Come Out of Lurkdom, Have a Cuppa, and Share Some Memories: How Long Have You Been Reading Musings?

MusingsofaMuse 2008

I was discussing my site with a friend this morning and got to reminiscing about how much it has grown in the last few years.

I had a few babbles and a blog of sorts on mySpace but later on moved to Blogger and migrated to to my own server running the WordPress software about two years ago. I started the site on a pure whim as it was kinda me talking to myself about my latest hauls and purchases but my audience somehow grew and today I have over 300,000 people from around the world stopping by to say hey and nearly 1 million page views that those people are reading every month.

Above is one of my templates from way back in 2008 ha not so glamorous I fear.

I’m curious how long have you been reading here?

Since the beginner? A year? two?

Do share!

And for the lurkers out there, I welcome you to step in and have a little chat with me today and all the other readers that comment daily! De-lurk! icon smile

I look forward to hearing from everyone today!

TGIF!

  • 2/11/11 12:07 Phyrra:

    I think I’ve been reading for … going on 3 years? My blog will be 3 in May and I started reading your blog before I started blogging.

    I love your blog in its many incarnations!

    I always love hearing what you have to say and appreciate your enthusiasm and candor.

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    • 2/11/11 12:40 the Muse:

      I think longer Court! I remember you back on blogger with me ;D aw thanks hun!

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      • 2/11/11 13:17 Phyrra:

        <3

        You're awesome!

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        • 2/11/11 13:34 the Muse:

          aw shucks Court thanks so are you!

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  • 2/11/11 12:11 Sexy Sadiie:

    Now and then.

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  • 2/11/11 12:11 Nunuiviet:

    Over one year now : ) I love reading stuff about new beauty products

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    • 2/11/11 12:40 the Muse:

      nunu you’re a n00b ;D!

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  • 2/11/11 12:54 Jillybean:

    I stumbled on your blog in october-ish of this year I think…so I’m a recent addict! It’s great! Love the reviews and heads-ups on sales! And of course, your fun commentary! :)

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    • 2/11/11 13:23 the Muse:

      aw thanks Jillybean just a random question but are you the same jillybean from the Lush forum!?

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      • 2/11/11 13:32 Jillybean:

        lol nope, that’s not me. never tried lush actually.

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        • 2/11/11 13:34 the Muse:

          :-D there was a jillybean on the Lush forum years ago and I thought you were the same ha ;-D Oh you need to try girl! ;D

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  • 2/11/11 13:03 MC:

    Been a reader since 2008. I remember searching Google for reviews on MAC Naughty Nauticals and your blog was the first thing that popped up. I’ve been reading and commenting since. :)

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    • 2/11/11 13:22 the Muse:

      damn mc you’re the oldest here girl ;-D ha! HUGS!

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  • 2/11/11 13:09 monique r.:

    about 2 years! I really would read much more if either your site was easier to navigate or you shared full posts in google reader. I really can’t stand the click through on the webpage. :( I do love this blog though!

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    • 2/11/11 13:22 the Muse:

      hi monique in what ways would you make it easier to navigate? was there some feature it was lacking? Do share your suggestions. I keep to click through to keep things from being to messy on the front page and also to entice readers to visit and comment ;-D

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  • 2/11/11 13:09 Cj:

    Hmm let’s see, I first posted back in October of last year, and I lurked for a few months before that :P So I’ve been reading your blog for a little over half a year! You really do have like the best beauty blog ever lol, I always check to see if you did a review on a product that I’m thinking about buying and you always give amazing suggestions ;D

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    • 2/11/11 14:32 the Muse:

      aw jeepers CJ ;-D thanks! I really appreciate you and I adore talking with you daily it’s always so fun to see what you’re excited about next ;D!

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  • 2/11/11 13:11 christy:

    I think I’ve been reading for almost 2 years now. I love how many product lines you cover that I’ve never heard of. Being in Canada we don’t have access to half of them but I’m making a list for my annual pilgrimage to the US ;)

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    • 2/11/11 13:21 the Muse:

      ha christy ;-D Good call ;-D Keep that wishy list handy! Thank you for supporting Musings and reading daily :D

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  • 2/11/11 13:13 Becky:

    I think I found your blog a year ago when I was looking for Urban Decay reviews.. so nice finding someone that loves them as much as I do! haha I check your blog every morning, you do fabulous reviews and I like knowing what’s going on with new products, etc. You rock!

