Best of Philly 2010: Luxe mani/pedi
The Chocolate & Champagne Minx Mani/Pedi at Spa East
Liberties Walk, 1040 North 2nd Street
As if being rubbed down with a homemade concoction of chocolate and champagne isn’t enough (owner Sam Staten swears by each ingredient’s exfoliating and stimulating properties), this new Minx thing leaves polish in its dust. Like colorful contact paper for your nails, the shiny covering is painstakingly cut and applied by Staten. You won’t need another mani ($50) for at least two weeks, or pedi ($65) for another six. We’re officially converted.