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One thing I’ve noticed about getting older is that time seems to move a lot faster than it used to. It must be a side effect, ha!


Like, I can’t believe 1999 was 10 years ago…

In the summer of 1999 I was hooked on Krispy Kreme and Cibo Matto. I’d moved back home after college and remember how tough it was adjusting to life back under my parents’ roof.

As much as I love my family, that summer was rough. Turns out I wasn’t the same person I’d been when I first left for school five years earlier.

There were lots of arguments, and sometimes I’d have to just get away. Most of the time I’d hit the local drugstore to hang out in the makeup aisle, like some weirdo lipgloss stalker.

It was on one of my late-night drugstore runs that I discovered the Rimmel makeup line.

I dug the simple packaging, price and mix of bright and neutral colors right from the start, and since then several Rimmel products have become staples in my makeup bag.

Some of my Rimmel favorites…

This summer Rimmel celebrates their American 10-year anniversary, so I figure let’s do this right and mark the milestone with a super summer giveaway. πŸ™‚

The prize!

One lucky lady will win a Rimmel prize package worth $150. Among the products in the giveaway: previews of Rimmel’s upcoming Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara and Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara (arriving in stores next month).

The complete prize package includes…

  1. NEW Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara
  2. NEW Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara
  3. Lash Maxxx Waterproof Mascara
  4. Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Jet Black
  5. Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Deep Ocean
  6. Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolatine
  7. Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad in Bronzed
  8. Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
  9. Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation
  10. Natural Bronzer in Sundance
  11. Mono Blush in Peach
  12. 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Natural and Indian Kiss
  13. 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Indian Kiss
  14. Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss in English Rose
  15. Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss in Lustrous Nude
  16. Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Pink Champagne
  17. Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Alarm
  18. Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Crush
  19. 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Camouflage
  20. 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Shocker
  21. 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Pulsating
  22. A red and purple cosmetics train case

How to enter

To enter, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post. In it, tell me what you were doing in the summer of 1999. Were you living at home and going to middle school, graduating from college, starting your first big job, training for the next Olympics or cultivating your own Krispy Kreme addiction like moi? πŸ™‚

IÒ€ℒll pick the winner at random from among the people who enter by 11:59PM PST Wednesday night.

Good luck!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Kailey says:

    In summer of 1999 I was like…4, and my family took a vacation to the USVI island of St. Thomas. I went to the beach and met my first iguana!

  2. Emily says:

    That’s stretching my brain a bit… I was enjoying the break from high school. Most likely I was running several miles and volunteering at our awesome city day camp. Not to mention watching Can’t Hardly Wait (was that out yet?) and Empire Records a million times with my good friend. Those were the days…

  3. ying says:

    In the summer of 1999 i 9 years old an about to enter 5th grade.

  4. Jane says:

    I was entering junior high– it was the worst school year of my life =( ! i also absolutely LOVED Britney Spears in her Baby one more time days~

  5. DanielleO says:

    Oh my goodness I feel old… In the summer of 1999 I was planning my wedding in September!

  6. Fiona says:

    The summer of 1999, I was just finishing grade 7. I had a summer job at a day camp with my best friend. When being interviewed, we didn’t specify which age group of children we wanted to work with. We ended u being stuck with 5 year olds and had to change them prior to going swimming and after. It was tough, especially changing them while just coming out from the pool. Both my friend and I got super tanned and burned a couple of times. it was a memorable summer because it was the first time we both worked together and had lots of stories to share when dealing with our respective camp groups.

  7. Danielle says:

    In 1999 I was only 10 years old. During the summer I went to a camp in Lake Tahoe. I will never forget it. We river rafted down the Truckee River!

  8. Charm says:

    Summer of 1999 I was spending my summer days at soccer and karate practice!

  9. Kyl says:

    I was a junior in college doing a research internship in Little Rock, Arkansas of all places! Not far from the birth place of Krispy Kreme, it turns out.

  10. Nina says:

    Hmm, I believe summer of 1999 I just finished 6th grade and my parents were asking me if it was okay if I changed schools. Of course I said no and I even cried! Can I just say that this giveaway is freaking awesome!!!

  11. Vanessa says:


    In the summer of 1999 I went back to Malaysia with my family to celebrate my grandma’s 71st birthday. I was nine at the time and I remember buying Britney Spears’ albums on cassette tape… πŸ˜€

  12. Babybubblz says:

    In the middle of school. But I think my family went to Disneyland for a small vacation. It was so fun!

  13. Zara says:

    Holy crap… summer of 1999? I just graduated elementary school. LOL!

  14. Vanessa says:


    In the summer of 1999 I went back to Malaysia with my family to celebrate my grandma’s 71st birthday. It was my first real experience of ‘hot’ weather- we ended up staying inside an air-conditioned house for most of the holiday! I was nine at the time and I remember buying Britney Spears’ albums on cassette tape… πŸ˜€

  15. Ida says:

    Summer of 1999 I was still in high school. On summer nights I’d usually talk to my friends on the phone…then go to my room and listen to records. πŸ™‚

  16. jennifer says:

    the summer of 99 i had just graduated high school and was a little depressed. my folks didn’t allow me to go away to college so i was stuck going to my local university and i HATED it…however i ended up making the best of it

  17. Beej says:

    In the summer of ’99 I was working at the mall selling analog cell phones

  18. Marisol says:

    The summer of 1999 I turned 19 and was living in SoCal. I was living down there because I was going to college but really i was partying it up. Actually, I celebrated my 19th birthday by going to a rave in the desert. Yeah, I was one of those baggie pants, crazy hair, glow stick dancing fools… actually, I had a lot of fun that summer but mostly because I was irresponsible and carefree.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Troubled =-.

  19. Diana says:

    I believe that was the summer I was getting ready for high school. I remember taking summer classes and going swimming the whole summer. Wow, that was so long ago.

  20. Emily says:

    1999 was spent in grade 3, agonizing over multiplication.

  21. Kate & Zena says:

    In 1999, I was in Wisconsin with my mom and brother while my dad was in Panmunjom, South Korea for the military. I was in fourth grade. It was a very hard year (1998-1999) as my dad was away and he almost died there. He came back still sick in June 1999 and we then moved to Great Lakes Naval Base, here in Illinois. We were still trying to catch-up and repair ourselves as a family while moving. I spent a lot of my summer unpacking and at Lake Michigan with my Greyhound Porsche. She loved sprinting down the tan beach. She was such a gorgeous dog to watch sprinting down the beach at 45 plus mph! It was a hard but fun summer.

  22. Radina says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was 12 and enjoying my first summer camp. There were a lot of cute boys!

  23. Let’s see, the summer of 1999….I had just finished my sophomore year in high school and I went on a 6-week “teen tour” in Israel with my best friend πŸ™‚

  24. Kiana says: ’99 I was cultivating my obsession with the mighty morphin power rangers. LOL, I had recorded the movie and everything. I was 7 I could get away with it back then. That and thinking that Leo was the baddest ninja turtle there was…just because his name was leo.

    I always wanted to be the Red power ranger anyways…cuz he was the leader and the pink and yellow chicks were big boring bags of chocolate raisins. You know…a complete waste of brain power because if people dont like raisins, puttin chocolate on them aint gonna help. LOL

  25. Vanessa says:

    In the summer of 1999 I went back to Malaysia with my family to celebrate my grandma’s birthday. It was my first real experience of ‘hot’ weather- most of the holiday was wasted away inside an air-conditioned house! I was 9 at the time and I still remember buying Britney Spears’ album on cassette…

  26. Ellie says:

    I was in 7th grade, I think- and I had my first job! TAing a class: computer games for kids! (Talk about easy!) πŸ™‚

  27. Sherry says:

    I was attending to the practical trip for three days to Sarawak, its fun!

  28. mishel says:

    oh wow karen, ur life in 1999 sounds like my life now!

    anyways…i was being rather obsessive with nsync and britney in 1999, haha. 10 years later and…i’m going to see britney in september. haha!

  29. jane says:

    in the summer of 1999.. i was in between 7th & 8th grade.. so i was in summer school. i so don’t miss junior high :]

  30. Nat says:

    I was in elementary probs eating ice cream hahah good times…

  31. steph says:

    is this open for international readers? nevertheless, summer of 99 was definitely a milestone in my life. i just graduated 6th grade and was going to highschool. that’s when i started hanging out with my cousins and friends. learned a lot of stuff, both good and bad. to cut it short, summer of 99 was my awkward adolescent phase. lol.

  32. Linda says:

    Wow…I feel the same way. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years! Eek!

    In the summer of 1999, I was awaiting and really excited to finally be a senior in high school. No upperclassmen, senior perks, and all the goody stuff that comes from your last year of high school.

  33. Betty says:

    summer of 1999 i was 12 and i was in Panama for the first time! i went with my mother and sister and we ate so much! fresh fruits, fried food, and fresh fish… MMMM i want to go back now!

  34. connie says:

    in the summer of 99 i was in some kind of summer camp at the elementary school! i remember we had an australian teacher and he would tell us about popular australian songs… it was great.

  35. AAJ83 says:

    i was busy with my bachelors!! πŸ˜‰

  36. sarahPUFFY! says:

    Omigosh! I was a 3rd grader, and hating times tables to the max. I was such an awkward kid, haha. I’m glad I’ve grown out of it!
    .-= sarahPUFFY!’s last blog post… FOTD: Blue and Sea Foam Green =-.

  37. Hyzenthlay says:

    The summer of 1999 was the first summer I stayed in Davis. I had just finished my second year of college and I was taking a couple of Summer Session classes (hmm, I don’t remember what they are now, though). It was a hot, kinda laid-back summer for me.

