Last Thursday, I was selected by Birchbox to join them for breakfast at their headquarters. They selected 10 Birchbloggers to meet the Co-Founders of LAQA & Co., a Brooklyn-based startup beauty brand. As a beauty fanatic and native New Yorker I was thrilled to learn more about this cosmetic brand that offers convenience & unique artwork on their packaging.
I had the pleasure of meeting so many great people during the breakfast. I met Nicole, one of the Co-Founders of LAQA & Co., a few of the ladies from Birchbox and some fellow Bloggers. While Nicole discussed trends and the new items that will hit stores in the Spring, all of us got our pouts styled by a professional makeup artist named, Carlos Martinez. The lip bar menu consisted of super fun styles like: two-toned, glitter and ombré. Of course I had to go with the ombré since I've been dying to try it!
If you're a member of Birchbox you will be seeing one of these babies in your box this month!!!
If you're not a member then you should definitely sign up to get beauty samples in the mail.
New colors and duo nail polishes that are set to debut Spring 2014!!!
LAQA & Co. started their beauty brand with a Nail Polish Pen containing high-gloss nail polish which allows girls on-the-go like me to get a fresh coat of nail polish even on a moving train! The Nail Polish Pen is also great because you can carry it around with you just in case you chip a nail (I hate when that happens). Their second product, the Fat Lip Pencil comes in a wide array of highly pigmented shades, they are long-lasting and don't require a sharpener. The jumbo lip gloss pencil offers a precise application every time and is convenient to travel with (also comes in mini duo packs).
My favorite aspect of the brand is the story behind their one-of-a-kind packaging. They cover their packaging in unique artwork from emerging artists located around the world. Artists receive valuable exposure and support (including a percentage of profits from each sale), and consumers learn about accessible art and alternative role models. Each month LAQA & Co. features a different artist so who's to say you can't be next?
Thank you Birchbox for allowing me to be part of such a fun and amazing experience!
Ladies, if you're looking to get a small gift for your friends, co-workers or family members you should check out LAQA & Co's giftboxes. They also make great stocking stuffers!