An Ode (And Guide) To “Trashy” Beauty

Sometimes a girl just has to be a little trashy.

Thought Catalog


I’ve always identified with that song that goes, “I like my women just a little on the trashy side.”

I want to be more ladylike, but I just can’t bring myself to wear a nude bra with a white shirt instead of a black one or keep my tights from running. I love a good bodycon dress, and I like my makeup more Jenna Jameson than Kate Bosworth.

I mean, isn’t it wonderful to be a woman and slip on a sexy dress and go dancing?

I love beauty websites, but so many of the women featured on them say things like, “I don’t wear much makeup; just a little tinted moisturizer and some mascara. I’m French and we are very low maintenance.” Or “One should never wear too much lipstick/eyeshadow/bronzer/perfume.”

Wait — what?

I get that most people don’t share the same aesthetic as Snooki, but one of my…

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