Sparkly Soul Headbands Review & Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner!

Lisa, email me: lauryraiken at gmail dot com to claim your prize!

Hey Hey Hey!

How’s everyone? We’re doing well over here. It was so warm today…I loved getting out with Ella in the afternoon. This morning I got in a quick workout after my clients. Yesterday I did a full back and bicep workout (pull downs, t-bar row, rows, cable pull downs, dumbbell row, preacher curls and cable curls-3 sets of each)  that I was definitely feeling. Today I did more of a fast HIIT workout.

I started with a 4 minute tabata interval session which went like this:

sets 1&2- jump rope

3&4-scissor jumps

5&6-jumping jacks

7&8-wide high knees

Then I did a 12 minute HIIT session. 12 rounds of 50 second intervals with 10 second rest:

-plyo push-ups on Smith machine bar

-deep sump squat and press using a 12lb medicine ball

-bench dips (<–50 seconds of these were TOUGH for me!)

roll-up/v-up combo holding the medicine ball

cool down and stretch.

All while wearing my new favorite gym accessory…



As part of my affiliation with the FitFluential Ambassador program I was sent two of the Sparkly Soul non-slip headbands to review.

I received these on Saturday and was SO stoked to try them out while I took power yoga on Sunday! You see, I never, ever, ever, ever, ever can ever pull of wearing headbands. My head is like shaped a way where they ALWAYS ride up my head and I have all these weird hairs fluffing out my my ears and it’s just a mess. I don’t think I’ve ever worked out wearing a headband in my life because they are too annoying. When I do wear headbands, I am adjusting them constantly.

Given my history I was skeptical whether or not the Sparkly Soul headbands would work for my little head. Let me tell you something.

These. Headbands. Rule.

I had Michael snap this when I got home on Sunday. My hair is a little messy but I never adjusted the headband once during or after class!


Here’s the pink one after today’s workout:


They even stay put while I wrangle my 8 1/2 month old…

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Here’s the best part….Sparkly Soul will send one of my readers two headbands of their choice!


If you win you will receive one thin and one thick headband in the colors you choose.

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is check out the Sparkly Soul website and tell me in the comment section which headband color you like best.

*If you would like an extra entry you can tweet (or post to facebook) about this giveaway leaving a SEPARATE comment telling me you did. Use:

I just entered to win a @SPARKLYSOULINC non-slip headband from @lauryannraik! #FitFluential


This giveaway will close on 01.29.12 I will announce the randomly drawn winner (via Munchkin) on Monday.

Good luck!


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  • Reply Chantal

    Aaaw, those headbands are so cute! I’m in a girly mood right now so I’m a big fan of the ice pink or the purple!!!

    January 24, 2012 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    These are adorable! I’ve been lusting after them for awhile now. I love the black and the blue!

    January 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    I just tweeted this giveaway too! (@stephanieberard) 🙂

    January 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    I like the hot pink and the black ones. So cute!

    January 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Jillian @ sprinkle massacre

    I love the gold skinny!

    January 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm
  • Reply Julie

    I would love orange and black! I actually always wear headbands to work out in becuuse I need something to pull my bangs back with! 😉

    January 24, 2012 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Love the skinny red!

    January 24, 2012 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    I really like the ice pink!

    January 24, 2012 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes

    Sounds like an awesome workout! Good for you! I am in love with those headbands! You look so cute in them!

    January 24, 2012 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    I would choose the purple and silver colors. Gotta match with all of my dance team swag. 🙂

    January 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm
  • Reply Allison DeLancey

    I like the orange and black. Black matches more things and orange goes with my team colors.

    January 25, 2012 at 12:01 am
  • Reply Maggie @ Fatbottomslim

    I so want to try out the Sparkly Soul headbands! I would love a silver and black to try… they are SO cute!

    January 25, 2012 at 12:06 am
  • Reply Shanna, like Banana

    Ooo I think I’d like the purple (lavender) one for sure!

    January 25, 2012 at 12:19 am
  • Reply Shanna, like Banana

    I tweeted!

    January 25, 2012 at 12:20 am
  • Reply Mandy

    I love dark purple!!!

    January 25, 2012 at 12:25 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I’m loving that green one! It would match my Brooks shoes too 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 1:00 am
  • Reply This fit chick

    sparkly pink!

