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We Are Onyx Beauty Box Review + Coupons – September 2017

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

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.

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

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).

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

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 STRIKE12MC to get a 12-month OnyxBox subscription for $195 (Regularly $228) or use coupon code STRIKE6MC to get a 6-month OnyxBox subscription for $110 (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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Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Each box comes with an info card with a beautiful illustration on the front of the card and on the back of the card, the contents of the box and their prices. The theme for the month of September is “The September Issue”. The beautiful illustration on the front of the info card and inside box is by VG Waymer. Also, this month’s box design has changed to black with the mpatapo symbol on top of the box which is an adinkra sign of peace and unity.

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Honey & The Moon No 10 Parfum, Full Size – Value $30.00

This smelled of sandalwood as I applied to my wrist. The scent definitely has a fall-ish vibe and it’s full-size! I usually get perfume samples in subscription boxes so to receive a full-size version that I like is a win! The glass bottle is an appropriate size to pop in my purse to take on the go. The bottle design is sleek and decorated with a bee on the inside. The perfume has notes of sweet honey, sugared violet, jasmine, and sandalwood.

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Enclosed is a coupon for $10 off your next $50 TokyoMilk purchase.

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Purlisse-4-in-1 Cleansing Milk, 1.0 oz. – Value $7.10 (buy a 5.07 oz. bottle for $36)

This intends to cleanse, remove makeup, tone, and soothe my skin. This cleansed my skin without any irritation, lucky for me my skin usually does well with facial cleansers. It has blue lotus that is significant antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, white tea to perk up my skin, soy milk to help maintain my skin’s elasticity, and whole oat to calm and soothe my skin. It’s sulfate-free and good for all skin types even those with sensitive skin. This will pair well with the Purlisse Blue Lotus Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Essential Daily Moisturizer, I own, which is lightweight and creamy.

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Nail Polish-2pm Wine, Full Size – Value $9.00 (sold out)

This 5-free (free of, Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor), vegan-free nail polish in burgundy is chip resistant and states a glossy finish. This color screams fall. I just had a pedicure so I will save this color for my next visit.

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Enclosed is a product card that says, “Thank You” on the front and on the back instructions on how to take the cap off the nail polish.

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Bellápierre Cosmetics Mineral LipstickFull Size – Value $20.00

This creamy mineral lipstick came in the color “Envy”( a dusty rose, nude like shade). Subscribers received this color or two other shades in their box. The lipstick has a natural formula, moisturizing, long-lasting, and gave me a subtle amount of color to my lips. The shade reminded me of the nude colored lipsticks I own. This is the first mineral lipstick I have owned and I’m pleasantly surprised by the moisturizing properties. The lipstick swatch is below.

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Kiss New York ProTouch Setting PowderFull Size – Value $9.00

This states it controls oil, sets makeup, and color corrects my skin. The powder is lightweight, matched my skin tone and gave me a flawless finish. The color is swatched below.

Onyxbox September 2017 Women of Color Subscription Box

Here are the swatches of the lipstick on top and setting powder on the bottom.

Verdict: We Are Onyx Box has a value of $75.10, which is more than triple the cost of the box. That’s an incredible deal for a $25.00 box with free shipping. This month’s box screams fall, from the fall scented perfume to the fall colored nail polish to the moisturizing lipstick. It was a treat to have the majority of the items full-size. I usually get deluxe items and maybe one full-size product in my subscription boxes. I’m pleased each month that the colors flatter my complexion. We Are Onyx sends the best quality beauty products each month. So, if you’re looking for an inexpensive WOC subscription box with the majority of the products full size this is the box for you!

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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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Comments (8)

  1. Around what time of the month do you think I should expect my box? I just ordered it for my daughter’s b day. Thanks

  2. This is great, I love home made remedies! Natural bases products are great for the skin, I always use this Honey Parfum, that is really good for calming down freashness,

  3. This was my 1st Onyx box. I LOVE their CS!

    I was overall OK with my box – did not like the perfume. I can’t explain the smell, but something about it made me nauseous & the powder was not a fit. I gifted the new powder to my esthetician.

  4. I received my box last week and I’m happy with all of the items. The nail polish is such a beautiful color and my perfume is a different scent that I really like.
    I was so excited by the nail color that I forgot to check out the lipstick…LOL
    Looking forward to trying the Purlisse cleanser since I really love the moisturizer.

  5. This box looks great! Can’t wait for mine to arrive. Perfume seems to be rare in beauty boxes, so I really appreciate its inclusion in this box. And the artwork is definitely my favorite so far.

  6. I would love love love to swap or buy the Tokyomilk perfume! I have lots of items not listed, including lots of Proactiv.

    • Hi Rex,

      I’m happy to swap for something. I did not care for the perfume. Sadly, I was looking forward to a full size fragrance.

      I only lightly spritzed (so I could smell it.)

      It’s yours, if you’d like. vmarias at

  7. Very nice fall box!!!

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