Countering Orlando’s Sunshine: My Nifty Sidekick COOLA


To my dearest:

It’s Ophelia! Yes! I’m back from Orlando! I hope you all enjoyed Christina’s sharing of New York while I was gone! She’s super talented so I hope to have her share more with you all in the future! So what’s new?! Well, in Orlando, I had a blast visiting Universal Studios and having my favorite spa and pool days. The weather was gorgeous there as well – but maybe just a bit too sunny.

Luckily, I was well prepared. If you know me, you will know my go-to sunscreen for my face is Clarins. So of course I had that with me. However, I knew that this trip to Orlando would result in hours of blazing under the sun from pool days to waiting in hour long lines at the theme parks. I had to be more well prepared than my usual sunscreen for the face. After all, sun has that horrifying power to age your skin in no time when being over exposed!

coola suncare travel set
This is where Coola Suncare saved the day! I brought along with me, their travel set and it had absolutely everything I ever needed without having to worry it won’t pass TSA. After all, that was what I feared most.

Their travel set has sun care for your skin fully covered. It comes with an all-over body spray, face moisturizer with SPF, lip balm with SPF, and a recovery after sun lotion that can be used on the face and body! That was all the essentials I actually needed!

coola travel set

Sport SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray

I mentioned in my previous travel post to Miami, that I fear bringing sunscreen on my carry-on as I’m afraid of having issues with TSA. This spray in their travel set is exactly TSA approved size at 3.4 oz. It smells great being naturally scented and is water resistant up to 80 minutes! So bring on the pools, beaches, and water rides! It has up to 70% certified organic ingredients and is infused with anti-aging antioxidants. How awesome is that? I found this spray to be moisturizing and not overly sticky, which is a plus!

Classic Face SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer

Now, now. I do love my Clarin’s. However, that one is usually what I use on the go as a mere sun screen instead of a moisturizer. This here, however, I use as a moisturizer. In the morning, I would apply this as a day time moisturizer. It acts as an SPF base for my face. I love that it is delicate on my semi-sensitive skin and the formula is once again not too sticky on the face. It makes applying make up on top way easier when needed. It also boasts the same specs as the former sunscreen spray with the certified organic ingredients, antioxidants, and being water resistant.

Liplux® SPF 30 Original

Did you know that your lips need utmost sun protection as well? The skin on the lips is actually very delicate and probably is the portion that needs the most sun care on your face. It’s also the most neglected. We often times have foundation or BB cream with SPF in it, so we worry just a tad less when we forget to apply sunscreen on our face. However, with lips, there are few products that contains SPF. I love moisturizing my lips with this Liplux and then applying lip color on top!

ER+ Radical Recovery® After-Sun Lotion

Last but not least, we have this awesome after-sun lotion. It’s good for both face and body and the formula is specifically designed for after sun exposure. It contains agave, aloe vera, lavender oil, rosemary extract, and sunflower oil. The ingredients are natural, moisturizing, and reliefs sunburns. I used this one as a night cream during my trip.

Pool Renaissance Hotel Unicorn Floaty
Overall, I loved all the products from COOLA and definitely recommend it. I love the travel set, because of its convenience. It’s also a super good deal. You can get all the goodies for the price of $40 USD , which is a steal for the amount of products you get in the set. I also love the SPF 30 and 50 range for their products because anything higher than that albeit lasting longer between reapplication, actually has more chemicals in it.

And you peeps are in luck! Because, I paired with COOLA to give away a free travel set along with free sunnies with SUNGLASS.LAGiveaway contest details are now LIVE on this INSTAGRAM post! It runs until 8/17/17 7PM EST! So don’t wait and enter NOW!

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Sincerely Ophelia
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*This post is sponsored. Opinions are unbiased and based on my own experience.*


  1. August 10, 2017 / 2:54 AM

    This post totally motivates me to protect my skin against sun damage! I need to start wearing SPF more often.

    Amy ❀️

  2. Jen S
    August 10, 2017 / 3:32 PM

    I hardly ever wear sunscreen but I really should! I would definitely be interested in an after sun lotion though, seems easier for someone lazy haha.

  3. August 10, 2017 / 3:53 PM

    I love that unicorn pool float it is the bomb. I have only just been realising the importance of good skincare, I will look this brand up

  4. August 10, 2017 / 4:18 PM

    I used to live in Orlando and I could not stand the heat!! Definitely was in need of sun screen lol. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself!

  5. August 10, 2017 / 5:23 PM

    I haven’t heard of Coola before but now I want to try them, especially their lipbalm.

    • August 14, 2017 / 9:24 PM

      The giveaway is now live! Feel free to enter and score yourself some freebies to try and fall in love with!

  6. August 11, 2017 / 2:29 AM

    Definitely a handy set for travels. I hate checking in luggage but the amount of beauty products I’d like to take with me (issues being their size and volume really) pretty much warrants it.


  7. August 11, 2017 / 3:21 PM

    What a fantastic sounding range of products, I will have to have a look out for Coola myself as I am need of getting some sunscreen.

