Sample Room’s Winter Wonderland
Saturday, 17 December 2016

It was like Elsa’s frozen kingdom on display: hints of snow and winter adorned the dinner event of Sample Room’s 4th Anniversary and Annual Christmas Party at The Flame Restaurant in Discovery Primea on December 13, 2016.

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Sample Room’s Partner Bloggers and Beauty Insiders were treated to a scrumptious dinner as they braved the Metro traffic to be with their Sample Room family in this intimate celebration.

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The dinner party started at 8:00 pm with Ms. Sophie Uy, one of the founders of Sample Room Philippines, sharing an inspirational message in light with the true spirit of Christmas and the holiday cheers.

The room was lit with smiles and by the Makati Skyline as the Sample Room founders and its bloggers shared stories, tidbits of what’s going on with their lives and capturing moments to share with their readers and followers. It’s a chill and relaxing get-together that everybody needed!

Aside from the memories with their friends, the bloggers and insiders were also able to take home loot bags from the event. Previews of something exciting that’s coming to Sample Room was shared and they got first dibs! We can’t wait to share it with you too, our lovely roommates!

Thank you again to our Partner Bloggers and Beauty Insiders who graced our Annual Birthday/Christmas Party. We are grateful for your continuous support and love to Sample Room. See you again on our next get-together!

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The Sample Room Experience
Thursday, 9 June 2016

Changing the landscape of the Philippines’ beauty sampling service since 2012, Sample Room is committed in empowering consumers through an interactive online community with the power to try and the power of knowledge. It is committed in helping you find your perfect match when it comes to skincare, cosmetics, and other beauty and wellness domains by trying the product before buying it by providing real and honest details about the product and customer reviews.

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To celebrate our three year mark, we have invited members of the media and partner bloggers to a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests were treated to a boho-chic themed, relaxing and fun getaway filled with fun activities and de-stressing, and of course, sampling of new and all time fave beauty products from a beauty addict’s favorite brands.

The event brought to life what the website has to offer. We are extremely grateful to our brand partners for the event : Beauty & Butter, Belo Nutraceuticals, C-Lium, Cure, Laneige, Lux, Pantene, Shiseido, Soffia Brushes, Vaseline, and Zenutrients all have prepared different activities so that the guests can try their new offerings, and encouraged everyone to write their reviews on their review board.

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Our media partners that day had fun roaming around, trying out the Sample Room experience by sampling on the spot and leaving reviews at the respective booths of our brand partners!

It was quite a fun-filled day, full of great food, great company, and great brands that showcased their products for everyone to try, and make a review of! Everyone just got excited to try them all!

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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

There is no doubt every woman has had buyer’s remorse over a beauty product—because it’s not for her skin type or because it was a shade too light… or just because. Imagine a beauty market where every woman is given the power to make informed purchasing decisions and the power to try a beauty breakthrough or an established classic, a drugstore pick or an ultimate splurge before actually buying it. What sounds like every woman’s dream is now a reality with Sample Room. With its huge online community of beauty experts, beauty junkies, and fellow consumers, Sample Room doesn’t only let you choose which free products to try, it also provides real and honest details about the product and customer reviews—more than enough information to help you make an informed decision before you buy.

 

TRYVERTISING IS THE NEW SHOPPING

Don’t just get into shopping—go Tryvertising. Read real reviews by ladies who have tried a product and assess if it could be right for you before you make the purchase. Only Sample Room lets you “tryverse” easily, without regrets, and anchoring on the Zero Moment Of Truth, where every woman gets everything she needs to learn about a beauty product before making the purchase decision. The premise of Sample Room is simple: It allows you to acquire beauty and lifestyle products in deluxe-size samples, and sometimes in full-size for free with the goal of educating you about your choice products first before you decide to purchase in-store—saving you the hassle of and the time and money from getting huge beauty-ballistic-bottles that apparently don’t work for you. Sample Room is the Philippines’ first and only beauty and lifestyle sampling and review website, which now has over 46,000+ members, 400 featured products, and over 115 partner brands.

