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tips to boost your confidence faster than you can say “cannonball!”
Worried about how you’ll look in your
bikini this summer? Don’t fret: We’ve got real
Before you go:
1.Stay active! This could mean
working out, riding your bike, dancing, swimming...anything to get you off your
feet and leading a healthy lifestyle this summer! You’ll look and feel fab!
2. Choose the right suit for your
body type. Look for ones that are figure flattering with ruching, flirty side
ties, or bold stripes. Check out this post
to find the suit style that fits you best.
We love: Delia’s Ruffle Keyhole
One-Piece in Multi Stripe, $35, delias.com
3. Pick a bikini that suits your
style. Why blend into a sea of black bikinis? We say pick a bright pattern you
love, and strut your stuff.
love: Delia’s Molded Cup Halter and Tie Hipster in Multi Ikat, both $25,
4. Take care of your skin: Exfoliate,
shave and moisturize before you go. Smooth, silky gams appear leaner when
you’re rockin’ that bikini!
We love: Gillette Venus Breeze 2in1
Razor, $10, walmart.com
EOS Evolution of Smooth Pomegranate
Raspberry Shave Cream, $3, walmart.com
5. Eat healthy and drink a ton of
agua. In exchange for those unhealthy snacks, try fresh fruit slices or nuts. Plus,
downing a lot of water makes hair, skin, and nails look their best.
6. Choose a glam cover up. Start
off the day feeling fab and fierce and carry that attitude with you for the
We love: ASOS Palm Print Racerback
Beach Cover Up, $34, asos.com
7. Try a subtle fake tan. Psst: A
faux glow helps muscles look more toned and lean, without the risk of exposing
yourself to harmful rays.
love: L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Pro Perfect Salon Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist, $11,
8. Love yourself! Look in the mirror
and find at least three things about your bod that you like. Focus on those
three things when you hit the sand.
9. Practice good posture. You don’t
wanna be hunched over. Standing taller actually makes you look thinner, so push
those shoulders back, lengthen your neck and work it!
Get some waterproof makeup! Grab some eyeshadow in a bright, summery color that
will stay on throughout the day. It’ll add some pop to your look and make you
feel super pretty.
love: CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast Eye Shadow in Blue Bomb, $8, amazon.com
At the beach or pool:
your fave piece of jewelry! Every girl needs her bling, so rock your fave
necklace or bracelet stack.
We love: Forever 21 Swirling Bead
Necklace, $6, forever21.com
2. Add some sweet sunnies to your
beach style. You’ll look instantly cooler behind some serious shades.
We love: Forever21 Sunglasses, $6,
3. Smile! This is soo simple and
makes you instantly more approachable. Plus, it tricks your mind into feeling
happier. (Really!) A pretty gloss with SPF sweetens the deal.
Love: Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Clearly Pink, $15, sephora.com
4. Quit negative thoughts—and don’t
compare yourself to others. Positive thinking leads to good things!
5. Slather on the SPF. Protect your skin from sun damage and
breakouts with an oil free sunscreen. Go for the trifecta and pick one
We Love: Coppertone Oil Free Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen 8oz, $10, soap.com
6. Take care of your hair: Summer is
the perf time to show off those beachy waves.
We love: Tigi Catwalk Session Series
Salt Spray, $13, amazon.com
7. Wear beachy wedges with your cover
up! The added height makes you appear taller, thinner and firmer. Work it, girl!
8. Want more coverage? Add some
stylin’ shorts. There are tons of shorts made to swim in. Don’t let your fears
hold you back from having a great time.
love: Billabong Bella Boardshorts, $40, pacsun.com
9. Compliment others on their cute
suits. You’ll make both yourself and someone else feel good!
10. Wear a big floppy hat or a cool fedora. Drawing attention to all different
places on your body will make you feel less nervous about showing off a
specific area. Plus, you’ll look so glam!
love: Kirra All The Glory Fedora, $15, pacsun.com
BY SARAH OLEISKY AND TESS MORAN ON 6/10/2012 12:00:00 AM
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