Saturday, September 6, 2014

Limited Edition: Mass Appeal – 2014 Birchbox for CEW Review

Cost: $15 (If you get both this box and the Prestige Headliners Box Birchbox will automatically take $5 off at checkout.
Coupon Codes: If you purchase using the mobile app like I did you can try "MOBILE20" to take 20% off your order. You can also try "WELCOMEOFFER20" if you're a new customer. If you add any other items to your cart and hit $35 you can add a Mystery Sample Pack for free.
     If you spend over $50 you can add the Anniversary Bonus Box for free with the code "BONUSBOX"

For some reason I tend to enjoy the Mass Appeal boxes the most. They are brands you can find in most drugstores but these are the items I tend to use the most. 

Information card for the box.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips (Value - $2.27 - FULL SIZE)
     With fall coming up and winter right around the corner after that I'm happy to start stocking for chapped lips. This is made with triple-purified Vaseline petroleum jelly to keep lips soft and moisturized. It's scented lightly with rose and leaves a sheer pink tint on the lips. Sometimes it's the little things that excite me the most.

     I always enjoy getting full size products for hair because it gives me a chance to use it enough to see if it makes a difference on my hair or not. This serum is supposed to eliminate frizz for up to 48 hours and locks in shine. I'm interested to see how this works out.

Dove Go Fresh Restore Body Wash (Value - $0.50 - Sample size)
     I already have a ton of travel size body washes but I suppose another one won't hurt. 

     I got this mascara in the Target Beauty Box a couple months ago and thought it was okay. It does a good job at lengthening but I don't really think it adds a lot of volume. You also have to be careful blinking after you apply it. It stays wet for a couple minutes so you have to let it dry. I'll most likely swap it.

     This moisturizer is enriched with Vitamins B5 and E to help improve skin condition and a blend of allantoin, glycerin and bisabolol to nourish and hydrate it. Best of all, it also doubles as SPF to protect from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It kind of smells like sunscreen but if it works well, I'll be happy.

     This was the thing I mainly got the box for and was the most excited about. Lip gloss is one of my favorite things and I've been meaning to try the Burt's Bees brand for ages. I absolutely love this! It's the perfect shade of pink for me. It enhances my natural lip color, adds just the right amount of shine and is moisturizing but not sticky. I will definitely be picking up more of these in different colors.

All in all I think this box was a great value. I got 5 products that I know I'll use and even found a lip gloss that earned a permanent home in my purse. The value dollar wise ended up being $35.73. 

I did end up adding on my favorite eyeliner that I'd been meaning to pick up (stila stay all day waterproof liquid eyeliner in intense black) which meant I got a free sample pack as well. 

Free samples! Yay!

Free Samples
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Black (Value - $12 - Deluxe Sample)
     The full size of this is 0.4oz and the one I got is 0.3oz which makes it almost full size. Awesome!
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Sampler Sunset (Value - $3.99)
     This has four shades from the Revealed 2 eye shadow palette. The colors are great neutrals for everyday use. 

I paid $28 for the two boxes and got a total value of $74.92 without the free samples. These boxes are great buys and I definitely think are worth the purchase. They're still up on the site so you can still grab them. If you want to try the monthly subscription for Birchbox ($10 a month) click here.

~ Katelynn xx

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