What You'll Get
Your hands are the astronauts of your body—the first explorers to make contact with whatever's in your orbit—and your feet are the blazing rockets that propel you into space. Don't let your rockets burn out and fall off into the Atlantic Ocean. Take care of your trustworthy extremities with today's Groupon to Element Beauty Lounge's East Village locale: $25 gets you a lavish lavender or playful mango-citrus manicure and pedicure (a $62 value). This deal doesn't just spiff up your hands and feet, it invigorates the senses with a bouquet of essential oils and the underutilized arts of hand and foot massage. Grab your mom, bestie, or hang-nailed life coach and kick off a girls' day out with aromatic mani-pedis.
At Elements, your friendly nail technicians will descend on you like pampering snowflakes on a deserving Douglas fir. Relax as the intoxicating aroma of lavender or mango massages your tired olfactory epithelium and promotes mental tranquility. Finishing with a creamy lotion massage, your hands and feet will sing with moisture as they venture into the cozy confines of wool socks and gloves. Elements has custom-designed this mani/pedi combo specifically for Groupies, to encourage your skin to make new cells and stop talking to the old, unfriendly ones. With Elements' nine manicure stations and nine pedicure stations, you can book a mani-pedi date with your best girl and elegant-handed man friends.
The benefits of your lavender or mango mani-pedi will last longer than the decadent experience itself. Because your hands are always out in front, the condition of your nails and skin will affect people's impression of your age, hygiene, and the likelihood of your owning a 1996 Dodge Neon. A sophisticated look is never complete without youthful hands and strong nails. Climb the ladder at work and get more helpful attention on your next shopping trip with well-manicured hands. Reward your personal foot massager with the sight of your newly polished toes, and rub your silky feet together under the covers on a chilly night, secure in the knowledge that they are very unlikely to start a fire.
Element Beauty Lounge's first location in Brooklyn was honored with the Best of Citysearch 2008 award. They've since opened their second location in the East Village (where this Groupon is valid), which has garnered a four-star average on Yelp and five stars on Citysearch:
- Everyone was really friendly from the moment I walked in and the atmosphere was really relaxing...The mani pedi I got was great and a week and 1/2 later it still looks fresh which is really hard to come by. – stopthehotpants, Citysearch
- I stopped in Element the other day and really had a great experience. Great staff, fresh/calm atmosphere. Huge selection of colors. The service was great, very quick and the technician did a great job....Definetely will recommend Element to my friends.. – Kris10F, Citysearch
The Continuing Adventures of Manny & Peddy
Older folks and non-nail owners might associate the phrase mani-pedi with the popular 1950s children’s television program The Continuing Adventures of Manny & Peddy, the story of two bumbling friends and the embarrassing, yet educational, situations in which they find themselves. Here’s a transcript from a 1952 episode:
Manny: Peddy, are you done painting that silo yet? President Teddy Roosevelt is going to be here any minute!
Peddy: Sh-sh-sure thing, Manny! Let me just balance my open can of paint on the top of this ladder! (climbs down) Say, Manny, what’s the big deal with Teddy Roosevelt, anyway?
Manny: You featherhead! Teddy Roosevelt was one of our nation’s greatest presidents! By passing the Antiquities Act of 1906, Roosevelt and his successors were able to create numerous national parks and monuments we still enjoy today!
Teddy Roosevelt: (enters) Did someone mention The Antiquities Act?
Manny & Peddy: (in unison) President Roosevelt!
Teddy Roosevelt: Bully!
Peddy: Mister President, don’t lean on that ladder!
Although 750 episodes of Manny & Peddy were produced between 1951 and 1956, the film archives were destroyed in 1991, when the Smithsonian Institute of Television and Radio proclaimed them not very good.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Valid only at Manhattan location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Village Beauty Lounge
The Village Beauty Lounge's chic and relaxing space invites clients to indulge in organic therapies that enhance their looks and uplift their spirits. A climb up the back-lit staircase is the first sign that things are taking a turn for the luxurious; once inside, guests are greeted by earth-toned walls and softly lit hanging lamps. The decor sets the mood for such uniquely pampering treatments as ice cream pedicures, citrus hot cream manicures, and curiously peanut butter-free jelly footbaths. Inside equally sleek private treatment rooms, therapists administer hot-stone and aromatherapy massages. Skincare specialists, meanwhile, render complexions radiant with hydrating and vitamin C anti-aging facials. As visitors relax, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs cancel out the big city stimuli teeming on the other side of the spa's doors.