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What's the Silliest Beauty Trend You've Followed?

What's the Silliest Beauty Trend You've Followed?

This past weekend, I finally checked out Le Magnetique, Lancome's new limited-edition nail polish that is part of the Mystery Game collection. The bottle has an inconspicuous magnet attached to it; the idea is that you paint your nails, then sweep the magnet across the polish before it dries. Because the polish is infused with oxides, the magnet creates a starburst pattern of sorts. I think it's a cool concept—and if there were a way to make it create French manicures, it'd sell like hotcakes—but I don't think I'd want to wear it very often.

This got me thinking about products that, while admittedly creative and innovative, become super-hot only to fall into the "remember when?" annals of beauty history. The dorkiest trend I latched onto is painful to remember. The year was 1998. The hottest look: hair mascara. Of course, I thought the idea was so cool, and I stalked the Dior counter until the product finally arrived. I fancied myself a modern-day Holly Golightly type, streaking gold through my hair. The stuff smelled bad, it clumped and made my hair greasy. I also looked like a fool, albeit one with multiple streaks of unusual colors on my head.

So now that I've confessed that I once used more mascara on my hair than on my eyelashes, it's your turn. What's the silliest trend you've bought into?

lovex3me lovex3me 9 years
oh my god. where to start. hair mascara hair glitter spray blue mascara blue eyeliner blue and other strange colored nail polishes way too much black eyeliner my "punk" look wearing red fishnets and black chunky boots egh! platform tennis shoes and flip flops hahahaha... i probably missed alot too
o0osara o0osara 10 years
hahaha this is so great -mood lipstick -hair mascara -spice girl platform shoes -big round curled bangs -blue, silver, or purple eyeshadow -butterfly hair clips -glitter.... -too much blush - "monster" hair clips... -big scrunchies oh man so many bad bad hair/make up things from the 80s/90s
Jane-D Jane-D 10 years
Lavender mascara (on my eyelashes)
Royal blue eyeliner on my lower INNER eyelid (and I have brown eyes)
Revlon's Pink Foil lipstick (ubiquitous for every teenage girl in the 80's)
BIG hair, achieved by torturous back-combing and enough Aqua Net to make my own, personal hole in the ozone layer
...and let's not even speak of the crimping iron, please!
85MR2 85MR2 10 years
Dark brown lipliner paired with chapstick and Cholita bangs. The best part was all the Aqua-Net required to pull off the look, and the flakes it created. Not attractive. I also was a big fan of purple nail polish on my nasty fake nails. UGH.
Danigirl77 Danigirl77 10 years
My worst moment in fashion was the dark lip liner and pale lips..... uuuhhhh so bad.
nikecold nikecold 10 years
Oh lord in the 8th grade when I was just 13/14 my friend gave me a set of eyeshadows. I used to wear blue eyeshadow and silver eyeshadow, I'd even do fading effects sometimes. On top of that sometimes I would wear sparkly blue eyeliner (which I have to say suited me and I almost cried when I lost it) and blue mascara. Crazy. The weird thing is I didn't look half bad, what was worse was my choice in clothing, not to mention my hair.
Kellylicious Kellylicious 10 years
one word: GRUNGE. I was 13 and My So-Called Life was my obsession.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
Hmm... I might not have an interesting answer for the question, considering that I went to a private school and wore uniforms. But let's see how about wearing shirts that have phrases like "i'm hot" on the front all glittered up. yeah i'm guilty of that silly trend back in grade school or even high school.
madhatter madhatter 10 years
Giant pants. Like, looked like a skirt hugenormous. Big fan of the different-colour-polish-on-every-nail trend in the 90's too. Waaaay too dark eyeliner. But then again, that may have been twelve-year-old inexperience rather than 'fad following.' So I hope...
Kelsey14738454 Kelsey14738454 10 years
i tried to slit the sides of my jeans and sew in *hideous* sunflower fabric to have hand-made "bellbottoms." also, crackle nail polish, red eyeshadow, white eyeliner, does anyone remember the foam-in hair color that lasted like 3 weeks? press on nails, those polyester shirts that look like lava lamps, the. same. hairstyle. for ten years, dreadlocks, every awful short hairstyle that you could imagine once the dreads came out, silver mascara, the body glitter that everyone swept on the outside of their eyes, right into the temple, and on and on... (thankfully, chanel and i are good friends these days)
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 10 years
um, let's see: multi- coloured nail polish hair mascara platform sneakers glitter eyeshadow baggy (really baggy) jeans red streaks (like kelly rowland) nose piercing I was such a lame teenager.
CanadianInVA CanadianInVA 10 years
Oh the Glitter eyeshadow. Why didn't anyone stop me?
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 10 years
I had the glitter makeup - the cheesy kind that you get from Claire's and sprinkle at the corner of your eyes, etc. It was high school, everyone was doing it. :P
sailingstar457 sailingstar457 10 years
i used to use these hair ties with fake hair attached to it. It was always braided or streaked in some way, and the worst part was that it would get tangled in my own hair. I got the worst knots!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
haha. Mine wasn't really my choice but when I was younger (after a bad mishap I had while playing with scissors) the 5 year old me ended up with a MULLET. Not pretty at all.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
LMAO @ Candyapples dad :ROTFL: Witty man! I tried blue hair mascara, blue nail varnish, glitter eyeshadow. Also I dyed blonde streaks into my red hair (a la ginger spice). Oh the shame! :oops:
sugarbecky sugarbecky 10 years
Hair mascara and the glitter polish that's like sand on your nails... I'm cringing.
mangopassion mangopassion 10 years
I totally got into the colored nail polish, I had every color known to man. Also made myself look foolish all covered in glitter when I would go out. What was I thinking, I was in college, not a fairy princess!?!!!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Dyed my hair blonde - so not good. Also did the mood changing fingernail polish. :)
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
Hair mascara...
JBlondie JBlondie 10 years
Lets see.... I've tried the hair mascara, unfortunately I have very fine hair and it got so clumpy and goopy that the wand pulled out pieces of my hair. Loved the blue toe nail and finger nail polish, very Sun-in on my naturally very dark hair which turned out bright orange. Oh, and the mood lipsticks...but they never seemed to change from their bright green color!!!
ummyels ummyels 10 years
really thin eyebrows and lots of lipliner about twelve years ago-- the trend in south florida, anyway, was to try to look like a tough girl and wear lots of tommy hilfiger. UGH!!!!!!
purrtykitty purrtykitty 10 years
definitely mall bangs!! the horror...i cringe just thinking about them.
cageyme cageyme 10 years
I'm a consistent late-bloomer, so whenever I followed a silly fashion/beauty fad I compounded the problem by following the fad after it was already over. Not a good thing.
auddie auddie 10 years
Those mini butterfly clips with the front of my head in cornrows! And white and black eyeliner together at the same time! Passion4Fashion, one of my really good girlfriends still does that! We have no idea how to say something about it tactfully to her, so we always try to get her to try on lipsticks at the makeup counters at the mall.
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