Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ingrid Callot shares the benefits of eating raw

I am Ingrid Callot, DIY queen, recycling and composting queen, wife, mother, and a hardcore fan of green, eco-friendly living. I, together with my family, started living green last Christmas, and it feels great to be able to help take care of Mother Nature through sound lifestyle changes. We make it a point to avoid purchasing household items that may contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. We reuse and recycle as many things as we can – we always think twice before throwing away anything that’s non-biodegradable. Although I do not have a green thumb, I decided to grow a small garden in our backyard because I would like my family to consume food that’s harvested straight from our garden.

I, Ingrid Callot, also make sure to feed my family only local and organic produce, but lately, I have decided to take living green a step further by following a raw food diet. Now before you start lecturing me about how this diet can lead to serious undernourishment, let me remind you that a diet consisting of uncooked, unprocessed plant food can lead to a leaner body, clearer skin, and higher energy levels. Because the plants are not exposed to heat and cooking utensils, the risk of having food poisoning is also reduced. This is a lifestyle choice and not merely a weight loss plan, although weight loss is one of the obvious benefits of raw foodism (winks). Staples of the diet include seaweeds, sprouts, whole grains, beans, dried fruits, and nuts, among others.

From Ingrid Callot

I have only been a raw foodie for a couple of weeks, but I can already feel the benefits – I feel lighter and more energized, and it is such a relief to not have to slave away over a stove just so I can get a decent meal. Visit my Facebook page for more information on raw foodism and eco-friendly living.

From Ingrid Callot

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cosmetics-hawker Ingrid Callot hunts for the best BB cream in the shelves today

Ingrid Callot - Pouring product

“Miss Ingrid Callot, you have such nice skin,” said one of my friend’s teenage daughters. “Do you use BB Cream?” And there I knew that yes, the craze has invaded the USA. BB cream is most popular in East Asia as a foundation which takes care of the skin at the same time. Most BB creams boast of at least six to eight different types of benefits, the most notable ones being that they can prevent or eliminate blemishes, contain sunscreen, control oil, and lighten skin all at the same time.

I did have my doubts about it, of course, especially since I wasn’t sure if this cream would be effective on Western skin. I did have to experiment at first, but the results were satisfying. Now I present my Ingrid Callot Best BB Creams list:

Ingrid Callot - makeup prep

• Missha M Perfect Cover – this comes very highly recommended all over the place. Not only does it come in a number of shades (most BB creams only seem to come in one or a couple of shades), but it isn’t as thick as other BB creams. It’s light and fragrant, and does an excellent job of diminishing scars and acne marks. Oil control is a little low, though, so pat with a powder.
• Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum – this is advisable for girls with oily skin—it’s really designed to control oil on the face. It comes in only two light shades, and while it initially can have a light coverage, it can be built up.
• HANSKIN Perfect Super Magic BB Cream – this one is more for people who like excellent coverage—it has some medium to full coverage, and is easy to apply. It has no fragrance, and has an SPF 30 protection.

Read more cosmetics tips on Ingrid Callot’s own Myspace page .

Ingrid Callot - makeup foundation