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