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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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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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Those butterfly clips! I remember really wanting them because they were so cool!

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Oh my god!! butterfly clips were my life!!  I had so many of those ones and the smaller plastic ones that i would arrange in a crown-like pattern around my head... I mean.. all the cool girls did it.

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I remember when flare jeans were the biggest trend ever! I remember my first pair! They were L.E.I. brand and had butterfly embroidery on the bottom! I spent all day at the mall looking for the perfect pair of flare jeans back in 6th grade. Oh, memories! 

<3, Randee

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The slap bracelets are coming back !

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Well, I am definitely feeling my age with all you beauties who were in middle school in the 90s and 00s. I had the glorious experience of middle school in the very early 80's and high school in the mid 80s.   Oh the make-up tragedies and fashion errors. Holy smokes!  

 

First - I never plucked by brows, but I used a brown WNW $1 pencil to color them in. Dark brown. Huge eyebrows. I looked like Groucho Marx. (You can see how blonde I am in the profile photo). Tragic.

 

Sun-In to highlight hair. One - it couldn't make my hair lighter, it just fried it. Made my friend's hair orange.

 

I used baby powder to powder my face. I don't know why. I thought it worked, apparently.

 

Designer jeans, with leg warmers (leg warmers with jeans - yes. Why? I don;t know). And then an Izod shirt or a Polo shirt with the collar "popped."

 

 

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