Though I still look about twelve (woo! 🙄), I’m actually now the grand old age of 31; A true child of the 90s.
A friend and I were recently gabbling away and reminiscing about things from our childhood.
Some were great! And others were…not so great.
Do you remember any of these..?
Babyliss Hair Straighteners/Crimpers
Many years before obscenely priced GHDs became the go-to hair straightener of choice, we had this bad boy!
A multi-purpose hair straightener/crimper, this clumpy contraption took about an hour to reach a lukewarm temperature. We then had to clamp each section for…oh, flippin’ ages!
Quite why we wanted to crimp our hair, I don’t know. But at the time, we thought we looked ace! On reflection…not so much.
I kid you not; I owned this very T-shirt and many like it, courtesy of the (not at all) classy pre-teen clothing store, Tammy Girl. Oh yeeaah!
Sadly, Tammy is no longer. I can’t think why.
Despite not wearing cool and funky clothes like this now I’m in my thirties, I remain a ‘babe with attitude’. Well, sorta!
Impulse O2 Body Spray
Bloody loved this stuff!! How I miss the lingering, intense scent of ethanol and limes.
Whyyyy it was discontinued, I’ll never know.
BRING IT BACK, IMPULSE!!
We don’t all want to smell of white musk (eau de old lady)!
Girl Talk Magazine
A highly educational read for pre-teen Carrie!
Every issue of Girl Talk came with freebies, like miniature furry photo frames (we all love those, right?), and posters of goats and donkeys.
I do like to lay in bed at night and gaze at a donkey poster, don’t you?
Animal Ark Books
Now, I had forgotten about these books (sacrilege!), until my mate asked, “did you read those rubbish animal stories that were all the same?”
Yes. Yes, I did.
No disrespect to author Lucy Daniels, but I don’t think she’s ever gonna take down J. K. Rowling with these riveting tales of piglets and pussies.
Blockbuster Video Store
Who remembers VHS? Anyone..? I genuinely miss video tapes and cassettes. You could chuck them on the floor and they’d still be good to go.
What I miss even more is going to Blockbuster on a Friday, after school, to rent a video for the weekend.
Simple pleasures. Happy days.
Need I say anything for this one?!
RIP Woolworths. What has the world come to?!
Kids today are truly missing out.