Neiman Marcus sale: Spring beauty event

Bella Bargain: Neiman Marcus Beauty Event


Okay, okay, so it's not like Neiman Marcus is offering a bargain per se. But if you're going to splurge, you might as well do it while the luxe department store is offering an incentive.

From now through Mar. 2, when you spend $100 on beauty or fragrance, you'll get a bright tote bag in hot pink. (I've heard that the stores will also be offering the bags in teal and lime green, for what it's worth.) Inside are eight large samples, including Lancôme mascara, Fresh Sugar body cream, Orlane repairing night cream, and more.

Now, you know I don't like gifts with purchase for their own sake, but I do like getting a little extra something if I'm already planning to shop. And on that note, it's worth checking out the offers from individual beauty brands. For instance, Yves Saint Laurent is giving away samples of YSL Elle with any purchase. So if you play your cards right — er, your credit cards, that is — you might be able to swing a bargain after all.

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