I Love Sample Room

I love Sample Room. I think EVERYBODY does. For those of you who does not know what SAMPLE ROOM is, let me introduce them to you. Sample Room website has started late last year and I have come to know about them June this year. The website’s motto is “Try before you Buy”. I thought this kind of thing is only available in other countries, I didn’t expect that it will click here in the Philippines.

I am not a VIP member, but I was given 100 points to start with. The only catch is that you will have to pay for the shipping fee which costs around 130 to 190 pesos and it depends on the products weight. From June 2013, I have received these products for FREE from Sample Room :

  • Physiogel Cleanser 60ml
  • Azzaro Chrome EDT 7ml
  • Colour Collection Vitamin-E Lipstick – Kissmark (Matte)
  • Colour Collection Vitamin-E Lipstick – Red Wine (Satin)
  • Gluta-C Intense Whitening Facial Day Cream SPF 25 30ml
  • Celeteque DermoScience Brightening Radiance Body Cream SPF 15
  • Colour Collection Gluta Whitening BB Cream SPF 30
  • Shiseido Ibuki Softening Concentrate
  • Carbtrim Iced Tea Mix (Lemon Flavor)
  • Inti-Mate Bra Converter
  • OraCare Merrymint Mouthwash
  • Godiva Licowhite whitening lotion with SPF 15
  • Vidal Sassoon Shampoo and Conditioner Premium Base
  • Vidal  Sassoon Premium Base Care Treatment
  • Celeteque DermoScience Hydration Make Up Remover Wipes


I have only paid for the shipping fee usually 130php and whenever I ordered for a sample I see to it that the cost of the sample is higher compared to the cost of ordering the products. Sometimes I also check if I could order more than 1 product so that I can save on the shipping fee.

Moreover, I have finally decided to become a VIP member. Why? Because I realized that I could always get my money’s worth being a Sample Room’s VIP member.

Perks of being a Sample Room VIP member:

You earn 1000 points, that can be used in 2 months
You get to avail sample offers from premium brand partners (sometimes even a full-sized)
You get more products/ samples
Receive earlier notification of our product uploads
Exclusive contests, promotions and events only to Sample Room VIP members!

By the way, if you want to be a member, leave your emails below and I will invite you to JOIN ME in trying out the latest products available in the market right now!!!

Old School Blogging, June

I miss joining Blog Memes and I am glad I saw this one in Bebengisms’ Blog. So I am making my blog entry for this month’s blogging meme’s theme!

Alphabet Meme

A. Attached or Single? Single. A single mom to two adorable kids.

B. Best Friend? There are two, Emak and Bujagjag. They were my bestfriends since highschool and here they are:

C. Cake or pie? Cake, chocolate cake, mocha cake, chiffon cake, ube cake, you name it, I EAT IT. I hate Pies. I am sorry.

D. Day of choice? Sundays. I love Sundays. It is the day where I could relax and feel that it is totally a rest day.

E. Essential Item? my iPhone! I can’t leave my room without it! It’s like I can’t breath without it.

F. Favorite color? I know, it’s quite obvious, but I would still say that my favorite color is PINK! Yeah. PINK.

G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummy bears! I love those cute little edible bears!

H. Hometown? Pangantucan Bukidnon. I know, you don’t seem to know where my hometown is located and you even wonder why if it exists in Google Earth!

I. Favorite Indulgence? Having a good and fast and reliable ISP. Yeah, aside from the fact that sometimes you don’t see my place in a map, we don’t have landlines here and we don’t have 3G or 4G connections. So when I get the chance and I am in another place where there is a FAST CONNECTION, I ENJOY IT TOO MUCH I FORGOT I HAVE NOT EATEN YET. Have you experience that?

J. January or July? July. It’s my birth month.

K. Kids? 1 handsome little boy and 1 pretty little girl.


L. Life isn’t complete without? God, Family, Friends. iPhone, Laptop, Internet Connection, Camera, Chocolate, Cotton Candy. And the list could go on and on.

M. Marriage date? N/A

N. Number of brothers/sisters? I have 2 handsome brothers.

O. Oranges or Apples. Oranges!

P. Phobias? I don’t have one:)

Q. Quotes? Yesterday ended last night.

R. Reasons to smile? I have so many reasons to SMILE, my kids, my family, my business, my blogging/online friends, my real time/offline friends.

S. Season of choice? SUMMER! I love the BEACH, the SUN and the 2 piece swimsuits!

T. Tag 5 People. Vera, Ruby, Genny, Vix, and Aine .

U. Unknown fact about me? I can drive a 10-wheelers truck if I need to and if I want to because I can.

V. Vegetable? Lettuce.

W. Worst habit? Procrastinating.

X. Xray or Ultrasound?  – None of the above. I don’t have a broken bone and I don’t have a baby bump right now, so I don’t need one.

Y. Your favorite food? Fruit Salad.

Z. Zodiac sign? Cancer!

It’s your turn, you could visit the Old School Blogging Hosts Elaine and her co-host Jennifer and check out their entries!

Trash Talking:Look Who’s Talking

I don’t write “hate blog posts” or “hate articles” simply because I don’t hate the world that much to write something against my co-bloggers or against people who I interact with every day of my life. I don’t know why there are so called bloggers who kept on trash-talking other bloggers in order for their blogs to be famous. I mean, hey, seriously, people will read your post because you are trash-talking them for God’s sake.

