Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Spring 2011 New Beauty TestTube

New Beauty Magazine TestTube.

10 Samples are in included in the Spring TestTube.
About New Beauty's 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, full size products***, or a great magazine.
***Update: My mistake - I thought I had only received the first full size item in a Birchbox in May (after I had written this blog post), but in fact in the March 2011 the Birchbox I received contained a full size Pangea Organics - Lip Balm.
In my May 2011 Birchbox I received a full size Stila Eye Shadow in Black Cat.
In June 2011, I received a full size 32 oz. Laura Geller Baked n' Blush Brighten.  
So yes, Birchbox certainly does include full size products!

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.

Included is a brochure that contains information on each sample, how to use it, the ingredients, and an About The Company segment.

TestTube is heavy - it arrives by UPS.
TestTube contains assorted beauty samples.
These are all deluxe samples, like the Moroccanoil hairspray.
A $20 Gift Card to Spalook is included with TestTube.
Dr. Denese Self Tanning Glove.
Jennifer Lopez on the cover of the Spring New Beauty Magazine.
This month I received:

Ahava - Essential Day Moisturizer
Moroccanoil - Luminous Hairspray
Dr. Brandt - Microdermabrasion Body and Crease Release
Luminess Air - Boost-it! Instant Complexion Enhancer
Kerstin Florian - Correcting Oil-Free Daily Defense SPF 50
Lashfood - Nano-Peptide, Natural Eyebrow Conditioner
Philosophy - Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser
Lumene - Vitamin C+ Radiant Day Cream & Radiant Beauty Drops
Dr. Denese - Glow Younger Self Tanning Glove
Clean - Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Cream

Click here for a link for more TestTube: TestTube

Sign up for New Beauty Magazine's TestTube here: 
Click here for a link to my January 2011 Birchbox: January 2011 Birchbox
Click here for a link to my February 2011 Birchbox: February 2011 Birchbox
Click here for a link to my March 2011 Birchbox: March 2011 Birchbox
Click here for a link to my April 2011 Birchbox: April 2011 Birchbox
Click here for a link to the website: Birchbox
Click here for a link to Beauty Fix: Beauty Fix

Click here for a link to my YouTube Channel: 
The Sassi Wench

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