Ready 2 White Milky Cream Pack can help you achieve bright and white skin in just 3 minutes! Its rich intensive milky protein, which originated from Korea, moisturizes and nourishes your skin throughout the day. Its vitamin C and moisturizers leave your face smoother, brighter, and fairer-looking up to 3 days. With its adenosine component, appearance of wrinkles is also reduced.

-Nourishes all types of skin including sensitive skin
-Instant skin-whitening right after first application

100 ml

PRICE: PHP 499.00



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Being in my early 20s, I’ve always been told that I should take care of my skin early before regretting being careless along the road. Because of this little wisdom from my peers, I researched everything from BHAs to Retinols, Ceramidin to Snail goo… name it! I was even tempted to buy a clay bubble foam mask just to keep my skin in tip-top shape!

However, all my efforts were proven futile as I still noticed how dry and uneven my skin is despite all the fancy ingredients and products I slather on my face. Taking my research a bit further, I stumbled upon one integral product that’s not present in my current skincare routine — sunscreen.

Luckily, Belo SunExpert, the commercial sun protection arm of Belo Medical Group, came up with two lightweight sun defense products that are safe for sensitive skin, paraben-free and fragrance-free: the Belo SunExpert Face Cover SPF40 and PA+++ and Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen SPF50 and PA++++. And what luck that they partnered with Sample Room this 2017!

The obvious difference between the two products is the hint of color in the Tinted Sunscreen. According to the product’s description, it has Tone Adapt Technology that evens out the skin tone, conceals fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections. However, what really caught my eye is the Cell Protect Technology that strengthens skin’s defense against premature skin aging. Honestly, I was like “Yeah, right. Every skin care product I used claims to do that too.” Suffice to say, I don’t really have high hopes for its claims but I’m still willing to give it a shot. And to be able to check the effectivity of the products individually, I used the Face Cover first for 5 days straight then the Tinted Sunscreen for another 5 days.





For the Face Cover, I used a generous amount to cover my face after putting on my moisturizer and the first thing I noticed is the hint of smell in the product. It’s kind of like a “from-the-tube” smell but it goes away after a few minutes so I’m okay with it. What I love about it is that it’s true to its word: LIGHTWEIGHT. It almost feels like I’m not wearing anything! It’s non-greasy and I can apply the rest of my makeup seamlessly over the Face Cover! And for an oily-skinned girl like me, it’s a big plus! I’ve had horrible experiences with heavy duty sunblocks that left my face looking like an oily mess and it’s good to know that something affordable and effective is breaking the stereotype.






As for the Tinted Sunscreen, I have three words to summarize my experience from it: I. LOVE. IT. I got the shade medium to deep which is perfect for my skin tone and same with the Face Cover, I love how lightweight this is. It doesn’t have a greasy after feel and I only needed a small amount to cover my face. I applied my trusted powder after this and the result is a matte, smooth finish! I even tried going out on a weekend with only this on, a bit of powder and a lip balm and I looked fresh and bright. This now deserves its own place in my vanity kit starting today!

After 10 days of using these two products, I felt my skin became softer and smoother during the day. Since I didn’t tweak my skincare routine except for adding these two in, I suppose the improvement of my skin’s texture is because of the Belo SunExpert products that I used.

All in all, I love what the products did to my face while keeping it protected from the harsh UV rays of the sun. It’s perfect for everyday use and at its affordable price points, it’s definitely worth every peso!

5 Beauty Resolutions to try this 2017!
Thursday, 5 January 2017


It’s already a week into 2017! Do you already have your New Year’s Resolutions prepped for the year? If not, you’re in luck! This blog post will give you 5 beauty and health related resolutions to try as we turn over a new leaf.


1. I promise to wear sunscreen every day
Contrary to popular belief, summer time is not the only time to apply your trusted sun protection products as UV rays are present all year round! And FYI, these UV rays are the ones responsible for premature skin aging. Eeek! Don’t let your skin age faster than it should! Protect your face and body by using sunscreen every day.

And to help you start this new habit for 2017, you can get the Belo SunExpert Face Cover SPF40 and PA+++ and the Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen SPF50 and PA++++ for free at our products page!


2. I promise to drink more water
Dehydration is a no-no if you want to take care of your skin and body! Make sure you keep yourself hydrated! It doesn’t only help you skin-deep but your whole body will thank you for it!


3. I promise to take off my makeup before I sleep
Removing your makeup before going to bed is a must if you don’t want your pores to get clogged! Make it a habit of spending at least a minute of your evenings to remove your makeup and cleanse your face.

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4. I promise to eat more nutritious food
If your diet is still unhealthy, maybe it’s time to inject some greens and nutrients to your meals! The internet is a goldmine of information for healthy and yummy recipes. Search for ones you find appealing and try it at home! Explore your city’s farmer’s market or restos that serve healthy food. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to take a step to a healthier you.


