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Product Spotlight: SkinWhite

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SkinWhite

SkinWhite Classic Whitening Lotion SPF 10, SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Face Cream Powder (Light Beige variant) & SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Lotion SPF20

SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Face Cream Powder

Comes in White, Rose white, Light Beige variants.

My review:

I’m such a multi-tasker, making sure I’ve got a padded list of tasks to accomplish whenever I go out. Sometimes I do away with putting make-up on since I want to save time and just get started with my day. But sometimes I feel guilty for not putting anything on my face as a barrier from the pollution. So when I tried SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Face Cream Powder, I had an a-ha moment! This best face multi-tasker compliments my busy lifestyle. It is a 3-in-1 beauty product that moisturizes, whitens and magically turns to matte powder finish! All I need is an eyebrow, and I’m out of the door in no time!

Just ensure you get the compatible shade for your skin tone, mine is in the shade of light beige. Also use sparingly since too much can make you look like a ghost! It happened to me once before. Apply it as you would a moisturizer. It’s incredibly smooth and just glides on my face. This might be the only thing you need on your makeup bag on hectic days when you don’t want to go out barefaced nor fully made up.

SkinWhite Classic Whitening Lotion SPF 10 with Light-Feel Technology

SkinWhite Classic SPF 10 now with better scent and better feel! With its new light-feel technology, this is indeed a light lotion that makes skin smoother and whiter. Its non-sticky formula, almost water-based is so easy to apply. It is formulated with vitamins that nourishes and moisturizes the skin, it is whitening, plus it has SPF to protect your skin for the sun.

My review:

I first noticed its fresh powder-like smell. And since it’s non-sticky and light lotion, I prefer applying this when I’m on the go on a quick errand outside. It has SPF 10 which is perfect when I’m not directly under the sun, but is still expose to the harmful rays from time to time, like going from one bank to the next one. It’s easy to smooth over my arms and legs, no downtime necessary to let my skin absorb it. Both the fresh scent and its light-feel texture are very favorable for me considering I’m always carrying my baby with me. No foul smell and no sticky feel!

SkinWhite Advanced PowerWhitening Lotion SPF20

It’s great that more and more skincare products are adding SPF on their formulation like this newest Power Whitening Lotion with SPF 20. This promises to protect your skin under the sun, make it visibly whiter upon first application, and nourish your skin with hydrating benefits. I have yet to religiously add this to my daily routine to see its whitening effect on my skin.

You too, can try it before you buy! Grab your free sample from SampleRoom.PH!

Status: New Hair New You

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New Hair, New You

New Hair, New You! Hair color by Status Hair Salon Cavite

Changing hair color is a simple yet great way to change or update your look!

The whole duration of my pregnancy (Which was just last year?! Amazing how time flies!), I can count through my fingers the few times I have visited a salon. First was when I had to have a pedicure for my aching toes. Second was for a haircut before my bestie Jajabink’s wedding. And lastly for a blowout for my birthday-baby shower. And these salon visits are all in Manila!

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A visit to Status Hair Salon Cavite with my #LittleAdamBryce

Fast-forward to today, seven months postpartum, I had a chance to finally have a hair makeover, in a trusted salon near our place in Cavite no less. Introducing, Status Hair Salon Cavite!

Status Hair Salon Cavite

Status Hair Salon Cavite located inside CityMall Anabu-Imus

Status Hair Salon
Citymall Anabu-Imus
G/F Unit U130
Mobiles: 09228884487, 09956781636

Who knew they already have their first provincial branch. Well, I sure did not let this opportunity pass me by as my tired tresses are truly in dire need of some pampering. I was given a choice between a hair treatment (i.e. rebond, keratin, digiperm etc.) or a hair color. I chose the latter because having a gray hair runs in our family.

Status Hair Salon Cavite visit

I will always be grateful for my B who never ceases to support me through my pregnancy, and now through my breastfeeding journey, as well as my post-pregnancy pampering needs. I’m also grateful how my #LittleAdamBryce behaved so well during my salon appointment. He did not make it hard for his daddy to take care of him and he wasn’t too clingy with me.

But since I am exclusively breastfeeding, I’m worried that the chemicals will affect my breast milk and affect my baby. I had to consult my mommy group for other moms who had hair treatments or hair color done while they are breastfeeding. I received a positive number of moms who had hair colors done while breastfeeding and they reassured that it is ok and there were no bad effect on their babies through their breast milk. Some moms even cheered for me to do it since that’s a simple pampering I can do after all the “work” we’re doing for our babies. I couldn’t agree more that we deserve some pamper-me-time in-between breastfeeding and changing nappies.

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#5NightsChallenge with Olay Regenerist

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With my baby Bryce

Taken last May 31, with my baby Bryce who just turned 6 months! : )

Challenges of a mom
I’m a first time mom to a very energetic 6-month old baby. I’m sure moms out there can agree on the different challenges we, moms, have to face on a daily basis. One challenge I dread the most is — lack of sleep! It could definitely age our skin faster. So in order to fully attend to my baby’s needs, in order to take care of him, I ensure I take care of my well-being first. One way I do that is I take care of my skin. As they say, “when you look good, you feel good“.

Skin Solution
Our skin cells regenerate as we sleep so it’s important to make the most out of the time our skin “rests” by treating our skin to a nightly skin care regimen. This is why it’s called “beauty sleep”.

That’s why I took the #5NightsChallenge with Olay Regenerist.

Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual

Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream and Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost

Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual consists of two Olay products: Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream and Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost.

In five nights, the duo promises skin renewal making skin hydrated, radiant, firmer and lifted. Essentially making skin youthfully beautiful.

