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    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.

    1. Wanting this VTech cordless phone and your own personal line in your bedroom:

    A purple see-through cordless phone

    2. And also wanting a 13-inch TV with the built-in VCR for your room ('cause that was LUX):

    A Sharp TV-VCR TV with a Disney movie playing

    3. 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:

    Dawson's Creek unauthorized biography book

    4. Buying magazines dedicated to just one celeb so that you could cut out the pictures and decorate your room with them:

    A pile of Leonardo DiCaprio magazines

    5. Switching out your beeper cases to match your outfits:

    A hot pink beeper with lime green case
    Getty Images

    6. Knowing that whenever you wore your carpenter jeans, its hammer loop would get caught on something at some point:

    Lee Carpenter jeans folded on a table
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    7. Having these as your go-to shoes for EVERYTHING...

    Steve Madden slides on a faux fur carpet

    8. ...having Hush Puppies Oxfords as your ~quirky~ shoes...

    Lime green Hush Puppies shoes

    9. ...and Candies as your go-to party shoes (even if you did sound like a Clydesdale whenever you wore them):

    Candies slides heals with wooden heals

    10. Having this as the hairstyle you wanted for any type of formal event:

    Kirsten Dunst with a messy up do hair style and butterfly clip in hair
    Ron Galella, Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection via Getty

    11. And, of course, wearing a pashmina to any type of formal event:

    Crop of Neve Campbell attending the premiere of her new movie "Drowning Mona" February 28, 2000 wearing a yellow pashmina
    Brenda Chase / Getty Images

    12. Leaving body glitter on everything (but mainly on your bathroom counters and floors) any time you wore it:

    A stack of 3 cases of body glitter

    13. Feeling so, so glam any time you wore frosty blue eyeshadow:

    Crop of Christina Aguilera's eye with her wearing frosty blue eyeshadow
    Brenda Chase / Getty Images

    14. Thinking outlining your lips in a dark color and filling them in with a lighter color looked so chic:

    Screenshot of woman applying light lipstick with dark lip liner
    Jaime French/

    15. Getting excited whenever you got a gift certificate to a store you liked:

    A $15 gift certificate to Tower Records

    16. Having Gap perfumes...

    Heaven, Grass, and Dream Gap perfumes
    The Gap

    17. ...and Tommy Girl perfume as your ~personal day scents~:

    Tommy Girl bottle next to the box
    fragrances4ever /

    18. Being obsessed with Tommy Hilfiger because of Aaliyah's iconic Tommy campaign:

    Screenshot of Aaliyah in the Tommy Hilfiger commercial
    Aaliyah Archives/ Tommy Hilfiger/

    19. Having this CD as your go-to "turning it up" album:

    Ultimate Dance Party 1997 CD

    20. Rushing home after school to watch The Rosie O'Donnell Show...

    Rosie interviewing Madonna on her show
    Frank Micelotta Archive / Getty Images

    21. ...and TRL (had to know where your favorite video placed):

    Carson Daly on the set of TRL
    Scott Gries / Getty Images

    22. Watching Clueless over and over:

    A Clueless VHS copy

    23. Totally wanting Brandy's bed from the music video from "The Boy Is Mine":

    Brandy in gold pjs laying on a bed with a sun burst gold head frame

    Actually, you wanted the entire room and everything both she and Monica were wearing!

    24. And, honestly, just wanting to be BFFs with Brandy:

    Photo of Brandy taken for Moesha
    UPN / Getty Images

    25. Thinking embroidered jeans were the coolest thing ever and feeling soooo boho whenever you wore them:

    Embroidered capri jeans

    And not realizing how careful you had to be with them, 'cause the beads would literally fall off when you'd put them on.

    26. Having the one ~fancy~ faux satin blouse that would make you sweat profusely whenever you wore it:

    Faux satin grey blouse with rose pattern on it

    27. Putting hair mascara into your hair to give yourself subtle highlights:

    Three L'Oreal Hair Mascara

    Even though it turned into a clunky mess.

    28. Or being bold and trying to give yourself highlights with Sun In (even though you knew it wouldn't work on your hair):

    Sun-In bottle

    Blonde? More like burnt orange.

    29. Slathering your face with Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil Face Mask, which smelled soooo good:

    Tea Tree Oil Face Mask bottle
    South China Morning Post / South China Morning Post via Getty Images

    30. Buying Revlon Street Wear makeup at the drugstore 'cause they were a perfect dupe for Urban Decay:

    Two Street Wear nail polishes

    31. Being obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

    Buffy Cast photo from second season
    Sony Television / Getty Images

    32. ...and Dawson's Creek:

    Season 1 Dawson's Creek cast photo
    Warner Bros. / Getty Images

    And arguing with your friends over who was hotter: Pacey or Dawson.

    33. Having your entire bathroom smell like Herbal Essences any time you used it in the shower:

    Herbal Essences pink bottle

    Which was EVERY TIME you showered!

    34. Feeling very bougie whenever you used Aveda shampoo...

    South China Morning Post / South China Morning Post via Getty Images

    35. ...or brushed your teeth with Mentadent toothpaste (which really was the it toothpaste):

    Mentadent toothpaste and dispenser

    36. Giving yourself Wite-Out manicures in class whenever you were bored:

    Hand with Wite-Out painted nails

    37. Decorating the inside of your locker and the cover of your folders with these stickers:

    Sparkly hot pink winky cat sticker

    38. Sponge-painting your bedroom or bathroom and having some seriously questionable results:

    Screenshot of woman sponge-painting a room gold

    39. Having this exact alarm clock wake you up every morning:

    A white Sony Dream Machine alarm clock

    40. Thinking celestial pattern decor was just so cool and grown up:

    A celestial pattern photo frame

    41. 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):

    An empty metal CD tower

    42. And thinking these boomboxes were the height of technology — especially if it came with a remote:

    A late '90s boombox

    43. Spraying yourself with Bath & Body Works sprays — which you kept in the fridge on hot days:

    Collection of four different Bath & Body Works Body Splashes

    44. Having like a six-month period where you just listened to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill on repeat:

    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album cover
    Sony Music

    45. Buying an entire album or soundtrack for just ONE song:

    Go soundtrack cover
    Sony Music

    46. 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):

    A pile of different color plastic butterfly hair clips

    47. And fancy crystal butterfly clips that you wore to formal things (and were actually kind of heavy):

    Different crystal butterfly hair clips

    48. Going to the mall all the time with your friends for absolutely no reason:

    Photo of people shopping in the mall during Christmastime
    Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

    It truly was the place to be! 

    49. And lastly, having the redesigned VW Beetle as your ultimate dream car:

    A lime green VW Beetle on display
    Picture Alliance / picture alliance via Getty Images

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