Sparkly Soul Giveaway

The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays.  As a little girl, there was something so magical about it.  It signaled the start of summer break (school ends the last week in June in NYC), the air would smell of charcoal from the BBQs and the day would be spent in the sun and pool.  Perfection.

Today, it is still one of my favorite holidays.  But the 4th of July has even more meaning than the reasons above.  Now, it’s a day for me to celebrate our country’s independence, our freedom. To proudly wear the colors of our country.  To be with family and loved ones.  And this year, I’m looking forward to spending time with not just my family, but my husband’s mom and dad who will be visiting from Alaska.

We are a very color-coordinated family =)


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I’m not sure what I will wear this year {yet} but I will definitely be rocking one of my favorite accessories – my Sparkly Soul Red, White, and Blue headband.

If you’ve been following my blog for a little bit, then you probably have already realized my love of these headbands.

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Got sparkle?

If you are a new reader, here are some of the posts that will fill you in on just how much I adore them:

First Review (Oct 11, 2011)
Second Review (Jan 12, 2012)
Christmas List for Runners
A Weekend of Sparkle
Random Things I’m Loving

Sparkly Soul has been my go-to headband since I first tried them almost two years ago.  I’ve worn Sparkly Soul headbands on every run and for every race since the first day I’ve tried them – including marathons, my first ultra, my first triathlon.  Every post-workout picture I snap has me wearing one.

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I I especially love wearing them on days when I just want to keep my hair in a ponytail (which is most days!).

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Memorial Day 2013

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May 2013

The company was created by a marathoner and triathlete who wanted a headband that stayed in place during workouts without giving her a headache.  For more information on the history of the company, check out their webpage.

Sparkly Soul has offered to give away a thin and thick headband to one lucky winner.  It’s the perfect accessory for that 4th of July race you may be planning to do.  Or the BBQ or pool party you are going to attend.

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There are 4 ways to enter:

  • Follow NYC Running Mama and Sparkly Soul on Instagram (and tell me you did with a comment)
  • Follow @NYC Running Mama and @SparklySoulInc on twitter and tweet about the giveaway “I want to win a #SparklySoul headband from @nycrunningmama and @SparklySoulInc #sparklemakesyourunfaster #run #fitgear” (and tell me you did with a comment)
  • Like NYC Running Mama and Sparkly Soul on Facebook (and tell me you did)
  • Leave a comment below sharing what your favorite holiday is

Giveaway Details: Contest will run from Friday, June 21, 2013 through 11:59pm EST on Friday, June 28, 2013.  One winner will be chosen via and announced on NYC Running Mama on/about Saturday, June 29, 2013.  Winner has one week to contact NYC Running Mama (  Winner will receive two headbands – one thin and one wide red,white,blue rainbow. All entries will be verified. Odds of winning are based on number of entries (maximum 4 entries per person)

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    2. I also follow Sparkly Soul on Instagram (@runsweetpotato) and I like you both on Facebook

    3. I would have to say Christmas…but I love holidays! I even like the little ones that not everbody pays attention to. I try to do something fun with my kids for all kinds of little holidays!!!
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    4. My favorite holiday is Christmas (or the last day of the school year…for teachers, that is a holiday :) )

    5. I tweeted and follow both on Instagram. Love to win because the fourth of July is my favorite holiday because I can eat bar-b-que and run the Four on the Fourth. Plus this July marks my 40th bday.

    6. I tweeted and would love the red white and blue headbands for the Fourth of July my favorite holiday because I can eat some good bar-b-que and run it off later. This July also marks my 40th birtday

    7. I already followed both you and Sparkly Soul on Twitter! But I did tweet about the giveaway! Yay! I hope I win! I absolutely adore Sparkly Soul and their bands! They’re the only headbands that have ever fit my watermelon head perfectly!
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    8. My favorite holiday is 4th of July because I love America and it marks one week before my bday!!!…follow and like NYC Running Mama and Sparkly Soul on FB and Instagram :)

    9. Following NYC Running Mama and Sparkly Soul on Instagram

    10. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! I love spending time with family… and stuffing myself with good food too. =)

    11. My favorite holiday is Christmas! I love getting together with family and giving them presents!

    12. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love seeing people open the presents I have picked out (if I have managed to keep them a secret!)

      I also liked you and sparkly soul on facebook. Great blog!!

    13. my favorite holiday is Christmas!!! and I love these sparkly headbands!!!!

    14. My favorite holiday has to be New Years because I love starting over and making new goals for the new year.
      I follow sparkly soul on twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
      I also follow you on twitter (@vgannon11), Instagram (gannontori) and Facebook (Tori Lee Gannon)
      I love these headbands!

    15. My favorite holiday with family is Christmas and favorite with friends is st Patrick’s day!

    16. Liked NYCrunningmama and Sparkly Soul on FB. Favorite Holiday = 4th of July (it’s close to my son’s bday so it’s a time filled with celebration)!

    17. My (2) favorite holidays ( I CANNOT pick just one!) are Christmas and July 4th! I love Christmas, the smells, the sounds of the season, everyone seems a little nicer (usually) and happiness is EVERYWHERE! July 4th is the most patriotic date for an american and I love to honor fallen heroes by getting up early and joining in on a tribute run! I’d love to add a new sparkly soul red, white and blue band to my running attire!

