Glam Guide to Bold Summer Beauty

By  May 28, 2013

Spring has practically flown by and the start of summer is just around the corner. Whether you plan to celebrate the start of the season lounging in a tropical paradise or making an appearance at a backyard barbecue, the time has come to get beach-blanket beautiful. Here are a few easy steps to take to ensure you look bold and sexy in all summer styles.

Smooth Your Stems
It’s been a long winter, and now it’s time to show off your sexy stems in your slew of skirts and shorts and, of course, your swimsuit. You can use a razor and shaving cream, or you can also test out waxing, cream depilatories, and even hand-held epilators to remove any unwanted hair before hanging poolside. Just don’t forget to moisturize your legs before you step into a colorful pair of sandals.

Get Up and Glow
While the winter chill kept you indoors, your skin may have lost some of its tantalizing luminosity. Skip the tanning booths for a safer alternative: the sunless tan. For your face, a powder bronzer can help define your features and color from the neck up. There are many formulas from gel to cream to spray that can accommodate all skin tones and types, so you’ll be bronzed by the time you hit the beach and well beyond. And remember to keep the sunscreen nearby to preserve that sexy glow!

Catch a Wave
…Beach wave, that is! This style is synonymous with summer but can be tricky to achieve. Start by applying a hair texturizer on dry hair before using a large-barrel curling iron to curl the hair halfway up its length. Add another spritz of the texturizer before breaking up the curls with your hands and scrunch a few for a more natural texture. Seal the sexy style with hairspray and you’re set!

Add Splashes of Color
Your swimsuit and towel shouldn’t be the only pops of color in your summer style. You can easily apply the bold hues that dominate festival season to your beauty routine. Add some passion to your look with hot pink lipstick, or if you’re feeling adventurous, opt for a flick of bright eyeliner (waterproof of course) to pop against your bronzed skin. But don’t forget about your tips and toes! Create your own daring nail art with colorful patterns and prints to spice up any summer ensemble.