The bindi, jweats and diamond eyeshadow were just a few of the seriously strange makeup and beauty trends that made a guest appearance in the nineties. Fast forward to 2014, and the trends have just gotten bolder but so have our judgements. Here’s our verdict.
STILETTO NAILS
 

STILETTO NAILS

While the jury’s still out on this one, we’ve already made up our minds. Stiletto nails might have been spotted on the red carpet and the international runways, but that’s probably where they should’ve ended. They’re hard (and scary) on the eyes and remind us a bit of Cruella de Vil.

Judgement: Nay!

SINGLE EARRING
 

SINGLE EARRING

It started off with Angelina Jolie wearing one hell of an emerald at an award ceremony two years ago and everyone has followed suit since. If worn right, a bejewelled single lobe will add just the right amount of chutzpah to your outfit. If not, get ready for well-wishers to be looking around for your other earring and some “Well…it’s…err…different!” comments.

Judgement: Yay!

We’d wear it how: The statement cuff is ideal to be worn on its own. Try it with a side pony or side swept hair to let it steal the show completely.

OMBRE HAIR
 

OMBRE HAIR

We’ve been big fans of the ombre hair trend since we first laid our eyes on it, and clearly, we haven’t fallen out of love just yet. No matter what shades you’re playing with, there’s nothing unappealing about dip dyed hair (“It almost looks like a sunset in your hair!” as one of our editors put it.) If you ask us, it’s the most natural look for your hair. The dark roots and fade-towards-the-tips style tends to be the gradual transition of hair colour anyway.

Judgement: Yay!

We’d wear it how: To keep it natural, we would pick tones in caramel, toffee, honey and chocolate browns.