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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'll admit to never giving in to trends but here are a few I remember and somehow wish I didn't see my friends following them! lol  Also, I don't mean to offend anyone by posting these!!

People would actually wear these...outside the house circa 2003

I remember my school actually banned these! lol

These were also banned from my school lol

Juice sweats craze!

Von Dutch fever

Or the Ed Hardy craze!

Girls wearing boxers & letting the whole world know!

The bandana craze like axel rose

&&

Spice girl shoes!

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OMG! what kind of school would ban you from making history! lol I remember those "chinese slippers" I never had them, but I wanted them! People had them in every color! lol and those rubber bracelets. Yea..... wow! your taking it back old school! haha

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I think the rubber bracelets got banned because students started using the different colors to signify how far they had gone physically and it was putting pressure on the less experiences students to do things they weren't ready for just to fit in/not be ridiculed.

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Yes that's exactly why! Parents even came in to my school

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You're completely right! I didn't remember this at all till you brung it up at all. But i think in my school, if someone popped the bracelet that meant they wanted to do something with you depending on the color!

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lol I was trying hard to remember some things that kids nowadays don't experience I for sure forgot a few like the Roxy trend where everyone was a surfer and wore seashell necklaces and etc lol

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Omg those slippers!! I was just going through my old stuff at my parents house and I had a pair of gold ones I wore to homecoming! And I lived in those jelly bracelets. I think they got banned at my school too, but we never even heard of the colors signifying anything. I think that was one of the fake stories that freaked parents out. Or I was even more sheltered than I remember 

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lmao yes I remember parents coming in and demanding the school some answers because some of their meaning were too provocative!!

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to be fair about those slippers.....they became a trend in the early 2000s (and i'm speaking specifically about their effect on US culture) because working women in NYC would buy them for less than $5 in chinatown to slip into their purse so they could change out of their high heels for the subway ride / walk home after work. so...it started there and became a clever and purposeful trend. only intended as a shoe switcharoo ! then girls/women visiting nyc would copy the trend--but wear them intentionally all day--and bring the trend back to their home town / city / high school. for a bit there it was like a status symbol because it meant you had the privilege to travel to new york ! but then they became widely available at urban outfitters etc and were everywhere and unavoidable. 

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I didn't know the background of them! All I know is I would actually see girls dressed up at the movie theaters wearing these (Because everyone knew the movie theaters= cool spot for kids to hang out! lol)

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