Wednesday, April 3, 2013

BAMR Bands: Review & Giveaway

I personally love to see a stay home mom develop a small business from her blog. That is exactly what Katie Heddleston is doing when she began making BAMR Bands three months ago. BAMR Bands (Bad Ass Mother Runner Bands) are non-slip fitness and fashion headbands. They measure 7/8" in width and come in a variety of colorful patterns, with new designs being added every time Katie finds a fun new ribbon. Each headband is lined with a velvet ribbon that helps cling to the hair, making them non-slip.

Katie was kind enough to donate four headbands to the #JellyBean virtual race prize vault. She also sent me one to try out... and one for you! (See Rafflecopter giveaway below)  So generous, right?!

When it comes to headbands, they play different roles in my mind. When running or working out, I like the thick sweat-absorbing kind, even a cheap bandana rolled up. I sweat A LOT and really need something that will hold the stream away from my eyes. For me, these cute little headbands get daily wear around the house, keeping my hair back off my face. My daughters also like to steal them. I keep one BAMR Band stashed in my car. When I leave the gym, I slip off the dripping-wet, sweat-infested headband from my workout and slip on the cuteness of a BAMR Band.  The sweat is no longer sitting against my forehead. The whispy hairs are pulled off my face, and I look acceptable (even after the hardest workout) to stop at a store afterwards.

But I see lots of ladies at the gym or in races with these thin headbands - BAMR style! In fact, my BFF (Best Fitness Friend) wears them all the time. She recently pulled a nice favor for me, so I bought her BAMR Band. In my mind, they are the perfect price point at $10 to make a great "thank you - you're awesome" gift.
Can you tell we're inside the gym... Poor lighting, but she's still beautiful, right?!

BAMR Bands also benefits an important cause.  One dollar from each headband purchase is donated to Every Mother Counts - a charity aiming to "end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take action to improve the health and well-beings of girls and women worldwide."


Now is your chance to WIN ONE!  
I have a cute summer pattern - circles in orange/white (see it in the photo collage above). I call it Dreamsicle!  One lucky reader will win it by entering the Rafflecopter giveaway below... GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

91 comments:

  1. I bought 2 of them and they are adorable! Can't wait for warmer weather to get rid of my hat!!

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  2. I like all the fun colors! Amy

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  3. I like the Yellow Mini Polka dots

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  4. Love the idea behind the business and love the designs and colors!!!

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  5. I love the navy with polka dots and anything striped!

    I never run without a headband!! tame those flyaways!!!

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  6. I REALLY love the gray and white Chevron print!

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  7. I have not tried these yet! Always looking for the perfect headband! My favorite design is the black chevron. Leah Frazier

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  8. I have a similar band and they are great! Love these fun pattern options!!

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  9. I like all of the colors in the Chevron design :) If I had to pick, maybe aqua is my fave of them.

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  10. I love the blue with white polka dots!

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  11. I'd love any of the chevron designs!

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  12. I love any of the chevron headbands, so cute!

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  13. I like the pink chevron or the pink/black striped. It is hard to choose between those two!

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  14. I love the variety of patterns and colors that they have. Can't wait to try em out

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  15. I love these patterns. I hope to win, I have so many little fly-aways!

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  16. I love anything animal print- leopard, zebra, so cute!!! Shows my wild side ;D

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  17. I LOVE those chevron ones! Super cute! I'd go with black and white for that one so I can wear it with anything and everything! :)

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  18. Oooh, totally gonna get some of these! Love it when functionality meets cute :)

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  19. Would LOVE to win one! However, I have a feeling my daughter will be stealing it since it is her school colors. ;)

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  20. I love the dreamsicle! Very cute and hair wispys make me nuts.

    -T.W

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  21. This is very cool!

    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  22. Black tonal stripe is definitely my favorite.

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  23. They're all so cute! I really like the one you're wearing in the pic above. Totally my style!

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  24. What a great looking head band

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  25. I love them all! I really want to try them as nothing seems to work for me!

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  26. Love the fun, fashionable colors! Makes us beautiful while we drench in sweat :-) cute!!

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  27. I love all your posts, page and all that you say. It is fun and motivating!!! Keep it up (we appreciate it!)

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  28. I like the deep purple polka dot or the purple chevron...they'd look pretty cute with tough chik gear!

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  29. I love the pink leopard (or animal print) one!! Its so cute!

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  30. These are so cute! I love the gray chevron ones!

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  31. I love the dreamsicle. It would match my running skirt perfectly. I've gotta get it if I do not win.

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  32. I love the pale minnie mouse. . . So sweet perfect for my goal of running the Princess Half next year!

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  33. I love the black chevron. Simple, classic, and goes with everything!

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  34. My favorite is the bow wow wow design! It matches my Asics! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :D

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  35. Love the Happy Flower...Ocean Breeze is a close second!

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  36. Black chevron, pink chevron, pink camo, oceans breeze....I like so many!

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  37. The Chevron bands!

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  38. Love the yellow chevrons and dots - would LOOOOOOVE a blue hope (colon cancer)!

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  39. I have always wanted to get one of their bands. I love the owl and bee band.

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  40. oooh what an awesome company. love the apple green chevron.

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  41. I love the pink camo and the chevrons.

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  42. I really like these and the fact that a mom created them!

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  43. I've never tried one because headbands never stay put on my head but it would be great to try one if I win!

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  44. I LOVE these types of headbands!! My favorite design from her website is the Yellow Chevron :)

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  45. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I like your DREAMSICLE name better than my SUNBURST name! Haha

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  46. I love the pale pink with minnie mouse!

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  47. I'm obsessed with chevron right now so the purple (my favorite color!) chevron is my favorite!!

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  48. Oooooh, super cute! Love them! So would my girls!!!

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  49. LOVE the Dreamsicle color. Makes me instantly think of summer (and I'm SOOOOO ready for summer). :)

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  50. Soo many cut ones! I like the Pink Black Stripe & Dreamsicle and the yellow polka dot among others lol

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  51. Neopolitan!

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  52. There are a lot of cute ones, but I like the Fuschia Feline the best.

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  53. I love the peacock and the dinosaur one!

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  54. All of the chevron ones are awesome!

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  55. Love them all!! Love the dreamsickle one!!

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  56. pink chevron, anything pink of course

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  57. Love these! I am a huge fan of chevron. :)

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  58. I want the black/white chevron....boring i know but it will match everythign i own!

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  59. i seriously think my head is shrinking as all the bands I do own are now too big :(
    kept trying to think of what bamr stood for and giggled when I saw their facebook page with the title)

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  60. I love the apple green chevron!

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  61. The black and white chevron is cute!

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  62. I love all the chevron ones!

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  63. I love the grey chevron!

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  64. Love all of them, especially the chevron patterns!

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  65. Love them! Way to go!

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  66. I just read the BAMR bands story on Katie's page. I love seeing a small business support a cause she is passionate about!

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  67. love them all! would love any chevron band...

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  69. very practical and stylish!

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