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REGRETTABLE TRENDS AND BEAUTY HABITS -- OH NO !

ok, story time.

 

are there any specific trends you took part in--or habits you too part of--only to look back and think 'WHAT WAS I THINKING?!'. it may be embarrassing, it may be humorous, either way--it's one of the more entertaining elements of beauty/makeup that we can only learn to fully understand (and appreciate !) with hindsight. 

 

in the early 2000s i hated the fact i was pale, so i was often a victim of the earlish days of the self tanner craze. i remember thinking it was MAGIC, only to to notice the next day in fresh daylight that i had bright orange streaks running down my calf. and you'd think that would've taught me my lesson but i'd just pretend like it wasn't there and continued on with it for months. another was the disaster at my attempt at a glossy eyelids (posted about more thoroughly in the 'what was your first sephora purchase' thread). and i'll add more to these 'confessions' as i remember more !

 

just to note: this is all in good-spirited nostalgic fun, and NOT to demean anyone's tastes or experiences.

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I was Glitter Goth in highschool (kinda like a punk) so I wore a whooole lot of body glitter, on my face! Big chunks of star shaped sparkles on the corners of my eyes and *GLUED* gems to my forehead. oh man!

 

I also used to use bright colored eyeliner and just...doodled on the sides of my eyes. like vines and stuff, or fake "Egyptian" eyeliner.

 

Granted, I sort of did it for attention and not as "beauty" makeup, but lord I'm glad I don't try to "rock" smurf blue frosted lipgloss anymore.

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I was like a trashy version of that in middle school. I just used star sticker in the corners of my eyes... Oh geeze. 

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The jean overalls with one strap undone. Thanks 90s but no thanks.

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Definitely lined my whole eyes in black - Crazy kids Smiley Happy And I remember trying to do a smoky eye one time before I went out - it just wouldn't look right and we were about to leave so I just left it - looking back it was just solid black all over my eyelids - so terrible!

 

Ahhh this post is bringing back such memories of the 90's/00's...

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So much black eyeliner. So so so much. 

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I was into bottlecap jewelery too. 

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And the belts....and the purses made out of old Capri Suns or seat belts....

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Omg I was OBSESSED with seat belt-belts. Unfortunately i was too chubby to  fit into any of the ones i found Smiley Sad

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duct tape wallets

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If I can get my hands on a microtorch, I am going to do Coke bottlecap beads as a present for my mom. It is bottlecap jewelry with solder. lol.

 

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That's pretty neat!

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upload_1824062675069294280.jpgDoes anyone remember the Pacifier Necklace?? All I can say is why did we do this???

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YES!!! Hindsight - those things were sooo weird!

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Weird, yes. I had some friends who wore actually pacifiers and would suck on them in class. Weirder still.

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Bahahaha, yep.  That was me. I would wear like thirty pacifiers in one outfit! 

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Yes!  I remember this too.  I had bracelets, necklaces, earrings.  All pacifiers just like that picture. Had some bigger ones too.

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The Pacifier necklace was definitely an odd trend! 

<3, Randee

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I love this thread so much hahahaha

 

Quick backstory: when I was 8th grade, Smashing Pumpkin's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness came out (yes i'm old), and I absolutely fell in love with the bassist D'arcy's look from the video "Bullet with Butterfly Wings:" dark black smokey eyes and black lipstick.

 

1. My friend and I would apply this look in our 8th period history class. I only used a L'Oreal black eyeliner, and knew nothing about blending or anything so i'm sure i looked like i had two black circles around my eyes and wonky black lips. I also didn't wear mascara back then on my naturally light eyelashes bc i thought it was for the birds. Maybe the look would be very fashion forward now!!

 

2. I would only wear this look with the following outfit: Smashing Pumpkins tour shirt, green cammo cargo pants from the army surplus store (or Delia*s, I can't remember haha) and my 20 eye Doc Martens (which were about a 1/2 size too big bc i thought my feet would get bigger. They didn't. I still have those boots 17 years later!)

 

2. My mom didn't approve of this look (partially hence applying it in class like some idiot.. i mean bad **bleep**) and one day she confiscated my eyeliner!! My dad didn't know about it so he took me to walmart probably that same week and i bought more.

 

Other bad fashion included: 

+Wearing almost exclusively clothes from the guy's department in Pacific Sunwear

+Little boy's shirts that were too short for my torso (and i didn't have the body to pull it off either)

+Giant Old man wool pants

 

 

 

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God knows I wanted to be able to pull off the "I can wear my little brother's t-shirt" look too. Just not meant for an hourglass shape! 

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I remember wool grandpa pants - and small boy shirts - that's what I lived in!

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Oh man.  I am 30 now and in the 8th grade my "go to look" was my Smashing Pumpkins tour shirt I bought at Spencer's along with these terrible orange and white patterned polyester grandpa pants.  I'm pretty sure I wore them with these bright yellow sneakers too.  I had black hair and only did the bottom lashes in black liner.  Oh the horror lol

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