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Photos and text by Gabrielle. This post is brought to by Groupon — it’s Beauty Week at Groupon and you can find great deals on health, beauty and wellness!

There has been a whole lot of adulting at our house this week — it’s been a steady stream of school forms and budgets and photoshoots and mortgage refinance details and event planning and tax questions and general paperwork. I’m not quite sure why it’s all happening this particular week, but it’s like a perfect storm of red tape. So each evening, when we’ve powered through our responsibilities, we’ve been looking for ways to reward ourselves. (As Tom Haverford says: Treat Yo Self!)

On Monday night we went out for late night pie (it was Pi Day!). On Tuesday night, we stayed up late and watched The Godfather. What will today’s reward be? Luckily, I’ve got a few ideas. I’m working with Groupon to promote their Beauty Week. It’s happening right this minute, and there are tons of local deals to take advantage of. For example, lots of deals on massage!

Ben Blair is all about a great massage. I’m thinking I could book him this hot stone massage or maybe this Swedish massage (what is Swedish massage, by the way?). Doesn’t that seem like a pretty fabulous reward for a packed day of work?

To find your own local deals, go to Groupon and click the local tab. (My local Oakland deals are here.) While you’re checking out your local page, for sure visit the Health, Beauty and Wellness categories to find knock-your-socks off Beauty Week bargains.

Not a massage fan? Me either. (I know, I know, that’s totally weird of me.) But there are tons of other deals. Starting today, from March 17th to the 19th, the focus of Groupon’s Beauty Week is a Final Close Out Sale. What does this mean? How about 80% Off your favorite health & beauty products and services. 80% Off!!

I’ve been browsing Groupon’s product deals, and I’m thinking I could reward myself with a new bottle of Bond No. 9 (one of my favorite perfume lines). Or maybe some of my favorite French beauty supplies — like Avene Eau Thermale, and Nuxe Prodigieuse, and Bioderma Crealine H2O. Luxe beauty supplies are such a treat! And that Bioderma makeup remover is still the best I’ve ever used — so it’s practical too. : )

I’m about to wrap up this little announcement post, but I have so many questions. 1) How do you feel about massages? 2) Have you ever found a particularly awesome deal on Groupon? I have a friend who is basically a Groupon Pro — she checks in daily and finds unbelieveable bargains. 3) Do you ever have weeks like ours? When everything seems to come due at once? 4) What are your favorite ways to reward yourself after a hard day? Or put another way, what are your preferred versions of self-care? I’d love to hear!

P.S. — More on my favorite French beauty products here.