Mornings In: Brazil

Curious about the beauty products Brazilian women use? Or the best Brazilian breakfast? Click through for Brazilian beauty tips from a local!
Hometown: Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, but live in São Paulo, SP
Age: 29
Occupation: Travel and Digital Marketing Entrepreneur
My alarm is set for: 7:00 AM
Curious about the beauty products Brazilian women use? Or the best Brazilian breakfast? Click through for Brazilian beauty tips from a local!
Curious about the beauty products Brazilian women use? Or the best Brazilian breakfast? Click through for Brazilian beauty tips from a local!

My Brazilian breakfast

Once I get up, I stumble to my kitchen to make myself a “green juice,” to wake myself up. I’ll throw collard green cubes (i freeze my greens!), cucumber, ginger, mint leaves, and coconut water in a blender.
After I walk my dog and shower, I eat! I’ll have a small loaf of whole wheat pão francês (in most homes, it’s a loaf of White bread) from the corner bakery. This is the staple food for Brazilian breakfasts, and is accompanied by butter, ham and cheese, or in my case, requeijão, a sort of cream cheese. I’ll wash it down with coffee, and a banana or papaya.
On days when I’m short on time, I’ll have an açaí juice and a granola bar.
Curious about the beauty products Brazilian women use? Or the best Brazilian breakfast? Click through for Brazilian beauty tips from a local!
Curious about the beauty products Brazilian women use? Or the best Brazilian breakfast? Click through for Brazilian beauty tips from a local!

My Brazilian beauty routine

Shower: It’s common to buy shampoos that are “salt free” in Brazil because it doesn’t dry your hair out as much. I like Granado Sálvia + Confrey (sage and comfrey) shampoo and conditioner. La Roche Posay gel on my face, and regular Dove bar soap.
Post Shower: I use Natura’s cotton scented body lotion, Tododia Algodão, and run a dollop of Flores e Vegetais leave in conditioner through my ends, and let my hair dry out naturally.
Face: La Roc Minesol Oil Control, SPF 70 every morning! I don’t wear much makeup, but when I do, my go tos are: Natura’s long lasting black eyeliner, Sephora mascara, Body shop powder, and pink contém 1g lip stick (with SPF!).

My Brazilian commute

My commute lasts about 2.6 seconds. One of the reasons I have such a complex and long morning routine is that I’m fortunate enough to work from home.
That also means I need to have decent routine so I can produce and not Wake up and work from bed all day. I’ll work from my desk or hammock (!) in my room, or with the news on in the background in the living room or my balcony to keep things interesting.
Thanks so much for sharing, Poly! Any other Brazilian readers care to share their routine?
photos Christian Haugen // Renata Diem // THOR

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3 Comments

  1. Erika @ All Things E

    I really love these features. Mornings set the tone for the whole day and it's so interesting to hear how people approach them in different parts of the World. Great post!

    Reply
    • Sarah Von Bargen

      Yay! So happy to hear it – I love these, too! 🙂 In a perfect world, I'd add a beauty DIY and/or recipe to these!

      Reply
  2. tropicalsmog

    Does it count if I'm an American living in Brazil? I usually have coffee and pão francês with butter (unlike Poly, I stick with the white bread.) I also have yogurt, typically papaya flavored (my favorite!) or honey.
    For beauty products, I confess I mostly use stuff I brought over from the States, but for hair, I love the conditioner from the Brazilian brand Eh! As a curly haired girl, I'm super picky about what goes in my hair, and it's been a struggle to find products here that don't have silicones or sulfates, but fortunately Eh! makes a great cocoa butter-based conditioner for curly hair.
    It's a funny experience asking for it at the store though. "Eh?" "Eh!"

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