About Me:

How old are you?

I am twenty-two years old! People ask me this a lot.

How tall are you?

I am 5’5! I am almost always wearing heeled ankle boots in my outfit photos in Autumn/Winter. During the summer and spring I wear wedged sandals, or heels!

What ethnicity are you?

People are always asking me this. I’m always told that I look ethnically ambiguous or neutral, but I am 100% Vietnamese. Down the line.

Is Bui really your last name?

No, it is a pseudonym that I chose. I adopted my maternal grandmother’s last name as my own as a way to honor her. You can read more about that decision here.

Where did you go to school and what did you study?

I went to the University of Illinois at Chicago and got my Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences.

What do you do as a job?

I work in non-profit development and marketing. I work for a great non-profit that serves individuals with disabilities. 

Do you have a boyfriend?

No. I am single. I’m at a crucial point in my life where I want to focus on myself and my career!

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is Clueless! I also love 27 Dresses.

What is your favorite food?

Portillo’s cheese fries. I’m a total foodie, but they just taste nostalgic to me.

About Chicago:

What food recommendations do you have?

Brunch: Batter and Berries, Davanti Enoteca

Lunch: Sultan’s Market, Vapiano, Del Seoul, Aloha Eats, Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

Dinner: Tavern at the Park, Mia Francesca, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!, Davanti Enoteca, Girl and the Goat

Dessert: Jeni’s Ice Cream, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Molly’s Cupcakes, Amorino

About Blogging:

Why The Unabridged Sass?

I honestly don’t remember. The first blog post I ever wrote was at 2 am after I applied for the internship of my dreams (at that time), and I remember thinking of the name (somehow) and then hurrying to type up my first post! Everyone says it suits me, though!

What advice do you have for those who want to start blogging?

Be yourself. Be fearless. It’s so easy to be afraid to hit that publish button or to let drafts pile up due to fear. Just be a little brave and go for it! I also wrote a post on my best blogging advice.

If you didn’t blog about fashion/beauty/life, what would you blog about?

This is a hard one! I think that I would write a blog about current scientific/medical/health news translated to millennial speak with lots of humor and graphics! The Sassy Scientist! Or The Chrissey Theory.

Which two brands are your dream brands to collaborate with?

I’ll pick one beauty brand and one fashion brand. Urban Decay Cosmetics and Kate Spade New York.

What blogs do you read?

Gal Meets Glam, GOMI, Minimalist Baker, Man Repeller, The College Prepster, Temptalia, and a lot more!

Can I advertise on your website? Do you do sponsored posts?

For questions, partnership inquiries, advertising on The Unabridged Sass or general comments, please fill out the form on my contact page or email me at unabridgedsass@gmail.com. When contacting, please be as specific as possible and you can expect a response within five business days.

What are your social media links?


I swear, I’m always tweeting!

About Beauty:

I love your hair! What products do you use?

I posted a guide to my hair, here. I also use the Biosilk Silk Therapy after I wash my hair and in the mornings.

What lipstick do you wear?

My most worn is Kat Von D Lolita. It’s my go-to nude. I also wear the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Coral a lot and Revlon Overtime in Infinite Raspberry. I love the Revlon Kiss Balm in Apple as well!

Do you have a foundation recommendation?

My all time holy grail foundation is the Estee Lauder Double Wear in 2c1. I reviewed it, here.

If I were to purchase a high-end eyeshadow palette, what would you recommend?

Figure out which Naked palette is for you, and purchase it! They have cult status for a reason! If not, the Tartelette in Bloom and Tarteist Pro are wonderful palettes as well.

What eyeliner do you use?

I use the Physicians Formula Eye Booster + Serum in Brown on my upper lash line and the Revlon Colorstay Liner in Jade on my lower lash line.

What highlighter do you use?

I use Benefit’s Watt’s Up!