Roommate of the Month for August 2020

We’ve all heard of the golden rule “Honesty is the best policy.” We were taught that those were the words to live by in order to build trust, credibility, and solid relationships. And this does not apply only to our personal relationships, it also plays a big role in our professional careers. Our August Roommate of the Month, Mia Therese Arias took this saying into heart and made it the center of her branding online.

Recruitment Officer by day, an online seller and a content creator – let’s get to know a bit more about this 27 year old all-arounder!


  1. Tell us about you and your blog and vlog.

“I am Mia Therese Arias and I am an online seller and I also have my day job as a Recruitment Officer. I usually blog and vlog about food, travel and business and currently directing to skincare and makeup. Through my blog and vlog, I want to promote self-love and I am an advocate of women empowerment. One of my goals is to be an inspiration to future content creators and to positively influence my viewers and followers that you must love who and what you are by accepting your flaws and use it as your strength.”

  1. When did you start your blog and vlog and what inspired you to create one?

“I started doing Instagram content creation last May and I started vlogging last 2018. I started this journey because I want to create honest and reliable reviews so that my viewers will visit my recommendation before trying a certain product or service. I just love it when my viewers appreciate and engage with my posts, it is what motivates me.”

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

“I really love Anna Cay, Toni Sia and Mae Layug! I want to be like them! They really research about the products they are reviewing that is why their viewers love them! I just love their honesty and positivity and they are like a friend who is with you virtually.”

  1. Top 3 pieces of advice you can give to our roommates who are interested to start up a blog or a vlog.

“First, just be who you are. You need to keep it real so that your viewers will trust you with your recommendations.

Second, be honest. Viewers are very smart and love to seek advice from blogs and vlogs so we need to offer honest and quality content.

Lastly, keep the positivity! Be an inspiration to others! Spread love and peace. ️ That is what we all need now.”


  1. Share with us your skincare routine!

“There is nothing special with my skincare routine, but normally I am using facial wash, toner for acne prone and oily skin, moisturizer, and sunblock. I am using clindamycin and retinoic cream for my acne and pimple marks which was prescribed by my dermatologist. Remember to always seek your doctor first and never touch your face with dirty hands!”

  1. How about your makeup routine?

“My makeup essentials: powder foundation, blush on, lip balm and lip tint. I always bring my blotting paper because I have oily skin.”

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

“I can't live without blotting paper, makeup remover, foundation powder, Belo Baby Hand Sanitizer and facial wash!”


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

“I discovered Sample Room from my fellow Content Creator. I am just starting and I wanted to build my niche in skincare and makeup. What I love about Sample Room is that it helps you build your Content Creation career too, by getting samples from them for you to review on your platform with all honesty.”

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

“Sample Room opened doors for me. I am waiting for my future brand deals and Sample Room is involved in making me an honest reviewer. It also made me a smart buyer because I have access to free samples of products before buying in full size to test if that certain product is compatible with my skin type or my needs.”

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

“My best finds that I discovered from Sample Room's site are Belo Baby Hand Sanitizer, this is highly needed during this pandemic, C-Lium Fibre which really improved my bowel movement and constipation, and Safeguard's Gentle Micellar Body Wash which is also a must during this pandemic!”

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

“Of course! Sample Room opened doors for my blogging and vlogging career. This is a great avenue for aspiring content creators.”

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

“My advice to my fellow roommates for their sampling journey is that you need be honest all the time. Your viewers and followers will trust you with all your recommendations and you need to be truthful with your reviews. This will help you earn the trust of your future brand partners for future brand deals too. Remember: Just go for it!”

Just like how Sample Room has been encouraging honest reviews to educate consumers, Mia also hopes to positively influence her viewers by doing the same. It is through people like Mia that we keep on doing what we do – to educate and promote wiser purchases for consumers to have a happy and confident well-being.

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

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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