Sunday, March 29, 2015

Blogging advices from some of the popular bloggers


As promised from my blog post last March 18 Tips to a Flourishing Blog here are the advices of bloggers to me after i asked them how to start a blog on product reviews and tips where do they get sample of products.

 I compiled their messages to me and posted it here. Gain inspiration from them and also check out their facebook accounts. Enjoy reading!


Thank you so much for the kind words Companies usually sent their products for review. They will contact you out of the blue if they find your blog relevant to their marketing and campaigns. At first, I invested on products for review. I buy products to try and test it and share my thoughts. I also review the products that I'm already using. Good luck, just keep on writing.
Kikay si maria

i usually buy them. sometimes, they message me for review
Sabs Hernandez

Hi! If you would like to get products for free to review, I suggest that you sign up at SampleRoom for free. If you haven't heard about Sampleroom, it is a sampling site where you can get products for free. You earn points by reviewing products, and you "buy" products from points that you earn. I know a lot of beauty bloggers who have signed up at Sampleroom so that they can get the latest products from brands for free! Do check it out at Good luck and I hope this helps.

Hi! I get them from PRs. They were the ones who emailed me and that's how I got product samples.
Carizza Chua

Hi!  You can try reviewing your personal products first to populate your blog with good content or visit to get samples. Hope it helps!

Hi! usually I get the products I review on events and sometimes some companies send me samples for review or product feature. B but most commonly I buy the products myself to try them out hope this helps

Hi, After blogging a couple of months, I contacted various brands through emails and Facebook messages and that is the way you can receive samples if they like your blog! Hope that helps! Love, rakhshanda

Hi. The sponsors will come knocking on your door once you have established credibility for your blog. If you have just started, it will take time before brands will entrust their products to you for review. For now, you can review or feature products that you personally own or really buy for yourself.

Hi! I buy some of the products while the others are given by the brands and PR companies. good luck on your blog!

Hello i bought mostly the products i review. While others do contact me and ask me to blog about my experience using the products. Basically, u are asked to review products when u already have an established blog. Depends on your niche

I buy them. But once your blog becomes more popular, beauty brands will notice it and eventually send u an email if you want to review their products.

Hi, I get them from Sampleroom or I subcribe from beautyboxes like glamourbox or bdjbox.

Hi, Thank you so much for your support. I buy most of the products myself but I sometimes join contests online and I'm lucky enough to win some of them. I'd also recommend putting a valid email address that you regularly check on the contact page of your blog so that brands can easily email you when they're interested in sending you products. Just continue to blog high quality content regularly and the brands will surely come to you. Best Regards, Kat of Nails My Dreams

Hi! I don't have a lot of sources for free products unfortunately. Most of the things I review are my own purchases. I also use Sampleroom's sampling service. Thanks for visiting!

Hi there! I purchase most of my products online. Please check my blog : I always leave a link to the shop where I bought a particular item.

Sorry it took YEARS for me to get samples from brands. It doesn't happen overnight. It's up to the brand and if they even notice your blog. There are so many beauty blogs out there right now, it's pretty hard to get noticed these days, so good luck to you. Your blog needs to have a certain amount of traffic as well, and that doesn't happen in a week. It's a lot of hard work, just warning you.

Hi! The products/samples are all free, advertisers send them to me. You may also write about the products you bought yourself so advertisers may start noticing your reviews

Hi! When I started blogging, I reviewed every kikay stuff I had at home. Kung may makita ako, "ah pwede ireview!" even though it's not new. Then I-sshare ko sa FB page ng brand yung links. Eventually (though it took close to a year), brands I like started sending me stuff. But I've never been the one to ask for stuff to review. For me medyo off kasi yun. Also, I love attending beauty events, kahit hindi siya blogger event. You get to learn a lot, and sometimes they give samples too.

Hello! To be able to get products for reviews from PRs you have to build a name in public especially on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If they find your blog site informative, creative and active they eventually will contact you personally, most of the time through email. When you are just starting you have to use your own money to buy beauty products to review. It'll take time and effort before PR people will recognize your blog, don't lose hope on that ok? Just keep posting reviews and join blogger groups here on facebook for more information and social interaction. Good luck and hope you'll inspire more gals!

Most of the time, I purchase the products that I feature on my blog, unless otherwise indicated, I really invest on them. If you want samples, you may try Sample Room or subscribe to beauty boxes.  Some products that I acquired are from events or sent as gifts.  I hope I answered your question. Happy Blogging!

Hello! Just be consistent with blogging and you should buy products you like first, then if the brand notices you they will reach out to you. Be sure that your email address is clearly seen on your blog layout so that the brand/s can reach out to you at once if they like your blog. Good luck!

Friday, March 27, 2015

LBC Send & Swipe card

LBC cashcard- an atm and debit card.

I got this cash card from LBC for FREE. It is free for everybody!! Get yours now.

