Roommate of the Month for October 2018

  Have you ever owned a diary way back in time and jotted down all the wonderful, simple, and petty things that you had experienced? Whether it’s about how your day went, stuff that you bought for yourself, your deep darkest secrets, and even a little chit-chat with your childhood crush? It really feels good to have something that you could be totally honest with and just write your thoughts about without prejudice. Having a diary also teaches you to write down your ideas, to be creative in words, and to just simply be yourself where you need not deny nor pretend to anyone else. It's your personal haven, a platform to appreciate your own beauty, talent, and personality. This what made Kathleen Navarro, our October #RoommateOfTheMonth, to who she is now – a beautiful woman, a motivated dental student, and an inspiring content writer. Despite her schedules, she manage to continue and turn her diary into an open book -- her now blog, -- where she shares and talks about her interests, experiences and advocacies.  

  ABOUT KATHLEEN 1. Tell us about you and your blog. “TheSassyDentistPH is an online diary of a dental student who spends most of the time working in a dental infirmary but talks about pamper days, travels, concerts, food, and a lot more than just teeth. It shows that no matter how busy our day is, we have a life outside the dental infirmary! Also, it is a platform to raise awareness about Oral Health to my co-Filipinos.”   2. When did you start your blog and what inspired you to create one? “I started writing about the things I bought and how my day went on a diary notebook since I was in grade school. In 2014, I discovered about “blogging” and started my free blog site where I can share things I buy, places I’ve been to, or recipes I’ve learned. My blog really feels like an online diary for me. I have always loved writing... whenever, wherever! And I love to share a bit of myself with my readers.”   3. Who are the bloggers that you look up to? “Camille Co, Vern & Verniece Enciso, Kryz Uy, Solenn Heusaff, and a lot more ♥”   4. Top 3 pieces of advice you can give to our roommates who are interested to start up a blog. “1. Just be YOU. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are. Don’t let “likes” define you. Just enjoy what you’re doing, and everything will fall into place.” 2. Choose a good platform and stick with it. I have switched from several platforms over the years, and I’ve lost a lot of old blog posts. 3. Blogging is not for earning or getting freebies, it’s about helping others with the knowledge and experience that you have.”     ON HER BEAUTY ROUTINE 1. Share with us your skincare routine! “My skin care routine is always changing. I keep on trying several products to match my sensitive skin. But my usual routine is: 1. Cleansing facial wipes 2. Wash my face with Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser using my Clarisonic Mia 2. 3. Use Korean Mask 4. Apply SK-II Essence + SK-II RNA power 5. Cap off with either my High-Frequency Tool or Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask. I know there’s a lot. Haha! I use some serums alternately with SK-II essence. Usually sample products I got from Sample Room. #SkinCare is life for me. ”   2. How about your makeup routine? “I try to limit my makeup with sunblock, light-weight foundation, blush on, eyebrow, and lip balm. Occasionally, I use eyeshadows and false eyelashes.”   3. What are the top 5 beauty products (skincare and makeup) that you can't live without? “1. Sunblock 2. Lip Balm 3. Eyebrow 4. Face Mist 5. Blush”     ABOUT HER SAMPLE ROOM JOURNEY 1. When did you first find out about Sample Room? “In 2016, I’m looking for sellers who sell a sample size of a particular product because the full size is too pricey. I’ve been searching for a shop for days already then I found out Sample Room site, and the rest is history.”   2. How did Sample Room help you in your journey into the world of skincare and makeup? “We all know how pricey skincare and makeup products are. And if at the middle of using it, I discovered it’s not a good match for me, it’s a waste of money to just throw the product or give it to someone else. Skincare, most especially, is a trial and error process. So, I’m really grateful for Sample Room PH. I get to try products first before I decide whether to buy it or not.”   3. What were your best finds that you discovered through our site? “Most of the products I get to try are products I use daily now. But here is my top three best finds that I can’t live without since I tried it! - Shisheido Everbloom Lotion - This lotion is simply the best! The smell is fantastic, not sticky, and very moisturizing. - Celeteque Matte Moisturizer with SPF 30 - I can’t live without this. I’m not getting any younger, and I would like to prevent sunspots on my face. - Olay Soap - after trying this soap from Sample Room, I instantly fell in love with it. It’s my favorite soap ever since.  

  4. Do you see yourself still sampling in Sample Room in 3-5 years? “A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y!!! Not just in 3-5 years, but I hope forever! Skincare products are evolving, and I would love to try as many products as I can before buying anything.”   5. Any advice for your fellow roommates for their sampling journey? “Get products that are really interesting for you. Be honest in reviewing it to help other members, like me, whether to buy a product or not. And lastly, just enjoy trying new products. Who knows, one day you’ll also find your holy grail product!”     Sometimes, rekindling, pursuing, and improving the simple things we did before will lead us to bigger and beautiful surprises in the future. Though she started young with just a single diary, Kathleen never made her personal growth as an excuse to stop writing; she fearlessly took a step forward and spread her wings to be more than just a mere writer, but also a writer of dreams and advocacies for the country. Catch Kathleen’s latest posts about her activities and new beauty finds at! You may also follow her on Instagram at @athleyyy and on Facebook at   We’re already down to our last two #ROTM for year 2018, roomies! We’re excited to know who’ll complete our circle, or maybe, it is you who’ll complete the circle! :) Share us now your favorite Sample Room finds by posting it on your social media accounts using the hashtags #RoommateOfTheMonth, #SampleRoomSpotlight, and #SampleRoomPH, and you might just be featured next!

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