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We Are Onyx Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – April 2016

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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.



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The Subscription 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

Check out all of our We Are Onyx box reviews and the Women of Color Subscription Box Directory!

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Each box comes with an insert card, but the contents of the box are not included.  This April, the theme is “Spring Bling” and the cover model is YouTuber, Jessica Pettway.



OGX – Healing+Vitamin E Penetrating Oil – (3.3oz) – $7.99

It’s really hard for me to not love any oil.  It’s suppose to heal and protect hair from future breakage.  I don’t love this.  It’s feels like the exact opposite of it’s name.  For me, it sits on top of my hair and doesn’t absorb very well.  I just don’t like the way it leaves a film.  I’m trying to use it though.  I haven’t tried this on the kiddos yet.  I think I will give it a shot later this week.




TreLuxe – Curl Supreme Styling Creme – (1oz) – $2.75

This styling creme is very lightweight and has a whipped-like texture.  I love the way it smells but I wouldn’t consider it as a styling creme for my thick textured hair, it’s more of a moisturizer.


Curl Keeper – Leave-In Conditioner – (1oz) – $7.50

I’ve tried this conditioner in the past and it’s not my favorite, it says its smoothes frizz and flyaways.  I’m planning on passing this to a friend.




NCLA – Petite Instant Nail Fashion – Nail Wraps in Tropicala and Check Me Down (2sets) – $18.00 total

I’ve always wanted to try NCLA nail wraps.  They collaborate with so many different people and they have fun designs.  Directions on the back are fairly simple and compare well with those of Scratch nail wraps.




Hikari – Cream Pigment in Glam and Cosmic – Full Size (4g ea) – $26.00 total

Hikari just isn’t my favorite brand.  I’m sorry.  Though they photograph very well, I had to build up the swatch you see below so you could see the colors on my darker skin tone.  I also didn’t find them as creamy as I thought a cream eyeshadow to be.  But Hikari eyeshadows have great reviews everywhere, so please keep that in mind.  These are just one girl’s opinion.



Verdict: Onyx Box for April had an estimated retail value of over $62.00!  It was great buy for nail and eyeshadow lovers this month.  I also believe this is the first time we are seeing the TreLuxe brand in any hair subscription service.  I also think the CurlKeeper brand is overpriced.  I couldn’t see myself paying that much for a conditioner knowing how heavy handed I am with hair products.

What were your favorite items in the Onyx Box this month?

Written by Celicia Gantz

Celicia Gantz

Celicia was introduced to both The Honest Company and CurlKit in March 2013 and has been addicted to subscription boxes ever since. Always on the hunt for the undiscovered family staple, she loves trying new skincare, natural hair care, makeup, and finding delicious snacks with hidden veggies for her kids (and Hubby too). Favorite finds: Body Oil, Stuffed Animals, Books, non-GMO Tortilla Chips and Perfume Samples.
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  1. Celicia,

    Just use water…mix with them, make a little paste ( I do it on the back oh my hand) (no experience with this brand, but you can do this with ANY shadow, but I use water with all my Mac pigments..just wet the brush, dip in the pigment, then get your brush wet again..and mix it around applies super easy, no shadow fallout…and makes colors WAY MORE INTENSE!

  2. I love my Onyx box and the Hikari shadows are highly pigmanted and pretty. I love the Ogx oil and I agree about the the Curl Keepers, it’s a nice product but a bit out my range to pay for hair products.

  3. I got this box & loved everything in it.

  4. Hi, Celicia did you try using a setting spray with the pigment that you got ?? Setting spray usually help with pigments it helps bring out the true color .

    • Hi Keri! I swatched them dry. Good to know for next time. Thank you ?

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