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I had an outrageously enjoyable manicure today at Dashing Diva, a nail spa and boutique in the heart of Greenwich Village. My friend, Shivani, suggested that we catch up over cosmos and manicures at this much talked about nail salon and I gladly accepted her invitation.
The place is painted in shocking pink and has a very modern design aesthetic. I was amazed by the 200 plus shades of nail polish on display! They even had shades of blue and black which I have never seen before. And for those into the artifical variety, there was a wide selection of fake nails with designs ranging from the classic to the totally punky.
Being in rather indulgent moods, we decided to splurge on the All-Out Diva Manicures. We sat at adjoining nail stations and yapped away while our Korean nail specialists worked their magic on our nails. I've had many manicures, but this was the first in which my hands were dipped in a paraffin bath. Shivani explained that paraffin helps seal in the moisture and makes the hands as soft as soft can be. I also enjoyed the citrusy exfoliation and the relaxing arm and hand massage.
My only regret is that they weren't serving cosmos today. Apparently it's only a Thursday or Friday evening promo. Shivani and I will be returning soon for cosmos and perhaps the Spoiled Diva Pedicures next time around!
Dashing Diva is located at 41 East 8th Street, between Broadway and University Place, near NYU and a short distance from Union Square and SoHo.