Not all that glitters is gold — sometimes, it’s revenge.
One vexed woman planned the ultimate comeuppance on her ex after she “caught him messaging other women” by dowsing his belongings in glitter.
Nowhere was safe: his bed, clothes and even toothpaste fell victim to her tirade.
The 23-year-old woman, Jade Butters, used a £15 Amazon gift voucher, equating to approximately $20, to purchase 82 tubes of colored glitter that went to good use.
“I know how glitter can get really annoying and I just thought it’d be a really good idea to spread it around his house,” she told SWNS.
Butters, who works as a nursery nurse, found messages and photos to other women on her ex-boyfriend’s Apple Watch. To teach him a lesson about loyalty, she decided to concoct a “harmless prank,” since she didn’t want to do anything that would cause “criminal damage.”
Upon purchasing the glitter, the Durham local filmed herself carrying out the prank as “Christmas revenge” last month when she went to collect her things.
“At first, I thought I’d be grown up and the bigger person but after I’d done it I felt so proud,” she said. “I can’t stop smiling when I think about it.”
But she didn’t just dust his belongings with a bit of sparkle, she dumped the glitter in his pockets, shoes, drawers, bedding, washing machine and even his lube, which she called “his fun.”
She also considered putting it in the toilet system before deciding against it, drawing the line at plumbing.
“When I left, the house looked like it hadn’t been touched, it looked the same so he wouldn’t have noticed at first but he will when he goes to do a wash or brush his teeth,” she said of her evil genius. “It’ll be haunting him for years.”
Needless to say, the now ex-boyfriend of three years was not pleased.
“He messaged saying he loves a bit of glitter but then he called it a ‘c–t move,’” she said of her last correspondence with him. “I think the ‘c–t move’ is messaging other girls.”
But things weren’t always bad between the pair.
The first few years, Butters said, were “really nice and light-hearted,” but at Christmas, things took a turn when she was playing games on his Apple Watch and saw messages pop up on the screen.
“I just said, ‘I’m calling it quits and leaving.’ I wasn’t putting up with it,” she said. “I was disgusted and devastated, I just couldn’t understand why he’d do that.”
The ex didn’t even try to put up a fight, he quickly succumbed to the shame of being caught and confessed right away, bringing upon himself the most glittery revenge.
Butters’ 39-second clip gained popularity with other women on social media, who commended her idea.
“This is amazing,” commented one enthused viewer.
“The glitter is going to last for years,” wrote another.
One woman even tagged her current boyfriend saying, “If you ever cheated on me, that Facebook group I’m in has gave me a LIST of things to do to be petty, including this.”
But the women in the comments section weren’t the only people inspired by the glitzy revenge.
“A lot of people [in my work group chat] have been saying how evil it is,” Butters said. “A few girls have said they’re going to do it.”