glitter

This hashtag in English

Last updated 17w.

Glitter is an assortment of small, reflective particles that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Glitter particles reflect light at different angles, causing the surface to sparkle or shimmer. Glitter is similar to confetti, sparkles, or sequins, but somewhat smaller.

Since prehistoric times, glitter has been made from many different materials including stones such as malachite, and mica, as well as insects and glass. Modern glitter is usually manufactured from the combination of aluminum and plastic which is rarely recycled leading to calls from scientists for bans on plastic glitter.

The first production of modern plastic glitter is credited to the American machinist Henry Ruschmann, who found a way to cut sheets of plastic such as mylar into glitter in 1934. During World War II, glass glitter became unavailable so Ruschmann found a market for scrap plastics, which were ground into glitter. He founded Meadowbrook Inventions, Inc., in Bernardsville, New Jersey, and the company is still a producer of industrial glitter. Decades later he filed a patent for a mechanism for cross-cutting films as well as other related inventions.

Today over 20,000 varieties of glitter are manufactured in a vast number of different colors, sizes, and materials. One estimate suggests 10 million pounds (4.5 million kilograms) of glitter was either purchased or produced between the years of 1989 and 2009 however the source provides no evidence or reference point. Commercial glitter ranges in size from 0.002 to .25 inches (0.05 to 6.35 mm) a side. First, flat multi-layered sheets are produced combining plastic, coloring, and reflective material such as aluminium, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, and bismuth oxychloride. These sheets are then cut into tiny particles of many shapes including squares, triangles, rectangles, and hexagons.

Glittering surfaces have been found to be used since prehistoric times in the arts and in cosmetics. The modern English word "glitter" comes from the Middle English word gliteren, possibly by way of the Old Norse word glitra. However, as early as 30,000 years ago, mica flakes were used to give cave paintings a glittering appearance. Prehistoric humans are believed to have used cosmetics, made of powdered hematite, a sparkling mineral.

8,000 years ago people of the Americas were using powdered galena, a form of lead, to produce a bright greyish-white glittering paint used for objects of adornment. The collecting and surface mining of galena was prevalent in the Upper Mississippi Valley region by the Cahokia native peoples, for regional trade both raw and crafted into beads or other objects.

From 40,000 BC to 200 BC, ancient Egyptians, produced "glitter-like substances from crushed beetles" as well as finely ground green malachite crystal. Researchers believe Mayan temples were sometimes painted with red, green, and grey glitter paint made from mica dust, based on infrared scans of the remnants of paint still found on the structures in present-day Guatemala.

Prior to fabrics made with modern glitter, sequins were sewn or woven on to fabric to give it a glittering appearance. Edible glitter made from gum arabic and other ingredients is even used by culinary artists.

Glitter is used in cosmetics to make the face and nails shiny or sparkly. Additionally, it is commonly used in arts and crafts to color, accessorise and texture items. The small, brightly colored particles often stick to clothing, skin, and furniture, and can be difficult to remove. It is also used on optically variable inks.

Glitter coatings or finishes are frequently used on fishing lures to draw attention by simulating the scales of prey fish.

Due to its unique characteristics, glitter has also proven to be useful forensic evidence. Because of the tens of thousands of different commercial glitters, identical glitter particles can be compelling evidence that a suspect has been at a crime scene. Forensic scientist Edwin Jones has one of the largest collections of glitter consisting of over 1,000 different samples used in comparison of samples taken from crime scenes. Glitter particles are easily transferred through the air or by touch, yet cling to bodies and clothing, often unnoticed by suspects.

Glitter can be seen as a tool of fashion used by various subcultures, as it allows for a visible statement to be worn and seen on the body. This is because it has been theorized to be a "flickering signifier", or something that destabilizes known notions of popular culture, identity, and society. Glitter is associated with "fringe cultures", which often use excessive glam and glamor such as glitter to evoke a deeper understanding between the relationships of commercialized popular culture and "high" culture, or "high-brow" art.

