Birchbox for CEW Beauty Box (and how I got it for free)

Published August 18, 2014 by thebeholdingeye

Birchbox has a promotion going at the moment where you can choose boxes specially curated by the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards. I had enough Birchbox points accrued from purchases and product reviews, as well as a code for free shipping, that allowed me to get a box for free. The choices were “Mass Appeal” and “Prestige Appeal.” While both boxes had good product content, I opted for the “Mass Appeal” box as it contained the most products I know I’ll be using.

Let’s take a closer look at the “Mass Appeal” box contents.

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These are the products included with this particular box. I loved it as soon as my greedy but well-manicured fingers pried the lid off.

Here’s a closer look at the various products:

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The Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss is amazing, in that “your lips but better” kind of way, and not sticky at all. Really pleased with that one…nice choice, Birchbox! And that little purse-friendly tub of Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips? TOTALLY in love with that one and, even though it looks small, I need so little product to cover my lips that it’s going to last me quite awhile. I’ve been wanting to try the L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, so I’m really excited to give this a test drive.

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The remaining products include a travel-sized Dove Go Fresh Body Wash that smells absolutely amazing. So amazing that as soon as I publish this blog, I’m going to hop into a hot shower with it. There is also a HUGE 4-ounce size of Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15. I’ve used this product before and just loved it (Simple had sent me a very generous 1 ounce “sample” bottle of it a few months ago, and it covered me for quite awhile). This jumbo bottle is perfect for light daytime moisture, especially during spring and summer months. Also included is a full-sized TRESemme Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Serum. I’m normally a total devotee to John Frieda’s amazing Frizz Ease but I’m always open to trying new products. This one gets good reviews, so I’ll be using it (probably as soon as I get out of the shower from trying the new Dove body wash).

There were no retail prices on these, but even without running a price check on these items, a “guess-timation” of $30 is probably too low. Off the top of my ginger head, I believe the mascara retails for around $10 and the Burt’s lip gloss for around $8, so there’s $18 right there with just those 2 items. Considering I was able to score the box for absolutely no money out of my pocket, it’s a total WIN for me. Here’s the product card listing the contents:

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I believe there are still boxes available, so if you’re a Birchbox subscriber who has points to redeem or if you’re new to Birchbox and would like to purchase the box, here is the link to their website. All in all, this CEW box is fabulous, and totally makes up for the lackluster August box I reviewed last week.

For those new to Birchbox, they have an amazing rewards program where points are accumulated very quickly and can be redeemed to purchase products through their Birchbox store…or you can save them up like I did and score free swag.

Birchbox = WINNING!

Birchbox: https://www.birchbox.com/invite/ngb9d

(LATER THIS WEEK I’LL HAVE REVIEWS FOR THE CURRENT WANTABLE BOX, AS WELL AS REVIEWS FOR A COUPLE OF SMALLISH ULTA HAULS…STAY TUNED!).

Until next time, stay beautiful!!!

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