April 28, 2010

Welcome to the New Musings of a Muse

Morning chicks!

Looks like we started our journey over the hump today and the weekend will soon be here. Phew, thank god! I need a little R&R.

After loading up Musings of a Muse in your browser this morning you may have noticed a brand new look. I wanted to go ahead and introduce you to some of the fun new features on Musings in this intro post.

If you look to your left hand side I have some new icon options for you. There are two important icons here which are Daily Dose of Beauty and Submit Your Own Review.

Daily Dose of Beauty is a brand category that won’t appear on the front page but will simply be available if you mosey on over and click the icon. It’ll be updated daily with new products, beauty tidbits, and other fun stuff. If you already subscribe to Musings via RSS, you’ll be alerted automatically of new updates to this part of my blog.

Now here’s the really exciting part! Submit Your Own Review is another new feature here and yes, easy to guess, its all about submitting your own review to Musings. I really love reading all your comments and thoughts on a product but I also wanted to give you a way to express your very own unique, individual review of products you are loving or hating at the moment. Simply click Submit a Review and you’ll be magically whisked away to a form that will allow you to submit your own lovely review. I hope you’ll enjoy this feature. I’ve wanted to have something like this on Musings for a long time and finally I can bring it to you.

Although its not new I wanted to just take a moment to tell you the categories are available on the left hand side of the blog now. I know when I visit blogs I love to have a long list of fun stuff to read through. These categories offer you the option to search through posts by brand, by review type, and many other ways to enjoy reading Musings.

A new widget has been installed on the right hand side of the blog now as well. This is where you can view my most popular posts, recent posts, recently reviewed products, and also recent comments. This is a handy tool for catching up on what’s going on around here.

And finally the right side also features the new As Seen by the Muse category (aka Daily Photo) you can click on this and enjoy a new photo daily. Could be beauty, could be me moblogging something that caught my eye, or something I’m currently obsessing over. You can visit and view the picture and even comment on it if you like.

I also have some other features that will be live shortly which will include a makeup gallery, a possible forum, and a few other bits and bobs.

I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy these new features. I know some of you expressed you aren’t loving the new design but I’m hopeful you’ll give it a chance and grow to love it.

Have fun exploring and by all means let me know what you think!

Talk soon!


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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  • laura r

    hi Musey- i love the new look and find it quick to load and easy to navigate. job well done!

    • the Muse

      fantastic laura so happy to hear the fast part 😀 I’m playing with the memory on my server trying to get it to load as fast as possible for you guys 😀 thanks for the feedback dear!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks laura playing with the memory right now on my server so it’ll load as fast as possible 😀

  • laura r

    oh, and i LURVE the girls who are doing their makeup at the header there! so cute!

      • laura r

        i really love it, because i know i’m forever doing something to my face, so it’s fun to see them change.

  • PauFM

    Loving the new layout graphics!!! and I agree they load fast! i think my fav part of the updates is the daily dose of beauty 🙂
    here’s to hoping the weekend comes soon.

    • the Muse

      hey pau! glad you commented hun. was trying to look through my tweets for your addie but was getting a headache LOL! can you email it again please?

      And THANK you for your comment and support *hugs*

  • Aimee Pan

    It looks good! It’s soft and has less contrast which is nice and easy on the eyes. 🙂

    • the Muse

      aw thanks aimee glad you likey it. gotta reply to your other comments shortly 🙂 btw!

  • Marina

    I love this 🙂 I can’t wait to try out the reviews! I love writing them.

      • Marina

        I think I will 🙂 They’ll be on random things, though, haha! I have a couple things I’ve been meaning to review and
        A) don’t have a blog
        B) the product doesn’t have a section on the site to review
        C) I just never thought about it.

  • Kelly

    I love the new look, I think it’s great and easy to navigate. The girl graphic on the front page is so cute, and I like the new features too! 🙂

  • Nia

    Congratulations on the new site, love it 🙂

    No wonder you were all stressed out, but it was worth it 🙂

    • the Muse

      aw thanks Nia!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for all your support and lovely comments!

  • Taryn

    Now who the heck wouldn’t like this? It’s fantastic!

    Actually, I can answer my own question. The people not liking it are the ones who think you’re Proctor and Gamble. 😛

    • the Muse

      LOL Taryn LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh you’re a joy so you’ve been reading those INSANE comments LMAO! LOL! I get emails like that too BTW! *hugs you tight* thank you!

  • aquahartz

    hi Muse.
    New fresh look! Love it. Easy to navigate around, I love the colour, I love the tabs.
    Anyhow, I sorta miss the old monthly archive. I find that its helpful to kno when the product came out, which year, product-that-came-out-on-my-XXth-birthday, etc.
    Nonetheless I love the new look, very refreshing. You go girl!! Well done.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks aqua 😀 archives are still here hun. right on the menu bar 😀 hope this helps dear!