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I’m Angela and I’m the owner of
Angel Minaro – The Bridal Spa Boutique
I formulate and manufacture all our decadent products in our facility located in Chicago, Illinois.
This is Mike, my husband and partner. ( I love this image of him on our wedding day).
We’ve been married since 2011 and I’d like to think he has this reaction every time he sees me :).
He helps me with everything to do with Angel Minaro, and without his support, Angel Minaro wouldn’t exist!
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria to a Nigerian father and a Nigerian and Ghanaian Mother. So I grew up with a very rich cultural background.
In 1991, I moved to Saudi Arabia where I lived for 2 years and met so many wonderful people from all over the world and got to learn about many different cultures and traditions. A few years later I went to University in London, England where I studied Pharmacy. At university I loved formulation so much that I majored in it and once I graduated in 1997 I started dabbling in making creams, soaps and so on.
In 1999, when I realized I was going to be a single mother, my dream to create natural skincare products came to a dramatic end as I had to deal with a devastating and sensitive situation and focused on working as a pharmacist so that I could give my beloved son a good life.
I believe it was in 2000 while I was shopping (my favorite hobby), when I walked into a well-known store that makes natural soaps and skincare products, and my very first thought was “This was my dream” but at that point I still did nothing.
Fast forward a few years, I moved to Florida and met my now husband. In 2009, shortly after we started dating, he got laid off. At the same time I was so miserable at my job and wasn’t sure how long I was going to last there that I decided that I really must follow my heart and build my dream, or at least die trying. Believing in the saying ”For everything there’s a season” I decided my season was now, so I merged my passion for making natural beauty products with my love for exquisite spa treatments and started building my dream job.
Having a pharmaceutical background made the science easy. Having lived in 4 different countries and having friends from so many more and loving it, I decided it would be a great idea to combine my pharmaceutical knowledge with wonderful and natural ingredients from all over the world to produce a line that was not only exquisite and nutritious, but would also keep the skin looking radiant and youthful.
Why a bride and groom?
I remember when I was planning my wedding. I’ve got to say, it was pretty stressful! It really was taking its toll on me both physically and mentally. It took a few trips to the spa, and some self prescribed home pampering to get me to de-stress and unwind. Only then did I really begin to relax and enjoy the planning of what turned out to be a really awesome day!
This got me thinking, and suddenly it hit me! Why not create exquisite spa and skincare products using exotic natural ingredients that nurture, nourish and pamper a bride and groom. Getting them relaxed, and mentally and physically ready for their wedding day. Our products are also used to pamper the rest of the bridal party by giving them as exquisite gifts or using them to host spa bridal showers and bachelorette parties, and by giving them as wedding favors to the wedding guests.