New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Box Review – May 2013
New Beauty Test Tube describes their program as “the ultimate product sampling program,” and I definitely agree – this month’s box has 14 different beauty products! I’ve been subscribing to New Beauty Test Tube for over a year, and I definitely recommend it for value and product quality. They recently changed their program to now ship every other month (instead of every other quarter). I’m really happy about this (more boxes!) but I’m thinking that change resulted in some duplicate samples for subscribers who have been with the program for a while. I have no complaints though – I’m very happy with this box!
I opened the box and found this – a bag containing Bonus Products!
The Box: New Beauty Test Tube
The Cost: $29.95 a box plus shipping
The Products: Deluxe and full size beauty products.
Babor Lifting Cream – Trial Sample Value $5
Lumene Sensitive Touch SOS Cream – .14 oz Value $1.65
Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 Face in Medium – .16 oz Value $3.40
I always use Miracle Skin Transformer when i get it in a subscription box – I lucked out that this shade will work for my complexion!
Kneipp Herbal Bath in Eucalyptus – 1 oz Value $6
Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Cleansing Milk – 1 oz Value $5.40
The Kerstin Florian brand is new to me and so far I love it! This cleanser is paraben-free and made with natural fragrance. It has a nice clean smell and doesn’t dry out my skin at all!
Also – I’m saving this Herbal Bath for the next time I have a cold (hopefully I’ll be saving it for a while). It helps you breathe and clears your sinuses when you add it to a hot bath!
So those were just the bonus samples and they were worth over $20! Now onto the main event of the Test Tube!
Each box comes with a packet explaining the benefits of each product and why they picked it for this box. I love how much attention they put into this packet – sometimes when I’m not excited about a product, I read about it’s amazing ingredients or benefits and then I can’t wait to try it!
Celebrity Beauty Secrets Book – Value $14.95
I always read the New Beauty magazine – so I’m sure I will be reading this cover to cover!
Now the Test Tube beauty products:
So many full-sized and deluxe sized goodies!
Algenist Firming & Lifting Cream – .5 oz Value $23.50
I love the Algenist brand – every time I get a sample from them in a beauty box I use it until the container is empty. (Algenist and Strivectin are the two brands where I really see a difference in my skin after using them for just a week). I will start using this cream tonight! (Oh, and it’s paraben, sulfate and phthalate free!)
Strong Nail System Daily Moisture – .5 oz Value $7.50
Philosophy Full of Promise Restoring Cream – .4 oz Value $13
Lumene Firming Day Cream – .5 oz Value $4
I love the Strong Nail Nail System Daily Moisture for fixing my cuticles – I’m happy to have a spare!
Hydroxatone Instant Effect 90 Second Wrinkle Reducer – 15 Packets Value $40
This is the product that surprises me the most. I think it’s because the name Hydroxatone sounds like some weight loss pill, so I was very skeptical about it. Turns out it really does instantly reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. The only caveat is that you can’t apply really any make up over it because it will sort of ruin the effects, and if you apply too much it leaves a whiteish finish. But – if you can balance those challenges, this is kind of an amazing product and will definitely give you instant gratification.
Laura Geller Waterproof Eye Spackle Advanced Eye Shadow Primer in Fair/Light – FULL SiZE! Value $23
Smile Actives Original Whitening Pen – FULL SIZE! Value $25
I keep getting Teeth Whiteners in subscription boxes and forgetting to use them. I now have two smile actives and a Go Smile Pen from the March FabFitFun box. Do you have any products from subscription boxes you seem to never get around to using?
Wen Cleansing Conditioner in Sweet Almond Mint – 6 oz Value $12
Phyto Volume Spray – 50 mL Value $12
I feel like New Beauty Test Tube is always sending out Wen products – but I always use the Cleansing Conditioner, so really I shouldn’t be complaining!
Verdict: Wow, that was a lot of pictures and products! I paid $29.95 plus I think $8 shipping, and I received over $195 worth of product! I am thrilled with the value of this box and the quality of the items – I think I will use almost everything in this box! Plus I loved the Bonus Products goodie bag – I hope they have that with every box! What did you think of the May New Beauty Test Tube?