March 5, 2008

I Heart youTube!

I thought I’d share with you some of the really hysterical comments I get daily on youTube. I literally laugh myself silly sometimes at these comments and I can’t help but show you some of these because they may just amuse you too!

In order to be a video blogger you need to have really tough skin. People are brutal. I’ve had people tell me I have fat hands, I talk too much, and worst! Lucky enough the positive outweighs the negative in my entire time on youTube however I’ve never seen so many people so interested in where I get the money to buy cosmetics. I’ve taken to telling them I sell organs and rob banks! Seriously, when did it become anyone’s business where I get money to pay for anything I might own? Lordie! I guess these people didn’t have a Mum like mine growing up! If I dared ask such a question I’d get hit over the head with a broom stick or a wooden spoon (My mum’s Italian!). My mother instilled some serious manners into my sister and I and asking people where they got the money to buy something or how much it costs is a number 1 offense! That’s like seven years to life in my mother’s book!

I’m not ranting here I’m just generally amused! At first I was shocked but as I got used to youTube I realized that this was something I’d face daily and now I’m not so much shocked or hurt but just plain amazed at what people say!

Mind you these are NOT children! These are grown adults ranging from 19-35 or more! The funny thing is on a rare occasion some of these, as I dubbed them, “strange ones” follow me over to blogger and make generally rude comments. Mind you I really dislike taking away a person’s freedom of opinion and I generally want people to say what it is they are thinking but somehow these “strange ones” think it’s their god given right not only to insult me on youTube but waltz on over to Musings, pop a squat, and insult me here!

After all that babbling allow me to paste a few of my personal favorites:

OMG you breath so loud you talk and then it sounds like your gasping lol.

My reply:
sorry ’bout that. I hadn’t noticed I was gasping or breathing loudly.

I doubt she noticed the sarcasm in my “sorry ’bout that…” This particular gem comes to us from a 23 year old young lady.

In my travels through youTube everyone is VERY, VERY fond of telling me about infections, eye damage, bacteria, germs, etc….as if I didn’t already know all this.

This particular comment was in reply to the fact someone had said that powders are good for at least three years. I assume she wants me to use an eyeshadow once and throw it out after 2 months!

Once you open them though, you’re supposed to throw them out wayyy earlier than that; otherwise, you’re just setting yourself up for any eye infection.

Update: No Pink Eye Yet! Phew!

As I was saying earlier people are positively fascinated with my income!


ooo mmmyyy ggooosh!!!..loopove your collection!!!!…

how mcuh money do spend on makeup??.. i mean just for 1 eyeshadow or blus..etc..cause u said u don’t buy cheap makeup liek the bodyshop..and i can’t even afford body shop cosmetics…=)..

man! u talk alot at the beginning…

where do u get all that money to buy these stuff.. u must be rich!..

anw, its quite an awesome collection


so what do you do for a job to afford all this makeup? lol

I felt like replying None of your damn business LOL but I was nice! I thought the LOL at the end was a nice touch!

woahh…..i want your makeup. each of those eye shadows are like 13 dollars!! your probably broke huh. ahahaha.

How do you afford all your goodies?! They amaze me! x

Wow! How do you afford all that stuff? Do you have a mac pro card? Either way, that is still a lot of money! I saw your stash videos. I would love to just have like a fraction of what you have!

No I don’t but damn I WISH I did!

How mutch money did all the stuff cost must have been really expensive? But everything looks so yummy and delicious!!

How do you afford to buy high priced cosmetics at one time? and do you have a mac pro store near you?

They are equally fascinated with how much I talk and aren’t shy of telling me in rude terms how much I talk:

you really do talk a lot. 😐
but great stash

This one has a an irritated smiley at the end! I guess my talking really pissed her off! The nerve of me! Talking in my own videos!

WOW u talk alot!!!

Folks are also very fond of telling me that I giggle too much, I say ummm too much etc….

u sat “ummm” alot in this video omg lol

Well I guess you get the idea! And you can imagine that one of the main reasons I don’t do videos (and am slowly fading out FOTD pictures) anymore is because of all this drama! It’s sincerely too much of a headache to monitor comments on youTube and take out time to reply to what I consider some seriously weird comments. I’d much rather spend that time here with you guys interacting, discussing cosmetics, and just having a generally good time!

Strangely enough this post wasn’t inspired by youTube. It was actually taken from the fact that I’ve made a guest starring appearance on a few forums this week. Pictures of my stash and my self were taken from here and placed on a forum. Some of the comments were good ones but some were downright scary from what I saw. I actually wasn’t upset by anything that was said (I’ve been dubbed the “fat girl” on the forums it appears) because over the past year of blogging the written word and blogging video I’ve grown such a tough skin that none of this fails to shock me anymore or hurt me for that matter. It interests me that people find me so fascinating that they want to rip me a new a**hole without every getting to know me as a person! But oh each his or her own! My take on it is I’m still the same old person I was yesterday and I’d personally never say or do anything that these people do and I take pride in that. I’m a generally nice and good person and I sadly fail to expect the same in people lately but I defiantly treasure those who have the same type of heart that I do!

