Hope you had a fun Diwali with your family and friends! This Diwali was special for me as my sister had come from US, so we enjoyed together, bursting crackers and all. Along with all the surprises, came this little package in mail today. Yes, its VanityCask and this month is rightly themed as ‘The Festive Edition’. I can’t wait to see what products they have put together keeping in mind that its the festivals season. So am going to unbox it right now! Let’s see together what we have in store for this month.
About VanityCask Festive Edition
Our in-house specialists have spent the last few months researching the best ways for you to stand out this festive season, while giving you a taste of premium and luxury brands.
The result is our VanityCask Festive Edition, the ultimate guide to looking your best this festive season!
We worked towards creating a box that caters to every problem that your skin and hair face during this busy time.
Let VanityCask’s Festive Edition works its magic while you enjoy this year’s joyful season like a true diva!
The packaging comes in the usual black box with a pretty pink pouch inside. It surely looks luxurious. There is also a booklet which lists all the products details along with detailed instructions of how to use them. This time for the festive season, the booklet came in a pretty color and design.
Contents of VanityCask Festive Edition
* Biotique Morning Nectar Visibly Flawless Skin Moisturiser:
Biotique products are loved by most people and this is one of their popular lotions. I have tried this many times before and find it quite affordable and effective. Since its winters, we keep running out of bottles and bottles of body lotion. So getting a full-sized lotion in the box is useful.
Claims: Biotique produces several hair and skin care products using 100% natural botanical extracts. The philosophy behind the brand is to eliminate hair and skin problems from the roots to reveal glowing skin and healthy hair nourished with nature’s own goodness. This lightening and nourishing lotion is blended with pure honey, wheatgerm and seaweed. It sinks into the skin to replace natural oils and replenish lost moisture for a noticeably fresher and fairer complexion.
Key Ingredients: Baheda, methi, honey, ankurit gehun, kusumbhi, vach, lotion q.s
Price: Rs.199 for 120ml (Full size in box)
* Votre White Essence Lightening & Brightening Day Moisturiser SPF 35 +++:
I got introduced to a lot of Votre products, thanks to VanityCask. And their products have never failed to impress me. They are very gentle and suitable for sensitive skin. This is a day cream and contains high SPF of 35 and PA+++. Plus it also has brightening claims. The ingredients list seem unique with orange, radish, cranberry and pomegranate. So looking forward to try this. The box has a good deluxe-size for us to try.
Claims: This product is a lightweight moisturiser which minimises the visible appearance of dark spots, discoloration and improves skin radiance by providing a fair complexion. Natural form of Vitamin C helps promote collagen synthesis and help inhibit melanin production for a skin lightening effect. SPF 35 protects from the harmful effect of UV A & B ray.
Key Ingredients: Licorice, vitamin C, wheatgerm oil, vitamin E, orange, radish, cranberry fruit extract, pomegranate
Price: Rs.2250 for 50g (30g deluxe sample in box)
* Mom’s Therapy Body Oil:
I got Mom’s Therapy Hair Oil in last month’s box and it was very good. I am happy to receive this body oil also since winters are starting, and for our dry flaky skin, body lotions are not enough. We need a deep nourishing body oil. I can see some herbs and roots in the bottle. And the smell is very soothing, a mix of essential oils. Definitely a good choice for the festive season. It claims to give pearl-glow effect. Need to test it.
Claims: Mom’s Therapy Body Oil ensures blemish free and smooth skin within few weeks of application. Get baby soft skin with pearl glow effect that will nourish and reward your skin from within. The valuable ingredients in this body oil provide intense nourishment and eliminate stubborn spots and marks, giving you a spotless free skin, making your skin softer and shinier than ever.
Key Ingredients: First coldpressed black sesame oil, vitamin E oil, essential oils
Price: Rs.135 for 50ml (Full size in box)
* MCaffeine Hop Seed Caffeine Shampoo:
This is a sulphate-free shampoo and it contains hibiscus and vitamin E. Along with caffeine, of course! I have heard caffeine has lot of benefits for hair growth. However, am quite skeptical about this brand. Though they are infused with the magical ingredient caffeine, they are not clear on their ingredients list. It says sulphate-free, but lists ‘Foaming agent’ in the ingredients. They haven’t mentioned what the foaming agent is. But I will give this a try once and update you guys.
Claims: This shampoo is designed for an active and natural lifestyle. It prevents hair loss occurring due to stress and air pollutants and penetrates deep into the hair roots and follicles, and encourages hair growth, resulting in voluminous and healthy looking hair. This sulphate free shampoo supports hair growth and fights itchy scalp, hair loss and other hair problems caused by chemicals. Vitamin E gives a natural shine to the hair, Hop Seeds and Hibiscus nourish your scalp and hair. It is Paraben free and not tested on animals.
Key Ingredients: Caffeine, hop seed, hibiscus, vitamin E
Price: Rs.479 for 150ml (50ml deluxe sample in box)
* Thalgo Silicium Eye Cream:
Thalgo, as we all know, is a French luxury brand. You will either receive a Thalgo Exfoliator or Thalgo Melt-in Smoothening Brightening Cream or Thalgo Eye Cream. I got three small tubes of the eye cream. I have some fine lines under my eyes. So am hoping this will work.
Claims: The ultimate lifting treatment, this Cream of Creams helps reshape and redefine the eye contour area and correct the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness for eyes that radiate youthful beauty!
Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid and Marine Silicium Complex, Meristotheca dakarensis and Jania rubens, Controlled-Release Caffeine, Yeast Extract, Marine Hyaluronic Complex
Price: Rs.3650 for 15ml (3 tubes of 5ml in box)
So these are all the products that I have received in my VanityCask October 2017 Festive Edition. Am happy with all the products this month. All of them are really useful products which we will use daily. My only concern is that there are no gift vouchers this month. Keeping in mind the Festive Season, it would have been great if they had sent some salon vouchers. Also instead of Mcaffeine (which is common in many subscription boxes), they could have introduced some other luxury brand.
So, if you wish to sample some luxury brands every month delivered to your doorstep, just subscribe for VanityCask. And finally, I have a special promo code for all my readers. Use code ‘IBS10’ for a 10% discount on the box. Also they have an exciting offer currently – Buy a 3 month subscription for Rs.2399 and get a Babor product worth Rs.4800 absolutely free. Babor is a German Luxury brand. You can choose the free product of your choice among – Babor Daily Mattifying Cream, Babor Intensifier Moisture + Serum, Babor Daily Calming Cream. Not only does the 3 month subscription cost less than one month subscription for every box, but also you get a full-sized luxury serum more than the price you pay for. And additionally you can get 10% off by using my promo code ‘IBS10’. Plus if you pay online through PayTM or Mobikwik, you can get additional Rs.75 off. Order here
If you haven’t yet read unboxing of my previous VanityCask boxes, do check them out here
P.S Product sent by the brand for consideration. But my opinions and reviews are honest as always.
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