Monday, January 9, 2012

A Wardobe for your Lashes? Sephora's Lashstash Review

     One of the many reasons I love to shop for beauty products at Sephora are their combination sets, gift sets, and value boxes.  Sephora's Favorites Lashstash was one of several I picked up recently during their after holiday beauty sale.  (It's still going on !!!... )  Their sets just have an array of different products, sometimes from one brand, sometimes several, all to try for a great price.  Here's Lashstash:

     At originally $45(on sale for $32), you get $133 worth of mascara.  I was so pleased when I opened this because you think sampler, you think tiny, right?  These are awesome!  It comes in a sparkly pink display/holder that opens like a wardrobe.  There are two full size mascaras, and the rest are deluxe sample size, four new to the market, and one deluxe size makeup remover.  Check it out:

What's included in the set?

This set contains:
- 1 oz Clinique Take The Day Off
- 0.17 oz FAIRYDROPS Scandal Queen Mascara in black
- 0.16 oz Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in black
- 0.16 oz Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in black
- 0.18 oz Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara in black
- 0.1 oz MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash in black
- 0.11 oz Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in black
- 0.16 oz Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in black
- 0.13 oz Too Faced LashGasm in black
- 0.24 oz Stila Full-Size Forever Your Curl Mascara in black
- 0.23 oz Sephora Collection Full-Size Advanced Lash Booster in black

 So who needs all that mascara besides Kristin, you may be wondering?  

You'd be surprised to know that you should toss opened, used mascara after about 3 or 4 months.  Eyes are a bacteria magnet!  You should never share mascara or continue to use them after about 3/4 months, because the wand pushes air, and bacteria into the tube that dries it out as well as hosts multiple bacteria growing and living inside the tube.  Yuck right?  
     This is a great reason that any women would love a jam packed sampler kit like this.  If you use one at a time, this kit could last over two years at 3 months a tube.  So, if you aren't crazy about one of them you won't feel guilty about moving on to the next.  Not to mention, it's a great way to try the different mascaras before dropping the $10-$25 on the full size.  Yes, a full size version of let's say, the Make up Forever's Smokey Lash is $22. 

This kit is such an awesome value! I am super pleased with the sizes and the products that are included.     It's like a complete wardrobe to try on your lashes :) So far, I have only tried the Fairy Drops mascara and the Clinique Makeup remover, but I plan to post reviews on each as I use them.  I am also adding one to my big giveaway coming up for a reader to try.  This also came with a slip for a complimentary makeup application in the Sephora store.  You usually need to spend $50 in store to get this, but with the included slip it's free.  You just call to set up an appointment and bring the slip with you.  At the $32 I spent, I couldn't be happier.  Keep a look out for future posts on other value boxes I picked up, and reviews on the mascaras.  Thanks for reading!

Have it?
Tried it?
Want it?

What do you think? I'd love to hear from you!         

(This was purchased with my own money and no compensation was given to perform this review)


  1. I also love sephoras sets and I think I will be giving this one a try.

  2. My favorite mascara is Too Faced and have been interested in trying the LashGASM for a while - great name, what can I say? Definitely share your thoughts after you have tried it - please!

  3. @Jill Lukes

    I am excited to try that one too Jill ;) I will definitely be posting a review once I give it a try!

  4. @Ruthy

    You won't be disappointed Ruthy! You'd be set for quite a while with this one. Enjoy!

  5. I want it. My mascara is older than 4 months. It needs to hit the trash.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower

  6. great reviews, I'm a mascara junkie

    thanks for visiting my blog, now following ;-)

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