Hint: Hit the "$$$" tag to find out how much various items cost and where to buy them.

Updates & Notices

Some prices and info on products are are out of date so please check the dates at the top of those entries. I typically date an entry when I last updated the info within.
Glitter Suppliers, Pigment Suppliers, Franken Polish Supply Stores and Suspension Base Suppliers are completely updated as of 6/26/16. Matte Glitter Suppliers is updated 6/27/16, SpectraFlair or Something Like It updated 6/29/16

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Glitter Suppliers

Stores & info will be added as they are found. 
Fully updated 6/24/16

Confused by particle sizes and want to know exactly what size you're buying? Read Glitter Size Explanation for a conversion chart & a visual example.

With all glitters color-fastness/bleeding can be an issue. Want to know what bleeds out of those I own? Read my entry, Bleeding Glitter List.

Glitter used in nail polish does not have to be cosmetic grade, it can be craft glitter, automotive metal flakes, even the glitter used for fishing lures because most glitter is all the same material, polyester though some have an aluminum core and some do not. Glass glitter cannot be used in polish nor can it be used for any other type of wearable medium.

This is the list of all the cosmetic and craft glitter suppliers, the occasional fishing supply store and others that don't fit elsewhere. It includes prices, sizes of containers and samples, whether they are sold by weight or volume and what they break down to per gram (listed in red). I have also included available shipping info, size/shape of the glitter/flakes and whether the company accepts PayPal for payment. Currently in alphabetical order. All stores unless otherwise noted are located in the U.S.A. & will ship international. 

The second half, automotive suppliers, has been moved to its own page but please check it out for the automotive flakes.

Glitter Suppliers

Amerikan Body Art Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available: Glitters in the following categories:
Special FX Glitter Shapes
Sample $0.69
1oz Bag $4.99-8.99
4oz Bag $17.99-34.99
Blacklight Reactive Glitter
Sample $0.69
1/4oz Jar $2.00 On Sale!
1/2oz Poof Bottle $4.49
2oz Bottle $11.49
Solvent-Resistant Glitter
Sample $0.69
1/4oz Jar $2.00 On Sale!
1/2oz Poof Bottle $3.99
1oz Bag $4.99
2oz Bottle $9.99
Spektratek Glitters & Pigments
Prices, Shapes and Sizes vary
Cosmetic Glitter Hex size .008 (Ultrafine)
Regular colors
Sample $0.69
1/4oz Jar $2.00 On Sale!
1/2oz Poof Bottle $3.99
1oz Bag $4.99
2oz Bottle $9.99
Holographics
Sample $0.69
1/4oz Jar $2.00 On Sale!
1/2oz Poof Bottle $4.49
1oz Bag $5.75
2oz Bottle $11.49

Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: Canada, prices listed in Canadian dollars.
Shipping Method: For Canadians, Canadian Post
What's available: Glitters, .004 Hex size (Microfine)
Not very many items at the moment.
Other Info: A handful of colors. Average prices.

Art Glitter Updated 6/23/16
Payment: Their own checkout
Store Location: Arizona
Shipping Method: All continental U.S. orders under 4 pounds are shipped via USPS Priority Mail
What's available
- Ultrafine Opaque, Ultrafine Transparent, Ultrafine Opaque Hologram, Ultrafine Transparent Neon, Ultrafine Transparent Funky
- Microfine Opaque, Microfine Transparent, Microfine Pearlescent, Microfine Opaque Hologram, Microfine Transparent Hologram
- Chunky & Large Flake Glitter: Chunky Opaque Hologram, Chunky Transparent
- Dazzlers: Opaque Art Hexi, Transparent Art Hexi, Funky Opaque, Slices, Flakes Shapes Hologram, Craft Hexi Hologram, Funky Transparent, Transparent Neon Art Hexi, Transparent Neon Squares, Transparent Flakes
Other Info: The selection is vast. While as far as I know, The Hungry Asian never answered my question, I believe she has had at least moderate success using this brand of glitter in polish. I myself have emailed about bleeding and was told, "I’m guessing you are referring to our Dazzler line of Flakes? They are polyester and should not bleed in nail polish. I’m afraid each color is different and we have found that a few of the darker opaque glitter colors will fade a little. However since the flakes are all transparent, they have a pretty good chance of not bleeding. I’m sorry I don’t have a definite answer for you, we have not been able to test our over 600 colors in this situation."

Artistic Adornment Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Glitter Poof Bottles .004 Hex size (Microfine)
Rainbow Set 9 colors, 10 grams each $37.50
Individual colors, 1/2 oz $4.75, 10 grams $4.75
Other Info: n/a

Beauty Tech Shoppe Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal & others
Store Location: New York
Shipping Method: USPS. Free shipping for orders over $50
What's available
Other Info: n/a

Brambleberry Updated 6/23/16
Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: Washington
Shipping Method: USPS Priority Mail or Fed Ex
What's available: A handful of colors, found here.
Glitter 1 oz. $2.50-$3.00
Other Info: No Minimum Order

BuyNail.com Updated 6/23/16
Payment: Paypal, MasterPass
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: USPS, UPS or FedEx
What's available
Glitter Powder $2.75-$3.50
Ice Mylar Nail Art $3.95
LeChat Nail Art $2.50-$3.00
Other Info: Minimum order? Free Shipping on orders $100.00 & up.

