I recently subscribed to Birchbox.  For a monthly $10 fee, they ship you five generous samples of products to try at home.  In my September box I received samples of shampoo, conditioner, face serum (above), eyeliner and a BB cream.  When you sign up you can customize your box to reflect your tastes and preferences.

After you’ve had a chance to try the products, you can go on their website and give reviews for extra credit points which can be applied toward future purchases. They also offer free shipping on your order.

My favorite sample was the Shiseido Power Infusing Concentrate.  You apply it to a freshly cleaned face before moisturizing.  It smells very citrusy — just like a bowl of freshly sliced lemons.  It absorbs quickly and makes my face feel so clean.  The sample is pretty generous and a little goes a long way so I think I can get it to last for about a month.  This may have to be something I add to my skin care regimen.

If you decide to sign up for your own monthly delivery (which you can cancel at any time), be sure to use this link to Birchbox so I can earn credits.  You can refer friends, too, once you establish an account.  It’s a fun way to try new products!