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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sparkly Sparkle


How about that for a super girly title... one thing I'm totally not is girly.  Yes, I like pink, but that's the extent of my girly-ness.  I'd pick flats over heels and jeans over skirts any day.   But... there are some things every now and then that are totally girly that I love.

**GUYS... DON'T LEAVE JUST YET.  I HAVE A GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS AND IF YOU ENTER AND WIN, YOU WILL HAVE A FREE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT THAT YOUR WIFE-GIRLFRIEND-MOM-SISTER-WHOEVER WILL LOVE!  I'M LITERALLY DOING THE SHOPPING FOR YOU.  YOU ARE WELCOME!  :)**

Okay, thanks for continuing to read. :)

So my new obsession are the no slip headbands from Sparkly Soul.  When I got my hair cut back in August way too long ago, the stylist talked me into bangs.  They are totally in I guess (uh, yeah.  I have no fashion sense at all so I wouldn't know this).  I believed her and she chopped away, promising me that they wouldn't be so short that I couldn't put them back in the ponytail that I wear on a daily basis.

She lied.

So I find that I need to wear a headband when I do anything to keep said bangs from plopping themselves in my eyes.  Finding one that doesn't make my head feel like it's in a vice was my first problem.  The second came when I finally found some that wrapped around and they slipped.  Ugh

Sparkly Soul headbands are GREAT.  They come in a thick and thin width and have a velvet back so they don't move.  And I'm telling you, these bad boys stay in place.  I wear them... well all the time.  I have a pink one (because see, I do dabble in the girl stuff) and silver.  They are awesome.

 
 
 

Lola (the fabulous Jen's adorable daughter) would be so proud.  Check out this video when she reminds you all to stay pretty and fix your headband like her.

So you want to join the cool club and get a headband or two?  PERFECT

Sparkly Soul has graciously offered to let me give one of my blog readers two headbands (a thick and a thin) in the color of their choice. Here's how you can enter (please leave a separate comment for each)

  1. Become a follower of Irondiva (If someone becomes a follower and tells me that you sent them, I'll give you an extra entry)
  2. Follow me on "The Twitter" (@cbkingery)
  3. Head over to www.sparlysoul.com and tell me what you love
  4. Leave me a comment telling me how good I look considering I'm turning a year older on Sunday :)
  5. Link to this giveaway on your blog
And guys, I said that you should enter so that you can give them to your favorite women, which is great.  But maybe you'll love them and you don't have to tell us that you secretly wear them. :)

Winner will be chosen at random on Monday February 6th.  I was given these products at no cost from Sparkly Soul and the opinions expressed about the products are truly my opinions. :)

113 comments:

Laura Mount said...

follow you on twitter..

Laura Mount said...

follow irondiva

Laura Mount said...

honey you always look fantastic!!!! And happy early birthday!

Laura Mount said...

I'd go pink or blue on the sparklies.. and I gots lots of hair so me thinks I'd need the thick headband!

TriMOEngr said...

Totally follow you (and your adorable husband - love the Tom headband shot). And you are such a youngin - phew to another birthday (though I hope you feel super special all day).

Lori said...

I thought I already followed you here...hmph. Either way, you have a new blog AND twitter follower.

I love all the sparkly headbands but especially the silver ones 'cause silver goes with just about everything and you know how I am about that stuff ;)

And your headband totally matches the reflective stripes on your gloves. Its fab :P

And I will link the giveaway on my blog...when I get around to blogging. Which may be tonight. Or tomorrow. You know how I am.

Laura Mount said...

and I FB'd your giveaway!!

Jumper 2.0 said...

Your husband stole all my thunder. I was going to say how awesome it would look on me!

Well I follow you here, on Facebook and twitter. And have for a long time.

Matthew Smith said...

Well, I already follow your blog and twitter, and although I loved all your pictures with the sparkly headband, I think Tom takes the cake! Happy B-day, buddy! It's just one more year for the people that you pass on triathlons to get pissed about as they see your age number on your calf. If I win, Jenn will love me forever! If not, then I'll have to just get some for her anyway!

