July 2014 New Beauty TestTube Review + Discount

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NewBeauty TestTube
Cost: $38.90 ($29.95 plus $8.95 shipping)/bi-monthly
Ships To: Continental United States.
July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube

NewBeauty TestTube is one of those boxes that I got “just to try” for a month and then ended up keeping!  I love when that happens because it means I got a fabulous box, but I swear it’s always my intention to just try them ;).

If you aren’t familiar, TestTube is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind sampling program that enables members the opportunity to try a variety of the latest breakthrough beauty products before investing in them, and then share their feedback about the products. Six times a year, for just $29.95 (plus shipping and handling), subscribers 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. I should note that this is different than QVC New Beauty Test Tube, which is a quarterly subscription.

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
The Box

NewBeauty TestTube ships via FedEx Smart Post and took five days to arrive.

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
First Look

As you know I get a lot of boxes, but I swear NewBeauty TestTube has some of the cutest packaging out there.  Not only are the boxes hot pink, but the inside is a fun print and everything is always so nicely packaged.

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Out of the Box

The actual products come in a “test tube” which is also quite cute. I need to figure out what I can reuse these for because I do hate throwing them away.  Maybe for legos or paint brushes for the kids?  That could work.

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
The Information Book

NewBeauty TestTube doesn’t have just an information card.  Rather they have a little booklet (actually a big booklet) that gives product information, price information, details on where to buy, etc.  It’s awesome.  Here is what was included in my July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube:

~Laura Geller Waterproof Eye Spackle Hues Advanced Primer & Eyeshadow (Mauve Majesty) ($23): Totally love the product, but the color?  Not so much.  I actually think this is just about the color of my eyelids.  LOL.  It’s a fun twist up pen and went on nice and smooth, but it didn’t really look like “enough”.

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Laura Geller Waterproof Eye Spackle Hues Advanced Primer & Eyeshadow

~Philosophy Hope in a Jar Skin Smoothing Body Lotion ($12.82): I have always been a big fan of Philosophy stuff.  I think it’s because of the cool the bottles and labeling.   This lotion smells great (I can’t think of one thing from Philosophy that doesn’t) and goes on hydrates well.

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Philosophy Hope in a Jar Skin Smoothing Body Lotion

~Lumene Time Freeze Firming Night Cream ($7.50): The information booklet actually says the tube has “Lumene Time Freeze Anti-Age CC Color Correcting Cream”, but I received a night cream instead. I don’t mind the difference, but I did wonder why my CC cream was a pot.  According to one sight I saw, this is good for those around of the age of 45+.  Hmm.  Maybe TestTube is trying to tell me something?

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Lumene Time Freeze Anti-Age CC Color Correcting Cream

~Bliss Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubbling Bath (Blood Orange + White Pepper) ($2.25): Love.  I already have the full sized one in my cart at Sephora.  It smells amazing, made my skin soft and did I mention that it smelled good?  This is a complete yes!

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Bliss Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubbling Bath

~Yon-ka Pamplemousse (Normal to Oily Skin) ($56): Wow!  I had no idea that this was such an expensive item.  This is to be used after your cleanser in the morning and at night. I think I am going to try pairing this with the serum I have been using to see if I can get a more noticeable difference.

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Yon-ka Pamplemousse PS

~Dove Advanced Hair Series – Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner (~$1): I’m not overly excited by these, but I am not overly annoyed either.  They will certainly get used and I might end up stashing them in my travel bag in case the hotel I am staying at doesn’t have good stuff.  Disney has H20 stuff which is great, but they have a shampoo / conditioner 2-in-1 which I don’t love.  I certainly could have used this while I was there.

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Dove Advanced Hair Series – Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

~Biosilk Color Therapy Lock and Protect ($12.50): I need to get more hair.  LOL.  I have so many hair products that I want to use up before I open a new product.   Ahh, what to do!  I like that this is a leave-in treatment and I am sure I will crack and open this over the weekend.

July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Biosilk Color Therapy Lock and Protect

All totaled I came up with a value of $115.07 for the July 2014 NewBeauty TestTube, which is tripe the cost of the tube!  I didn’t wow me like my first month (March) did, but it’s also not enough to make me cancel either!  I was disappointed though that this tube didn’t have the little “Beauty To Go” bag that usually comes with it.  Fingers crossed it will be back in September!

What do you think of NewBeauty TestTube?  If you want to check them out or learn more, click here. If you want to order, but want a deal, let me know and I can send you an invite that will score you $5 off your first tube.

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Carrie z

    Boscov’s online has 1/2 off bliss products right now;)

    1. Jennifer

      Ohh really? I don’t know what Boscov?s is, but I am off to find out!

  2. PA Anna

    Reading this makes me want to sign up. Better send me an invite before I change my mind.

    1. Jennifer


  3. Beth K.

    I cheated and looked at this – yay, I love it! This is my first month subscribing. Do you get tracking or anything when they mail your box? They charged my cc last week but I haven’t received an email. Wasn’t sure of the process and didn’t see anything on their FAQs.

    1. Jennifer

      Yes, you will get a shipping notification! I would imagine it will be coming soon??

  4. Susan

    I am interested in ordering this, it looks great. Could you send me an invite?

    1. Jennifer


  5. JT

    So many hair products!! Have any favorites- I’m going back to my natural blonde (from the red red I’ve been for about a year) and my hair is sooooo dry. I need a good hair mask/leave-in/something!

    1. Jennifer

      I wish you could come over and shop in my hair treatment stash!

  6. Krista

    Hi Jenn-

    This is definitely something I would love to try.. if you have any codes, or such , can you toss one my way.. a teachers salary only goes so far.. and well.. classess start again soon..

    Do you know of ANY subscriptions that would work for a classroom environment in the grade school sciences or learning projects.. I recall seeing something about one, but can’t recall the names.



    1. Jennifer

      What about Groovy Lab in a Box?? It’s for ages 8+. The Magic School Bus Science Club might be another one to check out. I have seen them on Plum District a few times as well. Xplore BoX may work too!

  7. Callie

    I am interested in this…could you send me an invite?

    1. Jennifer


  8. Nancy M.

    I was also disappointed about not getting the Beauty To Go bag. I really do like the Test Tube concept, but mine had some different items. I received a SmileActives tooth Whitening Pen, Ole Henriksen Eye Lift Gel, Algenist Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser, and the Lumene CC Cream. I did not get the Philosophy, Pamplemousse, Bliss Soapy Suds, or Lumene Night Cream. I didn’t realise that Test Tube had so many variations! My Tube arrived here 2-3 weeks ago…

    1. Jennifer

      I didn’t realize there were so many variations either! Yours came so fast!

      1. Lisa

        Mine was the same as hers. I like the lumene cc cream but it was in the last one. And I already received the smile pen too. I was disappointed in this one. I have been getting them since last fall. This one made me consider dropping out.

  9. Lindi

    Could you please send me an invite? Thanks!

  10. AmyB

    Love your blog!!

    Could I please get a code to try this box?

    Thanks so much!!

    1. Jennifer


  11. Destiny Goins

    I would like to sign up for this subscription, can you please send me an invite. Thank you!

    1. Jennifer


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