ZaaBox Women of Color Subscription Review – April 2018


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ZaaBox is a luxury WOC spa box with 100% all natural ingredients and products from black-owned retailers and black artisans. ZaaBox “delivers 5 of the finest all-natural full-sized products directly to your door every month.”

This month’s box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box.(Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Zaabox April 2018 review

About ZaaBox

The Subscription Box: ZaaBox

The Cost: $34.95 + $5 shipping

The Products: “ZaaBox is a unique monthly collection of 5 surprise luxury-themed and expertly curated all-natural spa products to awaken the senses, soothe the body and awaken your inner goddess!”

Ships to: United States

ZaaBox “Love In Bloom” April 2018 Review

Enclosed in the box is an info card describing the products and the product ingredients.

This month’s note had me blushing; it was hot!

Soothing Blossoms Whole Body Crème- 2oz

Soothing Blossoms Whole Body Crème, 2oz – Estimated Value $6.50 (buy an 8oz bottle for $26.00)

This whole body crème is for my body, hands, and face. It’s unscented, nut free, gluten free, vegan, and 100% eco-friendly. I applied the body crème to my skin, and the texture is creamy, rich, and non-greasy. There is no scent, but I did detect a faint smell that would be a combination of the oils and botanicals, hardly noticeable.

Rose Bath & Body Oil, 4oz – Estimated Value $15.00

I didn’t find this particular product on their website, so I took an estimated guess. This rose-infused bath oil has rose essential oil, grapeseed oil, argan oil, and passion flower oil. Once again this bath and body oil has the fragrance of flowers with rose being the most prominent, it seems the majority of the products in this box has a floral scent. Since I was giving my feet tender loving care, I massaged the oil onto my feet and applied my favorite fuzzy socks.

Kiss Bath Bomb – Estimated Value $3.34 (buy a 3-pack for $10.00)

OMG, this is the cutest bath bomb I have ever seen. The bath bomb is in the shape of lips, and the scent is “Coco Ma” which has “a citrus top of bergamot, and orange wrapped with lush jasmine and warmed with patchouli, vetiver, and vanilla.” The scent was divine and reminded me of roses. I don’t take baths, but I opted to use this in my foot bath. The bath bomb worked out fine except for the overflowing bubbles. I could feel my feet getting softer as my feet soaked in the tub. This product will be perfect for that individual who loves to indulge in a long hot soak in the tub. This bath bomb left my feet so smooth and soft, imagine what it would do when you soak your body in the tub.

Matdai’s Bath and Shower Gel, 4oz – Estimated Value $6.00

This shower and bath gel is creamy, has a nice lather and smells of rose and lavender which I love.

From Matdai, Mattie + Daisy’s Etsy shop, I found this to be interesting:

Bath and Shower Gel – is paraben-free which helps leave your skin clean, fresh and film-free. This gel has a great lather, lower salt levels, extremely mild to both skin and eyes, and is biodegradable.
Deionized Water is used to make this product, which is also known as demineralized water and has had its mineral ions removed. These ions may include cations from sodium, calcium, iron, copper, and anions such as chloride and bromide. Water is demineralized as a means of purification.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract works to heal, protect and moisturize the skin.
Chamomile Extract calming effect makes it an excellent additive when bathing or showering. This Bath and Shower Gel is also one of the favorite products in our line and a best seller.

Phillip Ashley Chocolates – Estimated Value $10.00 (buy a 12-piece box for $49)

I received a small box with two chocolates, in the flavor “delicate lavender.” The chocolate has a rich, creamy center; it has a dark chocolate flavor with a familiar taste I couldn’t detect. The chocolate was enjoyable but not my favorite, I prefer milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate. The info card has lavender, vanilla bean dark chocolate as a part of the description. The dark chocolate flavor was intense, and that was the flavor I picked up the most. The chocolates were handcrafted in small batches using the finest ingredients with fair trade chocolate. I didn’t find this particular product on their website, so the value is an estimate.

The Verdict: Another stellar box! ZaaBox knows how to pamper their subscribers and they delivered!! Plus, the steamy handwritten note from Mr.Strong had me blushing. I look forward to next month’s lovely, seductive note. The bath bomb that I used as a foot soak and the bath and body oil was my favorite items this month. I felt pampered, and I was able to give my feet the attention they needed. ZaaBox is still new to me, and I’m impressed by their mission to deliver luxury products that are all natural by black-owned business, which they succeed in doing.

As indicated on their homepage, they promise to send five full-sized products, but this box and last month’s box included deluxe size products. For the price point, I would expect more full-sized items. Even though the products weren’t full size, the quality of the products are impressive, and sometimes the quality of the products curated in beauty/lifestyle boxes overrides the retail value of the box. 

The Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? From ZaaBox:

Once you order you will receive your initial welcome box within 1 week and then your monthly recurring charge will occur on the 1st of the month every month until you decide to cancel.

Value Breakdown: I estimate a total value of $40.84 and the box costs $39.95 after shipping. That means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $7.99.

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Written by Nich Baviera

Nich Baviera

Nichelle has been obsessed with subscription boxes since 2012, when she received an email to subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box. Since then, she has subscribed to Glossybox, Allure Beauty Box and GoodeBox which is now called GoodeBeing Box. She currently subscribes to: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Essence Beauty Box, PopSugar Must Have Mini Box, and Play! by Sephora. She is an avid admirer of PopSugar, so much so that she had an office tour of their San Francisco headquarters in April of 2015.

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3 Comments

  1. What did the note say? Last month’s had you blushing as well but you still revealed it to us readers.
    I’m so curious now.
    Wonderful review. I’m all for skincare boxes and am more than happy to see and support more businesses that highlight MBE companies, but this box needs to have more full sized products to justify the price point.
    Hopefully the next box will be a bit better.

  2. Aww c’mon Nich…let us see the note!

    • I’m so curious now!

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