Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Beauty Test Tube January 2014

I'll have to be honest up front- I'm not super thrilled about everything in this box. But, the things I'm happy with, I'm SUPER excited about, so I still feel like this box was a worthwhile purchase.

New Beauty Test Tube January 2014

The New Beauty Test Tube is available 6 times a year for $29.95 each (plus shipping and handling).

Votivo Red Currant

Votivo Red Currant (1 candle tin - Full Size!)
The perfect fusion of sweet and tart scents in this candle take your senses on a refreshingly fun aromatic journey.
How To Use: Place candle lid underneath before burning to prevent damage to your furniture.
Benefits Include: Fragrant and Fruity: From the brand's Aromatic collection, the distinct blend of fragrances comprising the Red Currant scent reads like a recipe card for a true culinary delight- tart red currants, golden fruit glaze, vanilla bean, raspberry and sugar cookies- promising a deliciously sweet scent; and Attention to Detail: In addition to using the finest wax, for longer-lasting candles, each Votivo candle is hand-wrapped and each seal is hand-pressed, ensuring uniqueness and a commitment to quality.
Will I Use It?: This is the second time in two boxes I've received this brand's candles, and they are 0/2 in me wanting to use them. Again, the description of the scent is right on- it's just not really for me. It's very, very sweet smelling, and my husband and I both don't like when a scent is straight up sugar. So I will definitely be passing this along to someone who will enjoy and use it.

Biosilk Volumizing Therapy Texturizing Powder

Biosilk Volumizing Therapy Texturizing Powder (0.5 fl oz - Full Size!)
Is your hair looking a little deflated by midday? This unique powder formula can give strands a much-needed boost any time of day to keep your style from falling flat.
How To Use: Sprinkle small amount of powder to the roots where additional texture and lift is needed. Use your fingertips to massage the powder into the roots, lifting the hair as you go.
Benefits Include: Style Lifter: Oils that build up and weigh hair down throughout the day are no match for this silk and rice protein formula that absorbs excess oil and lifts hair at the roots for a dose of midday volume; and Protective Formula: The paraben-free formula also protects strands from damaging UV rays.
Will I Use It?: This is the product in the box I'm super excited about. I've been using it almost every day since receiving the box, and it is amazing. It gives my hair a bit of volume, and also helps with some excess oils. I've been using this in conjunction with my dry shampoo, and getting amazing results! My hair looks like first day hair, only with more volume. I will definitely keep using this!

Pantene Expert Collection Pro-V Advanced+ Keratin Repair

Pantene Expert Collection Pro-V Advanced+ Keratin Repair (Shampoo - 3.9 fl oz; Conditioner (2.5 fl oz)
The Pantene Expert Collection uses Pantene's triple-blend formula to repair two years worth of damage in just two minutes.
How To Use: Shampoo: Massage into hair and work into a rich lather, Rinse thoroughly; and Conditioner: Massage into wet hair after shampooing, Comb through with your fingers along the length of your hair, paying particular attention to the ends, Rinse thoroughly.
Benefits Include: Multitasking Cleanser: This shampoo goes beyond conventional cleansing duties to fight many facets of damage, including split ends, frizz, dullness, and dryness; and Powerful Protector: Pro-V Advanced+ Keratin Repair Conditioner, with its triple blend complex, wraps hair, which is made of keratin, with a protective layer to help restore the surface to a healthy looking smooth condition- without weighing your style down.
Will I Use It?: I do plan on using this, but I haven't yet. I currently have three different shampoo/conditioners in my shower, and I need to use those before I start using this. I've never used a keratin shampoo or conditioner before, so I'm not quite sure what to expect, but I will definitely post a review after I have the chance to use it!

Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner
Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner

Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Sailor (Full Size!)
An eye essential, Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner is the perfect choice for a bulletproof liner that will make you look like you've just been done up by your own personal makeup artist.
How To Use: Always start with a clean lid that has a layer of Mally's Eye Shadow Base or a light dusting of eye shadow for a long-wearing foundation.
Benefits Include: High Performance: This professional quality, waterproof, long-wear eyeliner will not come off until you take it off; and Easy to Apply: Versatile and easy enough for anyone to get red-carpet results, the formula glides on smoothly, then sets to a beautiful finish. Plus it can be mixed and matched, applied in a fine or thick line, or smudged for a sultry look.
Will I Use it?: I have used this, but I'm still forming my opinions. My first opinion was negative, because it's not a twist up- you have to sharpen it. When will companies realize we do not like having to sharpen pencils anymore?? It is a total waste of product. My second opinion was also negative because this did smudge a bit when my eyes watered. I'll keep testing it out and getting back to you all.

Moroccanoil Body Butter

Moroccanoil Body Butter (1.7 fl oz - Full Size is 6.4oz)
Get softer, silkier skin from head to toe with a luxuriously rich body butter that melts on contact.
How To Use: After cleansing, massage the butter into damp skin. Concentrate on dry, rough areas that need extra moisture.
Benefits Include: Skin-Soothing: Drawing on the ultrahydrating properties of shea, cocoa, and mango butters, this velvety moisturizer soothes and softens while locking in moisture for long-lasting nourishment; and Powerful Ingredients: Infused with a healing blend of antioxidants, proteins, and vitamin-rich argan oil, this deeply nourishing body lotion helps improve elasticity and radiance.
Will I Use It?: I am actually really excited to use this, I just haven't yet! I have about 4 different things of lotion open right now and I need to use up at least 1 of those before I open this. I've heard only good things about it, so I have high expectations!

Revlon Age Defying Wrinkle Remedy Line Filler

Revlon Age Defying Wrinkle Remedy Line Filler (0.4 fl oz - Full Size!)
This lightweight, colorless formula with hyaluronic acid instantly fills fine lines, wrinkles and creases, visibly smoothing skin and readying it for a flawless makeup application.
How To Use: Use alone or under makeup. Pat into fine lines and wrinkles before applying makeup.
Benefits Include: Precise Results: A needle-nose applicator helps deliver products directly to wrinkles around the eye area, forehead, and mouth, and even targets marionette lines for instant results; Women Agree: According to the brand, 90 percent of women in one study said skin looked fuller and plumper when used under makeup.
Will I Use It?: No, this isn't really a product I am in need of at this time, so I'm going to pass it off to my mom and see what kind of results she gets!

June Jacobs Skincare Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque

This June Jacobs Skincare Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque (1.6 fl oz) was also in my tube, but wasn't part of the Beauty-To-Go, or a part of the tube itself. I'm not really sure why I got this, but after reading some reviews, I'm excited to use it! It seems like it works great for dry skin, and my skin has been a little on the dry side lately. After I get a chance to use it a few times, I will do a follow up review!

January 2014 New Beauty Test Tube Beauty To Go

And this is what was included in my Beauty To Go Bag- The Philosophy Inner Grace Shampoo, Bath, and Shower Gel (2 fl oz), the Lumene Time Freeze Firming Day Cream (0.5 fl oz), the DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew (1.5 g), and the Perlier Grapefruit Foam Bath (2.5 fl oz). 
I'm not a big "bath" person so I'm not sure when I'll get around to using the Perlier, but I might pass it off to a friend. I've used the Philosophy shower gel a couple of times, and I honestly just don't get the hype- it's not better than my cheap body wash. I haven't used the other two, and the DDF packet really isn't enough to get an idea as to how I would like it, but I'll definitely do an update on the Lumene. 

Overall, I believe even though I won't use a few things in this tube, it was still worth the price. I'll at least be keeping my subscription through the next one!

FTC: This box was purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. All product descriptions were taken directly from the New Beauty Test Tube catalog included with the box.)
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