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22 Cringe Things '00s British Schoolgirls Were Slightly Obsessed With

You could never carry your backpack on two shoulders.

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1. Making Scoobydoos and then giving them out very tactically to all your top friends.

2. Only ever wearing your backpack on one shoulder despite the fact that you're still suffering from back pain today.

I bet the first high school kid who slung his backpack on only one shoulder died from being sexed to death

3. And if you had a fancy bag you could no way wear it on your shoulder, it had to be in the crook of your elbow.

I'm on Google maps with my Paul's boutique bag 😂😩

Which was really painful when you were carrying your maths textbook and your gym kit.

4. Straightening your hair every single day, and sometimes after school as well if you were going to be meeting boys.

#tbt to when I forced Miriah to let me straighten her hair. 😈

Frizzy hair was the enemy.

5. Or leaving your hair curly apart from your perfectly straight fringe.

6. Wearing loads of eyeliner all the way around your eye.

It made your eye bogies really gross.
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It made your eye bogies really gross.

7. Really wanting to be exactly like Effie or Sugar.

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They were both a bit rebellious though and you still wanted to pass your GCSEs.

8. Everything from The Body Shop, but especially the White Musk scent, and all the body butters.

Getting a matching set was the best present you could wish for from a relation.
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Getting a matching set was the best present you could wish for from a relation.

9. Spending all evening talking to your friends on MSN.

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Even though you'd spent all day at school with them.

10. Creating a ponytail with the perfect mini quiff.

Those hair clips were so satisfying to play with.
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Those hair clips were so satisfying to play with.

11. Or pulling two strands out the front to look like they would naturally fall there.

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When in reality you'd spent ages obsessing about the right amount of hair to have in those strands.

12. Branded pencil cases with multiple compartments.

13. Or the latest quirky one from Paperchase.

14. Sharing headphones so you and your friend could listen to your iPod Nano at the same time.

True luxury was a headphone splitter.
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True luxury was a headphone splitter.

15. Lip gloss that just made your lips look really, really wet.

You had six different shades but they all kind of looked the same.
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You had six different shades but they all kind of looked the same.

16. Hanging out in coffee shops for hours, and hours.

Even though you didn't like coffee.
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Even though you didn't like coffee.

17. Anything Hollister or Abercrombie.

Your mum didn't understand why the shop was so dark.

18. Filling out MySpace surveys and imaging your crush reading them.

And spending way too long deliberating over what to make your profile song.
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And spending way too long deliberating over what to make your profile song.

19. Smirnoff Ices and all the other alcopops that made you feel rebellious.

20. And Lambrini, which made you feel so grown up.

Even if you were just drinking it straight out of the bottle in a freezing park.
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Even if you were just drinking it straight out of the bottle in a freezing park.

21. DKNY's Be Delicious perfume, it smelled great and looked even better.

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22. But most of the time you had to make do with your many flavours of Impulse.

You hadn't put enough on if it didn't make you cough a bit.
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You hadn't put enough on if it didn't make you cough a bit.