Skintology Spa


Aesthetics is the lifestyle of beauty, art, and health. Skintology is Laredo’s oasis for aesthetics. Since 2013, the sister duo of Cristell Laurel and Andria Laurel Botello have been working non-stop to offer their clients the latest, advanced spa treatments available. Their belief is that healing begins in the inner body and transmits outward.  Their specially-designed clinically-proven treatments are aimed to provide optimal health and well-being.

Cristell says that Skintology Spa has taken her and Andria to new heights in the spa industry. Andria loves all facets of body and health and is expanding new services in the already fabulous pilates schedule. Cristell loves all things related to helping someone achieve a feeling of inner beauty. It is a beautiful connection that they share with multiple interests all under one roof. The goal they share is the same: they want to be the best at what they do and aim to make your experience mystical because you deserve it.

Let Skintology Spa heal your body, mind and soul.Let the relaxing setting rejuvenate your day and allow their professional staff to make this possible with one of many special services.

Skintology Spaoffers an array of services that include:

A fabulous selection of Massagesare available. From volcanic to the Australian Vichi exfoliating water therapy massage.

Facials:Our skinsters delight in RESURFX, IPL, chemical peels, laser facials to name a few bring out the true beauty and glow in your face.

Laser hair removalusing the latest technology that reduces the the growth of hair with less treatments. It is painless, more effective, and results are more immediate when compared with other laser machines on the market.

Weight loss treatmentsthat include treatments for stubborn cellulite, wrinkles, and skin tightening techniques. For fat loss, Skintology also offers the Cryo Sculpt technique using clay, The Ideal Protein Program is also available and is a sure way to knock off a minimum of 3 to 5 pounds weekly.

Full salonfeaturing hair color, cut, style, waxing brow tints and lash lifts. Custom manicures and pedicures using hot stone and Skintology’s own custom blends.

Fully equipped Pilates gymthat features the Cadillac, the ultimate in reformer beds, the barrel, and the chair. This is Andria’s passion and specialty. If you haven’t tried a class, you don’t know what you have been missing!

A retail centerthat features the best skin and hair products. The center also has luscious candles, aromatherapy products, fitness and sleep wear. Skintology has just what you are looking for to make that special someone feel extraordinary.

Be it a birthday, bridal shower, spa girl party, anniversary, Mother’s or Father’s Day, or a graduation Skintology’s got you covered!

Let Skintology Spahelp you recharge for a better tomorrow. Visit them at 3402 East Delmar Blvd, Suite 200 or call 956-727-0950.

A match made in heaven!

By Maria Salas

Whether you realize it or not, you spend the majority of your day doing things you’ve already done hundreds of times before. It is rare when you actually try new things for the purpose of engaging in a unique experience. But what if certain places existed to provide you the ease of trying something new?

ShiBu and TreaHouse are unorthodox restaurants that have recently opened up in the city. They’ve brought us two concepts that have been unheard of…until now.

On the one hand, you have sushi burritos and on the other you have tea? But guys, they work! Hear me out.

You might’ve seen videos on the internet talking about sushi burritos and maybe even tagged some of your friends swearing you were going to try them out one day. Well, one day has finally arrived!

ShiBu has combined two of the most glorious and popular foods in Laredo and made it one. They’ve taken the scrumptiousness of sushi and made it handheld and turned the awesomeness of burritos and made it sushi!

They offer fresh ingredients and traditional sushi recipes we all know and love. However, they also allow you the freedom to build your own creation. With over 50 ingredients to choose from, you have the ability to create up to 2,000 different sushi burrito combinations! You can make your sushi burritos as small or as big as you’d like. The experts at ShiBu can definitely fit everything in.

After you’ve ordered at ShiBu, you can head upstairs to the TreaHouse and enjoy a refreshing bubble tea to go hand in hand with your sushi burrito.

TreaHouse is definitely something that hasn’t been done in Laredo and that is what makes it so special. TreaHouse puts a modern twist on a traditional tea shop. They delight your senses with bubble teas, customized brews, and a one of a kind teapot experience.

In addition to the over 50 tea blends available, you can expect a welcoming atmosphere the moment you walk through the door. TreaHouse is a real hangout spot complete with board games, books, art, a foosball table, and the view from the second floor is not to be overlooked! It is a cozy place to hang out with friends or to take your laptop and books and have a study session.

With awesome food, cozy teas, and free wifi, you’re never going to want to leave these places! Trust us! Visit them at 9802 McPherson Ste. 116.

Fun fact: Honey is the only food product that never expires!

by Maria Salas

Chef Roberto “Bobby” Gonzalez of Tabernilla gets excited explaining how honey is the latest item making a local impact. Producers such as La Gorra Azul Ranch, who provide delicious local honey, and Texas Outer Rim Apiaries, who rescue hives and are on the way to producing honey, are the base of this. “Local restaurants including Trattoria Mia, Lolita’s Bistro and ourselves help spread the word,” says Chef Bobby.

Honey is best when it’s local and the best way to enjoy it is when you can eat it simply. A suggestion at Tabernilla is to have honey with churros or to accompany cheeses in their Tablas (a plate with cured meats and cheeses). At Tabernilla, Chef Bobby has been working with Ceci Cisneros and Christopher Segovia from Texas Outer Rim Apiaries for a couple of years and together they do something unique with honey on a very small scale which is kind of a “secret” on the menu.

But where does this “secret” honey come from? Thank you for asking, reader. Let me tell you.

Cecilia “Ceci” Cisneros, a local realtor, and Christopher Segovia are a mother-son duo that have the coolest hobby. They remove bees from a property and then they relocate them, tend to them, and will soon begin to harvest their honey.

What makes this process interesting is that when every beehive is first rescued it has honey with a unique taste, texture, color, and flavor profile depending on the plant variety around it. This is in a sense “hyperlocal” and gives and amazing sense of taste from a certain area of the city says Chef Bobby. “That honey is available for honey aficionados but those hives produce only small amounts.” Once the hives are rescued they are then relocated and taken to Bobby’s family’s ranch (Tanquecitos) to begin a new life and produce honey from that environment.

This mother-son duo began their beekeeping when Chris was supposed to leave to California to start his zoology degree, but ended up making a deal with his mother, Ceci, where she would get him his first hive and he’d stay in Laredo. Chris has always been fascinated by nature and together with his mother, they live out the mission to protect bees. Their mission is to educate people and let them know that the bees need to be protected because without them 95% of crops would cease to exist.

Today, people from around the city call them over to remove hives from their properties. Over the last year, they’ve rescued probably over 35 hives. As a family, they hope that this business can soon turn into something bigger. However, the most important thing to them is that people know the importance of having bees and the benefits of their being around.

Bees are a component of a healthy ecosystem. They perform a necessary task. Ceci and Chris value that importance.

So, next time you’re out preparing yourself a cup of tea or wanting something sweet in your breakfast, think about Outer Rim Apiaries. You can follow them on Facebook at Tx. Outer Rim Apiaries LLC or on Instagram @outerrim_apiaries_.

You won’t bee disappointed!