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Glamsquad Gives Us Their Favorite Beauty Tips — Using Brandless Products
Lindsay Lee
By Lindsay Lee
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Brandless and Glamsquad are teaming up to bring you some amazing hacks from trusted beauty professionals. Glamsquad Beauty Pros are experts in their respective fields and always looking for high quality, convenient, and fairly priced essentials for their daily routines. Check out their tips and tricks as well as their lists of Brandless favorites!

Giovanni Vaccaro — Artistic Director, Hair

Giovanni’s Hack – DIY Coconut Hair Mask

I loved cocktailing two different Brandless products to create an ultra moisturizing hair treatment.

I mixed Coconut Water Body Butter and Organic Virgin Coconut Oil together and lathered it on my thick curly hair as a 30-minute hair treatment. I then shampooed my hair and it felt so soft and buttery, as if I purchased an expensive hair treatment.

 

 

Kelli Bartlett — Artistic Director, Makeup

Kelli’s Hack – Makeup Brush Cleaner

Traditional brush cleansers sometimes don’t get the job done! To give your makeup brushes a deep clean, shampoo them with Balsamic Greens & Grapefruit Dish Soap! Dish soap is made for breaking down oil and grease, while simultaneously killing bacteria. Rinse your brushes under cool water, drizzle soap on the heads, and shampoo until the water runs clear. Lay flat to dry on an Organic Cotton Dish Towel.

Alexandra Jachno — Nails, Los Angeles

Alexandra’s Hack – DIY Oat Soak & On-The-Go Cuticle Care

DIY Oat Soak:

It is SO important to keep your hands (and cuticles) moisturized during this time of year. Keep them moisturized with this DIY hand soak that is a natural treatment for dry skin. Rich in protein, lipids, and fatty acid, this soak with help trap in moisture and leave you feeling silky smooth! You can also add this to your bath (omit the olive oil) for a full body treatment.

Add oatmeal and olive oil bowl. Add milk and mix everything together. Place hands in and soak for 15 minutes (or as long as you want for extra moisture). Rinse hands . . . and enjoy!

It’s so important to ALWAYS KEEP CUTICLES MOISTURIZED. Problem is, who really carries around a bottle of cuticle oil? Well, I have a hack for that! Here’s an an added tip for keeping cuticles moisturized so they don’t crack, split, and peel.

I keep a lip balm in my purse at all times, and throughout the day, while I’m driving or out running around, I apply it on my cuticles. Brandless Coconut Lip Balm is PERFECT for this because when you buy it, it comes with two! One for your lips, and one for your nails 🙂

Jehnna Mahoney — Hair, NYC

Jehnna’s Hacks: Vegan Green Smoothie & Popcorn Snack

As a plant-based beauty and hair professional, I know beauty comes from within, starting with a healthy clean diet. For the last 5 years I have started EVERY SINGLE DAY with a vegan green smoothie. The benefits are too many to list but I’ve seen healthy, youthful, glowing skin, and strong, fast growing hair and nails. I love Brandless’ low cost of some of my staple smoothie ingredients: Organic Black Chia Seeds and Non-GMO Raw Almonds! They happen to typically be the most expensive, but Brandless provides high quality, organic, non-GMO, seeds and nuts for just $3 each!

My recipe is as follows and will occasionally add in different fresh herbs or green veggies depending on what is in season or I have laying around.

  • 1-1.5 cup filtered cold water
  • Juice from half a lemon (I included pulp as well)
  • Thumb size hunk of fresh ginger
  • Handful of raw almonds or raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon of Organic Black Chia Seeds
  • 1-2 leaves of kale pending on size
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/4 frozen pear
  • 1/4 frozen green apple
  • 1/2 frozen banana

*I use all organic ingredients as much as possible.

 

 

Popcorn is another favorite snack. I love that Brandless offers Organic & Non-GMO Popcorn Kernels! I love to make stovetop popcorn fresh, no microwave ever.

A guilt-free snack in about 5 minutes!

The Glamsquad's Brandless Picks:

Giovanni’s Brandless Picks:

 

Kelli’s Brandless Picks:

  • Hand Soap – sanitized hands are a must and this one doesn’t dry my hands out! I love that I can have a seasonal option without spending a fortune.
  • Organic Cotton Swabs – These swabs are perfect for perfecting eyeliner and removing eye boogers!
  • Dual Sharpener – The best for my makeup kit! It is dual-ended so it sharpens both traditional and chubby pencils while catching debris.
  • Dish Soap, Balsamic Greens & Grapefruit – My favorite way to deep clean my makeup brushes is to use dish soap!
  • Organic Cotton Dish Towel – After washing, I lay the brushes down to dry. This towel is a lovely resting spot!
  • Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – I use coconut oil to hydrate my legs in the summer! It gives a nice sheen.
  • Cuticle Nipper– hang nails RUIN MY DAY!!
  • Unbleached Wax Paper – I roll this out on my countertop before mixing up custom color creations!
  • Mouthwash – Fresh breath is a must before seeing clients!
  • Santoku Knife – This does it all form chopping tomatoes to opening up all those shipping boxes from Sephora!

 

Alexandra’s Picks:

Jehnna’s Brandless Picks:

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