Thursday, December 8, 2016

Day 8 of 12 Day's of Carlee's Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog TEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 8 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 8 surprise Sparkly Soul headbands.


For today, DAY EIGHT, eight winners will be selected, each winning a surprise Sparkly Soul headband.

For almost as long as I've been running I've been rocking Sparkly Soul headbands (and for the past three years or so have been honored to be a part of their amazing ambassador program). I love the extra hit of sparkle they bring to my outfit, but not only that, they don't have a piece of black elastic in the back, they don't give me headaches and they don't slip or fall off during activity (and I wear them for everything from running to swimming and all activities in between).


Sparkly Soul was created for all the women who find their strength and soul while pushing themselves to their athletic limits. The company was actually started by a marathoner and triathlete (so they know exactly what an athlete like you and me need when it comes to activewear). Sparkly Soul was created as the comfortable solution for all of us athletic fashionistas so there will be no fussing with our hair while we are working out (or out on the town).
I wear Sparkly Soul headbands any time I have my hair pulled up (whether I'm working out or not). They help keep my fly-aways under control and the colors match any outfit I can conjure up. Sparkly Soul offers sparkly headbands, satin headbands, thin headbands, thick headbands, headbands that support charities, etc. (In case you were curious about my preference, I love the thick sparkly ones, but also have fun stacking different colored thin ones to mix it up too.)

A small assortment of my ever growing collection... I believe I'm over 50 now!

Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 14th at 11:59pm PST and the EIGHT winners will be chosen on December 15th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Use the code CARLEE for 30% off any regular price Sparkly Soul Sports & Fitness Headband now until December 15th (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book)! So go get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process!

146 comments:

Michelle B said...

I've been wearing bondi bands lately mostly because they cover my ears and it's freakin cold here. I've wanted to try sparkly soul for awhile now though.

runner_girl_runs said...

i usually run in hats.. a lot of them are esky flavor!! 💜 i have a lot of different head bands that i prefer to use when working out!

Fritz said...

I usually run with a visor on, if not a headband.

Jamie Theriault said...

Sparkly Soul headbands all the way!

Kristin said...

I wear my sparkle athletic visors.

MollyKingsley said...

I love headbands. I wear a lot of different brands, but my favorite brand right now is Lucy.

jessiewynne said...

I am a hat runner - if anything! But I've been wanting a sparkly headband, they're so cute and fun! I didn't know this was the best brand to get them from ☺️

Krysta Jensen said...

Since cutting my hair it has been hats. Otherwise, usually headbands.

Misti said...

I wear headbands but not to run in. I think I have a weird head shape since they usually pop right off 😕

Michelle said...

I have tried several headbands, but they always slip. I would love to try these!

Natalie said...

I use to be a headband wearer, but lately I have been a hat/visor girl especially during the hot summer months. Now that winter is rolling in I will to wear half Buffs and their headbands to keep my ears warm.

Mark Posey said...

If I do wear headgear it is usually a hat. I have never worn a headband.

Amanda Mangus said...

I have a few Sparkly Soul headbands that I wear for shorter races, but for the long runs I wear Bondi Bands because they double as a sweat band.

Dayna said...

I have trouble finding headbands that don't slip off my head. I end up usually using my daughters Nike tie headbands.

Tracy said...

I LOVE Sparky Soul headbands! I have about 50 of them! They are the best!

Nikki Fahey said...

never heard of these they look great!

Brian DePersis said...

I wear hats, but I hope to win these for my girls!

Ellen said...

I wear hats in the winter, but usually just braid my hair during other seasons. I look like a crazy person with my wild flyaways at the end of my run. ;)

Chelsea B. said...

I sometimes wear a visor if it is going to be super sunny. I for some reason do not really like running in sun glasses. Would love to try one of the Sparkly Soul headbands. :)

Daisy said...

Hats. I've always worn hats, though sometimes it's annoying.

Rachel Hagan said...

My go-to headbands are sparkly sole and sweatybands... I love that they don't budge during a run.

Tara said...

I usually run in headbands. Sparkly Soul are the best!

Carolyn S said...

I don't usually run with hats or headbands...I know, I'm so weird! But I just cut some side bangs into my hair so it may be some time to invest in a Sparkly Soul!

Holly King said...

They are the ONLY headbands that stay on my head all day or while working out!

Miranda McBride said...

I wear cute sparkle headbands or bondi bands unless it's raining then I wear my visor.

Ashley Montgomery said...

I'm a headband and sunglasses gal. Every now and then I try to wear my race hats that I've accumulated but for the most part, it's headbands!

Kyle B. said...

