Saturday, December 8, 2018

Day 8 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by my corner of the InterWebs today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER TWELVE 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 absolutely AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series (and somehow rig it so I'd win) because they are just that AWESOMESAUCE.

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 I've even been lucky enough to have been a part of their amazing ambassador program in the past). 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.)

At one point in my collection I had over 50 of the Sparkly Soul headbands in my drawer!

Since having cut my hair for my final act of kindness in my #Carlees34 campaign, I haven't had enough hair to fit into a ponytail, but once I get some length you better believe the headbands will make a reappearance in my every day attire!


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 specific 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 Just in case you aren't one of the lucky winners, you can use "CARLEEXMAS" for 25% off from December 8th thru the 25th (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book)! So go get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process!

82 comments:

Kristen Smith said...

Sparkly soul headbands are the only thing I have found that does not slip out of my hair or cause a headache, I absolutely love them! Although, I do wear a hat for a rainy run, sparkly soul is my go to.

Ashley Rivers said...

In the summer I either do a plain ponytail or use one of my Under Armour braided headbands (I bought them YEARS ago and haven’t seen them since), the braiding makes them less tight on my head.

In winter, I usually use my Skida ear warmer/headband

Brielle Curtis said...

I'll generally wear a hat or sunglasses on nice days, a hat when it rains, or my ear warmer on cold days here in the Northeast!

Jennifer Crawford said...

Im usually a hat wearer, but will wear a head band every once in a while.

Molly G said...

These look so cute!! Headbands are almost an every day staple in my lifestyle; especially since I workout nearly every single day! Who couldn’t use sparkles?!

Loni said...

I am usually wearing a hat during workouts or runs. But I do throw on a headband once in awhile.

Libby K said...

I love wearing visors during my runs

Lisa Powers said...

I like sweaty bands and or wearing a hat. These look really cute too

Lynds Fraser said...

Sparkly Souls! I wear them everyday, for everything!

Lyndsey said...

I will only wear Sparkly Souls while running/biking. They're the best!

Laura McCarthy said...

I don’t have preferred headwear overall but definitely wear hats when it’s rainy on the run and like headbands to keep flyaways back other days but haven’t found ones that stay put as well as I would like.

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Sonrisa Wood said...

I use regular fat Goody rubber bands, but I have to use a brand new one when I run! I use Bobby pins and barrettes to get it all off my neck and face, but hoping to get the chance to try a headband that works well!

Kait Harris said...

I usually wear headbands for workouts, headbands & visors for runs, and trucker hats for hikes! I love the under armor headbands & sparkle visors

Cassi said...

I have to have my hair in a ponytail when I run and if I don’t wear a headband or hat, I end up with annoying flyaways in my face. I’d love to try these cute headbands!

Krysta Jensen said...

Trucker hats because they work best with my glasses

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Lori Thornton said...

I tend to mostly rock a pixie cut so keeping my hair out of my face and something that does that is a must. Sparkly Soul are my go to headbands because the don't move and they have such a variety to choose from! In the summer I often wear trucker hat to keep the sun off of my face.

Jamie Theriault said...

Love sparkly soul and Spandits headbands!

Unknown said...

I wear a lululemon headband for every run...Love them!!

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I HAVE to wear a headband. I CANNOT have my hair touch me when I am sweaty. Sparkly Soul is my absolute favorite headband brand! I have several.

mb said...

I usually don't have anything on my head during a run or workout unless it is cold, then it's a Buff or a beanie if it is really, really cold.

nstinch54 said...

If I'm working out inside or on the treadmill, hand bands every single time to keep little hairs out of my face! If I'm outside, I've started wearing a visor to protect my face (and eyes) from the sun.

~M said...

I wear sweaty bands at times, but these look nice

Rachel Hagan said...

Sparkly Soul headbands are my favorite! I never thought to stack the thin ones, I’m definietly going to have to try that!!

AER-Runs said...

I usually wear my favorite headbands from Sparkly Soul or a few that I've found at target!

Unknown said...

I like visors when it's summertime and I am trying to protect my face. But in the winter I like headbands!

Danielle Fogerty said...

I love sparkly soul only headbands I use

Keri said...

I wear a hat sometimes if it's raining and winter hats in the cold

Nikki Fahey said...

I like headbands all the time

Felicia said...

I usually like baseball hats but I have a reflective headband that I like to wear in the early mornings or night time walks and runs.

dd said...

I usually wear a hat during workouts but sometimes also a big head/ear band around my ears to keep out the wind. I love wearing headbands when I'm not working out too since I have long, fly away hair but I'm not loyal to a specific brand. Love these!

Reca @ Gator Girl Runs said...

I prefer headbands. I own a few Sparkly Soul headbands and love them!

Samantha Hopkins said...

Visors or sparkly soul headbands - they DO NOT slip!

Jennifer said...

I like a hat outside and a headband indoors.

Jovan said...

I have a black sparkly soul headband that I absolutely love which keeps my hair out of my face that I use not only while working out but even at work because it is fancy enough to look good in the workplace as well.

