses please! hehe

Diet Chic ~ Jury said...

Liked on FB :)

Run with Jess said...

I want in!! And I think you're great... really anyone named Katie has got to be awesome, right?!?! (that's my daughter's name too!)

Run with Jess said...

I liked Ryders on FB and let them a comment too!

Run with Jess said...

I visited their website ... and realized my favorite pair of running shades are RYDERS! I have the Hex style in pink and love love love them!! Bought them at my first race expo.

Next up, I'd like to try out the Hijack style in RED, hmmm, or white. Both are cool looking!

Run with Jess said...

I tweeted about it at @RUNwJESS

Run with Jess said...

Posted it on my giveaways tab... http://runwithjess.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Rachelle Wardle said...

I think that you are great and will DEFINITELY get a sub 20 5k this year!!

Rachelle Wardle said...

Liked Ryders on fb. And I still think your great. :)

Run with Jess said...

And I FB'd about it too! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Run-with-Jess/153902151335417

Kristin @NyceLife said...

I totally need new shades, 3 kids really reduces their life span, mine are beyond scratched, thanks for the contest!

Kristin @NyceLife said...

I like the Duchess ones (and then saw they were the ones you had, nice :) ) Those Defcons are pretty sweet too.

Kristin @NyceLife said...

liked Ryders on FB

Finallyfit2011 said...

I want IN the contest. And p.s. I am following you now cuz your posts are awesome :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

I LOVE the polarized "tweakers"!!!

Finallyfit2011 said...

"Liked" on fb & let 'em know you sent me over!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Blogged your giveaway!

Finallyfit2011 said...

Facebooked your giveaway!

Megan said...

I follow you! I want IN!

Megan said...

I went look at their website. I do agree that there should be some people modeling them because it's hard to tell what they would look like on my face.

I like the AWOL style in that hot pink!

Toni Church said...

I like Ryders on facebook and left a comment that you sent me.
Thanks,
Toni @runninglovingliving

Kittee said...

I am a follower..

Kittee said...

I posted on my blog

Kittee said...

Oh and I do like you.. Katie must be short for Katherine I am assuming. And that is my name too..

I liked on FB

Kittee said...

Love all the pink ones.. too hard to decide. hehehe

Keelie Sheridan said...

Count me in! I've never in my entire life owned a nice pair of sunglasses... Maybe these will be my first!

And you KNOW I think you're cool! :)

Keelie Sheridan said...

I'm a huge movie-star-huge glasses fan, so I'd rock the PINT!

Keelie Sheridan said...

I LIKEd them of FB!

Keelie Sheridan said...

AND I told them you sent me!

Keelie Sheridan said...

AND you're on my blog! :)

http://sweatequalssuccess.blogspot.com/2011/03/19-days.html

Laura Frey said...

I love the gloss black ones! At least you rock them! Holla!

Ashley said...

I'm following you :)

Kristen said...

I want in on the giveaway!

Kristen said...

ALreadt 'like' Ryders on facebook!

Kristen said...

I told them that you sent me!

Ashley said...

I think I would rock the Fray in matte Black or Neon Pink, or Duchess in Tortoise!

Kristen said...

I fb the giveaway!

Kristen said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

Kristen said...

I added the giveaway to my blog!

Ashley said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/radashes

Kristen said...

I Love the Flange glasses in hot pink!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I want in! You are awesome. I will never get tired of you posting silly pictures of yourself.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I posted a link to this giveaway in my giveaway side bar.

Julia said...

I want in! And you are great for hosting this giveaway :)perfect timing; i was eyeing some new Ryders at the store... no pun intended

Julia said...

I would get the vela in blue to match my bike!

Kelly said...

i am so in! love your blog...just do not get to post too many comments unfortunately..i had to come out of "hiding" for this giveaway! ;-)

Kelly said...

i would love me some duchess!

