‘Tis the season for giving

This holiday season give the gift of pampering with a relaxing experience at Spa La Posada. With two convenient locations in McAllen and Harlingen, a simple way to spread Christmas cheer is a gift of pure indulgence.

Spa La Posada has a variety of holiday packages to choose from and makes it incredibly convenient to purchase gift certificates online or instore. Every gift certificate purchased in store comes with a free holiday treat from our Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio. So, give a gift, and receive one for yourself!

Here’s a list of our holiday packages, which are only available for a limited time.

Spa-Li-Day
Shellac Manicure
Pedicure
Swedish Relaxation Massage (50 min)
Free Makeover
Approx 2 1/2 hrs
$155 ($255 Value)



Candy Cane Wishes
Shellac Manicure
Pedicure
Swedish Relaxation Massage (50 min)
Ultimate Spa Facial
Free Makeover
Approx 4 hrs
$255 ($355 Value)

Season’s Bliss
Spa Manicure

Spa Pedicure
Ultimate Spa Facial
Hydrating Body Cocoon (Includes 50 min Swedish Relaxation Massage)
Free Makeover
Approx 4 1/2 hrs
$325 ($425 Value)



Let Her Glow
Spa Manicure
Spa Pedicure
Aromatherapy Seasonal Sugar Glow
Hot Stone Massage (80 min)
Ultimate Spa Facial
Free Makeover
Approx 5 1/2 hrs
$415 ($515 Value)


Mr. Claus
The Gentleman’s Cut**
Swedish Relaxation Massage (50 min)
Approx 1 1/2 hrs
$108 ($128 Value)


Frosty the Gentleman
The Gentleman’s Cut**
The Gentleman’s Facial
Neck & Shoulder Tension Relief Massage (25 min)
Approx 2 hrs
$143 ($163 Value)


Dapper Santa
The Gentleman’s Cut**
The Gentleman’s Facial
Deep Tissue Massage (50 min)
Executive Pedicure
Approx 3 hrs
$218 ($238 Value)

 

Keep the gift-giving going by purchasing a gift certificate in any amount right here.

For more information, please call 956-687-7544 (McAllen) or  956-412-6363 (Harlingen).

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Beauty Products for an A+ Look

School is about to get back in session! Get ready with the best skincare and makeup tools to achieve that pulled-together look.

Mornings are busy and there is just so little time for makeup, which is why we’ve chosen some multi-tasking Merle Norman products that you need before Meet the Teacher Night.

Get an A+ look with these 5 products:

  1. Skin Refining CleanserFor all skin types. Cleanse and tone in one easy step! This formula polishes skin as it cleans. Rounded polybeads gently exfoliate leaving skin smoother and more refined while a special cleansing agent removes impurities. The water-soluble formula rinses off easily leaving skin clean and healthy-looking. 

  1. CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30. CC stands for complexion corrector, which is a multi-benefit complexion corrector that gives you the benefits of a skin care product, sunscreen and light foundation – all in one. After being in the sun all summer, you may need to update your foundation color. Our beauty experts can help you find the right foundation for your skintone.

  1. Lip Pencil Plus. Another 2-in-1 that we love is our versatile Lip Pencil Plush with ⅔ lip color and ⅓ lipliner. It provides full coverage and long-wearing color in a semi-matte finish.

  1. Lasting Cheekcolor. You need blush that lasts until the last bell rings right? This silky powder formula provides stay-true, fade-resistant color that glides on smoothly and blends easily.

  1. Wicked Lash Mascara. Oh the miracle of mascara! This is our award-winning mascara with an oversized brush for maximum impact leaving a beautiful curl with amazing volume.

With these five products, you can ditch the bulky makeup, look great and feel confident in the classroom. Visit anyone of our three locations (McAllen, Harlingen, or Brownsville) to purchase our top picks for you.

And just to show our teachers how much we appreciate their hard work, we are offering a special gift with any purchase when you present your teacher ID at checkout. This promotion is only available until August 7, 2016.

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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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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.

