sparkly soul review + giveaway

Last week, I told you how cheap I am.  But, not only am I cheap, I’m a pretty minimalist runner.  I think this has something to do with my cheapness.  I don’t run with a lot.  Give me a pair of shoes, and I’m good to go.  I don’t need a Garmin (although I do run with my phone – for safety and for my RunKeeper app) and I refuse to wear a fuel belt.  (Just not my thing.)

However, besides my shoes, I absolutely have to wear a headband.  Something they don’t tell you when you’re pregnant is that you don’t lose a lot of hair while you’re pregnant.  But, after you have the baby, your hair falls out and grows like crazy!  I have a ton of “baby” hairs that stick straight out of my head and hang down in my face, unless they are pulled back with a headband.

I used to use those thick cloth headbands, but those always fell off my head.  When I was feeling really cheap, I used pre-wrap, but every time I went to adjust those, they’d break and I’d be without a headband again.  I finally wised up and bought some non-slip headbands.  They were great!  Until the elastic in the back stretched out and they no longer would stay put.  Wah wah.

But, I finally found the answer to my slipping headband problems.  Sparkly Soul headbands to the rescue!  I’ve been eyeing these headbands all over the blogosphere for months!  Sparkly Soul was nice enough to send me a thin and a wide headband to try out on my runs.

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I am happy to say that they passed the no-slip test on several of my runs and CrossFit workouts.  They stayed in place and I looked super fashionable at the same time!  I loved the sparkles as well!  My other non-slip headbands had glitter all over them, so not only would they slip off, but I’d end up with glitter all over my face (and MacKenna’s too).  The sparkles on Sparkly Soul headbands don’t do that, which makes them even better!

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Want a chance to try them out yourself?  One lucky reader will win not one, but TWO Sparkly Soul headbands (one wide, one thin)!  To enter, head on over to Sparkly Soul’s website and tell me what color you would want to add to your running wardrobe (or CrossFit, or yoga, or whatever fitness activity you like to do).  For extra entries, you can follow Sparkly Soul on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest and let me know that you did.  (Each follow is a separate entry and separate comment.  If you already follow Sparkly Soul, leave a comment telling me you already follow them.)

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Giveaway will run until Thursday, January 17 until 8 PM (Central Time).  Good luck!

(Sparkly Soul graciously sent me 2 of their headbands to try for myself; however, all opinions are my own.)

  • I would love a black sparkly soul headband to match all of my workout clothes! I just got back into running (yes)!

  • I followed @SparklySoulInc on Twitter!
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  • I started following Sparkly Soul’s Pinterest boards!
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  • I liked Sparkly Soul on FB! :)
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  • Purple is my favorite color but i think I would like silver because it would go with everything.

  • I liked them on Facebook!
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  • I’m always a sucker for purple, so clearly I’d love the PURPLE! :) Thanks!
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  • Amber

    I already follow them on Twitter. I would love either a silver or gold headband to add to my workout collection of mostly pink clothes.

  • From one cheap mom/runner to another, thanks for the review! I’ve been eyeing but haven’t shelled out the cash. (I have entered every sparkly soul giveaway around with no luck:)

    I want pink!

  • I’d have to go with the pink… I work out hard but still want to look girlie!

  • I already follow sparklysoul on twitter (@cleanpl8s)

  • and I already follow them on instagram (cleanplatesmessykitchen)

  • Meaghan Kuczarski

    I would love to add the siver sparkly soul to my collection. I think it would go with most of my wardrobe!

  • I love the IcePink Color and the silver colored headbands!

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  • Meaghan Kuczarski

    I just followed Sparkly Soul on Twitter :)

  • I’m following on instagram (@bettertogetherandforever) :)
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  • I’m also following them on twitter (@jescakoval)
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  • Meaghan Kuczarski

    I just liked sparkly soul on Facebook

  • I love the blue! :)
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  • alex

    I would have to go with black because I am boring and lame…and because it will go with anything! ;)

  • Nadia

    Black goes with everything! I have a pink one already and love it. It’s true, they really don’t slip at all.

  • Those are so cute! Would love black to match everything.
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  • Anne W.

    I love the purple color, but they are all great!

  • Anne W.

    I follow Sparkly Soul on facebook.

  • Anne W.

    I already follow Sparkly Soul on twitter @pran04.

  • Anne W.

    I follow Sparkly Soul on instagram (waan0401).

  • Anne W.

    I follow Sparkly Soul on pinterest (annewatson0401).

  • Alice Dickherber

    I like Green!! And I just followed Sparkly Soul on FB

  • Ashley C

    I like the Rose Pink and the Silver :)

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  • These are so pretty! I love the silver and pink ones!
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  • Lauren B

    I love the charcoal and teal!

  • Lauren B

    I followed them on Pinterest!

  • Lauren B

    I followed them on twitter! :)

  • rachel

    Oooh, these look awesome. I’d go for black.

  • Kelly Wurtzel

    These sound great! I know I always have issues with any headband I get to hold back my hair… whether it’s my hair slipping out or simply giving me a headache. I wear them not only to work out, but sometimes part of my everyday wardrobe!

