Roommate Of The Month for May 2019

We all have someone we look up to, someone we hope to become someday. It could be our parents, our friends, an artist, a model – whoever it may be, they are the one that motivates us to do our best in everything that we do and inspires us to become someone who will be looked up by others too.

As a child, our May #RoommateOfTheMonth, Jean Ricamata has always admired beautiful women. Celebrities and beauty queens alike are her role models while growing up. She would delve into their beauty secrets, makeup tips and know-hows, and would do everything they do. And through constant research, she stumbled upon Sample Room which then became her avenue to test out products and find holy grail items. Just like the bloggers she looked up to, she also started to post her reviews and experiences about the products she uses and saw that her followers loved and enjoyed it.

The positive feedback she received urged her to start her own blog where she shares about her love for beauty and skincare. She was able to tell stories of her daughter's journey through Autism as well, to give hope and inspiration to her readers that you can get through whatever life throws at you if you have loving people behind you. And just like her idols, she hopes to inspire others to be the best that they can be and keep on pushing forward despite the challenges.

Let’s get to know more about Jean and her story as she answers a few questions from us!



1. Tell us about you and your love for beauty.

“Ever since I was a child I really admired beautiful women especially artists and beauty queens. I always wondered how they maintain their beautiful skin and how they apply their makeup. And that is why I started to read and research about beauty products that are good for the skin and started to learn how to use cosmetics.”

2. When did you start and what inspired you to share your beauty finds on your social media accounts?

“As far as I can remember, I started sharing my beauty finds way back April of 2017 wherein I joined a flatlay contest of a certain cosmetic brand on Instagram. Gladly I won that contest. After that contest, I found myself joining also in some of Sample Room's contests that were asking for product reviews of the items that I availed in Sample Room. I really enjoyed reading comments on my posts that they will try the products that I reviewed or use because it really sounds promising.”

3. Who are the bloggers that you look up to?

“I have plenty of bloggers that I look up to. When it comes to fashion and style, my favorites are Janeena Chan, Chinchin Obcena and Rhea Bue. When it comes to travelling, skin care and makeup, my favorites are Rochelle Miko, Genzel Habab, Dear Kitty Katie Kath, All About Beauty, and Kikay Si Kat. And lastly, when it comes to parenting, my top faves are Mommy Levy Blogger, Mommy Practicality and The Misis Chronicles. Believe it or not, I am an avid reader of blogs. I love to learn from other bloggers who are way ahead of me.”



1. Share with us your skincare routine!

“As for my skincare routine, I never ever leave any makeup on my face when sleeping. I use Micellar Water to remove my makeup every night and wash my face with a moisturizing soap. I exfoliate my face and body as well, 3 times a week. And I use a moisturizing face mask twice a week. And most of all, daily use of moisturizer and sunscreen is a must.”

2. How about your makeup routine?

“Makeup primer is the number one for me, because it keeps everything in place. For a mom who always brings her daughter to events, I can't always retouch my makeup every now and then. Next is I use a foundation which I have trusted for years. I don't wear eye makeup most of the time so black liquid eyeliner is enough for me. I also prefer using a bronzer instead of blush on. And for my lipstick, I can wear any shade of lipstick depending on my mood as long as it is matte.”

3. What are the top 5 beauty products (skincare and makeup) that you can't live without?

“1. Derma-C by Poten-Cee Brightening Soap Bar and Serum Face Mask

2. Belo SunExpert Face Cove SPF40 and PA+++

3. Avon True Color White Essence liquid foundation

4. Avon True Color oil control plus dual foundation

5. Belo Intensive Whitening Micropeeling Toner”



1. When did you first find out about Sample Room?

“I've been a Sample Room member since 2017. I first found out about Sample Room in one of their Facebook ads about trying free products. That was the time that I decided to create an account. My very first order from Sample Room was the Belo Intensive Whitening Micropeeling Toner.”

2. How did Sample Room help you in your journey into the world of skincare and makeup?

“Sample Room has really helped me a lot especially with skincare, since I can try new skincare products for free. I was able to find the best products that suit my needs. I even got to try some baby products for my little girl, which means Sample Room is really a great way for moms like me who are trying to look for a good product for their little ones too.”

3. What were your best finds that you discovered through our site?

“My most favorite product that I got to try is the Derma-C by Poten-Cee products, because of their collagen content. Next to it are the Belo products, from skincare to the baby scents which I am now using on my little girl.”

4. Do you see yourself still sampling in Sample Room in 3-5 years?

“Of course, Sample Room has many good products to try. And there are products that are exclusive to VIP members as well. And I know that there will be more products that will be added to the current product list which is what makes me feel excited all the time.”

5. Any advice for your fellow roommates for their sampling journey?

“For those that will create an account and start their sampling journey, I highly suggest that you do your purchase every Mondays so that you can expect the product on Friday or Monday of the next week. After 5 days or more, you can now write a review about the product that you used so that you can get your points back again.”


Because of the people she admired since her younger years, she was able to gather inspiration and the right motivation to post her reviews and share her experiences to help others. Her love for beauty and her daughter are what keep her going to do more and exceed her limits. As a stay at home mom, she never thought that she would have a voice in the digital scene to impart knowledge and wisdom; and as she continues to grow as a blogger, she one day hopes to inspire and touch the hearts of her readers, just as her heart was touched by her idols.

To know more about Jean’s latest posts and activities, subscribe to her blog at https://jeansanemom.blogspot.com/. You can also follow her on Instagram at @ricamatajean and on Facebook at JeanSane Mom.


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