Wednesday, October 10, 2012

QVC Beauty Test Tube! Fall 2012


Hey everyone!
It's always a good day when I come home to find a pink box on my doorstep... containing the QVC New Beauty Test Tube!  All the products come packed into the tube- and there's also a little magazine with all the info you could need on the various products- plus the latest issue of New Beauty magazine!

These come every couple of months (I'm pretty sure... sometimes I lose track of time!), and I've ordered them on autodelivery- so I don't have to place a special order each time. For around 30 bucks you get to try a bunch of cool products, and the makeup products included are pretty much always full size! Other products are pretty generous as well. This one must be so new it's not on the website yet, but the last Test Tube is if you want to check it out. I'll shoot out a tweet or Facebook update when I notice that this one is available online. I should probably also point out- I pay for these & am not affiliated with QVC or the various brands featured in the Test Tube. I also did a video on it back in May 2011.  

I'd also like to say- I have discovered SO MANY favorite things through the Test Tube over the past year or so. I've heard about Birch Box, and I've tried Glossy Box. But I must say, the Test Tube seems to offer lots of products- and so many things that turn out to be awesome. If it wasn't for the Test Tube, I might not have found out about some things that are now major favorites, such as: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads, Philosophy Inner Grace, Philosophy Field of Flowers, Wen Cleansing Conditioner, and Fresh Sugar Lip Balm... and then I've also gotten a number of other great products I already knew I loved like tarte Lipsurgence, Mally Evercolor Shadow Sticks, Laura Geller baked eyeshadow, and Josie Maran Argan Oil.


Here's what came in the newest Test Tube!




-Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse (new to me)
-Wen Cleansing Conditioner in Winter Vanilla Mint (love this!)
-Mally Evercolor Automatic Eyeliner in Onyx (love this!)
-Smileactives Tooth Whitening Pen (new to me)
-Perfect Formula Strong Nail System Daily Moisture (new to me)
-Philosophy Full of Promise Restoring Cream (new to me)
-Perricone MD High Potency Eye Treatment (new to me)
-Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Sparkplug (new to me)




Each product has its own page in the Test Tube booklet. I think that's super helpful, especially with the skincare products so you know when to apply various serums or creams that might come in the kit. You can also learn about the claims and what you can expect the products to do.  



And as I mentioned- New Beauty Magazine! You might want to look closely at page 30 of the issue that comes with this Test Tube... just sayin! :) 


Daily Nuggets...
  • Just so you know- I posted another Try This, Not That video! It's all about Foundations. 
  • This morning my alarm woke me from a nightmare. It was my wedding day, nothing was ready, and my mom was freaking out. 
  • I got to interview an 82-year-old dance instructor yesterday, and then line danced with the group. All seemed right with the world in that moment! 
  • Tyler is competing in something called the "Tough Mudder" this weekend. Watched YouTube videos on it yesterday... GOOD LORD. Seems like torture to me! 
 

Then I googled the following question: "Has anyone died during the tough mudder?"
Apparently nobody has, but I'm still worried. 

40 comments:

  1. The beauty test tubes are always so great! thanks for sharing :) & congrats on the feature in New Beauty Mag, thats awesome Em!! :) xx Wendy

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  2. I almost tweeted you yesterday when I got mine! I couldn't be happier!! It was a great tube!

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  3. Test Tube, that's interesting. But what got me really interested was Tough Mudder! That's so cool! I'd want to join something like that! Kindly let me know how he is after, if possible! Thanks!

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  4. Tough Mudder looks like torture to me too. My guy was thinking about doing something like that. I'm kind of glad he's not, even though I'd cheer him on if he did. I love your YouTube channel.

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  5. haha. You could do a lighter version of the tough mudder, which is called "The Warrior Dash". I've done it, and it's a lot of fun !!

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  6. I get both the QVC versions and the one directly from New Beauty (for those curious the boxes contain different items). I love my boxes but wish they would give us an opt out for the magazines since I already get mine on my iPad. It would make shipping less expensive if they ditched the magazine (which I get two since I get both versions).