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    • 2/11/11 13:20 the Muse:

      aw shucks thanks becky ;-D and thanks for sticking around to read everyday! where are you from Becky? ;D!

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      • 2/15/11 0:43 Becky:

        I’m from Utah (I’m not a mormon lol), I’ve always lived here. I’m 30 and have 4 kids.. I love wearing makeup because it’s my ‘me’ time every day and I get the chance to look put together and be creative. :o)

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        • 2/15/11 17:16 the Muse:

          aw hey becky!!!!!!! ;-D Hello from New York, no kids, and over 30 hehe ;-D

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  • 2/11/11 13:23 imoutofit:

    I found your blog via cosmetic_candy’s blog :D So, it’s been about 1.5 years that I’ve been visiting both of your sites on a daily basis.

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    • 2/11/11 13:33 the Muse:

      that’s brilliant I’moutofit ;-D Rowena is my best mate ;-D! She’s fab! so happy that’s how you discovered me!

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  • 2/11/11 13:44 Rose:

    I discovered your site about a year ago. Thanks to you, I’m now hooked on Lush! Your reviews have definitely influenced my purchases – Benefit Bella Bamba blush-I can’t live without it now. I also appreciate the heads-up on sales. I can honestly say I look forward to reading your blog just about every day.

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    • 2/11/11 14:28 the Muse:

      thank YOU SO MUCH rose! Hugs! This post turned into a gush about musings which I never intended but I’m oh so flattered to hear how I influence your purchases and what you love reading about. Thank you :) sniff! hand me a tissue! :)

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  • 2/11/11 13:51 Fran:

    About 2 years I think. I love that you review all sorts of products: dept. store brands, drug store brands, and even brands that are not easily available in the US (I love Japanese brands too!).

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    • 2/11/11 14:28 the Muse:

      yay fran! fav brands?! :D

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      • 2/11/11 15:01 Fran:

        Love Kanebo’s Lunasol & Coffret d’or, shiseido’s maquillage. Really want to try Kate pressed powder and the new blush from majolica majorca (they look so cute!). Oh, and shu uemura… I love the aya takano gel blush from the ’10 holiday collection. What’s yours?

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        • 2/11/11 15:24 the Muse:

          LOVE lunasol ;-D def love MJ it’s my fav but I got the new blush but I can’t help but think it’s their pressed blush in a fancy tin lol! favs: KATE, MJ, Jill Stuart, t’estimo (god how I miss it), Raycious (miss it too sigh), and Aube :D there are prob two dozen more lol! I want the new pressed powder and gel foundation from kate too did you try the cream shadows from Winter Collection? AMAZING!

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          • 2/11/11 15:27 Fran:

            Oooh I miss T’estimo too. I loved T’estimo! I haven’t tried the cream shadows…lol now that you mentioned it I’m curious!

          • 2/11/11 15:43 the Muse:

            Me too omg I miss it so much sigh! ;-D Fran you NEED them. When they were introduced I thought they were powder and ordered all eight shades. When I got them and found out they were cream I was like AW MAN this sucks but they apply so fab! I have a review and swatches upcoming it might tempt you!

          • 2/11/11 19:50 Fran:

            Now I can’t wait for you to review them! Ahh…forgot to mention Jill Stuart…they make some lovely blushes:)

        • 2/13/11 1:16 Christine:

          I really want the majolica blushes too…just for the cute tin and puff XD

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  • 2/11/11 13:52 Eli:

    I’ve been reading you for a year now, and I’ve gradually become used to checking your site, because you post more or less about everything int he makeup world :)

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    • 2/11/11 14:27 the Muse:

      I love hearing that eli I def love covering it all when I can :D!

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  • 2/11/11 13:54 Rici:

    3 years first comment :) Love your blog !

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    • 2/11/11 14:26 the Muse:

      hey rici!!!!!!!!! ha <3! three years! w00t! ;-D Why are your not commenting more Misses! ;D

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  • 2/11/11 13:58 Anna:

    I’ve only been lurking for a few months, but the Musings quickly became addicting haha :)

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    • 2/11/11 14:26 the Muse:

      ha anna thanks! ;-D come out and chat with me more often hun! I like hearing the good word on what you think of stuff!

