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Oh Lala! Tanning Secrets

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There is nothing better than a good tanning session, but tanning is something we have to treat with care in order to have a great skin from here to ten years.

The sun can be your best friend or or worst enemy, it depends of how you treat your skin before, during and after tanning.

First of all in order an “Oh Lala” perfect tan, I am going to give you the A B C of the process and some tricks to make it more durable.

 

  • Exfoliate: always do it before going to the beach, your skin will look prettier and healthier. Usually I use this Shea Moisture, its oily so it not only exfoliates your skin but also hydrate it and gives you a beautiful glow.

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    Shea Moisture $9.99 , Walgreens.
  • Wear sunscreen on your face, always (every day) you don’t have to tan your face, that’s why we have makeup and bronzers!
  • It doesn’t matter if you are really pale or you have darker skin, if the first days of your trip you use sunscreen on your body your tan will remain more time. Neutrogena is highly recommended.
  • I adore this two tanning lotions, if you are going to wear them, do it with care and do not expose yourself long hours in the sun. Its not necessary. I love the Lancaster Oil, and of course the classic Hawaiian Tropic.

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    Lancaster Sun Beauty Tan Deepener $24 , Online
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Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning Oil $12 , Walgreens.
  • After this I recommend to use Almond oil everyday after shower, its organic very affordable and it’s the best to keep your tan longer.
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Natures Truth Sweet Almond Oil $6.99 , Walgreens.

 

  • Drink a lot of water to keep your glow. Your skin will thank you.

 

Another thing I always do when I don’t have time to spend time at the beach or pool to get a tan, I use self-tanners. It is a great option, it’s really fast and you don’t have to expose your skin to UVs.

Before the application I suggest to exfoliate your skin with a non-oily exfoliating product and If you want to go organic you can do a mix of honey, sugar and cinnamon it smells great and will leave your skin ready for the tanning lotion.

Here are some brands I highly recommend:

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Fake Bake Tannin Lotion $25 , Online.

 

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St. Tropez Shower Tanning Lotion 25$ , www.sttropeztan.com

 

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Neutrogena Micro-Mist $10 , www.target.com

 

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Dior Bronze Self Tanner $42 , www.dior.com

Safe tanning girls!

 

 

 

 

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Oh Lala + TECHO

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We have good news!

We are happy to announce that we are now a TECHO Friend!!

What does it mean? This means that for each bathing suit sold we donate 2$ for TECHO collaborating with this non profit organization to overcome poverty in slums.

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What is TECHO?

 

“TECHO is a youth led non-profit organization present in Latin America & the Caribbean. Through the joint work of families living in extreme poverty with youth volunteers, TECHO seeks to overcome poverty in slums.

TECHO is convinced that poverty can be permanently eradicated if society as a whole recognizes poverty as a priority and actively works towards overcoming it.

 

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

 

  • The promotion of community development in slums, through a process of community strengthening that promotes representative & validated leadership, drives the organization and participation of thousands of families living in slums to generate solutions of their own problems.
  • Fostering social awareness and action, with special emphasis on generating critical and determined volunteers working next to the families living in slums while involving different actors of society.
  • Political advocacy that promotes necessary structural changes to ensure that poverty does not continue reproducing, and that it begins to decrease rapidly.”  www.techo.org

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We are firmly convinced that every company has to have corporate social responsibility, and help in any way to their communities.

These have been hard times for humanity, too many wars, too much hate and lack of peace. It depends on you and me to create a better world, to make this planet worth, to not lose faith in human race and to bring joy and happiness to those who are in need.

 

We invite other brands and companies to do the same, with TECHO or with any Org that you prefer.

 

www.techo.org

Contact:

Friends.usa@techo.org

 

BE THE CHANGE!

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Summer Body Basics!

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Be Active.

Start moving, “every single piece of physical activity adds up” –Pamela Peeke- author of Body for Life for Women. Add more steps to your day, take the stairs, walk somewhere instead of using the car, you don’t need to go somewhere do exercise. On YouTube you can find a lot of free workouts,  Zumba, Yoga and more! It just takes 30 min or less of your day.

 

Improve your posture.

A good posture is the easiest way to look better! Practice good posture keeping your shoulders back, and your back straight. Imagine that you are being pulled with a string up to the roof! Your belly, back and body will thank you!

Cut Calories.

You can move, run, train and do a hundred abs a day, but if you don’t eat healthy you will probably have the belly. You don’t have to do diet, but, drink infused water instead of diet coke, quit the unhealthy snacks. And be aware of the anxiety which we often confuse with hunger.

Reduce Bloating

By cutting excessive salt, and alcohol!

It’s ok to drink a couple of drinks but if you drink the whole pack of beers your body will show it immediately retaining liquids. Instead of salt, alcohol, and diet coke, drink water, green tea and pineapple juice without sugar It will help you loose retained liquid and you will feel lighter, and more comfortable specially in hot heather when we tend to be more bloated.

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All of this tips are simple things that you can do not only to feel comfortable with your body, also to help you feel good and release endorphins. Remember, your worth is not measured by the size of your waist! A healthy body despite of your size always looks amazing, combine it with a smile and you will be ready to show off your summer body!

Most beautiful beaches in the WORLD!

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Cayo de Agua, Los Roques, Venezuela.

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Located in the east of the Caribbean sea, the name Cayo de Agua “Water Cay” comes from the fact that Cayo de Agua has mineral water springs in the middle of the island! One of the 350 island in the Archipielago Los Roques  a Federal Dependency of Venezuela in a total area of 40.61 square kilometers. The archipelago is located 128 kilometers (80 mi) directly north of the port of La Guaira. The islands’ pristine coral reef attracts many visitors, especially from Europe, some of whom come in their own yachts and anchor in the inner, protected shallow waters. Development and tourism are controlled. Cayo de Agua is literaly heaven on earth!

