Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Beauty Test Tube January 2015 Review plus Get 30% Off!

Super happy to see my New Beauty Test Tube in it's bright pink box on my porch today!  It's early, I guess, since it's the January 2015 tube but I'm totally okay with that!  This month was guaranteed six brand new items plus extras.  These boxes usually take awhile to get to me because they ship from Florida and I'm in Seattle.
New Beauty Test Tube is a bi-monthly subscription box that sends a variety of beauty and skincare products in both full and luxury sample sizes.  This month has eight items and they barely fit into the tube!
Yes, it really does come in a tube!  It's a nice fat sturdy tube and I actually cut mine down (it's a big tube) and keep my pens and pencils in one.  I'm debating using this one for my brushes.  It's nice because I can just toss it when it gets dirty.

The Cost: $29.95/bi-monthly plus $8.95 shipping.

What You Get: You will receive a TestTube filled with deluxe and full-size products from the hottest beauty brands. Members will also receive a subscription to NewBeauty magazine, delivered quarterly.

CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil-3oz-full size- This is a lightweight moisturizing oil that doubles as a protectant against blow drying and sunshine.  Revitalize your damaged, dull hair with this blend of antioxidants, vitamin E, argan and moringa oils.  Get shine and manageability in one.
I have some other products by this company that I really like.  I don't usually go for oil products just because my hair (well, scalp) over-produces as it is.  But my ends can get all scraggly and could use some love so I may try this spray.  Omg... I'm using this.  It smells like absolute heaven! I just put this in my hair and my husband even asked what smells so good!
Value: $22

Balanced Guru No Frizz Oil-.5oz- Reduce frizz and add shine for more manageable hair with a few drops of this organic, silicon-free formula.  This is an organic, cruelty-free, environmentally sustainable product and it has lemongrass, sesame and jojoba oil in it!
I'm never one for hair products but I think I do need a little defrizzing.  Maybe if it smelled as good as the CHI does, I'd be more excited... :)
Value: $12
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant-.45oz- Rejuvenate your complexion with a gentle exfoliating powder that activates when it touches water.  Contains salicylic acid and rice enzymes to help get rid of dead skin cells and reveal brighter skin.
This says it's gentle enough for daily use and I love exfoliants.  I've got several I'm using right now because I can't stop trying the new ones I get.  I like the Dermalogica brand and I'm glad to see it in the Test Tube.
Value: $12
Color Club Dry Ice Drops-full size- I received the Dry Ice Drops but there is a variation where you can get the 0-60 Top Coat.  I'm really happy to see drying drops!  I need some so badly.  I hate waiting for my polish to dry.  One drop on each nail is supposed to help it dry faster.  I'll find out!  It's time to repaint my nails anyway.  Something gold and glittery for the New Year!
Value: $11
MoroccanOil  Body Butter-1.7oz-The soothing blend of argan oil and shea, cocoa and mango butters smooth skin’s surface, while pomegranate, olive, avocado and squalene oils melt together to soothe, soften and improve overall texture. Essential fatty acids and vitamin E provide maximum moisture, while the lightly fragranced formula leaves traces of MOROCCANOIL®’s signature scent.
This is an extra item! This is a nice size jar of body butter.  I think I might have to use it myself.  It's a handy size and I like the MoroccanOil brand.  It's really thick and smells sooo good!
Value: $14

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk-1oz- I see a lot of Klorane and I know that it is a favorite for a lot of people.  I just can't make dry shampoo love me no matter what I try!!  Maybe my hair is too oily, maybe I use it wrong, maybe my hair is too dark, I don't know.  I just can't make it work for me. That means someone else can love this instead of me.
Value: $6
Eraclear Ever-Moist Lip Balm-full size- Ooo!  A new kind of lip balm for my balm/gloss/lip-anything loving self!  This uses jojoba oil and shea butter to help dry, distressed lips and reveal the soft, healthy pout underneath.
I love it! It smells like.. Pez candies. Or maybe it's Sweettarts... Something candy-like, I think. It's so super smooth and doesn't have much of a taste. Very minor stickiness.  I'm hooked.
Value: $16

Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum-2.5ml- This brightening eye serum works to diminish the look of tired, puffy, and hollow eyes. Lumisphere™ microencapsulated pigments instantly improve luminosity and brightness, helping to fade dark circles and break down abnormal fatty deposits that cause undereye bags.
This is another one of the extra items since it's not in the booklet.  Pat this around your orbital bone day and night.  I don't mind a small sample when it comes to eye serums because they take so long to use up, I actually feel BETTER getting a sample size eye cream.  At least I know I'll use it up before it expires. Know what I mean?
Value: $3

VERDICT:  I'm really happy to see all new items!  I'm already in love with the Eraclea lip balm and all these products are going to be fun to try (except the Klorane...).  I do think it's a little strange that they included two kinds of hair oil.  I suppose one is organic and silicone free (Balanced Guru) and the other isn't but it's still kind of an odd item to have two of.  Not everyone uses hair oil...
Still, I'm pretty pleased with this box because I like the good brands and I'll use at least two thirds of what was included.  Not too shabby even if it's a little hair heavy. Plus the value is almost $100!

I think if you sign up now, you will receive this tube.  Your extra items may differ?  I haven't seen any other reviews yet so I can't tell if we all got the same extra things or not.

If you do want to sign up for your own New Beauty Test Tube  That will make your first Tube $29.90 (shipping included) instead of $38.95!  That's the one thing I don't like about New Beauty.  That added shipping makes it not worth it sometimes.  With a coupon, it's much easier for me to justify. :)

Did you get your Test Tube?  Did it have the same extra items that I received?

*referral links were used in this post.

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