New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Box Review – Jan 2015
New Beauty Test Tube is a bi-monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Every other month they send you a tube full of deluxe and full size beauty samples and you also get a subscription to New Beauty Magazine. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general the value is usually incredible. (FYI – this is a different subscription from the QVC New Beauty Test Tube which ships every quarter).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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 also includes a subscription to New Beauty Magazine).
Ships to: US only
Each New Beauty Test Tube comes with a booklet thoroughly detailing each product included.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – 50 ml (Travel Size) Value $9
Color Club Dry Ice Rapid Nail Lacquer Dryer – FULL SIZE! Value $11
I have received Klorane Dry Shampoo a lot in subscription boxes over the years, so while I’m no longer excited to see it in a box, it is a great product and will be used!
These Dry Ice drops from Color Club are new to me though! I love Color Club’s nail polish formula, so I’m guessing I will be equally impressed with their quick-dry drops. (They get great reviews too).
Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil Hair Oil – 15 ml (Travel Size) Value $13
CHI Argan Oil plus Moringa Oil – FULL SIZE! Value $22
I thought it was a little weird to get two hair oils in one box. That aside, I like both of these products. The Balanced Guru No Frizz Hair Oil I’ve sampled and liked before thanks to other boxes, and the CHI Argan Oil is a new discovery for me. I like that it is paraben free, and the formula is lightweight enough that it didn’t even weigh down my hair when I tried it on dry hair.
dermalogica daily microfoliant – .45 oz Value $8.65
eraclea ever-moist lip balm – FULL SIZE! Value $16
This dermalogica microfoliant is a powder you combine with water to form a fine exfoliating paste. I just ran out of my Tatcha rice enzyme powder, so this should hold me over in the meantime until I buy more!
This lip balm is one of my favorite new discoveries in the box – it is a super shiny/non-sticky moisturizing formula, and it has a slightly sweet and fruity flavor.
Moroccan Oil Body Butter – 1.7 oz Value $13.80
Camille Beckman Midnight Monarch Glycerine Hand Therapy – 1.35 oz Value $2.50
These two items are not listed in the info booklet, so I’m guessing there will be variation for subscribers. These are repeats for me. I received the Moroccan Oil Body Butter in the January 2014 Test Tube, and the Midnight Monarch hand cream in the November 2013 Test Tube.
Verdict: My box has a value of about $96. I’m pretty happy with this box with the exception of the two repeat items from past boxes. In general though they introduced new brands, and… no Mally eyeliner or lip gloss! (I actually like both of those products, but you can only use so many in a lifetime).
What do you think of the January 2015 New Beauty Test Tube?