Gina Vaynshteyn
Updated August 31, 2017 9:42 am
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Welcome to Want/Need, a daily roundup of the things HelloGiggles’ Editorial Director and Deputy Editor are madly in love with, and what we — you guessed it — WANT/NEED. Our recommendations will include (but are not limited to) the perfect sandal, mom jeans you should totally wear to the office, pretty water bottles, and lipsticks that will make you feel unstoppable. Check back every day for new picks and deals!

Fresh Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm, $18


I have about five thousand Fresh lip balms, but this new caramel balm is the only lip product I’ve been using lately. If you’ve used Fresh before, you know just how hydrating their formulas are. Their Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm takes that hydration to another level AND it smells like homemade caramel. If you spend the day licking your lips, I get it.

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Pink Donut Necklace, $22

Everyday is a Holiday

There is no way this donut necklace won’t make you instantly happy whenever you wear it. So you should wear it.

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GANT Orca Tee, $16 (was $65)


Don’t go to Seaworld (also: watch Blackfish). Buy this orca T-shirt instead!

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Anthropologie x Julie Moon Bold Blooms Vase, $38


I couldn’t keep a plant alive even if you paid me a million dollars (okay, maybe I would find a way), but I still want the thrill of having cute vases! Use them as decor sans plant, or purchase some fake flowers.

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French Connection Beaded Maxi Dress, $200 (was $298)

French Connection

This French Connection maxi dress will make you feel like you’re taking a vacation on a Greek island. It also has Daenerys Targaryen vibes, no? The luxe olive color feels so fall to me, especially the pops of orange and blue.

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“The Veselka Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from the Landmark Restaurant in New York’s East Village,” by Tom Birchard and Natalie Danford, $19.90


During a work trip to New York, I finally tried Veselka, a Ukrainian diner Emily had recommended. I eat Russian/Ukrainian whenever I’m home in San Diego (my family is from Russia and cooks exclusively Eastern European), so I honestly didn’t think I would be wowed. But omg. Their cold borsht. Unlike my mom’s beet soup, Veselka’s is hot pink, creamy, and has the perfect balance between sweet and savory. My mom’s borsht is good, but Veselka’s is next-level. I needed to learn how to make it, so I bought the official Veselka cookbook from Amazon (which I’m pretty sure contains the recipes for their entire menu). It’s been a go-to ever since.

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