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From spaghetti strap crops and tiny coloured sunglasses to ankle bracelets, velvet headbands, butterfly hair clips and scrunchies; the 1990s were the days when fashion was born and bred.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were dating, Charmed, Friends and Sabrina the Teenage Witch were on our screens and Mary-Kate and Ashley launched their careers. Times were good.

What was one of the many gifts the Olsen Twins gave us? Hair bandanas, of course. In paisley print, to be precise.

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The bandana is officially the nostalgic hair accessory making a major comeback this summer, and we're rejoicing from the throwback heavens.

Back in 1999, the world and it's mother was donning headscarves from Christina Aguilera to Dionne in Clueless. The paisley print was where it was AT.

Fast forward a couple of years, and the accessory has been spotted on the high street once more. Vintage stores are also stocking up on the style staple.

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Brands and designers from JW Anderson, Kate Spade and Max Mara are using scarves for their bold catwalk looks, with signature printed ensembles and monogramming included for SS19

One perfect reason for sporting the look is that it can cover up a dodgy hair day, or unwashed hair with enough grease to cook a double cheeseburger. Unwashed tresses are concealed with ease.

Fold your square scarf diagonally in half to create a triangle, place it over your hair and tie at the nape of your neck. Fix with some bobby pins or hair clips to secure it all day, and voila. You're fierce.

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You can even wear the scarves as a crop top if you tie it correctly at the back, which blew our minds. An accessory and an item of clothing which embodies a past era of our lives? Sign us up.

Bad Gal RiRi even used one for her Wild Thoughts music video, looking out of this world incredible as always. We all know that anything Rihanna touches turns to gold, so it's time we joined the trend.

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The humble headscarf bandana wasn't just graced on the heads of 1990s royalty like Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls. Male celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Tupac even wore the edgy accessory.

While some of the trends from the nineties have earned their spot on the World Dressed lists nowadays, we simply must throw our support in for the bandana kerchief. It's both lazy and hip at the same time.

If you need us, we'll be hunting Temple Bar's vintage shops for more old-school baggy sportswear, coloured hair clips and tiny sunnies for festival season. Wear your bandana with pride, ladies and gents.

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When we saw that #I'mOldEnoughToRememberWhen was trending, we panicked. While we adore being offered reminders of the good old days, nobody enjoys being reminded of the daily passing of time.

Some of the gems we found gave us a good laugh, so we've curated a list of our top 20 favourite nostalgia thirst posts, and if you can't relate to any of them then get OUT of this article immediately.

No young ones allowed. We're off to play Crash Bandicoot on our Playstations and message weird fonts to our friends on MSN. If we get time, we'll send our friends 'luv' on Bebo too.

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1. The infamous Nintendo DS in soft pink

2.  Windows XP was the bomb

3. Videotapes were 'taped over' with new shows or films on TV every other weekend

4. Rewinding your cassette tapes with a pencil was perfectly acceptable

5.  The DVD symbol changing colour and whizzing around your screen was strangely hypnotic

6. We'd have laid down our lives to get Bratz dolls, Tamagotchis, Razor scooters or a Nintendo Wii 

7. This one hurts.

8. We desperately needed every one of those Disney movie plates

9. Cartoon Network was where all the good TV was at, especially Power Puff Girls:

10. The world premiere of High School Musical on Disney Channel changed our lives

11. Polly Pockets were our handbags

12. Apple hadn't achieved world domination yet, and Steve Jobs was alive and well:

13. You couldn't just Google someone's contact number, you had to show dedication:

14. We can still see the ad for Bop It on Nickelodeon, it haunts us to this day:

15. Netflix wasn't instantaneous streaming:

16. Weapons were made in your mouth:

17. Limewire was all the rage, and YouTube converter was used to illegally download tunes and burned it onto a CD:

18. Legends of the Hidden Temple was the highlight of TV, and we wanted to join in SO BADLY:

19. There was no under the table Whatsapp message-sending going on, that's for sure

20. Paint was the pinnacle of entertainment:

Those were the days…No Trump, no Brexit, no problem. Just lusting after Zach Morris without knowing what lust actually was, and dialling up the broadband internet to play PC games for hours at a time.

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Remember those egg-shaped digital pets that everyone had and didn't care proper care of?

If you don't, then you most likely weren't born in the 1990s…Those were the days. With the Spice Girls and Westlife touring, not to mention all of the live-action Disney flicks, nostalgia is in vogue right now.

