TestTube Subscription Box | Review

Subscription boxes have been huge for awhile. I love the concept of them. Usually you pay less than what the products would cost if you bought them individually, and you get to try out new brands you probably haven't heard of or have been too scared to try. I had the opportunity to try out a new monthly subscription service that I actually hadn't ever heard of.. It's called: the NewBeauty TestTube. According to their site, this "is a one-of-a-kind sampling program created by NewBeauty magazine that allows you to try a variety of the best beauty products before you invest in them. Six times a year, you'll receive a sleek box filled with deluxe and full-size products from the hottest beauty brands.".

 

**Disclaimer: I was provided with this subscription box free in exchange for my honest review and/or social coverage. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in any way. I promise to only recommend products I have used and absolutely love. Also, I promise to let you know of any dislikes/cons I find in products.

So this bi-monthly box costs $29.95 (on top of that, S&H is $8.95) and that includes a one-year subscription to NewBeauty Magazine. SOOO let's get into what I actually received this month!

1. MarulaOil Rare Oil Style Perfecting Serum

Received: FULL SIZE

$28.00

 

This product is for frizzy hair. It's a serum infused with pure, cold-pressed marula oil. Marula oil is a natural oil that has tons of vitamins, antioxidants, and oleic acids. This serum is ideal for taming frizz or flyways, sealing split ends, protecting against damage, adding shine, and leaving your hair feeling super soft, like silk! I tried this out on a verryyyyy humid day and it worked amazingly! My hair was smooth and shiny and my baby hairs stayed put alllllll day. 😍

2. ColorScience Unforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen SPF 50

Received: TRAVEL SIZE (30-day supply)

$25.00

 

I thought this was pretty nifty! It's a mineral powder sunscreen! So you can reapply throughout the day right over your makeup and not have to worry about ruining it! I hate wearing sunscreen, it's so thick and greasy and NOT makeup friendly.. 😷 This product is so easy-to-use, safe for sensitive skin, portable, gets rid of oil, and protects your skin from the negative effects of the sun. So you can stay looking flawless while it fights off unwanted signs of aging that come with sun exposure. Also, it was on the 2016 InStyle Best Beauty Buys. NBD. 😎

3. Farmhouse Fresh Shea Butter Hand Cream

Received: FULL SIZE

$14.00

 

If you have dry hands, these shea butter hand creams are your fix. The teeniest, tiniest bit instantly eliminates any signs of dryness. And it's not just that type of moisture that's gone 10 minutes later, this stuff actually for hours! That includes the scent! It is made of up to 95% natural ingredients, is vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with Jojoba and soybean oils. I hate to be a Debby Downer, butttttttt... the scent was way too sweet for me! 😭 It's supposed to be, "Lightly scented with scrumptious white velvet cream and moist layer cake.....Inspired by the famous comfort desserts -Whoopie Pies.".. But here's what I have to say about it, yes, it makes your hands feel incredible. But it smells like birthday cake with tons and tons and tons and tons and TONS of sugary-ness.. 

4. Luzern La Defense Urban Protect Daily Moisturizer

Received: SAMPLE SIZE

approx. $16.00 (full size = $80)

 

This moisturizer is designed to stop any damage caused by environmental and technological exposure, before it starts. Believe it or not, pollution, UVA/UVB rays, and blue-light emitted from things like smartphones, TVs, and computers, can harm your skin and accelerate skin aging. It has a light, clean scent and hydrates and protects your skin, evens out your skin tone, and gives you a beautiful, subtle glow. It's animal cruelty-free, 100% free from Toxic 12, non-comedogenic, and hypo-allergenic. I haven't used it long enough to feel a big difference, but I can say it goes on lightly and makes my skin feel great!

5. Hair Food Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner Infused with Jasmine & Vanilla Fragrance

Received: FULL SIZE

$9.99

 

Alright you guys, let me start off by embarrassing myself a tad more by letting you know, I haven't tried this. That's not the embarrassing part.. I am not going to try this because I absolutely hate, No, that's not strong enough... I absolutely DESPISE the smell of artificial vanilla. Go ahead, judge me. I know, some of you are thinking, "WTF is wrong with you? I should just stop reading this now..". I'm sorry, okay? 🙄 Alright, let's get past this momentary lapse and get into what this is.. 

