Edna Posada’s 5 Beauty Essentials

EDNASpa La Posada Owner Edna Posada, who is constantly on-the-go, has learned to keep her daily beauty regime simple, yet consistent. As she juggles being a mom, running a successful spa, opening a new clothing boutique and volunteering in the community, Edna makes it a point to make time for skincare.

She believes the most important part of a beauty regime is cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing!

Her number one beauty tip is never go to sleep with makeup on and use multipurpose products.

Here are her 5 must-have Merle Norman beauty essentials:

MERLE NORMAN Skin Refining Cleanser
1 Cleanser: Skin Refining Cleanser. It’s a cleanser, exfoliant, and toner all in one.

MERLE NORMAN Wrinkle Smoother
2 Moisturizer: Wrinkle Smoother. It’s fragrance free, oil free, and yet very hydrating.

MERLE NORMAN Brilliant-C Eye Cream
3 Eye treatment: Brilliant-C Eye Cream. Has optical diffusers that minimize flaws.

MERLE NORMAN Expert Finish Makeup
4 Foundation: Expert Finish Makeup. It instantly evens out skin tone, has buildable coverage, ends in a powder finish AND has SPF 25.

MERLE NORMAN Fat Lash Mascara
5 Mascara: Fat Lash Mascara. Gives you full on volume!


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Say conGRADulations with a unique gift

Finally, the moment every graduate has worked so hard for has arrived!

A moment as cherished as this one deserves to be commemorated with an extraordinary gift.

Graduation marks the beginning of a new chapter and it’s best to be prepared for what’s next. Whether they are moving to a new city to attend college, taking a break from the years of vigourous studying to travel, pounding the pavement in search of the perfect job, or preparing to pursue a post-graduate degree – a gift that will help them get there in style is sure to make any graduate happy.

At Spa La Posada, we’ve put together a short list of our graduation gift ideas to celebrate this wonderful and major milestone.

1 Ready to handle it.
The perfect handbag that goes with any outfit. With this chic tote, she’ll be able to carry around everything from her sunglasses to her iPad. She’ll definitely be ready to conquer the world in style.

Available for $59.99

2 Polished beauty.
Every woman wants to feel polished and perfect before she strides into her dream interview. These Merle Norman Cosmetic beauty essentials will make her look and feel radiant!

Available for:
Liquid Lipcolor $18
Ultra Powder Foundation $28.50
Wicked Lash Mascara $16

3 Show off her creative side.
Motivate her to write her first novel with this sophisticated and stylish Karen Adams embossed journal and pencil set.

Available for $26

4 The gift every fashionista loves.
A stunning Molly Phillips 14K gold filled and natural agate stone bracelet is one she’ll cherish and remind her of all her accomplishments. Molly Phillips’ jewelry line is designed, handcrafted & based out of Austin, TX .

Available for $158

5 Let your graduate choose.
Accomplishing a magnificent feat such as receiving a degree calls for some serious pampering. Let the graduate choose how they would like to de-stress by giving them a Spa La Posada Gift Card.

Available in any amount!

For other great graduation gift ideas, visit our locations in McAllen and Harlingen.


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How to relieve neck and shoulder pain

When you’re experiencing neck and shoulder pain it can be so uncomfortable that you can’t focus on anything else. It gets difficult to focus on work, family or even activities that you enjoy like reading a book or completing a CrossFit WOD.

Neck and shoulder pain can be related to a number of things such as sleeping positions, not stretching before a workout, excessive computer use, bad posture or stress. Some of our clients with chronic neck and shoulder pain have found relief from stress and migraines with the help of consistent massage therapy.

Neck and shoulder massage therapy is a safe and effective treatment for common neck and shoulder pain. At Spa La Posada, our Neck & Shoulder Tension Relief Massage incorporates a variety of massage techniques to provide immediate release of muscle tension. Our therapists can also show you stretches that can be done on a daily basis to provide even further relief.

Our professional massage therapists recommend 25-minute treatments twice a week for the first 4 weeks to see results.

Benefits of neck and shoulder massage:

  • -Reduces pain and relieves pressure on nerves
  • -Increases neck and shoulder range of motion
  • -Promotes relaxation and reduces stress
  • -Helps prevent future strain
  • -Increases the level of oxygen in your blood leading to a decrease in muscle toxins
  • -Natural management of chronic pain

Visit spalaposada.com/spa-massage to learn more about our Neck & Shoulder Tension Relief Massage. Contact Spa La Posada today to schedule your massage therapy session so you can work your way to pain relief.



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Get Gorgeous for Summer Soirees

Summer is near, the sun is out and we are all spending more time outside. From graduation parties, weddings, concerts and all other special occasions it’s important to have that summer-proof makeup look.

Spa La Posada will be revealing the Merle Norman Cosmetics Summer Collection at the Summer Beauty Event set for Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4. Join us for free mini-makeovers, makeup tutorials and more.


