23 Apr 2018

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VanityCask Shades of April Edition 2018 - Unboxing

Another month brings in new VanityCask Box. VanityCask box is a luxurious beauty subscription box which allows us to try some luxurious brand products before trying out the full sizes. Let's head start to the curation story and the contents.



Curation Story
Get rid of all your beauty woes with VanityCask's Shades of April Edition! Boost your gorgeous skin with Sova Chamomile and Coorgi Narangi Body wash. Brighten up your lackluster skin with Mcaffine Uplift Trance Face Cream. Indulge and pamper your skin with Mond'sub 3D Pearl Mask with Vitamin C and Deep Brightening and Whitening Facial Mask and The Nature's Co Cool Cucumber Face Wash. Finally, get the ultra shiny glamorous and sensational nails you have always wanted with Myglamm Two Of Your Kind - Long Lasting Enamel Duo.

So am not going to talk about the ingredients and how well the products fare and what all they cost, I would like to write this post a little bit differently this time.





With the summer being around, The Nature's Co Cool Cucumber Face Wash is a perfect product for the VanityCask Box. The body wash from Sova, a luxurious brand, is also a good pick keeping summers in mind. The Mcaffine Uplift Trance Cream is a light weight cream which gets absorbed easily into the skin without leaving an oily or greasy residue, this again is a perfect pick. The Mond'sub masks are also amazing keeping in mind the suntan and scorching summer in mind. The Myglamm Long Lasting Enamel Duo shades are quite good keeping the theme in mind.

The VanityCask Boxes, are packed in a sturdy black box which are very useful and reusable for storing your skincare or makeup or haircare products. They make a perfect travel companion and not to mention the pink, silk potli bag. What I would like to suggest to VanityCask Box team would be including a variety of products from different brands as well variety of products. From past three months we have received the Nail Enamel Duo and mask sheets. There are many other unexplored brands and types of products like Facial serum or Lip serum or some other interesting types. Including those might create a curious component for the subscribers. The brands choice and all is entirely good, especially The Nature's Co, Sova and Mond'sub brands. What is lacking is different type of products, something exciting and worth the 999 INR price tag.

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22 Apr 2018

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Skincare Empties #8

Hi All,

According to the Instagram polls am posting an empties post first. I am so into powder cleansers that I ended up using two of them both are my favorites. Let's head to the post


Bliscent Daily Cleanser
I like the subtle fragrance of the cleanser, however I don't like the addition of essential oils to cleanser which I end up using twice or thrice a day. Overall a good cleanser to start with the powder cleansers.

Ida Naturals Natural Skin Glow Pack
My all time favourite and a cleanser which makes the skin glow instantly. I might repurchase this once I empty all of my powder cleansers.

TNC Multi Vitamin Massage Cream
I love love love this massage cream. It's amazing chocolate fragrance not only make you feel good but the cream also works from within to give you a youthful skin. The cream also reduces acne marks drastically. I am going to stock up on this soon.

Biotique Honey Gel Refreshing Foaming Face Wash
I love the refreshing fragrance of this face wash but at the same time I also love how gentle yet effective the cleanser is. I would like to try a new variant next time.

Uvmed Tinted Sunscreen
I am currently using this sunscreen even when am indoors. The sunscreen is good with SPF 50 and has suited me well. It goes well with the W2 Peach Moisturiser as well as any light weight moisturiser. I have already stocked up two tubes of this sunscreen.

Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask
My holy grail face mask for deep cleansing and acne reducing. I have another big tub of this mask to empty and am not stocking it up again.

So that was my tiny empties list. Hope to empty products over a couple of coming weeks. Till then you all take care and enjoy life.
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10 Apr 2018

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Bliscent Daily Cleanser Review

My undying love for powder cleansers is increasing day by day with each new cleanser am trying. The more variety am trying the more am convinced about the benefits of powder cleansers. Today we will be talking about Bliscent Daily Cleanser which I had received in one of the VanityCask Boxes.



Brand Claims and Ingredients


My experience
I love the packaging, classy and simple at the same time. The packaging carries all the product information with it. I like the spill proof extra lid with the tub.

The product is majorly white in colour with some light pink particles into it. The product is grainy in texture wherein we can find while rolled oats too. I couldn't use the cleanser nicely due to the big oats particles, wish they were a little bit milled. The fragrance of the cleanser is exotic and is due to the Frankisense essential oil in it. Once mixed with water the cleanser forms a smooth paste but when we try applying it to our face, it keeps on falling.

