The actress soaks up some sun in a sea-swept snapshot posted during her idyllic vacay

By Alexis L. Loinaz
Updated January 04, 2014 11:00 AM
Courtesy of Lea Michele

Lea Michele seems to be taking this whole beach bum thing quite literally.

The Glee actress hopped on Instagram Friday to share a photo of her gorgeous Mexico getaway – not to mention ample glimpses of her enviable bikini bod … and then some.

In the snapshot, the 27-year-old Michele, her back to the camera, stands by a pool deck with breathtaking vistas of the sea beyond, twirling her hair as she holds on to a large potted plant.

But it’s the actress’ flesh-flashing two-piece that arguably provides the most eye-catching view.

“What an amazing week in Mexico… New day. New year. #Bringit2014,” she mused in the caption.

It was a painful 2013 for the actress, who grieved over the death of boyfriend Cory Monteith.

The Mexico jaunt was quite the switch-up from a photo she posted right before Christmas, showing her getting cozy in front of a roaring fire as she took time to “recharge, relax.”

Consider it the calm before the storm: Michele is gearing up to unveil her debut album, Louder, and she’s already released its first two singles: “Cannonball” and “‘Battlefield.”