August 18, 2008

New Features @ Musings of a Muse

Hey pretty ladies (and guys),

I wanted to let you know of a few new features on Musings if you haven’t already noticed ’em!

Towards the left hand column of my blog I’ve added a translation device for translating pages into your native language. Just click your country flag and any entry with be translated!

Nifty right? I felt this was particular useful for the many hits I get from China and Europe. Hopefully you’ll find it useful!

Above that you’ll notice a “Sale” graphic. Click this and it’ll bring you to my sale page. At the moment it’s kinda small but it’ll get larger soon! All items on the sale page are items I purchased with my own money. I ship International as well! Many people asked me about selling items and I never considered it but I decided why not!

On the right hand side of the column you’ll see a link that says “Feeling Lucky?” when clicked this will magically transport you to a random blog post or review! Kinda a fun way to add a little variety into your Musing experience!

And finally above my header I now have a Home, About, E-mail, Press, Link, Other Locations, and Disclaimer button.

The Home button will take you back to the first page of my blog when you’ve become entangled deep into my blog and can’t find the 1st page just click it! The About section is obviously about your dear Muse, Click E-mail to E-mail me (Warning: I take ages to reply since Musings generates a gazillion e-mails daily!), Press is an obvious one, Link Love has all the links I visit and love, Where the Muse Resides or Other Locations has places that you’ll find me when I’m not hanging out here, and finally a Disclaimer button warning you against the hazards of listening to what I say hehe.

That’s about everything!

I hope these new features will make you experience at Musings an easier, happy one! If there is something I can do to make your reading experience here more pleasing do tell me!

Thanks for visiting daily!


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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  • Critty

    Love the updates Muse! Your Sale Page is fun!!! I noticed you don’t translate into my native languages of Typo and Grunt 😉

    Big Hugs,
    Critty 🙂

  • rocketqueen

    Wow that’s so cool! I adore the Random musings extra much! You HAVE to teach me how to add that 😉

    Btw, can I transfer some paypal $ for you soon? Want brush-e-s! MWAH on you my dear!

  • Autumn Masquerade


    Sorry for disappearing. I got ill last week but am on the mend. How are you? I hope you are well.

    I like your new features! Your webpage is always fun to look at. I always giggle when I see the banner change with the season.

    I enjoyed your review of Lavshuca. Lavshuca does a nice job with base makeup. The loose powder is amazing for the price and I am rather fond of the powder foundation. Bummer about the new eye palettes though.

    I am waiting anxiously for a mini haul from Japan. Has your J-haul arrived yet?

    I am a bit annoyed at the moment – a jerk on the freeway having a temper tantrum and driving like a maniac. He cut someone off and then slammed on the brakes. Then we all had to slam on our brakes, grr… It’s unusual behavior here in the upper midwest. It’s his car and the karma will be certain to come back to haunt him. I’m just glad no one was hurt.

    The Blackheads Be Gone article made me giggle. Whatever works for blackheads sounds good to me. Now I am curious.

    I am waiting for the last collections to be released later this week. Are there any others that caught your eye?

    Please excuse the rambling. I am looking forward to your thoughts on your items from Japan!

    Lots of love!

  • yummy411

    wow with you just mentioning the translator i think mine was reved with the revamp.. hmmmm lol

  • helly

    awwwwww cuteeee features!!!!!!
    going to check out your sale now, hehe, even though i should lay off. LOL

    😀 😀
    happy dayy

    email coming soon, btw, hopefully lol

  • helly

    how rude of me!!! i didn't even say thank you!!

  • Askmewhats

    Muse!I am so happy for you and proud of you! thanks for doing this and it’s wonderful that all proceeds will be going to charity…*hugs* Bless your heart dear!

  • Nell

    Hey Musey,

    thanks for all the new features, I´ll definitely keep an eye on your sales page.
    The translation device is hilarious (although I know it is not meant to be funny, it IS!), thank God I´m able to understand your musings directly! LOL!

