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We Are Onyx Beauty Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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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.



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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: Now through 5/30, use coupon code MSAFESTIVAL to get a Festival Survival Kit bonus box when you sign up for a subscription!

You will receive:

April’s Spring Queening ONYXBOX and an additional Festival Survival Kit bonus box! Sunscreen to shield your melanin from those UV rays, conditioner treatments for your fro, eyeshadow that’ll stand out in the crowd, and more. That’s over $150 of bomb glam goodies!

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

Ships to: U.S.

Check out all of our We Are Onyx Box reviews and the Women of Color Subscription Box Directory!

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Each box comes with an info card and this month the contents of the box and their prices are included on the back of the info card. April’s theme is “The Clean Slate”. The beautiful illustration on the front of the info card is by VG Waymer.



Rose Quench Serum, 1oz. – Value $60.00

This serum is Erin & Faces top seller and I am pleased that a full-size serum was included in the box. The serum’s key ingredients and its benefits include: Hyaluronic Acid (boosts elasticity and hydration), DMAE (anti-aging), Niacinamide (increases collagen), Pro Vitamin B5 (anti-inflammatory/hydrating), Alpha Lipoic Acid (major antioxidant), Vitamins E and C (brightening) and of course Rose Flower Water (soothing). I applied the serum after I used cleanser and toner on my face. It is lightweight in texture, slightly creamy, and absorbed well into my skin. I’m all about keeping my skin hydrated and moisturized and learning how important a serum, eye cream and a good moisturizer is to my skin. So, this is a welcome addition to my skincare routine.



Ofra Cosmetics Eyeliner in Sapphire – Value $13.00

This eyeliner goes on smooth with a creamy application. I am not one to wear a bold eyeliner, I always stick to a black liner. This was a welcome change and I like how, in my opinion, the sapphire color brightened my eyes. This will go in my eyeliner rotation to give me a pop of color on the days when I want to stray away from my black color.



Activated Charcoal Soap – Value $6.00

This activated charcoal soap has all natural ingredients that consist of coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter, sodium hydroxide, water, aloe vera, peppermint essential oil and activated charcoal. This soap has a rich lather and has an intoxicating and soothing peppermint scent that overpowered the other ingredients. I used this charcoal soap on my face and body.

From herb‘neden:

Open up your senses with invigorating peppermint essential oil paired with purifying activated charcoal. The mint is just subtle & sweet enough to clarify your mind after a long day. Peppermint essential oil is uplifting, refreshing, antiseptic, and clears the pores. Activated charcoal works to clear up scars from acne & removes impurities from the skin with a deep cleansing.



Argan Oil Perfect Edges Extra Hold, 2.25 oz. – Value $4.99

This product has maximum hold, is non-flaking, long lasting and creates a smooth, sleek finish. I already own this product and it works well to lay down my edges and to have another container is great, especially since I’m half way done with the one I own.


Edge Control Mini Brush – Value $4.00?

OMG, why I never purchased an edge control mini brush is baffling because this stiff yet soft mini brush is a game changer. I appreciate how they included the mini brush with the perfect edges extra hold gel. I applied the perfect edges gel to my hairline and used the mini edge control brush and brushed my edges down to get a smooth, sleek look.


Here is a close up look at the back of the edge control mini brush with Crème of Nature inscribed on the back.

Verdict: We Are Onyx Beauty Box has a value of $87.99, which is an incredible value for a $25.00 box (including shipping). I enjoyed each item in this month’s box, everything was useful and purposeful. I’m beginning to enjoy this box more and more.

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

Written by 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.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I need one of those brushes in my life.

  2. Why didn’t I know edge brushes existed?!

  3. Wow I hope someone puts that eyeliner up for swap. It is stunning!!

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