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Hello subscribers! Welcome to #NGQ03. There’s no better way to celebrate this summer than with some summertime fun, so I am very excited to share with you my favorite products for the occasion.

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I am a huge fan of the World Cup, so to commemorate the 2014 Brazilian fútbol games, I worked with Spenglish to design this custom Muito Cool baseball cap for you. As one of the coolest accessories for this summer, it is not only perfect for the moment, but will also serve as a memento of the 2014 World Cup for years to come.

The other accessory that every fashionista must have every summer is a go-to bag. Whenever this time of the year hits, I set aside my usual lady-like purses and opt for a lightweight clutch. One of my personal favorites is a Koku pouch that doubles as a summer clutch. All of Koku’s products are handmade in Greece. The clutch that you will find inside features raffia fringe and a plexiglass decoration—giving it an unparalleled summery feel.

Of course with the onset of summer, most of us go through a change of routine and encounter new priorities. At the top of my list is protecting my skin. For that purpose, I have included Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration SPF 30. It’s classic Hawaiian Tropics scent evokes the feeling of summer and it’s broad spectrum protection will keep your skin safe, helping you stay worry-free.

As we shed our many layers of winter clothing and bring out the sport shorts, skirts, and bathing suits, many of us are sure to show a little more skin. To make shaving less of a chore, I have included an incredible, vegan, organic shave gel by Surya Brasil. Your legs will be super smooth, and you can rest easy knowing that it doesn’t contain any GMO’s and is cruelty free.

Many of you can probably relate to the summer heat and humidity wreaking havoc on your hair. It can get dry and frizzy, and can be a real beast to tame. Enter Joico K-Pak intense hydrator. It will moisturize and calm your hair, making it healthier, shinier, and just overall more manageable when styling.

Once you get that style locked down, keep it going strong by spraying it with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. It acts like a dry shampoo in that it absorbs oil at the roots, but adds volume and texture to your hair. It gives it a “just done” look, and will keep your style looking fresh for a couple of days (who has time to redo it every day?!). It’s an amazing product and I hope you turn to it as often as I do when you’re short on time, but need your hair to look fabulous.

No summer look is complete without a bright lip and nail—tis the season for bold, intense, saturated colors! I have included a Calvin Klein lipstick to make your lip pop and a Formula X nail lacquer, available exclusively at Sephora, to keep your look on trend and complete. The proper lip and nail can pull together a casual, relaxed summer look and elevate it to a stylish and polished ensemble.

Carry them in your canvas palm tree print clutch created by Print All Over Me. Its summery pattern makes it the perfect pouch to hold all of your summer essentials this year. Throw in the red flower Italian blood orange refreshing hand & face towelettes to freshen up when you are on the go.

In addition to these must-haves, there are a few other accessories I want to share with you to get you through your summer. For starters, your device deserves an upgrade in the accessory department too! In the spirit of Brazil and summer, I worked with OtterBox to design this protective case inspired by Brazilian street art. Please find the OtterBox card in your package, and head to the link provided to redeem your case.

I have also included a desk ornament from the Brazilian shoe designer, Melissa. Melissa creates vegan, rubber shoes and has collaborated with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, and architect Zaha Hadid. On the shelf at home or on your desk at work, this little shoe is the perfect item for the fashion obsessed.

There’s no better way to get you in the mood for summer than with some great music. That’s why I’ve chosen to include these super chic white, in-ear headphones decorated with a gold wire overlay from Frends. These beauties are so pretty that they almost look like a piece of jewelry—why shouldn’t your tech gear be super stylish?

Lastly, I included one of my favorite candles by Nest Fragrances. I absolutely adore these candles, and the summery scents are incredible. I even burn them into the beginning of fall in attempts to keep the summer feeling going as long as possible!

Thanks again for subscribing, and I hope you enjoy the assortment I have put together for this mailing. Please let me know what you think of the package and how you are styling the items using the hashtag #NGQ03.

Enjoy your summer!

