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ZaaBox Women of Color “April Showers” Subscription Review – April 2019

ZaaBox April 2019 - Box

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

ZaaBox April 2019 - Box Open

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.)

ZaaBox April 2019 - Contents

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 “April Showers” Review

ZaaBox April 2019 - Info Card ZaaBox April 2019 - Info Card Back

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

ZaaBox April 2019 - Hand written Note Top

Each month the founder Mr. Strong sends a handwritten note.

ZaaBox April 2019 - Body Scrubber 1

ZaaBox April 2019 - Body Scrubber In Wrapping

Mitra’s African Nylon Net Body Scrubber – Retail Value $9.99

This large nylon net intends to gently exfoliate my body. It’s odd to have a body scrubber be a large nylon net, but I was curious to how well it would work. I was disappointed in this product: it’s too large and I ended up scrunching the nylon to scrub my body. The only good thing is since it’s so large I was able to throw the nylon net over my shoulder down my back to scrub. Other than that it was awkward to maneuver since it was so large, and I had to bunch up the net to exfoliate my body which was cumbersome. There was a light exfoliating scrub from the nylon net.

ZaaBox April 2019 - Bath Scrubber Out Of The Package

ZaaBox April 2019 - Body Scrubber

Here is a close-up of the weave pattern on the nylon net body scrubber.

ZaaBox April 2019 - So Posh Beauty - Bamboo Charcoal & Mint ZaaBox April 2019 - Contents Of The Bath Crystals On The Tray And The Package

So Posh Beauty Bamboo Charcoal & Mint, 2oz – Estimated Value $7.50 (Buy an 8 oz jar for $30.00, found here for $20.00)

Bath products are a waste on me since I dislike taking baths and prefer showers. I opted to soak my feet. The bath crystals dissolved in the running water and my feet were soothed by the hot water and bath crystals. It was a relaxing sensation. There was a black ring once the water drained so, take note when using. The bath crystals consist of black lava salt, dead sea salt, and essential oil. The black lava salt alleviates aches and pains relieves my dry, itchy skin, and opens my pores. The dead sea salt heals wounds, soothes irritable skin, and softened my dry skin.

ZaaBox April 2019 - Body Scrub

Scent_sά-tional Soaps Tahitian Romance Sugar Scrub 4 oz – Estimated Value $8.00 (Buy a 10 oz jar for $19.99)

This exfoliating sugar scrub left my skin smooth and soft. The scrub was slightly gritty and as I continued to massage the scrub on my body the texture became creamy. The aroma from the scrub has a funky smell. Let me know if you experienced this, as well. Also, the scrub consists of sugar, coconut oil, sunflower oil, emulsifying wax, and soy.

ZaaBox April 2019 - So Posh Beauty - Mitra’s Guava Goji Body Wash 2oz

Mitra’s Guava Goji Body Wash, 2oz – Retail Value $6.50

This lightly scented gel body wash was creamy and sudsy and left my skin soft and clean. The body wash is sulfate free, vegan, soy free, and paraben free.

ZaaBox April 2019 - Chocolate

Phillip Ashley Chocolates-2 pieces – Buy a 12-piece signature box for $45

Similar to most Zaaboxes, I received a small box with two sweet dessert chocolates, wild strawberry that was sweet with a strawberry cream center and Japanese cherry blossom with a dark cherry chocolate center. Both chocolates were sweet with a creamy center that had a fruity taste. The chocolate is handcrafted in small batches using the finest ingredients with fair trade chocolate. Also, chocolates from this manufacturer are a monthly staple in this subscription box, which is a nice treat.

The Verdict: As usual this month’s box, products were geared for my body which left my skin soft, smooth, and happy. The nylon net body scrubber was a huge fail and the sugar scrub that left my skin smooth and soft was a favorite. I feel pampered each month as well as blushing from the handwritten note from Mr.Strong that’s included monthly. Subscribers can opt out the note if they like. This subscription is a hit with the variety of bath and body products it was a nice to change to have a bath accessory such a the body scrubber too bad it was a huge fail, in my opinion. This month, I received an estimated $31.99 worth of products (not including the chocolates) for $39.95.

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.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, Women of Color Subscription Boxes, ZaaBox Reviews| Tags: zaabox | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Mr. Strong does the absolute most every single month LOL!!

  2. Great review! I find the note oddly creepy though. I’d definitely be opting out on that one 😂

    • I always find the note really creepy. It’s been even worse in the past, semi explicit weirdness.

      • I so agree it’s like a stalker note someone would leave on the windshield or something. I think it is really in appropriate in today’s climate of personal space.

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