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  • 2/11/11 13:59 Sara:

    I’ve been reading your blog for 3 months or so- you review stuff that no one else that I read does. So it makes my reading more interesting!

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    • 2/11/11 14:26 the Muse:

      aw thanks sara I LOVE hearing that :D!

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  • 2/11/11 14:00 Sara:

    I honestly can’t remember! I know i was reading it for months and months before I ever started commenting. Found it through Phyrra’s blog (which I found through the ‘no-longer-frequented’ bpal.org forum) when she had that handy list of blogs on the side (Glitter is my Crack has one just like it now). I keep coming back for the awesome! :D

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    • 2/11/11 14:31 the Muse:

      awww Courtney rocks it sara so it’s really great you discovered me through her ;-D xoxoxoxoxo!

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  • 2/11/11 14:05 Christina:

    Hi! I found your blog about half a year ago when I was looking for reviews on various brands (I think they were Asian brands). So great to find someone who’s interested in those, too. But since then, I’ve been visiting your blog weekly (never commented though :) ). I love that you feature so many different brands, and I like to know what all the new releases are. Thanks so much!

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    • 2/11/11 14:30 the Muse:

      thank YOU christina ;-D I’m so happy to have you for a reader ;D!

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  • 2/11/11 14:13 Crissy:

    I have been reading your blog religiously at least twice a day for roughly 2 years now. I often get my shopping ideas from your blog.
    What I like most about musings is that you cover a multitude of high end and low end products and also qvc. Ever since I started to collect makeup, I have relied on musings for ideas and inspiration.
    I find your comments witty, fun and informative. Good job muse.

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    • 2/11/11 14:25 the Muse:

      jeez crissy thank you so so so much! I really try hard to cover EVERYTHING :-D I like to give my fellow junkies an outlet for all good things beauty ;-D it’s so great to hear you think I’m succeeding HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2/11/11 14:19 Jen:

    I have been reading pretty faithfully for about… 3 or 4 months now? Love your blog! I’ve known about your blog for a bit longer (found you via Temptalia) but only recently have I really been reading beauty blogs on a regular basis and yours is one of my must reads :)

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    • 2/11/11 14:23 the Muse:

      Aw jen man you’re awesome thanks girl!!!!!!!!! *hugs* and welcome! You’re still a newbie but I sure hope you’ll stick around!

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  • 2/11/11 14:42 jenna:

    i’ve been following since spring 2010 and i was hooked from the first post! i found it googling mascara reviews i believe. i spent possibly a solid 80 hours of work time digging through your archives to catch up hehehe don’t tell my boss, k? i read every day that i’m in the office and your blog has been the cause of many hasty lunch hour sprees at cosmetic counters and drugstores! :)
    you’ve introduced me to products that i’ve fallen in love with and never would have tried otherwise and also helped me steer clear of the duds that i would have totally fallen for!
    i’ll keep reading as long as you keep posting!
    <3

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    • 2/11/11 14:44 the Muse:

      jenna are you trying to make me cry :-D jeez that’s such an amazing comment thank you so much! Ha I won’t tell your boss shhh just between us lol! ;-D btw did you see those new milani brushes I posted about? girl YOU NEED them! Hurry out to your lunch hour and grab them :D!

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      • 2/11/11 14:51 jenna:

        just saw the post and dolce pink looks so gorg!!! lunch hour mission for sure!

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        • 2/17/11 21:58 the Muse:

          ha jenna any luck ?

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  • 2/11/11 14:58 Tammy:

    I have been here since the very beginning. You were one of the first people to comment on my blog. =)

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    • 2/11/11 15:15 the Muse:

      Aw tammy ;-D I knew you were around a whileeeeeee girl! I haven’t seen you in a bit or tweeted with you either eep! how’s stuff?

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  • 2/11/11 15:17 Beautiful Canvas:

    I have been reading for about 6 months now…always looking forward to what you have to say.

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    • 2/17/11 21:58 the Muse:

      aw thanks beautiful ;D

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  • 2/11/11 16:16 Lillian:

    I’ve been reading for… a year and a half maybe! No idea how I came upon you though :P
    You always make me jealous with your American drugstore makeup!

