While in high school, I dated a girl whose skin sparkled. In sunlight, her face and arms glittered like found treasure. And she was pretty. Prettier than you might expect for the likes of me.
I thought I was quite lucky. Me: the guy with a pretty girl whose skin sparkled.
Naturally, the girl with sparkling skin left me for another boy. She broke my heart. Only after our breakup did I come to realize that her sparkling skin was a cheap illusion caused by something in her body lotion.