1. In Britain you spent hours and hours getting your hair poker straight with your GHD or Babyliss straighteners. Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed You always had a few unsightly "war wounds" from the hot ceramic. In Mexico, you were an expert at straightening your hair with an actual iron. Fana López/ BuzzFeed The "need" for straight hair was bigger than the fear of getting burned. 2. In Britain, a lot of teens slathered their bodies in Johnson's Holiday Skin fake tan to achieve this sought-after look: Twitter: @beckybarnesblog, Twitter: @Ellie_Hillx All white British people turned a bit orange in the '00s. In Mexico, teens would try to make their hair lighter by soaking it in beer and then standing in the sun. Fana López/ BuzzFeed It was cheap and most of the time it worked. 3. In Britain, your look wasn't complete without a generous coating of Juicy Tubes lip gloss. Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed So shiny. In Mexico, it was all about clear mascara or colored mascara. images.ulta.com$detail$, blogger.com Sometimes you could add some colored mascara to your hair to match your eyelashes. 4. In Britain, everyone wore ballet pumps or Uggs which got soaking wet in the rain. Twitter: @steph_williams, Twitter: @Julaayy15 It was an era of soggy feet. In Mexico, everyone wore Chinese mesh slippers (with little flowers on the top, to make them look even cooler). lipstickalley.com 5. In Britain, you bought all your clothes in either Primark or Topshop. Twitter: @megatkinsonlife, Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images A trip to Primarni was sooo exciting back then. In Mexico, you had to go to the tianguis (market) to find the cool American brands... most of the clothes were imitation but you had an Aeropostale shirt and that was what mattered. vamosatepa.mx You prayed that someone you knew would go to the US so they could bring you cool stuff you couldn't get in Mexico. 6. In Britain, you celebrated the end of your GCSEs by going to Reading or Leeds Festival. Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed There was always one guy that got mugged off by his mates and ended up in a proper state. In Mexico, you celebrated finishing the school year by going out of town with your classmates. i0.wp.com Sometimes to Mexico City so you could visit Six Flags or maybe to the closest beach. 7. In Britain, you listened to Blue's albums on repeat. Sony "One for the money and the free rides, it's two for the lies that you denied, all rise, all rise!" In Mexico, La Batidora, Aserejé and Todavía, made you dance like there was no tomorrow. Universal Music / Via s2.dmcdn.net "¡Todavía me acuerdo de ti, todavía siento que estás junto a mi... ni el tiempo, no el espacio podrán borrar lo que me hiciste soñar!" 8. In Britain, everyone was addicted to Skins and The Inbetweeners. E4 You aspired to be as cool as the Skins teens, but were sadly more like the dorky Inbetweeners. In Mexico, everyone was obsessed with Rebelde. Televisa / Via pinterest.com Music, fashion, hot people and lots of drama, all in the same telenovela. 9. In Britain, everyone had a poster of Gareth Gates or S Club 7 in their bedroom. Twitter: @Terriburgess91, Twitter: @kittyellis21 *Swoon* In Mexico, everyone had a poster of Diego Luna or Gael García in their bedroom. tumblr.com, blogger.com I mean, obviously... 10. In Britain, everyone got drunk on alcopops. Twitter: @CSimmss213 You had a very blue tongue for a lot of the '00s. In Mexico, Skyy Vodka was THE DRINK. refrescantesvargas.com The '00s tasted like fruity vodka and bad decisions. 11. In Britain, you spent hours hanging out in Costa with your friends because there was nowhere else to go. Twitter: @The_Mighty_Fall You drank a shit load of frappucinos. In Mexico, you could spend the whole afternoon hanging out at the closest mall with your group of friends. Fana López/ BuzzFeed Even if you didn't buy anything, you could go every freaking day.