Used by glam rockers, such as David Bowie, Gary Glitter and Iggy Pop, glitter is also used as a tool to help blur gender lines. This helped to create the more extreme "glitter rock" – an even more heightened version of glam rock.

Glitter is also used by nail artists and make-up artists to make statements about femininity and beauty standards. The flashy, sparkling nature of glitter allows users to push standard ideas of beauty and what is and isn't considered "excessive" in terms of make-up. Glitter is usually associated with nightlife and not professionalism, but wearing it in different settings can push these boundaries.

Glitter is also used for glitter bombing, which is an act of protest in which activists throw glitter on people at public events. Glitter bombers have frequently been motivated by, though not limited to, their targets' opposition to same-sex marriage. Some legal officials argue glitter bombing is technically assault and battery. It is possible for glitter to enter the eyes or nose and cause damage to the cornea or other soft tissues potentially irritating them or leading to infection, depending on the size of the glitter. Whether a prosecutor would pursue the charges depends on a number of factors.

Trisia Farrelly, an environmental anthropologist at Massey University, has called for a ban on glitter made of polyethylene terephthalate (PETE) and aluminium, as it is a microplastic that can leach hormonal disruptors into the environment. Furthermore, plastic glitter takes about one thousand years to biodegrade, according to Victoria Miller, a materials and engineering scientist at North Carolina State University. When dozens of British music festivals pledged to ban single-use plastics by 2021, the proposed ban included plastic glitter.

Biodegradable glitter made from eucalyptus tree extract is metaled with aluminium and can be coloured. It is "40% softer and more delicate on the skin than conventional glitter," and it decomposes in soil or water. Cellulose glitter is also available.

According to Dr. Chris Flower, Director-General of the Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association, "the total contribution to marine plastic litter from glittery cosmetic products is negligible when compared to the damaging effects of bags and bottles... [While the] total effect of giving up traditional glitter might not be great in comparison with other harmful plastics, we should still do everything we can."

