Sunday, October 9, 2011

I am the Mistress of my Domain, and a Sparkly Soul Review and Giveaway!

So maybe you noticed or not, but I now own my own domain!  Instead of dirtroadrunner.blogspot.com, I am christyruns.com  although the old address will still direct you to the new.  I had a hard time with the name change but ultimatly went with christyruns because it is my twitter and disqus user name, it is shorter than either dirtroadrunner.com or mydirtroadanthem.com.  Still not sure if I am 100% sure that it is the name I should have gone with, but I guess if I hate it I can always change it again!  Although I noticed when I clicked on the link from my facebook page it still took me to dirtroadrunner.blogspot.com.  So maybe it takes a few days?

Feedback?  Input?  Advice on switching to your own domain?  It was pretty easy, just hope I am not missing anything or going to be losing any readers!  I love you all!


I am not normally a sparkles and glitter type of girl.  I don't do my nails, I for the most part could care less about my hair (I get it trimmed 2 or 3 times a year), I don't wear heels, my makeup is minimal you get the idea.  But for some reason I fell in love with running skirts and running in color this year.  I got a blue sparkly head band and it became my favorite to race in.  I find that I want color color color in my running and racing attire. I don't want to be black and white.  I want bright eye catching colors.  Fun, I am a girl type clothes.  Stand out from the crowd accessories.  So when I saw the Sparkly Soul website I got excited!  They were super awesome and sent me a wide and narrow band to try out.  I got the wide in the emerald green and narrow in blue.  I hadn't had them for even a day before I was trying to decide what colors to get next.

These are not just pretty headbands though, these bands STAY in place.  I have worn them multiple times now out running and at work under my scrub hat.  It is comfortable and is not headache inducing.  In short these are my new favorite headbands.

They come in ten sparkly colors!
Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, Pink, Dark Purple, Light Purple, Red and Silver  
Something to go with every outfit! I am pretty sure I need the black, gold, and red next.


It didn't seem to matter narrow or wide both of the bands I was given stay where you put them.  The first couple of times I wore them out running I kept reaching up to make sure it was still there.  It was and still right where I had left it. No slipping, NONE!







These bands are only stretchy where the black elastic is.

 Sparkly Soul bands are stretchy ALL THE WAY AROUND!  That's right you get 360 degrees of head hugging love.  I was really worried that would cause me to have headaches after awhile, but it didn't! It hugs your head gently. Also the sparkles are just that sparkles that stay on the head band.  They aren't little glitters that end up all over you.



 Here is where I put the headband and that is where it will be until I move it.  I love it!


You can win one!
1. Be a follower either via google friend connect or facebook.  Just leave me a comment here or on FB.
2. Tell me what color you like best
3. Like them on FB HERE, tell them I sent you, or follow them on Twitter.  Leave a comment for each
4. Tweet, blog, or post this Facebook.  Leave me a comment for each

 Ways to get BONUS entries!!
5.  VOTE for me on Team Refuel HERE.  Voting ends Saturday the 15th.  Leave me a comment for each day you vote this week.

Too impatient to win one?   Have to have one now?  Enter the code CHRISTYRUNS when you check out for 15% off your order!
 Discount code is good until midnight on October 16th.

Giveaway ends 10-15-2012 I will announce a winner 10-16.

Although I was given 2 Sparkly Soul headbands free of charge to review  the opinions expressed are my own.

229 comments:

  1. Gosh I have so much catching up to do on your blog!! So funny that I just got a couple of these too!! We're twins in the giveaway department! I want every colour! I'm a follower...both here and on FB!

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  2. I think I would want the pink or gold one next!

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  3. Thought I was already folowing them on facebook but I wasn't! Told them Christy Runs sent me!

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  4. My ipad won't let me open the Team Refuel page but I promise I'll vote as soon as I get home!!

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  5. i like the purple, the gold and the orange the best :)

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  6. I'm a follower! Cute headbands!

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  7. I would love purple and pink!

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  8. No running skirts or bright clothes for me, but a sparkly headband? That I'll do!

    I'm a follower!

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  9. My favorite color (in this and everything) is DARK GREEN.

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  10. Just followed them on Twitter and said you sent me.

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  11. And OF COURSE I just voted for you.

