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Nina Garcia – Shipping Update – Summer Box 2015

Even though they said that the box would be shipping out EARLY October, I was finally charged for the box today! They should overnight ship these boxes to us for the delay they have given us. I have not received a tracking number at this time.

ABOUT FRIGGIN’ TIME!

I’m not even sure if this is the summer box, the fall box, or the winter box. Their shipping and the way the handle their company is so unprofessional, that if this box sucks this will be my last box with them.

What do you guys think of the whole Nina Garcia Subscription Box Mess?

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Nina Garcia Quarterly Co. Subscription Box – Review – May 2015

Nina Garcia is a Creative Director at Marie Claire Magazine. She recently started curating boxes at quarterly.co, this is her Fourth box. They come four times a year; winter, spring,summer, and fall, is how I like to organize them. These Nina Garcia boxes go for $100 a quarter.

NOTE: The last box I received was in November. We are supposed to receive this box 4 times a year. It took her 6 months to send out the next box. Because apparently Nina is too busy with her life to uphold a promise of a subscription box for all of her subscribers who pay $100 every “quarter”. If you want a true surprise with a subscription box and never know when you are going to be charged, what month it will be shipped out/ be delivered, or what months will be skipped, this is the box for you!

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This months box is all about hair care

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Fekkai PrX Reparatives Intense Fortifying Masque Travel Size $8

I love the smell of this mask! It smells like a vanilla cupcake! You leave this on your hair after shampooing for 3 to 5 minutes. Its supposed to restore and smooth and keep your hair shiny. They suggest to use the hair mask once a week. You can also find this on eBay!

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Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer $22

I’ve been using this for a few weeks now, It definitely does speed up the blow drying process. BUT some days it leaves my hair flawless, other days it will leave my hair too salty and coated and making it too heavy. But I do recommend this product if you blow dry your hair a lot. You can find this on eBay.

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day $28

I was not expecting a lightweight cream to come out of this bottle, so I was very happy. It has a beautiful floral scent with it and as soon as I applied it to my hair it made my hair instantly soft! You can find it on eBay.

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L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Straight Perfecting Balm $7

I already have super straight hair. I do not straighten my hair, so this product is irrelevant to me and my haircare regime. But of course you can find this on eBay.

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Sachajuan Hair Repair $13

Another hair mask! You put this in your hair in the shower for 10-15 mins and then wash it out. Personally I’m not a fan of sachajuan so I will be passing this along. Fortunately, if you are a fan of Sachajuan you can find this on eBay.

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Harry Josh Oval Brush $50

I’m in love with this brush. I still use my wet brush for when my hair is…wet. But after drying my hair, I’m all about this brush. It promotes soft and shiny hair with the bristles. AND the color is perfect, i just love the fun mint green color of it! If you missed out you can find this on eBay.

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Redken Extreme Length Sealer $24

This is a brush applicator, the hair product is a cream that is supposed to fix split ends. As soon as I put this on it felt super soft  and definitely noticed a difference. You can find this on eBay.

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Serge Normant ‘Dream Big’ Instant Volumizing Spray $15

This gets mixed reviews some people say its the best thing to happen for people with thin hair and others say that it doesn’t work as well, especially for the price. Honestly I’m not a fan of any sprays for my hair, I find them to be too sticky and make my hair feel dirty. I will be passing this along as well. You can find this on eBay.

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SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Volume Maker $48

This is another hair applicator, it is a dry shampoo and also helps to make your hair volumized. UGH, I hate that I keep having to say this! Another thing that I will have to pass along, since I’m not a fan of dry shampoo! You can find this on eBay for less.

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Masterpeace Wooden Hair Piece $100

I can not find this anywhere online so I’m taking a guess on the price. I do not understand why she would include a wooden hair pin in this box, these have been out of style before I was born, and these are not coming back. I forbid them from making a comeback! You can find some other designs on eBay.

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Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Pre Shampoo Treatment $28

 So this is a pre shampoo mask. You have to wet you hair and put this in your hair and let it sit for 20 mins in a shower cap or a towel. Plus this is apparently the man that “saved Audrey Hepburns hair” so of course I’m keeping it because I love Audrey! You can find this on eBay.

