Nobody rejects FREE products! Of course, except for bad ones. But you can never go wrong on this online shop where all (I mean, almost) things are F.R.E.E. Yasss! Why almost? Well, keep reading until end.
WHAT IS SAMPLE ROOM?
I discovered Sample Room through many bloggers and Youtubers. The uniqueness of this shop will allure you to give it a try. Yes, it is a shop where you got to buy free products using points. Instead of cash, you are shopping using points. For example, I bought Palmolive Shampoo and Conditioner (set) which is equivalent to 70 points, and Himawari Shampoo and Conditioner (sachets) which is equivalent to 30 points.
Upon successful registration or simply making an account, you’ll be credited 100 points which you can use to exchange or buy products.
Just click the Log In/ Register button on the upper right corner and it will look like this. Here are the screenshots as your guide on signing up.
Just message me and I’ll be sending you an ivitation to be a Sample Roomate ^_^ Just click here.
Dear Beauté Himawari by Kracie Oil in Shampoo & Conditioner (Volume & Repair)
Palmolive Naturals Intensive Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
Reviewing the product after trying it for at least 5 days is important because it helps other Roomates to decide if the product is worth it to try and on the other hand, get back the points plus 1 point each for rating and reviewing to shop again.
Dear Beauté Himawari by Kracie Oil in Shampoo & Conditioner (Volume & Repair) REVIEW
Palmolive Naturals Intensive Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner REVIEW
Successful review takes within a day or two to be approved. After that, you’ll get back the points you used with 1 point for rating and another 1 point for reviewing. In my case, I got a total of 104 points now.
Order Time: July 14, 2016
Shipping Date: Same as above
Item received: July 20, 2016 (7 days from delivery)
As I initially mentioned that it’s”almost free”, this is due to shipping fee. The products are free but not how you’ll going to received them. But if you are going to calculate the regular price of each product with your fare buying them on groceries, well, it’s pretty much cheaper most especially when selected products are in full sizes. #sulit. Hehe
If you enjoyed shopping at Sample Room but felt bitin, then you can buy points and be a VIP member. Another reason for that “almost free”. 1,000 points = PHP 649
I started loving online shopping when I became a mother. Lots of benefits to offer from no fare going to malls, relax feet, easy to find what you need and free shipping for some stores. Convenience it is without even living your child or carrying your baby while shopping.
Time changes so fast that innovations and improvements has also the reciprocation of threats and harms. So as a first time mommies, what we always want is the best for our babies. Protecting them from these negative changes especially for their health, we look for organics and natural products to use.
Safe and gentle – keywords we use to search for things to give to our little ones that lead me to this brand. Taking advantage of the goodness their products have, I purchased some of their best sellers.
A Flouride-free tooth gel that comes in fun, fruity flavors to help prepare little ones for adult toothpastes! It helps prevent tooth decays and promote healthy gums. Made with xylitol to help protect teeth from cavities and bacteria. Trusted by pediatricians and dentists to build good oral habit.
6 months – 3 years old
low mint and low bubbles
Of course I started with the Tiny Fangs Kiddie Tooth Gel Stage 1 (product 4a.). I did not gave this one until he learned how to spit. Then when I introduced this one to him, he treats his toothbrush as a lollipop! Haha But I have to keep teaching that toothpastes are not to be swallowed. Does what it says but on the cleaning part, you still need to use wet towel to remove stains well.
2. After Bites
A non-mentholated, non-greasy soothing gel carefully formulated with natural ingredients. Specially formulated to instantly soothe itchiness and redness from insect bites. It is free from Paraben, Petroleum, & Artificial Colors. Suitable for use on kids and babies with soft, sensitive skin. Safe to apply on other minor skin irritations like cuts and bruises too. Trusted by Pediatricians.
One of my faves! Although I have to be honest, it smells really awful but the effect defeats it. Whenever my son has insect bites, the itchiness goes away for seconds that’s why I bought 2 of this!