The cherry on the cake: Tamagotchi digital pets are coming back into our lives, whether you like it or not. They're the EXACT replicas of the ones we knew and adored in the 90s.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tamagotchi digital pets are now on sale on Amazon, and the general public and internet communities have lost their damn minds, understandably.

The description on Amazon's website reads: "The Original Tamagotchi digital pet you loved back in 1997 is back with the original programming!"

"Feed it, turn lights on/off, play with it, give it medicine, flush after it's used the bathroom, check it's health and discipline your Tamagotchi if he bothers you when he's happy, fed and all cleaned up."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It continues; "Raise your Tamagotchi from egg to child to adult and how you take care of it will decide which of the seven adults you'll get." What an absolute chore…we want them all.

Japanese company Bandai created Tamagotchi's 20 years ago, and first released them in 1997. They became one of the most popular toys of the 90s at rapid speed, and taught kids about basic responsibilities.

Pretty much every one of us had to deal with the digital death of our pets, but all was grand because of that sweet reset button at the back. Reborn and rejuvenated…here we go again.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Peter Jenkinson, resident toy expert, was interviewed by LADbible a few years ago and said;

"It was the first truly 'real time' toy – you didn't need to make it do stuff, it did stuff that you then had to react to. It was always on, always with you, you had little/no control over it and it was without doubt the first truly virtual pet that behaved like it had its own personality/destiny. In a way, a very early example of how AI might pan out."

"It was ahead of its time and although tech has evolved hugely this past two decades, our love of nostalgia hasn't diminished."

Dive back into your childhood and check out the multi-coloured options available online, with prices starting from around €22. It costs to go back in time, evidently.

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The first season was a huge hit.

And now Derry Girls is back with a bang for a second series.

The drama follows a group of teenagers who are growing up during the Troubles in 1990s in Northern Ireland.

The show's eagerly anticipated return will be hitting our screens in March and it looks amazing. 

The Channel 4 show is based on writer Lisa McGee’s upbringing in Derry, and the trailer brings us back to the world of four schoolgirls attending a convent school.

The trailer shows the five pals going on a school trip – however, the girls are supposed to be off to a Take That concert.

One of their mothers tells them, ''I know how much you were looking forward to seeing this and that" before Erin quickly says, ''Take That".

Saoirse-Monica Jackson plays the lead role of Erin, with her cousin Orla played by Louisa Harland and Nicola Coughlan and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell starring as pals Clare and Michelle. Michelle’s English cousin James is played by Dylan Llewellyn.

Fans were so excited with the prospect of a brand new season and they took to so social media to express their delight. 

One said, ''My teenage years all wrapped up in one glorious package #derrygirls is back.''

While another wrote, ''Excited is an understatement .#DerryGirls returns.''

We can't wait either – let's hope it's just as fab as the first one. 

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Westlife's brand new single Hello My Love has OFFICIALLY been released, after airing on Breakfast Republic on RTE 2FM this morning.

The boyband uploaded a short video to Twitter confirming the catchy pop track's release, and the internet went into absolute meltdown.

The tune was written by renowned pop hitmakers Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac, so it's bound to make it to the top of the charts.

In the short clip, Kian Egan announces to their ecstatic fanbase; "Our brand new single Hello My Love is out right now!"

The boys will be performing the new single on tomorrow night's The Graham Norton Show, which is set to be a big night for Shane, Kian, Mark and Nicky.

The lads are releasing their first album in a whopping EIGHT LONG YEARS, and it's safe to say our hearts may just stop when it drops.

Nicky Byrne shared a short audio of the song yesterday, and we're in our graves from sheer excitement already;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Westlife will finish their tour with two massive dates at Croke Park in Dublin this July, which had tickets flying out the door.

The four members shared a photo which appeared to have been taken inside GAA Headquarters before the tour was confirmed, teasing their Croke Park gigs to excited fans.

The Twenty Tour is the boybands' fastest selling tour of all time, it sold an INSANE 400,000 tickets in just 48 hours.

In other news, Westlife have dismissed consistent rumours that Brian McFadden is to rejoin the band, commenting that: “Everyone is talking about this except us.”

It's Robbie Williams vs Take That drama all over again. At least we're getting a brand new chune and a tour?

We don't even know if we're ready for the explosion of Westlife fever which will ensue from their single, prepare yourselves gals.

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The early noughties WORSHIPPED the French manicure, and all of a sudden we're seeing a major comeback.

Between Ariana Grande using the trend as part of her iconic 00's chick-flick themed Thank U, Next music video, and Ocean's 8 featuring the nail art, fashion has taken a turn.