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  • 2/11/11 16:33 Lori:

    Super recent reader here . . . only the last few months I think? Last fall at the earliest. I only recently got into makeup blogs, and half the people writing makeup blogs read yours! So I thought, she must be great, and she is!

    I love how you swatch EVERYTHING and the detail that goes into your descriptions. I feel like you would swatch fragrance if you could. (Note to internet: make scent transmit online, revolutionize beauty blogs everywhere!)

    –Lori

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  • 2/11/11 16:35 Chanel:

    I just recently found your blog about two months and I have been hooked. I can’t remember how I can across your blog but I’m glad that I did. Keep up the great work. I can’t wait to see what you have in store.

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    • 2/17/11 21:58 the Muse:

      aw thanks chanel! I surely hope you stick around always nice to see you in my comment box saying hey!

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  • 2/11/11 16:41 Carrie:

    I’ve been following you since I think late summer/early fall ’10, and I’ve been a loyal, daily reader ever since. :-) Every time I want to purchase something, I check if you’ve reviewed it already. Awesome job!! Thanks for your fabulous posts. :)

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  • 2/11/11 16:42 Ashley:

    Hmm.. I think I started reading your musings in 2009. I don’t recall the 2008 template!
    I was developing an interest in makeup in 2009 (senior year of highschool) and beauty blogs taught me so much. I’m still learning of course!

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    • 2/17/11 21:57 the Muse:

      I’m always learning Ashley ;D

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  • 2/11/11 17:06 LorraineER:

    I think it’s been about 9-10 months? I’m really happy I found your blog. Your blog makes me feel like I’m chatting with a girlfriend about makeup rather than sitting at my computer. I think highly of your opinion and I won’t be going anyplace anytime soon :)

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  • 2/11/11 17:34 mon:

    Hmm, I think I lurked for a month or two, then I just HAD to ask about something… Oh now I remember! I came here when I was thinking of trying BB creams. I’ve since given up on the idea but I decided to come back :P I don’t remember when I came here though… Less than a year ago?

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  • 2/11/11 17:48 Ryou:

    I think a little more than a year? I’d started to get into make-up more and I believe that’s when I found your blog. Has been checking it daily since. =D

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  • 2/11/11 18:49 Angelica:

    Honestly, I can’t remember but you were one of the first beauty bloggers I regularly read when I started my obsession with skincare and cosmetics, which was around early 2009. I stumbled onto here because you reviewed a Korean product I was interested in.

    Haha, now I can’t imagine my day without reading one of your posts!

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  • 2/11/11 18:51 Emily:

    i have been lurking your blog for about 6 or 7 months now. I completely forgot how i stumbled upon it but I have to say, I check it just about everyday. I rarely if ever comment but I do love your blog. Your posts are so informative and you have definitely fueled my addiction for makeup. If i’m completely broke I try really hard to not look at your blog because I know that you will use your “magic powers” to make me want to buy something. Honestly, I just love your blog and the work you do for all of us to give us such great information. Thanks for all of it.

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  • 2/11/11 19:04 Larie:

    Um…one to two years? I can’t remember, lol. But i subscribe by rss so it just pops up in my google reader everyday, love it ;) Love your honest reviews and constant cheer!

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    • 2/17/11 21:55 the Muse:

      aw thanks larie ;-D

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  • 2/11/11 19:16 Mary the Muse Militant:

    I started off looking at your site/blog a couple years back by coming across your reviews when I was looking up some particular product.
    A lot of the products I was checking kept bringing up your site in results – as you have a lot more content than most others.
    I also used to lurk on Makeupalley initally but was forced to join up with them eventually in the beginning of 2007 as they only allow limited viewing to non-members.
    On your site though, I used to come to read your posts most days and then last summer sometime I added my email to receive your “daily dose” as it made things easier for me being given the direct link.
    Then a couple of months later I started to post comments.
    This is the only blog I post on except for one comment I left on Makeupalley.
    You are a true star to be keeping this place up and running so smoothly.
    I know everyone appreciates all your hard work and immense effort.
    Thanks so much ! :)

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  • 2/11/11 19:48 niewniewjen:

    I’m a newbie, but i wait for your every post every day :] mmm maybe been reading for a year ish? LUFF your blog. <3

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    • 2/17/11 21:37 the Muse:

      aw thanks jen xoxo!

