Biodegradable Glitter: Your New Favorite Accessory
Updated: Oct 19, 2018
by Aly Byrne
Photo by Gabe Williams
Imagine entering a world where all are welcome.
A magical world full of love, music, dancing, and being surrounded by friends who feel like family.
To some people, this idea sounds impossible. To music festival goers like me, this sounds like home.
Festival season is in full swing and with it comes an array of festival fashion trends. Festival fashion is the perfect way to express yourself no matter who you are and finding the perfect outfit is half the fun.
Whether you choose to be a gothic goddess, a rainbow unicorn, or a chic babe, one thing is for sure…glitter goes with everything!
In your hair, on your face, on your chest, or even on your booty, sparkles are the perfect addition to any outfit you choose. Wear a little or wear a lot; either way you’re going to have the perfect shine to dazzle the crowd.
Photo by Juan Lopez
Glitter is a huge trend in the festival scene and most people may not know that regular glitter is made up of tiny particles called microplastics. These plastics are extremely harmful to our environment for many reasons. They pollute our oceans, harm marine life, and eventually end up in our food supply.
Thankfully, you can still shine without harming mother earth with biodegradable glitter. This eco friendly alternative is made up of plant cellulose from eucalyptus trees. It’s just as shiny as plastic glitter, but doesn’t harm our planet!
Application is easy with hair gel, glitter glue, or Vaseline and the creative possibilities are endless
Photo by Allen True
Add some bioglitter to your cheekbones and you’ve got a sparkling highlight. Glitter in your hair can be the cherry on top of your already fabulous hair-do. If you’re feeling extra creative you can make designs like hearts, teardrops, swirls, or polka dots to add some flare. And don’t worry, you can still find bioglitter in almost any color you can imagine, so matching your outfit is never an issue.
Now if you’re a guy reading this you’re probably thinking, “Glitter is only for girls.” I'm here to tell you that you have been misinformed. One of the best things about glitter is that anyone can use it. After all, it’s the male peacock with the beautiful feathers right?
If you’re ready to embrace the power of this sparkly substance you can add some to your shoulders and down your arms to give yourself some shiny sleeves.
Amp up your regular war paint look with some glitter and you’ll be ready to rage all night. If you want to be more subtly ornate, brush some glitter through the tips of your hair for a slight shine.
Glitter is universal no matter what shape, size, color, or gender you are and that’s what makes it so beautiful.
So the next time you’re gearing up for a festival and you’re wondering what could possibly make your outfit even better, remember glitter is always an option and my personal favorite. This inexpensive, readily available accessory is the perfect addition to any look you’re going for. Cover your whole body or add just a few specks here and there and you will be sparkling. Who knew such a small substance could make such a huge difference in your look? I add glitter to every festival outfit and if you do the same you will be physically shining like the diamond that you are.
On the hunt for biodegradable glitter? Check out our ecofriendly sparkles here!