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Nina Garcia answers Yahoo’s POPsessions questionnaire
1. Have you ever dressed as a celeb for Halloween? Who? Karl Lagerfeld, Coco Chanel, and Madonna.
2. What article of clothing could you not live without? A black motorcycle jacket.
3. What do you eat or drink while watching a movie in the theater? Dark chocolate.
4. What was the first movie you saw? ”Pretty Baby.”
5. Did you have a poster of a celeb on your wall when you were a kid or a teen? I had a Chanel ad.
6. What movie makes you cry? ”Love Story.”
7. What’s the guiltiest pleasure currently on your DVR? ”Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” and “Breaking Bad.”
8. What movie character do you wish you could be? Cleopatra (as portrayed by Elizabeth Taylor).
9. What’s the TV show you never miss? ”Homeland.”
10. What TV show would you like to live in? Not “Homeland!”
11. Who is your TV crush? Jon Snow from “Game of Thrones.”
12. What website do you visit when no one is watching? Daily Mail.
13. What phone app do you use the most? Instagram.
14. What TV theme song do you still remember the words to? ”The Flintstones.”
15. What is your favorite karaoke song? Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop.”
16. What is your favorite album? Carlos Jobim’s greatest hits. I like anything Brazilian.
17. What was your first concert? Queen.
18. What was on your favorite T-shirt when you were growing up? Calvin Klein.
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yahooentertainment:

Nina Garcia answers Yahoo’s POPsessions questionnaire

1. Have you ever dressed as a celeb for Halloween? Who? Karl Lagerfeld, Coco Chanel, and Madonna.

2. What article of clothing could you not live without? A black motorcycle jacket.

3. What do you eat or drink while watching a movie in the theater? Dark chocolate.

4. What was the first movie you saw? ”Pretty Baby.”

5. Did you have a poster of a celeb on your wall when you were a kid or a teen? I had a Chanel ad.

6. What movie makes you cry? ”Love Story.”

7. What’s the guiltiest pleasure currently on your DVR? ”Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” and “Breaking Bad.”

8. What movie character do you wish you could be? Cleopatra (as portrayed by Elizabeth Taylor).

9. What’s the TV show you never miss? ”Homeland.”

10. What TV show would you like to live in? Not “Homeland!”

11. Who is your TV crush? Jon Snow from “Game of Thrones.”

12. What website do you visit when no one is watching? Daily Mail.

13. What phone app do you use the most? Instagram.

14. What TV theme song do you still remember the words to? ”The Flintstones.”

15. What is your favorite karaoke song? Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop.”

16. What is your favorite album? Carlos Jobim’s greatest hits. I like anything Brazilian.

17. What was your first concert? Queen.

18. What was on your favorite T-shirt when you were growing up? Calvin Klein.

Check out more POPsessions

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"Be yourself, no matter what they say." Nina Garcia. Illustration by Ruben Toledo

artfulfashion:

"Be yourself, no matter what they say." Nina Garcia. Illustration by Ruben Toledo

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TODAY. 9PM EST. LIFETIME

TODAY. 9PM EST. LIFETIME

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TODAY!

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… Two days …

… Two days …

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MARIE CLAIRE - AUGUST 2014

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#weareback!

#weareback!

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It’s such a great honor for me to be part of the Project Runway family. These 5 Emmy nominations—and the fact that we are taping our 13th season this summer— is living proof that the format works and that the show has found a way to be relevant in this ever changing world of television. Heidi Klum always say that “in fashion one day you are in, the next day you are out”, but today’s nominations reconfirms that Project Runway has always been IN.

It’s such a great honor for me to be part of the Project Runway family. These 5 Emmy nominations—and the fact that we are taping our 13th season this summer— is living proof that the format works and that the show has found a way to be relevant in this ever changing world of television. Heidi Klum always say that “in fashion one day you are in, the next day you are out”, but today’s nominations reconfirms that Project Runway has always been IN.

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Only 30 boxes @quarterly left! #NGQ03 is inspired by #Brasil and will have all my essentials for this summer. TO SUBSCRIBE: https://quarterly.co/products/nina-garcia

Only 30 boxes @quarterly left! #NGQ03 is inspired by #Brasil and will have all my essentials for this summer. TO SUBSCRIBE: https://quarterly.co/products/nina-garcia

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Thank you @IntoTheGloss for this beautiful feature http://intothegloss.com/2014/06/nina-garcia-quote/!

Thank you @IntoTheGloss for this beautiful feature http://intothegloss.com/2014/06/nina-garcia-quote/!

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@ninagarcia: 4 days for the worldcup. Less than 100 boxes left. My #NGQ03 box will make you travel to Brasil and to the beach. TO SUBSCRIBE:  https://quarterly.co/products/nina-garcia

@ninagarcia: 4 days for the worldcup. Less than 100 boxes left. My #NGQ03 box will make you travel to Brasil and to the beach. TO SUBSCRIBE: https://quarterly.co/products/nina-garcia

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