At renaissance faires it's not unusual to find folks dressed as and acting the supposed part of faeries. Some of these use glitter, and not always the nice gel kind. The fine, loose glitter is their "faerie dust." There's a problem, though: it gets everywhere and sticks to garb. Even through washing. A severe encounter can mean finding glitter for quite a long time - even after you thought you were finally rid of it.
So when I found this comment regarding glitter, it was something that amused me enough to quote for the amusement of faire folk:
"...glitter is the herpes of craft supplies." -- sheryl67