Thursday, August 21, 2014

Birchbox for CEW 2014 Prestige Headliners and Mass Appeal Boxes

While I try to keep my Birchbox purchases in check, I decided to take the plunge and buy the two limited edition Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Insider's Choice boxes.What drew me to the boxes is that each product was a finalist in the awards and that the products came from both drugstore and prestige lines. The price of the boxes are $18.00 for the Prestige box and $12.00 for the Mass Appeal one, but you can snag both for $28.00 total if you order them at the same time (no discount code needed - the money is taken off when you checkout). You can also use Birchbox points towards the boxes, and you can use other coupons for additional discounts!
The contents of the Prestige Headliners Box (l to r): Fekkai Glossing Creme, Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil, 100% Pure Nail Polish, Coola Environmental Repair Plus, Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight, and the toe separators
The Prestige Headliners Box, $18.00, contains brands and products you'd find at Sephora or department stores like Nordstrom or Dillards. These products include:
  • 100% Pure Creamy Nail Polish in Jam (full size)
  • Coola Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion (deluxe sample)
  • Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme (a very generous deluxe sample)
  • Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil Light (deluxe sample)
  • Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight (deluxe sample)
The Prestige box also had two lifestyle extras - a pocket mirror and toe separators. In truth, I could have done without these two freebies. That said, I'm so excited about trying out the products in this box since, besides the glossing creme, I haven't used them before.

The contents of the Mass Appeal Box (back row l to r): L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara, Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer, (in front, l to r): Vaseline Lip Therapy, Dove Body Wash, Burt's Bees Lip Gloss
 The Mass Appeal Box, which cost $15.00 on its own, includes brands that you'd find at the drugstore or at retailers like Target or Walmart, including:
  • Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Spring Splendor (full size)
  • Dove Go Fresh Restore Body Wash (deluxe sample size)
  • L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara (full size)
  • Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15 (full size)
  • TRESemme Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Serum (full size)
  • Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips (full size)
The products in the Mass Appeal box look great and seem very usable. I'm especially excited about the moisturizer and Vaseline lip product. As an added bonus, all but one of the products are full size!