This Groupon lets you flutter your peepers as if they were freshly hatched flutterbirds batting high to the heavens. For $35, you get flirtishly fancy semi-permanent eyelash extensions using the Demi-Diva Initial Lash FX Set, and a lash-care kit and cleanser, from Gilbert Bodyworks and the Lash Loft.
When the Ukrainian Easter egg you painted in the second grade finally explodes, fill the creative void with longer-lasting art. Today's Groupon pats your inner painter on its outer back with $25 worth of self-painted pottery at Mind Over Splatter in Chandler for $10. Continue the evolution in your artistic odyssey and create a masterpiece that will leave you more excited than a Pygmalion standing before his pristine statue. Gather your friends and throw a creativity jamboree or give your kids the freedom to express their love of fallen teen idols with paint.
Countless repairs and home-remodeling projects can undoubtedly trace their lineage back to Paul's Ace Hardware, which began doling out DIY equipment and home-improvement supplies in 1956. Founded by Paul E. Dauwalder, the shop quickly expanded from its original 1,800-square-foot space, branching out to five shops that now operate beneath the expert eye of Paul's granddaughter. Cleaning products, outdoor equipment, and pool supplies are just a fragment of the stores' inventory, with power tools awaiting steady hands, fishing gear beckoning lake dwellers, and building materials—including the Tempe location's 56,000 square feet of lumber—standing poised and ready to be assembled into dams by handy beavers. Still in the city of its founding, the Scottsdale location has moved and upgraded to its own building.
Gold Canyon's spa features a full range of bliss-basting services to put clients at ease. Try a sports-specific massage technique such as the Eagle (60 minutes, $70) or the deep, muscle-melting techniques of the Superstition hot-stone therapy (60 minutes, $90). Slip into a volcanic-clay body wrap to revitalize the outer covering of your bonesuit (90 minutes, $135), or moisturize your emotion maker with a hydrating mineral-mask facial (60 minutes, $85). Prep and pamper nails with a Gold Canyon spa manicure ($30) and pedicure ($50), and roam the wilderness with meticulously groomed keratin. For a manly man-sperience at the manspa, indulge in a gentlemen's facial, which addresses issues specific to beard-prone skin and finishes with a warm, soothing towel (60 minutes, $85).
Dr. Andrew Shumway and his team of eight—one for each incisor in a senator’s smile—go to great lengths in their roles as crushers of cavities and enemies of enamel erosion. A new-patient exam ($75) lets Shumway Dental Care shake hands with patients’ teeth and get a feel for the terrain. A full-mouth x-ray ($110) will uncover the deep, dark, childhood secrets lurking within the hearts of premolars, while a routine cleaning ($82) will undo the damage done by years of gnawing on Gramps’ homemade “chewin’ tobacky” and washing it down with his patented “bathtub Pepsi.”
Crazy Earl's perfectly safe restaurant seduces patrons with the occasional nylon timbres of mariachi bands and a globally inspired menu. The Chimichanga Special piques and sates hearty hankerings with beef or chicken enchiladas joined by sour cream and guacamole ($10.49), while 9'' hand-tossed pizzas feature the Greek Combo with feta, gyro, and black olives in a sea of marinara and mozzarella cheese ($9.29). Breakfast-minded eaters are privy to the home-style flavors of biscuits and gravy ($3.29), and bread stuffers can follow a trail of bread crumbs to the 100%-Angus-beef South of the Border Burger with bacon, cheese, and guacamole ($8.99), as well as fried fish filet sandwiches ($8.99).