VESTA - highlighter
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VESTA - highlighter
Vesta appears white with a slight rose-violet tinge, but applied reveals a soft iridescent color shift that ranges from copper to rose to violet.
"Vesta was the goddess of the hearth, the home, and domestic life in the Roman religion (idenitified with the Greek goddess Hestia). She was the first-born of the titans Kronos and Rhea and, like the others, was swallowed by her father. When her brother Jupiter (the Greek Zeus), who managed to escape their father's appetite, freed his siblings, Vesta was the last to be released (because she was the first swallowed) and so is regarded as both the oldest and the youngest of the gods. She was very beautiful and attracted the attention of both Apollo and Neptune who fought for her hand. Vesta rejected them both, however, and begged Jupiter to allow her to remain forever a virgin. When he consented to this, Vesta was pleased and took care of his home and hearth; thus identifying her with domestic life but, more importantly, with domestic tranquility.
Vesta is always depicted as a fully-clothed woman accompanied by her favorite animal, the ass. Since Vesta was goddess of the hearth she was also the patron goddess of the bakers of the city and, as the ass turned the millstone to grind the wheat for the bread, the animal became closely associated with the goddess. She is also frequently depicted holding a kettle (a symbol of the hearth) and also cut flowers (symbolizing domesticity). Like the goddess Bastet in Egyptian belief, Vesta was of special service to women but was popular with both sexes. She was the proctectress of Rome in that she cared for and maintained the homes of each of its citizens. Of all the Roman deities, only Vesta was accorded the honor of full time clergy devoted solely to her rites."
The artwork for the jar tops is by Pierre Olivier Joseph CoomansAvailable in Three size options:
- Full Sized Jar ( aka "20 gram" jar) holds approximately 7 grams net weight of product. Custom label art.
- Mini Jar (aka "10 gram" jar) holds approximately 4 grams net weight of product. Custom label art.
- 1/4 teaspoon in a 2x2 inch zip baggie This is enough product for many samplings
Vegan, safe for face/eye/lip use. Made in USA.