Beauty Bits & Bobs

Please Don’t Hotlink

Hi guys!

You’ve probably been experiencing a bit of slowness this week (particularly today) and lag time on Musings or maybe you’re having a problem even getting to the site.

I know I’m having a hard time logging in to post today or even answer comments as I’ve had to reboot my server several times this morning because of a heavy load on it. The past few days has been the worst because I’ve had various forums across the world hotlinking images from my site.

Basically hotlinking is embedding an image that is still served on my server. This means everyone is accessing that image on high traffic forums and causing serious lag time here or even in some cases bringing the entire website down. I’m already using all my system resources and paying quite a good deal of money to do so. At this point it’s either move my entire site to a new server and pay a higher host fee or just hopefully urge others to stop hotlinking.

There aren’t any shortcuts for stopping this sadly without causing havoc to my site and feed.

I’m telling you this in the hopes you might help me out. If you see anyone hotlinking my images please urge them to remove the image and either link to the original post or upload the photo to the site they are on and just source www.musingsofamuse.com.

This morning the problem seems to be originating from QVC forums, MUA, and an International forum however this pretty much happens alot everywhere including blogs that grab my images and hotlink them.

Thanks, any help is appreciated.

Sorry to bug you with this!

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The Body Shop Holiday 2010 Steals and Deals

The Body Shops needs your help for their Holiday Steals and Deals!

Tweet @thebodyshopusa and tell them which type of deals you want for Holiday 2010.

They are giving you two options so simply tweet them Option A or Option B.

Option A:

  • 2 Free Items When You Buy 3

or

Option B

  • Buy 3, Get 2 Free
  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free
  • Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

I’m saying Option B definitely offers more variety for every shopper so my vote is in!

Tweet ‘em now to help us all out in savings this Holiday!

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Soap & Glory’s at Sephora

Target, as you may know, is no longer a retailer for Soap & Glory product, much to my dismay. As of now the only way to get your fix is to stock up on whatever is left at your local Target or start hauling it from England if you have the means.

But today Soap & Glory released a little news about one of its new retailers, wait, not so fast, don’t get too excited because the retailer isn’t in the US as of yet.

Jump!

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Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick Set and Kat Von D Tattoo Chronicles Palette Volume 1

Well slap me happy! The Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick Set and Kat Von D Tattoo Chronicles Palette Volume 1 shall be MINE!

….and chances are they’ll be yours too!

Check it!

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Bobbi Brown at Sephora

Holy COW!

Bobbi Brown at Sephora!

Yes, it’s true. Visit www.sephora.com to check out a full selection of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

For fans of the brand this is quite exciting, I’m a fan, believe me, it’s exciting. No but it’s exciting since Sephora makes returns so easy plus Sephora has alot of steals and deals such as 20% Off for a Friends and Family Event every year, etc…so hauling my Bobbi Brown at Sephora isn’t any great chore and I actually LOVE the idea and who knows maybe Sephora will get some exclusive sets and special editions.

I am THRILLED by this news.

Go Bobbi!

I’m all about branching out to Sephora.

What do YOU think?

Bobbi Brown at your local Sephora?

Yay? Why?

Nay? Why not?

Share it!

Thanks to reader Nina for telling me about this!

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