Hope you enjoyed my foray into youTube!

Do feel free to comment minus the OMG WHEREZ U GETZ TEH MONIES FOR DAT!?



PS Do remember that I love each of you and 99.9% of the comments I get on Musings of a Muse are awesome so do keep chatting to me and commenting! I love hearing from each and every single one of you!


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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  • Liz

    Curiosity, curiosity, curiosity….

    when expressed rudely, doesn’t deserve a response.

  • Taryn


    Ahem. Sorry, my brain was temporarily taken over by a 16-year old’s. It’s me, Taryn, and I’m back to normal now.

    I have to say this newish way of “speaking” over the internet bugs me. A well placed LOL or Hee Hee is fine, but “u”, apostrophe neglect, all lower-case letters, excessive LOLZ and OMGs and misspelled words have got to go. Drives me up the flippin’ wall.

    So, it sounds like the average IQ of your YouTube readers is a collective 50. Sorry if I sound snarky, but that really is my impression. Not that I’m some brain, but man, learn the language, people! Go back to school!

    I’m considering starting a blog, but I don’t know if I’d allow comments. I don’t have the patience for stupidity like this.

    Thanks for posting them, though. You should do it more often because it’s amusing. Maybe compile a book!

    Oh, and stop breathing so loud, darnit! Don’t you know you’re not allowed to breathe? πŸ˜› LOLZ LMAO!!

  • Taryn

    PS…I didn’t see the last part before I posted, Muse. Shame on those you-know-whats. Some people are unbelievable and sorry to say it, but so many women are just miserable cats. Don’t forget you have us here for support!

  • Ruby

    I honestly think you should not stop doing videos or fading out fotd’s. Because us readers love to see your beautiful and fresh face.

  • Joseph

    Chin up sweetness. People are jerks. I think you should just tell them that you’re sleeping with bobo dave and he’s endlessly showering you with hard to find limited edition cosmetics. Just hope it doesn’t get back to your mama.

  • Dalenna

    Hey Muse!

    Wow. I’m really sorry you have to put up with all that crap. Shoot, I really hope I haven’t said anything stupid and piss off the Muse πŸ˜€ I kinda like her, you know? Just kinda πŸ˜›

    Honest to %$#*&* though, I think most people are just curious when it comes to blood and they don’t think about what it means to ask questions like that.

    Feel better, Muse. You are already more brave than I can ever be with your wonderful FOTDs and youtube videos. Seriously, you’re sharing a piece of your interests with complete strangers, baring your soul to a certain point, and not everyone can do that. I certainly can’t. And if you hadn’t, many of us wouldn’t have such goodies to look forward to reading or sharing or chatting (or lemming) about. You’re doing us all a service, really.

    I haven’t been a very long time reader of yours, but what I’ve read I’ve enjoyed thoroughly and I truly appreciate you taking the time out of your hectic schedule to reply to all comments left for you, the good AND the shitty ones! So not only you’re braver than me, you’re a much kinder person too! And as corny as this may sound, I enjoy getting to know bit an pieces of you through your love of makeup. You’re a neat person πŸ˜€ Nice to meet you.

    Goddamn, I think this comment’s perfect grilled with toast.

  • psychoexgirlfriend

    Wow, you’re much more thick skinned than I am, Muse. I’m always surprised at the general mean/petty behaviour of people once they believe they’re anonymous. Ugh.

  • Anonymous

    care to set up a forumn of your own to disucss makeup instead of just thru comments?

  • makeupmag



    I enjoyed this post because of the breezy attitude you have towards those negative and downright rude comments. I think it’s ok to ask about cost if it’s a genuine enquiry like where to buy something but goodness, have they no etiquette?

    I enjoy your stash pics and your vids – but mostly your fun and happy posts re: makeup. They’re always so joy-infused and very infectious, sometimes! You’re evil though for starting lemmings when there weren’t any in the first place (you remind me of Daiso where I buy things I never thought I needed until I entered the store)! πŸ˜‰

    Keep the goodies coming! πŸ™‚

  • Cosine

    Hey honey!

    Oh dear those strangers really have no idea on how to mind their own business! I don’t like it when people ask me where I got my money from (because I’m still sponging off my parents although I’m already 19 and I’m not proud of it) but I think how their comments on ur great stash is pretty polite though because they must be quite jealous of ur collection! I absolutely am jealous of ur collection too! It’s so delicious looking! There are lots of stuff we can’t get here in Singapore u see… and I’m banned from ordering anything online because my mum thinks I have an absurd concept of money when it comes to cosmetics so she never allowed online shopping. But with MAC (most of my allowance flies there) and the variety we have here, I’m already drained to my last drop of blood. I wish they would bring in the cheaper alternatives of the same brand like Lavshuca and Visee so that at least I can afford more stuff and I’d really love to see Jill Stuart come to Singapore! I bought loads of stuff when I went to Japan last December and now, I’m kinda regretting not getting more… urghhh…

    I don’t really care about what the others say about ur videos because I love what u did and what u are doing! I just hope to see more and more and more and more and more… … … so please PleAse PLEASE don’t get so affected by them.

