I know I say it every time, but this is truly one of my favorite things… Birchbox, a monthly subscription to high-end beauty product samples. It’s the best piece of mail I get each month, that’s for sure!
The $10/month fee is reasonable, and it’s completely curbed my random makeup purchases at the drugstore. I received my first Birchbox in May 2012, so it’s been almost a year, and I’ve never regretted signing up.
My favorite part is that the samples are high-end, meaning that I would never splurge on the full-priced items on my own. (And so far, I’ve resisted purchasing any of the full-size versions, although they’re all available on Birchbox’s website of course.)
Most samples last a long while, and it’s always exciting to see what’s new each month. There’s usually a waiting list to get a spot (I think I waited 2-3 months) but once you’re in, then you’re golden.