About Me said...

I love love love the purple headband!! Or silver..or gold!

Kim Hoban said...

Thanks for posting the giveaway! I now follow you on the blog! and twitter! :) Love SS green or silver headbands!

Kim said...

Holy laura has 6 entries!

I already follow you :)

And I love me some headbands! Green!

kati said...

I already follow you on twitter : )

kati said...

And I now follow IronDiva : )

kati said...

And I LOVE the pink, I should love REV3 blue, but I'm a pink gal at heart!

Unknown said...

I think your adorable in your headband :-)

Unknown said...

Wait--I'm not unkn. I'm Jennifer Cooper :-). I'd love a red and pink headband!!

ELee said...

I follow you

ELee said...

You look great! Happy early birthday! (it must be a popular birthday -- four people I know, including my husband, share that day!)

ELee said...

I like the black and silver sparkly ones!

Jamie said...

Eh. You look OKAY.

But Tom? He looks A DORABLE!

Lauren said...

wweeee!!! I follow you on twitter! :)

Lauren said...

and Ive been following your blog for like, ever :)

Lauren said...

i <3 the pink thick sparkles. It would match my bike! :)

Lauren said...

and you dont look a day over 25. and you can bike really, really fast and that is pretty sexy.

Melissa C said...

i follow you!

Melissa C said...

I really like the purple (lavender) color. Also, pink ice!

Melissa C said...

You look fabulous! At least you are aging up into the 35-39 like I am this year. Ugh. I will now be in Cristina's AG

Whitney said...

I'm a follower!

Whitney said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a year full of fun, laughter, and running/triathlon adventures!

Whitney said...

I checked out their site and I think I would pick the hot pink...I can't help it I love dark pink which to me is less girly! I also like the silver because it really sparkles.

B. Chan said...

Following Irondiva

B. Chan said...

Following you on twitter as @bchan5720

B. Chan said...

I love the Hot Pink and Ice Pink bands! Bring on the Pink!

B. Chan said...

You sparkle!!! Age is just a number in my opinion though, and how you feel is worth more than some number! Have a good Birthday! =)

B. Chan said...

Tweeted about giveaway as @bchan5720 https://twitter.com/#!/BChan5720/status/164550003430400000

Megan said...

I just had the same tough decision - to cut my bang and not be able to pull them back easily, or go for style. I went for style, so these headbands are necessary for run/bike.

I follow your blog!

Rebecca said...

I like the ice pink and the silver. Do you prefer the wide or thin ones? I probably would go for the thin... they are so cute. Oh and I love the photo of you in the thin but my favorite is the one of Tom. Classic!

Steve said...

I read, I follow your blog, and I will follow on Twitter. Don't want to win. Don't think my wife would wear them, and I know I won't!! :)

misszippy said...

It's Tom that sold me! I follow

misszippy said...

Off to follow you on Twitter (where i spend all my time, btw)

Beth said...

I follow your blog!

Beth said...

I follow you on twitter @swimbikerundc

Heather said...

You're in my google reader!

Heather said...

I already follow you on twitter. :)

Heather said...

You look FANTASTIC!!!! And happy early birthday!

Ironman By Thirty said...

I follow you.

Ironman By Thirty said...

And I follow you on The Twitter. (just because I am extra stalky like that)

Ironman By Thirty said...

And you look totally awesome in the headbands. Tom looks great too, but doesn't quite pull it off with the same youthfulness as you ;) (Happy (early) Birthday!)

Christi said...

I follow your blog.

Christi said...

I follow you on twitter!

Christi said...

You do look incredibly awesome!

tri like mary said...

I love the wide with sparkly one in red. I'm racing with a new cycling team this year (I'm one of two girls on this team!!!) and this was add a little pizzaz to the outfit! :)

tri like mary said...

I have been a trusty follower for a while now!

tri like mary said...

You look fabulous! Happy birthday!

Karen said...

Following (like all the cool people do...) :)

Karen said...

Following on twitter.

Karen said...

