A221414 - New Beauty 8-piece Test Tube with Magazine Limited Edition
Like the goodies, not the magazine
This is my first test tube, and I really liked the variety of goodies to try. The sample sizes aren't too small, so I can really get a good test of each, and it's fun to get the full sized ones.
However, I was horrified by the magazine. I had never seen an NB before, and assumed it would be tips about new trends and tips for makeup, hair styling, skincare, maybe some fashion--stuff to make me feel girly and pretty. There was some of that, but this thing had tons of "advice" about which plastic surgery or botox procedures to choose. Notice I didn't say if you might want it, but which type and when. Terrible message to put out there for women.
I agree with other reviewers who have asked for options with the test tube without the magazine. Because if I buy more going forward, I will throw out the magazine without even opening it. I would never give it as a gift with the magazine in it--why spread insecurity?
What a value
A few months back I purchased this test tube as I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. When I got the test tube I was pretty impressed on the size of the samples and thought it was well worth the money. The magazine didn't really impress me all that much, but then again, I'm not really into magazines, and that was not the reason why I decided to try the test tube. When I received it, I looked at everything and put it away, totally forgetting about it until a few days ago when I decided I would organize my samples that seem to be taking over my house. Many of these things looked foreign to me, and when I finally found the little booklet that came with the test tube, I was able to figure out what I was supposed to do with everything, since I can't read anything with small print, due to my contacts.
I was pretty curious on the cost of the products before really trying them out and I was amazed how expensive many of them were and when you looked at the price you paid for the size of these samples AND full size products, it is a bargain, and I do feel my money was well spent.
I tried a few items, and I've already placed an order for the Truth Serum, and I maybe plunking down close to 100 dollars for the Algenist, because so far so good. The size of the Algenist sample is 0.50 oz and if 2 ounces is close to $100, that sample goes for $25, and I only paid $29 for the test tube. DEAL!!!!!! So far I'm loving everything I tried; however, I did use the Morracian Oil on my hair, didn't realize it was for my face. LOL.
If you want to try some of QVC's products, I would highly recommend this. I purchased the first test tube, but loved it so much the next go around I've opted for the auto delivery. Thanks for doing this QVC.
Nice to try out different products
Loved the Mally lip gloss and color. Use the Laura Geller Eye Spackle Eye Shadow Primer and love it.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
I love receiving these test tubes. I've been introduced to new products that I would never have tried and if I receive something I already have, I share with a friend. It's just a great way to be introduced to new products and try them without breaking the bank! I always look forward to the next!
This is my second purchase of this Test Tube because all of the items are wonderful. The Algenist and Spackle alone are well worth the cost of the entire kit with the remaining 6 items being a huge bonus.The Argon oil truly is a multi-tasker just as presented. This is a great way to try new and exciting products!
I wanted to try the oil and got all the items as well (if you average the cost no more than 5.00 per item). The oil is great like expected. I already use Ojon so that is great. The bliss I have fallen in love with.... and the new tube I got today has a different Bliss and cant wait to try. The gloss is great and the color is good.. I would not have picked that color ... but.. that is why it is a test tube. I am always looking for a better face/ eye product and cant wait to use this one in this package. Anything I don't use my Mom will get to try. This is one of 3 tubes I purchased and I did sign up for the auto ship. I would say this is great for all who are open to try new items and be open minded. I have told all who would listen at my job what I think about the products. I am angry I did not sign up sooner. I saw this on tv a long time ago and forgot to check back later. I am glad I did remember this great idea and look foward to future tubes.
Need more variety
Enjoy getting things to try but I have to say the products are repetitive. Mally lipstick. eye liner, cleansers, moisturizer. It would be great to have some skin treatments, eye shadows, mascaras, lip liners....you know the full spectrum of manufacturers and products. Also Mally, Tarte, Philosophy are manufacturers who are repeated too often. The color of nail polish which I just received was one that most would not want to use. Not a good way to promote the product.
Make it fun, shake it up and give us popular colors to try.
Also, I don't really care about the magazine. Put more into the products.
I love the test tube concept and have enjoyed most of the products included in each shipment. I, too, tired of the constant WEN inclusion, and lip colors that are not compatible with darker complexions-so I'm not sure if I will continue to be an auto delivery customer. I would like to make a suggestion to offer the test tube with AND without the magazine. The magazine hold no appeal to me and I'm sure there are others who feel the same.
I love this!! Best buy ever.. It's a great way of trying really nice products without breaking the bank. Some products aren't for me...But I love it that I can gift them to people who I know would love to try the products.
Plus, it's a great way for me to try new products without spending a lot. I have found so many new product lines that I love.
Please keep it!
GREAT FUN & GOOD PRODUCTS
This was the first time that I tried QVC test tube. Shared it; we all loved the products & some generous sizes, too. The magazine was fun, too. Good value; hope other test tubes will be this wonderful.
This was a great way to try products without the expense of full-sized items. Only one item wasn't quite right, but several I now feel confident to order the full size. I give this kit my highest recommendation. I have sensitive skin, and none of the products were a problem.
Loved the instruction booklet! Also raved so much that my mom ordered a kit. :).
Great variety, great items, great value!!!
I have purchased several of these test tubes, and they never, ever disappoint! Each time they are filled with high-quality, interesting products, perfect for all. Each time I realize that the cost of just one or two full-sized products included are worth the price of the entire jam-packed kit! I highly, highly recommend this set!