Posted by: Viviana M. Rueda Image | July 23, 2008

For Women: How to Look Summer Sexy

Hola Chicas – JT has SexyBack and I’m here to give you the tips on how to get SexySummer (now if I could figure out how to make millions from my Blog like JT does from his lyrics…hmmm).

Tis the season to revel in longer days and in showing skin.  Because along with weekends at the beach, summer vacations, and the smell of sunblock (or in my case it’s Hawaiian Tropics sun tanning oil – always brings back summer vacation memories!) it’s almost obligatory to show some skin.

Below are a few of my tips on how to be Summer Sexy:

1.  Exfoliate your skin (both face and body) on a regular basis each week.  My two favorites are the NutriMin C facial scrub and the SeaSource Foaming Body scrub both from Arbonne.  Neither of them produce dryness, flakiness or rashes, which for Ms. Sensitive Skin Diva (aka me) is a very good thing.  I’m also a fan of Dermalogica’s facial scrub.  For years I used St. Ives and was fanatically loyal to it…alas I was yelled at by too many aestheticians for using it.   It’s no bueno to be yelled at in a Slavic accent when you are trying to relax while getting a facial.  Sorry St. Ives but apparently the apricot scrubs can be harmful because the granules are not even and can cause minuscule tears in your skin (oops). 

2.  Golden skin but out of the bottle my beauties.  Please stay out of the sun.  Crinkly, dry, sun-damaged skin (think of the old lady from There’s Something about Mary)…not so sexy.  So try a self tanner, I like Estee’s self tanners, Arbonne has a really nice one with sunblock in it, and I’ve been hearing rave reviews about Victoria’s Secret tint.  Note – you must exfoliate first in order for your tan to work…

3.  Take care of those gorgeous feet.  This is the time of year to go batty over sandals of all sorts and guess where everyone’s eyes go – Yep, to your feet!  Visit your manicurist for mani/pedis regularly or do them on your own.  My new foot fetish…well not really a fetish, but my new foot product fascination is the Ped Egg foot file.  This little puppy will keep your feet dead skin free!

4.  Flowing, beachey hair.  If you’ve long hair, wash it in the evening, spray on a styler (Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray is a favorite), part your hair in four sections (as you’d like to have your hair fall naturally), braid them and the next morning undo them for flowing waves.  If  you’ve naturally curly hair just use the styler and sleep on it.

5.  Skin, Skirts and Dresses.   We have approximately another 60 days of Summer left.  For that time, committ to wearing dresses and skirts whenever you can.  Not only is it fashionable but you may as well take advantage of being able to show some skin, because Fall is not that far away and we’ll be getting wrapped in tweed and plaid in no time at all.  And you may as well revel in being a woman and having the option of wearing skirts and dresses because poor men can’t.  Well, unless they are British, from an African tribe or part of the cast for La Cage aux Folle.

SexySummer it Girls!
Viviana M. Rueda
Creative Founder
Vivendi Fashionista


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