Friday, March 14, 2014

New Beauty TestTube - March/April

My computer is broken at the moment, so I'm going to have to add pictures later, when I find someone to borrow an SD Card Reader from.
My New Beauty Test Tube came yesterday. I opened it to see if I was getting the Tarte Blush or the Tarte Bronzer (I was really hoping for the Blush) only to discover that I got neither. I got a very different Tube from the one everyone had been posting.

Here's what I got:

My little mystery pack thing had:

Stemcell Super Food Facial Oil (.03 oz) - $2.40
I got this in another tube and still haven't tried it. Maybe between the samples I've gotten of it I'll be able to use it enough to see if I like it.

Soleil Liquide by Memoire Liquide (.03 oz) - $1.67
I'm not a fragrance person, so this'll definitely be going up for swap.

Perlage Illuminating Primer (.017 oz) - undetermined. I can't find this product anywhere, so I don't know how to price it.
I find it weird that I can't find this, but I'll give it a try, though I'm not sure if there's really a point in trying a product that I won't be able to buy even if I end up loving it.

Philosophy, Full of Promise (.4 oz) - $13.40
I hear about this all the time, so I'm curious to try it. Then again, everyone seems to love it and I don't really need a product that lifts, so maybe I'll just swap it.

So, before I even get into the products in my actual tube, I'm getting $17.47 worth of products.

Now, in my actual Tube I got:

it Cosmetics, Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush - $48
That one item on its own paid for my box! I was really bummed about the lack of blush, but this makes up for it (especially since I don't have a nice powder brush). This brush is very soft, and I'm really excited to use it! I've heard great things about it Cosmetics!

Bioxidea Miracle 48 Excellence Diamond - $26.33
I love face masks, so I'm excited to try this! I've never used this kind of mask before either! There's also a $25 credit on the mask, in case I decide to buy!

Orly Polish in Gumdrop - $8.50
This is a gorgeous light aqua color, perfect for spring! I'll probably end up gifting or swapping it though, since I don't really paint my nails.

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil (0.6 oz Rollerball) - $17
I've heard great things about facial oils, but I have really oily skin so I feel like they're probably not for me. This will probably be swapped or gifted.

it's a 10 Miracle Leave in Lite (2oz) - $7.19
I love it's a 10 products, so I'm really excited to try this! I always love Leave in Conditioners!

Mally High Shine Liquid Lipstick in Mally's Look - $20
I'm not sure what the difference is between a "high shine liquid lipstick" and a gloss, but the color is gorgeous and I'm really excited to try this! I love Mally's eye pencils, so hopefully I'll love this too!

Grande Mascara Lash Boosting Formula - $5 ?
I'm guessing this is about a fourth of the full-size, so I'm putting the value at $5. I just tried it and it doesn't seem to be anything special, but it works fine. This'll be a purse mascara.

GlamGlow Youthmud (0.5oz) - $20.29
Everyone else seems to love GlamGlow, but I don't really see what's so special about it. I'll probably end up swapping it, but since everyone loves it, it'll be a quick one to swap.

Lumene Pure Radiance Night Cream (0.5oz) - $3.39
This contains "arctic cloudberry" which I find really intriguing. I've never heard of cloudberry. Beyond that this product isn't all that interesting to me, but I'll probably still end  up giving it a try.

The total value of my test tube is $173.17. Not bad at all for something I paid $40 for. If you want a referral let me know. If you use someone's referral you get $5 off of your first box. If you sign up soon, you'll still be able to get either this box, or the one with the Tarte blush that I wanted. I'm really excited about the brush, the face mask, and the lipstick, so this TestTube was definitely worth it to me! Hopefully I'll be able to add pictures soon.

If you get TestTube, let me know which one you got. I'm wondering how many people got each Tube.