  • Ann*

    *hugs* your sale icon doesn’t show up unless its on a post.. unless you intend it to be that way?!

    p.s. update me on the tarte fdtn! if you haven’t gotten it, its okay. i’ll try to lay my grubby hands on lavshuca’s instead!

  • the Muse

    hello stephy!

    Awesome! Glad you’re enjoying those doll 🙂 I thought the random post was kinda fun! hehe!

  • the Muse

    hi there critty!

    Glad you’re loving ’em darling 🙂

    LOL no but I actually speak and type your native language wonderfully well have you noticed lol!

    Huge hugs back!

  • the Muse

    hey linn!

    Glad you’re enjoying the new features! Sure! I’ll give you the code. are you a blogger or a WP user?

    No problem! I will email you tonight! Swear 🙂

  • the Muse

    hey betsy!

    It’s ok! I do it too as you might have noticed lol!

    All ok?

    I’m great! Hanging in.

    Thanks! I always worry I’m overkill!

    LOL it’ll be changing very soon with the season 🙂

    I haven’t tried the powder foundation but the loose powder is grand. Loving the new foundation. I believe it’s replaced the moisture foundation in the pretty jar.

    Did you like the selection of fall colors in the palette? Seemed blah to me.

    Most of my haul has arrived. i’ve still got the review the JS and the Visee but now I’m waiting for my MG stuff and some stuff from CoD.

    Lord we get those crazy loser drivers too don’t feel bad. Most new yorkers have road rage 😛

    LOL it’s completely useless but I swear I use it daily and I’ve convinced myself it works lol!

    At the moment the only thing I could justify was the two newest singles from MD. Although I was tempted by the palette $60 USD is a bit too crazy for me when I’m trying hard to be good. I have a load of Korean stuff coming as well so I’m being as good as I can.

    I love when you ramble..ramble please 🙂 I never get to talk to you and your one of my fav people to speak to you 🙂 so ramble some more please hehe!


  • the Muse

    hi there helly!

    Thanks darlin’!

    LOL totally can relate 😉

    Email away 🙂

    Big hugs!

    Awww you’re most welcome helly! You’re such a cutie!

  • the Muse

    hu there nicki!

    Thanks honey!!!!!! hehe aw thanks. The animal shelter is something that’s near to my heart 😉 Thanks so much!

  • the Muse

    hi there nell!

    You’re most welcome, it’s my pleasure!

    I’ll be updating it shortly so plenty of goodies to be had 🙂

    LOL I agree with the translation thingy! It’s god awful funny 🙂

    Amen for the fact you read English LMAO!

  • the Muse

    hi ann!

    Big hugs darling!

    Really? I see it here..hmm weird.

    Have you refreshed?!

    I ordered it and just waiting for them to ship 🙂 Let me know if I should continue on or if you want me to call and cancel. It was ordered from their site!


  • rocketqueen

    Oooh… I have the worst blogging tool in the world! Not blogger and not WP, some Swedish invention called which is crap honestly! Why oh WHY did I choose this? *bangs head to the keyboard* FKDDHFTFYUY77657T *looks around shyly to see if anyone saw my blog tantrum*

    Hrm… I don’t know which one I should get and if it works!

    TTYS on email! MWAAH!

  • the Muse

    can you back up and move linn?

    LOL! I understand as blogger has its share of woes 😛

    WP has woes too so we all have that knock the head against the desk when it comes to blogger probs hehe!


  • Kit


    I’ve been reading your blog for a while but commenting for the first time. So many reviews and good information^^. I was curious about the translation device and tried it. I get rather funny translations of your blog entries. I guess we can’t replace manual translations just yet but it’s a nice try.

  • the Muse

    hi there kit!

    Thanks for reading musings 🙂 I appreciate it greatly and I’m glad that the information is useful to you.

    I firgured as much 🙁 Sadly it relies on the google translation device to do the translating. In all honesty we all know how that works 🙂

    Plus many of the words and phrases I use are probably difficult to translate into a different language.

    I wanted to keep this option available anyway for readers that can’t speak or read any english…hopefully it’s of some tiny help when trying to figure out what I am saying 🙂

    Thanks for telling me!

    Hope we speak again soon!