About UGE

Urban Girl Essentials is a platform for the urban girl with a passion for beauty, health and fashion!

Most beauty media would have you to believe that living a healthy and fashionable lifestyle in a big city is easy.  (You can thank Carrie Bradshaw, Olivia Pope, and Tyra for that!)  But we girls here in Chicago know better, and it gets even trickier if you live in the ‘hood!  Want to try a fresh, green power smoothie with that one funky herb you learned about while watching Dr. Oz?  Well, you have to trek downtown for that.  Bikram yoga is cool, but so not worth sweating out your new ‘do.  And is it just us, or are all the ‘good’ vintage boutiques on the Northside?

Well, Urban Girl Essentials (UGE) is here to show a much simpler way of living in the city, while still being a chic, hip, and sexy urbanite!

UGE is here to help you with your business needs!  Contact UGE  for help with business branding and marketing, fashion consulting, event hosting, image design, personal training, and social media development.



This is the Life of Shanah B…

Shanah B is a media personality better known as Shanah B on the airwaves.  She’s spent the last 6 years serving as a vivacious co-host on WVON 1690 AM, discussing topics on food, entertainment, health and lifestyle. Her passion for fashion and beauty stems from her years as a pageant girl competing in Miss IL USA and Miss Illinois International pageants.

This self-proclaimed health nut is also a quasi-vegan who’s a proud Englewood resident on the Southside of Chicago.  She enjoys working out, doing yoga, running in marathons, shopping and trying out new contemporary restaurants around the City.  At any given moment she will be highlighting the realness and awesomeness that exists in her Englewood community through multimedia.

*****In 2015, Shanah B. took over Urbangirlessentials and will continue to bring you all the latest into the years to come and beyond.. Tips, DIY videos,  recipes, #ootd and much more