#5NightsChallenge with Olay Regenerist

Before and After photos while on the #5NightsChallenge with Olay Regenerist

My review
I used the Olay duo for five consecutive nights. After cleansing and toning, I applied Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence and then applied the Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream moisturizer after. I concentrated on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, massaging my face in an upward motion.

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-essence is a light serum-like essence. It melts on my skin and is totally fast-absorbing. It basically preps the skin for fast absorption and boosts the efficacy of the skin care. Next is Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream moisturizer which renews, firms and lifts the skin. Since it moisturizes the skin making it plump, it minimizes the look of wrinkles. And since I have oily skin, I only used very little product, and it goes a long way.

My observation and effects
After the first night I tried it, I noticed that my skin has redness and is plump. On the second day, it’s gotten better. No more redness but it was itchy on my nose, forehead and cheeks. Third day, I had micro-peeling but definitely healthier looking skin. I had rosy cheeks! Fourth day, no more micro-peeling. I noticed my skin was more radiant and healthy-looking. On the fifth day though, I developed some zits. I believe it’s somewhat of a normal reaction when you are trying a new product plus, since I have oily skin, I think the cream-type moisturizer had something to do with it.

My conclusion
In conclusion albeit some skin reactions, I love the Olay Regenerist for moisturizing my skin, making it more radiant and healthy looking.

Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual

Olay Regenerist Overnight Ritual from Sample Room PH

Special thanks to Sample Room PH and Olay Philippines for letting me try these anti-aging products! Want a more youthful, beautiful skin? Get it from SampleRoom.PH! xx

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Brian Sahagun for the photos, video editing and direction (to be posted)! I wouldn’t have made this without your time and talent! xoxo

I Want to Become Sample Room’s next Beauty Insider

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I’m gonna be a Sample Room Beauty Insider!

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Vying to be one of Sample Room Beauty Insiders

Being a follower and a member of Sample Room since the first year they started, I strongly believed and supported them in the premise of “try before you buy“. Who has money to throw on products or services that you’ll eventually find out that it doesn’t suit you? That is where Sample Room comes in — they give us option to try products or services first before buying them! I don’t think there is anything more awesome than that!

55 products, 2 contests won and 3 years later, (yes, that’s how many products I’ve sampled!), they are now looking again for the next batch of Sample Room’s Beauty Insider. I wanted to join the first batch, but missed the chance, so now is the exciting time for me to try and join. I am so ecstatic that I literally have to control myself and my thoughts in order to share my reasons for wanting to be part of Sample Room on a deeper, bigger level. Here are my top 3 reasons why.

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Now that I have a baby, I’m excited to be testing baby products that soothes and nurture my baby’s skin. My #LittleAdamBryce’s first cameo on the blog!

Top 3 Reasons Why I Want to Be the Next Sample Room’s Beauty Insider

Force to reckon with.

Yes, Sample Room surely is a force to reckon with. There’s no better privilege than to become part of a beautiful growing Sample Room family I strongly believe in and support. Becoming a beauty insider will open opportunities for me to get to know and hopefully be friends with more Sample Roomies.

Share the passion.

I have strong passion in sharing what I believe in. By getting first dibs on products and services, I will try and test it so you don’t have to risk getting products that won’t work for you. I will share what’s good or not so good in the simplest, honest and personal way, and you be the judge if it’s something that tickles your fancy.

The perks.

Who doesn’t want free samples, invites to product launches and events? Well I know, I do!!!

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These are just some of the many reasons why I want to be next Sample Room Beauty Insider. And through this, I will offer some tips, tricks and my insights as a practical, modern and first-time mom.

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Now we are waiting for the Belo baby cologne we ordered! #excited

Want to enjoy free product sampling too? Sign up now! #SampleRoomPH

Sample Room – Try Before You Buy

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Sample Room

Sample Room. Try before you buy!

Ever been in a situation where you wanted to shift to a different skincare brand like a face wash, body wash or even sunscreen, but scared that it might not suit your skin type? Wonder no more! You can try before you buy. Sample Room is here!

Try Before You Buy

 

Who wouldn’t want to try the product first before buying them? Sample Room gives you that option.

 

What is Sample Room?

 

Sample Room is a sampling site that banks on the power of free product sampling. It is an online community that changes your beauty-shopping pattern; and an interactive community where your opinions matter and where all beauty lovers are valued.

You read that right, it’s absolutely free! Now you can personally experience the products or even services, before deciding if it is right for you. You may patch-test or road-test the products that you’re interested in before purchasing! And don’t be fooled with the word “sample” because most of the items for sampling offers full-sized products. And since it is a community of beauty lovers, you may read others’ personal reviews on the products that interests you. Now I’m sure you’re eager to know how to join.

How it Works

Sample Room Steps 1-3

Step 1: Register. Register and be a Sample Room member! Being a member makes you qualified to get free samples from our website.

Step 2: Get free points upon registration. Upon registration, you get 100 points to start your Sample Room adventure! These points can get you samples based on the sample roster that we have.

Step 3: Choose your sample. Each corresponding sample has a given number of points for it to be availed. Use your points to get the available samples.

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Step 4: Check out. Go check out and pay for the shipping and handling fee.

Step 5: Receive your samples. Samples arrive on your doorstep. Time to road-test your samples!

Step 6: Post a review at Sampleroom.ph. Please rate and review on each of the products you have chosen to try.

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Step 7: Get points by reviewing, get a new sample to try. You earn more points as you rate and review a product. The points you earn will give you the opportunity to get more samples! The more samples you review, the more points you get, and that means more sample to try.

Step 8: Buying of points. Should your points are not enough to get the samples you want, Sample Room gives you an option to buy points and avail these samples!

What are you waiting for? Start your Sample Room adventure!