VanityCask Shades of April Edition Subscription Box Review – Binge on Basics

25 April, 2018

Hello gorgeous girls,

How are you all? And how is April treating you? Are you liking the summer sunshine? And what about the summer heat, is it already burning you? Okay, okay I know these are too many questions to answer. You must be thinking that I always ask you questions before starting my posts and you are probably thinking that it’s a bad idea. I mean who has the time to reply to my silly questions. But you are thinking it wrong. Well, I get tremendous amounts of DMs every day and I am up for a soul talk even at the wee hours. So, if you a have a question for me or you want to answer my questions or you just need a friend to talk to, then ping me up at my Instagram (I am super active there, just in case you want me to respond early) or leave your queries below in the comments section. As for those people, who want me to answer my above questions, here you go.

  • I am doing incredibly good (skip the examination trauma).
  • April has so far treated me very nicely because I had my 21st birthday on 19th April and a big hug and thanks to all those who wished me. I love you all. And those who did not, I take belated wishes too, lol xD.
  • I am totally up for the summer sunshine. It is good to soak some sunshine and get back to work.
  • The last question - Am I liking the summer heat? Do I look like Mother of Dragons? So, naaaaaahhhhhhhh!

One of the other reasons for liking this month is VanityCask’s Shades of April Edition Subscription Box. This is the first time that I am reviewing VanityCask Subscription Box. Every time I try out a new brand, I make sure to dig into the brand and give a brief overview of their services. Why I do so? Because I want my readers to know the basic details of the brand before they even visit their website and try it.

Brand Overview


VanityCask is one of the beauty subscription boxes available in India and all the brands associated with VanityCask have products that suit the Indian skin type. Their beauty experts curate these beauty boxes every month keeping in mind the Indian skin type. So basically, you get to try new brands and new products every month. Below are the subscription services and their cost:

  1. 1 month subscription –  999 INR per box
  2. 3 months subscription – 799 INR per box, which totals to 2399 INR
  3. 6 months subscription – 699 INR per box, which total to 4199 INR

To know more about VanityCask and their subscription offers, click here.

You can also use my code “SPSYMA” to get a surprise gift along with your next box of VanityCask.

Unboxing


So, I was quite happy to receive this month’s subscription box namely “Shades of April Edition”. The box had total five products in it and I am thrilled to give these new brands and products a try. Before talking about the products, let’s talk about the packaging. I was quite impressed by the look of it. It comes in a square shaped luxury box with magnetic lid. Inside it you get a brochure, describing what all products are included in the beauty box for that respective month. All the products are placed inside a pink satin pouch, which makes it look even more elegant. Now I am going to tell you about the products that I received inside the box one by one.

 VanityCask Shades of April Edition 2018 Subscription Box Review, Sova Chamomile and Coorgi Narangi Body Wash, The Natures Co. Cool Cucumber Face Wash, McAffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream, MONDSUB Deep Brightening & Whitening Beauty Facial Mask, MONDSUB Pearl Revitalizing & Brightening 3D Hanging Ears Neck & Facial Mask, MyGlamm Two of Your Kind Long Lasting Enamel Duo

Sova Chamomile and Coorgi Narangi Body Wash


This is the first time I have tried Sova and their body wash. Well, I am a girl who can stay hours in the shower and I always love to try different variants of body washes. Upon researching about this brand, I got to know that this brand came into existence with the vision and mission to provide safe and effective skin and hair care by combining the best of beauty, integrity and heritage. Let us see how effective the product was on my skin:

  1. It glided on to my skin and blend in smoothly.
  2. It left my skin supple, smooth and nourished. Few body washes tend to leave your skin a bit dry after the wash, but this was not the case with Sova Chamomile and Coorgi Narangi Body Wash.
  3. It has refreshing and calming fragrance which lingers on for a long time. A whiff of the scent is enough to make you feel refreshed and calm your senses.
  4. It has Shea butter in it which gives the skin a silky texture and Macadamia oil is responsible for reducing the dryness of the skin.
  5. No side effects observed after use.
  6. Priced 750 INR for 240 ml (Received sample size bottle of 30 ml).

 VanityCask Shades of April Edition 2018 Subscription Box Review, Sova Chamomile and Coorgi Narangi Body Wash

The Nature’s Co. Cool Cucumber Face Wash


I have used few products from The Nature’s Co. and I was quite happy to receive their product in this month’s subscription box. Though the idea is to get acquainted with new brands every month, I still have my few favourites and I love to try new products from the same brand. Let’s see what this Cool Cucumber Face Wash has in store for us:

  1. Firstly, it has cucumber extract which makes it very refreshing. It has cooling, cleansing and cleaning properties which makes it a good fit for summers.
  2. I have an oily skin type and it worked wonders on my skin because of its astringent actions.
  3. It also contains Willow Tree Extracts which exfoliates the skin, open up the pores, and does deep cleaning. The anti-microbial properties prevent blackhead, whitehead and pimples formulation.
  4. It made my skin clear, soft and nourished. It is also recommended to use for oily skin and since I have the same skin type, I felt great. I, however, do not know how well it works for the dry skin type.
  5. No side-effects observed after using the face wash. It is vegan and cruelty-free too.
  6. Priced 695 INR for 125 ml (Received sample size tube of 25 ml).

