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We Are Onyx Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – June 2016

Celicia Gantz
ByCelicia GantzJul 12, 2016 | 12 comments


4.7 overall rating
12 Ratings | 5 Reviews

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

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Each box comes with an insert card, but the contents of the box are not included. The theme for the month of June is, “Fresh & Fly”. Products this month will prep our style to stay flawless all summer long. They also included a poem by spoken word poet, Yazmin Monet Watkins.


Truly You - Silky Smooth Scalp Treatment - 4oz - $30.00

This is easily one of my favorite products this month. I love receiving oils in subscription services because we go through them so quickly. I used this in all of our hair types and I would say it worked the best in my thick hair and William's 3b-c curls to battle dryness. If you are sensitive to strong scents, you probably won't like this. But if you fight with dry hair in the summer months, you need this in your life!

Palmer's - Eventone Suncare Cocoa Butter Sunscreen Lotion with SPF 30 - 1.7oz - $1.00

Palmer's has been all around subscription services for several months. It's not my favorite brand, but I can't deny their sunscreens. So far, their sunscreens have not left an awful white/grey cast on our skin like most of the sunscreens we've tried in the past. I don't care for their signature cocoa butter scent or initial sticky feeling, but it works and blends into our skin flawlessly!



Ora - Eyeliner in Turquoise - Full Size - $13.00

I received a teal/turquoise eyeliner a while ago from Milani I believe. I don't use shades like this everyday, but it will definitely be fun to use again this summer. If anything else, I'll attempt to use it as an eyeball and darken it up with a loose eyeshadow.





Cargo Cosmetics - Eyeshadow in Mojave - Full Size - $16.00

Honestly, I took a deep breath when I saw I had a product from Cargo Cosmetics. We haven't been the best of friends over time due to mishaps with formulations and messy packaging. I was pleasantly surprised how well this eyeshadow was received, and how beautifully it swatched on my skin tone. Simply gorgeous.


Creme of Nature - Perfect Edges On the Go Hair Gel - 0.5oz - $2.99

There's never a shortage of hair gel in our house. I have a few other gels open at this time, I will most likely add this one to the gift pile.



Palmer's - Skin Therapy Oil in Rosehip - 1oz - $10.90

Unfortunately, this product was spilling inside the box. The lid was not closed very tightly upon inspection. I'm hesitant to use this on my face because I don't know how long ago it was manufactured before it reached me. I'm just using it on my body mixed with the body oil I use everyday. It doesn't carry much fragrance on it's own, but I did notice my skin was much more shiny. That's great for the body, so I don't know if I would have even liked to use this on my face. I definitely don't need any more shine there! LOL. If you are using this on your face, share with us in the comments how it performs.



Verdict: This June We Are Onyx Beauty Box had an estimated retail value of nearly $73.00! I really enjoyed the curation this month. There are some products like the hair oil and eyeshadow that I personally enjoyed more. But another subscriber may feel the face oil and hair gel hit the spot in terms of the summer theme. Overall,  I think this box had somethings everyone would fall in love with for the season.

What did you think of We Are Onyx for June? Tell us in the comments your favorite face product from a subscription service.

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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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I’d also like to see more recent reviews of this box!

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I was thinking the same thing! I’d take over the reviews!

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Why no more recent reviews? I am not African-American, but because my skin is on the darker side and dry, and my hair is thick, curly, and on the coarse side, I often love makeup and hair products for WOC, so I just subscribed. I took a leap because there hasn’t been a review in the last 6 months.

Btw…I just got the December box and it’s every bit as great as I hoped it would be 🙂

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Please can you post newer reviews for this subscription. I had NO idea there was even a box for us WOC I’d love to get more recent reviews before I drop the $25 a month. Your site has been so good to me last year help a sister Out MSA!!!!

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New reviews coming this month.

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Enter BESTBOGO at checkout for two different boxes this month for one price.

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Liz Cadman

We’ll try to start getting this one reviewed again! Thank you for the suggestion! 🙂

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I really enjoyed your review. I liked all the products but I am attempting to use most of my stash right now so I cannot get this subbie at this time. However, I will consider it later this year.

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I’m seriously thinking about getting this box. However, I am just a little tired of all the hair care products, but will make a decision in the next couple of months. Thanks for your thorough reviews.

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Good variety in the box. Really interested in the Truly You product. Adding this to my sub wish list. I love the eye shadow color and it looks great on your skin. I normally don’t step outside of black/brown eyeliner but that color is really cute.

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This is making me tempted!

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I love this box! I think it’s a great variety of products!

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