The beauty of our youth – a trip down memory lane…..

If you were born in the eighties/grew up in the nineties, this is sure to strike a nostalgic chord!

Your ‘look’ simply wasn’t complete without these trusty beauty essentials…..

Hair Mascara

Sounded great but inevitably always ended up looking absolutely rubbish – even the posh Dior ones! And even worse was when they started flaking out – bright red/blue/purple dandruff was never going to be a good look. Thank god for the disguise of butterfly clips and scrunchies!

Photo credit: The Style Rawr

Rimmel’s Heather & Coffee Shimmer Lipsticks

Any self respecting 90’s girl knew that the perect way to top off their look was with a slick of Rimmel’s massively popular Heather Shimmer! This purpley brown shade somehow became THE lipstick of the 90’s – must have complimented the overplucked eyebrows and bubble perms? Or not…..

Exclamation Perfume

A splash of !Exclamation perfume with it’s eye catching bottle that looked great on your makeup table! Can’t remember for the life of me how it smelled though?

Other favourites included So….?, Body Shop classics, dewberry and white musk, Versace’s red and blue jeans, Impulse, Anais Anais, CK 1…… anymore?

Sun in!

Sun in hair dye – with it’s promise of beautiful beachy blonde highlights – was a beauty cabinet essential of many a 90s kid! I remember several sleepovers revolving around us dyeing our hair with this little gem. Sadly it always seem to end up looking more ginger than blonde and what was with the slightly crispy texture? Don’t think my poor hair has ever quite recovered….

Babyliss Crimpers

For those of us not lucky (hmmm?) enough to have managed to persuade our mums to let us have a perm back in the day, these Babyliss crimpers were the next best thing. Can’t beat a bit of volume!

Blogger Lou models the look perfectly!

Photo credit: A Sprinkle of Glitter

Topsy Tail Hair Tools

Possibly the least offensive on the list so far, the Topsy Tail made creating an inside-out ponytail AKA THE hairstyle of the early 90’s, total childs play!

If you can ponytail, you can Topsy-Tail!

The variations and therefore the styling possibilities were endless and I definitely tried out most of them during my school years – well that is until I started doing the scraped back high ponytail with two pieces of hair pulled down at the front. What a bad ass!

Body Glitter

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For those special occasions (school discos/nappy night etc etc) it was only right to crack out the body glitter. The more the merrier so it seemed to my teenage self – no bodily territory was sacred! I seem to remember investing in a scented one too – madness!

All that remained was to grab our floppy hats, Bennetton/NafNaf/Sweater shop jumpers, waistcoat teamed with a skirt over trousers and puffa jacket and boy were we looking HOT!

Oh the memories……

Have we missed any of your old school make up/fashion essentials?

xoxo

For those of us not lucky (hmmm?) enough to have managed to persuade our mums to let us have a perm back in the day, these Babyliss crimpers were the next best thing.