The Classy Clown Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Chicago
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available
Glitter
2oz Refill, $9.00-$10.00
Poofer Bottle $3.75-$4.00
Other $6 shipping discount on orders over $125

Coastal Scents  Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: FedEx & USPS (always been shipped FedEx to me.)
What's available:  (Microfine) Hex size .004. $4.95, 5 gram jar
Other Info: No Minimum Order? Free shipping $50.00+.

EJR Beads Updated 6/23/16
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: UK
Shipping Method: Shipping charges are based on order weight and destination. Prices start from just £1.75 rising to a maximum of £7.95 for all UK orders.
What's available
- Microfine 10 gram bags, £1.45 ($2.37 USD) = $.24/gram USD
Various color-themed sets, 6 colors, 10 grams each. £8.50
- Iridescent/Holo 10 gram bags, £1.85 ($3.03 USD) = $.30/gram USD
Iridescent Glitter Flakes 4 gram bag £3.45
Blue Interference- 10 grams £2.20
Green Interference- 10 grams £2.20
Other Info: minimum order amount is set at £5.00 GBP excluding P&P. Lower value orders are welcome but will be subject to an additional low order fee, currently set at £1.00.

Elite Beauty Supply Updated 6/23/16
Payment
Store Location: depends upon your own country
Shipping Method
What's available: Glitter and Mylar
Other Info: Must be a licensed tech to view prices and place an order

Envy Nail Supply Updated 6/23/16
Payment: Credit Card
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: Free shipping on orders over $20.00
What's available: Glitter 
Small package weighs approx 3 grams, $1.50
Large package weighs approx 9 grams, $3.00
Solid, Hearts, Stars & Moons, 
MixersOur mixers are created in house to achieve the most unique color combinations. Each mixer consists of different colors & sizes of glitter to give your nails the best definition possible.
Fine Line MixersOur Fine Line Mixers are created in house to achieve the most unique color combinations. Each mixer consists of different colors & a blend of finer glitters.
Other Info

Ester's Nail Center Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: USPS Priority Mail, First Class or Standard Ground (Parcel Post or Fedex Ground)
What's available: Nail Gems
Big Hexagon Nail Glitter Flakes Sequins, 12 colors $6.49
Loose Nail Glitter in jar, $0.99
Nail Glitter Set for Nail Art, 10 colors $4.95 
Tiny Hexagon Nail Glitter Flakes Sequins, 12 colors $5.95
Other Info: Shipping Restrictions- Certain items in your order may be considered Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT). Hazardous Materials are as follows: aerosol items, some alcohol and acetone-based items and items containing flammable liquid. Domestic shipping: For flammable liquid items that are more than 1 oz in size and aerosol items will be shipped via Standard Ground. Others can go by USPS  First Class or Priority Mail. International shipping: our primary carrier, USPS prohibits these items to be shipped internationally. These are the items that we will not ship: nail polish (except Gelish and Piggy Paint), nail polish removers, brush cleaner, alcohol and acetone, Demert nail dryer. Free shipping on orders $99.00+

Face Paint for Everybody Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Australia
Shipping Method: Australian Post
What's available: Glitter
Puff Glitter is available in 15ml Puff, 60ml Puff & 250ml (Refill Bottles) in over 20 different colors. 0.2mm (.008") Hex size, in bottle
BYO (Build Your Own) Puff Glitter 7 Pack 15ml $36.95
Tag Puff Glitter, cosmetic grade, $5.95/$15.95/$34.95
Glitter Dust Global $3.95, 10ml
Other Info: Australian orders- we ship Australia wide via Australia Post and use Express Post Satchels. Expected delivery on average is 2 days but most often overnight. Postage cost is weight based: 500gm $9, 3kg $13, 5kg $20. Australian Orders over $100 receives free postage. International orders are sent by Australia Post and we use Express International Satchels. Expected delivery to many destinations is 7 - 14 days. 

Frantic Stamper Updated 6/23/16
Payment: unknown
Store Location: Oregon
Shipping Method: US orders will be shipped “Best Way”, meaning we will choose either UPS or Postal Service to best suit your order and save you money. International orders will be shipped Air Mail unless otherwise noted.
What's available
Elizabeth Craft Design; Jewel Glitter Ritz Micro Fine .004" Glitter. 1/2 oz jar. $6.59 = $./gram
Stickles Dry Glitter, 3/4 oz. $5.99
Martha Stewart Glitter
Other Info

Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Tennessee
Shipping Method: UPS
What's available: Ultra-Fine Glitter, .008", 
vial contains approximately .28 oz./7.9 gram.- weight varies, $1.19 = $.15/gram
Other Info: n/a

GirlyBits 6/23/16- closed for maintinence, will update upon re-opening.
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: Canada
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: 
Other Info

Glimmer Body Art Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location:
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available
Cosmetic Grade Glitters .008" Ultrafine size.
- 10 gram jar, 7.5 gram net weight $2.50 = $.35/gram
- Body Glitter refills, net weight 1.5 oz./42.5 gram $7.98 = $.19/gram
Other Info: Neon colors are fleckers when used in polish, others may not be 100% colorfast. Minimum order $25.00

Glitter Galore & More Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Arizona
Shipping Method: unknown but probably UPS
What's availableGlitter
5g Eyeshadow,  $5.95
10g Cosmetic Glitter, $7.95
12g Glitter Powder, $9.95
Other Info: Free shipping on orders $50.00+ within the US. Also sells glitter in bulk