Kelly said...

tweeted the giveaway! @coconutkelly

chambersky (at) gmail (dot) com

Caroline said...

I want in please!
I am a follower!

Caroline said...

I like the blue vela

Caroline said...

I already like ryders on FB

Caroline said...

I tweeted
@carotabi

Allison said...

You and your bikini ready bod rock my socks off.... I'm a follower (and I want in!)

Allison said...

Give me those hot pink hex glasses for summer runs and rides :)

Allison said...

I like them on FB!

Allison said...

I told them you sent me!

Allison said...

posting on my blog now!

Cynthia said...

Totally want in! You are awesome and gorgeous... can't have a better combination :)

Cynthia said...

I like he on FB

Cynthia said...

Posting on my blog sidebar!

Cynthia said...

I totally want to get the Dutchess for everyday wear and I want to buy the Hex style in pink and black.

Allison said...

tweeted @allie0622

Luke said...

I want in AND you won something on my blog. Wanna just make a trade?

Luke said...

Like Ryders page.

Luke said...

I like the Defcons for a non-racing pair.

Luke said...

I FBed it!

Brandy said...

I want them!! Plus you definitely rock them enough to make me want a pair! Plus all of old Oakleys are scratched and I need some new ones to run in!

Brandy said...

Oh by the way I would LOVE the GLOSS BLACK, TR90. Please?

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I'm in and I follow. Even if you don't do giveaways :)

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I want in.

And yes, you are awesome (which is already assumed, duh!)

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I really like the look of the Ryders Jolt glasses.

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I "liked" Ryders on FB.

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I told Ryders on FB that you sent me (their wall is plastered with it!).

Zoë said...

You look smokin' HOT in your shades!

Zoë said...

I think the Pink Fray's are pretty awesome. :)

Zoë said...

Added link to my blog:
http://www.runzoerun.com/p/giveaways.html

and to the new Running Giveaway listing site:
http://runnerswag.blogspot.com

Melissa Cunningham said...

i want in!

Melissa Cunningham said...

follower....this blog,and YOU are cooler than the other side of the pillow....and like jack said-if these glasses can make me look 70x cooler....
:D

Melissa Cunningham said...

oh,i like the Ryders and Hex's!

RoseRunner said...

What an awesome attitude -- isn't it a bit presumptuous when bloggers force others to follow them?!?

Yes, I want some glasses. enter me please

J and A said...

I want in, you rock and I follow! And you look great!

J and A said...

I love the fray and solace ones!

coach dion said...

I want in, but on for me (I wear glasses) but for my wife.

SharonF said...

Is 67 too "old" to wear cool sunglasses? If not count me in for the giveaway.

TFox said...

My dog ate my last two pairs, so could use a nice new pair.

charlie said...

I wear prescription glasses, but would make a great birthday gift for my son.

Haley said...

I've followed your blog for a while. Sweet giveaway!!

Haley said...

I want the anvil aviators! I love simple :) sometimes, lol.

Haley said...

Liked Ryders on FB and commented that you sent me :)

Haley said...

Linked to my blog :)

Haley said...

Tweeted giveaway :)
@climbrunliftmom

Haley said...

Shared on my FB page

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

You are great! I am a new follower and I want in!

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I really like the Pink Ollie sunglasses, but I am not sure if I am brave enough to wear those! Like the Duchess in Tortoise too.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I like Ryders on FB and I told them you sent me.

Paula - Running Mom of 5 said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog.

Darlene said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog

Darlene said...

I "Like" Ryders on FB

Darlene said...

You are awesome for hosting this blog - hope I win!!!

Darlene said...

I think the Camo Defcons are cool.

Twila said...

I want in! and heck yeah you are awesome with your speedy fast running!

Twila said...

I like it on FB

H Love said...

I want in and like your belt..I would have no idea how to wear that.

Twila said...

I want them in rockslide in the brown stripes

Twila said...

messaged them on FB

H Love said...