    January 25, 2012 at 2:50 am
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    January 25, 2012 at 2:52 am
  • Reply Charissa

    I’m all for the black! So pretty!

    January 25, 2012 at 3:00 am
  • Reply Nicole

    OOOH SO cute! I love the ice pink and black! Would go with everything! 🙂 xox

    January 25, 2012 at 3:13 am
  • Reply Diana

    I love the thin lavender one 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 3:58 am
  • Reply Beth

    I love the thin silver one, so versatile!

    January 25, 2012 at 7:06 am
  • Reply Beth

    Tweeted too! (@_seoul)

    January 25, 2012 at 7:06 am
  • Reply Leashieloo

    My favorite color is purple, so I’d have to go with that one!

    January 25, 2012 at 8:46 am
  • Reply sarah r.

    i LOVE those! i’m a simple girl… love the black & the silver the best. 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots

    I love these!! I would love the ice pink and blue!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    LOVE the silver!

    January 25, 2012 at 10:08 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    I tweeted

    January 25, 2012 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Aimee M

    I love the purple lavender headband!

    January 25, 2012 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Paula

    I like the silver headband the best.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Paula

    I tweeted.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Catherine

    I love the black and pink ones. I have yet to find a headband that doesnt slip off and I esp need one for my new love of hot yoga 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Dana

    I LOVE Sparkly Soul headbands 🙂 I bought my first one (thin silver) at the NYC Marathon expo and it is by far my favorite. I also treated myself to a thick purple one yesterday as a reward for getting a 10.25mi run in before a 9 hour work day!
    I would love to win 2 more 🙂 If I won, I’d probably choose black and pink 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Dana

    I tweeted too 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Katie

    I have been seeing these around and want to try a thin green or silver or purple or blue or well any really! My hair gets so crazy during workout (I swear it grow up and out!

    January 25, 2012 at 10:55 am
  • Reply jill

    i like the wide red headband!

    January 25, 2012 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Brenda

    LOVE the blue and violet thin ones!

    January 25, 2012 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Traci

    I go to a Yoglates class 3 times a week & they’ve just recently started incorporating some HIIT stuff. It’s a tough workout! I MUST wear a headband. I can’t stand to have any hair on my face when I’m sweating. I do have the problem with them slipping so I’d love to win one of these!!

    January 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Traci

    I forgot to say that I LOVE the ice pink & silver!!!

    January 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Traci

    I just tweeted about the giveaway. – @Tracit1997

    January 25, 2012 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Alycia

    I have the same problem with headbands! I can never get them to stay in place, I feel like I’m always tugging them and making my hair look even worse. After reading your review, I would love to try these out! Purple is my favorite color, so I’d choose the Purple (Lavender) one.

    January 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Tiff

    Those are cute! I like the purple one. It would go with my Clemson running gear or my ultra-girlie running gear.

    January 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    I totally have that same problem… when I finally decided to try again the other day, my headband popped off mid-yoga. Agh! I like the green one, of course!

    January 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    These are SO cute but the head band was never my look, esp since I have bangs…otherwise I would enter! Very trendy!

    January 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Fun! Good headbands are hard to find.
    I love the black and silver colors. 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Kris |

    Ooooo!!! How cute are THESE?! I would rock the black….maybe pink….oooooo purple….jeez this is HARD!!!


    January 25, 2012 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply hannah

    i love the pink and black. i am desperately in need of new headbands for work outs.. specifically pretty ones!

    January 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    While I love all the colors :), I’d probably go with the black – most versatile!

    January 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply allison

    head bands always slip off or they are so tight that they give me a headache:( i would love the small one in black and the larger one in silver:)

    January 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Maria@healthydiaries

    I have the same exact problem! I think I would like on of the small black or lavender ones!

    January 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Jackie

    So pretty & functional! I like the silver or black one 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Jackie

    I tweeted the giveaway!

    January 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Heather

    So glad to know im not the only one who cant wear head bands!! I swear my head isnt oval but more like a football haha
    love the silver and black 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Just tweeted 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply katherine d.

    dark pink!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

    January 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Emily

    I like the black the best, it goes with everything!

