The Hamburglar started out as a hand burglar but soon found that unkempt appendages could not be sold on the black market, even on the dollar menu. Offer up a side of manicured fingers with each handshake with the help of today’s Groupon: for $37, you get a no-chip spa manicure with CND Shellac and an express pedicure at Illusions of Beauty in Manhattan Beach (a $75 value).
Illusions of Beauty coddles bodies, minds, and the customers who own them with a selection of relaxing beauty-boosting services. During the approximately 30-minute spa manicure, dulling digits are revamped with help from CND Shellac polish––a gel-like polish that dries effortlessly and keeps nails beautiful and chalkboards in a state of constant fear longer than traditional polish. After tidily trimming cuticles and sloughing off dead skin cells to prevent them from turning into undead skin cells, the Illusions technician prepares each plate for its veneer with a thorough cleansing and shaping. The ultra-durable formula is designed to resist chipping, smudging, and phone calls from telemarketers for up to 14 days, and the polymer-rich solution allows it to be removed in as little as 10 minutes. A 10- to 15-minute express pedicure quickly cleans up toes with a choice of regular nail polish.