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4 popular beauty trends from our teenage years
Being a teenager is equal parts terrifying and awesome. You’re faced with getting your period, dealing with bitchy gal pals (and guy pals for that matter), constant arguing with your parents, confidence-killing breakouts and ALL of the high school dramz. On the other end of the scale, your adolescence is also all about first dates, school dances, house parties, eating whatever you want (bring back that fast metabolism!) and experimenting with beauty.
No matter what era you were born, some teenage beauty trends make their way back into our lives as adults, cementing our everlasting love for them. Here are the ones we still love today…
From cheap plastic chokers (à la Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) to velvet, studded, chain, wrap around, and even bandana styles – the choker has always been a must-have teen accessory (and it’s even totally trendy for adults in 2016!).
#2 Belly piercings
I BEGGED my mum for a belly piercing when I was 16 because they were the coolest thing ever. Fast-forward nine years and I’m still a fan. They’re such a cute, fun accessory and come in some adorable styles, like Blomdahl Navel Barbells & Jewellery Balls (http://www.beautyheaven.com.au/body-health/eyes-ears/28961-blomdahl-caring-jewellery-navel-barbells-jewellery-ball ). It seems loads of celebs agree, with Jessica Alba, Alessandra Ambrosio and Vanessa Hudgens all sporting some belly bling.
#3 Hair accessories
Beth recently told us that hair piercings are trending right now and it just goes to show that this teenage trend will always be popular. Whether it was dressing up your pony tail with a bit of bling (like Lady Jayne Metal Ponytail Cuff), popping on a cute headband (like Gliders Hair Accessories Flex Headband 1pc) or adding a bit of colour (like Vixen Hair Chalk), our teenage years were all about dressing our tresses and if we’re being honest, it’s just as fun to do now – and we’ve gotten a lot better at it, am I right!?
#4 Glitter make-up
I think it’s safe to say we all owned a make-up palette as a teenager that was shiny, glittery and oh-so pigmented. And while my make-up bag is now a little more extensive (OK, a LOT more extensive), I’ve always got some glittery goodness up my sleeve. Whether I want to give my eye make-up a little extra oomph or take my highlighter to the next level, there’s always an occasion for a little extra sparkle! We love e.l.f. cosmetics Studio Glitter Gloss and Bodyography Luster Lux Glitter Pigments.
What’s your favourite beauty trend from your teenage years?