Over Yonder Cay, The Exumas, Bahamas.

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One of the most beautiful destinations if you are looking for white sand and crystal clear water part of the 365 island and one one of the most amazing private islands on earth, it’s a fantasyland island south of Nassau where nature meets luxury.

Grace Bay Turks and Caicos

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Recognized by World Travel Awards in 2005 as the Worlds Best Beach. And recognized bye Trip advisros as the number one beach in the Caribbean.

Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba.

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Located in the south coast of the northwestern part of the main island in the Caribbean Sea. The cay is about 25 kilometers (16 mi) long and 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) wide and is the second largest island in the Canarreos Archipielago.

Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Islas Baleares.

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Placed in north of Formentera Island in the Baleares Islands in the natural park Ses Salines the name comes from the existence of many coral reefs and small islands infront of the beach.

Ngapali Beach, Myanmar, Birmania.

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White sand and clear blue water, its what describes Ngapali, the perfect beach for getting away from all.

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Islands.

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The Baths are an area of unique geologic formations are situated about 1.2 miles south off the main town Spanish Town at the southern tip of the island between Spring Bay and Devil’s Bay and is one of the BVI’s major tourist destinations.

Playa Paraiso, Tulum, Mexico.

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If the Eden exist it looks like Playa Paraiso, located in the heart of Riviera Maya surrounded by the Maya Ruins of Tulum only at 1km away!

Cayo Sombrero, Falcon, Venezuela.

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One of the most beautiful beaches on earth are secretly located at Morrocoy National Park, Falcon, Venezuela, one of them is Sombrero Cay with hundreds of palm trees, amazing sea food, fresh oysters and magical clear water with the perfect temperature! all of this makes Sombrero Cay a magical destination that everyone has to have in their bucket list!

 

 

 

 

 

Salty Hairdos for SUMMER!

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When it comes to summer fun we always include beaches and swimming pools and one of the issues when you go to the beach or swimming pools is what to do with your hair.

I used to live in Venezuela where we have a 60% humidity, now i live in Miami and the humidity in my country and here in Miami is a very important factor when it comes to hair and makeup!

With years of experience and years of modeling I’ve come up with a couple of solutions for this saltyhair-issue.

The most important thing for me is keep it clean, clear your face and skin to avoid acne and stickiness.

The Messy Pony Tail
Pull your hair back in a pony tail and mess it up with your fingers shaking your hair up.
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The Classic Bun
Its the best way to avoid tangled hair.
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All the hair in one side
Looks beautiful but it’s kind of difficult when your are actually in the beach, its better use it for a dinner or a beach party where you know your hair its going to be dry all day or night long. You can help yourself with a couple of pins to keep it in one side.
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The Half Hair Bun
You keep your face clear and at the same time be relaxed with your loose hair.
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Side Braid 
A great way to avoid tangles and to keep your hair in one place, looking fresh and clean.
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Also is good for keep your beach hair to include a coconut oil treatment once a month and include an hydrating mask on a weekly basis!
Brazilian Bikinis On Point mas pequena

“Once you go Brazilian you never go back!”

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Summer is coming! And so the sun, long beach days and a lot of body showing.

Today I’m going to show you the reasons why Brazilian cut is my favorite bikini bottom ever and why you girls should wear it this season.

First of all, the Brazilian bikini bottom offers minimal cut with MAXIMUM tanning potential.

Also these slim bottoms are created with ruching down the center back to create a cheeky, chic design so you can show a more confident ‘’derriere’’ if you know what I mean!

The old belief that this kind of cut makes you fat it’s false because showing more skin doesn’t make you bigger. The Brazilian cut works great for girls with hips like Devin Brugman, or Natasha Oakley who I personally love because of their confidence to wear any kind of bikini with attitude!

Typically, more popular among younger women, the Brazilian swimsuits allow you to flaunt your figure without baring all on the beach.

So, don’t be shy girls! Time to show off some skin, get a nice tan catch everyone’s eyes and remember confidence, of course, is key! ENJOY!

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Un peu de magie et beaucoup d’ “Oh Lala”

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Hi guys, welcome to the Oh Lala Blog! A little space with big ideas, colors, a lot of beach fashion and bit of everything that make us feel happy and free. Which we of course, associate with our brand because fashion is not only in what we choose to wear everyday..  fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

Oh Lala Beachwear is born in Venezuela, a magical country located in South America, which is often called “Land of Grace” due to the vast array of  flora and fauna, natural wonders, ecosystems and habitats that exist in the country.  These ecosystems includes mountains, rainforests, savannas, coral reefs and more.

Also, the Venezuelan beaches, are paradisiacal! and because of its 30,000 square kilometers of water this country makes us have a tendency to wear bathing suits all the time!

Oh Lala Beachwear took all this elements and factors and added the luxury and comfort into the
designs to create a brand full of bright colors, luxury and quality in which every girl and woman could feel amazing wearing!

All of our pieces are hand made and designed one by one with special details based on the quote “less is more”! (Which i think you can apply to almost everything in fashion) and of course, comfortable, because luxury has to be comfortable, otherwise is not luxury right?

With the time we’ve had the chance to expand, and bring some Oh Lala vibes to other countries but we never forget where all started because this is indeeed the total escence of our brand.

I hope you guys enjoy this blog, and welcome to Oh Lala Paradise!!!!