Nina Garcia #NGQ02 Quarterly Subscription Box Review

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The Box
The Box

Um, wow, Nina Garcia’s second Quarterly box wins for the most in a subscription box ever, because I straight up forgot 2 items in the main shot because I just plum ran out of room! Nuts!

custom tissue!
custom tissue!

Do we love that she gets custom tissue – and not just for her boxes, but just for THIS SINGLE BOX? Yes, yes we do! Extravagant. This is just a thing unto itself. I have to say that my box – sent in the very last wave I believe – looks more rumply than others I’ve seen. Oh well.

The Subscription: Quarterly
The Description: Quarterly Co. is a subscription service that lets you receive awesome things in the mail. You can subscribe to people you find interesting and, once every three months, they will send you a package right to your doorstep
The Price: $25+ per quarter

#ngq02 Review

This is a box in celebration of Nina Garcia’s fifth anniversary as Creative Director at Marie Claire. I don’t really subscribe to non-mom/cooking magazines right now, but when I do read a magazine, it is usually Marie Claire.


In the box in addition to everything shot individually below – March issue of Marie Claire ($4.99). I was really excited to see an issue because like I said, I don’t normally subscribe! And it’s the hefty spring fashion issue, hooray!


Donkey Co. Prêt-A-Porter Nina tea (~$7) This is silly and funny and cute. Nina can obviously pull big strings for these boxes.


Graphic Image Pocket Notes “Fashion Notes” notebook ($36) and ballpoint by X-pen with Nina’s signature ($20) IMG_3512

LAFCO Fleurs de Baies soap ($17) This is a fruity floral made with coconut oil and vegetable oil and promises awesome lather. Very luxurious.


Revive Nightly Repair Booster ($47) ‘specting this to work some miracles for that price! Evens skin tone & repairs overnight!IMG_3514

This is a box-exclusive! O.P.I. nail lacquer in Greenade by #NG ($9) I’m sorry, this is awesome, even though the color is somewhat vulgar in the bottle. I haven’t swatched it yet!


Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge This is delicious and seductive, I love the smell. It’s very different than what I normally wear.IMG_3517

C. Wonder bangle  ($34) Link to similar one that was also in subscriber’s boxes. I was so excited to get the elephant. It was difficult to photograph because it is EXTREMELY sparkly! delicate and sweet and all-the-time wearable.IMG_3518

Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler picture frame ($12) I love Jonathan Adler, I wish he had a box, I love everything he touches.


Muy Cool Shirt for Nina Garcia by SPƎNGLISH (ñ) (~$55) How cool is this? It’s a fun over-sized tee and just for this box. Even if you don’t love everything in here, you almost need to get it to have a shot at the exclusives. Very neat!IMG_3524

Sara Beltran sterling silver shark tooth necklace  ($100) Definitely not my thing!IMG_3519

philosophy’s time in a bottle serum ($74) This has an activator and funnel inside, and it seems pretty exciting and fun to use. I haven’t ever tried it. This has love/hate reviews, obviously Nina loves it, I’ll see if I do too!IMG_3522

Fausto Puglisi collage – I don’t get it.IMG_3521

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine compact ($48) My daughter noticed the illustrated directions as did I. Check the link for better colors on this compact. This is something to really experiment with and looks like fun! I need something easy to wake up my face during the summer!IMG_3520

Charming Charlie wallet ($15) Honestly, I love cheap chic. And mine has an amazing version of this pattern.

The Nina Garcia #NGQ02 Quarterly box has a value over $500, it’s totally ridiculous. For my personal use, I’d probably knock a good $150 of that value off for overinflation (the necklace) and stuff I won’t use, but there’s a solid $350 of love there. I’m happy with this box. What do you think?

You can find out more about Quarterly subscriptions or subscribe on their site. I dumped Andrew Zimmern (glad I did, I saw #2 and it wasn’t my thing) and I have 2 more coming – this month. I’m dying to see what the Harry Shum, Jr. box looks like. He is soooo slick. We <3 him.


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  • coralbunny2012

    Love the box; however, $100 is a little too pricy for me.

  • Brandi Young

    I love this box and was going to sign up but it says it is $100… Boo.

  • ampidala

    I heard Time in a Bottle is great! Loving your box! The shirt is adorable and I love the wallet pattern! 😉

  • Karen celiga

    What a great box. Awesome variety. Might need to try it.

  • bclaire

    I was so excited about this box before it came, but I was pretty let down by it. I probably would have returned it if they allowed it! I do like the philosophy serum, but that was about it. It probably helps that you got a cute bangle. I got skulls, which are totally not my style!

    • Brandy

      I would hands down order 3 months of popsugar over this box. I thought it was cool to have one particular perspective and all the unique items, but it is what it is! I definitely enjoyed it more in person than via picture.

    • Brandi Young

      are you interested in selling the laura mercier compact? I mean, if you don’t like/want. I signed up for eDivv. It is a great swap site that I learned of from another blog.