  38. Michelle says:

    Settling into primary school when I was 7! Heehee.

  39. Alaina says:

    In the summer of 1999, I had just graduated from high school in Florida and was gearing up to go to college in northern California. I had nightmares every night from the anxiety of moving cross-country and spent almost every day soaking in the sun and meeting boys in effort to get me through a possible dry spell!

  40. Rovie says:

    The summer of 1999 was when I was just happy to have survived my freshman year of high school.

  41. Brendaq says:

    I was terrified of the world ending, I believe I was in Elementary and determined to become a famous artist.

  42. Camille says:

    Summer of ’99 was great- I was just about to enter my junior year of high school, which was an awesome year. I was working part time at an ice-cream store and hanging out with amazing friends. It was great!

  43. Kasie says:

    I was preparing for 7th grade and rocking out to Hanson. True story.

  44. Shreni says:

    I was rebelling at religion camp! Of course cause i was starting off my teen years!!

  45. Stacy Z says:

    Oh man, 1999? Watching Nick at Nite, eating popsicles, rocking out to N’Sync and Britney Spears, and wishing school was over!

  46. stef says:

    I got my first job in 98. With the money I saved that first year I decided to treat myself to a trip to London. Spent a couple weeks there and loved it.

  47. Zeni says:

    In the summer of 1999, I had just finished the worst year of my life!! 6th grade was horrible!! I was glad to still be alive!! [Kids were mean and am I glad those days are over!!] I enjoyed some time in Houston and began my love affair with cosmetic products, though sadly I didn’t get to enjoy it. haha.

  48. Gina says:

    Let see I was in summer school getting ready for 7th grade…I can clearly remember this because this was the year my dad finally let me wear make up!! LOL!!! I remember wiping my make up off in the care on my way home from school before my dad seen…lol…he finally got tired of me asking and gave in!!!

  49. angelina says:

    I was just working, nothing fun or interesting really… that I can remember.

  50. Ani says:

    In 1999, i just entered college, feeling free and it was the first time i entered a co-ed school!!! hahahaha boy frenzy it was!!! and of corz Britney was my obsession and the start of my pink craze!!!

  51. Jennifer says:

    the summer of 1999.. it was when i started to get hooked on the internet lol. so i was on it alllllll dayyyyyyyyyy

  52. Jul says:

    summer of 1999? i was mugging at school because it was my first year of junior college and boy was it hard!

  53. Carol L says:

    It was so long ago, but I remember it like yesterday. I just moved out of my parents home and moved in with my boyfriend at the time. It was a crazy adjustment, but I definitely appreciated and respected living at home with my parents after that.

  54. Jenn says:

    in the summer of ’99, i was mainly at home watching japanese dramas. πŸ™‚

  55. Paris B says:

    Summer of 1999 saw me pulling all nighters at work – twas a rough time but taught me plenty! πŸ™‚
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Review: Benefit Cosmetics Velvet Eyeshadow Γ’β‚¬β€œ Bikini Line and Where ThereÒ€ℒs Smoke =-.

  56. Audrey says:

    I was a middle school kid on vacation, bored out of my mind and bouncing off the walls everywhere. I was put into swimming classes to try to de-energize me. Once a week my dad would bring me donuts(!) as a treat after classes. Thus began my life long love of both swimming and donuts πŸ™‚

  57. Catherine says:

    LOL. Hm… the summer of ’99 I was 11 and getting ready for 7th grade. Man, that was a long time ago. That was before I started doing science fair and before I discovered the internet and I’m not sure my memory stretches back that far lol. I probably spent the summer listening to Britney with my girlfriends and going to the movies whenever I could scrounge up the allowance ($1 a week back then lol).
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Review: MAC Golden Nectar Highlight Powder =-.

  58. Sal says:

    in 1999 i had just finished 5th grade was preparing myself for 6th grade in middle school! I think i first got my period during this summer too!!! hahahaha

    thanks for this giveawayyy

  59. Nadine says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was eagerly anticipating starting high school!

  60. Julie says:

    Oh boy… I think that’s the summer before I started high school? We must have just moved again, which made me grumpy and sad and not wanting to start the new school πŸ™

  61. Tiera says:

    I spent the summer of 1999 (between 7th and 8th grade) on the Big Island, hanging out with my grandparents and other family down there, sparing me from going to summer school! I probably spent most of my time at the beach, playing with puppies, and watching movies πŸ™‚

  62. Jessica says:

    In 1999, I was 11. Transferred to another primary school..took me about half a year to get over it.

  63. Gina G says:

    In summer of 1999 I was 17 and living out of my car. I spent my mornings at summer school, afternoons working retail, and nights drinking beer and causing mayhem πŸ™‚

  64. Missy Pratt says:

    Let’s see – 1999. Let me get out my way-back machine.

    ::whirry noises ensue::

    I was 35, and raising two teenagers, one of which had cancer. I had 3 cats who ruled the roost and just *knew* I was there to serve their every need. Hmmm, the teenagers were like that too. πŸ™‚

    Work was good, nails were acrylic and the summer was hot.

  65. Karen B says:

    Hmmm. In the summer of 1999 I was 11. Erm, I think I was mostly going to the beach all summer.

  66. mint says:

    The 1999 summer, was right in the middle of our school holidays. i usually spend my summer school holidays at home eating ice cream in front of the TV and playing video games. =P

  67. Emily says:

    In the summer of 99 I was riding my bike and pretending that Nick Carter was my boyfriend

  68. joanne says:

    Summer of 1999…
    I was living in Santa Barbara working at a totally miserable job. Luckily, I eventually left that miserable job!

  69. Michaela says:

    I was leaving 2nd grade…

  70. Erica says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was 10 years old and going into 6th grade. I was probably off at the park with my friends, visiting family in Chicago, and enjoying every bit of summer.

  71. Fie says:

    Hmm.. in 1999, I was 12. The last year (Year 6) of primary school. I had a big exam to prepare for throughout the year. I also remember I was the assistant head student…oh youth. :O

  72. Boo says:

    Gosh, so long ago! I just finished grade 8 and was probably watching movies with my bestie and shopping.

  73. L says:

    God, it seems like just yesterday. That was the summer before 8th grade for me. That was the summer that my voice teacher told me that I was better suited for opera than musical theater. I was disappointed at the time, but I’m really glad now. Plus, I definitely DO sound better singing opera!

    Also, that summer, I went to an outdoor adventure camp, where the kids were actually nice to me. I realized that the fact that the kids in my middle school picked on me for being smart meant that they were pathetic — not me.

    As for beauty milestones, that summer was when I first tweezed my eyebrows! Man, I needed it. I have been blessed with tons of hair on my head and long, thick eyelashes, but with that comes bushy brows…

  74. Lolo says:

    Summer of 2009 is a memorable phase in my life. That was when I first stepped out of my home and migrated to a different city to live and study all on my own!

    10 years on, I am married, have a daughter and still live in the same city! πŸ™‚

  75. Makeup Diary says:

    In 1993, i was 16 years old and i was at high school. Trying to be popular at school and working hard to have high grades. I was using only mascara and some eye pencils. Aaa i was too young = )

  76. Charan says:

    Summer of 1999..mmm.. I entered into my 3rd year of college. Typically college opens in June and it was hot. Usually about 32-40 deg C. I remember my friends and me gossiping outside the college.

    I remember walking back home after college. It usually takes about 25 min and then mom has my Watermelon juice ready in the fridge πŸ™‚ . Remember watching MTV and I was a fan of Backstreet boys (I want it that way)and the other favourite was Believe by Cher.

  77. fran says:

    I was enjoying my first summer as a High School girl. =) Having fun with friends from my all-girls school, attending concerts, sleep overs, mall-hopping and shopping!

    It was also that summer of 1999 that I met him and fell truly, madly, deeply in love. (But four summers after, the love just didn’t work.)

  78. Laura B says:

    I was in the south of France relaxing post-examinations with my girlfriends. Boy it was hot…

  79. fathima says:

    travelled to saudi arabia and egypt. found out that heavey make up application was encouraged. this brought out the drag queen in me but i did love heavey eye liners, eyecatching shadows, and layers of mascara. and oh yes i saw the pyramids.

  80. Janet says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was ten, and I did a lot of jump roping (I used to be on a legit jump rope team!), gymnastics, and swimming (:

  81. Jessica says:

    Enjoying my summer vacation before heading off to middle school becuase I was only 10 years old!!! πŸ˜€

  82. kirsty says:

    The summer of 1999 makes me 12… So I was most likely running around on the streets playing with my brother!

  83. Sharon says:

    WOW, 10 yeras ago… I was in the army and hating every minute of it…

  84. Livia says:

    In the summer of 1999… the summer before 6th Grade, I was part of my dance company rehearsing for a musical!

  85. Alex says:

    In 1999 I was 7 years old so I was probably in day camp that summer and playing with my friends

  86. Steph says:

    Summer of 1999 — it was my first summer home after completing my freshman year of college. I had just gotten my first car — a red Pontiac Sunfire that I nicknamed Bono (after Sonny Bono). I was working my first “real” job as a runner at a car dealership in between frequent outings to the mall and hanging out with my first serious boyfriend.

    Ah, to be young again…

  87. Jenna says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was 13, so I was home playing video games with my brother and seeing my friends as often as they’d let me.

  88. Lydia says:

    I was working a fabulous job that took me to 3 continents. And I was falling slowly and deliciously in love….with a married man. The relationship stayed platonic, we were the best of friends, and I was on a roller coaster of emotions, going from a high to a low in seconds. Little did I know, then, that by next summer I will not be seeing him again. I can not believe it has been 10 years. I miss him so much.

