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Treat Yo’ Self Day (and mixtape giveaway winners!)

If you watch the show Parks and Recreation, you will undoubtedly recognize the title of this post as the annual holiday celebrated by Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Donna (Retta) where they spend a day treating themselves to whatever they want.

Genius, right?

That’s why my mom, my sister, my aunt and I decided to take a page out Tom Haverford’s book and treat ourselves to a day at the spa on Friday. All of us have been so busy running around with Christmas preparations and buying gifts for everyone else, we figured why not get back to the true meaning of the holiday season: ourselves.

Plus, we obviously need to look our best for hitting up Tim Horton’s, Wal-Mart, the post office and all of the other small town Nova Scotia hotspots.

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I’m sort of overstating how fabulous my family actually is. We bought the spa services for my mom and my aunt as part of their Christmas gift, and my sister and I decided to join them because we are delusional and think we can just do gratuitous sh*t like that for no reason.

Given my limited holiday budget, I was planning on just getting a shellac manicure; but then I mentioned to my sister that I might like a facial too. And you know what she said?

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So I did.

It was a great afternoon of pampering and relaxation. I even fell asleep during my facial and woke myself up with my own snoring. (Yes, I just admitted that.) I was immediately self-conscious and worried about how long I’d been asleep for, but my facialist just gently dabbed my drool away with a warm towel and assured me that nearly everyone falls asleep. It’s all part of the process.

I was disappointed once again when she didn’t put cucumbers over my eyes. Think it’s safe to say that is definitely a myth.

I then bonded with my manicurist over our mutual love for makeup. She told me she is getting an airbrush makeup gun for Christmas, and obviously I am now obsessed with these.

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Guys, they make your skin look FLAWLESS. Like, I’m talking as airbrushed as this photo of Britbrit:

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They are not even a little bit cheap, but you know what I’m thinking?
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Alriiiiight.

Anyway,  since Treat Yo’ Self Day, not much else has been going on here. Just chilling with friends and family, eating obscene amounts of baked goods, and of course, the corresponding guilt-fuelled workouts. A new gym just opened here in town, which is pretty much the biggest news since our new sidewalk:

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Holla

Finally, let’s get to  why you are all reading this post in the first place: the winners of my mixtape giveaway!!!

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I tried using that random number generator to pick the winners, but despite the fact that I tweet like a pro and instagram like a boss, I’m otherwise technologically incompetent and couldn’t figure it out.

So I went with the obvious second choice: exploiting a small child.

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With the help of my lovely assistant,  we chose the following 5 winners via the ludite-proof “out of a hat” method.

Drumroll please:

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And the winners are:

Beckydancer

Greg

Lily

Adventurespirit

Erin’s DC Kitchen

Congrats!! Holla at me with your mailing addresses @ thecamellife@gmail.com and I’ll send your prizes! Thanks again to all who entered :)

Question of the Day: How have you been spending your holidays so far?

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14 thoughts on “Treat Yo’ Self Day (and mixtape giveaway winners!)

  1. Sadly, “treat yo’self” took a backseat this Christmas. I am meeting some BFFs for a liquid lunch today to celebrate the season… Does that count? Merry Christmas to you, Breezy!!

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  2. I finished work on Friday with just a hint of a sore throat, and by bedtime was totally congested and miserable. I feel so crappy, I’m even taking off work tomorrow, but I’ll still be cooking for the usual suspects.

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  3. As a very selfish person, I Treat Yo Self all the time. I pretty much get my own presents then give them to my family and tell them that they got them for me. I also kick my kids out of the way when they get something that I would like and tell them to play with something else. Yeah I said it. And since I am bitter, I might as well tell you that I am bitter that your niece didn’t pick me for the mix tape (even though I was late in registering).

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  4. Omg I can’t believe I won! I NEVER win anything! I love your niece (I hope she’s your niece. I forget..maybe cousin?) for picking me! Whooo!
    Also, I love the Treat Yo Self episode of Parks and Rec and it’s pretty much how I live every day of my life now. I’m glad you had such a good and relaxing day!

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