Sample Room allows you to specifically choose what you want to try from its well-curated mix of beauty brands and products. All you have to pay for is a minimal amount for shipping & handling fee, and you’ll get the comfort of having your beauty loot delivered at your doorstep.

 

PLUS POINTS

It works by using earned points as its currency. As a new member, you instantly get 100 points upon registration, which allows you to get as much as 3 sample products in your shopping cart. Points required for acquiring items range from 15 points to 1,000 points, depending on the brand and the item itself. Bar soaps could be for 15 points, a sample size moisturizer could go for 50 points, a good-for-a-week sample of a luxury perfume requires 60 points, and a full-size tube of lipstick could be for 100 points, for instance. With many items requiring minimal points, your 100-startup credit goes quite a long way. You may re-earn the points you’ve spent by rating and reviewing the items you have availed. For instance, if you availed of pre-glued eyelashes for 70 points, rating it on the site instantly earns you 1 incentive point. Writing a review about it and having it approved by the site’s admin gets you an additional 1 incentive point plus 70 points rebate. This way, you can keep on availing for new items throughout your membership. You can also earn 1 point for every registered referral to the site.

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If you want to fast track your points acquisition, however, you may opt to become a VIP member and purchase 1,000 points for P649, which you may use to avail of more premium products for two months. The VIP membership also gives you exclusive invites to events, parties, and workshops, earlier notifications for new product uploads, as well as occasional bonus gifts from its brand partners. This VIP membership is renewable every two months.

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DIGITAL AND ACTUAL

One of the best things about Sample Room is its real community with members interacting beyond the digital sphere. Apart from the online site, members get the chance to attend beauty events—from summer getaways and makeup sessions to spa parties, beauty blogger get-togethers, and other lifestyle activities and events that help in making every woman knowledgeable and empowered in every beauty aspect while adding to her arsenal of beauty brands.

With Sample Room’s wonderful mix of luxury, niche, and drugstore brands, every woman will definitely find a favorite amongst its brands partners. In many cases, too, samples come in full-sizes such as lipsticks, BB creams, and mascaras, among other thrilling surprises.

What are you waiting for? Log on to www.sampleroom.ph and get started!

 

To know more about the latest products, exclusive perks, special offers and upcoming events, follow @SampleRoomPH on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat!

Still on a high from our media launch last week! ♥ ♥ ♥

Catch a glimpse on what happened in Sample Room’s media launch here.

Sample Room BBQ Pool Party
Thursday, 9 April 2015

Summer must be Sample Room’s favorite season of the year. Given that, we definitely celebrated the beautiful sunny season with our favorite people!

Last March 14, 2015, Sample Room Team kicked off Summer at Wilson’s Place Tagaytay.  This year’s theme was a BBQ Pool Party with cute decors by our co-founder Nathalie Toh, and calligraphy done by co-founder Sophie Uy. Everything was hand-made with love, as we all do for work and play!

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Of course, yummy snacks!

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Grab one and join the fun!

Our meeting place for the day with our favorite bloggers and friends was at Starbucks 6750. After rounding everyone up, we cheerfully bonded together in one van heading towards Tagaytay. Lo and behold, that day marked a really challenging day of traffic in Tagaytay, but it definitely did not dampen our spirits! We were all friends in the van, so just imagine the chitchat, glee, laughters, and even songs sung by our friends! We just love catching up with each other’s lives!

Upon arrival, all our guests were welcomed warmly with the festive, and well-decorated place. It was quite a refreshing day to be away from the city and just bond, and have some fun under the sun!

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The lunch served was nothing short of amazing. Bottomless tummies were required to be satisfied with this lunch! Everyone loved the mushroom soup, and the prawn balls. Everyone was just so full, that they were contemplating on whether they would want to change into swimwear, because from having too much fun during lunchtime!
As for the food that day….well, it was endless. We were fed through and through. Enough said!

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With the sunny day that greeted us, we were quite ready for it, with Belo SunExpert products!

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Sun protection products that got us covered!
The new Sunbrella that has UPF!

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Thanks to our sponsors Belo SunExpert, Orly, Jean & Roz, Sac People, Fuji Instax, Henry’s Professional, Nekkid, Atlas Towels, Zenutrients for this relaxing treat for our bloggers.

