Do you remember spritzing Charlie and Exclamation! all over yourself before school? What about baking in the sun trying to get your Sun-In to lighten your hair? Grab your pink bendy hair rollers, we're going on a little trip down beauty product memory lane.
The Body Shop's White Musk range is basically what the 90s smelled of. They released it again a couple of years ago and while I'm sure it isn't quite the bestseller it once used to be, if nothing else it's getting people in a shop that looks like it's been frozen in time for the last 17 years. Our friends at Les Senteurs tell us that white musk is actually a made up scent (how dare they!) and if you want a more grown up version, Aqua Universalis is a good bet. No, there isn't a grown up version of 'Fuzzy Peach'. Come on now.
Is this the most famous lipstick ever? Sorry Mac, you can keep your Ruby Woo, we were all about Rimmel's Heather Shimmer (nothing says sophisticated like frosted purple). People loved it so much that Rimmel actually brought it back from the Beauty Product Scrapyard. You can buy it for £4.99 from Superdrug. Apparently you've learnt nothing in the last 15 years.
Spectacular nail varnish
Once upon a very happy time it was fashionable to throw as much glitter on your nails as possible. A lot of schools didn't allow make-up but for some reason they let you go to town on your nails. And we did. Oh, we went crazy. Every day a different colour. Sometimes every single lesson. Spectacular nail polish was a favourite because it was 99p a bottle. 'Jazz Orange' was an inexplicably popular colour. It was the 90s, fluorescent was cool then. These days it's impossible to find so it's best you stick to Barry M. Also, let us not forget Barry M's Dazzle Dust. Because what's more fun than fishing huge chunks of glitter from your eye?
Wella Shaders & Toners
THEY DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Except the red ones and those most certainly did not 'wash in and wash out'. Thanks very much, Wella.
Aaaah, Sun-In. How many of you had two streaks highlighted sections at the front of your hair? This was usually the result of Sun-In (and poor judgement). The rest of us used it once and then spent the next week telling people how different our hair looked because they damn well wouldn't notice unless we said anything. Exciting announcement: you can still buy it! Just £5.79 from Boots. Reassuringly, the word 'streaky' appears frequently throughout the reviews.
Yeah, these actually worked. But they also made your hair look and feel like you'd run a wand of pink mascara through it. Because you had. Should you want to relive it all over again, Stargazer hair mascaras can be bought directly from them for three quid each. I might opt for Label M's powder pink hair spray instead.
Impulse body spray
Every school had their favourite, didn't they? Oxygen and O2 were the most popular ones in quite posh schools in Shropshire. Impulse are still going strong, if you want to be tempted by their new range. If you want to smell like O2, then try DKNY's Be Delicious - it's got a similar fruity freshness to it. And oddly, their overly sweet baby powder-esque ID scent smelled an awful lot like Miss Dior Cherie.
According to Fragrance Direct (where you can buy this bottled nostalgia for the princely sum of £6.50), 'this feminine scent possesses a blend of peach, apricot, amber, and sandalwood'. Oh, it really didn't. It smelled of cheap chemicals and not much else. Still, the jaunty bottle was enticing enough that collectively our school jumpers became a history class fire hazard.
What other retro beauty products do you still have a soft spot for? Come on, get nostalgic with us in the comments.