LAQA & Co. — Menotaur (Lip Lube Pencil) Swatch & Review

LAQA & Co. Lip Lube Pencil in Menotaur

I’ve already canceled my Birchbox (Canada) after only two boxes, but here is my favorite item—so far—of everything they sent (erm, mostly hotel bottles of body wash and haircare).

I’d heard of LAQA & Co. before, but never tried anything as they seemed to be overpriced. I was reasonably excited to see their Lip Lube Pencil in my May Birchbox, especially in a color that I like but wouldn’t normally purchase for myself.

From the company:

Lip Lube is a light and glossy hydrating lip balm – perfect for everyday wear. The peppermint-shea butter formula delivers an oh-so addictive hit of mint and moisture, with each application. All in a handy twist up pencil. BOOM!

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Birchbox, May 2015

Birchbox (Canada) — May 2015

My second Birchbox (Canada) arrived today, and this month it was curated by Emily Schuman of Cupcakes & Cashmere. The box isn’t as pretty as last month’s from Rifle Paper Co., but really, it’s just a cardboard box.

I’m just going to come out and say right now that I’m canceling my Birchbox subscription after just two boxes. I feel like if the cost was CA$10–12, and not CA$15, I might hang onto it for another month or two. But for $15, I’d rather buy myself one item (perhaps a MAC eyeshadow pan, or an Essie nail polish plus change) that I actually want rather than get five random items, one of which I might like, and the rest of which will get shoved into that hotel toiletries box in the linen closet.

Here is what I got this month:

  • geometric print paper box
  • BeeKind Body Lotion (Mini)
  • Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash (Mini)
  • LAQA & Co. Lip Lube Pencil in Menotaur (Mini)
  • Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray (Mini)
  • Raw Spirit Desert Blush Eau de Parfum (Sample)

Read on for photos of everything, plus a brief comment on the LAQA lippie, which I’m wearing right now!

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