FACE TIME: If you're already a Sephora addict, you're well acquainted with those deluxe samples they give you every so often... meaning, only once you've accumulated enough points in their customer-loyalty program.
But, like most things in life, sometimes... you just want more.
Hence, Birchbox, a new company run by two New York twenty-somethings. Your subscription gets you a box of deluxe samples, delivered to your doorstep, from beauty companies such as Laura Mercier, NARS, Phyo and Stila. Says the site:
"We've shamelessly cherry-picked every category to bring you companies that pour time, research and love into their products. Because of this you'll find both clinical skincare lines and makeup artist-approved color collections, up-and-coming niche brands and longtime favorites."
GET IT: Birchbox.com; $10 per month (cancel any time) or $110 per year.