It’s one month till summer. Are you ready? Are you as tanned, buffed, plucked and toned as you’d planned to be? I’m going to go ahead answer that question for you, no. We all make these grand plans about summer. We have wistful dreams about how, come December we will transform into Giselle but it never quite works out that way does it? Real life gets in that way and here you are a month out from summer white as a baby’s ass, nails chipped, hair split, still wearing jeans because it’s too much of an effort to shave and don’t even talk about getting into a bikini, we haven’t even looked at ourselves sin a full length mirror since March.
But don’t let your Giselle dreams fade away just yet, as certain wise (ass) 15 year old once said never say never. I have officially dubbed November Summer Prep Month so in the interest of becoming Giselle or even Giselle like…
Get your hands on one of these gradual tanners. They are easier and much less messy/time consuming than all out tanners AND they don’t rub off in weird places (armpits, knee creases etc).
Body scrubs are the very best. If you’re a baller then you should book one in at a spa but if you’re not/ you are time poor like me then go out and buy one of these.
One thing I would not recommend doing at home. Bare is the best for all things hair removal.
Maintenance is crucial however so add these to your arsenal too:
Go to the gym/hit the pavement/do some squats and then drink this, eat this (amoung other things) and use this. Do it everyday.
And finally, if you are planning on wearing sandals at all this summer go and get yourself a pedicure, for Christ sake.
by Lucy Korn
Image via Vogue Paris