 VanityCask Shades of April Edition 2018 Subscription Box Review, The Natures Co. Cool Cucumber Face Wash

McAffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream


McAffeine is one of my favourite skincare brands and I have used many products from this brand. And to be honest, I never got disappointed. In this edition, I got McAffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream. Let’s see quickly what it is and how it works:

  1. It is suited for normal-to-dry skin. This really got me worried because I have an oily skin type.
  2. It leaves no greasy residue after application. However, I could feel that my skin turned oily quicker than usual. But since I applied it before I sleep, I have no issue with that.
  3. It left my skin nourished (though a little bit overly nourished and moisturized). I am pretty sure it will do a good job for people with dry skin.
  4. It contains caffeine which tightens the skin and aloe vera extracts that help in the nourishment of the skin. It also keeps the skin youthful.
  5. Vitamin E in it helps in keeping the skin smooth and silky.
  6. No side-effects observed after application. The only thing that disturbed me was its moisturizing capabilities are way too much for oily skin.
  7. Priced 349 INR for 50 ml (Received sample size bottle of 25 ml).

 VanityCask Shades of April Edition 2018 Subscription Box Review, McAffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream

2 Mond’Sub Facial Sheet Masks


Mond’Sub is again one of the brands that I love. In the Shades of April Edition, I received two facial sheet masks and yes, I love them. The best thing about Mond’Sub masks is that you get salon facial services at your doorstep without making your skin go through lots of trouble of cleaning, scrubbing and massaging and what not. I am a very impatient person and I can sit for long hours just for getting a facial. So, these facial masks are the best alternatives for me.

The two facial masks are:

MOND’SUB Deep Brightening & Whitening Beauty Facial Mask

  • The best part about this mask is that it is drenched with serum and it can be applied quickly on your face.
  • All the instructions are mentioned on the packet and it makes it super easy to follow.
  • While the mask is put on, you can still enjoy listening to your favourite playlist or even reading your favourite novel.
  • 20 minutes and you are done. My skin did feel hydrated, smooth and it tightened up a bit (which is the best part).
  • It did see a visible difference and it felt like that my skin is glowing a little bit. It is not like a fairness advertisement, so do not expect overnight fairness.
  • Can be used only once. If you feel that your serum is drenching very much, then you can apply the serum on your neck and arms too.
  • No side-effects observed after application.
  • Priced 120 INR per packet.

MOND’SUB Pearl Revitalizing & Brightening 3D Hanging Ears Neck & Facial Mask

  • This Facial Mask helps in removing fine wrinkles and helps in reversing the aging process.
  • This facial mask covers the face, ears and neck too. You can tuck the mask behind the ears so that it stays put.
  • After using this mask, I felt that my skin was plumper and softer. And I ditched my moisturizing cream all day. Yes, it left the skin hydrated and nourished.
  • Can be used only once. If you feel that your serum is drenching very much, then you can apply the serum on your neck and arms too.
  • No side-effects observed after application.
  • Priced 120 INR per packet.

 VanityCask Shades of April Edition 2018 Subscription Box Review, MONDSUB Deep Brightening & Whitening Beauty Facial Mask, MONDSUB Pearl Revitalizing & Brightening 3D Hanging Ears Neck & Facial Mask

MyGlamm Two of Your Kind – Long Lasting Enamel Duo


The final product that I got is two shades of MyGlamm Two of Your Kind Long Lasting Enamel Duo. Let’s see what this nail enamel duo has in store for us:

  1. I got two shades Passioned (pastel pink) and Confectionery (bright red).
  2. The shades have a gen finish and are ultra-shiny. It is highly pigmented too and has a plumping agent which helps to level out the irregularities and imperfections on the nail.
  3. It is long lasting and gives a good lustre.
  4. I particularly do not like the colour. I am more of a neutral shades lover. For people who love to play with pop colours for a fun nail art, I think this nail enamel duo is the perfect pick.
  5. Priced 390 INR for 10 ml (each nail enamel is 5 ml).

 VanityCask Shades of April Edition 2018 Subscription Box Review, MyGlamm Two of Your Kind Long Lasting Enamel Duo

Summary


1. Will I recommend VanityCask to others?

Yes, absolutely. I will recommend VanityCask to others because it has some brands that I am familiar with already.

2. Value for money?

I felt like that VanityCask is a bit expensive than other subscription boxes. For 999 INR, I did not expect sample sized products. The quantity could have been more, I think.

3. Will I subscribe to VanityCask subscription boxes in future?

Depends on the products included in the box.

4. Which product did I like the most in the subscription box?

I loved the Facial Sheet Masks from Mond’Sub the most. The masks are amazing, and they help in saving a lot of time which I invest in self-pampering.

5. Any cons of using products from the VanityCask subscription box?

I did not observe any side-effects though, but the McAffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream is for normal-to-dry skin and mine is oily skin type. This is the only thing that I did not like about VanityCask Shades of April Edition.

