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 n’y a pas si longtemps d’ailleurs j’en ai fait le refrain d’une chanson :

Blonde ou brune

par mes fesses de lune

je t’allume.

Je trouve que le derrière mérite qu’on lui accorde notre attention. Pour lui rendre hommage, voici quelques pensées et conseils à partager.

Chez les Polla, on a les fesses bien rondes ; avec le nez en trompette, ce sont nos deux « marques de fabrique ». Étant la moins sportive des 4 sœurs, j’ai souvent trouvé que mon fessier manquait de tonicité. Alors depuis l’âge de 16 ans je me tartine de crèmes raffermissantes. À l’époque c’était Vichy, aujourd’hui c’est Alchimie Gel minceur tonifiant. Depuis mes 30 ans, je suis passée à la vitesse supérieure et je fais une cure de CelluM6 et/ou de Exilis une fois par an.

Puis, avec la maturité vient la sagesse 😉 … J’ai découvert quelques astuces pour mettre mes attributs en valeur, comme bien choisir mes habits et soigner ma posture. J’ai compris aussi que le lâché prise est une vertu puissante, et que le fait de célébrer mon corps – même les jours où il ne me le rend pas – m’élève au-dessus de tout complexe. Et finalement, mon secret, c’est l’amour. Oui, les caresses embellissent notre corps, je vous le jure !

 

Getting ready to Party

As a working mother, my nights out are rare and precious. I look forward to each and every one of them and have come up with a “night out ritual” to enhance the positive feelings they create for me. Here’s how I get prepped, feel sexy and energized in 30 minutes max.

As a working mother, my nights out are rare and precious. I look forward to each and every one of them and have come up with a “night out ritual” to enhance the positive feelings they create for me. Here’s how I get prepped, feel sexy and energized in 30 minutes max.

Rule number 1: I start fresh. Taking a shower after my work day is like turning a page and creating a new beginning.

Rule number 2: I create a mood. I choose my music as carefully as I do my clothes. They both influence and mirror my mood. Beyonce, Hôtel Costes compilations and Imagine Dragons are part of my current playlists.

Rule number 3: I never get dressed before I apply my makeup. I am way too clumsy to take that risk!

Rule number 4: I use the best products on my skin. Starting with Alchimie Forever products, I mix a little bit of Kantic Brightening moisture mask with my moisturizer to benefit from the glow . My favorite foundation is Ellis Faas, which I layer with Chado’s Poudre Essentielle HD and a blend of their two blushes.

When it comes to makeup, my priorities are both eyes and lips. Depending on my outfit, I typically wear smoky or green eyes to which I add a touch of Ellis Faas E301 light. Their lights are magical and miraculous, they give me that hot and sparkly look. Sometimes, I slightly color-in my eyebrows. This last step is one I only recently added to my makeup routine, as it is a tip which Forever Boutique’s makeup artist – Shannon – gave me. While during the day I usually go for natural lips (I adore Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Lip Neutral Rose), my evenings are all about sensuality. Ellis Faas creamy lips red L401 and Hot Lips pink L406 always give a beautiful highlight to lips.

My face done, I’m almost ready to go. I slip into my dress, slip on my heels, place my lipsticks (including my must-have Chado’s Gloss Excquis) in my clutch, and come out of the bathroom feeling like I own my night. My favorite moment? When my love looks at me in awe… now I know my ritual was successful and I am ready to take on the evning – either with him, or leaving him to spend the evening with my girlfriends, knowing he will think of me all night.

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.

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.

Depuis que nous avons ouvert Forever Boutique, je découvre cette touche artistique dans toute sa subtilité. A chaque fois que j’y passe une journée j’ai le privilège de me faire maquiller par l’une de nos talentueuses make-up artists. Je les fais rire avec mes grands principes « pas trop de fond de teint ! pas de fard à paupière ! pas de blush ! ». Elles font le minimum… et à chaque fois je trouve le résultat spectaculaire.

Alors est-ce que j’ai adopté la trousse de maquillage ? Non. Mais je peux maintenant parler de make-up en connaissance de cause. Et voici mon bilan :

  • Le fond de teint

En faisant régulièrement des séances de lampe flash (IPL), je parviens à garder un teint clair et unifié et une peau qui reflète bien la lumière. Donc je préfère m’abstenir. Reste tout de même la problématique des cernes que je n’ai pas encore résolue…. Affaire à suivre !

