Rosario Dawson Quarterly Box Review #18903
The Rosario Dawson Quarterly Box is a box sent approximately every 3 months full of Rosario’s favorite items.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Rosario Dawson Quarterly Box
The Cost: $50 a box plus shipping(ships every quarter)
The Products: Rosario’s picks: “beautiful, creative works meant to inspire).
Ships to: US, (Canada extra $20 fee, International extra $30 fee).
Check out all of my Rosario Dawson Quarterly box reviews!
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included. For her third box, the theme is about clearing your senses and making space for Spring!
Honest Co. Air + Fabric Freshener in Orange Cypress – Value $6.95
Illume Tin Candle in Watermint – Value $10
Neither of these items have a specific scent listed in the letter, so I’m guessing scents will vary for subscribers. I use this Honest Co. Air Freshener all the time, so I’m happy to have more. And I love the design of this Illume tin candle – the scent is very refreshing too.
Thai Celadon Tea Cup – Value $5
Urban Yoga Foundation Morning Mediation Tea – Value $.50?
I don’t think this tea is available for sale from Urban Yoga, but I wish it was – it smells so good! And I love the pale blue color of this tea mug – it is perfect for relaxation.
Stella & Dot Hope Necklace – Value $39
This necklace is made with sterling silver and benefits women’s cancer research. I think it is such a beautiful and simple piece – it will make a perfect gift for someone I love!
POP Rocks Candy – Value $.50
CEED Beads – Value $40
Here is an excerpt from Rosario’s letter about the POP Rocks inclusion:
The be all/cure all is in genuine joy. A smile that erupts from within. It’s the simple things that do it for me and good ol’ fashioned kid’s candy hits the spot. Delight the senses with a sprinkle of POP ROCKS on cereal, ice cream or straight up.
I thought she’d do a much better job of explaining the POP Rocks than I would! (I recommend thoroughly reading the letter if you’re a subscriber – it gives so much more depth to the items included, and I love her spirit!)
These CEED beads are “waist beads” meant to be worn around the waist, but they work as necklaces or wrapped bracelets too. (I’ll be going with the wrapped bracelet look). A little more on the CEED Project:
Founded in 2014 in Los Angeles, CEED currently employs local village women in Ghana to make useful, multi-purpose bags and our popular and unique CEED Beads. CEED’s range of products will grow as our company and the knowledge of our artisans does; the artisans we employ and the company itself are inexorably linked.
We’re proud of our women artisans and thrilled that, by training and employing them, we’re affording them a better life for themselves and their children. 40% of the population of Ghana lives on the equivalent of one U.S. dollar a day. Proceeds from the sales of CEED products go directly to the salaries of the women we employ. Our artisans are now making a dignified living wage, most for the first time in their lives.
CEED works in partnership with Operation Dignity International, a nonprofit organization based in Ghana. Operation Dignity is committed to a respectful collaboration and shared vision with the villagers of Ghana, fostering both individual and community development. CEED and ODI are working hand in hand to build a vocational school that will educate women and continue combating the cycle of poverty.
Tara Smith Travel Set – Value $8?
This set includes: Wash Up Shower Gel, Soften Up Body Lotion, Shine On Shampoo, and Shine On Conditioner. This brand is new to me – and I’m excited to try it! All the products are vegan, plus free of parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, synthetic fragrance, etc.
Sock Panda Socks – Value $12
The Lower Eastside Girls Club Seed Bombs – Value ?
I knew Sock Panda is a monthly sock subscription service, but I didn’t realize until I read Rosario’s letter that they donate a pair of socks to charity for every pair they ship! I might subscribe now. (Use coupon code ROSARIO to save 10% off your first month).
These seed bombs were handmade by the Lower Eastside Girls Club! The label included says, “Spread these seeds in empty lots, barren hillsides, or ugly road dividers!”
Studio 189 Pillow Case – Value $75
So far, Rosario has included a Studio 189 piece in every box. About Studio 189:
STUDIO ONE EIGHTY NINE is a social enterprise created by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah that consist of creatives that seeks to provide a platform to help promote and curate African and African-inspired content through an ecommerce shopping site, a supporting agency and an artisan produced fashion collection, called FASHION RISING COLLECTION, launched in support of V-Day’s One Billion Rising. We focus on creating opportunities for empowerment, education and employment of artisans and creatives.
Together we represent countries all over Africa and its Diaspora. Created by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, the mission of Studio One Eighty Nine and the idea for Fashion Rising, took shape following a trip with V-Day in February, 2011, through Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda to Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the opening of the City of Joy.
It’s a beautiful piece, and probably the most colorful pillow case I own!
Verdict: This box has a value of nearly $200. I think that is great for the price, and I also just really enjoy the spirit of this subscription, and all the charities and organizations it supports! When I first saw the spoilers for this box, it was a lot of items to take in, so I wasn’t sure exactly what I thought of it, but now having read the letter and gone through each item, I really appreciate this box.
What do you think of the #18903 box? (And have you been watching Rosario on Daredevil? My husband and I are about 8 episodes in – we love it!)