49 Things From The Late '90s That Women Now Between The Ages Of 36–47 Used To Do
Time to put on those Steve Madden slides for a stroll down memory lane.
Wanting this VTech cordless phone and your own personal line in your bedroom:
And also wanting a 13-inch TV with the built-in VCR for your room ('cause that was LUX):
Buying random unauthorized biographies about your favorite celebs because that was really the only way you could learn about them — although most of the time, there was never new info in them:
Buying magazines dedicated to just one celeb so that you could cut out the pictures and decorate your room with them:
Switching out your beeper cases to match your outfits:
Knowing that whenever you wore your carpenter jeans, its hammer loop would get caught on something at some point:
Having these as your go-to shoes for EVERYTHING...
...having Hush Puppies Oxfords as your ~quirky~ shoes...
...and Candies as your go-to party shoes (even if you did sound like a Clydesdale whenever you wore them):
Having this as the hairstyle you wanted for any type of formal event:
And, of course, wearing a pashmina to any type of formal event:
Leaving body glitter on everything (but mainly on your bathroom counters and floors) any time you wore it:
Feeling so, so glam any time you wore frosty blue eyeshadow:
Thinking outlining your lips in a dark color and filling them in with a lighter color looked so chic:
Getting excited whenever you got a gift certificate to a store you liked:
Having Gap perfumes...
...and Tommy Girl perfume as your ~personal day scents~:
Being obsessed with Tommy Hilfiger because of Aaliyah's iconic Tommy campaign:
Having this CD as your go-to "turning it up" album:
Rushing home after school to watch The Rosie O'Donnell Show...
...and TRL (had to know where your favorite video placed):
Watching Clueless over and over:
Totally wanting Brandy's bed from the music video from "The Boy Is Mine":
And, honestly, just wanting to be BFFs with Brandy:
Thinking embroidered jeans were the coolest thing ever and feeling soooo boho whenever you wore them:
Having the one ~fancy~ faux satin blouse that would make you sweat profusely whenever you wore it:
Putting hair mascara into your hair to give yourself subtle highlights:
Or being bold and trying to give yourself highlights with Sun In (even though you knew it wouldn't work on your hair):
Slathering your face with Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil Face Mask, which smelled soooo good:
Buying Revlon Street Wear makeup at the drugstore 'cause they were a perfect dupe for Urban Decay:
Being obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer...
...and Dawson's Creek:
Having your entire bathroom smell like Herbal Essences any time you used it in the shower:
Feeling very bougie whenever you used Aveda shampoo...
...or brushed your teeth with Mentadent toothpaste (which really was the it toothpaste):
Giving yourself Wite-Out manicures in class whenever you were bored:
Decorating the inside of your locker and the cover of your folders with these stickers:
Sponge-painting your bedroom or bathroom and having some seriously questionable results:
Having this exact alarm clock wake you up every morning:
Thinking celestial pattern decor was just so cool and grown up:
Having a CD tower in the corner of your room displaying all your CDs (and you would always put your favorite CDs on the top):
And thinking these boomboxes were the height of technology — especially if it came with a remote:
Spraying yourself with Bath & Body Works sprays — which you kept in the fridge on hot days:
Having like a six-month period where you just listened to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill on repeat:
Buying an entire album or soundtrack for just ONE song:
Having a ton of butterfly hair clips that were a bitch to keep in your hair (and would also hurt like hell if you stepped on them barefoot):
And fancy crystal butterfly clips that you wore to formal things (and were actually kind of heavy):
Going to the mall all the time with your friends for absolutely no reason:
And lastly, having the redesigned VW Beetle as your ultimate dream car:
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF