Eating healthy is beneficial to the body but of course, you have to sacrifice and cut the foods that are not good for your body. However, you don’t have to deprive yourself of eating the foods that you love. There are still some ways to eat healthily but still have a tasty and savory meal.

Avoid using salt. Too much salt and sodium intake can increase your blood pressure. When cooking, you may just use herbs, lemons, and other natural spices to add flavor to your food. It is natural and is much healthier for the body. I found an article on why you need to stop using salt.

You don’t need to cut carbohydrates in order to be healthy. We actually need carbohydrates because they give us the energy that our body needs. You don’t need to cut them, but you could use alternatives that are much healthier for the body. For example, you can use brown rice as the alternative for white rice. Brown rice is whole grain rice and it is rich in proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium.

Meat is still essential to the body because they give us the protein that we need. And to balance your diet, you may eat fish such as tuna, tilapia, and bangus as an alternative for the days that you do not like to eat meat. Seafood can give you more protein, minerals, and even omega-3 fatty acids ( a heart-healthy fat). You can also use tofu as a meat alternative. However, you have to be careful with the oil and fats from the meat because it is not good for the body. As a healthy alternative, you can use Air Fryers to get rid of those unwanted oils and fats when you are cooking meat and seafood. Air Fryers are beneficial to our health since it only uses up to 80% less oil. They require less oil and cooks the food by circulating super hot air inside. It actually replaces the conventional deep oil fryer and oven. If you are interesting in purchasing an air fryer, be sure to read online reviews before making a purchase. I found this informative article detailing the top 10 air fryers in 2018 to be one of the better resources out there

Add fruits and vegetables to your meal. You may also eat fruits or vegetables like potatoes for snacks instead of junk food or ice cream. Try to fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables. Aside from it makes your plate colorful, it is definitely good for the health. You can get more vitamins and minerals.

Prepare your own meal. If you are going out to the gym or somewhere, you might want to bring your packed lunch or snacks instead of buying at a fast food chain or restaurant. You are the one in control if you prepare your own meal and at least you are sure that the meal you are eating is healthy. You can also save money. That's like hitting two birds with one stone! Hehe.

If you are on a diet, you don’t really have to eat “less” if that is what you are thinking. You just have to choose the right food to take and eat healthy plus exercise. Well, even if you are not on a diet, you should always be careful with the food that you eat because what you eat have big effects on your body.

Businesses are like mushrooms, they sprout from out of nowhere and before you know it you don’t only have a variety of options but you are also confused on which business to go to. Sometimes, people simply choose at random or go for the business closest to them. When it comes to finding the best locksmith near you, however, you just absolutely cannot and must not compromise. 

How do you find the best locksmith near you? This article will help you determine some of the best ways to choose a locksmith that provides efficient, top quality and affordable service. 

1. Read reviews on Google – Yes, often the answer is already right at your fingertips. Use a search engine such as Google and type in “locksmith” and your area. Definitely, your search will yield a bunch of results, just choose the top 5 on the first page and read testimonials and reviews about them. 

2. Screen them – A locksmith is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of your valued possessions so it is imperative that you screen the guy who comes in to do your locks. Ask for identification cards and a character reference, preferably another client they have provided service to. 

3. Ask for credentials – Again, you are hiring someone who will fix your locks. You wouldn’t want to hire someone who may not really be good at what they do or may have a shady character. Ask for certificates acquired in relation to their job. Make sure that you are hiring a locksmith that has years of experience in his field. 

4. Availability – Will your preferred locksmith answer your call in case an emergency occurs in the middle of the night, on a weekend? This is an important factor to consider in finding the best locksmith near you. Make sure that they provide 24 hours a day 7 days a week service that way you have the peace of mind knowing that your locksmith is just a phone call away, anytime and any day. 

5. Referral – Consider asking your trusted friends or relatives for locksmith referrals. Sometimes, families of friends have a particular locksmith services provider that had been servicing them for years, or even decades. Often, referrals from people you trust the most are great choices especially when referred by a friend’s father or grandfather. 

There you go. Four valuable tips that we are sure you will benefit from when looking for the best locksmith services provider near you. Always remember that choosing a locksmith to service your home, car, office or business establishment must not be a random activity. The security of your finances, loved ones and even yourself may be at stake if you happened to make the mistake of hiring the wrong person. Consider the above tips and you will never go wrong in finding a qualified locksmith near you.

Hi! How are you guys doing? I can't believe it is already September! We only have 3 months left for 2017 and it's only my 3rd life lately for this year. So lame! Haha! Like the usual, nothing much happened to me lately. If you noticed, I am trying something new on this blog especially on this life lately series. And so far, I am liking my photos. Haha! Tell me what you think.

The first photo was my #ootd for our sixth anniversary. Haha! I know I am not a style blogger but I love this photo because I look slim here. I had to upload it. Lol! It was taken by Joseph. He's improving! Haha. My shades are from Dickies. So let's get started with the events and stuff that I want to share with you.