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This box was very disappointing for me! I payed $100 and received $343 worth of Haircare. I really hate that she focused the whole damn box on haircare! How many f******* hair products could one person possibly need! Hopefully the next box will be redeeming! This girl is on her last strike before I give up on her all together. Sign up here!

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Nina Garcia Quarterly Co. Subscription Box – Winter – Review – November 2014

Nina Garcia is a Creative Director at Marie Claire Magazine. She recently started curating boxes at quarterly.co, this is her Fourth box. They come four times a year; winter, spring,summer, and fall, is how I like to organize them. These Nina Garcia boxes go for $100 a quarter.

NOTE: The last box I received was in July. Nina skipped the fall box because she was too busy with her life to uphold a promise of a subscription box for all of her subscribers who pay $100 every quarter.

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I was truly shocked that there was no apology letter to go along with the skipping of the fall box and how they basically left all of the subscribers in the dark.

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Whitebread Wilkinson Pantone Universe Mug $19

I think I missed something here, because everyone seems to be OBSESSED with these mugs but I feel like they are apart of something that I just totally missed out on. I don’t understand why everyone is head over heels for these mugs. But if you really like the design of these check out eBay!

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RGB Nail Polish in Deep $18

I like this color but I feel like I already have a 100 of them! I think I will keep mine though, because I’m such a sucker for new nail polish! These polishes are 5 free and are also made in the USA! If you want some RGB nail polish for less check out eBay!

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NUDE ProGenius Treatment Oil $39

I’ve tried face oil before and it makes my face feel way too oily. So I will be passing this along to somebody who can actually use it. It has great reviews on Sephora! Find this on eBay for less!

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Ballin Paris beanie $40

I like this hat actually, I think its made really nicely and its cozy. I gave it to my sister because she’s been wanting a hat like this, so it was perfect timing! You can find this on eBay for less!

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Deux Lux Joplin Bag $75

Everyone seems to be so happy about this bag. I think its the ugliest cheapest looking bag. I don’t know who thought it would be a good idea to add this to the box. You can find this on eBay.

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The Laundress New York Sweater Comb $18

I think this was such a great idea! 90% of my wardrobe is sweaters and they always end up looking so ratty by the end of the season so I’m glad they included this so I can keep my sweaters looking fresh!

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Rue Gembon Earrings $65

This is my favorite item in the whole box. (the link isn’t exact to the earrings I have) I’m so excited to have these! I’ve been wanting a pair like this for a while now! You can find a pair on eBay for way less!

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This box was very disappointing for me! I payed (wasted) $100 and received $274 worth of stuff that I really won’t use or too cheap of quality. I’m so upset that I’ve gotten $200 less than I gotten last quarter! Hopefully the next box will be redeeming! Sign up here!

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Nina Garcia Quarterly Co. Subscription Box – Summer – Review – June/July 2014

Nina Garcia is a Creative Director at Marie Claire Magazine. She recently started curating boxes at quarterly.co, this is her third box. They come four times a year; winter, spring,summer, and fall, is how I like to organize them. I got my first box from her last season and I was so impressed! I love Nina’s style, my only downside with this box so far is that this box was supposed to be here in june, but I only received it on July 5th. Her next box should be shipping in september. These Nina Garcia boxes go for $100 a quarter.

I was concerned because the box seemed so small and I didn’t recall it being so small last season.

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All Wrapped Up

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In all its glory. I really love how every item in the box comes wrapped up. It really gives it more of a surprise and adds more fun.

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Frends Ella Womens Fashion In-Ear Headphones  $99 I love these headphones they are so luxurious and chic looking. It comes with a zippered carrying case and has three button mic with volume, music and phone control. I’m so happy about these! If you missed out on these you can find them on eBay for a better price!

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PAOM Print All Over Me Palm Tree Clutch $25 This bag is no where to be found on this website. They do not make clutches on their website but they make this print and tote bags. I’m guessing on the price compared to the other items on the website. This is a canvas bag and it is made very nicely. It is also big enough to hold sunglasses, iPhone, and maybe even a sunscreen bottle all at once. If you missed out on this item you can find it on eBay!
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Organic Shave Gel by Surya Brasil $20.39 I love the smell of this shaving gel, its so fruity. I’ve never seen shaving gel like this, I didn’t even know that they made shaving gel, I’m so used to shaving cream. This shaving gel is certified vegan, cruelty free, natural and organic ingredients! It’s on eBay too!
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Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 30 $10.50 This came just in time! I’ve been needing new tanning oil for a while but I keep forgetting to get some! I usually wouldn’t buy SPF 30 only because I don’t burn and I prefer to get a tan faster, but this is still good. I will be using this all summer and back to my trip to Florida this august! I love how it goes on as a spray and you don’t have to rub anything in to get it even. Everything is just perfectly placed. The smell is so tropical and coconut-ty, I absolutely love it! It doesn’t get sticky or oily. PLUS its a trusted name! Score! WOW, you can even find this on eBay!

