Beauty Bits & Bobs

How to Use RSS: Are You Subscribed to Musings of a Muse?

If you’re like me, you’re probably a compulsive blog reader. Like right now I can’t keep my eyes off of blogs that are letting the shiz fly about Mel Gibson, such a train wreck, can’t take my eyes off all the hoopla!

Sometimes you definitely don’t want to miss a trick when it comes to what your favorite beauty blogger is babbling about, I know that’s the case for me.

That’s while it’s a great idea to add your fav blogs to your Google Reader.

I’m always shocked when people say to me, Google Reader? RSS? What the hell are those? Are you speaking American (total Bush-ism there, hope you laughed!).

For those that are a tad on the geeky challenged side here’s some simple instructions for keeping abreast of posts on your fav blogs.

If you already have a Google E-mail account, yay for you, this will work easily.

Step 1
Head on into your Gmail Account and look towards the top menu bar. You should have something that says Reader. Click it! Here’s where all the action will take place. On the left hand side you’ll see a blank space, this space will list blogs you “subscribe” to. On the right hand side you’ll see a blank space as well, this space will show you posts from each of the blogs you subscribe to. Note: My areas are not blank since I am subscribed to a few blogs as you can see in the photo below!

Step 2
Head to your favorite blog. Look around the site and see if you notice a Feedburner, Subscribe to my Feed, or RSS icon or button.

Here’s a few examples:

Now click the icon to “subscribe” to the blog.

Step 3
You’ll be presented with a page asking how you’d like to subscribe. Select Google. Another page will pop up asking where you’d like to add it to, select Google Reader.

Step 4
Repeat Step 1 and head back into your Google Reader. You’re done! Congrats! You should see a subscription to the blog in your Google Reader. Google Reader will now alert you each time the blogger posts. Simply head into Google Reader in the morning or afternoon and check back to see new posts. Each time a post is posted it will appear in bold under the subscriptions tab (left side). If I there are no new posts, you won’t see the blog listed so you’ll know it hasn’t been updated yet.

Step 5
Head around the Internet and subscribe to your fav beauty blogs, gossip sites, etc…..most everyone that blogs has a “feed” that you can add to Google Reader.

I hope you’ll make Musings of a Muse one of the first blogs you subscribe to today (that is if you’ve never tried RSS before). Click here to subscribe!

Good Luck and have fun!

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Ojon Dual-Ended Volumizing Mascara

I commonly associate Ojon with that great big ball they created. What was it called the Tawaka? That thing looked massive. I honestly never got the point to be honest and it just amused me because of its shape and general weirdness. I just wanted to buy one and ask people at the park if they wanted to play catch with my Tawaka, because, hey, that sounds damn exotic right?

Tawaka aside I also happen to think hair care when it comes to Ojon…not makeup.

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Best of Beauty Most Unusual

Gather round kids. I took sometime out today to gather up some of my best Beauty Most Unusual posts that we have all had a good giggle at. If you haven’t experienced Beauty Most Unusual before you’re sure to be in for a treat exploring some of these posts and if you already have perhaps you’ll find a post you missed in this batch.

Sometimes….

Beauty is damn unusual.

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Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette and Lip Glaze Set 50% Off and Vincent Longo 25% Off Promo Code

Oh hai, time for steals and deals.

I hate to reach into your pocket and spend more of your money but you may want to jump on board and grab the Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Palette (Review and Swatches) as it’s on sale yo! Plus the Lip Glaze Set released with this is also on sale.

And for my next trick I’ll pull a 25% Off Vincent Longo Coupon out of my hat.

Damn I’m so cool.

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I went to Hogwarts and learned all of its secrets!

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