Our Merle Norman Makeup Artists will help you find a summer look that’s fresh, fun and effortless. They will teach you how to find the right foundation shade, blush or skincare regimen that will help connect your inner beauty with your outer beauty.

The Summer Beauty Event will be taking place at our three locations: McAllen from 10 am-7 pm, Harlingen from 10 am-6 pm and Brownsville from 10 am-9 pm.

Our events sell out quickly, so act fast and reserve your free 15-minute makeover. Call (956) 687-7544 (McAllen); (956) 412-6363 (Harlingen); or (956) 546-1638 (Brownsville) for more details.

So, come sip, shop, relax and enjoy this playful beauty event. An added bonus…every guest will receive a special gift bag filled with goodies.


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Wow Mom this Mother’s Day

Whether it was the first time you fell when learning how to walk or the first time you experienced heartache, Mom has been there to console you and mend your wounds. No matter what hardship was going on in her life, she shielded you and made every day wonderful.

Wherever you have been, wherever you will go, you know Mom will always be there to love, support and protect you. Show her just how much you appreciate all she’s done with one of our Mother’s Day Spa Packages.


With the purchase of a Mother’s Day Spa Package, we’re offering a free cosmetic gift set + makeover ($90 value). Please give us a call for more details 956.687.7544.


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5 Mother’s Day Gifts $50 and Under

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift that’s absolutely perfect for mom and for your budget? Each of these gifts show that you get mom’s taste and style!

1. Mom is the multi-tasking queen, so give her a gift that she can use everyday. A versatile handbag that can carry mom’s favorite book, makeup and more.
Available for $46.99

2. Give your mom something with a personal touch. These monogram pearl bracelets are stylish and sophisticated. Get one with her initial or her children’s initials.
Available for $18.00

3. Mom has always taught you to love the skin you’re in. Archipelago Pomegranate Body Wash and Body Lotion duo provides a natural blend to refresh, soothe and protect the skin.
Set Available for $50.00

4. Pretty in Purple! Adorn mom with a glamorous necklace.
Available for $24.99

5. Makeover for Mama! Our Merle Norman lipstick, lip liner and sharpener are makeup bag must-haves.
Set available for $34.00

For other great Mother’s Day gift ideas, visit our boutiques in McAllen and Harlingen. Or get mom a gift card instead and let her get whatever her heart desires.



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It’s time for a Spa-garita to cool you down


Temperatures are heating up outside and guess what? We have the perfect remedy to quench your thirst and your skin! We are infusing all the natural ingredients that also make up a delicious mint margarita. First we start with a sea salt-based scrub that stimulates and exfoliates the skin, improves texture, unclogs pores, and prepares the skin for improved penetration of butter creams and lotions. Then we use lotions with a tropical blend of grape seed and mint oils scented with our lime scent and our lime mask that is a combination peel into our seasonal spa treatments!

Spa La Posada is introducing Spa-garita! With any of the spa treatments listed below, your skin will glow like the sunset and you’ll feel uplifted. We specifically chose ingredients with many health benefits.

Benefits of Mint
Cooling sensation
Revitalizes the senses
Strengthen skin tissue
Reduces oily skin
Reduces inflammation

Benefits of Lime
Cleanses skin
Removes bacteria
Tightens pores
Brightens complexion

Spa Manicure – $45
Treat your hands to a decadent manicure. It begins with an sanitizing anti-stress soak that softens skin while providing aromatherapy. We then cleanse, shape, buff and gently push back and cut cuticle (if necessary). Next, your skin is smoothed and is moisture-replenished with a gentle lime scrub followed by a massage with an infusion of vitamins, nutrients, and essential oils to repair damaged skin. An incredibly hydrating mask brightens and transforms your skin. Warm paraffin is then used to provide heat therapy and joint pain relief. Finally, your nails are wonderfully cared for and beautifully polished.

Spa Pedicure – $55
An ultra-hydrating pedicure that begins with a sanitizing anti-stress soak that softens skin while providing aromatherapy. We then cleanse, shape, buff and gently push back and cut cuticle (if necessary). Next, your skin is smoothed and is moisture replenished with a gentle lime scrub followed by a massage with an infusion of vitamins, nutrients, and essential oils to repair damaged skin. An incredibly hydrating mask brightens and transforms your skin. Warm paraffin is then used to provide heat therapy and joint pain relief. Finally, your nails are wonderfully cared for and beautifully polished.

Aromatherapy Seasonal Sugar Glow – $70
Revive your skin with a refreshing seasonal sugar scrub followed by a warm rinse. The treatment ends with an application of a luxurious lotion made with a unique balance of vitamins, nutrients and essential oils that delivers intense hydration and relaxation.