5. I promise to move more
This resolution is probably the most common in the history of New Year’s Resolutions year after year but why do some people still fail at it? One reason I know is that they quit and give up after a few months due to tight schedules or they never really tried at all! (Yes, I’m writing from experience) If you can’t commit full-time to a workout sesh in the gym or at home (like me), try incorporating small doses of extra movement in your everyday routine. If your office is just a few floors up, try taking the stairs. If the convenience store is just a few blocks away, walk. No matter how small, these steps of extra effort to move can help you over time.

Remember roommates, no matter how long or short your New Year’s Resolutions list is, consistency is the key. Start small and work your way from there. It’s all about building the habit and sticking to it to be able to see and feel the effects of the changes in your routines.

Good luck!


Let the drum roll start as we congratulate Christine Fernandez as our Roommate of the Month for November!


The 29-year-old nurse and beauty junkie started her blog in 2009 as a result of the lack of product reviews catered to Filipina women. “Most reviews, swatches, and shades were meant for international readers,” said Christine. This situation led her to start her own blog,

Her blog consisted mostly of product reviews as she wanted it to serve as a medium for new and budding makeup enthusiasts. She also wants to pander to those who are budget savvy that wants to do their research first before buying a product. Christine explains, “This way, they would be able to gauge and hopefully be able to help my readers decide if the merchandise is for them or not.” Her informative posts and well-curated photos were drawn in from her love of all things beauty. Not to mention, her sources of inspiration are Temptalia, Michelle Phan, and Sample Room Partner Blogger Nikki Tiu.

When asked what bits of blogging wisdom can the 7-year beauty blogger share with her fellow roommates, she emphasized the power of passion and expression: Find your passion and don’t be afraid to express yourself. If faced with tough times, she adds “Keep going. There will come a time that you would feel so uninspired that you just want to stop. Don’t. Keep exploring, enjoying and writing.”


As a beauty blogger, Christine tends to change her skincare routine as she’s trying out different products for her blog. However, she tries to follow a standard beauty routine on a regular basis: Makeup removal, Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize, Apply serum, and indulge in a Mask. Once or twice a week she would exfoliate at home using peeling products and masks and go to a professional clinic for a facial once a month.

To keep her makeup on point, she uses a primer, a liquid foundation, a blush, a good lipstick and an eye shadow. If she feels like it, she tends to add a bit of contouring and highlighting, groom up her eyebrows, and apply an eyeliner and a mascara.

We also noticed how flawless she looks when we stumbled on her Instagram account. Her secret? Blend, blend, blend. “There is nothing more important than doing a proper blending of makeup.”


Christine first learned about Sample Room back in 2013, when a friend of hers suggested for her to try it out. 50+ sampling sessions after, she’s addicted. As she and Sample Room have the same goal, “Try before you buy”, she finds it really helpful for her to explore a wide range of products and share her experiences with her readers and followers.

In her three years of being an active member of our community, her top 3 finds from the site are the Shiseido IBUKI Beauty Sleeping Mask, the Zenutrients Eucalyptus Massage Oil, and the Red Cherry Lashes.

Her word of advice for her fellow roommates? “Get a VIP Membership. It is worth it.” She also adds that roommates should post their reviews after personally using the items for at least a week. “Don’t be too hasty since most of the products take time before you can see and feel any difference.”

And of course, above all, is for you to enjoy your Sample Room experience in our lovely community.

Instagram: @allaboutbeauty101ph
Twitter: @kleng05

Sample Room’s Winter Wonderland
Saturday, 17 December 2016

It was like Elsa’s frozen kingdom on display: hints of snow and winter adorned the dinner event of Sample Room’s 4th Anniversary and Annual Christmas Party at The Flame Restaurant in Discovery Primea on December 13, 2016.


Sample Room’s Partner Bloggers and Beauty Insiders were treated to a scrumptious dinner as they braved the Metro traffic to be with their Sample Room family in this intimate celebration.


The dinner party started at 8:00 pm with Ms. Sophie Uy, one of the founders of Sample Room Philippines, sharing an inspirational message in light with the true spirit of Christmas and the holiday cheers.

The room was lit with smiles and by the Makati Skyline as the Sample Room founders and its bloggers shared stories, tidbits of what’s going on with their lives and capturing moments to share with their readers and followers. It’s a chill and relaxing get-together that everybody needed!

Aside from the memories with their friends, the bloggers and insiders were also able to take home loot bags from the event. Previews of something exciting that’s coming to Sample Room was shared and they got first dibs! We can’t wait to share it with you too, our lovely roommates!

Thank you again to our Partner Bloggers and Beauty Insiders who graced our Annual Birthday/Christmas Party. We are grateful for your continuous support and love to Sample Room. See you again on our next get-together!


Friday, 16 December 2016

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6 Tips for Having Good Hair Days
Monday, 12 December 2016


There’s an old saying that goes ‘a woman’s hair is her crowning glory’. While not true for all, the saying does have merit, as hair is one of the first things we see in people aside from their eyes. As such, it takes a lot of effort to ensure that our hair looks presentable every day.

However, as every girl would know, sometimes bad hair days simply can’t be helped. Whether it’s the weather outside, the activities that have to be taken part in, or just your locks feeling uncooperative, some days truly are better than others.

