Originally published: March 22, 2013 1:18 PM
Updated: March 22, 2013 6:14 PM
By JOSEPH V. AMODIO. Special to Newsday
Photo credit: Handout | Birchbox WHAT YOU GET: Four to five samples monthly, including cosmetics, skin and hair care (popular brands like Kiehl's, Stila, Kerastase), and lifestyle items, from granola bars to votive candles. Birchbox Man subscribers get three to four grooming products (Jack Black, Peter Thomas Roth) and one or two full-size lifestyle products. You can purchase full-size versions on the site, where you'll find how-to videos, expert interviews purchase incentives and more.
WHAT YOU PAY: $10/month (Birchbox), $20/month (Birchbox Man)
OPTING OUT: Gift subscriptions terminate but regular monthly or annual subscriptions auto-renew; cancel anytime but the first shipment is nonrefundable.
Christine Arata is big into Christmas stockings. The more inventive the contents, the better. Her husband, David? Not so much. So last December she was braced for the usual -- flowers and a bag of Snickers Minis -- when she pulled out a gift card labeled Birchbox.
Birchbox, a leading online beauty sampling service launched in 2010, sends out monthly goodie bags filled with sample-size...
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