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  • 2/11/11 19:55 Savannah:

    I’ve been reading since about June I think. I love your blog!
    I feel like you always give honest reviews, and you’re so sweet to those who comment, you always take time to comment back!

    xx

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  • 2/11/11 20:02 Renata:

    Hi Muse!

    I can’t remember exactly, but I guess I started following your blog in the beggining of 2009. It was about the time we started our own blog, I was already a subscriber here.

    And I love reviews, so this blog is one of my favorites.

    And I can never thank you enough for showing the products in so many details. We who live far from US and Europe appreciate those details, they help us to make better decisions on what to shop.

    Long life and prosper! :D

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  • 2/11/11 20:22 Lisa:

    I’ve been reading your blog since last August 2010 I think. I was searching for concealer reviews and I hit jackpot with your site!! ;) I think I read all your reviews on concealers, haha. (maybe I missed one because I’m lazy like that :p) I can’t thank you enough for introducing me to Benefit’s Bo-ing!! <3

    Since then, I religiously read your blog everyday, not just for your lovely reviews but also for your bubbly and joyful personality. I always love it when you post a pic of how the products look on you! :)

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  • 2/11/11 22:29 brittanyy:

    i’ve been reading your blog since 2008 i think..? or 2009.

    you have the best reviews on the net

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    • 2/17/11 21:36 the Muse:

      brittanyy you are TOO kind girl!

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  • 2/11/11 23:12 Jojo:

    A little less than a year. You are the only blogger I visit on a daily basis. The reason is I find that we have similar likes and dislikes on the same products. A lot of times I am waiting for something in the mail and your review pops up, you don’t even know how exciting I get. I also love that you talk about makeup and skincare from all over the world, high or low end, especially in Japan, that’s my other love. Your site is clean and easy to naviagate, and you also have a sense of humor that sets you apart from the others. I have you on my default homepage. :) I just wish I have more time to comment on everything. Thank you Muse!

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  • 2/11/11 23:21 jackieg02:

    Maybe 2008…or 2007, i don’t remember. But I do remember that layout you have posted up there!

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    • 2/17/11 21:31 the Muse:

      jackie DAMN I didn’t realize u read for that long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! girl when are we doing our road trip! here we come Antique’s road show!

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  • 2/11/11 23:41 Liz:

    Maybe a year? I dunno. It was just awesome to find someone who covered asian brands!

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  • 2/12/11 0:21 nicci:

    I believe I found your blog little over 6 months ago. I really love that you cover many various brands – you don’t just focus only on high end but also drug store and when you do a review a drug store review, you don’t give it a horrible rating. I used to be a high end snob but realized that drug store brands also make great products. You seem very fair and honest with your reviews. I think that is hard to find nowadays. I used to visit this other popular blog 2-3 times a day but the blog heavily focused on only 1 brand pretty much and drug store reviews always gets negative reviews. It didn’t seem very fair and I lost interest. I also like that you cover brands not found in the US. I’m half Korean and just now getting into Korean brands…I’ve been using your blog to find out products/reviews :)

    thank you!! :-)

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  • 2/12/11 0:35 Kerri:

    I’ve been reading for bout 2 yrs. One of the reasons I keep reading is that you update regularly, which is great.
    On a side note, I have to share that I just lashed out and bout a le mer creme foundation, $180 (Australian). I think this makes me both insane & desperate for flawless skin:(

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    • 2/17/11 21:46 the Muse:

      LOL kerri aw man I know how you feel! been there, done that *hugs*

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  • 2/12/11 2:16 Kelsey L.:

    I found your blog about a year ago doing a Google search for reviews on Pur Minerals. I started reading a few other posts, bookmarked your site and have been visiting it ever since!

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    • 2/17/11 21:30 the Muse:

      thanks for visiting so often kelsey ;D xoxo!

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  • 2/12/11 2:20 kris:

    i came across your blog a couple years ago, i didn’t take interest and became an everyday follower until the Japanese reviews got me. Now i love your blog!

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    • 2/17/11 21:30 the Muse:

      ha kris ;-D I haven’t covered Japan in a while le sigh but hopefully get back into the grove ;D

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  • 2/12/11 3:49 Nicole:

    I’ve been reading your blog now for a few months now. I stumbled on it while searching for reviews on Illamasqua powder blushes! You do a great job reviewing the products, and, as an Australian, I get to peak ahead at potential new releases before they get here! Keep up the good work.

