Nail polish was invented around 3,000 BC in ancient China—a fact that's doubly remarkable considering that human fingernails were only invented last year. Celebrate this admirable foresight with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a Shellac gel-polish manicure (a $25 value), a 10-minute shoulder or neck massage (a $10 value), and polish removal (a $10 value) at Haute Beauty Couture (a $45 total value).
Haute Beauty Couture’s digit-primping professionals forsake acrylic nail polish and other toxic products in favor of organic, hand-enhancing alternatives. A multistep process, the Shellac gel-polish manicure cleanses, shapes, moisturizes, massages, buffs, and polishes finger talons to stunning states as nail owners sip complimentary champagne. Haute Beauty Couture uses a polish free of toluene, formaldehyde, frenemies, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that can keep nails shiny and colorful for up to 14 days before packing up and retiring to a comfortable Mardi Gras parade float. A 10-minute neck or shoulder massage extends the pampering treatment, untying tension knots and easing neck aches incurred from raucous office-chair-derby races. After fickle fingers tire of old colors, manicurists gently remove Shellac polish during a quick return visit.