Now that the Holidays are over, the first thing I think about is getting a new bikini. This season I had my share of cookies and a slice of cheese cake; so I am already dreading slipping it on. Have no fear, because I'm going to make bikini season a little easier for you this year. So get ready to show some skin and gain bikini confidence. Who knows maybe this year you’ll be ready to try a smaller suit. But before we start I am giving you permission to have one more cookie! The Body:
We may not have a superhuman body like Heidi Klum, but with a few fun exercises we can tone up and have fun too! My favorite workout that I recently just got back into is hoola-hooping. Hooping tones your abs, which is the first place I look at when I try on a new bikini. The benefits are amazing and can burn up to 600 calories in one hour with little to no impact on your joints! Try Hoopnotica, which has weighted hoops and workout videos, they are so much fun you’ll stop watching the clock.
A bikini wax is a must for that teeny-tiny-bikini! And for those with super sensitive skin like mine, check out Completely Bare Salons, which offer an exclusive Relax Wax that starts with numbing cream.
Of course I'm going to encourage all of you to fake it (your tan, of course!) Self-tanner comes to the rescue! Remember the golden rule, always exfoliate first. Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells, which will give you a more even glow. I recently discovered Beautisol self tanner and they have a shade called All Seasons Glow, which is a gradual to medium self tanning lotion that builds over time and looks very natural.