Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Issue five is up on the website and is full of last minute gift ideas, New Year's Eve must-haves, fashion advice, fitness tips and what to do with your turkey leftovers! Check it out now.

Christmas Eve is tomorrow. Soon you will tucking into some turkey and Santa would have put some presents under your tree. I want to take this oppotunity to say a HUGE thank you to all of you that have supported BHBB!  Readers, contributors and advertisers - we couldn't do it without you!

Watch out for us in 2011 because we have plans to grow BHBB!

If you have any questions for any of our experts then just drop me an email. We are here to help you!

I hope you have an amazing Christmas, very happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!

Bye for now,

Sarah xo

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas gift ideas!

The snow is falling, the cold has set in and Christmas lights are hanging from houses around Ottawa. Now, you just need to buy all your gifts to put under your gorgeous Christmas tree!

Check out issue 4 of BHBB Ottawa. We added an extra page and packed it full of gift ideas from purses made out of old wrappers, gorgeous Rachel Sin dresses and beauty products that Mrs Claus would be jealous of!

This and all the usual fashion and beauty advice. Also, how to hold off those holiday pounds!

Check it out at

NEWS JUST IN: Victoire Boutique is having a 20% off sale at West Wellington this Saturday (Dec 11)! If you can't make it to the store then don't worry. You can visit the webstore and us this promo code: HOHOHO20

Wrap up warm before heading outside!

Bye for now,


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas shopping time!

It's December 1, so offically time to start thinking about Christmas, which means you have to start your Christmas shopping!

Shop local this Christmas and go along to the Dalhousie Christmas Shopping Nights! From 6 - 9 p.m. on December 2 and December 6, the street is holding a big Christmas party and it's one you want to be part of!

Shops will be offering specials, discounts, food, drinks, raffles and other treats. Go along and find something unique for a Christmas gift... May be you will find a little gift for yourself., it is Christmas after all!

They will be excepting donantions for Ottawa’s Dress for Success, an organization that helps disadvantaged women feel confident and prepared for job interviews as well as giving them the clothing necessary to be at ease in an office environment.

So, gather up your girlfriends, wrap up warm, listen to some Christmas songs and go along to Dalhousie Street. A gift for you and a gift for charity - Santa would be proud!

Look out for the next issue coming to your inbox on December 8! It's full of Christmas cheer.

Bye for now,


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Issue 3 is here! Next stop Christmas!

Issue three zoomed in to your inbox this morning!

If you haven't received your issue then go to and subscribe today! 

This issue is packed full of gorgeous goodies. We've got fashion advice, Ms. Kate's beauty bag (nothing like a good snoop around someone's make up!), something a little sexy with pole fitness, hair trends and eco shopping.

The winter is here so you are probably craving hot drinks and delicious food! Take a look at our hot chocolate guide and make yourself some yummy pita bread pizzas.

There's much more packed in, so make sure to check it out.
We're getting ready for Christmas here at BHBB. This includes signing out loud to Christmas songs and writing our list to Santa. 

Issue four is sent to your inbox on December 8 and it's going to have you tingling with holiday excitement. There's party fashion advice, glam make up, staying fit over the holiday season and, most importantly, shopping pages! Our top tip - print the issue, mark your fav gifts and leave it on your coffee table as a huge hint to your significant offer.

I hope you are enjoying BHBB. Please let us know your thoughts and if you have any questions for our experts. We are happy to help.

Bye for now,


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Entourage star, plus help with our fruit and veg intake... OK we're listening!

Girls, get yourself down to the Crazy Horse in Kanata at 8:00 p.m. on Friday November 19, for the launch of 2 Second Chewables in support of CAN Fund and The Foundation to Fight Childhood Obesity! The tickets are $15. (Thumbs up to the charity launch!)

We just heard that Kevin Dillon, AKA Johnny Drama from Entourage, is going to be at the event! Also, Canadian athletes! There is nothing wrong with a bit of shameless star smoozing. We will definitely be there!

The launch is happening for a reason. With busy lives we all have times where our fruit and veg intake may be a little low (yes, we are only human). The 2 Second Salad and 2 Second Fruit is a natural supplement that is packed full of all the nutrients that you would get from a whole salad. They are not like the bog standard supplements, they are chewable, tasty and sugar free... Thank you supplement gods!

