All posts filed under: Live

When You Want To Do It All

I wrote an emergency blog post to meet my personally-dictated deadline… and fuck, guys, was today stressful. I filmed a long makeup tutorial that you guys will see on Thursday, but here is a sneak preview: It consistently refused to upload after hours so I shot an emergency upload for tonight… and guess what? That failed too. You guys will find out “What’s In My Kate Spade Bag” Monday. Maybe Thursday. We’ll see. And then, I hurried to type up a blog post in my adrenaline and stress-fueled frenzy and guess what… that failed too. The entire blog post was deleted and disappeared into thin air. Only the photo and title of the post remained, taunting me about how imperfect I was. Canva failed, but it’s always shit so I didn’t even get too mad at that. But WordPress being a disaster? I didn’t even want to talk about that. I’m not someone who queues posts ahead of time and I’m someone who is terrible when it comes to stress (especially since as I type …

Things That Are Important

Have you guys ever sat down and tried to write a post… and nothing. Sometimes, you might even manage write the post. But then… it doesn’t feel right. That is exactly how I felt when I wrote my non-beauty favorites post, it just didn’t feel right… none of the post ideas felt right for me to post at this time. I think it’s because I knew that I just needed to pick up my iPad and just write. I just needed these words to flow from me, and to come from my heart (not that they usually don’t). I mean… I’m literally writing this right before post time, so it’s crunch time. I know that there’s a lot of people that have things to say about me in not only my personal life, but also in blogging. People are very quick to judge when they don’t know the circumstances and when they don’t understand things. But I’ve been on this earth for over two decades and if there’s something I’ve learned, it is not to …

The Most Disastrous Thing I’ve Done To My Blog

I have learned a lot about humility and being so damn extra.  I love my blog. I think that it’s so apparent to everyone that I love my blog. The Unabridged Sass isn’t just a site where I post random things, but it is something special that I made and created myself. It’s like my child. I absolutely love what it’s become and how I’ve been able to watch it grow over the past few months. My blog has been growing and growing, especially since I made the decision to switch to a 2x a week posting schedule. My views have been almost all independent from the reader and I’ve learned a lot about developing my blog outside of WordPress resources. TUS (can I use that acronym now?) has grown so, so much and it seemed like the next step was to move my site to self-hosted. It seemed logical and it seemed smart. Although I made the decision to move to a self-hosted site, it still didn’t feel one hundred percent right in my gut. …

The Story Of How I Got Model Scouted

Ultimate update: My blog is fixed now but in the process of fixing things this blog post disappeared so I had to repost it! Update right before I post this: Right now my blog is broken AF. Like… extremely broken. My IT team, aka my cousin Leo is fixing everything right now and I have no idea when my blog will be “normal” again. I definitely am going to blog about the transition from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress and the whole crazy experience (along with a few other things!). So please excuse any blog weirdness, especially since everything is under construction!  I didn’t want to skip the Thursday post, especially since I only post 2x a week. Enjoy the post!  – Today I am sharing with you all a story that is pretty unexpected. But before that, I just thought that I’d share the deets as to what lipstick I’m wearing and what I’ve been up to. The day that I write this, I will be flying out to Dallas FW again to visit my …

My Favorite Pictures I’ve Taken of Chicago

I remember when I moved from the NW suburbs to Chicago I was completely and utterly excited. It was the single best decision I’ve made in my life (at that point) and I couldn’t have been happier. I know that moving to a Lincoln Park Brownstone someday is my dream but as I’ve gotten older and I’ve graduated college I’ve realized that Chicago is not going to be home forever. My body will be in another place, although I think that part of my soul will always be here. When I first moved to Chicago, I remember the moment that it hit me. I was seventeen years old (young as f) and freshly moved into the dorms. My hallmate Nataliya and I were invited to this cool bad ass concert show, and I distinctly remember wearing a bow headband, a floral top, and cute denim shorts and gym shoes to go to this show. I also remember it being not my scene at all and sneaking off outside to stand on the roof-like balcony as …

What Exactly Is MLS/CLS? (Explanation + FAQ!)

I knew this post was necessary because a lot of you told me that you wanted to read all about my career path and also because this is going to be my career…so it’s a huge part of my life! – WHAT IS MLS/CLS? Every time I tell someone that I’m applying to an MLS program or that I want to be a medical lab scientist, they always ask me, “What is that?”  It’s an incredibly common question I get because although most people are aware that in medicine there are always tests and analyses being run, they’re unsure of the behind-the-scenes work. That is where Medical Lab Scientists, Clinical Lab Scientists, or Medical Technologists as they’re sometimes called, come in (and Medical Lab Technicians too!). Over 70% of all diagnoses are made using information regarding a patient’s medical tests. So, as you can imagine they play an incredibly crucial role. This information is necessary to form a diagnosis and determine treatment, but also for usage in disease monitoring or prevention. MTs (as I’ll refer …

The Hardest Decision I Have Ever Made About My Blog

I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve been dreading writing this post because it is a result of a big decision that I’ve had to make. I knew that this decision was coming miles away when I decided that I wanted to move further in my education and that there would be some sacrifices that I would have to make. But the feeling that I had to make an actual announcement and address all of this became very apparent this week when my acceptance packet for one of the programs I applied to came in the mail, and tremendously apparent when Paige literally wrote a blog post about making big decisions. It was like the universe was screaming, “CHRISSEY, you know what you have to do.” My gut knew the answer and I knew what decision I had to make. I once dated this guy who basically told me to sacrifice my career in order to be his wife. It was a straight-up ultimatum but I said no. I said no so fast that it …