Every month we interview an entrepreneur and introduce you to what they do.
We love getting to know these small business owners; get a glimpse of their lives; and get tips and advice for those looking to start a business of their own. Last month we interviewed Little Kate Designs, and our interview before that was with Cravings, Alisha’s Cupcakes. This month we had the privilege of interviewing Anna Rice from Mina Loves Bows! Sorry for doing two bow shops in a row, but we couldn’t help ourselves!
I started following Anna on Instagram (@minalovesbows), and just fell in love with her personality and her style. She is super sweet, and I am so glad I got to try out her product to do a review for you guys, and interview her about her shop.
I was lucky enough to get to try a few of Anna’s fun products out, and let me tell you, we loved them. I know, I know, so far every review I have done has been a rave review, but with good reason, so far we have only worked with amazing products! And MinaLovesBows is no different. Her stuff is fun, infused with her personality, high quality, and just too cute.
Braided leather belt:
The first thing I opened was the braided leather belt. I had seen them in her shop and thought, “Hmm, cute!” and that was about it. Then I got one! It is soft leather, braided beautifully, and has a wooden bead on one end, and a pom on the other.
The belt is well constructed, and goes with everything! Plus it is fun. My daughter loves playing with the pom, and brings me the belt every day to put on with whatever she is wearing. I totally recommend buying one, and Anna has agreed to offer you guys a coupon code on this product because of how much I love it. So check back in about a week for an exclusive Travel Parent Eat discount on this amazing belt. You will want one!
Anna sent me 3 headbands. They are pretty typical of what you would expect, made with a nice elastic band that stays in place, and is comfortable on the head, and topped with bows. What really sets them apart is the fun fabric choices and color combos.
One of the headbands we received was red mushrooms. Even my husband loved it, he said it reminded him of Mario. Another was a whimsical floral, I just loved, and the third a leather bow. All were very cute.
The construction is nice, while you can see a little bit of the glue, they are well made, and won’t fall apart on you. And, a big plus, they sit close to the head. I always hate headbands with so much glue that the bow sits well over an inch off the head. These were perfect!
The bows come on alligator clips. They are sewn well, with no visible seams or stitching. One of the things I was most impressed with was the consistency. These are handmade, but every bow was the same size, same design, and they all looked great. And again…the fabrics! Her choices are so fun, bold, and cute, but they work. One of the bows she sent was a cat printed fabric, which my daughter went gaga for. It was so cute, and such a good color palette that it went with just about everything.
To sum it up: If you are looking for affordable quality that is fun and personality infused you can’t go wrong with MinaLovesBows. And, Anna is a joy to work with. Take a minute to head to her shop, and follow her on Instagram.