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11 things that made every 90s Irish schoolgirl feel like a queen

Remember when butterfly clips were the height of glamour?

1. Whipping out a copy of Shout/Mizz/Bliss/Kiss to read with your mates in the playground

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2. When your Mam bought you a copy of Sabrina’s Secret

And you got to bring the nail art pen to school and rub it in everyone else’s faces.


3. Writing with a colourdey gel pen

Procured from Toymaster with your pocket money, obvs.

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4. When you got to write on ~*~scented notepaper ~*~

Nothing makes a gal feel more glamorous than getting to write on paper that smells vaguely like strawberries.

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5. Owning any sort of Groovy Chick merchandise

Bonus points if you had a Groovy Chick throw pillow in your bedroom, too.


6. Applying scented lip balm in the middle of class and knowing everyone else was mega jealous of your bubblegum-scented lips

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7. Going on holidays and coming back with one of these in your hair

“Yeah, I was in Fuerteventura. No biggy.”


8. Wearing a choker that you got in Claire’s to school

And hiding it under your shirt collar when your teacher gave out to you.

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9. Tying back your hair with glittery butterfly clips

As Fergie once sang: “G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S.”

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10. Putting some of this on before you headed out into the world


11. Coming back in September with a brand new Roxy schoolbag

The height of chic. Source:

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Amy O'Connor

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