It was my friend's wedding last August 26, 2017. We were classmates in second-year high school and I am so happy for her. We had a mini reunion that day. Unfortunately, I got sick when I got home. I had a fever but good thing it went down before midnight. We were supposed to go to Manila the next day but I was still not feeling well so we postponed it.

My Ninang and I brought her daughter, Cindy, at Manila Ocean Park last August 28, 2017. We really had fun that day. We watched the Sea Lion Show before we toured around the Oceanarium. Ninang Ruby and I already went here 7 years ago though. Cindy was really happy but also tired af. Haha! The weather was so warm and we are not used to it. #ProbinsyanaProblems We went to SM Mall of Asia after. We had lunch at Tempura. The food was really good but the place was just fine and ordinary. It was 10 o'clock in the evening when we got home. It was long but happy day for us. 

Pardon my hair (referring to the photo). It was still messy af. Haha! I got it rebonded (color rebond) before August ended. My hair is fine af now and I love it. Haha! 

We celebrated our sixth anniversary last September 1, 2016. Wonder why my title is ILYSB? Haha! I can't believe that it is already our sixth year together. Time flies really fast! Joseph just finished his night duty that day and he told me he had no plans for us. I got sad. He wanted to go home and sleep first. I agreed but little did I know that he was already on his way to our house. By 7 o'clock in the morning, he was already outside. Haha! I was surprised when he gave me a bouquet of roses. They were so beautiful! I was still in my pajamas when he gave it to me. Haha! I hurriedly took a shower and dressed up.

We went to Alabang Town Center and had lunch at Shi Lin. We had a great time there. The food was really good and affordable. We ordered xiao long bao, noodles, steamed bum, rice, and chicken for only 700+ pesos. What a deal! I would definitely go back there. 

I finally tried this fish and cheese sausage. I got it for 25.00 pesos at a Korean store in Dasmariñas. I call it "Kim Bok Joo" sausage! Haha! I also saw this cheesecake so I also bought it. No regrets! This cheesecake is the bomb! I love it! For the sausage, I can't really tell. It is fine with me but Joseph didn't like it. I even told him, "Maybe I was a Korean in my past life that is why the taste is fine with me?" LOL! #KinainNaNgKdrama

Speaking of kdrama, I haven't watched a lot lately. I only finished watching Fight For My Way and School 2017. I know, this is not so me! I update my life lately with lots of kdramas. What happened? Hahaha! I also tried watching Bride of the Water God and The Best Hit. I will try to continue watching them if I have time. Do you have any good kdrama recommendation? :)

I've been busy with my blog and work lately. I received few collaborations from the past months and I am so happy for my blog. I started from 0 and now we are here. Little steps! Looking forward to more opportunities! I got a job as a freelance writer this month. One of the reasons why I have less time for kdrama but no regrets. Watch out for more beauty related blog posts soon! I will also redeem myself and watch more kdrama in the next months. Haha! :)

That's it for my current life lately! This is a bit short. Tbh, I already made a draft of this last night but I accidentally deleted it this morning. I was pissed af! I don't know what to say anymomre. Haha! If you are using blogger or gmail, please do follow this blog. I have the widget on the sidebar. Also, follow me on Instagram @lainedogelio#ShamelessPlugging LOL. So, what do you think of my photos? Haha! Do you like it or nahh? Please let me know. Thank you so much!

Long-lasting makeup is a must for girls especially if you're a working girl. We need that sweat-proof and waterproof makeup that will last the whole day. So for today's blog post, I will be reviewing makeup products for you, loves! Althea Korea sent me another beauty box last month and I am finally sharing my honest thoughts about it.

Althea Korea is the leading K-Beauty site with over 150 Korean beauty brands. Althea Boxes are limited edition beauty boxes that include 6-12 full-size products depending on the theme and value. The prices for the box is way cheaper than the amount of the products in total. I got two beauty boxes last month and I already posted the first box, the Althea Double Trouble Box. Again, I would like to thank Althea Korea for sending me this box for a review! I will forever be thankful to you! ;)

1. Tony Moly BDCATION OiOi
2. VDL Expert Color Primer for Eyes
3. Milky Dress Barbie Make Mascara
4. Wangskin Lip Tattoo Tint Pack
5. Holika Holika Face Conditioner Long-Lasting Makeup Fixer

I got the Althea Beauty Lifeguard Box and it includes 5 full-size products. This box costs 5,050 pesos in total but you can get this at Althea Korea for only 1,100 pesos. That's 78% off! Most Althea boxes are always sold out but good news! As of now (September 8,2017), this Althea box is still in stock! So let's start with my review!

