19 Beauty Trends That Will Give Every Early 2000s Middle Schooler Major Nostalgia

19 Beauty Trends That Will Give Every Early 2000s Middle Schooler Major Nostalgia

Remember when Justin Bieber kept trying to sell you Proactiv?

The early 2000s certainly saw some iconic beauty trends, as those who lived through them will attest. From frosted tips to body glitter to crimped hair, the '90s and early '00s saw it all. If you're like me, your middle school life was probably defined by some of these beauty products and trends that are sure to give you some major waves of nostalgia.

1. Maybelline Great Lash

Everyone's first mascara (extra points if you had the clear version).

2. Clean & Clear Morning Burst

But the real question is, did you have the Morning Burst Surge?

3. Proactiv

You couldn't watch MTV for five minutes without Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Julianne Hough, or Adam Levine popping up to sell you Proactiv.

4. Stick concealer

Before the days of Tarte Shape Tape, we had Maybelline Cover Stick.

5. Suave Kids and L'Oreal Kids hair products

Why yes, I do still use the Suave Kids Double Dutch Apple detangler.

6. Those triangular Covergirl foundations

And it probably made you look like an oompa loompa.

7. Bon Bons nail polish

The cutest bottles in your collection, which also consisted of Claire's, Wet n Wild, and Limited Too nail polish. Did anyone else use nail polish to decorate literally everything they owned?

8. Lip Smackers

You and I have some problems if you don't think Dr. Pepper is the best flavor.

9. Victoria's Secret and Pink body mists

To douse ourselves with after gym class.

10. Lady Speedstick Teen Spirit deodorant

The other post-gym class essential.

11. Sun In

No, I will not stop spritzing until my hair looks like the girl on the bottle.

12. Cherry ChapStick

Obviously popularized by Katy Perry's 2008 claim to fame "I Kissed A Girl."

13. Celebrity perfume

A Britney Spears perfume always made the Christmas list.

14. All. The. Eyeliner.

Wanna hear the best news? This trend's hay-day isn't over yet. Check out Kat Von D's latest collaboration with Billie Joe Armstrong.

15. Hair wraps

The tell-tale sign of who went on vacation over winter break.

16. 7th Heaven face masks

And you were of course devastated to find out the chocolate mud mask wasn't actually edible.

17. A hair straightener you never put down

I'd like to publicly apologize to my hair for all the suffering I put it through.

18. Over-plucked eyebrows

If I could go back in time and give myself one piece of advice, it would be to put the damn tweezers down.

19. Bath and Body Works Art Stuff

Ah, the good old days when glitter was in everything, even our shower gel.

Cover Image Credit: VEVO / YouTube

Popular Right Now

20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

SEE RELATED: "Please Stop Asking What My Tattoos Mean"

1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

SEE ALSO: Sorry That You're Offended, But I Won't Apologize For My Tattoos

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating
Facebook Comments