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We Are Onyx Beauty Box Review + Coupons – October 2017


We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty 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.

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty 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).

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty 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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We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty Subscription Box

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty 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 October is #TrickorTreatYourself”. The beautiful illustration on the front of the info card and inside box is by VG Waymer. The box design is black with the mpatapo symbol on top of the box which is an adinkra sign of peace and unity.

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty Subscription Box

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty Subscription Box

Lighten Brighten Eye Cream0.5fl. oz. – Listed Value $45.00

I couldn’t find this on their website, the eye cream comes in the “Fast and Flawless Collection”. The price I got came from the info card. This eye cream intends to brighten my skin tone, diffuse dark circles, improve elasticity, rid puffiness and lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I’m obsessed with eye cream, so I was happy to receive this. The eye cream has Niacinamide, Vitamins A, C, and E and CoQ10 to fight off dark circles and any fine lines and wrinkles I may get. Also, included, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, and Cucumber Extract to smooth and brighten my skin. This was lightweight and creamy in texture.

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty Subscription Box

Reface Me Serum1oz – Value $26.00

This 20% oil-based Vitamin C serum promotes collagen production, protects skin from sun damage, reduces under eye circles, reduces skin discoloration, reduces inflammation, and improves hydration and moisture in my skin. The serum is best used after I cleanse and tone my face. The smell of this serum was a huge turn-off and the odor was so offensive that I’m not using again.  I’m possibly over exaggerating but the smell was awful (I can’t detect what it smells like, all I can say is, it didn’t agree with me). The scent from the serum may not be a problem to others.

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty Subscription Box

Goat’s Milk Moisturizing Day Cream1.7 fl oz. – Value $12.99

This moisturizing day cream has goats milk is lightweight in texture, creamy, and has somewhat of a perfume scent. This day cream intends to revitalize my skin, smoothes wrinkles and irritations.

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty Subscription Box

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty Subscription Box

Healthy Hair Vitamins – Listed Value $12.50 one week supply (buy a one month supply for $25.00)

This is a nice change having vitamins for my hair in a subscription box. This is the second time I received vitamins in a subscription box, the last time was in my FabFitFun box. I received a week’s supply of Hairfinity hair vitamins. It’s recommended to take two capsules daily. I’m in need of assistance in my hair growth since I wear interlock braids all the time and my hair has taken a beating. Hopefully, I will see some results, not sure since it’s a week supply. From Hairfinity:

Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins were created to nourish your hair from within. Each capsule contains the vitamins and minerals you need for longer, stronger hair, including our exclusive Capilsana® Complex – a blend of amino acids in Hydrolyzed Collagen, MSM, Horsetail, and Silica.

Other Key Ingredients:

  • Vitamins A and D promote healthy hair and scalp with their antioxidant properties.*

  • Niacin promotes healthy blood circulation to the scalp.*

  • Pantothenic Acid for stronger hair follicles.*

  • Vitamin B12 to oxygenate scalp and hair follicles.*

  • Biotin supports existing hair growth, keratin production, and increases hair elasticity.*

  • Additional ingredients include Vitamin B1, B2, B6, C, Folic Acid, and Calcium.

We Are OnyxBox October 2017 Women of Color Beauty Subscription Box

dpHue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse1oz – Value $4.12

This shampoo and conditioner substitute intends to gently remove impurities from my hair and scalp, won’t strip my hair, restores my hair’s pH balance and doesn’t have a nasty vinegar smell. I will save this and use when I take down my interlocks.

Verdict: We Are Onyx Beauty Box has a value of $100.61 – an incredible deal for a $25.00 box with free shipping. This month’s box was all about prepping my skin for the upcoming winter months and strengthening my hair with products that will give me growth and eliminate impurities from my hair and scalp. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this month’s box and I enjoyed using the products, except for the serum. 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! Their boxes, for the most part, have the majority of their products full size this month’s products were more deluxe size.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, if you order throughout October, you will receive the October box!

Coupon – For a limited time, 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)!


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)

Value Breakdown: At $25 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 100.61

  • Lighten Brighten Eye Cream: $11.18
  • Reface Me Serum: $6.46
  • Goat’s Milk Moisturizing Day Cream: $3.23
  • Healthy Hair Vitamins: $3.11
  • dpHue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse: $1.02

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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 (13)

  1. My Onyx box is the one subscription I can’t do without. It’s the one box that has consistently impressed me since I subbed this year. I was looking forward to a makeup sample but was still happy because I needed a new moisturizer and eye cream. I wish the acv rinse sample was slightly bigger (I have a ton of hair) but it was still a pleasant surprise. Love the Vitamin C serum but I can tolerate a lot of smells so it was not offensive to me. I suggest this box to family and mates all of the time.

  2. You are absolutely correct about the smell of the face serum. It smelled awful – like fish. I immediately had to wash my face again. I don’t plan on using it again.

  3. Still waiting on my box…

    • I had to send an email last week to follow up on my October Box. Customer Service replied within 3 days. I finally got mine. Don’t forget to include your customer#.

  4. Still waiting on my box

  5. 1st time subscriber for this box- a little underwhelmed with what I received. I’m going to stick with this a little bit longer but I’m out after 3 months. I was hoping for some makeup samples because ipsy is just not working.

    • You should try boxycharm. Everything is full sized and you get good quality stuff.

  6. Disappointed. Not a fan of getting vitamins in a non-health-related box. They don’t even include a month’s supply. What can you possibly tell from one week of hair vitamins?

    Onyxbox also seems to have a habit of sending serums with overpowering smells, like the Melan-In Skin Nourishing one from the May box. The Rutz serum from the June box was great, but my bottle’s almost empty now so I was hoping they’d include a new one soon. Hopefully this one is not too off-putting.

    The other items look good though, so it’s not too bad. I’m excited about the day cream; it has great reviews.

  7. The inside of the box is gorgeous!

    • That’s true! I didn’t even notice the girls were part of the box. I thought it was just a card or something. I’d definitely keep that box or use it as part of a gift.

      • They had the same box design last month and I still have my box 😀 Normally I toss the boxes, but this one is too pretty! I’m hoping to find a way to repurpose it somehow.

      • I still have one of each of the different designs Essence had when they did their beauty box. They were so pretty, I couldn’t bring myself to recycle them (or gift them!).

        I subbed for over a year to Onyx Box, but cancelled this past Spring, and they’re on my list of possible boxes to re-sub to. I think I’ll wait for a sale, but I’d probably re-sub, even at full price, for at least one month just to get one of those boxes. 🙂

  8. Onyx Box actually stuck with their model of sending mostly full-sized products this month. The first three items reviewed (eye cream, serum, & day moisturizer) are typical sizes for full-sized items in these categories. The last two items reviewed are definitely deluxe-sized samples.

    Overall, this looked like a great box this month!

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