3. Natural Hand Sanitizer Starfish – Sweet Orange
Tiny Buds Natural Hand Sanitizers are made from Fruit Alcohol. They effectively remove bacteria while being non-drying on skin. Sweet and fruity scents are mild on baby’s delicate nose. ( Other scents are Pear Jellyfish and Tutti Frutti Crab)
non-sticky pocket-sized formula
baby’s clean hands are safe to put into mouth after use
can be used to clean toys and surfaces before playtime or feeding time
It smells really good and I’m confident to use it before and even after meals since it is food-safe. I even use it too.
4. Sampler Kit
4a. Tiny Fangs Kiddie Tooth Gel Stage 1
Delicious flouride-free toothgel that kids will love! 100% Food Safe in case swallowed by baby. Made with xylitol to help protect teeth from cavities and bacteria. Trusted by pediatricians and dentists to build good oral habit
for 4 months – 2 years old
no mint, no bubbles
Safe to swallow, no rinsing needed
Perfect partner when I started training my baby for toothbrushing. It tastes good and no worries if he swallows it since it is also food-safe. He loved his toothbrush, haha.
4b. Rice Baby Powder
A premium quality baby powder made from 100% real rice grains. This biodegradable and hypoallergenic baby powder is completely free from harmful talc and other chemicals. It repels water which allows sweat to evaporate naturally and it is also rich in
protein and amino acids. This makes Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder perfectly unique in keeping baby’s skin healthy, fresh, moisturized and dry from perspiration. Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder is internationally awarded and trusted by Pediatricians.
I was quite impressed with this baby powder. It is really fine, every powder dust is absorbed and it smells really good. The only thing is that it will cost you more compared to othe baby powder but if you got extra bucks, then it will be worth your money.
4c. Laundry Powder for Babies
It is made from natural cleaning agents that keep baby’s clothes free from harsh chemicals. Trusted by Pediatricians.
Safe for Cloth Diapers
Machine & Hand-Wash Safe
Color Safe Formula
Recommended for babies & family members with sensitive skin
Keeps mommy’s hands soft too!
From the rice powder then this one, can’t help to smell the powder itself. It really smells like a sweet garden, perfect for baby clothes. But just like the above product, extra money needed.
4d. Liquid Laundry Wash for Babies
It is lovingly made with Natural Cleaning Agents that are biodegradable and leave no chemical residues. Safe to use on baby’s laundry without irritating delicate skin. It is also recommended to wash the clothes of kids and family members with sensitive skin too!
Compared to the powder, this one is less fragrant. I’d prefer the powder but it still smells good plus it bubbles really well.
4e. Fabric Softener for Babies
Lovingly made with plant-based softeners that leave baby’s clothes, sheets and laundry Soft and Fluffy to the touch.
Soft & Fluffy to the Touch – Mild & Calming Fragrance
With the laundry powder alone, my son’s clothes already smelled good and if you use this one with the detergents, it will boost the scent plus the softness of the fabric.
4f. Baby Bottle and Utensil Wash
A natural cleaner that easily washes leftover milk and food from baby’s bottles, utensils & breastfeeding accessories without using harsh chemical cleansers. Our special food-safe formula is completely water-soluble and leaves no foul odors.
Love at first use. This is the first product I used from Tiny Buds. It is really safe and it cleans just enough for baby utensils. Another good thing is that I can also use it to wash his teethers and my breast pump.
On the shopping part, (straight forward) I don’t recommend shopping on their online shop. Maybe they changed now. But the time when I purchased these products, I was disappointed. Here’s the details:
Date ordered: July 5, 2016
Order paid: July 7, 2016
No payment confirmation so I messaged them on their FB page on July 9, 2016 and I’m glad they are responsive. They replied they’ll going to process my order on July 11 (Monday) because they are unable to serve orders over the weekend. But I paid Thursday(July 7) which is weekday and the day after it is still weekday.
Still waiting for the payment confirmation, I messaged them on the promised date tru email and facebook. No reply on email but they replied on facebook the day after; July 12 (Tuesday). They replied they have delivered the items and expect it within 5 business days for Metro Manila and 10 business days for outside Metro Manila.
