This week I have the pleasure to tell you about my new favorite running product—SparkleSkirts!The entrepreneur and Sparkle Queen, Leah Powell, is someone I am lucky enough to call a friend.SparkleSkirts are her passion.This passion can be felt when you look at the running/walking skirts she makes, right here in the USA.
What do I love about my SparkleSkirt?Everything!First off, SparkleSkirts are made for all body types.Leah makes her skirts from a size XS to 4X.As a curvy girl, every other running skirt I have ever tried on has been to short on me.This skirt length is perfect.It covers all it needs to cover, but does not make me look Amish.For all of us with a “mom pooch”, SparkleSkirt can help.The skirt is constructed out of a stretchy, but firm fabric that holds it in.The skirt has a wide band around the waist that is very slimming.SparkleSkirts are reversible to ensure a great fit for everyone.I choose to wear my SparkleSkirt with the zippered pouch in the back as I feel like the skirt fits me better that way.Some choose to wear the zippered pouch in the front.You can choose to wear yours the way it works best for you.
Another thing I really like about my SparkleSkirt is all the storage.The waist band has a 12 inch zippered pocket to stash you stuff.The legs also each have a built in pocket.Leah is a big fan of GU gels, so she made the pockets of her skirts to fit a few gels in them.Since I am an iPhone girl, I measure everything based on if my phone will fit.I am happy to report that all three pockets of my SparkleSkirt easily fit my iPhone.Since I like to care lots of essentials on my long runs, I have my SparkleSkirt loaded up.I had my iPhone in my waist pack, a GU and my inhaler in one pocket and my Vera Bradley coin purse/ID holder in the other.Since the skirt flares slightly, my pockets were camouflaged.No one could tell that I had them loaded up.All of the storage options made it so I did not need to strap on my SPIbelt.The pockets everything I put in them in place and did not have any bounce.I did not even know anything was in there.
In my opinion, the most genius aspect of the SparkleSkirt SparkleTech is the shorts.The SparkleShirts SparkleTech has legs built in. Leah promises that the legs do no ride up—and she actually delivers on the promise.I have tried so many skorts in my life, shorts with legs built it, and the legs have always ridden up on me.This is not fun anytime, but it’s especially not fun during a run.SparkleTech SparkleSkirts have a special designed leg that has an inner thigh band.This band prevents the leg for budging while running.It actually worked for me!I do not wear shorts in general because they always ride up on me.Leah offers SparkleBottoms too, shorts made just like the skirt legs.I plan to try them soon.
To make sure I could give you the most thorough and honest review, I have worn my SparkleSkirt a lot this week.This product is for sure my favorite that I have reviewed on my blog!I wore it to a spin class, on a short treadmill run at the gym and on a long run outside.I love it!The legs did not budge once on me, not even when getting in or out of the car.I love the fit and the length. It covers all the "junk in the trunk" perfectly. I really love how the skirt looks on me. It would not fit me better if it was made specifically for me.The skirt draped nicely when I was on the spin bike.On the tread mill at the gym, I could see in the mirror how the skirt swayed as I ran—very cute.I love the color SparkleSkirt Leah designed especially for the Disney Princess Half Marathon.As you can see from the pictures, this shirt is the perfect princess pink!Next, I am going to order a solid black SparkleTech SparkleSkirt for everyday use.
Leah and I are so proud of her great products and we know you will love them too. We want one of you to try a SparkleTech SparkleSkirt for FREE!That’s right—it’s giveaway time!!!For this giveaway, I will be using a new application called Rafflecopter for you all to enter the giveaway.This giveaway is part of Blogorama 2011.If you look right under this post, you will see a list of over 100 blogs, all hosting giveaways this week with a value of over $75!!To enter the giveaway, you must be a follower of this blog. Here are the ways to enter the giveaway:
1)Go to the SparkleSkirt website; check it out and comment below about which SparkleSkirt you like best.Also, include what you like best and least about SparkleSkirts.Leah appreciates your feedback.
2)Like SparkleSkirts (one word on Facebook and Google search)on Facebook.
3)Share this page with your Facebook and/or Twitter friends.(To do this, click to the right where is says “Share this on Facebook” or “Tweet this”.)
Each blog follower can enter the giveaway multiply times (check out the website and comment below, like on FB, share this page on FB and Twitter—earning one entry each day you share.ONLY entries done with Rafflecopter can be counted. You can enter until from midnight Eastern time on September 12th until 11:59 PM September 22nd 2011. Then I will choose a winner!Check for a new blog post that evening to see who the winner is!SparkleSkirts will send the winner their favorite SparkleTech SparkleSkirt, and I will add a GU sampler pack to meet the $75 requirement!Good Luck everyone!