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Introducing: Hello Island Mama (+GIVEAWAY for 2!)

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For the past few months, I’ve been thinking of changing my blog’s name, as well as its domain name. As a makeup artist, this site served as my makeup portfolio for the past 5 years. However, after becoming a stay-at-home mom with my 2 little boys, I became more active and excited with blogging. It has kept me connected with the art and makeup fields. It delights me how blogging allows me to continue to use the skills I have acquired from Fine Arts college. Of course, it allows me to use the talents that God gave me too! I’m the type of person who likes to try different hobbies that will keep me productive and busy, especially when my kids are napping. My blog has allowed me to channel that creativity and desire to learn!

I’m very excited because starting this month, I’ll be blogging about more than just makeup and DIY tutorials. Now, I’ll be blogging about home decor, family life, stylish outfits (mostly from thrift stores btw, so no high-end stuff here ;)), food recipes that I love using, and other fun stuff that I love to do! vertical_hero_hello_island_mama_philippines_islander_blogger_life_design_makeup_beauty_diy_art_photography_logo_inspiration

With the help of my college friend Feli, owner and designer of Paper Thread Studio, we designed a new logo for my blog called Hello Island Mama. Why Hello Island Mama? Before moving to the U.S., I was raised and born in the Philippines on small island called Marinduque. The logo was inspired by the coconut trees there that I grew up with. It’s also home to things I miss, like the beautiful beaches, fresh seafood, fresh sweet mangoes, and even the tropical weather (especially if it’s winter in Texas).

To celebrate my first blog post on Hello Island Mama, I’m giving away an Amazon or PayPal gift card to 2 winners. Each winner will each receive $25 via Amazon or PayPal (winner’s choice) as a thank you to all my readers who support this blog! I am truly thankful for all of you! Contest ends on 8/6 at midnight. This contest is open to residents of the U.S.A. and all over the world! Enter via Rafflecopter below.
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What topics do you want me to talk about on my blog? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment box below :)
I’m looking forward to many more adventures with you on this blog! Again, thank you for your support! :-)

Em

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15 Responses to “Introducing: Hello Island Mama (+GIVEAWAY for 2!)”

  1. Cheri says:

    Em, I love your new blog name and design! I love your work, and I know others will too. Best wishes!

  2. Sabine says:

    Em, both name and design of your blog are great. Love your photos. I love it when you write about your culture. -Sabine

  3. Cait says:

    aww this is so awesome girl and love all the photos and design of the blog!

  4. Love love love the feel of your page! good job :)

  5. Congratulations! I’m in the middle of the rebranding process myself!

  6. Camille says:

    Nice work Em! I like the new logo a lot! 😉

  7. Dwenden says:

    Love the new look and theme! I can’t wait to see more tips on fashion and home decor! Mabuhay! Go Em!

  8. craftyone says:

    Blog about little known places to go in Houston!

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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.

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