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au naturel

1. (of people) Not wearing something, typically clothing or make-up. Note the French spelling of "natural" in this phrase. We can't go to a nude beach—I don't want to see complete strangers au naturel! Jane always looks like a different person without her make-up, totally au naturel.
2. (of food) Prepared in a very simple way. Note the French spelling of "natural" in this phrase. I know you're on a diet right now, so I prepared this au naturel, with no salt or sauces.
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Lose the au naturel look and brush out that bed-head hair, it's time to crank up the glamour to full volume.
Lose the au naturel look and brush out that bed head hair, it's time to crank up the glamour to full volume.
Fekkai Au Naturel in a new plant-based collection of hair care products free of sulfates, parabens, dyes and synthetic fragrances.
I still have the overgrown-tomboy au naturel lips thing going on.
Idiosyncrasies abound--there's a heroine who abuses her maid and a hero who, initially shocked by his inadvertent role in exploiting the poor, ultimately joins the scam--but Albers prefers not to doctor the story, going au naturel to "let the play have its way.
Sarah Marshall" star Jason Segel was thinking along those same lines when it came time to shoot the scene that he wrote, where the title character dumps him while he's au naturel.
L'hE[umlaut]liothE[umlaut]rapie, comme on appelle ce traitement au soleil, est un traitement au naturel qui ne manque pas de dE[umlaut]tente
People don't have to be naked at this event but those who choose to remain clothed will find they are the odd ones out, and in most cases they may opt to go au naturel as well.
The Sauvignon Blanc au Naturel is made with no oak aging, to emphasize the intense Sauvignon Blanc fruit.
The Vivien Paille range, from leading French food manufacturer Soufflet Alimentaire, comprises eight different recipes including Riz Basmati Nature, Lentilles au naturel and Couscous tradition, and provides a faster and more convenient alternative to previous boil-in-the-bag packs.
Reverend Howard Moody, the minister who allowed all the crazy dancers into his sanctuary forty years ago, reminisced about how he almost got kicked out of the Baptist Convention for letting them dance au naturel.
Marder has directed her naked father in front of a fireplace, collected friends in a public bath, and even paired her then boyfriend with her mother au naturel in a photograph titled, straightforwardly, My Mother and My Boyfriend, 2000.
At the other end of the abstract spectrum, Ian Toews went for the more au naturel approach in the self-explanatory Japan: Kesei Line Single Take.
Or, imagine timber leaders posing au naturel to raise money for OSU's forestry programs, old growth in the background, spotted owl feathers over private parts to keep it soft-core.
John Letson, also of Au Naturel, seals naturals in an airtight container and puts it in the freezer to kill pests.