  89. Kate says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was enjoying my break from high school, riding my horses, and soaking up the sun. Luckily my parents were obsessed with sunscreen or I’d be paying for that now!

  90. shakena taylor says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was waiting tables at Golden Coral trying to save money for school clothes the following year. Boring Huh!

  91. LauraJ says:

    Summer of 1999 was right before senior year of high school. I was dreaming of getting out of town & going to college the next year & spending as much time as I could at the river.

  92. Sandy says:

    I wish I could remember what I was doing last summer, let alone the summer of 1999! I think I was recovering from a bad breakup and flinging myself into the social scene like crazy.

  93. Tiffany says:

    In summer of ’99 I was 15, so I had just finished my freshman year of high school, which was awesome. I don’t remember much about that summer… I was probably wishing I could drive!

  94. Heather says:

    I was moving from central Illinois back up to Chicago!

  95. Lisa says:

    Wow thats feels like forever ago haha!!!! I was a freshman in Collage I had moved 4 hrs away on my own, to go to an art school. We went all year long to finish in 3 yrs. Fun times!!!!!

  96. Gail says:

    I was 48 dreading the big 50- now its not so bad – still loving makeup & doing the same thing I did back then – vacations & working & partying – Just a little older.

  97. Megan says:

    I was 13, in my second year of highschool and sporting a beautiful Beatles-esque bowl shaped hair cut with a lady moustache. Deadly combination.

  98. Lydia says:

    I was about to go into high school! haha

  99. Kim says:

    Holy moly! You’re the first person to ever know (outside of myself and a girlfriend) who Cibo Matto are! I think I may have just developed some girlcrushlovin’ for you. You know, in a total hetero, blog-stalking kind of way πŸ˜›

    Yeahhh, I do believe I was either in middle school or about to get there — 4th, maybe 5th grade? LOL. I was all too young! I was still watching pokemon and had *gasp* SCRUNCHIES :O! But all that’s changed now. I’m 21 and loving life without either of the two haha

  100. ann marie says:

    1999? sugar, I was running after my 6 year old and working at the first of many lawfirms, earning my reputation in the industry. LOVE YOUR SITE!

  101. G says:

    Same thing I’m doing today. Thank God

  102. YadiQ says:

    oooohhhhh summer of 99
    i was in college and working in h&m – i used to work in the flagship store on 5th ave – this is when they first arrived to the states – i was addicted to coffee about 10 cups a day and was dating a super hot but totally bad for you guy lol

    i must say since then i have totally changed – i am happy to have grown into my own skin and have some common sense!!

  103. Diane says:

    Wow, 10 years ago i was 11… and probably didn’t know a thing about makeup except probably for my mum’s blue eyeshadow πŸ™‚

  104. Stacie says:

    Wow, summer of ’99! I was 15, and between the 9th and 10th grades. That was the summer that me, my mom, and my best friend went to Disney World. (She’s still my best friend, after all these years.) I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since that trip! Time really does fly. That was so much fun…

  105. Marissa says:

    The summer of 1999 I had just graduated 8th grade and was about to enter high school. I had so much fun that summer. I spent everyday with my friends going to the pool, mall, watching movies. It was a blast.

  106. A-diddy says:

    In the summer of 1999, my family moved and so I was freaking out about having to start high school in a new place! I did however, spend a lot of time with my dad – we used to go for all runs every day that summer!

  107. Tuhina says:

    I was spending the summer after my junior year in college in the arms of my first true love… who went on to break my heart!

  108. Denisa says:

    I was finished with the 8th grade and I was getting ready to go to High School. Ahhh those were the good ‘ol days! I was soooo ready to be a teen yet I was terrified to pieces of being in the youngest class in High School. I wish I could go back and relive everything! I wouldn’t change a thing! Okay, maybe I’d change a hairstyle or 2! lol

  109. imergo says:

    Making ballerinas almost full time, I think. Hard to remember so far back…

  110. Sarah says:

    In the summer of 99′, july to be exact, I left for a six month trip to Australia (study abroad)…best six months of my life!!

  111. Corrine says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was in my 3rd year of college, living at home and working full time while going to school full time!

  112. Indian girl says:

    Studying a lot…and being young and stupid πŸ™‚
    .-= Indian girl’s last blog post… Clinique Bamboo Pink Collection : GIVEAWAY =-.

  113. Megan says:

    The summer of 1999 I was living in VA with my mom and my stepdad. I was working as a cashier at the local grocery store and I was taking Calculus as a summer class to get it out of the way – I drove an hour plus to and from the school I took the class at every day. I remember this as a very boring summer.

  114. Sarah says:

    Summer of ’99? I was about to enter 5th grade… I think that summer was the field hockey camp summer. I had aspirations to go pro until I figured out I wasn’t actually that good at it… Four more years, only 1 actual game win, and I took up running – much better sport for me…

    Oh but I also looked fierce in my occasional blue mascara – my mom was just happy I had stopped borrowing her super expensive mud mask!

  115. Maria says:

    I was 8 years old. You could think that i would remember at least something, but every memory from year 1999 seems to have slipped away.

  116. Nicole15 says:

    The summer of 1999 had me getting ready to approach my final year of college. I had actually closed out my junior year with a bang & was anxious to get senior year in college started so I could graduate. I worked as a waitress in a restaurant on the Jersey Shore with my boyfriend that summer. Lots of great memories. I, too, can’t believe what has changed in my life in 10 years. Amazing! πŸ™‚

  117. Heather F. says:

    The summer of 1999 was the summer right after my freshman year at college. I spent the first few months at school taking Organic Chemistry and then came home to work at a now defunct children’s toy store which was lots of fun (I got to wear some of our fun feathery dress-up clothes at work)!

  118. Amy Johnson says:

    Hey Karen..

    In the summer of 1999, I was a 22 yr old getting ready to graduate from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy and start my career as a state trooper. I was so scared, and excited at the same time!!! Still employed with them after 10 years!!!

  119. Di says:

    Hmmm… summer of 1999 and I was 7 years old. My family went to the beach for my birthday, and that was my first trip to the beach. Absolutely awesome! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ˜€

  120. Amber says:

    I don’t know if i can remember that far back! lol
    I think that was the summer after I graduated junior college and I moved back in with my folks to work before going up to the university.

  121. Cherie Mok says:

    Um… The summer of 1999… By that time I was in 2nd year going to be 3rd year highschool student. I remember during the whole summer, me and my previous cheering team leaders are practicing some dance steps for the coming sport day. I remember I got really tan looking during that year.

  122. LayLa says:

    WoW!! in 99′ i was 14, so probably i
    was getting ready for my big HUGE!!
    15 birthday, that my family made me,
    here in Mexico is a big deal, almost
    like a Sweet-16, but 15 hA!!

  123. Lily says:

    this is hard, in the summer of 99′ I made the biggest move of my life. From my home to America. I had to leave my family behind and became very depressed for a long time. πŸ™

  124. Valerie says:

    Summer 1999 I was on summer vacation from high school going into my senior year, I was probably enjoying days with my friends and also cheer practice!1 ; )

  125. Christina says:

    Whoa, 1999. That does seem like so long ago, can’t believe it’s been 10 years!

    I was…11/12, heading into a gifted program at my HS, and spending the summer at a pre-registration summer school for said program. Oh yeah, tons of fun! ;).

    But I did meet lots of fabulous people and am still friends with them to this day!

  126. Sara says:

    The summer of ’99 I was deciding what to do with myself. I had 1 year of college behind me and I didn’t like the college or what I was studying, at all. The Fall of ’99 I picked a whole new field, computers, and I’m so happy I did. I can’t believe it’s been 10 yrs!

  127. Lindz says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was 14. I couldn’t wait to turn 15 and get my learner’s permit.

    It was the summer before high school, so I think I spent most of it pretending that wasn’t going to happen and being nervous.

    I was a daycamp counselor at a Girl Scout camp, and I was in a play: The Hobbit.

    I played three seperate roles. That of a hobbit, a troll and a goblin. I spent as much time as possible in the green room, playing with their buckets and buckets of stage makeup. I ended up doing the makeup of a lot of other actors because I was pretty good at it.

    If I wasn’t playing in the makeup, I was in the costume shop. I tried on everything I could get my hands on. Dresses and frills and shoes. Oh the shoes.

    Come to think of it, that may have opened up a lot of my future obsession with shoes/fashion/makeup.

  128. Amy says:

    HA… I was graduating college and entering the adult world of trying to find a REAL job. lol. I moved to Orlando not knowing a soul and no job secured. It was definitely a time to remember. :p

  129. Holly says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was seven, so I was probably enjoying vacation with my family and playing with my friends, some of who I am still close with today!

  130. cloudburst says:

    In the summer of ’99 I was probably looking for a job & enjoying having been done school!

  131. Nikki says:

    ohhh…this is a wonderful memory. The summer of 1999 I met my oldest angel for the first time. I was in awe that something so perfect came from me. Karen, my fella just turned 10 on 15 June and I wrote him a heartfelt letter detailing how much I love him and how special he is to me. And yes, I even borrowed a moment from you and your mom, by telling him that day will always be special to me because it was the day we met. I promise I saw him get just as teary eyed as me, before quickly explaining I’m becoming a dud in my “olden” years!!! Lol!!! I wouldn’t trade that moment for anything else in this world!

  132. sarah says:

    Let’s see…Summer of ’99 was the first summer of college. So, by then I was concert hopping and making out with my first boyfriend πŸ˜‰

  133. Ahhh yes, the summer of 1999 was interesting for me. I quit my job at a small publishing company that I hated in June (after 2 years there) and was jobless the whole summer. It was kinda stressful because I was only looking for publishing jobs and there were like NONE! Went to Vegas for the 1st time over Labor Day and was hooked. Finally got a job in October and that’s when my “Biotech” career began. Good thing too because that place was where I met my now hubbie! πŸ™‚
    .-= Vampy Varnish’s last blog post… Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer =-.

  134. Shana T says:

    I was 18 and I had just graduated. I headed to the Dominican Republic to visit a friend. It was the first time I’d traveled overseas alone. A very exciting time in my life!!

  135. KC says:

    Yikes – summer of 99! I was working at my first “real” job in my career field and bought my first (new) car.

  136. KyaLyn says:

    The summer of 1999 was the last summer of my college days. I was taking a few classes to ensure I would graduate the following year.

  137. Ashley says:

    Lets see… i was 11 years old…i was probably just enjoying the summer and going to the beach and playing volleyball most of the time πŸ™‚

  138. CC says:

    The summer of ’99 I was finishing up middle school and bonding with my best friends over the phone (“old-fashioned” cordless) for hours a day. I know what you mean about the back-at-home experience and arguing with parents – I’m just getting out of that period of my life now!

  139. TaLaisa says:

    Summer of 99′. That was a good summer! I graduated from college that spring and got married in July. And moved to southern Utah where the summer midday temperatures were WELL above 100 degrees.

  140. Flora says:

    just graduated from high school in ’99…im sooo sad that i couldnt attend our anniversary this year! ugh! I remember going to Maui with a group of my girl friends to celebrate it — had a blast!!!

  141. Brittany says:

    Well, I would have been 11, so I was probably doing typical 11 year old things. Sleep overs, going the movies, and hanging out with my friends whenever possible πŸ™‚

  142. Paulien says:

    In the summer of ’99 I was just moved to a new home and played around in the garden. That year i turned 9 years and it was a blast. Our garden was bigger then i could imagine until i got stinged by a wasp (and i’m allergic to it).
    The rest of the summer i set with a hand as big as my head in the garden… Nice memories πŸ˜‰

  143. amanda says:

    Wow… in the summer of ’99 I was working to make money for my senior year of college. That seems like so long ago…

  144. Susie says:

    summer of 1999, i was preparing for a big move to the states from korea.

  145. redhead says:

    Summer of ’99 my sister and I were three years old, lol! My parents were getting ready to sell our New York house and move down here to Florida.

  146. ChiChi says:

    I was living in San Diego getting ready to move to Miami for college…

  147. Erin says:

    I was doing the same thing you were doing, Karen. I just graduated college and moved back home with my parents, which was hard on all of us. I started my first real job and was going back and forth between my parent’s house and visiting my boyfriend, now husband, who was still in school. Big transition time and a lot of growing up that year.

  148. Beth says:

    It was an awesome summer. I was newly single and a single mom for the first time, but after a bad marriage, I was so happy. Spent the summer swimming in my condo’s pool, going out with a great guy and simply having fun. I looked good, I felt good, life was great. I was wearing some kind of fragrance from Victoria Secret that I LOVED. What was the name? It had a yellow sunflower on the bottle – I think it has been discontinued. Gosh I loved those days!!!!!

  149. Davina K. says:

    I had just gratuated from 8th grade and then moved to New York from San Francisco. I remember how much I hated moving to the East Coast at the time. I can’t imagine living anywhere else now!!

  150. Ri says:

    i was watching kiddy television shows, haaha.

  151. Amy says:

    It’s amazing the age range of beauty loving fans showcased here!
    Summer of ’99 I was in Singapore sweating it out and dancing with old ladies.

  152. Deb says:

    In summer 1999, I had just finished my second year in university. I played piano at church, and made wonderful bike rides with a dear friend.

  153. Hawa says:

    I was like 5 years old during the summer of 99 so im not sure what yall are talking about πŸ˜€

  154. Lexie says:

    in 1999 it was the summer before my senior year in college and I worked as a summer advisor to first time freshman. i must say that was on of my favorite jobs I have ever had

  155. Kitty says:

    Oh, wow. I was splashing around in a kiddie pool, watching cartoons, and playing with computers, LOL. I was only 9 years old!

  156. Kitty says:

    Actually, I just realized that that was exactly ten years ago. I turned 19 today! πŸ™‚

  157. Nina1 says:

    ahh! that was the summer before high school! that summer I loved the best of teen flicks like “She’s All That” while enjoying the last of my tomboy days with my best friend Philip — climbing trees, torturing our siblings, and perfecting my racoon eyes (from long summer days spent wearing goggles in the pool!). It was definitely that period between the last of my “childhood” days before getting ready to enter highschool & become a bit more serious πŸ™‚

  158. Sarah C. says:

    In summer 1999, i just graduated middle school…. getting ready for the big bad high school!! LOL

  159. Cecille says:

    Wow. I’m feeling really old reading the rest of these comments, but in 1999 I was celebrating my son’s 4th birthday, and probably loving being a mommy!

  160. Stacie Wall says:

    Ah, summer of 1999. I was about to enter my Senior year in high school…I was working at Baskin Robbins on Hickam AFB, Hawaii! I was also going to the beach every other day…my fave beach in Hawaii is Sandys!

  161. Mimi S says:

    The Summer of ’99 was a huge one for me! I was 10 years old and my parents, my little brother and sister, and my big dog all piled into our van and took a cross-country road trip! It was awesome. I’ll remember that trip for the rest of my life.

  162. Min says:

    Wow time does fly! In the summer of ’99 i was a junior in HS living at home and dying to get away from my parents! i couldn’t wait to go to college. I got a job at baskin robbins and gained 10 pounds eating ice cream all summer long!

  163. Esmy says:

    In the summer of 1999,I was only eleven years old. I was still in elementary and I had horrible bangs! I loved Britney Spears and read a bunch of box car kid books!

  164. Michelle says:

    Wow! Summer of ’99 seems FOR-EV-AH ago! It was a great summer for me – I found out I was pregnant with my son Jared! πŸ™‚

  165. Katrina says:

    In the summer of 1999, my boyfriend who’s my husband now graduated High School. I think we were up north as much as we could be that summer and just enjoyed ourselves. How simple life was back then.

  166. Nicole says:

    The summer of 99 i just graduated 6th grade. I spent the summer at home with my family. I was just happy to be out of school because we had the meanest teacher that year!

  167. p. potter says:

    the summer of 1999 was the summer before I began high school…not a girl, not yet a woman!

    thank god i never have to relive those moments. i’ll take 24 over 14 any day!

  168. rex says:

    that was my junior year of highschool, so i was probably sitting around and eating!

  169. evilcharity says:

    ooooh, I just bought the bronzer from Rimmel. It was less than $5 and works great. I’d love to give some other products a try.

    Let’s see, the summer of ’99 I had just graduated from HS and was gearing up for my ill fated move to UCSC. I lasted a quarter, decided it wasn’t for me and took another path.

  170. Steph says:

    Hmmm, summer of 1999. I was 6, and going into Grade 1! Very excitting. I was in with the’big kids’ in the school. haha! All I wanted to do in the summer was start school!

  171. Holly Golightly says:

    I was celebrating my 16th birthday, hanging out at the beach and spending mucho time with my bffs! I may or may not have also been cultivating a crush on Mark McGrath that summer too… haha!

  172. breeann says:

    I had just finished 9th grade and I was absolutely obsessed with NSync. I’d spend most days hanging by the pool and then head inside in time to watch TRL.

  173. Vanessa H says:

    I was 11 about to be 12 in the summer of 1999. I was still playing with barbies and pretending to be sailor moon with my sisters and friends. We spent the whole day running around outside not worrying about anything. We were listening to spice girls and singing along to NSYNC.

    Responding to that made me so nostalgic and a little sad that I don’t have that innocence and carefree mindset anymore lol.

    Thanks for the opportunity to remember those times!

  174. Vandana says:

    Summer of 1999 was when I had finished 5th grade and was spending all day at the local pool.ooh,it was also the summer of backstreet boys AND nsync!

  175. Shiny says:

    In 1999 I was 14… that was before I got in to makeup in a big way and I was a super awkward teen πŸ™‚

  176. Chanel says:

    Summer of 1999, I was working out everyday trying to get off all the weight that comes with puberty! I lost about 25-30lbs that summer and went from a size 14 to a size 9! πŸ™‚

  177. Marmar says:

    Summer of 1999 I was going through a serious identity crisis. I was 15, stupid and was convinced I was “hot shit.” I ran off with my boyfriend for a week and man, was it an eye opener. Sometimes bad choices make for better ones in the future.
    .-= Marmar’s last blog post… hee young strikes again. =-.

  178. Kay says:

    In ’99, I was in 5th grade probably on the shore of Jersey.

  179. Noora says:

    Well, for some reason I wasn’t really training for the next Olympics. πŸ˜€ I was six years old and super excited about starting school in August.

  180. Brianna says:

    I was going into the fourth grade, my brother was just diagnosed with Leukemia that summer! πŸ™ (He is all better now of course) That was a rough summer for me and my family but we have all pulled through and are much stronger now!

  181. Susana says:

    In June 1999 I was getting married. It was wonderful having family from Japan celebrate with us. I had an auntie and uncle that had never been to the states before. My side of the family looked so beautiful in the pictures. Mom and aunties in there kimonos and my cousin in his hakama. My soon to be hubby shed a tear when he was saying his vows. He of course denies this and says it must have been his allergies. It was the wedding I’d dreamed of and so hubby got to pick the honeymoon. He chose Fiji and we spent ten incredible days there. Hubby and I are grateful to have these memories.