I only wear ear warmers really. Hats maybe when I'm running in formation in the winter. I would love to win one of these for my wife. (Great stocking stuffer right there!)

Katie said...

I usually wear a wide headband, I have a lot from hippie runner. I get the grab bags when they're on sale generally. I usually like most of them and I give the ones I'm not fond of, or expecially remind me of someone, to friends.

But I'd like some thinner headbands for warm weather

Kaylabee said...

I have short hair and I have terrible luck with headbands that actually stay on, so I've taken to braiding or twisting back my bangs and other hair near my face. It looks cute, stays put, and frankly, I've gotten good at it! That said, if the Sparkly Soul bands stay on, I'm game to try them!

sarah n said...

I usually wear my hair in a ponytail and some kind of headband to keep the fly away hairs under control. I don't have a particular favorite brand though.

Heather Mundwiler said...

I usually don't wear anything - but with the weather, I've been wearing my Nike and RoadRunner Sports Ear Bands to stay warm!

Tracie Groff said...

I love them to keep my fly away hairs off my face & always fun to sparkle on my run!

laura pignataro said...

I usually wear a hat cause I don't like any sun in my eyes (also works great if it's raining). But I've thought about headbands on the dark early mornings when it's cloudy and i don't need a hat.

Jennifer said...

I love Sparkly Soul headbands! I also occasionally wear a Bondi Band or a headlamp (if running at night).

Stacey said...

During a workout I prefer a Bondiband or Buff. But I love my Sparkly Soul headbands for everyday!

Stephanie Abdon said...

I love headbands for workouts or running before dawn but, having lived most of my life in the southeast, a hat or visor was needed to keep the sun and/or rain out of my eyes!

Jolene said...

In the summer I always wear a headband (sweaty band) unless it's really sunny, then I throw on a hat (a brook running hat). In the winter I have to wear a stocking cap.

San said...

I always wear headbands, if anything. Visors and hats are uncomfortable for some reason.

I also always braid my hair, so it doesn't get all tangled ;)

Mrs. D said...

Head wear just depends on my mood!! I have no preference, I love it all :)

Ramona S said...

Normally in the summmer, I wear a hat to keep most of the sun out of my face when running. At the gym, I wear a headband while working out.

Kelly Wu said...

I mainly wear headbands to make sure my hair stays out of my face. I have a few Sparkly Soul, which I love. They are the most comfortable and of course the extra sparkle doesn't hurt ;)

Tami said...

I love sparkly soul headbands. Unless I need a winter hat, I run in these every time!

Kayley said...

Headbands for sure! I wear them both when I'm working out and when I'm not.

Alicia said...

My favorites are also Sparkly Soul! They are great!

Amy Scott said...

I love the Sparkly Soul headbands! I wear a headband during every workout, either sparkly soul or Vera Bradley.

Meesh said...

Definitely a headband girl - the more colorful/sparkly the better! i don't have a specific brand, but would absolutely LOVE to try sparkly soul!

Chasity said...

I prefer a visor. I wear my Sparkle Athletic headsweats ones everywhere. However my 16 year old lives in Sparkly Soul, so these would be hers if I win!!! Thanks for all the giveaways!!

KV H said...

I haven't worn headbands before, but I would to try them during workouts.

Kristin said...

I LOVE these headbands! It's fun to add a little whimsy to your training!

Ivie Hasegawa said...

DURING a workout, a visor. But I wear my Sparkly Soul to work to be fancy :)

Daniell Vecchione said...

My favorite is by far a Sparkle Athletic visor, but occasionally I will wear a headband :)

Kindal said...

Sweaty Bands during workouts. Hat during Tri Stuff!

Carrie Cousins said...

A headband or visor is a must!

Jen said...

Love my Sparkly Soul headbands! I wear them to work, the gym, on runs, during errands...they're my go to!

Marisol L said...

Love these!

livinglovingrunner said...

I love these headbands!

Sun said...

I am all about Sparkly Soul headbands - they stay put the best and come in the most wonderful assortment of colors!

fancy nancy said...

I usually run in hats but I love Sparkly Soul bands to wear to work! My hats are usually Red Sox or in the winter I like the Bondi Band ponytail hats since I have so much hair!

AngelWinner said...

Always love a good headband!

Ashley Kammer said...

I was just introduced to SS headbands this year and was beyond happy to finally find a band that STAYS put! They've become my go to gear for whenever I need to keep the whispies out of my face.

Eli said...

Headbands!

Briana said...

I'm all about my Sparkly Soul headbands!

Jenn S. said...

I wear Sparkly Souls almost everyday. They're great for running, casual and for adding a little sparkle to your outfit.

