15 Things Kikay '90s Kids Will Remember
We bet a few of these items were part of your kiddie kikay kit!
(SPOT.ph) Back when we were kids, we didn’t have the spending power to buy makeup and relied on our special begging power to evoke the generosity of our mom,
Messing around with makeup for
We guess this was a precursor to the K-beauty lip oil trend though it had a thinner and runnier consistency with zero staying power. Sometimes we forgot that we were wearing it so upon accidentally wiping our lips at the back our hand, we ended up with an icky mess.
Flavored Lip Balm
When it came to this trend, Lip Smackers was the OG beauty brand. Aside from Pokémon cards,
Because fruit- or flower-scented perfumes were too mainstream! Most kids preferred to sniff something that reminded them of their favorite sweet
If this generation’s youths are obsessed with matte and bold colors, then the past decade was all about the opposite. The more transparent and glossier the lip product, the better. And it just had the faintest hint of tint. Whether it came in tube or clicker pen form, the clear gloss always oozed out with a thick consistency that felt like saran wrap over our pucker. And since they were crazy pricey back then (not
Family beach trips to Bora were never complete without a souvenir henna tattoo plus decorative threads weaved through your hair. They’re great and all but they were definitely an epic struggle in the shower. And when school came around, you sadly had to get rid of your hair ornament.
Colored Clip-on Extensions
Speaking of school, most educational institutions (especially if they were Catholic) had a strict dress code, which didn’t allow attention-grabbing accessories, makeup, and brightly dyed hair. What’s a girl to do? That’s where temporary clip-on strands came in handy! They let you sport the hair highlight trend on the weekends without getting in trouble with the nuns during the weekdays. And when we
Because we believed that slathering on a generous amount of the sparkly gel would bring us closer to achieving that fairy
You were very forgiving about the quality of said palette since you didn’t have as many options back then. You also gave bonus points if the kiddie makeup came bundled with pint-sized accessories like plastic pearl necklaces or glittery tiaras. Most of them were contained in flimsy plastic packaging shaped like hearts, butterflies, and the like. (You know, the type that would be completely destroyed once you accidentally dropped it from the table?)
Upon actually prodding the product, you realized that the cream-based ones were disturbingly waxy while the powder-based ones were incredibly chalky. And neither one had much pigmentation, but hey, you made do with what you got and came out looking like a pageant queen anyway.
Peel-off Nail Polish
Using this type of nail product meant you didn't have to use harsh chemicals like acetone to get rid of the polish. (But really, you shouldn’t be using it on your adult nails anyway). And peeling things off is one of the more satisfying, and Zen activities out there. You were also especially excited if the polish was scented or it had glitters inside the bottle.
Spray-on Hair Color
You used this option if you wanted something more “natural” looking in terms of highlights and if you wanted to channel your favorite anime character. If you were feeling really brave, you’d dare to wear several colors at a time. The spray-on hair color looked just as fake as the clip-
You're probably guilty of discreetly buffing your nails in class to give it that natural shine. Certainly beats the hassle of applying nail polish plus, it keeps hands busy if one is the fidgety type. The most recognizable nail buffer was the white and gray one from The Body Shop but we’ve also seen more creative colors come out through the years.
You can count on your fancy aunt or uncle to get you Bath & Body Works products from her trip abroad or Marks & Spencer branded ones at the mall during birthdays and Christmas (which usually happens when they’re not quite sure how old you are). The lotion was thick and creamy and got greasy if you slathered too much on your legs. More often than not, the lotion came with a matching shower gel and loofah.
How else would you
Bless Jessica Simpson for her iconic Dessert beauty line in the mid-2000s featuring edible creams, glosses, and powders. It was the next logical step in a decade obsessed with sweet scents like vanilla, candy, and strawberry. The best part was, they actually tasted good and had decent shimmer. It wasn't yummy enough to eat after dinner but it didn't make you retch when you accidentally licked your lips. We still weep the loss of this brand and hope it makes a comeback someday.
Now, it’s time to store all the above items inside a carrying case! You couldn’t exactly afford train cases or luxe cosmetic bags back then, so hard plastic containers had to double as a
Yes, we know that it’s more of a school and office supply than a beauty product but this is where the resourcefulness kicks in. Who knew that Liquid Paper could be used as a makeshift French manicure in a jiff? We did! And some of us even painted the whole nail then topped it off with highlighter ink to make it a fashion-forward neon hue.