Birchbox Limited Edition CEW Prestige Headliners Box Review
I bought both of the CEW Limited Edition boxes the night they launched, and one of the perks of living on the east coast means super fast shipping from Birchbox! This review is of the Prestige Headliners Box (of course I opened this one first!) and I’ll have a review of the Mass Appeal box up soon!
Like usual, the packaging of these boxes is great. Each box comes with a card with details on the CEW and each item included.
The Cost: $18
The Products: 5 beauty products from the CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards, plus two lifestyle extras.
100% Pure Creamy Nail Polish in Velouria – FULL SIZE! Value $12
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light – 5 ml Value $5
I love the 100% Pure brand, and I wanted to try their new nail polish line, so I was thrilled to see this item was included in the box. (Colors may vary per box with this polish).
I’ve sampled the original Josie Maran Argan oil before and I like it, but I hadn’t tried the light version yet. I tried it on my cuticles, and couldn’t really tell a difference from the original version, but from reading the reviews on Sephora, I think the lighter version really makes a difference as a face oil and hair oil.
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme – 2 oz Value $10
COOLA Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion – 15 ml Value $2.60
I don’t think I’ve ever bought this Fekkai creme in full-size because the sample sizes are always so generous! I would have preferred this COOLA lotion sample to be a little larger though. I love the scent and the formula so I’ll probably end up buying it in full size.
Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight – 12 ml Value $13.60
I’m happy to see more and more Philosophy products being formulated without parabens, phthalates, and sulfates! I should be able to get a week or two out of this sample too – it’s about a quarter of the size of the full-sized version. (And Birchbox included some bonus “lifestyle extras” = toe separators and a pocket mirror).
Verdict: I paid about $12.50 for this box after discounts from buying both CEW boxes and using the MOBILE20 coupon code. This box has about $44 worth of items, so I’m thrilled with the value. And with the exception of the COOLA lotion, I think everything is pretty generously sized and will give you enough uses to determine if you really the product.
What do you think of the CEW Prestige Headliners box?