Thursday, January 27, 2011

Like Birchbox? Then you'll love TestTube!

If you follow the beauty community on YouTube, you will know that Birchboxes are one of the hottest things right now.  But it's not the only game in town.  

I can see the value of receiving samples of products - many of which I have never even heard of - to try out before taking the plunge and spending a great deal of money on full size products that I may only use once.

So, I took the plunge and signed up for several other sample programs.  

Enter, New Beauty Magazine's TestTube!  

New Beauty TestTube
TestTube is more expensive than Birchbox, but only because you do have to pay $8.95 for shipping per TestTube.  Each TestTube costs $29.95.  So you are paying $38.90 per TestTube, and you will receive one every three months.   Whereas you would pay $30 (including shipping) for three Birchboxes.  The number of samples would be about the same, or a little less for Birchbox.  But Birchbox does not include gift cards or a great magazine!

New Beauty Magazine and the TestTube
In this TestTube I received 15 large samples (actually, the mascara was a full size item), plus a magazine, plus a $20 Gift Card.  It's honestly an unbeatable value.
Inside the TestTube
TestTube contains about the same number of samples (or even more) than Birchbox, and it includes a $20 Gift Card to use at, and a New Beauty magazine which retails for $9.99. 
In the TestTube there was 15 deluxe samples!
A brochure was included with the TestTube that contains information on each sample, how to use it, the ingredients (VERY  IMPORTANT!), and an About The Company segment.

This month I received:

Tantasia - Jane Iredale
Age-Defying Marine Collagen Cream - Pevonia Botanica
Volumizing Mascara - Mally
Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes - Lumene
Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Smashbox
Youth Accelerator - Beauty Society
Rehydrating Neroli Cleansing Milk - Kerstin Florian
Quick Refiner - Bioelements
Nano-Peptide, Natural Eyelash Conditioner - Lashfood
Hydroshield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum - Dr. Denese
Toning Cleanser & Dermud Body Cream - Ahava
Root Awakening - John Frieda Collection
Soft Ergonomic Toothbrush - Supersmile
Gummy Vitamins for Adults - Slice of Life
New Beauty Magazine
$20 Gift Card

The $20 Spalook Gift Card makes TestTube an incredible value!
I enjoy Birchbox, but I absolutely LOVE TestTube!  If you are really serious about beauty products, the fact that TestTube includes large samples, some full size products, a $20 gift card, and an informative magazine, makes it the best beauty sample program out there - and absolutely the best value for money.

Sign up for New Beauty Magazine's TestTube here: 

- The Sassi Wench


LifeLovinGal07 said...

I too ordered both, but my birchbox doesn't start til march. There was a note in my test tube that they ran out of something so a substitution was made. I didn't get the beaut society item or toothbrush, but got a giant whitening ultra toothpaste. Very good way to handle it.

The Sassi Wench said...

@LifeLovinGal07 That's great! It's good to know they substitute items like that.