    Honestly, I would have told them off if they did to me. I mean come on, u took all the trouble to do all those stuff and this people who have too much time on their hands just come looking around at youtube and sprout nonsense just because they know how to sprout nonsense. If they don’t like it and don’t know how to appreciate ur effort, they can just get lost! I’m so angry at them now! Urghhh!

    Anyways, love ur blog, love u more! Muackz! =D

  • Eru

    I just hate when people open their big mouths just to say bad things. I always have thought that if you don΄t have anything good to say, then shut up. It΄s just hilarious that some people follow you here and there just to try to hurt you. πŸ™
    You΄re right sweetie! Dun worry about them at all.:) Just keep your thing and spend your money in whatever you want!!

  • Row

    Hey did u read my post one megs videos? similar rant. I had PMT when i wrote it.

    But yeah I know what u mean. Super thick skin for u tube I mean some of the things that I have read are just plain nasty; racist comments etc. Some are just stupid – the stupid ones KILL me.

    Anyway, how do you afford all this make up? You must have a job on the side, eh eh eh. LOL.


    p.s. that was a joke by the way!

  • Anonymous

    i agree with you on the fact people think they can say whatever they want on youtube or blogs like these just because the internet allows them to be anonymous and incredibly rude. it is really tiring to experience people who are so presumptious and don’t think before they talk, or in this case, comment. anyways, i think your rant is totally granted and if u check susie bubble’s posting of today or yesterday she has her fair share on that matter, too. i love your blog, i find it entertaining, fun, lovely and well made. i am a big fan, all the way over from seoul ^^ hiromix

  • Shiya

    Pat pat…
    You should be aware that people can be grouped into to categories: educated and non-educated. lol
    Take it easy you never see them in your life, and they never make a difference.

  • Allysia-May

    Hey hun,

    Don’t mind the freakalics, we love you here. And ignore those cows calling you fat as i’m sure they’re secretly wishing they had your cheeks as i’ve been called fat loadsa times but they all wish they had my cheeks, haha.

    This is the reason why i don’t do FOTDs on my blog. Don’t want no one telling me unnecessary stuffz or even stalking me.

    Guess what?! Went to check out FAFI today and i have to say i’m slightly disappointed. The textures of the powder wasn’t as silky as i was hoping. Or do i have too high a standard?

    Got a doll, makeup bag and ‘Squeeze it’ lipglass. I got a paint pot as well in ‘Nice vice’ but i’m returning it as i’ve changed my mind. Not liking a lilac colour on my lids at all.

  • jonny

    where do you get your money hey??????

    Just tell em the truth that you pimp me out to little old ladies wanting to regain some youth!!


  • Adina

    Hello my dear!

    I am absolutely shocked and appalled that people can be so ignorant and cruel. Who cares how much money you spend and whose business is it!? Its like people want you to justify your purchases to them- how rude!

    You are such a kind soul, and sweet to boot. You come on your blog and you share with us your wealth of experiences and some awesome reviews. I can honestly say your blog is one of my favorites! I love it πŸ™‚

    Scr#w the haters, you rock dearie!


  • Maggie

    I found your blog via your youtube videos, but could never bring myself to comment on your videos – I didn’t want to join the array of creepy, rude and apparently illiterate commentators. I still CANNOT believe that people will have the nerve to ask how you afford your make-up (and I’ve seen that come up in a lot of stash videos, in general). Worse than that, is the offended tone that comes across in these comments.


    Anyway, just wanted to say that I enjoy your blog very much. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Gosh, this is so stupid to ask about the money… I mean a lot of people have hobbies or they collect something and you don’t have to be a millionaine to collect makeup, I mean, it’s cheaper than paintings for example!!! Too bad it isn’t as lasting as makeup gets old… But for the joy and fun it gives it’s totally worth it,isn’t it?

  • Susie

    People are just lame. Im glad you still have self-confidence and dont really pay much attention to it. Keep up the good work you do!

  • krstylkleer

    Wow, some people can say the darndest (is that a word? lol) things! I must say, I had to pop right on over to youtube to check out the collection. Amazing! I’m coming to NY to play with all your makeup! Lol :]

  • the Muse

    Hey Taryn!

    LOL!!!! You sure do l33t speak well darling!


    I find it amusing and I definately enjoying using it on occasion to be stupid so to speak. I play WoW and it’s about the only language these people know lol!

    However using it to be funny and using it as your sole communication is just plain scary so I agree 100%! Back to school folks. Get an education!

    Oh my I’d love to read anything you write! You must have comments πŸ˜‰ The reject button comes in handy! I promise!

    lol if I wrote a book it’d be a best seller πŸ™‚ I can’t make this stuff up it’s too damn good!

    LOL! Indeed no breathing, no talking, no laughing, no giggling, and no umm’s!

    I think mostly it was a bit of a cultural clash however some things I read did sadden me as even if the culture is completely different, in my book, their isn’t any excuse for general rudeness!

