ZaaBox Women of Color Subscription Review – December 2018
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!
The box is lined with glitter paper and rose petals.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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 “A Very Merry Christmas” December 2018 Review
Enclosed in the box is an info card describing the products and the product ingredients.
Each month the founder Mr. Strong sends a handwritten note. Thank you for all your comments last month regarding the handwritten notes.
This holiday scent faintly smells of candy canes, it also has an unfamiliar aroma, I couldn’t detect what the aroma was but it wasn’t overpowering. The bath and shower gel was gentle on my skin and the four-ounce size will give me a handful of uses, if not more.
Pointe Wax NYC Christmas Tree 4oz – Estimated Value $9.00
I love receiving candles in subscription boxes and when the candle is a holiday scent that’s even better. This 4 oz. hand-poured soy candle reminds me of the evergreens and being surround by a Christmas tree farm. The scent, NYC Christmas Tree is a combination of fresh pine and Fraser fir.
From Pontie Wax:
Pontie Wax is a line of beautifully scented hand-poured soy wax candles founded in 2015. Made from 100% plant-based soy wax, each candle features non-toxic fragrance and essential oils. There are no parabens, plastics or additives included in Pontie Wax candles, making each burn pleasant and safe. All Pontie Wax candles are decoratively wrapped in signature ribbon. Each candle is hand-poured with love in Brooklyn, New York.
Demoseά Hearth & Home Holiday Ambiance Mist, 2 oz. – Retail Value $18.00 (Found here for $9.00)
OMG, I love this item, it reminds me of all the scents of Christmas with notes of evergreens, and holiday spices. This captures the essence of the holiday season. The ambiance spray has a blend of intense woodsy notes of sandalwood and oakmoss, crisp herbal notes of pine and balsam, radiant notes of pomegranate and orange that transport me to the joy of the holiday season. I can relive the moments of Christmas during the New Year and beyond.
Heritage 1933 But First, Coffee-Exfoliating Coffee Scrub, 2 oz. – Retail Value $10.00
This exfoliating coffee scrub was gritty, granular, and has a strong coffee smell. The scrub consists of ground Arabica coffee, sugar, cinnamon, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and vitamin E oil. The coffee scrub is best for my face or body and I opted to use as a facial scrub. I applied the scrub to my damp skin and gently massaged and left the scrub on my face to dry for five minutes and rinsed off with cold water. The scrub was superb with no irritations and left my skin glowing.
Exfoliates the skin
Removes dry and dead skin
Reveals new healthy looking skin
Stimulates blood flow
Helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis and eczema
Tightens and brightens skin
Phillip Ashley Chocolates – Estimated Value $10.00 (buy a 12-piece box for $49)
I received a small box with two circular dark chocolates in the flavor earl grey tea and mint. The center tasted of dark chocolate, and mint; I didn’t detect the earl grey tea flavor. I’m not a fan of dark chocolate so this month’s chocolate wasn’t my favorite. The chocolate is handcrafted in small batches using the finest ingredients with fair trade chocolate. I didn’t find this particular set of chocolate on their website, so the value is an estimate.
The Verdict: Another enjoyable box and they continue to pamper me monthly as well as leaving me blushing from the handwritten note from Mr.Strong. This month’s $57.00 value is slightly lower than previous boxes. I’m still waiting for that higher value box, at least double the cost of the box. This month’s “A Very Merry Christmas” theme was holiday magic, each item captured the essence of the holiday season and a nice treat to come home to this holiday box after Christmas with my family. I was able to continue to revel in the holiday season with the lovely holiday scents of the candle, ambiance mist, and the shower and bath gel, as well as have my face and body exfoliated with the coffee scrub. I look forward to being pampered and indulged in 2019.
The Wrap Up:
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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: The box cost $34.95 + $5.00 shipping, which means that each of 5 items in the box has an average cost of $7.99.
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What do you think of December’s ZaaBox?