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Rosario Dawson Quarterly Box Review #18904

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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.


Studio 189 Apron – Retail Value $110

This apron is hand batiked and lined with recycled rice bag. When I first saw this item as a spoiler for the box, I thought it felt more like a 4th of July BBQ item, but these colors work for holiday baking apron needs too!

More 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 creatingopportunities 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.


Adinkra Stamped Cutting Board

Plantable Sprout Pencil – Value $2.50

Adinkra Stamped Recycled Journal

The last page of the letter includes this Adinkra symbol and its meaning: “Help me and let me help you.”

This pencil is also a basil plant in the making! Once the pencil is too short to use, you can plant it and grow basil!


Cherish Artistry Sugar Scrub + Lip Balm – Value $12

(Subscribers will either receive this set or Bath Salts). Both of these products are made with only natural and organic ingredients! The scrub is unscented, which means it just smells like brown sugar! And the lipbalm is a combination of rosemary and peppermint.

And Cherish Artistry only works with fair trade companies and supports other local businesses!

Honest Facial Towelettes – Value $7

I use these facial towelettes for makup removal all the time, so this isn’t a new discovery for me, but it is a product I’m happy to have more of!


Sugarfina Champagne Bears – Value $8

Champagne bears – the classiest of all gummies! These were seriously good (and I have a slight gummy addiction, so I consider myself a bit of an expert!)

Fortune Cookie

On the fortune paper inside the cookie is Rosario’s favorite quote, “The journey is the destination.”


Dia de Los Muertos Aloe Soap and Cupcake/Adinkra Aloe Soap

These DIY soaps smell really good! According to the letter, they “may have green, roobios, black and matcha tea in them as well as chocolate, sugar and both lemongrass and eucaltyptus.”

Verdict: It is difficult to put together the exact retail value for this box since many items were made just for the box and don’t have a value I can find online, but I’d say it is at least $150. Based on past boxes I was expecting another high-value/quality-brand item besides the Studio 189 item (like the Stella & Dot necklace, or the Coach Wristlet from previous boxes), so this box wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but the value is still a lot higher than most Quarterly boxes.

I really appreciate the thought and uniqueness that Rosario brings to these boxes and I’ll miss it (this is her last box). I think for this box, I may be guilty of comparing it a little too much to her previous boxes.

What do you think of the #18904 box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I was so excited when I ordered this box in April! After waiting an waiting an waiting it finally arrived today. I am beyond disappointed! I personally that it was taking so long for her to get out that she finally just throw a few things together and called it good. This box is really hard to tell it came from the same person as her previous boxes. I kind of had a feeling it was going to be a huge let down. It was taking so long to get out and then I received an email stating this would be her last box shortly before it was shipped. On the positive side, the gummy bears are good!

  2. This was the curator that had the Coach product in her first box? You would never know it by this one. for me and my personal likes this has gone steadily down hill.

  3. Of all the recent quarterly curators (not counting Liz) I think that Rosario is the one who actually made it fun and personal. Even if I didn’t love everything in the box, I appreciated her thought behind it. I am not sure anything can beat that Christmas box which was so fun to open! I like Arianna too, but I think there was one box where she just didn’t care and threw a bunch of stuff in the box. I think that QUarterly will soon go the way of the dodo. I give them 4 months, ALthough they have not changed their website, about 1/2 the curators listed are no longer curating. Design Sponge has quit, this was Rosario’s last box, Lewis Hisenberger is gone, Melissa Joulewan is gone (working on her cookbook apparently) and Arianna stated months ago on the mala bead manufacturer’s facebook page that this summer was her last box. Most of the big ones (Will Wheatron, naomi, Rosario, Jeremy Lin and Arianna) agreed to do 4 boxes then they are out. There have been more changes at the company according to Design sponge and I hope that one day Liz will share her experience with us, Unless that get ought out by someone like Amaon, ET OR EW I dont see how they can make it on Tim Ferris, bianca jade and the occasional food box,

    • Hmm, I hadn’t read that that Arianna was quitting but it makes sense. When I contacted Quarterly about the October box they said her sub is on hold until the new year. Seems a little odd/shady that they wouldn’t be up front about it if she has known for months that summer is her last box.

    • You have very good thoughts and insight! Since I don’t know much about the Quarterly business, I would assume celebrities and well-knowns would love to take a chance and show themselves and their sense of style in this way, but….. Must be something about the company, the experience or the dividends which make the opportunity less than attractive? Anyway, appreciate the “low down!”

  4. The site says the next box will be in February… Is that accurate?

    • No – according to her letter this was her last box.

  5. Them Champaign bears are goooood

  6. Does any one know if this box is still available? I think this would be a great box for gifting.

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