Nina Garcia Quarterly Subscription Box Review #NGQ10
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: $99 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 sustainable fashion and beauty items. (August was also Marie Claire’s first sustainable-focused issue.)
Now, onto the items!
Prana Stevie Hat – Value $45
(Colors will vary)
I have a few similar hats like this one from subscription boxes, but this is definitely my favorite. I love the shape, and it fits my big head! 🙂
(It’s 100% wool, too.)
And if you don’t want those straps showing, you can just tuck them into the hat before you put it on.
And Prana also included a coupon for 15% off your next order!
I was a Sari Upcycled Bracelet – Value $22
(Colors will vary)
This bracelet is really unique: it’s made from upcycled Saris! “Hand-cut strips of fabric are twisted and knotted to create a textile sculpture.”
It really does look like wearable art! And it’s impressive to have a bracelet that is both structural and soft.
It was easy to stretch over my hand, too.
TOME White Eco-cotton Wrap Top – Value $225
(This is an exclusive design for the Nina Garcia box, but it is similar to this top.)
Wondering how this is a “top?”
Not that I would wear it in public, but for review purposes, I attempted the wrap top. No luck – the fabric isn’t long enough for me to be able to tie it. (For reference I’m usually a size medium/large 6/8.)
But, I gave it a try as a belt!
It’s crisp, clean, and can add structure to outfit. I like it as a statement belt, but to be honest, I’m not sure how much use I’ll get out of it. (This is a definitely an outside-my-comfort-zone fashion item!)
Any suggestions on how to style it?
Loving the hat, though! Here’s a closer look at the bracelet:
Now, on to the beauty goodies!
Nina included a 20% coupon code to Musely.com – a site that is all about natural beauty items.
Musely Hydrogel Eye Mask – Value $4
These eye mask gels are designed to be worn overnight! I toss and turn in my sleep, and I feared waking up with these in my hair, eyes, etc. so I opted to wear them just for 20 minutes.
What I liked about these eye masks is that one side is covered in fabric, so you don’t have to touch goopy gel! They stayed on easily and were super refreshing, too.
Natura Brasil Castanha Hand Cream – Value $19.50
This is a new-to-me brand and I’m loving it! The formula is free from: parabens, sulfates, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, PABA, petroleum, triclosan, DEA and animal ingredients.
This is a rich cream, so a little goes a long way – this tube should last me months! (And it dried to a matte finish, too!)
Savannah Bee Beeswax Heel Balm Stick – Value $14.50
I’ve used Savannah Bee lip balms before, but this heel balm is a new discovery. It’s made with organic ingredients and has a light, spearmint scent. (You can use it on any dry skin area, too. Not just for feet!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $330. I think that’s great for a $107 box, especially for a Quarterly box. However, a large percentage of that value is coming from the wrap top/belt, so this box may be a miss for anyone who isn’t loving that piece. (Basically, you received about $105 worth of items for $107 if the belt is a no-go for you.)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? I’ve reached out to Quarterly to ask. I’ll update when I hear back. (You can also email [email protected] to ask about any of their boxes and cut off dates.)
Coupon – No coupon available for this subscription.
Value Breakdown: At $107 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Hat: $14.60
- Belt/top: $72.95
- Bracelet: $7.13
- Eye Mask: $1.30
- Hand Cream: $6.32
- Heel Stick: $4.70
What do you think of #NGQ10? How are you going to wear the belt/top? (Also, thank you to everyone who commented on the original spoiler post for this top – I loved reading every single one of those comments!)