The cleanser does the job of cleansing  very perfectly while leaving a smooth and soft skin. It removes dirt, sweat as well as excess oil. It gives a hydrated look to the skin while making it fresh and clean. Due to it's slightly grainy texture it acts as a mild scrub too. It's a good cleanser if you are looking for a budget friendly one, however I don't like the addition of essential oils in a daily cleanser given the fact that I end up using powder cleansers three times a day now. 



Price, Shelf life and Availability - 350 INR for 75 gms, Available on bliscent.com

Recommendation
As a sucker of powder cleansers I love using the Bliscent Daily Cleanser. But if you are new to powder cleansers then this might disappoint you in terms of fragrance or in case of product texture falling down while applying the cleanser. I also like to avoid essential oils in cleansers, as I use them thrice a day. If you like using powder cleansers then go for it.
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6 Apr 2018

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W2 Orange Face Spa Foaming Wash Review

Time surely flies, look we are in April already. Lately my skin hasn't been fazed much due to weather changes as well as hormonal changes. I recently shared a post wherein I shared a list of products which have helped me give a clear and bright skin. So the product we are reviewing today is W2 Orange Face Spa and the product has also made to the above list am talking about. Let's dive in right into the review.



Brand claims and Ingredients


My experience
The product packaging is simple, sleek and travel friendly. Once we pump the face wash it dispenses foam face wash. The packaging is black colored plastic bottle with a tight fitting cap. The black packaging is signature packaging of W2 brand. 

Now coming to the fragrance, the face wash has a fragrance of orange, like some orange cold drink. It's neither too bothering nor is pleasing. As soon as you dispense the face wash it's exudes thw fragrance which fades out immediately once you start using it on  the face. The face wash doesn't disperse on the face after coming in contact with water.

Coming to the effectiveness of the face wash, the face wash cleanses the skin while leaving it clean and soft without drying out. I have experienced zero breakouts while using this face wash, although to be honest I use it only once a day at night when I am too lazy to use powder cleansers. I like the way this face wash immediately brightens up the skin and gives a squeaky clean skin as well. Overall speaking a nice face wash to try out by all as it will suit all skin types.




The In
  • Sleek, compact and travel friendly packaging
  • Pump packaging works fine and dispenses right amount of product
  • Makes the skin bright and clean
  • Doesn't dry out the skin neither does it irritate the skin
  • Doesn't breakout or make skin itchy
  • Leaves the skin soft and smooth
  • Will suit all skin types
The Out
  • Incomplete ingredients list
Price, Shelf life and Availability - 200 INR for 50ml with a shelf life of 3 years. Available on Amazon and W2 website

Recommendation
If you are looking for an affordable face wash to try out then go for it. It not only cleanses the skin but also makes it bright. Moreover it will suit all skin types. I might repurchase on sale 😀.

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4 Apr 2018

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W2 Ivory Peach Moisturiser Review

Long back I had tried W2 Facial Kit and it has given me a glowing skin. As usual I forgot to review the facial kit on my blog. So when I received some products from the brand I was really excited to use and review them. So let's get started with the review. Also let me tell you all I have used the W2 Ivory Peach Moisturiser for one month evedyday during day and sometimes at night.



Brand claims - Why stay content with dull and dry skin when you can look like peaches-and-cream instead ?
A natural source of Vitamins A, C, K, Mg,Beta Carotene, Peach removes dark spots and dark circles naturally. It also fights and prevents acne and gives protecton against UV rays. Combined with the rare species of mushroom Tricholoma Matsutake, a 100% natural skin-whitening and anti-ageing agent, this lotion, true to its name, will leave you with a peaches-and-cream complexion.

Ingredients
Peach extracts (0.20%), Wheatgerm oil (0.10%), Olive oil (0.50%), Almond oil (1.0%), , Base :q.s

My experience
I am not going to talk about the packaging, as I have a lot to tell you about the effectiveness of the product.

The product is milky white in colour and has a little runny consistency. It is neither thick nor thin in consistency. The product gets dispensed easily and I need just 2 pumps for my face and neck. The product gets absorbed easily and even works good underneath a SPF (I use UVMed SPF 50). The moisturiser doesn't feel greasy or oily on the skin and sinks instantly into the skin.