 

It's not a shampoo, it's not a conditioner, it's Batman. lolololol okay, seriously. I'm done. 😂 It's a lightweight, gentle cleanser that is meant to smooth and hydrate dry, brittle hair. It's sulfate-free, parabens-free, gluten-free, contains NO mineral oil or dyes. It's supposed to be a great way to avoid going overboard with shampoo, cleanse it, condition it, and make it healthy and shiny all in one step. *shrugs*

 

 

 

6. Board and Batten "Farm to Skin" Calming Lift Mist with Hyaluronic Acid

Received: SAMPLE SIZE

$14.00 (full size = $30.00)

 

I don't even know where to start... OMG I LOVE THIS! This is my new holy grail for skincare, makeup, and hair. Yep, it works for as a ton of different things! It deeply hydrates your skin and smells like roses. It works as a primer during your skincare routine, as a makeup setting spray, helps combat aging signs by increasing collagen production, restores moisture and helps to even your skin tone, it conditions your hair and leaves it smelling great, and the list seriously keeps going on! I love it. It's made a huge difference in my skin and makeup longevity. It leaves my face feeling so fresh. It's like I'm in a cheesy skincare commercial with flowers and doves floating around me while I caress my face. Too much? You know what I meant.

7. Skin & Co. Truffle Therapy Boosting Anti-Aging Facial Serum

Received: SAMPLE SIZE

approx. $12.00 (full size = $70.00)

 

If your skin shows signs of aging, you definitely need this. I know, it's a little pricey, but it's worth every penny. It fades fine lines, improves your skin tone, gets rid of roughness and leaves your skin smoother, brighter, firmer, and glowing. This serum is animal cruelty-free, 100% sulfate-free, parabens-free, free of mineral oils, and free of phthalates. I really wish they would've sent me the full size because I have no idea what I'm going to do once I run out!

8. Cailyn Dizzolv'It Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm

Received: SAMPLE SIZE

approx. $12.00 (full size = $24.00)

 

I was surprised to fall in love with ANOTHER product in this box! This cleansing balm took off all my makeup so easily. Just like it said, it felt like everything on my face was melting off. It contains aloe vera, papaya, calendula flower extract, and acerola so while it deep cleans your face, it also moisturizes it. It didn't dry out my skin, it didn't make my eyes burn like crazy, and it kept my skin moisturized for hours. I'm not gonna lie, I usually even skip the moisturizer after using this. I will definitely be purchasing the full size once I run out.

9. Bio-Oil

Received: SAMPLE SIZE

approx. $4.00 (full size = $12.99)

 

I've actually already used this in the past. I used it throughout my pregnancy and for a few months afterwards. This stuff really does work. If you have scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, aging signs, dry skin, itchy skin, redness, etc., you need this. It works wonders! It has won 223 skincare awards and is the number 1 selling scar and stretch mark product in 18 countries. 

10. Miss Spa Deep Wrinkle Hydrogel Eye Treatment

Received: FULL SIZE

$6.99

 

This is a no-fuss, easy-to-use eye mask that is designed to smooth out crow's-feet and eye wrinkles. It is infused with caviar extract(fancy 😯) and sodium hyaluronate. The caviar extract is packed with vitamins, minerals, and acids that will help keep your skin bright, plump, and dewy. Who doesn't want that, right? The sodium hyaluronate is basically a serious moisturizer. The thing with this affordable product is, while you notice a difference instantly after using it, it also keeps working even after you remove it. You know what else is nice about this? You can reuse it one more time. 😊

Now I'm not going to lie.. I'm a little, teeny-tiny, bit disappointed because once I did the math, the products I received were valued at $141.98, and not $150+ like the website states. But you know what? When it's only $29.95 and I actually absolutely loved most of the products, it is totally worth it for me. What do you all think? Are you intrigued? Check it out for yourself righttttt here.

 

 

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