  8. August 11, 2017 / 4:13 PM

    I think skin care is so important, especially if using sunscreen esp now its summer, I’ve not tried Coola but it sounds great! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ x

  9. August 11, 2017 / 4:47 PM

    Ah, I got excited for the giveaway and then realized it’s not up yet. aww.. πŸ™

    • August 14, 2017 / 9:25 PM

      The giveaway is now live! Feel free to enter and score yourself some freebies to try and fall in love with!

  10. confettiandbliss
    August 11, 2017 / 6:59 PM

    I love the sound of the name Coola and that beautiful blue bottle. I need to stock up on some to take to my condo in Mexico. I always bring 3-4 sunscreen lotions and sprays on each trip as I usually stay down there a month at a time. And it’s perfect for my life here in California as well. πŸ™‚

  11. August 11, 2017 / 7:39 PM

    I want to stuff this travel size in my husband’s pocket every single day. He’s such an idiot (said affectionately), he lets himself get burned all the time.

  12. Anne Yedlin
    August 11, 2017 / 10:21 PM

    I so need to try this and take better care of my skin! I hope that you enjoyed Orlando! There is so much to do there!

  13. August 11, 2017 / 10:49 PM

    What a great sunscreen! As someone with super fair skin who burns easily, I am all about sunscreen to protect myself.

  14. August 11, 2017 / 11:37 PM

    Sunscreen is sooo important! Skin care is really important in the sun too! Too many people skip the sunscreen and then they have lasting damage for the rest of their lives!

  15. urbansoulalchemy2013
    August 12, 2017 / 1:57 AM

    Coola sounds like a fabulous product. Just what we need in this heat right now!

  16. August 12, 2017 / 11:08 AM

    You look so very cute on the unicorn that you have here. And as for the rest, that’s great that it does a good job of promoting skin health and preventing damage. I know I need to use it with my daughter more often. I have a hard time getting her to put it on her face sometimes, even if she needs to.

  17. Claudia Krusch
    August 12, 2017 / 1:30 PM

    Love the unicorn float. I will have to pick up one of these travel kits. I would love to give Coola Suncare a try.

  18. August 12, 2017 / 2:21 PM

    I’ve learned to take sunscreen seriously the hard way. I would like to check these products out.

  19. August 12, 2017 / 3:02 PM

    We have that unicorn float! We love it. Sunscreen is definitely something I had to learn to be vigilant about…damned old age.

  20. August 12, 2017 / 5:51 PM

    Coola looks like a complete package that is worth every dime spent. Will check there product.

  21. August 12, 2017 / 7:01 PM

    I hardly wear sunscreen but this product sounds amazing

  22. August 12, 2017 / 9:05 PM

    This is another great option for a sunscreen / protection – seems like the product is interesting I just hope the availability is world wide πŸ™‚

  23. August 12, 2017 / 11:26 PM

    Sounds like a nice product line. I don’t use beauty products, and rarely even use sunscreen. Not a huge fan of being in the sunshine.

  24. Priyadarshini Rajendran
    August 13, 2017 / 8:31 AM

    Coola products look great.. Gonna check them out

  25. August 13, 2017 / 9:30 AM

    I like how this brand is cruelty free, too! I will definitely look into using there products. And, love the unicorn float – so magical! – Danielle

  26. Suanlian Tangpua
    August 13, 2017 / 9:37 AM

    I usually used Lotus Sun block….will try the Coola 30 SPF.

  27. adriana
    August 13, 2017 / 12:29 PM

    I LOVE these products too! Coola is an awesome brand, and it’s definitely perfect for summer. So is your unicorn float! πŸ˜‰

  28. August 13, 2017 / 12:40 PM

    Hooray for cruelty free products! I’ll have to check it out πŸ™‚

  29. August 14, 2017 / 6:19 AM

    hardly ever wear sunscreen but I really should!i will definitely start now πŸ™‚ awesome post!

  30. August 14, 2017 / 6:24 AM

    Hello Ophelia, you looked so cute in your pool photo πŸ™‚ I wish COOLA is also available here in Manila. It is always a must to have a reliable protection for sun damages.

  31. August 15, 2017 / 4:09 AM

    Looks like a great product! I would love to have the travel set as well so it would be more convenient to bring during my travels.

  32. August 15, 2017 / 8:39 AM

    We all have to take care and not take for granted our skin because even too much sun is bad. It damages the skin but huge thanks to these products.

  33. blogthirtyminusone
    August 15, 2017 / 11:25 PM

    I love your floaty. Also, I had not heard of this brand before. I will be taking a look at it for future trips. πŸ™‚

  34. August 18, 2017 / 11:50 AM

    Seems like a good product! I haven’t heard of this brand before. Your post motivated me to take better care of my skin! so, thanks.

  35. August 27, 2017 / 5:23 AM

    It is a summer must-have especially when going on the beach. I never really realized how damaged our lips could be when we are exposed to the sun.

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