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New hair color with Schwarzkopf + 3 makeup looks to try!

Monday
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This shop has been compensated by Schwarzkopf.  #FashionColorExpert #sponsored Today in Hello Island Mama, I’m partnering with Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME® to help me to get a new spring look. These looks are inspired by the runway, but I’ve adapted them so that readers can easily try them at home!! Hair is also a big part of my final look, and that is why I’m happy I had a chance to try Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME®. Scroll down for 3 looks you can try for spring and some great makeup tips! GOLDEN GLOW   If you’d like to have a fresh makeup look […]

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Family Beach Day in Galveston Island

Tuesday
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackWithCreminelli #DiscoverFood #CollectiveBias When Brent and I found out we were moving to Galveston Island last year, we kept thinking how fun it would be to go to the beach often. Living close to the beach, we looked forward to time on the sand and water with the kids. We are beach lovers, as I come from the islands of the Philippines (you can see here how beautiful the beaches are where I was raised), while Brent lived in Thailand for a few […]

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Nobunny’s perfect DIY mug

Wednesday
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I was inspired to create this post after reading Anna Dewdney’s book Nobunny’s Perfect for my kids. It’s a story about bunnies discerning good from bad behavior told through rhymes and expressive illustration. As mothers, we always try to be the best example for our children. However, there are days when it can be a little overwhelming and it can feel like we can’t handle everything at once. Sometimes I get tired, impatient, and weary.  When I start to feel all these, I try to take a step back and ask for forgiveness and strength. I take comfort in knowing […]

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Easter GIVEAWAY! + 3 month diaper subscription!!

Tuesday
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  This post is sponsored by IncrediBundles, all opinions are my own. As a mother, I always try to be extra careful when it comes to exposing my kids to different kinds of toys and technology. Lately, video games and apps are the go-to options. One quick swoop and your kids can enjoy a handful of games. While this is easy and practical, I worry it may not be good for their health in the long run. I also don’t want my kids to depend on gadgets all the time. With Easter quickly approaching, it’s the perfect occasion to look […]

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Fun breakfast bunny pancakes

Monday
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Easter is fun for kids and, with a little creativity in the kitchen, can be fun for parents as well! I’ve been wanting to do something for my two eldest boys to celebrate Easter early. However, I don’t want to give them too many sweets (because I’d end up eating a lot of them myself!). ). So instead, I made them these fun bunny pancakes and they loved them! It’s a fun Pinterest hack that is perfect for breakfast! Here are what I used: Pancake mix 1 Banana 1 Apple 1 Orange 2 Craisins I Piece of stringcheese You can […]

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Little Adventure Dressups and Costumes! (GIVEAWAY!)

Friday
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My superhero kids are always at your service. 😉 If you watched my Insta Stories a few days ago, I shared how they were surprised and thrilled by these fun costumes from Little Adventures. Really, it was one of the happiest days of their lives! By the way, these costumes are machine washable and comfortable for the kids to wear too. Shipping for the costumes is free in the US. I teamed up with Little Adventures to give away $30 to one person to spend on their website. Join the giveaway so that your little one can have their own […]

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DIY cute container for the pantry with FREE printable

Wednesday
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As much as I like the extra space where we live in Galveston, we have limited storage for our groceries. I decided to start cleaning up and organizing our cabinets for groceries. I used a DIY container (similar to the container for our laundry room) to hold coffee, baking ingredients, and sugar. The cool part about these homemade containers is that you can put whatever you want in it. Plus, you can label them with the FREE printable name tags, which you can download below! Keep scrolling for a tutorial on how to create this simple container option for your […]

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

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