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Koku Pouch $100+ I would definitely not pay $100+ for this bag and I’m not really sure I would use this. My boyfriend likes to call this the Bonefish Grill Bag…he thinks he is funny. This bag is handmade in Greece. It has raffia fringe on the side and the fish is made out of plexiglass. I would agree that this is a cute bag but its just not something that I see myself using. So I will be passing this on to someone who will. If you don’t want to pay $100+ for this bag either, you can find it on eBay for less!

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Otterbox Case designed by Nina Garcia in Brazilian Pop $49.95 I think this is a really awesome idea, Nina has included a redemption code and offered the case in iPhone or Galaxy. There will be no extra cost for redeeming this phone case, how most boxes usually make you pay an extra hidden fee.I can’t decide if I really like the print or not. You can find these vouchers on eBay.

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Calvin Klein Lipstick One $16 This lipstick is moisturizing and glides on so easily. I love the bottle that it comes in too. I wish it wasn’t so bright though because this color just doesn’t work for me. Its way too red, I prefer a more natural look when it comes to my makeup. You can find this on eBay for a slightly discounted price.

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Formula X ‘Push The Limits’ Nail Polish for Sephora $10.50 This nail polish is only available at sephora. This is a Paraben free nail polish and has four stars on sephora. Everyone talks about how the nail polish is fast drying, long lasting, and high in shine. You can currently find this specific nail polish color on eBay for a great price!

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Muito Cool Spenglish Baseball Cap $10 I’m guessing on the price because this item was custom designed for this box. This is something that I could have done without because this is not something that I would use. Besides I don’t know what “Muito” means, and I’m uncomfortable wearing something that I don’t understand what it means. Even though you can’t find this item on the website, you can find it on eBay.

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Joico K-Pak Intense Hydrator $19.99 First off, let me say that this shampoo is the greatest smelling shampoo in existence. I love the way this shampoo smells. I have been contemplating on how to describe the smell of this shampoo but the only thing that I can think of is happiness. It is not fruity or floral and I can not make any kind of connection with it at all besides happiness and pure joy. This shampoo replenishes moisture, repairs damage, seals in smoothness and shine, and boosts elasticity. Fortunately, this item is on sale on eBay for a discounted price!

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Red Flower Italian Blood Orange Refreshing Hand & Face Towelette $5 I am a fan of Red Flower having received a candle from them from Popsugar and lotion for Beautydna, I’m glad to now try the towelettes! You can find it on eBay for less!

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Orange Blossom Nest Candle by Nest Fragrances $14 Whenever there is a candle in a subscription box, I’m happy. I love candles! Nest is one of my favorite candle makers. I know that this is Orange Blossom, but I swear that it smells more like a honey suckle. I love the design of the boxes and the simplicity of the design on the candle. I only wish that this was the bigger size! They currently don’t have this size on eBay, but they do have the bigger sizes!

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Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray $21.50 I have this in the full size! Its like a dry shampoo/hairspray that gives you volume! It’s very lightweight and that makes it better for people with finer hair to give it more volume and not weigh your hair down with too much product! You can get this on eBay for less!

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Desk Ornament by Melissa $5? This is the ugliest thing I have ever encountered. Apparently Nina Garcia wants us to display this on our desks as a ornament. This is vegan plastic shoe by MELISSA a Brazilian shoe designer. Honestly I just don’t understand why anyone would want this on their desk. But if you do, you can find it on eBay for seriously cheap!

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I payed $100 for this box and I have received $406.83 worth of really amazing items! I’m pretty sure that Nina Garcia’s Quarterly Co Box is my favorite box. I can not wait for the next box in september! I hope they ship on time next season! What did you think of this seasons box?

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