Good evening! Lately I've really been slacking off and not blogging as much, I apologize =p Here's a super long overdue one: My birthday gift from my buddy Marj - TestTube, a sampling program created by NewBeauty magazine. Similar to Birchbox (see [Fancies] Birchbox, a beauty discovery service, funded by First Round Capital if you are not familiar with them).
Unlike Birchbox, Testtube comes to you every 3 months instead of every month. You receive a tube of samples as well as the NewBeauty magazine. They cost $29.95 plus $8.95 shipping so it is a bit more expensive than Birchbox which charges $10 every month shipping included. But you do get a magazine whereas Birchbox gives you beauty information on their website. As you can see from the picture above, the TestTube packaging does not come close to Birchbox's. Not sure if you care about packaging, I don't necessarily buy products based on packaging but I do appreciate companies that much more when I see that they take the time to make sure that their products are presented nicely.
As you can see, the magazine is nice and thick, it's a good read too!
These are the goodies in my TestTube.
$20 spalook.com gift card
Dr. Denese HydroShield Ultra Moisturizing Face Serum - heard good things about this, can't wait to try it :)
Lashfood Natural eyelash Conditioner - I'm quite excited about this, I hope it works!Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Tantasia Self Tanner
Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara - which I already love, see [Fancies] Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara
Yup, lots of goodies for me to try! What do you think of TestTube? Will you try their service?