Nina Garcia Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NGQ03
I’m always one of the last to get the Nina Garcia box each quarter, (Quarterly ships from the West Coast and I’m on the East Coast), so I had seen the spoilers and comments on this box before I had it in my hands. It seems like #NGQ03 isn’t as popular as previous boxes, but I wan’t to hold off on making opinion about the box until I had it in my hands.
Maybe it was because so many people told me I wouldn’t like this box and I had low expectations, but I really like Nina’s Brazil/Summer box!
A first look as I opened the box – I love that Nina has her own personalized tissue paper!
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.
Joico K-PAK Intense Hydrator – Value $16
Surya Brazil Sapien Women Organic Shave Gel – Value $20
This Surya Brasil brand is completely new to me, and probably my favorite discovery in the box. This shave gel is organic, vegan, and free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, etc. Plus it smells wonderful! I know we’ll use the sunscreen too, but I think I may end up swapping the Joico K-PAK – I’m not a fan of the scent.
Melissa Shoe Desk Ornament – Value $5?
This Red Flower Italian Blood Orange Towelette is definitely refreshing (I love citrus scents) – I just wish I had more than one!
I’ve been a little obsessed with the Melissa shoe brand since I worked at ModCloth. (These all rubber vegan shoes are so unique and smell like raspberry bubblegum! (I noticed they also have a collaboration with ShoeMint). Anyway, this little shoe isn’t the most practical item, but it looks cute on my desk!
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – Travel Size Value $22
Nest Candle in Orange Blossom – Value $14
This Oribe spray is a luxury item for me – I love the texture and volume it adds, but it’s really pricey, so I’m thrilled to get more of it in a box!
I believe the Nest Candle scent varied box-to-box, and I definitely feel like I lucked out with this Orange Blossom scent. It’s a wonderful sweet citrus scent that isn’t too strong.
FRENDS In Ear Headphones – Value $99
I’ve already tried these headphones thanks to Birchbox and I love them! They look beautiful and the sound quality is great too. Plus the added microphone for phone calls is great too.
Print All Over Me Palm Tree Print Clutch – Value $30?
Koku Pouch – Value $110
I was surprised to see two pouches in this box, but I really like the canvas palm tree print one. (It reminds me a lot of the one from the Limited Edition POPSUGAR Must Have box, but I don’t mind having another one). This shark clutch is a little out-there for me though. (I feel like this is one of those fashion items that could look really chic or really cheap depending on who’s wearing it, and I’m not sure I could pull it off!)
CK One Lipstick in DollFace – Value $16
Formula X for Sephora Nail Color in Push The Limits – Value $10.50
In Nina’s letter she mentioned that summer beauty is all about bold colors. I love it for my nail polish, but no so much for my lipstick, so I’m glad I got these shades!
Spenglish Muito Cool Hat – Value $30?
This hat is not for me, but I love this phone case! (This card had a unique coupon code I redeemed to get my iPhone 5 case – no credit card info required). Plus I love that this is an exclusive design inspired by Nina!
Verdict: I paid $100 for this box and received over $430 worth of items. There are more than enough items I love and will use to make this box worth the cost for me, even though the more adventurous fashion items I probably won’t use. I also just love that Nina gets exclusive items just for her subscribers.
What did you think of the #NGQ03 box?