Beauty fans will no doubt have heard of Birchbox, the US-based site that delivers four or five deluxe beauty samples to its subscribers (tailored to suit their needs) each month. It's an amazing idea that kicked off in 2010 and, whilst we're a little behind our US and European counterparts who have had access to these services for a while now, the good news is that's changing with some great sites that emulate the idea cropping up in Australia. Here's our lowdown to the sites, what a monthly subscription will set you back and what brands you can expect delivered to your door.
When we heard Fab talk about StyleMint, the Olsen twins latest offering where consumers are sent clothing suggestions based on their profile, we thought you might be interested in a gem we've just been introduced to called GlossyBox. Originally launched in Germany and now in 10 other countries around the world, GlossyBox is like a regular magazine subscription, except instead of a mag, you'll receive a monthly box of luxe sample-sized beauty goodies delivered straight to your door. Once you sign up and fill in your profile, for $14.95 a month you'll get products tailored specifically to you and your beauty preferences from the likes of Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Essie and YSL. This could be an amazing Christmas gift to a friend — or yourself. It's the gift that keeps on giving!