Roommate of the Month for June 2020

For our June Roommate of the Month, Ena Marie Salalila started her journey to the world of beauty and skin care when she visited a friend’s house and tried on some products. Since then, she’s always been interested in beauty products and shared her experiences and beauty finds in her social media accounts.

Through Sample Room, she was able to road test products that became staples in her routine and even found her holy grail product! Sample Room, being an interactive online community has also led her to learn and connect with different people who share the same love for skin care.

Read further into Ena’s journey below!


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

“I am Ena Marie Salalila and I am a mother to two daughters, both under 2 years of age. I love everything about beauty: fashion, makeup, haircare, body care, but I have a not-so-secret obsession with skin care, which is proven by my hefty collection of skin care products.”

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

“I was introduced to the beauty of skin care by Czarina (@skincarebae) when she invited me to her home and I saw her collection of skin care and makeup products. Trying on some of the products, she had got me hooked! So I started researching more and buying products that I wanted to try. I started sharing my thoughts and experiences of my beauty finds through blogging and social media, mainly through Facebook and Instagram, which led me to a better understanding of skin care and makeup, and it also led me to people from different parts of the world who share the same love for skin care as I do.”

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

“Some of the bloggers I look up to are Dani (@skin.dani), Laine (@glowcounsel), Ira (@sammieskin), and Jonette (@lotsskinglow) to name a few. They are the first people I followed when I started my Instagram account where I post my reviews and beauty finds. I liked their content and honest product reviews, not to mention, their humility and amazing personalities are admirable.”



  1. Share with us your skincare routine!

“My skincare routine consists of cleanser, toner, essence, serum, moisturizer, and SPF (a must!). I also use sheet masks and wash-off masks once a week.”

  1. How about your makeup routine?

“I don’t like wearing heavy makeup, so I usually apply light makeup so my routine only consists of tinted sunscreen, concealer, which I then set with powder, eyebrow pencil, eyebrow mascara, cream blush for my eyes and cheeks, and liquid lipstick. I also apply eyeliner and highlighter sometimes.”

  1. What are the top 5 beauty products that you can’t live without?

“I can’t live without a facial cleanser, toner, SPF, eyebrow pencil (because KILAY IS LIFE!), and tinted lip balm.”



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

“I first found out about Sample Room back in January 23 when a friend of mine, Denise (@ounceofglow), who is also a skincare influencer, posted the Dove DermaCare Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner, which she availed from Sample Room. Also wanting to try the products she shared, I checked out the website and availed the items. I definitely enjoyed the fact that I got to save a lot of money since the website only requires you to pay for the shipping fee instead of buying the products at their full prices. Ever since I found out about Sample Room, I’ve never stopped getting samples from them whenever I get my points back.”

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

“I’ve always wanted to try a lot of different makeup and skincare products, but a lot of these products are either too expensive or I’m not confident enough that they would work with my skin type. Sample Room is a great help for me because I could try all kinds of products without spending too much. Sample Room’s catalog included a lot of items I’ve had my eye on such as the Seoul White Korea Whip It! K-Bright & Even Whitening Whip Soap and plenty of Belo products such as the Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen, Belo AcnePro Pimple Gel, Belo SunExpert Whitening Sunscreen and Face Cover. What’s even better is that Sample Room has more than just skincare and makeup products. They also have hair products such as the Dove DermaCare Scalp Shampoo and Conditioner, Safeguard Gentle Micellar Body Wash for your body, and even essentials for my babies too (including the Belo Baby Hand Sanitizer and the Nature to Nurture Baby Bottle and Dish Wash).

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

“All the products that I have availed from Sample Room worked so well on me, but there are a few that I absolutely love. The Belo SunExpert Face Cover SPF40 is my holy grail! I also loved using the Safeguard Gentle Micellar Body Wash, and Belo AcnePro Pimple Gel. These products are already a staple in my everyday skin & body care routine!”

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

“Will I still be sampling from the Sample Room in 3-5 years? YES! I think I’ll be sampling in Sample Room forever!”

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

“I would advise my fellow Roommates to use their points wisely. They should make sure to avail products that they really like or really need. Also, when it comes to sampling skincare products, it’s best to do a quick patch test first before you use it in case you might be allergic to that specific product. Most importantly, my fellow Roommates should leave an honest and detailed review on the products they tried, so that other Roommates who might want to avail that product will know what to expect.”

Roommates like Ena are what push us to continue doing what we do. We take pride in having consumers who are making smart purchases, and them having a happy and confident well-being. And as more and more like-minded roomies are diving into the #TryBeforeYouBuy experience, we are even more inspired to collaborate and work towards having a bigger and more empowered community.

If you’d like to see more of Ena, you can follow her social media accounts at @ennskincare_ on IG and Ena Quiambao on FB!

Are you an avid Sample Room roommate who loves sharing about beauty and lifestyle? Post and share your latest Sample Room beauty finds on your blog and social media accounts using the hashtags #RoommateOfTheMonth, #SampleRoomSpotlight, and #SampleRoomPH and you might just be our next #RoommateOfTheMonth!


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