Jessica Johnson said...

I usually just throw my hair in a ponytail, sometimes I braid the front or twist it back. I like headbands too, when they stay put.

Jennifer Cramer said...

How fun! I love headbands so much!

Giant Sis said...

I haven't tried a headband - usually just pull my hair into a pony tail. I'd love to try one to keep my bangs out of my face though! (liz n)

dd said...

The hot sun here demands a hat to cover the scalp, especially with my thin hair. My fave hat is a pink one with Nursing Rocks on it! No special brand but it fits good!

Breanne said...

I like headbands.

MVB said...

I often do a visor for summer, then a hat for the rest of the year. I love my headsweats visor.

Mai Khuong said...

I actually wear Sparkly Soul headbands. Got my first one at an expo for the TinkerBell half marathon at Disneyland. Best decision ever.

Jamie said...

I love a good headband... I am wearing my sparkly soul on the way into barre right now! 😁

Sarah Horka said...

I usually wear hats and pull my pony tail through the hole. I haven't found a headband that hasn't slipped off yet!

suzie said...

I love sparkly should bands and sweaty bands

Tara Sharum said...

Yay sparkly headbands!!!

Farrah said...

I like headbands! I don't always wear one, but they're great for when I'm really gettin' a great workout! :P I have one from Bondi Band that I like a lot but haven't been able to unearth it from the rubble that was my moving all over the country over the past year (sigh). I've heard great things about Sparkly Soul!

Shay WLBM said...

These are my favorite! I always wear a headband when I workout. I can't stand to have hair touching my face when I'm sweaty.

DisRunnerK said...

Love to wear headbands when doing indoor workouts like barre, kickboxing, yoga, and visors for running or anything outside during the day.

Brittany said...

I'm definitely a hat person when running/working out, especially Brooks or Nike! I will rock a headband to/from work though (I wear a scrub cap all day in the OR). I'd love to own more Sparkly Soul, they're so comfortable!

Amber Ludwig said...

Headbands!! I always have a crown of frizz lol!!

bookofbrooke said...

I like to wear headbands to keep my hair out of my face! I love Sparkly Soul! I have 2 of their headbands but would love to add another to the collection! :)

Stephanie Lesco said...

I ALWAYS wear Sparkly Soul! They are the only headbands that fit my head and don't pop off. Like you, I have about 50 of them. I usually buy the gift packs and hand them out to friends and family.

Gina Chavez said...

I love Sparkly Soul headbands! Just when I think they thought of everything, they come up with another style. My wish list for them seems endless even after I buy some! ☺☺☺

Tiffany Wysocki said...

I usually run with a headband and in colder month usually a larger headband or a hat to keep my ears warm!

swyers said...

All Sparkly Soul ALL.THE.TIME #lovethesparkles

Katie Rodriguez said...

Loooove headbands when I run!!

amkj2002 said...

I prefer a headband, hats are to hot. I don't have a preferred brand at this point, I've just been using some not-a-brand-name ones.

Vanessa Junkin said...

I usually just tie my hair up in a messy bun!

Jess said...

I either wear a hat or headband.. weather dependent. :)

Miranda K said...

I like to wear headbands, they don't always like to stay on my head, though.

Alisha said...

I usually wear a hat to keep flyaways out of my eyes. Headbands never stay on!

Jessica said...

headbands! I've tried hats for the hair/eye/skin uv protection, but they just don't stay on :-(
Unless it's a winter run, then depending on temp it's a cold weather headband or beanie style fitted hat

melissa said...

I usually wear a hat or visit (no favorite brand) but have always wanted to try one of these headbands!

Julie Waldron said...

I wear a ponytail holder to pull my hair back, then a head band to keep out the flyaways.

PedsNursePatty said...

I'm a creature of habit. I wear a visor and my hair in a high bun!

Tamee Kautt said...

I usually wear headbands to keep the wispies off my face

Lynds Fraser said...

Sparkly Souls are by far my favorite - for running, for cycling, or for wearing around just because. I'm an ambassador too!

AMC said...

Love wearing headbands - especially sparkly ones!

Megan Johnston said...

A visor and a Sparkly Soul. Even though you can't always see my SS underneath my visor, I know it's there. :)

Sarah Snyder said...

I HEART wearing sparkly headbands! <3

Allyssa Jones said...

I love running in cute headbands! I like to stand out and show people that I am beautiful when I run!! ������‍♀️✨��

AER-Runs said...

I wear headbands or nothing at all! I find that Sparkly Soul is one of the only brands that stays put in my hair!

Claire Elizabeth said...