Went to ryders. I would like the Defcon of Jig...anything to run in!!!

amandamdaley said...

I defiently want in!!

Teamarcia said...

I want in and i think you're awesome!

amandamdaley said...

I like ryders on fb

Teamarcia said...

Id really love the hot pink ones in the fuze collection but I'll take anything I can to look cool.

Teamarcia said...

I already like riders on Fb

amandamdaley said...

I would definitely get the duchess glasses! too cute!

amandamdaley said...

i posted on their facebook that you sent me
amandamdaley at yahoo dot com

amandamdaley said...

tweeted ;)

nolls4 said...

Would love a new pair of sunglasses...

nolls4 said...

I like the Solace sunglasses as well...

Marisa Olsen said...

want to win!

Mom_2_Pippa said...

Hey! I want in the Ryders contest AND am a new follower (love your blog) and your great because of it...did i get it all :-)

P.S. I love the empresses....love 'em!

Mom_2_Pippa said...

and I liked Ryders on Fb and told them you sent me there. Thanks..great stuff!

Mom_2_Pippa said...

PLUS, mentioned it on my blog....really enjoy your blog, hope others do also!

mommydoll13 said...

yay sunglasses im in =) new follower

darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

Tess said...

Duchtess, ryder, fray omg how do you pick just one?I love sunglasses. They make me feel like I can be many different personalities when I change the look of the glasses. They are a very fun accessory! Thanks for the give-a-away. You are awesome! Tess

Stefanie D. said...

Ooooh! Pick me!! I need a good pair of sunglasses like a whale needs water!

Stefanie D. said...

I am definitely liking the Flange.

Stefanie D. said...

I like Ryders on FB. :)

Stefanie D. said...

I tweeted!

Stacie said...

I totally want in :) And yes, you rock.

Stacie said...

I think I like the Zephyr's the best. I do like the camo ones as well.

Stacie said...

I already like Ryders on Facebook but I let them know you sent me :)

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog.

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

Andrew said...

Yes indeed, I want in, and you do look hot in the Duchess Gloss Blacks!

Andrew said...

Rock the Orange Fade Calibers! BTW, I posted on FB and Twitter

Staci1974 said...

New follower...all of those shades make you look FABULOUS! I would rock those movie star shades!

cravetherun said...

I am loving the pink Ollie's

cravetherun said...

Already "Like" Ryders, but left them a note about you!

cravetherun said...

I love your blog, thanks for introducing me to BodyRock, too! I would love some new shades!

cravetherun said...

Tweeted!

ozone3 said...

I definitely want in on this!!

ozone3 said...

Checked out the Ryder website and I LOVE the Nitrous in Orange Fade.

ozone3 said...

Liked Ryders on FB!!

ozone3 said...

Posted comment on Ryders FB.


schiavonerg@yahoo.com

Molly said...

I reeeealy need running glasses, the ones I have now are crazy glued together!

Molly said...

the jolt's are pretty cool. : )

Rachelle Wardle said...

facebooked about the giveway.

P.S. I think you are the most beautiful, awesome person alive. And you will get your sub 20 5k!! Hell yes!

Amber @ Betty Meets Jane said...

I need sunglasses.

Pick me.

Anyways I am a new follower! Hi! Like your bloggy so far :D

Amber @ Betty Meets Jane said...

I have a really hard to fit face so the nose pads would really rock my workout. Plus they have pink ones.

runningonwords said...

I want in!

runningonwords said...

I would probably get the "Shot" in pink.

Michael said...

I would like in on the sunglasses giveaway please :)

Michael said...

I like the Uzi pair.

Michael said...

Liked on FB and mentioned you!

Katie said...

Run w Jess

Katie said...

Finally Fit

Katie said...

Toni

Katie said...

Haley

Katie said...

Mom 2 Pippa

Katie said...

Mom 2 Pippa

Katie said...

Crave the Run

Katie said...

Zoe