Welcome to the last instalment of my love for the 90s. Have I saved the best for last? Perhaps. I am talking about all the cool words we used to say in the 90s/00s that we thought were soooo cool. I said some of these to one of my young super cool staff members and she looked at me like I was nuts. She then told me all the cool words that she and her friends say and I felt like an old woman as I didn’t understand them at all! Think of how our parents felt!
Lets take the word PHAT. Phat was a word I tried and then was like ughhh….not sure about this one. But everything was PHAT in the 90s, or cool if you aren’t in the know. So totally PHAT. That issue of Smash Hits was totally PHAT this month. The Vengaboys are PHAT. Etcetc.
BOOYAH!!! Which means YAY! AWESOME! YOU KNOW IT! What a word that is satisfying to say and you have to say it loud with some kind of arms spread pose also, just to drive your own coolness home.
Talk to the hand. Just talk to the hand. I LOVED this one as a teenage girl because its so sassy. Accompanied with your palm close to someones face, this was meant to shut people up, including bewildered parents and boyfriends. This one should come back for sure.
Thats so fly. Your top is fly. Ya girl is fly. It means cool. I like it. Its a word that isn’t in use that much but I am sure it still kicks about.
What were your favourite words of the 90s? Tell me!
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So this week I am going to talk to you about music of the 90’s (and 2000’s)
What about it huh. What about it. I was a pop girl at this point and which I appreciated grunge at the time, pop was what I was living for.
It was tacky, amazing, catchy, everything had a dance sequence, and everyone wore those weird face microphones so they could dance and sing (lip sync).
I was all about Britney, AJ was my favourite Backstreet Boy, and Return of the Mack was my party jam. I was living my best life.
Here is a breakdown of the music I liked at the time, and that my boyfriends DESPISED.
The Spice Girls
My first CD(s) was Shaggy’s Boombastic, and Mariah Carey. I know those albums inside and out and are still fans of them today.
I adored Gwen Stefani and still do, she was cool and rocked out, and I loved Britney as she really could dance, while Christina was a vocal goddess.
I amassed a collection (who said impressive? Not me) that encompasses ALL of the 90s and 2000s songs that I loved and that I hadn’t owned. I feel like most of my music collection is from the 90s, and every time I listen to a song from that era it really makes me feel good.
So who are your favourite 90s/00s artists? Let me know!
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So this review is in a two part series of the everyday moisturisers I use, and the first one is the Simple Vital Vitamin Day cream.
I first got introduced to Simple when I came into the UK, and had tried a few of their products, but make the jump to using their moisturisers a year or so ago which I wanted to start taking my skin seriously. I have slight eczema around my nose, large pores and scars from pimples, and slight wrinkling starting to appear. So I started a proper skincare routine and flagged these two products to use first to see if I could see a difference.
So the product says that it has 3 vitamins, no artificial perfume or colour, and SPF protection, with hydration for 12 hours.
The texture is like softly mixed cream, and melts into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. My skin felt plum and hydrated and very soft!
I layered it up with my makeup and went to work, and it worked with my foundation well, as my foundation is matte and powder based, so it still managed to keep my skin hydrated though that.
I also find in the winter it really works hard for your skin. Here in Edinburgh, the wind, rain and snow have a huge effect on my skin but the cream seems to calm it down and stop any redness or any rawness. I find i just have a rosy glow.
So I would rate this product 10/10 and am a lifelong user now!
See Part 2 of my everyday moisturisers next week!
So this weeks blog is about the 90s and its clothing. Oh my word. Hoooooow amazing was the style. I’m including the 2000s in this too because I won’t let them get away with it either.
Here were my fashion idols in the 90s.
The Spice Girls
They were all very different and I wanted all of their wardrobes, and their abs, holy moly!
I am going to list what I wore in the 90s, please chime in if you wore these too!
Matching tracksuits (maroon, and a green set)
Green or blue mascara
Roll on perfume (those tiny little ones)
Sparkly Butterfly clips (the tiny ones)
Glitter Slides (shoes)
Hoop earrings (when you were old enough to wear them obis)
A nose stud
A tongue stud
I want to hear more of these so do comment below.