Now coming to the effectiveness of the moisturiser, I am taken a back by it's performance. I experience 1-2 breakouts each month as my acne is hormonal. So I don't expect any product to prevent my acne 100%. But this moisturiser after using for one month, I experienced zero breakouts, it prevented even the hormonal acne which I get no matter what I do. Also the moisturiser gets absorbed easily into the skin and immediately gives a plump and even toned skin. Sometimes the I add 2-3 drops of Prakrta Serum in the moisturiser and still the moisturiser doesn't feel heavy. I was surprised by this performance of the moisturiser also.

I cannot say anything regarding the anti aging and UV protection of the moisturiser, I don't have any fine lines or wrinkles on the face and I use a separate SPF on top of a moisturiser during day. 



The In
  • Compact, Travel friendly packaging
  • Leak proof and hygienic pump packaging
  • Has amazing peachy fragrance
  • A little product goes a long way in moisturising oily skin
  • The moisturiser sinks immediately into the skin 
  • Gives plump and even toned skin 
  • Doesn't leave an oily or greasy residue even when applied in excess
  • Product works great in layering of Skincare products
  • It has 100% prevented my hormonal acne (yes, am as surprised as you are)
  • Works well even with facial oil when mixed with 2-3 drops for day time usage
  • Doesn't sting my sensitive nose area
The Out
  • Ingredients list has Base, the ingredients of base aren't disclosed
Price, Shelf Life and Availability - 350 INR for 100 ml with a shelf life of 3 years. Available on Amazon, Why wait website (currently having a 20% off on brand website).

Recommendation
Overall speaking I have found my holy grail moisturiser which not only prevents my hormonal acne but also gives me plump and even toned skin. I am sure to repurchase this one. Even if I try some other day moisturisers, I might keep coming back to this one. I would highly recommend W2 Ivory Peach Moisturiser for acne prone skin which also works great for beauties who follow layering of Skincare products.

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30 Mar 2018

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Ida Naturals Natural Skin Glow Pack Review

I had purchased Ida Naturals Natural Skin Glow Pack long back and used the product half way through. But alas, I forgot to review it for you all lovely people. So as they say, better late than never, let's head straight to the review.




Brand Claims
This Natural Skin Glow Pack is a 100% Herbal pack that can be applied on the face or body. This pack provides all the natural nutrients required for improving the growth of skin tissues, replacing dead skin cells and repairing skin damage. With regular application of Natural Skin Glow Pack, skin will start looking up - naturally healthy and glowing !

Ingredients : A rare combination of Wild Turmeric, Green Gram Flour, Vetiver, Davanam, Avaram Senna, Kapur Kachri, Rose petals, Champaka petals, Jasmine petals and many more...

My experience
The packaging is quite simple, plastic airtight tub with product information label on it. The jar is quite compact and travel friendly (oh yes I like to travel with my powder cleansers 😀). 

The product is grainy in nature with slight powdery as well as grainy particles. I totally the texture once I mix it with water for washing the face. The face pack has a herbal fragrance and has a light yellow colour. I usually waha my face twice or thrice with this pack and each time I use, it leaves my skin squeaky clean and soft even toned. I like massaging my face with the pack which works as a mild scrub as well as polishing thing.

After washing it off, skin becomes super soft, smooth and glowing. It removes all the dead skin cells and adds a glow to the skin. No wonder powder cleansers leave your skin super clean when used in the right way. I like scrubbing the face pack on the areas where I have some acne marks. This face pack when applied as a mask works similar to the cleansing action explained above, so i don't like wasting my time using it as a face mask, instead I would use as a cleanser and save some amount of the product 😛. Overall speaking a must buy if you love using powder cleansers and want glowing skin.



The In
  • Powder cleanser which works great in cleansing the skin
  • Leaves the skin super soft and smooth
  • Amazing ingredients list
  • Dry form makes it easier to active and use whenever needed
  • Doesn't contain any preservatives
  • Gives a glowing skin with each usage
  • A three in one product which works as a cleanser, scrub as well as a face pack
  • Secure and air tight packaging which is also travel friendly
The Out
  • I didn't find any
Price, Shelf life and Availability - 30 gm - Rs. 200 INR. Product needs to be kept away from water and moisturise. Available for orders via Ida Naturals FB page and Email.

Recommendation
Ida Naturals Natural Skin Glow Pack is an amazing powder cleanser which does its job while giving the skin a nice glow. The mild grainy particles work as a scrub while giving the skin a soft and smooth look while removing dead skin cells. It is a must try powder cleanser if you love using powder cleansers. All in all a thumbs up product and yes it's definitely on my repurchase list (although Priya should give me a discount for writing this review of my purchase order 😝)
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