Earlier this year, I was at a glitter party on a secluded, remote beach on a small island in Thailand. There were fewer than 100 people at this glitter party, 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. High on life, and probably a few other things. It was hot.
To cool off, I went to jump in the ocean with a few of my friends. Nothing but glitter on.
We were giddy, feeling incredibly free, incredibly blessed. Jumping. Splashing. Swimming. Floating. We felt like children, discovering and playing in the ocean for the first time.
At one point, as I was flipping myself around like a mermaid in the ocean, I looked down at the beautiful clear turquoise waters that were surrounding me, and I saw a thousand sparkly gold flecks floating on the surface of the water.
How beautiful, I thought.
Then a split second later, I had what I now call my "record scratch" moment of realization. A sudden jolt of truth hit me and I thought to myself - Oh shit. That's plastic. And it's in the ocean. That's not beautiful. That's tragic.
Suddenly, I had tears streaming down my face.
I got out of the water, feeling terribly guilty about the price that Nature would have to pay for us to have a few hours of sparkly fun.
In that moment, this biodegradable glitter business was conceived. I love glitter. And I love Nature. And I was determined to find a way that I could enjoy both at the same time.
It's taken a few months of hard work. Lots of research, planning, organizing, building. Playing with different formulas for the color mixes, testing out the packaging, designing a logo and creating a website. But now, here we are, open for business.
You don't have to give up glitter to be a conscious caretaker of the planet.
We have biodegradable, plant-based sparkles. All sparkle. Zero guilt.
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