So, here's the facts: 2 Second Salad contains over 25 different vegetables and fruit from green super foods like spirulina pacifica, which has 2300% (that is a huge percentage!) more iron than spinach, to broccoli and tomatoes. 2 Second Fruit is packed with antioxidant-rich blueberries and anthocyanins, which help maintain overall good health. There is also 2 Second Slim.

May be something to add to your regular diet and fitness routine if you need that extra boast? That's for you to decide. They are available at 50 Quickie stores across the Ottawa region as well as all five Greco fitness Studios. 

We are planning on bringing some pictures from the launch so stay tuned!

Bye for now,


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

And here is issue two!

One deep breath... and issue two is sent!

If you've signed up, then the issue should be sitting in your inbox right now, so go and check! If you haven't signed up yet, then do so at and you can find all the issues there too!

This issue is full of gorgeous goodies; Alison Hughes and Ms. Kate give fabulous fashion and beauty advice (Ms.Kate talks about winterizing skin and I am now moisturizing, moisturizing, moisturizing!), kickstart your fitness routine for the holidays with some martial arts and belly dancing, cook yourself some delicious honey and lemon chicken and check out our interview with Hayley Gibson from Birds of North America! All this and a contest from Stella & Dot!

As always let us know your opinions, thoughts and if you have health, beauty or fashion news or tip offs then let us know now!

The next issue is zooming in to you inbox on November 24 and then we're into December! December 8 is our Christmas issue including the ultimate Christmas wish list... Dear Sanata we've been so good here in Ottawa!

For now wrap up warm, read the latest issue and enjoy!

Bye for now,

Sarah xo

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Haunting beauty ideas!

Are you looking for some last minute Halloween costume ideas? Are you on a budget? We say, "raid your beauty bag and get creative!"

Whether you want to be a witch, a devil or a tinkling fairy, I guarantee that somewhere in the depths of your beauty draw there is a hidden Halloween gem!

 Mix colours:

Use a base first to make sure your eye shadow holds for the whole haunting night. Apply colours in layers to build up the perfect mix. Purples and greens are great for a wicked witch, blacks and pinks are devilish and silvers and golds are fabulous for a glittery costume.

If you use cream shadows then mix them together before applying and see what you can come up with. And if you desire an intense, heavy colour, then try one of your lipsticks!

Use your eyeliner:
Unleash the artist inside and get creative with your liquid eye liner. Apply along the lashes, but don't stop. Take the liner in different directions in swirls and curls creating a funky face tattoo!

You can also create scars and ghoulish eyes... Just take the smokey eye look to the extreme.

Be Creative:
Halloween haunting is the one time you can go crazy with your make up without looking a tad over done, so be creative! Take your eyeshadow right up to your eyebrow and to out to a point, add looks of glitter for a true sparkle and you know what we love? There's no need to worry about not having a tan... You're supposed to be pale for Halloween right?

Have a happy, haunting and fun Halloween!!!

Bye for now,


Thursday, October 28, 2010

We have lift off!

Yesterday, we launched the first ever issue of Be healthy, Be beautiful Ottawa!! If you subscribed, then it should have zoomed into your inbox.

WOW, what a response! We've had some lovely comments from readers and lots of new subscribers... So, thank you for spreading the word!

Last night we were at Girl Talk The Musical at the Centrepointe Thetare. If you were there, then it was nice to meet you and hope you enjoyed the show!

The next issue is sent out November 10 and we want you to be involved. If you have a question for any of our experts then buzz us an email. Do you have a favourite local product or store? Do you know of a new boutique opening or want to know about a new health fad? Just let us know!

If you would like to read the issue online then visit

For now, sit back and enjoy the issue.

Bye for now,


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Monday, October 25, 2010

Introducing the experts!

We are launching this week! Yes, you read that right. On Wednesday the very first issue of Be healthy, Be beautiful Ottawa will be bouncing into your inbox! We have fitness motivational tips, fashion, beauty, yoga and lots more!

Here's a little teaser of what you can expect.... introducing some of our regular experts.

Sarah Hoy, Founder and Editor
Born in England, Sarah moved to Ottawa in 2009. With a background in
women's publications and a wealth of freelance experience she decided to
bring this health and beauty publication to Ottawa.

