Nina Garcia Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NGQ04
This is the 4th Nina Garcia Quarterly subscription box. It was delayed for 2 months, but finally shipped last week!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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)
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator describing the theme for that quarter, and background on every item they selected. I always read these letters after I unbox everything (I probably should do it the other way around), but I think they are excellent for giving context on each of the items selected for the box.
This is my first Deux Lux bag and I am so impressed with the quality of the materials. I think it’s the softest vegan leather purse I’ve ever come across!
I also like that it has an adjustable strap so you can get the perfect length. And the lining is gorgeous:
The only thing it is missing is a pocket or little zipper compartment in the purse. It’s a pretty small purse in general though, so that’s OK.
BALLIN Paris Beanie – $40
The notorious Ballin’ Paris beanie! I know this wasn’t a hit with a lot of subscribers from the spoiler comments I read, but I kind of like it! It’s super soft and cozy, and fits really well. Normally most fitted caps don’t work on my head (The Joie POPSUGAR Limited Edition box hat is one that didn’t work), but this one fits me perfectly. I don’t think I’m cool enough to rock this look in public, but it’s my new wear-around-the-house hat.
NUDE Skincare ProGenius™ Treatment Oil – .5 oz Value $39
RGB Nail Polish in Deep – Value $18
This NUDE Treatment Oil serum is the spoiler item I was most excited to try. It’s free of all the types of ingredients I try to avoid when I can, and it gets great reviews. I’ve only used it for two days now, so I can’ report any dramatic effects, but I like how quickly it absorbs.
The RGB nail polish is great fall color too – I don’t get that excited about nail polish in subscription boxes lately, but I think it’s a good addition to the box.
Pantone Coffee Mug – Value $16
I’m not sure how many color variations there are of this mug in the box – but I want them all! I’ll probably try to swap for a few if I can.
Based on the reviews I’ve found of this sweater comb, it is the best sweater comb ever. I like everything I’ve tried so far from The Laundress, so I know this will come in handy for winter clothing.
Rue Gembon Autumn Silver Earrings – Value $55
This is another item that had a few variations – and I’m really happy with the earrings I got. The pearl stud goes on the front of your earlobe, and the silver piece hangs from the back. It’s a really beautiful and simple design, and I love that it uses pearls in a way that doesn’t feel too formal for me.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $260. I think that’s great for a $100 box, but when I first saw the spoilers I must admit I was surprised there weren’t more items since the past two boxes have had a lot of items and a total value of over $400 each. Those boxes aside, I think this is still a good box from Nina. I was originally skeptical from the spoilers, but now that I have the box in my hands I will actually use every single item.
I’m guessing I’m in the minority of subscribers who are a fan of this box though – what did you think of the box?