Nina Garcia #NGQ07 Quarterly Subscription Box Review – April 2016 Spring-Summer

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Nina Garcia Box
Nina Garcia Box

Nina Garcia’s Quarterly #NGQ07 has arrived with promises of being straight from the runway to your door.  The box felt lighter than I expected.

First Look
First Look

I was surprised to see the curator letter loose and not in a blue holder.

Theme
Theme

Nina Garcia is sharing her favorite Spring/Summer 2016 trends straight from the runway to your door!

Time to unwrap!
Time to unwrap!

It’s fun to unwrap everything!

Julles Smith Americana Choker
Jules Smith Americana Choker

The Jules Smith Americana Choker ($98.00) was the spoiler released by Quarterly. Three variations of the brass choker with 14K gold plating were sent to subscribers – yellow gold, rose gold, and silver. I was hoping for and did receive the rose gold. It is adjustable and light weight. Nina Garcia selected this choker because it can work for day and night wear.

Bauble Bar Sparklers
Bauble Bar Sparklers
Closeup
Closeup

Nina Garcia selected the Bauble Bar Shard Stud Duo Earrings ($34.00) because statement earrings were a major trend on the runway. A 20% discount code to be used at Bauble Bar was also included in the letter for subscribers. I did not find an exact match and may be off on the price. It surprised me that it did not come in a box nor where there any description on what type of metal was used.

Headband by Jennifer Behr
Headband by Jennifer Behr
Knot
Knot

I do not know what to make of the Silk Know Headband by Jennifer Behr ($162.00?). It appears to be sold out or on clearance. There are beautiful headbands by Jennifer Behr which makes it easy to see why headbands are a popular trend.

NYX Satin Finish Lop Cream Pencil
NYX Satin Finish Lop Cream Pencil
Swtch
Swatch

The NYX Simply Vamp Lip Cream Pencil ($6.50) went on easy. The color was selected because Burberry and Miu Miu used dark, burgundy and berry stained lips in their runway shows. The color is gorgeous, however I won’t be using it because it is made in China which is my personal preference.

False Lashes from face Stockholm
False Lashes from Face Stockholm #1

I know we are to suffer for beauty, yet applying glue near my eyeball terrifies me.  The False Lashes from Face Stockholm # 1 ($12.00) are all the same size and come with a tube of eyelash glue. It’s another trend that should be fun, but I am not willing to give it a go. It is made in Korea.

Brow Gel from Eyeko
Brow Gel from Eyeko

The Eyeko Brow Gel ($25.00) was included because brushed up brows are back in style. The made in Korea brow gel is paraben free and is tinted. The link has a video that explains how to use the gel.

LoLoBag
LoLoBag
Size
Size

The Lolo Mini Makeup Bag/Change Purse ($28.00) will not hold all my cosmetics as suggested in the curator’s letter. It is an adorable zipper pouch that I plan to put my lip balm and lipstick in so I don’t have to search for them in my purse.

Are you curious what some of the items look like on a real person? I am! Here you go.

QuarterlyNGQ0714
I am modeling the headband, lip cream pencil, and choker

My sister kindly took the photos. She is not an expert and was unaware of the shadows. Also I am not standing facing the camera dead on which is why the neck is creasing on the right. I am keeping it real! I feel that this box is designed to make me look like a retro vixen!

Side View
Side View

Here’s a side view of the headband. I am no model! My husband loved the lip color and the headband. I don’t think he noticed the necklace.

Maybe I am not to be runway ready! I have mixed feelings about the Nina Garcia 07 Spring/Summer Trend Box. I love the choker and mini makeup case. I do like the headband although it may be a bit bold for my neck of the woods. I am disappointed that the lip cream is made in China because I love the color. That’s my own personal preference not to use makeup made in China. I can see how the other items fit the theme although I will not use them. Maybe it comes down to me having different tastes than the curator or being older than the targeted audience.

What do you think of the #NGQ07? Share below and let us know.

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  • Minnie

    You look great (much better than me as my headband looks like it has been made from some old mushy red purple curtain).

    As you do not seem to like items Made in China, I wanted to point out that the choker is Made in China, too.

    • PA Anna

      Thank you for the compliment! I am trying to picture old mushy red purple curtains, and it is not a pretty picture. It’s hard to avoid Made in China items! Thank you for letting me know.

  • Ks

    I love that you post pictures wearing the items. The headband looked boring on its own but it actually looks good on! That being said, I don’t think Nina Garcia would ever actually buy or wear any of the items. It looks like a cheap box and a Made in China pencil should not be included.

    • PA Anna

      KS – I agree with your sentiment that Nina Garcia would never wear the items!

  • Kim

    Love the headband. Thanks for modelling it. Looks way better on than pictured.
    Not sure about the earring though. They look very retro – like 1930’s retro.
    Is that the Nanette Nanette watch from Pop Sugar in the swatch photo?

    • PA Anna

      Kim – You have a good eye. It is the Nanette watch from the Pop Sugar box.

  • Imogene

    I agree. You look great in the pictures. The headband is so cute and I love the necklace!

    • PA Anna

      Thank you 🙂

  • AngelaR

    Love the headband and choker. You look great in your pictures.

    • PA Anna

      Thank you:)