Glitter Hippo Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method
The Glitter Source (etsy) Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: South Carolina
Shipping Method: unknown

Glitter Unique Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available: Tests for individual solvent resistance and guarantees that all the glitter are. Sold as 1/2 ounce, 1 ounce or 2 ounce- even 4 oz.
Glitters  Can be viewed by color, shape, finish or size. Most samples $1.00. Prices vary
Thermo
Holo
Matte
Mixes 

Glitties Nail Art Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Utah
Shipping MethodUSPS
What's available:
Cosmetic Grade Glitter 5 or 10g jar $4.95/$.6.95
Solvent Resistant Glitter variety of sizes and shapes
Glitter Mixes 5 or 10g jar $4.95/$.6.95
Holographic Glitter 5 or 10g jar $4.95/$.6.95 average
Neon Glitter 5g jar $3.95, 10g $5.95
Matte Glitter 5g jar $3.95, 10g $5.95
Other Info: Also sells bulk glitter- 3 lb minimum. Huge inventory, browse all categories so you don't miss a thing.

Henna Caravan Updated 6/23/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available: Glitter Powder, .008 hex size (Ultrafine),
$4.50-$5.00 for 10g bottle
$5.50-$6.00 for 1 oz refill
Kit, 6 colors, 10g each, $20.00
Large Kit, 6 colors, 3 oz. each, $59.00
- Sample: 1 teaspoon, $1.00
Other Info: Sold by weight

Infinity Foils Updated 6/23/16
Payment: Their own checkout
Store Location: Kansas
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available:  Laser, Fluorescent, Metallic and Rainbow glitters. Stock available in particle size of 1/128" / .2mm / .008" *Other particle sizes available through special order.
$13.29 for 3.2 oz container  = $./gram
$13.29 for 3.2 oz container = $./gram
$11.07 for 3.2 oz container = $./gram
$13.29 for 3.2 oz container = $./gram
Other Info: Packaged & Sold in bulk by the Pound (lb)/0.5 kg and in small 3.2 oz containers (10 - 3.2 oz. container minimum on any combination of colors)

Kit Kraft Inc. Updated 6/20/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: No minimum order required. $4.95 ground shipping for all US orders under $99. Orders over $99 ship free. This usually means USPS but sometimes FedEx if its cheaper. Also offers upgrades for faster shipping. 
What's available
- Ultrafine (.008") 
- Extra fine (.015") 
- Very fine (.025") 
- Fine (.040") 
- Medium (.094") 
- Large (.125") 
- Extra Large (1/4")
Shop by Type:
Cosmetic Glitter
Craft Glitter
Polyester Glitter
Solvent Resistant Glitter
Other Info: We carry hundreds of colors in a wide range of flake shapes and sizes in both craft glitter and polyester glitter. Order small amounts or buy bulk glitter by the pound and save! All of our glitters are made in the USA to the highest standards. You can also shop by size or color.

My Diva's Closet Updated 6/24/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: UPS
What's available
Luxe Fine Glitter Powder, 5 grams $5.95
Ultrafine loose glitters (.008"), 5.5ml, $5.95
Other Info: Free Shipping on orders $75.00+

Nail Superstore Updated 6/24/16
Payment: their own checkout, Visa, MasterCard or Discover
Store Location: Headquarters in Illinois
Shipping Method: UPS
What's available: Nail Art Glitters. Obviously nail safe glitters but not necessarily nail polish-solvent resistant. They sell sets of glitter, different shapes & sizes, 12 jars in each set, each jar contains 0.18oz (5g). Descriptions do not include the size of the glitter themselves.
Nail Art Glitter Kit #22 $12.99
Nail Art Glitter Rocking Metallic Kit #20 - 12 colors $6.99
Nail Art Glitter Run Way Fashion Kit #21 - 12 colors $6.99
Other Info: Free Shipping on orders $99.00+, $25.00 min. order

Nailite Inc Updated 6/24/16
Payment: their own checkout, or Paypal.
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: Flat Rate Shipping via USPS and Fed Ex or UPS Ground
What's available
Franken Polish Glitter Additives. Holographic, $1.11 as a sample
Gold Holo Stars .125, Gold Holo Hearts .125, Gold Holo Hex .062, Gold Holo Squares .062, Red Holo Hearts .125, Silver Holo Diamonds .062, Silver Holo Hearts, size unknown, Silver Holo Hex .062, Silver Holo Squares .062, Silver Holo Stars .125
Art in a Box, 12 jars, 5 grams each, $9.95
Other Info: I've never ordered their franken polish supplies but I have ordered other things from them and have had no problems worth remarking upon. If it's something flammable like polish, base or thinner you've ordered, it will ship Ground so order enough to make the shipping worth it. Free Shipping on orders $99.00+, 15 lbs and less. Not sure if there is a minimum order. 

One Stop Sparkle Shop (etsy) Updated 6/27/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: USPS 
What's available: all of these are $4.00 per fluid oz.
Glitter, Solvent-Resistant
Glitter Shapes
Other Info: I have bought glitters from this store and had no issues with the shop, shipping or products.

