Ours by Blackjoy Box Review + Coupon – May 2017


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Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 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!

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

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Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

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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Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

This month’s OURS by Blackjoy theme is “The Essentials”. There’s a product card included and on the back, the products are broken up by OUR Hair, OUR Skin, OUR Beauty and this month a bonus item is included in the box.

OUR Hair:

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

Everything Butter2 oz. – Value $2.88

This multi-purpose “everything butter” contains shea butter, grape seed oil, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and parfum. I can use this on my hair and skin as a moisturizer. It works great as the “cream” in the loc method. This “everything butter” intends to reduce the appearance of scars, soothe eczema, psoriasis, and rashes. It’s creamy and has somewhat of a greasy residue. This cream tackled my dry skin.

OUR Skin:

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

Lavender Lemon-Grass Lotion, 4 oz. – Value $12.00

I ended up using this lotion on my body since I couldn’t get over the lavender and lemongrass scent being on my face. It worked well as a body lotion and left my skin soft.

From 103 Collection:

The Organic Aloe, Jojoba and Coconut soothe and hydrate your skin and plays a powerful role as an antioxidant making this lotion perfect for all skin types. As the relaxing scent of Lavender works its magic, dry skin is naturally replenished and renewed using natures finest nourishers, like Organic Aloe, moisture rich Organic Coconut and Jojoba Oils, supportive Vitamin E, Organic Neem, relaxing Rose Distillate and lemongrass, all in a light and comfortable lotion that leaves a perfect, never greasy finish.

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

Coconut Soap – Value $6.00

This soap did not have the company’s packaging, just wrapped in plastic. The info card says, “Beelux Goods Coconut Soap” so I used that as the basis for my search for the product. The soap was lathering but didn’t smell of coconut which I was hoping for.

OUR Beauty:

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

NaturalAnnie Vanilla Lip Balm – Value $4.50

This lip balm is handcrafted in Connecticut and the ingredients include beeswax, calendula & moringa oil, rose oil, castor oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin E, aloe vera gel, green tea extract, essential oils and natural flavors. I have accumulated a ton of lip balms from subscription boxes, so this will go in my pile of lip balms. I received a NaturalAnnie soy candle last month!

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

A coupon for 15% off my purchase is included and it expires May 31, 2017.

Bonus Item:

Ours By BlackJoy Women of Color Subscription Box - The Essentials - May 2017

“Get Stuff Done” Notepad – Value $3.00?

This 25-page, 4 ½ x 5 ½ notepad is ideal to keep on my nightstand. It has “Get Stuff Done” inscribed on the top of the notepad and OURS by BlackJoy on the bottom.

Verdict: OURS by Blackjoy has box value of $28.38, which doesn’t cover the cost of the box, which is disappointing. I like a box value to be more than the cost of the box. With that being said, the box itself was appealing and useful to me and I will enjoy all the box contents. I continue to appreciate how they break up the box with OUR Hair, OUR Skin, OUR Beauty and OUR Health, which was missing from this month’s box. I look forward to next month’s box. 

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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.

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3 Comments

  1. Wow… this is really disappointing. Looks like something is missing… Something big and useful? Something to cover the cost…

  2. I would be really angry if I paid $35 for the contents of this box.

  3. Maybe it’s just me but I didn’t like this box at all. Great review but definitely a bummer with the value and products honestly especially when you have curlkit or onyx out there which are cheaper and giving more products to try.

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