Douglas Box of Beauty Austria - December 2014 Edition

Douglas Box of Beauty is a perfect way to try out new products. This beauty box always includes an original sized product and 4 luxury (travel size) samples.

The box arrives every 8 weeks, is limited to 300 pieces, costs 10€ and comes with free shipping. Douglas always anounces the content of the box few days earlier before the official selling date. You can always choose 2 complimentary samples to your order. Douglas online shop also offers all sorts of different codes for extra goodies to your order. The Austrian edition of Douglas Box of Beauty comes without subscription.
The products come nicely wrapped in a mint coloured box, from which you can make a diy project. I usually use these boxes for storage of make up products and brushes.

Here's the content of Decembers Box. The main product which always comes in the original/full-size was a Nyx Eyeshadow palette. This month's luxury sized samples included Guerlain, Annemarie Börlind, Alterna and Laura Mercier.

Nyx | Love in Florence | Eyeshadow Palette | 5,8 g

First thing's first: The brand Nyx is cruelty free, thumbs up! This lovely Eyeshadow Palette comes in the shade 06 Tryst by the Trevi, which is a mix of light and dark, black shades, both matte and shimmery. Perfect for smokey eye look. The size of this palette is quite handy and travel friendly. Eyeshadows are very smooth and well pigmented. The palette also includes a dual-ended sponge aplicator. Overall a great palette for those who like to create smokey eye look or are into darker shades. The shimmery white shade is a perfect highlighting shade. 

Annemarie Börlind | Beauty Pearls| Serum | 10 ml

Anti Pollution & Moisture Serum by Annemarie Börlind protects the skin against environmental influences, moisturizes and renews the natural radiance of the skin. Once you press the dispenser the pearls dissolve in a fluid which applied to the face absorbs really fast and doesn't leave a greasy feeling afterwards. The skin is left with a healthy glow. I use it as a primer and it does its job really well. 

Guerlain | La petite Robe Noire | Edp Couture | 5 ml 

A glamorous chypre fragrance. I already own La petite Robe noire Eau de Parfum and in my opinion this version is a bit lighter scented and sweeter than the one i own. The top notes include bergamot and raspberry. Rose is the only heart note. The base notes are supposed to be chypre with patchouli, vetiver, tonka bean, and moss. The scent itself lasts really long on me. After 7-8 hours it starts to fade but it's still noticeable. I would say this version is lighter and not that assertive as the original Eau the Parfum one. 

Alterna | Kendi Oil | Dry oil mist | 25 ml

I was looking very forward to this brand since it's been on my wishlist for quite a while. This Dry oil mist has eco-certified bamboo in it. Basically it should prevent or eliminate frizz and protect your hair from heat styling tools. I use hair straightener every once in a while and i did really notice a difference when using this mist. My hair was soft, shiny and most important it stayed sleek longer. I also find this mist perfect for detangling towel-dried hair. 

Laura Mercier | Lip glace | 2,8 g 
Laura Mercier Lip glace in shade Bonbon offers a medium coverage and smells like the shade already suggests – wonderful! The colour is a mixture of coral and soft red. This is probably the best lipgloss i'd ever tried (apart from Clarins Lip Perfector). I'm not really a fan of lipgloss. To me the concept, or rather the formula itself is too sticky and not moisturizing enough or not even a bit. But this Lip glace really changed my perspective. It's super pigmented, smells heavenly and leaves your lips moisturized. The lasting power is also pretty amazing because of its thick formula. It lasts about 3-4 hours without reapplying (eating+drinking included). All in all a great product which i will definitely buy in a different shade aswell. 

I think it's safe to say this month's Box of Beauty was truly amazing. As far as i'm concerned it was one of the best editions in a while. 
Also: There's already been released a preview for the February Box which comes with a few changes too: the Box of Beauty is now limited to 800 pieces and will cost 11€ (shipping stays free) announcement: 

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