    Sincerest thanks for your kind words, support, and just for being such a great friend!


  • the Muse

    hi Joseph!!!!!!!!!

    How’s the new puppy πŸ˜‰ It’s been ages since we talked! I actually emailed you a few weeks ago to say hey and reply to a long overdo email! I hope your well! Thanks for coming out of lurkdom to say hey and offer support πŸ˜‰

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I don’t have to just say it! It’s true! I am sleeping with him! He’s a good lay btw πŸ˜‰

    LOL I adore you πŸ™‚

    Chat with us more often wont ya?


  • the Muse

    Hey D!!!!!!!

    It’s ok. I’m seriously not hurt or upset over any of it. It’s just really mostly stupidity that amuses me something fierce!

    You, my dear dear girl, have never pissed me off! You’re adorable!

    LOL Just kinda huh? When you coming across the bridge to see me lady πŸ˜‰ Jersey girl!

    I agree. Much of it has to do with cultural differences as well which I can understand and I try to relate too however I just found some of the comments just rude. Even different cultures can appreciate manners!

    D, you’re comment made me beam. Truly. You’re all very special to me and this wouldn’t be possible with out each of you. You’re doing me a service by visiting. You’re the one that takes time out of your busy schedule to read my crazy babblings, it’s you that does the service for me. On top of that you’ve become a fast friend and I can’t thank you enough for that.

    Always be brave. Face the world head on. You’ll get hurt but at least you’ll look back on it and smile at the courage you displayed πŸ™‚ Plus you have absolutely not to be shy about or worry about! You’re a beautiful woman! I’ve seen your photos!

    Thank you!
    from the bottom of my heart thank you!

    Heck I only know you a short time and I feel like it’s a life time πŸ˜‰ Yes we share a love of makeup but we also share a kinship of being friendly to one another πŸ˜‰ That’s priceless!

    Hey my comment deserves to be served up grilled on toast with a cuppa if you please πŸ˜‰

    I’m near tears now! I hope my Dior Extreme Fix works it’s magic and keeps my foundation in place while I bawl my eyes out in happiness!


    Stay gorgeous, inside and out!

  • the Muse

    hi psychoexgirlfriend!

    How are you love? I must say I wasn’t at one point. I’d have been a bit hurt a few months ago if this stuff was happening but I’ve grown a thicker skin after blogging a while now!

    I must say that people, anonymous or not, are just ballsy to say the least. I can’t live my life being mean to anyone I don’t know πŸ˜‰

    The good news is people like you brighten this place up and give me the support I need to keep on blogging along!


  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    I’ve considered it before. I was going to set it up for general discussion, reviews, swapping, etc..but I’ve been too busy to take care of it myself! Maybe in the future πŸ˜‰

  • the Muse

    LOL MAG!

    I really am at a point where I am like “oh lord whatevers”. I just can’t live my life worrying about negativity. I just dust myself off and keep chugging..with a smile on too!

    Being generally curious is absolutely ok in my book. Like..”hey how much was that blush?” etc…but to ask where I get money etc…it turns to somewhat ill mannered.

    I really really appreciate your comment Mag πŸ˜‰ I’m a happy person and the fact that you get a bit of joy and a laugh from my posts thrills me πŸ˜‰

    LOLLLLLLLLLLLL! Damn I wish we had a Daiso around here le sigh!

    I’d be buying a different color bento for everyday of the month if we had a local Daiso πŸ˜‰ That store is addicting πŸ˜‰

    I visit when I go to visit my aunt and I need new luggage to take it all home afterwards! Lord we need that please god give us a Daiso thanks, love you the muse πŸ˜‰

    Much love to you Mag πŸ˜‰

    Stay beautiful!

  • the Muse

    Hi Cosine πŸ™‚

    How are you darling!

    Sheesh you’re a baby still πŸ˜‰ It’s perfectly alright to sponge off your parents hehe πŸ˜‰ People expect it even πŸ˜‰ At least it’s so in the US lol πŸ™‚ The concept of family life is vastly different in the US!

    You work Cosine. That’s definately not sponging πŸ™‚

    I’ll share my collection with you πŸ˜‰

    Aww! I’m too old to worry about what my mum thinks of my habits hehe. When I was your age she was actually ok with my insanity lol πŸ™‚

    You guys get some stuff but it’s sad not everything plus when you do get it prices are slightly higher πŸ˜› blah!

    The good new sis JS has hit Taiwan so maybe in the future the US and Singapore will be equally blessed!

    Thank you, sincere thanks πŸ™‚ I’ll always be here blogging along πŸ˜‰ My love of cosmetics and all things beautiful can not be diminished by nutty comments I promise!

    LOL *hugs* Cosine ready to kill the negative commentors for me πŸ˜‰ hehe!

    I get a bit angry too but I honestly keep a friendly nature about it and just go about my biz.

    Honestly I feel the same as you why bother reading/watching it if you aren’t liking it and just feel the need to make dumb comments but so life goes I guess!

    People are strange!

    Love you back!!!!!! *MWAH*
    Big hugs! and Big Kisses!