OOAK Artist Emporium Updated 6/24/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: unknown
Shipping Method: USPS Flat Rate shipping
What's available
Art Glitter
They sell your typical polyester craft glitter. 
- Art glitter, transparent & opaque, not holo, is Ultrafine .008" size, 1/2 oz. for $4.50 = $.32/gram.
- Holo glitter is a 1/2 oz., $5.25 = $.38/gram.
Other Info: n/a

R&R Scrapbooking Updated 6/24/16
Payment: Paypal & others
Store Location: Canada
Shipping Method: Canadian Post
What's available: .004" Jewel Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitter
Microfine, 11 grams, $5.80
Other Info: While as far as I know, The Hungry Asian never answered my question, I believe she has had at least moderate success using this brand of glitter in polish.

Riley's Rods Updated 6/24/16
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: North Carolina
Shipping Method: unknown
What's available: Micro Flakes, .004" size. 
Colors are: Midnight Blue, Purple, Silver Holo, Light Blue, Emerald Green, Seafoam Green & Orange Copper. 
1/4 oz, $4.50 
Other Info: Fishing Supply store.

Rustic Escentuals Updated 6/28/16
Payment: Credit Cards
Store Location: South Carolina, USA
Shipping Method: UPS
What's available:
Shimmer Dust Glitter
Other Info: minimum order $15.00

Solar Color Dust Updated 6/24/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: USPS Flat Rate shipping
What's available
Glitter- Lazer (holo), 1/64" and 1/128"
$5.00, 20 grams
Other Info: n/a

Sparkle and Sprinkle Updated 6/24/16
Payment: unknown
Store Location: Florida
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available
Ultra Fine Specially Blended Glitter Ultrafine (.008") hex glitter
Opaque $4.69
Semi-Transparent $4.69
Glitter Tinsel $4.69
Velvet Glitter $6.99
Other Info

Spectraflair4u Updated 6/25/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: USA
Shipping Method: USPS 
What's availableGlitters
-Matte Hex Glitter- (.040")(.015")(.008")
-Neon Round Dots .8mm (.03")1mm (.04")
-Clear Holographic Geometric Pigment .004x.004 (1/256").008x.008 (1/125")
-Holographic Geometric Pigment
.002x.002 (1/500") 2 Colors Available
.004x.004 (1/256") 3 Colors Available
.008x.008 (1/125") 6 Colors Available
-Gold Holoflake .015 (1/64").04" (1/25")
-Gold or Silver Holoflake .025" (1/40")
-Holoflake Glitters 
.015" (1/64") 3 colors
.025" (1/40") 4 colors
.04" (1/25") 7 colors
-Glitter .004" 9 colors
-Chameleon Glitters 4 colors
Other Info

TC Coatings Unlimited Updated 6/24/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Pennsylvania
Shipping Method: UPS or USPS Priority Mail
What's available: Flakes .008" 2 oz. $12.49-$18.99
Other Info

TJ's Tackle Updated 6/24/16
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: Michigan
Shipping Method: USPS
What's available
PowderFlake Glitter, unknown particle size, sold in 1, 2 & 4 ounces. Colors are: Silver, Gold, Red, Black & Chartreuse, Fuchsia, Firecracker, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple
All 1 oz are $3.29 = $.12/gram
2 oz. colors are $5.89 = $.11/gram
4 oz colors are $10.99 = $.10/gram
Holographic PowderFlake Glitter, Gold & Silver, 1 oz $4.59, 2 oz $8.49
Pro-Flake Glitter Coat 2 oz. $6.29, 4 oz $10.99
Other Info: Fishing Supply store

TKB Trading Updated 6/24/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: California
Shipping Method: USPS, FedEx or DHL
What's available:
Solvent Resistant GlitterCollection of all 5 
2.5g each sample $5.25, 1 oz each $12.00, 4 oz $39.00- or click links below for individual colors.
Headtrip .008", Pink Points .008", Focus Blue .008", Adam & Eve Glitter .008", Luminosity .002"
- Samples, 2.5 grams, are $1.50, 1 ounce is $2.95  = $.11/gram, - 4 ounces are $10.95 = $.10/gram
Glass Mosaic Glitters .040", 4 colors 
2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $3.50, 4 oz $13.00
Glitters- Random Cut, 8 colors,
Galaxy Holographic Glitters 0.004 Square Cut
2.5g sample $0.85, 1 oz $4.50, 4 oz $16.00
Shaplies: click links below for shapes and size options (sold individually)
Microfine Glitter Collection, .004" square
Sampler pack, 2.5g of each color $15.75 or 1 ounce of each $32.00- or click links below for individual colors. 
Other Available glitters:
Cool Water, 2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $4.50, 4 oz $17.00
Seaside Blue, 2.5g sample $0.85, 1 oz $2.95, 4 oz $9.00
Hello Yellow, 3 sizes, 2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $4.50, 4 oz $17.00
Reflecting Glitter, 2 sizes, 2.5g sample $0.85, 1 oz $3.75, 4 oz $14.50
Right On Red Glitter, 2 sizes, 2.5g sample $0.99, 1 oz $4.50, 4 oz $17.00
Sky Diamond Glitter .004", 2.5g sample $1.50, 1 oz $4.00, 4 oz $15.00
Copper Tango or Mo' Betta Brown (Solvent Resistant), 2.5g sample $1.50, 1 oz $4.50, 4 oz $16.00
Teal (Solvent Resistant), 2.5g sample $1.50, 1 oz $3.95, 4 oz $15.00
Other Info: I've ordered from this company I don't know how many times and never had a problem. Service and merchandise are top-notch. As of 4/24/12 only samples are available of the Shaplies.  $13.00 Minimum Order, Free shipping $100+

U-MakeItUp Updated 6/27/16
Payment: Paypal
Store Location: Somewhere in the EU
Shipping Method: We only ship via courier and you will receive your order via Parcel Force, TNT or GLS depending on your location. When your order has been shipped our Dispatch Department will send you your tracking number. Please allow up to 3 working days for our warehouse to process your order.   
Other Info

Payment: PayPal
Store Location: Canada
Shipping Method:
What's availableUltrafine Glitter 10 grams $3.95, 20 grams $6.95 (average)
Other Info: prices in Canadian dollars and varies by color.

