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29 Unforgettable Things All '90s Teenage Girls Did In The Summer

::Sprays Sun-In in hair and prays for highlights.::

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1. Relaxing by the pool and catching up on all your past (piled-up) issues of Seventeen, YM, Teen, and Sassy magazines.

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2. Putting Sun-In in your hair to achieve beautiful ~golden~ highlights — even though you knew it wouldn't work on you.

Via preciod.com

Really all you got were burnt orange highlights that also made your hair as dry as straw.

3. Having one of these as your go-to pool/beach/lake/pond bag:

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Somehow you managed to squeeze a towel, a couple of magazines, a change of clothes, suntan lotion, CD Walkman (with backup batteries), CDs, a bathing suit, and a bottle of Sun-In into this.

4. Watching The Gossip Show on E! to get the latest scoop on all the celeb gossip.

E! / Via youtube.com

"Peace, love, and gossip!"

5. Putting these heavenly scents in the fridge so that you could spritz yourself on hot days:

Via bbwheartland.tumblr.com

And having your parents yell at you for storing them in there.

6. Taking an old pair of (high-waisted) jeans and carefully cutting yourself a pair of Daisy Dukes.

Via etsy.com

Nothing was more tragic than having one side longer than the other.

7. Tuning in to MTV to see which celebs and bands would show up at the Summer Beach House...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJbNYDEKkwo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEWHknNuYGc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEWHknNuYGc

8. ...and to binge-watch The Real World during marathons...

MTV
MTV
MTV

9. ...as well as to catch the latest dance moves on The Grind.

MTV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxoaH_I8vZM

Yeah, you said you were watching The Grind to learn the latest dance moves, but really it was all about Eric Nies.

10. MTV also provided one of your essential summer party albums:

Warner Music
Warner Music
Warner Music

OK, so they were all radio edits and some of the tracks were a few months old, but they had all the hits on ONE CD!

11. Sending out beeper codes to your friends whenever you got bored.

Paramount

"143": I love you.

12. Praying that no one could smell the stink that came from wearing your jellies.

13. Rocking the shit out of sunflower prints...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-90s-Floral-SUNFLOWER-PRINT-Revival-Boho-GRUNGE-Festival-Corset-Maxi-Dress-/330942217014?pt=Vintage_Women_s_Clothing&hash=item4d0db17b36
https://www.thehunt.com/the-hunt/fwhPoj-sunflower-overalls!!!----
https://www.etsy.com/listing/129968490/90s-sunflowers-print-rayon-grunge

14. ...as well as smelling ~like~ them:

Via etsy.com

15. Organizing and reorganizing the contents of your Caboodles whenever you got bored.

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Which let's be honest, happened a lot.

16. Also overly plucking your eyebrows from boredom.

Oh Drew, you gave us so much to aspire to in the thin-thin brow department.

17. Spending an afternoon taking photos and selfies of you and your friends with your disposable camera, and then quickly taking it to the one-hour photo place to get them developed.

Via cityurbanista.com

Of course you immediately ripped up and threw away the photos you didn’t like of yourself.

18. Cooling down with one of these refreshments:

http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/09/best-drinks-of-the-90s/fruitopia
http://childrenofthenineties.blogspot.com/2009/09/awesome-lunch-box-beverages-of-90s.html
http://mythosidhe.tumblr.com/post/84564257204/yes-my-90s-nostalgia-extends-even-to-fruit-juice

Yeah, they only made you more thirsty on a hot day, but they were sooo good.

19. Wearing your Steve Madden platform sandals with the stretchy vamp with EVERYTHING.

Via bustle.com

Weddings, backyard BBQs, dinner at your grandmas, Fourth of July party — yup, these were appropriate for all of them.

20. Making it a "Blockbuster Night" with your BFF and getting pissed at her movie choices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hFYN9--Fp4
http://www.itskylepatrick.com/2013/09/04/death-of-90s-blockbuster-kyle-patrick/

"Um, no, I don't want to watch Speed AGAIN. Can't we rent The Craft instead?"

21. Constantly reapplying your Hard Candy Sky Blue nail polish.

Mary S. / Via swatchandlearn.com

It was summer — you had to keep that mani-pedi up.

22. Accessorizing your foot with the perfect toe ring.

http://www.inthe90s.com/clothes/toering0.shtml
http://wanelo.com/p/17230675/sun-and-moon-choker-90s-choker-celestial-choker-gypsy-jewelry-sun-choker-necklace
http://www.kay.com/en/kaystore/yin-yang-toe-ring-sterling-silver

23. Hanging out at the mall ALL DAY and not buying a single thing.

http://offbeat.topix.com/slideshow/15457
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2014/08/01/cool-places-shop-90s

It was really THE place to be seen.

24. Bringing out your inner hippie and tie-dying your old stained T-shirts and dresses.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/103019746/neon-tie-dye-shirt-size-xxs-xs-tumblr

And then being too embarrassed to wear them the following school year.

25. Sporting your shortalls whenever you wanted to feel tomboy cute.

26. Trying to rinse out the smell of chlorine and sweat with these:

http://labbunny.com/2-crazy-2-b-4gotten/
http://www.modnipeklo.cz/diskuse/discontinued-aneb-ztraceni-v-case-3200/

27. Spending all morning and afternoon talking to that ONE friend who somehow managed to get herself grounded all summer.

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"Yeah, sorry you're grounded, Amanda, but I got to go. We're all meeting up in 10 minutes by the Dairy Queen at the mall."

28. Waiting all summer for one of your friends' parents to go out of town so you could throw a raging house party.

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29. And finally, waiting for the fall Delia's catalog to arrive so you could begin picking out your back-to-school outfits.

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http://iheartthenineties.blogspot.com/

And thinking, This time my parents will buy me everything I circle in the catalog.

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