  182. Tracy says:

    Starting over! Married seven years to the wrong man. Was happily starting over, found myself a a cute rental home and was enjoying life again. Yeah me!

  183. Nikki says:

    wow summer of ’99…i was just relaxing at home all summer and i went to the beach πŸ˜€

  184. Caitlin says:

    Wow that was a long time ago…in 1999 I was enjoying 5th grade and graduating elementary school and started on my first traveling soccer team πŸ™‚

  185. Yasmin W. says:

    The summer of 99′ was when I was in 5th grade going to 6th (yeah I’m young lol) no worries! lots of sleep-overs, slumber parties, going to the waterpark and swimming pools, knowing the next year I would be right back with my friend in class.

  186. Naz says:

    In 1999, I went to Florida with most of my cousins.

  187. brittany says:

    Freshman year of HS summer! Working at the local community camp as a CIT, wow!

  188. Hana says:

    I was living it up and waiting to start high school πŸ™‚

  189. savannah says:

    Summer of 1999 I was about to start the 5th grade! SOOO long ago! I think I remember a super fun trip to the aquarium that summer and being so excited to finally be the oldest in school!

  190. Neelia476 says:

    Gosh I feel old reading some of these comments! In the summer of 1999 I was 23 and had just finished my first year of optometry school before it started. It was technically my last summer to do whatever I wanted that was not career oriented! I worked for the recreation department in our city, which was lots of fun!

  191. Rachael Williams says:

    Hmmm, summer of ’99…I was 27, living out in the country with my hubby & 3 kids, 1 cat & absolutely nothing to do but sun my buns (the horror; I was a natural brown bunny back in the day:O)

  192. Erin says:

    Oh man.. ! 10 years ago… where on earth was I. I was almost 10, and spending the summer on Hilton Head Island with my family. πŸ™‚

  193. Kristina says:

    Summer of ’99 I was def enjoying a break from highschool and working the good ol’ part time job at the mall!

  194. Anne Marie B says:

    Boy! I’m a dinosaur… summer of 1999 I was pregnant with my 3rd baby, and my son Andrew was born in August. Great memories & a great way to end the ’90’s.

  195. Meream says:

    Summer of ’99…I moved to the city to earn a degree in Psychology. I was 16. I spent the whole summer taking preparation courses. *Sigh* such a geek.

  196. Theresa says:

    The summer of 1999 I had just finished my first year of college and was working a retail job. I also got to visit my family in the Philippines that summer.

  197. Janet says:

    Hey Karen,

    I was lounging in Maui, Hawaii trying to figure out what I was gonna do with my life!! What a difference 10 years make!

  198. Veedee says:

    Boring but I was just working!

  199. April M. says:

    In the summer of ’99 we moved into a new house, I was starting high school, & hanging out w/ the wrong crowd! LoL:]

  200. geekchic says:

    the summer of ’99 i was moving to a horrible sterile suburb in the southern yay area, away from my beloved concord where i grew up (although it was probably also a horrible suburb, it definitely wasn’t sterile at least), and i was pretty upset about having to change high schools for my sophomore year. ha.

  201. samantha h says:

    summer of 99…

    wow, I was sophy going on my junior year in high school. definitely not partying like it was 1999 but pretty darn close. ahhh sweet memories.

    I can’t believe that was a decade ago!

  202. Alaina says:

    Oh jeeze… I was in 2nd grade and I was either shoving lipstick up my nose or thinking my dog was a horse. Either one was definitely a possibility πŸ˜€

  203. Jessica says:

    Summer of 1999 I was looking for an apartment and finally moving out of my mom’s house. I owned a futon, a donated loveseat and lots of long stretchy dresses and clunky shoes.

  204. wendy says:

    That summer i went to Paris for the first time!

  205. Kat says:

    oh my goodness!!! 10 years ago i was 10 years old! I was at home along with my brother as well as 10 of my cousins around my age being baby-sat by my grandmother while all of our parents went to work. Those were the good ol days πŸ™‚ childhood memories!

  206. Halifax says:

    I was working at the time, so didn’t get a summer break, but I enjoyed going to the beach and hang out with friends a bit more. People seemed to be more relaxed in the summer, I guess πŸ™‚ No serious addiction to dessert or makeup yet, at the time

  207. Lucky says:

    Wow, I was 10 years old! That was a big summer for me, now that I think about it. After my mom kept having to pull my nose away from the TV screen, my grandpa finally had the idea to drag me to an eye doctor, which yielded me my first (of many) pair of glasses! The girl in the glasses I truly became. I also got braces and my ears pierced, all in preparation for my first day of 5th grade, haha. That was indeed a summer of change!

  208. Austrian_Babe says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was in high school and probably had my first summer job, being a waitress at my uncle´s restaurant. I hated it! lol

  209. Anne Marie B says:

    Yikes, I’m a dinosaur! Summer of ’99 I was pregnant with my 3rd child, and in August my son Andrew was born. Great memories & what a way to end the ’90’s.

  210. Tess says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was working in Chicago and looking forward to the new millenium. Nothing too exciting . . .

  211. Beca Marie says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was only about 8. But I remember going to the pawn shop with my mother as she was selling her wedding rings. She divorced my father when I was 2 and she had kept her wedding rings for that long. But since she was a single parent, she had no way of paying for her bills. So, she ended up having to sell her rings. Life was hard then, and I do remember a lot, but for some odd reason, that’s the only thing that really stood out during that summer. – Beca (:

  212. Kaley says:

    I was 9 years old & had just finished 3rd grade, about to skip to 5th grade. I don’t remember well, but I read a lot of books that summer, and painted ceramics at a local recreation center!

  213. Vickie says:

    The Summer of ’99 was rough for me…I was recovering from a difficult breakup with a guy I had dated for nearly five years. He wouldn’t/couldn’t commit beyond the boyfriend/girlfriend level of our relationship so I made the decision to end the relationship and move on with my life. Really, really tough at the time…now I know it was a really, really wise thing to do!

  214. Anam says:

    In the summer of 09′, I was 10 (wow I so wish to have those days back), anyways I was trying to recover from a culture shock, I was constantly struggling to fit in the American lifestyle and still hang on to my Pakistani heritage,

    So ya in short it was my first time being back in my home country since I had moved to America, so I got to meet new people see new places πŸ™‚ it turned out to be different but in the end a pretty decent summer

  215. Crystal says:

    Although I’ve blocked out most of those memories of my foolish early-twenties, I’m pretty sure I was playing house with my then-boyfriend-turned-ex. :/

    Btw, you’ve got a lot of young readers, girl!

  216. Brianne says:

    In the summer of 1999 I turned 13 years old, avoided summer camp & roller bladed everywhere with my friends!

  217. Mary says:

    Firstly, this is such a great topic!! Thanks for holding this contest! —Summer of 1999, I was 13, in the 7th grade going on 8th and was in summer school (for the “fun” of it, seeing friends and having something to do I guess). After school I would go to my dad’s work, hung out, waited until it was time to go home. I hadn’t picked up make-up yet =)

  218. Victoria says:

    The summer of 99 was spent having fun with my toddler son and working. It was a great time for us.

  219. Janeve Yeh says:

    1999!! I was 12…hahaha. Still in middle school, probably getting all caught up in boys and school. Pretty boring stuff!

  220. Lorraine says:

    The Summer of 1999 I was very pregnant with my second child, she was born in September πŸ˜‰

  221. JillyB says:

    Oh gosh, do I remember that far back? In the summer of 1999, my first son graduated from high school so we were getting ready to send him off to college. Lots of shopping πŸ™‚ but sad when we said goodbye. 10 years later– he got married this year!

  222. Leslie in France says:

    I had just graduated from college and was working at a 5* hotel. I took my first paid vacation to France for my now BIL’s wedding.

  223. Chia says:

    I love Cibo Matto! In the summer of ’99, I was getting ready to go off to college.

  224. Kimierin says:

    In the summer of 99 I was still in high school. I hung out with my friends at the beach and the mall.

  225. Lucy says:

    I remember just working and working. I worked for the Postal Service. I worked nights and that sucked. If I got up in enough time I could be out and in the sun. It was hard to be with anyone because I worked weekends. No one was off the same days I was. That really sucked. It was nice for shopping though. If I wanted to do anything on the weekends I had to use my annual leave. That got used up fast if you took alot of days off. Nothing happened that was memorable. Just life. I would love to win this prize. Lots of glorious stuff. Thank you.

  226. Vanessa S says:

    In the Summer of 1999, I was working as a NYC Police Officer.

  227. Heather says:

    I was moving from Chicago to aboringplace, Ohio!

  228. Aileen says:

    Hmmmm…. i was probably at home hangin out with my brother and neighbors considering i was only 8 yrs old haha

  229. Areej says:

    In the summer of 1999, I spent most of my time at the beach πŸ™‚

  230. Chelsea says:

    I was visiting my sister and niece in Germany and me and my family drove to Paris to visit and buy lots of stuff!!! It was great!!!

  231. kf519 says:

    Wow…the summer of 1999 seems sooooo long ago! I was in the second year of my enlistment in the Air Force stationed in Biloxi, MS.

  232. Sally says:

    I just turned the ripe old age of nine in the summer of 1999! Of course, I was partying like it was 1999 a la Prince. I was playing on little-kid sports teams and participating in the drama club. I also traveled to see my cousins in San Antonio! Oh, the joys of childhood!

  233. JoyT says:

    I was at an all-girls summer camp where we learned riding, archery and riflery. Ha!

