New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Review + Coupon – Jan 2016
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)
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products. (This subscription also includes a subscription to New Beauty Magazine).
Ships to: US only
Each box comes with a booklet detailing the items included. There is some variation in products subscribers may get, and the booklet typically covers all possible items:
Supersmile Professional Whitening Toothpaste in Original Mint – SUPERSIZE! Retail Value $40
This toothpaste is the size of a shampoo bottle! I like the Supersmile toothpaste formula, so this is a win for me. (Especially because I would never pay $40 for toothpaste in real life!) Based on the booklet, subscribers will either receive this or $5 Supersmile gum. I would be pretty disappointed if I recieved the gum given the huge value difference.
Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Sailor – FULL SIZE! Value $18
If I had to give New Beauty Test Tube a tagline it would be, “There Will Be Mally Eyeliners.” There is nothing wrong with the Mally eyeliner – the formula is great and it goes on SO smoothly. (Swatched below). But, if you subscribe to this box for a while, you will soon have a mini Mally collection!
Dermalogica Daily Exfoliant – .45 oz Value $9.34
I’m really excited to see Dermalogicia in this box! I’ve been using my skincare set from the Winter FabFitFun box, and happy to have more from this brand. This exfoliant is a powder you mix with water to create a paste. It’s gentle enough to use everyday, and it is free of parabens and fragrance!
Cailyn Dizzolv’It – 13 ml Value $4.70
This product is a “Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm.” It is hands down my favorite discovery in the box, and I found myself accidently referring to it as “Magic Melt” in my head! This is an oil formula you use to remove makeup by applying it to dry skin and massaging to remove all makeup. It worked almost instantaneously on my hard-to-remove eyeliner, and left my skin super smooth after washing it off with water.
Hask Beauty Repair That Hair Leave In Spray – FULL SIZE! Value $6
(Subscribers will either receive this or the Express Blow Dry Spray). This is a lightweight spray designed to tame flyaways, add shine, and detangle. It smells good and made my hair soft – not bad for a $6 spray!
Fromm Beauty Diane Mini Brush – Value $5
I already have a few mini travel brushes (thanks, subscription boxes!), so this one will be donated.
I’ve sampled these before, and out of all the self-tanners I’ve tried, they come out somewhere in the middle. For my skintone, so far my favorite self tanner has been from tarte.
Bliss That’s Incredi-Peel – Value $1.60
I love a skincare product with simple instructions:
Step 1: Gently wipe pad over clean dry skin.
Step 2: Do not rinse.
Done! I have somewhat sensitive skin at times, so I was a little worried about trying this, but I had no redness or issues!
NeoCell Beauty Bursts – 10 soft chews Value $5
I love a vitamin in Starburst form, so I was excited to try these. They aren’t as good as Starbursts (thank goodness, because I would likely be suffering from a Vitamin overdose right now). But they are pretty tasty, and definitely something I would look forward to eating everyday. My husband Eric has been taking collagen powder in his coffee to help with joints, and he’s noticed a major difference, so I’m hoping that this will work well for me in getting strong nails, hair and better skin tone.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $98. (Not counting the value of the magazine you also get separately). I’m happy with the value this month, and I found some new products I love. I will be purchasing full-size version of the NeoCell Beauty Bursts, and the Cailyn Dizzol’It soon! What do you think of the January New Beauty Test Tube?