But no more! By following the steps below, you’re likely to minimize those bad days to pa point where they’re practically gone. Check out our tips on how to keep hair nice and healthy:

use cool water

Use Cool Water

Washing your hair with hot water may feel luxurious, especially during these chilly December days, but in in the end it may not be doing your locks any favors as heat tends to remove your hair’s natural volume, leaving it limp and lifeless all throughout the day. It can also cause serious frizzing.
Avoid this by washing only with cold water and using only the best-reviewed conditioners in Manila that’s tailored to your hair type, whether it’s dry, straight, damaged, etc.

Shampoo and Condition Your Hair Right


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Shampoo and Condition Your Hair Right

Building on the previous point: aside from using the proper conditioner, couple it with a proper shampoo as well. There’s no use in using a shampoo that does not address your needs.

Also consider that when washing your hair, you should never douse your hair in too much shampoo; concentrate on applying it on your scalp instead then spread it out from there. Remember, your goal is to get clean while allowing your chosen hair product to work its magic, so don’t overdo the whole process. Use only what’s needed, apply it, keep it on for a while – about a couple minutes is enough – then rinse thoroughly. You’ll feel the difference instantly!

Side note: When applying conditioner, begin from the mid-shaft of your locks then work your way to the tips first. That’ll help immensely with the dryness and the split ends.

Limit Sun Exposure

Limit Sun Exposure

Your hair needs to be protected from the sun just as much as your skin does. Avoid extensive sun exposure to your hair by simply using an umbrella or by wearing a hat. If you plan to go to the beach, make sure you apply a large amount of heat protectant with SPF that will ensure your hair to remain healthy under the sun’s harmful UV rays. It’s that easy.

Moisturize When You Can

Moisturize When You Can

Riawna Capri, hair guru, explains that your scalp must remain healthy for it to produce beautiful hair. She states it needs to be moisturized even after you apply conditioner; perhaps try leave-in conditioners which are now gaining more and more popularity for their convenience in providing you hair moisture, split end reduction, and minimizing frizz.

Clean Hair

Clean Hair

Having clean hair plays a major part in having good hair days. Make sure you do not skip out on hair products like shampoo and conditioner just because of a new hair trend (like the no-shampoo movement). Choose high quality products that are meant to give you a nice, clean, and shiny look.
Determine how often you should wash your hair by reading this article.

Avoid Heat Styling

Avoid Heat Styling

Hot tools such as hot rollers, flat irons, wands, curling irons, and blow dryers should be avoided as much as possible. Initially they can give you great hair, but you have to realize that they can cause almost irreparable damage to your locks especially when you use it regularly. If you must use them during special occasions like weddings and anniversaries, make sure you apply spray-in heat protectants on your hair first so it can have proper protection from the heat.
So, after reading all that, have you gotten the secret to having good hair days every day? It’s quite simple: if you have healthy hair, then you’ll have a healthy look. Try it today!


To ace your hair game, check out the free samples we have in store for you on our site!

The Sample Room Awards 2016
Monday, 5 December 2016


This December, Sample Room is celebrating its 4th year in the industry as an avenue where women can try products for free and share their experiences with the whole community. It’s a 55,000+ powerhouse of men and women, with over 400+ products sampled and thousands of bite-sized reviews shared in a span of 4 years!

Because we love our community and how they help us strengthen what Sample Room stands for, we decided to let their voices be heard starting this year. Introducing the Sample Room Awards 2016, giving recognition to the highest-rated, most-reviewed, most-grabbed and most talked about products in Sample Room by our community members for this year!

We stretched the awarding to not only just the categories stated in Sample Room but to its subcategories as well to really give you what the community recommends for a specific function. We also took into consideration the buzz generated in our social media accounts and what really stands out about the products in our members’ reviews. Once all the top products were identified, a selection committee chose the final roster of the awardees who made it into the list for this year.

As we continue to grow over the years, the Sample Room Awards will also continue to grow with us in order to give you the best of the best: as chosen by real people, based on their real experiences, year after year.

Excited to know who made the cut? Scroll down below to see our awardees for the Sample Room Awards 2016!














BABY (Bath): JOHNSON’S® Milk+Oats™ baby bath
BABY (Lotion): Belo Baby Face and Body Lotion
BODY CARE: Dove Deo Original Roll-On
BATH: Olay Skin Whitening Bar with Rose & Milk
SUN CARE: Belo SunExpert Ultragentle Sheer Spray SPF50 and PA+++
LOTION: Silka Premium Moisturizing Milk Lotion with Avocado Oil and Almond Milk Protein SPF 23
HAIR CARE: Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner (Total Damage Care)
HEALTH: C-Lium Fibre (Husk)
LIFESTYLE: Whisper Skin Love Day/Night
CLEANSER: Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser
BOOSTER: Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence
SERUM: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum
MOISTURIZER: Shiseido IBUKI Beauty Sleeping Mask
SLIMMING: Kilo Off Powder Drink

Thank you for lending your voice in our community, roommates! And to our winners, congratulations!