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  • 2/12/11 4:22 Soo:

    less than a year for me, but I am a consistent follower, haha. I’ve become more of a lurker as of late though

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    • 2/17/11 21:29 the Muse:

      hi soo ;-D ha I know haven’t seen/heard from you in a bit ;D

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  • 2/12/11 4:25 tee:

    Hm…been lurking for 1 months plus. Started with constructing my shopping list for recent US trip. Researched around the web on good products and swatches of brands I cant get in the US. And somehow your website popped up alot of time in my google search. and now, I read you every week :) U always have something new and interesting to share!

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  • 2/12/11 5:54 Biba:

    I’ve been reading your blog regulary for a year now. Keep up with the great work, Muse!

    Greetings from Slovenia :)

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    • 2/17/11 21:29 the Muse:

      hi biba *waves* ;-D thank you!

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  • 2/12/11 7:13 Christina:

    I’ve been reading your blog for a long time even though I don’t comment regularly. It was one of the first beauty blogs I’ve started reading along with Temptalia’s. So that was probably about 2.5-3 years ago I think?
    I love it and as long as you’ll be here posting, I’ll keep on reading!
    It would be awesome if full posts would show up on Google Reader but I can understand that there may be technical difficulties.
    Lots of hugs and kisses all the way from Greece :)

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  • 2/12/11 7:24 yuki:

    Personally, I don’t remember when I started reading your blog… Definitely not from the beginning… Mayb 2008? I recognise that template in the picture… hahaha…

    I really enjoy reading yr blog! So many tips and insights to the beautiful world of personal care products! Bad for my wallet but good for my errrr self? hahaha… Keep on writing and let’s hope that you don’t run out of products to review :)

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    • 2/17/11 21:27 the Muse:

      DAMN yuki if you remember that you most def are a long time reading ;-D thanks so much!!!!!!!!!! ;-D me either lol if that happens hell might freeze over lol!

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  • 2/12/11 10:05 Dawn:

    I stumbled on your blog in August 2010 when I was googling for reviews on MBD masks!:) since then have been checking back and reading your entries..you’re the first person I’ll look up on if I wanna get reviews for certain cosmetics now..Gonna buy Kate eyeshadows from Watsons soon!:)

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    • 2/17/11 21:26 the Muse:

      ha dawn thank you! lucky girl! watsons got the spring stock in!? damn wish I was in ‘pore ;D! awaiting my shipment from Japan that’s take years to arrive :P

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  • 2/12/11 10:57 Paige:

    Congrats on all these years! I lurked way back when and still lurk for the most part but comment when the urge occurs! Lol. Your site has been a great source of lemmings and reference. In fact just yesterday I went through all of your Milani posts. So thank you so much to your dedication to your site and constant updates. I really don’t know how you do it but it’s always with a smile in your words and graciousness. There is no other Muse like you in this community!! I truly appreciate and love this site! xx

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    • 2/17/11 21:25 the Muse:

      AWWWWWWW paige THANK you so much! totally made my day ;-D after reading this big hugs!

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  • 2/12/11 11:48 Ricci:

    Around 3 years? yup about that!

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    • 2/17/11 15:00 the Muse:

      w00t nice ricci thank YOU! :D

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  • 2/12/11 12:58 Rhiannon:

    I’ve only been reading for 6 months or so but I love your blog!

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    • 2/17/11 14:59 the Muse:

      aw thanks rhiannon for stopping by daily hun! nice to have a new reader on board *waves*

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  • 2/12/11 13:56 mercedes:

    i have been reading since about april of 2010 i belive maybe earlier.its so nice to see how you have grown! keep up the awesome work!

    mercedes

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    • 2/17/11 21:25 the Muse:

      thanks Mercedes ;D!

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  • 2/12/11 16:24 Dollymix8:

    Only since December 2010 but I check it almost everyday since… haha it’s addicting!

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    • 2/17/11 21:44 the Muse:

      aw that’s awesome to hear dolly ;D!!!!!!!

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  • 2/12/11 16:30 glitterati:

    I’ve been reading for a year on almost a daily basis. First time commenting though.

