Biodegradable Glitter Is The Most Stylish Way To Save The Planet

Biodegradable Glitter Is The Most Stylish Way To Save The Planet

The company that's changing the glitter game.


You've seen the report. 2030. The year that everything goes to sh*t. If we don't change our ways and pay attention to climate change and the planet, then 2030 is our deadline.

This is why Sara Vogelsanger and Tori Randall created Bass Couture.

Seeing as they might as well live up these next 12 years until doomsday, Sara and Tori tend to be frequent festival goers and music lovers, much like myself. They love to dress up in amazing costumes and outfits and adorn themselves with jewelry and accessories, and A LOT of glitter.

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But going to numerous festivals and shows, some of which included overnight camping, made them realize just how much trash we humans produce, and I've even seen it firsthand. This past summer, I attended Lighting in a Bottle, a 3-day camping experience located in Bradley, California. As my group and I were packing up and passing other campsites, I noticed just how much trash, food, pool floaties, and even clothes were left behind to rot and add to our already polluted Earth. What I didn't think about were the teeny tiny pieces of glitter that everyone had left behind.

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That's right, the glitter you use and probably spill during application can stick around for 1,000 years. In addition to this problem, regular micro-plastic glitter releases chemicals into our water systems which can be harmful to marine and wildlife. Sara and Tori saw this problem, and that's why Bass Couture's first released product was biodegradable glitter. Their glitter is vegan, chemical- and animal cruelty-free, and decomposes in a year.

In addition to sustainability-conscious products, Bass Couture also offers a multitude of rave fashion tips, tricks, and lookbooks for every occasion.

As if they're eco-friendly products weren't enough, Bass Couture offers a blog that contains information and guidelines on how to stay eco-friendly and sustainable while attending festivals, as well as in everyday life! This blog also has listicles on camping must-have, tips for traveling on your own, and festival season trends and fashions.

A+ to Sara and Tori on their business baby. I'm proud to say that my fellow Arizonians are making waves in the rave fashion industry and have a huge future ahead. So get your glitter now in time for the New Year and whatever other glitter-centered festivities you need!

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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10 Cute Athleisure Looks For When You Run Out Of Outfit Ideas

Easy styles to get you through a long day on campus.


It's reached that point in the semester when you've run out of new ways to pair pieces of your wardrobe together. Walking across campus from class to class calls for outfits that favor comfort, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. When picking out an outfit turns into throwing on the same old pair of black leggings and a sweatshirt, switch up your look. Incorporate these athleisure pieces into your wardrobe for effortlessly stylish outfit ideas.

1. When in doubt throw a cute coat over a dull outfit.

There's nothing like a good coat to pull together an entire outfit. Investing in a few quality jackets will save you time and energy when planning out what to wear.

2. Stick to one color for the whole outfit.

Keeping an outfit cohesive gives others the idea that you put time into planning it. In reality, a look like this only takes five minutes to throw together.

3. Rock a shirt with a funny saying.

Shirts with witty sayings add a boost of fun to an otherwise boring look.

4. Add pops of color.

Don't be like every other girl who wears the same gray hoodie with leggings and Uggs! Incorporate your favorite pops of color into the outfit to reflect your personal style.

5. Sport a classic all black look.

Black is a timeless color that looks good on everyone. When in doubt, wear a simple and chic all black outfit.

6. Swap out your basic black leggings with joggers.

Not only are joggers cozier than leggings, they can also be styled to upgrade an otherwise basic outfit.

9. Spice up the outfit with a classy purse.

A trendy bag has the power to add so much more style and sophistication to an athleisure outfit.

10. Accessorize a neutral look.

Necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are stylish details that can make a laid back outfit appear more put together.

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