Item received: July 14, 2016 (4 days from delivery which is July 11)
Payment confirmation sent tru email: July 15, 2016
I’m fine with waiting process but the lack of automatic information they should provide to buyers is something very important to me especially shopping online. If you will not tap or remind them, nothing will happen or it causes delay.
I’d prefer shopping products on Lazada or SM Department Store but unfortunately, they offer limited products. For example; in Lazada, they are in bundles.
If you want to save or stock up, then this one will be very convenient to you since they are discounted and offers Free Shipping for minimum purchase of 1000, plus it’s faster than Tiny Buds online shop.
In SM Departmant Store, you can buy them on time but they don’t have the Tooth Gels and other laundry products, just chosen products.
Third FREE item! #perksofablogger Check my first here.
MY CHILD’S SUPPLEMENT JOURNEY
The first vitamin supplement that was prescribed for my son when he started eating solids was PediaFortan which is an appetite stimulant. Growing up and learning to walk, next was Nutrilin as his multivitamin supplement. When he reached toddlerhood, his pedia changed it to Ferlin for this age is more on playing than eating. Ferlin has higher iron concentration to prevent him from Iron Deficiency Anemia and most especially, iron is an essential component to produce blood.
My son has exemplary height compared to other toddlers of his age. His height as of the moment is already 100 cm which is higher than typical (87.63 cm) and we wish that he could maintain it as he grows up. So I asked his pedia if I could transition to a height booster supplement after Ferlin and she allowed me to.
Luckily as a coincidence, Wert Philippines sent me Nutri10. It was my first ever encounter with the brand and their products. I am really happy that it has all the components that I need starting from Chlorella Growth Factor which is a height booster and Vitamin C as immunity booster since recently, my son just had cold and cough and a lot more.
If you are sure that your child is getting a healthy and balanced diet everyday, then he may not need it. However, it is hard to give and calculate all vitamins and minerals in a single meal. To give your child a ready-to-swallow minerals or vitamins is a convenience and an insurance of his health and growth.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE MULTIVITAMIN SUPPLEMENT?
After breakfast. There are other best times to take different supplements but with multivitamins such as B complex, Vitamin C and E, they are like fuels for your body so as you start the day, you need to load up and with your breakfast, less chances of stomach upset.
WEIGHT AND HEIGHT
BMI or Body Mass Index is basically an assessment tool to tell if a person is underweight, overweight, obese or within normal or healthy weight-height proportion. It simply evaluates if a person’s weight is proportionate to his or her height.
My child’s BMI is interpreted as OBESE! I am really shocked with these information for all I know is that he looks fine since his height matches his weight “aesthetically”. See him in below image. Does he even look obese? Haha
The girl in the image is his older cousin. You can clearly see their height difference. He is really a “tall toddler”. Recalling the foods he has been eating lately, he loves white rice but less veggies which is very worrisome. But with Nutri10, I’m partially relieved. Why partially? Half is for the trust I gave to Nutri10 and the half is for me as a mother to be more creative in giving him well-balanced diet. A healthy child must be a combination of parent’s effort and world’s innovative products.
I can’t help but compare possible products to buy with same purposes. We all do this as moms, right? The table above would be a big help for you to choose which is the best.
Nutri10 vs Growee
Although they have close to similar contents, the amounts in Nutri10 are higher. Also, Growee doesn’t have Vitamin C and Zinc.
Nutri10 vs Cherifer
This one is somewhat a close competitor in CGF and major vitamins but obviously, doesn’t have as much vitamins and minerals as Nutri10 have.
Be the one to decide which brand you’ll get but it is apparent that Nutri10 is like all-in-one multivitamin supplement.
MY SON VERSUS NUTRI10
Toddlers are picky eaters by nature so giving them food to eat even they look good or healthy is a hard process. Also, they have “food neophobia” so when I let him take the supplement, he refused it immediately maybe because of two things: one; it’s new to him or two, it looks like the medicine he drinks whenever he’s sick that taste bitter so he is afraid to give it even a try.
