Valentine's Day gifts: Treat yourself with these great bath and beauty buys

Valentine's Day gifts don't have to include jewelry or chocolates: Treat yourself to Valentine's Day gifts in the form of makeup, purfume, or even mouthwash.

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Colombian growers selects roses for export before Valentine's Day in a farm in Facatativa last month. Valentine's Day gifts don't have to include the usual flowers, candy, and jewelry. Instead, treat yourself with one of these beauty deals.

Ladies, Valentine's Day is still far enough away that you might not have solid plans. But whether you end up on the arms of your love or out partying with the girls, you can look and feel fabulous by checking out our roundup of the week's best health and beauty deals. Give yourself one of these Valentine's Day gifts: a fresh face with a new set of makeup brushes for $28, be confidently kissable with a free bottle of Scope, or flaunt your baby blues with Maybelline eyeshadow for just $2.

Beaute Basics 24-Piece Cosmetic Brush Set with Case
Store: Groupon
Price: $27.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $10
Expires: February 13
Is It Worth It?: Hey, we've all had breakups, but that's no reason to stay home on Valentine's Day! Take a shower, put on uncomfortable shoes, and go belt it out at karaoke. But before you do, give your face a once-over with this brand new set of 24 makeup brushes. The kit includes an assortment of eyeshadow, face, and lip brushes made with birchwood handles and natural and synthetic fibers and a handy soft makeup case to store them all in. Broken heart = mended.

Scope Outlast 750mL Bottle or Scope Mint Mouthwash 1-Liter Bottle
Store: Scope
Price: Free via mail-in rebate with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $4
Expires: April 30
Is It Worth It?: Pick up a bottle of Scope and redeem the above rebate to basically get it for free. Whether you opt for Scope Classic or Scope Outlast, you'll be saving $4 (and your relationship) with this Editors' Choice deal.

Burberry Brit Rhythm Women's Eau de Toilette Sample
Store: Burberry
Price: Free with email sign-up
Is It Worth It?: Who needs a date?  You're not in the mood for anything permanent, which makes this Burberry Brit Rhythm perfume sample your ideal companion for the night. A free-spirited scent, Burberry Brit Rhythm features notes like English lavender, blackberry leaves, orange flower, and musk. Sign up to receive Burberry emails to get a sample for free.

Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadow
Store: Web's Best Deals via Amazon
Price: $1.70 with free shipping
Lowest By: $2
Is It Worth It?: Everyone will be sporting red or pink this V-Day, which sounds like a good way to get lost in a crowd. Take your date's breath away with striking eye makeup featuring this Editors' Choice Maybelline eyeshadow in Tantalizing Teal 50. This eyeshadow duo compact boasts a vivid teal shade and a complementary "marbleized" color. At $2, it's a $2 savings and considerably cheaper than most drugstore makeup.
If you don't feel particularly tantalizing in teal, Web's Best Deals via Amazon offers several other eyeshadow shades for under $2 each. Each compact ships for free, so there's no reason not to rock a more daring look this Valentine's Day.

Jonathan Adler Fold-Up Cosmetics Case
Store: Nordstrom
Price: $48.98 with free shipping
Lowest By: $60
Is It Worth It?: Valentine's Day fact: In the heat of the moment, your makeup is going to get smeared. But you'll be ready to freshen up anytime if you take this Jonathan Adler cosmetics case out with you. Available in Cherry Red or Black, this patent leather case is pretty enough to carry like a purse. At $49, it's a $17 drop from our last mention, a $60 price low, and a clear Editors' Choice pick.

Marcy Bonebright is a feature writer for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/Treat-Yourself-Right-This-Valentines-Day-with-5-Lovely-Bath-Beauty-Buys/975990.html

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