Thank you for everyone who made this summer escape possible. It was only for a day, but it was one of the best days of summer for us!
Til our next summer getaway, our lovelies!

 

 

Summer is such a beautiful time of the year.

It makes me smile.

It makes me grateful for a whole lot of things!

Last May 17, the Sample Room whisked away their partner bloggers, bloggers circle members, and friends of Sample Room for a day of pure fun and friendship, to Pico de Loro, Batangas!

It’s fun when everyone is friends, and are all smiles. I just love basking in beautiful vibes of beautiful women who were with us! We had a few laughs inside the shuttle while traveling to Batangas.

Upon arrival, we first sought solace inside an air-conditioned room ( we’re human okay! hahaha! ) , had some welcome drinks, and chit-chatted some more! Specially curated gift bags were also given away during this time, to help prepare these lovelies for their beach experience after lunch!

Tables were decorated for the love of childhood fun – memories of beautiful summer childhood memories – candy, more candy, and Fly Shades!

Our very special lootbag contained beautiful must-haves for summer and beyond!

Special thanks to our loving sponsors!

Stay young, wild, and free basking in the glorious sun…
Belo SunExpert products that help you stay young under the sun, with powerful UVA and UVB blockers, and are lightweight, easily absorbent, and effective!

Time to bare that skin, but colored lips need not be erased!
Happy Skin’s latest products, the Shut Up and Kiss Me Limited Edition Moisturizing Lippie in Valentine Kiss and Make a Clean Sweep Micellar Water Revitalizing Makeup Cleanser, just because your skin and lips need to be healthy and beautiful at all times!

When it’s hot, all you will ever think about is having a cool, cool drink…

VitaBoost will keep you healthy under the scorching sun with its vitamin-packed healthdrink.

Nyogi Coconut Water will give you a splash of freshness and flavor, taking you to beautiful coconut trees and sand.

The sun shines its best at the beach…and you better be dressed for it.

Soak Swimwear is the reason why we anticipate in summer. Sexy silhouettes, sultry colors. Need we say more?

Maui & Sons coverups are colorful, fun, and will cover up just enough to call it still very much, sexy.

All bright, all right, all summer!
Jean and Rosz accessories take an interesting turn this summer with happy colors to brighten up any plain outfit!

One shade darker is still brighter this summer…
FLY Shades, with its hip and cool designs, brings out the fashionista in you, and keeps your eyes from the glare of the sun.

Kick off those shoes for now, time to let loose…

Melissa Shoes that are not only a perfect match for everydays, but also have really fun slipper designs for summer!

Elements Slippers are cushiony, and aesthetically pleasing with its oozing feminine vibe and wonderful simplicity, simply a summer staple!

Stay in the beat of summer…
Elecom earphones are stylish, functional, and fun! Just plug it in, and get lost in the party beats of summer!

Bring home only the good memories…
Celine foldable totes and pouches make you have bags in an instant just when you suddenly need to bring something home.

Capture summer. It’s more than a memory.
Cameras and digital equipment by Henry’s Camera will make you reminisce summer memories forever.

We gotta know we’re truly livin’ a good life…
Charm Makeup Brushes’ latest brush set called Livin` a Charmed Life, as life is beautiful, when we choose to see that we really are living a blessed life!

and when girls are giddy, and having fun bonding together, the carefree and comical vibes come out of these beautiful personalities!

After pulling out items that we’re going to use for the beach, we had a fun lunch, and after lunch passed by so quickly, we all headed to the beach area to enjoy the rest of the afternoon!

 

But waittt!! A group shot!!!!
 

gorgeous girls marching to the sea! I love this shot!
Take a look at our setup, I know, I’m writing about this but I’m totally digging it. Haha!

Here are photos that can just speak a thousand words. I can only smile looking at beautiful friendships formed, enjoyed, and precious time spent in this little paradise.

