In the middle of festival season I had a crisis of conscience. Festivals are a time for glitter. I love glitter. But glitter, as we now know (and really quite predictably) is bad for the environment. People want it banned, because as a form of microplastic it pollutes the oceans… in essence glitter is as bad as straws. This revelation made me very upset as
- over the years I have used a significant amount of glitter and straws, because
- there is nothing I love more than to pour glitter onto my cheekbones and then sip a cocktail through a straw, looking (or so I think) both glamorous and fun on a dance-floor, which
- makes me question how much I have personally contributed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch just through these two things??
Fear not. Just as I transitioned from plastic to paper straws, I have found an alternative to evil, polluting glitter: Dust and Dance‘s biodegradable, cruelty-free glitter made with environmentally sourced materials!!
Dust and Dance’s glitter comes in amazing colours, sparkles for days and does not destroy the planet. Guilt-free glitter. What’s not to love? Their mission is ‘to encourage young people […] to embrace their differences, celebrate their youth and be confident to be themselves’, which can only ever be a good thing. They also give 10% of all profits to a charity called Young Minds, a charity which focuses on helping young people with their mental health. Their tag lines for this is one of my favourites: ‘ when you buy Dust & Dance, you might help someone get their sparkle back.’
I bought the Hot Pink and Garden Mix glitter packs and spent the weekend running around Wilderness Festival, spreading glitter and the gospel of biodegradable-glitter with anyone who would listen (which, with Wilderness being the festival it is, was quite a lot of people). The glitter stayed on the entire day, despite me spending 3 days in the oven which has become the English countryside and doing a significant amount of sweaty dancing.
Lastly, my eyes were opened at the festival to a new look: glitter bums. Get on board.
P.S. Because I have been at Wilderness and doing other similar Summer things I have not had a chance to do any more reviews or look for more brands. While this has delayed The Plan slightly I am now back on track and am going to try and get a post out once a week!!