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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 love that you're a Smashing Pumpkins fan, killerteeth! They are one of my all time favorite bands Heart. I got to see them in concert a few years ago and it was pretty amazing! 

<3, Randee

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A typical outfit in Middle School:

 

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Look wouldn't be complete without: upload_1421431668140557077.jpg

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Oh! I also hated my eyebrows and over plucked but decided to try "Thinning" them out by dragging a razor over them and hope it would just pluck out a few hairs.  Shaved off half my brow.  Pretended to be Avril lavine for a week and wore hair over half my face until someone noticed and I told this ridiculous story that I was shaving my face and got soap in my eyes and went to wipe it off with the back of my hand and accidentally dragged the razor over the eyebrow and shaved it off....right....

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I totally remember those types of earrings! Everyone wanted them in middle school! I remember hot topic would sell fun earrings like handcuffs, zippers, dice, etc. 

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I think you're forgetting the stacked bracelets!upload_649833960709104297.jpg

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Yes! Those big flares, ugh and then I would wear them with a horrible wind breaker jacketSmiley Sad

<3 Melissa

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Speaking of wind breakers.... Members Only jackets! Yes, I really am that old! Smiley Very Happy

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I just found one that my sister had! They were SO expensive!

<3 Melissa

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They really were status symbols back then. Mine was a lovely purple. Smiley Wink

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Wind Breaker Jacket? That was a type of jacket when I was a kid. I haven't heard that term used since the 70's.

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haha beauty4ashes that term was definitely used and far too prevalent in the 90s too Smiley Wink

i was definitely a windbreaker jacket victim myself.

(what a horrible thing to call a jacket.)

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Those earrings look like something I would have worn lol Smiley Very Happy

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oh god those earrings. LOL

I definitely had a few pairs...

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I wish I could still get Cinnabon lip balm! That sounds amazing Smiley Happy. I drink Cinnabon flavored coffee, but I bet the lip balm takes it to a whole other level. Smiley Wink

<3, Randee

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flares

I remember telling my mom "BIGGER FLARE" because the flare wasn't big enough when I was in 5th grade. 

 

butterfly

I had these butterfly clips where the wings moved.

 

slap bracelet

These actually hurt when I was slapping them onto my arm. 

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we must be the same age. the bigger the flair the better. the more plastic the better. haha.

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So much flare in the jeans!

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MORE FLARE!!!

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Smiley Very Happy This is Filare-ious!!! Smiley Very Happy

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Oh my god those butterfly clips! I had so many! I don't think we're the same age though lol Smiley Very Happy And I totally had those slap bracelets too! 

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I had ALL of these things! Also, furry ponytail holders to match the bracelets! *Dies*

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