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  12. I want all the colors but red is my favorite!

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  13. I'm a follower (love the new domain!) :)

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  14. Black is my fave cuz it can go with anything :)

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  15. Posted your giveaway on my blog :)

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  16. Green, Purple and Red! Sorry...couldn't pick just one.

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  17. I follow you and found your new domain. Good for you... thinking of doing it myself.

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  18. Linking your post to my blog sidebar now!

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  19. Course I voted for you today October 9th

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  20. Also, I LOVE the light purple one!

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  21. Yay glad u made the switch too! I came from fb and it said the new domain. Im a follower.

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  22. I follow you here and on FB!

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  23. I love the purple one most!

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  24. I follow Sparkly Soul on Twitter!

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  25. I love them in green and orange!

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  26. I like them all since they are all so pretty....but I guess for the sake of choosing, I will go with purple!

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  27. told them you sent me to their facebook page

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  28. adding this giveaway to my blog

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  29. I love the purple one... but I also really love the red and the green so I could be all festive during the holiday season! lol

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  30. I liked them on FB and told them you sent me!

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  31. I like the black and purple...and the green too :)

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  32. I'm a follower of course. Love your blog, and the new name is awesome!

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  33. i follow on GFC. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  34. i love the silver...it would go with everything! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  35. i like 'em on fb and said ya sent me [fb username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  36. i voted for ya! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  37. I posted a link on my blog. :)

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  38. Hey! I have 2 of those bands I bought for my girls..I should steal them! they never wear them! LOL

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  39. I love the red sparkle band! Awesome.

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  40. cute bands! I am a follower!

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  41. I like the purple sparkly one :)

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  42. i like them on fb and i told them you sent me

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  43. i follow them on twitter too!

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  44. I like christyruns :D I like it more than the long long long name of what the other url option would be. Good for you.

    I already follow you on both facebook and GFC :D

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  45. I would want the blue, pink or black .....or all

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  46. i love that hot pink sparkle! ohhh...and with the domain...mine took a day or two to seem "officially" switched over! but it was a pretty painless process overall!

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  47. i follow sparkly soul on twitter!

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  48. I love the silver and pink :) too tough to pick just one!!!

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  49. Oh, purple! I need a purple band for my Rapunzel costume for the Disney World marathon!

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  50. I follow SparklySoul on Twitter! @jerileeplus5

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  51. I voted for you on Team Refuel! Monday 10/10

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  52. Hi Christy I voted today :)
    I like the blue band.

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  53. Liked them on Facebook and told them you sent me :)

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  54. I'd get black. I am totally boring.

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  55. Voted for you again today
    October 10th

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  56. Oh, and I definitley pick orange!

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  57. Already like them on fb but I wrote on their wall!

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  58. Follow them on twitter-I'm Suz4AU0608

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  59. I like the red and pink ones best!

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  60. Already liked them on FB, but commented that you sent me back!

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  61. Following them on Twitter also!

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  62. Shared the giveaway on FB also!

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  63. Voted for you! Try to remember to do it each day! Good Luck!

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  64. I liked them on FB and said you sent me!

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  65. I follow you through Google Friend Connect as Running Jennie :-)

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  66. I love the blue and the dark green. It's hard to decide!

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  67. I follow them on FB and told them you sent me to say hi!

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  68. I posted the giveaway on my FB wall

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  69. These are so CUTE! I want a purple one!!!

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  70. I posted on my blog sidebar.:)

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  71. I would love the green ones, but would also like pink and silver (I hear ya about the girly running clothes!)

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  72. I put you on my Giveaways list!!Pick me, pick me.. No pressure, but the 15th IS my birthday, hahaha

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  73. Linked to giveaway on my blog :)

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  74. Your feed still shows up my reader and I didn't change anything :) so all is good!

    I wish I had a need for these - theyre cute!

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  75. I'm a follower through Google Connect and on Facebook

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  76. I like the Black one. Or green. Or dark purple. Hmm.

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  77. I liked them on facebook and told them you sent me!

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  78. I definitely want red, it's my favorite color.

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  79. voted for you again dear friend!

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  80. I voted again today. I really hope you win!

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  81. I am a follower! So many color choices!!

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