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    • 2/17/11 15:07 the Muse:

      hi glitterati! *waves* :D

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  • 2/12/11 16:44 cece:

    i really don’t remember the first time i came to this blog. i do remember that old template so i guess i’ve been around for a while now ^-^
    my interest in korean cosmetics is what first brought me here. i remember being so excited about your Etude House Peach reviews. now i check daily for your updates :)

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    • 2/17/11 21:44 the Muse:

      cece WAIT until you see Miss Tangerine ;-D hugs thanks for being such a faithful reader!

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  • 2/12/11 17:36 Ashley:

    I have been reading since about the middle of 2008. Your reviews have influenced some of my biggest makeup purchases. I LOVE opening up my e-mail and finding new Musings to read. : ]

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    • 2/17/11 21:43 the Muse:

      awwwwwwwwwww thanks Ashley ;D

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  • 2/12/11 21:01 Kristen:

    I only found your blog a few months ago, but I love it! very honest reviews. I think i found your blog through temptalia when she mentioned you updated more then her LOL But I also love that you reviews drugstore products too, right up my alley

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    • 2/17/11 21:24 the Muse:

      ha me more than christine ? can’t be ;-D she lies! ;-D <3 her so hard. She's such a good friend of mine and such a backbone of support!

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  • 2/12/11 23:10 Vanessa:

    I must’ve been reading since early 2008, but I can’t be too sure because some of the earlier posts seem familiar. Or maybe I was so smitten with your posts that I just had to read the previous ones too :)

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    • 2/17/11 21:23 the Muse:

      vanessa ;-D Whoa long time reader ;-D thank you for remaining interested in my stupid babble xoxo!

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  • 2/12/11 23:21 CHAM:

    I’ve been lurking for 2 years and a half.;)
    I can say that before I purchase beauty products, I make it to a point that it has the MUSE APPROVED seal. Teeheee!;)

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    • 2/17/11 14:58 the Muse:

      AWWWWWWW thanks Cham very flattering to hear ;D!

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  • 2/12/11 23:39 DaenaCat:

    I’ve only been reading Beauty Blogs in general for about 6 months but in that short time, yours has become one of my very favorites. I always look forward to checking it during my unwind-time every day.

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    • 2/17/11 15:07 the Muse:

      aw thanks daena ;-D and WELCOME!

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  • 2/13/11 0:49 Petitez:

    Hm…. Definitely been reading your blog for a few years! :) Maybe close to the beginning? Lol….. Don’t stop blogging! ^_^

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    • 2/17/11 14:57 the Muse:

      serene you have DEF been here from the very start girl!

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  • 2/13/11 1:17 Christine:

    I just started reading you November last year? I was looking for concealer reviews. That’s when I first started wearing makeup too, I spent 21 years of my life makeup free and now I’m hooked! Love your blog!

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    • 2/13/11 1:18 Christine:

      hmm wait it wasn’t last year but the year before since it’s 2011 already. time flies!

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    • 2/17/11 21:23 the Muse:

      ha christine am I guilty for getting you hooked ;-D hugs!

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  • 2/13/11 1:30 ms:

    hmm…not too long for me, unfortunately. about a year or slightly more. would really like to meet u in person though (actually i’m more curious about the amount of stash u have at home lol) if ever there is a chance for me to be in US. would love to introduce lot more taiwanese masks to u….am great fan of them too…. but well…If Ever…haha

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    • 2/17/11 21:23 the Muse:

      ms if you’re ever in ny I’ll treat you for some lunch and we can shop ;-D deal!?

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  • 2/13/11 13:09 Annabella Freeman:

    I think I’ve been reading about your musings for a year and 1/2 now. You are one of the first blogs I started reading and you and I seem to have the same passion for a lot things including kawaii stuff and Bath & Bodyworks. Loves ya!

    A x

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    • 2/17/11 21:22 the Muse:

      LOVES ya right back anna ;D!

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  • 2/13/11 13:47 Marloes:

    Since… since… man, I can’t even remember what I had for lunch!

    BUT I think it was early 2009. And I think I had a sandwich. Yes, I think I’m sure, I guess.

    And I follow you with Bloglovin’ so there’s not a single article that I miss. :)

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    • 2/17/11 21:22 the Muse:

      LOL marloes sounds like me can’t remember what I had for dinner ;-D xoxoxo!!!!!!!

