Free Stuff? Always a Bonus!
In any case, I will hold back on the sob stories and talk about something happier: Montreal Fashion & Design Festival (aka. Festival Mode & Design)!
In addition to all the fashion shows (which will be elaborated in a later post with pics), the special stores events give off a feel of totally VIP treatment. Think rolled-out carpet, velvet ropes, cocktails, food plates going around, cameras flashing everywhere, great customer service, and free gifts with every purchase.
Of course free stuff is plentiful in general at the festival. Just walking down the length of the tents and you would end up with a collection of stuff like this (no purchase necessary):
As much as I appreciate free make-up, I already have a drawer that’s full of brand-new unused cosmetic products that will probably never see the light of day. Aside from lip gloss, I rarely use other forms of make-up; YET every time I go into a department store, I always get handed samples, every time I go cosmetic shopping with friends, I end up with their gift samples, and I always get make-up as gifts. I wonder if that’s all hinting I should use more make-up? Who knows?
- Almay One Coat Triple Effect Mascara (Blackest Black)
- Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara (Blackest Black)
- Revlon Beyond Natural Concealer & Highlighter (310 Light-Medium)
- Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching Makeup (Light-Medium)
I don’t exactly want to toss them into that ominous drawer when they could be loved elsewhere ^^”
Home Sweet Home? Time to unpack...