November 2014 New Beauty TestTube Review + Discount

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November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube

My November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube was another one of the subscription boxes I received this week.

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.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
The Box

NewBeauty TestTube ships via FedEx Smart Post and took just about a week to arrive.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
First Look
November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Second First Look

I was happy to see that the tube was back this month!  The September TestTube shipped in a box because of the size of the items.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
The Information Booklet

NewBeauty TestTube includes a great information book with product information, prices, details on where to buy the products, etc.  Here is what was included in the November 2014 shipment:

~Votivo Aromatic Candle (Icy Blue Pine) ($12): I love candles and think this one smells amazing, so I am happy to receive it.  However, I hear that they also sent these candles (same scent) in last years Tube.  I just started subscribing to this in the Spring, so I didn’t get it in the past. However, due to my love for candles I probably wouldn’t care if I got it twice, but I thought I should point out the repeat item.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Votivo Aromatic Candle (Icy Blue Pine)

~CHI Silk Infusion ($8.50): I believe that this is also a repeat (that’s according to MUT), but I also have yet to receive this. It’s a leave-in product which I love and will leave your hair shiny while it’s protecting it.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
CHI Silk Infusion

~Donell Lip Saver SPF15 ($7): I am going to save this one for L for the wintertime.  He gets awful chapped lips (partly because once they get a little chapped he licks them) and this is going to rock!

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Donell Lip Saver SPF15

~Dermalogica Precleanse ($9.50): Although I have tried this in the past (from from this sub though), I am still fascinated with the idea of a precleanse.  You want me to wash my face before I was my face?  I did like the way it made my skin feel, but I have enough trouble remembering to wash my face as it is!  I don’t think a second step is a good idea for me.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Dermalogica Precleanse

~Klorane Make-Up Remover Biodegradable Wipes with Soothing Cornflower ($12.50): Now these are more my speed!  They were gentle on my skin and removed (the little) makeup I had on.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Klorane Make-Up Remover Biodegradable Wipes with Soothing Cornflower

~John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme ($1.28): I believe that this is also a TestTube repeat. I know I have a tube of it somewhere so I will likely pass this one on to a friend.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Creme

~Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner (Ice Blue) ($15): I read that this was a repeat as well, but it’s not something that I have received from them in the past.  This is another one I will pass on to a friend because I am not a eyeliner fan.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner

~Revision Skincare Intellishade Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 (~$10): I received this one back in my May 2014 NewBeauty TestTube. I liked it (it’s a tinted moisturizer) and thought it really did work, but I would have preferred to try a new item.

November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube
Revision Skincare Intellishade Broad-Spectrum SPF45

All totaled I came up with a value of $75.78 for the November 2014 NewBeauty TestTube.  The cost (including shipping) is $38.90 so it was double the value, but I just didn’t love it.  I think there were too many duplicates and no real “wow” factor.  I will probably give them another month (the January one) and then decide if I am going to keep it or move on.

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 4 Comments

  1. Kelsey Ellen

    we need to team up and i’ll give you all of my face creams and cleansers and i’ll take your eyeliners. I swear. Eyeliner is all I ever remember to wear.

  2. Lauren

    The Chi oil is amazing! Put a little bit of it on your hair before you heat style and it will help protect your hair and leave it soft and smelling amazing! I rarely use product on my hair but when I do I use this!

  3. Ke

    Just an FYI oil cleansers like the dermalogica pre-cleanse is perfect for the delicate eye area, because it doesn’t dry the skin out there. It also amazing for taking off hard to remove makeup. Massage onto dry skin and rinse with water. I love oil cleansers and seriously can’t live without it now since my eyes look so much better now.

    1. Jennifer

      That is good to know! Thank you!

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