So I was a massive dork in the 90s but it was so fun to be one! You did your hair up, put body glitter on, your roll on perfume on, and your cherry lipgloss and you were ready for school. Life was so much simpler then. I feel that I want to bring body glitter back in a big way too.
I loved the crop tops, the US themed merch (Chicago Bulls, etc) high waisted jeans, chokers, piercings, and whatever JLo was doing at the time was totally my aesthetic. I was definitely a pop girl in the 90s, but since this trend has come back around I still love the pop stuff, but LOVE the grunge stuff – plaid, band tshirts, holey tshirts etc. I love that this trend has come back and own so much of it, and it really lends to my style. I even do Space Buns (hairstyle) when I am going out and want to feel fly.
What did you wear, what do you wear now from the high street offerings of 90s style?
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Welcome to another edition of Wardrobe Attacker!
I went to one of my good friends house and while the men did work on the house downstairs we got right into her wardrobe.
Now this girl has a challenge to get the volume of clothes down to items that she can wear to work easily but still retain the cool items she has in her wardrobe.
We got to work pretty quickly and I quickly noticed that she had a lot of dresses. Now for her work dresses are perfect, with tights and a cardy look really sweet and work appropriate for the office. Plus she has some really cool patterned dresses, and the great thing about patterns is that it does the job for you, all you have to do is find a great belt to put around your waist to define it and then you are away!!
We also started sorting items into a holiday wardrobe. Over in the UK as it doesn’t get particularly hot people tend to go for the big summer holiday. People will specifically go out and get stuff for their holidays. Now some of this stuff might be alright to wear in the UK but most of it is purely for Spain and other hot countries (Hi NZ!). Sort your holiday only items into a pile (as we did) and hang it or fold it in another place.
As always, there is a pile of items to try on again. Here you can determine if you still like it, fit it, or want it. If you think you want to keep it, find three items in your wardrobe to wear it with and you’ll never go wrong. Also make sure there are no holes or damage to the clothing.
You can also do a gym/sunday chilling pile. This is good for your baggy t-shirts, trackies, and holey items if you are desperate to keep them.
We managed to get through a lot of clothes and at the end had a sizeable pile to throw away/donate. I recommend holding the items in your house for a week, looking through again and making sure that you want to donate them. This means that you will definitely know!
This wardrobe was very fun to do and thanks to my lady friend for participating!!
PS if you want me to come to your house and help you with your wardrobe and give you loads of invaluable advice tailored to you, and you live in the Edinburgh area please don’t hesitate to get in touch!!
So I wanted to write a blog on my love of 90’s/2000’s nostalgia toys.
I would like to preface with saying that I am a 31 year old woman who has managed stores, responsible for Health and Safety, and founded a brand, that I own the following things:
1x Furby (who is deaf, and came in a Furby backpack)
3x Jem and the Hologram dolls (Kimber, Pizzazz, and Jem)
2x My Little Ponies – one that came with a scent, and a Wedding pony.
1x Beast soft toy, who is my pride and joy
1x Hello Kitty Instax Camera
1x WWE Women’s Championship Belt
Multiple Sweet Valley High books
1x Barbie Mirror Phone Caase
So as you can see, I am a big fan of toys, and things like that from that era. I am a fan of cuteness and I love my space to be full of fun and cute things. I love making my friends laugh and roll their eyes with all the weird stuff I have, and I love that my niece and nephew are endlessly entertained by my toys and general craziness going on.
A lot of people are like this. They crave the gaming consoles that they used to play with when they were young, and talk about the TV shows they used to watch when they were children. Look at the 90s trend that is refusing to die. I am currently in love with everything coming out, and wearing everything from the 90s. I love it.
I also play games for relaxation, and two that I love is Disco Zoo, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They are cute adorable games initially meant for children, but the creators have been clever and made sure they audience base includes adults too. I am addicted to both these games as they are so cute and provide a bit of a challenge.
I also tried to play the Sonic the Hedgehog game that I used to be terrible at when i was a kid, and boy that brought back some memories! I am still just as terrible at it but I enjoyed the retroness of it.
So team, what do you collect? Make me jealous!!
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