Posts Written On July 2012

@MinxNailsDotCom Makes National Flag Nails At London Olympics

I’ve got to admit, the Queen at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics was pretty epic. Especially with Daniel Craig playing James Bond and of course Mr. Bean’s musical spectacle. But beyond all the sporty athleticism of the world, let’s talk about Olympic beauty!

Of course Minx Nails is jumping on the gun to create a load of amazing nail designs. To celebrate Minx at the Olympic Village, Minx co-founders Janice Jordan and Dawn Lynch-Goodwin have launched The Tasting Room, an online venue where nail professionals and nail lovers can purchase exclusive Minx designs that are not available anywhere else. Talk about an exclusive!

Check out Rebecca Adlington wearing Minx UK flag nails for the 400 m final!

There’s way more girls getting minxed as the games progress. Check out the photos on the Facebook group page.

The Tasting Room showcases exclusive collaborations created by the Minx co-founders, Dawn Lynch-Goodwin and Janice Jordan, who decided to go for the GOLD with the first collection inspired by all things Olympic! Of course I’m rooting for North America. Who are you reppin’?

Tune in for more London Olympics fun!

Xoxo, @missamandachen


“DELICIOSO TO-GO!” with @KahluaUS

Cool off and enjoy the rest of summer with this must-have for a hot day – Kahlúa Iced Coffee, a convenient pre-mixed Kahlúa cocktail for anyone on the go.

Kahlúa Iced Coffee will give you the taste of iced dark coffee using its locally sourced 100% Arabica coffee beans from Veracruz, Mexico.

This is perfect for a BBQ, a pick-me-up, or to just enjoy. With only 150 calories, you can choose from three coffee flavors – Iced Espresso, Iced Mocha, and Iced Coffee with Cinnamon Spice.

It’s available nationwide and has a 5% Alc./Vol. per 200ml can. The suggested retail price is $2.50/can and $9.99/four pack

Wake up with Kahlúa or enjoy your weekend with this drink!

‘Tweet’ @KahluaUS & ‘Like’ Kahlúa on Facebook



Summer Beauty Everyday Minerals

Last week I got a great little package from my friends at Everyday Minerals all the way from Austin, TX. They come in 3 shades that are free of fragrance, lake dyes, bismuth, oxychloride, carmine or parabens. Mineral makeup is great for your skin and makes your complexion looks effortless without looking ‘plastic’ or ‘fake’ the way regular foundation could make you look.

I am a fan of these because they are the perfect size for travel and oh so versatile for summer!


The Newest Blogger……

Hi there! I’m Jen and the newest blogger to the group. I live in St. Louis MO and from the Midwest. I have lived other places such as San Antonio, NYC, and Norfolk CT. But seem to keep coming back to the Midwest. I graduated from Webster University with a BA in Communications and have been working at Luxco Spirited Brands for the past 7 years. The main brands we market are Pearl Vodka, St. Brendan’s Irish Cream, and El Mayor Tequila. It’s quite fun here at Luxco! On the side I am building my own freelance business with all Social Media/Marketing/PR/and Event Coordinating for nonprofit and small business owners. 
I live in the Central West End it’s near so many great places I love! Forest Park, Pizza Pi, North West Coffee, Starbucks, and boutiques. I am the mother of two beautiful Chihuahua’s I rescued from a puppy mill Renny and Lola. They love long walks, french-fries and pizza.
When I am not slaving away I love spending my time with the love of my life Brett and of course all my friends and family. My fave past times are juicing, yoga, bikram, traveling, movies, dog park, hanging at coffee joints, taking walks, and reading. 

 I am excited to start this journey of blogging! XOXO

 (Drinking a shake at P. Terry’s in Austin TX)




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Vintage fashion (and more!) with @shopbellabag

Cassandra Connors, founder of Bella Bag, gives a fashionista the opportunity to upgrade their current style with top vintage designer bags at more affordable prices. Connors has years of experience in genuine-only luxury goods, including brands such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, etc. At Bella Bag, you can buy, sell, and trade authentic luxury bags and accessories.

Her online shop offers many pieces, and here is a focus on the vintage Chanel 2.55 original handbag:

  • Created in February of 1955
  • The bag takes its name from the year of its birth
  • It is commonly mistaken for the more modern Chanel Classic Flap bag
  • Features a worn classic quilt, double flap interior, the mademoiselle turn lock closure, and a classic chain strap
  • It is a rare and classic piece that can only be found in consignment shops like Bella Bag
  • Made from silk, lambskin, calfskin or fur, in a combination of colors
  • Based on the quilted coats worn by boys at the race track, as Coco Chanel’s designs were influenced by her love of horse racing.
  • Used a running stitch, quilting the bag in a diamond or herringbone pattern
  • The double chain is said to be based on Chanel’s experiences as a child, in an orphanage, where the caretakers would dangle keys from their waist
  • The classic flap bag features a CC turn lock closure, a single flap interior, crisper leather, and a chain strap interwoven with leather.

You can trade in your old, gently worn handbags for a different, vintage designer style and will also be able to find rare and hard to find bags.

Connors and The Bella Bag Team also have an authentication process. They believe that every woman’s perfect ensemble should include carrying an authentic accessory.

CHANEL Double Flap Chevron Lion Clasp Rare Bag (via

To learn more about Bella Bag, visit

Be sure to also check out their Facebook and Tweet @shopbellabag.