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You’ve banked a lot of points at Birchbox. What should you spend them on? There are thousands of great items in the store. If you’re a subscriber, you’ve probably even sampled some gems you could buy. I like to use my points to purchase more boxes. The Limited edition boxes, in particular. The CEW boxes are usually a great purchase, because they’re high value and desired items. Birchbox usually applies a $5 discount (applied automatically) when you add both CEW boxes to your cart. You can look at the discount however you want, but I look at it as getting the Mass Appeal box for $10 instead of $15.
The discount makes it almost impossible not to get them both. There are items from both boxes I really want to try or already know and love, so it was an easy decision to get them both.
I purchased this box at the same time as: the CEW Prestige Box, the Caudalie Hydration Duo, and a two piece free sample pack. The articles were separated to spotlight each box, but the entire value breakdown (including this box) can be viewed in the other article.
Every Birchbox comes with a product card. It gives a brief description of the items inside. Some of the items are already full-sized, so it usually does not include the price to purchase the full-sized version.
Unlike the other box where there was a lot of space, this filled the box. The cheaper box always seems to have a lot more physical products.
The 0.50z Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl Eye Cream is full-sized. It retails for $23.99 and is not 5oz as Target mistakenly lists it. Can you imagine how big a 5oz eye cream would be. It would last for years.
The 10 pack of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths is worth $2.40. I believe this is one of the many wipes I purchased when I went on my wipe buying spree, but I am have not tried them yet. If I like them, I am glad to have extras.
The 0.11oz Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands is also full-sized. It retails for $8.99. I’ve been impressed with most of the Burt’s Bees products I’ve tried so far. There was one hand cream I could have done without. This light pinkish-purple nude is very pretty. It is very close to MLBB. Although this accentuated some dry patches on my lips, it felt really moisturizing. I got about three hours of wear before eating, too. This is another winner.
The 0.41oz Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin Curves looks neat. I’ve received this without the curves in the past, but I have not tried it yet. It is the full size worth $5.59.
The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask seems amazing. I cannot wait to try this once I use up all of my current sleeping mask. My skin craves the hydration. This 0.6oz sample is worth $5.75. The 1.5oz version (listed as 1.7oz on the Target size) is full-size. Target mislabeled again.
Last but not least is the Simple ultra-light gel moisturizer. My boys are using the Simple moisturizer from the last CEW Mass Appeal Box, and I like it very much. Although this is different, I have a good feeling it will go well. It retails for $11.79.
The total value is $58.51. My personal value is $46.72, because I am giving away one of the items. As the item is going to my boys, we will get all the value from this order as a family though.
I am happy with the value of this box, especially considering I only paid $2 for the entire order, which also included samples, the Prestige Box, and The Caudalie Hydration duo. The box is still available if you want to pick it up. If you pick it up at the same time you get the Prestige Box, Birchbox will automatically deduct $5. For a limited time, Birchbox is offering a 3 piece sample pack with a $50 purchase. It was not available when I purchased this, but it is available now.
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