BCDATION OiOi Waterproof Cushion
23 Warm Beige

Product description ( Infused with Chamomile, Mint, and Spearmint Extract, our long-lasting, waterproof cushion feels soothing and applies closely to the skin, spreading easily to go on thin while also giving full coverage. Never sticky or cakey, our cushion formula dries down to a natural matte finish, absorbing excess oil and keeping you feeling powdery fresh even during the long summer nights!

Product claims ( Fortified with SPF50+ PA++++, our waterproof cushion formula keeps skin safe from harmful UV rays and helps maintain a flawless matte complexion that won’t melt in the heat or wear off in water! Our cushion is formulated to go on thin and still provide intense coverage so a little goes a long way and skin can still breathe and look naturally flawless.

Shades available: 01 Skin Beige & 02 Warm Beige

Price: $26.00 or 1,326 pesos (13g)

First, as you can see, it is definitely not my shade but I am pretty impressed with the coverage. I did a little research on this product and I found out that it only has two shades. 02 Warm Beige is still light for me. It looks dark on the cushion though! We all know that most Korean cushion and foundation are really light for Filipina skin. A little product goes a long way and it gives medium to full coverage. Amazing! It covered my pimple scars and the redness on my face. For the staying power, yes it did last the whole day on me. It doesn't feel sticky on the face. However, there are some things that I don't like this product. I tried to set it with powder and concealer. They didn't go together very well. It tends to get cakey so I think it is better if you use this cushion alone. This product was hard to remove, actually. 

Barbie Make Mascara

Product description: Long lash + volume + curl in one mascara. Long lasting

Original Price: S$ 19.00 or 717.09 pesos (6ml)

SG Althea price: S$12.00 or 452.90 pesos (6ml)

I have a love and hate relationship with this mascara, to be honest. Haha! I love the rose gold metallic packaging of this mascara. It is very sleek. The wand was a bit curled. For the performance, I am not that impressed. The photo above shows only one layer of the mascara. It lifted my lashes well and it gave my lashes a bit of volume and length. However, it got clumpy after two to three layers. My lashes looked like spider lashes and I didn't like it. It goes the same with the lower lashes. The lashes were hard to separate. This product claims to be waterproof, but I think it is not. I also used this on my friend's wedding day and it ruined my makeup. Since it got clumpy, my eyes were a bit irritated and it got a bit teary. To my surprise, it went all over my eyes and I looked like I have black eyes. I have high hopes for this product but it just did disappoint me. I don't know if I used it the wrong way. I used it for a lot of times already and all of the outcomes were the same. I suggest to use it for one coat only. For my honest thought on this product and based on my own experience upon using it, I won't recommend it.

Eye Primer

Product description (as seen on the product):
This eyeshadow primer creates the optimal lid surface for eye color application. Added with pearl powders, it keeps eyelids soft and supple while keeping the eyeshadow colors vibrant and fresh all day without creasing.

I love the long lasting power of this primer! However, this primer is not transparent. I suggest that you blend it well on the skin and let it dry a bit before you put your eyeshadow. If you can notice on the photo, the color of the eyeshadow changed. The right one is without the primer and the left side is the one with the primer. This primer made the eyeshadow more vibrant though. And even though the color changed, I still like it because it does makes your eyeshadow stay throughout the day. So yeah, I definitely recommend this primer!

Lip Tattoo Tint

Colors: Red, Orange, Pink

Price: 670 pesos (Original price)
250 pesos ( price)

How to use (as seen on the product):
1. Clean your lips, apply the desired amount within the lines of the lips.
2. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes and peel off gently from the edge of the lips.
To make the color more vivid, make the dry time longer.

This is my first time to use a lip tattoo tint and guess what? It felt weird on the lips! Haha. Have you tried playing with glue when you were younger? I tried to put it on my palm when I was younger. Then, I would let it dry and peel it off after. Well, it feels a bit like that when I used this product. But on the lips! Haha! It is neon pink when applied. The weird things are when it is drying and when you peel it off. Haha! The finished look is very natural on the lips though! But for my honest thought, I am not a fan of this lip tattoo. You still have to wait for 15-20 minutes for it to dry. Not advisable when you're on the go. I'd rather use lip tint.

Face Conditioner
Long Lasting Makeup Fixer

Product description (as seen on the product):
The makeup fitting formula provides long-lasting makeup fixing effect by simply spraying before/after wearing makeup. Moisturizing moisture without making skin feel taut.

I like the fact that this setting spray doesn't smell bad. When you use it, it gives you enough amount of the product and it has small particles which are I believe a good thing. It says on the product description that it can be used before and after makeup. I only tried using it after doing my makeup though. It did pretty well on holding my makeup.for hours. I also used it when I went to my friend's wedding and it made my makeup last the whole day. I definitely recommend this product. I think it is worth the money :)

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Disclaimer: This Althea Box was sent to me to review but all of my thoughts and opinion on these products are all my own and are based on my personal experience and preference.


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