WANT/NEED: A feminist book on the power of protest to charge you up, and more stuff you want to buy

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!

Solid & Striped “The Anne Marie” One-Piece in Lemons, $168


I was browsing a little boutique in Malibu this weekend (a sentence that sounds fancier than it actually was, admittedly), and I came across this gorgeous one-piece. I have a couple swimsuits from Solid & Striped, and I just love their cut and style so much. I’m also a big fan of one-pieces (they’re so forgiving and comfortable), and this darling lemons one makes me want to drop everything and book an Airbnb in Palm Springs, stat. 

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VMV Hypoallergenics Boldly “Glow” Coconut Oil Blush Stick, $60


I’ve been looking for a great blush stick for a while now. For me, blush sticks are way more goof-proof than a pressed powdered blush. And I just found one that checks all the boxes:  simple-as-pie application, natural looking, and organic. When it comes to good-for-you makeup, VMV Hypoallergenics is where it’s at, y’all. This blush stick is made with coconut oil, and it smells divine. Not to mention the packaging, which might be the fanciest applicator I ever did see. At $60, this blush is definitely a splurge…but if you’re looking to invest in a high-end clean beauty product, this is a fabulous pick.

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Williams-Sonoma Wüsthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Set, $300


My kitchen knives situation is pretty sad. I need a major upgrade, but full disclosure, I’d rather buy a couple cute new dresses than spend my cash on cutlery. Sigh, maybe I’ll eventually save up and spring for a gourmet knife set like this one. 

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A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good by Emma Gray, $12


So this doesn’t come out until February 27th, but you will want to get your feminist hands on this very excellent guide to all things women’s rights and how to fight for our rights.

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Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipstick, $38


I’m majorly digging this shade of lipstick. HG Beauty Editor Marie Lodi dropped this off at my desk yesterday, and it’s my new go-to. The formula is creamy and hydrating, and the shade is a gorgeous shade of red-pink — perfect for Valentine’s Day. Or just, you know, when you’re feeling sad and know in your heart that you can solve all your problems with a few swipes of lipstick.

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Old Navy Tie-Sleeve Shift Dress, $19 (was $35)


This dress is on sale AND it’s the mustard yellow we’re going to be seeing everywhere this year.

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