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Beauty Inside: Mindful Mindset

Beauty Inside is a series about the part of beauty we rarely see; the stuff inside that sometimes destroys us or builds us up, the mental and the anatomical. This is below the clothes, the mirrors, the makeup, the facade social media and the Internet can sometimes build, even when we have all the best...

My Fave Summer Trends

1. High-cut swim bottoms/suits [caption id="attachment_5046" align="alignnone" width="576"] Why bother doing side sit-ups when you can just get a bathing suit that covers your hips, NAH WHAT I'M SAYIN'?![/caption] While I know not everyone is comfortable with a high cut, I think it looks so good on, like, everryyyyoooneee! It's an easy way to look...

June Favorites

+ Essie Nail Lacquer in Find Me An Oasis >> I am NOT a pastel lover for the most part, but there was something about this powder blue that struck me as being perfect for this hot season. After I bought it, I saw pastel blues and purples popping up on nails EVERYWHERE on social...

Waxing 101

There can be a lot of misinformation in the beauty world about waxing. That's okay in a way because it's not for everyone... which shows that there IS variety being celebrated SOMEWHERE in an otherwise pretty undiverse industry. I have always been a shaver, so trust me... I know it's a weird concept to embrace,...

Beauty Inside: Mindful Mindset

Beauty Inside is a series about the part of beauty we rarely see; the stuff inside that sometimes destroys us or builds us up, the mental and the anatomical. This is below the clothes, the mirrors, the makeup, the facade social media and the Internet can sometimes build, even when we have all the best intentions to stay honest and open. - - - Mindfulness: the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental...

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My Fave Summer Trends

1. High-cut swim bottoms/suits [caption id="attachment_5046" align="alignnone" width="576"] Why bother doing side sit-ups when you can just get a bathing suit that covers your hips, NAH WHAT I'M SAYIN'?![/caption] While I know not everyone is comfortable with a high cut, I think it looks so good on, like, everryyyyoooneee! It's an easy way to look way more fashionable than intended upon rolling out of bed to hit the beach, plus...

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June Favorites

+ Essie Nail Lacquer in Find Me An Oasis >> I am NOT a pastel lover for the most part, but there was something about this powder blue that struck me as being perfect for this hot season. After I bought it, I saw pastel blues and purples popping up on nails EVERYWHERE on social media, which just inspired me more. Find Me An Oasis is such a light, light...

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Waxing 101

There can be a lot of misinformation in the beauty world about waxing. That's okay in a way because it's not for everyone... which shows that there IS variety being celebrated SOMEWHERE in an otherwise pretty undiverse industry. I have always been a shaver, so trust me... I know it's a weird concept to embrace, especially because there's a level of pain that's expected to come with it, and pain...

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THIS D…….. andruff!

This is a horrible title because you'll only get it if you follow the #squad, specifically Jonye. If you're lost, it's fine; I'm pandering to a super-specific audience. (But for real, you need to get on Desi Perkins & Lustrelux if you aren't already...) My hair goes through these strange cycles. Okay, technically, all of us have cycles with our hair: The hair growth cycle (anagen is the 28-day cycle you're...

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What A Haul!

The downside to me being outta the blogisphere for a brief time is that I haven't been in the blogisphere. The upside is: hey, beauties....... I gotta fuck-ton of makeup/beauty products to share with you. YASSSSSS!!!! I've been told by many I buy too much too fast, but I have some secrets behind that (which I'll reveal soon......... ish ;) ). Honestly, I don't care! Keep on shakin' those head,...

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May Favorites

+ Secret pH-Balanced Deodorant in Shower Fresh >> This is actually one of my ALL-TIME favorite products because it really does work with your pH. This Secret product lasts a MINIMUM of 24 hours; even if you sweat, it makes you smell like deo, not BO (ha). I don't want to admit how long this has lasted before but just... trust me, k? Perfect for the warming air, especially down...

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Splitting Hairs: The Journey of My Strands

When I was born, I had the hair I have now. Okay, maybe that's kinda hyperbolic, but it's also not really false. I mean, Jesus, look at this dark brown mop: [caption id="attachment_4827" align="alignnone" width="672"] Mine, not my dad's, obvi...[/caption] I never had a lack of hair basically. I always had a huge tuft of it, thick and dark, and didn't go through the lose-your-hair-before-getting-it-back stage of babydom/childhood. This is...

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Must-Have: Lip Plumpers

Must-Have is a feature on The Beauty Authentic about what I personally think are the greatest of the great beauty products and anything else that may strike my fancy to discuss. Of course, you don't have to agree–and I certainly don't know everything–so feel free to always take the list with a grain of salt. ;) - - - Too-Faced Lip Injection Extreme // My favorite part of this product...

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Makeup Bug-Out Bag

I'm the type of person who never wants to be without what I MAY need. As you can imagine, this can lead to lugging around way too much shit "just in case." But as I've been striving to minimalize in my adult life, I realized that mindset was doing nothing but literally weighing me down. I got tired of carrying TWO–yes, two–purses for all my makeup needs, so I searched...

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