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Ruth dela Cruz is a travel and lifestyle blogger in the Philippines. She loves writing about her travels. Drop her a note at admin@ruthdelacruz.com. The internet knew her as @ruthilicious.

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June 30, 2019

Current Faves: Press Gifts and Bloggermails

The Body Shop Nicaraguan Coffee Mask

Current Faves: Press Gifts and Bloggermails

When friends say that they find it hard to think of a perfect gift for me because I always receive #bloggermails almost everyday, that is not true. I love simple gifts (especially if friends know what I wanted - like pajamas and satin sleepwear), and of course, the gift of time.




I am always happy to receive gifts from brands that I actually consume and support. So, sharing photos of the PR Kits and Bloggermails I received, and updates from your favorite brands!



BYS Cosmetics Bloom Collection

It is forever summer with BYS Cosmetics Bloom Collection which is inspired by the Cherry Blossom. I brought this to my recent glamping staycation. I love that the @byscosmetics_ph Bloom Collection makeup palettes are perfect for creating natural rosy glow this summer. I got Lush Blush Trio (a palette with blush, contour and highlighter!), Cherry Blossoms Eyeshadow Palette (has neutral colors for everyday look and shimmer shades for "extra" days ✨) and Lip & Cheek Tints that are blendable. 

BYS Cosmetics Bloom Collection

Avon Fragrances

I love how scent can bring me back to good memories - like how freshly brewed coffee reminds me of my first job, and baked bread makes me think of home. 

When I posted the Avon Fragrances in my IG stories (follow me @ruthilicious), most of my friends responded "Sweet Honesty!".  That must be the universal scent of every High School student during those days. 

There is every scent for every style and lifestyle. Call your your Avon Lady or visit www.avon.com.ph.

 Avon Fragrances
Avon Fragrances

Mark by Avon Lip Prism Lipsticks

Avon introduces new mark. Prism Lipstick with exclusive Pearl Elixir - a unique formula that delivers a multi-reflective finish. The collection features shades that have 4,000 prismatic pearls in every swipe that capture the light as you move for dazzling shine and impactful colour that lasts for hours. 

The collection features shades of reds, corals, plums, beiges and nudes. 

I am not into anything glittery when in comes to wearing lipsticks but I am amazed at how luxe the Mark by Avon Lip Prism appears. It is easily applied and doesn't feel heavy on my lips. 

Mark by Avon Lip Prism Lipsticks
Mark by Avon Lip Prism Lipsticks
Mark by Avon Lip Prism Lipsticks

Avon Butterfly Watch

Here is a gift with a purpose. In line with Avon's #Stand4Her campaign, the watch raises funds to
help female victims of abuse. As an advocate for women’s freedom to live a safe and
healthy life, Avon is taking concrete measures to address the issue of abuse, which
continues to hold many women back from achieving their full potential.

At just P899, the watch supports AVON’s partner NGOs committed to supporting women
and girls who have survived different forms of abuse. P100 of every piece purchased
goes straight to helping empower these women. 

This is a perfect gift to your friend, sister, mother or anyone who is special to your heart. The watch symbolizes empowerment, resilience and beauty.  Don't forget the most precious gift is your time. 

Avon Butterfly Watch

The Body Shop Nicaraguan Coffee Mask

Here's a mask that is perfect for morning rituals! 

I usually schedule my masks and pampering on a weekend, or at night, but the Body Shop Nicaraguan Coffee Mask is just the perfect match for your morning coffee. 
@thebodyshopph 's Nicaraguan Coffee Intense Awakening Mask is a delicious treat to your senses and skin. It smells like heaven to me (translate: coffee). It is made with powerful blend of coffee bean particles from Nicaragua and Community Trade ingredients from around the world: Community Trade Sesame Seed Oil from Nicaragua, Community Trade Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter from Ghana and organic Community Trade Cane Sugar from Paraguay. 

The Body Shop Nicaraguan Coffee Mask


When I applied it to my skin, it felt warm as if it is healing my skin (the same feeling when you applied a Vitamin C Serum). I left it for around 5 minutes (unlike other masks that I tried), it felt oily and sticky in my face. It is however, easy to wash off - leaving my skin smooth, cleared of impurities, with pores refined. It exfoliates my skin without drying. 

The Body Shop Nicaraguan Coffee Mask

 The Body Shop's Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Wash is a 100% vegan product which reminds me of spa. It is perfect for cleansing and exfoliating (especially nose area), giving the skin a renewed feel. Perfect for those with oily or combination skin. 

The Body Shop Nicaraguan Coffee Mask


Dove 1 Minute Conditioner

Unilever and Dove always send the cutest and well-thought-of press kits. 
I am lucky to be one of the firsts to try the new Dove product - Dove 1 Minute Conditioner (which comes in 3 different variants Dove 1 Minute Serum Conditioner, Dove 1 Minute Milk Gel Conditioner, and Dove 1 Minute Foam Conditioner). 
  
Dove 1 Minute Conditioner

I love products that cut down preparation time - and 1 minute to condition and repair hair is just awesome! I tried the Dove 1 Minute Milk Gel Conditioner and I love how it helps my damage hair quickly recover by smoothing away visible signs of damage. 
Check out my IG Stories in a bit, I will be posting video of how my hair feels and look after shower @ruthilicious. 

Dove 1 Minute Conditioner

C2 Cool and Clean

Thank you for sending these C2!
I will be sharing best local destinations for every barkada on the next post.  You can get a chance to join all-expense-paid trips, interested participants simply have to
share a photo of their own travel kit or essentials with C2 on C2 Cool and Clean’s official
Facebook page (@C2CoolandClean). They can also post a photo on their Instagram and tag
C2’s official account (@c2coolandclean).

C2 Cool and Clean
C2 Cool and Clean

pH Care Cool Wind

Girls would know exactly when we say fresh and clean. I take feminine hygiene seriously especially during the time of the month.

Although soap and water can clean the body, it is important to use a product that is perfect for feminine needs.

Experience linis-presko with pH Care Cool Wind which gives you that extra minty and
clean feeling! Infused with ActiveCool, a special ingredient which refreshes and cools
your intimate area with every wash, it is formulated to have the right pH level of 5, which
matches that of the external genitalia. It is hypoallergenic and safe for daily use to keep
odor at bay, leaving you with an everlasting linis-presko feeling.

pH Care Cool Wind

pH Care Cool Wind is available in all leading supermarkets, department stores, and
convenience stores nationwide for Php 27.00 (30ml), Php 115.00 (150 ml) and
Php41.00 for feminine wipes. Visit pH Care’s page on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/phcarephilippines for more information



Thank you to the wonderful friends and brands for keeping the #bloggermail full. 
This girl is so happy! Follow me @ruthilicious!