As much as the holidays can be a cheerful time, it’s also a stressful time. There’s much to do with so little time, from festive functions to crossing out your gift list and the cold weather. Tuesday evening, Girls United teamed up with Brooklyn nail salon The Laq Lab to revive the GU Office Hours for an intimate evening of relaxation, meditation, and self-care for an instant refresh this season.
“It feels amazing to be partnering up with such a legendary brand,” says Laq Lab Co-Founder Lawren Lee. “The holidays for a lot of people are sad as far as memories, now the sun goes down super early, which can also bring on sadness and even depression for some. It’s definitely important to show ourselves some love and do things that make us happy.”
Upon entering the GU Office Hours, you’re welcomed with The Laq Lab’s inviting and feminine pink space floor-length mirror for a quick vibe check. Powered by Bel-Aire, Topicals, and The Harlem Shake, guests were prepped to receive the trendy gel apres manicure, a massage by Slam Dunken Wellness, and grab some light bites of mini burgers and delicious shakes by The Harlem Shake. The Laq Lab also designed an exclusive futuristic pink set inspired by the Girls United brand, sported by Girls United Co-Founder Rechelle Dennis (above.) Later in the evening, Essence Brand Partnerships lead Sapphira Martin led an open discussion about preserving your mental health for the holiday season alongside Dennis, Laq Lab Co-Founders Lawren Lee and Tasama Craig, Slam Dunken Wellness Founder Bridgette Duncan and Meditation Coach Lotus Smith. Soon after Smith led a soothing mediation experience for guiding everyone through helpful breathing techniques to find their center, allowing the energy to radiate the room.
Before the end of the evening, attendees got a goodie bag full of Laq Lab products, including a press on set and cuticle oil, as well as beauty brand Topical’s mini signature Fader serum. In case you missed it, catch our recap coverage here.
To learn more about The Laq Lab, visit them online or at 41 5th Ave. Brooklyn, New York.