The Best of 2013

2013 – another year once again coming to an end. Every single blogger you read or watch will tell you that it’s been a big year – but of course it is. A lot can happen in 365 days. But seriously, 2013 was a big one for me. Graduating University, starting a new job, moving out of home, etc. But rather than going through my year step by step and boring the heck outta ya, I thought I’d just wrap up the year with a small list of my favourite products this year, and end it with some pictures of the year.


I’ve talked about each of these products in detail already in reviews and monthly Top 5 posts. Sometimes more than once. It was hard for me to look in my drawers and pick out the ones that I’ve been loving all year.

– Covergirl Caramel Flame Eyeshadow Pencil

– Maybelline Bad to the Bronze Colour Tattoo

– Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder

– RealTechniques Blush Brush

– No7 Beautifully Matte Makeup Base

– Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation

– Covergirl LashBlast Clump Crusher

– EOS Mint Lipbalm

– The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter

– NARS Orgasm Blush

– Revlon Matte Lipbalm Sultry Sulfuruese

– L’Oreal Magic Illuminator

– RealTechniques Buffer Brush

So there you have it! Which have been your favourite this year?

Here are some of my favourite pics from 2013

ImageMeeting Dan Akroyd at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Awards


 Walking across the stage at the McMaster University Faculty of Humanities 2013 Convocation


Starting a new job and meeting all my co-workers at an 80’s themed camp retreat


 Finally seeing Laura Marling live!


 Working in High River and Calgary, cleaning up after the July 2013 Floods


 Starting my Blog! (Originally called “The Beauty Budgeter”)


 Corey teaching me how to fish!


My Irish adventures

Instagram and my Travels

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed a slight theme. One of my favourite things to do is upload a picture of my work location each time that I’m travelling. It’s a great way to remember all of the places that I’ve been, but also share these wonderful sights with everyone. I don’t always love travelling for my job, but I try to make the best of it. Although I go to some pretty neat places, I also find myself in some of the oddest and random places….the ones that I’ve never heard of before. Up until last week my travels only took me around Canada (mainly in Ontario), but I’m venturing down to the United States now, and getting busier, so I’lll be out on the road more. Here are some of my photos so far:

ojsJFLYLYCfSTQYxGeUNXmSUwV7KkKCHZLRB3FRoZgsParry Sound, Ontario – May


Downtown Calgary Alberta – during the July Floods


Canmore, Alberta –  July

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High River, Alberta  – During the July Floods

IMG_0947Toronto, Ontario – August

IMG_1021Brampton, Ontario – October

IMG_1078Watertown, New York – November

There are a few places in which I didn’t take any interesting pictures. I’ve been to only a few more – Cambridge Ontario, Nepean Ontario. But from now on I’m going to be sure to upload a picture of each work location on Instagram. Interested? Follow me: CLNWFR