Ybody Glitter Tattoos Updated 6/24/16
Payment: PayPal
Store Location: unknown
Shipping Method: USPS Priority Mail
What's available: Cosmetic Glitter, Very Fine (.025")
Pro Body Glitter Collection (Metallic) 6 gram jar $2.00 or $6.81 for 20 gram refill bag
PRO Bridal Body Glitter 6 gram jar $2.50 or $9.63 for 20 gram refill bag
Laser Glitter & UV glitters. 6 gram jar $2.39-$2.50 or $7.31-$9.15 for 20 gram refill bag
Face Paint Glitter 1/2 poof bottle, $3.99
Glitter Sets price varies
Glitter Refill Bottles 2.2 oz $12.00
Other Info: 5ml is about 1 teaspoon. The 6 pack is the better deal but they are specific colors, you don't pick your own assortment.

84 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for putting together these resources in one place! Do you by any chance have an idea of what the opalescent flakes in polish like Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure is called and where it can be bought?

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  2. I wish I did! They are clearly flakes but what type of material I don't know. I've never used flakes in a franken but my experience with opalescent glitters is that they simply bleed away into nothing. You just gave me something else to research, thanks =) Will let you and everyone else know if I find anything out. -MK

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  3. I love that you have done this for us, thanks so much! I'm thinking about trying some of the glitters from confetti.com. I called the company and asked if they know of anyone using them in nail polish. She said yes, and that they've come back for repeat orders, but that she can't guarantee all colors. Also, on their FAQ's page, it says that the iridescent and prismatic don't bleed, but the metallics can. So I'm wondering: have you tried any of the confetti.com in your frankens?? :)

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  4. Rachel, no, I don’t own any glitters from Confetti.com although I continue to think about it. I too read that on the FAQ but I am unconvinced when experience says they are going to bleed. In fact what they say is the exact opposite of my experience. I also don’t know that they are distinguishing between glitter in nail polish and glitter used for nail art- Rainbow Turtle and Art Glitter make similar claims but as with Confetti.com, they don’t guarantee colorfastness. I don’t own those either but I emailed to enquire. And really, for the package size versus the price, you get a better deal going automotive.

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  5. Another thought I had- if you want a guarentee, buy Kleancolor polishes to franken with. They are affordable at $1.75 and have a wide array of glitter in multiple sizes.

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  6. Rachel, Confetti.com ships only via FedEx- spend $20.00, they are going to charge at least $10.00.

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  7. Thank you so much for this info! Extremely helpful! One more question, if you don't mind :) Have you found large-sized glitter (square or hex) that doesn't melt or bleed? I have seen quite a few people adding awesomely large glitter to their polishes, and I can't seem to find any!

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  8. Rachel, the answer to that is no. I'm still on the fence about the larger glitters I bought from Kit Kraft because it looks like within one color, some flecks bled while others didn't. Those companies that sell larger sizes charge too damn much for shipping and I'm not spending big bucks on a product that may not work. If $3.00 worth didn't work, I can live with that but finding out that $20.00 worth didn't work is a bitter pill to swallow. If you know who is using the larger size successfully, ask them where they got it but don't be surprised if they don't answer, particularly if they also happen to be selling their creations.

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  9. Yeah, I'm with you on the cost thing. I see all these fabulous glitters, but I can't spend that much on something I'm unsure of. I'll keep asking around :) Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it!

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  10. Here are some recent failed attempts.
    I picked up the Crystalina Flakes Sample Pack and they all bled so don't bother with that type.
    I also found this stuff called Angelina Film and I got the one called Aurora Borealis, it's a thin plastic colored film used for crafting.
    I ground it up fine in a coffee grinder and it looked like it might really work (i was sooo excited) but that bled as well.

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  11. skrakablam, I'm glad you told me this as I was in fact considering the sample packs. I suspected that the Crystalina glitters would bleed simply because of the AB effect though it would be nice to find one that didn't.

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  12. Yeah, I kinda figured they would bleed but I reallyreally didn't want them to!

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  13. I bought Art Glitter Dazzlers in color "Rockettes" and it bled right after touching the nail polish!

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    1. Thank you for that info, going to add that to the bleeding glitter list.

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  14. do you have any idea where to find the big glitters that famous frankeners like L...erella, and nerd.. are using?

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    1. No, most of the "famous frankeners" are tight-lipped about their suppliers, I'm sure they have their various reasons for doing so. Chunky glitters can be found many places but my first recommendation would be TCP Global which is automotive or possibly Kit Kraft Inc because they sell larger sizes of craft glitter. I have had mixed success with Kit Kraft, TCP Global's products have held up perfectly. As with most things, there are no guarantees.