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  7. I can't wait to get mine!! It should be here by the end of the week. It's like beauty Christmas each time the test tube arrives!

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  8. I love the test tubes! Way better then the once a month makeup clubs. The items are of good quality. I felt like this tube didn't stop, I kept pulling out great items!! Yay!

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  9. I got mine today but it was the last one that I got wounder what happened but I like all was in it so two of each isn't to bad I can't wait to get my new one hopefully

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  10. I got mine today but it was the last one that I got wounder what happened but I like all was in it so two of each isn't to bad I can't wait to get my new one hopefully

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  11. This box looks very interesting. Can't wait for you to review some of these products.

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  12. These sound really great! And from the looks of things, you got a ton of really wonderful new products to try out.
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  14. Never heard of these test tubes, but I love it! The lip gloss looks beautiful.

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  15. I want the Beauty Test Tube now! If Myglam bag ends up being crap for me, I might switch to this!

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  16. I hope Tyler's been TRAINING for TOUGH MUDDER!!! Hell of an obstacle course, but such a good cause! Wounded Warrior project is awesome. It's inspiring to see veterans wearing a prosthetic crossing the finish line. Everyone helps each other out, and the beer in the end well deserved! Good luck!

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  17. so jealous of the winter mint wen you got! i got lavender, which is a bit medicinal but a HUGE step up from the fig version i got in a previous test tube.

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  18. I'd never even heard of these test tubes, they look great though so thanks for sharing! I'm hosting a cool RedRock giveaway if you'd like to check it out :) xx

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on being featured in the magazine! xo

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  20. Of course when I cancelled my auto delivery it would be an amazing one. Guess I reorder it again. Some nice items in this one! Out of all the subscription services I tried, this one is the best!

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  21. I'm not sure whether I'm going to reorder this subscription service. The cost is $29.95, but by the time shipping and tax are added on it's $40!!!! I could use that for other purchases.

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  22. Aww. Good luck to Tyler! My boyfriend's brother competed in one a few months back. The only scary part is when they get shocked with electricity. If Tyler is ever interested, he should look into the Muddy Buddy. It's a gentler version where you compete with a team mate (could even be a kid). I've thought about giving it a try myself :)

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  23. Winter Vanilla Mint sounds like scent heaven!

    My husband is considering doing a Tough Mudder at the beginning of the new year - sounds like torture to me. ; )

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  24. hey Emily, I'm a long time reader of your blog and I really really enjoy reading it so I nominated you for the Laine Blogger Award over at my blog. I hope you haven't already been nominated. :) Click here to see the award.

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  25. Hi Emily,
    I am planning a full day of shopping on Sunday, and of course some make up shopping. I need a highliter, a lipstick, an eye shadow pallete(neutrals),a powder blush and a good volumizing mascara.And also a concealer for blemishes. I really apreciate if you can recommend some good products that you love. Thank you!

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  26. oh, i forgot to tell you that i`m going to sephora and i want to spend 100 $ for makeup

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  27. I'd love to know what you think about the Living Proof product! I tried a leave in treatment from them and loved it!

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  28. Oh it looks so cool! I wish we would have something similar in Finland, or even beauty magazines! Btw loved your "try this not that" video as usual! xx from Min Boudoir

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  30. This seemed like such a great deal, since you get so many things!

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  31. I love the Beauty Test tubes, but in the past two months, we have gotten yet another WEN and Mally liner. Very excited about the tooth whitening pen as well as the nail moisturizer. I just received the nail strengthener from QVC the Friday prior, so I'm looking forward to using them together.

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  32. Oooh how exciting! Do let us know how you get on with the products? xx

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  33. If I can do Tough Mudder, Tyler can-I'm a 5'4'' makeup loving girly girl (my boyfriend and I just love doing stuff like that together).
    He'll be just fine ;)
    Just watch out for the electric shocks, lol.

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  35. i'm so glad i found your blog!!! i'm your newest follower:) my bf did the tough mudder a few months ago and i asked if anyone had ever died, too! i was not looking forward to that day for him. craziness.
    xoxo alyse;)

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