A Small Rebellion: The best ways you rebelled at school

The smallest things can be a rebellion. Turning left instead of right. The choice of a lipstick colour. Not replying to a text, even when they know you’ve read it.

The days of being a teen are LOADED with rebellion – simply because every single thing we were told by adults sounded like, frankly, a terribly boring way to live our lives. Here are the best small rebellions we’re willing to confess to – make sure you tell us yours!

Make-up At School

What kind of rule was it, where mascara was banned and nail polish was frowned upon, and lipstick was as taboo as making out in the toilets?
Sometimes our make-up rebellion was subtle – a French tip, a strawberry gloss. But other times we ringed our eyes with kohl ahead of history class, and covered ourselves with glitter, BECAUSE WE COULD. What was YOUR favourite make-up to wear to school?
An Altered Uniform
Ah, school uniform. Always in the colours that made you look ill.
But there were solutions, if you were prepared to risk the side-eye from the head teacher, and we were guilty of ALL of the following: rolling our skirt hems, unbuttoning our blouses, tying our jumpers at the back, non-regulation shoes, long socks…
Hair Dye
This was the best one – because a teacher can make you rub off your eyeliner, or unroll your skirt, but there wasn’t much they could do about a brunette barnet gone suddenly scarlet.
If you were prepared to face your head teacher’s wrath, it was all about the permanent colours: blue, green, orange. Even black got a reaction – though we favoured the red hair.
Hidden jewellery
The more we think about it, the more we’re convinced: if we’d followed all the school rules, we’d have ended up horribly boring.
Jewellery was banned for reasons both sensible and not – that threat, though, didn’t stop us from sporting arms loaded with bracelets, and Best Friend necklaces beneath the regulation school blouse.
Fake Tan
It didn’t matter that we were growing up beneath a sun barely capable of heating concrete – the look we had to have was tan, darker and darker, as if we’d just recently spent three successive months on a California beach.
The buzzword was orange, and that meant nothing as subtle as layering our tan, or using a mitt to achieve a more even coverage. That was only going to slow us down.
Of course, these days, acts of beauty rebellion are a lot easier to pull off thanks to The Only 1, a lipstick revolution from Rimmel London. It’s an all-in-one lipstick designed to shake things up for modern, fashionable girls everywhere.
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