I get my box from Birchbox!! This what was in my November box:
I've used the whole tube of toothpaste and love the mascara, and really like my little hair tie. I haven't worked up the courage to try the night cream yet, nor the hair oil. Everything come in travel/trial sizes, and the whole box is just 10.00/month. I went ahead and subscribed for the whole year so I could get 1 free box and points towards buying the products (less than retail).
When you sign up you fill out a survey and that is how Birchbox determines what you will receive each month. My bff and I get different boxes each month, and she logs on to her profile and changes her preferences every few months so she gets to try all the goodies she would never normally buy. She also says that she thinks she gets more stuff each month in her box because she has purchased a few items from the website. You can also review the products in your box and earn points, but I lost the card that has the link on it. I'm currently trying to convince B that this would be an awesome Christmas gift for his sister, and possibly both our moms. Wish me luck!