We Are Onyx Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – October 2015
We Are Onyx Beauty Box is a women’s beauty subscription box. Products included will vary from hair, beauty, skin, and nail care suited for the needs of Women of Color (WOC). The company’s founders desire to educate WOC by expanding their beauty knowledge and encouraging them to try new products.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
THE BOX: We Are Onyx Beauty Box
THE COST: $25 a month +free shipping
THE PRODUCTS: 5-7 beauty products geared toward Women of Color
SHIPS TO: US Only
Check out all of our We Are Onyx box reviews!
Each box comes with an insert card. This one doesn’t have the list the contents but only talks about how to share and tag your box pictures on We Are Onyx social media sites. This month’s theme is “Cool Weather, Killer Beauty.” The covergirl is South African Style Blogger, Bobo Matjila.
Hask – Monoi Oil 18ml – Value:$2.99
This hair oil smells so great. It is made with monoi, coconut and vitamin e oils. It is also free of sulfates and parabens. Hair oils are one of my favorite items from subscription boxes, especially when they smell as good as this one.
Lauren B. Beauty – Nail Polish in Angeleno – Value: $18.00
This nail polish is vegan friendly and 5-Free. I don’t think my swatch brings justice to its true beauty. On my nails it shows as a shimmery cool toned purple. Two layers is a must, but you’ll need at least three for full opacity. #aintnobodygottimeforthat Anyway, it’s super pretty, so I’ll make some time!
Curl Harmony – Curl Reviver 10ml – Value: $1.00
Not my favorite packaging for testing new hair care products. I’ve never heard of this UK brand before, and unfortunately the second ingredient is a sulfate. I’m going to add this into the swap pile. From the packaging, it feels like the consistency is a thick cream. This wouldn’t be enough for all my hair anyway. On the back, it says to use as a daily moisturizer to rejuvenate your curls, and that it’s suitable for all curl patterns.
I was super excited when I opened this mask that seemed filled to the brim. Sigh! My jar must have shifted a ton during shipping. I popped a huge air bubble when I stuck my finger in the first time. Sad. Well don’t cry, because this mask was amazing!! It smells exactly like spearmint gum. When you put it on, it’s really thick and dries really fast. As it dries, you feel the cooling effect from the mint. I love having “at-home” spa nights and this was a perfect addition to my routine. If I could, I’d demand to see more from this brand! It was just that good. I was stalking the BnB website, and OMG, they have oil spritzers, lipstick, hair masques, mango butter!!!, and the list goes on.
Flori Roberts – Luxury Lipstick in Forever Red – Value: $12.75
This hydrating lipstick is paraben and fragrance free. I’ve worn it once, I’m not used to seeing myself with such bold reds, and it was very comfortable on my lips. I reapplied after lunch, but I could have went the entire day without reapplying. I’ve never heard of this brand before, and I wasn’t a fan of this shade, but I’d love to get my hands on some of the other colors to see if the formulation is as good as this one. Did anyone get a different shade this month? Let me know your thoughts down below.
Verdict: I’m quite impressed with We Are Onyx this month. It’s almost a perfect box. We received skin, hair, nail, and beauty items. If you count the hair oil, I have three full sized products and two samples. The products weren’t listed on the card this month, which is strange. It makes me curious to what everyone else received. I’m in love with two items and believe all of the items, even the Curl Reviver, fit the theme they were going for this month. The estimated retail value is around $37.00. Not bad, but not great! I’m hoping for awesome holiday inspired boxes for the next couple of months!
What did you think of We Are Onyx for October? And tell us about your “at-home” spa routine down below.