When it's cold, I love beanies. Otherwise, I love sparkly soul headbands! I wore my brown glittery one during my Thanksgiving race recently! LOVE them!

Samantha Hopkins said...

I love visors in the summer - but sparkly soul headbands are my all year go-to in order to control my flyaways!

blew415 said...

I usually wear a headsweats visor

Jennifer Marcum said...

At the gym, I wear my Sparkly Soul headbands. While running, I prefer to wear my Headsweats visors.

Carla Shiver said...

I only wear headbands when I workout.

Ben and Jack's Momma said...

Headbands unless its rainy ( team sparkle visor) or really cold...then a beanie!

Diana B said...

Headbands are my go to for workouts, but I prefer visors for runs

Stephanie said...

I always wear a headband and Sparkly Soul is my fave!

Erica Gorman said...

I tend to run in Bondi Bands but could use some sparkle in my life.

Samantha McGowan Glass said...

Gym workouts get headbands. Half marathons get visors.

Danielle DiSanto said...

Headbands unless it's really sunny

Manet Logan said...

Usually wear a hat or a visor. I've tried the head bands but it seems to slide off of my head. LoL!

Nicole said...

I love my Sparkly Soul headbands. I wear them for working out as well as out and about.

Edye Nicole said...

I prefer headbands, but don't have a favorite brand.

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Jessica M said...

Depends on weather ..l I wear hats, headbands, and sometimes just a pony.

Meg said...

I don't usually use any headwear unless it's raining. Then I'll throw on an old baseball cap. I do like the sparkly headbands, though. <3

Breanna S. said...

I have tried several brands and bondi band does the best at staying in place however it does slip. I am still looking for the perfect one.

momof4boyz said...

I usually run in a bondi band to cover my ears when it's cold!!

Sadie said...

I love to run with a visor. But the sparkly soul headbands are great for aerobics.
Sadie B.

Paula said...

My hair is so thin I don't wear any head bands.

toolie said...

i wear visors on most days outside, headband the rest of the time
(stacey h)

Rebecca Y said...

Headbands! No particular favorite brands. In the winter I will wear hats sometimes, my panda hat if I'm feeling especially crazy. ;)

Liz Mitchell said...

I normally just wear a hat, but I'd like to spice things up with one of these headbands.

Liz Mitchell said...

These are so cute, and I love that some support charities:)

Corrina said...

I'm a hat or visor girl...I seem to sweat a lot from my head so it keeps the sweat out of my eyes! I have a daughter who loves headbands and sparkle, so this would go to her :)

Maggie D said...

I usually wear headbands to keep my hair out of my face. I should invest in a hat for cold or rainy days, though.

jen said...

HEADBANDS -- all the way. It's the only way to tame my mop!

Katrin Lemmon said...

I like to run in my glittery Sparkly Soul headbands!

Letty Uribe said...

I love visors for running and headbands for the gym ;)

Kiesha said...

I usually go without because skinny headbands don't stay put on my big head. Maybe these would behave? Hopefully I get to try them out!

Leah Hocking said...

Hats in the winter, visors in the summer

Jenny said...

I love Sparkly Soul headbands! I do wish they would come out with more reflective colors though.

Amy Will said...

Lately I've been wearing winter hats because it's 0 degrees outside!!! But I do love a good sparkly headband in the warmer temps :)

mmstarla said...

I have tried hats and although I love wearing them, when I run they get in my way. Headbands and hair ties are a must because my hair is down to my waist... no certain brand yet! These would be great!

MAry Thorson said...

Sparkly soul is my go to! I need all the colors!

Angela Saver said...

My preferred headwear during workouts is headbands. I don't have a favorite, but I would love to try Sparkly Soul!

Brandi Gilbert said...

I <3 Sparkly Soul Headbands! They are all that I wear!

Valerie said...

I LIVE in Sparkly Soul headbands...they don't budge at all for me- my favorite!

Sarah Welch said...

I'm a sweaty band lover! But always looking for new items to add to my love collections!

Gabriella said...

I'm a headband girl....not just when working out, ALL the time!
No certain brand, but these look awesome. I love sparkles!

Kristen Stewart said...

I LOVE Sparkly Soul but also love my Miles & Pace trucker "Run" hat!!

Marty C. said...

Rubber bands, rubber bands, and more rubber bands for me.

Jessica Spencer said...

Headbands or visors in the summer, I don't have a favorite brand yet!

Jessica Y said...

I LOVE SPARKLY SOUL HEADBANDS! Best accessory to keep flyaway hairs back and adds a bit of sparkle!

Jennifer Kelley said...

I usually just pull my hair back and deal with fly aways after the workout ;)