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  15. Speaking of "famous L******ella" does anyone have an idea where she got the bLack and white bar hex and dot (matte?? I mean IS there such a thing as a matte glitter! Obviously there is!) glitters for "Conn t D s"? I don't want to "trod" on her profit but seriously she doesn't make enough of it go around! I would GLADLY buy 10 bottles of the stuff from her IF it were available! Hope you can help!

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    1. I have no idea where Lynderella or any of the other frankeners selling their creations get their supply and I suspect it will remain that way. You don't hear of Nfu Oh telling us where their flakes come from either.

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    2. I have had success with Kit Kraft's polyester glitters, all except the pink neon. The white glitter also holds up in polish, though the cut is a bit chunkier than usual - which adds some bulk to the polish.

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  16. Is everyone afraid to say Lynderella's name or what? I think she knows by now people talk about her.

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    1. I honestly was so confused about why Lynderella's name was blocked.

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    2. You and me both. That somehow reminds me of high school- better not let the popular girl know you're talking about her! Bah, Lynderella is a chick just like the rest of us.

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  17. Oh..she probably has her name REGISTERED BY NOW! I would think that it would be HARDER to get Nfu's flakies because she's based out of south korea and who knows WHAT kind of "textiles" they're concocting over there...I would think its harder to get because Nfu has all those asian connections (and WE only have that stupid "alibaba dot com" search engine.) I've read Nfu's formulations are also "made in france" so there's another continent to search for those flakies! As for Lynderella's glitters and flakes one would think it would be EASIER to find in the US because at least I would ASSUME she gets the supplies from a company within the states..but that's just my guess!

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  18. Hello,
    Thank you for all the work you put in your blog.
    I was wondering if the glitters from the conservatories are servant resistant?

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    1. I don't know, I don't own any of them, sorry.

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    2. They are about to add a bunch of new ones to their inventory (as has TKB)

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  19. Does anyone know if the glitter from glittergaloreandmore.com works for frankens? It says on the bottom of their bulk container page that they are but it also describes all of their glitter as holo even though only 7 of them are under the holo category.

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    1. I'm sorry but I personally have never tried any of theirs. I don't know what section you were looking under but what I found for the cosmetic glitters was this: "Sprinkle or apply it to your wet nail polish for glamour nails." This implies that it won't work when used in polish or they simply don't know. You could email and ask but I'd consider it a crap-shoot. That's a fairly high price for something that may not work.

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    2. I just bought the entire sample pack for their glitters - so far I have tested the neons which are all colorfast. I will try to come back and post when I get around to testing all 80 glitters - but if I forget I will be posting the results on www.indiepolish.org

      Also, really appreciate you taking the time to compile and list all of these suppliers!

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    3. Thanks for the information. I did email them on Thursday and have yet to get a reply. Glad to hear the neons are colorfast, I've been itching to try some of these but have not ordered any because of the high price and not knowing if they would hold up.

      Thanks also for the list. Cuts down on a lot of footwork I'd have to do myself. :-)

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    4. just wanted to add that I found the "solvent resistant" description by using the search function on glittergaloreandmore.com and when you put it in it comes up with 3 results. they are all bulk quantities of "Holographic glitter, polyester glitter and neon glitter." if you look at each one, there is a drop down menu of colors and under the list of colors it has a pink product description box that says "solvent resistant." I made a list of all the glitters under the original 3 search hits and at first I thought it was a complete list of their glitter colors but after closer inspection found that it is not a complete list. Since A.Fae says the neons are colorfast and they are listed as being solvent resistant on the website, this leads me to believe they may of actually tested their glitters for color fastness. Hopefully I'll have a definate answer tomorrow or tues if and when I get a reply email from them.

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    5. I also emailed them before I bought and they said that despite being listed as solvent resistant - they "do not test for applications". They advised me to buy the sample pack, so I would advise either buying a sample pack or waiting until my (or someone else) testing is finished. I agreed with MK, "solvent resistant" has definitely lost its meaning to me after so many tries, and fails, with glitter.

      Good luck :)

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    6. I just purchased the sample pack from glittergaloreandmore.com I figures if I was going to spend $50 on a handful of colors (ok, maybe a couple handfuls :-p ) I might as well get the samples so I can have ALLLL the colors!

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  20. Envy Nail Supply has multiple sizes and colors of solid glitter (listed as ultra fine, fine, medium, and large). They used to list white glitter, but it seems to have disappeared, which did work in polish. Their black glitter is not colorfast, it bleeds to a gunmetal color. They also list various mixes of glitter, which I have not finished testing.

    http://www.envynailsupply.com/

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  21. As far as solvent resistance, I quote what I have before: "Each chip of glitter has a minute edge of exposed aluminum created when the particle is cut from the sheet. Therefore, caustics and all chemicals normally affecting pure aluminum could react with this exposed edge. This does not preclude use of this glitter with these chemicals, however, since the short duration of most industrial processes may not afford enough time to cause significant damage to the finished product. It is advised that contact be checked carefully." Emphasis on the "short duration of processes". Frankening is not a short process, it's long term. This quote came from a manufacturer, the Glitterex Corporation, on a MSDS sheet for their Poly*Flake glitters. Even they are saying, listed as solvent resistant or not, it may bleed which is why that phrase doesn't mean a whole lot to me.

