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Beauty delivered to your doorstop

Just in time for the holiday season, leading U.S.-based beauty company Birchbox has opened its virtual doors in Canada.

Imagine having a beauty editor as your best friend, with a major perk being unlimited access to the coveted beauty closet filled with hundreds of product samples. That, according to co-founder Harley Barna, was the idea behind Birchbox, which for $15 per month gives subscribers a chance to experience the world’s most luxurious beauty products without having to fork over a lot of cash.

There’s a wide range of products for hair, makeup, nails, skincare and body, including both Canadian-made and international brands that were previously not available in this country. Some products, like Cynthia Rowley’s The Game Face (CAD $46), a gorgeous eye shadow palette that is perfect for the holidays (or any day), are created exclusively for Birchbox.

And if you fall in love with any of the samples, you can purchase the full-sized product on the website.

Available in 3-month (CAD 44.85 ), 6-month (CAD 79.50) or 12-month (CAD 159.40) gift subscriptions;