The technique? I mixed it with the juice he is drinking since it is also in Ponkan Flavor, he didn’t notice that he already drank the syrup. Now, it is already his 7th day drinking it. Actually, I tried it and it tastes good but tods will be tods, picky and choosy.
I’m just happy that he can enjoy the 9P benefits he can get from Nutri10.
First free item I ever received as a blogger! Haha There will always be first time for everything and I’m like an ignorant kid who just received a piece of candy . Forgive me for this innocence but without further ado, let’s get started reviewing the item.
I never knew that there are different kinds of fake lashes until I encountered this one. This kind of lashes came from an animal called mink where the name is derived from. At first, mink’s glossy and shiny furs are used to make luxurious fashion garments then eventually discovered to make fake eyelashes because they look more natural human’s hair than the synthetic one.
Mink lashes are now harvested by gently brushing the mink’s hair to save manufacturers from rage of animal advocates. Make sure that if you buy a product that commonly involves animal flesh and parts for production, look for that “cruelty-free” label. And I’m happy to say Dodolashes has this.
No prepacked eyelashes glue which I find very inconvenient since I’m not a make up hoarder.
Soft and looks natural on the eyes.
The container is a hard plastic which perfectly protects the lashes from being worn out.
Shipping will took 2 – 7 days depending on your area which is fast already for an international shipping.
Cheaper compared to other Mink Lashes
If you are an Asian, we probably share same problem; “Chinita Problems”! Haha You will see how I look terrible without fake lashes.
And here’s my final look! (Apologies for my lack of make up skills. I’ll improve…maybe next time. LOL!)
I’ve been into a little research this past few days about this product that I’ve used and will share my very own experience using it since my last post about weight loss on Garciania Cambogia.
This one is quite thorough since this product is said to be the “Magic Capsule” which could really help a lot of people with their health in many aspects.
More than your fingers could ever count, Green tea also known asCamellia Sinensis has so many health benefits that could offer to man since it was discovered thousands years ago from its country origin, China which mainly spread through Asia and gradually, all over the world.
Personally, I am a GREEN TEA FANATIC but not ADDICT. LOL! This is due to preparation before drinking it. Although you can buy instant beverages in the market, of course, staying at home and requiring cups and cups of it everyday would give you the choice of hot-water-green-tea-bag-drip-it-process.
Also, I love eating healthy foods even though they don’t taste good which you can say a lot of them shares same feature and tea is one of which. I mean, let us be honest, green tea is bitter but thankfully of years passed by, the taste improved and so with other healthy foods. And the best part, they are placed into CAPSULES for convenience.
Aside from my child, losing weight after giving birth is one of my desperations right now. I know, its been a year since then but I’m still in the process. For others especially celebrities, this struggle is such a piece of cake (not the exercise part but the money and time) because they have their nannies with them to look after their child and go to gym, buy a program for weight loss and so much more options they can afford. As to me, I’m a full time stay at home mom and worst, my husband is away from us and I have NO NANNY.
So who wouldn’t want a convenient way to lose weight, right?
Garcinia helped me a lot but purchasing it abroad is hassle. That is why of all my internet researches, I found this NEW (to me) form of green tea. Everyone is used to its traditional form that I mentioned a while ago but this one is actually all over the place of GREEN TEA TREND.
Tegreen 97 provides a highly concentrated, proprietary extract of green tea catechins to help protect your body at the cellular level.
Modern science has identified powerful antioxidants in green tea called polyphenols. One group of polyphenols called catechins is particularly potent and is highly effective at neutralizing free radicals at the cellular level. Catechins support healthy cell function while providing a providing antioxidant protection to critical cell structures such as DNA.
Tegreen 97® is one of the most potent antioxidant supplements on the market with a 97% polyphenol content, 65% catechins. Each Tegreen 97® capsule contains the catechin equivalent of approximately seven cups of green tea and is 99.5 percent caffeine free.
What is really the meaning of antioxidant and a lot of people are so into it?
any of various substances (as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and alpha-tocopherol) that inhibit oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen and peroxides and that include many held to protect the living body from the deleterious effects of free radicals
Pharmanex(the company behind the production of Tegreen 97) conducted a study to prove this and was presented in American Heart Association’s 6th Annual Conference on year 2005.