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    1. Have you tried any of the Glitterex glitter (or know anyone who has) besides the three Poly*Flake glitters that you have listed in the bleeders list? I would like to order some, but don't want to waste my money if someone has tried them and they bleed.

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    2. And while I'm at it... I was checking out one of the fishing supply stores you have listed on this page, and came across this: http://www.caneycreekmolds.com/X2-Colorant_p_328.html

      What do you think about using something like this to color polish? Do you think it would disperse? Do you have any alternate ideas for liquid colorants? I wish they had an ingredient list on there. Powdered pigments don't always make the best jellies, but I don't want to be using preexisting polishes all the time, either.

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  22. I have been slowly collecting and testing black and white glitters to try to make my own connect-the-dots style polish. I have one really great success for a medium black hex glitter: Art Glitter Dazzler "D22 Black Hills" is colour fast and the doesn't warp in the polish. I also found a black/dark blue ultra-fine glitter "Deep Space" which did not bleed at all. These tests have held up after 2 weeks.

    Sadly, all the other Art Glitter Dazzlers I have tried have either bled, or warped so badly in the polish that they no longer shine or sit nicely on your nail: D18 Showgirl (Red), D12 Surfs up (Aqua), D21 Aphrodite (dark purple) are all total fails.

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    1. If you don't already know (since I'm a little late in my reply), check out TKB's new line of Shaplies.

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    2. Thanks for the info about Art Glitter's Dazzlers too.

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  23. Have you tried the glitters from Caney Creek Molds? Or has anyone else? They seem pretty affordable to play around with...

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    1. I haven't, mainly because they don't have enough colors but yes, prices put them on the lower end.

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  24. I've ordered a couple of the 3mm Erikonail glitters from NailDeRoyale. So far they are completely solvent resistant. I've had them submerged for about a month now with no problems. However, they are super expensive. Their packages are tiny jars that hold approximately a teaspoon of glitter. Sorry, I don't know how many grams that is, but it's certainly one of the more expensive glitters.

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  25. Any idea where to get "Matte Glitter" for frankening? After spending an outrageous fortune on 2 bottles of FL**M on a particular auction site (hey I was desperate) and unable to ever ever get any more, I'm ready to franken my own! I don't even know what "matte glitter" is (neon glitter?). AWESOME site you have--bookmarked for the future!! xo

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    1. I'm working on compiling a list since I get asked this so often. It will be the next new post.

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    2. I'd love to learn where to get the "Fl**m-style" glitters as well...I like the look and don't want to pay the super-high prices when Rh*ni sells out.

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  26. Stumbled upon your site (which is great by the way!) while searching for a specific kind of glitter. This one: http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7202/img1948y.jpg to be exact! They're totally irregular and looks like someone put foil in a blender to make irregular flakes. I can't find this anywhere! Have you seen anything like it?

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    1. You can find these on Glitter Unique, a supplier listed on the Glitter Supplier page as well as at You Mix Cosmetics. Glitter Unique lists these as "shreds" in either a purple-blue color or in silver like those in the picture you linked to, $3.50 per 1/2 ounce. I'm fairly certain You Mix Cosmetics sells the silver variety at least but the shop is closed and not due to reopen until July 2nd so I can't confirm that.

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  27. is Art Glitter safe place to shop? I really dont like shopping on sites that dont use paypal..which sucks that they dont offer that type of payment!

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  28. Art Glitter is a secure site I promise, I work here. We sparkle all the time. Sorry about our antiquated website. We are hoping to accept paypal in the near future. Sparkle on!

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  29. You should probably add Lurecraft (http://www.lurecraft.com/content/) and M-F manufacturing (http://www.pouryourownworms.com/) to this list. Those two, plus Caney Creek, have the largest variety of high heat resistant glitters, all of which are solvent resistant.

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  30. I ordered from m-f and the glitter is kinda strange, and there are lots of little bits in the glitter, not like hexagons or squares but like scraps from when they cut it mixed in with the hexagons and the squares. It would be fine, but you can't actually sit down with something that tiny and pick every single scrap piece of glitter out. So they're out for me. The search continues.

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  31. Hi i need an ultra fins iridescent glitter( lots of colors) to use in aloe vera gel to make body gel. I need it at wholesale price. ANy suggestions

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  32. Oh really? M-F has a lot of error pieces? That sucks. I've seen larger glitters have errors, but it depends on the supplier. Their small (0.015 and below) glitters are nice so far. Their prices aren't great, and their customer service needs work however, compared to the other fishing places.


    ch0colata: you should look into TKB's White Diamond glitter. It's 0.004, and an iridescent mix.

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  33. Does anyone know where I can get the irredescent flakies . Like the ones they use for nail polish ? I want to mix it with gel. Thanks

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    1. You won't find Nfu Oh flakes like that but you can buy a more subdued version from TKB Trading.

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  34. I have four colors in tiny baggies I picked up years ago at a scrapbook convention that are perfectly colorfast. Wish I had supplier info. They shouldn't be glass as that would not be photo safe, but is there any way to figure that out?

    Also, all that poly flake looks an awful lot like the fake snow I bought last year at Christmas time. Quart sized bad full of it for maybe $5.99 at Hobby Lobby. Big mix of sizes, I'd need to sift it somehow, but worth investigating!