re-posting this beautiful passage on SOPHIE's work from @sashageffen's 'glitter up the dark'
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KAWAII MONSTER CAFE Thank you for many the excitement and glitter memories ! Forever💙
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★A3! 2月限定バースデースカウト★ 2/1 00:00~『プレミアムスカウト』に限定SSR【満開Glitter】&【満開Encore】を追加いたします!2月のお誕生日は冬組・高遠丞&有栖川誉です♪ ※【満開Encore】は昨年…
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@glitter_2em13 😎👍😍😍😍❤️💝❤️🥰🇫🇷
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@cxsifer also lesbian flag colores glitter
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@melodriver Bitch eu KKKKK Tinha glitter na minha perna e eu nao tinha visto
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As a wise philosopher named @taylorswift13 said "I wanna love glitter & also stand up for the double standards that…
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@glitter_bat_ Patrick Dempsey
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RT @emmaggarland: re-posting this beautiful passage on SOPHIE's work from @sashageffen's 'glitter up the dark'
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RT @archivedIooks: Glitter dresses
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@bluewitchh8 eu sempre sempre sempre vou lembrar do azul diferenciado do teu cabelo e os delineados com glitter dif…
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@glitter_bat_ i am serious
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@garyfleming the first of those from him that I saw was so filled with color it had become surreal like if it was…
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@Term58956555 @glitter__vamp @AbsalomBane @yung_virtua @taekyoghouI @yelyahwilliams @paramore Homophobia isnt an opinion. Get educated
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3 minutes till gold glitter day for legal reasons this is a joke don't come at me
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@ghoul_spice @glitter_bat_ WOW this incredible!! 🥺💖 Also, Alexa I went to tag u in this and then noticed it was a R…
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On this great Shinee day, here's a playlist w/ All of Shinee & Exo's solo albums, including solos & SuperM. EXO &…
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@glitter_bat_ i simply failed algebra 1 & geometry & then dropped out of algebra too.. we’re clearly too sexy for this life
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RT @tayscartwheel: “i wanna love glitter and also stand up for the double standards that exist in our society. i wanna wear pink, and tell…
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I was scrolling through Twitter earlier and someone had shared a video of one of BTS practicing sword choreography…
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PINK 💖 GLITTER 💖 LIPS 💖 @brookesimonsmua gets this iconic look with #AnastasiaBeverlyHills Loose Glitter in "Pink S…
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glitter for ur monday & first day of #BlackHistoryMonth !! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨…
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@_whitneywebb Hideous
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恵方巻きの変わりにバウムクーヘン食べる(?)
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RT @perfectIylwt: 📸 | Louis Tomlinson spotted buying golden glitter !
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Everything that glitter isn’t gold 💡
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RT @jeonbubbles: that one pretty glitter under his eye holds so much power
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RT @shyjmn: let's talk about jimin's eye glitter >>
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@rouge_navy え"え"え"え"え"!!!!!!!!!!??? ちょん様伸びすぎでは!!!!!!!!!!??? むにむにさせてください(土下座)
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RT @shyjmn: let's talk about jimin's eye glitter >>
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Bom dia pra quem??????????
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RT @perfectIylwt: 📸 | Louis Tomlinson spotted buying golden glitter !
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RT @GLITTER_Daisuke: スペースチャンネル5 ヒューズ
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RT @hourlyjmn: THE EYE GLITTER
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RT @yvettewrites: Just two days left to win one of five advanced reader copies of GLITTER GETS EVERYWHERE. I am so excited that more than 1…
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RT @shyjmn: let's talk about jimin's eye glitter >>
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@dadachyo there is so much detail! The shine and glitter! i love this so much! 💖💖💖
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jimin's eye glitter is back, im obsessed
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RT @perfectIylwt: 📸 | Louis Tomlinson spotted buying golden glitter !
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It's time to get your #thinking hats on @jenwinget #glitter #corner #reflection #selflove #JenniferWinget…
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@ACTBrigitte Agree. My grandfather is a veteran of the Space Force and this sickens me. He didn't witness attack sh…
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There’s no such thing as to much glitter 🤩 @LanaWWE sis can you hit up my back next week 😂
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These cakes are a waterfall of glitter and surprises! Brazilian baker Nayane Capistrano says the inspiration behind…
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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@IScreamDice Resin wishes and glitter dreams
