While Socrates argued that beauty cannot be bought, Plato knew better, supplementing his philosopher's income with his "The Ideal" brand of exfoliants. Today's Groupon helps your face achieve its own Platonic ideal form. For $15, you get $30 of beautifying lotions, potions, unguents, accessories, and all manner of makeup from the boutiques of Beauty Store Salon & Spa. Choose from four Austin-area locations.
Beauty Store Salon & Spa's plethora of professional-grade hair, nail, skincare, and cosmetic products give you plenty of ways to glow like a flattered firefly on its honeymoon. A vial of OPI nail polish ($8.50) will gloss your finger helmets, while a Metropolis T-Ion flat iron ($139.99) will scare delinquent hair straight without requiring a field trip to prison. Tame your tresses until they're sleeker and shinier than a glazed otter with a bottle of Moroccan oil treatment ($40.80), or gird your face for atmospheric re-entry with a generous coat of Jane Iredale matte pressed base ($49.50). Beauty Store Salon & Spa also carries Thymes brand bath and body products and Trapp candles ($3.75–$17.95).
Once you've bought yourself a little bottled beauty with the help of Beauty Store Salon & Spa's staff of passionate product junkies, you can also bottle a gift Groupon and toss it into the ocean for one special friend, graduate, mom, or teacher who look like they've spent too long on a desert island.