Additionally, I always recommend going through a patch test before using any product. Products that work on my skin may not work on your skin in the same manner.

I hope you liked and enjoyed reading the review. If you liked the review, then hit the like button and share it with your friends and family. In case, you have any questions regarding the brand or its products, then leave them in the comments section below and I shall revert at the earliest possible. You can also follow hashtag #BingeonBasics on Instagram to keep yourself updated with more such reviews and the upcoming fashion trends.

*Disclaimer: This is a PR Sample. Honest Review

 

Comments (37)

  • Woman

    vivian yuen

    27 April, 2018

    It looks like you've bagged some fab goodies this month! The cucumber face wash sounds lovely! Happy belated birthday too~

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Thank you for the wishes and yes the Cucumber Face wash is just amazing :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Luiza Calini

    27 April, 2018

    I looooove beauty boxes! I'd really love to try the face wash as well, looks lovely! www.cupcakesplendens.com

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Yes Luiza, give the face wash a try! I bet you would love it too :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Dee

    27 April, 2018

    Happy birthday, I wish I could be your age again, but i don't complain. to answer your questions I am fine, very fine in April, i just love the springtime. And i really like the way you start your articles.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Thank you for the kind words. I am just like you and I love the Springtime as much as you do :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Dalene

    27 April, 2018

    First of all, I still wish that you're having the birthday mood since I'm also wishing you the best this year. Anyway, I love your box reviews since you offer many with knowledge before they get set on purchasing any subscription box. Today's box is no different...I love the products in it especially the face masks, I don't think I can do without face masks you bet!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Thank you Dalene for the wonderful wishes. I am so glad that you liked the way I give reviews. This is mostly because people should know what they are buying before spending hard-earned money :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Elaine

    28 April, 2018

    What an amazing box! Definitely not a box that I could put together. I would love to see what the face energizer feels like! Ooo, thanks for sharing your find!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Yes, the box is indeed amazing and the face wash is best for summers :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    laura dove

    28 April, 2018

    Oh this looks great! I love a box like this, it;'s so exciting to see what's inside! The cucumber wash looks great!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Thanks Laura. The box and the cucumber face wash, both are amazing :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Amalia

    28 April, 2018

    OMG, I love these boxes, I wish everything was coming to my door in these cute little boxes, it's like Christmas all the time!!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Haha! Well you can subscribe to their subscription services and they will make sure, it's Christmas every month ;)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Ali Rost

    28 April, 2018

    I'm sure the cucumber face wash smells amazing! It's really a good box for people who love trying out different kinds of beauty products! I love the items that you got this month!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Even I am loving all the products that I got this month :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    jhilmilbhansali

    28 April, 2018

    OH wow, you got amazing collecting in Vanity cask for April edition. McAffeine Uplift Trance Caffeine Face Cream seems the most compelling to me and cucumber face wash seems a must for these scorching summers.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Yes the face wash is the best out of the lot. Everybody is already going gaga over this face wash :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    29 April, 2018

    Firstly Happy 21st Birthday!!!! The box looks great, I haven't heard of this subscription before. I think the body wash must have smelt amazing. I would love to try that.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Thank you for the birthday wishes :) Yes the body wash smells amazing. You can give it a try and let me know if it worked for you :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Mayuri

    29 April, 2018

    Wish you a very Happy Birthday! I am going to recommend this Box to my friends and family in India. Subscription boxes are the perfect way to try out new products! :)

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Thanks Mayuri for the birthday wishes. I really appreciate your efforts for sharing this article with your friends and family :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Msddah

    29 April, 2018

    Any body wash with Camomile is always a plus for me in a body wash. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Yes truly. I can relate with you on this :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    akamatra

    29 April, 2018

    I feel I have neglected myself lately. A good home spa with some face masks is on my future!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Yes definitely! Get your hands on these face masks from Mond'Sub.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Komal

    30 April, 2018

    Never heard of any of this but the cool cucumber one looks like something I would use. Awesome review!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Yes please try it and let me know if the face wash worked for you :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Julia

    30 April, 2018

    Such a great post about those products! The pictures are beautiful and I would love to have all of those cosmetic products!

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      You can have them all and many more wonderful products. Just subscribe to VanityCask Subscription services :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Nayna Kanabar

    30 April, 2018

    Some times subscription boxes can be hit or miss but it looks like you have got s lovely box here with some really nice products.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Yes this is so true, but I am glad that this time all the products are a hit and not a miss :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    Jennifer

    30 April, 2018

    That looks like such a great goodie box! I'd love to try the cucumber wash - it sounds like it would be oh so refreshing! :)

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      It is indeed refreshing and a perfect pick for summers :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    denni

    30 April, 2018

    I never had a subscription box , mainly beacuse i love to hand pick everything astudy and resercah but this one look fun to have ! Also i love your review

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti Mahapatra

      18 May, 2018

      Thank you Denni for the kind words :)

    Reply

  • Woman

    denni

    30 April, 2018

    I never had a subscription box , mainly beacuse i love to hand pick everything astudy and resercah but this one look fun to have ! Also i love your review

    Reply

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