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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@realbitchryann Thank you friend
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@bluefruitbowl I know!!!! I’m obsessed with the colours and glitter
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RT @wanderleiga: final do mês eu só queria tá de top e short com os peito cheio de glitter enchendo a cara
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RT @wanderleiga: final do mês eu só queria tá de top e short com os peito cheio de glitter enchendo a cara
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czyli potrzeba nam tylko 7 wróżek i jazda z kurwami
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@ofelipekot Vai ser o primeiro fodido, isso sim!
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RT @bymakiss: got neon watercolour paints and neon glitter glue, and that’s the result rts always appreciated! if you’d like to support me…
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RT @majinlord_: $lndrWorld “BONE SOJAH” glitter print hoodie available online now for restock at . These sold out b…
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RT @wanderleiga: final do mês eu só queria tá de top e short com os peito cheio de glitter enchendo a cara
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RT @Zoeluddd: Cómo extraño llenarme de glitter y sentirme diosisima para salir con la murga
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@Acosta 🐔🐔🐔🐔🐔😂
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Saudades de poder sair com glitter até enfiado no cu 😭😭😭
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @wanderleiga: final do mês eu só queria tá de top e short com os peito cheio de glitter enchendo a cara
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RT @itbaixada: A essa altura de fevereiro eu deveria estar assim já e coberta de glitter.
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RT @wanderleiga: final do mês eu só queria tá de top e short com os peito cheio de glitter enchendo a cara
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RT @SoulwindDesigns: Shop and help a veteran family save their home! All proceeds from all sales goes directly to helping save a home from…
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We are mesmerized 😍 These cakes are a waterfall of glitter and surprises!
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(He borrowed my glitter) (true story) #walker
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My little sis and cousin were on @GoodDaySac today introducing their new line, Glitter Girlzz! I’m so proud of my l…
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RT @wanderleiga: final do mês eu só queria tá de top e short com os peito cheio de glitter enchendo a cara
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RT @lovetodecor: Never let anyone treat you like you’re regular glue. You’re glitter glue. RAHUL VAIDYA FOR THE WIN
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Uma hora dessa já era pra eu estar arrumando minhas coisas do carnaval, e semana que vem já está cheia de glitter e enchendo a cara
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RT @AaronDodd: Dennis Atkins: As ‘spinner in chief’, Scott Morrison dusts his deviousness with platitudes and cheap glitter | The New Daily…
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RT @wanderleiga: final do mês eu só queria tá de top e short com os peito cheio de glitter enchendo a cara
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RT @lovetodecor: Never let anyone treat you like you’re regular glue. You’re glitter glue. RAHUL VAIDYA FOR THE WIN
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It doesn't come up often in the movie, but one weapon we have against Predator is a handful of glitter.
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hobi caresses himself while he is asleep because his mum used to do it to him when he was little to help him sleep…
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@crying50 @Angham 💯🎯
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RT @lovetodecor: Never let anyone treat you like you’re regular glue. You’re glitter glue. RAHUL VAIDYA FOR THE WIN
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RT @wanderleiga: final do mês eu só queria tá de top e short com os peito cheio de glitter enchendo a cara
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RT @lovetodecor: Never let anyone treat you like you’re regular glue. You’re glitter glue. RAHUL VAIDYA FOR THE WIN
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Check out what I just added to my closet on Poshmark: JUSTICE Smart Girls Rule Owl Glitter Tee XXL 18/20.…
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@kurageyuto めいちゃん、おめでとう🎉
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RT @wanderleiga: final do mês eu só queria tá de top e short com os peito cheio de glitter enchendo a cara
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By sliding the word ‘preferably’ onto a vague ambition to have net zero emissions by 2050, Morrison was able to mak…
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👉 $149.99 👈 Honeydress Womens Mini Glitter Sequins Prom Dresses Short V Neck Sexy Cocktail @buy1_best #Honeydress…
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Uma hora desses eu já tinha glitter até no meu cu, tô só o bell marques hoje
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Sometimes you’re glitter and the whole world’s gold.
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Um amigo encheu a casa de glitter e fez xixi na parede pra dar aquele clima de carnaval
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RT @JayneMarie007: 🆘 #EXTREMELY URGENT 🆘 SHELTER ANIMALS PHOENIX #ARIZONA 📣 #FOSTER #RESCUE 🔥 Pls #PLEDGE to encourage #RESCUE #A…
