Bullet Journals and Other Thoughts

Hey guys!! So as summer comes to a close and school starts (ugh) the need to prioritize and organize becomes more important than ever. Finding balance can be hard. Finding time for our school work, our businesses, and ourselves can be a challenge. I’m a to-do list type of person, and have found writing everything … Continued

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Ode to Blueberries

One of my favorite summer rituals is picking blueberries at a family friend’s home in Maine. It is always one of our first stops once August rolls around and the berries are ripe for picking. My brother, sister and I grab the berries by the handful; plucking handfuls of the bluest ones and popping them … Continued

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The Beauty/Sleep Connection

I’ve been reading a lot about sleep. You’ve heard it over and over again—Most of us need about 8-hours of good sleep every night. Check. But it turns out there are also many scientific studies on the connection between sleep and your skin health. Let me jump ahead and tell you where this all leads: … Continued

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My Hydrangea Theory & Your Skin

The blinding afternoon sun took a toll on the blue hydrangeas in our backyard leaving them looking depleted and sad.  But they quickly sprung back to life when I gave them a long drink of water.  It made me wonder if the 8-10 glasses we are told to drink every day has a similar rejuvenating … Continued

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Matin’s Top 10 Skincare & Makeup No No’s…

Since we started willa, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to learn a lot of beauty tips for great looking skin from my friend and celebrity makeup artist Matin. While many of them come in a specific product or application technique, many of the most important ones are behavioral routines. And it’s never too early or too late to start. So here are Matin’s list of the … Continued

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Less Sugar, More Honey Honey: How to Clear Your Acne—One Bite at a Time

Our skin thrives off a daily cleansing and hydration routine. But, although good skincare can take you far, embracing a healthy lifestyle can take you even farther (and, have you reaping the benefits that extend beyond clear skin!) ✨ A little science behind your zits. Acne is, in part, caused by our skin’s overproduction of sebum—an oily … Continued

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Q&A with Matin: Face Oils

willa’s beauty director Matin shares why face oils are the key to great looking skin (no greasiness—we promise). These natural botanicals lock in moisture, fight acne and make your skin healthy and radiant.  Why are face oils so beneficial to the skin? Healthy oils are amazing for achieving a radiant complexion. They are packed with … Continued

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A Message from our Founder + CEO ♡

I started willa because I didn’t want my daughter or other young women to repeat my skincare story.  When I was Willa’s age I got way too much sun and used harsh chemicals on my skin.  I mistakenly believed it was good for me.  But after skin cancer on my face at 29, and permanent … Continued

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#HealthyEats Avocado Toast

Meet Hollis, one of our current willa interns – you may recognize her from some of some of our older Instagram and blog posts, because this is her second summer with us! She’s a rising sophomore at Harvard, where she’s also on the varsity water polo team. As an athlete, she knows how important it is to … Continued

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