Nina Garcia Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NGQ09
The Nina Garcia Quarterly subscription box sends out fashion and beauty items about once a quarter. (Quarterly’s shipping schedule isn’t always every 3 months.)
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
(Everything comes wrapped in Nina’s hashtag paper).
The Subscription Box: Nina Garcia for Quarterly
The Cost: $100 a box plus shipping
The Products: Items hand selected by Nina Garcia!
Ships to: Everywhere (US $8, 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.
For this box, Nina focused on some of her favorite items for her office!
Now, onto the items!
Karl Lagerfield Paris Shopper Tote – Value $178 (colors will vary)
This reversible tote is made with a faux leather and gold metal accents. (Subscribers may receive different colors,
but all totes have a black side.) UPDATE: It looks like all bags will all either have a black or white reversible side.
This tote measures 13″W X 12″H X 5.5″D, with a removable adjustable crossbody strap (19″-23″), and removable double top handles.
Inside, there is a zippered black pouch.
The raised rectangle on the either side is a magnet – it’s a pretty strong magnetic closure!
And here it is reversed:
Black is my color of choice when it comes to accessories and clothing, so I’ll primarily be using this side!
I love this little, zippered pouch, too. It’s a perfect way to deal with the fact that a reversible bag can’t have inner pockets.
One word of caution – I flipped this purse from pink to black to pink again, and that resulted in the faux leather material looking a tad bumpy in places. (I’d recommend changing the colors in this purse as few times as possible.)
Rifle Paper CO Notepad – Value $8.50
I love Rifle Paper Co. designs, so I was thrilled to see this in the box. It has already improved the look of my desk!
Oh, Hello Friend Gold Handled Scissors – Value $12
These adorable little scissors are made from gold plated stainless steel.
I love the art deco design and the text on the blade! (The scissors measure about 3 1/2″ long and blade makes a 1″ cut mark.)
This mirrored tray is gorgeous! It’s bigger than I was expecting, too. (15 inches across.) It has a good weight to it, (AKA it doesn’t feel cheap), and I love the simple design.
Now the challenge is figuring out where to put it – I have a lot of ideas and need to pick one! I think it would be perfect on our coffee table, our bar, my vanity…. too many options!
Russell + Hazel Acrylic Tape Dispenser – Value $20
I received this tape dispenser before thanks to the Fall 2016 Happy Rebel Box and I love it.
Acrylic + gold looks so chic, plus it takes up less visual space on my desk!
Your Tea Antioxidant Tea – Value $35
This box comes with 60 tea bags! (I’m so used to getting a single tea bag or two in subscription boxes – this was a nice surprise!)
The tea is a blend of Ginko Biloba, Eucommia Ulmoides Oliver, Ginseng, Lucid Ganoderma, Fleeceflower Root, Barbary Wolf Berry fruit, Coin Lacryma-jobi Linn, Poria, Chinese Red Tea, Cinnamon, and Rose.
The tea is organic and I like the flavor. The only issue I had was that I couldn’t find if this was caffeine-free or not from the packaging. I talked to their customer care on chat and received this answer:
Our teas can contain low amount of natural caffeine. We don’t caffeinate (add caffeine)to any. Whats in them is only naturally occurring caffeine that is naturally found in tea.
This organic lip balm is my new favorite lip product! It’s super moisturizing, gives my lips a light sheen, and has a subtle minty flavor, too.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $300. I think that’s great for a $100 box, especially for a Quarterly box. I’ll use everything in this box, and I would gladly pay retail price for several of the items in this box (that tray!) so the value is definitely there for me.
What do you think of #NGQ09? What is your favorite item in the box? What color purse did you get?