Friday, March 21, 2014

New Beauty Test Tube March 2014

The New Beauty Test Tube is back, and has redeemed itself (to me) for January's lackluster box!

For whatever reason, the picture I took of the tube itself has just disappeared! Gah. So I'll just get right into it...

It's A 10 Miracle Lite

It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In Lite (2 fl oz - Full Size is 4 fl oz)
Designed with fine hair in mind, this lightweight, leave-in conditioner helps repair, restore, and revive frizzy, tangled locks without weighing them down.
How To Use: After washing, towel-dry hair and spray product all over. Massage by hand or comb through with a wide-tooth comb.
Benefits Include: Natural Healing: The regenerating blend of natural botanical extracts plus hydrolyzed rice protein and silk delivers antioxidants and nutrients that help strengthen and revitalize damaged strands; and Ultimate Protection: In addition to protecting against heat damage and preventing colored hair from fading, this multitasking spray boosts volume, enhances shine, and detangles, all without the heavy buildup.
Will I Use It?: I absolutely will use it, and have been, and I LOVE it! Previously, I had only ever used it at my hair salon- the lady that cuts my hair uses the regular one on me since my hair is so fine and tangly, but I never purchased it. Now, I can't see myself being without it! Expect a complete review soon!

glamglow youthmud tinglexoliate treatment

Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment (0.5 fl oz - Full Size is 1.7 fl oz)
This professional-quality mud mask for men and women leaves skin noticeably tighter, softer, and more radiant in just 10 minutes.
How To Use: Apply a layer to clean skin. The mask will tingle as it tightens and brightens skin. Leave on for five to 10 minutes and rinse off with water, using circular motions to deepen exfoliation. Use once or twice a week.
Benefits Include: Natural Smoother: This unique formula works to activate the skin's collagen synthesis to naturally moisturize your skin; and Protective Formula: This restorative mask absorbs impurities without removing the natural oils essential to the skin.
Will I Use It?: I've been interested in trying out a glamglow mask for awhile, especially because my sis-in-law just got one and raved about it. I haven't tried it yet, but I definitely will be soon, and once I do, I will do a review!

philosophy hope in a jar

philosophy hope in a jar (0.4 oz - Full Size is 2 oz)
Finding the solution for your dull, dry skin may feel hopeless. But with a little faith in this high-performance daily moisturizer, you can achieve the healthy-looking, beautiful skin you've always hoped for.
How To Use: Following your usual cleansing routine, apply to clean, dry skin morning and night. Product will absorb instantly. Avoid contact with your eye area and discontinue use if irritation occurs.
Benefits Include: The Bright Side: With it's lightweight, souffle texture, this multitasking moisturizer boosts hydration for smoother skin and gently exfoliates for a glowing, more even complexion; and Without Doubt: The unique antioxidant blend helps protect against environmental attacks and helps improve skin's natural resilience to reveal healthier, more radiant skin.
Will I Use It?: I wasn't super impressed with the Hope in a Jar night I received in my QVC New Beauty Test Tube for Summer 2013, but I hear good things about the regular. We'll see!

tarte amazonian clay 12-hour blush in frisky

tarte amazonian clay 12-hour blush in frisky swatch

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Frisky (.20 oz - Full Size!)
While some blushes might fade hours after application, this unique unique skin-softening formula is designed to treat cheeks to a pretty pink flush that lasts throughout the day.
How To Use: Using a blush brush, fan over the apples of the cheeks, blending along the cheekbone.
Benefits Include: Forever Flushed: Available in tones from plumy rose to shimmery nude, this supersoft blush delivers 12 hours of fade-free color that flatters every skin tone; and Naturally Sun-Kissed: Infused with clay harvested from the Amazon River banks, this naturally fortified cheek tint gives a touch of flush while bringing moisture and balance to your skin.
Will I Use It?: Umm, yes! I've been using it, and I love it! I definitely need to get some more of these, because they are amazing. And the fact that it was full sized was such an awesome treat! I only pay $29.99 plus tax, and these blushes are $26.00. So, thank you New Beauty, because this basically paid for my box.


Bioxidea Miracle 48 Excellence Diamond & Gold (1.05 fl oz or 1 mask - Full Size is 3 pack)This gentle, exfoliating and brightening mask combats the visible signs of aging and leaves skin feeling soft and polished.
How To Use: Shake pouch. Gently pat the mask onto clean skin with your fingertips to smooth out folds and ensure a snug fit. Remove after 15 - 30 minutes and massage the remaining product into the skin.
Benefits Include: Rare Ingredients: "Diamond powder" found in the unique formula of this mask gives a slight fluorescent effect to the skin while protecting it from UV rays; Kind and Effective: Boasting 100 percent natural ingredients, this mask is gentle enough for use on sensitive skin suffering from rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.
Will I Use It?: I'm a little nervous to use this, I'll be honest. I don't want to like a product that costs so much! But, on the other hand, I GET to try a product that costs so much. So I'm going to try it soon, and I will let you guys know my thoughts on it.

