Essie Gel Manicure Packages at Blue Aruba Nails (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.


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In a Nutshell

Tech shapes nails, cares for cuticles, and decorates with Essie gel polish, cured with LED light to last up to two weeks without chipping

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 month(s). Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). 24hr cancellation notice required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. By Appointment only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $26 for one Essie gel manicure with spa treatment ($53 value)
  • $50 for two Essie gel manicures with spa treatments ($106 value)
  • $70 for four Essie gel manicures ($140 value)

Spa treatments include a salt scrub exfoliation and mud mask.

Cuticles: Defending Your Digits

Cuticles form an occasionally contested border between skin and nail. Learn how nail technicians can safely get them into good condition with Groupon’s investigation.

No one pays much attention to cuticles until they start causing trouble. Either they grow thick enough to intrude on a uniform manicure or they tear and cause pain. But the clingy strips of skin at the bottom of each nail actually perform some important functions. First, cuticles act as protective barriers that help new keratin cells grow into long, healthy nails instead of short, creepy talons. Second, they help keep bacteria out of the nail bed, where it can cause painful infections.

Though some nail salons offer to trim your cuticles during a manicure, the risk of infection—even with properly sanitized instruments—may outweigh any aesthetic benefit. After all, cuticles will grow back no matter what, so even a temporarily neater line at the base of the nail is unlikely to last for more than a few days. But nail technicians do have ways of fashioning smooth ovals or almond shapes without exposing the nail to dangerous intruders. First, they’ll avoid tearing the skin by making sure it’s as soft and supple as possible. An intensive moisturizer will help, as will a soak in a bowl of warm water. Once the hands are well-conditioned, the tech will begin carefully, gently working with a cuticle stick, first pushing the cuticles back and then, with a tiny circular motion, buffing away any dead skin remnants and dried-on cupcake frosting still clinging to the nail.

Customer Reviews

I hadn't had a mani or pedi in over 30 years and wanted to get one for my first vacation since 2009. Tima was fun to work with and put me at ease. The Revel Dip nails lasted three weeks! I'm impressed.
Anita R. · 5 days ago
Great technician. Love my nails.
Pat M. · 7 days ago
The technician was very friendly and I enjoyed the old-school beauty salon feel of the place. However, my dip manicure was uneven and began to come loose from my nails within a few days.
Megan K. · June 5, 2017

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