  • Le mascara

Sur moi ça finit toujours par couler. Mais je ne peux plus me passer de l’effet WOW qu’il a sur mon regard. Donc je me suis convertie aux extensions. Je recommande Marie au Beauty Square – les yeux fermés!

  • Le rouge à lèvres

Les rares fois où j’en porte, je n’utilise que des teintes nude ou simplement du gloss. Je vous avoue que l’effet repulpant et hydratant que me procure l’acide hyaluronique, c’est tout ce qu’il me faut. Mes baisers sont généreux et ne laissent pas de trace…

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 word. Personally, I believe it starts with taking care of yourself and feeling pretty. For me every day begins with a carefully chosen outfit, makeup and heels.

I wake up at 5 am when my husband is still sleeping, so every night before going to bed, I pick out my outfit for the next day. This way, I never throw on the first piece of clothing I find, and always seem put together, even at the break of dawn.

I have a makeup routine that take 5 minutes but changes everything: brushing, filling in and shaping my eyebrows with Chanel’s Le Sourcil de Chanel, Stila’s Intense black waterproof liquid eyeliner, Chado’s Mascara Divin and lipstick (Chanel’s Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur n°5 or Elegant’s pink). If 5 minutes is already too long, I always carry a bright red or bright pink lipstick in my pocket and I apply it in the elevator (or in the car or on the bus) in 30 seconds.

I’m on my feet all day, sometimes I need to run, but not without my heels. I have a lot of comfortable three and four-inch heels that give me confidence without killing my feet. I especially love my Irregular Choice.

Even if I’m in the O.R. all day and change into scrubs as soon as I arrive at the hospital, it doesn’t matter, I start the day by looking good, which makes me feel good which make me do good.

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.

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.

Roxane:

After two years of dating, my now husband surprised me with a delicately wrapped gift. I removed the bow from the box to discover a black see-through bra with matching panties. The instant I tried them on, I fell in love with lingerie. Whether it’s a bra, panties, a corset or a nightgown, I love them all. There’s one for every occasion, every mood, every color. My two favorite brands are Chantal Thomas and Aubade, both French, one is saucy and glamorous, the other elegant and seductive. Yes, lingerie is definitely what I associate the most with self-love. Every morning, they make me feel delicate, audacious, and provocative all at the same time. Throughout the day, they remind me that looking good, means feeling good, means doing good. Just for myself (although sometimes for him too).

Rachel:

As long as I can remember, my mother always told me that taking care of myself, of my body, of my soul was absolutely essential. Not for someone else… but as a self-love ritual. So when I am feeling down and have only myself to take care of, I go for a manicure at the Nailbar or indulge in a foot massage. I then go home, pour myself a glass of champagne or good red wine, and get into a warm, bubbly bath. Candles, lounge music and an Alchimie Forever scrub are all I need for the moment to become perfect; every single time, this ritual makes me feel relaxed, beautiful, and soft-skinned, ready to take care of others again.     

Cyrille:

Taking care of my loved ones comes naturally to me. Period, no question-mark. On the other hand, I feel self-love as more of a quest. Is it spending more time with myself? Being in tune with my desires? Does it involve pampering? Does it require being a little selfish? I am still learning what self-love really means to me. Last Saturday I practiced yoga that made me connect with my breath, my body, even my blood. After the session, still in a blissful state of inner quiet, I walked to my favorite place in Geneva – Bains des Pâquis. On the menu: sauna overlooking the lake and a vegetable soup. Add the company of a beautiful and true friend, and I can say it’s the closest thing to self-love I’ve experienced so far in 2018.

Ada:

To me, self-love is solitude and silence, and lots of creams and lotions and potions. Being alone in silence is how I reflect, recharge, and selfishly spend time on myself, with myself, for myself. As long as I’m not working, it doesn’t matter if I am reading, watching a movie, daydreaming, or cleaning out my closets during that quiet alone time. My product rituals also help me find self-love (not the bath or shower part though). It’s like all day every day I take care of others (family, team members, customers, friends). But in my bathroom, applying layers of serums, creams, lotions, I connect with myself, with my face and body. What they say about the power of human touch is so true… even if it’s my own.