As we ended the day and went back to the Metro, I could not help but reflect, that in life, there is a time for everything -

“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:” ( Ecclesiastes 3:1 )

It was indeed time for us to unwind and get away from the city, and bask in the beautiful glory of God’s creation, and realize how much love He wanted to make us feel by just letting us see such beauty. Sometimes with the busyness of life, we fail to appreciate the things around us, the small things that make us smile, and even just looking up to see the beautiful sky and feel love all over us. I thank God for this opportunity to spend time with these beautiful ladies for a day, and most of all, say thank you for all the blessings we’ve been receiving nonstop.

We’ll always have grateful hearts.

Love,


The Sample Room Team (missing Diana here)

Also, check out our loving partner bloggers’ blog entries about our summer getaway!

Splash of Summer Event 2014
Thursday, 29 May 2014


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Sample Room Celebrates Summer With

Beach Event :

Sample Room Summer Splash Beach Getaway

 

Sample Room makes its mark this summer with a fun, one-day beach getaway, the Sample Room Summer Splash Beach Getaway, an invite-only event for its partner bloggers, bloggers’ circle members, and Sample Room friends. With the event venue at Pico de Loro, Batangas, one of the newest and hippest beach destinations, this day is all about paying homage to this beautiful season, having fun at the beach, and bonding with girlfriends!

Sample Room takes you to the beach – a place that you can set aside your worries, let than inner child shine through, and just bring out that beautiful smile for the world is amazing! This trip would not be complete without essentials that completes the idea of a perfect summer :

Stay young, wild, and free basking in the glorious sun…

Belo SunExpert products that help you stay young under the sun, with powerful UVA and UVB blockers, and are lightweight, easily absorbent, and effective!

 

Time to bare that skin, but colored lips need not be erased!

Happy Skin’s latest products, the Shut Up and Kiss Me Limited Edition Moisturizing Lippie in Valentine Kiss and Make a Clean Sweep Micellar Water Revitalizing Makeup Cleanser, just because your skin and lips need to be healthy and beautiful at all times!

 

When it’s hot, all you will ever think about is having a cool, cool drink…

VitaBoost will keep you healthy under the scorching sun with its vitamin-packed healthdrink.

Nyogi Coconut Water will give you a splash of freshness and flavor, taking you to beautiful coconut trees and sand.

 

The sun shines its best at the beach…and you better be dressed for it.

Soak Swimwear is the reason why we anticipate in summer. Sexy silhouettes, sultry colors. Need we say more?

Maui & Sons coverups are colorful, fun, and will cover up just enough to call it still very much, sexy.

 

All bright, all right, all summer!

Jean and Rosz accessories take an interesting turn this summer with happy colors to brighten up any plain outfit!

 

One shade darker is still brighter this summer…

FLY Shades, with its hip and cool designs, brings out the fashionista in you, and keeps your eyes from the glare of the sun.

 

Kick off those shoes for now, time to let loose…

Melissa Shoes that are not only a perfect match for everydays, but also have really fun slipper designs for summer!

Elements Slippers are cushiony, and aesthetically pleasing with its oozing feminine vibe and wonderful simplicity, simply a summer staple!

 

Stay in the beat of summer…

Elecom earphones are stylish, functional, and fun! Just plug it in, and get lost in the party beats of summer!

 

Bring home only the good memories…

Celine foldable totes and pouches make you have bags in an instant just when you suddenly need to bring something home.

 

Capture summer. It’s more than a memory.

Cameras and digital equipment by Henry’s Camera will make you reminisce summer memories forever.

 

We gotta know we’re truly livin’ a good life…

Charm Makeup Brushes’ latest brush set called Livin` a Charmed Life,  as life is beautiful, when we choose to see that we really are living a blessed life!

Soffia Beauty recreates airbrush finish in makeup table – you’ll never look like you have makeup on. Here’s to forever summer skin!

 

Sample Room, the Philippines’ first beauty and lifestyle sampling website, now strong with a 16,000+ membership, tirelessly provides beauty/lifestyle samples to the Filipino people with increasing brands and the latest products in the market. Sample Room celebrates summer with the most awaited favorite products for sun protection.

 

This summer and beyond, Sample Room is all about giving Sample Room members the opportunity to try new products and services for free, empowering them with a “try before you buy” philosophy, giving value to money with a more assured purchase!