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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Headband Reviews & A Giveaway!

As I mentioned the other day, I am *somewhat* of a picky person.  It can take me a while to find something that I like and when I do, I become a loyal and dedicated fan of it.  I'm sure many of you can relate.

I feel like I have tried every headband on the market.  Most of them have been complete failures for me, sliding back and falling out of my hair whether I'm running or not.  I became so frustrated with them that I actually gave up on headbands altogether until just a few months ago.

Then, this summer my friend Dorothy at Mile Posts did a review and giveaway of the Sparkly Soul headbands.  Dorothy happens to be a close friend of mine and I can vouch for the fact that she is equally as picky as I am, so when she told me that the Sparkly Soul headbands were awesome and that they would not slip out, I immediately ordered one for myself.

She was right.

Now I have several colors and have given them out as gifts to many people, including my sister Jodi.

Jodi and I at Army Ten Miler, sparkling with purple
My search for a headband that works for me ended there, and I didn't really feel the need to try any new ones.

But then, the other day I was at lululemon and was introduced to a new headband that I was told I just **had** to try.  Everyone who works there swears by it.  And I trust these girls.  They have always given me honest advice and opinions about their products, steering me towards things that are designed for the kind of activities I do and cautioning me against things that are not made to perform at their best for what my purpose is.  So, when they told me that the Skinny Satin Pirouette Headband would not disappoint, I decided I would buy one and see for myself.

See that grippy stuff and the adjustable section?  Magic.  
This headband is really cute and simple.  It can be worn whether I'm running or not, so I figured that for the $12.00 it cost me, if it didn't hold up to my running then it would at least be a cute accessory to add to my wardrobe.

But it did hold up to my running.  It is designed to do just that.  I am of the opinion that accessories like this work for some and not for others, when lululemon made this headband they designed it with that specifically in mind.  All the way around on the inside edge it has magic grippy stuff (I am sure there is a more professional way to say that, but whatever) so the headband stays put during the most rigorous and sweatiest of activities.  In addition, the headband is completely adjustable, so if you have a wide head or a long head or a teeny head, you can make it the right size for you.  Genius.

silky, satin and staying put
I'm brimming with joy over the simple fact that I now have several headbands that stay in my hair when I'm running (it's the little things...).

I'm so excited about it in fact, that I've decided I want to give a Skinny Satin Pirouette headband to one of you!  Lululemon has not asked me to do this and I am not getting compensated for it in any way.  They also are not giving me a free headband to give away, I will be purchasing it at full price for this purpose.  I just want to be clear that I love the headband and I'm doing this because I want to do it.

So, that's that.

All you have to do to enter is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment letting me know that you follow it!

For bonus entries, do the following and leave a separate comment for each, please:
  • Follow me on Twitter at @paceofme
  • Be a fan of my {new} Facebook page
  • Leave a comment sharing with me one of your very favorite never-fails-you running accessories
I'm going to accept entries through Monday, December 26th and will announce the winner on Tuesday, December 27th.

Also, right now Sparkly Soul is offering a 20% discount on orders placed before December 25th.  Just enter the coupon code HOLIDAY at checkout when you place your order!

Thanks!!

32 comments:

This headband could be my long lost lover. I know a lot of people who use Sweaty Bands and love them, but alas, I have a big head so they tend to feel like they're squeezing my brain (not good). The fact that they're adjustable is amazing!

So I already follow your blog, follow you on twitter, I'm a fan on facebook AND I'm in your run club! (extra points? lol)

My current favorite running accessories (besides my Garmin of course) are (1) my Balega socks. So comfortable and my feet definitely complain when I wear different ones and (2) my iFitness belt. I forget that it's there sometimes. It's so light, but can still fit everything I need.

I also love my other Lululemon headbands (I have the narrow Lucky Luon headband and the slipless headband) and wear them all the time, but I was nervous about the Satin one because I definitely thought it would slip off. So glad you did this review!

I follow your blog, twitter and facebook :) and would love to win the headband. I have curly hair that I straighten so when I run the curls come out. I have some Under Armour headband but they always slip so I'd love to try the Lululemon one. I'd love to have a running accessory that finally doesn't let me down. Thank goodness for my running hat when it's really cold. Keeps my ears covered and my curls tamed!

I am your faithful follower on Facebook, and your team mate at the training program, not to mention a huge Lululemon fan.

Oh my word, an adjustable headband. That may what I've been looking for! My most favorite running accessory for cold weather is my tommie copper beanie. I don't have to worry about my hair at all - honestly, I don't even brush it before heading out the door. It keeps in the body heat as well.

Run club was great today! It was so good to finally meet you. The only thing that would have made it even better is a headband! ;)

I follow you on Twitter, too!

Never fail running accessory? My Newton socks. I have three pairs (and I am almost never brand-loyal).

Hi! I follow your blog via Google Reader. I love headbands - I wear them for every run and workout. So far I've tried Active Bands and SweatyBands, but I'd love to try this one!

I follow you on Twitter - @hockeymom531

Tara says:

I liked your Facebook! I have to post anonymous because it will not work otherwise. :)

I am a loyal follower of your blog! =)

I would love to try this since my never fails running accessory is Sparkly Soul Headbands!! I ordered 2 the day they went "live" on the internet and now have close to 20 =)

What a really sweet giveaway! I'm already a follower of your blog!

Follow you on twitter-I'm Suz4AU0608

I cannot live without my Nike Dri Fit sports bras. They are the best!

I've never found a headband that stays put, so great to hear you're so jazzed about this. Have also heard great things from @AbbyNYC re: sparkle soul!

My favorite accessory is my shuffle. I'll admit I'm a huge music addict when running. Trying to wean myself off of it, as Hood to Coast doesn't allow runners to jam! :(

I JUST wore my Sparkly Soul headband for the first time and LOVED it. Also love all of my Satin Pirouettes! So many awesome headband choices out there now. My sweaty head needs them ALL! (no need to put me in for the contest, just wanted to comment on the post!)

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