La Botica



Dawn Marie West

This EDITORIAL is on the deconstruction of our candle. Wax is the largest component to a candle, so when we created this candle line, we immediately knew we wanted a natural, sustainable wax blend that would be luxury and cutting edge. We had a wax engineered that was just that.


So what we engineered is a proprietary complex wax that is a unique blend of Vegan Coconut Apricot wax derived from renewably sourced apricot oil and coconut oil. Apricot Coconut is used by some of your cult-favorite luxury candle companies. Coconut Apricot wax has been over-looked in the mainstream candle industry because it is more expensive per pound, but we don’t care, it’s worth it.


  • This wax blend is unique in its ability to hold a higher percentage of fragrance, and that was important to us as we wanted our candle to be notably perfumed, with a strong fragrance throw.

  • Apricot Coconut also exhibits an evenness of burn and wax consumption, allowing for a slower burn - longer burn time, and cleaner burn.

  • Apricot Coconut wax is obtained with a natural process, and is a truly sustainable wax.

EDITORIAL 01. / Late Summer Minimal Makeup We Love.

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Image via Pinterest.

Image via Pinterest.

We live for New York summers. The City is hotter than ever and keeping up the off-duty model look is essential. So how is it possible to stay summer beauty ready without feeling gross and using a ton of product? We found some summer makeup hacks that will keep your summer glow vibrant and minimal in the late-summer weeks. 


Double Up your Lip Balm.

This is the year of the glossy eye. Lip Gloss also made a huge come back. With some experimentation, we found our favorite lip balm, makes a perfect glossy eye with minimal effort. Simply sweep a tiny amount of balm along your lids, a quick pop up mascara and balm your lips for a perfect natural gloss that is subtle yet insanely gorgeous. One product and multi-use. Our favorite hydrating balm to use is the Basalt Basalt Original Lip Balm. (Find this Lip Balm in the Showroom). We also dig the Glossier Balm Dot Com.


We don't want no Scrubs, (Unless it's a Body Scrub.)

We have to talk essentials, before applying makeup, our favorite lipsticks, or even body products, it's essential to use a scrub to remove dead skin that is exasperated even more by the hot sun, free radicals, and of course, sweat. Gross right? Before adding your makeup, a face scrub to exfoliate and prime your skin is a perfect addition this summer. Make sure to do the same for your lips, we suggest the Basalt Basalt Lip Scrub (In the showroom) to get your lips soft and perfectly primed for any lipstick. We also are obsessively waiting for Ouai to drop the scrub-of-the-year. Theirs is a body scrub that also doubles as a scalp scrub (Which sounds insanely relaxing.) Scrub first, apply makeup second. You will find your makeup will apply smoother than ever. 

Brows above All.

If nothing else, we are convinced that perfect brows add the drama and neatness that transformed the entire face in a way that much of anything else can be simplified, especially for the girl-on-the-go. Use a brow pencil one shade darker than your hair, or a brow gel just to get your brows aligned. By sweeping your brows with your favorite brow gel/pencil, paired with a glossy lip, you will be surprised what a difference your look will be without ever being heavy. 

Image via Into The Gloss/Megan Ewing/Eric Fisher.

Image via Into The Gloss/Megan Ewing/Eric Fisher.

"Simply sweep a tiny amount of balm along your lids, a quick pop up mascara and balm your lips for a perfect natural gloss that is subtle yet insanely gorgeous."


Make your Lip Pencil your Eye's new look.

This one might just be our favorite for minimal makeup. Double your Lip Pencil up for your eyes. Similarly to the balm, we like to use our favorite nude/dust color lip pencil for our eyes for a hint of color on the lids while coordinating our lip and eye combo for the perfect day-time look. We also find this saves room in our bags so you don't have to second guess taking the clutch onto the city with you. 


Dawn Marie West

EDITORIAL is our showroom blog for the chill-informed type. EDITORIAL is the gallery notes of our exhibition / which is the showroom. Introducing chill visual edits that are insights into our escapisms, culture, mujeres and musings. Exhibiting our thoughts on beauty, Our showroom design and lifestyle. Everything we are into, and everything that you vibe to.