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).
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 items perfect for a Summer look!
Now, onto the items!
This is hands down one of the nicest items I've ever received in a subscription box - I am so impressed with the quality, and I've been wanting a basket bag, too!
This purse measures 7.5 inches across and 2.5 inches in width. And it's lined with a beautiful fabric:
And bonus points for this bag having a smokey scent! (It smells SO good!)
The material Ata is a reed, making the material strong and durable. The pieces are all “smoked” over coconut husks as part of the drying process, which adds beautiful patina and leaves the bag with a slight natural scent that disappears over time.
Luckily for me, this scarf comes with cute illustrations for how to style it!
It measures 36" x 3 1/2" and is 100% cotton.
Honestly, I don't think I'm stylish enough to pull this off, but here I am doing my best:
I tried it as a wrist cuff too, but again, I don't think I'm pulling off the look:
This very well may be a new fashion accessory for my dog Buckles and I am 100% OK with that.
SOKO Earrings – Value $58?
(Styles will vary. See different designs subscribers received here.)
I couldn't find this exact style on the SOKO website, but I got the price from a similar style.
These delicate earrings are about 2 inches in diameter and a threader style - they are open-ended and you thread them through your earlobe.
This sunscreen is SPF 50, oil-free, goes on white, and absorbs almost instantly - no greasy feel!
Don't worry - this isn't a green lipstick! Lipstick Queen formulas actually change colors when they are on your lips. Here is this color swatched:
It goes on sheer, provides a wash of cool pink color, and lots of moisture and shine, too.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $225. I think that's great for a $107 box, especially for a Quarterly box. I really love this box - the purse is such a win for me! And everything feels seasonally appropriate for Summer, too. This is what I expect from a box from Nina Garcia - new brand discoveries, on-trend fashion and accessories, and some items that push me out of my comfort zone.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? There may be some boxes still available. I recommend emailing [email protected] to secure a box.
Coupon – No coupon available for this subscription.
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