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We Are Onyx Beauty Box Review + Coupons – May 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.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (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


Use coupon code ONYXMOM619 to save $12 off a 6-month subscription! (Regularly $126)

Or, use coupon code ONYXMOM320 to save $9 off a 3-month subscription (Regularly $69)

Or, use coupon code ONYXMOMBOGO to get a bonus box for your mom when you sign up for any length subscription for yourself!

COUPON: Use code ONYXBOXH320 to save $9 off a 3-month subscription! (Regularly $69) or code ONYXBOXH619 to save $12 off a 6-month subscription! (Regularly $126)

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 some of their prices are included on the back of the info card. The theme for the month of May is “For the Culture”. The beautiful illustration on the front of the info card is by VG Waymer.

Akofa Designs Necklace – Listed Value $55.00

This handmade African print necklace is gorgeous. I love the mix of burgundy and gold amongst the green; this will pair well with a couple of pieces in my wardrobe. FYI when I put the necklace on it was stiff so I had to gently bend it. “Proceeds from each sale go to support women and girls of Togo and helps to pay for their vocational and college education”. Delali, the co-founder of Onyx Box has Togolese heritage and wanted to share this beautiful piece with us.

MELAN-In Skin Nourishing Serum + SPF 30, .5oz – Value $45.95

This all natural plant based 4-in-1 serum targets anti-aging, acne, UV protection, and skin evening. The serum is vegan, has no parabens, no sulfates, and no petrochemicals. It works well on all skin types. I can use this as a hydrating primer or mix with my foundation to keep my skin hydrated and glowing. I mixed the serum with my moisturizer at night and in the morning, I used the serum alone. My skin soaked it in and left it moisturized. Also, it states on the bottle to use within 90 days of purchase.

Quenching Coconut Curls Hair Butter, 6.6 oz. – Value $6.00?

This hair butter is meant to hydrate dry strands and tame frizz. It can work as a leave-in conditioner or deep moisturizing treatment in the shower.

Deep Conditioner – Honey and Hibiscus – Value $7.50?

This honey smelling deep conditioner intends to soften, condition, and detangle my hair.

Lipstick-Mented #5 – Value $16.50

I have been searching for a nude lipstick, I found one I liked that has a bit of shimmer to it but it wasn’t quite the shade I had in mind. This shade is what I have been searching for, the color is perfect. I love it! I believe this shade would work on a variety of darker skin tones.

From Mented Cosmetics:

Deeply moisturizing nude lip shade with the perfect blend of browns and pinks to enhance your multi-hued lips. Explore the full collection. All lipsticks are vegan, paraben-free, non-toxic, cruelty free, and proudly made in the USA.

About this Shade:

This shade bears our namesake because it represents everything we love about a nude lip: it’s a fully pigmented, multi-dimensional blend of brown, purple, and pink. Trust us – you won’t want to take this shade off.

VerdictWe Are Onyx Beauty Box has a value of $130.95, an incredible deal for a $25.00 box. This box never disappoints and what an exceptional value for this month. The necklace is gorgeous and will make a great statement piece going into summer. A mix of hair and skin products is also welcomed in beauty boxes and to finally have a lipstick shade to suit my skin tone is a win. I look forward to next month box.

What do you think of the May 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. My box was really different than yours. But I did get that serum. When they say use within 90 days of purchasing, I hope Onyxbox just purchased it before it went out. I’m often behind by a month in using my boxes because I have so many so I’ve used up 30 of those days just from that. And man, does that serum smell bad! I also got a lip scrub, very generously sized, but it too smelled awful and was extremely abrasive. I like your necklace better than my blue one and wish I got the lipstick. This is one of my favorite boxes, but I got no makeup and I generally love the makeup they send. I got a curl cream/curl moisturzer set instead. And instead of the OGX Coconut Curls Cream I got an OGX Vitamin E Oil. I’m fine with that, since I think I already have their Coconut Curls products somewhere. Oh well, better luck next month…at least I love the Vitamin E Oil.

  2. I didn’t get what i seen for May no lipstick just upsetbut what to expect

  3. Il’m upset with the box this was my first one for May and disappointed small box with mini items I’m piss I love supporting but this one I can’t .

  4. I love that necklace! Can the May box still be ordered?

  5. Ok, I need to stop procrastinating and finally get this box!

  6. That’s an incredible value! And a full size sunscreen product (in serum form to boot!) is what a lot of NSA readers have been longing for…

    • MSA MSA

  7. I hope I get May’s box as my final box rather than April’s, as I like the products in this month’s box better. My annual subscription ended with the April box, but they never shipped it to me (I’m guessing my cancellation in March, prior to the final box being shipped, had something to do with it). They just shipped me my final box this week, so fingers crossed!

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