Showing posts with label nineties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nineties. Show all posts

Monday, 22 October 2012

Beauty and fashion disasters growing up!

About a week ago I saw a post on Lauren Conrad's blog talking about some of her beauty mishaps as a teen, and it got me thinking (and seriously cringing) about some of the things I used to do and wear as a kid growing up in the nineties and noughties.

So I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane and share some of my fashion and beauty disasters!


Hair mascara
I had a bright blue one of these, and it looked exactly the same as regular mascara. I imagined having these lovely streaks of colour ( yeah bright blue...lovely) but instead it looked like I'd just put paint on my hair, it dried all hard and gloopy and was an absolute nightmare to get out!

Oh I loved crimping! My BaByliss appliance had three separate crimping plates, PLUS a flat one for straightening, which straightened about as much as a circle! I used to crimp all over..even my cool!

'Put some lemon juice in your hair and go and sit out in the sun, it will really lighten your hair' I tried this about three times and it never worked. It just left me with dark blonde really tangled hair.

Make up

Glitter, glitter everywhere! Rolled all over my arms, on my eyeshadow, in my lipgloss, sprayed all over my hair, I LOVED glitter!

I used to wear these on my forehead to school and then sometimes if I was feeling really adventurous, (probably at the weekend) I'd wear two at each corner of my eyes.


Why oh why, surely you only need one or the other!? Needless to say I loved mine and had a beautiful pair of cream ones! 

Oh the shame! I was quite a tomboy growing up and aged around 11 I only really wore sports clothes, and this included some absolute gems. A velvet orange and blue Adidas top, a le coq sportif over the head raincoat, and my pièce de résistance, (I wore this A LOT) my Kappa track suit, with navy bottoms and an acid yellow top! (I know you're well jel!)

Wow, where do I start? I had navy blue platforms which I begged my parents for when the Spice Girls ruled my world.
Black clogs -so impractical when you're a kid and trying to do important stuff like running and they keep slipping off!
See through glitter jelly shoes! Probably my favourite shoes as a girl, before my tomboy phase. Seriously comfy and I felt so grown up with a heel!

So that's just a snippet of my 'not so cool style' growing up!
Please leave a comment with any of your fashion or beauty mishaps, I'm sure there are loads that I've missed and I'd love to hear them and reminisce!

K x