  234. Springbride says:

    I was 20 turning 21 in Summer of 1999 and still lived with my parents + Grandma. Living in an asian household is no joke ( Rules after Rules ). Just like you, I would hit the local drugstore before going to a party or date to check out their make-up and bathroom aisles. I am addicted to make-up and bathroom necessities ( shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc ) and would spend an hour or so there checking their new stuff. I used to wear color mascaras back in the day and I loved them!

  235. Jen says:

    I was 10 in the summer of 1999. It was getting pretty close to the new millenium and I still remember watching all these reports and shows about how scared/suspicious everyone was of the world coming to a complete technological stop. Specifically, I remember spending a lot of time making tiny bead jewelry for myself and my friends.

  236. Crystal says:

    Wow… summer of 1999, huh?! Bringing up some good memories–that was the yr I finished high school… 2nd happiest day of my life–I HATED high school (I should say, I hated MY high school). I felt free like a bird–literally!! I felt like I could just spread my wings and fly =P I know, I know, sounds corny… but it’s true!

  237. Ivonne says:


  238. Gracie says:

    lol i was only 4…..i was probably playing with barbies and drinking apple juice! im definitly young….=)

  239. Bomi says:

    I was chillin’ at home waiting for middle school to start.
    I remember I was wearing a black leather belt with my light washed jeans and a turtleneck…. in the summer.
    Talk about fashion crisis….

  240. Spiff says:

    Summer 99? I just finished 9th grade – survived my first year of high school – and I think I was a lazy mofo! Wasn’t interested in clothes, makeup, etc. Enjoying the hot but not humid summer of east bay cali, hanging out with friends!

  241. Mira says:

    Oooh, contests!!! In the summer of 1999 I was in the Philippines studying my junior year at an international high school near an American Air force base. Absolutely living up the night life in a country that has no legal drinking/smoking age laws. Ssshhh…At times, I was very very bad. Lived and learned, nonetheless, and the experience made me mature 1000x faster than I could imagine. People now call me the “granny-in-disguise.”

  242. julia says:

    lol m0Ved 2 a new place!

  243. adriana says:

    Summer of 99′ I was 13 years old and in middle school. Had no clue about the wonderful world of makeup and its wonders.
    Thanks for the great blog Karen!

  244. Springbride says:

    Hey Mira,
    Pinay here too =)

  245. adriana says:

    omg! summer of 99 i was eight years old and obsessesed with nsync and britney spears!LMAO!
    .-= adriana’s last blog post… Haul,Weekend recap,Future Posts… =-.

  246. KC in NC says:

    1999…the summer before my freshman year of high school. I was going to the beach, basketball camps and working for my dad. Fun times.

  247. Kristi says:

    In the summer of 1999,I was coping with the loss of my dad. I was 15 at the time. I hung out with my best friend a lot that summer! We used to play with makeup and make plans about our future. It’s interesting to see how things change! πŸ™‚

  248. Rebecca says:

    i was 9.. so playing with my friends and having a great time!

  249. In the summer of 1999, I was standing on the verge of uprooting my entire life–just about.

    Between mid-July and the 1st week of September of 1999, I had quit my job; was preparing to start grad school; and packing up boxes so I could move to a new city. When I make changes, I do them big.

  250. Lillian says:

    Hmm. In the summer of 1999, I had just finished 8th grade and was taking summer school courses. That was where I met my “first” boyfriend. We were so young! It began and ended in the summer…I wonder what happened to him…….

  251. Susana says:

    1999 I was graduating High School and started college in IOWA (i’m from los angeles). I only lasted one semester and came back home…

  252. Marissa says:

    I turned 12 in the summer of 1999. I spent most of it visiting my dad in Palm Springs, in sweltering 120-degree weather.

  253. Melissa says:

    Summer of ’99…Got my first real job and first apartment. πŸ™‚

  254. Liz says:

    Back in 1999 I went on a trip with my family and toured the East Coast. How do four teenagers, a minivan, and two exasperated parents sound? Talk about needing to get away…

  255. Sarwat Dooti says:

    In the summer of 1999, my mom and I were still going over all the plans of how to come to the United States from Bangladesh.

  256. Aida says:

    Reading all of these posts makes me feel so old! In the summer of 99 I was celebrating my daughter’s first birthday. She’s going to be 11 this year, how time flies!

  257. Jaci says:

    I was only 9 at the time, but I’m pretty sure I was enjoying being a child. And I’m pretty sure that was the year my mother took me on a road trip around the United States – I believe we visited around 13 states that summer; still one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. :]

  258. Sheila d S says:

    The summero of 1999 has beenmy best summer EVER! I had just graduated from high school and celebrated the end of school with my best friends in Ibiza! It was awesome…

  259. diskogal says:

    I was spending time with my family at the beach! As I did every summer when I was still in school πŸ™‚

  260. Basak says:

    Summer of 1999 is very important for me. First year of college was done and I met my husband and fell in love that summer. We also had an amazing vacation with my three friends for a month and even thinking about that summer makes me smile in my cubicle right now πŸ™‚

  261. Raquel says:

    I had just moved from Monterey, California to New York New YORK!! from going up in Monterey to moving to a fas city – it was a big change! but I’m still here, almost ten years strong!

  262. Mel says:

    In the summer of 99, I started a new job in June after being laid off from another one in March. So that year my “summer vacation” was during springtime lol

  263. Anisha says:

    enjoying the summer sun πŸ™‚

  264. Monica says:

    In the summer of ’99 I was 19 and back home in L.A. after spending my first year of college back east in New Jersey. I definitely felt some culture shock, but was glad to escape the humidity of the east coast!

  265. Rani says:

    Ah! The summer of 1999..back in da day! (ok..I’m feeling old, so I’ll stop now!) I was getting my second degree, enjoying the weather, entertaining fam from the UK and trying to deal with overhype of how the world was going to crash when year 2000 hit (seriously, Karen, my Dad stockpiled water, batteries..everything.!! too funny!..I’m sure we still have some yr 2000 goodies left over!)

  266. Linda Long says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was married, raising my son who turned 15 that year, and working many long days with a visiting nurse association.

  267. Angelica says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was getting ready for junior high. Probably one of the most exhilirating feelings [“MOM! I’m not a baby anymooore!] and queasy feelings [uh, why didn’t I get the memo that crochet ponchos weren’t cool?!] for a youngster.

  268. Saneeya says:

    Living at home, making plans to study abroad and generally lovin’ life

  269. E says:

    It was the summer after my first year of high school, I was out all night with friends. And we spent the days at the beach.

  270. Chris says:

    That summer, I started running with my new high school’s cross country team. I’d been taunted mercilessly about my weight until then, and I still run today.

  271. Cindyrella says:

    Wow, it’s hard to remember back that far! I was married, my daughter was 11 and we went on a trip to Disney World with my brother-in-law and his family. It was super fun but hot. I remember it was nice because we went for a week and would go to Disney during the day, go back to the hotel, swim in the pool for awhile, have a nice dinner and then put the kids to bed for some cocktail time on the balcony with the adults! Also on the best days was spent all day at a waterpark going down the humongo slide!

  272. Dasha says:

    Summer of 1999 I was a newly-wed living in small mobile home in Jacksonville, Florida, sweating my butt and all my makeup off on a regular basis. I was young, in love, and scared to death of what the future might hold. Blessedly, I am still in love with the same guy, and now we have to great kids. Future turned out okay πŸ™‚

  273. Rubbing Alcohol says:

    I was 11, and in elementary school and I had a hacksaw asymmetrical bob that was all the rage last year. And overalls, lots of overalls.

  274. knit_tgz says:

    I was graduating, too…

  275. Wendy says:

    I was 16 and getting ready for my last year in high school I was trying to pick a good college and kind of stressing but non the less It was a pretty good time and the things I remember the most are the talks my three friends and I had on our lunch hour in a french bakery that was two blocks away from school, ahhhh to be young and not care about calories.

  276. Amanda says:

    I was entering my last year of college and living in my mom’s guest house. I was 20 and had just moved out of an apartment with 4 roomates.

  277. Calista says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was dealing with my fathers death and I also just started working in healthcare. This July I’ll have ten years in at my job!

  278. angela says:

    summer of 1999 i was 7, going on 8. i think my family and i were vacationing in the bahamas. i wish i could be back there this summer!

  279. dag888888 says:

    On a staycation with my family!

  280. Jana says:

    My husband and I got married on the Big Island in Kona, so we were blissful newlyweds that summer. Ah, to be just married and able to sleep in on the weekends… Not so with kids now!

  281. Andréa Gonzalez says:

    The summer of 1999…Well my aunt(who I was living with)had just moved from Queens(NYC) to Old Bridge,NJ and we were discovering the wonders of the Jersey shore LOL;)!!!!!

  282. Kiran says:

    Summer of 1999 was the summer before grade 7 when I had my first kiss :$

  283. Bitts says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was 22 and had just finished my first year of teaching high school English. An old friend and I took a 2-week road trip to visit others in our group of friends who had moved all over the US. It was major. It was a BLAST.

  284. audie says:

    Let’s see…in the summer of 1999 I was 15 and about to enter 10th grade. I spent my summer at tennis camp getting whipped into shape for the Fall tennis season. It was brutal.

  285. Robyn says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was 6 years old… and went to Disneyland for the first time in my life! πŸ˜€

  286. Ash B says:

    I was waiting desperately to start high school. Trying to be cool and hang out with high school boys at church.

  287. Jenn says:

    In 1999 I was 12! I started 7th grade that year.

  288. Deanna says:

    in 1999 i was 8 years old, this year was exciting because I got to be star of the week, were you share with your class your talent

  289. Andrea says:

    Starting out my first ‘real’ job and traveling to Seattle, enjoying great seafood and great weather!