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se eu morre hj q meu caixão seja rosa i com glitter pf amigos
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@glitter_bat_ aadijnno. Interesting
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@SADBOIS8N @glitter_bat_ Thanks for the advice mate it's been a massive help 😊
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all my things x true beauty 女神降臨 コラボ化粧品発売 True Beauty Glitter(全2色) 01 Some Love(オーロラグリッター) 02 Some Sweet(ゴールドグリッター…
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@ZDF Immer wieder montags... Will lieber schon Freitag haben ~
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RT @Anri06035242: 私の推し絵師さんのはくちゃ(@hakucha_415)が万里とあざみんのリクエスト叶えてくれました😂💓💓 GLITTER前のスーツにうちのぬいちゃんコラボ可愛すぎて尊死🤦‍♀️💥 ヘッダー許可頂いたので早速設定させてもらいました、かわいすぎ…
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RT @PayObeyCandy: NEW CLIP! Write Me A Love Letter 2021 #FemdomPOV #GoddessWorship #FemaleDomination
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RT @laurafleuryy: Eu daria absolutamente tudo pra beber bebida vagabunda no meio da rua e tomar chuva vestida de fantasia coberta de glitter
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guy's glitter backstage is also really funny if just for the mental image of hisoka getting rowdy because he though…
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RT @hushmirrorball: but just so we are clear debut: grass fearless: parking lot at night on a rainy day speak now: glitter RED: train tra…
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Glitter Drawing & Coloring Ideas with Disney’s Frozen Characters
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@palabeok 85-100 mamshh. Depende kung matte glossy or glitter char 😂😂
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I don't like glitter 💔💔💔💀
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RT @101010Swd: 🪄[Pls RTt] ~ ₊˚ 𝙋𝙧𝙚 ░ °✧ 101010 Valentine’s Day ✧ ° ░ ✦ Sticker PP A6 ✦ Acrylic Key chain (A,B) 5cm 2 side Free Glitter S…
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@glitter_bat_ Smokin
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TOKYO MX presents「BanG Dream! 7th☆LIVE」COMPLETE BOX [Blu-ray] - Roselia,RAISE A SUILEN,Pastel*Palettes,ハロー、ハッピーワールド…
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Magenta pink sparkles background mobile phone wallpaper | premium image by rawpixel.com / manotang
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#Glitter
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sarah shakeel is the artist putting glitter on everything
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make up inspiration
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Glitter Roots Hair Trend - Music Festival Hairstyles | Teen Vogue
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The Bedazzled World of Sara Shakeel | Hi-Fructose Magazine
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Light Blue Cosmetic Glitter, Holographic Cosmetic Glitter, Blue Glitter, Nail Glitter, For Eyes, Lip
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The power to create is in our hands
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sarah shakeel is the artist putting glitter on everything
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glitter Pinterest Ideas
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Look at the sparkle at night 😍😍 #glitterchampagne #glitterbottles #glitter #glitterglass
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Love a Sunday photoshoot ft. @noahslittlestars lovely glitter giraffe romper 🦒🌟 #giraffe #glitter #romper #babyboy💙 #lovehim #myheart
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Make up by @reginachiga . . #makeup#smokyeyes#mua#muah#model#woman#bigeyes#beauty#life#love#mood#like#photo#studio#photography#makeupartist#moscow#girl#winter#glitter#визажист#визажистмосква#визажистбалашиха#макияжмосква#макияжжелезнодорожный#девушка#макияжнафотосессию
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Beautiful red sparkly clips with gorgeous red tulle bow with stars on only 1 available £10 includes postage comes in a cute little box #pretty#valentines#red#glitter#stars#hearts#only#one#set#left##£10 #includes##postage #pic#of#the#day##
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18th birthday Porn star martini inspired! #pornstarmartini #18 #passionfruit #lollypops #peachy #sprinkles #glitter #buttercream #reels #watchme #make #cake #music @rudimentaluk #happy #love #party #lockdownlife #cakemakesitbetter #gift #celebrate #cocktails #prosecco #hampshire #winchester
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Some recent customer orders , #JNMDESIGNS #gifts #supportingsmallbusiness #cup #glitter #sugarskull #keyring #sticker #numberplate
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#keyring #sticker #sugarskull #gifts #cup
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Encantada 😍❤️😍 💅 @deolindapantojadacosta . Película @adesivinhos . . #unhaslindas #unhasencapsuladas #unhasnaturais #nailsdesign #francesareversa 💕💅😊 #delicadas #babyboomer #luxo #adesivosdeluxo #nude #esmaltadasdodia #esmaltadas #unhaspintadas #joiasbranquinhas #lotika #novotoque #unhasderica #unhaspostiças #glitter #glitterdourado #glitterdanati #unhaslongas #fibradevidro #unhaskeycacau @keycacau #tiedye #tendencia #tendencias2020 #francesareversa
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Acrylic Extensions 😍 BEFORE LOCKDOWN #beaubeauty #nails #nailextensions #acrylicnails #gelnails #ombrenails #glitter #pinknails #pinknails💅 #ombreglitternails #cradleyheath #halesowen #dudley #blackheath #rowleyregis #oldbury #birmingham #halesowen #quinton #nailsalon #beauty #appearance #selflove #selfcare #treatyourself #marblenails
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