updated 01/04/2014 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/04/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
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.
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.”