Sample Room Philippines made everything official at Balai Indang, Tagaytay. It's the most quaint resort/b&b (though its a massive 5 hectare land), lush with greeneries and will make you forget about the heat and pollution of Manila. They dressed up the place with a Boho Chic theme that definitely got us all in the mood to loosen up. It's one of those chill events that makes you think of carefree road trips, pig-out with your friends (because the food at Balai Indang is TDF! It's that good!) and endless talks and testing of your favourite products.
It was a trip worth remembering and bearing Manila traffic!
Elizabeth Hall became a Coachella-inspired venue. Dreamy dream catchers hung on the ceilings, huts with our favourite brands we got to try for free at Sample Room the past year are there! Lot os table to accommodate all the Partner Bloggers, Bloggers Circle and Roomies and members of the press. Suffice to say, the place was packed with giddy women who have one thing in common... we all love to try something new!
The whole day was spent getting to know a lot of people (shout out to the Bagets Sample Roomies), bonding with my fellow #titasofManila beauty blogger friends and media friends.
Oh to see Sample Room reach this kind of success with the simple yet so altruistic goal in mind was too overwhelming for me. Let me tell you a secret, I was present when Sophie, Nats, Kath and Dianna brained storm about Sample Room. Their try before you buy was born from seeing it a major movement in nearby countries and those in the US. At that time, it seems farfetched to have such concept here but with determination, patience and open to new possibilities and changes these amazing women survived all the hurdles to give us something we really want! A chance to try a product before we actually splurge on them giving us our had-earned money's worth!
It's true that if you have the purest intentions, you will succeed and I am proud to have seen these four ladies stand before us at the event and share with us how successful it has been.
And we all reap from their hard work because.... Free products!
Here is my photo diary of our short trip to Balai Indang at Tagaytay.
DJ Ingrid Nieto (woman in pink dress above), hosted the event. Sophie was front and center sharing with us the growth of Sample Room and how well-received it's been since its launch. To simulate again that experience. We were treated to a sampling!
|with Tara of ChroniclesofVanity!|
|Jheng and Phoebe!|
|Beauty Bloggers in the house with Sharlyn!|