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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...

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...

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....

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....

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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6 Product, Less-Than-Five-Min Makeup

I have a lot of quick and/or natural looks I keep in my back pocket to use in a rush, but this is my most current (and I think favorite) swift beauty routine. It takes LESS than five minutes, which is crazy, and just makes me look like I'm glowing. Side note: my skin is not glowy; it's matte af. So this is some serious product pay-off, folks! 1. ItCosmetics...

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Let’s Talk About Sex

There's something odd to me about the fact that sex is still so taboo when we all know we–consenting adults–are all having it (if we're not asexual). It's not like I look at another mature human and think "Hm, I bet they're not having sex. I'm the ONLY ONE!" All that denial and hush-hush does nothing but make our lives less rich and our sex lives dull. Look, not everyone...

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Women Love Women

There's this secret Facebook group I'm a part of. It's ONLY women. And it's only COOL, SUPPORTIVE, DOWN-ASS WOMEN! Everyyyyyone is each other's hype man. It is the most magnificent thing I've ever laid eyes on. And no, I won't spill our secret because I'm protective of the pureness of the space and of the women inside the space. It's so different from everything else you see on social media:...

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Galactic Beauty Picks for Star Wars Day

M'dear readers: bear with me here. See, I LOVE Star Wars, so this post just had, had, HAD to go up today. There was NO WAY I was gonna let this opportunity pass! But I, ever the ass, tried to make this my first podcast without allowing enough time for my OCD editing process. Foolish. Know thine self, girl. KNOW. THINE. SELF! So here we are, almost to midnight, and...

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April Favorites

[caption id="attachment_4676" align="alignnone" width="584"] The wind made the Pixi Serum it roll away. That, or maybe it's just a little camera shy...[/caption] + L'Oréal Voluminous Superstar Mascara >> Maybe the secret to the length this mascara creates is in the two-part process (voluminizing primer + lengthening mascara), or perhaps it's just a point-blank amazing formula. Either way, it's worth investing in, especially since it's a drug store buy. I love...

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It Goes to 11!

I wanted to let you guys in on a spa day at my house and what that looks like, but I realized it would be WAY cooler to just watch me do it live on Snapchat (reyoncenoels) instead. In the mean time, I realized I could AT LEAST give you the steps until the next time I treat myself or someone else... ... oh, and drop 10 more beauty-related lists...

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