When I saw these cute headbands from Sparkly Soul floating around in blog-land, I had to find out more.
I entered every blog giveaway I found to try and win one. No luck.
I'll tell ya, I have a lot of hair and a freakishly small head (I assume) since no band stay put, even the "no slip" headbands I have tried. BUT I was not going to give up hope and I swore I'd keep trying.
So finally, I decided to contact them myself and ask for the opportunity to review their pretty, sparkly bands here. Lucky for me-and for one lucky reader-they agreed!!
A little bit about Sparkly Soul
(from their Facebook page)-
Sparkly Soul, Inc. is based in NYC - The city with lots of sparkle!
The company was created by a marathoner and triathlete for all the women who find their strength and soul while pushing themselves to their athletic limits.
We needed to keep our hair out of our face while exercising. Now there is a fabulous headband that won’t slip, won’t cause your pretty little head to get a headache or cause hair breakage. It is the comfortable solution for all you athletic fashionistas.
Whether you are a runner, walker, dancer, triathlete, yogi, pilates buff, cyclist, cheerleader, or ballplayer - we believe in all you sparkly gals out there!
Sparkly Soul Non-Slip Glitter Headbands will stay on your head... no matter how intense your athletic activity.
The bands arrived quickly and in a giant silver envelope (they must know I love blingy, bright things). Sparkly Soul sent two size bands to try- a thin style (3/8 of an inch in width) and a thicker band (5/8 of an inch in width).
Now when I first saw these bands online, I thought that they were made of actual glitter they sparkled so much-BUT it is not glitter.
The bands are made from a very soft material that sparkles so you don't to worry about glitter falling off the band and getting all over the place.
Saturday was a long afternoon. We were awaiting the arrival of a huge snow storm on the East Coast and I was a wild child on my hands. That wild child being Lola, of course. Since she just LOVES to have her picture taken, I asked her if she wanted to model for me. She squealed in delight and it was time to make her hair pretty.
I put the small band on first and it fit her head very well.
and you know what. The band did not budge. Not once....
we even tried layering the two bands together! This would be a great look with different colored bands
Test #2-My Turn
I put on the thick band first since the "thick" bands are the ones I tend to have issues with. Other styles and brands usually pucker or stick up or slide right off. Remember I said I had a "freakishly small head"...yeah.
The thick band fit comfortably, it did not bulge or pucker. And...it stayed put!
I wore it for about two hours doing housework, preparing dinner and I did not even notice it was on. No headache or pulling. Score!
Test #3-Back in Action
The entire East Coast was blessed with an early snow storm Saturday night through Sunday morning, we needed to clean up. I slid the thin band onto my very messy hair and got out to shovel and clean. Even when I put my favorite hoodie on, the band stayed on and did not slip. Another score!
|Lola is assisting me with my hair do!|
Then I changed into my running tights and cold weather running jacket, laced up the Kinvara's and hit the snowy streets for a run. Well...the run only lasted about 500 yards (a whole 'nother post all together) but the band stayed put.
Immediately following the failed run, I spent the remainder of my Sunday afternoon working in the PAIN CAVE-unpacking boxes, purging stuff, organizing, etc. The Sparkly Soul band stayed put and it is still in my hair as we speak.
My Final Thoughts:
1-BLING IT ON!! I really liked the Sparkle quotient of these headbands. I loved that they were soft and not hard, crusty glitter glued onto a headband. Also, the 360* of sparkle is great. No worries about the band looking crooked. Yes, I have done this before...
2-GIMME A C. for Comfort. No snagging my LONG hair, no pulling, no headache
3-FABULOUS FIT. The all around stretch makes a big difference in the fit of these bands vs. others I have tried. They kept their shape and fit my head comfortably. Most important, they stayed put.
4-LOLA APPROVED. I loved it that they fit Lola too. She just loves them and I think I have lost the thick one to her forever and that's ok.
Sparkly Soul will give one lucky reader a band of their choice!
So how do you win your very own SPARKLY SOUL headband?? Easy-
Please leave ONE comment for each entry.
1-You must be a follower of Miles, Muscles & Mommyhood. Not a follower? Just click the FOLLOW button to your right. C'mon-you know you wanna.
2-Visit the Sparkly Soul website and tell me which band you will pick if you win and WHY!
3-LIKE Sparkly Soul on Facebook and leave a note- tell them Jen & Lola sent ya!
4-Follow Sparkly Soul on Twitter and follow ME on Twitter.
5-Spread the word about this Sparkly Soul giveaway-link on your blog, share on Facebook, Twitter. One entry per method of share per day!! (just make sure you leave me a comment so I can add your entries).
6-Tell me, what makes YOUR soul sparkle??
BONUS ENTRY until Nov 3rd-Please like my photo in the GOTribal INSPIRATION photo contest! It is the middle photo on the left-you know, the one where I'm hugging my BFF Chrissie Wellington!!
*This review is all my own personal opinion, I was not compensated in any way by anyone at any time. Sparkly Soul sent me the headbands at no cost.