I have read so many hate articles already in my lifetime which includes but is not limited to people who write bad things about my nation, about my nationality, even about my place, and now I am reading a hate post about mommy bloggers. Oh, well, I am a mother, and I am a blogger (if writing an article in my blog for $$$ is what makes one a blogger then I am). I have many followers, I have many friends, and yes I love to accept free stuffs from the internet when I sign up to different clubs and groups. But you don’t have the right to judge me or my co-mommy bloggers. Sometimes, it all boils down to this: “What comes out from your mouth is who you are inside”. So if you are talking trash then perhaps, you are a garbage can full of trash.

You may have a grade of A++ in your English Grammar and you may have perfected the art of blogging, but you are nothing compare to a person who doesn’t speak ill of his or her co-human being just for FUN, just to get famous or simply just because they want to.

When SAMHone Speaks #5

When SAHMone Speaks

When you were younger, did you set an ideal age to marry? Yes, I did! When I was young, I thought life would be very easy. I need to finish school, find a good work, find a good man then marry at the age of 25. But it didn’t happen. I got pregnant right after graduation but before the board exam. I did not pass the board exam but I found a work, but before I gave birth I resigned. I didn’t marry the father of my son because I feel that I am not yet ready and plunging into marriage just because I am pregnant is not right. I do not marry for the wrong reasons, you see. But still, I did not regret my decisions. I am happy right now, with my son, with what I have. Maybe someday, I will marry. But for now, I am happy being a single mom.

Kcat’s T-shirts for a Cause

I have ordered two t-shirts from Kcat last Friday and they have arrived yesterday. Here they are:

Yes, the shirts I have ordered from Kcat in order to help her for her eye surgery has finally arrived and I LOVE IT!

So I am ordering two more, for my mom and brother. I can make my mom and brother happy by giving them a gift and I am helping Kcat for her eye surgery.

You don’t need to buy from Kcat to help her, you can donate money to her or perhaps blog about her and maybe there are other people who will be touched by her story and have the capacity to send money to her.

Zoan is Joanne in Real Life


Hello WBFC members! Welcome to my first ever own domain Blog, ZoWanderer. I have been blogging for more than 1 year now and I think I fell in love with it because I am still blogging. I blogged before because there were online contests that needed to be blog about but then I realize that there is more to blogging that online contests. Yes, I am an online contest addict and I am not afraid to admit that or ashamed for that matter.
My first ever blog is in WordPress and you can check it out here: Jongskie721. It is in Filipino/Tagalog language and many people who commented and visited the site have wordpress blogs too. Then I made Luckyzoan, my first blogspot Blog. It is more on online contests and it is in English language. And so I have created two blogging personas in the blogosphere: Jongskie and Zoan. Whenever I left a comment in wordpress blogs, Jongskie721 comes alive and when I left a comment in blogspot blogs, Zoan is the one making that comment. I have another blog, it is all about my business and farm, and it is called FarmGirlBlogger. All about my rants and ramblings about my business can be found there. So, after more than 7 months of blogging, I have finally bought my own blog and this is it. And then I won in an online contest, so that is why I have created a new blog Stylish Voyager in order to post my travel life and fashion sense.


This picture was taken last February 14, 2011 at RR Family Spring Resort. This is me and my one and only little boy, JB. My name is Joanne and my son is Johanne Brant.

Please leave the links to your entries for WBFC in order for me to know that you have visited my entry 🙂

Sati’s Birthday Bag

Look and check this out:

You guess it right. That is Sati’s Birthday Bag.

If you think that I was there during her birthday, well, think again because I was not. I am in Mindanao and it is very expensive for me to join Sati’s birthday party because I need to ride an airplane in order to be there but thanks to Mommy Peh because even though I was not there, she gave me a giveaway from Sati’s birthday party, the Sati Bag.

She gave it to me last January when we met, together with Fedhz at Greenhills.

The Real Me VS The Virtual Me

The real me in the real world is totally different from the virtual me in the blogging world.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but sometimes when I write I tend to show the persona I wanted to be and not the real me. I mean, most of the things I write is about me, my experiences, my feelings, everything that is connected to me, it is the truth but it is better than the truth.
I am not that good, sometimes I even tend to be bad, I have a bad temper and sometimes I am a brat. But when it comes to writing about me, I see someone better than who I am. I am inclined to write a better adjective to myself.
Do you understand me? Or perhaps do you feel the same way?

Accident in our own Front Yard

For the past few weeks, I have been very busy. Why? Because I need to renew my business permit before January ends. There are so many requirements with regards to renewing a business permit that is why it consumes a lot of my time and I wasn’t able to update my blog sites regularly. This blog site has been down for a day or two also.

Last week, an accident happened in our front yard and 101,400 pesos worth of Coca-Cola Products have been damaged excluding the repair that must be done with the two trucks that collided. Luckily, the owner of the truck who is at fault promises to pay for the Coca-Cola products and for the repair of the Coca-Cola Delivery truck.

This is just an update and I hope I could get back to blogging soon.

New Blog

I have a new Blog. Yes, I have another blog. Well, I won a free hosting for One Year and Domain Name from Georyl through her October Daily Giveaways, that is why I have new one and I chose to make a Fashion and Travel blog out of it.

I have not put GFC, Entrecard and Adgitize widget yet on the blog but I hope you could visit it though I have only posted a little entries in it yet.

My new blog is called : StylishVoyager.