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The best way to describe my blog would be “lifestyle” I guess – I cover various topics such as fashion, beauty, books, healthy living, food, and whatever else comes to mind. I also post any print articles I get published (with links to them) and I will occasionally post my YouTube videos on here (sub: TheLanaBanana).
If you haven’t already read my sidebar, my name is Lana and I’m an (almost) 19-year-old university student living in Canada, but I was born in Serbia and immigrated here when I was a kid. I’m studying International Relations with a minor in European & Russian studies – I’m planning on moving back to Europe once I’m done my schooling with the hopes of getting a job within the EU. The only North American city I can see myself moving to is NYC, and that’s only if I was to get a job with the UN headquarters or my dream job of working with Vogue.
I’m a lover of all things fashion, beauty, politics, sports, literature and travel. I’m not the kind of person who only reads the “NEWS’ or “ARTS” section of a newspaper – I like reading about it all. World and local news, arts, politics, business, whatever last night’s game was. Expect this blog to be just as diverse as my interests. If you ever have any requests or ideas for a post you’d like to see – feel free to contact me by and of the means below :)
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Photos are mine unless otherwise credited by linking them back to wherever I found them. I use my iPhone 4 to take photos and occasionally will use my Casio Exilim. Until I can afford to buy a nice fancy camera, please deal with the pixelated and discolored images. I accept all camera and money donations.
All reviews are my opinion and are not written under the influence of free gifts (not that I get any to begin with) nor are they swayed by my desire for free gifts. I’m a student, not an accredited beautician, book reviewer, celebrity stylist, etc. If you use a product/read a book/wear an outfit I suggested/reviewed and hated it … well, you have been warned.