    Favorite colors: charcoal, teal, or pinks.

    Started following on facebook.

  • Kelly Wurtzel

    And now twitter (@grizfam)

  • Kelly Wurtzel

    And pinterest too!

  • Would love the purple(lavender) one!
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  • Sara

    I would love apple green headbands! I’ve tried a few nonslip but the elastic eventually stretches. I’ve even made some for myself! :) getting back into running after having baby

  • Sarah

    I love all the colors, but especially dark pink!

  • Sarah

    I liked on facebook!

  • Sarah

    I followed on Pinterest too

  • Erika

    It’s hard to pick just one color! The silver would have to be my first choice. I have yet to purchase a headband that truly does not slip!

  • Lauren

    I would love to add the apple green and dark pink headbands to my wardrobe!

  • I would want a red thick head band or another thick black one!
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  • I follow on FB :)
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  • I follow on Twitter

  • Lauren

    I followed sparkly soul on Instagram

  • I follow on IG :)

  • Lauren

    I followed sparkly soul on Pinterest

  • Lauren

    I liked sparkly soul on Facebook

  • I follow on Pinterest!
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  • Lauren

    I followed sparkly soul on Twitter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Deb

    I’d love the maroon one for running! Super cute.
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  • Jan

    Oh those post-baby short hairs…ME TOO. Mine are a couple of inches long now and flip out like wings. How adorable. I love the black bands! I just liked their FB page, too.
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  • Erin O

    I would want the rainbow headband!

  • Erin O

    I follow @sparklysoulinc on twitter (@O_Erin).

  • Jpetroroy

    I’d love a black one! I have so many regrowth hairs, too.

  • Kristen

    I would love a turquoise one for running and yoga! I have millions of little baby hairs.

  • I would love the chocolate brown headband!!!

  • I already follow Sparkly Soul on twitter (@runwithfocus)
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  • I also already follow them on facebook and have always wanted to try a headband!
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  • Marlen

    I would love the silver or purple but all the colors look great!!

  • Marlen

    Following on Facebook :)

  • Marlen

    Following on twitter :)

  • Marlen

    Following on Instagram :)

  • I would love to win one of the rainbow bands or a green one. They are just so pretty! I would use them for running and the gym.

  • I follow Sparkly Soul on Twitter (@StephCharles)
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  • and i liked them on FB
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  • julie

    I would go with black, very versatile.

  • Amanda W

    I like the teal.

  • Amanda W

    I follow on twitter @amandawk

  • Amanda W

    I follow on pinterest.

  • Sheena

    I would love to try the mint green and charcoal!

  • Sheena

    And I already follow Sparkly Soul on Facebook, Instagram and twitter :)

  • Karmin Ip

    I love the black and silver ones!

  • I love the silver and black – reminds me of my car in high school! – for running / getting rid of all these dang snippy short fly aways!

    I follow SparklySoul on Twitter, too :)
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  • Kristi W.

    Silver ones are my favorite!

  • Kristi W.

    I follow sparkly soul on twitter

  • Kristi W.

    Liked sparkly soul on facebook

  • Kristi W.

    Followed sparkly soul on instagram.

  • Kristi W.

    I follow sparkly soul in pinterest

  • Black would go with everything, but blue is my favorite color. So many options!
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  • I Follow Sparkly Soul Inc. on Twitter
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  • I follow Sparkly Soul Inc. on Facebook
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  • I follow Sparkly Soul Inc. on Instagram
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  • I follow Sparkly Soul Inc. in Pinterest.
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  • Laurel C

    I would love to have teal or mint green headbands, although I’d be fine with any! Love these!!

  • Laurel C

    I follow sparkly soul on twitter!

  • Laurel C

    I follow on pinterest!

  • Laurel C

    I like sparkly soul on facebook!

  • Laurel C

    I follow sparkly soul on instagram!

  • Meghan

    I would love a black one!!!

  • Meghan

    I just liked sparkly soul on Facebook!

  • I am a pink girl through and through so I would pick kaleidoscope pink and rose pink for sure!
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  • I “liked” them on facebook!
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  • And followed them on twitter!
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  • And Instagram :)

  • And Pinterest!
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  • Haley

    I love the violet and dark pink colors!

  • Keri

    I would absolutely love the Ice Pink in the Wide band!! I love all things pink and even have some in my hair!!

  • Keri

    I followed Sparkly Soul Inc. on twitter today.

  • Keri

    I followed Sparkly Soul on Facebook today!!

  • Keri

    I followed Sparkly Soul Inc on Instagram today!

  • Keri

    I just followed Sparkly Soul Inc on Pinterest!

  • Kelly

    I always need some PURPLE in my life!!

  • Kelly

    I just LIKED Sparkly Soul on Facebook!

  • Kelly

    Following them on @Twitter!

  • Kelly

    Following on Instagram!

  • Kelly

    Pinterest for PURPLE!

  • Love Sparkly Soul!! I want their new light blue band :)

  • I follow on twitter
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  • purple!
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