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New Beauty Test Tube Subscription Review – March 2017

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanMay 14, 2017 | 19 comments

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NewBeauty TestTube
3.6 overall rating
115 Ratings | 24 Reviews

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 digital subscription to New Beauty Magazine. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general, the value is usually great.

Sorry for the delay on getting this March box review out! And the May box review will be coming soon!

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This is the third shipment from New Beauty Test Tube 2.0 – they promise 10 full or deluxe size items in every box.

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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

Check out all my New Beauty Test Tube reviews, and the Beauty Subscription Box List!

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And to go along with the new packaging, we have a new booklet, too!

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Each page details the items included:

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Now, onto the items!

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Biosilk Silk Therapy – 2.26 oz Value $10.80

(Good to know for swaps – this product has an inner foil seal.)

This hair serum is designed to add shine and softness without adding weight. (It can work on dry or wet hair.)

I tried it out on dry hair and it made my hair feel softer (and smell fragrant, too). No noticeable changes in shine, though.

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Novex Bamboo Sprout Leave in Conditioner – 110 g Value $3.70

This leave in conditioner is supposed to nourish your hair, and you can use it on dry or damp hair. It gets good reviews, so it could just be that I used too much product, but it left my hair a little greasy. I recommend using a small amount of product to start!

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Supersmile Professional Whitening Toothpaste – FULL SIZE! Value $21

(Good to know for swaps – this product has an inner foil seal.)

I’ve received Supersmile in a few Test Tubes over the years, and I’m always happy to get it! It’s a great toothpaste (I love the subtly sweet mint flavor) and whitening benefits are always a plus. I was just running out of my POPSUGAR toothpaste, too. Now my streak of never having to buy toothpaste thanks to subscription boxes continues!

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Marula Oil Light Rare Oil Mist – FULL SIZE! Value $28

This oil is specially made for fine hair – it’s a “light as air” mist that is designed to add shine and boost hydration in your hair. (It’s also supposed to help prevent breakage from thermal styling.)

I love the fine mist application, and the Marula Oil scent is luxe and fab, too.

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Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Anti-Ageing – 15 ml Value $38.40

(Good to know for swaps – this product has an inner foil seal.)

This is one of my favorite items in the box. It’s a luxe skincare brand, the sample is a good size (the full-size version is 50 ml), and I actually prefer the tube container of the sample over the jar container of the full-size version.

The formula is rich but not greasy, and super hydrating. If I could change anything, I’d remove the fragrance, but it doesn’t bother me and fades quickly.

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Skin & Co Umbrian Truffle Hand Cream – 10 ml Value $4

This truffle hand cream smells SO good! And it’s a super rich formula that isn’t greasy. A+ hand cream!

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Cotz Face Natural Tint SPF 40 – 5 g Value $2.35

This Natural Tint has a matte finish and blends in well. (Almost no coverage, but it does give a nice blur effect.)

(Also, my sample was a clear oil at first – make sure to shake the tube a bit before opening.)

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CHUDA Healing Hydrating Cream – 5 ml Value $15

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This cream is so decadent! And it is rich for a reason – it is designed to help repair damaged skin (think scars, redness, dryness, burns, etc.). I have a few minor scars I’d like to fade away a bit more, so I will be using this sample with that goal!

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PUR Attitude Insta-Results Face Lift Serum – .5 oz Value $32.50

Insta-Result Face Lift? To quote Veronica Mars, “Mark me down as skeptical.”

 

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This is one of those face creams/serums that tightens your face for a short amount of time. (In this case about 12 hours.) You can apply your makeup after it dries, too.

I applied it and waited about 2 minutes for it to completely dry. (It was tacky at first.) I could actually notice a slight difference in my skin, and my face actually felt tighter. (A little weird when you try to smile!)

PINROSE Tambourine Dreamer Perfume Sample

This fragrance sample is a towelette dipped in perfume – great for travel or sampling. The scent is floral and light with notes of Lily of the Valley, Ylang Ylang, and Musk.

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POP Dental Portable Go Sonic Toothbrush – Value $30

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I love my electric toothbrush, but it can’t travel with me, so this is so much better than a manual brush alternative!

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It is battery powered (battery included), and it even comes with a spare brush head.

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Verdict: This box has a value of about $186. I think the value is fantastic, and I LOVE that they are including lots of new brands in this new version of New Beauty Test Tube. (Previously, there were a good amount of repeat brands.) My one critique is that there are a lot of similar haircare items. (But I’m thinking they might work differently for different hair types, so maybe this means something for everyone?)

What do you think of the March New Beauty Test Tube?

New Beauty Test Tube is a beauty and makeup subscription service. Every two months they send you deluxe and full size skincare, haircare, and makeup products.
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!

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!
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19 comments

Adeline

If I join now will I get this box?

Sharon

No, you will get May.

Luna

I just finished using a Novex hair mask today, and it’s so true that a little goes a long way with their products. I usually have to be heavy handed with my conditioners, but I learned the amount of product I’d typically use was way too much with this line. So as Liz said… tread lightly at first. 🙂 But, overall it’s been a great brand to try thanks to sub boxes.

Jeanine Haseleu

Thanks for this review!! I have been waiting for it for 2 months!! I know companies aren’t in favor of spoiling the items before you purchase the box but i have so many subs I feel it’s necessary for me to see what’s in the box before I can justify buying more products!!! Lol

Tina Ames

To everyone that is asking if they will receive this box,the answer is no,this is the March/April box,I just received the May/June box on Saturday May 13th…so if you sign up now you will receive the May/June box,this box is Bi-Monthly….I will say the May/June box was just as good as this box.

sephrenia300

What’s in your may box?!? Inquiring minds want to know!

Tina Ames

There were 10 items total,the book only tells you about 7 of them,the other 3 are extras…..5 out of the 10 items were full size,the total value in my box was about 200.00…..if you want to send me your email I can send more info,I just dont want to spoil it for everyone on here.

Rhonda

Spoilers are on instagram Blue Eyed Entertainment has photo up if that helps

Debbie

Looks pretty good! And love the Veronica Mars reference! 🙂

Amber

What time of the month does this box usually ships and if I order now will I still receive the May box?

Sharon

If you order now, you will get May. Mine shipped last week and it should be here on the 18th.

Nancy

Amber this was what I received in my March box. I have not received my May box yet.

Noelle

Are there any spoilers for May yet?

Jaclyn

This was such a good box. I love the marula oil and was so excited to see Elemis in a subscription box – I love the spa scent! The new box is supposed to arrive Tuesday – can’t wait!

Melissa

Liz if I order now will this be the box I get.

Nancy

I loved this box!!! I love the New Beauty magazine that you get with every other box also!!!

Rhonda

I always love when my Test Tube box arrives!! Never been disappointed!!

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