    Thanks for the support and for reading my dribble πŸ˜‰

  • the Muse

    hey eru!!!!!!

    I agree. My mum always taught us..don’t say anything if it isn’t good.

    I guess it helps them feel better about themselves putting me down BLAH!

    Thanks hon!

    *hugs back*

  • Dalenna

    LOL, Muse! Let’s have our grilled cheese together πŸ˜€ I like it with creamy tomato soup, is that weird? What about yourself? πŸ˜€


  • the Muse


    Whatcha doing gorgeous

    I actually quickly glanced and I meant to read further today but I had firgured you were experiencing stupidity with that πŸ™

    God! She’s a child having fun what part dont people get?

    I think I could deal with nasty and even racist but the stupid ones, as you said, those kill me! I mean sometimes people dont think before they type I guess! Ugh!

    A job? me? what’s that? Iz sell mah kidneys for makeups! The mad scientist does experiments on me with parabens and gives me monies for cosmetics πŸ˜‰


    I love ya darling!

  • the Muse

    hi hiromix!

    Strangely enough, sometimes, people even say as such when they aren’t anonymous! Those are the ones that worry me most lol!

    Sincerest thanks for listening to me rant hiromix! I appreciate it big time!

    Susie’s bubble? Got a link?

    I agree 100% with everything you’ve said. I wish for better in people but sadly it never happens. People are people and I guess they’ll always be as rude, negativity and mean spirited as they feel the need. I don’t live my life that way and I appreciate those who feel the same way as me πŸ˜‰

    Thank you, thank you very much!

    Big big big hugs!

    Seoul!? Can I come visit? I’m a big fan of Korean culture hehe πŸ˜‰

    Many hugs and thanks for the support!

  • the Muse

    Hi Shiya!

    Aw thanks! LOL Agreed πŸ™‚

    *hugs* Thanks for the support.

  • the Muse

    hey Allysia-Ma!

    LOL Thanks πŸ™‚

    LOL! Aw hell us wobbly chicks have to stick together πŸ™‚ We are a dying breed hehe!

    Our cheeks rock!

    I must say it causes unnecessary stupidity when FOTDS are up just to weed through idiotic comments. Lucky enough I only have a rare few here and there on blogger and the most part everyone is delightfully sweet and very kind when I do them!

    No way. You don’t have too high a standard at all. The powders have been commented on as being chunky due to the glitter so you aren’t the only one. Think of it as money saved for something else!

    Which doll which doll!? No lilac really? I’d have thought you’d look killer in shades of purple due to your freaking outstanding skin tone! I’m going to convince you to go bold πŸ™‚

    Love ya darling!

    Thanks for the kind words and support!

  • the Muse

    hey jonny πŸ™‚

    my boyfriend supports my habit and even buys me cosmetics. You might know him πŸ˜‰

    My god I do not..don’t tell people that it’s incorrect. It’s old men!


  • the Muse

    hey Adina!

    How are you love?

    I agree. I can’t help but feel like people expect me to justify what I purchase with my money to them! Surreal isn’t it?!

    You’re so sweet too thank you!

    AWWWWWWWW Adina I’m gonna cry πŸ™‚ Thank you! thank you thank you!

    Many hugs!

  • the Muse

    hey maggie!

    I’m so happy you found me from youtube πŸ™‚ Positive things happen on youtube and now I got you as a read so that’s one great thing right?

    The good news is you can ALWAYS come here to comment and I’ll happily chat with you!

    LOL I must say you hit the nail on the head. The tones do sound offended! As if I am spending THEIR money and NOT my money hehe!

    I sincerely appreciate your comments and this is why youtube is a good thing. It brings me readers like you!


  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    Agreed! Totally worth it πŸ™‚ People collect stuff all the time! My collection just happens to be cosmetics πŸ˜‰ Plus I agree it’s not a ton of money. I could have worst habits πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the support and hugs from me!

  • the Muse

    hi krstylkleer!

    Yup lol! The strangest things pop out of people’s mouths πŸ˜‰

    You can come to New York anyday of the week πŸ˜‰ We’ll have a cuppa and play with my silly stash of cosmetics πŸ™‚


  • Bliss

    Keep your head up dear :), i love your blog and i really appreciate all you have done, i love your reviews, tips and off course your FOTDs all of these have been so very helpful, its your money and yours to spend whenever and however you want and you are pretty both inside and out πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous

    Dear Muse,

    I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your site. I regularly check your site, and blogdorf goodman.

    I love all these sites because I learn from them. A lot of the time magazines put a blurb in after the new color story has already hit the stores–and in short supply or already sold out.

    Your site gives me a chance to preview items and see colors so I can make my choices in advance and score the product. I have collected some wonderful items after learning about them from your site and some other beauty blogs. So thank you for your service to women (at least the make up junkies…)!

    I think your our a great blogger and very passionate about makeup. Your enthusiasm is infectious and a pick-me up! Some people have no passion for anything! So kudos to you. Don’t listen to all the crazy negative stuff–don’t people have something better to do rather than be haters?

    Wishing you all the best!

    Christine F.