  290. monica says:

    Summer of 1999 I was 13. I spent the summer traveling all of the country for horse shows. I earned to money for it by working for the horse show photographer, a job I ended up keeping until I was 21!

  291. anu says:

    i was fifteen and practicing driving to get my license. lol now i feel old.

  292. Nosaby says:

    Ah yes, 1999. I had ended a really bad (but thankfully brief) marriage and unknowingly had just met my future second husband. (He’s a keeper.) I consider that year the true start of my life.

  293. Sarah says:

    The summer of 1999: I graduated from college, got married and moved cross country, and started graduate school, all within about six weeks. I get tired just thinking of it!

  294. H. says:

    i was in the process of moving into a new place (was 10, turning 11 soon) and was waiting for my little bro to be born!

    i love rimmel sexy curves mascara, so i can’t wait to try out the new waterproof version!

  295. Lou says:

    In summer 1999 I was….irritating my mother with constant moaning about being bored in the summer holidays probably. Oh and going through a glitter phase – nice!

  296. Danielle L says:

    I was in middle school in 1999 and vacationing with my family in the summertime down the shore, which is a tradition we still do today!

  297. kristen says:

    i was 8 and prolly at camp with my family

  298. Mary Thi says:

    I was living with my Grandma and watching cartoons all day!

  299. Marlo says:

    I was 10 in Summer 1999, and that was the height of my Nsync obsession. I was daydreaming about my wedding with Justin Timberlake. XD

  300. Jessica says:

    I was doing volunteer work for a local hospital (I was 13 at the time so not to much responsibility). Love your site πŸ™‚

  301. Patrice says:

    In the summer of ’99 I was dating a frisky hockey player, going out salsa dancing on school nights and doing yoga. It was a good year with plenty o’ makeup-wearing opportunities…just like this year! πŸ™‚

  302. Katie says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was at one of my many years at camp!! Ha ha! Those times were fun! πŸ™‚

  303. pouneh says:

    wow i was 10 yrs old in 1999!! Summer times always meant coming to US to visit my mother’s side but that yr was the yr after my brother (only sibling i have) stayed with my mother’s side so i was just soo happy to c him after 9 months. I do remember the 10 days of summer when i was back in Iran (Tehran) trying not to miss my brother too much and excitement for starting JR high. Ok before I break into tears about what is happening there right this minute I thnk u for this contest πŸ™‚

  304. Apple says:

    In the summer of ’99, I have just recently graduated from grade school. My friends and I would go to the beach and I would sneaked in my sort-of boyfriend at home! Haha. πŸ˜€

  305. RobbyRaynebow says:

    I was a sweet and innocent child worrying about going into thrid grade. LMAO. Thank god for not being so innocent anymore.


  306. Mary says:


    I was switching to a new school.

    Crushing on boys!

    Was an avid journal-keeper. πŸ™‚

  307. Amanda says:

    The summer of 1999 I had just finished up my first year of high school. I spent a lot of time at summer camp experimenting with boys, makeup, and fashion. It was the first time I really thought about how I looked and what I wanted people to think about me. It wasn’t the most fun of times, but it was a summer of a lot of growth!

  308. Samantha says:

    Gearing up for 8th grade! I tell ya, middle school SUCKED.

  309. Katherine says:

    IN 1999 I WAS ONLY 9 <–YEAH A BABY!

  310. Joyce says:

    I was mentally preparing for my last year of elementary school.

  311. Alexandria says:

    Summer of 1999, I was partying like a heathen and getting ready to head off to Virginia Tech for my freshman year.

  312. In the summer of 1999 , i was about to enter the last grade at Secondary school, up to ears with extra classes preparing for the exam entering the gifted high school I have been dreaming about during 5 years at school.

    Now I already graduted from University and had a good job. Everything in the past is a greatist dream with trials and hope and , I think.

  313. Josephine says:

    In the summer of 99 I was 11, getting ready to celebrate the millennium! (southern hemisphere summer starts in December). I was also getting ready for my last year of primary school! Oh man that was so long ago… takes me back haha

  314. Kat says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was contemplating whether to take up Math classes in university so I can shift to another course. I ended up spending the whole season partying with friends!

  315. Janelle says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was preparing to enter high school! I was busy worrying about my courseload and whether I would get lost on the first day. πŸ™‚

  316. Stefanie says:

    Summer ’99 I was enjoying my last free time before stating high school! No idea what I did those holidays though!

  317. Vivian says:

    I was still a witty bitty elementary schooler, attending good ol’ summer school.

  318. Amber says:

    I was still in high school! πŸ™‚

  319. maddy says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was preparing to finish my last semester of college and deciding what I wanted to be when I grew up.

  320. sharon says:

    in the summer of 99 i was just trying to figure out how to live life as an 8 year old girl πŸ™‚

  321. Martan says:

    1999 I had a very bad car accident.
    A guy was drive drunk in the early afternoon so he crashed inside my car.
    All my summer was between hospital and physical therapy.

  322. Diana Nguyen says:

    In the summer of ’99 I went to summer school. If I wasn’t at summer school, I was at home watching cartoons or playing with my cook set! I probably evacuated from a hurricane too…I live in good ole New Orleans!

  323. Laura says:

    I was in grad school finishing my degree that summer. I met my husband who I’m now divorcing. If only I would have taken another class………..

  324. Sarah says:

    In the summer of 1999 I had just finished my sophomore year of college, and moved in with the boy of my dreams (now my husand) to save money. Mike was the first boy I’d ever lived with! Turns out that was a summer of firsts for me, it was the first summer I didn’t go home to spend the season with my parents!

  325. regan says:

    I was spending my second year working at a Girl Scout camp. This was the first year I was given a unit that was all my own, but it turned out to be the farm living unit and I was a city girl through and through. That summer I learned how to make ice cream, butter, jam, bread, and corn husk dolls. I also learned how to care for pigs, a calf, bunnies, ducks, chicks, and a goat.

  326. chau says:

    Summer of ’99? Hmmm…I just finished my junior year of high school. Of course, still living at home with the parents. Hanging out at The Block (an outdoor mall in So. Cal.) Lots of summer movies and being a mallrat since the A/C wasn’t that great at home.

    Funny you mentioned that late night drugstore run because I just did that a few days ago. I went to pick up a last minute wedding card and since I was already there, I started browsing at the makeup aisle. Now I know I’m not the only weirdo that does that.

  327. nettie209 says:

    Summer of 99′ – well let’s see…. that summer was quite a wild one as I remember right. I was in a new relationship and just bought a new car and had a bank account that was diminishing rapidly because I was out of work in a new town (Modesto) with no real direction. So actually the summer of 99 wasn’t the best but at least I can say that I mad it thru a ruff patch and things are better then they were ten years ago. Let’s hope this summer goes better, so with my eyes on the prize I’m very hopeful that I just might start this summer off with that wonderful Rimmel kit. Wow that would be great! Aloha


  328. Cindi says:

    In the year of 1999, I was the mother of an 11 year old son and a 8 year old son! I was happy being a mom to our sons.
    Please enter me in your marvelous prize giveaway drawing.
    Many thanks….. Cindi

  329. Belle says:

    The summer of 1999 saw me on a holiday trip to the fantastic Europe! It’s a real pity that I was too young (11 years old) to appreciate everything (I sure can now) but I’ll hold on to my memories till I get to visit again. =)

  330. Enrica says:

    I graduated from my elementary school in 1999. So there was a huge transition in the summer of 1999. I was going to a complete new school in September. Not knowing anybody there scared me, so I was preparing myself in the summer of 1999. I also went to Disney World for the first time in 1999, it was great!!! Although there were some sucky moments, like racist cashier at the fast food store. I mean, how can he be racist to me when he has the same heritage as me. That was just ignorant. Anyway, the summer of 1999 was not all happy, but it was memorable, and it was the last summer in the 20th century =)

  331. Deanna says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was celebrating getting out of 6th grade! And waiting to turn 12, my birthday’s in the summer πŸ™‚

  332. nicole says:

    omt omg omg!! I remember i was ten so i was playing in dirt and runing away from boys! =)
    .-= nicole’s last blog post… Happy Father’s Day and Sunday Cuteness! =-.

  333. Sarah V says:

    I had just finished my sophmore year of high school and as far as I can remember I spent my summer lounging around the house and hanging out with friends most of the time. I think that was the year my sisters didn’t go to day camp and spent all their time driving me insane.

  334. Nitzan says:

    I don’t know if this giveaway is international but i’ll try any way.

    In summer 1999 I was service in Israeli army [here it’s an obligation service to girls too and not voluntarily].


  335. Kara says:

    In 1999 I was 12, that’s when I started to really get into makeup!! πŸ™‚

  336. Renee says:

    I was about to enter kindergarten!

  337. JJ says:

    I was going to my friend’s house everyday to watch TRL and calling in to vote for backstreet boys! It was so cool to hear carson daily’s voice haha

  338. Kanwal says:

    I was 13 and was hopelessly obsessed with the backstreet boys

  339. karlenma says:

    summer of ’99, i just started a volunteer job that turned out to be a full time job. πŸ™‚

  340. christa says:

    summer of 1999, i was 11. i was learning how to ice skate. i talked on the phone to my best friends everyday about absolutely nothing, and it was awesome. i also got really chubby. hahaha.

  341. Brittany says:

    Summer of 1999 I had finished 7th grade and was making big progress in figure skating. It was an exciting and challenging time in sports and school. That fall, I ended up winning the state figure skating competition. It was the beginning of achieving success in the sport for me.

