I loved the 1990's and in the last couple of years, there has been a bit of a 90's revival, which I am so glad about, as I loved everything about it. I was an 80's baby, but all my childhood memories are from the 90's.
Here are 15 memories that made it to my 90's nostalgia list:
For those eagle-eyed Tamagotchi fans (I know they exist!) I know these aren't the original 90's Tamagotchi's!
1.) Tattoo chokers. Who didn't have one of these?! I remember all my friends had them in black and mine was in blue. I was a bit miffed by that! (I have one in black now!)
2.) Those colourful jelly bracelets. How we would pile them up our arms! The more you had the more playground respect you got. There were also the bracelets that had the liquid and glitter inside too, for some reason they fascinated me!
3.) All I need to say is: Did you wear Coffee Shimmer or Heather Shimmer? I wore Heather Shimmer. (It was my mums!)
4.) I loved how much more casual everyone looked. Makeup, hair and fashion were much simpler and I don't think people felt as pressured to look a certain way. Speaking of the fashion, I loved my Adidas trousers SO much, I remember being over the moon when my Parents bought me a black and a blue pair!
5.) I wholeheartedly believe Kids TV programs were Waaaay better in the 90's! I mean we had: Recess, SM:TV Live, Sabrina the teenage witch, The Moomins, Zzzap, Get your own back, Arthur, Fun House, Pokémon, Bernard's watch, Round the twist, Rugrats, Power Rangers, The Simpsons, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Hey Arnold and so much more! I remember watching the Royal Family too.
6.) The music: Oasis, Blur, The Verve, The Spice Girls, S Club 7, Hanson, Vengaboys, Destiny's child, No Doubt, Hole, Nirvana, Alanis Morissette...
7.) Tamagotchis! I loved mine so much. I literally played with it until it fell apart. -Sad times!
8.) Pokémon! Not the new phone app Pokémon, but good old trading cards and Gameboy Pokémon!
9.) Simpler times: Although I love how far technology has come and I admit I'd be kind of lost if social media and the internet was taken away from me now, I am glad that I had a childhood without it! It seems like there were more children playing outside back them.
10.) I was happy all of the time. Life was great and I even loved school in the 90's, it was always fun. (However, I hated high school!)
11.) Huge brick-sized mobile phones! I remember my Dad got a new mobile phone and gave me his old one to play with, I took it into school and everyone was amazed!
12.) Gel pens. Again, like the bracelets, the more you had the more respect you got. I only had two I think...says it all really!
13.) Free Toys! You'd find them everywhere, in cereal, Happy Meals, crisps (Pogs!)
14.) Teen films like: Clueless, 10 things I hate about you, Never been kissed, American Pie, The Craft. I loved them all!
15.) Kids Toys (I know I have already named a few) Among my favourites were: My Power Ranger figures, Etch a Sketch, Pokémon figures, Barbie's, Sindy's, Beanie Babies, Yo Yo's, Trolls, Care Bears, My Little Pony, Polly Pockets, Pound Puppies, Slinkys and of course the Furby.
What did you love about the 90's? Tell me in the comments.
Love, Roar Dinosaur!