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QVC New Beauty Test Tube Review – August 2014

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QVC New Beauty Test Tube Review - August

QVC New Beauty Test Tube is a quarterly subscription box from QVC. (You can also buy any QVC New Beauty Test Tube as a one-time purchase).

QVC New Beauty Test Tube Review - August 2014 First Look

FYI – this subscription is different from the New Beauty Test Tube subscription that ships every other month. (You can check out my New Beauty Test Tube reviews to see more!)

QVC New Beauty Test Tube Review - August 2014 Items

The Box: QVC New Beauty Test Tube – August 2014 (available every quarter).

The Cost: $29.96 plus $6.72 shipping (sign up for auto delivery to get a subscription, or you can purchase a box individually).

The Products: Full size and deluxe size beauty products, plus New Beauty Test Tube magazine.

Check out all of my New Beauty Test Tube reviews!


Each Test Tube comes with a booklet detailing each item included and the latest copy of New Beauty magazine.

QVC New Beauty Test Tube Review - August 2014 Philosophy

philosophy amazing grace shampoo, bath, and shower gel – 1 oz Value $1.50

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment – .5 oz Value $22

This ExfoliKate treatment is the item I’m most excited about in the box. And I love that it takes practically no time to use – just massage it into your face and let it sit for up to two minutes!

QVC New Beauty Test Tube Review - August 2014 Mally

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick in Dusk – FULL SIZE! Value $25

Doll 10 Beauty Luxe Lip Gloss in Blush – FULL SIZE! Value $10?

If you are new to New Beauty Test Tubes, and you discover you love this Mally shadow stick – resist the urge to buy more! These show up in about every other box so you will build your collection out in no time!

This lip gloss brand is new to me, and I like it. The color is somewhat creamy and I think the look is very natural.

QVC New Beauty Test Tube Review - August 2014 Bliss

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy – .08 oz Value $13

bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash – 2 oz Value $9

I love Fresh lip products, but they’re pretty pricey. I don’t think I’ve ever finished using a lip balm, gloss, etc. so this mini version is perfect for me!

QVC New Beauty Test Tube Review - August 2014 Brow


PHYTO Phytodefrisant Straightening Balm – 1.7 oz Value $14

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil – Travel Size (.0025 oz) Value $12

I’m not sure if this PHYTO straightening balm is a good match for my hair type, but I’m going to give it a try. (Based on the reviews on Sephora it looks like you get the best results with this product if you blow dry and straighten your hair.

I love this brow pencil. I’ve tried a few universal color pencils before (the concept is you get darker color the harder you press down on the pencil), but a few of them have had some reddish undertones that don’t work well for me. I think the color of this brow pencil is perfect, and it’s so easy to use!

Verdict: I paid about $37 for this box (shipped) and I received over $100 worth of beauty products. I think I’ll use every item in the box, so I’m very happy with the value! What do you think of the QVC New Beauty Test Tube this month?

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.


  1. I ordered after I read this review and got a completely different, and not nearly as cool, box. Mine has some nice deluxe samples, but the majority of the value is in this one Japanese Skin Brightening starter kit that is $37. I already have a skin care regime so I will only use some of it – but it included three packets of “dietary supplement” pills that don’t list the ingredients at all and they make a point of saying they aren’t approved by the FDA. What?! No way am I taking those!

    • No dietary supplements are approved by the FDA and they ALL have to have that warning. Lack of an ingredients list is a bad thing, but don’t let the FDA language be what turns you away. Take a look at your multivitamins/omega-3 fatty acid supplements/whatever and you should see the same warning.

    • Sounds like you received the New Beauty Testtube and not the QVC version of the New Beauty Testtube that is still available online for purchase. QVC is awesome because you can select “easy pay” and have the cost of the it tube broken down into 2 monthly payments. Definitely check out this one from QVC which is still available for purchase. The new one (October) is being revealed/shipped on the 10th…So, I’m unsure if this one will still be available when the new debuts. For this reason I purchased one more August tube….I saw the sneak peaks on here for the October box and feel that August suites me better then the October one.

  2. Mine came today. However, I am unable to open the lip gloss. What is the trick? It doesn’t seem to twist or pull off? Thanks!

    • Man! I gave myself blisters trying to get mine open! I finally did (it is twist off) but I was twisting so hard I thought it would shatter in my hand.

  3. What happened to my post? Did I break some unwritten rule?

    • I’ll check for it – we have a spam filter that has a tons of words it flags for moderation, so it may be there.

      • I see that it has now posted. Thanks!

  4. I absolutely loved my QVC Beauty Test Tube!!!!
    I will be using every single product in here! The value is great and love the brands! So far I’ve just tried this one and I’m looking forward to the next quarterly version!

  5. I just broke down and purchased this. I was anxious to try the Kate Somerville and the Fresh products so the rest is a wash. I wanted to point out to people that if you use your Discover card they are giving 5% cashback right now. And Ebates is offering 2.5%. It’s not a lot but every little saving helps fund our addiction! HTH someone.

  6. Thank you Robin!!!

    If anyone is interested I have a coupon for Fab Fit Fun quarterly box. It includes the Sonya Dakar Flash Facial worth $95. It’s Amaaazing! I just tried it yesterday and today. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite beauty product. Fantastic box!

    The box is worth $245 retail for all items.

    Liz has a review for it also.

    It’s $34.95 with coupon code

    Coupon Code: 1943231

    Happy Subbing!

  7. OK, as soon as I can get through all of the other beauty products I receive thru subs, this one will be the next one I subscribe to! I love the products and the value seems great!

  8. I’ve been calling qvc for a few weeks and they didn’t have it in stock, will keep trying. Are you on an auto plan? I want to get on it as soon as they show it available. I even went to there website.

  9. I really want this box because I love Bliss, Mally, Kate, etc. I called qvc and they didn’t have any. Where did you get yours please? ? Will it also be available in Sep. I really really want this box.

    • The first link in this review takes you directly to the page where you can purchase it. It looks like it is still available.

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