We Are Onyx Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – April 2016
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 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
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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.
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?