  • Sminkan

    Oh yes! I know what you’re talking about… My blog is swamped with “how can you afford all that make-up” and “are you a make-up artist?” mixed with “I think you have to much make-up, you look like a clown”. And I totally agree with you. Nobody as the right to ask me where I get the money. I don’t much like when readers think it is okey to tell me what I do wrong in their opinion either. Of I ask for an opinion it is different. Yeserday a girl half my age told me my brows where to painted and I had to much colour under the eye. Well, actually that was the general idea with the make-up.
    People seem to get all upset over make-up. I never saw this kind of comments on other kinds of blogs. If I wrote about fishing would people think they could write crappy comments as well, or is it the subject matter of make-up that brings out the worst in people?

    Anyway, I am sad you no longer share your FOTD’s with us as often. I loved them ,as you well know. Still, you are writing more OT-posts about tings I like, so I will hang around for that! πŸ˜‰

    Big hug to you for keeping up your good work. Take care and stay with us!

  • nilla cookie

    Muse! How interesting, I didn’t know you had a channel on You Tube! I’m embarrassed to say that I’m quite a newbie when it comes to that site.

    It’s great that you’ve grown to ignore those rude people – it amazes me to see how mean and childish people can be. What happened to, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all.

    And I agree with Taryn – go back to school people! Learn how to spell and communicate properly! πŸ™‚

    I’m personally going to find some of your videos Muse, and you can’t stop me. Although it would be easier if you linked me, right?? πŸ˜‰

    Hugs and Happy Thursday Miss Muse!

  • Vanessa

    Izzy! LMAO! I was cracking up reading this post AND Taryn’s comment, I agree that’s the main reason I hate doing videos, people are so brutal, and for me, I guess it’s weird because it’s more personal, they see you moving, actually talking, but it’s easier hiding behind a post or a picture where I am just “dormant”.

    It’s no one’s damn business and if anything they are probably still living at home with mom and dad WISHING they could afford that stuff.

    Too funny, I love your videos!

  • Anonymous

    So sorry that you keep running into people on the web who are insecure, obviously 99% of people would not even make those comments to your face because It’s Rude! But there are people that roam the web “faceless” and hide in anonymity (sp?) to make their mean comments. It takes guts and passion to do what you’re doing (and a lot of time!) I personally liked your quirks when you say ummm and giggle; so keep doing what you are doing!

  • alien man?!

    Ugh, it does sting when complete strangers purposely say things to get the satisfaction of hurting others, but you know it’s not anything against you personally esp since they don’t know u and can’t hold any grudge against you. They’re just too busy masturbating to their own rudeness to think about how their actions make them pathetic. It’s sad, really. They think they’re safely hidden behind a screen of anonymity but they can easily be tracked down and, moreover, they’re only staining their own integrity with such public display of stupidity.

    Well, you know you’ve reached fame and stardom when you start getting your flamers and haters. You should be flattered, if anything. For every flamer, you’ve probably got a hundred fans πŸ™‚ A lot of us don’t comment but still enjoy reading your entries.

  • Taryn

    Well, I picked up “Blogging for Dummies” today at the bookstore, Muse, because I want to design my own header. But I don’t know if I could deal with comments. I don’t suffer fools gladly and even if I was lucky enough to get a following half as good as yours, I’d still wind up with the teeny bopper nincompoops asking me how much my annual income is.

  • Dalenna

    oh hey! i remember Daiso! i used to go there a lot! yes it is very addicting. i got all my bento boxes there too πŸ˜€ oh, and chopsticks!!! i bought probably a pair of every design they had there πŸ˜€

  • Anonymous

    hiya! this is the link to susie bubble:
    I have been reading your blog since I stumbled upon it on my quest for the best beauty blogs, that was around christmas! Ur on my daily cosmetics blog roll now! I can’t read all of them on an average day. I have a select few, 6, that I read like the morning paper ^^ anyways, I never comment that much usually, but I couldn’t leave yesterdays topic unremarked… anyways muse, keep doing your thing, cos ur good at it and u look like ur having loadsa fun at the same time! hiromix
    p.s. course u can come to seoul! I’ll show u around!

  • Emilee @ GMM

    I don’t have much to say (because you covered it wonderfully), but the way I see it, we’re doing this out of our own time and efforts. If somebody wants to waste their time making rude comments, that’s nobody’s fault but their own.

    Of course you’re wonderful just the way you are! πŸ™‚ Just don’t breathe too loudly next time. πŸ˜‰

  • the Muse

    hey Bliss! *hugs*

    Always πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for your kind words and compliments I truly appreciate them! I adore your blog as well πŸ˜‰

    Blogging is worth a few offbeat comments if I get to meet great people like you!


  • the Muse

    Hi Christine!

    Thank you VERY MUCH!

    I agree about mags. At one time I always used mags as my source for latest product release but seriously you can get better info the web and blogs anyday!

    I’m sincerely pleased you’ve found my blog so helpful! It warms my heart to know that πŸ˜‰ It feels like I’ve accomplished something when I heart comments like yours!

