Roommate Of The Month for June 2019

Have you ever found yourself looking for a safe space to release your creative juices when boredom has struck you? Boredom may be associated with idle time, but contrary to the belief that it is just pure unproductive, what if it has sparked an idea that’ll soon help you realize your passion? Finding one’s niche is hard, but you’ll never know where you’re good at unless you venture out and try!

Take it from our June #RommateOfTheMonth Salve Leonor Articulo who started up her vlog as something to simply fill in her free time! Little did she know that this hobby will help her find her voice in the vlogging scene by imparting her love for all things beauty and makeup. She aspired to help other Filipinas find the best products for them through sharing her own personal experience. Having the same common goal of finding only the best products for Filipinas, Sample Room has played a big part on her vlogging journey as she utilized it to discover products she could share to her viewers.

Through resourcefulness and creativity, she has gracefully secured a spot in the world of beauty vlogging! Today, she has already amassed thousands of subscribers on her vlog and created a growing community where beauty and makeup have become the common interest that linked her audience.

Let’s get to know more about her vlogging and Sample Room journey as she answers a few questions from us!


1. Tell us about you and your vlog.
“I am just an ordinary makeup enthusiast who wanted to share my love and experience with makeup and skincare products. I wanted to give the viewers my honest opinion so they can see the value of the products, whether it is worth their money, time and effort.”

2. When did you start your vlog and what inspired you to create one?
“I started my vlogging channel 5 years ago out of boredom and because I wanted to have a place where I can show my creativity. Back then, it was all about just being able to do something on my free time until it became something like what it is now. I can define my channel as a place where everybody can interact and ask about makeup and skincare. (It’s) a place where everybody is welcome to ask questions and will be answered without hesitation.”

3. Who are the vloggers that you look up to?
“Top vloggers that I look up to are Bubzbeauty, Simply Rhaze, Anna Cay and Anne Clutz. I can say that each of them has her own fire but the similarity among all of them is being humble. I relate to all of them so much that I cannot pass a day without watching their vlogs.”

4. Top 3 pieces of advice you can give to our roommates who are interested to start up a vlog.
“The top 3 pieces of advice that I can give to the roommates who are interested to start up a vlog are the following: First is start now, don’t wait for anyone to boost your morale to start doing what you always wanted. Second is be true, your audience will be able to pinpoint if you are genuinely stating your opinion. Last is be resourceful, you can use your phone to film a decent video. (There’s) no need to buy expensive vlogging equipments. Be resourceful also in getting your materials for reviews. Like for example, utilize Sample Room in getting the newest products in the market without paying for the actual product.”


1. Share with us your skincare routine!
“My skincare routine is simple because I want it to be fast. I am a mother, a student (4th Year BS in Accountancy) and a licensed Physical Therapist. I don’t really have much free time in the morning and evening. I cleanse, tone, moisturize and apply sunscreen in the morning. At night, after wearing some waterproof makeup, I cleanse my face first with a cleansing oil or cleansing balm. Then, cleanse with facial wash, tone, apply serum and lastly, moisturize. I apply face mask every 2 or 3 days depending on my skin needs.”

2. How about your makeup routine?
“Another simple routine. I love Korean makeup look. Simple, easy, fast and cute. My favorite makeup look consists of blush and lip color. But don’t get me wrong, I cannot go out without my brows.”

3. What are the top 5 beauty products (skincare and makeup) that you can't live without?
“The top 5 Beauty Products that I cannot live without are the following: First, Innisfree Green Tea Facial Foam as it helped to clear my skin. Second, A’Bloom Face Masks. I use this every 2 to 3 days. Third, Laneige Sleeping Lip Mask as I want to wake up with a soft, hydrated and plump lips. Fourth, Sunnies Face Fluffmatte Lipsticks as these are a multipurpose product. I can use them as lip color and as a blush. Last, Pond’s BB Powder. I have an oily skin type and a powder is a must for me.”


1. When did you first find out about Sample Room?
“2014 was the year that I got introduced with Sample Room but upon having my first order, it was back on March 2015. I've been with Sample Room for the longest time and I know that I will still be here for the next years to come.”

2. How did Sample Room help you in your journey into the world of skincare and makeup?
“It plays a big role on my skincare and makeup game. I am able to know about the new products because of Sample Room. It also helped me to try the products for free before I commit to them.”

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

“My top 3 best finds are the Belo Sun Expert Face Cover with SPF40, Ladouce Tampons and Vaseline Healthy White Fresh and Fair Cooling UV Gel. I already forgot how many times I repurchased these products. I truly love them as they are affordable yet super effective.”

4. Do you see yourself still sampling in Sample Room in 3-5 years?
“Definitely yes! I’ve been doing this for years now and I was never disappointed. I do recommend this to my viewers as well.”

5. Any advice for your fellow roommates for their sampling journey?
“Be thorough and always be true with your product reviews as it does not only help the other roommates but the brands to improve their products.”

By immediately taking the nearest canvas you can paint your ideas on, you can never let an opportunity pass. And who knows? One small idea can bloom into a full-blown project that would not only be good for your own benefit, but for others as well! There’s no pain in trying and eventually knowing yourself more!

Know more about Salve’s latest vlogs and beauty reviews by following her at https://www.youtube.com/supereonxiv! You can also follow her on Instagram at @supereonxiv for her latest updates!

Looking to be the next Roommate of the Month? Share with us your favorite Sample Room finds on your social media accounts using the hashtags #RoommateOfTheMonth, #SampleRoomSpotlight, and #SampleRoomPH. Who knows, you might just be featured next!


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