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Salma Hayek shares makeup-free selfies in lush garden setting

by Chris Serico / / Source: TODAY

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In what appears to be a makeup-free moment, Salma Hayek Pinault planted her natural look in a garden setting, then posted the results Monday on Instagram — where hashtags and rave reviews bloomed.

"#Happymonday," reads the caption to her first photo, a diptych of a tree with fuzzy branches and bright pink blossoms, and a fresh-faced Hayek Pinault, 49, following her own advice. "This #spring don't forget to #stop and #enjoy the #flowers." The bilingual actress also offered the same advice in Spanish at the end of her caption.

A second photo shows the actress continuing to branch out in that lush, botanical setting. Its caption includes the hashtags #nofilter and #nomakeup.

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Salma Hayek poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Fashion Awards 2015 in London, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.Jonathan Short/Invision/AP

Within a day of their Monday posting, the two photos collected more than 46,000 likes on Instagram.

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Salma Hayek poses for photos on a red carpet in Mexico City on Jan. 17, 2016.Christian Palma / AP

Hayek Pinault seemed to be having a lot more fun with her natural look than the time she was transported to the emergency room in a shirt that made it look like she was au naturel from the waist up.

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Back in February, she was treated for what she said was a "minor head injury" while wearing a shirt that she called "completely inappropriate for the hospital." Thankfully, she was able to laugh about it afterward, when she posed in said shirt for a pic with her doctors.

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