Time flies so fast. It seems like it was only yesterday when Sample Room started sampling here in the Philippines. When they invited me to be one of their partner bloggers before they launched last December 2012, I immediately said “YES”. I believe in their philosophy, TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. Who would want to invest in a full-sized product without even testing it out first? And what sets Sample Room apart is that they give the samples for FREE! You only pay for the shipping. I knew then this is going to be big. Really BIG. True enough, after a little over a year, they now have 16,000 + active members and even growing every single day. Wow! Congratulations to the Sample Room Team! πŸ˜€

And to celebrate this milestone, the team treated us- partner bloggers, bloggers’ circle members and Sample Room friends to a beach getaway! Being a beach bum, of course I would say YES! Plus, this would be a great way to bond with my girlfriends! πŸ˜€


We started our day quite early to get to our destination on time. Here we are TRYING to doze off (although deep inside we were all excited… LOL!)


When we arrived at Pico de Loro, Batangas, we headed straight to the function room. Here’s what greeted us…



And our itinerary for the day- simply have FUN and PLAY! πŸ˜€ Woot! πŸ˜€ Relaxing indeed!!! πŸ˜€


Before heading to the beach and going bare (LOL!), time for a group shot first…


And right after lunch, the sun, the sand, and the sea were already calling us! πŸ˜€


A beautiful set-up was also waiting for us by the beach!


BUT before we stepped on the sand, of course, your beauty gurus wouldn’t dare bare their skin out in the sun without sunblock!!! Funny how we all hid under the shade first and started reapplying. We do as we preach. Never ever go out in the sun without applying your favorite sunblock. πŸ˜€



Then, off we went to do our thing- that is to take photos! LOL! Of course, we had to make use of the beautiful background and set-up. πŸ˜€



As much as I want to portray the “Rock On” look, this is the best that I could do. LOL! Whatevs, Sample Room still rocks! πŸ˜€


Oh dear, I missed catching up with this lovely lady over here! πŸ˜€ This definitely was a well-deserved getaway for Nikki (although I know how much she missed her baby back home). Still, I’m sooo glad to spend the day with you! πŸ˜€



This is how I roll… LOL! πŸ˜€ Well, this is the beach life. It’s time to set aside worries and simply be young, wild and free! πŸ˜€


Guess who was active in sports that day… I didn’t expect this from Marj! LOL! πŸ˜€


And again, here’s the entire group all embracing the sun, sand and sea! πŸ˜€ Thank you once again to Sample Room for this amazing beach getaway. Yes, I loved the beach, but more than that, I went home with beautiful memories of this summer getaway with amazing friends. For me, it’s not all about the summer destination. Summer becomes even more memorable when you spend it with awesome company! Thanks Sample Room! πŸ˜€


And for my OOTD, I am wearing Oasis Bandeau of Soak Swimwear, Iya Misa coverup, Elements Slippers, and Fly Shades.


This is my first pair of Elements slippers. It looks simple, yet classy. It has soft cushion, making it uber comfortable to wear all day. It comes in various colors too. πŸ˜€


And here’s a list of our essentials for this trip…

Belo SunExpert products


Happy SkinΒ Shut Up and Kiss Me Limited Edition Moisturizing Lippie in Valentine Kiss and Make a Clean Sweep Micellar Water Revitalizing Makeup Cleanser, VitaBoost health drink, Nyogi Coconut Water, Soak Swimwear, Maui & Sons coverup, Β Jean and Rosz accessories, FLY Shades, Melissa Shoes for fashionable slippers, Elements Slippers, Elecom earphones, Celine foldable totes and pouch, Henry’s Camera, Charm Makeup Brushes‘ latest brush set Livin’ a Charmed Life, Soffia Beauty brush


P.S. Most of my photos were taken using Fujifilm X-E2. And of course, every memorable trip is an Instax moment!


Here’s a quick video that sums up Sample Room Splash of Summer Getaway!