Like lawns or children, nails grow whether you're watching them or not. Baby your fingers with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a Dark-Chocolate Dream pedicure at Gemini Nails and Makeup (an $85 value).
Gemini Nails and Makeup's owner and aesthetician, Melody Lasseter, harnesses her 11 years of beauty-industry experience to pamper footsies with indulgent Dark-Chocolate Dream pedicures. First, a detoxifying scrub with milk chocolate, green tea, and salt exfoliates the skin while imbuing it with vitamin D–rich heavy cream and antioxidants, which work to neutralize toxins and malevolent sock threads. Next, a coat of CND Shellac polish decorates digits in 1 of 30 shiny hues, each of which resists chipping for about a month. Finally, a rich lotion softens feet, leaving them as smooth as a con man in a charmeuse suit.
Melody Lasseter at Gemini Nails and Makeup
Melody Lasseter wields brushes and sponges like any other artist, but rather than paper or a famous chapel’s coatroom, her canvas is the human body. As the manicurist behind Gemini Nails and Makeup, she paints nails and rouges cheeks to prepare clients for casual nights out or special occasions. She finishes manicures and pedicures with enduring polish in one of 100 CND Shellac CND gel polishes and 40+ OPI Gel Colors, or creates custom polish blends and patterns with traditional acrylic nail paints. Her nail services employ a similar level of artistry, and she has served as the nail technician to celebrities such as Lucy Baines Johnson, The Undertaker, and Erin Wasson. Her work even took home first place in the 2010 Create Your Ultimate Face contest with a denim-textured blend of colors that elegantly engulfed a quarter of her model’s face, and she is also a CND Master Painter and Master Architect with 18 years of experience in the industry.