Silver Jade Deutch said...

Headbands for running and cycling. Hats for the gym so I don’t drop weights on my face.

Katie said...

I’m a big fan of a buff, if it’s rainy I’ll wear a hat or visor because I wear glasses.
I’ve wanted to try the sparkly soul bands, they’re so cute. I know I’ll need to order an extra for my daughter because she WILL steal it.

Andrea said...

for races, definitely sparkly soul. In the winter I wear a warm wool hat =)

Anonymous said...

I love my sparkly soul headbands for summer. Love my hats for winter.
Sadie B.

Aimee Morey said...

Sparkly Soul is actually my favorite!

Pam said...

When running I have a fab hat I wear for other workouts a pony and a headband. I’ve been growing my hair just for the pony tail

kellyr78 said...

I usually have an elastic in my hair , but these look great.

Jolene said...

I won a sparkly soul headband from last year's giveaway and it is my favorite headband! Its the only one I wear when I run.

Megan Warzecha said...

In the winter, an ear band to keep me warm. Otherwise a headband or a hat. Ponytail or braids or top bun!

Ben and Jack's Momma said...

I wear hats outside and these inside...

Rae said...

I LOVE Sparkly Soul, but I only have a few cause I hate to pay for shipping, and I feel irresponsible ordering $25 worth of headbands at a time, haha! Thanks for your giveaway!

Sarah N said...

I have a hat I usually wear in the summer, more for sun protection than because I like it. On the coldest winter days I'll wear a beanie or head band that covers my ears.

Farrah said...

I like headbands or hats! No favorite brand yet but I've heard great things about Sparkly Soul! :]

Unknown said...

Sometimes I wear a hat, but always hair in a pony tail and braided. The sparkly soul headband would be helpful for all types of workouts.

blew415 said...

Headsweats visors are my go to

Rachel S said...

Pulling my hair into a pony tail/bun and then adding a good headband is my go-to all the time, especially for runs! Finding a good headband is hard to do!

Brenda said...

Hats, visors, and headbands, any brand as long as they’re cute hehe

Courtney LeGare said...

Typically a hat for running but I prefer headbands when I’m in the gym!

Jennifer said...

I love Sparkly Soul headbands to cold my hair back!

Allyson said...

I have never used these, but I love the ones with the velvet on the back for staying in place while running.

Katy said...

I usually wear a headband since my hair isn't long enough to pull back. Covered with a hat if it's cold.

Michelle B said...

I love my Sparkly Soul headbands. Super cute and stays in place!

wvmello said...

I love my half sized buffs and my free hat from finishing my first half!

melissa said...

When it's cold I wear a fleecy headband, otherwise a visor or hat - I don't like wisps of hair in my face!

Goldie said...

I like a visor in the summer or a hat in the rain. Headbands help keep the flyaways away.

John Niedzwiecki said...

I generally go with a BUFF but I think this would be great for my daughter, especially for in the Disney parks.

Sarah Snyder said...

I love wearing headbands! Not as much into visors. I like a few: Sweaty Bands and Sparkly Soul are two of them! I also use ones from target or Walmart. They work great too!

Jennifer Marcum said...

I ❤️ my Sparkly Soul headbands for the gym & Headsweats visors/hats for running.

Kallie Conrad said...

I love a good hat, but I just got bangs (eek) and headbands might be a necessary too now.

Ashley said...

I'm a headband girl all the way!

Kyle said...

I rock a hat during runs.

Jenny said...

I only wear Sparkly Soul! They are the only ones I have found comfortable and don't slup.

Julie Moczygemba said...

I'm usually a hat girl.

Emily Korosec said...

headbands never stay on my head very well, I think I have an abnormally shaped head or something... I typically like hats. My pink Under Armour hat is my fav!

Smash Runner said...

trucker hats and head bands!

Becky Clayton said...

I often wear UnderArmour headbands, but these look so much cuter!

Emily Christman said...

I sometimes where a HippieBand headband (I think that’s the brand name!).

JLRicha said...

These are my go-to headbands for running. They stay put and look legit!

Candace said...

I love these headbands.

Gabriella Ring said...

I love wearing hats in the summer and headbands in the winter! I love Boco gear hats, and for headbands, have a few I like from Target

Jackey Deschamps said...

If I’m not wearing Minnie ears I’ll be wearing headband or Bobby pin and hair on pony tail

mhb said...

Can't run with a hat, I sweat too much! I rock a pony with a headband (sweaty bands) but would love to try something new!

Juliana said...

sunglasses and either a headband or visor

Montana Ross said...

I love sparkly soul! They were a game changer when I was introduced to them! It's actually a pre race tradition for me to get a headband if they are at a race expo I end up at. ;-)

Carolyn said...

Love running in style! Team headbands! Love headbands that match my shirt or skirt

Angela Saver said...

I mostly wear headbands. I really like Under Armour, but I would love to try Sparkly Soul!