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    Four Reasons To Start Running Aside From Weight Loss


    Most people tend to start running due to the well-known physical health and fitness benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health and weight loss. But aside from looking great, here a few lesser-known reasons to take up this calorie-blasting, fun, and versatile workout that’ll make you want to put on your running shoes and start now.



    It improves both your mental health and quality of sleep


    It is well known that exercise results in the release of happy hormone endorphins, and running is no exception to the rule meaning that it will make you happier. It also boosts your overall brain power, allowing you to noticeably function better throughout the day. This is thanks to two other chemicals that we release while running – dopamine and norepinephrine, responsible for increasing your attention and learning capacity, as well as your motivation. Once you start, running regularly results in an extremely positive effect on your mental health as well as physical and even improves your quality of sleep. This is due to your body being tired due to the increased physical activity, allowing you to sleep better and deeper, which is also great for reducing overall stress levels. 


    You will have more energy!


    Even though it will tire your body out so that you get a better night’s sleep, it also gives your energy levels a real boost! If you feel tired or sluggish, then going out for a run is a really great wake to wake yourself back up again. If you are after excess energy, in particular, try running in the morning – morning runners have reported feeling improved energy levels during the day, so set your alarm an hour earlier than when you’d usually wake up. Even if it’s a bit painful at first, the results will be worth it.


    It’s for free


    People often feel like they need to pay tonnes of money on gym memberships and classes to get fit and look their best. The problem is that many gym memberships can be quite costly, and not everyone can afford it – this is where running comes in. While you can, of course, run on a treadmill inside a gym, running outside equals more exciting and versatile routes as well as fresh air, and the beauty of it is that anyone can do it anywhere and at zero cost. All you need is a pair of comfortable leggings and sports tops via retailers such as Curves N Combatboots, a pair of running shoes, and a bottle of water to take with you, and you are good to go. 


    It’ll boost your self-esteem


    Aside from the obvious health and fitness benefits that come from running regularly, many runners also report an increase in their self-esteem. Not only does this new boost come due to improved fitness and body confidence thanks to running resulting in inevitable weight loss and leanness, but also due to the various goals you will meet over time. The more you run, the longer you will be able to run for and at greater distances, going from 1K to 5K to half a marathon and then a full marathon. Seeing these physical accomplishments play out right before your eyes will increase your confidence and faith in yourself that if you can do this, you can accomplish just about anything, inspiring you to make and hit goals in other parts of your life.


    XO, MAHA



    Fall Essentials 2019

    Fall is officially here!

    Yeah !

     I’m sad to bid farewell to super hot lazy days around the pool with the kids. I always dread the colder weather but honestly,  who doesn’t love watching the leaves change colours!

    I also feel like FALL is a chance to renew yourself and sets the tone for comfort. When talking about comfort, obviously, I mean oversized scarves, sweaters, gorgeous booties and of  course a coat that is not only stylish but so cozy!

    Hope you enjoyed this quick read on my Fall essentials 🙂

    Fall Essentials 2019

    1. “on the bright cider” Essie , 2. Babaton”Stedman” Wool Coat, Aritzia

    3.Dark Brown Tote Bag, Amazon,  4. High Neck Black Sweater, H&M

    5. “Paper Bag pants”, J.Crew 6.” Teddy Black “Ankle Booties, LuLus

    7.Wilferd “Shirt Dress”, Aritzia, 8.Wilfred “Diamond Mosaic Triangle Scarf”, Aritzia, 9.  “Confidence in a Cream”, it Cosmetics


    XO, MAHA 


    Gold New Years Eve Glam look!

    Who’s ready to welcome 2018 ? I am !!! 2017 was a great year and I saw lots of professional and personal growth I’m hoping 2018 brings more growth for my blog and my makeup artistry business, which I have to say brings me so much joy! I’m m so happy I found this passion of makeup + blogging , albeit even if it was later on in my life.  Truly I believe that if you have a dream  and it makes you happy you should chase it at all costs!

    I used to always worry about failing in this industry. At first when I started doing makeup I had a small kit with all drugstore brand makeup ( Maybelline masacara is life people!!)  I was practising on my sisters, mom and friends and I didn’t have any paying clients and I was ok with that.  But then it came to a point where I really wanted to get paid as a makeup artist because I had invested so much time, effort and money into my skills, so one day I answered an “ad” on facebook for a bride looking for a makeup artist for her wedding which was the next day as her makeup artist backed out on her last minute. On a whim, I PM’d her and she responded back with “let me see some of your work”. I sent her some pics and she liked them and booked me. I was ecstatic,  she was super super sweet and the appointment went well and I couldn’t have been prouder of myself !! Read more



    One of my favourite stores for trendy, casual and work wardrobe pieces is definitely Zara! I know I’m not the only one who walks into the store and wants everything! It seems Zara continues to create pieces that land on every bloggers most wanted list and I’m no exception. I found a few…ok more than a few pieces that I need to incorporate into my fall wardrobe this season.  

    Happy Shopping! Read more


    Celebrating YOU Canada + M.A.C. PROUD TO BE CANADIAN LIPSTICK!

    Canada Day Look wearing CBV Mineral DuoADIAN Lipstick photo

    Happy Canada Day to all my Canadians across the world celebrating and honouring our beautiful country! Regardless of where we Canadians call home come July 1 2017, I know we’ll all be celebrating our amazing country from coast to coast! It’s no secret that I love my home and I’m a true patriot.

    What’s not to love about Canada?

    We have :

    • a great diverse culture that incorporates a multitude of religions and languages
    • we invented and dominate hockey AND birthed Wayne Gretzky ( well Canada didn’t….Mrs.Gretzky did but still, you know what I mean)
    •  we’re a peaceful nation and EVERYONE in the world welcomes us to their country
    • we have the cleanest water than any other nation ( it’s true!)
    • 1/3 of Microsoft programmers come from the University of Waterloo in Canada ( that’s not really that interesting but it’s a Canadian fact and we should be proud of it!!)
    • and last but not least we gave the world Bieber Fever…..right???

    OK OK so my list isn’t comprehensive but you get the point….* insert dj Khaled voice * WE THE BEST!

    With all seriousness,we are so lucky to live in this peaceful and diverse country!

    I said it before and I will say it again, Thank you Canada !. Thank you for accepting this young refugee and her family into this amazing country and giving us another chance at LIFE! If I could hug you,Canada, I would but for now I honour you by continuing to teach my children the morals and values that we as Canadians hold so dear;  to accept others for who they are regardless of their colour, creed or wealth status; to lend a helping hand to your neighbours when in need and most of all to come together as a community to give back to the place we all call Home.


    XO Happy Canada Day!!! 

    P.S Here’s a look I did using the MAC Proud To Be Canadian Lipstick. I loved it so much I had to show it off to you all! Enjoy!

    M.A.C PROUD TO BE CANADIAN Lipstick photo



    What’s in My Make Up Bag?

    What's in my makeup bag!

    I’m always curious about what products other women carry around in their makeup bags so I thought I would share with you what I currently have in mine.

    It  seems that every month my makeup bag gets fuller and fuller with little treasures I find  in the form of lipsticks,liners, foundation  and mascara wands ! My bag travels everywhere with me !!I ‘ve been known to apply  my makeup on the go like on the metro, in a cab and recently in my classroom! I’m a busy girl so when I need to freshen up I make sure I have all my essentials with me.

    MakeUp Bag products

    What’s in my makeup bag?

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