I recently subscribed to Quarterly, which is billed as “curated packages from people you care about.” My decision to subscribe to Nina Garcia’s box was an easy one as the creative director of Marie Claire magazine, she is a tastemaker and style expert beyond compare.
Once I subscribed, I excitedly tweeted about it, and Ms. Garcia replied:
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) February 16, 2014
I was thrilled when the package finally arrived a few days ago. And man oh man, it’s amazing!
Nina has curated a “celebration box” in honor of her fifth anniversary as Creative Director at Marie Claire. It includes several lovely items, including some full-sized products and special edition creations just for subscribers.
March issue of Marie Claire – $4.99
Special edition oversized tee by SPƎNGLISH (ñ) with Nina’s signature on the tag – similar tee here for $55
Sara Beltran sterling silver shark tooth necklace – $100
Special edition Greenade by #NG O.P.I. nail polish created just for subscribers – $9
C Wonder bangle – $34 (I am obsessed with this piece!!)
Revive’s Moisturizing Renewal Serum (6ml) – $47 based on full-size product here for $235
Charming Charlie wallet – similar wallet here for $15
LAFCO soap – $17
Sample of Tom Ford’s latest perfume, Jasmine Rouge
philosophy’s time in a bottle serum – $74
Laura Mercier Bonne Mine compact – $48
Special edition Donkey Co. Prêt-A-Porter Nina tea – similar tea bags here for about $7
X-Pen ballpoint pen with Nina’s signature – $20
Graphic Image Pocket Notes “Fashion Notes” notebook – $36
Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler chevron picture frame – $15
Illustrated Fausto Puglisi collage
That’s nearly $500 value in this $100 box, plus all the unique touches like Nina’s special edition items. And you’ll find several of the items in the pages of the March issue of Marie Claire!
If you’ve been considering a Quarterly subscription, I highly recommend checking it out. They’ve recently launched a single box option too, which is great if you don’t want to subscribe or want to test out a curator first.
This is my first time subscribing to a box like this. I think I picked well! Have you tried a subscription before, like Birchbox or the Popsugar box? If so, what did you think?