No maintaining balance and no initial fee required to get a card. You just need to fill out a form to get this card and show a valid ID.

You can withdraw cash from RCBC atm machines but if using other atm machines with Visa, Megalink, Expressnet, Bancnet- standard processing fees apply.

You can Swipe it in establishments accepting Visa cards and Bancnet POS terminals with no transaction fee. You can use it for online shopping.

You can reload money via LBC and RCBC fund transfer and Bancnet. Remittance fee applies.
Smaller remittance fee applies ex. P1000- fee of P30 only instead of P50.
Loved ones abroad and customers of online store owners can also reload this card.

One card can hold P100,0000 only per month.

To locate the nearest RCBC branch and atms go to

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jumimo Necklace Prize

Thank you to Miss Gretchen for this giveaway. I received the prize this afternoon.

Last few days I entered this contest I got the notice through Instagram that I won. This is a great addition to my accessories.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

5 Load Resellers Giveaway

Hi!! I'm happy to announce this giveaway. Since Easter Sunday is coming I decided to celebrate it by giving out a loading business opportunity to fellow Filipinos.

One reseller activation actually costs P200 but in this giveaway I'm giving the business accounts for FREE.

Your one sim can load all cellphone networks, Cignal and prepaid internet. As a reseller you can have 5 resellers under you and you may opt to activate their sim cards for P200 or activate them for free. As a reseller you have 2% discount on all loading products.

Just enter the rafflecopter below or repost image in instagram or retweet using #5loadresellersgiveaway and tag @headturnerbeauty.

The giveaway starts March 26, 2015 and ends April 6, 2015 (12 AM). This giveaway is not international (for Philippines only)

I will announce the 5 winners (just the First name and Last Name Initial) here in my blog. I will notify them through email and send them the user guides of the business.

The prize of this contest does not include the load wallet of the winners. The loading business is Telepreneur but the company did not host or initiated this giveaway. This is a personal giveaway. No payment or purchase needed to enter this giveaway.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Shiseido Fair and Make up Workshops

Are you looking for beauty events or fairs? This March the Shiseido International Beauty Fair 2015 continues. It features Naka Maeda of Shiseido Japan.

On March 23-28, 2015 they will be in The Podium (beside St. Francis Square). Have a skin consultation, make-over and other exclusive offers. Then they will be in SM Mall of Asia Atrium on March 29 to 31, 2015.

Giveaway: MAC Lipstick by Makeup Drop

MAC Russian Red Lipstick Giveaway ($50 value)

MAC Russian Red Lipstick Giveaway ($50 value)
Makeup Drop is giving away three MAC Russian Red Lipsticks to our faithful followers so you can simmer on the street with a MAC Classic.

Contest host:

Giveaway Too Faced Makeup by Makeup Drop

2 Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings Sets ($104 value)
Too Faced's favorite Beauty Bloggers are smitten with these four products for face and eyes for their beautiful, long-lasting results, and now we're giving away two sets ($104 value) for you to try, wear and love.

Eye Love: Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer gives shadows 24+ hour, crease-proof, smudge-proof wear and Better Than Sex Mascara's hourglass-shaped brush separates, coats and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection with a formula that will give you the most intense black, oversized, multidimensional lashes possible.

Face Love: Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer is the ultimate shimmer-free, matte bronzer and perfect for contouring and creating an all-over deep tan using real antioxidant-rich cocoa powder. Primed & Poreless Face Primer provides an airbrushed canvas and can be worn alone, under bronzers and powders or liquid foundations.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tips To A Flourishing Blog

Wanna know tips on how your blog will flourish?

I'll be posting soon my compilation of personal messages sent to me by various bloggers in the Philippines. A lot of them have high viewership now.

I also had my observations and learned tips by visiting blogs and social media accounts.

Some of my tips are:

1) Be active in social media. Make accounts in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bloglovin, Pinterest, etc.
2) Follow back accounts that follow you and comment back.
3) Do your personal/own giveaway
  • Indicate the goal in the giveaway pic like 100,000 views, 500 likes in instagram. 
  • You can use rafflecapter. 
  • Don't forget to write a catchy title. 
  • Indicate if it is international or local. In IG use hashtag #internationalgiveaways #giveawayph #giveaway #internationalgiveaway
4) Invite your friends to like your Fb page, follow in instagram, twitter, bloglovin, etc.
  • In twitter after one follows you can tweet or direct message them and thank them plus invite them to like your social media accounts. This way they will know that you are alive!
5) Join Facebook groups of bloggers.
6) Comment in threads in FB groups and blog posts.  
  • Don't forget to also write your social media accounts and link of your blog.
7) Make your blog look clean. 
  • Usually backgrounds of blogs are plain white only. Minimalist.
8) Maintain a certain theme/topic of your blog. Write posts that are relevant to your blog.
9) Post affiliates in side bars that are relevant to your blog.
10) Make sure to indicate your email in the profile or side bar of the blog.