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21 Regrettably Cringe Things All British '00s Girls Did

You could tell a lot about someone by the type of pencil case they had.

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1. Logged in and out of MSN in the hope that your crush would notice you and you could have this meaningful conversation with them.

2. And put the name of your "boyfriend" in your MSN name, even though you had only been dating a week.

If you snogged at the cinema it was real.
Twitter: @MSNmesenger

If you snogged at the cinema it was real.

3. Built you and your crush on Sims and then made them Woohoo.

And then you'd kill your crush by leaving them in the swimming pool without a ladder.
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And then you'd kill your crush by leaving them in the swimming pool without a ladder.

4. Spent way too much time trying to perfect your side fringe.

And letting your best friend dye your hair for you.
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And letting your best friend dye your hair for you.

5. Always having a mini quiff when you did a pony, and not caring if your hair clip showed.

6. Used a carrier bag as your handbag.

7. Got really angry when someone else copied your MySpace song.

You didn't want to pick a song everyone knew, but you'd ideally have one that people recognised a bit.
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You didn't want to pick a song everyone knew, but you'd ideally have one that people recognised a bit.

8. Expressed your identity through your choice of pencil case.

9. Knew it was a real friendship when someone gave you one of these they'd made.

10. Used so much lip gloss that every time a light breeze blew your hair would be all stuck to your mouth.

It probably tasted like strawberry unicorn dreams though.
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It probably tasted like strawberry unicorn dreams though.

11. Or thought that it was cool to make your lips disappear by covering them in concealer.

12. Not been able to go on holiday without getting a hair braid.

It would fall out two months later and leave you with a weird hair stump.
Twitter: @LoisFairley

It would fall out two months later and leave you with a weird hair stump.

13. Picked one of these and tried to make it your "signature scent".

14. Prided yourself on your dance mat skills.

You'd practice on your one at home, and then act like it was nothing when you destroyed everyone at the arcade.
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You'd practice on your one at home, and then act like it was nothing when you destroyed everyone at the arcade.

15. Hung out in Costa for four hours after school nursing a mocha in a takeaway cup.

This is what you did before you were allowed in pubs.
Twitter: @The_Mighty_Fall

This is what you did before you were allowed in pubs.

16. Spent time actually getting ready to just drink in a chilly park.

You'd decide on the perfect jeans and a cool top combination, and then keep warm by borrowing a boy's hoodie.
Twitter: @daisygorman

You'd decide on the perfect jeans and a cool top combination, and then keep warm by borrowing a boy's hoodie.

17. Had a photoshoot in a normal children's playground at night.

18. Thought that Lambrini was pretty classy.

19. Brought a vodka squash on the bus in an old water bottle and thought that you were a criminal mastermind.

20. Thought that footless tights under a demin mini was the ultimate outfit.

21. And you tried to justify to your mum that Uggs and a mini skirt was a practical outfit.

Definitely suitable for all seasons.
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Definitely suitable for all seasons.