One of the biggest challenges the beauty industry faces each year is how to reduce the amount of waste it produces in terms of packaging. Just think about your most beloved products and how many empties you toss in a year – if you’re like us, it’s probably a whole lot. While a lot of companies are facing the eco-issue head on and getting creative with both packaging and recycling programs, a Lithuanian-based artist came up with a super unique use for empty nail polish bottles that is breathtaking.
Agne Kisonaite used 1969 nail polish bottles to create her latest piece of art called “Glass Blowing.” For the project she collected (and cleaned!) more than 5,000 bottles of polish. That stack of dishes in your sink doesn’t seem so daunting anymore, does it?
“Cleaning 5000 bottles was a real challenge, after which painting your nails 5000 times starts to look like a piece of cake,” Kisonaite says on her website. “The old sticky liquid is often stubborn and doesn’t get out easily.”
Kisonaite, who created a painting of the piece first to serve as a prototype for the actual mosaic, has also used beauty packaging in another project called Lipstick Tower which, as you may have already guessed, involved lippie empties. And she used the leftover nail polish itself to make another gorgeous painting for her home. Pretty genius.