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(Throwback) My Halloween Makeup Looks

Sunday
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Trippy Double Vision It’s that time of year again! Halloween makeup looks are always fun to do, even if they take a lot of time to create. I wanted to share some of the makeup looks I did for the Halloween season, ever since I started to blog my makeup works. As some of you know, I started blogging to showcase my makeup works for myself, for model shoots, or for my clients and their maternity or wedding shoots. This blog inspired me to create different creative looks using makeup and props. It even motivated me to create DIY accessories […]

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Memes for Moms Who Need to LOL

Wednesday
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My sister and I are now both moms and we like talking with our own mom and sharing our everyday lives with our kids. We’ve been saying this to her lately, “Ma, ang hirap mag-alaga ng bata…” (Translation: Ma, it’s hard to take care of the kids.) She teases us and says “Now you know.” 😉 Yes, now I really appreciate how my mom worked so hard for us, her three kids. I still remember that she had a full-time job and woke up before sunrise just to prepare our lunch, prepare us for school, and a lot of other […]

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My Workspace + DIY Post-It Board

Sunday
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I made an easy and affordable DIY Post-it board for my new workspace. Since we just moved here last month, I only now got a chance to organize and clean this area. This is something that I’ve been excited to do. The area serves as my quiet place to unwind when all the boys are napping. I put less stuff on the shelf so it doesn’t look cluttered. On it, you can find a couple of frames, the Bible, and a gift from a friend. I decided to add a couple of items to my workspace that are inspired by […]

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Why I joined Beautycounter

Wednesday
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Ever since I was in college, I was always interested in makeup. I would even help out my friends, family, and relatives with their questions about makeup. I would also get messages from people with questions like: what foundation is good for their skin type and skin tone, how to apply eyebrow makeup, how to lessen the oiliness on their makeup, how to achieve a certain kind of makeup look, and what makeup I wear and what I would recommend for their needs. Today, I’m excited to share with you that I have joined Beautycounter as a consultant to continue […]

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Nursing in Public

Sunday
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When I gave birth to my first son, I wasn’t comfortable nursing in public, even more so if there were a lot of people around me (especially men). I felt self-conscious and nervous, but I learned to overcome these feelings with some help from my friends, who are fellow moms. I saw how they did it and followed some of their tips about nursing in public. Today, I want to share some of these tips that I’ve learned. Prepare ahead of time. If I go out and I know that I will need to nurse my baby, I prepare everything […]

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DIY Baby Mobile Tutorial

Monday
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MATERIALS Pom Pom Embroidery hoop Twine Thread and Needle Scissor Today, I’m sharing a tutorial for a do-it-yourself mobile. You might have seen this baby mobile from my previous post: “6 things you can do while waiting for baby’s new arrival.” This DIY baby mobile is simple, easy, and it is affordable for savvy moms! I was inspired to create this a few months before I gave birth to my third son.  I was browsing through Pinterest, looking for ideas on decorating a changing table area. The materials I used were mostly from Hobby Lobby, where you can find a […]

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Carter’s Big Baby Giveaway!

Wednesday
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This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. #lovecarters I’ve been a fan of Carter’s ever since I had my first baby boy, up until now, with my newborn third son! Their baby clothes always have cute designs, so I often end up taking photos of my baby wearing them! Today, I wanted to share an exciting, big giveaway that Carter’s is having this week in celebration of “The Original Bodysuit Day. The Original Bodysuit Sweepstakes If you are on Instagram and/or Twitter and love to take photos of your little ones, join […]

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Hello Island Mama is a makeup, DIY, design, and lifestyle blog by Em Smith. She is the mother of two boys and a wife, who loves to inspire and encourage others through her works and stories. Originally from the Philippines.

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

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