What is the purpose of the study?
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Tegreen 97® in enhancing insulin sensitivity and improving glucose-lipid metabolism. In addition, the research examined the effects of the proprietary green tea supplement in lowering body weight and weight of abdominal fat and inhibiting angiogenesis, which is the formation and differentiation of blood vessels, a key pathological process in the development of abnormal cells. Angiogenesis is hypothesized to play an important role in being overweight.
An experimental study found that Pharmanex® Tegreen 97® may help blood sugar control and body fat burning properties.
The results of this study are very meaningful in building a greater body of knowledge related to two significant health issues today: weight gain and lack of blood sugar control.
~Dr. Joe Chang, President of Pharmanex.
We have shown with this and other studies that Tegreen 97 can have a significant beneficial effect in managing these two health conditions.
~Dr. Josh Zhu, senior director of clinical R&D for Pharmanex; Chief Researcher
And numerous studies where Tegreen97 was used can be read here.
So, this is not JUST A GREEN TEA that I just wanted to take and I never expected it has these proofs.
And now, here is
MY 14-DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE
My DIET was VERY SIMPLE. As you can see in the photo, my main meal was FITNESSE cereal with the STAR of the show; Tegreen.
And the following…
I ate MAINLY 3 times a day with cereal using non-fat milk. But with SMALL FREQUENT MEALS whenever I feel hungry.
Snacks were fruits, instant foods like baked mac, pasta, etc.
NO RICE, NO FATTY FOOD, NO CHICKEN SKIN, NO SODA, NO CHOCOLATE POLICY.
Lemon water as my thirst quencher.
I still ate viands, but JUST VIANDS. Again, NO RICE.
I did NOT EXERCISE. The exercise that I considered was playing with Veon (basketball, chasing, carrying a 17-kg tod). Yes, THAT IS IT. LOL!
Take note that my last weight from garcinia was 63 kgs. I lost 2 kgs in 2 months.
So, how many capsules did you take a day?
With this usage on the back label,
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) to four (4) capsules daily; preferably one (1) to two (2) each morning and evening with food. Maximum recommended serving of four (4) capsules daily (1,000 mg). Do not exceed 1,200 mg green tea in combination with other green tea containing supplements. Store in a cool dry place.
I only took 2 capsules a day as the least quantity to see if it will still have an effect even at its lowest.
Yes! For a weight loss challenge with NO EXERCISE to still lose weight is an ACHIVEMENT.
I lost 2 kilos in just 2 weeks / 14 days compared to my last which is for 2 months. From 63 kilos to 61 kilos!
Also, I noticed a good difference in my metabolism. I pooped once to twice a day.That is regular and a good sign of metabolism which helps in losing weight.
Tegreen 97®—the super antioxidant product from Pharmanex—can be a champion for your skin. Polyphenol antioxidants in Tegreen 97®, topically applied or taken as a supplement, can help defend your skin against free radical damage and ultraviolet rays. Additionally, it helps to promote healthy collagen and elastin integrity. Adding Tegreen 97® to your skin care regimen may lessen the effects of age-related skin damage.
PRODUCT NAME: Just Potent Pharmaceutical Grade Garcinia Cambogia
65% HCA 1000mg QUANTITY: 60 capsules per bottle PRICE: $17.99
I think losing weight is now a MUST for most of us…not all but most, especially for those who just gave birth. It’s part of self-esteem-booster and of course, being healthy. I admit…I belong.
When I got pregnant, my weight increased to 75 kilos…yes, that is too much compared to normal weight gain of 25 pounds or 11 kilograms added to weight before getting pregnant.
So, if I will do the math, 75 kgs minus 55 kgs which is my pre-pregnancy weight, I gained 20 kilos! Got an ANGEL ON MY BELLY! The best culprit I could say for making mama so love eating even at 3am! Seriosly? Yes.
