I think its time that I admit it, my name is Sammie and I have a serious affinity for subscription boxes. Honestly, I just love that fact that I can pay a set amount of money and receive a box full of good products that are worth
If you’ve been here a while, you know that I love Boxycharm and I was a long time subscriber. Since unsubscribing, I have been looking for something new. That is when I came across Test Tube by New Beauty. Whereas Boxycharm is heavy on makeup, Test Tube is more about skin care. Seeing as I am going to be 26 in a few short weeks, I guess it is about time I start taking my skincare more seriously. I subscribed to Test Tube and received my first Test Tube box on March 3rd. You can check out the unboxing above, but this post is all about a review of each product to see if this subscription is really worth the $40 price tag.
Just a quick summary, Test Tube comes every other month and is $29.95 plus another $9 for shipping. In March, we received 9 full sized and deluxe sample-sized products.
Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum $85 I am so in love with this product! I feel like that my skin has been so much clearer. Plus, I have noticed a big difference in the discoloration on my chest. This has definitely encouraged me to try retinol from other brands, and maybe even repurchase this. This product 100% makes this subscription worth the cost for me.
Raeka Beauty Turmeric Cucumber Mask $30 I love a good face mask, and this one is good. First, it smells sooooo nice and fresh without being overwhelming. Second, it dries super shiny and looks so fun in pictures. Third, I feel like it really left my skin feeling soft and smooth while looking clear, glowy and hydrated.
GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper in Sugar Plum $27 Ever since I got their hydra matte liquid lipstick, I have been hooked on Grande Cosmetics. These plumping glosses are beautiful. They go on so smooth, are not stick, and look beautiful. The only things I don’t like is the click-up applicator and the price ????????
Purvari Organic Rose Petal Mist $18 This smells nice and isn’t super strong. It feels nice and refreshing and does not mess up my makeup. However, $18 is a lot for this tiny spray bottle.
Amore Pacific Youth Revolution Radiance Creme $200 Before you freak out, the sample from Test Tube is actually only worth $32. That being said, I really was impressed with this creme masque. It feels so cool and refreshing when applied. It soaks in nicely and leaves my skin feeling amazing. However, I don’t think I could ever spend $200 on a cream….
Miracle Fruit Seed Oil Hair Treatment $50 This is another sample size, where the real value is $15. I love this oil! It is lightweight and makes my hair look amazing! It hydrates and de-tangles, plus helps keep static and flyaway hairs at bay. I won’t be purchasing this particular oil, but I am excited to try other hair oils.
Sulwhasoo Essential Balancing Emulsion $63 Another sample size with an actual value of $7.56. This was a really small sample, but I don’t feel strongly about it one way or another. Probably would never purchase it on my own.
Grandma Minnie’s Boo Boo Balm $17 Honestly, I do not think this is worth the money. This product is so tiny and just feels like Aquaphor. I do not think this does anything special and it did not heal my cracked hands any faster than lotion or Aquaphor.
Overall, this box has an actual retail value of about $260 for a total cost of about $40. Seriously, I think Test Tube Beauty is so worth it! Of all the products, I am so in love with the Sunday Riley Retinol, GrandLips Gloss, and the hair oil. These items plus the Raeka mask, totally make Test Tube 100% worth it to me. I am so excited to be able to try these products for such a killer price and I cannot wait to see what the May box will bring.
What are your go to skincare products? Will you be trying out Test Tube Beauty?
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