Nina Garcia Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NGQ01
The Nina Garcia Quarterly box is finally here! I have been waiting months to have this box in my hands and it is amazing – totally worth the $100 I paid for it!
The Subscription Box: Nina Garcia for Quarterly
The Cost: $100 a box every 3 months
The Products: Items hand selected by Nina Garcia!
Ships to: Free to the US. (Canada +$30; rest of world +$40)
A better look at all the amazing items!
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator describing the theme for that quarter, and background on every item they selected.
This theme for the first box is Glam Grunge. From Nina:
I first came across grunge while interning at Perry Ellis under Marc Jacobs; today, that iconic collection in fashion history has re-emerged in a new incarnation, incorporating luxe elements to create a seemingly contradictory juxtaposition of glam and grunge.
Leather Dual Cone Cuff by Bauble Bar – Value $32
This piece was designed exclusively for Nina Garcia’s first Quarterly box – you can’t buy it anywhere! I love the exclusive, and I really like this bracelet. At first I thought it was a little too punk for me, but I put it on and haven’t taken it off since! I’ll probably stack it with some of my other Bauble Bar gold bracelets!
(I’m estimating the value of this bracelet based on other similar Bauble Bar bracelets).
This bracelet also came with a unique coupon code for $15 off $30 at Bauble Bar – I will definitely use it!
Essie Nail Polish in Shearling Darling – Value $8
I love this Essie dark red wine shade – it’s perfect for fall/winter!
Faux Fur Stole by Adrienne Landau – Value $40
I was THRILLED to see this scarf in the box! I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it in reviews before – but I’m obsessed with all things faux fux. (I’m pretty hard to shop for with all the boxes I get, so whenever anyone asks for a gift idea for me, I just say anything with faux fur …or a sweater for my dog!)
This is a perfect short scarf – It has velcro to keep it in place, and is super cozy! (I’m estimating on value for this item as well since it also is an exclusive to the Nina Garcia box!)
Jack Vartanian Ear Cuff – Value $50?
This is another one-of-a-kind piece in the box. I have no idea how to value it – the only place I can find Jack Vartanian pieces online is Barney’s and they all are priced at over $1000.
I like that this piece works even if you don’t have pierced ears. It’s also delicate enough to balance out the metal stud look. I never would have bought this item, but now that I have it, I’m going to try it out!
VBeaute It Kit Anti Age Skin Care System – Value $99
An amazing box within an amazing box! This kit has the best packaging ever:
I’m so excited to try all of these products. I love that their skincare line is free of parabens and fragrances, and it’s even vegan and gluten-free!
Pearl + Luxury Soap – Value $6
December Marie Claire Magazine – Value $4
This soap is made of crushed pearl and charcoal – it smells amazing too (probably thanks to it’s all natural ingredients). This is definitely the most glamourous soap I’ve ever seen!
Verdict: This is one of my favorite subscription boxes of 2013. It’s also the best celebrity curated box I’ve ever seen. I think it’s because Nina has such distinct voice – you know you’re getting high-end fashion and beauty products in this box, you know she’s the expert, and you know she has the connections to get amazing products for the box! It really feels like her Quarterly mailing could be the box she sends to her closest friends for the holidays – that’s how personal and special this box was for me!
I paid $100 for this box and received over $250 worth of glamourous and exclusive items. I am so glad I subscribed to Nina’s Quarterly box and I can’t wait too see what will be in the next mailing.
What do you think of the first Nina Garcia Quarterly box?