I gave birth on October 2014 and unconsciously lost weight going down to 65 kgs. I just lost my appetite right after the delivery. But then on January of the next year, my appetite was back again into normal …eating everything. So I searched for a solution and I came across this article “Jinkee Reveals Her Secret Weightloss”
Who wouldn’t be curious, right? That was my discovery to Garcinia Cambogia and since you can only buy it abroad, USA mostly, I requested my mother-in-law who happens to be there to purchase some for me.
By the end week of Janury 2016, I started taking the supplement with this dose.
How to use Just Potent Garcina Cambogia Supplement?
Adults, take two (2) capsules daily as a dietary supplement. Must be taken 30 minutes before/after breakfast or lunch.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under age of 18 and individuals with a medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
How does it work?
( from their product description)
Garcinia Cambogia is considered to be effective in making meals more “filling.” In Malaysian villages, natives consume garcinia soup before meals because it suppresses their appetite and made them experience the feeling of feeling full. Garcinia cambogia is especially good for its appetite-blocking abilities.
Was if effective?
As to my results, yes. My appetite was suppressed but not that much. I still ate what I want but in moderation. Still eating rice! LOL! I did not exercise, as in NOT!
How many kgs did you lose?
I lost 2 kilos in 2 months. I consumed 2 bottles for 2 months (January last week to April first week).
It is from 65 kgs to 63 kgs.
Will you recommend it?
Yes. I would. Definitely got results effortlessly. Also, you can buy it inAmazon or directly from their online store. The one that I had was already discontinued due to NEW FORMULATION. But ask someone abroad to buy it for you.
I strongly suggest to MAKE A DIET PLAN AND DO SOME EXERCISE for BEST RESULTS! Or to LOSE MORE WEIGHT!
Are you one of the unfortunate mothers who got stretch marks in your bellies after pregnancy? Or just merely got those lines wherever in your body? Well, you’re not alone. Today, I am going to share my experience using this one of the recommended brands for minimizing stretch marks ~ BIO OIL.
Many mothers do have their dark secrets and #1 is STRETCH MARKS! As for me, I don’t want to show the world what happened to my skin after giving birth. But… hey! I can say that I’m proud that because of these bad wrinkles, I’ve got a very cute baby! Isn’t that more encouraging to think of?
Pause. I know …I know… Women are women, skin and beauty conscious. So I’m willing to reveal my journey with these stubborn lines.
INSTRUCTION: Apply twice daily for a minimum of 3 months. During pregnancy, apply twice daily from start of the second trimester.
HIGHLIGHTED INGRIDIENTS: It contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™. This oil is secreted by ducks during preening which has a thin and non-greasy feature that improves the spreadability and absorption of vitamins(Vit A & Vit E) and plant extracts(Calendula, Lavender, Rosemary & Chamomile) as other ingredients of Bio-Oil.
THESE ARE IMPORTANT MATTERS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW BEFORE USING: (at least, it’s safe)
Bio-Oil’s ingredients has been assessed and deemed safe for use (including for use by pregnant women).
Bio-Oil is a member of Beauty Without Cruelty.
Also, it is a non-acnegenic and hypo-allergenic product, meaning it has a decreased tendency to cause allergies and acne, and it is safe for use on sensitive skin.
HERE’S MY EXPERIENCE
START: When I was 6 months pregnant.
END: My baby is now 6 months old.
DURATION: 9 months
See that? I just used the product occasionally but I already consumed 3 bottles in that 9 months duration! So, I can say that it somehow minimized my stretch marks. My husband also noticed the difference.
It’s just that you have to spend more money to continue using the product since it’s kinda expensive.
It smells good and it sticks to your fingers. Actually, the consistency is slightly greasy but not too irritating because it is easily absorbed in the skin. Also, you tend to apply more because you feel like you just applied a little due to its light and thin layer.
I suggest for better results:
Use it during the start of your 2nd trimester or even when you notice that you are starting to have stretch marks.
Be diligent and consistent in applying for 2 times a day.
Continue using if you see that your skin is improving.
Hope this one helped you on your “stretch marks journey”. Let me know your experience on the comment box!