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New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women’s Beauty Sample Boxes – April 2013

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New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women's Beauty Sample Boxes - April 2013

New Beauty Test Tube is one of the original beauty subscription boxes – and it’s also one of my favorites. (This used to be a quarterly box, but now it looks like it will be shipping every other month – yay!)

New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women's Beauty Sample Boxes - April 2013

FYI, there are two versions of this box: the original New Beauty Test Tube, and the QVC New Beauty Test Tube.  (I subscribe to both).

New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women's Beauty Sample Boxes - April 2013

The Box: New Beauty Test Tube

The Cost: $29.95 plus shipping

The Products: Exclusive beauty products delivered to your door 6 times a year

New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women's Beauty Sample Boxes - April 2013

Each box comes with a brochure with details on each product.

New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women's Beauty Sample Boxes - April 2013

I really like this part of the box, it gives you tons of info, and it always gets me excited to try the products!

New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women's Beauty Sample Boxes - April 2013

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Conditioner and Shampoo – Value $3

I received these in a Pop Sugar Must Have box as well. I can’t use hair products with sulfates because I have color-treated hair, so I’ll be passing these along to a friend.

New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women's Beauty Sample Boxes - April 2013

Suki Exfoiliating Foaming Cleanser – 1 oz Value $8.24

June Jacobs Skin Care Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque – 1.6 oz Value $26.81

This Suki cleanser is made with lemongrass extract and natural sugar – it smells amazing! It’s also supposed to jump-start collagen production – I think this will be my new go-to cleanser!

New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women's Beauty Sample Boxes - April 2013

Spalook Coupons ($10 off $60, $25 off $125, and $50 off $200)

Forever Young Face Wraps – Value $5 each

While I don’t count coupons against box value, I will say that i have used spalook coupons included in this box before to get my Clarisonic – best purchase ever!

New beauty test tube

Paula Dorf Baby Eyes Enhancer (mini size) – Value $5

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray – 1 oz Value $1.50

New beauty test tube

Phtyo Phytodefrisant – 1.7 oz Value $13.40

I think I may be most excited to try this hair relaxing balm – it straightens and moisturizes without chemicals! Plus, I love the Phyto brand!

New Beauty Test Tube Review: Women's Beauty Sample Boxes - April 2013

This box also included New Beauty Magazine – Value $10

 

Verdict: I’ve been spoiled by past New Beauty Test Tubes – I’m used to getting more full sized products!  Just counting the beauty products (not the coupons or magazine), this box had a value of about $70 (Even though that’s a great value, the box values typically are a lot higher!). That’s more than double what I paid, and I will use most of the products, so I’m happy with this box, but I can’t wait until my QVC New Beauty Test Tube arrives! What did you think of the April New Beauty Test Tube?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

9 Comments

  1. Which of the test tube is better? The one from QVC or their other one?

    • Good question! Personally, I think they are equally awesome, but on a month to month basis one is usually better than the other. If it helps, with QVC you can either auto-subscribe, or buy the boxes as a one time purchase when they are releases, and the original new beauty test tube is a subscription only servie.

  2. So from my understanding, there are 2 different test tubes? 1 from QVC and the other from the testtube website? Is that correct? I am so confused because the magazine is the same, but the products are not. Thanks.

    • Yes that’s correct – two different boxes and the same magazine in both – it is confusing! 🙂

      Liz

  3. I know the feeling about being spoiled. I got mines and was like that’s it!? There still more room in the tube! Usually it’s jammed packed with little goodies and sometimes they just throw it inside the box. Maybe the next one will be great.

  4. You stated within this post that this would be shipping every other month. I am a subscriber and have not received any notifications that this would be switching. Is this something different that they will be doing? If you have any other information is would be great if you could share.

    • I’m not sure, I haven’t received any messaging either. I just noticed on the site it now says 6 times a year. Hopefully they message that to their existing subscribers soon!

      Liz

  5. I did not know their was two different Test Tubes. I ordered a Test Tube but do not know which one. I do know that the one I ordered had a sample of Jose Moran oil in it. Do you think this is QVC?

    • Yep -that’s the QVC one!

      Liz

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