Footnote Frivolity***, Money Matters

Collective buying: the power of more than one

At work, I saw a woman pick up a tester lipstick and enthusiastically apply several big ‘O’s on her face. She’s a repeat offender, coming in every second day to make use of our eyeliner and blush. And yep, she never buys anything.

I guess I should be less judgemental. How many times have I walked through the Myer cosmetics department in the city and helped myself to the tester perfumes?

Still, there must be a way to get one’s favourite cosmetics without sacrificing the equivalent of a week’s worth of groceries or furtively emptying tester bottles into a Snaplock bag. Continue reading