ZaaBox Women of Color Subscription Review – February 2019


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 Zaa Box February 2019 - Box Top

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

Zaa Box February 2019 - Open Box Top

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

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

Zaa Box February 2019 - All Contents Top

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 “My Heart Is Yours…” February 2019 Review

 

Zaa Box February 2019 - Info Card Top Zaa Box February 2019 - Info Card Back

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

Zaa Box February 2019 - Handwritten Note Top

Each month the founder Mr. Strong sends a handwritten note. Thank you for all your comments regarding the handwritten notes and the response from Mr. Strong.

Zaa Box February 2019 - Demoseά Rosé Multi Purpose Oil Open Top Zaa Box February 2019 - Demoseά Rosé Multi Purpose Oil Front

Demoseà Rosé Multi-Purpose Oil, 2oz – Retail Value $25.00

This product is found on the website as a multi-purpose serum and is stated on the info card as well; the bottle I received has multi-purpose oil inscribed on the bottle. Upon further investigation the ingredients on the bottle and their website match. I wanted to bring this minor detail to your attention.

Now on to the product ingredients and features. The rose oil is infused with rose petals and has safflower oil, grapeseed oil, argan oil, hempseed oil, sunflower oil, and essentials oils. The oil intends to hydrate my skin from the plant-based oils that seal in moisture, revitalizes my skin by decreasing any fine lines, wrinkles, or dark circles that may appear on my face, and strengthen and improve my skin’s elasticity from the argan oil. I used the oil on my face and body and it left my skin moisturized and my face glistening. A few drops did the trick as I massaged into my skin and added extra drops to drier areas of my body. There was no greasy residue on my skin.

Zaa Box February 2019 - Kisse Girl Bath Bomb Top

Kisse Girl Bath Bomb – Estimated Value $10.00

Unfortunately, this product was not found on their website, I only found two products which was odd. I have used bath bombs before and always opted to use as a foot soak, so I decided to take a hot soak. The rose aroma was intoxicating and it yielded a handful of bubbles. It was a relaxing bath but nothing special except for the rose aroma.

Zaa Box February 2019 - Demoseά Shower Balm Container Top Zaa Box February 2019 - Demoseά Shower Balm Open Top

Demoseà Shower Balm, 3oz – Retail Value $11.95

This is a unique take on the in-shower body lotion, but instead of lotion, I received a nourishing moisturizing balm that was ineffective. It’s enriched with shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter, to name a few. The balm didn’t glide on to my skin, and as I rubbed the balm on my leg, the product didn’t adhere to my leg. I had to press the balm on my leg in an up and down motion and only small amounts dispersed to my skin and weren’t able to get the effects. This was a bust.

Zaa Box February 2019 - The Facial Bar Coconut Butter Balm Top Zaa Box February 2019 - The Facial Bar Coconut Butter Balm Open Top Zaa Box February 2019 - The Facial Bar Coconut Butter Balm Side

Aloe + Honey by The Facial Bar Coconut Butter Balm – Estimated Value $20.00

This coconut butter balm melted into my skin and has a light aroma of the coconut which was not overpowering.

Zaa Box February 2019 - Phillip Ashley Chocolates Open Top

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

I received a small box with two heart-shaped dark chocolates in the flavor red velvet cake. The center is a dark chocolate cream that had an intense flavor. I didn’t detect the red velvet flavor. It 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: As usual this month’s box products will get used in my daily bath routine and leave my skin soft and moisturized. I’m encouraged and feel pampered monthly as well as blushing from the handwritten note from Mr. Strong that’s included monthly. Subscribers can opt out the note or have a toned down version of the note.

This month’s $76.95 value is slightly higher than previous boxes. This month’s box was lackluster and all the products were geared for my body with the exception of the oil/serum that can be used on my face and body. It would have been nice to have rose petals lined the box and more pampering products to indulge in for Valentine’s Day – maybe perfume, a sexy lip gloss, or body glitter. I would love to receive more facial products and lifestyle items geared towards their monthly theme or season, such as the holiday-themed products that I received in my December box. Overall, a decent box with future potential to continue to bring me more black-owned brands and to seek out and curate upcoming, must-have products for women of color.

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: 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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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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5 Comments

  1. Had to go back and read the notes due to the comments made about them.
    Being a #metoo survivor, I have to strongly disagree with that past comment. That’s just me personally and I’m sad that someone had that thought.
    I personally would love notes like that. They are flattering, romantic and sexy. All the things I love to feel when pampering myself.
    The thing is, no one is forcing anyone to receive them or to even read them. I always try to value others opinions and am a firm believer in people being allowed to vent without condemnation for it. With that being said, again, I’m sorry someone felt these notes brought on a #metoo emotion.
    I just wanted the CEO to know that, some definitely appreciate that kind of thing and it’s great to see him so involved with the products and customers. Also glad he gives a choice on the notes.

    • People always have to look for things to be triggered over. They need lots of attention.

  2. I was not impressed with my first box which from previous reviews may have been “leftover” items from a lemongrass themed box. I cancelled my sub but not before receiving this box which was a bust. I like Mr. Strong notes and his customer service but for the price, it is not worth the sub.

  3. These look like some beautiful products, as usual. This is a box I think about trying one day when I have some extra money to splurge with. I love their dedication to featuring small African American entrepreneurs. I also think this version of their note included is a nicer, poetic style and not awkwardly creepy as prior ones. 😀

    • I agree about the note this time. It didn’t make me cringe but most of them do.

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