Cattle Bone From West Roots Farms In Leona Valley, California.
This pigment is part of the Dust to Dust collection from Death Valley Nails.
This polish, both in color and form, is the antithesis of the synthetic plastic glitters in the cosmetic industry: bones are inherent to all living vertebrate in nature, glitter is created in a lab. Bones decay over time, glitter takes hundreds of years to decompose. This product is recycled, while the plastic used in cosmetics industry is a huge source of pollution. Instead of creating a product that continues to pollute, this product is made from an otherwise unused organic material recycled in to a beauty product.
With this polish our goal is to try and re-use unconventional materials in nature as an answer to the beauty industries growing waste problem.
This polish has no added pigment, it is naturally colored and textured by only cattle bones. This specific product is therefore not vegan, and is the only non-vegan product in our line. These bones are left behind after the cattle is processed on this farm. We are not creating a demand for these bones, as they would exist and be unused regardless, but we do see them as an opportunity to create something sacred from what is left behind. This polish contains life, and we want to honor that life.
This polish was largely inspired by Dan Barber and the sustainability work that he champions through Blue Hill at Stone Barns.
Naturally, larger particles will stick to the bottom and sides of the bottle and not suspend in the polish. This polish in particular will have most of the pigment gathered to the bottom of the bottle because of the pigment weight, we recommend turning the bottle upside down to loosen the pigment or using a tool to retrieve the Black Kyanite from the bottom of the bottle. This polish creates an effect as a topper and is not opaque.