Here’s how to put it all together and be bikini ready for that upcoming cruise. We wait all year for vacation season and summer. Great weather, lots of sunshine, shorts, tank tops, bathing suits, and for those brave souls out there, bikinis. No matter which summer attire suits your fancy, you’ll definitely want to look your best.
Because Your Worth It
Last year about this time, my youngest daughter was in her senior year at college and planning a cruise to the Caribbean during Spring Break. I actually did a post here of all the text messages I received from the “Little Mermaid” and you could say I traveled ‘vicariously.’
Be Bikini Ready
Whether your planning a spring break road trip, honeymoon or family trip to Disney, you’ll no doubt want to shop for some new funky new beach wear for poolside, walks around the promenade deck, or on those tropical island beaches. Your choice of a new bathing suit is no longer limited to the basic one-piece or bikini. There’s a huge variety of new styles, one of which will be perfect for you. I recently bought a tankini, to try to hide a flabby stomach. If the tops of your legs aren’t your best feature, go for a mini swim skirt to go with your bikini. To get rid of any unsightly body hair, try using hair removal wax strips.
Once you’ve found the perfect suit, you’ll also want to look for some accessories to accentuate it. There are many different types of swimwear cover-ups. A cover-up is a good way to protect your skin from over-exposure to the sun. Just about anything goes when it comes to cover-ups. From an over-sized t-shirt to a lacy beach robe, you’re sure to find one that fits your taste and goes well with your suit. One very popular type of cover up, for those just wanting to cover the bottom half of the body, is a sarong. It so reminds me of “South Pacific!”
Hats are a pretty yet practical accessory. Wearing a hat helps to protect your face, neck and shoulders from the damaging rays of the sun. You’ve spent all that time with facials and facial hair removal, so it’s a bonus if your hat just happens to perfectly coordinate with your cover-up and suit. Even though in reality your hat will shade your eyes, sunglasses are another absolute necessity. Fashionably dark is better, and be sure they have a good level of UV blocking for maximum eye protection.
The importance of shielding yourself from the sun makes sunscreen one of your most important accessories. Apply liberally and thoroughly and re-apply periodically throughout the day.
Many beach lovers like to get a head start on their tanning by visiting a tanning studio before heading to the beach. A better idea might be to use one of the self-tanning products that are available on the market today. A base tan helps avoid painful sunburn and because you already look tanned, you’ll probably be more willing to use a more protective sunscreen and avoid getting too much sun.
Before you hit the beach, you’ll want to give your feet a little extra attention too. After all, they’ve been hidden away and maybe even neglected for months. If you spring for a pedicure your feet will be very grateful and look great too. At the minimum, massage some cooling foot lotion into your heels and cuticles, and don’t forget hair removal to get rid of any pesky hair on your tootsies! This will go a long way toward making your feet ready for that new shade of nail polish.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your towel and beach bag, put on those cute sandals along with that pretty cover-up over your bikini and head out to the beach looking fab-u-lous, dahling!
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