White-tipped nails were huge back in the day, everyone who was anyone sported the chic style craze. Heiresses such as Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian West aided the movement.

The trend appeared to die by the time 2010 came along, with those in the ensuing decade calling it cheesy and (*gasp*) TACKY.

The tide is turning, because the nail style is appearing everywhere from red carpets to fashion shows, from celebrity appearances to music videos. 

We're seeing massive 1990s comebacks, from bands such as the Spice Girls and Westlife as well as reboots of popular TV shows and movies such as Sabrina.

It makes sense that nails should follow fashion and popular culture, and we're SO ready to whip out those white tips.

LeChat celebrity nail artist Elle has said that;

"Fashion has taken a '90s turn from influence, so of course the trends have returned from that era. I'm enjoying the new modern twists, maybe because it comes from my era."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"How you approach the modern take is vital; the nail shape should be a ballerina, not a square. If it's not done right, it will become 'basic'," she commented.

Heaven forbid. 

Are you ready to WERK the trend, or do you think it should stay in the 2000s where it belongs? 

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We're sure you all remember the teen heart-throb and sandy blonde protagonist of Saved By The Bell.

The absolute hunk that was Zack Morris was played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who is now hoping that the show will have it's reunion on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Hold on to your nostalgia hats, because Saved By The Bell is set to have it's 30-year-anniversary, so we suddenly feel infinitely older.

Jimmy Fallon previously had the cast-members back for a mini-reunion on-screen in 2015, which the internet was DELIGHTED for, and the star is hoping for another TV celebration.

The 44-year-old actor shot to fame back in 1989 playing the main character of the show, and it's now renowned as one of the biggest treats of the 1990s.

The 90s fashion alone has remained iconic, but we haven't seen much of the cast since the show ended, except for Mario Lopez and Gosselaar.

Lopez, who portrayed AC Slater, has remained in the TV business through his penchant for presenting. Mark-Paul has also stayed in the industry, playing roles in NYPD Blue, Franklin & Bash and now The Passage.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gosselaar recently spoke to Metro, and stated that there are currently no plans to get the crew back together for the anniversary; "No, we haven’t discussed anything."

He continued:

"I think the last time we did something for the 25th was with Jimmy Fallon, so possibly he might have something up his sleeve which would be great."

"I think we’d all gladly take up the offer if it was there to reprise that role with them."

PAY ATTENTION JIMMY. Give the world what it wants, and deserves.

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In case you don't remember Aaron Carter (brother of Nick), he was essentially the 90s embodied; a teen singing heartthrob with questionable blonde hair who sang about candy.

Yes, he's the young boy who sang I Want Candy, and yet continued to have a career.

He's still performing nowadays with a new album, but he frequently serves clapbacks to his online haters through his Twitter account, and this time it was all about adolescent male singers.

According to Carter, he "paved the way" for Justin Bieber's fame, and was never given any credit for it. Hmm, I know we have some thoughts on this matter.

Seems a little self-absorbed to us, but what was even more surprising was Justin Bieber's response.

Seeing as Carter, now 30, claimed that singers such as Jesse McCartney and J.Biebs never "gave him homage", you'd think they'd be annoyed at this comment, but Bieber actually backed him up on this.

Justin tweeted: "Aaron Carter, I had your album when I was little. And bumped the song Aaron's Party. I was like 7, if you need a hype man i got you." Well, colour us surpised.

 Their conversation continued in a pretty friendly manner, and maybe Carter had a point.

He never reached the level of success which Justin Bieber achieved, but did he begin the era of teenage boys singing absolute bops to teenage girls?

So it's true, Aaron Carter was one of Justin Bieber's inspirations, and then Justin Bieber's new tunage inspired Aaron Carter's new album, LøVë. 

Consider us confused and amused.

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There's no doubt that late 1990s teen singer Jesse McCartney was influenced by Aaron Carter too, I mean the Beautiful Soul singer literally resembles his twin.

What do you think, was Aaron Carter just being a slightly bitter lemon that he never got the same attention, or did he pave the way for The Biebs?

We, for one, are glad this didn't turn into a spat. 

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Any Saved by the Bell fans out there?

It was one of the TV shows I grew up with and like pretty much everyone else watching it, I had a massive crush on the blonde-haired boy next door – Zack Morris.

Well good news lads – you can now you can binge on a condensed version of the iconic ’90s sitcom on none other then Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#WCW x 3!

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The Instagram cuts the original episodes down to about four minutes and can be viewed on NBC’s IGTV page.

