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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? 



Like blue hair mascara, platform Skechers and bleached denim flares, rip-off tracksuit bottoms are one thing we had relegated to the NEVER AGAIN category.

Rip-offs – basically tracksuit bottoms that opened with buttons the whole way up each leg – were intensely coveted by every teen/tween in the Nineties, but thankfully they fell off the radar after a year or two.

Well, until now. Stylist Courtney Smith took to Instagram recently with a photo that sent chills down our spine while also giving us a *bit* of a thrill…

Elverys Sports have confirmed that the humble rip-off tracksuits are indeed "coming back" to stores, though we have no details as to exactly when they'll be stocked.

Fun fact: The official name of these nostalgia-inducing trackies is in fact the Adidas Command Button Tracksuit Pant. Who knew?!

No word yet if the Kappa version is getting a revival, but we're holding out hope.


We've seen enough flashback episodes of Friends to know what Rachel Green looked like as a teen, but it turns out Jennifer Aniston looked almost identical to her in the early days.

Years before she got her breakout role on the NBC sitcom, Jennifer starred in another TV comedy called Molloy – with none other than The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik.

Mayim took to Instagram this week to share an amazing throwback of herself aged 14 with a 21-year-old Jennifer beside her.

"Yes this is me and Jennifer Aniston in my childhood bedroom. We did a show together before I did 'Blossom.' #tbt" wrote Mayim next to the sepia-tinted snap.

Anyone else see the resemblance?

Last year Mayim shared another – and equally hilarious – early Nineties throwback, this time showing Jen rocking dark, almost black hair and a tartan miniskirt. 

Oh-so emo.

We are LOVING these blasts from the past – wonder how Jen feels about them, though?



We call this meeting of the Babysitters Club to order!

It's been twenty years since Kristy, Stacy, Mary-Anne, Dawn and Claudia graced our screens, but last night the cast got together for an epic reunion.


special memories times infinity #bscreunion #bsc20yearslater @drafthouse #melanieisfunny

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The actresses attended a special screening to mark the 20th anniversary of the film, which was based on the hugely successful book series by Ann M Martin.

Director Melanie Mayron and cast members, including Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik, Schuyler Fisk and Marla Sokoloff gathered for a Q&A, some movie-watching… and a few adorable selfies.


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"I've known these ladies for 20 years and I feel so lucky to share this special evening with them," wrote actress Marla Sokoloff, who played the girls' sworn enemy Cokie Mason.

Actress Rachel Leigh Cook, who went on to find fame with She's All That, was also there to celebrate the landmark evening.


It's ON! #BSCreunion Alamo Theater, Austin Tx

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Rachel played bookworm Mary-Anne in the Nineties film, and seemed delighted to reunite with her former cast members. "It's ON!" she wrote next to a selfie of the ladies before they headed on stage at The Alamo Theatre in Austin, Texas.

And of course the actresses had to pose for a Babysitters Club-style snap, too:

Is it bad we want to go and re-read all the books now?


From hair mascara to blue eyeshadow, Nineties beauty trends are having something of a revival at the moment.

With that in mind, we reckon it's time to say goodbye to that bold red lip in favour of something a little more retro.

If you have fairer skin, brown lipsticks with red and orange undertones will work best, as vampy purplish browns can drain you, while nude browns can be too light.

However lipsticks can give off different colours depending on your skin tone, so be sure to try a swatch on your hand before even considering buying anything.

If you're a pale-skinned gal, we recommend going less Kylie Jenner and more Scully from The X Files when it comes to your choice of shade. Not as on-trend, but by God could Scully rock an orange toned lipstick.

Here are a few shades to get you started…

1. MAC Persistence
Described as a 'peachy cinnamon,' this terracotta brown will live up to all your Nineties dreams.


2. Maybelline Crazy for Coffee
This is bordering on nude, but with a hint of earthy brown – perfect if you're nervous about taking the plunge.


3. Charlotte Tilbury Birkin Brown
At €30, this is definitely the most expensive on our list, but Charlotte Tilbury is the queen of bold lipsticks. We can't get enough of this shade, inspired by Naomi Campbell and Jane Birkin.


4. NYX Butter Gloss Praline
NYX's Butter Gloss has all the staying power of a lipstick, but with a high-gloss sheen. This creamy reddish-brown will suit most skin tones.


5. Rimmel Lasting Finish Starry Eyed
If you want something more dramatic, give this a go – a berry-toned brown shade that is perfect for a night out.



Zig and Zag are coming back!

In order to celebrate the second birthday of RTÉjr, the popular 90’s duo will be back on Irish TV screens – though we reckon they might have to tone down the seedy jokes for their new audience.

The famous aliens will feature in  a new animation series on the commercial-free radio, online and television service for under-sevens, starting in 2016 with 26 episodes.

Viewers can expect to be taken on a fun-filled adventure as Zig and Zag explore and experience Earth from their new home in the 'burbs after touching down from Planet Zog.

Sheila de Courcy, RTÉ's Cross-Divisional Head of Children's Content said:  “With lots of exciting new animation coming to RTÉjr, it’s a particular delight to see Zig & Zag’s new animated series finally going into production! RTÉjr viewers’ parents grew up with the original alien brothers and I know that Double Z, Flickerpix and Jam Media are going to replicate the fun and mayhem for children today in what’s shaping up to be a super series for 2016.”

Zig and Zag made their debut in 1987 so we can be expecting some very excited adults as well as children. For now, we're just going to watch this on repeat…

A modern Irish classic.



Remember the days when the only thing a "smartphone" could do was let you play Snake? And a computer was something you only got to play Mavis Beacon on at school?

Things have changed a lot since then, but we got a great nostalgia kick out of this Nineties-style infomercial for "The Facebook."

Mark Zuckerberg didn't have his genius idea until 2004, but if it had happened ten years before we reckon this would have been pretty accurate.

"Simply ship a few photographs to The Facebook, they'll cover the postage, and an operator will set up your profile." So simple!


Father of the Bride was by far one of the best films of the nineties. We are so excited to hear that there is a possible third instalment of the hit movie on the way.

Emma Power reports.