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  • 2/13/11 22:00 HP:

    I’ve been reading your blog for about 2 years, love the reviews of Asian brands. It was through your blog that I discovered the awesomeness of the Beautymaker concealer :)

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    • 2/17/11 14:54 the Muse:

      AWWWWWW awesome HP! LOVE that concealer ;D!

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  • 2/13/11 23:25 Tigress:

    About a month, woot! We all gotta start somewhere. I was looking up something, I don’t remember what, and Google led me here…..and I’ve not left. Love, love, love this blog and you rock Muse! :)

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    • 2/17/11 14:52 the Muse:

      awwwww brilliant tigress thanks! *hugs*

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  • 2/14/11 2:31 Jessica:

    I’ve been reading for 3 years, only started commenting a few months ago :)

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    • 2/17/11 14:50 the Muse:

      Hi jessica *waves* ;-D thanks for reading so long!

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      • 2/17/11 15:00 Jessica:

        Thanks Muse! Completely kicking myself for not commenting sooner! Love reading everyones likes and opinions

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        • 2/17/11 21:15 the Muse:

          aw shucks ;-D it’s great to have you on board jessica ;D! xox!

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  • 2/14/11 6:22 zang:

    i think i found you when i wanted to learn more on bb cream about two years ago. your site was the first that popped up and i’ve been hooked ever since! i was so disappointed one day when you were renovating your site and i could not read a single entry…haahaa…sad day for me. lo.

    i truely love your blog and i’m so glad you’re here for all of us. thank you!!

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    • 2/17/11 14:55 the Muse:

      LOL zang awww it was only a few thankfully eh? ;-D aw thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGS!

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  • 2/14/11 8:03 Andrea:

    I honestly don’t know how long I’ve been reading your blog, but I check it everyday.

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  • 2/14/11 11:24 laura r:

    hi musey! i know i’m sporadic in commenting but i read ya almost every day!

    your blog was the first beauty blog i stumbled onto, which set off a whole addiction, LOL. i was blogging privately at the time and didn’t know what beauty blogs were, but through your blog and reviews i discovered MUA, Temptalia, Phyrra, and so many more, as well as YouTube beauty gurus. i *think* this was about 3 years ago, as i recall getting into beauty blogs while looking for work for several months and then finding and reading more and more ever since.

    can’t thank you enough for being the spark that lit my fire, metaphorically speaking. :) my wallet thanks you too- it’s lost a lot of weight LOLOL.

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    • 2/17/11 14:39 the Muse:

      aw thank ya laura ;D xo! LOL!!!!!!!!!! big Hugs my dear girl ;D! and thank you!

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  • 2/14/11 14:12 Bonnie:

    A couple of years, I think! :) You haven’t helped my bank account BUT you’ve made me look and feel better and have a much more edited and awesome makeup collection. So, my BF thanks you. :)

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    • 2/17/11 14:38 the Muse:

      LOL bonnie aw ;-D *hugs* I love spending other people’s money ;D! ha!

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  • 2/15/11 0:52 Elo:

    I have been reading 3 years now. But always in silence I’ve been lurking around your forums!! crepeeeeh!! hahah Since I was a teenager and started my addiction to makeup, your site has been in my phone, computer etc etc.. Lol I can’t believe this is the first time I’m actually commenting for my first time…

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    • 2/17/11 14:27 the Muse:

      ha elo ;-D how flattering THANK YOU! ;D

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  • 2/15/11 18:28 DivaShop:

    I don’t remember how long, but you were on blogger when I found your blog. Love it!

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    • 2/17/11 14:25 the Muse:

      gloria you were a blogger way before me I think ;D!

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      • 2/17/11 14:42 DivaShop:

        Really? Wow! I know I’ve been reading your blog since before you had a domain. I think before you hired a blog designer too. I’m not sure when that was, lol.

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  • 2/16/11 15:14 Natasa:

    Hi, i think this is the first comment i’ve ever left you since 2008.I’ve started reading your blog since i first saw you on youtube….and yours was the only blog i read for years…now(in the last 2-3 months)since i’ve begun my own i read many more…but i just want to say that you really inspire me…thank you…and know that even if i don’t participate ..i love you:)

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    • 2/17/11 14:15 the Muse:

      AWWWWWWWWW natasa thank YOU ;-D *hugs* funny you “discovered” me on youTube :D!

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