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The best beauty samples ever

Posted Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011  comments  Print Reprints
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I tend to hoard beauty samples. I have a huge stash of Lilliputian-sized products that I've received free with purchase. The problem? The samples never seem to be suited to my skin type.

Hence the genius of the new site Birchbox.com. For a small monthly fee of $10, you get a box full o' beauty products delivered to your front door. Every. Single. Month. The packaging is divine - a hot pink box that just screams gorgeous. The samples are generously sized. And the best part - they've been handpicked for you based on questions you answer about your beauty preferences.

Love what you try? When you order full-size products, you earn loyalty points that are good toward future purchases. Plus the site provides in-depth tips, tricks and video tutorials every month.

Each box includes 4-5 high-end samples from brands like Korres, Phyto and Benefit. Last month, my pink box contained:

- Ahava Revival Bath Salts

- Cargo Lash Activator Mascara

- Marvis Classic Mint Toothpaste

- Pangea Organics Lip Balm (a full size!)

- Brow brush

I'm anxiously awaiting my April shipment any day. Not knowing what wonderful surprises lurk inside is half the fun.

Find out more and join at Birchbox.com. You can even gift a 3-month, 6-month or 1-year membership to someone who really deserves it.

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