Scientists call for global glitter ban
WENDY MAY - DECEMBER 3, 2017
The Internet is suddenly ablaze with the news that traditional PET-based polyester glitter is basically sparkly microplastic pollution! This viral story seems to have sparked a few weeks ago when Tops Nursery in the UK announced that there will be no glitter for the kids this Christmas. Since then, everyone seems to be piling on to this idea that scientists say glitter is bad for the environment.
There haven't been any new scientific discoveries on this topic as far as we know. Scientists called for a global ban on microbeads way back in 2015. These latest "news" stories are simply taking something that is old news from the scientific community and now expanding it to encompass (and focus on) glitter. Of course, if you found your way here you probably already know that most commercially available glitter on the market today is a microplastic. We're glad you're here!
Anna Paquin and the baptism of stupid
WENDY MAY - NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Glitter consciousness is on the rise! We just received an unexpected shoutout from Academy Award winning actress, Anna Paquin. In her recent Instagram post, she talks about the #baptismofstupid and shares about her discovery that traditional glitter is bad for the environment.
Definitely check out her Instagram and follow her: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb7FI3aF0ce
We love this woman. She's switched on, tuned in, and funny as f*ck.
The truth about (traditional) glitter
WENDY MAY - JULY 4, 2017
We were featured by Allure in this beautiful expose on traditional plastic glitter. Way to go Allison Schmidt for being on the leading edge of the eco-conscious beauty movement! We can look good and feel good and spread sparkle-induced joy without damaging the environment.
Read the article: https://www.allure.com/story/glitter-makeup-environmental-effects
Mixing it up in the glitter lab
WENDY MAY - OCTOBER 19, 2016
We have been busy in the glitter lab, mixing, testing, surveying, remixing... making lots and lots of glitter combinations. Who knew that "work" could be so much fun!?! Here's a photo of our work in progress, as we are perfecting the formula for Atlantis, our ocean-inspired mix.
Which one of these do you like the best?
Lots of sparkly love from your mistress of mixology.
Join the GLITTEREVOLUTION
WENDY MAY - AUGUST 7, 2016
Earlier this year, I was at a glitter party on a remote beach on a small island in Thailand. There were fewer than 100 people at this glitter party, but it was overflowing with love and joy and sparkles. It was a happy hippie fest. Everyone was dancing and singing and hugging and having an amazing time. Enjoying jungle beats and sunset colors. High on life and a few other things.
It was hot. To cool off, I went to jump into the ocean with a few of my friends. Nothing but glitter on.
We were giddy, feeling incredibly free, incredibly blessed.
Jumping. Splashing. Laughing. Shouting. Swimming. Floating. We were like children playing in the waves for the first time.
At one point I looked down, and I saw a handful of tiny sparkly gold flecks floating on the surface of the water. How beautiful, I thought at first. A split second later, I had what I call my "record scratch" moment... and I thought: Oh shit. That's plastic. And it's in the ocean.
That's not beautiful. That's tragic.
My feeling of child-like joy evaporated. I got out of the water, feeling guilty about the long-term price that Nature would pay for us to have a few hours of sparkly fun.
It was in that moment that this biodegradable glitter business was conceived. I love glitter. And I love Nature. And I was determined to find - or forge - a way that I could enjoy both at the same time.
It's taken months of hard work. Countless hours of research, planning, organizing, building. Playing with different formulas for the color mixes, testing out the packaging, designing a logo and creating a website. A labor of love. And now here we are, open for business.
It gives me great pleasure to say... now you don't have to give up glitter to be a conscious caretaker of the planet.
We have biodegradable, plant-based glitter. All sparkle. Zero guilt.
Join the GLITTEREVOLUTION!