GlossyBox CEW 2017 Limited Edition Box Review
GlossyBox is a monthly beauty subscription box. In addition to their subscription, they occasionally do Limited Edtion one-time-purchase boxes. This is a review of their most recent GlossyBox CEW Beauty Insider Awards Limited Edition Box.
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The Box: Glossybox CEW Limited Edition Box
The Cost: $35 for subscribers, $40 for non-subscribers
The Products: 7 full size CEW Beauty Award finalist products!
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Ships to: US and Canada
This box comes with a fold-out sheet detailing all the items included:
All products included are CEW award finalists:
Now, on to the items!
Tip: take off the top cap to make this nail polish easier to apply.
This is like a no-makeup makeup look for your nails. Two coats provide a sheer glossy finish:
And the formula is designed to help with brittle nails and nail breakage. I love a neutral nail, so this is a perfect fit for me!
The formula is creamy, highly pigmented, and non-drying with a matte finish. Pretty impressive all around. And it smells like brownie batter!
It isn’t the longest lasting long wear liquid lip I’ve tried, but it lasts for a long time and wears down nicely.
Here it is swatched:
All boxes will have this brown berry shade.
This serum is designed to help plump and firm skin. (And allergy alert – it is made with purified bee venom!)
The formula is a gel that absorbs quickly and leaves skin with a smooth, matte finish. (It can work for both day and night, too!)
This item alone more than covers the cost of the box! And it’s a fab brush! I love IT Cosmetics for their makeup, (their Bye Bye Undereye Concealer is amazing if you have dark circles like I do), and this is my first time trying their makeup brush collection!
The brush bristles are soft, densely packed, and anti-bacterial! (They are also infused with collagen, but I’m a little skeptical about those benefits.) I was super impressed with the practically flawless finish I got when using this to apply liquid foundation, though! (Works on both liquid and powder foundations.)
Jafra Paris Et Moi Eau De Parfum – Value $52
This scent is a “blend of juicy Mara strawberry, romantic rose petal macaron, and elegantly enduring creamy silky woods.”
I’m not much of a perfume wearer, but I kind of like this sweet scent. (And the bottle is pretty, too.)
This formula has a ton of shine, no stickiness, and most importantly provides SPF 50 coverage!
Laneige Water Bank Soothing Gel Mask – Value $4.80
This sheet mask is a little different than most sheet masks in that it comes in two parts. (That works great for me because my face doesn’t always match up well with the eye, nose and mouth holes on the one-sheet-fits-all masks.)
This mask is a 30-minute one. A little longer than I would have liked, but it left my skin feeling super soft and refreshed, so I can’t complain!
Also, Laneige side note: Target no longer carries Laneige? No more Laneige in Target Beauty Boxes? 🙁 (But on the flip side, Sephora is now carrying, so we’ll probably see it in Play! by Sephora boxes!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $203.80. That’s amazing for a $40 beauty box (or $35 for Glossybox subscribers). Plus everything is full size! And the products are fab, too!
GlossyBox has some issues with sending out monthly subscription boxes that are consistent across subscribers in terms of value and product sizes, but they do a fantastic job with Limited Edition boxes. (Everyone gets the exact same items.) I definitely recommend grabbing this one!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this Limited Edition box is still available for purchase as of 9/20!
Coupon – No coupons for Limited Edition boxes, but Glossybox subscribers save $5.
Value Breakdown: At $40 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Butter London Nail Polish: $3.53
- BareMinerals Liquid Lipstick: $3.73
- Manuka Doctor Serum: $7.85
- IT Cosmetics Brush: $9.42
- Jafra Perfume: $10.21
- Supergoop Lip Screen: $4.32
- Laneige Mask: $.94
What do you think of the Limited Edition GlossyBox?