    18. Oh, and to clarify, I am following Sparkly Soul on all those media outlets also… :)

    19. And I’m even following you on Twitter (and I tweeted about the give away!)!

    20. I follow @SparlySoulINC and NYC Runningmama on Twitter and tweeted “I want to win a #SparklySoul headband from @nycrunningmama and @SparklySoulInc #sparklemakesyourunfaster #run #fitgear”

    21. Im not sure what my favorite holiday is-but I absolutely LOVE all the Halloween movies that are on in the fall!!!

    22. My favorite holiday is New Year’s Day. I love that everyone is on a health kick that day. Just wish it would last for everyone throughout the year!!
      Oh, and I just liked your page and have liked Sparkly Soul’s page for a while now. Love your page!

    23. I follow you and Sparkly Soul on Facebook, and on Twitter, AND tweeted about the giveaway :). And my favorite holiday is Christmas!

    24. My favorite holiday is Christmas. Everything about that time of year makes me happy.

      I tweeted & follow both of you on Instagram!!! :-)

    25. My favorite holiday is Christmas! I think that’s the only thing I love about Winter. I enjoy Christmas time because of the spirit it puts everyone in, not because you get a bunch of gifts! I especially love putting up a Christmas tree and seeing all the beautiful lights!

      I followed you both on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram also! :)

    26. My favorite Holiday is Thanksgiving, I love having all of the family around, cooking in the kitchen, eating wonderful food and not having to deal with all of the gifts like you do at Christmas… all the family, love and fun without the pressure.
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    27. My favorite holiday is thanksgiving. I have wonderful memories of my extended family coming to celebrate!!

    28. Favorite Holiday:
      My birthday, which usually happens during labor day weekend.

    29. Any holiday in which I don’t have to cook something fancy. April fools day?!

    30. My husbands favorite holiday is the 4th of July but I must confess that my favorite holiday is Christmas. I love sharing the reason for the season!

    31. I’m a Christmas fanatic! November 1st, my 12ft tree is up and decorating begins every year. I like to really stretch out the holiday cheer for as long as possible. It’s the one time of year everyone is intent on being happy and kind, and there’s more of an effort and emphasis on being with friends and family. It’s just such a happy time of year, the music is cheerful and you just can’t help but feel chipper! :)

    32. My favorite holiday is Independence Day! I love watching my son in the parade and snuggling up to watch the fireworks at night.

    33. Halloween or Christmas, it’s a toss up, love them both.

      You are very inspiring, thank you!!

    34. Favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! I love that time of year. The smells, the cooler weather, the first major family get-together of the fall/winter holiday season. My wedding Anniversary is the week of Thanksgiving and FratBoy3 was born in November – it’s a pretty good month :)
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    35. I follow on instagram, twitter, and facebook! I also tweeted about the giveaway. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! It kicks off the holiday season and is all about food, family and giving thanks! It’s a big holiday in my house and i love it
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    36. I follow in instagram, facebook, and twitter! My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! It kicks off the holiday season, I LOVE the parade, and its all about food, family, and giving thanks for everything you have. It is a big holiday in our house and I love it!
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    37. I follow you both on Instagram and Facebook! My favorite holiday is Memorial Day because I get to see all of my family at the beach!

    38. I follow you both on Instagram! & my favorite holiday is probably Memorial Day — for what it stands for and because it always felt like the kick off for summer for me!

    39. I follow you on twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
      I follow Sparkly Soul on twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
      I also tweeted your giveaway!
      @osuluvingirl -blcorrales -brandy Corrales
      My favorite holiday is Fourth of July, since I served in the military it means more to me now rather than just fireworks and BBQ. Semper Paratus

    40. Love reading your blog posts, so encouraging! I liked both yours and Sparkly Soul’s pages on Facebook, your instagram, and I tweeted about the contest but I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and on twitter ever since I decided to run my first full marathon! I love every holiday but Fourth of July/Memorial Day/ Veteran’s Day all hold a special place for me because I love our country and I’m so thankful for the freedom we have thanks to those that have served to guarantee those freedoms. I started running my first half w/ a friend because it was part of her bucket list while her husband was deployed 2 years ago. I’m now training for my 2nd full marathon for Marine Corps Marathon and running w/ TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) for those that have lost loved ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. So thankful for all of our men and women that serve and hope to help give back through my running! I’ve already raised more than $700 and I’m working towards $1,000! Thanks for all your encouraging blog posts and tweets! Keep running and God Bless!

    41. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I really just enjoy all the time and preparations leading up to the day.

    42. my favorite holiday is christmas. love the music, cold, food and family/friends.

    43. Woohoo. I’m wearing mine right now too :). Would love a new one! I’m following on Facebook.

    44. I love Halloween! It’s by far the biggest holiday in our family. We all love to dress up and one up each other on costumes. Especially dressing up the kids, they love it!

    45. My favorite holiday has always been Halloween. Just love playing dress up.

    46. My favorite holiday is easter. My family allways had a big easter celebration with easter hug hunts and fun.

    47. My favorite “holiday” is Christmas in July (OK, maybe it’s a slightly made up holiday…). I have a big party/BBQ for it every year, and I even put out a mini decorated tree, lights, etc. This way I get to use my Christmas stuff more than once a year, and I can celebrate “Christmas” with my friends!

    48. I tweeted 😉 and I love Christmas because of all the love, cozy atmosphere, excitement and joy !!!Kinda like what a Sparkly Soul headband does!!!