Author: Chrissey

Life Update and Favorites!

Let me first say that this was the longest break I've taken from blogging. It was a long, completely unintentional break that made a lot of you ask if I disappeared for good or got snatched up in the night. Thankfully, none of those things happened. But I'm here with life updates and exciting news! Before I get to that though, I just want to take a moment to acknowledge that The Unabridged Sass is a little over a year old! I know I always say that I appreciate you all so much but I would have never imagined that this little hobby would grow into something amazing. I have to thank each and every one of you for that. But I'm going to hold the sappy stuff because I have a special one year post coming soon! But anyways… here's what's been going on. CAREER My career has been quite a ride. Long story short: you guys know I have a lot of experience in non-profit development. I love working in non-profit development. I …

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Well, this week has been a little funky when it comes to blog posts. I posted a bonus blog post on Tuesday after watching The Bachelorette and I’m posting this post earlier than usual… but I’ll definitely get to why. So, I spontaneously decided to Instagram livestream yesterday and it initially made me super nervous. Live video is just that intimidating… I think my biggest fear was having nobody show up and that I’d just to talking to myself the whole time! But everything turned out better than I could have possibly imagined! It was so much fun talking to everyone and chatting and hanging out! It was like brunch and mimosas! We actually ran out of time (apparently Instagram live has a time limit…) and moved it to twitter/periscope which was definitely a strange experience. I’ve learned to stick to Instagram live next time! Anyways, I asked everyone there if they would like me to make it a frequent thing and everyone said that they’d want for me to make it a weekly thing!!! …

Who I Would Pick, If I Were The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette is my guilty pleasure. I have been obsessively watching on Monday nights since Emily Maynard was looking for the man of her dreams, and the father of her adorable daughter Ricki. What’s there not to love? The Bachelorette is the culmination of reality tv drama greatness, and America embraces the cliches and stereotypes that this show tosses our way. I’ve lived through endless “most dramatic rose ceremonies” hosted by Chris Harrison and “MOST DRAMATIC EPISODE EVER”s, but by far Rachel Lindsay is my favorite Bachelorette. She’s intelligent, well-spoken, absolutely beautiful and takes nonsense from no one. When she was announced as The Bachelorette, I was so excited and was grateful that in an endless sea of pretty brunettes that we finally got a refreshing lead that was not only a woman of color, but someone with a great heart and personality. That being said, after watching last night’s episode, I couldn’t help but think about everything that transpired and what I would do if I was in her situation. Now, I know that …

The Best Lipstick Ever

I am admittedly a lipstick junkie. When it comes to lipsticks I have way more than I could ever possibly need and that obsession was what really kick-started my interest in makeup. I started wearing makeup the summer before my sophomore year of college and went from owning five lipsticks to twenty. Literally, I could not stop getting lipsticks and was absolutely obsessed. I went from wearing the same lipstick everywhere to changing my lipstick for each and every occasion. That began to slow down as I got older and I've noticed that in recent months I pretty much only wear one lipstick. It's my all-time favorite lipstick and has been since I purchased it last November during Black Friday. You guys are always asking me what shade it is and it's honestly the perfect color. My all-time favorite, ride or die lipstick is Tom Ford's Richard. I made the splurge last November during Black Friday and I have never found another lipstick that I love more. (I wanted to include a photo with the …

What I Eat in a Vegan Day

I am no stranger to vegan food or veganism. I was a vegan for a few months my sophomore year of undergrad, and back when Lolo would eat vegan foods I would have some along with her. I think that there’s a certain type of appreciation that you gain once you start to enjoy vegan foods for what they are. I think there’s a lot of ignorant people out there who make fun of veganism or vegan food, and I definitely think that’s unfair. It’s a personal choice one makes and it’s not an easy thing to do. I actually very much admire those who choose not to consume any animal products or flesh, but being vegan every day is something I can’t do. I have two full vegan days twice a month. I also think that it’s good, for me personally (I’m not going to give you guys health advice, I’m not a licensed professional) to cleanse my body twice a month when I eat strictly vegan. I eat vegan twice a month, but …

Makeup Products I DON’T Use

In some ways, I am a little bit predictable when it comes to my makeup. And in other ways, I’m a little bit unexpected. Although I am always sharing with you guys new products and loves that I discover, there are actually quite a few makeup products that I do not use. A common misconception is that beauty bloggers have to wear a full face or to use every single product imaginable, but that definitely is not the case! So today, I decided  to share with you guys the products I don’t use… and of course the reason I don’t use them! Everyone’s makeup routine is different and some people don’t use products that I do! And vice versa. But I thought this would be a fun little post! Makeup Primer- I religiously wear eyeshadow primer but I have not touched a makeup primer in over a year. Makeup primers tend to make my skin really oily and actually make my foundation slip and slide! I just apply moisturizer in the mornings and make sure …

The Unabridged Sass….MAGAZINE??

I just want to say that first of all, this isn’t going to be a regular feature. I was brainstorming new blog post ideas and I thought of doing a “get to know you post” which led to the questionnaire inspired by generic female magazines. And if you guys know me, you know that every project I do ends up getting elevated to a crazy level…which led to the creation of this little magazine. Although some things in here are a very real parody of female magazines (like my sassy items list and the ridiculous quiz at the end), my answers to the cosmos-inspired questionnaire are very much real. This was definitely a fun post and mini-project to do, and not only did I get to use my high school editor-in-chief (bet you didn’t know that about me!) skills, but I hope this gives you guys a laugh! Enjoy! – – “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” -Amy Poehler – Okay, seriously, what did you guys think? Did you like …