    January 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply The Delicate Place

    woo! hope i win this i can do my 30 second updo in it if you say that they don’t slip off your head. my head is small but i have lots of hair so it’s crucial that it stays put! i think the glitter will add that extra bit of pizazz 😉

    January 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Emily

    I love the wide black and gold ones! So versatile!

    January 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm
  • Reply Christina

    i love the pink & black ones you have!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I’m boring…I’d go with black! I have the same head band slipping issues…it would be great to find one that really does stay put!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply cassie

    I love the silver and black ones! So cute!

    January 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    The pink headband is my favourite! I suppose black would be more wearable though

    January 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Jess

    Definitely silver! It’s like wearing a diamond tiara!

    January 25, 2012 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    I can’t workout without a headband, and these are so fun! Is it boring if I picked black? It would go with more of my workout clothes. This is not my final answer though.

    January 26, 2012 at 3:50 am
  • Reply Jessica

    I would LOVE to win the black sparkly headband. SO cute. I’m running my first 10-miler race in May and this would be perfect for training!

    January 26, 2012 at 8:01 am
  • Reply kat

    i love the black and silver

    January 26, 2012 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Katie

    I love the silver and pink!

    January 26, 2012 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    I love the hot pink one

    January 26, 2012 at 11:44 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Healthy Diaries

    I love me some giveaways! I would love to have the black one because it would match with everything!

    January 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply sooze

    i’d love to have the blue one because it would balance out all the pink in my workout clothes 🙂

    January 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply ashleigh

    I love the pink!!

    January 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Creamy Watercress Smoothie

    […] are you tonight? I’m doing well! This mornings workout was another HIIT workout. I did a similar tabata warm-up to Tuesday’s, then followed it with a quick 12 minute workout. I was in a time […]

    January 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Sherry

    I would love the black one.

    January 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Shayla @ The Good Life

    I would love the sparkly pink one!!! 🙂

    January 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Shayla @ The Good Life

    I tweeted the giveaway!

    January 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Brittani

    Love the purple and black!

    January 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Monica

    I’d love to try these headbands! I totally have headband issues too!!! Diggin’ the chocolate brown and traditional black. Fingers crossed.

    January 27, 2012 at 1:34 am
  • Reply Ruth

    My head is always toooooooooo big for non-stretchy headbands….love the purple or ice pink!

    January 27, 2012 at 2:14 am
  • Reply Keri

    I’m going to be boring and say black!

    January 27, 2012 at 8:35 am
  • Reply Kelli

    I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one with the wierd head problem!
    I would love the black, the silver, or the red! They are so cute!

    January 27, 2012 at 11:33 am
  • Reply NySo

    Love these headbands! I like all of them, but if I had to choose…it would be black (thick and skinny).

    January 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Catherine

    I think I like the violet headband the most!

    January 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Catherine

    I tweeted!!/picatasi/status/162990326779346944

    January 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Thomi

    I want a purple one =]

    January 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Bernadette Chan

    It’s a tie! I love the Hot Pink and the Ice Pink bands!

    January 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Bernadette Chan

    Tweeted as @bchan5720!/BChan5720/status/163098922481496065

    January 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Yo Momma Runs

    I love the silver and orange. But that pink one also looks so darn cute on you!

    January 28, 2012 at 1:38 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Yo Momma Runs

    And I tweeted! Thanks for the giveaway. Winning!

    January 28, 2012 at 1:40 am
  • Reply Jen

    Would love the black then split between the green and pink both my fav colors!

    January 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply sandi garcia

    love the gold!

    January 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    ahhh the sparkly gold color would be great to wear at a michigan football game 🙂

    January 29, 2012 at 3:58 am
  • Reply Jessica

    I tweeted this also:!/jfong1130/status/163531670543278080

    January 29, 2012 at 4:00 am
  • Reply Random Rambles…

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    January 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Chrysta

    I love these!!! It is so hard to choose my favorite colour. I guess I would say black so that way I could wear it all the time 🙂

    January 30, 2012 at 12:59 am
  • Reply Dawn

    I absolutely love the chocolate brown one!

    January 30, 2012 at 1:24 am
  • Reply Efka

    I am simple girls, silver and blacks are my favorites

    January 30, 2012 at 10:51 am
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