Let's get your mind off of you-know-what for a few minutes here and focus on the vain and banal (but fun?): Mascara.
Every gal I know has purchased one of every kind of mascara out there, hoping to find the perfect fit: One that doesn't run, one that accentuates and lengthens lashes, one that conditions lashes, one that curls lashes, one that thickens lashes, one that's completely natural-looking. Problem is, this quest can get pretty expensive pretty fast.
Mascara's probably the make-up product to keep an eye on, with a shelf life significantly shorter than other cosmetic items—that wand can be a breeding ground for bacteria and all sorts of other nasty things you don't want near your eyeballs. Though most (decent) mascara products come with an antibacterial agent that will last around six weeks, you'll probably only be “safe” for about four months.
So with such a short time line and your budget and patience on the line, Sephora has come up with the perfect assortment of mascara products for you to find that one (cough).
The Lash Stash ($35) is the monster cosmetics store's best-selling mascara sampler set, with 10 of Sephora's most-wanted mascaras in a convenient travel size.
The kit includes some of your favorite brands: a 0.12 oz Smashbox Bionic Mascara; a 0.10 oz Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara; a 0.11 oz Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara; a 0.10 Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara; a 0.13 oz Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara; a 0.10oz Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara; a .32 oz Urban decay Big Fatty Mascara; a 0.13 oz DuWop Lash Venom Mascara; a 0.13 oz Korres Deep Colour Mascara; and a 0.17 oz Cargo Texas Lash Mascara and is available exclusively from Sephora.