February 1, 2010

Musings of the Day: Don’t Take Me For Granted!

I’m betting you depend and use a million different little products a day that make a huge impact on your make up life yet you take them completely for granted. You never thank these little items that make makeup so much easier or maybe you never even think much about them!

Jump ahead to muse an item that I take for granted daily!

It’s SO easy for me to answer this as I know one item that I rarely think about and take completely for granted without ever giving it the benefit of it’s very important purpose in my makeup life.


I never think about them, I never thank them, but god knows where I’d be without them!

Large oval Swisspers are a part of my daily removal process and I’m not sure where I’d be without them. I love taking full advantage of good Asian facial cotton however it’s not easy to get as such in the US but Swisspers are easy to get, cheap as day old chips, and just work at removing my eye makeup in a flash without leaving behind stray pieces of cotton.

I’m sorry I’ve taken you for granted for so long Swisspers but I promise I love you lots and lots and lots.

What are some makeup items you take completely for granted?

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.

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  • Phyrra

    Q-tips. I use them like crazy. I use them to swatch, to blend, to clean up spillage, etc. They’re fantastic and totally taken for granted.

    • the Muse

      dd it’s so weird but I rarely use them outside of cleaning my ears. Occasionally I reach for them to mop up a mess of eyeliner but aside from that totally don’t use them!

  • Marina

    Well, then I’ll say Q-Tips! I used those everyday or removal…I don’t think about it much, but I go through a ton of them…And my remover is taken for granted as well.
    Other than that, I’m pretty conscious of everything I put on…I appreciate my primer, mascara, liner, and of course shadows…but I don’t think about the absolute necessities.

    • the Muse

      marina totally don’t make benefit of qtips! aside from cleaning my ears that is 🙂 I think sponge tip applicators are another thing I take for granted they pile on color so great!

      • Marina

        Yeah, they help a lot to get eyeliner off and they prevent me from getting remover all over my face XD
        And I agree about the sponge tips. Since you turned me on to them, I’ve been using them with everything. Soooo much better!

        • the Muse

          omg marina awesome! So glad you likey sponges! They are awesome aren’t they!? I swear can’t live without ’em!

  • Robyn

    cotton buds i have long lower lashes so often get mascara under eye these are a godsend to fix it without ruining eyeliner (reading comments already above im assuming a cotton bud is the uk q tip but im not sure)

    oo and baby wipes for removal and would my mirror count cause i guess id be kinda stuck if it wasnt there

    • the Muse

      hey robyn that seems the popular vote around here 😀 I use ’em occasionally for makeup mistakes but not that much! OH YES my mirror! 🙂

  • Jenn

    Mine’s similar to yours. I love my Swisspers cottonballs. They’re the softest cottonballs ever and they don’t feel scratchy against my skin. I refuse to use any other brand of cottonballs for make up removal.

  • Kajal Couture

    Water!! Cleansing, washing brushes, wiping off mistakes, dampening brushes, making products thinner in consistency, and prob a few more I can’t think of right now.

  • Kristina

    Qtips for sure! I use them every day for cleaning up smudged mascara, for softening eye liner… and I also adore my Beautyblender sponge.

  • Heather

    I would have to say q-tips as well. I use them all the time without thinking about it. Whenever I do a smokey eye I use q-tips for below the waterline.

    • the Muse

      hey heather I prob use them the least but they are def good for clean up for me 😀

  • Coral

    Q-tips is definitely one for me. I can never put on my mascara without getting it on my eye lids.
    And my tweezers. I use them almost every day to get those stray hairs. Half the time I have to do a short search because I’ve put them goodness knows where after I’ve used them.

    • the Muse

      hey coral I’m prob only one that doesn’t really use q tips much! 😀 oh yes tweezers for sure 😀

  • Ceriene

    Going with the rest of the commenters and saying Q-tips! I use them for everything, removing hard-to-budge mascara, tidying up eyeliner, removing fall out from eyeliner application… everything!

    I appreciate most everything I have though, but I always forget to buy Q-tips when I run out, because I take them for granted. xD

    • the Muse

      gosh I must be the only one who didn’t choose q tips ceriene 😀 I don’t use them that much with makeup! 😀

  • cherrysoftness


    For me it’s Aveeno lotion! The “mom’s favorite lotion”. We have bottles of different variants (with the pump) at home everywhere and I just grab and apply before leaving. I have a ton of nice lotions that I either: save; bought for the scent or bottle; forget – I’m just not a lotion girl. Then before leaving or sleeping I notice dry legs, dry elbows or anything and get some “whatever is lying around”… meaning Aveeno…

    I actually use it a lot! Especially the Stress Relief variant 😛 Who knew?

    • the Muse

      hey cherry interesting answer 😀 I’m the same, I sometimes forget about lotion!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 haha it’s always pleasantly surprising to think back and realize how much you depend on any one item!