Ours by Blackjoy Box Review + Coupon – April 2017
“OURS by Blackjoy is a monthly subscription box curated with beauty and lifestyle products geared towards women of color. From OURS by Blackjoy:
We work with companies from across the nation that make products with us in mind to give you an inclusive experience unlike any other. By the way, if you have a product you’d like to see in the box, let us know!
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The Subscription Box: OURS by Blackjoy
The Cost: $35 a month or bi-monthly + free shipping.
The Products: a variety of new and upcoming black brands and products, ranging from hygiene to hair care
Ships to: U.S.
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This month’s OURS by Blackjoy theme is “Rejuvenation.” There’s a product card included in the box and on the back, the products are broken up by “OUR Hair, OUR Skin, OUR Beauty, and OUR Health”.
Wake Me Up Curl Refresher, 2oz. – Value $6.00
This is intended to refresh your curls, give it shine, and reduce frizz. It has a mango scent, no mineral oil, petroleum, or silicones. Key ingredients include wheat germ oil (prevents damage to hair cuticle and protect hair from UV), pomegranate oil (strengthen blood vessels and increases circulation in the scalp), and sweet almond oil (strengthen hair by smoothing and nourishing cuticle to make hair stronger). Hair Tip from Alikay Naturals:
For thicker hair before use, dampen hair slightly with a fine mist water bottle, then use the Wake Me Up Curl Refresher.
Cubed Body Scrub Bar, 1 cube – Value $2.08
This is intended for 1 to 2 uses, it’s a bit grainy and has a sweet berry smell. Its cube shape was a bit odd to use since I’m used to using oblong and circular soaps. Plus, the size was cumbersome. I would like to have had a bigger cubed body scrub bar. Overall, I was satisfied and I’m able to get one more use.
Unscented Nutty Butter – Value $7.50
This was included as a subscriber bonus item. This handmade whipped body butter was slightly greasy and left my skin soft. It’s unscented and had an odd smell when I applied it to my skin, but when I had opened the jar, it smelled of shea butter. The ingredients include shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, almond oil, and jojoba oil.
Statement Necklace – Value $30.00?
This embellished necklace includes weft detailed fabric and jeweled stones and will make a lovely statement piece addition to my wardrobe. This was a treat to see in this month’s box – I usual don’t see jewelry in subscription boxes. Unfortunately, the jeweled stones were not adhered securely to the fabric and they fell off. I reached out to customer service and awaiting response regarding a replacement or a way to fix it.
NaturalAnnie Essentials Lemon & Vanilla Soy Candle – Value $5.00?
This soy candle is hand poured in Connecticut and has a faint lemon smell. I love receiving tin travel size candles that I can take when I travel or visit family. From Natural Annie Essentials:
This blend is infused with natural lemon, and vanilla essential oils.
Middle: ylang ylang
Our candles are scented with oil blends that are 100% vegan, 100% eco-friendly, and 100% recyclable. The oils are never diluted, so each has a strong concentrated aroma that doesn’t disappear when burned in a candle.
This handy card details their various candle scents and ways to use them to improve productivity.
Moringa Tea, 4 tea bags – Value $2.00
I’m not much of an herbal tea drinker but adding my farmer’s market honey made it enjoyable. It’s organic dried moringa lonicera leaf tea in tea bags, which is not caffeinated. This particular tea is not strong or bitter as other herbal teas I’ve had.
Verdict: This month’s OURS by Blackjoy has a value of $52.28 (including the bonus item. $45.08 not including the bonus item.), which is a better value than last month. This is a well thought out box and I appreciate how they break up the four categories with products for “OUR Hair, OUR Skin, OUR Beauty, and OUR Health”. They are catering to OUR whole self and I like that! I enjoyed the majority of the box, despite the fact the necklace was broken.
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