Having to wait for wet nail polish to dry curbs people's natural urges to plunge toes into frosting, or to tickle the mailman too hard. Resist temptation with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a classic manicure (a $25 value) and pedicure (a $45 value) at Wet Paint Nail Spa in Cambridge (a $70 total value).
The cuticle curators at Wet Paint Nail Spa transform hands and feet with their thorough manicure and pedicure services, catching the attention of Stuff Magazine, which bestowed the salon with the Best Claws award in 2010, and Boston.com, which honored them with the title of Best Mani/Pedi the same year. Calculate new digits with the classic manicure, which begins by subtracting cuticles and hangnails from finger equations. Hands achieve softness with a lotion-fueled massage and a dip in a bowl of duckling down before nails get coated with a choice of polish. Warm feet with a steamed-towel treatment during the classic pedicure, where technicians trim and shape toe talons back into calligraphy-writing condition. Dry, rough skin gets evicted with a thorough sole scrub, and cuticles will be tamed to make room for incoming polish deposits.
Color splashes the salon's walls, coating planes with pink-and-white damask wallpaper and buttery yellow paint. Appendages breathe easier under the spa's arsenal of natural salon products, with polishes, basecoats, and topcoats that are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalates, and moisturizers that are void of parabens and unicorn tears.