The Best In Black Beauty: We Are ONYX Glam Box

Onyx Glam Box


Disclosure: Contains press samples

Face it: Every beauty subscription box on the market is not for us, and by us I mean black girls. They contain products that are not made for our hair textures or needs, the cosmetics do not compliment our skin, the skin care products are not tailored to our needs and the beat goes on. I know this because I have unveiled many boxes that contained products I couldn’t do anything with. What a waste of money.

Introducing We Are ONYX, an all in one beauty online destination dedicated to black women organized in a three-step process: Ordering the box, receiving your box and watching exclusive video tutorials created by beauty experts and OnyxGirls, and finally, unwrapping and indulging in your new goodies.

The ONYX team graciously sent me a box, and I want you to check out what’s inside!

Kandy Kurls Shea Butter Souffle

Kandy Kurls Shea Butter Souffle

Kandy Kurls Shea Butter Souffle  is a special blend of essential oils (coconut oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, wheat germ oil, and olive oil) and raw shea butter to offer the hair perfect hydration. I love the scent, the grapeseed oil was prominent and I love the way my hair feels. I will seriously consider purchasing a full-sized jar.

Cargo TexasLash Mascara

Cargo TexasLash (1)

You probably remember me covering the TexasLiner in the special holiday 2014 Glossybox, so I was happy to see the mascara in this box! Cargo TexasLash features a fat, oversized brush to give maximum volume, and that’s exactly what it gives.

Cargo TexasLash (2)

Cargo TexasLash (3)

Cargo Rio Essential Lipgloss

Cargo Rio Essential Lipgloss (1)

This is my first Cargo gloss in YEARS! And what a beautiful way to rekindle the flame. Cargo Rio is a tangerine toned lip gloss with a creamy texture and super glossy finish.  Rio would look phenomenal on just about any skin tone, especially deeper tones.

Cargo Rio Essential Lipgloss (2)


Crème of Nature Heat Defense Smooth & Shine Polish


Once upon a time when my hair was relaxed, this was my favorite silicone based product to use after a wrap. This made my hair super shiny without being weighed down.  Since going natural, I do not use it anymore and then there’s the whole Revlon CEO debacle…


Void Beauty Kiss Me Nail Lacquer


Void Beauty is a cruelty-free, five-free nail lacquer brand.  Kiss Me is a beautiful, medium toned violet with silver micro-shimmer and a shimmery finish.  It swatches well with two coats as displayed below.



Overall I really love this box. It contained nothing but good things for black women, nothing felt forced or out-of-place in the box.

For $25 a month, you will receive a box with 5 deluxe samples. The ONYX team will select your five samples for the first box, and you will then be able to select your deluxe sample every month beginning with your 2nd ONYXBOX.

Are you on the hunt for a beauty subscription box? Would you consider purchasing this box? Tell me your thoughts!


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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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