Special Edition Gringa Guide: Verano in Miami!
It’s full-on summer time…and you know what that means for gringas like me- trying to find a way to enjoy fun in the sun while avoiding the inevitable sun burns and frizzy hair. Since I moved to Miami last year, this is become a much bigger challenge as being able to conquer these foes is the different between fun times with amigos on the beach and hot mess central. Anyone else in the same boat?
So, as I’m figured out the products that are helping me navigate me through this hot verano, I’ve gathered a list of essentials for your beach bag:
- Sunscreen: Now, for me with…being una gringa very blanca, I’m obsessed with sunscreen. I’m really liking the Sublime Sun Collection which has the best combo of advanced sun protection (I always use 50+ SPF, but it’s also available in 30) and luxurious ultra-lightweight texture.
- Facial Sunscreen: Given that I’m extra sensitive to the sun on my face, I’ve had to learn the hard way that a good facial sunscreen isn’t just useful on the day at the beach…but with the bright sol of Miami- is essential anytime I’m going outside for extended time. Amway’s new Artistry Time Defiance UV Defense SPF50 facial sunscreen is great because while it does its job of protecting my cara from the sun, it also helps reduce the appearance of dark spots, discoloration, and redness. I’ve been putting this on as a base before my make-up when I’m afuera…and I’m loving it!
- Self-Tanner: Since my white skin only goes from pale….to red in the sun, I can only get a summer glow with self-tanners. The L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ Clear Self-Tanning Gel is actually a clear gel spray self-tanner that combines a cooling gel formula with the convenience of a spray bottle for easy application.
- Summer Scent: Ralph Lauren Big Pony for Women Collection which comes in Sporty, Sensual, Free-Spirited and Stylish fragrances. Find out which of the lovely scents is right for you here.
Labios: Really loving L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm which is under $8 and adds protection and color to your lips! I really like the light shade, which just adds a touch of color while protecting me from the sun with SPF 15.What other products have you come to love this summer? Share it with us!