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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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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.
BLACK_TOTE
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.
BRACELET
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.
LOTIONS
Set Available for $50.00

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

5. Makeover for Mama! Our Merle Norman lipstick, lip liner and sharpener are makeup bag must-haves.
MAKEUP
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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We’ve been selected “Best Day Spa” by the Valley Morning Star’s Reader’s Choice Awards

We are happy to announce the award received by Spa La Posada this year from the Valley Morning Star’s Reader’s Choice honoring us as the “Best Day Spa”.

Representing Spa La Posada, Melissa Mae Guerra and Alma Muñoz Valverde attended to a mixer honoring the more than 130 business, organizations and individuals selected as winners by readers.

Alma Muñoz Valverde and Melissa Mae Guerra. Spa La Posada Representatives.

Harlingen Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Jacqueline Wright with Alma Muñoz Valverde and Melissa Mae Guerra

Melissa Mae Guerra, Jeanette W. Pitts (advertising Director from The Valley Morning Star, and Alma Muñoz Valverde

 

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USC Chemistry Professor Confirms Brazilian Blowout Poses No Exposure Risk Comprehensive Study

Shows Formaldehyde Exposure Levels Fall Well Below All State and Federal Health and Safety Exposure Standards

 
PRESS RELEASE:

*Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.


Methodology and Results are Consistent with FDA and OSHA Testing

 

Brazilian Blowout, a leading hair smoothing treatment, announced today that it has received the results of a comprehensive study conducted by Professor James F. Haw, a University of Southern California chemistry professor, confirming that Brazilian Blowout falls well below Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exposure limits.
Air Monitoring Test Being PerformedDr. Haw’s findings are consistent with the results of 24 comprehensive air monitoring studies conducted by OSHA across numerous salons in 2010 which showed that in each case exposure levels were safely below OSHA’s Action Level (AL), Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL). Dr. Haw’s study was conducted in two active Southern California salons.

Dr. Haw is the director of Environmental Studies Program and the Ray R. Irani, Chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp., Professor of Chemistry at the University of Southern California. Dr. Haw focuses much of his research on chemical reaction mechanisms in catalysis of hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones and aldehydes as well as environmental chemistry. Dr. Haw’s work has been published more than 170 times in numerous peer-reviewed journals. (http://brazilianblowout.com/CampaignProcess.aspx?A=Link&VID=8703265&KID=156254&LID=321415&O=http%3a%2f%2fchem.usc.edu%2ffaculty%2fHaw.html)

“We are pleased with Dr. Haw’s findings,” said Brazilian Blowout CEO, Michael F. Brady. “His study, performed in actual working salons by licensed cosmetologists, on real clients, shows, once again, that in the hands of a licensed professional who has been trained in the proper application of Brazilian Blowout, our products pose no risk of violating OSHA’s short-term or long-term exposure limits.”

As part of his study, Dr. Haw performed air quality monitoring at actual salons with stylists certified in the treatment of hair with Brazilian Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Solution. Standard air monitoring pumps and aldehyde solid absorbent tubes were attached to the client and the stylist during various tasks. Dr. Haw measured the air quality before the treatment began, as the product was applied, during the course of blow drying and flat-ironing and after the process was complete. At no point during the process did the air quality value exceed 0.160 parts per million for the STEL analysis, well below OSHA’s STEL of 2 parts per million. OSHA’s PEL standard is 0.75 parts per million. In Dr. Haw’s study the PEL measurement never exceeded 0.052 parts per million.

This study, along with the 24 exposure tests performed by Federal OSHA, and numerous other independent air monitoring tests, confirm that Brazilian Blowout poses no exposure-level risk to stylists or their clients.

About Brazilian Blowout

The Brazilian Blowout is the most innovative and effective professional smoothing treatment in the world. Through the use of a proprietary Brazilian Super-Nutrient Complex, the Brazilian Blowout actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine. Photos/Multimedia

For More information, please visit: www.brazilianblowout.com

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Brides Magazine says look radiant with gold

Add a little shimmer and radiance to your eyes on your BIG day with Merle Norman’s Gold Dust eye shadow. Brides magazine featured the gorgeous shade in its October issue. Gold Dust is from our Eyecolor Quad/Winter Eyes 2.

 

Source: Merle Norman eNews

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