Mornings In Mexico

Wondering about Mexican beauty routines? What's the best Mexican breakfast? Click through for Mexican beauty tips from a local!

Name: Bere Parra
Hometown: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Age: 33
Occupation: Music blogger & freelance WordPress designer
My alarm is set for: 8 am

Wondering about Mexican beauty routines? What's the best Mexican breakfast? Click through for Mexican beauty tips from a local!

My Mexican breakfast

For the last couple of months, I’ve been having a non-dairy smoothie for breakfast, packed with lots of different super healthy ingredients that I blend myself, at home. I take advantage of the local and/or organic products that are available in San Miguel de Allende.

The traditional Mexican breakfasts include two or more of the following items: eggs, beans (refried or ‘de la olla‘ – which translates as ‘straight from the pot), coffee (flavored with cinnamon), some ‘pan dulce’ (Mexican pastries: conchas and churros are big favourites) and perhaps orange juice.

Some people like to buy tamales to from street vendors on their way to work; with their respective cup of atole (a drink made of corn dough and milk or water, which can also include sugar and other ingredients to give it a flavor: guava, chocolate, strawberries, etc). If we feel a bit ‘fancier’ and have time to spare we may have chilaquiles, in green sauce or red sauce, with or without shredded chicken. 🙂

Wondering about Mexican beauty routines? What's the best Mexican breakfast? Click through for Mexican beauty tips from a local!

Wondering about Mexican beauty routines? What's the best Mexican breakfast? Click through for Mexican beauty tips from a local!

My Mexican beauty routine

Showering and covering myself in coconut oil (except for my face: I use a separate cleanser for that). Natural organic beauty products, such as coconut oil, are very popular here in San Miguel.
Before putting my makeup on, I dab some rose water on my face with a cotton ball. Rose water is available in most drugstores all over Mexico. As for makeup, most cities in Mexico have access to makeup brands that are also widely available in the states.
However there’s this brand, Jordana, that makes great lipstick shades and they’re super cheap. I alternate those with other brands that are more ‘high-end’. I also use Argan oil on my hair.

My Mexican commute

I get to work by bus. My commute is usually 20-25 minutes long, but it can sometimes be shorter, depending on how fast the bus driver goes!

Thanks so much for sharing, Bere!  Other Mexican readers, what does your breakfast + beauty routine consist of?

P.S. My 3 product makeup bag!

photos: bdebaca // mysza831

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3 Comments

  1. Nova

    Tamales were my all-time favorite Mexican food, back when I ate meat and then as a vegetarian I'd have chilaquiles and esquite all the time. Ahhhhhhhhh I love Mexican food.

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  2. Allyson Wells

    I studied abroad in Mexico for a year (whatup Xalapa, besos!) and my host sister was a chef–she made THE best chilaquiles!! Thanks for the happy memories 🙂

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