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We Are Onyx Beauty Box Review + Coupon- March 2017

Nich Baviera
ByNich BavieraMar 27, 2017 | 4 comments


4.7 overall rating
12 Ratings | 5 Reviews

We Are Onyx Beauty Box is a women’s beauty subscription box. Products vary from hair, beauty, skin, and nail care suited to 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, $69.99 for 3-months ($23/month) + free shipping, $126.00 for 6-months ($21/month) + free shipping and $228.00 for 12-month ($19/month) + free shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code SPRINGBREAKMC to get a bonus box when you sign up for a subscription. Along with your March box, you'll receive the Spring Break Glo Up Onyxbox - "filled with goodies to help you rise and thrive this spring break."


Use coupon code EBB to get a bonus box when you sign up for a subscription. Along with your first box, you'll receive the bonus box, curated exclusively for ESSENCE!

The Products:  5-7 beauty products geared toward Women of Color

Ships to: U.S.

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Each box comes with an info card, but the contents of the box are not included. The theme for the month of March is, “Prep Rally”. This month’s products will get me ready for Spring and the beautiful illustration on the front of the info card is by VG Waymer.




Detoxifying Mud Mask2oz - Value $18.00

This natural mud mask is handmade in Maryland and a change from my usual facial sheet masks, which I enjoyed. I poured about a teaspoon size of the mud mask and mixed with water (they suggest purified water) aloe juice, or coconut water, and I applied the mask to my face and let dry. Once the mask was dry, I rinsed off with warm water. I believe for me, it’s better to get a small bowl and mix the dry mud mask and water into a paste and apply to my face (some may already do this) instead of mixing it in my hand and having the product spill out in the sink.

From Cocoa Butter Mothers:

Land and Sea is a dry powder mask comprised of natural clays and powdered plant & earth matter; formulated to leave you noticeably more toned, brightened, & youthful after helping to remove excess oils, dead skin and other pore clogging impurities from the skins surface.




Olay Shea Moisture Body Wash1.7oz - Value $0.57

This familiar brand that I often use was a surprise to see in this box. The formula has been updated with petrolatum and shea butter and includes pro-glycerin, which allows the moisturizers in their creamy body wash to absorb into my skin. I didn’t have to apply lotion to my body after showering with this shea moisture body wash.


Crème of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo2oz - Value $0.83

Crème of Nature Argan Oil Intense Conditioning Treatment2oz - Value $1

I already own both of these products and was pleased to have them in travel sizes to put in my overnight bag. The shampoo gets all the dirt and build up out, while detangling and softening my hair. The conditioner is moisturizing, softening and also detangles my hair.


Liquid Eye Liner PenFull Size - Value $27.00

I rarely wear liquid eyeliner and have one that I feel comfortable using (on occasions) so this was not well received. I may pass on to my sister.

From Gorgeous Cosmetics:

Intense color pay off gives a blacker than black effect and iLINE innovative, high tech waterproof formula dries in seconds so it won’t fade, transfer or flake from skin. The internal capillary system ensures continuous application without fading and the soft felt tip is gentle on the delicate eye area. Water-based, dermatologically and ophthalmologically approved.


Handmade Eye Shadow in Corazon - Value $8.00

This natural handmade eye shadow made from mica is highly pigmented. The color is gorgeous, but my only complaint the packaging. It's loose powder would have have been sufficient to store in an eye shadow pot.


Here are swatches of the liquid eye liner and homemade eye shadow.


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, 0.25 oz. - Value $9.00

This primer went on like butter. It gives me a smooth finish and it allows for long lasting foundation coverage. A little goes a long way, so just use a pea size. A tip from Smashbox is to use on your hair to tame the frizz.


Lash Extending Primer, 0.14 oz. - Value $11

OMG, this product works! I applied two coats, let my lashes dry, and applied my mascara. This lengthened and gave my lashes volume, a must have in my cosmetics bag. It didn’t flake and it claims to go on white and dries clear. When I applied alone as a conditioner for my lashes at night some lashes were clear others noticeably white from the primer. However, if I applied one coat it may have dried clear. This product was my favorite item in the box!

A Manna Kadar Tip:

Apply to eyelashes at night to condition lashes and prevent breakage.” Apply to eyebrows as a gel to keep hairs in place.

Verdict: We Are Onyx Beauty Box has a value of $75.40, which is a good deal for a $25.00 box. However, I would like to have seen more full-size products in this subscription box. This month, there’s more of an assortment of products for my face, hair, and body, even though it was heavy on the makeup side. I’m beginning to like this sub and I like receiving makeup colors that suit my skin tone, so that makes me happy.

What do you think of the March We Are Onyx Beauty Box?

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Nich Baviera
Nich Baviera
Nichelle has been obsessed with subscription boxes since 2012, when she received an email to subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box. Since then, she has subscribed to Glossybox, Allure Beauty Box and GoodeBox which is now called GoodeBeing Box. She currently subscribes to: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Essence Beauty Box, PopSugar Must Have Mini Box, and Play! by Sephora. She is an avid admirer of PopSugar, so much so that she had an office tour of their San Francisco headquarters in April of 2015.

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Seems like a good mix of items. Crème of Nature used to be my favorite shampoo because it worked well with detangling my hair. I think I’ll add this to my list.

P.S. I still miss Essence.

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This is $10 more than the Essence sub I loved so much. Is there a reason for that? They seem to be identical except in price.

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Sally, not sure.

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I love that they included make-up in this box! Loved the selection!

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