    Can I test glitter in acetone? I'm feeling sad about all the wasted polish...

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    1. This response is WAY late but I have no idea anyway.

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  35. MK,

    Thanks so much for listing The Glitter Source on your blog. It has been a great resource.

    Just wanted to let you know of some new products and developments in our store.

    A) We have introduced an entire new product line of College Glitters. A set of two glitters in the colors of all of the major colleges and universities. Great for decorating nails, tailgating decorations, banners, etc to show school spirit.

    B) We introduced an entire line of Fall glitters in the color of autumn, brilliant reds, oranges, coppers, bronzes, golds, cinnamon and others

    C) In addition to our Etsy store we have created a new website/blog www.theglittersource.com where you can purchase and get information on our glitters, but where we will also be blogging and sharing information on all things Glitter.

    Thanks again for all of your assistance.

    Bonnie

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for checking out my blog. I'll be sure to check out yours.

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  36. MK,

    This is an amazing resource! Thank you! Question: do you know how much a fluid oz of glitter ends up weighing? Trying to determine if Glitter Unique's prices are competitive or not! Thanks in advance :)

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    1. I don't know, I down own a scale to weigh these things out but since I own a lot of Glitter Unique's glitters and have used them successfully, I say the price is well worth it.

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  37. I have kind of a silly question, do you prefer to keep your glitters in the baggies they come in or transfer to jars?

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    1. It's not a silly question at all. I prefer jars for glitter storage but I own too many to have them all in jars. Bags develop holes in the corners over time, obviously do not stand up and seem messier to me.

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  38. ** DO NOT ORDER FROM RILEY'S RODS!

    I placed an order for 1 ounce pigment, got a 1/4 ounce jar. It's even marked 1/4 oz on the bottom. On top of that, the jar was half full. 1/8 ounce. I Complained. They said EVERY ITEM ON THEIR SITE IS WRONG AND HAS BEEN FOR *SIX* YEARS and they are just now realizing it! That it should be 1/4 ounce. (how many people have they ripped off???) Will not refund me unless I send the tiny jar back. BTW, the glitter is listed as $4.50, you get 1/4 ounce. That makes the glitter a whopping $18 an ounce! NO thanks! I've filed a claim with paypal. Just a heads up. You may want to update the price & quantity here.

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  39. Oh, their shipping is pretty freaking high, too.

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  40. Big chunky neon glitter. I NEED it. Anyone know where to find it? :)

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  41. Hello, I love you blog as it is a great resource for my frankening. I was wondering if you owned any of the You Mix glitters? Specifically the .40 hex ones. Some of them look pretty bright, and I'm really in the need for some larger neon glitters. If you know where to any that would be very helpful too. Thank you!

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    1. I have some of You Mix's glitters but none that has been recent inventory. Out of what I used I didn't have any problems with bleeding or curling but again, I haven't used them all. As far as usable neons, what I know is already on here somewhere.

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  42. I am looking for the big neon translucent hexes. I didn't see those on here. Am I missing them/ Could you direct me to the right place? Thanks

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  43. I'm in the looking for neon hex wagon, I have been looking at stores for days and can't find green or lime yellowish colors. Any hints?

    MK, thank you so much for putting all this info together, I''m just starting experimenting with franking and it's a lot of fun, and this site will be my new bible! <3

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  44. Confetti.com has since closed down, an in-depth explanation is on the site. Sending prayers their way, talk about the worst way to lose your business :(

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    1. My eyes watered when I read about the dog. Totally devastating. Praying for fast healing in all aspects!

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  45. I will be waiting for your next post. Thank you so much for giving us such kind of handy content which will be most useful to me as well..nail supplies

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  46. Hi there.
    Would you mind adding http://theclassyclown.com/STORE/Glitter.htm to your list of cosmetic suppliers? Thanks!

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    1. Will be done in a few minutes.

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  47. Wow! Your blog is such a vast storehouse of wonderful info! Thanks so much!

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  48. Hi Melyssa,

    Jordan from Kit Kraft here. Thanks for compiling this great list of suppliers and information. Just wanted to give you updated information since we've improved a few things recently.

    - We offer flat rate $4.95 ground shipping for all US orders under $99. Orders over $99 ship free. This usually means USPS but sometimes we ship FedEx if its cheaper. Of course we still offer a choice of shipping upgrades if you like for faster service.
    - We accept credit cards as well as PayPal.
    - We have a brand new line of cosmetic grade glitters that are also solvent resistant (a pretty broad term, I know!) and are working on improving the solvent resistance of many of our existing colors. As I'm sure you know, our PVC craft glitters are not designed to be used in nail lacquers and polishes and will often bleed. Many of our polyester glitters, however, perform better.

    I was hoping to contact you directly to ask your opinion on some other products we are working on that you will be interested in, but I couldn't find your email. Please send an email to jordan at kitkraft dot com!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my website and taking the time to comment. I've sent you an email.

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  49. Hi there - AMAZING info on your site here. Starting a glitter body paint business and was wondering if you know whether or not craft glitter (non-toxic) is safe for use on skin in Canada/North America?

    We are searching for large 1/4" glitter squares that are cosmetic grade, but they appear much harder to find. We plan to have our clients sign a waiver regardless (about not getting in eyes/unexpected irritations) but would like to source the highest quality/safest glitter for skin and face (not near eye) application. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!!
    hello@thesprklestand.com

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