My Top 5 : Snapchat Edition

Snapchat One of the most beautiful parts of blogging is most definitely the community. Over the last 4 years I have made some wonderful friends through my career choice and I am so thankful for that. But what I wanted to share more of is those who inspire me, because the honest fact is, they aren’t always people I am lucky enough to call friends so I’ve decided to start a little series where by I champion those who inspire me. Whether it’s in Blogging, on Youtube or simply the latest social media platform, much like today.

Snapchat has evolved from a “So-last-year” app where you simply sent your closest friends, your ugliest pictures possible, to one of the fasted growing social media platforms. From live streams of Paris Fashion week to the best bits of Cities around the world, Snapchat really is making waves.

But for bloggers it has become an increasingly beneficial tool for connecting with your audience and below I’ve outlined 5 of the best and most influential Bloggers (IMO) to follow now.


No. 1

Faces by Grace :  Add facesbygrace23

Now you might not have heard of Grace over here in England but mark my words you will have soon. I discovered Grace when she spoke about me in her Snapchat story and over 1000 of her audience made the journey across platforms from Snapchat to Instagram to say hello on her behalf. Bloggers everywhere will know you need some serious influence to move that many people from one channel to the next and Grace managed it with ease. Before long I was following her on all social platforms and had completely fallen in love. She is who she is, there’s no bullsh*t, no ego and certainly no attitude. Everything she says and does is with a sincerity that many at the top can only dream of possessing. Sure, her Snapchat Stories might give Marcel Proust a run for his money but I have found myself more and more often curling up in my office chair, watching eagerly from start to finish.

If you want genuine, honest blogging this girl is for you.



Anouska Proetta Brandon : Add anouskapb

As one of the very first bloggers whom I ever followed, the very moment Anouska set foot on Snapchat I was there eagerly typing in her username. As one of the most inspirational and original bloggers in the industry I just knew that Anouska would set the standard for aspirational snapchatting for us all. As with everything she puts her creativity to, her stories are endlessly beautiful and yet heart achingly personal in the same breath. From her struggles with her skin to her epic dance moves, if you hadn’t already fallen in love with her from her blog and Instagram, Snapchat ( and Jay) will have you hook line and sinker.


No. 3

Sarah Ashcroft : Add Sarah_Ashcroft

Sarah burst into the Blogosphere two years ago and rose up the ranks in a shot with her tumblr style imagery, on trend style and beautiful heart shaped face. With a rise like Sarah’s it really isn’t uncommon to assume she would be that stereotypical blogger pouting and bragging about her success all over her Snapchat story, but in actual fact Sarah’s personality only adds to her beauty. The first person to make a joke at her own expense and share the cringes of every day life, for someone so successful to make you feel like you are her equal, her friend just from her the way she speaks on Snapchat really is incredibly refreshing. Although you might find it annoying to know that she looks as good in her Snapchat stories and she does in her Selfies, how is that even possible?!



Fashion Filth : Add Fashionfilth

If you want to witness one of the most rock n’ roll lifestyles with accounts at Chanel and Super Car’s galor then Alexia is the girl to follow. Currently residing in Miami for the Summer the cars, the sleeping in until 4pm and the handbag porn really is a life like nothing I have ever seen before. But the girl behind it all is as Normal, grounded and down right hilarious. This is the Snapchat story that I get truly lost in and by the end of it, I’ve convinced myself that the Bentley is mine and those weekly visits to Chanel are perfectly normal. But you simply can’t talk about Alexia’s Stories without mentioning Allan, her beautiful and endlessly entertaining cat who travelled all the way from London to Miami like a fricken Boss.


No. 5

Samantha Maria : Add Thebeautycrush

There’s not a lot that I can say about this girl that isn’t widely know within blogging already except for the fact that she blows my mind. She has been so incredibly successful in both blogging and Youtube but has got to be the most humble and likeable girls I have come across to date. What I love about Snapchat is, it gives you the opportunity to see people you like away from the instagram filters, photoshop editing and professional photographers. You get them, their iPhone and their every day existence. With Sammi, she shows us all “How to be a successful blogger” whilst keeping your feet firmly on the ground. So inbetween snaps of Franklin and her bright bluey grey eyes you see her being just that, her.


So make sure you head over to their Snapchats now and let them know that Lydia sent you!





  1. Leisha 5th October 2015 / 7:20 am

    Thank you xx

    • lydia 7th October 2015 / 11:06 pm

      You’re welcome Leisha 🙂 x

  2. Lex 5th October 2015 / 7:39 am


    • lydia 7th October 2015 / 11:06 pm

      Thanks Lex 🙂 xx

  3. sammie 5th October 2015 / 7:59 am

    Thanks for sharing your top five favorites.I adore discovering new,interesting accounts on Snapchat.
    What I like most about the app though is the fact that it’s still so real when compared to other social media platforms where it’s all about the most beautiful,inspirational photos.
    Let’s just hope Snapchat stays that real 🙂


    • lydia 7th October 2015 / 11:07 pm

      Here here Sammie 🙂 xx

  4. jenna 5th October 2015 / 9:08 am

    I am loving Snapchat lately! I have followed them all 🙂

    • lydia 7th October 2015 / 11:07 pm

      I love it so much!! x

  5. Adele 5th October 2015 / 9:43 am

    Such a great post Lydia, it’s so good to champion your peers. I LOVE Snapchat (you are one of my favourite’s to follow). I do have limited knowledge of how it works – I only know how to watch the Snapchats & add people I want to follow, so I’m not sure if there’s much more to it that I’m missing. Defo gonna check these people out – thanks for the recommends.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • lydia 7th October 2015 / 11:07 pm

      Ahhhh Adele you are so lovely! x

  6. Lutetia Flaviae 5th October 2015 / 10:03 am

    Thank you! I’ve been stuck with only 5 accounts (including yours) to follow! I felt like I wasn’t making the most of Snapchat. I need to discover more accounts!

    • lydia 7th October 2015 / 11:08 pm

      Yeah they need to make accounts more discoverable!! x

  7. Rachel 5th October 2015 / 1:28 pm

    I’ve never used snapchat myself, but I really enjoy following other bloggers and youtubers in this way!

    Rachel – Cake Doesn’t Count x

    • lydia 7th October 2015 / 11:08 pm

      I love following others on there too! I feel I see who they really are 😛

  8. Sabrina 6th October 2015 / 9:55 am

    This is such a great post! I am always looking for fab people to follow in snapchat!

    I agree with your write up on Sarah, she really is so humble and fun to watch – I always forget how young she is! What an amazing career. She speaks very highly of you too 😉 x

    • lydia 7th October 2015 / 11:09 pm

      Ahhh I got so much love for that girl 🙂 xx

  9. Cordelia hearts 9th October 2015 / 7:49 pm

    So refreshing to see bloggers supporting each other! I’m now following Grace because of this post and she’s truly adorable! Thanks 🙂 Jenn @cordelia_hearts

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