Last week, Sample Room, the first beauty and lifestyle sampling website, held their official media launch at Balay Indang, Cavite. This also served as the annual get together of the partner bloggers, which I always make it a point to go. When I got the invite, I really made a way to free up my entire day. It’s always fun catching up with friends, which I also consider as family, in this beauty industry. Also, this event is actually a huge milestone for my Sample Room family. I’ve been with them since they started in 2012 and it’s really amazing how they get bigger and bigger each year. For those who are not yet aware what Sample Room is and how it works, you can see my post about it here: http://lushangel.com/2012/10/30/sample-room-gives-product-sampling-a-new-twist/
It was my first time at Balay Indang and look at what greeted us as we were nearing the event area…
Dream catchers… in PASTEL COLORS! I die! Haha! So as expected, I couldn’t put down my camera!
Even the room was filled with dream catchers!
Anyway, aside from the pastels, the dream catchers, and the really good food, we had lots of fun checking out each booth around the room to try out different products, write a review, and get samples – which is how Sample Room actually works. Well, this is what you call “Tryvertising”. So, what is tryvertising?
I’m quite sure every woman has had buyer’s remorse over a beauty product – because it’s not your skin type or because it was a shade too light or too dark… or just because. Here in Sample Room, they allow 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 of 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.
You can also read honest reviews for each product to help you navigate through the bewildering world of beauty and find what could work for your skin type and concerns. Don’t worry as Sample Room takes product reviews seriously. They go through each and every comment to make sure all reviews are valid – whether positive or negative.
Jackie and I busy writing our product reviews
Unlike other sampling websites, however, where you pay monthly fees to avail of regular deliveries of random beauty item, 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 and handling fee, and you’ll get the comfort of having your beauty loot delivered at your doorstep.
And when I say it’s free, it is FREE. You can get samples through your earned points. Once you sign up, you instantly get 100 points – which you can use to get sample products. From then on, you can re-earn points by rating and reviewing items you have availed and by referring family and friends to the site. But if you really want to fast track your points acquisition, you can opt to become a VIP member and purchase 1,000 points for PHP 649. As an insider tip, it’s worth it because in many cases, samples come in full sizes such as lipsticks, BB creams, mascaras, etc.
Thanks to these ladies behind Sample Room, what sounds like every woman’s dream is now a reality – you can now try before you buy!
Thank you to Sample Room and to all the sponsors of our summer getaway!
with Rowena of www.animetric.net and Jackie of www.gojackiego.com
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