That sparkly head band takes AT LEAST 5 years off :) Seriously, I have seen these mentioned, I will have to check them out. I have kind of a pumpkin head and regular headbands are constantly slipping off.

Matty O said...

Tom, man card REVOKED! You got some explaining to do !!! haha

Rachelle said...

I follow your blog.

Rachelle said...

I follow you on Twitter (@RachelleRae)

Rachelle said...

You're turning how old on Sunday? Really? You don't look a day over 40! Haha, just kidding! You're hawt!

Rachelle said...

I like the blue sparkle.

Malinda said...

I follow your blog!

Malinda said...

i follow you on twitter

Malinda said...

the black headband is my favorite since it goes with everything!

Malinda said...

i think you look great, especially in the sparkly headband :) happy early birthday!

Heather-O said...

I follow your blog!

Heather-O said...

...and I stalk you on Twitter ;)

Heather-O said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE HEADBANDS!!! If I win I would choose the wide silver and skinny green!

Heather-O said...

Colleen, you don't look a day over 20! Thank goodness that hairstylist cut your bangs short because you ROCK the sparkly soul headbands!

Heather-O said...

Contest will be linked in exactly 5 min ;)

Sara said...

I'm a follower!

Sara said...

I follow you on Twitter! @wordstorunby

Sara said...

I love the Dark Purple and Ice Pink, but all of the are pretty!

Sara said...

Oh my gosh! You look gorgeous! :) I love your headband!

Sara said...

Linked on my blog!

Molly said...

of COURSE I'm a follower : )

Molly said...

AND I follow you on twitter : )

Molly said...

The gold would match most of my hair, and the silver would match my grey hairs : )

Molly said...

You're a doll, Happy Early Birthday!!!!

Aimee said...

First of all, you look awesome in those pics! :)

Aimee said...

AND, of course I'm a follower! :)

Jen Small said...

best review ever...and not cuz Lola's is mentioned but because TOM can rock the pink sparkles!!
wooo hooo

stay pretty y'all :)
xo

janieliz19 said...

following you on twitter!! (@janieliz19)

janieliz19 said...

I love the green and red ones!!! Though purple is cute too :)

Kristin Deaton said...

I heart you and I follow you...hahahaha that makes me sound like a stalker :-)

Kristin Deaton said...

I am twittered up

Kristin Deaton said...

Blue or purple or orange

Kristin Deaton said...

Happy Birthday you rock...you look like you're 22

Kristin Deaton said...

YEah so I haven't blogged recently but I'll FB it :-)

Cat said...

I follow your blog! (as Cat)

Cat said...

I follow you on Twitter (as picatasi)

Cat said...

I really like the violet, lavendar, blue, hot pink, and silver (heh... pretty much the whole collection)

Cat said...

You look AAWEESOMEEEE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :)

Emz said...

Holy. Love. This.
I follow!!

Emz said...

I follow on twitter!

Emz said...

You share a bday with my awesome mom. That makes me extra happy!!
Super hot in the headband. :)

Emz said...

I'd want the blue w/sparkles.
Never worn sparkles...must wear sparkles! ;)

Colleen said...

I now follow this blog! Yay! :)

Colleen said...

I follow you on twitter.

Josh Scobey said...

Twitter follower.

Colleen said...

You look beautiful! Love the blue jacket. Have a wonderful birthday!! I'm totally jealous of your reflective gloves too, those are awesome! :)

Josh Scobey said...

Blog follower.

Josh Scobey said...

I am not picking on which one...just glad you might do my vday shopping for me:)

Colleen said...

I really like the silver, and I have a lot of red stuff so red would be cool too. :)

Josh Scobey said...

Twitter follower.

ninaruns said...

I follow you on twitter :)

ninaruns said...

I like the blue and the silver ones.

ninaruns said...

I follow your blog!

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow you! Duh.

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow you on Twitter too. I am a total stalker. I love the pictures of you with teh headband, they are so cute!!!

Cotter Crunch said...

just wanted to say happy birthday friend! hugs from New zealand.
Cotters

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