Rosario Dawson Quarterly Box Review #18904
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!)
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?