Bikini Blitz: Part 1

There’s nothing like a last min beach holiday to scare me into a bikini panic. No complaints at all, a holiday of any sort is amazing – but there is a pretty significant part of me that’s nowhere near ready for baring it almost all on the beach.

But panic aside, there are a few things that can be done to make getting into a bikini less scary. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying many of them – starting with bikini blitz part 1, the body scrub!


I tend to use an exfoliating mitt most of the year, in the shower with some shower gel. But for an extra boost and to slough off dull winter skin a good scrub is needed – this one from Cowshed’s new ‘Slender Cow’ range has been my recent favourite.


Firstly, it smells good – not necessarily perfumed good, but herbal, like it’s really going to do something good. It’s got an oil base and chunky scrubby bits that are more intense than a finer scrub or my usual mitts, but still not too harsh. One thing to note is that the oil base means its great for leaving skin soft, but not great for using before tanning as the oil that stays absorbed in the skin means a tan won’t soak in as well. But this is only bikini blitz step 1…. More on tanning later!!

PR sample



  1. Florence
    April 30, 2012 / 10:12 am

    This looks brilliant, the consistency looks fab x

  2. Kay
    April 30, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    Great post! I’m in need of some bikini prep (er..aside from the exercise bit) so this is really helpful!

  3. April 30, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    I’m having a panic myself, my holidays looming closer and with going to the Canaries I’m not quite ready to bare all! I’ll have to try out your tips! 😛

  4. April 30, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    I know what you mean and I have 5 months til I go away but I’m still panicking lol I haven’t tried any Cowshed products but this looks good! Might have to give it a try! Great blog 🙂 xx

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