grandelash-md grande mascara

Grandelash-MD Grande Mascara (No clue what size this is - Full Size is 0.4 fl oz)
An eyelash essential, this mascara features an exclusive peptide formula to promote longer, thicker, and more dramatic lashes.
How To Use: Sweep mascara from lash base to tips. Apply multiple coats for volume. Remove with makeup remover or soap and water.
Benefits Include: Powerful Ingredients: Key ingredient Sympeptide 226EL has been proven to significantly stimulate keratin production for healthier, shinier lashes; and Precise Application: The applicator brush is made with the perfect combination of hard and soft fibers to lift lashes and achieve your desired volume.
Will I Use It?: I have been using this mascara, and I'm not super impressed. I mean, it's okay, but it's not amazing or anything. It's nothing to keep writing about. I'll keep using it until the sample dries up.

simple facial wipes

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes (7 wipes - Full Size is 25 wipes)
Stop rubbing and scrubbing with harsh chemicals that irritate skin, and try something simpler. These ultrasensitive cleansing wipes effectively wash away impurities without upsetting delicate facial skin.
How To Use: Lift seal and remove wipe. Gently wipe over eyelids, face, and neck. Reseal pack to keep wipes moist. Avoid direct contact with eyes.
Benefits Include: Basic and Kind: Free of alcohol, oils, perfumes, and dyes, these non-drying, non-greasy wipes contain only the necessary ingredients to wash away dirt and waterproof makeup, leaving skin clean and refreshed; and Natural Goodness: With the addition of the vital pro-vitamin B, these cleansing cloths wipe away impurities and help to restore soft, healthy skin.
Will I Use It?: I have used a couple of these so far, and I really, really like them! They're not irritating at all, and I feel like they get most of my makeup off. They're also not super moist, which I really like as well. Funny enough, I purchased a pack of these when I ran out of my other makeup wipes, but hadn't used them yet, so I'll get to use a full pack as well to do a complete review later.

professional solutions triple action vitamin c antioxidant

Professional Solutions Triple Action Vitamin C Antioxidant (1.0 fl oz - Full Size!)
Loaded with antioxidants, this skin-nourishing serum helps defend against the signs of aging and leaves skin refreshed and radiant. 
How To Use: Apply to clean skin morning and night and allow to dry. Use twice a day.
Benefits Include: Free-Radical Fighter: An antioxidant trifecta of vitamin C helps protect skin from free-radical damage while brightening skin tone for more luminous, healthier skin; and Collagen Booster: The dynamic formula also works to promote younger-looking skin by boosting collagen and improving the texture and tone of skin.
Will I Use It?: I am planning on trying it, but I haven't yet. This is the other product that entirely pays for my box- it's $40.00! I will definitely do a review when I've had a chance to use it.

YBF perfect prep face primer

YBF Perfect Prep Face Primer (.5 fl oz - Full Size is 1.35 fl oz)
Perfect makeup starts with supersmooth skin. Make this primer the first step in your makeup prep routine and lay the foundation for a flawless complexion.
How To Use: Shake well before using. Apply as a base layer to clean, moisturized skin before or in place of foundation. Blend into skin. Allow primer to set before applying makeup. 
Benefits Include: Eliminate Discolorations: The yellow base in this primer helps conceal discolorations and minimizes the appearance of any redness or age spots to help even out skin tone; and Perfect Skin: Loaded with vitamin A, C, and E, this skin-perfecting solutions also helps nourish skin and defends against free radicals for younger-looking, healthier skin overall. 
Will I Use It: I've used this a couple of times, and I like it. It makes my bare minerals go on super smooth, and does even out some tonal problems I have. It also helped keep my makeup on longer. I'll do a full review a little later, but my initial impressions are good!

Now for what was in my beauty-to-go bag...

sukiface exfoliate foaming cleanser

This Exfoliating cleanser from Sukiface is awesome! I've used it twice and I really like the results. It also smells like lemonheads. 

phytomist instant hydrating conditioner

I haven't used this yet, but it's a conditioning mist from Phyto. I don't really want to use this on a day I care too much about what's going on with my hair, so I might try it out Saturday, when I'm just going to a morning movie (Divergent!), and then I can just throw my hair in a messy bun and shower when I get home if I don't like what happens. I'll report back later!

philosophy full of promise

Another philosophy product, this one is Full of Promise. I think this is geared towards an aging skin type, so I might pass this off to my mom. 

radial stemcell super-food facial oil

Another Radial pack to get one to two uses out of... joy. I wish I could just have a bigger sample of this because I did like it the last time they sent this to me.

So I am EXTREMELY happy with this box! I received two full sized products, both of which had either the value or over of the box. And everything in it I have used or am going to at least try, except a moisturizer that is considered an extra anway. New Beauty really hit it out of the park with this box!
I'm definitely going to be keeping this subscription through May!

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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