In Memoriam: Glitz ‘n’ Glam Hair Mascara

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The products we’ve loved and lost.

Hair mascara. Mascara. For hair. Or: gloopy tubes of claggy colour that as teens and tweens we’d rub furiously along our mousey strands, desperate to stand out, to burst free and to be bright and bold and GORGEOUS.

Of course, hair mascara was actually a terrible idea and served only to make our locks dry and unmanageable, but those electric blue streaks were just too exciting to ditch.

Picking up a Glitz ‘n’ Glam tube for £1.99 down the market just to be able to stick two fingers up to your parents without actually getting in any trouble (wash-out FTW) was one of life’s great pleasures, along with smoking behind the Lidl toilets and sharing one Bacardi Breezer between five on a Friday afternoon after school. We did it all together, and we did it with brightly streaked hair. It was a tiny rebellion, and it felt fantastic.

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