  342. Heather says:

    I believe I was about to embark on the journey to high school.
    that was the hardest school year of my life. I didn’t enjoy high school all that much!
    I’m sure my summer was filled with beach trips, vacations to Nags Head, NC and Busch Gardens


  343. Nessa says:

    I haven’t tried any Rimmel products, so it would be awesome to win this!
    Let’s see summer of 1999, well I graduated from 8th grade in 1998, so 1999 would have been my first summer as a HS student. I was listening to the local hip-hop station (b96) and burning CD’s from a free Napster! Gettin’ rides from my parents, begging them to put in my CD and drive me to the mall!
    Hahaha! Good times! Karen, you always make me remember stuff and I love it!
    .-= Nessa’s last blog post… Win $150 of Rimmel products @ Makeup and Beauty Blog for Rimmel’s American 10-year Anniversary ends TONIGHT =-.

  344. Mercedes says:

    The summer of 1999 I was in 8th grade going into 9th grade (starting High School)! eek. Lots of sleepovers with my friends every night. Since we couldn’t drive yet we basically walked around the city every day and went to the mall.

  345. Ashley says:

    Wow….’99 I was on summer break from my senior year in college….had just started to date the man i would be with for the next 7 years after that (waste of quality time in my 20s in my opinion) Went to Florida for my first bike show with my new boyfriend & his friends…

  346. Sherry B. says:

    Summer of ’99 was the most chaotic of my life! I was on a hormonal up-swing that caused me to take incredible risks in my lifestyle. Looking back, it was a nightmare. I’m just thankful to have survived it!

  347. thiamere says:

    summer of ’99
    i still remember that..i was 10 yrs old & we moved to our new house. The house that we are currently living now is that house & it was a pretty busy summer since we have to do some decorating & stuff..

    i can even still remember what my brother said before…that when we moved to the house we will be called
    its because we live before with our grandma & grandpa & having a house on\f our own just seems like too good to be true!

  348. Cora says:

    I was probably running around the yard playing with the water hose as I was like, 9.

  349. Kate says:

    In the summer of 1999, I was 15 and getting ready to enter my sophomore year of high school. I loved (and still do love) going to baseball games with my dad and visiting my grandparents and was getting really excited to learn to drive!

  350. Len says:

    Oh wow, 1999…. i was still living at home working for a lawyers office. It was good times, i was making good money and my living expenses low. All in all a good year.
    Awesome contest! thanks

  351. Ginger says:

    The summer of 1999 I was 14 and just about to enter high school. I got my braces off that summer and was loving the new straight-toothed look!

  352. hermia says:

    I was 12 back then, was worrying whether Y2K was gonna be happening, and I made myself watching the tv all night long during new year eve to see if the city shown during count-down that became year 2000 would crash or burn with all the computer failing, which did not luckily, or won’t be writing this as we speak.
    I didn’t stop watching until my country reached year 2000. LOL
    i was suck a dork.

  353. klina says:

    Is this open to International Readers? Well, I’ll try anyway. Lets see…1999 would make me 15. I was actually busy studying and preparing for one of the major examinations back in my country. A lil sad but yeah that was what I was doing.

  354. Grace says:

    I was 5 and going on my first vacation to Hawaii! I remember going to this park for watching the sunrise and a lady had a small stand, she was making little flowers out of dyed leaves or something like that. I got a pink rose made and she pinned it in my hair. thanks for the contest! awesome πŸ™‚

  355. Amy says:

    Summer of 1999 I was taking my last summer course at university so that I could graduate in the fall!

  356. Angela says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was 14 and preparing to enter high school! (ours started in 10th grade then) So I was probably at the country club pool wishing for boobs and trying to look cool in front of the boys!

  357. Janine B says:

    The summer of 1999, I was had a newborn baby! My firstborn was born in May of 1999. It was a great summer full of so much “newness”!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and the chance to win!!

  358. elizabeth says:

    Living in Hollywood, spent the summer working, partying up the street a.k.a. “The Block” (hippest row of bars and resteraunts in Hollywood) and meeting my future husband!!

  359. kobri says:

    Well Summer of’99 was full of ups and downs for me. It was the summer that my parents got divorced, but also the summer that I worked at Starbucks so I spent the sunny days making lattes and the warm nights going out drinking with my coworkers.

  360. Stephanie says:

    Let’s see… summer of 1999…. I had just finished 7th grade & spent a large part of my vacation staying with my grandpa and a couple of cousins.

    Good times.

  361. giselle says:

    unfortunately my story isn’t cool…in 1999 i spent some time in the hospital. sucked!!! i was 10 years old and in the 4th grade.

  362. Victoria says:

    I was 12 years old and visiting the Carolinas with my parents, swimming in the Atlantic for the first time. πŸ™‚

  363. Jessica says:

    I was 13 and in the seventh grade. I was in the middle of my training bra stage…awkward! All the popular kids would say to me your Asian so you must be smart…can you help me with this assignment? HAHA they didn’t know I was half Caucasian!

  364. Sherry says:

    Summer of 99, That was not the best summer My Mom(she was my best freind) passed away earlier that year and during the summer I was handling her estate and disposing of her belongings. Nevertheless it was a lovely summer.

  365. Elle says:

    aiyyyy 10 years ago… this shows how bad of a memory i have. 10 years ago summer… i was getting ready for my first year of junior high. i was happy that i had good scores to move on to the next level of education lol but 10 years ago… that’s all i remember, wouldn’t want to make up anything here now lol

  366. Annie says:

    In the summer of 1999 I had just finished my Junior Year of high school, hanging out with friends, and avoiding summer reading. πŸ™‚

  367. ingo pixel says:

    in the summer of 1999 i was 19 years old, had just dropped out of theater school and was working my first cosmetics job at the elizabeth arden counter at the bon marche while attending community college.

    i’ve since gone on to work as a freelance makeup artist and complete my degree in creative writing.

  368. Becky says:

    During the summer of ’99 I was recovering from having just finished high school!

  369. Carolina says:

    In the summer of 99 I moved from my hometown to a new city right before the 5th grade…scary stuff >_<

  370. Anniken says:

    In summer 1999, I was 5 years old and super exited to begin in 1th grade! And I was probably swimming in a little pool, living the life of a 5 year old girl πŸ˜€

  371. Angeline says:

    That was the summer before my freshman year of high school and if I’m not confusing it with the summer before I was working with my best friend at a Christian day camp called “Magic Mushroom.” Seriously, it was called Magic Mushroom.

  372. Courtney L says:

    In the summer of ’99, I was chillin with the family.

  373. Rachel says:

    The summer of 1999, I was hanging on The Island.

  374. Haley Grace says:

    I was about to start kindergarten. ha!

  375. Irene says:

    I had just graduated 6th grade and was about to make the big jump into junior high. I spent the summer hanging out with my best friends because I knew a lot of us would be seperated into different junior high schools (absolutely devastating, i know). I had braces and wore Roxy boardshorts basically everday of my life. Clear mascara was all I was allowed to wear at the time, but I would sneak black eyeliner and purple eyeshadow on when I’d leave the house and wipe it off before I got home. Since I couldn’t wear lip gloss, lipsmackers and BonneBell had to do πŸ™‚

  376. I was 15 that summer,living in California.I had just became the new girl in our neighborhood so right away I was the “IT” girl of the moment…ah,good times!!

  377. Elle says:

    The summer of 1999 I was 11 years old, and hanging out at Camp Monroe where I fell in love with horseback riding and mancala (anyone remember that game?!)… memories…

  378. Michelle says:

    The summer of 99, I was preparing to go off to college.

  379. jeannie says:

    In the summer of ’99, I was getting ready to move my life to Austin, TX for college. It was exciting and scary all at the same time because it was the beginning of a new chapter of my life, but I had to leave behind everything I had known for the past 17 years!

  380. Melessa says:

    summer 99, wow….i was 9 and practically lived at my cousins house. id sleepover just about every week. & we deF rocked the nintendo, id kill to get my hands on a copy of “the zombies ate my neighbors!”
    wed go to the park or have water balloon/silly string fights, or play in one of those blow up pools….omg diva, her crazy ass neighbor lol- so nice though. i miss that house so much! they had a bar in their basement, how awesome?
    my oldest cousin would tell us care bear stories to go to sleep. she made them all gross though but we loved it, laughed our little butts off. then in the morning wed watch recess and pepper ann…OMGGGGG! i havent thought of this in yearrrrs, thats when my wonderful aunt introduced me to hash browns =) which is now my favorite form of potatoes and i LOVE all forms so much. potatoes rock! haha

    thats one hell of a give away, *fingers crossed* been wanting to try that sexy curves mascara for months now….hope youre havin a good day

  381. N.J says:

    In the summer of 1999 I was 15 and was on summer break where I had my very first job. I only lasted a couple of months!!

  382. shivani says:

    Summer of 99…i was 12…and everyday I used to bike around on my cute little purple bike πŸ™‚

  383. vivian says:

    in the summer of ’99 I was 9 years old! So crazy, I was a huge bookworm when I was younger… so I’d imagine I was either at home reading all the time, going to summer school or playing in the neighbor’s backyard with my sister and my other neighbor.

    We lived in a townhouse around that age, so I probably rollerbladed in the afternoon up and down the long common driveway monotonously (sounds like it would be boring now, but as a kid I totally loved it).

  384. Veroncia says:

    I was celebration my daugherts 1 yr birthday. It was a good year. :o)

  385. kathemc says:

    Sweating like a mofo. Working in Chgo, and with no AC I was croaking — used to lay in a bathtub-ful of cold water to bring down my core temp. πŸ™‚

  386. christi says:

    I was 5 years old, and i imagine that i loved everyone that was older than me! I used to love hanging out with older teenagers!

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