New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Review – January 2014
New Beauty Test Tube is – I believe – the original beauty sampling subscription program. They first started out with quarterly subscriptions, but in late 2013 they switched to sending out their boxes every other month. If you’re looking for more full size and deluxe size products, New Beauty Test Tube is a great fit. (However sometimes they repeat product brands).
The Subscription Box: New Beauty Test Tube
The Cost: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)
The Products: Deluxe and full size beauty products. (This subscription is also supposed to include a subscription to New Beauty Magazine, but I haven’t gotten it yet).
Ships to: US only
Each New Beauty Test Tube comes with a booklet thoroughly detailing each product included.
They give you information about the brand, the product, and include tips for using each item.
First up – the Beauty To-Go Sample Pack!
(This is the one part of the box that varies for subscribers – the main samples in the tube are consistent for everyone).
My bonus samples included:
- DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew (Foil Packet)
- YBF Lipgloss Mini in Beachberry – 3.5 ml Value $5
- Lumene Firming Day Cream – .5 oz Value $4
- Hydroxatone 90 Second Wrinkle Reducer – FULL SIZE! Value $49
I’m used to getting tiny samples in these Beauty To-Go packs, so I was thrilled to find a full size Hydroxatone item! I haven’t even gotten to the main beauty samples and this box is already worth more than what I paid!
Now on to the featured items:
Votivo Red Currant No. 96 Travel Tin Candle – Value $12
I’m super picky when it comes to candle scents, so I’m not sure yet if I like this one or not!
This is what was in the actual tube.
Pantene Expert Collection Advanced Keratin Repair Shampoo (3.9 oz) and Conditioner (2.5 oz) – Value $6 Total
I avoid sulfates in hair products since my hair is highlighted, and that means these products are out for me – they go to the gift pile!
Mally Eyecolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Sailor – FULL SIZE! Value $15
Revlon Age Defying Wrinkle Remedy Line Filler – FULL SIZE! Value $13
They included the exact same eyeliner in the September New Beauty Test Tube – but they changed up the colors. (September was silver, this month its Navy). It seems like Mally products are pretty much a constant in New Beauty Test Tubes (fine by me), but I’d like to see them include completely new products from the Mally line.
Biosilk Volumizing Therapy Texturizing Powder – FULL SIZE! Value $12.50
Moroccan Oil Body Butter – 1.7 oz Value $13.80
This Biosilk dry shampoo was new to me, and I like it a lot – the scent is great, and it’s super easy to apply. And I’ll never complain about getting more Moroccan Oil Body Butter!
Verdict: I paid $29.95 for this box plus $8.95 shipping and received about $72 worth of products in Test Tube. (If you count my bonus To-Go pack samples, the value jumps to $130!) I wasn’t too excited about the drugstore brands in this box, but it’s definitely still worth the cost for me, even if this isn’t my favorite New Beauty Test Tube box.
What did you think of the January 2014 New Beauty Test Tube?