Resident Raver | Bio-Glitter® Festival Style | Blog Story

Learn more about eco-glitter & meet Resident Raver....


Say hello to Katie's Heart very own 'resident raver (RR).' We have never known a chick (since ourselves!) to attend so many events and countries in one Summer. Meet Ellis, she is South Wales's ultimate eco-glitter party animal & everything Katie and I were 10 years ago ish!

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We have such a giggle seeing resident raver's social media pictures and check in's that we handed her the eco-glitter crown. RR is smoking hot, always smiling and of course partying so it felt right to pick her as our outout mascot! We want to see how far our Katie's Heart glitter can go and how many events we can be tagged in. Each of Ellis’s pictures gives information on the Katie’s Heart products used and the event she attended.

#residentraver @ BEANFEST


Katie's Heart - Lion's Mane Gold & Cosmic Gold

This girl reminds us ‘NEVER STOP THE PARTY’ and also 'STOP USING PLASTIC GLITTER!' The government has banned micro beads found in skin exfoliators as they destroy sea life when washed from the skin and end up in the ocean. Next on their agenda is plastic glitter and rightly so. 

#residentraver in TENERIFE


Katie's Heart - Lion's Mane Gold & Cosmic Gold

Our glitter is cosmetic grade, biodegradable & vegan friendly. It has been developed in response to the increasing environmental pressure on the use of plastics in the cosmetic industry. This glitter is produced from a special biodegradable film which is derived from sustainable and environmentally sourced raw materials. It does not contain genetically modified materials or materials obtained from genetically modified organisms. Our applicator is natural, organic & vegan friendly.

#residentraver @ CREAMFIELDS


Katie's Heart - Candy Floss Pink & Sea Lion Shimmer

In each kit there are two 10ml pots of biodegradable, cosmetic grade, vegan friendly glitter – one fine and one chunky. There is a makeup brush and a 10ml pot of our natural, organic glitter applicator. All of this is kept in a cute cotton drawstring bag, making sure it is easy to pack for whatever festival or event you may be attending.

#residentraver @ MOTION


Katie's Heart - Candy Floss Pink & Club Tropicana

We have online tutorials and a gallery full of inspiration for the look you may want to achieve. It’s simple you start with applying the fine glitter and then layer with the chunky glitter to create your body art masterpiece.

We donate £1 of every single sale we make to Look Good Feel Better, a women’s cancer charity very close to our hearts. If this is your first read of one of our blogs you may wish to learn more HERE

Still to come.... #residentraver does Ibiza & Tomorrowland! (rolls eyes, well jel!)

See you soon Ellis – ‘NEVER STOP THE PARTY’

-from two girls flying towards 40 who feel like you have stolen our crown ha ha!

Resident raver madness!

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Plant Cellulose. This is the substance that makes up most of a plant's cell walls. Since it is made by all plants, it is probably the most abundant organic compound on Earth. Cellulose is a biodegradable polysaccharide. A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate.
No Bio-glitter® does not dissolve in water. Microorganisms are needed to digest Bio-glitter® and transform it into harmless substances; carbon dioxide, water and biomass. If Bio-glitter® did dissolve it would NOT be a good thing as it would still be there in the water, just you would not see it. Similar to salt dissolved in sea water, it is still there just you cannot see it, very easily demonstrated when sea water dries on skin, the salt is left behind and reappears.
The specialised regenerated cellulose core film used in Bioglitter® represents more than 90% of its content and is certified compostable in both industrial (EN13432, EN14995, ASTM D6400, ISO 17088) and home composting environments (OK Compost Home) and also marine biodegradation approved to ASTM D6691-09. A small amount of surface coating is applied to the certified naturally biodegradable core during the manufacture of Bioglitter®. Irrespective of how little is applied and that the materials used are compliant, physical retesting to the appropriate standard/s is required to claim Bioglitter® is certified. Industrial composting is conducted in man made conditions c.60oC and high humidity. Whereas OK Compost Home and marine testing are more representative of the biodegradability in the natural environment. There is a significantly higher probability for glitter to be found in general waste, waste water and general outdoor environment after use. The route to industrial composting via the compost bin is highly unlikely in reality. Specific Bioglitter® testing; Standards can change, ASTM D7081-05 marine standard was withdrawn in 2014 and more recently attention has been drawn to the applicability of industrial compostability standards (EN13432, ASTM 6400) as a measure of compostability in the natural environment. Biodegradability testing to standards more appropriate to where glitter is found after use and more representative of the natural environment can take up to two years. Considering the above, our approach to testing to a particular standard will be based on its merits in terms of time, cost and validity for a particular glitter application. The goal being to obtain independent test data and certification validating the ability of Bioglitter® to biodegrade outside in the natural environment.
Bioglitter® is very stable and will not biodegrade on the shelf. Biodegradation will only be initiated in soil, compost or waste-water environments where microorganisms are present.
Bioglitter® as supplied has an indefinite shelf life providing it is stored in a dry dark, cool environment, out of direct sunlight, away from direct heat sources and not exposed to microorganisms.
Yes, however Bio-glitter® is not edible. All Katie's Heart products are Vegan friendly.
We can always look into further discounts for large quantities. Please contact us with your requirements.
Katie’s Heart ‘glitter glue’ is natural, organic shea butter.
Yes! Katie's heart Raw Organic Shea Butter Applicator is a gentle and effective way to affix your Bio-Glitter®. A small amount goes a long way and effectively holds your glitter look in place for hours. Shea butter is a key product in all kinds of cosmetic lotions because its a natural moisturiser. Use your applicator to affix your Bio-Glitter® to your face, or anywhere you fancy! You can even use it as a primer for eye shadow, loose pigment and dust, it also makes a great lipsalve or magic cream for little ones! To remove just wash with soap or make up remover. Cosmetically certified, cruelty free, vegan, raw, organic butter that conforms to EU1223/2009.
We are commited to serving the environment. Integrity is at the heart of our small business ethos and we owe it to mother nature to evolve our practices. At present we use plastic pots however this may change.
We do offer a solution to the single use plastic issue –
The pots can be recycled or we have a refill service. It’s so simple – send back your pots, we refill them, post them back to you and deduct the cost of your postage from the order!
• Contact Katie’s Heart and inform us you are opting to use our refill service o FB @xkatiesheartx o Insta @katies_heart o • We will respond with the return address • Post your pot/s using 1st Class Large Letter Royal Mail at £1.01 (subject to change) • Place your order and we will refund the cost of the postage at the above rate, refill your pot/s and post them back to you!
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You only require a fine layer of the applicator onto your skin for the bioglitter to stick effectively.
We attend many different types of festivals both as Katie’s Heart and also just to enjoy a really good party!
We can honestly say if you use our applicators, your Bio-glitter® and reusable rhinestones will stay on all day and night even if your dance moves are hectic and your skin sweaty!
The best way to remove the bioglitter is to simply wash it off. Jumping in the shower is the best bet and using your usual choice of shower gel or soap. If you are at a festival it is easiest to wash your face with water rather than use wet wipes (plus we really need to think about how many wet wipes we are using!)
Yes! Combining colours and textures gives you many different looks! Be your own mixologist!
Yes! Get in touch with us and lets discuss your needs, that way we can develop a bespoke deal that suits your event.