    Truly you guys are doing me the service by popping by to see me daily. That means the world to me πŸ™‚

    Your comment totally made me feel fantastic and truly people like you are the reason I keep going and my love of blogging grows daily when I know I am helping someone out πŸ˜‰

    Hugs to you! And big thanks for commenting and making my day πŸ™‚

    Don’t be a stranger to my comment box I love talking to my readers πŸ™‚

  • the Muse

    Hi Sminkan!


    I get this constantly. I also get many comments about being tacky because I match my clothes and makeup! How bright my blush is and how unblended it looks. How much I spend, How I afford it, etc..!

    I feel your pain and I totally can relate. It actually makes me feel better that I’m not the only one getting really hurtful comments like these. I read one comment on the forum that had translated as they couldn’t believe how much makeup an fat girl/unattractive girl had. Gosh ouch!

    I don’t really like when readers tell me what I am doing wrong with my makeup when I didn’t ask for an opinion. If I was posting my stuff on specktra and asking for criticisms that’d be fine but I don’t ask for that here. On top of that I had one person comment saying “well don’t you want to improve” if I was doing her an injustice by not taking her advice on my makeup ummmmmm but I didn’t ask for your advice in the first place?!

    OH gosh I get alot about my eyebrows! ALOT! That I’m overplucking etc..I like them the way they are isn’t that ok? Isn’t it alright that I LIKE THEM this way? People want me to conform to what their ideal image is of an eyebrow. Well I like them this way. Yes they are overplucked and I personally like they way they look so thanks for the advice but I didn’t ASK for any advice about my eyebrows!


    I also had someone mention that I should CLEAN UP MY FALLOUT! Um don’t look if it bothers you!

    People get major hyper about cosmetics I concur. I dunno why but it seems to bring out the nasty in people. Alot of chiefs and no indians comes to mind! Everyone wants to advise, direct, and tell me HOW I should DO MY OWN makeup. I mean seriously if I wanna wear red eyeshadow, a blue shirt, and a blue headband that’s MY CHOICE. I also get people telling me that it’s ridiculous I wear headbands….holy cow when did personal sense of style come into play? Seriously get a life. Worry about your makeup, your clothes, and your life and forget about advising me about MY OWN PERSONAL STYLE, my Makeup, and my life. Geez. It appears some people are the authority on how others should look I guess!

    I’ll definately be doing an FOTD here and there my dear πŸ™‚

    I love that you visit me here and I truly relate to your comment and appreciate it!

    I’ll always be here πŸ˜‰ Hugs back to you and I promise FOTDS TO COME!

  • the Muse

    Hey lil!

    I do indeed my dear πŸ˜‰ LOL πŸ™‚ I can help with it if you wanna do some vids of your own!

    Oh honey it’s like water rolling down a duck’s back. I seriously could care less what people say!

    Their mum’s obviously forget to teach them manners!

    Hehe you don’t have to look far πŸ˜‰ My videos are right here on my blog under the category “MuseMedia” do check ’em out!

    Happy Weekend my friend!

  • the Muse

    Hey ‘nes!

    Hehe! Glad I made you laugh! People seem to think it’s their god given right to insult you anyway they can think of. Unreal!

    AMEN sister! I have my own home, my own car, my own office, etc…I am not living off my freaking parents. I pay my own bills, etc..why they are so worried how I spend money i make by working is beyond me! As if I’m asking them to buy me stuff or they have to pay my bills or something!

    Aw i love your videos too πŸ˜‰

    You’re such a cutie!

  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    Agreed. If they faced me they’d never have the nerve to say such things! Unreal!

    LOL thanks πŸ™‚ at least someone appreciates all my giggles and umm’s πŸ˜‰

    Hugs! Thanks for the awesome comment πŸ™‚

  • the Muse

    hi alien man!

    I couldn’t agree more with the masturbating to their own rudeness! People totally get off on putting others down. Makes them feel important I guess!

    It seriously cracks me up that these people think they can comment here without me knowing where they are located, what their provider is, etc…I mean it’s not that hard to find this info out! Duh. Shows how stupid they are!

    LOL the Muse has arrived πŸ™‚ Let the flaming begin! I truly appreciate the fact that even though I get some crummy folk about 99.9% are positive folk πŸ˜‰ So that makes up for the a**holes πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the comment and support hun!

  • the Muse

    Hey Taryn!

    If you need help with anything let me know. anything at all!!!!!



    Seriously the reject button is great for those types of idiots πŸ˜‰

  • the Muse

    Hey D!

    They are SOOOOOOO freaking cheap too! It’s like my dream store! Ikea for the Asia lover hehehe!

  • nilla cookie

    oh DUH!! I guess I should have know that being that I browse your site almost every day!! πŸ™‚

  • the Muse

    hi again hiromix!

    Random but everytime I type your name I think of the artist. Do you know the Japanese artist Toshikawa Hiromi? She is a photographer, very famous. She was known as Hiromix πŸ™‚ Anyway random thought there!

