The wax will have more of a shine initially, but this will may last long, as in days rather than weeks.I want a nice finish on my boards. the mineral oil seems to be really dull looking. I was thinking the wax would help with that.
a warm glow is totally fine with me. I need the woods in the board to pop and be high contrast.You may be looking for more than a non-drying oil or finish can deliver. In general. Oils will sometimes look glossy but the gloss will quickly become just a warm glow as the oil is absorbed into the wood. Waxes like beeswax and paraffin will not produce a gloss finish.
I'm not real sure I understand what you are doing but the best solution may be to use a film-forming finish like shellac or lacquer. These dry fast and produce a gloss finish and durable finish.