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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 had a whole drawer full of bandannas at one time in blue green and grey. It beat having to apply eight hair clips, but I'm using ribbon ties these days.

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Did any of you 80s kids keep your twister beads and charms that you could hook onto them?  I had collected a ton of them and threw them away.

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Does anyone remember these? I know they still make these hair elastics but they used to be the biggest trend back in the day. I always had too much hair and I could never truly make them work for me, but I always thought they were so cute because you match your elastic with your outfit! 

 

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<3, Randee

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I still see those for sale where I am!

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Hehe, me too! I feel like everyone wore them back in the day!

<3, Randee

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My sister and I used them when we were kids!!!! We call them "Hair Bubbles."  I accidentally made a hole in the wall with one at home when I was 8. I slipped and smacked my head against the wall and the force made one go through it and it got stuck. Plus my hair got all tangled up in it. So my mom had to cut my hair and the hair bubble to free me. I was sporting an assymetrical twists for 6 months. I HATED them.

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1. Jeans with stripes down the sides.  Can't explain this one.  The pair I had were baggy and flared, just to add extra insult.  Smiley Happy

 

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2. Everything about this picture.  I ordered from the Delia*s catalog all the time and purchased many of huge baggy pants with silly little tees.

 

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3. Everybody had these backpacks.  Mine was purple.  Not terribly regrettable but not loving it either.

 

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4. Purses from Claire's.  I had a see through one like this!  I also had a neon green one with glitter all over it.  It was like a metal box?  Very weird.  I can picture wearing it like it was yesterday!  Lol.  I loved Claire's back in the day!!

 

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OMG DELIAS.

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Delia's - all day every day! I was obsessed with their clothes...sigh...

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My mom let me order a lot of stuff from them!  I used to get so excited when my packages would arrive.  I really think it contributed to my current love of online shopping.  I still get very excited when my packages show up!  Smiley Happy

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I used to love getting the Delia's catalog! I would mark a million things I wanted but I never ordered anything! Hehe. Smiley Very Happy

<3, Randee

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There was this ONE shirt I still kick myself for not getting, it was the little dancing mushroom baby from Disney's Fantasia and it was all over a t-shirt...ahhh so cute!!! I can't find it anymore for the life of me!

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I definitely remember those clear purses. I remember being worried about what to carry in my purse so people wouldn't look at anything too personal Smiley Wink. I definitely remember those jeans with the stripes too! Mine were flare-legged. 

<3, Randee

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Ahh those clear purses, my goodness, they bring back so many memories!

<3 Melissa

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I still have my clear Adidas backpack.  And I LOVE IT!  In the late 90's I had it because I wanted to look cool.  Now I use it because of security checks.  When I carry that bag they never open it.  Usually they just comment about me being prepared and wave me through.  I can't put my wallet on top where it's visible, but I'll pay the price of having to hide it if it means other people don't need to rummage through my stuff.

As for the pants, if there would have been pintrest then I would have been queen.  I would buy my Kikwear and rip the seams out on the sides of the pants.  Then I would sew in a piece of colorful or funky material, to make them even wider.  Usually leopard print, rainbow, or little kid character related.  Then a halter top, little kid barrettes, and glitter all over my eyes.  LOL love it!

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