In this world of too many choices it is often hard to find products that work and weed out those that claim to work. If we were all millionaires this would not matter, we could buy with reckless abandon and not worry about wasting $15 on a headband. Alas, most of us are not millionaires. If you are anything like me I hate wasting even $15 dollars on something that does not work. This is why I do so many gear reviews on my blog. I want to save you the time and the energy of searching for products that work and let you know when I think something is a complete waste of money.

I have only found two brands of headbands that don’t slip off my head. I had found my favorite UNTIL I stumbled upon Sparkly Soul. When I heard the company name I checked it out because I was not sure what the product was, but knew if it had to do with sparkling while you run I would probably like it. Hood To Coast has turned me into a sparkle girl despite my best attempts to fight it.

I immediately fell in love with the RED sparkle band. Ahem….Wizard of Oz…..I did a silent prayer inside – please let these work, please let these work.

Lately I’ve noticed a common theme with all these headband companies. They tout how theirs are the only ones that work and they don’t slip. AND guess what – they do slip and they don’t work for everyone. So I was betting that this would be the same for Sparkly Soul.

Imagine my surprise when I tested them out and they didn’t move. NOT ONE DARN CENTIMETER. They made it through a 24 mile long run with out bothering me once. This is truly a miracle. I’m VERY critical of running gear.

The difference between these bands and the other bands I’ve tried is that they are no-slip all the way around. There is no elastic part at the bottom back. I personally found that even though the wide bands didn’t move, the skinnier ones were more comfortable on my head.

I have been waiting to post this contest and review for weeks now. I honestly was not sure how to convey how much I LOVE these bands.

I love these bands so much so that I now have them in EVERY SINGLE COLOR. Yep. Every color. Every running outfit could use a little sparkle. When I feel like I look good, I run better. When I run better, I run faster. When I run faster, I think I’m fast. When I think I’m fast, I run faster. When I run faster I PR. I’ll be rocking the sparkle at an upcoming marathon!!!

Why I like these bands:
1. When I see other people wearing other ribbon patterned bands around town, I think to myself they probably didn’t shower after their run or if they did they put the same sweaty band back on.[which if you did either is a-ok with me - just being honest in what I think] I don’t think this with the sparkle bands
2. The black sparkle looks cute with regular outfits – right?
3. They aren’t glitter bands, so not to worry about stuff falling off
4. We all need a little sparkle now and then but not everyone wants to rock a spark skirt [sorry Team Sparkle]
5. The don’t slip, really they don’t.



One reader of Mile Posts will win one Sparkly Soul band of their choice.


Here’s how to enter:*You must be a follower of my blog to win. Contest ends on 10.11.2011

Here’s how to enter: [please leave a separate comment for each entry]

1. Follow Sparkly Soul on Facebook and post – I want to win the Sparkly Soul Giveaway from Mile Posts www.mile-posts.com
2. Follow Sparkly Soul on twitter and tweet: I want to win the @sparklysoulinc giveaway from @mileposts


If you have done the above 2 things and would like more chances to win you can:
1. Post this post on your blog or facebook
2. Follow Mile Posts on twitter @mileposts
3. Follow Mile Posts on facebook

*as always I was not paid for this review and the opinions are my own. Winner will be notified via blog post and has two weeks to claim their prize before a back up winner is chosen.

Comments

  1. I follow you on Twitter

  2. I follow SparklySoulInc on Twitter

  3. I "liked" Sparkly Soul on FB & commented on their wall

  4. Annnnd I tweeted about the giveaway via @melissalicia512 :)

  5. Audrey J. says:

    I did it all! :) Hhahaha.

    Following you on Twitter…

  6. Audrey j. says:

    Following Sparkly Soul on Twitter…and Tweeted "I want to win"

  7. Audrey J. says:

    Liked Sparkly soul on Facebook and posted to their wall!

  8. Awesome! I liked Sparkley Soul on FB and posted on their page! :D

  9. Thanks for this fun giveaway! I'm following Sparkly Soul on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway (@bonnielang) …thanks again!

