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23 Beauty Rituals From The '00s That Should Never Make A Comeback

Tippex French manicures, anyone?

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1. Giving yourself a French manicure with a Tippex pen.

So ~DIY~.

2. Or if you were really fancy, getting square-tippped false nails.

It made things like typing and writing difficult, but you didn't care.
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It made things like typing and writing difficult, but you didn't care.

3. But the creepiest trend of all was getting false toenails.

Genuinely eughhhhh.

4. Covering your lids in frosted eyeshadow of any colour.

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The brighter, the better.

5. Sticking a diamanté gem to your tooth.

This automatically made you cool.
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This automatically made you cool.

6. Tying your hair up with a colourful scrunchie made out of fake hair.

The more it clashed with your natural hair colour, the better.
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The more it clashed with your natural hair colour, the better.

7. Coating your lips in very pink gloss.

Lancôme if you were fancy and Barry M if you were normal.
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Lancôme if you were fancy and Barry M if you were normal.

8. Covering your body in fake tan.

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It didn't matter if it went patchy because being patchy was better than being pale.

9. Dying your hair with chunky highlights.

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If you were lucky, you got to go to a salon and get this done professionally.

10. Getting a Playboy belly ring.

And then dressing in denim mini skirts and crop tops for the rest of your life.
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And then dressing in denim mini skirts and crop tops for the rest of your life.

11. Plucking your eyebrows into teeny tiny sperms.

Who wouldn't want two sperm swimming across their face?
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Who wouldn't want two sperm swimming across their face?

12. Or just plucking them off entirely and then drawing them back on with eyeliner.

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Black eyeliner only, mind.

13. Scraping your hair back with a zigzag hairband.

So ~sporty~.
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So ~sporty~.

14. Clipping very obvious hair extensions to your scalp.

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These just look painful.

15. Applying bronzer to your face and neck area liberally.

Note the excellent '00s bandana.
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Note the excellent '00s bandana.

16. Running glittery hair mascara through your hair.

From Claire's Accessories, obviously.
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From Claire's Accessories, obviously.

17. Concealing your entire lips.

Lips were so not chic in the '00s.
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Lips were so not chic in the '00s.

18. Backcombing your hair so it literally stuck up.

For some reason this was a very desired look.
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For some reason this was a very desired look.

19. Drawing round circles on your cheeks in blusher.

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The aim was to always look like you'd just come out of PE.

20. Dyeing your hair blonde on top and black underneath.

And straightening it until it nearly fell out.

21. Twirling your hair with a BaByliss Crazy Braid.

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You added beads to the bottom of your braids if you were really cool.

22. Smudging eyeliner around your entire eyes.

Effy from Skins was your idol.
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Effy from Skins was your idol.

23. And finally, covering your chest in body glitter.

You wanted to shimmer at all times.
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You wanted to shimmer at all times.