Seasonal Polish + Steam + Massage – $175
Body brushing opens your pores before the skin is polished with a blend of a delicious seasonal sugar scrub featuring incredible blends of fruits, delightful spices and flowers of the season followed by a rinse. Next, toxins are evaporated away with 20 minutes under the steam canopy while receiving a scalp and facial massage. The steam opens the pores to detoxify the lymph system. A 50-minute massage with a nourishing aromatherapy lotion that helps repair dry and damaged skin completes the relaxing treatment.

Hydrating Body Cocoon – $140
Indulge in a 50-minute Swedish massage with our aromatherapy lotion. Next, luxuriate in a warm wrap with a sumptuous seasonal whipped soufflé mask blended with essential oils, antioxidants, and skin regenerating ingredients to balance, soften and brighten skin that illuminates you from head to toe. As it hydrates your skin while you are swathed in warm blankets, a scalp massage lightens your heavy head and drainage movements help unblock your sinuses and ease your headaches leaving you relaxed with baby-soft skin.


Each of our Spa-garita treatments are served with a complimentary “Spa” Mint Margarita (21 years or older only). Our seasonal spa treatments are available only for a limited time, so be sure to call today for a Spa-garita appointment. You can also book online.

Contact 956-687-7544 in McAllen (Hours: 10 am – 7 pm) or 956-412-6363 in Harlingen (Hours: 10 am – 6 pm) for more details.


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Leave the Aging for Wine and Cheese

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While wine & cheese improve with age, our skin unfortunately does not always improve overtime. Benefits of a regular skin care routine include fresh, vibrant skin that holds up better to environmental pollutants and skin that holds up to the usual ravages of time.

Join the fun at Spa La Posada for our “skin first, makeup second” event and receive a complimentary 15-minute demonstration of our all-natural, anti-aging Merle Norman facials and a “no makeup” makeup look on Friday, April 8 and Saturday April 9.

Our facials pamper the skin and the senses, bringing dull, dry skin back to life in addition to restoring balance and protecting. So enjoy some complimentary wine and cheese and we’ll have our beauty experts choose the right facial for your skin type.

Apple & Cinnamon Pore Cleansing Facial

Apple & Cinnamon

Customers will be treated to a delightful experience for the senses with the mouthwatering scent of crisp green apples and cinnamon. Apple Fruit Extract and Glycerin nourish and soothe. Skin is left feeling purified, clean and refreshed.

Effectively deep cleans while it soothes and calms
Pores look smaller
Helps control oil and regulate excess sebum
Provides astringent benefits
Balances skin moisture
Freshens skin
Leaves skin feeling toned
Leaves a radiant complexion
Cocoa & Vanilla Brightening Facial

Cocoa & Vanilla Facial

Cocoa and Vanilla Facial

Indulge your senses with a rich chocolate and vanilla scent as you relax and let glow. Pomegranate and Licorice Extracts help skin appear brighter and visibly younger-looking.

Brightens skin
Dull, lifeless skin appears more radiant and younger-looking
Nourishes skin with essential vitamins and minerals
Improves overall skin tone and complexion
Lavender & Ginseng Hydrating Facial

Lavander & Ginseng Facial

lavender and ginseing facial

Delight in the relaxing aroma of lavender as your skin is enveloped in a moisture-rich gel that quenches even the most dehydrated complexions
and locks in moisture, while Ginseng Extract stimulates and invigorates skin cells. The result is a more youthful appearance and texture in just a few minutes.

Gives skin a moisture boost
Locks in moisture
Improves overall skin tone and complexion
Leaves skin soft and smooth
Oat & Chamomile Soothing Facial

Oat & Chamomile Facial

Oats and Chamomille Facial

This luxurious skin soother restores pH balance with natural extracts, leaving your skin calm and comfortable. Within minutes, the natural extracts of Oat and Chamomile will help soothe and calm skin.

Great option for fragile/sensitive skin
Soothes, calms and comforts skin
Hydrates skin while locking in moisture
Softens and smoothes skin
Improves overall skin tone and complexion


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Cherish the Mother-to-be with a prenatal massage

Pregnant women are so special to us because we know that they are carrying something precious inside and it is our job to pamper and care for them – a job we love doing!

Prenatal massage offers many health benefits:

1 Improves circulation
2 Reduces swelling of hands and feet
3 Relieves muscle tension and lower back pain
4 Calms nervous irritability
5 Relieves insomnia

At Spa La Posada we use special pillows and bolsters to accommodate a woman’s pregnant body and recommend receiving the first massage after the first trimester. Our overall goal is to help minimize stress, promote relaxation, and relieve some of the uncomfortable conditions caused by pregnancy.



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Take a peep at our stylish Easter fashions!

Any month that delivers spring, tulips and chocolate bunnies can do no wrong in our book. Whatever your plans may be, we’ve put together Easter outfit ideas just for you!


Take 15% off all Easter Outfits when you mention this post. Ends 3/26/16.

Visit our boutique locations in McAllen and Harlingen.


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