Saturday, April 5, 2014

Quarterly Co - Coco Austin #CC002

Quarterly Co. is a slightly different kind of subscription box company.  It's not a monthly box but rather quarterly.  The way it works is you pick a "contributor" you would like to receive a curated gift from pay a anywhere from $50-$100 and every 3 months you will receive your item in the mail from them.  With each box you receive the story behind it.  The curators consist of CEO's, authors, chefs, world travelers, business owners, etc. Last November Coco "aka" Nicole Austin had joined the listed of contributors which peaked my interest. When I looked her up on Quarterly she is listed as "Internet sensation". I found this funny cause the only thing I knew about her was that she was married to Ice-T. I had no idea they had a reality show and she did a whole bunch of stuff on her own.

 I learned a whole lot about Coco and subscribed to this box The price is $50 with shipping included.

This subscription ships worldwide. Shipping is included in the price for US customers. For Canada add $10 shipping to the base price and everyone else add $15 shipping to the base price.

The good:

Variety: There are lots of different curators to choose from.

Something different: This is definitely different from other subscription companies

Commitment issues? Don't want to make a monthly commitment but still want a treasure?  You can get a quarterly treasure.

The not so good:

Don't like waiting: If you don't like waiting this may be torture for you since they ship every 3 months.

This is the kiss print, lip glosses and necklace. 

Close up of the necklace and lip glosses. I'm loving the color of the lipgloss on the bottom.


Isn't this train case cute!!

Here it is all opened it. I did notice that the mirror kept closing. I'm going to have to figure out how to make it stay up. 

Contents with approximate retail price:

Frost Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Nude Pink. Value = $10.99

Frost Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Barbie Pink. Value = $10.99

Kiss print signed copy # 4/100. Value = Subjective

Coco nameplate necklace. Value = ??

Shany Pink Train Case. Value = $38.00

The total value of this latest mailing is about $59.88 not including the kiss print and necklace. I know each one of those items has value but they aren't something I'm interested in. Coco included the necklace so "she can be close your heart." I'm not into wearing a necklace with someoneelse's name on it. The same goes for the kiss print. She recommends framing it and putting it over your vanity or in your bathroom for a glamorous boudoir. Now why would I want another woman's kiss prints on my walls? I'm not sure what I'm going to do with either of these items. Perhaps I can find a collector on eBay or someone with the name Coco that wants to buy them. I was excited about the train case. I love train cases! I've been in love with them since I was little. My mom had a blue Samsonite plastic train case that I absolutely loved. I'm sure she still has it somewhere. This case is perfect and even though I already have 2 train cases I will gladly add this to my collection. I haven't tried the lip gloss yet but I'm liking the Barbie pink one. I hope it goes on the same color it looks like in the tube.

Verdict: I was disappointed in two of the items but absolutely loved the train case. I'm undecided if this will stay on my list of subscriptions or not.

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