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All photos on the blog are by Em Smith unless otherwise specified. If you see something that is not credited, please let me know and I will be happy to fix it. If you share a photo from this blog, please make sure to link it back and give credit where it is due.

I work hard to create great content on this blog for my readers. I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts, and have a background in photography and graphic design.  I also have experience working in advertising agencies, as well clothing boutiques. I have applied my knowledge and skills from these experiences to this blog by taking pictures professionally, styling and prepping products for photo shoots, and creating graphic designs. I am blessed to work with brands and products that I truly love using. I create blog posts only for these items, so my thoughts and opinions are true and honest. I started monetizing my blog in late 2015, which has been helpful. I use the revenue to pay for blog maintenance such as: paying for the domain, a web developer, and an editor. It’s also great because I am able to help support my family with the extra income.

This site does not incorporate paid advertising/sponsored posts that I have not fully disclosed. In other words, if it’s a sponsored post, I will be sure to let you know. Some posts have affiliate links that I can earn a profit or commission from. This occurs via the number of clicks and purchases through the link on my site. Thank you for supporting the brands and companies that allow me to continue devoting my passion and time into this blog.


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.

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

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