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‘Glitter Tongue’: A New Viral Beauty Trend That Is Potentially Dangerous
By Izza Sofia, 30 Aug 2017
We had glitter for boobs, and even glitter for vagina, but now beauty addicts have found a new place to sparkle up—their tongues.
In a quest to cover absolutely every part of their bodies in the stuff, the hot new trend involves dunking your tongue in brightly-coloured glitter to create the ultimate Instaworthy shot.
Interestingly, the over-the-top trend actually started out as a bit of an accident. Australian make-up artist Jacinta Vukovic accidentally got herself a glitter tongue when some glitter ended up on her tongue during the creation of a dazzling lip look.
“I thought I would embrace it and make it the main focus,” she wrote on Instagram.
Since then, the trend has gone viral with fellow make-up artists and glitter enthusiasts attempting to recreate the glitzy look. While it all sounds like harmless fun, concerns are growing that the trend could be causing health problems. Although swallowing small amounts of glitter would not kill you, it can cause problems with digestion, trigger stomach aches and even blockages.
If you do fancy giving the glitter tongue a go, we suggest opting for edible glitter like the stuff used in cake decorating or opting for a product that labels itself as non-toxic.
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