We Are Onyx Beauty Box Subscription Box Review – June 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. 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 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.