  10. i liked Sparkly soul on fb and left the comment. [fb username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

  11. i like Mile POsts on fb [fb username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

  12. Suz and Allan says:

    Follow them on twitter and tweeted about your giveaway!

  13. Suz and Allan says:

    Like their fb page and posted on their wall!

  14. Suz and Allan says:

    Already follow you on twitter!

  15. Suz and Allan says:

    Already like your fb page too!

  16. Healthy Diva says:

    I love those headbands….hope I win!

  17. I liked Sparkly Soul on FB and left a comment!

  18. Following them on twitter and tweeted!

  19. follow you on FB!

  20. follow you on twitter!

  21. I LIKE Sparkly Soul on Facebook and posted about you on their page :)

  22. I follow Sparkly Soul on twitter and I tweeted about it! (@krissymmurphy)

  23. I posted about your giveaway on Facebook :)

  24. I now like Sparkly Soul on Facebook and have posted as instructed :-)
    Awesome headbands btw

  25. I follow mileposts on twitter!

  26. I also like mileposts on Facebook!

  27. I followed and posted on facebook.

  28. I follow you on twitter!

  29. I follow you on facebook!

  30. I followed and tweeted about it! @nicoler33

  31. Shellyrm ~ just a country runner says:

    Do I get extra points for pointing out you missed typing "win" in the what to put on Sparkly Soul's FB page line? heehee

  32. Shellyrm ~ just a country runner says:

    I follow you on FB too.

    Shelly Cable

  33. I now follow Sparkly Soul on Facebook and posted – I want to the Sparkly Soul Giveaway from Mile Posts http://www.mile-posts.com

  34. I now follow Sparkly Soul on twitter and tweeted

  35. I Follow Mile Posts on twitter @mileposts

  36. I Follow Mile Posts on facebook

  37. Followed Sparkly Soul on Facebook and posted the comment.

  38. Followed Sparkly Soul on twitter and tweeted.

    @jovanbone

  39. I follow you on Facebook.

  40. I follow you on twitter.

    @jovabone

  41. I follow you!

  42. enthusiasticrunner.com says:

    Follow you (obvs!)

    And a tweet!

  43. I posted on FB!

    Also, LOVE the new layout – very clean and easy to navigate!!

  44. I tweeted. :)

  45. I follow you on Twitter. And follow Sparkly Soul.

  46. And lastly, I follow you on FB!

  47. Kristin Miller says:

    I liked you on FB

  48. Kristin Miller says:

    I liked Sparkly Soul on FB. (I think I follow your blog but I can't find your followers to check!!! Or where to sign up if I don't! You're on my feed on my blog though!!!)

  49. I am now following Sparkly Soul on Twitter and Tweeted about the contest!

  50. Stephanie Anne says:

    I like sparkly soul on facebook & posted to their wall

  51. Stephanie Anne says:

    I follow you on facebook

  52. Stephanie Anne says:

    posting to my facebook

  53. Stephanie Anne says:

    posting to my blog

  54. thisgirlcanrun says:

    I followed Sparkly Soul on Twitter, and tweeted!

    I am so mistrusting of headbands – I thought my head was cursed! This has really got me interested.

  55. I follow/like Sparkly Soul on FB and posted on their wall and mine.

  56. I follow SparklySoul on Twitter and tweeted the message. I follow in my Reader and through Google Connect as "Running Jennie"

  57. I posted it on my FB wall (I realized after that this was a different way to enter than posting on their wall – sorry!)

  58. I follow you on Twitter!

  59. And I follow you on FB!

  60. Did the FB thing for Sparkly Soul!

  61. Like you on FB!

  62. Did the Sparkly Soul twitter thing :)

  63. Follow you on Twitter :)

  64. Linked this giveaway post in my blog's sidebar :)

    These look awesome! This Einstein-hair lady could really use one :)

  65. I like Sparkly soul on FB!

  66. I follow you on Twitter

  67. I follow you on FB!

  68. I put this on Facebook!

  69. Rebecca Samson says:

    You know I love a good headband that doesn't slip. Just this morning I wore my Under Armour one and of course it slips until my hair becomes sweaty enough to hold it in place. I liked Sparky Soul on FB.

