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.
All Wrapped Up
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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?