    AHA! I read style bubble on occasion! I didn’t realize she was having a prob with mean comments as I find her extremely gifted in the artist range and writer range πŸ™‚ Plus she’s adorable!
    Thank you thank you thank you for making me part of your daily reading material! I truly appreciate it πŸ˜‰

    It’s cosmetics that’s always fun hehe!

    I’d love it! I’m packing a bag πŸ˜‰ hehe!

    Hugs to you!

  • the Muse

    hi Emilee @ GMM!

    LOL I promise not breathing at all next time πŸ˜‰


    Thank you for commenting and showing your support and I agree we are doing this because we enjoy and love it and if people choose to be negative let them go to heck!


  • Taryn

    Here’s a public service announcement:

    I used a 30% off coupon at Borders to get the book! ZOMG! I tried getting it for cheaper on, but the price was better with the coupon! LOLZ!

    So for all those interested, it cost about $15. And here’s the kicker, there’s a rebate for $5 if you purchase a Dummies book! ZOMG! I still feel like I got pwned at the bookstore though.

    OK, now I’m just being silly. πŸ˜›

  • wen

    hey musey!

    personally i found ur videos really really helpful~
    esp when my cousin was going to japan and i wanted to get some MM stash, but i didnt know which of the MM collection were the better ones!

    plus i love ur blog. equally helpful as well.
    and your’re so sweet to share all your experiences with different cosmetics w us, and damn nice that you actually bother to answer my comments =))

    you’re a sweetie.
    you can just watch those haters burn in hell.

    and i always look forward to your new entries!

    and dont fade out fotds just cos of their insensitive, jealous comments.

    it’s the internet, you’re free to BOMB ur blog with fotds!!!!!

    they’re way to horrible and mean!


  • (g)ezebel

    hey, i have a question: where do you get all you money for all this expensive makeup?! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    girrrl, i’m glad you don’t let those assholes get to you. people like that are so insecure and jealous of thier own ugly looks, that they have to take it out on beautiful people to make them feel better.

    chin up, girlfriend..!

  • RED majexty

    Meh. I think your cute. Good that you have thick skin though, I can’t post up my pictures because I have thinnn skin.

    Anyway you don’t have to reply all the comments on youtube…especially those ridiculous ones!

  • the Muse

    hey taryn!

    ZOMG but after you used the coupon wherez u got teh other monies to pay for it?!



    That’s why we get on so well b/c we are both nutty πŸ˜‰

  • the Muse

    hey wen how are you!?

    Aw thanks honey! I really appreciate your kind words and support *hugs*

    Aww it’s not too difficult answering comments from such a sweetie like yourself wen πŸ˜‰ I look forward to hearing from you and enjoy talking to you πŸ˜‰

    LOL! We won’t be that hard on them πŸ™‚

    I’m seriously considering going back to FOTDS shortly, seriously thanks for the support it means the world to me!


    *huge hugs*

  • the Muse

    hey gez!

    ZOMG I robs the banks lol!

    Aww thanks honey *hugs* I’m sure not beautiful but you made me feel like I was just now AWWW *sniff*

    Thanks honey!

  • the Muse

    hi RED majexty!

    Thanks darling! I guess on the internet you def need to have thick skin b/c people just drop it all over you πŸ™ So crummy!

    Absolutely not! I normally ignore the really strange ones πŸ˜‰


    Thanks for the comment and your show of support!

  • Shannon Nelson

    Good God, how ridiculous for people to post such nonsense. I have gotten rude comments and emails on occasion, but not nearly what you have. I don’t have thick skin, so it hurts when it happens.

    And when people ask me how I get the money to buy all the stuff I review–sometimes I say “Money to buy it? I stole it.” just to be snarky. πŸ˜‰

  • the Muse

    hiya shannon.

    I know. I concur. I have to say I didn’t have thick skin prior to starting my blog. I actually got a good deal upset when I first started blogging and was truly shocked at how callous people could be but after a while I was like oh well whatever.

    LOL! Don’t laugh I sometimes tell people I sell organs on E-bay for money πŸ™‚ or rob a bank lol!

    Thanks for the comment πŸ˜‰

  • mercedes

    hey muse!! i think its is really rude to be say stuff like you breathe a lot (i cant even hear your breathing)and to say you talk a lot is just plain and simple mean. People are intitled to their own opnion,but if you cant say something nice dont say nothing at all. and the ‘fat girl’ comment when you Assume U make a A** out out of U & ME,and about the money thing,seriously how would those people like it if you asked them where they got all their crap from? i mean your colection is glorious and amazing,and i understand that they are curious,but to say that deserves,a mojor big fat WHATS IT TO YOU!!!!!,and i have to agree with taryn on the overusage of lol’s and omg’s,it like their trying to be funny but c’mon it just makes you look stupid.whoa that was quite a rant. keep your head held high muse,YOUR THE BEST!!

    • the Muse

      LOL aw thanks mercedes cheers dear πŸ˜€ Youtube is def a difficult one πŸ˜€ Sometimes hard to swallow since people can be really harsh! but people like you make it all worth it! *hugs* thanks for the support and I def don’t let this stuff bother me, life is WAY too short lol!