Is there actually anyone out there who doesn’t like glitter?!
If you don’t like glitter. Get the hell away from me. From the primary school days where we’d throw on our roll on glitter gels from Claires Accessories, to 2017 where wearing glitter bras and glitter beards is the ‘norm’, it seems as if we can’t get enough of the sparkly stuff. It turns out, glitter isn’t the most environmentally friendly thing you can buy, and thats why Alex decided to create his own biodegradable glitter.
Alex kindly sent over the cutest bundle from his store – Glitterlution Biodegradable Glitter -, which included 15 samples and 1, 5ml jar of glitter!
Glitter That’s Nice To The Environment?!
In my goodie bag, I got sent sample sizes of No. 3 Silver, No. 5 Super Chunky Silver, No. 6 Gold, No. 7 Lairy Pink, No. 8 Parma Violet, No. 9 Unicorn, No. 10 Deep Blue, No. 11 Festival, No. 12 Red, No. 13 Blue Sky, No. 17 Mermaid, No. 20 Chunky Gold, No. 24 Super-Chunky Gold, No. 25 Brass and No. 27 Supurple. I also received a full sized pot of No. 3 Silver. I actually ended up buying some empty plastic pots and popped the samples in there since I find them easier to work with than using them straight out of the bags.
Glitterlution Biodegradable Glitters have a lot more colour variety than the ones listed above. With 47 different colours and styles you’re going to find yourself in glitter heaven. The only downside is trying to choose between them all!
With prices starting from £0.99p for a 5g bag and a 250g bag costing you only £34.99, it’s not going to break the bank if you ever want to get your sparkle on.
Why Glitterlution Biodegradable Glitter Is Different
A lot of people don’t realise how damaging glitter can be to the environment.
If you think about it, glitter is plastic and unfortunately, plastic isn’t biodegradable. Honestly I never had put much thought into how damaging glitter could be to the environment, but after speaking with Alex from GBG, I suddenly had a much clearer image.
If you’ve ever been to a beach before, you’ve most likely seen how much rubbish and plastic is not only left on the beach itself, but also is swimming around in the sea. One reason for the amount of rubbish floating around is because the human race is pretty shitty and it’s clear that nobody knows what a bin is, but also because the majority of the trash isn’t biodegradable.
Biodegradableˌbʌɪə(ʊ)dɪˈɡreɪdəb(ə)l/adjective(of a substance or object) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution.
- “consumers have forced a shift to more biodegradable products”
Not only is the rubbish making the planet look horrendous, but it also has horrendous consequences on the environment.
Non biodegradable waste is causing serious harm to our wildlife. From the hedgehogs getting their legs cut on coke cans, to the fish choking on microbeads found in our beauty products – there is a lot more that can harm the wildlife that originally meets the eye.
GBG is not only biodegradable, but it is also vegan, antimony free, organic, non toxic, safe to consume. Whilst I don’t recommend you start eating this glitter by the bowlful, I cannot tell you the amount of times I’d created a look with ‘glitter lips’ and accidentally swallowed some, so knowing that this glitter isn’t going to do me any harm is music to my ears.
Also, this is perfect for those with sensitive skin as it is 60% softer than plastic cosmetic glitters. This also means it is amazing for creating glitter nails since you won’t have to worry about any sharp edges that stick out once your nails have dried.
You can purchase them here from their Etsy site.
Again, a big thank you to Alex from the GBG team! I can’t wait to share off the looks I have planned!
What’s your favourite way to wear the sparkle?!