  70. Rebecca Samson says:

    And am now a follower on Twitter and tweeted.

  71. I am following Sparkly Soul on facebook

  72. I follow you on Twitter, and you know I want to try this. :)

  73. And I also follow your blog. :) Thanks, Dorothy!

  74. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    I liked Sparkly Soul on fb and commented on your giveaway!

  75. And I follow your blog. Thanks, Dorothy. :)

  76. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    I follow Sparkly Soul on twitter and tweeted your giveaway!

  77. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    Shared your giveaway on my Life as a Running Mom facebook page

  78. I'm a follower!!!

  79. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    Your giveaway is posted on my blog sidebar

  80. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    I follow your blog

  81. I follow Sparkly Soul on fb & commented !!!

  82. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    I like you on fb

  83. {lifeasa}RunningMom says:

    I follow you on twitter

  84. Following Sparkly Soul on Twitter & tweeted comment :) :)

  85. I follow u on twitter :)

  86. I follow u on fb to :)

  87. Posted this awesome giveaway to my bloggy!

  88. Following Sparkly on FB!

  89. Following Sparkly Soul on Twitter & Tweeted!

  90. Following Mile Posts on FB already :)

  91. Following @Mileposts on Twitter (@melissyk) :)

  92. Pemberton Family says:

    I followed Sparkly Soul on Facebook.

  93. Pemberton Family says:

    I followed Sparkly Soul on Twitter and Tweeted.

  94. Pemberton Family says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  95. Pemberton Family says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  96. thethinksicanthink says:

    Ooo I'd love to try these! I've never found a headband that stays on when I run!

  97. I follow Sparkly Soul on FB!

  98. I'm following YOU on FB! :)

  99. I like Sparkly Soul on fb and posted on their wall!

  100. I follow you on FB now.

  101. Kyria @ Travel Spot says:

    I follow sparkly soul on FB and posted to their wall!

  102. Kyria @ Travel Spot says:

    I follow sparkly soul on twitter and posted to their wall!

  103. Kyria @ Travel Spot says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  104. Kyria @ Travel Spot says:

    I put a link to this post on my FB page!

  105. I follow you and now Sparkly Soul on Twitter and I tweeted!

  106. I am now following them on FB. (I already follow you…) These headbands sound very cool. I usually don't win these kinds of things so I may just go ahead and buy one! I could really use it with all my upcoming races!

  107. Kristin Miller says:

    I posted it on my blog!!! yahoo!

  108. Jessica (Pace of Me) says:

    i like sparkly soul on fb and wrote on their wall :o )

  109. Jessica (Pace of Me) says:

    i follow them on twitter and tweeted :o )

  110. Jessica (Pace of Me) says:

    i follow you on twitter!

  111. I like Sparkly Soul & posted on their fb wall!

  112. I follow Sparkly Soul on twitter and tweeted the contest!

  113. I posted on my blog!

  114. I follow you on twitter!

  115. I like you on FB!

  116. dawnieslife.com says:

    follow sparkly soul on facebook!

  117. dawnieslife.com says:

    Follow sparkly soul on twitter!

  118. dawnieslife.com says:

    follow mile posts on fb

  119. dawnieslife.com says:

    Following mile posts on twitter

  120. I'm so excited you're giving one of these away!! I have been looking at this giveaway for a week but haven't been able to comment until now. I NEED one of these for MCM – not only to complete my watermelon race outfit, but also so that we can be coordinating!!

    I'm a follower of your blog and I liked Sparkly Soul on Facebook and posted on their wall

  121. I like Mile Posts of Facebook!

  122. And I follow you on Twitter

  123. Jeanne@runningforthecupboard says:

    I took your lead and bought a few of the Sparkly Soul Headbands. They're awesome and yes, unlike some other headbands, they actually stay in place!

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