ABOUT TEONA

Welcome to my world of wanderlust. My name is Teona and this is my blog. This is a place for all my creative thoughts that I carry on daily.
This is my blog world, created in 2016, with the purpose to create a place where I can express myself through my photos and words.
My blog is the reflection of all my interests, passions and loves, but also my personality.

LIFESTYLE, BOOKS

WINTER READING LIST VOL. V

January is reserved for my winter reading list, this year is the 5th year in a row that I am publishing it. How crazy that it’s been 5 years already?! You can check my previous reading lists here. If you we’ve been following me for a while, you know my love for books and how much I love to read, so often times I share some of my favorite reads on Instagram with you guys, but I also like to make a list of books I think are worth adding on your 2022’s year reading list. In 2021 I read 42 books (probably the most I’ve read in a year). This year I am challenging myself to read 50, we’ll see if I can actually achieve it.

 

LIFESTYLE

Finally got around to write my year recap for 2021, I kept postponing writing the post and when I finally sat down to write it my keyboard stopped working properly so there was no way I could write it…but now I got myself a new laptop and I am ready to write my year recap of 2021. I love writing the year recap it gives me a nice visualization of everything that has happened in those 365 days, and I love going back and rereading my year recaps through the years, it brings back so many memories back, but they are also a reminder of how far I’ve come.

BEAUTY

NEW SKINCARE LOVE DR. JART

If I can describe my relationship with skincare in one sentence it will be [Tik Tok audio] “People think I’m obsess with this. But I’m okay with it, I am obsessed with it”. My skincare routine has drastically changed in the past 4 years. I went from a person that only washed their face with water to extensive 12 step routine lol. I am lucky to have a naturally clear and normal skin which allows me to be able to try out and experiment with products. And I love trying out new products. Since 2020, everyone can agree, Korean skincare made a huge boom in the skincare world. And people went crazy for it, including me. 

LIFESTYLE

CHRISTMAS TRADITION WHEREVER I AM

If you’ve been following me for a long time you would know that each December for Christmas I make a gingerbread house, it has been a tradition that I’ve been doing since 2013, and since 2016 I have been documenting it on my blog, you can check out my gingerbread houses throughout the years here.

TRAVEL

LA TRAVEL GUIDE

Los Angeles is definitely a city you must visit at least once in your life. While some people absolutely love it, I don’t like it as much. I have no problem to spend a couple of days in LA but I definitely don’t see myself staying here more long-term.

 

LIFESTYLE

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas and NYE are my favorite holidays ever since I was a child. I love decorating the Christmas tree, the house, baking Christmas cookies, making a gingerbread house, but most of all I love choosing gifts for friends and family. And the organized person I am, I get all my gifts in advance to avoid late delivers, out of stock items or lost mail.

BEAUTY

DRUNK IN LOVE WITH DRUNK ELEPHANT

If you follow me on instagram you have probably noticed that I love using Drunk Elephant products in my skincare routines. My love with Drunk Elephant has started  back in 2019 and ever since then I have been using their products and many of them I have repurchased over and over again. I recently tried out some of their body and hair products but I will share them in a separate blog post so keep an eye for that.

There’s nothing making me more happy than working with brands that I truly love. In this post I will be reviewing all the Drunk Elephant products I’ve tried so far.

TRAVEL

After almost 3 months living in NYC area it was time for a little change of scenery. We decided to escape the cold and rainy weather of the East Coast and head to sunny California. Where we will be spending the whole of November. Last time I was in California was ages ago, so I was pretty excited to go back as well as to spend some time with the family I have there. We got on a plane from NYC and flew all the way to California.

TRAVEL

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Whenever I have nothing to do, but want to spend the day learning or discovering something new, visiting a museum is my go to activity. Thankfully New York City is a home to dozens of museums, and since I am still new there are so many museums left on my lists. This weekend I decided to visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum located on the Upper East Side just a couple of blocks down from the MET. And it is definitely a museum worth visiting in your lifetime.