To wonder why creosote tans, blinding white teeth, false eyelashes and BIG hair....

(223 Posts)
lazyhound444 Fri 28-Feb-14 14:57:14

became the norm? I appreciate that not all young ladies adopt this look (my own DD being one of them) but I couldn't help feeling a bit confused skiffing through my DS's Instagram last night at the endless duck face pout selfies of young ladies he goes to school with who all look exactly the same because of this current "uniform". It just made me feel a bit depressed. I'm 48 but when I was young we had a bit more diversity and of course we were au naturel. AIBU?

abitsc Mon 03-Mar-14 09:38:28

That's what porn dolls look like, that's a thing kids are getting exposed to now apparently, be it directly through unfettered web access or indirectly through pop music and disney princesses that turn into s********s.

mrsjay Mon 03-Mar-14 09:31:01

t was the 'blue eye liner brigade' in my day.

and what was wrong with our blue eyeliner and heather shimmer eyshadow grin the girls in one of my dds year called themselves the plastics they seemed to like the label and took it in good humour

NationMcKinley Sun 02-Mar-14 19:27:03

I was a Goth in my yoof but was totally crap at it. I had the black / tie dyed tasseled skirts, long split ended purple hair, black nail polish, dark red lipstick, loads of black eyeliner etc but try as I might I always preferred Bananarama to The Cure and was too bloody cheerful and fond of carbs to really nail that tortured artistic look grin

ChubbyKitty Sat 01-Mar-14 22:57:55

Ah true silver. Between the ages of 13-18 I don't remember having any nose at all. But i always managed to spend a lot of time complaining it was too big...

silvermantella Sat 01-Mar-14 15:30:39

chubbykitty the difference between selfies and myspace poses were that we didn't have snazzy phones with front-facing cameras, so you had to hold your camera high and as far away as possible (hard if you have t-rex arms like me!) and then pout.

Also have flash on full blast so you looked suitably pale and interesing with no nose if you went too far iirc

Sparklingbrook Sat 01-Mar-14 12:38:42

At least the blue mascara was applied to our own eyelashes. grin

ithaka Sat 01-Mar-14 12:38:23

truely yes - it was you! You were the blue eye liner brigade! I,of course, was so original in my DMs, kohl eyeliner, ripped tartan shirt and one massive earring. I did not look exactly like Bananarama, not at all.

truelymadlysleepy Sat 01-Mar-14 12:35:17

You looking at me ithaka? I rocked the blue eyeliner, frosted pink lipstick & pie frost collar Diana look blush

Sparklingbrook Sat 01-Mar-14 12:33:57

I think the 'plastics' label was more descriptive. Fake tan, fake nails, fake eyelashes. Nothing's real is it?

I love Snog, Marry, Avoid on BBC3. They strip off all the make up and fakery and uncover the natural beauty. It's so nice.

ithaka Sat 01-Mar-14 12:22:36

I am surprised some people are taking this thread so seriously and are getting all hoiky bosomed about young girls naming another group 'plastics'. There have always been names for the tribes you don't admire - it was the 'blue eye liner brigade' in my day.

I think this is just light hearted fun, poking fun at the youth of today and their different styles.

Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose & all that.

CrabbySpringyBottom Sat 01-Mar-14 11:15:59

Morning yes to ask the waitress if she had a sheep on her head would have been unforgivably rude and cruel!

mrsjay Sat 01-Mar-14 11:05:25

I might try them I can only wish for folk to see my teeth from space grin

The strips really do whiten your teeth in quite a different way from bicarb pastes, etc.
I've had to stop recently as I was teetering on visible from space territory...
That was after only about 10 days use smile

MadIsTheNewNormal Sat 01-Mar-14 11:03:48

I agree. They all look like 45 year old drag queens. Whereas if they toned it down a bit on the fake tan and the ridiculous eyebrows they'd look exactly like what they are - fresh faced lovely looking young women. I'm not against full make-up at all, but it's supposed to make you look better, not worse. confused

mrsjay Sat 01-Mar-14 11:01:44

I am using arm and hammer bicarb toothpaste atm and my teeth are clean and feel great just the colour is blush

No grin
That's just the cheapo way I get mine. I'm a recently reformed smoker and love my shiny clean gnashers.

mrsjay Sat 01-Mar-14 10:56:45

oh hehe @ Ross Geller glow that was funny,

I have discoloured teeth due to illness and medicine when i was younger so i don't think those strips would work

nkf Sat 01-Mar-14 10:55:11

Do they have to be from Ebay?

Crest whitening strips from eBay work for me. Not Ross Geller glow in the dark white but clean and fresh looking.

mrsjay Sat 01-Mar-14 10:49:51

it can be veneers or tooth whitening I would love nice white teeth it costs a fortune though

nkf Sat 01-Mar-14 10:48:24

I wouldn't mind glittering white teeth. How do you get that look?

mrsjay Sat 01-Mar-14 10:47:35

*Regardless of what you wear, you then look to join your respective tribe at times, Festivals, Concerts, Science Fiction Conventions etc.

We all fit in, or stand out somewhere.*

^ ^ that

every single teenager has their own style and group of friends

"But yeah, those kids' bed sheets and clothes must be filthy with all that tan/make up."

It's the clothes that I found the most frustrating, they would have to be binned.

It was the one aspect that made my middle DD rethink her colours, or both her and what she was wearing.

I'm glad that she didn't go down the heavy subbed use that I did in the 80's/90's though.

LordPalmerston Sat 01-Mar-14 10:44:48

look at women in the 70s = all the same too

PLus ca change

"Whereas I can't imagine a return to a time when ppl (well, women) aren't expected to enhance their appearance"

Every culture has messed around with themselves, whether it's heavy eyeliner, Egyptian style, or a bone/claw inserted somewhere, or just body painting, changing our look is something that we have always done.

There is no individual look, Lady GaGa comes close occasionally, but even my Gothic DD relies on those gone before her for inspiration, in the same way my Spray Tanned other DD's do.

Regardless of what you wear, you then look to join your respective tribe at times, Festivals, Concerts, Science Fiction Conventions etc.

We all fit in, or stand out somewhere.

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