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Our Favorite Chicago Beauty Bloggers


As beauty mavens, we love seeing what’s new and upcoming in the industry. These bloggers are who we follow to get the latest and greatest. They are our #beautyinspo. Without further ado and in no particular order, we present to you our favorite bloggers in the area!

Shannon O’Brien

Shannon makes being a mom, fashionista, and makeup guru look simple. She loves spending time with her hubby and sweet baby girl. Shannon’s blog, Cheap Frills and Thrills, is spunky and creative; we love following her hybrid lifestyle of mom and fashion/beauty rock star.

IG: @shannicat
Snapchat: @shannicatsnaps
Twitter: @shannicat
FB: https://www.facebook.com/CheapFrillsandThrills?ref=hl
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cheapfrills/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CheapFrillsTV

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Lauren Elizabeth
Lauren started her career in the beauty industry when she was just 16 years old. Blogger turned business woman, she is an influential icon when it comes to fashion and beauty. Check out her blog, Love, Lauren Elizabeth or catch her at the next red carpet event.
IG: @laurenelizabeth
Twitter: @laurenelizabeth
FB: https://www.facebook.com/LoveLaurenElizabeth/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/LoveLaurenElizabeth
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lovelaurene/

Patrice Grell Yursik
Patrice is the epitome of the beauty industry. She highly values enhancing one’s natural appearance. She founded her own blog, Afrobella, and has since become a popular speaker. We think her drive, love for the industry, and her natural beauty make her an awesome blogger to follow!

IG:@afrobella
Twitter: @afrobella
FB: https://www.facebook.com/afrobellablog
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/iamafrobella
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/afrobella/

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Dana Weiss
Dana is a witty blogger located near Chicago, IL. We love her spunky attitude, writing, and her love for “The Bachelor” and all its spinoffs. If you love to laugh and get a dose of beauty advice at the same time, we suggest you check out her blog Possessionista!
IG: @possessionista
Twitter: @possessionista
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Possessionista
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Possessioinista
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/possessionista/

Katie Niemiec
Katie’s Little Black Blog is dedicated to affordable beauty and classic style. She often shares hair and makeup tutorials, and she also tests products so you don’t have to! We also think her Chicago lifestyle blogging exemplifies all the things our great city offers!

IG: @katieniemiec
Twitter: @katieniemiec
FB: https://www.facebook.com/OneLittleBlackBlog/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/littleblkblog/

Laurie Leopold
Laurie’s blog, 312 Beauty, is always keeping the Chicagoans up to date on the best trends and products. She loves to write about the trends she sees locally. Laurie always has a new product test to share or cutting-edge trend to tell you about. We love her local vibes.
IG: @312beauty
Twitter: @312beauty
FB: https://www.facebook.com/312Beauty
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LaurieLeopold312Beauty/posts
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/312Beauty/

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Laura Platt
Laura makes sure that her Bright and Beautiful Blog is never anything less than bright and beautiful. She not only writes about beauty and fashion; but she also covers life, décor and her favorite things about our fabulous city. She loves interacting with her followers and collaborating with local bloggers! Connect with Laura and ask all the beauty and fashion questions that come to your mind.

IG: @bright__beautiful
Snapchat: @laura-platt
Twitter: @brightbeautblog
FB: https://www.facebook.com/brightandbeautifulblog
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brightbeautblog/

Who is your #beautyinspo? Don’t see them listed here? Comment on our Facebook and let us know who should be on our list!