VanityCask October Box 2017 – The Festive Edition Review

I still can’t believe Diwali is over , time runs so fast. Anyways, while celebrating Diwali I received VanityCask October Box which is the Festive Edition Box. It was a bit late in reaching me, as due to the festivities, courier service has holidays as well as additional parcels. So that’s totally understandable. Coming back to the Box let’s see what all products are in it and why it’s called the Festive Edition.

Curation Story
We worked towards creating a box that caters to every problem that your skin and hair face during this busy time.
Brighten up your lackluster skin with Votre White Essence Lightening & Brightening Day Moisturiser and Biotique’s Morning Nectar Visibly Flawless Skin Moisturiser. Indulge and pamper your skin with Mom’s Therapy Body Oil and Thalgo Specialised Creams and Gels. Finally get silky, shiny and healthy hair you have always wanted with McCaffeine’s Caffeine Shampoo with Hibiscus and Vitamin E.
Let VanityCask’s Festive Edition work it’s magic, while you enjoy this year’s joyful season like a true diva!

Votre White Essence Lightening & Brightening Day Moisturiser SPF 35++
This is a good product according to the price point as well as the season. It is dual benefit cream which moisturises the skin and also protects skin from sun damage. The cream is formulated with ingredients like Liquorice, Vitamin C, Wheat Germ oil.
Key Ingredients – Liquorice, Vitamin C, Wheat Germ Oil, Tio2, Orange, Radish, Cranberry Fruit extracts and Pomegranate Extracts.
Price – 2250 INR for 30 gms , 30 gms quantity in Box.

Mom’s Therapy Body Oil
In Diwali we perform Abhyang snan which is a ritual to be followed for 5 days of Diwali. Since in winters skin becomes dry, performing abhyang makes the skin moisturized and soft and supple. I am happy to see a body oil in the Box and how keeping in mind the Festive season it has been picked up 😊.
Key Ingredients – Black Sesame Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Essential oil.
Price – 135 INR for 50 ml, full size in box viz. 50 ml

Biotique Morning Nectar Visibly Flawless Skin Moisturiser
This is the only third product I am using from Biotique and I haven’t explored the brand yet, so trying this product would be a good idea. Also the moisturiser is a bit thick and keeping in mind that I get dry patches in winters it would be a great choice.
Key Ingredients – Behada, Methi, honey, Ankurit gehun, Kusumbi, Back, lotion Q. S
Price – 199 INR for 120 ml, 120 ml in the Box.

McCaffeine’s Caffeine Shampoo with Hibiscus and Vitamin E
I am a bit sceptical while using new shampoos and hair care products. So I might give this one a miss. Also while going through the ingredients of the shampoo on the packaging I noticed it has Approved preservatives/fragrance. No information of the Body or Organization which approves preservatives and fragrances in cosmetics and health care brands is mentioned. I mean approved by whom FDA, USDA, ECOCERT or self approved 😂😂. Anyway jokes apart, a product needs to be as transparent as possible 🙂.
Key Ingredients – Caffeine, Hop Seed, Hibiscus and Vitamin E
Price – 479 INR for 150 ml, 50 ml quantity in the Box.

Thalgo Assorted Creams and Exfoliators
Thalgo is a French brand, which specializes in skincare products formulated with algae and marine extracts. The box has three intensive action creams and exfoliatior. Products are Gentle Exfoliatior, Melt-In Smoothening Brightening Cream and Silicium Eye Cream. Eye Cream sounds amazing as for eye area very little quantity is required. Samples provided are 2-5 ml.
Price – Full size ranges from 3452 INR to 5693 INR. Quantity in box 2-5 ml

Overall speaking Festive Edition Box is quite satisfactory keeping the contents in mind. Right from under eye to body oil, it is curated keeping festive season in mind. Moreover this time no vouchers are provided by any brand or spa, as usually the vouchers have a time limit or price limit to avail and not everyone is keen on that. Except Thalgo and Votre all other brands are ok sort so no particular brand like TNC or Gulnare to look out for. But keeping the festive season in mind it covers all aspects of Skincare and Haircare.

*PR sample