Birchbox Limited Edition CEW Mass Appeal Box Review
Every year Birchbox releases two different CEW Limited Edition Boxes – Prestige (higher-end beauty products), and Mass Appeal (drugstore brand products). Both are a great value – especially if you buy both! (You can save an extra $5!). This review is of the Mass Appeal box. (And you can also check out my Prestige Headliners box review!)
This box is packaged well, and comes with a card detailing the items included.
The Cost: $15
The Products: 6 beauty products from the CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards.
TRESemmé® Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Serum – FULL SIZE! Value $5
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara – Value $9
One the great things about the Mass Appeal box is that almost everything is full sized!
This Keratin Smooth treatment is supposed to be applied to wet hair, but you can also use a little on dry hair to smooth out ends. I tried it on my dry hair this morning and it’s a pretty lightweight formula which I like. I’m not super crazy about the scent, but it faded pretty quickly.
I was excited to try this mascara because I’m always seeking a more voluminous mascara! This one delivers on length but not so much volume. And by the end of the day it was irritating my eyes a little bit so I’m still a Tarte mascara girl! (But I am curious about the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – hopefully my Ipsy bag shows up one of these days!
Vaseline® Lip Therapy® Rosy Lips – FULL SIZE! Value $3
Burt’s Bees® 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Spring Splendor – FULL SIZE! Value $9
I love all things Burts Bees, and I always want more of their lipgloss! It’s all natural and has a nice subtle shine and a little color. If I could change anything about it I’d give it a nice flavor.
Simple® Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15 – FULL SIZE! Value $11
Dove Go Fresh® Restore Body Wash – 1.8 oz Value $.75
This Simple Light Moisturizer is new to me and I like it! It’s free of artificial dyes and perfumes so it just has a light sunscreen scent. It’s a light formula and it absorbed very quickly!
I wasn’t a fan of the Dover Body Wash Blue Fig & Orange Blossom scent, so I don’t mind that it’s sample size!
Verdict: After discounts I paid $10 for this box and received $38 worth of items – not bad at all! If you are looking for full-sized products this is definitely the CEW box to get. So far my favorite items are the Burts Bees lip gloss and the Simple Light Moisturizer.
Did you get this box? Which products are your favorites?