Contact Sarah:

Ali Hughes
Ali is a fashion event director and stylist who has produced dozens of fashions
show and styled hundreds of models and everyday people. She is a self professed clothing addict and the thing that makes her the happiest is helping people solve their fashion dilemmas. 

Have a question for Ali? Talk to her at
Ms. Kate
Ms. Kate has a beauty bag that every girl dreams of! She is the Be healthy, Be beautiful Ottawa beauty expert. Whether it is testing a product or answering your questions, she will bring you the latest in all thing beauty.

Email Ms. Kate at

Yoga Gurul
Yoga Gurul is here our resident yoga expert! Having owned and taught yoga for over 20 years, she sure does know a lot about yoga.

Email your questions to Yoga Gurul with your questions at

If you have any fitness questions please use the same address.
Right, back to work for me!

Bye for now,

Sarah xo

Friday, October 22, 2010

In the city!

Hopefully you are starting to see Be healthy, Be beautiful Ottawa around the city!

Today, I was on Daytime Ottawa (Rogers cable 22) and had an absolute blast! I have to say the team there are fabulous and TL and Derek are great hosts! If you don't already then you should tune in to the show for all the latest news from the city.

You may have seen us in The Centretown Buzz, Centretown Ottawa community newspaper. And of course we are on Twitter and Facebook!

So, the issue is creeping up on us now and it is exciting!!! Get ready for some great advice from some amazing experts. Don't forget, if you have any questions you want answered then just let me know!

Click back here at the weekend to find out who are regular contributers are... they are nothing but fabulous!

Bye for now,

Sarah xo

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Girl Talk and pamper prizes!

Be healthy, Be beautiful Ottawa well be at the opening night of Girl Talk at the Centrepointe Theatre on October 27 at 7p.m.

We have teamed up with Celadon Salon & Spa to offer you a chance to win their fabulous Celadon Rejuvenator package worth $125. This package includes an infrared sauna, a nourishing Essential Facial and a shampoo and style.

As if this wasn't enough! You could also win a seed eye mask with an essential oil worth $58!

Just come along and enter the contest!! You deserve some pamper time...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ms. Kate and her beauty bag!

Firstly, I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving and managed to resist second helpings of that delicious pumpkin pie...No, me neither. The gym was calling this morning.

Now, down to business. Be healthy, Be beautiful Ottawa's team is growing and we are delighted to have Ms. Kate on board. Look out for her column! It's going to full of beauty tips, top facts and all the latest trends... Yes you can do funky eye shadow and Ms. Kate is going to tell you how.

If you have a question that you want answered then just let me know at Ms. Kate is happy to delve into anything beauty. She really does have the most amazing beauty bag!

The first issue is creeping up so quickly and my desk is gradually filling with new products, new ideas and some fun facts for you. I mentioned the toning sneakers before and yes, I got onto an expert, so tune in to see what he has to say.

For now, spread the word! Your one stop guide to health, beauty and fashion in Ottawa is coming very soon and we are excited!

Bye for now,

Sarah xo

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sneakers and lipstick!

The first issue is coming together and is packed full of advice and tips!

Have you opened up a health and fitness magazine lately? Or maybe you've been bombarded with TV commericals? Yes, I'm talking about the sneaker that claims to help you tone your thighs and butt! We are praying to the fitness gods that these may be the answer to the endless quest for JLO legs! Local fitness expert Dave Lee will be giving us the answers in issue one!

Local beauty expert will be product testing the lasted long lasting lipsticks. Will they withstand the Be healthy, Be beautiful Ottawa test? Sign up to see!

A local fashion stylist is going to answering your Fall style questions! If you have any questions then let me know at I would love to hear from you!

There's much more to come!

Bye for now,

Sarah xo

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Health, beauty, fashion and TV! We're getting busy!

Welome to this ne e-publication made just for you, the hard-working, fabulously chic Ottawa lady!

On this blog you will be able to follow the progress of the publication and leave your comments. Also, watch out for tips on here inbetween issues!

So, It's not long now until Be helathy, Be beautiful Ottawa is released and we are growing. You can catch us on Rogers TV, Ottawa's morning show, at 11:24 on October 22!

We are packing the first issue full of fun things for you. Just by signing up you are in with a chance of winning a $50 gift certificate to the gorgeous Victoire Boutique! Get your latest fashion fix and explore alternative helath with Marg, out health columnist! It is going to be so fabulous!

Bye for now,
Sarah xo