Roommate Of The Month for March 2020

Not everyone can be confident and love themselves down to the very core. Some way or another, we would always find that small bit of flaw and hate ourselves for it. But once we learn to love and accept every bit of us – the good and the bad – it will bring a magical transformation in our lives and how we see and present ourselves.

The journey to self-love is not easy. There will be road bumps and cliffs along the way, but when you believe in yourself, you’ll eventually get there. Our March Roommate of the Month, Rona Villanueva or Maj as her friends would call her, has built this unwavering wall of confidence and love for who she is and what she does. Drawing inspiration from her family and the people she looks up to, she believes that she can do anything she put her mind to even at the age of 38.

Let’s get to know more about Maj and her story, and we might just pick up bits and pieces about self-love and confidence.


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

“I am Maj, a mom of two. I was born and raised in the province, so I’m a proud probinsyana. When I was little, I was inspired by my mom who always wear makeup whenever she goes to the office. I often wondered how she put it on or how she managed to look good at it. So growing up, I told myself that I am going to have a routine of my own. Little by little, I learned and loved every bit of it. Especially looking good not just for everyone else, but for myself. This is self-confidence – beauty comes from within. What we see outside is just a reflection of how we carry and present what’s on the inside.”

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

“I get inspired reading articles about the beauty personalities I always see on TV and online. So when I found out about Sample Room back in 2016, I thought to myself that I could share the samples that I got. So I started posting it online, and seeing my followers want to know more about it, I kept on doing it to this day.”

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

“I have a lot of bloggers that I look up to. Starting with my favorite fashion blogger – Nicole Anderson. I love her fashion pieces and how she carries herself. For travel, beauty, and lifestyle – I like Genzel Habab, Rochelle Rivera, Marie San Luis of Mamanee’s Nest, and Anne Clutz.

And of course I won’t forget about my favorite mommy bloggers – Mommy Louise of Mommy Practicality, Mommy Pehpot, and #TheClingyFam of Omni and Bryce. They give best advices on parenting, motherhood, and raising kids that not everyone knows of.”



1. Share with us your skincare routine!

“I never end the day without washing and cleansing my face, even if I stayed at home all day. For my face, I use a mild foam cleanser followed by a moisturizer to relax my skin. For my body, I exfoliate with a body scrub at night to rid of all the dirt and to help me have a good night sleep. Taking a shower at night feels very relaxing too.”

2. How about your makeup routine?

“I have a simple go-to makeup routine. I apply BB cream, concealer to hide some spots, sunscreen to protect my skin, eyeshadow, and lip & cheek tint for color.”

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

“1. Safeguard Natural Detox (Tea Tree)

2. Belo Intensive Whitening BB Cream

3. Ponds BB Cream

4. Belo Baby Hand Sanitizer (Blueberry)

5. Soberskin Lip & Cheek Tint”



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

“I remember back in 2016 I was looking for a new product to replace the cream I was using at that time. I found some alternatives but was hesitant to purchase one right away thinking that I might be wasting money and the product itself. That’s when I stumbled upon Sample Room. I read some testimonials and that’s what made me sign up. And I’ve been a member ever since.”

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

“Aside from being able to try the products before being it, it gave me the opportunity to share my experiences. Not only that, I was also able to find products for my daughter and my husband.”

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

“My favorite products are the Safeguard Natural Detox (Tea Tree), Belo Intensive Whitening BB Body Cream Spray, The Body Shop Drops of Light Brightening Serum, Olay Total Effects Whip, and the Belo Baby Hand Sanitizer.”

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

“Definitely, yes! I love sharing my thoughts on the products that I got from Sample Room. And I’m pretty sure that there will be a lot more great products to come. I love it and Sample Room is already part of my life.”

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

“If you are just starting your Sample Room journey, I suggest to keep on trying new products. Keep posting informative reviews, and the more that you review the more points you’ll get. And don’t forget, enjoy it! If you put your mind to it, you can do just about everything.”


Like many of us, Maj has her dreams and aspirations. But what sets her apart is that she believes herself, that she can achieve anything if her heart and mind are in the right place. Hopefully, we can all be like Maj – beautiful, confident, and positive.

If you’d like to see more of Maj, you can follow her on Instagram @iammajikz and on Facebook at You can also check out her blog at and her YouTube channel at


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