The best thing about Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" is how beautifully it backfired. Seriously, the phrase has all the makings of instant reappropriation: It's over-the-top, it's ironic, and it has a glorious ring. Nasty woman—yep, we'll take it!
Most of us are lucky enough to have a woman or two in our lives who are particularly nasty (read: accomplished, brilliant, independent); and we're thinking they deserve to be treated. It's not always easy to impress a nasty woman (smart people don't excite easily), but we think the following 11 gift ideas have a pretty good chance.
As self-identified nasty women, we put together a selection of unique gifts we'd personally love to receive: organic tampon subscriptions, "brain dust," lavender eye pillows shaped like dollar bills… We're confident you won't come across another gift guide like this.
1. "Witches, Bitches and Hos" Serum
This witchy hand-brewed elixir from feminist gift shop Otherwild will ward off anyone who dares to stand in the way of your goddess-like nastiness. Concocted with plants and stones like lady's mantle, lady's thumb, and emerald, the potion intends to "transform ancient wounds from centuries of oppression, release patterns of shame and self-hatred for being different, and create a profound sense of safety so that you can walk the magnificent path you are here to walk."
2. Brain Dust
Do you know what's really nasty? A woman doing something good for her brain. Boost your giftee's mental power with this energizing supplement. Formulated with smartypants ingredients like organic astragalus, shilajit, and maca, the product works to enhance "clarity, memory, creativity, alertness and a capacity to handle stress." (Just add to nut milk, coffee, tea, or a smoothie!)
3. Organic Tampons
Do something your loved one's p*ssy will actually appreciate by giving the gift of organic tampons. These chic little 'pons are made with premium organic cotton and BPA-free plastic applicators, and they are absolutely leak-free (trust us—we've tried them)! Plus, the packaging is gorge.
Sign your giftee up for a monthly subscription, where she'll get six, 12, 18, or 24 tampons each cycle. Better yet, with every shipment she receives, the brand will donate a month's supply of sustainable pads to a girl in a developing country where period materials are scarce. So every nasty, menstruating lady wins.
4. Sheet Mask
Scare off potential threats to your self-image and basic rights with a nightly sheet mask! (Really, though, why are people so terrified of these things?) This treatment offers hydration and is adorably packaged despite being oh-so-nasty.
5. Liquid Lipstick Set
The long-lasting, high-impact pigment in each of these mini lipsticks will carry you from sunrise yoga to an afternoon protest to happy-hour drinks with your #coven. The gift set contains eight killer shades, including Echo (a rich navy blue) and Mother (a dusty mauve). The formulas are also vegan and cruelty-free because nasty women fight evil dictators, not kitty cats.
6. "Secret Genius" Candle
Let your giftee embrace her inner genius with this cleverly named candle. The scent packs a vanilla-caramel scent that's romantic and delicious in that nasty way we ladies love.
7. "Nasty Woman" Makeup Bag
Give your loved one a home for her favorite makeup products with this truly necessary cosmetics bag. Fill this up with the Kat Von D lippies above for an extra-nasty surprise.