March 12, 2008

Babblings About Digital Cameras and Musings of Change!

Hey Guys!

I wanted to share something with you! I’m about to embark on the purchase of a new digi cam in April. I’ve been using my trusty Kodak and Sony for ages and I thought I needed something with a bit more meat. After carefully consulting with my digital camera guru, Vanessa, I decided to go with a Canon. She had recommend two solid models and after a bit of thought I decided to wait a little while and go with the Canon Powershot SD1100 which is releasing in April. I seriously don’t need another digital camera as I have plenty in the “digital graveyard” in my closet where all old technology goes to rest (mice, keyboards, cameras, printers, my commadore 64, my Apple Lisa, etc…etc..). It appears, like the geek I am, that I develop emotional attachments to hardware and have a hard time throwing it away!

This particular model of the Canon looks very good. This is actually more a purchase for you guys then for me. I wanted something that would take high quality images of cosmetics, good bright photos of swatches, and close up shots. My old camera does ok with these things but I could definately use an upgrade! I normally avoid swatching because my camera takes such crummy shots and the colors appear wrong so hopefully the Canon will solve this problem and we’ll end up with some good true to color swatch pictures.


Thought I’d share and tell you to be on the look out for better pictures coming to a blog near you very soon! I think this will be extremely beneficial when your unable to purchase Japanese cosmetics at retail. The jacked up prices don’t give you an option to make a mistake with color if you know what I mean. So if you end up shelling out cash for Japanese Collections you’ll at least have the tools you need (my swatches and photos) to make proper color selections when purchasing!

Most of you know that a majority of my Japanese cosmetics are purchased at retail cost. I have a few friends that live in Japan and they get me what I need and I do the same for them. But when you’re purchasing online prices have a tendency to rise from $5-$10 USD or more!

A few other changes are also coming your way shortly….

Good changes I hope.

A new adventure awaits readers of Musings of a Muse some of which I think might be exciting!

I’m working on my own forum very soon so you’ll have a place to chat to fellow readers, swap cosmetics, chat about brands, etc…..

There are many, many makeup forums around but I thought Musings of a Muse deserved it’s own forum! So it shall be very soon! I’ve wanted to do this for a long time but I just haven’t had the time but know it’s in the works!

After much thought and consideration I’ve decided to start podcasting some of my posts. This should be live very soon depending on how much time I have to do it. Now you’ll not only have the opportunity to read my posts but you’ll also be able to listen to me babble about a collection, share my thoughts and opinions, and just do my normal giggle ummmm routine! Brace yourself while I try to remove the giggles and the “ummm’s” from my vocabulary!

I’ve wanted to do this for a while and I thought it would be a fun and unique way to make my posts even more interesting!

I think that’s about it for now! I hope you’ll find all these new additions as exciting as I do!

Thanks to my old and new readers because this can’t be possible without each of you!

Update: Camera is on the way! had listed it’s release April 15 but thanks to Taryn for showing the Muse it was available on Best Buy! So we’ll now have quality images soon! I hope it works well in low light situations and such! We shall see!

Cheers Taryn! Thanks for helping a Muse out 😉


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Taryn

    Muse, I was considering a new camera (hoping to start a blog and take good quality images) and was looking at the very one you’re considering! But it shows up on Best Buy’s site as being available now:

    Is that the same one you’re getting?

    Oh, and if you start a forum on here and it starts getting a lot of traffic, I’m in trouble. I’ll never leave my PC!

  • the Muse

    taryn you’re such a babe! I heart you!

    That’s it! Amazon says it’s available April 15 which is why I haven’t ordered it but lookee there it is at best buy!



    I like pink *blush*

    I’m seriously looking forward to your blog and will help anyway I can. I think it’ll be a smashing success as you def know your way around the cosmetic world!

    lol 😉 I know me too!
    w00t party time at the Muse’s 😉

    It’s the best way I know how to keep in touch with all of you that aren’t local to New York!

    You’re not too far from me so if you’re ever in the city..we shop 😉

    *hugs* thanks for the info!

    Ordering right now!

  • Sarah

    Congratulations on your new changes! It sounds like you’ve got some exciting things in store, and I’m looking forward to seeing (and hearing) them.

  • Taryn

    Hey, so glad I mentioned it, Muse! You have to let me know how you like it.

    I don’t know about this whole blog thing. I have a theme that I want to work around, but I need to figure out how to design it, what program to use, etc. I’m still put off by the idea of having comments, but I’m always running into products I want to talk about, so even if I’m talking to myself and nobody else, it’ll still be good! 😛

  • the Muse

    hiya taryn!

    Thanks a bunch! funny as soon as I ordered it from best buy I wandered over to amazon and it’s now displayed as being on sale so I canceled my best buy and ordered the amazing as it was 30 bucks cheaper w00t!

    I hope it’s good. It’s gotten rave reviews on cnet and a few other places!

    Will def let you know!

    Email me maybe I can help 🙂

    I started our comment-less so you can always add the ability of comments later on if you choose 😉

    Hell this started as entertainment for myself and as always I’m fascinated people read my rubbish!

    Any help you need I’m here!

  • Mrs. Lynne,

    Yay! Sounds exciting!

    I agree with the Canon. I had one then purchased a Sony (the one I lost) and had so much fuss with it that I’m definitely sticking with Canon from now on.

  • the Muse

    Hi Lynne!

    I’m so glad to hear you like the Canon!

    I got one of the new sony’s a while ago and hated it. My mini dv is sony and I love it but the digital cameras were just awful!

    I’ve seen so many gorgeous shots with the canon that I decided it was the best for me and I’m happy to have so many people, like you, tell me you like canon!

    I can’t wait to get it!