Does anything remind you of childhood more than the classic scent of Herbal Essences shampoo? How about the sight of a Caboodle? Maybe it’s those back-to-school vibes or perhaps the changing of the seasons, but we’re feeling nostalgic—so we thought we’d indulge in a little #tbt action by hunting down the best beauty products of our youth. Now excuse us while we inhale some Gap Heaven
With the color-coordinated ring that came looped around the bottle, these polishes were the gift that kept on giving. (Forget that the rings were plastic and always too big—they were fun and FREE, okay?)
Get it now: Hard Candy Nail Color with Ring ($5) in Frenzy
Juicy Tube colors were like Pokémon—had to catch ’em all. (Except for the blue one. Like, why?)
Get it now: Lancôme Juicy Tube Ultra Shiny Lipgloss ($18)
You might say that the precursor to Flash Tattoos was… temporary tattoos, but we’d argue that gel pens were the cooler version of faux ink—they allowed for freestyling, after all.
Get it now: Sakura 10-Piece Metallic Gelly Rol Pen Set ($12)
The occasion was your summer camp mixer, and your preferred scent was Blazin’ Blueberry. You put this stuff everywhere. (Disclaimer: It’s with great sadness that we report the original Art Stuff line is no longer available, but in the event that you need body glitter in your life, we made a substitute pick.)
Get it now: Nyx Cosmetics Roll-On Shimmer ($4)
What was the point of stocking up on these essentials if you didn’t have a super-cool carrying case? Caboodle to the rescue.
Get it now: Caboodles On-the-Go-Girl Swag Purple Carrying Case ($35)
Nineties mall kids know that an afternoon shopping trip wasn’t complete unless you did some serious damage at The Body Shop (or smelled everything in the store, at the very least). White Musk is the ultimate classic.
Get it now: The Body Shop White Musk Perfume Oil ($16)
With just a spritz of this cult classic scent, you were one step closer to being Kate Moss (or smelling like her, at least?).
Get it now: Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette ($49)
Your hair wasn’t ever REALLY clean unless people within a 50-yard radius could catch a whiff of that glorious floral smell. We were outraged when Clairol discontinued Herbal Essences’ original formula in the mid-aughts, but thanks to popular demand, the brand reintroduced that scent (and even the original bottle design!) in 2013.
Get it now: Herbal Essences Smooth Collection Shampoo ($3)
The essence of Dr. Pepper at the tip of your tongue all day AND super-soft lips? Genius.
Get it now: Bonne Belle Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker ($2)
If you didn’t accidentally color your hair orange in the name of “natural” frosted highlights, you definitely knew someone who did.
Get it now: Sun-In Original Spray-In Hair Lightener ($7)
Maybe Mom deemed those CK One ads too sexy, but she was totally cool with anything The Gap purveyed. Even if Heaven wasn’t your scent of choice, you also had your pick of Grass, Cloud, and Dream.
Get it now: Gap Heaven Eau de Toilette ($13)
An antiperspirant or l’eau de coming of age? Both!
Get it now: Teen Spirit Stick Antiperspirant ($19) in Pink Crush
Lip gloss is officially back, which means it’s time to stock up on this cult favorite again.
Get it now: MAC Lipglass ($15) in Clear
Did we miss any of your favorites from way back when? Tell us in the comments below!