Panic attack central over here about getting a bikini. I can't even remember the last time I worked out that hard & I am hitting my first summer trip in 4 days.

Needless to say, I had to pull out all the stops in the last two weeks to get myself ready.

Here are 4 ways to get your body bikini ready... (they work, trust me)

1. MIC Injections - Also known as, lipotropic B12, Lipo B12, Skinny shots.

If you're not familiar, it's really not as crazy as it sounds. I've been getting B12 injections for years. It is the only way to REALLY absorb B12 vitamins.

This is similar, except the MIC shots are specific to metabolism and weight loss. They assist in the breakdown of fats within the liver.

They are NOT dangerous. Taking diet pills from the weight loss section in the pharmacy is dangerous. There are no crazy foreign substances associated with these shots & they are generally affordable. Usually under $100 depending on where you go.

Most med spas offer the shots, I get mine at Park Avenue Skin Solutions - my beauty sanctuary. Dr. Erica started me on the shots two weeks before my trip to Greece to help me get my body looking good. I trust her and Lauren with my life - can't wait to show you some SERIOUS photos of my Vampire Facial.

If you want to see a sneak peak, comment @parkaveskin on my latest Instagram post & I'll send you a private message. It's amazing!

Anyway, injections can be administered up to twice a week, so I've been going in on Mondays and Fridays. I've had three shots and lost 2.5 pounds. It works better if you are eating good and exercising.

You can't eat pizza every night, get the shots and hope to lose weight. I haven't changed anything in my diet, which is somewhere between good and bad & I've seen results.

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Chatting with Dr. Erica from Park Avenue Skin Solutions
2. Teas & vitamins - I CRINGE when I see those sponsored "flat tummy tea" posts. Literally die. But, I have to admit, "skinny" teas are legit.

I drink the Weight Loss tea by The Loose Leaf. I found it at a farmers market in San Diego & it's amazing. The ingredients are super natural and it helps so much with bloating & cleansing. I used to drink it daily a few years ago.

Here are the ingredients:

Organic Spearmint, Organic Dandelion Leaf, Organic Kukicha Twig Green Tea, Organic Wild Yam Root, Organic Sage, Organic Rosemary, Organic Fennel.

I make a big pot of it in the morning and drink it all day. It's amazing, my stomach is actually flatter than it was a few weeks ago. I was suffering from major bloat.

Other natural ways to de-bloat are:

▹ apple cider vinegar - tablespoon in the morning and at night - you'll notice a difference
▹ cinnamon capsules - speeds up metabolism - also great way to fight cold & flu
▹ green tea extract - helps burn belly fat (read about my mega babe matcha latte)
3. Caffeine Spray Tans - Seriously, you can thank me later. 

When caffeine is applied to the skin, it tightens everything. I go to Brazil Bronze SoHo, where they give me a custom "cellulite annihilator" & sculpting tan. The cellulite annihilator has caffeine and other natural agents that tighten & the sculpting is done by using contour techniques as it's applied.

Honestly, even if you don't want to spring for the special or custom spray tan, getting a spray is 100% necessary. It will actually appear as though you've lost weight overnight. 

The difference is almost better than losing a few pounds.

It's all about confidence during bikini season. 

4. 24k Gold Wax - This may come off sounding like an unnecessary luxury spend. Like, who needs a 24k gold wax? I'll tell you who... people massive hair growth issues.

Let me tell you my story with hair...

I was SO insecure for my entire life, I had man hair legs in elementary school. I mean, really insecure.

Per usual, along with the hair on my legs, I have crazy bikini & armpit hair. Somehow, by the grace of god, I didn't grow much on my arms, back and face... my legs could have fooled you.

I would shave these areas in the morning and have regrowth later that afternoon that you could see and ALWAYS feel. I was never smooth. Ever.

When I was dating someone new, I would get incredibly nervous if they would even graze my legs with their hands, let alone get me naked. I always had razor burn.

I tried every kind of wax & even that didn't work because I started getting ingrown hairs. BAD. The ingrowns were so awful you would have believed I had some horrific skin disease. Sometimes I would even have to say things like, "don't worry, it's just razor burn".

This is no exaggeration by any means. It was beyond emotionally painful.

Don't even get me started about my confidence during bikini season.

FINALLY, I decided to splurge and get laser hair removal. It changed my life, I felt confident for the first time ever without my clothes on - at age 25.

I'm not entirely hair free, it's like light patches of soft hair, and that is more than I could ever ask for. Especially from what I started from.

If you feel like this, save your money, get it done & I promise your only regret will be that you didn't do it sooner.

That being said, I still have a tiny amount of hair & I can't shave or else I end up with the same ingrown, razor burn situation. Also, I can't get just any wax or else I have severe irritation.

So, I go to VSPOT - where they specialize in everything Vagina related (obsessed with this place).

Cindy Barshop from The Real Housewives of NY created this V sanctuary where they do everything from waxing to tightening your siutation up after childbirth. Yeah, they know their shit.

They use wax that is infused with 24k gold—to serve as an anti-inflammatory agent which also helps to  brighten skin. The extra sensitive formula creates a clear, smooth wax with no pain (for real) or ingrown hairs. Afterwards, they use a LED light to fight ingrown hairs and smooth out the skin tone.

It's all about feeling your best when you're half naked (or fully naked)!