Hello, weekend plans.

These mini-episodes will follow the same story as the original, but in a more Instagram-friendly way.

This means that they're shorter, edited to fit a vertical screen, and have new animated graphics, texts, and pop-ups that appear during the episode.

The original show premiered in 1989 and ran until 1993. starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack), Mario Lopez (A.C.), Dustin Diamond (Screech), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly), Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie), Lark Voorhies (Lisa) and Dennis Haskins (Richard).

While the full episodes of the series are on Hulu and NBC.com, we are big fans of this Instagram version too.

Bayside High, we're heading back to you. 

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Get ready to lose hours of your life reliving OG '90s shows – as Kel would say, ''awww, here it goes!''

The shows will be available to watch via streaming site VRV and tbh, we haven't been this excited about a guilty pleasure in a while.

Classics like Are You Afraid of the Dark?The Amanda ShowClarissa Explains It AllDougKenan & KelRocko’s Modern Life will all be there, among others. 

With the current trend for all things nostalgic in pop culture, this couldn't have come along at a better time, right? 

My whole childhood was made up of watching Kenan & Kel (I definitely knew who loved orange soda) to Sister Sister and of course, things like Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Even early Noughties shows like Drake and Josh were actually funny and so easy to watch.

Ah, simpler times. 

While Nickelodeon isn’t launching its own streaming service like Disney, it will live on the NickSplat channel on VRV, which is an animation-focused streaming service.

If all that isn't enough to sate your appetite for childhood telly, other amazing OG Nickelodeon shows like Hey Arnold! and Rugrats can be watched on Hulu already. 

Frankly, we're just beyond ready to spend the weekends devouring Clarissa Explains It All. 

Now, I wonder will Are You Afraid of the Dark? scare the sh*t out of me even though I'm twenty-four now?

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''Why does it always raaainn on meeeee….''

Yes, get ready for a blast of '90s post-Britpop nostalgia as Travis head to Dublin later this year.

They're bringing The Man Who album back to our Fair City, where they first performed it way back in 1999.  

The band will play a special show at the Olympia Theatre on Sunday, 9th December.

The album was the biggest selling UK album in 2000, spent 11 weeks at Number 1, and gave us songs like Driftwood, Turn and their iconic tune, Why Does It Always Rain On Me.

“Songs are like emotional bookmarks in time,” frontman Fran Healy said.

“When you hear a song you are transported to those times and feel strong echoes of the feelings you felt. Rarely does an album have this ability so performing.'' 

Singer/guitarist Fran Healy, bassist Dougie Payne, guitarist Andy Dunlop and drummer Neil Primrose will be bringing you right back to the era of practically non-existent eyebrows, platform shoes and slip dresses over t-shirts.

Tickets from €44.05 go on sale this Friday 17th August at 9am via Ticketmaster.

Snap 'em up before everyone else does. 

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Yep, it's 1994 again because we are talking all things The Babysitters Club.

If you were born before 2000, these books should have been a staple of that horribly ''wtf?'' time in your life aged 11 – 14.

Every summer for those formative years, I could be found curled up literally anywhere, enveloped in the adventures of Kristy, Ann-Marie and co.

I felt I knew those tweenage girls from Connecticut for real so it's safe to say this news is pretty f*cking exciting. 

A retro box set of all of the OG novels is due to be released. 

According to BustleThe Baby-Sitters Club retro set will include six original BSC books, which will be: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and Kristy's Big Day.

Twelve-year-old me is screaming RN. 

Each book will have its gorgeous original illustrated cover, plus they will come inside of a cute retro tin. 

It definitely looks like this blast of 1980's/1990's nostalgia is here to stay as Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that there may be a brand new TV adaptation of the series on the way.

''The adaptation comes from Walden Media and Michael De Luca, which will be producing and shopping the modernized version as half-hour episodes,'' it was reported. 

There was a TV show from Scholastic in the 1990's, as well as a 1995 movie starring Rachel Leigh Cook and Larisa Oleynik.

''As lifelong fans of The Baby-Sitters Club and its enduring messages of entrepreneurialism, empowerment, diversity and most importantly, female friendships, we couldn't’t be more thrilled to work on this special project with Rachel and Lucia,” says Naia Cucukov, Walden Media’s senior vp development and production. 

“We feel incredibly honoured that Ann M. Martin has allowed us the chance to introduce the BSC to a new generation of future thought leaders and influencers.”

Now the real question is…is it too early to add that vintage tin of books to my Christmas wish list?

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