Monday, June 18, 2012

TestTube Rundown

You know, usually when you think of a test tube, it might bring to mind your High School biology class, or maybe a mad scientist who's determined to play God and create life on his own.  Neither of these thoughts, however, make us want to have anything to do with test tubes.  I mean, seriously...they generally...are not our thing. 

That was, however, until we were introduced to the TestTube program by NewBeauty Magazine, which pretty much changed our entired lives when it comes to how we think!

If you're not familiar with TestTube, the program is a sampling subscription program, much like MyGlam or Birchbox.  One main difference with the TestTube is that you will only be shipped a package four times a year.  With the pricetag of $30 per shipment, this averages out to $10 a month, and believe us when we say...it is SO worth the money!

We received our first tube this month, and honestly...we could not be more pleased.  Not only are the products high quality and unique, but there are several full sized products included, which gives you so much more bang for your buck!

Without further delay...let's get down to business and talk about what we got!

First off, we got the spring/summer copy of NewBeauty Magazine, which is over 200 pages of information and tips for achieving all of your beauty goals. 


We got two samples from the Inside+Out line by SkinCeauticals, which work together to provide the ultimate protection against sun damage on your skin that sunscreen alone can't provide:


There was a sample of the Wrinkle Revolution Complex from Olay's Regenerist line.  We've never had anything for love for Olay products, and this will certain not let us down!


There is a sample of Dr. Brandt's Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner, which promises to extract blackheads effortlessly:




A 0.5 ounce tube of NeoStrata's Cellular Restoration, a treatment for your face that promises to restore essential cells that have been damaged over time:


Two fragrance samples from Memoire Liquide, in Soleil Liquide and Amour Liquide, along with a full size 5.1 ounce bottle of (amazing smelling) Creme de la Creme body cream (it smells so good!) in Amour Liquide...which, in case we forgot to mention, smells freaking unbelievable:




Also, there were three gift cards to spalook.com, giving you $10, $25, or $50 off, depending on the size of your purchase at that site... :)




So...that would be a pretty good group of products, and a program that delivered these items would definitely be one that we'd want to be a part of anyway...


BUT...


In addition to all of those fabulous things, we got:

A full size eye pencil from YBF (your best friend) in the beautiful color plum noir, and a full size Evercolor shadow stick from Mally, in the super metallic Platinum...both of which apply like dream...you know how we feel about eye cosmetics...LOVE:




A 2.5 ounce tube of peach foam bath from Perlier, which smells almost good enough to eat:




And perhaps the product we were most impressed with, the full size bottle of Moroccanoil Frizz Control, which, with the smallest spritz, keeps hair smooth and sleek even in the worst weather:



Okay...so that's it.  If you want to talk about value, we don't know where you'll find a better one than this subscription.  We paid $30 for this tube of products, but the full sized products alone retail for well over $100.  Pair them with the very generous sized samples, not to mention the discount cards....and we really don't know where you will get a better value from a subscription service.  We are over the moon excited to be a part of this amazing program, and can't wait to try every product they've sent.  We plan to do little mini-reviews of products as we use them...so stay tuned.  And...while you're waiting, sign up for the program here...you won't regret it!

Until next time...stay beautiful!



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