Do you know what this is? It's actually pretty sweet. I tend to be a snob about makeup and skin products (take my bad skin, add my inability to stick to a regimen...voila!). But, my budget doesn't really allow me to play with as much amazing makeup as I would like.
In comes Birchbox (site, here). It's a monthly membership ($10 a month), where designer makeup, skin and hair products are sent to you. How? They're only sample sizes. If you're anything like me, a sample sizes one-ounce lip gloss can last over a month.
Plus, if you decide that you love something and need the big bottle, you get a discount on the product.
So, let's recap. You get to play with a bunch of new product every month for $10. You get a discount if you decide you need it in your life. Good. And, good. And if you're thinking about a gift for someone else, you can purchase a three-month gift membership (and not be locked-in for any further purchases). Thank you, Birchbox.