Gina Vaynshteyn Emily Popp
November 20, 2017 10:45 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!

“Forest Dark” by Nicole Krauss, $16.61


I’m halfway through Nicole Krauss’s latest novel, Forest Dark, and can firmly say it’s one of my favorites this year. Half fiction, half (maybe?) memoir, it’s a little bit different from Krauss’s usual storytelling. Part of the book is about Jules Epstein, an impulsive, complicated man, who travels to Israel and disappears. The other is seemingly about Krauss herself, her writer’s block, her failing marriage (to Jonathan Safran Foer — the two divorced, and he is allegedly dating Michelle Williams!), and her self-finding pilgrimage to Israel. I’m not done yet, but I’m guessing these two storylines collide at some point.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir, $49


I am officially a Caudalie Beauty Elixir believer. My skin has been lifeless lately, due to maybe the weird back-and-forth, hot-cold L.A. weather, or most likely all the McDonald’s I’ve been eating and water I have NOT been drinking. I’ve been spritzing my face with this after washing it with cleanser, and it brightens it, immediately leaving my skin feeling smooth, soft, and tingly (thank you, rosemary and mint).

Family Affairs the Cat’s Meow Shirt, $140

Family Affairs

This shirt. Because, this shirt.

Jonathan Adler Master Cleanse Coasters, $78

Jonathan Adler

Detox to retox, baby.

Urban Outfitters Velvet Button-Down Mini Skirt, $54

Urban Outfitters

We’re barreling towards the holidays, so that means I gotta stock up on some velvet.

Simply Shabby Chic Pink Tree Snow Globe, $16


Every year I put out a fake pink Christmas tree that looks exactly like this one, and it makes me so happy. 

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