Roommate Of The Month for October 2019

Throughout our lives, we often grapple with issues of confidence. There are times when we feel down, like we aren't enough or unsure of ourselves. Despite these feelings of fear and insecurity, we need to have the strength to build ourselves up and most importantly, we must be willing to try. The willingness to pick yourself up and push yourself to new heights in spite of obstacles can be freeing and can eventually take you to where you want to be. Such a confident example can be found in Dana Aquino, our October #RoommateofTheMonth.

At the young age of 21, Batangas-based Dana Aquino found the confidence to go beyond her comfort zone and open a YouTube channel where she gets to express her passion for beauty and skin care. Originally a camera-shy person, this young vlogger from Batangas eventually found herself more than comfortable creating both written and video beauty content for her followers. Once a college student who loved expressing herself through make-up to an aspiring content creator with a thousand subscribers on YouTube, let's hear about her #SampleRoom journey from Dana herself!



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

 “I’m Dana Kathleen Herrera Aquino. You can call me Dana (can be read as Deyna). I am a social media influencer, a b/vlogger about beauty and lifestyle from Taal, Batangas. I’m a 21-year-old lady who loves to collect makeup, skincare products and do OOTDs. I started to love and appreciate beauty when I was a college student, because I want to express my character and mood by applying makeup. I want to be fresh everyday even though I am a little bit stressed at school. My heart is so happy and comfortable when I am buying and trying makeup and skincare products. I built more self-confidence and I also accepted my flaws because if we focus on the things that the world throws about us, we will not be happy.“

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

“I started last year. I shared my little collection on Instagram then I enjoyed doing reviews because of my followers’ positive feedbacks. Rei Germar inspired me to do this; I learned a lot from her vlogs. That’s why I decided to create a blog because I am shy person in front of a camera, and then eventually I gained enough confidence to create my own YouTube channel because I really love to do it and luckily I reached a thousand subscribers.”

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

“I do love Lissa Kahayon. I love everything about her especially her styles. I also look up to Bella Angeles, she’s our admin to PH Influencers. I really enjoy reading her blogs because it’s detailed and engaging.”


  1. Share with us your skincare routine!

“I always remove my makeup with beauty water or micellar water that is alcohol-free, and then I double cleanse my face with soap. I also rub ice on my face to close my pores. Sometimes, I put on a face mask or cream to brighten and moisturize my skin because I have a dry skin. And the most important product that I am using is a sunscreen. I can’t live without a sunscreen on my face.”

  1. How about your makeup routine?

“I always start with a moisturizer then sunscreen before applying my foundation or BB cream. After applying my base, I set it with powder then I do my brows using a brow gel liner. After working with my brows, I put on some bronzer and a pink blush. Sometimes, I apply mascara too. Lastly, I apply a lip tint for everyday makeup looks, but when I have events I use a nude or pink lipstick. Then I set my face with my favorite face mist.”

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

“The 5 products that I can’t live without are:

  • Sunscreen
  • Eyebrow gel
  • Makeup remover
  • Face mist
  • Lip tint”


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

“I found out about Sample Room first in an Instagram post of my co-influencers. Out of curiosity, I registered and had the chance of receiving free samples of some of their newest products. It is convenient on my part because I can try them first to see how they work on my skin before purchasing.”

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

“It actually helped me discover new products. Through Sample Room, I got the opportunity to write some reviews on those newly released products, thus influence my followers to patronize the said products. I can confidently say that so far, everything I got from Sample Room became my favorite.”

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

“It is the Belo Essentials AcnePro Pimple Gel! I really love that pimple gel and I consider it a skin saver for me. With just a small amount, it does magic to my face overnight. I swear, my pimples flattened and gradually faded within the next few hours.”

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

“Definitely, yes, because Sample Room gave me a chance to try and discover new products. Aside from that, I can freely choose and buy what works well on my skin. Also, they appreciate all of their customers wholeheartedly and treat us like a family. That’s what I love about Sample Room.”

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

“For my fellow roommates, let us altogether practice courtesy and focus on honest to goodness reviews. Refrain from hate campaigns if the product/products do not suit your taste. Please be reminded that what works with one may not work with another. For all we know, people have different skin types.”


As a passionate beauty vlogger with a following, Dana uses tools of confidence and honesty in her reviews and content. Even at a young age, she recognizes the power of a supportive online community, especially within Sample Room and her followers. She is able to contribute to the community because of her confidence in herself that allows her to honestly and genuinely reach out to people.

If you'd like to see more from Dana and her latest activities, follow her on Instagram at You can also read her blogs at or watch her latest videos on YouTube at

With a positive outlook and the confidence to boot, Dana is truly a Roomie to look out for! Way to go, Dana!


Want to share and spread your knowledge, and take a shot at becoming the next Sample Room #RoommateOfTheMonth?  Then don’t forget to post and share your latest Sample Room beauty finds on your blog and social media accounts using the hashtags #RoommateOfTheMonth, #SampleRoomSpotlight, and #SampleRoomPH so you'll always be under our radar.


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