I tested laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is one of the first treatments I tried at Forever Institut. I started feeling self-conscious about my body hair around the age of 12. By then I had already set my mind on shaving, since I had had a traumatic experience with waxing. When I was 8 years old, my older sister…

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Polar Vortex

This week, I experienced the coldest temperatures I can remember while not happily skiing down a mountain (wearing ski clothes). Zero degrees Fahrenheit, felt like -5 with the wind. Fahrenheit. Not Celsius. I experienced the polar vortex that is embracing the Midwest of the United States this week. I still love you Missouri, and I am grateful this week’s travels didn’t take me to Minnesota (-30 Fahrenheit without wind chill).

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Tips For a Successful Boudoir Photo Shoot

I am always referred to as the most “conservative” of the Polla sisters. Not politically perhaps, but certainly when it comes to “those things.” (Indeed, Rachel might be at the opposite spectrum of the Polla sisters, I am sure you read her latest blog post…).

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Beauty Tips From Mom

As we approach Mother’s Day, it seemed timely to share some of Mom’s wisdom. Not general wisdom (which you can read about here), but her beauty wisdom. Most mornings, as I slather cream on every inch of my face and body, I think of her and of her beauty tips… Here are my favorite ones.

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Pleine Lune

Elles nous suivent partout et pourtant impossible de les regarder en face ; elles prennent de la place, grandissent parfois sans prévenir et nous embarrassent lorsqu’elles manquent de tenue. Mais malgré tout ce qu’on leur reproche, elles sont douées pour attirer les regards et attiser le désir. Les fesses d’une femme, c’est tout un poème… Il…

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Make-up your mind – mon avis sur le maquillage

Mes sœurs et moi avons grandi dans un univers résolument féminin ; et pourtant le maquillage n’en faisait pas partie. Je n’ai jamais vu ma mère se maquiller – encore moins mes grand-mères. Ce n’est pas un geste de beauté qui m’a été transmis ou qui m’a fait rêver.

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Fashion, make-up and heels in a hospital

Five months ago, I started my medical career at the University Hospital of Vaud (CHUV). I love my new work place but definitively not for its charm, it drastically lacks any sense of beauty. To remedy this, every day I try to bring a little of my esthetics background to work. Esthetics is a big…

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Self love

Valentine’s Day is all about loving the other, if you have an other in your life. I must admit I have mixed feelings about this “holiday.” While my sisters and I agree to disagree on how wonderful “la St. Valentin” is, what we do agree on unanimously, is that self-love is essential to wellness and happiness. And that we all still need to be reminded to practice self-love, everyday. Here is how we do it.

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