Savvy beauty shoppers know that Neiman Marcus Beauty Event is approaching - soon. From Thursday, February, 23, through Sunday, March 4, the event offers you the opportunity to take home a tote, including an assortment of beauty samples, with your cosmetics or fragrance purchase or $100 or more. At a special event at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie last week, I received the gold bag, and I love it. You now how it is with some of these totes. They make perfect giveaways to your cleaning lady, right? Not this tote! I'm going to use it.
The samples in the bag include some of my favorites. Electron, the latest fragrance from A DOZEN ROSES, joins Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino to help you define your scent style. Who doesn't like Kate Somerville's Clinic-To-Go Pads? While none of the "free" samples are generous, they offer a nice assortment of products.
For those who plan to spend with abandon, I'm looking at a three-page, fine-print list of gifts with purchase. Many of them have a high spending bar. If you plan to buy the brand anyhow, why not stretch a little to get the gift?
My favorites include gifts from Bobbi Brown ($150 minimum purchase - all subsequent amounts here in parentheses are the minimum purchase to receive the gift), Cartier ($125), Chantecaille ($150, I need to call my favorite rep), Clé de Peau Beauté ($300), Clinique ($65), Elie Saab ($100), Fresh ($100 or $125), Kate Somerville ($200), Le Métier de Beauté ($125), Maison Francis Kurkdjian ($185), Natura Bissé ($300), NEST (limit unknown), RéVive ($650), and Sisley-Paris ($300).
The list is long. Make sure to check it out at your favorite Neiman Marcus. Do it soon. Popular stores have been known to run out of the totes.
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