New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Box Review – May 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 great. (FYI – this is a different subscription from the QVC New Beauty Test Tube which is no longer shipping).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (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)
COUPON: Use this link to save $10 off your first Test Tube.
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products. (This subscription also includes a subscription to New Beauty Magazine).
Ships to: US only
The first thing I noticed when I opened up the info booklet is that the format has changed! For the May box, they feature 3 different bloggers (including MizzFit Bianca Jade!). Throughout the booklet, each blogger explains why they like one of the items:
Dr. Brandt Skincare | Needles No More – .085 oz Value $15
I read the reviews of this on Sephora before I tried it, and it seems to be a miracle product for some, and not work at all for others. The great thing about this product is that it is supposed to work instantly, so you’ll know from one use of this sample whether or not it is worth a full-size investment in the future.
I love that it is paraben, phthalate, and sulfate free, and it was one of the first products I tried after opening this box. I didn’t find the formula irritating at all, and it left no film on my skin. (I had tried a similar instant wrinkle reducer product before, and it left a bit of a white residue which made makeup application a pain). The scent is a subtle minty one, and I think I noticed a slight reduction of wrinkles. Not enough for me to buy the full size version, but I’ll definitely use up the rest of this sample.
It’s a 10 | Silk Express Miracle Leave-In – 2 oz Value $11
This is half the size of the full-size version, and I can’t wait to try it. I’ve sampled the original It’s A 10 leave-in spray, and I was amazed by how soft it left my hair, so I would think the silk version should mean even softer hair!
Hada Labo Tokyo | Replenishing Hydrator – FULL SIZE! Value $16
I was expecting this to be a cream moisturizer, but it actually is a clear gel! It absorbs quickly and provides a good amount of hydration. (I also like that it is fragrance-free). I think this is a nice moisture-cream alternative for the summer if you’re looking for something light!
Lids By Design (9 pairs of 4 mm, 10 pairs of 3 mm) Value $15
This product is designed to give the look of an instant eye-lift. I tried it out and couldn’t really notice a different, so either I’m using it wrong or don’t need it yet. Make sure to check out the video of how to apply the strips if you’re going to use these!
Patchology | Hydrate FlashMasque Facial Sheet – Value $6.25
This mask is supposed to give you a ton of hydration in only five minutes – I love a mask that doesn’t take much time. I’ll be using this soon!
glo therapeutics | Gentle Cream Cleanser – 2 oz – Value $11
Another product I’m excited to try! This cleaner is designed for sensitive skin, and it is free of dyes, fragrance, parabens, gluten, nuts and soy!
Tan Towel | Combo Pack – Value $8?
This set includes: 1 classic self-tan towelette, 1 plus self-tan towelette, 1 face tan towelette and 1 X-foliator towelette.
This is the only item in the box that I wasn’t too excited about since I’ve received Tan Towels from New Beauty Test Tube in the past.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $82.25. That’s more than double the cost of the box, so I’m pretty happy with the value (though some past boxes have had higher values). I’m more impressed with the curation for this box though! Almost all the products are new to New Beauty Test Tube, and as someone who has been subscribing for years I was getting frustrated with the repeat brands and products. I’m really happy with the changes in this box, and I hope they continue for future boxes.
What do you think of the May New Beauty Test Tube?