Always Ready With Always® Radiant

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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks. For women, our monthly friend can be cause of a worry. It’s not just the cramps but also the feeling we get when we have them. Sometimes it’s a task to track them, too. Not everyone gets their period on the same date every month. Since I’m still breastfeeding with my youngest, I have yet to meet my monthly visitor. In this case, I always want to be ready and don’t want to be caught off guard when my period finally arrives. I bring a lot of stuff with me on a daily […]


Chalk Shape Hop with Dial Complete® 2 in 1

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Dial2in1 #DialCompletesUs #2in1 #CollectiveBias My boys and I love being outdoors when the weather is warm here in Houston. If you are following my Instagram stories, you’ll see that we recently moved to a new home with a nice front yard to play in. One of the outdoor activities we love to do together is play “Chalk Shape Hop”. This is great activity for kids to learn about different shapes. I’m partnering today with Dial®, America’s beloved soap brand of 70 years. Dial® has […]


DIY Hanging Plant Holder

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  I love doing DIY projects at home. It’s a great way to relax, spend extra time, and be creative. It’s also the most ideal way to customize something to your own liking sans the expensive price tag. Today, I decided to make a DIY Hanging Air Plant Holder. It gives any room in the house life and the plants help improve air quality at the same time! It’s the perfect season to decorate your home with plants whether indoors or outdoors. Plants also help reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being. It’s a win-win for you and your […]


Little Baby Basics by Carter’s


This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the many dilemmas we face as mothers is choosing clothes for our babies. There are so many options and sometimes it can get a little overwhelming! I always opt for clothing that is comfortable for my kids, and made with fabrics that will not harm their skin. It’s no surprise that I was excited to come across Carter’s clothing. I started using their baby clothes with my eldest son, and have continued until now with my third son. Carter’s is a one-stop shop for […]


Fresh makeup look for busy moms

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One of the ways I like to pamper myself (among other things!) is through makeup. It doesn’t have to be the complicated kind. Just a subtle hint of color enough to brighten the face. With the many tasks we do every day, it’s nice to dress up and look nice once in a while even if it’s just a quick trip to the grocery store! Here’s an easy tutorial for a natural looking makeup with products you can use to treat yourself or to surprise your moms and fellow moms this coming Mother’s day. Steps: Moisturize clean face while gently […]


Sleeping tips for toddlers

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Sleeping is not just elusive for adults but for kids too. Some have a hard time sleeping and parents are usually up with them. Having a good night’s sleep is essential for good health, mind, and body. It also helps proper brain development for babies and toddlers. My husband, a Child Psychologist, recommends apt sleep hours for kids. Our eldest kids, who are 4 and 2-years-old are already good sleepers. We are in the process of sleep training with our 8-month old baby and my husband helps me with this process. I know not all parents agree with this method […]


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

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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 […]


Hello Island Mama is a makeup, DIY, photography, motherhood 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. Based in Houston, Texas. Originally from the Philippines.

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