We’re gearing up for Brighton Pride on 4th August, and can barely contain our excitement for seeing Britney!
Now whilst you’re choosing your best Britney ensemble (here's our favourite looks) in our Brighton store we’ve teamed up with biodegradable glitter extraordinaire Eco Glitter Fun, bringing you a one-stop glitter pop-up in store with FREE glitter makeovers, head down from 11am-2pm, be sure to get there early as it’s on a first come, first served basis.
We interviewed the girls behind Eco Glitter Fun to get to know more about the benefits of biodegradable glitter and the hottest glitter trends right now.
What inspired you to start Eco Glitter Fun?
As a rule, we try to be as eco-conscious as we can in our everyday life. One day when my best friend, turned business partner, Sophie discovered that glitter was plastic and that an alternative existed we decided we should make it our mission to make people aware of it as no one seemed to be doing it. When we realised that it was being sold in plastic pots we decided that we should offer a completely eco-friendly alternative to plastic glitter including the packaging. Eco Glitter Fun was born shortly after!!
What is biodegradable glitter?
Our biodegradable glitter is made from a certified compostable film. It's non-toxic, free of heavy metals and approved for cosmetic use. The film is sustainably sourced, there are no genetically modified materials or materials obtained from genetically modified organisms. Eco Glitter is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.
What harm does non-biodegradable glitter do to the environment?
A plastic glitter is a form of ‘microplastic’ and it’s also ‘single-use’ plastic ie: it will not be recycled. They are tiny bits of plastics below a certain size and are commonly found in exfoliating scrubs, cleansers and toothpaste. The body of research of the effect of microplastics on marine life continues to grow, with many species confirmed as ingesting it; of course, this has far-reaching consequences for both aquatic life and the wider food chain within which they sit. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but we must acknowledge the fact that the sparkly plastic glitter which we have loved for years, is actually dulling the shine in our oceans.
What is your favourite glitter look for this year's festivals?
I just adore glitter as you can imagine so it's hard to pick a few looks! I love the subtle glitter sparkle eyeliner under the eye in strong colours and I love sun rays around the eye...
What are THE glitter shades of this summer?
Fashion is loving pastels right so our set of uber chunky eco glitters include pastel shades of aqua(Turquoise), rosa (Light Pink), violetta (Violet) , rosa scuro (Dark Pink), verde (Green) with complimentary aurelie (gold) and vanna (silver). It’s the perfect set to have on hand at those warm spring/summer afternoon parties.
And finally, what are your top tips for being more eco-friendly in day to day life?
Start with small changes and build up to more and more. Stop using plastic straws and make sure you always specifically request no straws in your drinks when out. Carry a reusable coffee cup with you if you can't resist a cup of coffee or tea when out. Bring your own bag when you go shopping. Use Bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic ones. Bring a bottle with you when you're out. They are little things but they can make a huge difference!!
Feeling inspired? You can also shop the Eco Glitter Fun range in our stores and online.Oh and don’t forget to follow them on Instagram for some serious makeup inspiration!