Friday Five


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Happy Friday! I was beginning to think we were going to have a bit of a reprieve from the snow and cold, but alas-the Chicago winter lives on! It has been an exciting week for the Windy City Blogger Collective; thanks to all our wonderful new members who have joined us-we have a ton of fun opportunities in the pipeline for you and can’t wait to share! For now, here are a few great posts from our members this week!

  • Kathi of Expert on Time shares her tips on one of her must-have beauty products-eye cream. It feels like this winter has been especially harsh on my skin and her expert advice was just what I needed to up my eye game.
  • Beth of Chic and Glamorous put together a great post with some of Lupita Nyong’o’s fab red carpet looks. The 12 Years a Slave actress has been killing it this awards season and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the Oscars in March!
  • Laurie of 312 Beauty gives tips on how to work Pantone’s 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid, into your beauty routine. All I know is that I need that Deborah Lippmann nail polish in my life, stat!
  • Kailley of Kailley’s Kitchen made Valentine’s Day Doughnut Cupcakes that almost look too good to eat! Note that I said almost-with strawberry-infused pink velvet and marshmallow buttercream, these wouldn’t last long in my house!
  • Jill of Hot Pink Style shows us how to stay warm and stylish here in #chiberia. I love how she pairs this cute blazer with a patterned skirt and tights-if only I could make layers look this good!


Big plans for the weekend? If not, check out these great events happening in Chicago this Saturday and Sunday!

  • Plum Market is hosting Get Fit on Saturday, January 25, from 11am to 3pm – an ‘inside and out’ healthy living event. Check out the event on Facebook for more details.
  • Gigi Bottega, a women’s boutique in downtown Evanston, is hosting a Stella & Dot trunk show this Sunday, January 26, from 1pm-4pm. Stop by for 15% off all purchases! RSVP to

By Lauren Folkmann, Lion + Maven