A jellyfish's handshake is simultaneously weak and poisonous, which is why it seldom makes good first impressions. Avoid the jellyfish effect by putting your best face forward with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 40-minute makeover and skincare consultation and $40 worth of makeup supplies and skincare products at espy (a $120 value).
The senior makeup artist and skincare specialist at espy flatters features with 40-minute makeovers that swathe faces in espy's own line of mineral-based cosmetics. After a makeover, patrons can show off flawless skin as they peruse espy's selection of blush ($17), liquid foundation ($23), and eye shadow ($17). Lips swell to kissable proportions with G.M. Collin lip plumper ($38) and G.M. Collin Nutriderm cream ($52) lavishes flesh with rejuvenating rice peptides. Faces can also don Dr. Spiller Aqua Collagen Plus moisturizer to keep skin soft enough to nuzzle delicate fine china.
At espy, fashion savant Megan Szanik and her elite style squad orchestrate custom fittings of designer jeans, a method earning the boutique nods from outlets such as the Calgary Herald. The 3,000-square-foot retail space houses more than 150 handpicked denim styles that flatter male and female silhouettes with a wide range of sizes and inseams. Before customers leap into jeans, fashion stylists determine leg and hip dimensions to gauge an ideal fit. Wearers can further complement bottoms with the help of tops by dozens of high-end designers that attract stares from even the most stoic mannequins.