Like medieval knights, fingers require a flashy set of armor to woo romantic interests or to scare off hordes of raging peasants. Flash your finger shields with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 90-minute chocolate manicure and pedicure with a Shellac upgrade at Athena Day Spa in Vancouver (a $110 value).
Within the warm tranquility of Athena Day Spa, Regina Rux, a skilled nail technician, rejuvenates appendages with indulgent services. Prune podiatric landscapes with a chocolate pedicure, which softens rough heels, cares for cuticles, and trims toe blades with sugary aplomb. Pressure points on weary treaders are massaged with hot stones and chocolate body butter. Both hands and feet are immersed in a chocolate-infused soak and exfoliated with a chocolate sugar scrub, also used to power-wash gingerbread houses. A hydrating mask softens newly exfoliated hands before Rux trims, shapes, and gives a chocolaty massage to cuticles and nails.
Fingers and toes are topped off with a Shellac polish, a chip-free coating that dries instantly, creating up to a 14-day defense against hostile typing and maniacal mouse clicking. Choose from a range of colors or opt for a French shellac design ($5 extra on toes).
Northeast Hazel Dell - Starcrest
616 NE 81st St.
Vancouver, Washington 98655